The Gulf Oil Spill

“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; and the third part of the creatues which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.  Re 8:8, 9

If you were a prohpet living in ancient times and you saw something out of the future, how would you describe it?  What words would you use to describe something for which you had no experience?  What if you saw a vision of an oil platform in the sea and you saw that oil platform catch on fire and fall into the sea?  Would it look like a great mountain?  Would you say that it was cast into the sea? 

It seems to me that it is possible that the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be described by John in the book of Revelations.  It may be a partial fulfillment of that Scripture.  It may be that Re 8:8 describes an entirely different event.  However, we have not seen the end of this oil spill and yet I think we can all agree that it is an apopolytical event that will affect our earth for years to come.

What kind of wake up call is this?  Is God trying to get our attention?  We have all wasted God’s precious resources.  He gave them to us to further his life while we’re on this earth and we have been using them selfishly.  Instead of complaining and whining, we need to ask his forgiveness and change.  Let’s get back to a simple life, loving God and our brothers and sisters on this earth.

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