tiger 1 As the world continues on a path of slumber, events are occurring throughout world that may seem to be happening in far off places but a careful look sets a stage that refutes that premise which is riddled with false security and provides evidence to the contrary. On the world’s center stage at present is the boldness of the animal attacks that are taking place. It prompts us to take full notice of the multitude of scriptures inundated with God’s warnings of “wild animals roaming the earth. (Ezekiel 32:4, 33:27, Deuteronomy 16:4,15:30, 28:2)

Consider recently (last week) an order by officials in the village of Uttar Pradesh, India to shoot and kill a bloodthirsty tiger. This meat-eating predator is described as “different from other tigers because it reportedly attacks only humans. In other words, this particular animal has abandoned its regular source of nourishment of wild animals and has bumped humans up on its food chain. 5 people have fallen victim to the 12-day slaughter of a beast which seems to have lost all natural fear of humans. (New York Daily News)

While unbelievable and horrid, attacks of this nature are happening right in our own backyard yard. While seemingly isolated, we hear of numerous reports of bear, shark, alligator, coyote, and dog attacks in various areas of the US. With big cats alone, the Big Cat Rescue reports, “It is estimated that there are 10,000 to 20,000 big cats currently held in private ownership in the U.S., although the exact number remains a mystery. In the past 21 years, U.S. incidents involving captive big cats—including tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs and lion/tiger hybrids—have resulted in the deaths of 20 humans, 246 maulings, 254 escapes, 143 big cats deaths and 131 confiscations”. Hence, revelations 6:8-“So, I looked, and behold a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death and by the beast of the earth. We who consider ourselves to be of God’s Chosen must be careful and ever vigilant. The hustle and bustle of daily life can easily lull one into a state of complacency. For what we are seeing at present is “only the beginning of sorrows”. Mark 13:5-12