After Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice on Mount Moriah, God blessed him and said because Abraham had offered his only son as a sacrifice to God, Abraham’s offspring would be as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore.
I traveled home to Texas this past summer and we went to Galveston to swim in the surf and walk along the beach. However, we were never able to even get down on the beach at any place because seaweed had washed on shore along the entire coast, and the rotting piles of it created a stench that made the eyes water, and also created an unhealthy sulfuric haze in the air.
I found in the news that not only the Gulf Coast was affected, but the Atlantic coast, and English coastline as well: all were covered in rotting seaweed, with little sign of sand anywhere.
It occurred to me that this might be a sign from God that He is not going to multiply His people anymore, or a bold attempt by the enemy to blot out God’s promise to our Patriarchs that His Chosen Ones will be as numerous as the sand on the seashore. Since this event is unprecendented in our recorded history, there is no doubt in my mind it is a spiritual omen of the possibility that man might be on the way out…
To correlate with this, as a midwife I have noticed a distinct and fairly recent increase in the number of women having problems in labor and delivery. The cesarean section rate is climbing rapidly, and this cannot always be attributed to aggressive management and unnecessary surgery. Indeed, many more women and babies would be dying without surgical intervention and the reason is not easily discernible. Infertility is not uncommon as well.
Add to this signs similar to the plagues of Egypt, like water turning to ‘blood’ in China, and diseased livestock with mad cow; along with the wars in the middle east where Muslims are killing Christians and Jews, and it does not bode well for humanity.
Perhaps obliterating the sand is just the first sign. Maybe He will blot out the stars, and cover the dust of the earth as well, rendering life hopeless.
To Abram: ~Genesis 15:5~ And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
To Abraham: ~Genesis 22:17~ That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
To Isaac: ~Genesis 26:4~ And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
To Jacob: ~Genesis 28:14~ And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.