These all happened – in February, a winter storm of historic proportions, according to the National Weather Service; a catastrophic tornado outbreak in April; hurricane Irene in August, the sixth costliest storm in U.S. history at $16 billion.
In contrast to the season of glory for those who prepare and hear, it will be a season of darkness or, as some translations say, “gloom” for those unprepared. The good news is that we are not created for darkness and gloom, but for glory! In this passage, the camels brought wealth in caravans. So for us as believers, this means the camels, or their modern-day equivalents, are coming with provision!
- Live a life-style of worship.
- Renew your study about having confidence in and faith toward God.
- Crisis preparedness. This needs to be done on both a personal level as well as at church and community levels.
- Re-evaluate how you are handling your finances. Ask God what to buy and sell.
- Seek God for the "new wine" structures that will help you to be flexible in this new season.
- Do not react out of fear, but rather respond out of faith. Don’t forget, you belong to a kingdom that can’t be shaken.
We prophesied "no more business as usual” in January of 2008 before the September meltdown of that year. We could say that the stone from Daniel 2 has been thrown at the feet of the economies of the world..Some believe this to be the Babylonian structures. Therefore the structures of the whole world have been weakened in some respects.
Special prayer is needed for peace in the Middle East, and there is an admonition that the rest of the world should not forget them. Pray for the protection of the borders of Israel.