The “Roaring Twenties” are upon us again 100 years later than the original phrase was used to describe a time in history when the world was in party mood after the Great War, WW1 ended. I believe both spiritually and practically the days ahead will prove to be a time when God roars from the heavens and the earth will receive the knowledge of an Amazingly Victorious God.
In a time where the weather and the natural events around the globe continue to be increasingly challenging and out of man’s control, people all around the community are making comment about the anxiety they are feeling. The new virus’s and what the bible calls pestilence is also alarming. We were warned about such events in Matthew 24. I take comfort knowing that God has graciously warned of such events in Scripture and many more to come. This is for us to put our Faith and resolve only in the One who knows everything that will happen.
God also takes great pleasure in allowing humanity to read about a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit and His presence upon all flesh, Joel 2 and Acts 2. God loves His creation. However, God also has enemies and He will Roar at His enemies. Isaiah 42:13, The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war, he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies. We are to put our total trust and take refuge in the Lord each day. What does it mean to take refuge in the Lord?
Take a look at Psalm 46:1-3, God is our refuge and strength, a very presenthelp in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
Selah … It actually means when hard or difficult things are happening God is our safe place. It means putting our sense of security and faith and reliance and protection and provision in God alone.
I believe that God does want us to have fun in life and enjoy family, friends, jobs, relationships, and the creation He made all around us. However, because God knows all, sees all, and He made everything and has a plan and purpose in everything… it doesn’t mean that life will not have trials, tests, and tough situations to go through. “In me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world”, John 16:33.
If we were to take a longer look in Scripture we would see, Matthew 8:23-27, where Jesus let his disciples go into the boat where there was a storm that was about to take place and his disciples become terrified but then he rescued them. David’s life in the bible is seen over and over again in trouble and distress but yet God delivers him over and over again. The Israelites were led through many tough times to say the least. The early church seen in Acts and I & 2 Corinthians have trials constantly. The book of Revelation depicts the last day church that we are a part of today and the events that take place.
If we have given our life over to the Lord Jesus Christ, then when He roars, we understand that He doesn’t roar at us. Yes, life still happens to those who know and love Him. Psalm 27:5, For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle. In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. Proverbs 14:26, In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and his children will have refuge.
We can be truly happy and find our worth, defined life and source of all hope in Jesus Christ. We have embarked into an amazing time that God is still in complete Authority over!
He is the one we should be looking to for comfort and true joy. Psalm 46:1, God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Joel 3:16, The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel
Keep the Son in Your Eyes,