Last year, approximately 5,000 blackbirds died in Arkansas, about 3,000 birds died in Louisiana and approximately 8,000 doves died in Italy.  As many as 100,000 drum fish washed up dead along the coasts of Kentucky and Louisiana and about 100 tons of dead fish washed up along the coast of Brazil.  About 25,000 dead crabs washed up along the shores of Great Britain and a carpet of dead snapper washed up in New Zealand, all within about a 45-day period early last year - and that was only the tip of the iceberg!  A few weeks later, about 100,000 sharks were spotted swimming about 100 yards off of Florida's beaches.  Marine experts said they generally migrate in that direction for bait-fish.  Mr. Irwin, who runs Island Marine Services in Port Pierce, said "It isn't unusual for them to come in and feed off of schools of bait-fish, but the odd thing is, there aren't any bait-fish!"  

Some experts are saying, "Nothing unusual is going on."  You hear that all over about the birds and the fish, but the Word of God tells us that in the last days there will be signs and wonders:  "I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath; blood and fire and vapor of smoke" Acts 2:19.  "There will be great earthquakes in various places and famines and pestilences, and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven" Luke 21:11.  Have you ever noticed that animals know when an earthquake is coming before we feel the affects of it, and that they sense other natural disasters before they happen?  Maybe the animals know something is about to happen, which many people refuse to accept.  With the celestial sighting in Jerusalem last year, I truly believe that God is displaying the warning signs for all to see and that we should prepare for the coming of the Lord!