THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for July 14th – July 19th, 2014
Liturgical texts here
Reaping the Whirlwind, Artist Unknown
IN last week’s readings, we heard the prophet Hosea proclaim:
When they sow the wind, they shall reap the whirlwind. (Hos 8:7)
Several years ago, as I stood in a farm field watching a storm approach, the Lord showed me in spirit that a great hurricane was coming upon the world. As my writings unfolded, I began to understand that what was coming head-on toward our generation was the definitive breaking of the seals of Revelation (see The Seven Seals of Revolution). But these seals are not God’s punitive justice per se—they are, rather, man reaping the whirlwind of his own conduct. Yes, the wars, plagues, and even disruptions in weather and the earth’s crust are often man-made (see The Land is Mourning). And I wish to say it again… no, not say it—I am shouting now—the Storm is upon us! It is now here!