Have you noticed the heathen are raging?

They are angry at God. They are rebelling against Him and His ways.

They say it’s all right not simply to kill your unborn child in the womb. You can even do it after he or she is born if a woman and her doctor agree on it.

That’s the way they did it in the days of Baal, Ashtorath, Chemosh, Dagon and Molech.

There were death cults then and there are death cults now.

It has always been this way. There’s nothing new under the sun.

Why do the people still imagine a vain thing?

What do they imagine? That the world is going to flood again because of “climate change”? God promises it will not. He gave us His word. He gave us His rainbow to remind us of that pledge – an image the heathen mock in abominations.

Why do the heathen rage?

Have you asked yourself that question?

Do you think it’s because they don’t like capitalism or Donald Trump or a border wall?

Don’t be silly. It’s because they hate God. They don’t want to live according to His teachings, His ways, His commandments. They know better than God. They are wise in their own eyes.

Isaiah 5:21: “Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”

It’s the same old story. Read God’s Word and see it for yourself. Does history repeat itself? Like clockwork, every generation.

When Joshua’s generation was gone, the children of Israel turned to Baal and Ashtorath.

Same story in the days of the judges. Israel would fall into apostasy before remembering the Lord and crying out to Him for intercession against tyrants and famine. God would hear the nation’s cries and raise up a champion. The people would be delivered. Then a generation that knew not that champion and knew not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would arise. Tyranny and famine would follow.

That pattern followed through the days of kings. It follows us today whether we are Jew or Gentile, believer or unbeliever, living in the East or West.

Still, the heathen rage rather than submit to God’s perfect peace, sure justice, ultimate restoration, eternal life.

But it will not always be this way.

What does God have to offer the heathen who endlessly rage at Him? If they will allow Him to do so, here’s what He offers all mankind: “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” (Isaiah 25:8-9)

It’s a good deal. Take it.

God sees your rage. He understands it. He still wants to heal you: “But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me,” we hear from God in 2 Kings 19:27-28. “Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.”

How does it all end?

Psalm 46:6 explains: “The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.”

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