By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-
2004 Earthquake/Tsunami In Indonesia
Followed Decades of Moslem Persecution of Christians
In 1971, a mighty revival took place in Indonesia. God's Holy Spirit was poured out with great power and miracles began to happen, bearing witness to the reality of Jesus Christ as Savior of the world to the people there. Many turned from the emptiness of Islam or unbelief, to the reality of Jesus Christ as the only Savior and hope for mankind. Mel Tari wrote a book about this, called "LIKE A MIGHTY WIND." You can find this book on the Internet. It is well worth purchasing and reading. (I did many years ago and LOVED it!)
Tragically, many refused to come to salvation and to repent, and instead a great persecution was raised up against the Christians throughout Indonesia by militant Muslims. Reports came out from Indonesia of churches being burned, Christians attacked and killed and even beheaded as Muslims terrorized the Christians. Such persecutions went on for many years, even as Christians boldly continued to share their faith, and to pray for their persecutors even as they were being arrested, imprisoned, beaten and tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus Christ.
The patience of God waits for men to repent at the preaching of the Word of God. But where the truth has been proclaimed, and there is no repentance found, there inevitably follows the wrath of God as judgment.
God does not take lightly the persecution and murder of His holy and chosen people, the Christians, redeemed by the blood of His precious Son Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. Repeatedly the Bible declares in the words of Jesus Christ and His holy apostles, that we who receive God's grace and salvation through repentance and accepting Jesus Christ to redeem us to God, are God's true and CHOSEN PEOPLE. They are "God's chosen people, " who BEHAVE as God's people!
"God the Father knew you and CHOSE you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace." These are the words of the Apostle Peter speaking of God's true chosen people.
"Put on, therefore, as the CHOSEN ones of God, holy and beloved, mercy and compassion, kindness and humility of mind, gentleness and long-suffering..." Colossians 3:12
"...And they (Christians) that are with Him [Jesus Christ] are called, and CHOSEN and faithful." (From Revelation 17:14)
Many other New Testament verses clearly refer to God's Chosen People as those who have received salvation through His promised Messiah and Son, Jesus Christ. And when Jesus Christ returns to reign on this earth for a thousand years in His Messianic kingdom, He shall resurrect the dead in Christ.We shall all reign over this world with Him, with a Divine "rod of iron" in glorious resurrection bodies, reigning with Him not only on this earth but throughout ALL ETERNITY!
Jesus therefore declared it would be better for a millstone to be hung around the neck of that person, and to be drowned in the deepest depths of the sea,who offends even one of God's children who believe in Jesus Christ.
"It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones[who believe in Jesus Christ.]." (Luke 17:2)
Jesus Christ further stated, that whatsoever a person does to even the least of His children, that offender has done it UNTO HIM, the Almighty Son of God and judge of all mankind! Jesus declared that He will utterly doom to perdition and eternal damnation those who reject, persecute and offend and murder His children. Those wicked people who fail to love His chosen people, who fail to show them mercy and love and compassion and care, and who instead persecute and abuse and kill them, will someday be judged as to how they treated God's chosen people, the Christian.
(From Matthew 25:40-45 and the warning of Jesus Christ.)
Jesus will say, "Depart from Me, accursed ones,
into the eternal fire which has been prepared for
the devil and his angels..."
The Bible makes this truth clear repeatedly through the Words of Jesus Christ.
What does this mean then, for Muslim countries who instigate persecution and murder of God's chosen people, the Christians? What does this mean for godless and wicked COMMUNIST countries who instigate persecution and brutal mistreatment and murder of God's chosen people, the Christians? What does this mean for idolatrous nations like INDIA and the Hindus, for example, who instigate persecution and murder of God's chosen people, the Christians?
And what will this mean for North America, when persecution begins and is unleashed against God's elect, the Christian, even as I have outlined is planned to come to our nation? What will God do to those who have secretly planned and funded persecution against Christians to come, and have prepared to brutally arrest and murder His chosen Christian people in North America under martial law? What will happen to that nation and people who actually plan to tempt Christians worldwide someday to deny Jesus Christ, or be beheaded for their faith under the Noahide Laws? I tell you, FEAR the great wrath of God that is to come!
It can only mean that judgment and the terrible wrath of God is coming in full retribution to those nations and those governments behind the persecutions of His chosen people. God is Almighty. The earth is HIS. He can use His earth to bless mankind when there is obedience to His will and word found. And He can also use His earth as a tool of JUDGMENT and WRATH for those who rebel against His Word and His Son, Jesus Christ and persecute His chosen people.
WHY do you think Jesus Christ declared in Matthew 24, that in the end times before His return, that there would be EARTHQUAKES, FAMINE, and PESTILENCES throughout various parts of the earth? Such events coincide with what He also declared would be present throughout the world in these endtimes, that His Christian people would be hated of all nations and delivered up to persecution and to be put to death for His sake.And such horrific events are all used by God for JUDGMENT on the inhabitants of the earth.
After several decades of horrific Muslim persecution of Christians throughout Indonesia, following the mighty Christian revival that began in 1971, the wrath of God was finally unleashed in 2004 with a great earthquake followed by a tsunami that brought great judgment to Indonesia. God will always avenge the shed blood of His saints and chosen people!
Did the Muslim terrorists of Indonesia repent of their persecution of God's people? No. Muslim persecution has continued to brutally offend the Christian elect in Indonesia. GO to this link to read more about this Muslim persecution of God's chosen in Indonesia:
And just recently, on January 10, 2012, yet ANOTHER earthquake struck Indonesia! Could this be God's warning of even greater judgment to come to Indonesia, as unrepentant Muslims continue to ruthlessly persecute and martyr God's chosen people, the Christians, there?
What does the Bible say? Be NOT deceived: God is not mocked! Whatsoever a person or nation sows, or plants, that shall they REAP! If they SOW the death and bloodshed of innocent Christians, they shall reap the same at the hands of a just and holy God! No nation can prosper, that continues to reject the mercy and truth of God through His Son Jesus Christ, and who persecutes and kills His chosen people. And such nations can expect the wrath of God to fall repeatedly until repentance is found and the persecution finally stops.
Indonesia, REPENT of your persecution and murder of God's people, THE CHRISTIANS! Or greater judgment than ever before MUST come to your shores! God's Word is truth.
-Pamela Rae Schuffert reporting from Alaska