On March 25, 2016 I wrote a Blog post titled, When The Ether Cries. It noted that the ether had been crying for 101 days, and that the cries would continue for another 408 days. Today marks 325 days of crying, and the ether will cry for another 184 days. There is nothing worse than a crying baby, other than a baby whose cries have been forcibly silenced. Its needs can never be met if its cries cannot be heard. Similarly, there is nothing worse than a crying ether, other than an ether whose cries have been forcibly silenced. When the ether's cries are silenced, humanity continues with the status quo. They cannot hear, nor can they respond. The cries escalate until they reach a crescendo, and by then, it is too late to solve the problem.
Crying ethers are God's sign to us that we have reached the edge of a societal cliff. We can either stop short and make a left, a right or a 180 degree turn, or we can continue over the cliff. When the ether's cries cannot be heard, we never have an opportunity to stop short. Instead, we continue over the cliff. There are many ways of silencing an ether's cries. One can deafen the populace so that they never hear the ether cry. One can artificially reduce the volume of the cries relative to other sounds. And one also can create such a distraction that the ether's cries seem minor by comparison. When all three methodologies are employed at the same time, only the Holy Spirit of God, who always hears, can save us from certain disaster.
When the ether cries, it generally is because of pain and anguish being experienced by God's people. They either are being heavily persecuted, or they are experiencing pain and anguish as a result of internal conflict, famine, or natural disasters. It also is a sign that they have become helpless and are losing hope, even while they may be refusing God's attempts to guide them and to provide for their needs. The ether cries not only to alert God to their plight, but also to awaken them to the fact that it is time to take a turn in another direction. God has heard the ether's current cries. Whether or not you are able to hear them, he wants you to know that it is time to turn around and move in a different direction.