Extreme weather and natural disasters occurring simultaneously around the globe

Examiner (Link) - Nicole Horrelt (August 12, 2010)

No matter how one would like to keep optimistic in this day and age, it is very hard to ignore the fact that this earth is experiencing some serious changes. Russia is fighting a killer heatwave, raging wildfires, and threats of nuclear smog, while the Asian floods, landslides, are also taking massive tolls on human life, properties, and affecting the global markets.

These are only a few examples of the world-wide extreme weather and natural disasters occurring simultaneously around the globe today. Words and phrases such as �unprecedented�, �never before in living memory� are now common, and describe many of these events, and one has to wonder, what on earth is going on?

Most are quick to blame it on global warming. Climate change experts, scientists, and Al Gore have all helped to give man-kind a �reason� and �explanation� for these unusual occurrences in weather and unprecedented disasters. In a recent article from the Montreal Gazette entitled, �Disasters �prove that global warming is happening,� Dr. Peter Stott, who is the head of climate monitoring at Britain�s Met Office has said that there was �clear evidence� of a rise in the frequency of extreme weather events due to climate change.

�The odds of such extreme events are rapidly shortening, and they could become considered the norm by the middle of this century,� he was quoted as saying. Professor Andrew Watson, of the University of East Anglia, said the extreme events are �fairly consistent with the IPCC reports and what 99 per cent of the scientists believe to be happening.� 

Next to global warming, another familiar culprit most closely associated with these events wreaking havoc on earth is, �Mother Nature.� �She� is frequently pointed out, and in a recent Bloomberg article, Peter McGuire, the managing director of CWA Global Markets Pty said, �Mother Nature is playing a very evil hand - it�s always the poor that suffer.�

Global Warming and Mother Nature? Global Warming suggests that man-kind is at  fault and  as the �green religion� becomes part of the norm for a �fix� and Mother Nature is revered more and more, there is another explanation that needs to be examined. And quickly for those not aware. This explanation offers a hope in connection with it and a promise from the very creator of the earth.

The Bible foretells many signs that would culminate in the last days. Jesus indicated that these signs would arise together, occurring together in concert, as His return drew near. (Matthew 24:33-34) He said that chaotic and strange weather would be prevalent (Luke 21:25-26). Jesus foresaw the seas and the waves roaring in the last days. He also likened these signs to birth pangs (Matthew 24:8). The Greek word odin, often translated as sorrows in Matthew 24:8, literally means birth pangs. We are seeing an increase in strange weather patterns as prophesied; floods, droughts, famines, earthquakes, etc., and it is because the earth, �creation� itself longs to be freed from the curse.

Since Adam, all mankind, and creation has been fallen. The apostle Paul reminded us in the Scriptures that the creation itself would be delivered from the curse at the end of the age (Romans 8:21). And that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs (Romans 8:22). As delivery draws near, birth pangs always increase in both intensity and frequency. Therefore, the creation itself would travail as the time of delivery draws near. The �fix� for the increase of these extreme weather and natural disasters, will not come by the hand of man. There is no turning back, just as a woman who labors and enters into stronger labor does not just stop and go backwards in progression. So,  Is going �green a bad thing?� No. but there is no need for extremes in this way. That is not to say man-kind should not be good stewards of the earth.

The last days are here as the Word of God has prophesied thousands of years ago and viewing the current events through the lens of  Biblical prophecy for days such as this can prove more accurate and truthful than any Scientist or man-made explanation - through which comes no real solution against the force of God.  The solution and end of all these signs that will keep increasing until the time of the end, will be the Second Coming of Jesus Christ the Redeemer, when His Kingdom is birthed. These extreme weather events and natural disasters now occurring do not prove global warming is true - they prove that there is a God, a God who keeps His Word. 

The signs we are seeing  now serve as a wake up call that the Tribulation time of judgment is coming, and for all to examine their own walk with God. Prior to the Tribulation, there will be a rapture to Heaven, of all those who are the LORD�s  followers now on earth- all those who place complete faith in Jesus Christ - and that could occur at any time. 

Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Psalm 46:1-3;7 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah ~ 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah