Dear Family and Prayer-Warrior Friends,
· I would assume most of you are becoming more and more concerned about the drought we are currently experiencing. I have copied the posting below from Tuesday's Latter Day Letters of Five Doves web site (www.fivedoves.com) which will give you an accurate, thorough, and sobering report of the seriousness of the situation we are facing. It will also give you plenty of scriptures to assist you when you pray about this crisis. I personally feel the drought is part and parcel of God’s judgment against the nations (America included), thus we need to be praying for America as the prophet Daniel did for Israel in Dan 9.
About the author: I have read the postings of Jim Goodrick to FiveDoves.com for several months and feel that I can attest to the fact that he is a very astute and scripturally-sound reporter on end-times topics.Prayerfully,
Jim Goodrick (7 June 2011)
"Wheat Fields parched from China to Kansas"
John and Doves,
The whole world is suffering from drought and withering crops.
There was also a global drought in the first century. Acts 11:28
We need rain. During the Great Tribulation, the 2 witnesses will have power over the rainfall-- Rev. 11: 6
"The worst droughts in decades are wilting wheat fields from China to the U.S. to the U.K., overwhelming Russia’s return to grain markets and driving prices to the highest levels since 2008.
Parts of China, the biggest grower, had the least rain in a century, some European regions are the driest in 50 years and almost half the winter-wheat crop in the U.S., the largest exporter, is rated poor or worse.
Inventory is dropping 8.8 percent, the most in five years, Rabobank International says. Prices will advance 20 percent to as high as $9.25 a bushel by Dec. 31, a Bloomberg survey of 14 analysts and traders shows.
Wheat ( prices have ) as much as doubled in the past year as crops failed "
Rev. 6:6 " A day's wages for a loaf of bread".
More info at http://hopetotheend.com/dearth.html
Primary link supplied by Jim Goodrick: http://hopetotheend.com/dearth.html
DROUGHT, DEARTH 'a disaster in slow motion'
( includes water-issues and famine )
What will be the sign of the end of this age ? "There will be famines, pestilences, plagues "--Matthew 24
RESOURCES: Drought, Desertification, Ogallala Aquifier ( Water Table)
US DROUGHT MAP http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/regional_monitoring/palmer.gif
General Information : Drought / Precipitation/ Crops etc. http://drought.unl.edu/dm/current.html
Map of US Drought Areas National Drought Mitigation Center http://www.drought.unl.edu/index.htm
The Drought Monitor http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/index.html please see : Zechariah 10:1; James 5:17; 18 Amos 4:7; Joel 1:10-20
Drought Map USA http://enso.unl.edu/ndmc/impacts/us/usimpact.htm
NASA DROUGHT CENTER www.websites.noaa.gov/guide/science/atmo/drought.html
Drought ........... caused by idolatry (misplaced priorities) Haggai 1:11......1 John 5:21
Jeremiah 50:38.."A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up; for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols."
The Weather Channel ---STORMS, DROUGHTS and MAPS www.weather.com/homepage.html
Have we prayed for RAIN today?
"And he (Elijah) prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit" James 5: 18
"behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land and a desert. Jeremiah 50:12
"her foundations are fallen" Jeremiah 50:14
"a drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up:
for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols" Jeremiah 50:38
"I will dry up her sea (water table?) and make her springs dry" Jeremiah 51:36
"her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness "Jeremiah 51:43
See also Zechariah 14: 17, 18
GONE WITH the WIND
Pestilence, Drought, Famine, Inflation, Rationing, Starvation, Dust Bowl
"The field is wasted.....the harvest of the field is perished. The vine is dried up.....
even all the trees of the field are withered.... The seed is rotten under their clods...the corn is withered...herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture...
fire hath devoured the pastures.... rivers are drying up."
Joel 1:10-20 .......... (David Wilkerson's WC letter 8-19-02)
What will we do without water ?? Government control over water
Water Restoration Act http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=48901.0;wap2
Clean Water Act : http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bureau-asks-senate-oppose-water-control-bill
" O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land,
Zechariah 14: 17, 18
James 5: 17,18
1 John 5:21
" O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty where no water is. ..... Psalm 63:1
Wheat Fields dininishing from China to Kansas -- June 6, 2011
Texas Panhandle Drought http://www.myweathertech.com/2011/03/07/is-the-ogallala-aquifer-drying-up/ --March 2011
Texas ( Lower Colorado Basin ) drought 2011 http://www.lcra.org/water/drought/index.html
European Drought http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13440408 --May 2011
2011 a year of drought http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/2011-may-ring-in-record-droughts/
Lake Powell and the Colorado River Basin -2011
Great Lakes 2011 Polluted http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/03/09/international-joint-commission-great-lakes-water-quality-report/
7 States sign Colorado River Pact
States covered in the plan to operate the river through 2026 include Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.Shortages - Rules specify who will take reductions and when they take them during drought.
Conservation - Rules will address the ongoing drought by encouraging new initiatives for water conservation
The agreement is important to Colorado because it reduces the likelihood of a call on the Colorado River by the lower basin states.
Lake Mead, located near Las Vegas, provides water and generates power for Arizona, California and Nevada.
The lower basin states use more than their entitlement under the compact, while upper basin states use only about 3.5 million acre-feet annually.
In 2003, then-Secretary of Interior Gale Norton approved guidelines that would cut back California's use from 5.3 million acre-feet to 4.4 million acre-feet.
The agreements reduce the likelihood of a "call" - or a demand for upstream water users to bypass flows - during that time. Treaty talks are also under way between the U.S. and Mexico.
*An acre-foot equals 325,851 gallons; a million acre-feet is 325.85 trillion gallons. http://www.chieftain.com/metro/1197623941/1
Ogalala water depletion http://www.naturalnews.com/031658_aquifer_depletion_Ogallala.html May 2011
map included :
World's Largest Aquifier Drying Up ( Ogalala-- 8 states affected )
The Ogallala Aquifer, the vast underground pool that supplies faucets across the Great Plains, is running low, forcing farmers and towns to find other sources of water and pay dearly for it, too.
"Out here, water is like gold," Mayor Ed Wiltse said as he ran his hands over a chart of the town's faltering wells. "Without it, we perish."
The Ogallala is the world's largest underground water system, irrigating one-third of the United States' corn crops and providing drinking water to parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. It contains enough water to cover the United States to a depth of 1 1/2 feet.
But some water experts have said it is one of the fastest-disappearing aquifers in the world. http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/nation/13855341.htm
The Ogallala Aquifer ( OH-GA-LA-LA )...the great underground water-table of the USA
The Great Plain Aquifer Underground Water: 8 states ; Mostly: Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma (panhandle ) , NW Texas
http://www.npwd.org/new_page_2.htm -- AND-- http://www.hpwd.com/the_ogallala.asp
Thirsty Californians to drink the Pacific
Some 90% of California's water is piped more than 250 miles to its consumers, the majority of it from the Colorado River. But with that supply endangered by declining levels, rising costs and contamination - and with memories still fresh of the droughts of the 1970s and 1980s - attention is turning to alternative sources.
Eighteen desalination plants are under consideration in California, offering a possible way out of the state's seemingly inexorable water crisis.
"God never intended southern California to be anything but desert. Man has made it what it is," the Californian essayist and activist Carey McWilliams quoted a visitor to the state saying in 1946. That sense of foreboding and impermanence infused much of the state's dealings with its scarcest resource during the last century.
The Carlsbad plant would be the biggest in the world, producing 50m gallons of water a day, enough to provide water for 300,000 people, and to satisfy 9% of the demand for water in San Diego County. http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1190598,00.html
"I stretch forth my hands unto Thee: my soul thirsteth after Thee, as a thirsty land. Selah ( think about this). Psalm 14 3: 6