Today’s TW News & Prophecy of the Living Church of God had the following :
Once in a century flooding in Australia.
At a time of year when dry weather usually prevails, “Exceptionally heavy rain over the course of a week has smashed records in a number of places across southeast Australia and caused widespread flooding in NSW and Victoria in particular.” Some locations received 525 mm/20.7 inches of rain in a seven-day period, due to a slow-moving low pressure system. One town received “nearly a year’s worth of rain” in just one week. As of last Tuesday, 75% of New South Wales was “either under water, or affected by or at risk of floods.” Forecasters expect the very rainy weather pattern to persist well into March (Australian Associated Press, March 6, 2012).
In recent years, Australia has experienced extreme weather–from searing droughts to extreme flooding–that is beginning to resemble end-time prophecies. The prophet Amos warned that due to the manifold sins of the Israelite nations (Amos 3:14), God would punish them. “I also withheld rain from you, when there were still three months to the harvest. I made it rain on one city, I withheld rain from another city. One part was rained upon, and where it did not rain the part withered” (Amos 4:7). Verse 9 also talks about the mildew that will set in because of prolonged wet conditions.
As the end of the age draws closer, we will see more extreme weather patterns around the globe, especially in Israelite nations like Australia. For more information about the modern-day Israelite nations, please see our free booklet, The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy.
And of course, in 2012, many other parts of the world are facing flood and/or drought conditions.
Droughts and floods contribute to food shortages, higher food prices, and sometimes famines.
7…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:7-8).
8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. (Mark 13:8)
The Bible also shows we should expect to see a time of much higher food prices (cf. Revelation 6:5-6). Australia is not expected to be exempt.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?