After being reproved by YHVH the prophet Habakkuk utters the following: “I will stand on my guard post and station myself on the rampart; and I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me…” (Habakkuk 2:1 emphases added). In other words, when something is unfolding before one’s eyes, it is incumbent to listen to YHVH as to what one is sees or, to interpret correctly what a sovereign Elohim is causing to take place in one’s environment. When fear or reverence for YHVH Elohim is lacking, man will turn to gods of wood, stone, plastic or even to himself. Worshipping idols will always end in disastrous consequences. No need to go to the web search engine, google or another, for an answer as to what we are seeing and experiencing, that is if we are awake!
There is a widespread awareness of the disaster that struck in Florida at 1 o’clock in the morning, when an apartment building collapsed while people were asleep and thus over 150 of them perished, crushed beyond recognition, before they even knew what was happening. Is this tragedy a picture held up before the American people, who idolize their recreation and “fun in the sun” indulgences? Is the party life style of a civilization that condones “child sacrifice”, “gender confusion” and teaches children to sin, coming to an end? Addressing the issue of children, Yeshua warned: “… whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea” (Mark 9:42).
A huge part of northwestern United States is experiencing days of extreme heat. These temperatures will dry out the massive forests and create a tinder box for fires of unprecedented proportions. Could it be that those beautiful wooded territories that have supplied the timber for much of what is idolized in the works of man’s hand, will go up in the flames of YHVH’s judgments? The floods in the heartland of America’s breadbasket are also creating a situation that speaks to the culinary over-indulgence and appetites which have become an obsession in a nation blessed by the Creator’s mercy and favor.
The southwestern states have been in drought conditions for over 20 years. They are also seeing their water supplies dwindling and farmlands drying up. Not to mention, the pandemic, and mass shootings that are plaguing the country. But yet life goes on as man sleeps, while the prophets prophesy lies to appease man rather than please Elohim. Instead of a wakeup call, they teach escapism, distracting from a call to repentance. Some are more concerned about how the end time scenarios will work out rather than seeing what YHVH is speaking to the nation as a whole. Christians who love Israel are watching and listening to their seers on how Israel (the Jewish state) will fulfill the latter’s interpretations of the end times and the return of Yeshua. However, it is at the expense of seeing their own role in what has been prophesied concerning them, as the seed of Abraham and Jacob. Many have been duped into believing a prosperity gospel which has lulled them to sleep, while impending disaster is ready to collapses their cracked and crumbling materialistic foundations. Cheap grace and love have replaced the “obedience of faith” and YHVH’s loving instructions.
In Amos 3 YHVH addresses the entire family of the sons of Israel: “You only have I chosen among all the families of the earth. Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities” (verse 2).
“Therefore, at such a time the prudent person keeps silent, for it is an evil time. Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and thus may YHVH Elohim of hosts be with you, just as you have said! Hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the gate! Perhaps YHVH Elohim of hosts may be gracious to the remnant of Joseph” (Amos 5:13-15).