Tornadoes: Is Not God In Control of the Weather?

 Minneapolis Tornado, May 22, 2011

Minneapolis tornado, May 22, 2011

Also, check out the devistation in this young blogger’s blog caused by the Joplin tornado

In my last post, just a few days ago, just after a barrage of deadly tornadoes hit Minneapolis (where I live) and Joplin Missouri, I suggested that since the frequency of tornadoes have increase gradually over the last 100 years that they may be a sign of Jesus’ Coming.  After reading this mornings paper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, I am even more convinced that that is true. 

The title of the front page article on tornadoes reads, “Tornado Assault Baffles Science.”  The article writer, Bill McAuliffe, quotes Twin cities meteorologist Paul Douglas as saying, “Curious things are going on in the atmosphere.”  He added…

Something is injecting more energy into the system.  I’ve never seen the jet stream blow this fast, or so far south in May in my professional career…the jet should be blowing over the U.S.-Canada border.  Instead it’s been dipping as far south as the Gulf Coast.  Very odd.

Bill McAuliffe summarizes: “That’s allowed for steady collisions of cold and warn, moist air, the ingredients of thunderstorms and tornadoes.”

 There was also some discussion, in the articled, about how this year has seen more storms and more touchdowns in populated areas, and more in the southeast where homes typically don’t have basements.  Texas Tech University climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe made this concluding statement: “Really the jury is out on whether this will be the worst year we’ve ever seen, or the beginning of a new trend.”

 Well, according to what I have read in the article, people are trying hard to find out scientifically why tornadoes are suddenly more deadly and destructive.  There wasn’t any discussion about God, except for the lame comment, “Is God mad at us?”

 The question I will ask is, “Is not God in charge of the weather?”  Does He not move the wind as He wishes?”  “Is He not in control of all the scientific factors involved?”  People seem to forget or refuse to believe that God is in charge of all things, and that He has a purpose for all things—including the weather (Whether you believe that God allows things to happen or He makes things happen, He is sovereign—in control of all things in the universe.).

 I happen to believe that all things happen for a reason, and God has everything to do with it.  Throughout history it is well recorded in the Bible that God sent wind, thunder, lightning, and hail as punishment, and as a sign, as well as for deliverance of His people.  Is He not able to do the same thing today?  And is He not doing it?  Yes, of course He isGod moves every cloud.  He commands every storm.  He blows with His breath and winds come.

 Are you (if you don’t believe what I am saying) so stupid to think that Mother Nature (whoever that is) controls the storms?  Or that they just happen on their own, or by chance?  No no!  The God that created the universe is still creating.  He is still working in the sky.  Why?  He does it for us.  He moves the skies for us—for our good; whether it is to correct us, warn us, get our attention, or maybe just to show us His power—to remind us that He is still God.

 And as I pointed out in my other post, an increase in natural cataclysmic events like earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes, is a sign of His coming.  Just as the frequency of a woman’s labor pains are an indication that a new birth is soon coming, an increase in natural disasters is also a sign of the end of the last days and that Jesus is soon to come.  Halleluiah!  I can’t wait! 

Are you ready for His return?

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7 Responses to Tornadoes: Is Not God In Control of the Weather?

  1. Lois says:

    I love your post, Steve – Yes, God is totally in control, isn’t He! And it sure appears from all the events going on in the world that Jesus is coming soon! When studying Habakkuk this winter our pastor pointed out that when God brings judgment, there’s also anoher side to it – mercy, in warning people (getting our attention!) of the final judgment that will be inescapable, unless we turn to Christ, who took our judgment for us.

    Also, I can’t help but think of the verse where the Lord says, “He who blesses Israel I will bless, and he who curses Israel I will curse” (Gen. 12:3)….The U.S. pressuring Israel to give up her land, even to go back to the 1967 borders, which happened just a few days prior to the tornados, I think could qualify us for experiencing God’s judgment…

  2. Peter says:

    You may want to read this related post for a different perspective:

    It’s not about weather but it is about God’s sovereignty and why disasters happen.

  3. Pingback: The Increase of Tornadoes: A Sign of His Coming–Charts | Studying Prayer

  4. Annonymous, says:

    Is god real?

    • Annonymous, says:

      Because, I don’t think he is..

      • Stephen says:

        Yes, God is real. In the Bible, in Romans 1:20 it says, “For since the creation of the world His [God’s] invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead…” The creation is evidence to everyone that God is real. But that is only the external evidence. There is also an internal evidence for those who believe in Him. It is the evidence we have of His Spirit. His Spirit bears witness with our spirit of His existence and that we are His children (this is in Romans 8:16).

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