No ‘Coincidence’ With God
By Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher of ‘The Wake Up Herald’ – Jan 2011 (USA)
Sumatra Tsunami Damage 2010 “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.” (Romans 13:11-14)
From January 1, 2011 to January 7th, there was an abundance of fish and bird deaths throughout the world. The dead birds and dead fish reports came in from all over the world, 15 events were documented in less than a week.
For instance, hundreds of birds fell from the sky in Texas, Louisiana, and Kentucky in the United States and Sweden, and thousands in Arkansas in the United States, a town in Italy was littered with 8000 turtle doves, and in Manitoba, Canada tens of thousands of dead birds fell to the ground.
In addition, 2 million fish washed ashore in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, 100 tons off the waters off Argentina, 100,000 from the Arkansas River (99% of which were of the Drum Fish species.) There were also 40,000 crabs that washed ashore in the United Kingdom. In New Zealand, hundreds of dead snapper fish washed up on Coromandel Peninsula beaches, many found with their eyes missing; 100 tons of dead fish in the waters off of Parana, Argentina. 15 Tons of dead fish wash ashore In Brazil. In the last week of December 150 tons of Talapia fish died on 41 different river farms in Vietnam.
Strangely, many of these birds and fish that died belonged to only one species while other kinds of bird and fish in the same areas were unaffected. This has led to the theory that the traumatizing event such as lightning happened while the birds were in flocks. Yet it seems strange that power lines or toxins should be so selective.
The dead birds and dead fish events around the world still have no definitive scientific explanation attached to them. With many waiting for science to come up with the answers, others believe that the dead birds and the dead fish are a warning sign from God.
In addition, between Dec 2 and Jan 5, more than 8 mega-earthquakes occurred
Dec 2 — 6.9 earthquake in New Guinea
Dec 17 — 7.2 earthquake on the CA//Mexico border
Dec 20 — 5.6 earthquake in El Salvador
Dec 21 — 6.2 earthquake in Sumatra
Dec 21 — 7.4 earthquake in Japan
Dec 25 — 7.6 earthquake in Fiji
Jan 2 — 7.1 earthquake in Chile
Jan 5 — 6.6 earthquake in Vanuatu in the South Pacific
(10 minutes later, there was another quake that registered 5.5)
Scientists across the world have been mystified and given various causes for these happenings. Their theories range from toxins, cold weather, disease, fireworks, hail, thunderstorms, and power lines. Among many Christians, there is also the belief that these are ‘signs of the End Times.’
Throughout the Bible, there’s a continuous connection between humans and animals, or between humans and natural events. Nature and humans are intertwined. Many verses in the Bible show this dynamic where human evil affects other earth species. One of them occurs in Hosea chapter 4:1-3, where God declares:
“Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel, for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land: because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, and killing and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore the land will mourn; and everyone that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field and the fowls of heaven; yea the fish of the sea will be taken away.” [tooltip content=”Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.” url=”” ](Hosea 4:1-3)[/tooltip] These verses point out that the spiritual and the natural affect each other.
2010 was a record year. 295,000 people were killed and $130 billion in property damage. As a comparison in 2009 there were 11,000 deaths and $60 billion in property damage. So the death toll went up by 284,000. There were forest fires, earthquakes, floods etc.
The 2011 year is starting with a massive flood in Australia displacing 200,000 people and causing billions in damages.
Is all of this coincidence? No. Is this a government weapon of some sort doing all of this as some suggest? Maybe. With dead birds and dead fish being found around the globe in masses, the theories for this phenomenon range from the mundane to the extraordinary. Dead fish and dead bird explanations range from the biblical to government conspiracy theories. Whatever the cause, it can be said with absolute certainty that God is showing His sovereign power. God had the first word and God will have the final word. We wait and see what’s next on His agenda. While you wait, read [tooltip content=”I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD. I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD.” url=”” ]Zephaniah 1:2-3[/tooltip].
“I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord. I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fish of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD.”
God’s message to America?
It is folly and fatal to ignore God. “He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” [tooltip content=”He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” url=”” ](Prov 29:1)[/tooltip]
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” [tooltip content=”Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” url=”” ](Eccl 12:13-14)[/tooltip]
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
Christian Watch Newsletter – January 2011