Climate Change

It’s funny that men either deny or forget that climate change happened in the extreme in the days of Noah. I suspect there were no seasons prior to the flood because of how Adam and Eve were first lacking in clothing. After the flood the Bible states:
20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done. 22 “While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease.”  (Gen. 8:20-22)
If have ever studied the book of Revelation along with Matthew 24, there is plenty of climate change prophecied for the future. In Matthew 24 we are told of famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places. And so we have that today. In Revelation there are references to famine, war, economic turmoil. See Rev. 6 and the four horsemen. Rev. 8 tells us a third of the trees and all green grass are burned up. A third of the sea creatures are killed as well. A third of the waters become bitter. Rev. 16:8 says the sun would scorch men with great heat.
We’ve notice the past few years earthquakes increasing in intensity. Think of Japan, Christchurch New Zealand, Haiti as just a few examples. Here’s a link of somebody tracking other natural disasters: http://www.jesusblogspot.com/2011/01/natural-disasters-2011-recap-of-first.html
2011 will go down as the year of disasters. But I don’t think we have seen anything yet. If you know Christ, then you know we are in the end times and these things are expected to increase. Unsaved men will point to these signs and create excuses and use it to try and control mankind.
We may not know the exact day or hour Jesus returns but He commanded us to watch so that we would not be caught unaware when He does return, He gave us signs to watch for. That these signs would be in the earth and the sky. And so we have these signs increasing.
32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. 34 It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. 35 Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mar. 13:32-37; also see Mat 24:36-44; Luk 21:34-36)
35 “Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; 36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. 38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and[d] not allowed his house to be broken into. 40 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
41 Then Peter said to Him, “Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to all people?”
42 And the Lord said, “Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has. 45 But if that servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. (Luk 12:35-48)
2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. 3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. (Rev. 3:2-3)
15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” (Rev. 16:15)
I get the feeling watching for Him is an important commandment. We do not want to be caught unaware. Study the warnings and the repercussions carefully.

So climate change is here, and man has everything to do with it, because man has sinned against God. God is not here to save the world though. He is here to save men through His Son Jesus Christ who gave His life as a Holy sacrifice for the sins of men. Whoever will repent of their sins, accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour, and be baptized will have eternal life in Christ. Those who deny Him will have eternal life in the Lake of Fire. God is going to destroy this earth and remake it after the day of Judgement. Let’s not be fearful, but find comfort in Christ in these last days of turmoil.

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4 Responses to Climate Change

  1. ian vincent says:

    Hi bro! Just dropping by, good to read this. I had never thought of that about adam and eve, that cos they didnt have clothes it shows at least a constant warm temperature then.

  2. Al says:

    Hi Ian! Thanks for stopping by. Scientifically speaking, it’s a fact that the Earth’s tilt is what causes the seasons. If the earth were not tilted we would have constant weather. Couple that with the idea that originally the Earth only had one super continent. Scientists have long talked about how the continents we have today have been tearing apart and pushing together in what is called plate tectonics. And it’s easily seen when looking at a map that many of the continents more or less seem to fit together like puzzle pieces. I can easily imagine that during the flood God was tearing the super continent apart and tilting the Earth to show His Power, Majesty and Glory.

  3. steve says:

    Thank you for the message brother Al. Your Spirit driven words are always comfort to my soul and it brings me great joy to know that when I wake-up everyday I have a God who loves me enough to suffer and die a horrible death for me. The wretched man that I am, Christ actually died so I could live and live in the freedom that only Christ Jesus can offer.
    Revelation 21:22-24 reads; “But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun of of the moon to shine in it for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.” Try to imagine what this is going to be like! If this doesn’t bring us to our knees at the foot of the cross glorifying God with every ounce of energy God has blessed us with, I am not sure what will. This place is not my home, it has nothing for me. God bless you brother and I want to leave you with something that God has shown me recently about how the world attempts to bring people to Jesus and get your Spirit led thoughts on it and all who visit and read.
    Isaiah 53:2 reads; ” For he shall grow up before Him as a tender plant. And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.” God could have made our Lord and Savior the most beautiful man who ever walked the earth. In fact, all the movies, shows etc. on Jesus portray Him as a very handsome man. Yet scripture tells us just the opposite. Why then do we, people, “the church system”, the world in general portray Jesus as something He was not? It was not about His outer appearance, but yet we as humans put so much emphasis on what someone looks like. The “church system”, (and I have been guilty of this myself in the past), does everything it can to “sell” Jesus by doing everything that can to entertain people with anything and everything to get people to attend. Don’t get me wrong, we need to spread the gospel and share our Lord and Savior for who he is, not what we want Him to be. God’s example of our Lord and Savior should be a strong example for us as we are led by the Spirit to share Christ with those God has blessed us with to witness to on a daily basis. Unfortunately, so many are being raised in “the church system”, (as I was), and not in Christ Jesus. People deserve to hear who the real Jesus is and time is running out.
    “Truly, this times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,
    because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. he has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”
    Acts 17:30-31. God bless you brother. Stay focused on the cross.
    In the wilderness and thanking God for the journey.
    In Christ Jesus

    • Al Nelson says:

      Hi Steve, glad to hear from you again. It’s the Lord Jesus who comforts us. Amen? I like the Isaiah verses you quoted above. No one chooses Christ based on outward physical beauty. Why do you think we don’t have much of a physical description of Him? Aren’t we suppose to learn about His character and nature? Praise God that we understand anything in these days. But the knowledge is there for everyone of us who call on the name of Christ if we are willing to lay ourselves down. Because none of us are perfect. And that’s why we need the perfection of Christ. I write some of this for the benefit of others. Praise God for His work in your life Steve, keep lifting Him up! Blessings in Christ, Jesus.

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