“Of all the sons she bore there was none to guide her, of all the sons she reared there was none to take her by the hand. These double calamities have come upon you -who can comfort you — ruin and destruction, famine and sword – who can console you”. Isaiah 51:18,19
I live in a part of the country where Bronco fever is running high. Every where I look is orange and blue – bumper stickers, sweat shirts and assorted paraphernalia of every kind. Even the early morning sky in streaks of rusty reds and steely blues seems to be smitten with Bronco fever. The same could be said, I’m sure by those living in the Pacific NorthWest -the blues of the bay and the greens of the woods surely pointing towards a Seahawk win.
Superbowl 48. The country geared up once again for the most exciting and anticipated sporting event of the year.
It was interesting to read on Drudge today -
“Half of American fans say “supernatural” forces are in play during sporting events”.
Of course that can mean anything from the wearing of ones lucky socks to praying for ones favored team - and, all other kinds of crazy stuff. The kind of stuff I haven’t indulged in since at least the Elway years. Nonetheless, it’s an interesting thought – tieing the supernatural to sporting events. But, why?
There have been a number of blogs (including my own) which have explored the possibility that each years Superbowl match-up (especially in recent years) is prophetic (in at least a minor way) of the direction the country is headed - and, if not prophetic, at least a reflection or indication of.
Take for instance last years Superbowl, the match-up between two brothers - coaches for the opposing winning teams. Many of us saw in this match-up, the warning of a country becoming increasingly divided – a time coming (should things progress the way they are headed), when once again “brother would be pitted against brother” - as it was during the bloody days of the Civil War. And while this has not come to pass yet – it is at least eerie to note the parallel between each years Superbowl match-up with the mood or climate of the country during that particular year.
A HORSE AND A HAWK
In this year’s matchup we have a horse (Bronco) and a hawk (Seahawk). A Bronco is a wild, untamed, and unbridled horse. And, a Seahawk ( as I found out from google) is a nickname for what is actually an Osprey, also known as a fish hawk or eagle hawk. A bird which preys on fish and is particularly suited for the job by virtue of a reversible fourth toe which allows them to grasp fish more securely.
Very interesting. In prophetic terms it makes me think of Revelation 6 and the opening of the seven seals – which begins with the riding of four horses – white, black, red and pale. And, includes (among other things) the persecution and death of the saints with the opening of the fifth seal.
This should be alarming to us who are Christians as the persecution of believers around the globe is growing by the day ( a fact that the main stream media chooses to ignore) – with a climate for the same developing in our very own country. Who would have believed even ten years ago that tolerance for just about everything would be growing with the exception of tolerance for Christians and those who hold to a Biblical world view. Sad to say but, if you are a Chistian in America today – you are under attack!
As I was reading in Isaiah 51 this morning I came across the double calamities of famine and sword that befell Israel during a time when they had lost sight of God and according to scripture had no one to guide them. The same could be said of America today – we have not only lost sight of God but, we have no one who will guide us in a godly direction; no one who will rise to the challenge of calling the country back to its Biblical foundation, no one, who will call the nation to personal and national repentance and no one, who will use the platform of democracy to speak and stand for the truth! As the Bible says, when the blind lead the blind, they both fall in to the ditch.
On February 2, a nation unified on just about nothing anymore (with the exception of major sporting events) will gather for the match-up between an untamed and unbridled horse and a fish eating hawk.
And, should the horse prevail (as Bronco’s are picked to win), it’s almost guaranteed -
once this unbridled, untamed and rebellious horse is loosed – the fish eating hawk is sure to follow.
The supernatural Superbowl? You decide.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6
Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy