The Lord has shown me a scripture regarding the gulf oil spill. Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise shine, for Thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. v2 for behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people; but the Lord shall rise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. The waters of the Gulf of Mexico represent the people, the sea of humanity, but more specifically the people of the United States, since it is close to our shore and in our waters. The darkness of the oil slick as it slowly grows in size and saturates the blue waters of the gulf is representative of how the darkness is taking over our land. God is on trial in every public arena in America, in every government institution, and even in churches the truth of God's word is being put on trial. Truly deep darkness covers the land: abortion, homosexuality, sexual immorality, corporate and personal greed. All these things God sees and His heart is surely grieved by them. God is also on trial in the hearts of every person in America, and more specifically, Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son.
Just as the oil spill continues to flow out unabated with no immediate end in sight, so to does the darkness flow out unabated over the land. It seems there is no end to it. On every front lawsuits to dismantle our Godly heritage, attacks on our families and our children, attacks through the media, attacks on the church and its leaders, on our personal walk with the Lord.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while he is near: v7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon him. Many along the gulf coast are crying out to the Lord, many even for the first time in their life. They have lost loved ones, jobs, income, future investments, many will suffer with health problems for years to come, some more will die from health related issues. Whole communities may be affected and may possibly be moved to locations away from the ocean. The Lord is saying to you, seek Me while I may be found, and I will abundantly pardon you. God is trying to get our attention, and He is stripping us of our comfort and everything we hold dear in an effort to bring us back to Him. Pray for those that are suffering.
There is only one solution to the oil spill, Jesus Christ. Arise shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is upon thee. Jesus is the answer for those who are suffering in this disaster, and for those who will suffer in the days ahead. Jesus blood covers every sin, every dark nation, every wayward child, every oil spill. Some of the oil slick manifests as red on the surface of the ocean: the blood of Jesus mingled with the oil, God is showing us the answer. Cry out to Jesus, beloved, in His name, Jim Rowh