Weather In Chaos!
by Garner Ted Armstrong
While Europe is inundated with huge floods --- floods worse than any in
the last 100 years or more, the United States is burning up with drought
and huge wild fires! Currently, almost half of the contiguous states are
in moderate to severe drought! WHY? Is there any remote connection between
the weather and God, who says He controls the weather?
To atheists and agnostics, weather is merely “cyclical.” “Oh, there have always been droughts and floods," they say. Or, “It is just better reporting. Before, no one here knew about floods in Europe, but now, TV tells us about it.”
But have there ALWAYS been more than a dozen nations in possession of horrifying weapons of mass destruction? Have there ALWAYS been tens of thousands of nuclear bombs of all kinds, sizes, and destructive power — enough destructive power to obliterate the entire population of 20 worlds like ours?
Have there ALWAYS been madmen in power of rogue nations who so hate the United States and Britain that they will do anything to kill us — to destroy us?
The prophecies of Jesus Christ state there will be an ACCUMULATION of many world-wide disasters and catastrophes, all occurring AT THE SAME TIME! It is the time of the prophesied GREAT TRIBULATION to come upon the United States and Britain for our sickening array of the most degrading, appalling, perverted national sins!
Already, some are beginning to equate the prolonged drought with the “dust bowl of the ‘30's” which drove thousands of farmers and homesteaders from the mid plains states, and which dealt the nation an economic body blow.
Ranchers, farmers, foresters, and the thousands of communities which depend upon them are seeing their crops burn up in the fields, forests closed due to fires or the threat of more fires, and banks looking at the unwanted calling of overdue loans. Generally, any small town banker who helps support the county ranchers and farmers will tell you he is “not in the real estate business,” and has no desire to call in loans for mortgages, seed, farm implements or fuel. He will tell you he would rather see the farm and ranch succeed rather than fail, so he can continue to benefit from the interest he collects, and the farmer and rancher can benefit from the sale of his products.
But today, millions of Americans, especially in the Carolinas, Georgia, Virginia, Colorado and Wyoming are experiencing the driest August to July (from August 2001 to July 31st of 2002) year in their histories!
More than 4 million acres have been burned — countless numbers of wildlife killed, firemen killed, tanker planes have crashed — from wildfires sometimes deliberately set by utterly insane arsonists, or, in the case of a huge Colorado fire near Denver, from a foolish woman (in the forestry service!) whose whimsical desire of the moment was to cook some hotdogs outdoors!
The maps showing drought zones indicate extreme drought from Southern California up to Montana, and east to Lincoln, Nebraska, then from Delaware down to Georgia! Another extreme drought is ongoing in the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas!
Consider: Your Bible predicts that many different punishments will fall upon the United States, Britain, and the democracies of Europe! God promised BOUNTIFUL CROPS, and PERFECT WEATHER for obedience, and the opposite for rebellion! Here and there, local churches and small communities PRAY for rain! But their prayers are for naught for the simple reason that they represent people who believe God’s law is ”done away!” They have no knowledge that sin is the transgression of the LAW, and not merely infractions of a list of man-made proscriptions and prohibitions!
Notice! “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
“And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
“Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
“Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
“Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.” These are primarily AGRICULTURAL blessings! But they include an absence of crime; happy, wholesome, healthy families, peaceful, loving, sharing communities!
He said, “Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
“The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
“The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
“The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
“And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
“And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
“The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.” Yet, the United States is the world’s largest debtor! Foreign nations possess a mortgage on our country, our people, and our future! Should they demand payment, the US would be entirely bankrupt!
“And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
“And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them (Deuteronomy 28:1-14).
But we are NOT a commandment-keeping nation, are we? We thumb our collective noses at God’s laws! We are an idolatrous, Sabbath-breaking, crime-ridden nation of crooks, thieves, liars, insider traders, corporate robbers, lying politicians, pederasts, homosexuals of every kind, child murderers and sexual predators! Our “entertainment” is watching, vicariously, the horrifying explosions, mass murders, stabbing and strangling of thousands of victims; for over 50% of a waddling, overstuffed, obese public to sit in darkened movie theaters, stuffing their faces with greasy, buttered popcorn, drinking a chemical soup which would probably kill bacteria, watching gleefully as the hero blows to bloody rags up to forty or fifty “bad guys,” or vice versa. The bad guys have machine guns, spewing out thousands of rounds which always miss, while the hero may have a couple of pistols with which he unerringly pumps bullets into the chests and heads of the bad guys, whose bodies are flung backwards in spasmodic jerks as the huge slugs impact them. Blood, guts and sex. Sex and violence. Sex for its own sake. Violence for its own sake.
American movie makers spew out an endless miasma of fetid filth from their Hollywood studios, anxiously watching the dollar signs, each trying to out do the other to give the public what it wants. The public includes millions of little children and teens who grow up on a diet of slop, and who become, deep down inside, like those they watch.
Like a bomb on a short fuse, many of them erupt in mindless anger, and act out the same things they have seen on TV, in the movies, or in the hideously bloody and demoniacal video games they endlessly watch and play. This was the precise trigger which resulted in the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado, and it is behind a massive amount of juvenile violence, including suicide.
Millions who dutifully attend a church of their choice on the day of the Sun have wallowed in movies, TV programs or discos the night before. Like so many grunting, squealing Yorkshire hogs shouldering each other aside to get to the slop trough, countless millions feed on a nonstop regimen of crime and violence. September 11, 2001, or “9/11", just was not enough! Millions flock to the theaters to see massive destruction, huge loss of life, blood and guts, and never-ending death! To many, what happened on 9/11 was “unreal somehow,” simply because their minds are so perverted and overloaded with nonstop violence.
America leads the world in crime. We lead the world in divorce. We lead the world in pornography. We lead the world in child kidnappings. We lead the world in “gay rights” movements. We lead the world in the systematic murder of unborn children. We lead the world in illegitimacy. We lead the world in single parents, to whom bastardy is a proud flag of self fulfillment, instead of a flagrant advertisement of promiscuity and broken laws. Then we wipe our mouths and say we have not sinned. “Celebrities” cheerfully announce the forthcoming birth of their bastard child on popular talk and interview TV shows, and the audiences lap it up.
Meanwhile, the liberal apologists from every conceivable special interest, from gay rights to the “environment” seek to bring America around to their nihilistic denial of absolute laws; to their simpering “political correctness” points of view.
And BECAUSE of this, God thunders in His wrath a mind-boggling series of national disasters which will come upon us -- MANY of which are, in some measure, already occurring NOW!
“Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
“Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
“Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
“Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
“The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
“The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it [we are a disease-ridden people; AIDS kills thousands; millions suffer from heart disease, emphysema, arthritis, lupus, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimers, dementia, assorted forms of cancer, and millions more are walking around in a fog of drunkenness and alcoholism, drug abuse and addiction, hypertension, sleeplessness, delusions, phantasms, weird, false religious theories and dozens of mental aberrations.]
“The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption [Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia], and with a fever [night sweats, colds, flues], and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
“And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
“The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
“The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth [Ultimately, this is the final outcome of our vaunted military ventures!]
“And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
“The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods [countless millions suffer with this!], and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed [the rashes, melanomas, moles, scabs, exzemas, psoriasis, blisters, carbuncles, boils, fungi of the skin and other afflictions keep the dermatology clinics loaded with patients].
“The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart [millions of Americans are mentally deranged, disturbed, unbalanced, and barely functional. The mental wards are packed with the insane, and one wonders from time to time whether some of the nation’s judges do not belong in the deepest inner sanctum of those same institutions!].
“And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
“Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
“Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.
“Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.
“The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
“So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
“The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
“The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
“And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
“Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
“Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.
“Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.
“Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
“All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
“The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low [Rapidly, white Caucasians are becoming the minority in America’s big cities! Particularly in Los Angeles, where vast neighborhoods fail to display a single sign in English; where millions of Koreans, Vietnamese, east Asian Indians, Pakistanis, Indonesians, Hispanics and other minorities congregate together. I have driven through large neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area I knew as a young man, and seen only Orientals and minorities. Many cities in the southwest are predominately Hispanic, and a political movement is already afoot to wrest the entire American southwest away, and hand it back to Mexico!]
“He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail [foreigners own our debt!]
“Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
“And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
“Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
“Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
“The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
“A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young:
“And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee” (Deuteronomy 28:15-51).
There is a CAUSE for every effect!
God plainly says it is BECAUSE we trample His holy laws underfoot; laws which are handed down for our GREAT GOOD, that we receive the effects, which are the horrifying curses listed above!
Notice further: “And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
“And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.
“So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
“I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD” (Amos 4:6-9).
That is the whole point! The incredible curses being experienced by average families today have not caused people to RETURN TO THEIR GOD! Instead, they cling to their same old dog-eared, shop-worn, tired excuses of atheism, agnosticism, nihilism and situation ethics, or to their pagan “form”of religion, which is based upon sun worship, pagan holidays, and a counterfeit Christ! They cling to the wholly false, pagan notions of an ever-burning hell, the “immortality of the soul” and a very recent and equally false doctrine of a “rapture.” By their millions, they render lip service to God. He says of them, “Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
“Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal [”Baal” means “the lord” in Hebrew! Millions continually speak of “the Lord,” thinking they are speaking of Christ, when they are not!], and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
“And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
“Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD” (Jeremiah 7:8-11).
Hundreds of thousands of young children have been the prey of pederasts, prancing about in priestly robes, clasping their hands, rolling their eyes toward heaven, reciting Latin prayers, lighting candles, pressing solar disc wafers on protruding tongues, and hearing “confessions” when they should ask the penitent to come around to their side of the booth, and hear their own!
Thousands of fakes, charlatans, frauds, pretenders, crooks, con men, bunko artists, thieves, cheats and liars occupy pulpits, and appear on television and radio, spewing out their own perverted version of “churchianity” to the wholly mesmerized, sometimes bewitched audiences whose glazed-eyed, bovine stupidity is evident from their stares, shearing the sheep, bilking the public, and tearfully begging for money to “keep this ministry on the air!”
Remember, Jesus Christ said all these things would prevail AT THE SAME TIME!
He warned, “Take heed that no man deceive you.
“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars [you are living in that time!]: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places [America is AT WAR against terror! We deny we are AT WAR with Islam, while Islam says they are AT WAR against us! WAR against Iraq, which could widen into an attack against Israel, which could result in Israel retaliating with nuclear weapons, can happen AT ANY TIME now!].
“All these are the beginning of sorrows.
“Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
“And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another [this time is HERE, NOW! Many who were formerly loving brothers and sisters now HATE one another; shun one another, continually snipe, gossip, defame, ridicule, malign, and persecute former brethren! I KNOW this, for I have been, and am, the target of thousands of vicious, lying attacks! By this I know God must truly LOVE me, and honor the work I do for Him, and in His name, for the incredible HATRED that is continually spewed out, even by some who call themselves “ministers"!]
“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
“But he that shall endure unto the end [this is what I INTEND TO DO -- do you?], the same shall be saved.
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew 24:4-14).
Thanks be to God, the GREAT GOOD NEWS of the soon-coming world-ruling KINGDOM OF GOD IS BEING PREACHED to the nations in ever-expanding power!
Daniel says, “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time [this is the SAME time described by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24!]: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever” (Daniel 12:1-3).
Are YOU one of these? Are you one of those who is involved in the WORK of God that is TURNING MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS? Time is growing short! Christ says He will “CUT SHORT THE WORK” on this earth! The time is coming that a DIFFERENT KIND OF FAMINE will strike the earth, a “famine of the word.” Meanwhile, as Christ said, “Let us work while it is DAY, for the night cometh, when no man can work!”
The Great Tsunami...Was God Involved? –by Mark Armstrong
Extreme Weather–Better Reporting or Prophetic Trend? –by Chris Cumming
Deadly Heat Wave Strikes Europe! –by Garner Ted Armstrong
A Time Of World Troubles Is Here! –by Garner Ted Armstrong
Booklet: "When God Shakes the Earth"
21st Century Watch: "TOPSY TURVY WEATHER – What is going on?"
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