Sunday, June 19, 2011


"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap" (Gal. 6:7).

"For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind..." (Hos. 8:7).

"Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked" (Jer. 23:19).

What does the Bible mean by the term "whirlwind?" By watching the weather experts on television, I have learned that a "bow-echo" showing on radar, means there is a high probability that a tornado could form. It seems that severe thunderstorms form when a warm front collides with a cold front. Tornadoes occur when the collision produces a counterclockwise swirling of air. Believe it or not, the Book of Job, possibly the oldest book in the Bible, explained the phenomena a few thousand years ago. "Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north" (Job 37:9).

The most tornadoes in one entire year occurred in 2003, when 1,376 tornadoes were reported. As of June 16 of this year, there have been 1,501 tornadoes reported in the U.S. There are still eight months left in 2011. 2003 also brought the highest number of tornadoes in a ten-day period (May 1st - 10th): 412. This year, in the month of April alone, the U.S. recorded 875. The April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak may have broken the Super Outbreak's record. N.O.A.A. reports that the outbreak produced approximately 305 tornadoes, with 190 of those in a single 24-hour period. Do you think God might be trying to tell us something?

What has caused the Lord to chastise America (I say "chastise" because if it were God's judgment, there would be no America.) so harshly? Well, let's look at a few possibilities:

1) America has insisted Israel surrender land in an effort to make peace with those who intend to destroy them.
2) America has systematically destroyed approximately one and a half million unborn children a year over the past thirty-eight years.
3) America has accepted homosexuality as normal, while God calls it an abomination.
4) Many churches have fallen so far from following the Bible that there is a move to create a new religion called "Chrislam."

There are hundreds more, but those four ought to be sufficient to explain America's recent weather catastrophes. God will not be mocked without responding as a good father always does when his children become rebellious (Heb. 12:5-15). Happy Father's Day.

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