South African Hut……………………………..Durban, South Africa
Weather extremes are making the news in different parts of the world:
2 freeze to death as extreme winter weather hits South AfricaAP – July 16, 2012
Emergency services in South Africa say two people froze to death amid unusually harsh winter weather. http://www.timescolonist.com/travel/freeze+death+extreme+winter+weather+hits+South+Africa/6941096/story.htmlCentral Australia’s frostiest winter in a decade
July 19, 2012
Much of central Australia is experiencing an unusually frosty winter, the frostiest in more than a decade in some parts and there’s much more to come. http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/central-australias-frostiest-winter-in-a-decade-20120719-22c5a.html
Rainy days and stormy weather of the last month set to cost insurers £500 million
Daily Mail – 18 July 2012Insurers will pay £500million to those affected by floods and storms last month. The news comes ahead of more rain today. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175656/UK-weather-Rainy-days-stormy-weather-month-set-cost-insurers-500-million.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
And of course, in 2012, weather problems, including drought, floods, and heat have affected other parts of the world as well (see, for example, Drought Reducing Wheat Yields in US, Australia, Russia, and Ukraine, Quarter Million Affected by Flooding in Japan, Food Inflation in Indonesia and USA, and Weather Extremes in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK).
Droughts and weather problems contribute to food shortages, higher food prices, and sometimes famines. Food inflation seems to be occurring (see Corn Prices Rise 33%, More Food Problems Ahead).
Notice two additional reports related to grain production and prices:
Drought spreads, boosts corn to record priceReuters – July 19, 2012
The worst drought in a half century will continue to plague most of the U.S. Midwest crop region for at least the next 10 days, with only occasional showers providing some relief mainly in the east, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday.
America’s top two corn and soybean producing states, Iowa and Illinois, are now in the center of the drought as the dryness spreads to the northwest to leech what little moisture remains in already parched soils…”It got up to 102 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit in Iowa yesterday with no rain, and will be in the 90s today with no rain,” Nicholls said. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/19/us-usa-drought-crops-idUSBRE86H0MP20120719Australian wheat yields threatened by cold weatherReuters – July 13, 2012Cold weather across Australia’s two largest wheat growing states has slowed crop growth, officials said, threatening yields in the world’s fourth-largest exporter and adding to concerns about the risk of dry weather later in the year if El Nino returns. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/13/australia-wheat-weather-idUSL3E8ID1NL20120713
The Bible is tells of a time that there will be food shortages and much more serious food inflation:
5 When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come and see.” So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.” (Revelation 6:5-6)
Back in 2009, my book, 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect mentioned the following was about to happen:
Odd weather patterns result in food shortages and natural disasters. Matthew 24:7
The world is actually in a berserk transition, as the real age of peace is not yet here. It may be a period of chaos. It is the beginning of sorrows Matthew 24:8…
Notice that John Ogwyn also wrote:…
The English-speaking nations…in..fact, they will ultimately be overpowered and destroyed…militarily. Prior to military attack and occupation, devastating weather problems, combined with internal civil strife (“tumults in the midst” cf. Amos 3:9) will bring our nations to the point of internal collapse.
Droughts and severe weather problems should serve as a wake-up call. Weather-related troubles with their related food issues, of course, have been biblically expected:
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 Anglo-descended nations (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand) insistence on pursuing legalizing various forms of immorality is going to catch up with it. The drought is only a part of that. It is not only them that will be affected, but they who have been getting many of the blessings given to Jacob will experience the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7). The severe weather should serve as a wake-up call to those nations who once claimed to base their beliefs and morality upon the Bible.
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?
CG7 on Pornography This is an article excerpt from the Church of God, 7th Day-Denver about pornography.
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the Living Church of God?
LCG: Homosexuals Gaining Ground “Same-sex marriage” is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality?
Is American Football Evil? Is the most popular spectator sport in the USA something that Christians should watch? What do the Bible and early writings show?
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?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Africa: Its Biblical Past and Prophesied Future What does the Bible teach about Africa and its future? Did the early Church reach Africa? Will God call all the Africans?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama and Julia Gillard be involved in 2012? Have predictions written by Bob Thiel related to Barack Obama and Julia Gillard began to come to pass?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This link also has YouTube videos. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, world events have aligned with at least 23 predictions in the book and many more will to come to pass. Those who purchase the book at the www.thesecretsect.com website receive a lengthy bonus report documenting world events that aligned with the book.
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect (English Kindle edition). This is the 2nd edition of the book, released in January 2012, and includes a summary of many of the predictions that world events have aligned with since the book originally came out in September 2009.
2012 y el surgimiento de la secta secreta 2012 libro del Dr. Thiel en Español.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache. 2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Kindle Edition)
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel em português. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 23 já começaram a acontecer.
2012 e o Surgimento da Seita Secreta (Brazilian Portuguese Edition) 2012 livro do Dr. Thiel. Edição em português do Brasil. Este livro documenta e explica centenas de profecias. E desde que foi publicado pela primeira vez, pelo menos 23 já começaram a acontecer.