Luke 4:25-27 (NKJV)
But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land;  but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of [...]
When God’s people are the people we are called by God to be, we make a huge difference in the world. God’s people set a standard that both inspires and forces a greater honesty and righteousness of those around. The Prophet Daniel an outstanding example of this.
Daniel was probably a teen-ager when he along with other Jews were carried captive to Nebuchadnezzar’s army to Babylon. From the start Daniel
One of the marvelous aspects of this city-temple of Ezekiel is the walls and gates. It is evident that the walls are not made for defense, for they are only about 12 feet high (Ezek. 40:5). The gates on the other hand are extraordinarily large and disproportionate; much taller than necessary. The gates are about 120 feet high (Ezek. 40:14). What could this mean?
“See! You are just like us! There is no reason for us to love righteousness and hate iniquity. You, Church, say that you love righteousness and hate iniquity, but look at you! You sin! You are no different from us!”
Thus the world is glad when a righteous man stumbles. Yet stumbling reveals that the man was walking. Worldlings do not walk; they wallow in their sin like a pig in its mire (2 Peter 2:22). The righteous man walks and sometimes falls. When he falls the worldlings look up from their mud hole of sin and immoral unbelief
Judgment of Nations - a Lesson to All Nations and Generations
Ezekiel 23:45-49 (NKJV)
But righteous men will judge them after the manner of adulteresses, and after the manner of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses, and blood is on their hands.  “For thus says the Lord God: ‘Bring up an assembly against them, [...]
Five times in the Book of Revelation, Jesus, God the Son, says He is the “First and the Last.” What is Jesus claiming? The first time God uses this designation of Himself is in Isaiah 41:4. Whenever the New Testament uses a phrase, a name, a symbol, or any other figure that has its origins in the Old Testament, we should study to discover what the original intent of it is. In this case it is obvious from the context of Isaiah 41:4 that God is claiming Himself sovereign over history. In Revelation Jesus claims Himself the First and the Last, thus claiming to be the Sovereign Lord over history.
Human nature assumes that, “If I do something wrong, and I am not immediately punished for it, it was not really so bad what I did. Surely, if it were actually wrong, I would have been punished by now.” In this way human nature justifies the sin committed and provides sanction for those sins which it will commit in the future.
Confirming what many of us have already noted from the anecdotal evidence coming in of a much cooler than normal May, such as late spring snows as far south as Arizona, extended skiing in Colorado, and delays in snow cover melting in many parts of the northern hemisphere, the University of Alabama, Huntsville (UAH) published their satellite derived Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit data set of the Lower Troposphere for May 2008.
God’s Word, the Bible shows us that sin and God’s judgment affect the earth and nature. The sin of the human race committed by Adam brought a curse upon the creation and nature (Genesis 3:17-19). So also in history there is blessing or cursing from God upon the land of a people according to their faithfulness toward God…
I mention William Carey and how God used him to initiate the modern missionary movement to point out that Carey was a postmillennialist. In other words Carey’s faith, vision and courage that led him to India was founded upon a vision of the future that anticipated the discipling of the nations and victory for the Gospel in history before Jesus comes back or the rapture happens.