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1
Natural Disasters 2007
2
Storms leave trail of death and chaos
  • Headline
  • Huge storms sweep northern Europe
  • Headline BBC online January 18
  • Event
  • At least 40 people have been killed as violent
    storms lashed northern Europe, causing travel
    chaos across the region. Britain was the worst
    hit with nine people killed as rain and gusts of
    up to 99mph (159km/h) swept the country.
  • Hurricane-force winds battering Germany have
    claimed at least seven lives. The other deaths
    were reported in France, the Czech Republic and
    the Netherlands.
  • The severe weather has forced hundreds of flight,
    rail and ferry cancellations and prompted road
    and school closures.
  • Meteorologists at London's Met Office said the
    winds reached "severe gale force" as they crossed
    Britain and were the highest recorded since
    January 1990.
  • Comment
  • Germany bore the brunt of a great storm that
    swept across Northern Europe this week.
  • Germany was also in the political news this week.
    The German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced
    this week that she would putting all her efforts
    into securing a new treaty for Europe. It
    interesting that Germany holds the EU AND the G8
    presidencies this year and so carries more
    political weight than normal.
  • It has been the dream of Germany to unite all the
    nations of Europe under one political system and
    government for 1000 years. It may remain out of
    their grasp though.
  • Daniel 2 makes clear that European nations remain
    divided (iron and clay). Revelation 17
  • makes clear they do NOT receive a kingdom but do
    have power with the beast. This is the exact
    position of Europe at the moment. But they will
    unite in war against Christ.
  • Bible Quote Daniel 2 41 And whereas thou sawest
    the feet and toes, part of potters clay, and
    part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided
    feet and toes Europe

3
Humans blamed for climate change
  • Headline
  • Humans blamed for climate change
  • Headline BBC online February 2
  • Event
  • Global climate change is "very likely" to have a
    human cause, an influential group of scientists
    has concluded.
  • We can be very confident that the net effect of
    human activity since 1750 has been one of
    warming," co-lead author Dr Susan Soloman told
    delegates in Paris. It also projected that sea
    levels were most likely to rise by 28-43cm, and
    global warming was likely to influence the
    intensity of tropical storms.
  • Comment
  • A few weeks ago a group of experts who assess the
    dangers posed to civilisation added climate
    change to the prospect of nuclear annihilation as
    the greatest threats to humankind. As a result
    the group moved the minute hand on its famous
    Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight.
    It now stands a 5 minutes to midnight.
  • Jesus makes clear that in fact all flesh would
    be destroyed if he did not intervene. We can see
    clearly that mankind IS destroying the beautiful
    planet God created for us to live on. Our greed
    and sin is bringing this about. But mankind will
    NOT be allowed to destroy the earth. Gods plan
    is for it to be inhabited forever. Isaiah 4518.
  • Sin and death will finally be removed from this
    earth and when that happens the curse on the
    earth that was introduced by God in Eden will
    also be removed. Remove the cause of the curse ie
    SIN and then the curse on the earth (ground) will
    be removed. See Genesis 317. Only Christs
    return will save both mankind and the planet.
  • Bible Quote Matthew 24 22 And except those days
    should be shortened, there should no flesh be
    saved but for the elects sake those days shall
    be shortened.

4
Signs on earth and in heavens
  • Headline
  • (1) Lunar eclipse wows sky watchers
  • (2) Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia
  • Headline BBConline March 4 6
  • Event
  • (1) Sky watchers across the world have been
    enjoying the first total lunar eclipse in more
    than three years. During "totality" the Moon took
    on a reddish hue. This is the last lunar eclipse
    in the Iranian current year and they will not
    going to have another beautiful and complete
    eclipse like this one for five years.
  • (2) A powerful earthquake has hit the Indonesian
    island of Sumatra, flattening hundreds of
    buildings and killing at least 70 people. An
    earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 has struck
    western Iran on Wednesday.
  • Comment
  • Lunar eclipses are not rare occurrences but what
    is interesting about this particular lunar
    eclipse is where the area of totality occurred.
    Ie Which nations could see the total lunar
    eclipse. The diagram above shows the nations in
    the darkest area. Europe, Russia, Middle East,
    Africa. The main nations involved in the final
    conflict. And what did they see? A moon turned
    blood red.
  • A few days later in Iran, after seeing a blood
    red moon, an earthquake struck. Another much
    larger earthquake struck Indonesia this week as
    well. Also this week an Italian volcano erupted
    causing lava to stream into the sea. The words
    below seem to be an accurate description of this
    weeks events. The day of the LORD is coming.
  • Bible Quote Joel 2 30 And I will shew wonders in
    the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire,
    and pillars of smoke.31 The sun shall be turned
    into darkness,
    and the moon into blood, BEFORE the great and
    the terrible day of the LORD come.

Actual pictures of this weeks lunar eclipse
5
The universe is 5598 years old
  • Headline
  • The Universe is 5,598 years old tomorrow
  • Headline Daily Telegraph March 17
  • Event
  • The Universe is 5,598 years old tomorrow. At
    least it is if you use the complicated dating
    scheme invented by the Venerable Bede in the 8th
    century. Bede's method added together the ages of
    Adam and his descendants listed in the Old
    Testament and worked forwards. It was used until
    the 17th century, when James Ussher, the
    Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and
    a celebrated theologian, dated the creation to
    4,004 BC using an almost identical method.
  • Ussher's date became so influential that it is
    still printed as a fact in the margins of the
    Book of Genesis in some contemporary editions of
    the Bible. Maybe it's his precision that appeals
    according to Ussher, God kicked off the Creation
    on Sunday, October 23, and Adam and Eve were
    thrown out of Paradise on a Monday morning, two
    weeks later. We owe Bede a lot. He was the first
    to use AD (Anno Domini) to describe historical
    events, he worked out for himself that the world
    was round and he popularised the name "English"
    for the people and the language.
  • Comment
  • No one can date exactly when creation took place.
    We have perhaps all heard of Usshers suggestion
    that 1996/7 saw the 6000th year since creation.
    However we perhaps have not heard of other
    suggested dates for when creation took place. The
    article above appeared in this weeks newspaper.
    It shows that in fact the 6000th year may still
    be in front of us. God created the world in 6
    days and on the 7th rested. As we near the end of
    the 6000th year, it will usher (no pun intended)
    in the final millennial rest.
  • Bible Quote Exodus 20 11 For in six days the
    LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that
    in them is, and rested the seventh day God made
    EVERYTHING in 6 days

6
Australias worst drought on record
Headline Australians warned of water cuts
Headline BBC online April 19 Event Australian PM
John Howard has warned that irrigation of much of
the nation's farmland will be banned unless there
is heavy rainfall in the next month. Mr Howard
said there would only be enough water in the huge
Murray-Darling river system for drinking
purposes. He acknowledged that this would have a
"potentially devastating" impact on many
horticultural, crop and dairy industries around
the river basin. But he said there was no choice,
and he described the situation as "grim".
Irrigators are already warning that if they
cannot water their land, there will be huge crop
losses and Australian consumers will face large
price rises. Australia is suffering from its
worst drought on record, and the lack of rainfall
has already severely reduced the production of
major irrigated crops in the Murray-Darling river
basin. Comment The article also said that
Australia is praying for rain. With its worst
drought on record it is perhaps little wonder.
God uses the natural elements to bring about
his purpose. He can subdue whole nations change
the course of history, with famine, plague and
pestilence. The world should realise that they
should be putting their trust in God. Even now
they could repent. They will not however until
it is too late. Bible Quote 2 Chronicles 7 13 If
I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I
command the locusts to devour the land, or if I
send pestilence among my people 14 If my
people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn
from their wicked ways then will I hear from
heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal
their land. Now is the time to repent and turn
to God
7
Mysterious illness killing bees
Headline Mysterious Illness is Killing Bees
Worldwide Headline BBC World Service April
17 Event It would be the perfect plot for a
doomsday thriller. Just imagine if you found a
way of killing bees. Bees pollinate no
pollination, no crops no crops, no food. As you
can see bees matter, they're a vital link. And
although there is no suggestion of a conspiracy
there is a major and spreading problem with the
world's bee population. Beekeepers in London say
50 to 75 per cent of their bees have died and in
the US 24 states are affected and 50 to 90 per
cent of hives there have gone. It's happened in
Spain too -- the common experience being a total
collapse of bee colonies with none or very few
left in the hive -- they simply disappear. No one
knows why its happening. Comment In America the
following crops are threatened. Florida oranges,
Georgia peaches, Texas cotton, North Carolina
melons and many others - that depend on
domesticated bees for most of their pollination.
Amazingly there is a verse in the Bible that
links the final destruction of the nations to the
destruction of bees! It comes in Psalm 118. Psalm
118 also includes the central verses of the whole
Bible. There are 31,174 verse in the Bible. This
makes Psalm 1188 and 9 the very central verses.
Verse 8 says this It is better to trust in the
LORD than to put confidence in man. If only
mankind did put their trust In the LORD there
would NOT be the destruction of the nations. God
would NOT have to send a plague that wipes out
bees either. God is judge of the earth. Bible
Quote Psalm 118 10 All nations compassed me
about but in the name of the LORD will I destroy
them. 12 They compassed me about like bees they
are quenched as the fire of thorns for in the
name of the LORD I will destroy them.
8
Earthquake in Kent
  • Headline
  • Earthquake shakes parts of Kent
  • Headline BBC online April 28
  • Event
  • An earthquake has shaken parts of Kent, damaging
    buildings and disrupting electricity supplies.
  • Homes in five streets in Folkestone had to be
    evacuated because of structural damage including
    cracked walls and fallen chimneys.
  • The magnitude 4.3 tremor struck at 0819 BST and
    experts said its epicentre was a few miles off
    the coast in the English Channel.
  • Comment
  • In the Bible earthquakes can be seen literally
    (as above) and also symbolically.
  • Even in modern reporting big political changes
    are often called political earthquakes.
  • There has been a political earthquake in Britain
    this week. Scotland has voted in (by the
    narrowest of margins) the Scottish National Party
    (SNP). The SNP has one goal in mind. That is to
    break up the 300 year old union of England,
    Scotland, N.Ireland and Wales. They want a
    Scottish nation in its own right. The United
    Kingdom is beginning to shake! Cracks appear! No
    wonder it is called a political earthquake!
  • It is highly unlikely however, that the UK would
    split before Christ returns. What is interesting
    though is that Britain, the kingdom that ruled
    over a quarter of the land surface of the world
    is breaking apart. As Britain has gradually
    turned its back on the Bible and God, so the
    empire has crumbled and now even the UK itself
    shakes.
  • God speaks of Britain as Tarshish. Note how God
    shakes the kingdoms in the verse below.
  • We know the kingdoms of this world will soon
    become the kingdoms of our Lord. Rev 11.
  • Bible Quote Isaiah 23 10 Pass through thy land
    as a river, O daughter of Tarshish there is no
    more strength.11 He stretched out his hand over
    the sea, he shook the kingdoms

9
Australia storm death toll rises
  • Headline
  • (1) Australia storm death toll rises
  • (2) Cyclone Forces Oman to Evacuate 7,000
  • Headline BBC Online Associated Press June 9
  • Event
  • (1) At least six people have been killed by heavy
    storms that are continuing to lash eastern
    Australia, officials say. Gale-force winds and
    rising flood waters have forced the evacuation of
    hundreds of people in New South Wales.
  • More than 200,000 homes remain without
    electricity in the Hunter Valley and Central
    Coast regions, and in Sydney. "This is the worst
    storm and the worst damage our electricity
    network has seen for more than 30 years," said
    EnergyAustralia.
  • (2) A powerful cyclone approaching the oil-rich
    Persian Gulf area forced the evacuation Monday of
    nearly 7,000 people from an Omani island, a
    government official said. Even with the weaker
    wind speeds, Gonu would be the strongest cyclone
    to hit the Arabian Peninsula since record keeping
    started in 1945
  • Comment
  • As the world is in perplexity and turmoil with
    nation rising against nation etc. We also see in
    the natural world increasing volatility as well.
    This volatility can cause an increase in tension
    itself between nations as fuel prices rocket and
    so the vicious circle continues. We keep reading
    (as above) about the worst storms, the highest
    temperatures, the most prolong droughts, the
    heaviest flooding and so and so on.
  • The world is in travail as a woman in labour. The
    contractions are coming closer and
  • closer together with the pain getting
    increasingly worse. They herald the Son of God.
  • Bible Quote Isaiah 13 8 And they shall be
    afraid pangs and sorrows shall take hold of
    them they shall be in pain as a woman that
    travaileth. The labour has begun!

10
Extreme weather
  • Headline
  • 1) Flood chaos grips Britain
  • 2) Heatwave kills 49 in southern Europe
  • 3) More Than 800,000 Hit by Pakistan Floods
  • 4) Record Temperatures in Greece
  • Headline Various Headlines this week!
  • Event
  • 1) Torrential rains caused nationwide flooding
    yesterday as
    emergency services were called on to
    perform hundreds of rescue operations on what was
    the wettest day of the wettest June in history.
    (Britain)
  • 2) The Italian government was yesterday urged to
    call a state of emergency in Sicily after a
    heatwave resulted in several deaths, forest fires
    and power cuts. Temperatures in Sicily, and in
    the south of Italy, have hovered between 104-113F
    (40-45C) this week.
  • 3) In Pakistan, provincial relief commissioner
    Khubah Bakhsh estimated that some 200,000 houses
    had been destroyed or damaged. More than 800,000
    people have been affected by the floods from
    heavy rains and overflowing rivers and dams.
  • 4) Wildfires swept through Greece Thursday,
    killing two people and destroying homes after
    days of record high temperatures that led to at
    least nine heatstroke deaths and extensive power
    cuts.
  • Comment
  • Jesus said that we would see fearful sights and
    great signs from heaven. This week has seen
    fearful sights and great signs from heaven. With
    floods, storms, record temperatures, raging fires
    we should look up Jesus Christ will return
    soon.
  • Bible Quote Luke 21 11 and fearful sights and
    great signs shall there be from heaven.

Britain
Greece
11
Earthquake hits Mexico
  • Headline
  • 1) Strong earthquake hits Mexico
  • 2) Tornado Kills 14, Hurts 146 in China
  • 3) UK weather turns angry
  • Headline Various headlines this week
  • Event
  • 1) A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 has struck
    southern Mexico. The quake hit the southern state
    of Chiapas causing a widespread power cut and
    panic among residents.
  • 2) A tornado ripped through two provinces in
    eastern China, killing 14 people, state media
    reported Wednesday. Another 146 others were hurt
    and more than 800 houses were destroyed in
    Jiangsu province's Gaoyou city and in Tianchang
    city in Anhui, the official Xinhua News Agency
    reported. The twister was the city's worst in 50
    years.
  • 3) Looming angrily over London, this is the
    massive cloud that brought weather havoc to the
    capital. Within an hour, its devastating work was
    done. Hailstones the size of marbles had battered
    Battersea and flashfloods caused chaos in
    Clapham.
  • Comment
  • We quoted the verse below last week but it seems
    so relevant to current events I have quoted it
    again! The picture above of the extraordinary
    twister-like cloud formation over central London
    is the latest example of extreme weather
    conditions nationwide
  • Thousands of people remain homeless in Britain
    following last weeks floods.
  • Comparisons have been made to New Orleans. Some
    clergy this week have spoken of Gods wrath being
    poured out on Britain because it has become so
    godless.
  • On this we can agree. Britain has become one of
    the most godless places on earth.
  • Bible Quote Luke 21 11 And great earthquakes
    shall be in divers places, and famines, and
    pestilences and fearful sights and great signs
    shall there be from heaven.

12
Earthquakes in divers places
  • Headlines
  • 1) Strong Quake Jolts Northwestern Japan
  • 2) Quake Jolts San Francisco Bay Area
  • 3) Volcano in Tanzania Erupts, Spews Lava
  • 4) East Africa quake felt in Nairobi
  • Various Headlines ALL THIS WEEK!
  • Event
  • 1) A strong earthquake flattened houses in
    northwestern Japan on Monday, killing at least
    seven people, and sparking a small radiation leak
    and fire at the world's biggest nuclear power
    plant.
  • 2) An earthquake jolted San Francisco Bay area
    residents awake early Friday, breaking glass and
    rattling nerves, although there were no immediate
    reports of injuries.
  • 3) A volcano in northern Tanzania erupted on
    Friday, spewing small amounts of smoke and lava,
    the government spokesman said. Mt. Oldonyo
    Lengai, which is close to the border with Kenya,
    is believed to be the source of a series of
    shallow earthquakes experienced in the region
    over the past week
  • 4) A strong earthquake has hit northern Tanzania,
    with aftershocks felt as far away as the Kenyan
    capital, Nairobi, the US Geological Survey (USGS)
    said.
  • Comment
  • Jesus said that there would be earthquakes in
    various places. This week has certainly seen
    earthquakes all around the world. The greatest
    earthquake is still to come. This week
    researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the
    Negev have warned residents of Israel to prepare
    for a major earthquake that could happen any
    time. It could….
  • Bible Quote Mark 13 8 There will be earthquakes
    in various places (NIV),

13
Summer weather wettest on record
  • Headlines
  • Summer weather wettest on record
  • Headline BBConline July 26
  • Event
  • The early summer in the UK has been the wettest
    since records began more than 240 years ago, the
    Met Office has confirmed. Figures covering three
    months up to 23 July show more than 387mm
    (15.2in) of rain fell in England and Wales.
  • That is more than double the average of 186mm
    (7.3in) for the period, resulting in two bouts of
    devastating floods in parts of England in June
    and July.
  • The previous biggest summer deluge since records
    started in 1766 came in 1789 when almost 350mm
    (13.8in) fell.
  • Comment
  • We personally have been involved in the wettest
    summer since records began!
  • We live near Tewkesbury which is still flooded a
    week after almost 6 inches of rain fell in 24
    hours. As the main water board station was also
    flooded we have been without running water for a
    week! Gloucester and Cheltenham have also had
    their water switched off and are collecting their
    water from water tanks in the street. One
    headline said Water, Water everywhere and not a
    drop to drink!
  • Meanwhile, Europe suffers under incredible
    temperatures. Over 500 have died in Hungary alone
    in the last week due to the heat!
  • The previous biggest summer deluge in Britain was
    in 1789. This was the year of the French
    Revolution. It was this revolution that began the
    principles of Human Rights which led to the
    theories of evolution etc. The Bible calls these
    wicked human teachings froglike spirits in
    Revelation 16. It is these wicked teachings ie
    Man knows best and is right that brings the
    judgement of the nations.
  • Bible Quote Revelation 16 13 And I saw three
    unclean spirits like frogs

14
EU July Fires Among Worst on Record
  • Headlines
  • EU July Fires Among Worst on Record
  • Headline Time Magazine August 3
  • Event
  • The forest fires that ravaged southern Europe
    last month, fed by dry conditions that turned
    woods into tinder, were some of the worst on
    record, the European Commission said Thursday.
  • Some 2,100 square miles of forest have burned
    already this year, close to the 2,230 square
    miles consumed all of last year, the EU executive
    said, quoting provisional figures from its
    European forest fire information system.
  • It shows that July 2007 was one of the worst
    months on record and the worst July we have
    experienced since we started keeping and pooling
    information at European level," EU spokeswoman
    Antonia Mochan told reporters
  • Comment
  • The fires are raging in Europe. Yet another
    headline saying the worst on record. Whether it
    is relation to floods, temperatures, fire, rain,
    hurricane, storm we keep seeing the headlines
    the worst on record.
  • These are great signs to us that the judgment of
    the word is near. In fact there is of course a
    direct link between the final judgment and fire
    as Peter makes clear in the verse below. There
    will be spiritual fiery judgement as the chaff
    from the harvest is burned but also literal fires
    as well. When the final great earthquake happens
    when every wall shall fall to the ground the
    fires will be immense. Sodom and Gomorrah were
    destroyed by fire. Let us make sure we are with
    Lot and rescued by the angels.
  • Bible Quote 2 Peter 3 7 But the heavens and the
    earth, which are now, by the same
  • Lord are kept in store, reserved unto fire
    against the day of judgment …. of ungodly men.

15
Many dead in Peru earthquake
  • Headline
  • At least 450 dead in Peru earthquake
  • Headline Associated Press August 16
  • Event
  • The death toll rose to 450 on Thursday in the
    magnitude-8
    earthquake that devastated cities of adobe
    and brick in Peru's southern desert. Survivors
    wearing blankets walked like ghosts through the
    ruins.
  • The historic Senor de Luren church was among
    several heavily damaged in Ica, where at least 57
    bodies were taken to the morgue.
  • Services were packed when the quake struck at
    640 p.m. Wednesday because August 15 is
    celebrated by Roman Catholics as the day the
    Virgin Mary rose up to heaven.
  • Comment
  • Yet another earthquake in a divers place. This
    time in Peru. There was also a strong earthquake
    on Russias far eastern island of Sakhalin that
    left 2400 people homeless. Also last week was a
    strong earthquake off Indonesias main island
    Java. A few weeks ago saw the earthquake in Japan
    damaging the nuclear reactor. There was a strong
    earthquake in Tanzania in East Africa in mid
    July. There was another strong earthquake on the
    6th July in Mexico.
  • It is interesting that the earthquake above came
    on the day that Roman Catholics were worshipping
    Mary on the day they believe she ascended to
    heaven. It is this false worship of Mary Queen
    of Heaven that goes back to Babel. The people
    then worshipped Semaramis, Nimrods wife. When
    Nimrod died in a hunting accident his wife later
    had a child which she said was Nimrod
    reincarnated. They called the child Baal (My
    Lord) and Semaramis they called Baalti (My Lady).
    The false worship that began in Babel continues
    today. They call Mary the Madonna Latin for My
    Lady!
  • Bible Quote Mark 13 8 and there shall be
    earthquakes in divers places,

16
Greek fire horror
  • Headlines
  • Witnesses tell of Greek fire horror
  • Headline BBConline August 25
  • Event
  • People affected by wildfires raging across Greece
    have
    described scenes of carnage and grief, as
    emergency
    crews battle to bring
    the infernos under control. "It's a Biblical
    catastrophe, the sight is horrible. I saw people
    burned alive in their cars," said Christos
    Kafiras, the prefect of the department of Ilia,
    after visiting the epicentre of the firestorm,
    near the town of Zaharo in western Peloponnese.
    "It's a tragedy," another witness told Greek
    television. "I can see the burnt bodies of a
    mother holding her child in her arms. Further
    away there are more bodies. It's terrible."
  • Comment
  • And so as Britain continues its worship this week
    of a Greek styled goddess Diana, the land of
    Greece burns. Many fires are believed to have
    been started by arsonists.
  • At least 63 people were killed and thousands of
    properties destroyed.
  • The number of fires worldwide is on the increase.
    It could be part of the fearful sights and great
    signs that we expect to see before Christ
    returns.
  • We know that the final judgement will involve
    fire in both a literal and symbolic sense.
  • Literal because God says he will use fire and
    brimstone as he did in the days of Sodom. See
    Ezekiel 3822. But symbolic because all wicked
    and sinful will be destroyed.
  • See Revelation 218. These things will happen -
    so what sort of person should we be?
  • Bible Quote 2 Peter 3 11 Seeing then that all
    these things shall be dissolved, what manner of
    persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation
    and godliness,
  • 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of
    the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire
    shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt
    with fervent heat?

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Aftershocks rock Indonesian island
  • Headline
  • Aftershocks rock Indonesian island
  • Headline BBConline September 14
  • Event
  • Aftershocks are continuing to rock the Indonesian

    island of Sumatra, following major
    earth -
    quakes earlier this
    week. A temblor with a
    magnitude of
    6.9 struck off the island's west coast on Friday,
    prompting officials to briefly issue another
    tsunami warning. The aftershock was 153km (95
    miles) southwest of Bengkulu, the area hardest
    hit by the series of quakes.
  • At least 13 people are known to have died and
    thousands more have been left homeless by the
    earthquakes.
  • The first earthquake, on Wednesday evening, had a
    magnitude of 8.4, making it the world's strongest
    this year.
  • It was followed by a 7.8 magnitude quake and a
    series of shocks. A number of tsunami warnings
    have been issued and lifted.
  • Comment
  • So there have been 3 major earthquakes in a row
    in Indonesia this week.
  • First earthquake at 1810 (1110 GMT) on Wednesday,
    magnitude 8.4
  • Second earthquake at 0649 on Thursday (2349 GMT
    on Wednesday), magnitude 7.8
  • Third earthquake of magnitude 6.4 at 1748 (0948
    GMT) on Thursday, off northern Sulawesi. The
    earthquake on Wednesday was the worlds largest
    so far this year.
  • We know it is nothing compared to the quake that
    is coming but it is another sign of the nearness
    of Lords return. The number of earthquakes are
    increasing.
  • Bible Quote Matthew 24 7 For nation shall rise
    against nation, and kingdom
  • against kingdom and there shall be famines, and
    pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

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Volcano erupts on Red Sea island
  • Headline
  • Volcano erupts on Red Sea island
  • Headline BBConline October 1
  • Event
  • A search for survivors is under way after a
    volcano erupted on a

    Yemeni island in the Red Sea, killing at
    least four people.
  • The western part of the tiny al-Tair island, used
    as a military base,

    collapsed
    following the eruption, the defence ministry
    said.
  • Four bodies were recovered from the sea and two
    soldiers are missing.
  • Yemeni coastguards requested the help of nearby
    Nato ships in the search and rescue operation.
  • Commander Stuart Moors, on board the USS
    Bainbridge, told the BBC that two survivors were
    rescued and four bodies pulled out of the sea
    during the operation.
  • Comment
  • This volcano has been dormant for 124 years. This
    week it erupted. The island, some 140km (80
    miles) off the Yemen coast, is about 3km long and
    has been used as a military base since 1996.
    Geologists say al-Tair, which lies on a major
    fault line. Yemeni officials are linking the
    eruption to several small earthquakes which they
    say hit the island on Sunday morning.
  • The area is of course significant. The
    earthquakes and volcano have been caused because
    the Arabian plate is moving away from the African
    plate. The eastern side of the Arabian plate goes
    straight through Israel. We know a devastating
    earthquake is coming and will be centred on
    Israel. It cannot be coincidence that at this
    time a dormant volcano awakes. The plates are
    moving so is Gods plan and purpose.
  • We know that God has previously shown his great
    signs and wonders in the Red Sea.
  • Interestingly the Red Sea is mentioned in a
    latter day context when God destroys Edom.
  • See the verse below. Edom (descendants of Esau)
    are Arabs in the area of Jordan.
  • Bible Quote Jeremiah 49 20 Therefore hear the
    counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against
    Edom... 21 The earth is moved at the noise of
    their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was
    heard in the Red sea.

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Swathes of Lebanons forests burnt
  • Headline
  • Swathes of Lebanon forest burnt
  • Headline BBConline October 3
  • Event
  • Forest fires have destroyed large areas of
    woodland across Lebanon, killing one woman and
    injuring dozens. More than 2,000 hectares (5,000
    acres) of forest have been lost. Officials have
    described the fires as the worst in a decade.
  • Many of the blazes appear to be under control,
    but fires continue to blaze in the north near
    Qobeyyat and Andaqt.
  • Italy, Cyprus and Jordan have dispatched
    helicopters to help battle the fires.
  • A woman died on Tuesday of smoke inhalation near
    Deir al-Qamar in the Shouf Mountains region.
  • Comment
  • This week has seen earthquakes and a volcano
    erupt south of Israel. To the north Lebanon is
    aflame.
  • Lebanon is the door through which the northern
    host will enter Israel. The door of Lebanon must
    be opened to let the armies through into Israel.
    In the verse below God says that the doors of
    Lebanon are opened so that fire can devour the
    trees.
  • As we see fires raging in the literal trees of
    Lebanon we know the time is coming when fire will
    rage in the symbolic trees of Lebanon. Trees are
    symbolic of the nation itself. We read in Isaiah
    212-13 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall
    be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and
    upon every one that is lifted up and he shall be
    brought low And upon all the cedars of Lebanon.
    So the day of the LORD will directly involve
    Lebanon. The fires above perhaps point to the
    nearness of this day.
  • Bible Quote Zechariah 11 1 Open thy doors, O
    Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

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500,000 flee Californian raging fires
  • Headline
  • 500,000 flee Californian raging fires
  • Headline ABCnews October 22
  • Event
  • Deadly, wind-whipped wildfires have triggered the
    largest evacuation
    in state history, prompting more
    than 500,000 people to flee
    ahead of flames that
    destroyed nearly 1,300 homes and continued
    Tuesday to threaten tens of thousands more.
  • The number of people joining the mandatory exodus
    - and the number of homes destroyed - was
    expected to grow as new fires started and others
    continued to burn a path toward the sea - through
    populated communities.
  • "This is the largest mass evacuation of a natural
    disaster in California history," said Daniel
    Berlant, spokesman for the state's Department of
    Forestry and Fire Protection.
  • Comment
  • The satellite picture above gives some idea of
    the scale of the fires that have been raging in
    California. Only a month ago it was Greece that
    was on fire with similar satellite pictures
    published then.
  • The earth is in trouble. This week the United
    Nations published a Global Environment Outlook
    report. It looks at climate change, pollution,
    access to clean water, and the threat of mass
    extinctions and concludes that all these problems
    are being met with "a remarkable lack of
    urgency". In every area that they considered
    things are getting worse. The report shows that
    global society is less sustainable than ever.
  • The BBC commenting on the report concluded that
    without major changes in direction, we had better
    hope that the people who believe that human
    ingenuity, technology and economic growth will
    always solve our future problems turn out to be
    right.
  • We do NOT have to put our hope in man as the
    central verse of the whole Bible says. It is
    better to trust in God than man. Gods plan will
    prevail. The earth will be cured!
  • Bible Quote Psalm 118 8 It is better to trust in
    the LORD than to put confidence in man. This
    verse is the central verse of the WHOLE BIBLE!

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Bangladesh cyclone kills hundreds
  • Headline
  • Bangladesh cyclone kills hundreds
  • Headline BBConline November 16 2007
  • Event
  • At least 600 people are reported to have died
    after a powerful cyclone smashed into
    Bangladesh's coast, levelling villages and
    uprooting trees.
  • Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated or
    sought safe shelter before the storm hit the
    coast from the Bay of Bengal, but some were left
    behind.
  • The true extent of the devastation remains
    unclear as the storm has blocked access to the
    affected areas.
  • Tens of thousands of homes are thought to have
    been damaged and the recent crop harvest has also
    probably been destroyed.
  • The World Food Programme is sending emergency
    food rations for 400,000 people. The government,
    the Red Crescent and other NGOs are also sending
    teams.
  • Comment
  • This week a UN panel has agreed a landmark report
    declaring that climate change is "unequivocal"
    and may bring "abrupt and irreversible" impacts.
    The text was officially launched by UN chief Ban
    Ki-moon. I believe we are on the verge of a
    catastrophe if we do not act, I come to you
    humbled after seeing some of the most precious
    treasures of our planet threatened by humanity's
    own hand, he said.
  • We see the world in a very perplexed state. (See
    Luke 2125) Mankind sees the destruction coming
    and is finally admitting that he is responsible
    for the damage to the earth.
  • The verse below speaks of Gods wrath coming on
    the nations and destroying those who destroy the
    earth. It is the final judgement of the earth and
    at that time the saints (those who fear God) are
    given their reward.
  • The earth will NOT be destroyed by climate change
    but WILL be filled with Gods glory.
  • Bible Quote Revelation 11 18 And the nations
    were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time
    of the dead, that they should be judged, and that
    thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the
    prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear
    thy name, small and great and shouldest destroy
    them which destroy the earth.

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The Only Solution for a sick world
  • This year we have seen flood chaos in Britain.
    Heatwaves and fires in Europe. Earthquakes in
    Japan, SanFransico and many other places.
  • Volcanos erupting in Tanzania and the Red Sea.
  • Fires in California. Hottest temperatures ever
    recorded in several nations.
  • The UN has reported that climate change is
    underway and humans are to blame.
  • Mankind has NO solution to these things. They
    look on helplessly.
  • Some suggest that we should look to the stars and
    head off to another planet to live there because
    earths days are numbered!

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2007 one of hottest years ever
  • Headline
  • 2007 'one of hottest years ever
  • Headline Daily Telegraph December 14 2007
  • Event
  • This year is on course to be one of the UK's
    hottest yet, according to
    weather experts.
  • The Met Office Hadley Centre said new figures,
    which it compiled with
    the University of East Anglia
    (UEA), were further evidence of the
    need to tackle climate
    change.
  • Globally, 2007 has so far been the seventh
    hottest since records began in 1850, with an
    average temperature of 14.4C (57.9F). Eleven of
    the warmest average annual global temperatures
    have been recorded in the past 13 years.
  • Comment
  • On the island of Bali this week, 190 nations have
    tried to come to a deal on curbing emissions and
    preventing climate change. Amid some
    extraordinary scenes and public rows (even some
    tears!) an agreement has apparently been reached.
    But what is this deal that has been the cause of
    so much tension and bitter wrangling?
  • Amazingly this agreement is NOT agreeing what
    should be done but purely agreeing that talks can
    start! The "Bali roadmap" initiates a two-year
    process of negotiations designed to agree a new
    set of emissions targets to replace those agreed
    at Kyoto.
  • It is clear to most people that the leaders of
    the world will NEVER cure the problems of the
    world. Why? Because of their greed, selfishness
    and political corruption.
  • God makes clear there is only ONE solution to
    this sick world. The earth is defiled under the
    inhabitants because of their sin. A curse is
    devouring the earth. It is the curse that was
    given to Adam when he sinned. Cursed is the
    ground (earth) for your sake. Therefore the only
    solution to remove the curse is to remove the
    sin.
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  • Bible Quote Isaiah 24 5 The earth also is
    defiled under the inhabitants thereof because
    they have transgressed the laws, changed the
    ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. 6
    Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth

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Israel quakes fast approaching
  • Headline
  • Experts warn major Israel quakes

    fast approaching Headline AFP December 17 2007
  • Event
  • As if political instability and rampant
    insecurity in the Middle
    East are not worrying
    enough, Israeli experts are warning
    that a major
    earthquake could strike the region at any time.
  • Three minor quakes over the past month have
    served as a reminder that Israel and the West
    Bank sit atop one of the most sensitive fault
    lines in the world, where earthquakes have a
    history of causing havoc.
  • "We can say with certainty that an earthquake of
    a magnitude of six on the Richter scale could
    take place in the coming years," said Yefim
    Gitterman from the seismology department at the
    geophysical institute of Lod, near Tel Aviv.
  • Comment
  • The whole world is behind the division of Israel.
    There is no nation on earth that does not believe
    that parting Gods land is the right solution
    and will bring peace.
  • It is interesting that the land of Israel IS
    literally divided. The black lines on the map
    above show the plates in the Middle East. You can
    see that running up the centre of the land of
    Israel is a major fault line the edge of a
    plate.
  • As the nations try to divide the land , the Lord
    God has designed the earth with a division built
    in. Not because he wants his land divided, but to
    enable him to judge the nations. They want
    division - they will get division.
  • The seismology department in Israel is predicting
    a major earthquake at anytime. They expect this
    due to the long length of time that has gone by
    since the previous major earthquake. The people
    are being warned of what is to happen.
  • The earthquake that occurs (with the epicentre in
    Israel) will be so great that no nation on earth
    will be unaffected. EVERY wall will fall to the
    ground.
  • Bible Quote Ezekiel 38 20 all the men that are
    upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my
    presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down,
    and the steep places shall fall, and every wall
    shall fall to the ground.
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