Our beautiful state of Colorado is under siege right now.
These terrible fires devouring trees and homes and businesses as they rage through our mountains are like an angry burning beast. It’s a demon straight out of hell itself. Lord, You however are more powerful than any demon, and we ask You to forgive us and our rebellion against You, our disrespect, and unfaithfulness to You. Father, please forgive us and turn Your hand against the devil fires seeking to destroy our state.
Pray and repent with me friends, for there is more to this destruction than what we see in the natural. We have turned against God and He has taken His hand of protection from us. Hell is running rampant through our state now. We each must seek the Father deep in our heart, find His face and His heart. Shed our personal tears of repentance and seek His forgiveness. Then we come before Him in humility and ask Him to have mercy on us and bring His reign to stop this attack.
I was meditating on John 15:5-8 in the Message Bible:
I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you're joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. I like that: the relationship INTIMATE AND ORGANIC ~ LIVING~ BREATHING ~TOUCHING ~REAL. It’s what we can have with our God, what He desires to have with us.
Separated, you can't produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me ~ the separation is a choice. . . or does it just happen through neglect Lord? Yet that too is a choice. . .
is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. Lord, seeing these fires hungrily gorging themselves on people’s lives and livelihood . . . I just must ask people to see truth and reconcile with our Father God. If they have separated themselves from Him, repent of the sins of idolatry and give our almighty loving God the glory that is rightfully His alone.
But if you make yourselves at home with Me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. Father, You alone are God! We worship You! Forgive us our disobedience, our insubordination, our disregard of Your commandments. Father, we repent and bow our heads down to You as our Savior, our Father who loves us! Forgive us Lord and have mercy on Your people.
This is how my Father shows who He is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.
Truth is truth. The Word of God speaks truth. If we follow truth, we will live lives of satisfaction and happiness. When we go against God’s words and His commands, we will never have the fullness of joy that is possible in this life, and we will one day face the punishment that is our due. These fires that are ripping apart our state are but a warning to all who see.
Yes, they are a part of nature’s way of cleansing the forests of the wormy, beetle killed dead wood. In the bigger picture i ask us all. Are we wormy and allowing beetles of rebellion and disobedience to kill our relationship with almighty God? Will we be the deadwood at eternity’s door to be thrown into the fire?