V RaptureChrist Newsletter
July 1, 2010

Global Warming

Humans need to stop destroying God's green earth. It is slowly becoming a desert - both hotter and dryer. There are those who blame greenhouse gases. Leading scientists such as climatologist David Easterling of NOAA say 2010 could be the hottest year on record. Climatologists say that hotter temperatures are due to a rise in carbon dioxide.

Earth gets hotter with global warming. Our desert are growing.

From 1100 AD until 1300 AD we had the Medieval Warm Period. This was followed by the Little Ice Age, a period between 1300 and 1870 when things were colder than normal.

Here are two possibilities. One is that our sun is becoming increasingly unstable. The other is that world wide deforestation is leading us to climatic extremes.

For example during the Maunder minimum, a period of few sunspots which did occur inside the Little Ice Age, solar output was less than now. Canals in Holland froze solid. However, during the Medieval Warm Period, there was farming in Greenland.

In Roman times Europe was colder and wetter than now.  However, after the Romans cut down the great forests of Africa, Europe became hotter and drier. Basically, our forests act as an air conditioner that reduces global temperatures through evapotranspiration. Cutting down of forests leads to colder winters and hotter summers.

On July 7, 2010 there was record heat that stressed the north east power grid.  It was 102 F in NYC and 103 F the day before - a record high temperature. However, on Jan 5, 2010 there was record cold in USA.

As our sun becomes more erratic, expect cold winters and hot summers. Instead of gradual warming, what we will have is more extreme weather with both hot and cold records being broken.

Sun Gets Stronger

Fluctuations in the sun are described in the Bible. In the book of Revelation we learn that there will be extreme changes in weather. Since the book of Revelation is sequential, we read first that the sun will go black, and later on, it will scorch men. See Revelation Timeline. At the opening of the sixth seal, in chapter 6 of the Book of Revelation, the sun turns black.

Revelation 6:12
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the SUN BECAME BLACK AS SACKCLOTH OF HAIR, AND THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD;

Matthew 24 describes the same event.

Matthew 24:29
But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

However, by Revelation 16, the sun flares up. It becomes very hot and scorches men. 

Revelation 16:8-9
The fourth angel poured out his BOWL upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory.

As we believe that the rapture occurs before the bowls of wrath, we will not be on this earth when this plague occurs and men are scorched by the sun.

Notice in chapter 6, where God tell us the signs before the rapture, that the sun goes black. Then in chapter 7, after the rapture, we have the promise of not being scorched by the sun. This is because Christ takes us to fountains of living waters -- a paradise in a new earth. Water evaporates, rises and forms clouds, then falls as rain -- like a fountain.

Revelation 7:16-17
They will never again be hungry or thirsty, and never again will the sun or any scorching heat trouble them. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living FOUNTAINS OF WATERS: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

The old testament also talks about the sun getting very hot. It might be the same event. 

Isaiah 30:26
The moon will be as bright as the sun, and the sun will be seven times brighter--like the light of seven days in one! So it will be when the LORD begins to heal his people and cure the wounds he gave them


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