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Although birds falling from the sky is not a Biblical prophecy of the end times, it certainly does feel ominous and apocalyptic.

Dead Birds in Louisiana

Dead Birds in Louisiana

An important thing to remember is that, while we may not know the reason for the sudden die offs of large numbers of birds–there IS a reason.  I also suspect that certain people may be starting to get nervous, wondering whether their actions are to blame.

Whether or not any of these things is to blame, I want to propose a few things that are potential hazards to the creatures we share the planet with. I am not attempting to provide an official explanation, or new conspiracy theory.  I am just throwing out my opinion, based on what I have heard and what I know.

(Disclaimer:  this is not a well-researched post I am making.  I am relating, from brief notes, what I have learned from recent news stories.  The rest, where no links are given, is based on what I remember from my previous study of Biology.)

First, let me summarize what I know about recent bird die-offs:

Here are some things these type of birds have in common:

  • They congregate in large flocks
  • They tend to migrate in winter
  • They are opportunistic feeders
  • Insects make up a large part of their diet in summer, but in winter they primarily eat grains and weed seeds
  • They settle on agricultural fields, and clean up what is left after the harvest
  • Birds eat more when it is colder–the oils in seeds help to fuel their metabolism, keeping them warm

An article about the Turtle Doves, that died in Italy, may give a further clue as to the cause:

”  . . . Nadia Caselli of the bird association said they appear to have overeaten sunflower seeds, which damage their livers and kidneys. The seeds are mostly waste from a nearby oil factory.”

Here are my thoughts:

  • There are chemicals that concentrate in oils–meaning that, of all the parts of the plant, the seeds (or more specifically, the oil in the seeds) will have the highest concentration of the contaminant.
  • Some of these chemicals are absorbed into the plant after it is sprayed, others are taken up from the soil and water, by the roots.
  • So, agricultural chemicals could be to blame.
  • Our global elite, in their attempts to create ever more power and wealth for themselves, have opened a Pandora’s box of new agricultural innovations–genetically modified plants are one of them.  (Also, genetically modified plants, especially those that are wind-pollinated, have escaped from cultivation and corrupted the DNA of non-modified plants of the same species living nearby. )
  • I am no longer up-to-date on what is happening in the world of GMOs (genetically modified organisms).  What I DO know is that the purpose of some genetic modification is to enable the plants to withstand the effects of herbicides, so that the field can be sprayed to kill weeds without harming the crop.  Although the crop plant may not be harmed, what chemicals are concentrating in its tissues, in the soil, and in the insects and animals that are exposed to the herbicides (either directly, or by eating the plant)?
  • Another type of genetic modification is to make the plant toxic to insects that eat that particular plant.  One particular bacteria, called ‘bt’, is effective in killing caterpillars and the larvae of flies and mosquitos.  By incorporating a ‘bt gene’ into a plant’s DNA, each cell of the plant then produces the same toxin that bt bacteria produce, and makes it deadly to its insect pests.  (I have heard, but can’t verify, that many of us now have that toxin in our gut flora–that the gene has actually been incorporated into the bacteria in our digestive tract!   [presumably from eating plant material that included the bt gene–or maybe, from eating yogurt, if the bacteria that culture yogurt have incorporated the bt gene from the milk from cows that have eaten plant material that contained it . . . ])
  • Thus, the death of these birds may be a result of having introduced genetically modified organisms into the environment.

My objective is to throw out some ideas.  I can only hope that someone, somewhere, is looking into these possibilities.  I think that looking at the source of the seed these birds were eating would tell a lot.

Did these birds eat seeds from genetically modified plants?  Were the seeds they ate, from test fields?  Were the seeds contaminated with some kind of agricultural chemicals?  If so, did anyone know that these seeds might have a potentially lethal effect on wildlife, or people?  Did material from these plants enter into the human food supply too?

Follow the seeds.  What ties these locations, and their seeds together?  Is this the ‘smoking gun’?  If this is the cause, will the truth ever see the light of day?

If GMOs are involved, you can be sure that a ‘plausible explanation’ will soon come forth.  The agricultural companies that are in the business of creating genetically modified organisms are very wealthy, very powerful, and very well connected.  If they are to blame, you can bet they are scrambling to ‘put a lid on’ this.

However, if this is what has happened, and if it is God’s time to reveal more information about the corruption of the elite, the truth will out.

We Could Sell Them ‘Super Seeds’. . .

First Beast Rising

Setting The Stage

Another line of  thinking that I encountered, is that  the death of the Arkansas birds–and fish–could be tied in with HAARP technology or military tests.  Although I know nothing about the blog, here is a link for those of you who would like to hear what that writer has to say.

Another possibility I can think of is a species-specific attack using a nanoweapon. In such a case, it could be a warning from another country (such as China) or our own military testing and refining new nanoweaponry.

And, last but not least, my first thought was that this may somehow tie in with the recent earthquakes in Guy, Arkansas and/or the Gulf Oil Spill.

A couple of weeks ago, I had read a post about Sodom and Gomorrah.  (Here is a link to some fascinating information regarding what is most likely the actual location of Sodom and Gomorrah!)

Genesis 14:10 says that there were tar pits in the Valley of Siddim (now the Dead Sea). Out of curiosity, I did some research as to what kind of geology one would find that includes tar pits, sulfur, and salt.  I learned that these elements are found in areas where petroleum is also found. If I understood correctly, the geology of such places allows for mud, oil, or sulfur-spewing volcanoes to come up overnight.

Interestingly, there are three places in the US that seemed similar to the Valley of Siddim:

  1. A small petroleum seep at the Great Salt Lake in Utah
  2. The region of (underground) salt dome deposits that are located in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas
  3. The San Joaquin Valley of California, where there are several well known tar pits

It may be that nothing like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah will ever happen in these places . . . but strange things ARE happening in Arkansas and Louisiana.

We have already had two major disasters in that region: Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Oil Spill.  Are we seeing the prelude to another disaster?  Is it possible that the birds and fish were poisoned or injured by venting of toxic gases along a fault line?  Is an earthquake or some sort of eruption imminent?

Or might it tie in with the oil spill?  Is it possible that some of the dispersant used after the oil spill has made its way further inland, through waterways or fault lines?  Or that, last summer, rain contaminated by toxic vapors may have come down on fields in the area, tainting the soil and accumulating in the plants’ seeds, making them toxic?

Whatever IS behind the birds that fell from the sky, a lot of people are watching and asking:  “What’s next?”

Update 1/26/11:

I have heard that some people heard ‘sonic booms’ or a sound like thunder around the same time as the birds died, that night in Beebe, Arkansas.  (Beebe is not far from Guy, Arkansas where numerous small earthquakes have been felt recently).

A number of people in Indiana reported hearing the same thing,  near Indianapolis the day before the birds in Beebe died. The shaking only lasted about 10 seconds.  They were told it was a 3.8 magnitude earthquake (3 miles deep), but some still question why it sounded and felt like an explosion, rather than like a typical earthquake.

Apparently, one guy in Indiana (and his mother in law) heard 3 loud booms at the same time that his friend, Anton, in NC heard the same thing.  I believe this took place on 1/1/11.  He is still trying to find out whether anyone else between Indiana and North Carolina heard the same thing at that time.

So, here is another thought–again, having to do with fault lines and methane releases:  perhaps methane is making its way through the New Madrid fault line and causing underground explosions . . .

Here is a brief description of what a natural gas explosion felt like (see comment #9).

Related to the New Madrid faultline–here is a link to a broadcast yesterday, that talks about the preparations that FEMA is making, for a major disaster related to a quake on the New Madrid fault line within the next three years (you can skip to a little past the half way point).

Whether or not there are underground explosions happening–it may be news to many people that there IS a type of earthquake that is expressed as a loud boom or thundering.   Something is definitely happening along the New Madrid fault line already.

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(cont’d from: We Are Living In Revelation)

Believer-there will be nowhere to run, no place to hide.

We have been living in the ‘Dispensation of Grace’.  It is coming to a close.  Meanwhile, we have moved into the Dispensation of Revelation.  It is God’s will and time to reveal, uncover, disclose, and make manifest, the works of darkness.

Persecution will come to Christians, no matter what we do because ‘everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.’  True Christians embody truth and light.  Jesus was the first light, and this was said because of Him:  ‘ . . . Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.’

The majority of mankind still prefers darkness and evil to light and truth.  Therefore, they will do all that they can to extinguish light and truth–and this means ridding the world of Christians.

In the days and months ahead, satan will grow increasingly angry with Christians.  Consider: his time is short and he is so close to seeing the fulfillment of what he has been planning for thousands of years!  For him, everything is riding on this.  He really believes he can do a better job of running things on Earth than God does.  He will do anything to have the opportunity to prove it.

That’s all well and good . . .  completely understandable–but the ‘pawns’ in this game he is trying to engage God in, are the lives and souls of billions of people! This is a gross injustice!  Anyone with a conscience, who knows the truth (this should describe all Christians), cannot just sit by while billions of people are led to destruction!  We have a moral obligation to share the truth with everyone.

We can’t stop the game, and we can’t make anyone’s decision for them.  All we can (and must) do is to lay the facts before them and let them decide.  The game must be played fairly!  Granted, most people will turn their back on truth and life.  That is their choice.  But they at least deserve the opportunity to make an informed choice!

Our ‘intrusion’ into satan’s plan will  throw him into a panic.  After all, God (in His mercy towards mankind) is allowing satan only a brief time to prove his point and the clock is ticking!

(Lest you think we are bringing trouble upon ourselves, what would you recommend Christians do differently and still remain true to the will of God?)

In case I need to remind you–when you chose to become a Christian, you enlisted in God’s army.  You chose the side of good, in the ongoing war of evil vs. good.  You have already enlisted!

If you thought you were just signing up for God’s ‘reserves’ and would never be called up, I’m sorry.  You were misinformed.  This is a voluntary army–100%!–but EVERYONE in this army must fight!

If you have woken up to find that you are on the wrong side, walk away.  No one is keeping you here.

If you know you are on the right side, but are afraid to fight, it’s understandable.  We are all human, and we all have a basic instinct for self preservation.  Jesus had to face the same inner battle, in the Garden of Gethsemane, before He submitted to His arrest and crucifixion.  You see, He was a human being, with human instincts– and He had free will too.  What temptation He must have faced, to just walk away and save Himself!  He fought his inner battle to the point of sweating blood!

When Peter, a ‘co-conspirator’ with Jesus, faced his choice, he chose to lie to save himself.  Three times he lied–to the point of even denying that he knew Jesus!!  Just a few hours earlier, he had been so sure of his loyalty that he had promised Jesus that even if everyone else deserted Him, he never would.  I’m sure he surprised himself when he realized what he had done–because he underestimated his basic human survival instinct. (This is one example of what the Bible calls ‘the flesh’.  As Christians, we are not to live by our natural instincts and primal desires, but by God’s Spirit in us, we are to overcome them.)

All that to say:  if you’re afraid, you’re in good company.  But you’ll have to move beyond that, because a choice awaits you.  You aren’t judged for how you feel, or what you are tempted with–you are judged by the decision you end up making.

Trying to ‘play it cool’ , keeping your Christianity hidden, or not living or speaking in a way that’s consistent with God’s Word, is compromise!  This battle is much bigger than you.  Your compromise will change virtually nothing, in the grand scheme of things–but it will profoundly change you!

If you are afraid for your safety, pray to God to keep you safe!  God can hide you in plain sight!  He can hold your enemies at bay!

Jesus disappeared into a crowd. Daniel spent the night in a den of hungry lions.  Paul and Silas were released from jail by an earthquake.  Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego survived being thrown into an roiling furnace!  Elijah was provided a hiding place, by God, so that he could rest awhile (not dwell there!), and ravens brought  food to him!

Angels led Lot and his family to safety, just as God rained judgment on Sodom and Gomorrah.  God gave Noah instructions and time to build an ark for his salvation.  Paul was bitten by a venomous snake and merely shook it off–this was right after he survived a shipwreck!

God led the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea on dry ground–then He brought the waters down on top of their pursuers.  He fed them, every day, in the wilderness, for forty years!  Their shoes lasted through forty years of walking!  In a dry and barren desert, He had already stored up water for them–in a rock!!  These are just some of the stories that are in the Bible.  (I wonder how many more have not been told?!)

And, when all is said and done, if you do face death as a Christian–remember that all things work together for good for those that love God!  God told King Hezekiah to get his affairs in order, because he was going to die.  He wept, and plead with God for his life, and God granted him another fifteen years.  However, in that time he became foolish and prideful.  Decisions that he made then brought serious trouble to his family later.  (He himself would have endured God’s wrath, but he repented in time.)

At the end of his life, God tested him to see what was in his heart, and I don’t believe He found the same zeal and devotion that he had fifteen years earlier.  God was giving him the opportunity to make a peaceful exit–to die with honor at the zenith of his spiritual life.   God was protecting Hezekiah and his family by allowing Hezekiah to die–but Hezekiah clung to his will, rather than submitting to God’s.

There comes a time for each of us to depart.  God determines the best time. We should trust Him.  He knows what lies ahead, and what He may be sparing us from.

Dying as a martyr is a special honor in God’s kingdom.   It is usually a choice.  I believe that, to even be faced with that ‘opportunity’ means:

1.  that God trusts that you will remain faithful until the end.  (Remember, He has promised He will not lose you.  If you are truly one of His children, He will not allow you to be placed in a situation, at the end of your life, that would cause you to deny Him and spend eternity apart from Him.) Any of His children, whom He allows to face martyrdom, He has already strengthened enough to endure it, or He will supernaturally strengthen them through those final hours.

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2.  you have ‘played Christian’ for so long that you have convinced yourself you are one–but you aren’t.  In that final hour you will either seek Him with your whole heart, or you will deny Him.  But, either way, He will reveal your heart to you.

Believer–God has a job for you to do!  About face!

The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against Us!

The God Factor

God Wants Us To Go To War!

Well folks, we are living a very watered down, anemic version of Christianity.  Is this the truth that so many have died for?  Where is the persecution?  Trust me, it’s not something I want, but consider–we are living in a culture that is rapidly approaching, if not already exceeding, the sinfulness of Sodom and Gomorrah.  How is it that this culture is tolerating us in their midst?  Have we gone so deep ‘undercover’ that we have ‘gone over to the other side’?

If we are living by the same paradigm as the world around us, we aren’t really understanding the gospel!  Why have we succumbed to political correctness and tolerance?

We have watered down the gospel, little by little, so as not to offend anyone.  But with so many dilutions, it now deserves another name, ’cause sincere life-changing Christianity it ain’t.  If ‘Sunday Christians’ feel at home in our church, week after week after week–that should be a pretty good indication! Perhaps I’ll just differentiate by calling the one ‘shallow Christianity’ and the other ‘deep Christianity’.

We aren’t doing the world around us any favors.  True seekers are craving something authentic, life changing & enveloping that will give their life meaning and answer the deep longing in their soul.   The choice of a spiritual path to follow is the most serious choice a person will make in their life.  No one expects it to be simple.  People understand that, once chosen, their spiritual beliefs will be important enough to die for. Presenting the Christian life as a laid-back, casual thing is not fooling true spiritual seekers.  It just isn’t deep enough to quench the thirst in their soul!

I believe it demonstrates a lack of faith on our part.  Like the man who reached out to steady the Ark of the Covenant when the oxen stumbled (in the book of 2 Samuel  in the Bible).  Yes, it was likely to have fallen . . . or would it have?  The presence of God was contained within it!  It seems unfair that the man was struck dead–but the message was clear: God doesn’t need us to look out for Him!  When we make the gospel ‘less offensive’, aren’t we doing the same thing?  The gospel Jesus presented will do the work of God in people’s lives, but a watered down version we create?  It’s probably not going to be able to do much of anything.

It’s also a particularly treacherous form of dishonesty.  How many people ‘sign up’ to be a Christian, expecting it to be a ‘walk in the park’?  What’s going to happen when the Antichrist takes the stage and it becomes apparent that a Pre-Tribulation Rapture didn’t happen?  Who’s going to console them through their disappointment, bitterness and sense of utter betrayal?  It won’t be Christians, because every other thing Christians have taught will be thrown aside as well.

What’s going to happen when the really hard times come?  Persecution and betrayal will come to most Christians,  and death to some. ( No, I’m not exaggerating to make a point.  Jesus was very specific that this would happen during the ‘latter days’.)  Are these ‘shallow Christians’ going to be able to persevere?

The Bible says that if one has escaped the corruption of the world by knowing Jesus, and then goes back to it, he is worse off at the end than he was at the beginning!  We don’t get ‘Brownie points’ for the number of people on our ‘convert list’!  What a waste!  What a sad and sorry waste.

I know that the people promoting our modern version of the gospel are good, sincere people with the best intentions.  This is the gospel that has been handed down to us, that we were told is true.  But, it is so diluted now that it is scarcely recognizable.  We are ‘selling’ Christianity too cheaply. This bland version of Christianity does not attract the truly thirsty.  Like a lukewarm drink of water, it has no appeal.  In fact, it’s a little nauseating as well.

We need to go back to the source to make sure our understanding of the gospel is correct, and then shore up the foundation of our own faith.  If we don’t, not only will we be swept away, but most of those we have led to Christ will be too!

For Christians Who Are Struggling Spiritually

Deathbed Conversions

The Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against Us