OC Fisher Reservoir (Texas state photo)
The severe drought throughout most of Texas is taking a toll on ranchers, travelers, athletes, businesses and natural resources, including the OC Fisher Reservoir, which has dead fish floating on its little remaining water.
But what has caught the attention of many is the fact that the water has turned blood-red.
The development, coming amid the various turmoil around the globe and just as a comet has been reported to be racing toward Earth at the peak of God’s holy days, has sparked talk of biblical prophecy even from distributors of scientific information such as Live Science.
There, a headline questioned, “End Times? Texas Lake Turns Blood-Red.”
Pastor Paul Begley of the Community Gospel Baptist Church in Knox, Ind., said people should be taking note.
“I’m not saying that this Texas lake is these Scriptures in Revelation, but what I am saying is the Bible prophecies are slowly fulfilling themselves in the midst of an end time revelation – that we need to be right, we need to be saved, we need to be born again and ready to meet the coming King,” he said.
The video was accompanied by a silent video showing the color of the lake:
Revelation 8:8 states, “And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea; and the third part of the sea became blood.”
And in Rev. 16:3-4, the Bible states, “And the second angle poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.”
Just days ago, reports appeared of a real-life comet named Elenin that is racing toward Earth.
It’s not on a crash course, and experts believe it’s closest point will be some 21 million miles away, but it comes during the culmination of God’s annual holy days mentioned in the Bible.
Begley said in a YouTube video then, “It’s on its way and right in the middle of the Feast of the Trumpets, it is going to come through and get in between the Earth and the sun.”
Members of the scientific community say the red color on the reservoir is caused by a lack of oxygen in the water causing bacteria to thrive. Chromatiaceae bacteria is the scientific term for the bacteria that experts identify.
And on the YouTube page of Begley’s commentary, skeptics abounded: “instead of getting his info from a primitive book, he needs to take a science class,” wrote one.
The Lower Colorado River Authority gives details of the severe Texas drought.
“A prolonged stretch of exceptionally dry weather is causing the drought across Texas and the lower Colorado River basin to intensify. The nine months from October 2010 through June 2011 have been the driest for that nine-month period in Texas since 1895, when the state began keeping rainfall records. Across most of the Hill Country and the Austin area, rainfall since last October is between 12 and 16 inches below normal. Across the eastern counties of Central Texas and the middle Texas coast, rainfall is running more than 20 inches below normal.”
Hoped-for precipitation from tropical storms that moved through the region last weekend failed to develop.
Live Science senior writer Stephanie Pappas noted that Charles Cruz, a fish and wildlife technician with the Texas Parks agency, said the impact of the drought on the lake was “pretty sickening.”
“Begley may not have any more luck at predicting the end of the world than did Harold Camping, the radio preacher who set the date for May 21, 2011. But for as long as the drought persists, the OC Fisher reservoir is a reservoir no longer,” Pappas reported.
“I’m here to tell you right now, we’re getting closer and closer and closer and closer to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ,” Begley said.
In the New Testament, Jesus predicted celestial signs
concerning the end of this current age and His return to Earth to govern
the kingdom of God.
- “And the stars of heaven shall fall, and
the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see
the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.” (Mark 13:25-26)
great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and
pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from
heaven.” (Luke 21:11)
A Space.com article noted, “Internet rumors about Elenin began spreading earlier this year. Its approach to Earth was blamed for shifting the Earth’s axis by 3 degrees in February, precipitating the Chile earthquake, then shifting the pole even more to trigger the Japan quake in March.”
David Morrison, a planetary astronomer at NASA’s Ames Research Center and senior scientist at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, wrote, “Ignoring plate tectonics as the cause of earthquakes, they suggest that the comet exerted strong gravitational or electromagnetic effects on our planet.”
When it was pointed out how small the comet actually is – just 2 to 3 miles wide – with no magnetic field and that it won’t even pass very near Earth, rumors began to circulate about NASA withholding information about Elenin.
“Ironically, the inconspicuous nature of this comet plays into some of the conspiracy theories,” Morrison told Space. “For people who are convinced the comet did cause the earthquakes, this proves that Elenin is not a comet at all, but a much more massive, and dangerous, interloper.”
As WND previously reported, a minister who promotes the Old Testament roots of Christianity suggests a rare string of lunar and solar eclipses said to fall on God’s annual holy days in 2015 could signal the return of Jesus.
Pastor Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Wash., noted a coming rare phenomenon of four consecutive total lunar eclipses, known as a tetrad and often called “blood moons” since the moon often takes on a bloody color.
He has reported that during this century, tetrads occur at least six times, but what’s interesting is that the only string of four consecutive blood moons that coincide with God’s holy days of Passover in the spring and the autumn’s Feast of Tabernacles (also called Succoth) occurs between 2014 and 2015 on today’s Gregorian calendar.
“The fact that it doesn’t happen again in this century I think is very significant,” Biltz explained. “So then I looked at last century, and, believe it or not, the last time that four blood red moons occurred together was in 1967 and 1968 tied to Jerusalem recaptured by Israel.”
He then started to notice a pattern of the tetrads.
“What’s significant to me is that even before 1967, the next time that you had four blood red moons again was right after Israel became a nation in ’48, it happened again in 1949 and 1950 … on Passover and Succoth. You didn’t have any astronomical tetrads in the 1800s, the 1700s, the 1600s. In the 1500s, there were six, but none of those fell on Passover and Succoth.”
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