There's been a bit of speculation on the web these days about the meaning of all the relatively recent natural disasters. Many Biblically literate folk are referencing Christ's words in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 about the end of time.
Matthew quoted Jesus as saying, Matthew 24:4-8 (KJV) "4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows."
Likewise, Luke quoted Jesus as saying, Luke 21:25-26 (KJV) "25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."
To what Christ said, I'd like to remind us of what King David wrote centuries ago in Psalm 29. Scripture clearly states that God is in control of all nature.
A psalm of David.
1 Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings[a];
honor the Lord for his glory and strength.
2 Honor the Lord for the glory of his name.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea.
The God of glory thunders.
The Lord thunders over the mighty sea.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
5 The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars;
the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf;
he makes Mount Hermon[b] leap like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord strikes
with bolts of lightning.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the barren wilderness quake;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks[c]
and strips the forests bare.
In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”
10 The Lord rules over the floodwaters.
The Lord reigns as king forever.
11 The Lord gives his people strength.
The Lord blesses them with peace.
That said, most who know me, know that I usually do not see prophecies fulfilled by everything that happens. However, these days all the stuff going on has me thinking. Many posts from the internet (and the Weather Channel) note nature's unusual activity. One post even said this has been the second highest year for natural disasters! In an effort to check it out, I did a bid of surfing. I found and copied a series of natural events from a fellow who posted them on Facebook. Here's a summary.
Evidently there are, or have been, fires in California, Oregon, Washington State, British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Nova Scotia, Greece, Brazil, Portugal, Algeria, Tunisia, Greenland, Siberia, and a portion of Russia. For sure there's been flooding in Texas. Also reported are record monsoons in India, Nepal, Pakistan. Bangladesh. It seems Niger and Sierra Leone have had floods and mudslides. Eurasia has been under a massive heat wave called Lucifer. California, including San Francisco, has had triple digits temps. Earthquakes shimmied and shook the American West. Tremors in Japan at 6.1 and in Mexico at 8.2 on the Richter scale presaged possible tsunamis. Volcanic activity in Yellowstone threatens if we take a swarm of 2,300 tremors seriously. Idaho shook and not with the Hokey Pokey. Record breaking hurricanes have been recorded. Irma and Jose, are or have been as dangerous as Harvey was, while Katia currently dumps her load on Mexico. NOAH lists at least one more hurricane forming in the Atlantic. Last, but not least, is the report of a record breaking solar flare.
This writer is no scientist, but I wonder if all the recent weather phenomena presage more than a year fraught with natural disasters. Dianne E. Butts thinks they are signs of the times. She and other Prophecy experts may be on to something. Perhaps you'd like to check out her post. Here's the link to her website.
You may now go back to your regular Internet activities.
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us...." John 1:14a (NIV)