Today, amid all the chaos and mayhem of the present hour, many of God’s people in Christ are searching the scriptures seeking what His word says are the signs of His coming. One of the surest indications that we are in the last days and Jesus is on His way is found by observing the oceans.
In the book of Revelation we are shown that before the Lord returns the oceans will be “as the blood of a dead man” (Rev. 16:3). This means that as a dead man is lifeless and has stopped breathing, his blood has become devoid of oxygen. Today there are many places in the seas that are without oxygen. Scientists call these areas “dead zones,” and these dead zones are expanding. Scientists have warned that ocean dead zones have quadrupled since 1950. The Bible tells us that there will be a time when one hundred percent of the oceans will be devoid of life “And every living soul died in the sea “(Rev. 16:3).
We are also told that “when the fish are taken away” in Hosea 4:3, that it is the result of God’s judgment upon man’s sin, especially the sins of those who profess to be believers. God records their sins in Hosea 4:2. – “… swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out and blood touches blood.
Therefore shall the land mourn, and everyone that dwells therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yes, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away” (verse 3).
Every once in a while on the news, it is reported that great masses of dead fish are washed up on the shores in locations all over the world. All we have to do to understand the cause of such events, is to look into the pages of God’s word that reads like a newspaper as it chronicles the times we are living in now. So next time you see it reported that large amounts of sea life are found floating lifeless on the ocean, or their carcasses are strewn on a beach somewhere ruining someone’s vacation, you can turn to God’s word and examine your own life as a possible cause of these calamities.
God is calling all of us to become spiritual conservationists at this hour and repent. For it is obvious when man turns away from God, humanities’ rebellion has consequences that are reflected in nature. Therefore children, watch the oceans for they are dependable indicators of the times and the timing of the Lord’s return.