This has been a quiet season as far as hurricanes and tropical storms go. But in the past couple of months, we’ve seen record-setting wildfires in the Western U.S., most of which were caused by lightning strikes (although there are rumors circulating Al Qaeda started them). This week in Colorado, we’ve seen record-setting, deadly flash floods covering a huge area that have sent thousands fleeing and hundreds stranded. Colorado also had flash floods in July and August.
As anyone who has ever read my blog knows, when things like this occur, I examine whether or not God is trying to tell us something. More often than not, my conclusion is in the affirmative that God is speaking loud and clear through such record-setting or out-of-the-ordinary or noticeable events. And, yes, I have plenty of detractors who argue that I’m nuts because they believe (a) a loving God wouldn’t do such a thing, or (b) that God doesn’t exist and these things are scientifically attributable to man-made causes.
However, when one looks at the areas hit by such disasters and then investigates whether or not the areas hit have been in the news for something notable recently, it just seems to be beyond coincidence that correlations exist. Let’s take Colorado, for instance. A few months ago, they legalized the recreational use of marijuana (also known as ganja, weed, pot, and other cutesy terms), a move that has been promoted by the New World Order for decades. A move that is supposed to lay the groundwork for legalizing all narcotics and hallucinogens by claiming that this is what will end the drug wars because the government can easily regulate it and that the risk of people who are high that get behind the wheel to potentially harm or kill someone is minimal. Of course, they totally ignore the spiritual implications of using such drugs. That includes the fact that evil spirits are conjured up knowingly or unknowingly to carry out evil plots when drugs are used. It’s not a coincidence that people into various forms of witchcraft and that Satanists use these “recreational” drugs in their rituals.
But back to the natural disasters point I was making. I think it’s quite interesting that several months after they legalize pot in Colorado, massive flooding occurs and people unfortunately lose their lives. Coincidence? I think not. And for those who would argue the flooding is just because of man-made causes, I would say yes, it is. The man-made cause is man’s sin. The U.S. ought to know better. We’re a nation who has been blessed by God and the preaching of his gospel flowing freely, which has given us great responsibilities to live up to. As Jesus said, “…unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more,” (Luke 12:48). Or as we say in our modernized version of Jesus’ words, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Since God is a just God who punishes the wicked and rewards the righteous, the implications of legalizing marijuana were too great for him to ignore. So he unleashed floods to bring people of Colorado to repentance before a greater punishment is unleashed. That’s my opinion.
“The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” Nahum 1:3
“…this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:” Isaiah 30:9-10
Harry A. Gaylord