Friday, January 7, 2011

When the Fish die and Birds fall from the sky....People turn to the Word of God...Just Checking

I was considering how the events of the last week, the unexplained events might cause people who don't know God to be stirred. Father in the post below says he can use the disturbance of man to call people to himself. Just as after 9-11 there was a short term turning. Again people are dusting off that old Bible and doing internet searches. Government and human explanation is failing men. Now there is a deep desire to know truth. Jesus say I AM truth.

These two internet posts about the intense searches of the internet tell the story. People are looking everywhere.

This one describes the terms being used to search the Word of God in this.

This one describes the level of intensity and I found the idea that people were...."Just Checking"

What is interesting is what they are finding, it points to generations where God Judged a people for sins he hated. In the Hosea passage He says that the death of birds and fish was because of rebellion and sin.

Even if I were NOT a believer and in my searches I ran across these two passages, it would cause me to consider my ways and the ways of the Culture around me.

Father knows best:

Zephaniah 1:

1 The Lord gave this message to Zephaniah when Josiah son of Amon was king of Judah. Zephaniah was the son of Cushi, son of Gedaliah, son of Amariah, son of Hezekiah.

Coming Judgment against Judah
2 “I will sweep away everything
from the face of the earth,” says the Lord.
3 “I will sweep away people and animals alike.
I will sweep away the birds of the sky and the fish in the sea.
I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble,
and I will wipe humanity from the face of the earth,” says the Lord.
4 “I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist
and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship.
I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests,
so that even the memory of them will disappear.
5 For they go up to their roofs
and bow down to the sun, moon, and stars.
They claim to follow the Lord,
but then they worship Molech, too.
6 And I will destroy those who used to worship me
but now no longer do.
They no longer ask for the Lord’s guidance
or seek my blessings.”

Hosea 4

The Lord’s Case against Israel
1 Hear the word of the Lord, O people of Israel!
The Lord has brought charges against you, saying:
“There is no faithfulness, no kindness,
no knowledge of God in your land.
2 You make vows and break them;
you kill and steal and commit adultery.
There is violence everywhere—
one murder after another.
3 That is why your land is in mourning,
and everyone is wasting away.
Even the wild animals, the birds of the sky,
and the fish of the sea are disappearing.

4 “Don’t point your finger at someone else
and try to pass the blame!
My complaint, you priests,
is with you.
5 So you will stumble in broad daylight,
and your false prophets will fall with you in the night.
And I will destroy Israel, your mother.
6 My people are being destroyed
because they don’t know me.
Since you priests refuse to know me,
I refuse to recognize you as my priests.
Since you have forgotten the laws of your God,
I will forget to bless your children.
7 The more priests there are,
the more they sin against me.
They have exchanged the glory of God
for the shame of idols.

New Living Translation

1 comment:

Heidi Helen said...

Wow, this is really full on. I see a lot of people are panicking over this situation and it's even beginning to scare me. I didn't really know this was written about in the bible... but now I do so thank you. I am still really worried. What is God doing? Will things get better or worse? What's happening?