The latest TW News & Prophecy has the following:
U.S. in drought and Britain’s flooded kingdom.
The United States is experiencing the worst drought in 50 years, and the United Kingdom had the wettest April to June on record, with July following the same pattern.
On July 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared that more than 1,000 counties in 26 states (almost 2/3 of U.S. land) are now natural-disaster areas, making this the largest declaration in U.S. history (Business Week, July 16, 2012). The conditions are becoming even worse. “In the high-plains states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas, the areas designated as being in moderate to exceptional drought rose to 84 percent as of July 10 from 74 percent a week earlier. In the Midwest, 63 percent of the region was in drought as of July 10, up from 53 percent on July 3″ (ibid.).
While the United States lacks rain, the United Kingdom has received more than enough. “The wettest April to June on record, followed by more heavy rain so far this month, has caused widespread–and in some cases, repeated–flooding.” “The Met Office has warned that many areas are expected to see between 20mm and 30mm of rain, and that some parts could see up to 60mm–as much as might be expected to fall in a month–in just a few hours…. John Curtin, Head of Incident Management at the [Environment Agency], said: ‘We have experienced some severe weather in recent weeks and the risk of flooding remains high across England, but particularly across the Midlands and the East of the country’” (The Telegraph, July 14, 2012).
God clearly states that if we walk contrary to His way of life, He will make the heavens like bronze, the earth like iron, and the rain will be changed into dust powder (Deuteronomy 28:23-24). He also warns that He will cause it to rain on one city, but will withhold rain from another (Amos 4:7). Scripture indicates that the U.S. and Britain will suffer weather calamities because of their immorality. As these two nations turn their backs on God and promote clearly sinful behaviors and lifestyles, we should expect to see God set His hand against a rebellious people (1 Samuel 12:15).
Notice what is happening in Russia:
Drought ruining crops in Russia
MOSCOW, July 26 (UPI) — A drought in Russia is destroying the country’s 2012 grain harvest, the Russian Agricultural Ministry said Thursday.
In the Krasnodar territory, in southernmost Russia on the Black Sea, the first to report figures, the grain crop is about a third of last year’s totals, the ministry said.
“Such an unfavorable year has not been witnessed since the second world war,” said Yuri Tkachenko, head of the Krasnodar weather forecasting center.
The immediate effect of the lowered crop yield is a severe reduction in Russian exports of grain and corn, Russian news service ITAR-Tass reported Thursday.
And as I reported here a few weeks ago, Russia lost 150 people to flooding (USA Severe Weather; Flooding in Russia)–yet it is also losing crops to drought.
The sorrows and troubles are just beginning and will get much worse.
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)
Severe weather is consistent with the troubles that Jesus spoke of.
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Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?
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