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Is there a parallel in Bible that tells about movement of animals before impending destruction? Yes, there is. Genesis 7: 5-10 reads, “Noah did according to all that Lord had commanded him. (vs6) Now Noah was six hundred years old when flood of water came upon earth. (vs7) Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him entered ark because of water of flood. (vs8) Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on ground, (vs9) there went into ark to Noah by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. (vs10) It came about after seven days, that water of flood came upon earth” (NASB). Interesting, is it not? It appears that even animals can hear voice of God.
If you think that God is concerned about safety of animals, you are correct. If you think that God is concerned about animal safety over humans, you’ve missed my point. Why were animals spared on December 26, 2004, and 300,000 people died? Was God blood thirsty for humans? No, I don’t think so. I think people died because man has lost his ear for God. I think man has become so accustomed to being rescued by science and latest technology that he has desensitized his ability to hear subtle voice of warning in his spirit.
The Bible is one giant forecast of impending judgment. Unless a man turns from his wicked ways, he will come to judgment. The Bible has been sounding off for generations for people everywhere to get right with God through His Son Jesus Christ. God is serious about saving us from our sins, but man has dulled his ears to redemption’s call. I believe that man could turn to God and God would spare him of many miseries in this world. I believe that man can develop a spiritual sensitivity to “feel” or sense voice of God inwardly, warning him of what’s coming on face of earth.
I believe if nations would turn to God and worship Him, loving one another instead of trying to kill each other, God would speak so loudly through their nations’ leaders and principle players that His voice would ring true in every word they spoke. I believe that God is all about healing and sparing lives. Jesus died on Cross not only for my rescue from sin but for my wholeness in living.
God has not turned away from man. Man has turned away and become desensitized to what God wants him to hear and know. This ought not to be so. Turn to God. Listen to Him. He will guide you to safety. After all, if an animal can “feel” vibrations of tremors and move to safety, certainly man—created in God’s image and likeness—can get advance warnings from approaching danger also. This is Bible’s message in short—as it is appointed unto man once to die, after this comes judgment.
Keep faith. Stay course. Jesus is coming soon. Be advised, and move to safety in Jesus.
Pastor T. dash
Pastors a small church in Broken Arrow, OK.