Recent facts about drought in America’s western regions hit the discerning observer of the signs of the times between the eyes. Sin is the deadly bane of mankind, and the Creator of all things will not allow any generation to move into an era of His judgment and wrath without considerable warning.
Pointing out this truth is more often than not unpopular. Doing so is often more excoriated by those within the Body of Christ (the Church) than by the secular world. But, when God’s warnings are so direct and dramatic, to do less than attempt to point them out would be more than dereliction of duty. Pointing out such things is what we who “watch” for Christ’s Return are commissioned to do, along with breaking the Bread of Life (God’s Word)–and that gets to the point of a couple of news stories from a number of years ago at which we will briefly look.
Sin is at the heart of man’s thirst, the Bible tells us. There is drought where the water of life that comes only from God is disregarded–that is, refused. Certainly that water of life is wrapped up in God’s prescription for living here on this fallen planet. We can get perspective on this matter in the following excerpt of a story from a number of years ago about California lawmakers dealing with homosexual issues. Particularly, the “gay marriage” issue hits home in this regard:
I am convinced that the ramifications from decisions made in that time-frame are inflicting trouble on this generation today.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California’s Supreme Court gave the final green light on Wednesday for gay marriages to begin later this month, turning down requests for a delay. The most populous U.S. state’s highest court ruled last month that refusing homosexuals the right to wed violated the state constitution…The court voted 4-3 to deny the petition to stay the decision. The same judges voted the same way on May 15 in the landmark decision, hailed by gay activists and condemned by social conservatives. The court’s original ruling becomes final at 5 p.m. on June 16, opening the way for gay marriages to start the next day (“California court says gay marriages can proceed,” Adam Tanner, Reuters, June 4, 2008).
Following hard on the heels of the decision at that time, in effect, to validate gay marriage as a norm for California, came the announcement by the Terminator. Well, not God, who will indeed terminate all sin with judgment and wrath at a point perhaps not too distant, but by the California governor at that time, Arnold Schwarzenegger:
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – After two years of below-average rainfall in California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a statewide drought on Wednesday…
“For the areas in Northern California that supply most of our water, this March, April and May have been the driest ever in our recorded history,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement…” (“California governor declares state in drought,” June 4, 2008, Jim Christie).
The connection between the decision to defy God’s design of one man and one woman in marriage for life and the governor’s declaration that what followed was the worst drought in the state’s history is at the very least fascinating to consider. I will be so bold as to postulate that it is not coincidence at all.
While California continues to thirst (despite recent torrential rains that are but a drop in the bucket of what is needed to refill aquifers), hunger grows on a worldwide scale, bringing about stated concerns from the very body that many who study Bible prophecy believe is the organization that harbors the greatest rebellion against the Almighty. The U.N. will likely be a part of establishing Antichrist’s power base during the most horrific time of famine in the history of man.
The following story from that same time-frame makes the point.
ROME – World powers must act quickly and boldly to control soaring food prices that threaten nearly 1 billion people with hunger and could trigger global social unrest, the United Nations said yesterday… “Nothing is more degrading than hunger, especially when man-made,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told more than 40 world leaders gathered here (“UN warns of food shortage and unrest, Urges world leaders to work to control prices,” Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2008).
There is increasing rebellion to God’s designed way for man to comport himself upon this planet. People more and more are directed to worship the creation more than the Creator, such as is involved within all of this “green” nonsense. Mankind majors on the minor do-good things, and gives little attention to the truly major issues in God’s omniscient view–like living within His marriage guidelines. The result is God’s warnings that will be increasingly commensurate with the seriousness of the transgressions, and lateness of the prophetic hour.
An instant cure is at hand for the thirst and hunger that plague this generation. It is a cure of a spiritual nature. Jesus Christ is the Word, and the Word of God is the Bread of Life. Water that assures eternal life is available, the Bible promises. “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Rev. 22:17).