2 Timothy 3:1 says, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” We are living now in the last of the last days. The Bible said there would be hard times. Jesus even told us there would be famines, earthquakes, pestilence in many places and we see lots of that today.

Many times when we see these natural disasters, if we’re not careful, people will blame God. They say that He either sent the destruction or simply allowed it to happen. We need to understand, however, that this is not part of God’s original creation.

Hurricanes, tornadoes, extreme weather are a result of the fall of man and the fall of Lucifer, who later became the devil. Even though the earth is beautiful it exists in a fallen condition, under a curse. That’s why God has given us the Authority to speak to the mountain. Many people want to pray to God about the mountains in their lives, when in fact we should speak to the mountain. The Bible says we are to resist the devil and he will flee.

Romans 8:22 says “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” Even we ourselves are crying out for the redemption of our body. Thank God, there will be a day of release, when we will have a glorified body like Jesus. But until then there is a curse on the earth, because of the fall of man.

 That’s why now man must work by the sweat of his brow. That’s why there is pain associated with childbearing, and why the thorn would spring up with the thistle. We are living in a world tainted by sin.

We all face things in life. We must not blame God for the things that happen in nature that are destructive and catastrophic. Even insurance policies process claims as “an act of God.” It’s not an act of God. It’s simply the earth groaning and travailing for the day of release. Essentially the earth is dying.

As important as some people make it to be we will never save the earth. People are concerned about global warming. It’s much worse than that. It will be global melting. 2 Peter 3:12 declares, “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” Everything we see will pass away. There will be new heavens and a new earth. That’s why the Apostle Peter tells us to live a Holy and Godly life. Our lives are even described as a vapor that passes away. That’s how brief our lives are down here.

So, God is not to blame for the calamities we face. It started with Lucifer and Adam. Everything has been altered. So realize that God is a good God. The devil is a bad devil and he’s the one responsible for tragedies upon the earth and in the lives of people. In the Book of Revelation, once he is finally removed, there will be no more death, or crying or pain. Paradise is once again restored. Only peace, love and goodness will reign forever. Remember God is good and is our answer. DON’T BLAME GOD!

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