LAST DAYS – Mysterious Death of Animals, Birds, and Fish
Edited by Dr. Mike Johnston
Scripture tells us that God’s creatures may at times serve as teaching tools: But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:  Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.  Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?  In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind [Job 12:7-10]. What is the Lord telling us through the following wildlife tragedies?
- 900 some turkey vultures reportedly drowned and/or starved to death in the Florida Keys.
- 4,300 ducks killed by parasites in Minnesota.
- 200 cows fell over dead on a farm in Wisconsin
- 1,500 salamanders died from an inexplicable virus in Idaho.
- 500 blackbirds fell in Louisiana and 5000 more in Arkansas along with 100,000 fish.
- 2,000 bats died of rabies in Texas.
- 2,750 sea birds in California.
Those who know the Bible may recall the prophet Hosea predicted this over 2,700 years ago: Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.  Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away [Hosea 4:1-3]. Likewise Zephaniah warns of the same thing: I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD.  I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD [Zephaniah 1:2-3].
While this alone may be shocking in itself, as we compare Scripture with Scripture we find Ezekiel the prophet seems to link it to the last days in which we live: And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.  For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;  So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground [Ezekiel 38:18-20].
TIME TO WAKE UP AND TRUST CHRIST AMERICA! And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh [Luke 21:28].
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved [Romans 10:13].