http://www.perfectlytimedpics.com/give-me-the-power/#.VEXR5RZB9kc [Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil]
The statue was struck by lightning during a violent thunderstorm on February 10, 2008, and suffered some damage to the fingers, head and eyebrows. A restoration effort was put in place by the Rio de Janeiro state government to replace some of the outer soapstone layers and repair the lightning rods installed on the statue. It was damaged by lightning again, on January 17, 2014, where a finger on the right hand was dislodged.[1
http://glclifestyling.com/2013/05/30/what-do-the-fatherancient-of-days-his-sonwordlambmessiah-and-his-set-apart-holy-spirit-look-like-part-1/ [more info in regards to Exodus 20:4]
On June 15, 2010, the statue was struck by lightning and consumed in the resulting blaze. The statue had been sculpted using a thin skin of fiberglass over a flammable styrofoam interior stabilized by a metal frame, and the fire consumed all but the internal metal structure. Following the fire, the pastor of the church stated that the church planned to rebuild the statue with fireproof material. In the days after the destruction, the church’s digital sign displayed the message “He’ll be back”.
Although the statue cost about $250,000 to construct, it was insured for $500,000 because the artist, Brad Coriell, had donated his time to the creation. Damage to the statue and amphitheater was estimated at $700,000 – $300,000 for the statue and $400,000 for the amphitheater. PETA offered funding through an “anonymous Christian donor” to help rebuild the statue if allowed to promote veganism at the church.
Construction of a 52-foot replacement statue with a substantially different design began in June 2012. The new statue, called Lux Mundi, was assembled on the site on September 19, 2012 and dedicated on September 30, 2012.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_statues_by_height [A list of statues around the world. This also includes a list of statues destroyed and a list of statues being built.]
Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Iceland. If the supervolcano at Yellowstone erupted it would be like Armageddon. Photo: Reuters
http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/02/lighting-strikes-vaticanagain.html [Lightning struck the Vatican on day Pope Benedict announced his resignation. Also says there is a history of lightning hitting the Vatican. Interesting and amusing article.]
[From link above] “Update: Exactly on the day that the pope has boarded an airplane towards Amman, Jordan, an earthquake struck the border area in between Jordan and Israel also exactly the 2 countries the Pope will visit.” [I believe ELOHIM is very clear.]
[(CNN) — A lightning strike killed 11 members of an indigenous tribe in northern Colombia Monday after an electrical storm broke out during an early morning ritual.]
[Apparently the building was much loved. Hit in October.]
[Hit in June, these people had to fellowship at another denomination’s church and they understand people are more important than a building. Also noted is how the steeple had previously been torn off by lightening. Steeples are actually pagan symbols. See http://www.sacred-texts.com/sro/rrm/rrm31.htm ]
http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/community/extraordinary_situations/48772/ [The church focused on the birth of the Virgin Mary. No person should be put above ELOHIM. CHRIST’S own words from Luke 11:27-28 were to admonish people about not focusing on her but instead on ELOHIM’S Word. Hit in July.]
http://www.macombdaily.com/general-news/20140727/lightning-sparks-fire-that-destroys-roseville-church [The steeple is mentioned as being hit by lightning and started a blaze. Hit in July.]
http://m.scnow.com/news/local/article_16da73a1-8565-52cc-aa08-4f1ca081f2a5.html?mode=jqm [Hit in July.]
http://www.whas11.com/video/featured-videos/Hardin-Co-church-destroyed-by-lightning-strike-to-be-rebuilt–163263416.html [Another hit in July and this church has been destroyed 3x in its history.]
http://www.koamtv.com/story/26226850/carl-junction-church-destroyed-by-fire-faces-second-rebuild-after-destruction-in-2003-tornado [Lightning hit the bell tower steeple first. Church was previously destroyed by tornado. Hit in August.]
http://www.lex18.com/news/lightning-hits-georgetown-church/ [Steeple hit in May.]
http://www.wdef.com/news/story/Sales-Church-Church-Steeple-Hit-By-Lightning-And/8vJHQhHT0UagQOxNVr8NGg.cspx [ Steeple hit in June.]
[Some interesting and sad bits in here to take note of.]
[modern day tower of Babel]