We are closing out a year, to God be the glory! At heights unprecedented? Keep climbing till you soar!
“But they who wait for The Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Hmm! BIG learning point! WAIT on The LORD!
Patience is a fruit of The Spirit!
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
NOT ‘some’, but ALL things!
You know what? Get soaked in The Word!
Amen, we recieve The blessings of The Lord, in Jesus’ name the floodgates of Heaven are open. Glory, Glory, Glory Hallelujah!!! In Jesus’ name, Amen
Opening the floodgates of heaven is an expression describing the beginning of the deluge of Noah’s day. The Hebrew word translated deluge literally means, “heavenly ocean”. The Bible suggests that the earth was originally created with a vast layer of water vapor suspended high in the atmosphere surrounding the earth creating a greenhouse effect so that the entire globe was tropical and warm.
High up in our atmosphere there is an area called the troposphere where the temperatures are always above 200°. In the troposphere water vapor could be suspended indefinitely without cooling and condensing to fall as rain. When he brought the flood God may have caused that vast layer of water to fall and cover the earth.
At Genesis 1:6-7 the Bible’s creation account describes these waters suspended above the earth and 2 Peter 3:5-6 says that God caused those waters to fall and flood the earth*.
- Genesis 1:7 — And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. (The firmament is the air, the atmosphere between the earth and the layer of water vapor higher up in the all way hot troposphere)
- 2 Peter 3:5, 6 — For they deliberately ignore this fact, that long ago there were heavens and an earth standing firmly out of water and in the midst of water by the word of God; and that by those means the world of that time suffered destruction when it was flooded with water.
With the sudden opening of “the floodgates of the heavens,” tons of water deluged the earth. (Genesis 7:11) Under the weight of tons of water, hydronic pressure would have caused the earth’s crust to shift. Shallow sea basins would have sunk under the weight and new mountain ranges would hav been thrust upward, and old mountains were pushed higher.
Is there evidence of a global flood?
Today we can see shorelines in many places which have been pushed up out of the sea, creating spectacular sea cliffs and elevated plateaus.
As oceans floors sank deeper and land masses rose to new heights the rushing of flood waters toward the oceans would have carved out enormous canyons and fjords seen in many areas of the earth.
Geologists believe mountain ranges were once much lower, but have risen higher, some rising up from under the seas. Sea shells and crustaceans found at high elevations in most mountain ranges give evidence of this.
Scientists also believe that at one time the oceans were smaller and the continents were larger, as is evidenced by river channels extending far out under the seas and continental shelves extending far from shore, under the oceans.
When the waters fell the greenhouse effect was lost, and northern areas nearest the poles would have rapidly frozen. There is existing evidence of this sudden rapid change in climate. The frozen remains of mammoths and rhinoceroses have been found in the permafrost in parts of the earth. Some were found in Siberia frozen with food undigested in their stomachs or still their mouths, indicating that they died and were frozen suddenly.
The fossil remains of many other animals, such as lions, tigers, bears, and elk, have been found in common strata indicationing that all of these were destroyed simultaneously. In many areas earthwide fossil remains of animals which would not have been cohabiting or feeding together are nevertheless found together as if washed into basins where they were deposited.
There are many more examples of phenomenon explainable only by a global flood rather than an ice age or the slow movement of glaciers.
But, in this case we speak about blessings, Amen.
Imagine a deluge of goodnes pouring down as the flood in the day of Noah. New year, new Season, new blessings Amen.
How to recieve?
God’s specific reasons for extra blessings are promised (the original word in the Bible translated to English as “blessed” meant “happy”). This happiness/blessedness is presented in all nine beatitudes, from the fifth chapter of Matthew in The Bible (in the New Testament). Jesus Christ was speaking to his twelve apostles, hundreds of disciples and a crowd listening the best they could.
Jesus did not say that the first seven blessings were only for one nationality of people or for his followers only. They are open to you or anyone who serves both God and your fellow man. But the eighth blessing (happy outcome) was for those who suffer for Jesus’sake. . . .
Yes, Jesus said that as you show better attitudes–explained here–then you “will” be blessed in the following ways, as described in the scriptures. He gives His individual gifts of the spirit and even gives the very gift of faith itself to show you His love and presence–all between you and your Father together enjoying each other in both spiritual and physical blessings. Being in God’s will opens wide His storehouse of blessings to you to pour out to you–to overflowing…
Sistren and Brethren of mine, may The Lords goodness and mercy follow you in all your ways, Amen