The Good News
Link - The Fig Tree Has Budded - This is a great article detailing from Matthew 24 that the Lord will come within a generation from the rebirth of Israel in 1948. This provides the scriptural basis for the statement, "the Lord is coming soon".
Link - Magnificent - A wonderful music video of God's creation set to song.
The End Times News
Amazingly, all of the news articles below are from just the last few days, and I have not even included financial news articles which are sobering as well. To say that the new year is starting off with signs and wonders would probably be an understatement. What does it mean? I believe that it means that if you are a believer, our blessed hope is getting ever closer, even at the door. If you are not a believer, perhaps these signs will move you to consider that these events were foretold in prophecies. Prophecy is given that seeing them come true, you might believe that God exists, and knowing this, you might receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Deaths of Birds, Fish and Bees
This is a breaking news story. In the past few days, dozens of locations have experienced dead bird and / or fish populations. So far, no one had been able to explain why this is happening.
Mat 24:7-8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Link - Nearly 70 Dead Bats Found in Tucson.
Link - Animal Death Mystery: Jackdaws in Sweden, Fish in Brazil and New Zealand, Crabs in England.
Link - Massive Fish Kill Blankets Arkansas River. Link - Dead Fish Cover 20 Miles of Arkansas River
Link - Nearly 1000 Birds Fall from Arkansas Sky
Link - Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Ashore (Maryland)
Link - Woman Reports Dozens of Dead Birds in her Yard (Kentucky)
Link - LA has Mass Bird Kill Just Days After Arkansas Link - Bird Death Puzzles Investigators (Louisiana)
Link - 10,000s of Birds Found Dead in Manitoba
Link - Tons of Dead Fish in Parana Argentina
Link - Locations that Have Dead Fish or Birds (This is an amazing list!!)
Link - Is Mass Bird and Fish Die Off Connected to Government Testing? (Conspiracy Theory)
Link - Why are the Animals Dying?
Link - Dead Birds and Fish: Bible Prophecy Web Searches Explode
Link - Bees in Freefall as Study Shows Sharp US Decline
Continuing Strange Weather
Link - "Biblical" Floods Threaten Australian Homes Link - Australian Flood Zone is Larger Than Texas
Link - Queensland Floods Will Have Global Impact
Link - Winter May be Coldest in 1000 Years (England)
Link - Rare Hurricane Strength Winds, More Snow and Ice on the Way (In Los Angeles)
Link - Tornados in Arkansas
Link - 3.8 Earthquake in Indiana (Dec 30, 2010) (Very rare location)
Link - 7.0 Earthquake in Argentina (Jan 1, 2011)
Link - 7.1 Earthquake in Chili (Jan 2, 2011)
Link - 4.0 Earthquake in Northern Israel (Jan 2, 2011)
Link - 5.4 Earthquake in Southern Iran (Jan 5, 2011)
We started seeing news regarding food shortages in the middle of last year, following the sizzling summer in Russia, floods in Pakistan and various other places, and the locust invasion in Australia. This first week of January is continuing and accelerating the warnings of food shortages due to floods and climate changes. We are also being warned almost daily about food price increases.
Rev 6:6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
Link - Kansas City Wheat in Poor Shape Without Rain
Link - World Food Prices Surge to Record Link - World Food Prices at Fresh Highs
Link - As Food Prices Rise, Retailers Keep Prices Stable by Reducing Package Sizes
Link - Food Inflation Zips on High Onion, Fruits, Eggs, Meat Prices (India)
Link - Bolivian Army to Sell Bread to Prevent Shortages
Link - Food Prices Set to Soar
Link - Commodity Price Surge Sets Stage for Global Food Crisis in New Year
Link - Farmers: Disaster Aid Won't Help
Link - Corn Rationing Needs to Begin
Link - Russia's Grain Crop Down 37%
Link - Wheat Rises to 5 Month High, Australia Flood, US Gold Snap
Maranatha - Our Lord is Coming