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September 26, 2005
Jesus said one of the signs of His return would be "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.
Jesus said there would be great storms caused by the seas of the planet that would occur in conjunction with all of the other signs He mentioned in Luke Chapter 21. These storms would cause "distress of nations". Looking back at the storm events over the last year, all of the world's economies have been affected by the storms. Death and destruction is expensive. Death causes families to have to go the expense of burying their loved ones (if they are lucky enough to find the bodies). Jobs have to be replaced which causes the expense of training new people.
Destruction shuts down production. The law of economics states that if the demand is high and supply is low, prices will be high. The world consumes over 3,000 gallons of gas per second. I would say that is a high demand. Unless the world moves away from its dependence on oil, oil reserves will be depleted and prices will continue to soar. When a superstorm interferes with that production, the supply does not meet the demand so oil prices rise which in turn affect the price of everything else.
Massive destruction makes it costlier to carry insurance because of the massive number of claims. If there is too much destruction, then the insurance companies reach a point that they can't pay. The destruction also causes job loss, loss of homes, and no way to pay debts. It affects the entire nation and that is why Jesus said the sea and waves roaring would cause distress of nations.
I am amused when the world starts pointing fingers at one another playing the "blame game". I assure you that the hurricanes are not a result of President Bush's policies on global warming.
I urge readers to share their thoughts and comments and stories at my website and one of them has shared their "haunted experience". These stories have be taken at the word of the storyteller and it is up to you, the reader, to decide whether it is fact or fiction.
A reader submits this story: Hauntings are something that scares the crap out of you. Like this one time, It was around Christmas time and my mom, dad, and I were living with my mamaw and papaw. Well,my mom and I were downstairs in the basement that we had remodeled and we were playing cards. That's when it happened. We heard my sister and her husband and her baby come through the front door and go upstairs to talk to my mamaw and papaw. They were making all kinds of noises and racket and we were afraid that would wake up my dad. The T.V. was on, my mamaw and papaw were up talking, Melonie was being her loud self, and the baby was crying. Me and my mom decided to go investigate to see what was going on. So we opened the basement door that led to the stairs, went up the stairs and nothing was on, everyone was in bed, and Melonie was no where to be found. We rushed downstairs and decided to call Melonie on her cell phone and she was asleep in the bed and the baby was in his crib. We were so freaked out and we asked my dad the next morning if he had heard it and he said he had no idea what we were talking about. To this day we still have no idea what had happened.
The Bible says that there is a spirit world and I believe the physical and the spiritual sometimes blend together for maybe just a few brief moments. That is when we encounter unexplained phenomena. We like reading about these type of things because everyone loves a mystery.
Copyright 2005 by Gary Goodworth
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