Global Warming, Climate Change and the Bible
Is climate change, or "global warming" for real, or is it a manmade contrivance designed to be an instrument for the eventual control and enslavement of mankind? Is the earth’s climate really warming; and as a result are we being propelled into an age of catastrophic weather disasters?
No matter what we choose to believe about the subject, the only reliable source of weather information in these latter days is the Word of God. Does the Bible support climate change? Let’s see.
In the thirtieth chapter of Isaiah, the prophet informs us in verse twenty-six, that before the Lord returns the sun will be seven times brighter. -
Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD binds up the breach of his people, and heals the stroke of their wound (Isaiah 30:26).
Hmm. That sounds like things might be warming up a bit at some point, doesn’t it? According to a report I read by NASA, the sun is getting hotter on its own. The only reason that I would believe a report from NASA is that this particular one happens to be backed by the prophet Isaiah, and genuine prophets from God don’t lie.
Skipping ahead into the future illustrated for us in the book of Revelation, we read in chapter sixteen a description of what the climate is going to be like during the reign of the antichrist. –
And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory (Revelation 16:8,9).
According to this, there may be some truth to those climate change rumors.
If we take a look at Revelation’s chapters eight and sixteen, we see that the plagues or judgments involved have to do with the environment. In chapter eight we see that the plagues are affecting one third of the planet in its beginning stages, and eventually progresses to 100% in chapter sixteen. Let’s take a quick comparison of those verses.
Chapter Eight – And the second angel sounded…and the third part of the sea became blood (verse 8). - …and the third part of the creatures which were in the seas and had life died (verse 9).
Chapter Sixteen - …and the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every (100%) living soul died in the sea (verse 3).
Chapter Eight – And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven…and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters (verse 10).
Chapter Sixteen - …And the third angel poured his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they (implying 100%) became blood (verse 4).
We notice in 16:3 that the sea becomes as the blood of a dead man. That means there is no longer any oxygen in the blood. In the oceans of the world today there are areas that are referred to as “dead zones.” These are pockets where there is no oxygen in the water and no life. In Revelation’s portrait of the future, we are shown that at some point in time the oceans will all be without oxygen and dead with no life. These dead zones are attributed to pollution.
According to God’s word these judgments are the result of man’s sin. If pollution has anything to do with the heat wave that’s coming, and dead oceans, then that pollution is also the symbolic result of man’s depravity.
I personally believe that pollution can affect the climate. I am old enough to remember what the sun used to look like when I was a child, over sixty years ago. It used to be a tight round ball, with no spiked, uneven edges of light spreading out around it as it appears today. This effect is supposedly caused by a hole in the ozone layer, the result of man’s pollutions. This hole that has so markedly affected the sun’s appearance, also cannot be repaired by man’s intervention.
While the world scrambles in vain to try and cool down a gradually heating planet, inventing the word, "geoengineering" to describe their futile attempts to override God's judgments; there will be no solution to the problem unless people are willing to do the one thing that God says they just won’t do – repent.
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, hear, nor walk: (are lifeless) neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication (This includes all forms of sexual sin) nor of their thefts (Rev. 9: 20, 21).
Of course the devil will try and use the world’s calamity as a means to enslave mankind as the Bible predicts. The UN’s Agenda 2030 operating under the excuse entitled “sustainable development” is a mask for the development of a communist one world government, currently forming unseen under the waters of John’s vision in Revelation’s chapter thirteen. It will eventually achieve world domination and God permits it to arise for two reasons; to eventually destroy it and to give mankind what it wants for a season - a horrific world without God.
Even if many of these catastrophic weather anomalies are being manipulated and controlled by sophisticated man-made frequency systems, and microwave technologies, God is still in control. And all of these weather disasters are still the result of man's sin and his desire to usurp God. We reap what we sow.
Only Jesus has the ability to restore a world and creation that has been ruined by man’s rebellion against their Creator. Keeping in mind that before Jesus returns the oceans will be without oxygen and dead, we can see the significance of the out pouring of water to the sea after Jesus’ return in Zechariah 14:8 and Ezekiel 47:8,9. In these verses the water is symbolic of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of life. So we can see that the damage that has been done to the planet will be eradicated and the earth will be restored and healed through the supernatural outpouring of the Holy Spirit when Jesus returns. The restoration of the planet is something that can only be accomplished by the Messiah Jesus and will not be possible through the reign of the antichrist.
The heat and the resulting storms will continue to whirl around us, but we must remember that there is hope in the storm. Jesus is coming. The wind and the waves will bow at His feet as He descends with His people in victory (Rev. 19). The climate will change.
Copyright 2017 by H.D. Shively
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