December 30, 2019: SOAP #3679:  Revelation 15-18 Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 16:8 The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire. 9 They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they […]

December 30, 2019: SOAP #3679:  Revelation 15-18

Scripture:  Revelation (NIV) 16:8 The fourth angel pouredout his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people withfire. 9 They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God,who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.

Observation:   When I hear talk of global warming, I often think of this verse in the book of Revelation.   The people I hear talk of global warming, only talk from what we questionably can do to control it from earth's point of view.   They never discuss how we can control global warming from the source of the heat.  

The earth has very little, if any, influence on the sun, but the sun has tremendous effect on the earth.   The sun's gravity holds the earth at just the right distance for the sun's heat to properly control our climate.   A change in the heat of the sun would drastically affect the earth.   An increase in the sun's heat output would cause global warming.  

All of man's efforts to control global warming will prove useless when the One who created both the earth and the sun instructs the sun's temperature to increase.   What can man do then???  

Application:   Thegood news is that God has provided a way to escape the judgment coming toearth.  Through acknowledging that mysins deserve God's judgment, through faith in Jesus death on the cross aspayment for my sins, and through receiving Jesus into my life as Savior (Saviorfrom the judgment for sins) and LORD (Owner and controller of my life) I amfreed from the penalty of sin.  It is notHis physical body that I take into my life, but His Spirit who then rearrangesmy thoughts, feelings, everything 

Prayer:  Jesus, forgive my sins.  Come into my life as my Savior AND my Lord.  I give you my life to be an expression oflove and appreciation for you.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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