Red Algae Bloom, Southwest Florida Coast

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Hosea 4:3 Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it languish, and also the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, and even the fish of the sea are taken away.

Revelation 8:8-9 The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed.


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July 31, 2018: The worst red algae bloom in over 10 years has hit the southwest coast of Florida. Around 4,000 dead fish were noted in the Sanibel Island beach area. The place stinks of death.

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In this case, the algae is blue-green.

“But this can be misleading since they can be different colors,” Environmental Protection Agency.

The algae blooms or cyanobacteria are caused by human waste from neighborhoods and fertilizers from local farms. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and other nutrients act as fertilizer for the algae. This particular bloom has lasted for more than 10 months.

15 people have gone to local emergency room. Medical symptoms can include: coughing, itchy throat, watery eyes, difficulty breathing, rash, nausea, vomiting, and acute liver failure in severe cases.

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For the record, we are not in the Tribulation. Nothing the size of a great, fiery mountain has been “thrown into the sea” in recent years. This event is not a third of the sea. A third of the sea creatures have not died. In this case, the Gulf has yet to turn blood red. The point is not to minimize the event, it is the southwest coast of Florida. But, it is not the scope and scale described in Revelation 8.

Scripture from both the Old Testament and New Testament says bigger events are coming…


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Paul Lehr is a Speech Pathologist and home health provider. The majority of his work focuses on swallowing disorders in neurologically impaired patients. He has been a business owner for the past 20+ years. Paul earned his BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Oklahoma State University. His MA was completed in Speech Pathology at Oklahoma State University. When Paul’s son was born prematurely in 2003, there was lots of support from family and friends. Keeping up with phone calls was too much. So he provided e-mails with updates on health and well-being. In time, his son was healthy and came home. The e-mails stopped but Paul was encouraged to keep writing. Three years later, Paul was asked to assist in writing a Sunday school curriculum. The lessons were well received by the local body and on the church website. Again, he was encouraged to keep writing. Next, Paul taught a Sunday School class for junior high and high school students. He would share notes with others from the class he was teaching. In 2010, a young man at a local church encouraged Paul to start a blog. The website focuses on topical studies such as creation, God’s Appointed Holidays and Feasts, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, end times prophecy, ancient Hebrew cultural customs, the Prophet Isaiah, and various topical studies. Three years later, Paul’s 10 year old son told me, “Dad, you need to do updates on how the news is tied to the Bible.” The “Trend Update” was born. In the spring of 2016, a friend and fellow Boy Scout father encouraged Paul to start a YouTube channel. His friend thought it was a natural fit considering the content and subscribers from the website. God’s prophetic words have reached millions in over 190 countries. Isaiah 55:11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. That same Boy Scout father would later introduce Paul to the movies of Trey Smith and the God in a Nutshell Project… Guest speak and presenter duties have focused on the topics of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in God’s Appointed Spring Feasts, Mystery Babylon, the antichrist, Ezekiel 38-39, and current events related to Bible prophecy. At this time, Paul would like to encourage each individual to learn about who God is. Because one way or another, we are all eternal. The issue is our destiny. Welcome to PaulthePoke and
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