God of the Wind and the Waves

seaThe LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked. The LORD has His way In the whirlwind and in the storm, And the clouds are the dust of His feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, And dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, And the flower of Lebanon wilts. The mountains quake before Him, The hills melt, And the earth heaves at His presence, Yes, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, And the rocks are thrown down by Him. (Nah 1:3-6 NKJ)

If the people of Nineveh had any reason to doubt who this God was, Nahum spells it out for them in no uncertain terms—he is Almighty, yet slow to anger. Peter tells us, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2Pe 3:9 NKJ) The Assyrians should not misinterpret this as weakness, for the wicked will not escape his judgment. God’s power is seen throughout creation, and he will blow the Assyrians away like dust on the ground.

How often do we see and hear of unusual weather patterns and natural phenomena and attribute it to global warming or just nature? Yet, could it be that God is trying to get our attention?

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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