“Thousands of homes in the north of England have been affected by severe flooding, some for the second or even third time in the past few years. In South America, where El Niño flooding has been responsible for at least eight deaths, more than 144,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in Paraguay, at least 20,000 in Argentina and several thousand in Uruguay and southern Brazil” (The Guardian, December 28, 2015). In America, “At least 28 people have died in the U.S. Midwest since the weekend in the rare winter floods, mostly from driving into flooded areas after storms dropped up to 12 inches (30 cm) of rain” (Reuters, December 31, 2015). However, parts of Africa are facing famine due to the lack of rain. “More than a third of South Sudan’s population are classified as ‘severely food and nutrition insecure,’ an 80 percent increase compared to 2014” (Al Jazeera, December 25, 2015).
Bible prophecies warn that disobedience to God will bring serious results. God warned that at the end of the age “I made it rain on one city, I withheld rain from another city. One part was rained upon, and where it did not rain the part withered” (Amos 4:7). While these curses were pronounced primarily on the Israelite nations, other nations that disobey will also suffer from the weather extremes that God has prophesied. What we are seeing today is just “the beginning of sorrows” that will precede the return of Jesus Christ (Matthew 24:3-8). For more on prophesied weather changes, read Who Controls the Weather?