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Beware of Hail Storms!

Function of Hail Storms

Hail storms have become more and more frequent in recent years. Most people just see this as a natural phenomenon, but hail storm actually has a significant meaning in the Bible.

Hail storms have always been described in the Bible as a form of judgement! Unlike other natural phenomena such as thunder, lightning and torrential rain which have other purposes, hail storm is almost used exclusively for destruction. In fact, this function is clearly stated in the following verses:

Behold, the Lord has a strong and mighty agent; As a storm of hail, a tempest of destruction. Isaiah 28:2
Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail; which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war? Job 38:22-23

Examples of Hail Storms Used as Judgement

There are numerous examples of the Lord using hail storms as judgement both in the past and to be used in the future. A few examples are given below, but a lot more can be found throughout the Bible:

Seventh Plague in Exodus

So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. Exodus 9:24

Destruction of Amorites when Israelites went into the Promised Land

As they (Amorites) fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the Lord hurled large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites. Joshua 10:11

Destruction when the First Angel Shall Sound his Trumpet

The first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. Revelation 8:7

What to Do in Response to Hailstorms?

Now that we know hailstorm is not just a natural phenomenon but a form of judgement from God, what shall we do? Obviously, we should take note that there must be some serious injustice or oppression in that place! Of course, the best thing is for the people there to repent and turn away from their evil acts. Since this is often not easy to do, the next best action is to:

PRAY! and PRAY HARD for the injustice to be exposed,

for the oppressed to be released,

and the offenders arrested for their evil doings.

With the increasing corruption in our societies, we can no longer turn a blind eye to these works of the devil, lest the words of Haggai shall fall upon the countries where we live.

"I struck all the work of your hands with blight, mildew and hail, yet you did not return to me," declares the Lord. Haggai 2:17
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