The fires in Paradise California was so horrible it was hard to look at those empty cars knowing that some people probably burned up in the fire. But I kept thinking to myself why was a place called Paradise burned. And was it a sign?
Then yesterday I kept thinking on it & it kept coming to mind. I felt it was a sign & the Lord suddenly said “PARADISE LOST”.
(Paradise Lost is an epic poem in by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It used to be required reading for high school English. It describes levels of hell .)
Though there is much discussion about the cause of the fires, God has shown His hand for many who trusted in Him including a church that prayed together. Anthony Hopkins whose testimony on turning from atheism to God was recently posted, had no damage to his house in the Malibu fire.
Years ago Rosie Lovejoy Squires had a word from the Lord about America burning. In the last couple years huge amounts of land have burned in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon & California.
All of this should paint a picture for us of the urgency for evangelism to those who are still here whether family or strangers. We are to overcome by the word of our testimony and the power of the blood so testify! Testify where ever you can of the things God has done for you, of the things that God has brought you out of, and be bold! Pray for boldness like the apostles did.
Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Acts 4:29