JR (17 Jan 2012)
"Harbinger - World's 5th oldest tree destroyed by fire"


 

John...not sure how to post on five doves, but think this would be important to post.  Blessings...JR

Another Clear Harbinger of God's Judgment to Come on the US. ...I found the verse below that I believe may foot with this event. ...JR

 

Monday, January 16, 2012

'The Senator' falls, world's 5th oldest tree destroyed by fire in Longwood

A 3,500-year-old Central Florida landmark is no more.

A fire early Monday has destroyed the 125-foot-tall bald cypress tree known as "The Senator," the centerpiece of Longwood's Big Tree Park.

"The Senator" was the tallest cypress tree in the United States, and believed to be the oldest of its kind in North America, and the fifth oldest tree in the world.

Seminole County firefighters could not immediately determine how the fire started, but said a passer-by reported the fire around 5:45 a.m.

Crews had to lay over 800 feet of hose just to get to the tree, but Steve Wright, with Seminole County Fire Rescue, said they could not save "The Senator."

Wright said the hollow tree was burning from the inside out, creating a chimney-like effect.

Making matters worse, firefighters had to keep a considerable distance. As the heat rose, the top of tree burned, sending burning limbs falling more than 100 feet to the ground below.

The fire did not spread to any neighboring trees, including "The Senator's" sister tree, the 89-foot-tall "Lady Liberty."


Zechariah 11:2-9

2 Weep, you cypress trees, for all the ruined cedars; the tallest and most beautiful of them are fallen. Weep, you oaks of Bashan, as you watch the thickest forests being felled. 3 Listen to the wailing of the shepherds, for their wealth is gone. Hear the young lions roaring, for their thickets in the Jordan Valley have been destroyed. 4 This is what the LORD my God says: "Go and care for a flock that is intended for slaughter. 5 The buyers will slaughter their sheep without remorse. The sellers will say, 'Praise the LORD, I am now rich!' Even the shepherds have no compassion for them. 6 And likewise, I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of the land," says the LORD. "I will let them fall into each other's clutches, as well as into the clutches of their king. They will turn the land into a wilderness, and I will not protect them." 7 So I cared for the flock intended for slaughter -- the flock that was oppressed. Then I took two shepherd's staffs and named one Favor and the other Union. 8 I got rid of their three evil shepherds in a single month. But I became impatient with these sheep -- this nation -- and they hated me, too. 9 So I told them, "I won't be your shepherd any longer. If you die, you die. If you are killed, you are killed. And those who remain will devour each other!"