Firstly my heart-felt prayers to those who have lost their lives and who have suffered trauma and loss.
The earthquake that struck midnight Sunday, the 13th of November 2016 was warned of that Sunday morning at 10:45am, during the Sunday morning church service of Destiny Church Auckland, NZ – that person was me! It was not a prepared or planned message at all – but came at an ‘inspired moment’ before the sermon.
The title of that message was “Do you know what’s happening?” (from Matthew 24:3-14 and 1 Chronicles 12:32). These unfortunate tragedies are all side-effects of the following issues.
Many people do not realise the change in the earth. Weather and natural disasters are linked with God’s End-Time plans.
The environment has been speaking for some time to us about the burden of pollution and abuse that has serious outcomes. This pollution or abuse is not just natural causes!
(Leviticus 18:24-28 - NKJV Bible) reads,
Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out is inhabitants. You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgements, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you (for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled), lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.
In Leviticus 18:24-28 is a sobering warning and insight to the connection of the land and sexual sins. Leviticus 18 is God outlining the types of sexual sins that when they are practiced to a point of blatant disregard to a certain depth of perversion that the land will actually react and spew up the inhabitants! (ie Mass Evacuations)
No other sin in the whole of the bible has any connection to earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions, but Sexual Perversions alone. (Leviticus 18:5-29)
To most men this would seem ridiculous and judgmental by God and US! But God is not judging us, nature is! The environment is suffering under mankind’s iniquities. For some time we have seen disruptive weather patterns and global warming, just to mention a few of nature’s fury!
(Romans 8:19-22 - NKJV Bible) reads,
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
Creation itself speaks to us! But does anybody really want to listen!
(Romans 1:20 - NKJV Bible) reads,
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.
Too many natural disasters have obvious connection to man’s blatant disregard to the environment. Some can be explained through the following human causes:
And much more
But there are some disasters that are directly related to the above scriptures and previous explanation. It’s not going to get better, but worse!
The Diminishing of our Christian faith in modern society and the increasing aggressive reaction to Christ and His Church in social, political and family life has hastened the frequency of natural disasters around the globe!
This is not man’s perspective, or mine, but God’s perspective!