Summary: 1900+ years ago when the apostle John recorded his vision in the book of Revelation, he quoted the sealing angel as crying loudly, “Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of God in their forehead,” Revelation 7:3.
The Fukushima disaster has impacted the Pacific and many sea creatures. How should we understand this passage?
In the Bible prophecy, the sea may be symbolic of people where “the waters…are peoples and multitudes and nations.” in Revelation 17:15. Because of this imagery, the United States is seen as beginning in the wilderness, Revelation 12:6, or rising up out of the earth in Revelation 13:11, where it is described as a lamb-like beast—gentle, peace-loving and a symbol of Christ—a Christian nation.
But a change occurs. It speaks like a dragon [legislatively by its laws] and causes fire to come down from heaven [Hiroshima, Nagasaki?] and causes the world to make an image to the previous beast that early Americans held to the the Old World Order that they had fled. The US, speaking like a dragon, is making a New World Order. The United Nations will bring the end-times as it causes all to be marked that they cannot buy or sell without compliance that includes false worship, Revelation 13:11-17.
But in the above imagery, the US arises out of “the earth” (uninhabited New World) as opposed to the sea representing peoples and nations of the Old World. So when the angel says, “Hurt not the earth” until a sealing occurs in God’s servants, we haven’t been hurt yet, but the fuse is lit; radiation is coming.
How Long Do We Have?
That’s a question that terminal patients ask, and maybe we should too! Some say Alaska may be uninhabitable by October 2016, Hawaii by Jan 2015, our entire west coast by June 2017, based on graphic documentation.
Snow in St. Louis has already been found to have radiation levels that are twice normal, but it hasn’t hit the alarm with mainstream media yet. What will it take to get our attention?
In the following chapter, Revelation 8:11, “many men died because of the waters, because they were made bitter.” They were called Wormwood. Russian translations call it Chernobyl, implying radiation. The context of those trumpet plagues in Revelation 8 are a sequel to an earthquake, Revelation 8:5.
We might blame the earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima, but for reasons beyond the scope of this article, the apocalyptic events of Revelation may be expected to have biblical timing—like God said, “I will execute judgment” in the context of Passover, Exodus 12:12.
Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but this spring, Passover will be accompanied by a “blood moon” reported by Pastor Hagee who believes in a rapture.