The above is portions of an article reported seven days ago via the internet and I could not help but see symbolism in it. Additionally, I also found the inspiration for which I'd been praying as the basis of this week's message to the flock.
Jeremiah 12:4 How long will the land mourn and the grass of every field wither? Because of the evil of its residents, animals and birds have been swept away, for [the people] have said, “He cannot see what our end will be.”
Joel 1:17 The seeds lie shriveled in their casings. The storehouses are in ruin, and the granaries are broken down, because the grain has withered away.
John 15:6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is thrown aside like a branch and he withers. They gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
“wither>verb 1 (esp of a plant) to droop, wilt, or shrivel up 2 to fade or waste: all hope withered away 3 to decay, decline, disintegrate 4 to cause to wilt, fade, or lose vitality 5 to abash, esp with a scornful look 6 to harm or damage”
Anything that withers, does so because it is sick, diseased or due to cold, darkness or drought. All of these reasons contain symbolisms also which can be correlated to the spiritual things that Yahweh provides - sickness due to malnourishment or malnutrition, cold due to lack of warmth, darkness due to lack of light, and drought due to lack of life giving water. The parallel we can see in what is happening with the wheat mentioned in the above article correlates with what is happening and will continue to happen to the people of this world.
Matthew 3:12 His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor and gather His wheat into the barn. But the chaff He will burn up with fire that never goes out.
"winnow >verb 1 blow air through (grain) in order to remove the chaff. 2 remove (chaff) from grain. 3 reduce the number in a set of (people or things) gradually until only the best ones are left."
That it has occurred to wheat fields alone is also symbolic, as we have learned in the past the reason why Crop Circle patterned signs are found in wheat fields, barley and corn, linseed, soy, rapeseed and rye. It is because from all these crops comes chaff when separated and because the signs in these fields are meant to convey an important group of messages within any given pattern and again reveal Father's Word and intelligence coming into the equation.
"chaff >noun 1 the husks of grain or other seed separated by winnowing or threshing. 2 chopped hay and straw used as fodder. -PHRASES separate (or sort) the wheat from the chaff distinguish valuable people or things from worthless ones.”
It is Father's servants, the “wheat”, (not the withered but the healthy) that will be cleared from the earth, gathered, and placed in the "barn" which is the sanctuary of safety. But those that do not receive the mark of salvation, the “chaff” - will be destroyed in the symbolic lake of fire judgment.
And, knowing that Father is nature and that nature is used not only to convey messages and signs from above, but also to deliver punishment and wrath, it fits in perfectly with what we are witnessing all around us during this Tribulation. In the same way in that the withering wheat fields have been affected by calamity and will never recover, Yahweh's wrath and final judgment is also that from which there will not be a recovery made no matter how hard Satan and mankind may try to overcome and avoid what has been prophesied to occur.
As the weather and other natural phenomena, as well as insect problems worsen, even the news media reporters will be puzzled at what's coming upon this planet. And like those terrors and plagues like those of ancient Egypt, the worst is still ahead. Eventually the entire planet will be made to know that it all comes from Father's anger.
Father is gradually reducing the people to reveal what is just ahead for all of mankind if they do not repent and seek Him and Christ in Truth.