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Sunday, November 23, 2014

I love it! The God of glory thunders

Posted by Gary on July 9, 2012

Psalm 29:3  “…The God of glory thunders…”

Job 40:9 “…do you have an arm like God, and can you thunder with a voice like His?”

You’ve got to see this footage from a recent Texas Rangers game. At the top of the fourth inning lightning strikes with a thunder that drives one player to all fours and umpires and players run off the field in fear.

Minnesota Twin Denard Span Tweeted after the game, “That’s the loudest noise I’ve ever heard. I thought Jesus was comin!”

Watching these  events I couldn’t help but think of Scripture’s description of unsaved man and his reaction to the appearance of Jesus:

Revelation 6:15-17 “Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?”

Peter tells us that the seeming delay in Jesus’ return is linked to His patience and His desire for men to repent and be saved (2 Peter 3:9). Man’s response to Christ’s graciousness is an increasing irreverence toward the Son of God. We plunge ourselves deeper into the sin that offends the holy God. It would appear that we do not fear God at all.

This mere thunderclap from heaven dropped a man to his knees and sent many fleeing. Let me assure you, this demonstration of power is nearly nothing compared to what God is capable of. God merely lifts His finger and men tremble. What will we do on the day when He roars from heaven? Watch this three minute video and heed the command of the angel of Revelation:

Revelation 14:7  “Fear God, and give Him glory…”

Comments

2 Responses to “I love it! The God of glory thunders”
  1. Doug says:

    On June 7th, the building used by Crosspointe Presbyterian church (EPC) sustained damage by a lightning strike. This was in a Northwest area of Dallas, in Carrolton, TX, not too far from where the game was played. The recent storm in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, etc. also demonstrates God’s power over the things of man.

  2. Carol Ryan says:

    I personally love thunder/lightening storms. It is such a visual of God’s awesomeness, wrath, power, might and glory. Who cannot fear a God of that magnitude?

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