Monday, July 5, 2010

Oil Spill in the Apocalypse? Monday 5th July, 2010 Feast of St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria, C

Oil Spill in the Apocalypse - by Brother Peter Dimond of the Most Holy Family Monastery (

Is the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico predicted in the Apocalypse? [ this discussion is not part of our Is the World about to End video, but is a separate discussion, even though it is perhaps related to it. ]

As basically everyone knows, there is a catastrophic oil spill occurring right now in the Gulf of Mexico which is heading the news, especially here in America.

It has the potential to be the worst oil spill of all time - it's already the worst environmental disaster in American history, and I think we might be seeing what is predicted Apocalypse 8: 8-9

We read "And the second angel sounded the trumpet and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea and THE THIRD PART OF THE SEA BECAME BLOOD. And the third part of those creatures died which had life in the sea, and a third part of the ships were destroyed."

We read that something which appears to be a great mountain in the sea was burning, and as a result of this burning mountain falling into the sea ,a third part of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures which had life in the sea died.

As you can see in the pictures, the marshlands and the seas, look like they have been filled with blood - so visually the oil spill looks exactly like St. John described.

Also the cause of this problem, in which the sea is turned to blood, is something which appears to be "as it were a great mountain...." The oil spill caused by an explosion on an offshore oil drilling platform - a mountain in the sea burning with fire - keeping in mind they didn't have oil drilling platforms in St. John's day, then if he was shown a vision of those events, what else would he describe it ass, but as something that looks like a mountain in the sea on fire. Which seems to fit with the prophecy.

Now, is this the fulfillment of Apocalypse 8: 8-9 ?

- I don't know - it might be - I would say it all depends on how bad this gets - at the moment it looks like they can't stop the oil gushing out, not at least before August and possibly not until December.

This is different from other major oils spill in that it is not from a tanker, but from an offshore operation , where they are plugged into the earth or sea floor, and so the oil just keeps coming and coming.

According to some estimates, 4,000,000 gallons per day could be gushing, and so if that's the case it will be the worst oil spill of all time - and they are talking about it going right up the east coast, if they can't control it, and so who knows how much more water it will pollute. Already one third of the sea, around the spill has been polluted, making one third of the Gulf of Mexico off limits to fisherman already.

We see sad images of creatures dying, and it says that one third of the ships were destroyed.

How could that be fulfilled?

All of the fisherman who made their living in those parts of the sea, as well as other industries and businesses which are connected to that area of the sea - their livelihoods have been destroyed - their ships for all intents and purposes have been destroyed, and as the oil spreads so too will more of fishing industry be destroyed.

To get an idea just how bad this is, compare it to the 1989 Exxon Valdez in Alaska, which spilled about 11 million gallons of oil and was considered to be the most devastating man - made disaster in history because of the damage to wildlife.

The current catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico produces the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez about once a week with no known endpoint!

If we think about the prophecy in Apocalypse 16:3, we read, " And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea, and the sea became blood as it were of a dead man; and every living soul died in the sea."

This verse seems to be a restatement of Apocalypse 8:8-9. It doesn't mention 1/3 of the sea, but it seems to parellel it, because the next verse also talks about rivers and fountains of water turning into blood - and that's what follows Apoc. 8: 8-9

Regardless if one believes that those verses, or one of those verses about the sea turning into blood, will have a physical fulfillment as opposed to a spiritual fulfillment, how would that be manifested in a way that the general population of the world would not see it as miraculous or a sign from God?
For example: God could, of course literally turn the waters into blood, from out of nowhere - but it would be hard to imagine a scenario where that would occur and the majority of the world would not recognize this as something miraculous or a sign from God.

But an oil spill, which turns the waters into what looks like blood and kills life in the sea, is also something which the general population can consider to be an accident. It is something that could fulfill what is prophecised.


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