Frequent Attacks from the Animal Kingdom

Have you been to camp lately? Do you live near the woods?, or do you like sailing? The ever present turmoil’s of a modern life fills many with hopelessness, and dread requiring much need rest. Many venture out to seek it. Some of us just turn on the television and sit in a dark room damaging our eyes and intellect striving not to be alone or bored. It is an adventure taking a day off to enjoy the visual aspect, and calm that nature brings to one’s mind. What happens then when nature in an instant sends us running, but this time not for the hills? What Happens when nature itself strikes back?  In recent news we have seen reports of Black Bears attacking campers and even a Whale attacking  a yacht off Cape Town.

black-bear Mother black bears are notoriously protective of their cubs, who stay with their mothers for about two years.

Photograph by Norbert Rosing

 

Whale Attack  The picture apparently showing the moment before the whale hit the boat

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According to National Geographic  ursus americanus or black bears “live in forests and are excellent tree climbers, but are also found in mountains and swamps. Despite their name, black bears can be blue-gray or blue-black, brown, cinnamon, or even (very rarely) white. Black bears are very opportunistic eaters. Most of their diet consists of grasses, roots, berries, and insects. They will also eat fish and mammals—including carrion—and easily develop a taste for human foods and garbage. Bears who become habituated to human food at campsites, cabins, or rural homes can become dangerous and are often killed—thus the frequent reminder: Please don’t feed the bears!”  Even though the are black I guess they wont discriminate when it comes to food.

BBC reports state “A couple on a whale-watching trip off Cape Town, South Africa, say they had a lucky escape when a 10m (33ft) specimen leapt on to their yacht. The southern right whale, a species known for poor eyesight, snapped the mast before sliding back into the water, said Paloma Werner. She and her partner had just seconds to take cover, she said. A nearby tourist caught the moment on camera. "I still like whales," Ms Werner told the BBC afterwards.The southern right whale navigates by sound, leading Ms Werner to suspect it was an accident."Our boat’s engine was off and so the whale just didn’t know we were there," she said."We were just the wrong boat, in the wrong place at the wrong time."

A very well put statement from Ms. Werner. I would have probably yelled “I read Moby Dick and am not captain Ahab. In all seriousness though a thirty three foot whale leaping at you is no laughing matter. In events like this one the real thing to do is pray.

From these reoccurring events, it seems as if the animal kingdom is attacking humanity. Are they really considering that they are in their natural habitats, their homes? If man can barely coexist with one another, how then can we expect man to meliorate that relationship with nature? Yes you might say that we need to go out to relax, find food and to care for nature itself. You may even be aware that the scriptures in Matthew 24:16-17 state “Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:”  All this is very true, but what gives man the right to mistreat what the creator himself has made so beautiful for man and animals to enjoy?

Far too often we see occasions of animals abused from the smallest puppy beaten, to an elephant killed for its ivory tusks. These repeated acts of aggression from humans towards nature, and its inhabitants is costing us all dearly. Selfishly mankind seeks comfort more than survival and destroys the natural resources of this earth. Now that our supposed stock pile of resources is being depleted, we intend to encroach on nature to support our habitual trends of want. Greed and not necessity is fueling this growing dilemma of man vs. wild. Who will win?

Troubled times will come and is in fact here, but according to the Bible, there is a time and place for everything.  You must search the scriptures for the answers. Stay informed so that you’re not in the woods by yourself, ahead of the pack. We have been given instruction on the appointed time to move. Yes experiences whilst in nature  can be inspiring and bring calm to one’s life, but be considerate. “And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these” Matt 6:28-29. There are two roads, one that leads to destruction and one that leads to salvation in Christ Jesus. Which one do you choose?

Moments Away: Coronal Mass Ejection to Hit Earth

In a few moments a large scale event will take place and many of us are unaware that they occur and have occured many times. This time however it will hit our Earth and will be visible. These event are called CME’s or Coronal mass ejections. According to http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/sunearthsystem/main/News080210-cme.html “Coronal mass ejections (or CMEs) are large clouds of charged particles that are ejected from the Sun over the course of several hours and can carry up to ten billion tons (1016 grams) of plasma. They expand away from the Sun at speeds as high as a million miles an hour. A CME can make the 93-million-mile journey to Earth in just three to four days.

When a coronal mass ejection reaches Earth, it interacts with our planet’s magnetic field, potentially creating a geomagnetic storm. Solar particles stream down the field lines toward Earth’s poles and collide with atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere, resulting in spectacular auroral displays. On the evening of August 3rd/4th, skywatchers in the northern U.S. and other countries should look toward the north for the rippling dancing “curtains” of green and red light.

The Sun goes through a regular activity cycle about 11 years long. The last solar maximum occurred in 2001 and its recent extreme solar minimum was particularly weak and long lasting. These kinds of eruptions are one of the first signs that the Sun is waking up and heading toward another solar maximum expected in the 2013 time frame.” Coronal Mass Ejection or CME On August 1st, almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun erupted in a tumult of activity. There was a C3-class solar flare, a solar tsunami, multiple filaments of magnetism lifting off the stellar surface, large-scale shaking of the solar corona, radio bursts, a coronal mass ejection and more. This extreme ultraviolet snapshot from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the sun’s northern hemisphere in mid-eruption. Different colors in the image represent different gas temperatures ranging from ~1 to 2 million degrees K. Credit: NASA/SDO
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This information that we are provided about CME’s intrigues the scientist in many of us, and sparks or curiosity of the unknown in others. These very events might even go as far as to scare the day lights out of some. Some are afraid of these phenomenon’s and others less fearful seeking the knowledge thereafter. I believe the reasons why they are fearful is due to the fact that they have no knowledge of these events except for the Hollywood theatrics that unfold on screen times oft. Although there are factual areas of information presented in these films as well as from the scientist of our time why should we be afraid? We are warned in Matthew “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. Jer 29:8; Eph 5:6; Col 2:18; 1Thess 2:3; 1John 4:1; [Matt 7:15]; [Luke 21:8]; [2Thess 2:2]; [Heb 13:9];
5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. Jer 14:14; Jer 23:25; John 5:43; [1John 2:18]; [1John 4:1]; [2John 1:7];
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. Isa 19:2;
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. Matt 10:17; Luke 21:11-12; John 15:20; John 16:2; Rev 2:10; [Mark 13:9]; [Luke 21:12];
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 2Pet 2:1;
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 2Tim 3:1;
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matt 10:22; Mark 13:13; Luke 21:19; Rev 2:7; Rev 2:10; Rev 3:10;
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Mark 13:14; Luke 21:20; Dan 9:27; [Luke 21:22];
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: Acts 1:12;
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. Dan 12:1;
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. Mark 13:21; Luke 21:8; [Luke 17:21]; [Luke 17:23]; [2Thess 2:3]; [1Tim 4:1];
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Deut 13:1; 2Thess 2:11; [1John 4:1]; [2John 1:7]; [Rev 13:14]; [Rev 19:20];
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. Luke 17:23;
27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Job 39:30; Luke 17:37;

I seek not to leave out the essence of this powerful message, but I don’t believe it is necessary to explain further what our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has already done. I choose to present all these verse’s because I believe that none of this information should be left out. True knowledge comes from Christ alone and although many of the media hysteria’s and scientific data today can be proven, no information can be more true than what Christ Jesus gives us.
We are so over flooded with information that the bits that slip through the curtain are jumbled and disorganized.

The reason is that we use technology in this modern era to process what our brain was used to doing. It’s not that we are incapable but more so we are dumbed down. We are competing against man and machine. Although technology might give an answer in record time, the human mind would do the same in the time God hath allotted to man. We are constantly searching for answers and we want a reply instantly. The scriptures state that we should seek the kingdom of god so that all else will be added unto us, that we should keep watch and that we should pray without ceasing.

In these ways I believe we will find the answers to our scores of questions. Just think what a joy it will be to live the way God has commanded us so that we may join and sojourn forever in the Holy Place we know as heaven. The questions that we have unanswered no man may be able to reason enough an explanation but with God all things are possible. Keep your faith trust in the Lord and ask him when he returns. May to Grace that abounds in Christ Jesus his love and mercy govern over all of us who faithfully follow him. Be not afraid Trust God.