Does the bible talk about dead birds falling from the sky and fish dying in the sea as signs in the bible? Brad
Answer: Two prophets, Hosea and Zephaniah, in the Old Testament speak of birds and fish being swept away or consumed. The question is, are these prophets referring to end times or to prior times Israel was destroyed? Here are the verses referring to these calamities: Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel:
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for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because [there is] no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. Hosea 4:1-3 KJV I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD. Zephaniah 1:3 KJV We should never take verses out of the context of the whole chapter. Read the book.
These men were prophesying of specific kings and during the times of specific kings. Hosea speaks of Jeroboam while Zephaniah prophecies during the reign of the righteous King Josiah – so the people could not blame their unrighteousness on the king’s command. We can be assured that they were prophesying of times of destruction of ancient Israel, and their prophecies came to pass. In other words, these prophecies have been fulfilled. But the pestilences and famines foretold as signs of the times for the last days most likely involve animals as well as man. Here’s more on the signs of the times. Here is the opposite viewpoint: Yes these are signs of the times.