God throughout history has spoken to man in various of ways. Heb 1:1 In the old testament he spoke to man by the prophets. 2 Pet 1:21 In the new testament he spoke unto man by Jesus Christ and the apostles. Many will say that God stopped speaking to man once the bible was written, and it’s true, since the time the bible was finalized there have been no new revelations to man via the written word. However, could it be that God speaks to man by other means?
In the 1980s mankind was first introduced to a dreaded disease called A.I.D.S (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). H.I.V (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) causes A.I.D.S. It’s been estimated that since 1981 that 25 million people have died from this disease and that 33 million currently live with it today. This disease afflicts mostly those who are homosexual, but can be spread to heterosexuals as well, and the general population.
There have been many S.T.D.s (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) over the centuries that has plagued mankind, but nothing as comparable as A.I.D.S. So, is this disease from God? Mankind since the days A.I.D.S.was first introduced to society have lost many prominent and famous people to it. Most of them are gay at the start, but since then many innocent people were affected by it.
Also since A.I.D.S. has come into the world mankind has promoted gays and lesbians in society. We have open gay actors and actresses who appear on TV and in movies. These perverted people are in all levels of society, government, and the military. They are teaching our children in public schools, and passing laws to the general population. Religions have welcomed them to their pulpits, and now are giving them marital rights.
If mankind believed that A.I.D.S proceeded from God, then mankind has answered God with disdain and anger. Paul wrote one warning that this society needs to take heed to, and that is: “Who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.” Rom 1:32 Paul made it vividly clear that when a society condones the sins of the wicked, that society will be punished equally for the same abominations.
In recent years mankind has been getting some extreme weather that has never been witnessed since the world began. Mt 24:21 Oddly enough, it barely gets honorable mention among scholars who mock such a thought. Such events are being blamed on global warming, and nothing more than that. Though we have had tsunamis, earthquakes, and hurricanes for centuries, such events are coming more and more frequent.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that caused the tsunami in south Asia and Indonesia were so severe that it shook the earth off its axis affecting time itself. Isaiah wrote an ominous warning when he said, “Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.” Isa 13:13
In 2005 there was hurricane Katrina, and recently there was the super storm Sandy that touched the east shores of America. What is odd about Katrina is that it destroyed the city of New Orleans, also know as the Sin City capital of the world. The super storm Sandy which hit the east coast with vengeance came just before the 2012 presidential election. It affected the largest city in America, New York City, NY and Atlantic City, NJ the hardest. (Both are very sinful cities known for their greed) All agree that there has never been a megastorm that is even comparable to Sandy.
God said to Job that He uses snow and hail to affect battles and wars. “ Have you entered the treasury of snow, or have you seen the treasury of hail, which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war?” Job 38:22-23 Wartime history had validated God’s Words to Job to be true many times over.
The prophet Nahum said, “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. The Lord has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.” Nah 1:3 God in the past has used water to destroy the population, and fire and brimstone to destroy the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities near about. The prophet Malachi states that God changes not. Mal 3:6
Conclusion: So, is God speaking to mankind, and if he is, what is he saying to us? It’s obvious that God with disease is showing man that he isn’t pleased with the abomination of homosexuality and is also punishing society for condoning such atrocious sins.
The same could be said concerning the great weather changes of unheard of superstorms like Katrina and Sandy? God isn’t pleased with America because of the wicked sins they are committing before Him. America is the modern day Sodom and Gomorrah, and all who believe and know the truth know what happened to these cities.
Peter wrote what God is saying to this generation and to this nation: “Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly;” 2 Peter 2:6
Jude wrote similar words when he said, “As Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries.” Jude 7,8
As America mocks and gloats and defies God’s authority, God is still trying to get the attention of America, and yes the world who would follow them, and He is providing to man one remedy___ REPENTANCE! “All His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.” Isa 9:17 Can you hear God now?