Friday, May 10, 2013

Woman who fell to her death eaten by vultures in 45 minutes

This week I've posted on several different topics. I posted an academic kind of essay called "What we need around here is some apocalyptic journalism." I posted a sweet essay and a simple one about creation, called "Birds make me laugh." I posted one about discernment and contemplative prayer, and a political one about the Middle East. I think what we are missing to round out the week is something of the weird!

It is reported that a woman who was hiking in France fell 980 feet off a cliff to her death. Before rescue workers could extract her body, vultures had eaten the body within 45 minutes.

"The body of a woman who died after falling off a cliff in France was devoured by vultures in just 45 minutes, before rescue workers were able to reach the body. The 52-year-old woman was hiking with two friends in the French Pyrenees on April 14 when she fell off a cliff and plunged more than 980 feet to her death, according to France's TF1. The woman's body was eaten by vultures in minutes. “There were only bones, clothes and shoes left on the ground,” Major Didier Pericou told The Times of London. "They took 45 to 50 minutes to eat the body." Adding, "When we first went out in the helicopter looking for the body, we saw numerous vultures without realizing what they were doing.""

Spooooky!

Vultures are carrion birds and the bible declared them unclean, in the Old Testament. The Lord will use vultures after the Tribulation to eat the bodies of those who fell at Armageddon.

The Lord organized the world and he made several different avian migration routes. The largest goes over Israel. Three continents funnel their birds over Israel twice a year, as they migrate north to south or south to north, depending on the season. 500 Million birds funnel over that tiny nation, as they avoid the Mediterranean and Caspian seas and fly over Israel. It presents quite a hazard to flight navigation, a problem Israel has recently made advances in solving. I wrote about the bird migration over Israel, here in this essay titled Bird Watching in Israel, and The Great Supper of God

As far as prophecy goes, there is this verse-

"And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, "Come, gather together for the great supper of God, That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great." (Rev 19:17-18).

This moment occurs after Jesus bursts back onto earth on a white horse with His saints following, and He slays all those hundreds of millions assembled at the battle of Armageddon. The angel then calls to the birds "which fly directly overhead" to come eat the dead. I'd often wondered about the hundreds of millions of dead and how or where the birds will come from to be able to match the numbers indicated in the verse of how many dead there will be to eat.But the LORD has that covered, with having set the migratory routes and the great numbers of birds already traveling over that region.

Also Ezekiel 39:17 at the end of the Gog-Magog war: "Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals: 'Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood."

In that previous essay, I'd shown that because of the bird migration routes going over Israel, and how the Lord has already trained them, the numbers of birds available to attend the Great Supper of God are already set. Now with this article about the woman hiker in France, you can see how, once the birds arrive, how efficient the carrion birds are in dispatching corpses.

There will be two great suppers. One will be the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. All those who believe on the name of Jesus as Savior and Lord, having repented of sins and believed in His work on the cross, and in His resurrection, will be attending. (1 Corinthians 15:1-8). It is going to be great!!
"Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God. (Revelation 19:7-9).
The other supper will be the Great Supper of God.
"Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he called to all the birds that fly directly overhead, “Come, gather for the great supper of God, to eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all men, both free and slave,e both small and great.” (Revelation 19:17-18).
Only two suppers. You will either eat with the Lord in glory, or be eaten as carrion by vultures. The difference is repentance or rebellion, salvation or sin. The difference is eternal. Pray to Jesus now for salvation and be blessed of those invited to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!

Told you this was a weird essay! Praising the Lord for carrion birds! Yes! He already has everything organized and in His timing, all will be performed excellently- just as the bible says!

You might also be interested in this:
Where the vultures gather

6 comments :

  1. A vulture boarded a plane carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess say's "sorry sir, only one carrion per passenger"....

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    1. LOL!!! I love good jokes especially when they're bad!! :)

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  2. On a more serious note. I saw a sight that claimed that the rate of egg laying by these birds increased from one at a time to four. Getting ready for their big supper.

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  3. First post I've bookmarked in a while (I tend to bookmark stuff that has useful, OBSCURE information that I wouldn't easily be able to find in a quick Google search). Very interesting about the migration routes. The pieces of the puzzle are coming together for me.

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    1. Great! In researching about the migration routes I learned that more military planes were downed in Israel by birds than war or terrorist missiles. These bird strikes are a huge problem. So the Israelis developed an advanced sonar and altered their flight patterns relative to altitude until the migration was over.

      This web page on bird watching tourism in Israel says:

      "Leshem said 280 species of birds are known to participate in the annual migrations which follow fairly specific routes based on where thermal breezes can help the birds to soar. Although it would be more direct for birds flying from Africa to Europe to cross the Mediterranean, there are no such helpful thermals for the birds to utilize over the sea.

      With so many species flying over the southern Negev, the Mediterranean coast and the Arava valley, Israel has become a paradise for birdwatchers and a good lure for tourism, according to Leshem.

      The scientist said he personally has been captivated by the larger birds which fly over Israel, among them pelicans, storks, and various kinds of raptors including eagles, hawks and buzzards."
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      It is especially the larger birds- and the ones listed above were all unclean according to the Old Testament- that cause the most plane collisions.

      This site is more about the birds
      http://www.jewishsightseeing.com/israel/latrun/birdwatching_center/19990806-migratory_birds.htm

      And this site is more about the military's response to bird-plane collisions.
      http://www.granta.com/Archive/102/The-Migration/1

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    2. In the Granta article, the plane stuff is on page 3

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