Storms. To see a storm signifies some significant shock, loss, catastrophe, or struggle occurring in your life, as well as any fears, anger, or other strong, negative emotions which you haven’t outwardly expressed and are keeping bottled up inside. It may also signal the rapid approach of a life change ahead.
In biblical poetic literature, lightning is considered to be the arrows of God, which He hurls to the earth in His anger (e.g., ii Sam. 22:15; Ps. 144:6; Zech. 9:14). In the same way that lightning is the manifestation of God’s power, so also thunder is one of His means of expression (Ps.
In Christianity, lightning is symbolized and attributed to the divinity and power of God. In the Bible, lightning (and thunder) are used, for example, for the wrath of God (Exodus 9:24; 2.
Lightning is usually associated with cumulonimbus clouds (thunderclouds), but it also occurs in stratiform clouds (layered clouds with a large horizontal extent), in snowstorms and dust storms, and sometimes in the dust and gases emitted by erupting volcanoes.
A bolt of lightning heats the air along its path causing it to expand rapidly. Thunder is the sound caused by the rapidly expanding air.
Typically, the lightning enters the body at the contact point closest to the lightning strike, travels through the cardiovascular and/or nervous systems, and exits the body at the contact point farthest from the lightning.
Zeus was often depicted with lightning bolts in his hands, ready to strike down people and buildings that displeased him. Some modern religious leaders believe that Acts of God (a legal, not theological, term) are divine retribution for mankind’s wickedness and immorality.
The Bible more often portrays God’s voice as sounding ordinary and meek than as booming and thunderous.
Here are some of my favorite Bible verses about weathering the storm: “It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.” (Isaiah 4:6) “You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.” (Psalm 89:9)
He fills his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark. He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them. Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
Zeus, King of the Gods
His name clearly comes from that of the sky god Dyaus of the ancient Hindu Rigveda. Zeus was regarded as the sender of thunder and lightning, rain, and winds, and his traditional weapon was the thunderbolt.
Abstract. In the Bible, St. Paul (Saul of Tarsus) was struck blind by a light from heaven. Three days later his vision was restored by a “laying on of hands.” The circumstances surrounding his blindness represent an important episode in the history of religion.
Types of Lightning- Positive Cloud-to-Ground Lightning (+CG)
Cloud-to-Air (CA) Lightning.
Ground-to-Cloud (GC) Lightning.
Intracloud (IC) Lightning.
Cloud-to-Cloud (CC) Lightning (or intercloud lightning)
Thunder is created when lightning passes through the air. The lightning discharge heats the air rapidly and causes it to expand. The temperature of the air in the lightning channel may reach as high as 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun.
Lightning is an electrical discharge caused by imbalances between storm clouds and the ground, or within the clouds themselves. Most lightning occurs within the clouds.
A longer rumble of thunder occurs when the strike is farther away. The shape of the lightning matters too. Shock waves can bounce off each other and create those long, rumbles of thunder.
In nature, a lightning flash and the associated thunder occur at almost the same time in a thunderstorm. A person on the ground sees the lightning flash before hearing the thunder because light at a speed of around 300,000,000 meters per second travels much faster than sound which moves at 340 meters per second.
“Lightning is a large electrical spark caused by the negative charges moving from one place to another,” the Weather Channel explains. Thunder occurs due to the quick expansion and heating of the air caused by lightning.
Lightning can travel through plumbing so don’t shower or wash hands or dishes during a thunderstorm. Don’t ignore that sound, because where there is thunder there is lightning, and lightning can kill or maim in ways you would least expect it. That includes when you are in the shower, tub or even washing dishes.
It’s unsafe to shower during a thunderstorm. If lightning strikes a water pipe or nearby ground, the electricity can travel through the plumbing. This could potentially cause electrocution if you’re showering or using water. Your chances of getting electrocuted by lightning are low.
Avoid windows, doors, porches, and concrete.
Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches. Do NOT lie on concrete floors or lean on concrete walls during a thunderstorm. Lightning can travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.
a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder.
Many people believe that the wood from a lightning tree will bring you good luck. Others believe that the power passed from the lightning to the tree, can then be passed on to whoever possesses its wood.