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Earth, wind, fire and water





 
EARTH
Starting with the huge earthquake in Haiti and continuing in Chili, New Zealand and Japan; the world has seen a number of very large earthquakes the past year or so. Whether this number is larger than previous times in history is unknown, but there is no question the frequency and intensity of quakes has dramatically increased.

There have also been numerous volcanic eruptions around the world. Of course the eruption in Iceland last summer is the most well known for it disrupted flights all through Europe for a number of weeks. There have also been major eruptions in the Philippines, Indonesia, Chili and other places within the so called "ring of fire".

WIND

In February of this year, a massive cyclone (hurricane) slammed into the Queensland coast of northeast Australia. This huge storm was every bit as strong as Hurricane Katrina but because it hit Australia, much of the world never heard about it. Repeated storms inundated much of northeast Australia and caused major flooding.

This year, records have been set in almost every category relating to tornadoes and tornado deaths in the United States. The unbelievable outbreak in the South in late April was unparalleled in history. The recent tornado in Joplin, Missouri will surely rank as the most expensive and one of the most deadly. Many experts are warning of a high risk for the United States to be hit with a large hurricane this summer.

FIRE

People who live in the western United States are used to the yearly ordeal relating to forest fires. These fires erupt almost every year due to the fact that normally most of yearly moisture falls during the winter and there is many times no rain at all during the summer. There is currently burning the third largest fire in Arizona s history and it is racing toward numerous small towns and large ranches.

Earlier this year unprecedented fires burned thousands of pasture land in Texas due to a winter with no rain. In May, many portions of the UK saw fires normally associated with California. In fact, many places in Europe saw wildfires due to drought. Just last summer, fires burned out of control throughout much of western Russia even threatening Moscow.

WATER

This spring, the Mississippi River has seen record crests stretching from southeastern Missouri to the delta in Louisiana. Hundreds of thousands of farmers and low income inhabitants of small towns have been displaced and their homes and means of making a living destroyed. Now the Missouri River is reaching historical levels in Montana and North Dakota. Even now, levees are breaking as far south as Iowa and Missouri.

After the massive earthquake in Japan this spring, a tsunami was unleashed which literally washed entire cities into the Pacific Ocean. The power of the ocean should never be underestimated as huge waves sweep away feeble structures man builds and destroys them in a heartbeat. Perhaps no other act of nature causes more damage and fatalities than a huge tsunami.

CONCLUSION

Do all these events signal the Lord is returning soon? Perhaps, for He Himself did talk of such things happening more and more as the end draws near. But, we do not know if there have been similar times of great upheaval within nature over the past 2,000 years. That is why we cannot officially declare these horrible natural events mean "the end" is imminent.

Having studied extensively things related to earth, wind, fire and water for years; I can say with 100% certainty that the recent spate of events has to mean SOMETHING. As much as I would love them to mean our Lord is coming back tomorrow, it is not available to know that for sure. But, the wise person would keep one eye on what is happening around him while keeping the other eye looking to the eastern sky.

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Kirk M+ is a retired minister living with his wife and animals in rural eastern Missouri You can find out more about kirk at his profile page .

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K Reynolds+(@kreynolds)

  The official snowfall records in my area have been kept for 127 years. This winter was the fourth snowiest on record with 86.6 inches as of April 20th. Our first snowfall was on November 11th and this winter was rather unique in that we had snow on the ground continuously for five months. While 86.6 inches is not a lot for someone who lives in the Rocky Mountains or in an area where you get lake-effect snow from the Great Lakes, you must understand we average only about 45 inches of snow a year. It just doesn't leave once it comes. This means we had nearly twice as much snow this winter.

I thought it was interesting to note that seven of the 10 snowiest winters occurred during my lifetime (1960-Present) and two happened just prior to it in the 1950's. Half of them have occurred within the last 30 years and two have occurred within the 21st century. As we are approaching our rainiest months (June-August), we have already received over 1/3 of our annual rainfall so it may be a record year for rainfall as well.

We need to keep our eyes open, watch and pray and be about the Father's business.

Blessings!

K :princess:


Author: Kirk M+
Posted
  I guess we should "snow" to the list shouldn't we.
Thanks,
B2Y


Shirley Calhoun(@startingover)

  I've been watching things around the world for over 10 years now. I have been very intent in learning all I could about the History, politics and economies of many countries of interest. I had for much of this time been thinking "the Lord is going to return any day...it is all happening...all of the prophecies are being fulfilled"...however in this last year...with the "Arab Spring"...and Obama's lack of support for Israel (to put it nicely) and how both Canada and the US...have voted in these anti-Christ Leaders...(though at the moment Prime Minister Harper isn't too bad and I am not for a minute suggesting Obama is the Anti-Christ...but maybe one of many)...that isn't it more like Biblical History...for us to "Reap what we Sow"... I mean...the laws that are being drafted now are taking away our freedoms...we will soon find that we will not be able to speak freely...our economies are failing, we are getting weaker, our enemies are getting stronger...and...they have huge incentives to engage us...for one...they hate us...two..jealousy...three...lack of females of marriageable age in China and India...giving men nothing better to do than make war...and do the nasty things which accompany war...which we are seeing (but doing nothing about) in the Darfur, and the Ivory Coast...(will we not reap for having sat idly by?)...and finally the most important reason, four, ...money...riches...wealth...power, and the list could go on and on History has taught us the men like to make war, they love power...and the climate of the world is ripe to explode everywhere...have you ever read the average comment on articles in an American Newspaper? People are full of hate. As Margaret Thatcher said "The Veneer of Civilization is Extremely Thin"...right now many are not even being "civilized"...it is just a matter of time before the pot boils over. Having said that...I don't believe there will be a "war"..to take over America, they won't have to, they are buying up the debt, land businesses...they have nearly bought it already...all they have to do is call their loans...which would cripple us...so all that's left is to take ownership. So...what am I saying? I am just wondering very suddenly...that God may allow us to reap what we have done. Aren't we guilty of resting on our laurels while Rome is burning? I think things are about to get very ugly...and soon...maybe we might escape...but I am wondering if that is really what the bible prophecy reflects? Yes in some regards it does...but in others...no...we are just going to have to wait and see. Sorry for the "gloom"...but the news is looking pretty gloomy from where I sit. Time to get ready...for whichever, I believe it will take just as much of an effort at "change" to be ready for what's coming either way...God Bless. Shirley


Author: Kirk M+
Posted
  If we dwell on all the junk in the world we either end up going nuts or getting so depressed we cannot function. That is why I believe a wise believer does keep up with what is going on around them but not to the point it drags them down.

I remember a phrase I learned 40 years ago; We are in this world but not OF this world.

Thanks for your insight.
B2Y


Author: Shirley Calhoun
Posted
  Well, I agree...we have hope...and whatever happens we are the blessed ones...I am very sorry for the world that does not know it's coming...however "Won't the Judge of the Whole Earth Do Right"... Yes...and so I give it all into His Wonderful Hands. It's good to be sober, watchful and ready..however. God Bless Shirley


John B. Abela+(@abelajohnb)

  Two hundred years ago people on one side of the Country would not have know/heard about 95% of the weather issues you just listed - more or less people on the other side of the world. Go back 2000 years ago, and people 200 miles away probably would not have known about what has happening with the weather.


Author: Kirk M+
Posted
  What you say is 100% true and that is why it is foolish to just look at earthquakes, storms etc as sure fired "signs", especially regarding intensity and frequency. It is only because of today's instant news that we know what is happening everywhere all at once. Good grief it was only 150 years ago it took WEEKS for news from California to reach New York. Now it happens in the twinkling of an eye.

Thanks for your wisdom brother,
B2Y


Chris Gould(@followinghim)

  It is interesting how we often look to the elements of this world, particularly the weather, when thinking about the return of our Lord Jesus. I have often heard of all the different weather issues called, perilous times. Look at what Paul said to Timothy: 2 Tim 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: Wow, the spiritual weather forcast is a dreadful forcast indeed! And it is not on the way, the perilous times are here! These verses above describe 90% of the world today. Think about it. God removed from anything as touching the goverenment, God removed from schools, God removed from churches, God is being removed from the home at an alarming rate! Why all these; see vrs 2 above: "For men shall be lovers of their own selves" Father let us be a generation that seeks your face, in Jesus Christ's name. Amen


Billy Beard+(@billyb)

  Simply put, since it was Jesus Christ who gave those signs regarding the weather and such, yeah, you better believe I am gonna watch em. He knew the very end, and this information age He knew all about too. All the signs are becoming more intense.



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