But with predictions for May 21 as the date the world ends, many are looking in the Bible for answers. One place they are finding it is in the prophet Zephaniah 1:1-3 which says.
The word of the LORD that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi son of Gedaliah son of Amariah son of Hezekiah, in the days of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah. I will utterly sweep away everything from the face of the earth, says the LORD. I will sweep away humans and animals; I will sweep away the birds of the air and the fish of the sea. I will make the wicked stumble. I will cut off humanity from the face of the earth, says the LORD. (NRSV)
An interesting connection. I suppose if I thought or was worried that this was the year the world would end this verse might give me some insight. The problem, however, is that in context God is speaking specifically to Judah and to the officials of Jerusalem, not people living in the 21st century. A few verses later those who wear foreign dress or "jump over the threshold" are also threatened.
So while we should all be interested and concerned about an inordinate amount of dead wildlife, I don't think we will find the answer in the Bible. At least not under prophecy. Perhaps we might look at our theology and stewardship of creation and ask ourselves how we might have contributed to such "natural disasters."
Since I posted on the May 21st date prediction the number of visits to that post has steadily climbed. I plan to relate some of my thoughts on this kind of eschatology in a upcoming post and why I think it is unhelpful.
Read more on the Zephaniah connection here.
The Core is a 2003 American disaster film... Birds gone crazy (VIDEO)... Nat Geo (Dec 24, 2009): North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due to Core Flux... Discovery (Aug 25, 2010): IS THE SUN EMITTING A MYSTERY PARTICLE?... LiveScience (29 July 2010): Antarctica Experiment Discovers Puzzling Space Ray Pattern... Nat Geo (Nov 19, 2008): "MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECT that's bombarding Earth with cosmic rays":ReplyDelete
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It is ELECTRO MAGNETIQUE FIELD generated by HAARP US OR RUSSIAN SYSTEM.
THE ANIMALS WERE SHOCKED BY BIG EMF WITCH CAN CAUSE NUMEROUS INJURIES SUCH AS PARALYSIS...
FOR A BIRD FLYING, IT S NOT REALLY GoOD....
OPEN YOUR EYES AND LOOK AROUND...
No it’s notDelete
Those who subscribe to an exclusively apocalyptic hermeneutic can find encouragement for their views in just about any world event. I recall a few years ago when they proclaimed hurricanes in Texas and Louisiana the judgment of God. I agree. Natural disasters may be a consequence of human action and in that way, they may be a kind of judgment brought on my the action itself. However, that is a far cry from judgment initiated directly by God. I think many "Christians" blame God for things when the blame belongs elsewhere.ReplyDelete
Here is another perspective. Christians may not be "blaming" (by definition) God, but attributing the source of cause and effect to him.
For example, He, G-D, CREATED fire and its burning effect. But if YOU put your hand in it, HE IS NOT TO "BLAME" IF YOU GET BURNED!
i definitely believe that one day the world will end and it could be tomorrow or next week or next month..the only thing that matters is that we are all prepared for that day. for judgement day. there is a God. if there wasnt then how are we even existing in the first place? and if scientists say we came from apes then where did the apes come from? God is Real. He created us and we should be thankful.ReplyDelete
i immedietly thought of this passage in the bible, we shall not know the day nor the hour of the coming, but the season, I think God is coming soon, this is a signReplyDelete
I SO AGREE WITH YOU.. THERE ARE STILL MANY THINGS TO HAPPEN THOUGH. WE HAVE NOT SUFFERED ENOUGH YET.. READ HOSEA 5- AND ZACHARIAH.. THERE IS GREAT INFORMATION THERE. BEST TO U AND ALL...SHALOM..Delete
GOD IS GREAT!
Everything was created in 6 days and then God went on to tell us what would happen to His creation. The bible foretells that the oceans will need to be healed and that men will be destroying the earth and that due to these things there will be massive die offs man,beast, fowl and fish.ReplyDelete
Hos 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls ( birds) of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.
“I will sweep away both man and beast;
I will sweep away the birds in the sky
and the fish in the sea—
and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble.” zeph 1
The Lord returns to save His people and to destroy those who are destroying the earth.
MASS ANIMAL DEATH LIST 2013
mass animals deaths in 2012.
Between 2010 December and January 2011 all over the world occurred mass deaths of birds, fishes and other animals. Phenomenon in question concerning to worldwide mass deaths of animals, meaning that they are not merely natural deaths. I intend to draw attention to possible explanations for these mass deaths. http://www.kotipetripaavola.com/massdeathsofanimals.html
And God then asks that men test His word by whats come to pass....
IT IS WRITTEN AND HE DESIRES YOU TEST HIM IN THIS...
Declare what is to be, present it-- let them take counsel together. Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.
Isaiah 46:10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'
All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Which of their gods foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, "It is true."
Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come-- yes, let them foretell what will come. Isaiah 44:7
How did the prophets know what we would do to the vast oceans and rivers that could be so bad they had to be healed? That would be so toxic it would kill off 1/3 of the aquatic life in the vast oceans?
Only our creator could have revealed these things to us....
I believe the Plagues of Egypt are upon the Earth besides the rape, torture and murder of innocent human beings .. how many realize this?ReplyDelete
Mankind has angered YHVH (God) to the max, He is returning soon as the blazing fire to punish the wicked .. Please Wake Up and Repent.
It's not may 21 its Dec 21 of this year. The Christmas star will be out which as foretold in the Bible will be the beginning of the end of times. I'm the prophet none of u wanted.ReplyDelete