Wednesday, April 18, 2012

News tidbits of the weird

Massive Dolphin Die-Off in Peru May Remain a Mystery
"When a retired fisherman called to report that about 1,500 dolphins had washed up dead on Peru’s northern coast, veterinarian Carlos Yaipén’s first reaction was, “That’s impossible.” But when Yaipén traveled up the coast last week, he counted 615 dead dolphins along a 135-kilometer stretch of coastline. Now, the death toll could be as high as 2,800, based on volunteers’ counts. Peru's massive dolphin die-off is among the largest ever reported worldwide. The strandings, which began in January, are a marine mystery that may never be unraveled."

As we approach the time of the Tribulation, which is a manifestly supernatural time, we increasingly find events in the news that totally perplex authorities and scientists. In this present Church Age, though the supernatural exists (Ephesians 6:10-20; Hebrews 13:2), we don't see it in mass quantity. In the Tribulation, they will see the supernatural in mass quantity. The inexplicable will be a fact of life. (Two Witnesses resurrected, rivers and seas turn to blood, demon locusts from the abyss, etc). As we get closer, we see the increasingly inexplicable occurring in increasingly in wider spheres. These events are getting harder to dismiss.

In this next news story, there have been some nasty hail storms lately. I wrote about hail twice this week, here, and here. Hail is devastating to crops. He sends the hail, and for different reasons. ("He destroyed their vines with hail,And their sycamore trees with frost" (Psalm 78:47) and "I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the Lord." (Haggai 2:17)

Hail storm equals crop damage
KINGS COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) -"This week growers throughout the Valley are accessing the damage of last week's powerful hail storm that rolled through the area. The hardest struck was to the south, from north Hanford to the Kingsburg area. The total monetary loss is still too hard to predict because the damage was so widespread, but it is in the millions. ... Pete Hanse says "Storms like this one I saw maybe one other time, but not very often."

UK rugby player had stroke, lay in a coma, woke up gay, he says
“I wasn’t interested in women any more. I was definitely gay,” Birch said. “I had never been attracted to a man before. I’d never even had any gay friends. But I didn’t care about who I was before, I had to be true to my feelings.”

Mr Birch is the focus of an upcoming BBC documentary, which explores the question, "the crux of the documentary was whether Birch truly “woke up gay” – was it really a transformation, as he insists, or merely a realisation of something that had been dormant within him his whole life?"

The issue of homosexuality being a neurological fact and not a lifestyle choice has the liberals wetting their pants at the prospect of homosexuality letting them off the hook, and ultimately not being morally culpable to a Holy God. I believe the man int he article was merely actualizing a sin that had lain in his mind all his life. (Mark 7:21-22; Matthew 23:26). Sin is not only what we do, it is what we think. Entertaining sinful thoughts leads to speaking of them, and finally to doing them.

If you find yourself thinking of sins, allow the Spirit to transform your mind by taking every thought captive. (2 Corinthians 10:5). If you hear yourself speaking of sins even in joking fashion, realize that the sinful thoughts are on their way to ensnaring you. Picture them as slimy tentacles, clutching your brain. But the Spirit is powerful and so appealing to Him in penitence will clear the decks for purity of heart and clarity of mind to swoop in again. Don't dwell in sinful thoughts, and certainly don't start joking, speaking, or telling of sinful things. "Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature (Romans 13:14)."

As for Mr Birch, the Lord will sort that one out. As of now, the gentleman is sinning by living in a homosexual lifestyle. But our Lord is powerful and forgiving, Mr Birch or any homosexual can be saved...if he repents.

2 comments:

  1. One of the first massive animal die-offs is recorded in Scripture where Jesus cast demons into pigs and 2000 pigs preferred death.

    With demonic activity on the rise in the world, I wonder if these same types of demons somehow found refuge in these poor dolphins (as well as other types of animals) that have mass-suicided themselves recently.

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    1. Interesting thought, Tony. Could well be...

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