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20 November, 2012 15:12

November 20, 2012

GLOBAL WARMING or GLOBAL WARNING?

Global warming has become the subject of the century. Pick up any newspaper and you don’t have to look far to find an article on this topic. Global warming has become the scapegoat for almost every problem imaginable. This ‘one size fits all’ is to blame for everything from skin cancer to tsunamis. We even credit global warming with re-electing President Obama to a second term in office. Why? Because of his understanding and support of sanctions to reduce environmental ills that are said to add to its growth. The ‘greenies’ that promote these sanctions believe that they can and will prevail, and that the day will come when this problem will be dealt its final blow.

But are these strange environmental happenings simply due to the weather or is there something else going on? Mother Nature (whoever she is) is not to blame, but rather, Father God. Label me a fanatic if you like, but I firmly believe we are seeing God release His arsenal of weapons upon the earth. Some no doubt are in the form of judgment, while others are simply a display of His awesome power and majesty. All, however, serve as signs of the coming end of the age.

Consider the following scriptures:

Job 36:27-29:

“For He draws up the drops of water,
They distill rain from the mist,
Which the clouds pour down,
They drip upon man abundantly.
“Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds,
The thundering of His pavilion?

Job 37:4-13

“After it, a voice roars;
He thunders with His majestic voice,
And He does not restrain the lightning when His voice is heard.
“God thunders with His voice wondrously,
Doing great things which we cannot comprehend.
“For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
And to thedownpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’
“He seals the hand of every man,
That all men may know His work.
“Then the beast goes into its lair
And remains in its den.
“Out of the south comes the storm,
And out of the north the cold.
“From the breath of God ice is made,
And the expanse of the waters is frozen.
“Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud;
He disperses the cloud of His lightning.
“It changes direction, turning around by His guidance,
That it may do whatever He commands it
On the face of the inhabited earth.
“Whether for correction, or for His world,
Or for loving-kindness, He causes it to happen.

Job 38:22

“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow,
Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,

Psalm 18:12-15

From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds,
Hailstones and coals of fire.
The Lord also thundered in the heavens,
And the Most High uttered His voice,
Hailstones and coals of fire.
He sent out His arrows, and scattered them,
And lightning flashes in abundance, and them.
Then the channels of water appeared,
And the foundations of the world were laid bare
At Your rebuke, O Lord,
At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

Psalm 105:26-35

He sent Moses His servant,
And Aaron, whom He had chosen.
They performed His wondrous acts among them,
And miracles in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness and made it dark;
And they did not rebel against His words.
He turned their waters into blood
And caused their fish to die.
Their land swarmed with frogs
Even in the chambers of their kings.
He spoke, and there came a swarm of flies
And gnats in all their territory.
He gave them hail for rain,
And flaming fire in their land.
He struck down their vines also and their fig trees,
And shattered the trees of their territory.
He spoke, and locusts came,
And young locusts, even without number,
And ate up all vegetation in their land,
And ate up the fruit of their ground

Psalm 107:33-35

He changes rivers into a wilderness
And springs of water into a thirsty ground;
A fruitful land into a salt waste,
Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
He changes a wilderness into a pool of water
And a dry land into springs of water.

Psalm 135:6-7

Whatever the Lord pleases, He does,
In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps.
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
Who makes lightning for the rain,
Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.

Psalm 78:47-48

He destroyed their vines with hailstones
And their sycamore trees with frost.
He gave over their cattle also to the hailstones
And their herds to bolts of lightning.

Nahum 1:2-3

A jealous and avenging God is the Lord;
The Lord is avenging and wrathful.
The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies.

TheLord is slow to anger and great in power,
And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.
In whirlwind and storm is His way,
And clouds are the dust beneath His feet

Romans 8:19-22

For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

Revelation 16:18-21

And there were flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder; and there was a great earthquake, such as there had not been since man came to be upon the earth, so great an earthquake was it, andso mighty. The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the fell. Babylon the great was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of His fierce wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And huge hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, came down from heaven upon men; and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, because its plague was extremely severe.

Luke 21:25-28

“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing nigh.

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  1. November 20, 2012 8:29 pm

    Amen! I have recently finished reading through the major and minor Prophets and God’s dealings with his people who had turned their hearts away from Him. It was almost as if I was reading todays national headlines in our own nation.

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