At the time of Abraham in the Bible, we read about the demise of; Sodom and Gomorrah. The towns had to be literally destroyed, as they were sooooooooooooooo corrupted by sin. I realize the word 'sin' has almost been eradicated from our dictionaries and any 'politically correct speech' so I will explain...SIN, is anything we do to offend God and His Holy laws for man, AND these laws of God, are in place for the 'betterment of mankind'. This said, I continue...Lot and his wife Sarah, and his two daughters, were the only ones spared from the destruction of the towns of; Sodom and Gomorrah. Well, Sarah disobeyed and 'looked back' and THAT was the end of Sarah. She became a 'pillar of salt'...(in the line of Christian jokes, they say Sarah actually became the FIRST 'salt lick'.)
Next, was THE FLOOD, in the time of Noah. Most know the details surrounding this story, I will only add to it the NEED to destroy mankind a second time. It was only Noah, his wife and their sons and daughters and their spouses, who were spared.
Let's then follow the events of Abraham's descendants...it wasn't long before they were under the 'yoke of the Egyptians' and had to 'serve as slaves' under Pharoah. God destined Moses, to 'rise up' among the Egytians, as seemingly 'one of their own' in order to FREE the Israelites. What happened next? The Israelites were shown GREAT wonders through Moses. The dramatics of the 'plagues' as played out between 'Moses and Egypt's finest Sorcerers'...was like watching a strange tennis match between them...'Moses served up frogs...the Sorcerers served up frogs'...'Moses served up locusts...the Sorcerers served up locusts'...and on and on it went. Finally, Moses won the match, and the Israelites were FREE TO LEAVE the oppression of the Egyptians. For a while anyway...Once Pharoah 'came to his senses' realizing the 'GREAT PROFIT' which was 'walking away from him', he sent his guards after them and here we see the 'stage set' for the GREAT DIVIDE...The parting of the Red Sea. MISERABLE, FRIGHTENED, HOPEFUL, JOYFUL, FEARFUL, D O U B T F U L, AMAZED, RELIEVED. These are some of the 'dramatic mood shifts' of the peoples of Israel, while experiencing their 'deliverance'. They were to follow Moses through the desert. God would lead the people with a column of smoke by day and a column of fire by night. A desert which normally took three days to cross, would take them FORTY years. WHY? Because these people were not 'worthy' of the 'Promised Land'...(and here is an exact comparison to the 'suffering of Purgatory' before being worthy of Heaven...The Promised Land.)
They followed Him, as a column of smoke by day and a . It was a 'cloud of smoke' by day, and a 'pillar of fire' at night. FOLLOW, FOLLOW, FOLLOW. WHAT WAS HAPPENING? The Rebellious generations were dying off, and a new generation of believers was evolving. The attitude of the Israelites, was being 'purified'. Instead of 'destroying man', the peoples had to travel to their 'promised land' for years TO ENSURE that only a WORTHY RACE would inhabit the land. The 'chosen ones' of God.
All of this to illustrate that a 'RIGHT ATTITUDE' MUST be in order, for God to bless us.
Do you recall the story of David? He wanted so very much to build a temple for God...something really magnificent! When David proposed the idea to God, God declined the offer...WHY? Because David had been a 'Waring King' and God did not want his bloodied hands to build His Holy temple. Did it mean God no longer loved David? Heaven's no. There was simply a 'RIGHT ORDER' to follow and followed it would be, as God then suggested that David's son 'Solomon' was to BUILD His temple.
In Ireland, where 'years of torment and fighting' have taken place between the Catholics and Prostestants, generation after generation have WITNESSED the damage of 'Violence and Hate'. For these people, it would take 'generation after generation' to erase the 'damage' IF THEY WERE WILLING, and HUMBLE unto their God.
In Israel and Palestine, years of fighting, and children being 'cultured for violence and hate' have damaged the population for untold generations. I have seen soooooooooo many pictures of children with 'rocks in their hands' and guns, and behind them? PROUD PARENTS!!! How to reverse the process? How to establish PEACE? I tell you, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE!!! Only the destruction of these people, which is inevitable, would bring PEACE to that blood-stained land. They are PROUD of their 'Violence and of their Hatred'.
God CANNOT BLESS THIS MESS!!! Those who are 'Faithful to God' will be spared. The 'promised land' up ahead, after the PURIFICATION and ANNIHILATION of two thirds of the population, is something to LIVE FOR. Please join me in praying for All Peoples, in the 'most powerful prayer' of this time...
Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of the Father,
send now Your Spirit
over the earth.
Let the Holy Spirit live
in the hearts of all peoples
that they may be preserved
from corruption, disaster
May the Lady of All Peoples
who once was Mary
be our Advocate