For he says to the snow, "Fall to the earth.' He tells the rain, "Pour down,' then it rains profusely.
Then Jesus told the crowds, "When you see a cloud coming in from the west, you immediately say, "There's going to be a storm,' and that's what happens.
You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, yet you don't know how to interpret the present time?"
These witnesses have authority to close the heavens in order to keep rain from falling while they are prophesying. They also have authority to turn bodies of water into blood and to strike the earth with any plague, as often as they desire.
From the breath of God ice is produced, and a wide body of water is frozen.
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen where the hail is stored,
"There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and there will be distress on earth among the nations that are confused by the roaring of the sea and its waves.
But all these things are only the beginning of the birth pains."
and they were burned by the fierce heat. They cursed the name of God, who has the authority over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.
There will be great earthquakes, famines, and plagues in various places, and there will be fearful events and awful signs from heaven."
He replied to them, "You say, "Red sky at night, what a delight!
Whoever keeps staring at the wind won't sow; whoever daydreams won't reap.
because nation will rise up in arms against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
A person's life is like grass it blossoms like wild flowers,
whether for discipline on his land or to demonstrate his gracious love, he causes it to be realized."
and it rained throughout the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.
After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth. They were holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind could blow on the land, on the sea, or on any tree.
and also to serve as a refuge and shelter from storms and rain."
It whirls about in circles at his direction to accomplish all that he commands throughout the surface of the entire world,
Again, if two lie close together, they will keep warm, but how can only one stay warm?
"He puts a limit to the skill of every person; to delineate all people from what they do.
Without prophetic vision, people abandon restraint, but those who obey the Law are happy.
When times are good, be joyful; when times are bad, consider this: God made the one as well as the other, so people won't seek anything outside of his best.
1 John 4:1
Dear friends, stop believing every spirit. Instead, test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
You'll hear of wars and rumors of wars. See to it that you aren't alarmed. These things must take place, but the end hasn't come yet,
People will faint from fear and apprehension because of the things that are to come on the inhabited world, because the powers of heaven will be shaken.
"Never again, as long as the earth exists, will sowing and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night ever cease."
But it was not long before a violent wind (called a northeaster) swept down from the island.
when that day comes, the palace guards will tremble, strong men will stoop down, women grinders will cease because they are few, and the sight of those who peer through the lattice will grow dim.
This is necessary because you know the times it's already time for you to wake up from sleep, because our salvation is nearer now than when we became believers.
1 Corinthians 13:8
Love never fails. Now if there are prophecies, they will be done away with. If there are languages, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will be done away with.
Pray that it may not be in winter or on a Sabbath when you flee,
Like cold snow during harvest time is a faithful messenger to those who send him; he refreshes his masters.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For all of us must appear before the judgment seat of the Messiah, so that each of us may receive what he deserves for what he has done in his body, whether good or worthless.
For God will judge every deed, along with every secret, whether good or evil.
If the clouds are full of rain, they will pour out on the earth; if a tree falls toward the south or the north, wherever it falls, there it will lay.
"Then a beast enters its lair and remains in its den.
2 Corinthians 11:27
in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, through hunger, thirst, many periods of fasting, coldness, and nakedness.
1 Kings 18:43
Then he told his young servant, "Go and look toward the sea." So he went and looked out to sea. "Nothing there," he said.
In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, watching their flock during the night.
Because we are of yesterday and we know nothing, for our time on earth is only a shadow.