Thousands Dead In Myanmar And China Is A Sign Of The End Times
By Linda C Dipman

    Mega disasters are a sign of the End Times.  Our world has an allotted time and it is almost over.  This is the
reason why our world is experiencing mega disasters like the cyclone in Myanmar and the quake in China that has
lead to hundreds of thousands of people dying.  This is also the reason why global warming is a sign of terrible
times to come.  When our climate warms then the seasons will change and cause devastating weather patterns
that will produce earthquakes and tidal waves of all kinds throughout the entire world.     

    We live in a media rich world where instantly we are made aware of the natural disasters   Through our
television, the pictures send a shock wave of fear make us think "what if that happened in my home town?"  The
'what ifs' of life can instantly stop us in our tracks and make us realize just how vulnerable we are to disasters that
can change the entire course of our existence and that of our precious loved ones.    

    Suddenly our thinking takes a radical shift from what new car I want to buy next to how I can protect my family
from a mega disaster.  We look towards the heavens and ask, "Why would God allow such suffering to happen to
innocent children?"  Focusing our thoughts on our world makes us question our own defenselessness and what
would happen to us if we became a statistic in another death toll.  

    This is when all people who care about the suffering in the world evaluate their God walk.  This is the formula
that gets our mind analyzing the reason behind this horrendous loss of life.  We question, "Were they doing
something wrong that brought them to the point of being wiped off from the face of the earth?  Were they being
punished for their sins?"  We voice our thoughts to our pastors demanding they help us understand what the
purpose was behind these terrible disasters.

    Not many people understand the function of our world.  They live their lives without thinking about anything but
their present needs or wants. It is only when they are part of, or hear of a disaster far away that they stop what
they are doing for a moment and wonder why?  They don't understand that indifference to God makes them
vulnerable to the attacks of the evil tempter Satan.

    Luke 21: 11, "There will be terrible earthquakes, famines, and plagues everywhere; there will be strange and
terrifying things coming from the sky."

    We live in a teaching world.  In order to learn we must have examples of good and evil.  In order to fight
against evil we must acknowledge the war fought on the unseen spiritual plane and how it affects our lives.  In this
passage the sky is referring to the unseen spiritual world of angels and demons that either fight on the side of
every human life or against them.

    This is the reason why Paul alerted all Christians to the unseen battle that takes place in this world of spirits.  A
world where spirits interact in the lives of men in order to teach them the difference between right and wrong.  

    Ephesians 6: 11&12, "Put on all the armor that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the
Devil's evil tricks.  For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the
heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age."  

    All people must activate their faith in God in order to fight against evil.  Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world,
but he can only protect people when they ask for His help!  If we don't have God on our side then Satan has the
power to do anything he wants to us.  This is the reason why there was a massive earthquake in China.  

    Luke 21: 25, "There will be strange things happening to the sun, the moon, and the stars.  On earth whole
countries will be in despair, afraid of the roar of the sea and the raging tides."

    Many people interpret these scriptures literally, but this is actually referring to the unseen war between Jesus
Christ and the devil.  When we leave God out of our lives chaos ensues and evil is given the upper hand to wage
a blood bath against human life.

    The sun is the symbol for Jesus Christ, the moon represents Satan and the stars are angels.  Understanding
these images will help you to discern why bad things are happening all over the world.  When we leave God out of
our lives then we are left defenseless to every Satanic attack.

    Luke 21:26-28, "People will faint from fear as they wait for what is coming over the whole earth, for the powers
in space will be driven from their courses.  Then the Son of Man will appear, coming in a cloud with great power
and glory.  When these things begin to happen, stand up and raise your heads, because your salvation is near."

    Once again the power in space being divided refers to Satan and his fallen angels waging war against Jesus
and His angels.  Jesus fights for human beings by giving them the tools they need through the Holy Spirit, Bible,
church, and prayer on how to defend themselves against Satan.  Satan on the other hand has the power to
corrupt evil people's minds and to punish the world for sin. When the world reaches a certain point of evil where
people are no longer looking for God's help; the world must end!

    The world has an allotted time before the game of life is over.  When the end is near Jesus will return in all of
His glory.  He will reward people who have mastered sin in their lives and resisted the temptations of Satan.  
    
    Luke 21: 29-31, "Then Jesus told them this parable:  'Think of the fig tree and all the other trees.  When you
see their leaves beginning to appear, you know that summer is near.  In the same way, when you see these things
happening, you will know that the Kingdom of God is about to come.'"

    We are in a great game of life.  When people live their lives for selfish reasons not caring about God or their
fellowman then the game of life must end.  This is the reason why we are in the end times.  When people are no
longer learning from their journeys on the earth then the game of life must end.

    Luke 21: 34-36, "Be careful not to let yourselves become occupied with too much feasting and drinking and
with the worries of this life, or that Day may suddenly catch you like a trap.  For it will come upon all people
everywhere on earth.  Be on watch and pray always that you will have the strength to go safely through all those
things that will happen and to stand before the Son of Man."

    Mega disasters are a sign of the end of all things on earth.  It reflects the sin that lives in the heart of men.  
Men who make money by taking advantage of the poor.  Men who are so greedy that they ignore the hungry and
deprive the homeless of shelter.  When people give into evil desires and selfish motives then they enslave
themselves to Satan and sin.  If Satan is the god of your life then you steal, murder and commit sexual immorality
without thinking it is wrong.

    So many people today steal from their employers and they think their boss owes it to them.  They shop lift
because it is a dare and fun.  They have sex in order to make a list of conquest for their peers to admirer.  They
get pregnant and have unwanted, and unloved children and they teach them to follow their parent's bad example.  
They steal from parents, friends, and strangers and they think that God approves because they are robbing from
the rich.  Unfortunately they are wrong and their behavior is teaching them to practice evil rather than good.

    Evil destroys the world and gives Satan the ability to punish people for sin. God is love and love does not do
wrong.  Love is what we are supposed to learn during our journey in the world.  If hate, anger, jealousy, sexual
immorality, filthy language, lying, murder and greed become your gods then you are not learning anything at all.

    Isaiah 55: 6&7, "Turn to the Lord and pray to him, now that he is near.  Let the wicked leave their way of life
and change their way of thinking.  Let them turn to the Lord, our God; he is merciful and quick to forgive."

    God wants us to learn the value of being honest, hard working and patient during trial.  He wants us to care
about those who are suffering from earthquakes and tidal waves.  He wants us to love without receiving anything
in return.  

    Natural disasters of all kinds will happen when you live in a teaching world that is about to end.  Learn from
them and pay attention to God.  What is happening to them can happen to you.  Jesus Christ is the Savior of the
world and He can only protect you when you are activating your faith in Him through prayer.  Pray for protection
from Satan! The Time of the end is very near, but for those who follow Christ Jesus as their Savior, they will be
welcomed into paradise for the perfect eternity that is to come.