In the latest TW News & Prophecy, the Living Church of God (LCG) reported:
The power of weather.
Hurricane Irene plowed a destructive path up the east coast of the United States and into Canada last weekend, causing billions of dollars in damage and leaving millions without power. Although the storm was a “low” category hurricane, it was large and moved through some of the most densely populated areas of the nation–potentially impacting more than 65 million people.Over 2.5 million people were evacuated from low-lying areas across several states. More than half-a-million people were evacuated from New York City alone. Thankfully, damage in the densely populated areas was far less than forecasted (www.msnbc.com, August 27, 2011).
The evacuation of 2.5 million people brings to mind a prophecy that God made against the Israelite-descended nations who choose to reject Him at the end of the age. “I will set My face against you… you shall flee when no one pursues you” (Leviticus 26:17). Millions of people fled the storm last weekend and most found little damage when they returned to their intact dwellings. Although the evacuations were probably a “wise call” by local authorities, it is still sobering to see people flee when no one is chasing.
One day soon, Jesus Christ will return and say again to the wind and waves, “Peace, be still” (Mark 4:39), and they will listen. No more major storms will terrify people, or destroy their property, because God will be the feared, loved, and respected “Protector” of all!
And of course, another storm is hitting the South-East of the USA today, the overall seriousness of which has been debated:
Los Angeles Times - 3 September 2011
Thick sheets of rain from Tropical Storm Lee pounded south Louisiana on Saturday morning as the storm continued to loiter just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, gathering strength with sustained winds approaching 60 mph.Reuters - 3 September 2011
A Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image taken from NASA’s Terra satellite shows Tropical Storm Lee extending from the Yucatan Peninsula across the Gulf of Mexico and over southern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama September 2…CNN - 3 September 2011
By the CNN Wire Staff New Orleans (CNN) — Slow-moving Tropical Storm Lee churned toward the Gulf Coast Saturday, dumping heavy rains over the southern parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
Between the Virginia earthquake, Hurricane Irene, the Eastern half of the USA has had “troubles” (cf. Mark 13:8) these past couple of weeks.
These types of things may be parts of what Jesus referred to as “the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8) before the great tribulation (Matthew 24:21). Related to the riots in the UK (Ephraim) and the debt problems in the USA (Manasseh), a couple of weeks ago, LCG’s Presiding Evangelist wrote the following:
So it seems that the “beginning of sorrows” has certainly been escalating in Ephraim and Manasseh! Maybe it will help some few people to actually “wake up”! (Meredith RC. LCG Co-worker letter, August 15, 2011)
Even though hurricanes and tropical storms are somewhat normal, there have seemed to have been a lot of weather-related troubles lately (there are also droughts as well).
Now there is good news as ultimately, God’s kingdom will come.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines and troubles. Should we do something?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism? Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it. Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, 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?
Canada in Prophecy: What Does Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada? There are prophecies that suggest involvement with Canada. And many are not positive about its future.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?