“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” St. Luke 21:28.
People of the Caribbean, if ever a time we need to look up and turn our face towards heaven and call on the name of the Lord it is now. From north to south, east to west the rain has been pouring and the winds blowing from island to island. From island to island everyone is saying the same thing: We have never seen anything like this in our lives that has brought such destruction and damage, to roads, infrastructure, properties. Our prayers go out to those who have lost their loved ones and friends in the flood events of the past two weeks.
Some are discouraged, others are fearful, while some are frustrated. Some do not know what to do or where to turn for help, comfort and encouragement. Individually and collectively we need to turn to God. It is only the mercies of God that we are alive and to Him alone we must give the praise. God is in the midst and what the enemy meant for evil, God will turn around for good. For in the spiritual, the rain has washed, cleansed and uncovered much that will be revealed in time. Many will be exposed. Many of the enemy’s plans have been and will be aborted. Changes are on the horizon…
Now more than ever we need to take heed to the words of Psalm 121. In Psalm 121 verses 1 and 2 states “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” People of the Caribbean, we need to seek the face of God like we have never sought Him before. Our Caribbean Region is in trouble and only God can help us. From island to island the lands need a healing. In 2 Chronicles 7:14 it states the remedy for the healing of the land – “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
In July, 2010 we were led to write devotionals of warning and call to repentance for the people of the Caribbean. Here are excerpts from some of the devotionals. “People of the Caribbean God is calling us at this time to REPENT! The devil is out to kill, steal and destroy. The only true safety we have is in Jesus Christ who came to give us abundant life. I see water pouring from heaven – the waves of the sea rising. Like in the days of Jonah we need to call island-wide fasts of repentance. We need to repent and ask God to have mercy on us NOW.”
From island to island too much injustice is happening. There is an increase in crime, unemployment is on the rise, the prisons are over populated and if ever a time we need God it is now. God have mercy on us!! We are no better than the people around the world who have recently experienced much disaster and grief in their lives. We thank God for His mercies on us as a people but we should never take His mercies for granted. So many times people in the Caribbean say “Nothing is going to happen to us, we are blessed.” “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.” Psalm 33:12 Many of the islands of the Caribbean have turned to other gods. Oh Caribbean, do our actions as a people truly demonstrate that God is our God? Have we forsaken the true and living God and turned to serve other Gods – the love of money, greed, injustice, pride, religion, idolatry, witchcraft, love of pleasure, homosexuality, lust, promiscuity? God will not share His glory with anything or anyone. The opposite of blessed is cursed. If we have replaced God, with other gods then we become cursed. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Our land’s need healing; it is time for us to REPENT!!! God and God alone is our answer and in Him lies our hope. In Psalm 46 God promises to be our refuge and strength and our very present help in trouble.
We encourage you, that if you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour repent of your sins and accept Him into your heart and life TODAY. Don’t wait until you see or hear of destruction coming your way to cry out to God because you may not have the chance to do so. “For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1 Thessalonians 5:3 Secure your soul in Jesus Christ. We have seen from past natural disasters how just in a few minutes LIVES, POSSESSIONS AND FAMILIES COULD BE GONE. But if our life is hid with Christ in God, we are safe in Jesus Christ “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:26
Oh Caribbean, God is merciful to us and He loves us so much that He always sends warning before judgment. Hurricanes are sometimes predicted but earthquakes give no warning and floods could be life threatening. People of the Caribbean it is time for us to REPENT!!! Escape the coming judgment by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and turning wholeheartedly to God.
Saints of God, God is calling us to pray like we have never prayed before. First we must live holy lives and not be ashamed to encourage sinners to make Jesus Christ Lord of their lives. Let us not compromise in our walk with the Lord or our stand for the Lord.
For those of you who have answered the call individually or as a body to pray and fast on behalf of your land continue in fervent prayer. Continue to be watchmen on the wall. Do not grow weary in your prayers.” (End of excerpts)
People of the Caribbean, serious times are here and perilous times are ahead. May God help us all to repent and walk according to His way and His will. May God have mercy on us. May God have mercy on our land. May God have mercy on the Caribbean region. For the truth of the matter is, it is just not over.