Well, once again the forecast is for heavy rain the next few days. Have you noticed there have been heavy rains and flooding in many areas worldwide in August and September 2010? Some of the countries affected include Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, China, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Hungary, Scotland, Italy, and the United States. We can be grateful that God promised Noah He would never again destroy the whole earth with a flood. But we also know from Scripture that one day the whole earth will be destroyed with fire. And there will be plenty of warning signs.
Then He continued by saying to them, "Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven." (Luk 21:10-11)
"There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves." (Luk 21:25)
If you want a more complete picture of what it will be like in the last days, just read Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21. Jesus made it very clear what it would be like just before His return. We know from the signs happening in our world today that He is coming soon. And it's important that you be ready for that day.
Here are a few of the news stories:
Pakistan Floods - news report 1, news report 2
Hungary - meteorologists at AccuWeather.com noted that spring and summer rains across eastern Europe were more than 200 per cent above normal. news report
China’s Heavy Rains Blamed on Unusual Climate Patterns - news report 1, news report 2
Mexico - news report 1, news report 2
Northern Ireland Deluge 3-day rainfall over 107 mm (normal average for Sept is 65 mm) - news report 1
Scotland - news report 1
Mudslide swamps Italian village - news report
India - worst natural disaster in a century due to a cloudburst and subsequent mudslides.
news report 1, news report 2
India record rains
The latest from the India Meteorology Department is that Mumbai Colaba, as of Sept. 1, has 3,013 mm of rain for the year (and essentially the year) thus far. Normal rainfall for a year is 192 cm. news report 1
Indonesia - More than 100 people are now known to have died in flooding in the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua on October 1, 2010. news report
Vietnam - At least 26 people have been killed in flooding that has swamped parts of central Vietnam. news report
United States - deluge creates nightmare conditions in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. - news report
Australia - Flooding continues in southern and eastern Australia. news report
If you have not yet put your faith in Christ, I urge you to do that today. He loves you and wants you to know Him personally.
Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.
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Do you want to know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. Your first step is to pray like this from a sincere heart:
I have sinned against you. I want forgiveness for all my sins. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for me and rose again. Father, I give you my life to do with as you wish. I want Jesus Christ to come into my life and into my heart. This I ask in Jesus' name. Amen.
If you prayed this sincerely from your heart, then you are a child of God. You have a relationship with the Lord. Now cultivate that relationship. Like any other personal relationship, this one requires you to spend time with Him for it to grow more intimate. So spend time daily, seeking the Lord, calling upon Jesus name, talking to Him and listening to His voice. Read His Word, the Bible, in order to see what God wants for your life and all the wonderful promises He has given you. As soon as possible, you need to tell someone that you have given your life to Jesus. Join with other loving believers who believe the Bible and preach the good news of salvation in Jesus alone, and find a place of service in that loving community.