While there is controversy about global warming, there is no denying that glaciers and ice caps are
melting at an alarming rate. At the same time, world industrialization is increasing and the world's forests
are being cut down to produce farm land and housing space. There seem to be those who quibble about
how much these processes are interlinked, however I am not one of them.

At very least the world must have vegetation and trees to provide people with oxygen. The
photosynthetic process of plants releases oxygen. Using sunlight, plants convert six molecules of water
plus six molecules of carbon dioxide into one molecule of sugar plus six molecules of life sustaining

Plants remove the carbon dioxide that combustion produces from the air. Our world travels on
combustion, of jet fuel for example. Our factories and power plants burn organic materials, like natural
gas and coal. When organic materials burn the reaction produces carbon dioxide and water, as well as

Carbon dioxide and water vapor produce even more heat because of the greenhouse effect. The
greenhouse effect is the rise in temperature that the earth experiences because certain gases in the
atmosphere, like water vapor and carbon dioxide, trap energy from the sun.

There are several prophecies which indicate that the rise in the earth's temperature that we are currently
experiencing will be mitigated when God's kingdom rules the earth. "And in the days of these kings shall
the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to
other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever."
(Dan. 2:44).

Every person in God's Kingdom will own land. Here is a prophecy of the Kingdom of God that confirms
universal land reform. "But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the
Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people
shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the
Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His
paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And He shall judge
among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn
war any more. But
they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make
them afraid
: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it." (Micah 4:1-4).

The EVERY MAN who sits under HIS vine and HIS fig tree is the absolute ruler of his farm, there is no one
for him (or her) to fear, no armies, no tax collector and no laws governing the use of the land. However,
every man and woman will be urged and aided to plant trees, for beauty, for fruit, for shade, for leaves
(which are a valuable organic fertilizer), and for the sake of the earth. While this will be a very successful
campaign, it will only produce a part of the necessary trees.

The only way to produce enough trees is to fulfill another prophecy of the Kingdom of God, to reclaim the
deserts. "
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them (God's people); and the desert
shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose
. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing:
the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory
of the Lord, and the excellency of our God." (Is. 35:1,2).

This sounds like irrigation on a massive scale which is expensive and difficult, imagine irrigating the
Sahara desert. Where is the water to come from for such an enormous project?

The Bible also has an answer to that, in this prophecy of the God's Kingdom, which has both a physical
and a spiritual meaning. First, the passage's spiritual meaning is considered. "Behold, I will make thee
(the Holy Ghost) a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth (empowered to judge the church): thou
shalt thresh the mountains (denominations), and beat them small (call out the righteous to God's
Kingdom), and shalt make the hills (small independent churches) as chaff (gather as wheat members of
small churches into the Kingdom of God, leave behind as chaff those who will not hear God's call). Thou
(the Holy Ghost) shalt fan them (with your words), and the wind (God's judgments) shall carry them away,
and the whirlwind (God's wrath, the plagues) shall scatter them: and thou (the Holy Ghost) shalt rejoice in
the Lord (who sustains you), and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel (who raises you up)." (Is. 41:15,16).

Thus scripture shows the Holy Ghost raised into her place as the judge of the Kingdom of God. "In those
days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and (s)he shall
execute judgment and righteousness (judge the people) in the land (God's Kingdom). In those days shall
Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith
she shall be called,
The Lord our righteousness." (Jer. 33:15,16). (See No. 22, "The Holy Family" for scriptural evidence of the
femininity of the Holy Ghost.)

After the Holy Ghost has been raised up, God causes trees to be planted where trees could not grow for
lack of water. "When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst,
I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and
fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs
of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set
in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: that they may see, and know, and
consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel
hath created it." (Is. 41:17-20).

{The primary meaning of this passage is physical, but there is a secondary symbolic meaning also in
which the water symbolizes spiritual messages, and the trees are God's people. (See Is. 61:3). The oil
(olive) tree particularly stands for the tribes of Israel. (See Romans 11:16-24.) In this study, the primary
physical meaning is what is important.}

God promises to bring forth rivers in the mountains, lakes in the wilderness, fountains (artesian wells) in
the valleys and springs in the deserts. That sounds like a miracle, but the first part of this scripture has a
secondary physical meaning that reveals God's plans.

"Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the
mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall
carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory
in the Holy One of Israel. (Is. 41:15,16).

Once again, this "new threshing instrument having teeth" is the Holy Ghost. But now we are talking not
about denominations, but about actual mountains. The Holy Ghost shall "thresh the mountains."
Threshing is the process of removing the edible part of cereal grain from the inedible chaff that
surrounds it. To thresh the mountains is to choose which mountains are grain and which are chaff. The
mountains which are grain are too beautiful or too historic to change. The mountains that are chaff will be
greatly diminished, she shall "beat them small."

The process of beating the mountains small involves removing the tops of those mountains designated
as chaff, reducing them to a height that allows trees to grow at their summits. The rock removed will be
used in several ways. First, building access roads, then the rock will be used to dam up the canyons and
create a multitude of lakes, a lake in every possible place. Also, the rock will be used to create islands in
the seas that support bridges linking the great land masses, for instance across the Bering Strait. Also
the rock may be used to shore up coastlines and create off shore islands. Finally, some of the more
beautiful rock will be used in building.

The process also includes removing and selling the timber in the valleys which will be converted to
lakes, and grinding up the branches and depositing their residue as mulch to create soil on the mountain
tops. Soil from the foothills will also be used, the Holy Ghost shall take away whatever soil is needed,
"make the hills as chaff."

All this will be organized by the Holy Ghost. She shall cause the process to start, she shall speak words
against the mountains, "fan them" with her breath. First she shall raise a local project with one range of  
mountains, "and the wind shall carry them away." The success of this project will encourage mountain
reduction all over the earth, "and the whirlwind shall scatter them."

Obviously, this can't be paid for by the government of God's Kingdom, which is supported by the ten
percent tithe. The Holy Ghost will negotiate rights to timber, minerals discovered, rocks and part of the
habitable lands created to the investors that pay for the work.

Although the mountain tops are planted with trees, trees are cut down in the valleys where the lakes are
created. So there still are not enough trees. The deserts must be planted too.

The work of mountain reduction and lake building must start at the coastal mountain ranges, because
there must be rain to fill the lakes. (Coastal mountains force moisture laden air from the ocean up,
condensing it and causing its moisture to fall as rain. This is why the west coast of America has strips of
rain forests along the coast and is dry or very dry inland.)

As the mountains are reduced and the lakes are filled, moisture will reach lakes created on the dry side
of the mountains. God "will make the wilderness a pool of water." Where the ground is sloping downward
again, rivers will be created from the overflow of the lakes to flow down into the dry lands. God "will open
rivers in high places."

The lakes in the mountains will do the rest. Water seeping out of the lakes into underground aquifers,
layers of porous rock, will produce "fountains (artesian wells) in the midst of the valleys." Where the
aquifers have a surface outlet, God will make "the dry land springs of water."

On the mountain tops and wherever the rivers run or the water springs forth or the wells flow, trees will
be planted. God "will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree,"
He "will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together." Then there will be enough
trees to keep the earth cool.

Amo Paul Bishop Roden