The Gulf Oil Spill : Are We Looking At Imminent Prophetic Fulfillment?
We have a real Situation in the gulf of Mexico… the potential for that Situation to become something Unimaginable is there. I won’t even bother with the speculations on whether or not it was really an accident… I consider it an in-your-face intentional act of such a boldly obvious nature as to not even require the question.
The only question to be asked is how bad is this going to get and what will “they” do with it. In all things, I think that’s ultimately up to our Creator… what His timing is, what this depraved world deserves, and how far His patience will extend could answer this maybe, but we don’t know how much sand is in His hourglass. I’d have to guess very little… but that’s just a guess.
BP and their friends in the White House certainly don’t want people discovering too much about what is taking place down there… they’ve gone out of their way to shoo-off (or arrest) anyone carrying a camera, and have treated the whole scene as if it’s some sea-bound version of the infamous Area 51.
Rumors of possible evacuation abound – which we could safely assume would not be for the purpose of sparing residence their health and lives, but more likely to ignite a chaos by herding some 50 million people into detention camps which might (rightly) stir the population to great angst.
If you live in the area… the best idea you have might to be to get out on your own while you can still breathe, and no one has put you behind a barbed wire fence.
Still, there’s some potential lurking down there under the cold waters of the gulf which are slightly more alarming even than what the deranged government might want to do with their hapless citizens.
What we seem to have is a geyser (or several) of gushing oil and methane which derive from Deep under the earth’s surface… originating perhaps close to the core. A very immense quantity of oil and methane… but that coming to the surface and polluting vast areas of water and killing untold amounts of sea faring life isn’t even the most alarming part.
There is the question of altering, drastically, the pressure beneath the surface of the earth. The theory of plate tectonics being an utter fable… and the truth of the matter being that the earth has on occasion expanded, cracking apart a continuous land mass, which then became contents – what then might be the result of a great derangement of the balance of pressure inside the earth? I don’t intend to give a great, long answer to that question… it’s food for thought (if you really want to think about it).
I’m not the first to be impressed with a feeling of connection of this oil spill to some of the events described in Revelation. Some are quite sure there is a relevant connection… particularly with this section:
“Then the second angel sounded and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea and a third of the sea became blood. And a third of the living creatures in the sea died and a third of the ships were destroyed.”
- Revelation 8:8,9
With some discussion of using a nuclear solution to this oil problem, it would not be hard to imagine that “great mountain burning with fire” being the “solution”… which then goes terribly wrong (or right, depending on the side you’re rooting for), resulting in an even worse geyser of oil that effectively pollutes a third of the world’s oceans.
The obvious problem to this fitting prophecy is chronology. Before this section of Revelation, we’ve already seen the four horsemen (conquest, war, famine and economic hardship, and death).
We could perhaps say that we have seen these things… but continuing on… there is a great earthquake, the sun turning dark and the moon turning red, stars of heaven falling, the displacement of many geographical features and people hiding.
All this is then followed by a sealing of 144,000 Israelites, and a hail of fire and blood which destroys a third of every kind of plant life.
Obviously, we haven’t seen some of these things, which all precede the event of a “burning mountain” which turns the sea to blood and kills a third of the world’s marine life.
Possibilities to consider, though, are these: the events which are mapped out in an orderly chronological fashion in the vision shown to John are not meant to imply the same kind of successive occurrence in the world when they happen. In other words, don’t discount the possibility that some of these prophecies would occur simultaneously with each other.
Another possibility is that this oil situation would continue to go on as it has for some time into the future during which time we would see these proceeding prophecies fulfilled.
A third possibility… is that we are dealing with the prelude to a completely different prophecy… this one:
After these things I saw another messenger coming down from the sky, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his splendor.
And he cried mightily with a loud voice saying, “Babel the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!
For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
And I heard another voice from the sky saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins and lest you receive of her plagues, for her sins have reached to the sky and Yahuwah has remembered her iniquities.
Render to her just as she rendered to you and repay her double according to her works. In the cup that she has mixed, mix double for her.
In the measure that she magnified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow, for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen and am no widow and will not see sorrow.’
Therefore her plagues will come in one day. Death, and mourning, and famine, and she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is Yahuwah ‘Eloah who judges her.
The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will mourn for her and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas! Alas! That great city Babel, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’
And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore.
Merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble, and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.
The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things that are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all.
The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing and saying, ‘Alas! Alas! That great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’
Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning saying, ‘What is like this great city?’ They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing and saying, ‘Alas! Alas! That great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.'”
- Revelation 18:1-19
As we know… a massive reserve of oil and methane can equal a lot of fire.