What always encourages me when I look at today’s issues is what God said to the prophet Isaiah –
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure” (Isaiah 46:10 NKJV)
Now, consider His words for a moment, which He repeated here and here.
Therefore, if we agree with the Bible, we then must believe that the Creator of heaven and earth saw all of today’s fuss and worry about global warming before He created the world and mankind, right? Yet, even so, He still went ahead with His creation, confidant that His counsel (plans and purposes) would be more than enough to withstand every problem in the future.
What were/are God’s plans?
Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26 AMP)
Notice that God gave authority to mankind over all the animals on the earth, but not over the weather, the various climates throughout the earth or over the solar system. This means He kept all of these in His own hands, right?
If we have any doubts about who is in charge of weather, these should all be erased with the mentioning of one incident –
When Noah was 600 years old, on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the underground waters erupted from the earth, and the rain fell in mighty torrents from the sky. The rain continued to fall for forty days and forty nights. (Genesis 7:11-12 NLT)
A thousand years after the Great Flood, God made His covenant with Israel. He promised to give rain to the nation in its proper seasons so that Israel’s land would produce crops and its trees would bear fruit. These promises were predicated on Israel following God and obeying His law.
But if Israel failed to follow Him or obey His law, God promised to withhold the rain from from falling on Israel.
Have you ever wondered why the Arabs and other nations didn’t take over the land of Israel before the Jews returned in significant numbers to it in the Twentieth Century?
Rabbi Kohen points out the land suffered an unprecedented, severe and inexplicable (by anything other than supernatural explanations) drought that lasted from the first century until the 20th – a period of 1,800 years coinciding with the forced dispersion of the Jews…
For 1,800 years, it hardly ever rained in Israel. This was the barren land discovered by Mark Twain. So-called “Palestine” was a wasteland – nobody lived there. There was no indigenous Arab population to speak of. It only came after the Jews came back…(Joseph Farah, WND, 11/21/2007)
Nobody wanted the land of Israel until the Jews came back because it was a wasteland. God then allowed rain to fall on Israel.
Okay? God is in charge of weather and climates. Period.
But what about Satan? Can he influence weather?
(Continued in Part 4…but if you want to read all of the parts to date, you can go here.)