A plague of locusts of Biblical size has hit Egypt, causing severe crop damage throughout the country and leading Israel to put its croplands under watch. As small as it is, Israel is a major agricultural resource in the middle east because of the advanced farming techniques in use there.
The locusts appeared just before the Jewish Passover holiday, which commemorates Exodus, in which a memorable locust plague is memorialized.
Locust plagues have ravaged Egypt from time immemorial. One of them is described in Exodus 10: "And the locust went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such."
Perhaps "neither after them shall be such" was not entirely correct, given the massive size of the current infestation.
In Whitley's Room, just for subscribers, there are now several short (15 min.) discussions by Whitley Strieber on bible verses. The first covers the meaning of the phrase "because man goeth to his long home" in Ecclesiastes 12:5. It explains this enigmatic phrase in a startling and deeply moving way.
The second in the series covers John 13: 34: "Love one another." When Whitley begins talking about what the imposition of doctrine did at the Council of Nicea, this quickly becomes one of the most powerful discussions on any biblical passage you are going to hear. These brief fifteen minutes have the potential to free us from thousands of years of unacknowledged bondage to doctrine, and bring vivid new life to the experience of Jesus.
The third is on the opening lines of Genesis (you've never heard an interpretation like THIS before)!
In another, Whitley Strieber talks about how the Romans saw Jesus, and uses the gospels and his deep knowledge of Roman history to explain what Jesus meant to them and why they executed him, and why they did it in the precise way that they did.
And the latest is on the REAL meaning of the "marriage feast at Cana."
You may meet plagues of locusts in Egypt, but the only thing you might meet in beautiful, sunny Nashville is a friendly grasshopper, so don't hesitate to come to our extraordinary Nashville Symposium in May. To get your tickets, click here. The price includes breakfast Saturday and Sunday and lunch on Saturday.