God has no trouble handling his own publicity.
Last week the Skywatcher Journal, a blog of the International Star Bible Society, published a blog about the asteroid which passed within 18,000 miles of earth on February 15 (See their Blog of 2/13/13 “A Celestial Warning Shot”….http://starbiblesociety.com ). As if to draw attention to the warning, the most powerful meteor strike in 100 years exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on the morning of February 15. This was not a coincidence.
Many scientists now believe that events like the Biblical destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah were caused by meteor strikes from objects like the near earth asteroid or the Chelyabinsk meteor. As the world becomes more and more like Sodom and Gomorrah, these “near miss” incidents are not “near misses” at all, but are celestial wake up calls from a God who hits what He aims at. There is still time to accept salvation and escape the judgment to come, but the time is running out.
The Chelyabinsk meteor strike also conveys a solemn warning to the Russian nation, for the Russian city targeted is located in a region which contains major Russian nuclear weapon production and storage facilities. As we come up on the Jewish holiday of Purim, on February 24, celebrating the deliverance of the Jews from a Persian death plot masterminded by Haman, we are reminded that modern Persia also plans to destroy Israel and the Jewish people. And the threat to Israel has been magnified with the aid of Russian nuclear technology which the Iranians are now using to construct a nuclear bomb. The Chelyabinsk region is an armorer for the modern Haman plot to destroy Israel.
So the Lord sent a warning to Chelyabinsk in the form of a heavenly fireball reminiscent of a nuclear explosion. Even though the blast was equivalent to a large nuclear bomb, God miraculously spared the lives of those He warned. As we thank the Lord for His mercy, let us pray that the eyes of the Russians will be opened to the Haman threat to Israel and, indeed, all of humanity, posed by the Iranian nuclear program. We ask that the Lord will speak to Russian Christians and embolden them to spread the good news of salvation to their people.
And we thank the Lord that He has warned Haman’s Russian Armorer. May Haman’s modern plot against Israel be turned back as it was on Purim in ancient Persia.