God sure works in mysterious ways.
This afternoon I stopped by the library to drop off the book my younger son borrowed. On the way out, I stopped by the books for sale section. To my amazement, amidst the romance novels and outdated computer books were these two: The Fall Feasts of Israel and The New Strong's Complete Dictionary of Bible Words. (Okay I also found Personality Plus by Florence Littauer which I bought from Amazon last week. It's an old book. What are the odds? There it was on sale for fifty cents. Had I waited, I could have saved money...but that is another post.)
Anyway, on a normal day I would have bypassed those books. But today it was serendipitous that I found them because Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries came to our church tonight. This is his second visit. The first was in June 2008. He said that every time an eclipse falls on a feast day of Israel, something big happens.
Oh, boy, was he was right!
September 29, 2008 was the Feast of Trumpets. What happened that day? Our stock market went down 777.7 points which was a 7% change and then came the $700 billion bailout. All the 7's! Our pastor said it is like God is sending us a message that He is in control, we are to rely on him alone and not our investments.
Today there was a solar eclipse seen throughout Asia. Today also happens to be a feast day of Israel. The 1st of Av. I wonder what is going to happen in the fall?
The new dictionary came in handy. I was surprised to find that not only was it a regular bible dictionary but it also had Hebrew and Greek translations. So when Pastor Mark was saying the Hebrew words I was able to look them up. He said a lot of things that I cannot even process. There was so much information and revelation that my head might just explode. In the coming days, I will try to write about what I learned and sort it all out. I cannot do justice to it in one sitting. We really cannot comprehend the mind of God.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,"declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8
Bottom line: We are to be ready but we need NOT be afraid. God is in control.
Thank you, Jesus!