In a vision that I just had, I saw the Earth being covered with a black substance that looked like oil. It was coming from the bottom of the Earth to the top as I was looking down upon it. The blue and green colors of the Earth was being completely covered. It was as though evil was oozing out of it, completely suffocating the Earth.
“To everything turn turn turn, there is a season, turn turn turn.” The Birds fashioned their well remembered song after Ecclesiastes 3, while the world was in an uproar itself. There were wars and rumors of wars, pride and prejudice, worry and self-gratification with the outright results of sin. People everywhere were anxiously doing their own thing when all the while God’s people continued to work His Will, just as today. Doesn’t it feel good to be on the Lord’s side? Man always wants to have his own way, hence the Burger King commercial, “Have it your way.” The Chase Credit Card commercial, “I’m free to do what I want any ol’ time” (the Rolling Stones). Or we can go with Nike and their famous check mark that says, “Just do it.” That’s the problem today, people today are too busy doing their own will instead of God’s Will. Even leaders make the mistake of kicking down doors instead of waiting on God. “There is a season turn, turn, turn…” We need to follow Jesus’ example when He said, “It’s not my will but Thy will be done.” What makes us think that we are any different? We plant and pluck up before it’s time. Have you even gotten any of those green-to-black bananas or green-to-rotten tomatoes from the store recently? We break down and build up before it’s time. We gather stones too early and build only for the buildings to creep down our man-made hills and mountains. We weep over the wrong things, mourning too long and dancing to the wrong music. We need more Godly stamina.
Children speak when they are not spoken to and blurt out family business to whoever will listen. Meanwhile people are not afraid of God’s wrath but the government’s instead.
Humans love sin and hate righteousness to where Sin is being adored and having laws passed to keep itself in place. Eccl. 3:11 says God has made everything beautiful in it’s time. He has also made it so that without the Son, our Rock, He is unsearchable. Let’s take our Rock of Salvation and skip it across the Waters of the Word and make the biggest waves ever so that others can see and believe and be saved. Let’s leave the mysteries to God. He’ll explain everything to us….all in due time.
Rev. Esther R. Scott