WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO AVERT TYPHOONS AND CALAMITIES? In the face of Typhoon Ramil, which is yet another super typhoon that is threatening to ravage our countrymen in Northern Luzon in just a span of less than thirty days, it would be well for us to remember now the only known effective way to avert tragedies brought about by natural calamities.
This is the way that Filipinos must resort to right away, even before Ramil makes its projected landfall Thursday and wreck havoc to our countrymen who are still reeling from the destruction and devastation caused by Typhoon Pepeng.
What is this way? It is fasting, and gathering the people together, and then weeping in prayer to God, seeking His deliverance.
This we must do, while there is still time.
THE BIBLE PROVIDES THE BEST WAY TO FIGHT OFF TYPHOONS AND CALAMITIES: This is the way that the Bible, in its Joel 2:12-19, prescribes, and which we must comply with, if we want Typhoon Ramil to spare us, and if we want to stop more destructive rains, floods and strong winds from tormenting us in the future.
And so the public will know, here is what Joel 2:12-19 of the Bible’s Old Testament (King James Version) says: “…Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
“And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
“…Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts ….
WE MUST WEEP IN PRAYER TO GOD: “…Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
“…Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people. Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen…
“…Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
“…And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed….”
I say let us do this now, precisely because there is no other way available to man anyway to fight off rains, floods and strong winds.
CHINESE, INDIAN AND MUSLIM PREACHERS NEEDED AT BATAS RADIO: At this point in the life of BATAS INTERNET RADIO, its Board of Management is now seeking pastors or preachers who can preach, talk about or explain, the Bible in the Indian, Chinese and Muslim languages, to form part of its broadcasters pool.
These “specialized” pastors or preachers will be given one-hour time slots each so they could talk about the Bible in Hindi (or any other major language in India), in Chinese (perhaps, Mandarin or any other major Chinese language) and in Muslim (any dialect).
Interested parties may either email me at email@example.com, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 0917 984 24 68 or 0922 833 4396.
Let us join hands in preaching the Word everywhere and among everyone.
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