You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
14 Howl [yalal], ye ships ['oniyah] of Tarshish [Tarshiysh]:
for your strength [ma`owz] is laid waste [shadad]. KJV-Interlinear
14 Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for your stronghold is laid waste.
The word for howl, ‘yalal,’ means to wail, to scream with frustration and loss. And that is what people do when they hit a place where they are totally helpless and unable to do anything about their situation.
Whereas, prior to this judgment, a person assumes that he can do anything, get out of any predicament, have a plan B at hand, and otherwise continue on as he has always done before.
People place their trust in the resources of this world, in their research, in their insurance, in their marketing skills, in the ways that they have become accustomed to throughout their life.
They assume that problems happen elsewhere and to others, but not to themselves.
The ships of Tarshish, refer to the extensive trading industry of the world. Tyre was representative of mans manipulation of the economics of the world.
When the economies of the world collapse, then the trading partners collapse. When the trading partners collapse, then there is no business, no employment, no solution.
For when man manipulates the economics of life, then undoing all of the regulations becomes virtually impossible, because the solutions attempted will be to place even more regulations on top of the already huge burden of regulations that exist.
The result? Total collapse of virtually everything in life. Then chaos takes control.
These things are the events of the future. But do not forget that when the Rapture does occur, many of the burdens of life will already exist. That means that in our dispensation, the foundations of disaster will already be in place, because we are putting them there.
These things do not occur overnight, but over the course of several generations, as each subsequent generation adds just another layer of burdens onto society, until it eventually all collapses under the weight of those burdens.
And now the latest update on the ebola problem, which you are probably following yourself in the news. Yet another nurse has been diagnosed with the virus, but not before she traveled to Cleveland. Another man who was a part of the lab work, boarded a cruise ship and had to be brought back to shore. And now the news tells us that there are only eleven beds available in the whole of the United States that are set up for this type of quarantine!
When studying Revelation and other passages, I often wondered how disease could spread so fast throughout the entire world. And now it would seem that when people travel and when a disease is so toxic, and when those who are responsible for containing things like this, fail or make mistakes, then anything is possible.
Our responsibility in all of this? Pursue your daily Bible study as though it is your only hope, because it is. For one day, sooner or later, something like this could get loose and then the tears of sorrow will flow like a flood.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.