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What should have been done before Typhoon Haiyan?

           Just a few days after the rage of typhoon Haiyan aka typhoon Yolanda, viral videos of end times occupied the newsfeed of various social media for several days. One of the most watched is the video of an Indian prophet who went to the Philippines last April 2013. In the said clip, there are two persons speaking, one is the Indian prophet and the other one is the translator.

            I first heard of the prophesy, which really did  occur,in a segment of Diyos at Bayan after the typhoon. At that time, the guests tackled about typhoon Haiyan. One of the guests, Pastor Ed Guzman, stated that he had attended the convention in Cuneta Astrodome where the Indian prophet had announced the coming of a great storm that will devastate the country and will be known worldwide.

             Some believed the video, others did not not. But as for me, one thing is for sure, God is calling us for repentance.

            The reason why Jonah was commanded by God to go to Nineveh was because, Jonah 1:2 says, “…for their evil has come up before me.” However, Jonah disobeyed and went to flee to Tarshish instead.But on their way, the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea so the ship was threatened to break up. Jonah knew that he was the cause of it and so Jonah was thrown into the sea where a great fish swallowed him. He stayed there for three weeks and three nights. He was vomited by the fish and after that, Jonah went to Nineveh where God wanted him to go firsthand and called out. “Yet forty days and Nineveh shall be overthrown.” And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them (Jonah 3:4-5).

            A lesson we should all learn from Chapter 3 which is so applicable nowadays, the people of Nineveh repent. Jonah 3:6-10 narrates how and why God relented the disaster that he had said he would do to them (Jonah 3:6-10).

6 The word reached[a] the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 7 And he issued a proclamation and published through Nineveh, “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything. Let them not feed or drink water, 8 but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them call out mightily to God. Let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. 9 Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish.”

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.

            The king lead his people to fast and relent. Isn’t that amazing? If only all the leaders in position would also do the same or could have done the same instead of thinking how to corrupt and how to stay in power. However, the damage has been done. All we can do now is to pray for the restoration of the affected provinces and lend a hand to the needy.

            It says in the video of the Indian prophet that Pangasinan will be strike too by a disease that eats the flesh. Filipinos, are we going to wait for that to happen? Let us turn away from our evil ways for in such a way, God could also relent the disasters that might hit our land. Start now to repent and pray for the nation unceasingly. And Christians, the responsibility of spreading repentance is within our hands.

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “What should have been done before Typhoon Haiyan?

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