California Governor Gavin Newson Has Taken A Just And Righteous Step In Halting The Death Penalty | The Death Penalty Is Murder

California Governor Gavin Newson Has Taken A Just And Righteous Step In Halting The Death Penalty | The Death Penalty Is Murder

California Governor Gavin Newson Has Taken A Just And Righteous Step In Halting The Death Penalty | The Death Penalty Is Murder.



Some issues are not about a person’s political inclinations. Some issues are not about whether a person is a republican or a democrat. Some issues are simply about doing what is right. Some issues are about the truth and our consciousness. Some issues are beyond people and they are about God.


The issue of the death penalty is one such issue.


God commands us not to murder. I believe that since none of us has ever created a life, we have no right to take a life. Human beings have enough challenges without having to carry the burden of killing other human beings.


Let’s leave murder to God who created life in the first place. I believe if God wants to kill someone, he is able to do it without human help. That is why one of his commandments is that we should not kill.



“You shall not murder.”

Exodus 20:13


We have sadly become a society that encourages the most gross kinds of wickedness and human behavior. In fact, I have no idea how the death penalty has stood for so long in this world. It’s archaic and outdated. 


Governor Gavin Newson of California has done a righteous thing by halting the death penalty. It’s long over due. I believe the light is finally starting to shine into the darkness of California.


The spiritual revival we have been praying to sweep  through California and lead to healing is finally beginning.


With over 700 inmates on the death row, some innocent, mentally ill or too old, there is really nothing to be gained by killing them.


Living in jail, away from family and a normal life is punishment enough for a human being.


Most human beings can’t even manage staying in their room, the whole day without talking to other human beings. One can therefore only imagine the kind of emotional turmoil and trauma that inmates experience. 


If Jesus could forgive the criminal on the cross next to him, then we have an obligation to show mercy and forgive other human beings.


One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Luke 23:39-43


I thank Governor Gavin Newson for being bold, audacious, strong and brave enough to stand and say NO to the death penalty.


Governor Gavin Newson’s stand is one of light, love, righteousness, justice in our world that is often filled with darkness, fear and hate. 


With the atmosphere in California, I know it was not an easy call for him to make, and yet, he went ahead to make the hard call anyway. That is brave and impressive.


I pray Jesus and his Holy spirit keep leading Governor Gavin Newson. I pray Jesus is able to do more righteous work through Governor Gavin.


God can use anyone. There is no partiality with God. Jesus is not a respecter of persons. Jesus is able to use both democrats and republicans in the advancement of his kingdom.



But glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does what is good, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. 11 There is no favoritism with God.

Romans 2:10-11


In the kingdom of Jesus, there are neither democrats or republicans. There are just people who need the love and grace of Abba.


Well done, Governor Gavin Newson. Jesus bless and keep you safe. Let him keep doing more righteous work through you.


Jesus loves you Gavin Newson, and so do I.



Hannah



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The thing that the Bible makes perfectly clear is, that not one single prophetic utterance was of the prophet’s own will (i.e., it was not in any sense merely what he wished to say), but in every instance the Prophet spoke from God, and the Prophet was carried along in the prophetic utterance by the Holy Spirit, regardless of his own will or thought.


We find this stated practically in so many words in 2 Pet. 1:21 where we read: “For no prophecy (literally, not a prophecy) ever came (literally, was brought) by the will of man; but men spake from God being moved (literally, carried along, or borne) by the Holy Spirit.” 


And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 1:19-21

There can be no honest mistaking of the meaning of this language. The Prophet never thought that there was something that needed to be said and therefore said it, but God took possession of the prophet, carried him along in his utterance, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and he spake, not from his own consciousness, and not from his own reasoning, nor from his own intuition, but “from God.” As God’s messenger he spoke what God told him to say.


Excerpt From – The Fundamental Doctrines Of The Christian Faith By Reuben Archer Torrey.



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The third thing that the Bible makes perfectly clear as to the inspiration of the Prophets and Apostles is, that the revelation made by God through His Holy Spirit to the Prophets was independent of the Prophets’ own thinking, that it was made to them by the Spirit of Christ which was in them, and that they themselves oftentimes did not thoroughly understand the full meaning of what the Spirit was saying through them, and that what they said was a subject of diligent search and inquiry to their own mind as to its meaning.


This comes out very plainly in 1 Pet. 1:10-12, “Concerning which salvation the prophets sought and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you; searching what time, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did point unto, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that should follow them. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things which now have been announced unto you through them that preached the Gospel unto you by the Holy Spirit sent forth from Heaven; which things angels desire to look into.” 


Here again the meaning is as clear as day and inescapable. We are told that the prophets had a revelation made to them by the Holy Spirit, the meaning of which they did not thoroughly comprehend, and that they themselves “sought and searched diligently” as to the meaning of this revelation which was made to them and which they recorded.


The Spirit, through them testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ (e.g. in Isa. 53:3, Ps. 22) and the glories that should follow them. They recorded what the Spirit testified, but what it meant they did not thoroughly understand. It was not merely that their minds were made keen to see things which they would not otherwise see, and which they therefore more or less accurately recorded.


No, there was a very definite revelation, arising not from their own minds at all, but from the Spirit of God Who made the revelation to them and this they recorded, but it was not of themselves to that extent that they themselves wondered as to what its meaning might be. What they recorded was not at all their own thought, it was the thought of the Holy Spirit who spoke through them.


How utterly different this conception is from that which is so persistently taught in many of our colleges and theological seminaries and pulpits,—how utterly different it is from the conception that was taught a week ago to-day in one of the pulpits of our own city.


Excerpt From – The Fundamental Doctrines Of The Christian Faith By Reuben Archer Torrey.



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Will time end?

Yes time will end.

But I need to define what time I’m writing about. I’m speaking of Man’s time. Human time, Physical time. Man’s time will end.

However, God doesn’t operate at the same level as man. While most of the time, Man lives in the Physical, God is Spirit. God dwells in eternity. Therefore God’s time will not end but Man’s time on this current earth will end.

Science predicts that time will end in five billion years according to the Multiverse theory and the Eternal Inflation theory.

Multiverse theory in basic terms postulates the existence of multiple universes or as has been seen in movies, it’s the idea of parallel universes.

Eternal inflation on the other hand postulates that our universe will expand forever and it is a further extension of the Big Bang theory.

Faith according to the Bible says there is a last day. Prophet Micah said this about the last days:

“In the last days
the mountain of the Lord’s house
will be established
at the top of the mountains
and will be raised above the hills.
Peoples will stream to it
Micah 4: 1

This generation is living in the last days and the end of our time and this earth is soon. In Matthew Jesus said this about the happenings in the last days which we are witnessing now.

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.
5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Matthew 24:4-14

Science says our universe has existed for nearly 14 billion years.

Faith according to the Bible says, Man has lived on the Earth for about 6000 years. Answers in Genesis illustrates this in a brilliant mathematical explanation in this article, “How Old Is the Earth?”

Will time come to an abrupt end?

Time will not come to an abrupt end. The Bible doesn’t say so. The Bible tells us there will be signs and warning which we shall see and witness before the end.

And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
Acts 2:17-21

The series on Harbingers of the End times tries to elaborate on some of these signs which are happening though they might not be visible to the carnal mind. Only by the leading of the Holy Spirit, careful study of God’s word and keeping abreast with the news can one be able to make the correlations.

Is the end of Time inevitable?

Science says the end of time is not inevitable.

Faith according to the Bible says, the earth and heavens will pass away therefore the end of time is inevitable.

“In the same way, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near. 32 I assure you: This generation will certainly not pass away until all things take place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”
Luke 21:31-33

So, unfortunately for scientists and physicists. The end of the world is inevitable. And it will not happen in 5 billion years like Professor Ken D Olum of Tuft University says in this statement, “There’s no need to go off and sell your stocks because the universe is going to end in five billion years,”

Jesus knew the world would end, that is why he encouraged his followers to store there goods where moth would not destroy it.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Matthew 6:19-20

The Apostle Peter gently reminds us that:

Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be serious and disciplined for prayer. 8 Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:7-8

I pray we can make Peter’s words a constant prayer.

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The New World Order – Is Facebook Part Of The Plot – Harbingers Of The End Times

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The New World Order – Is Facebook Part Of The Plot – Harbingers Of The End Times.

With Mark Zuckerberg in the United States Senate answering questions about his brilliant invention known as, Facebook some thoughts come to mind.
 
Facebook has changed World History and life as we know it. Facebook is very powerful and the tentacles of its influence and dominance far-reaching and wide.
 
With about 2 billion users of the about 7 billion people in the world, (Approximately 30% of the world population) Facebook and it’s influence can’t be ignored.
While considering these numbers, I’m reminded of Alexander the Great. He was the King of the ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon and a Member of the Argead Dynasty who went out to conquer vast lands and kingdoms.
With the way Facebook is growing and increasing, I’m pushed to feel like they are on the same path as Alexander in seeking to conquer the world.
Further meditation on these in addition to other facts led me to consider the role of Facebook in the New World Order and the End Times.

A few months back, I  listened to a very powerful sermon by Pastor Charles Dawson titled, “10 Ways We’re Being Tracked, Traced & Data Based.” He preached this sermon a few years back. Yet the relevance of his teachings with the happenings in the world today is quite startling.

While some of the events and forces playing out in the world maybe disturbing, it gives me assurance that my Lord and savior Jesus Christ is coming back. Consequently, the hope I have that Jesus will be coming for his Church very soon makes every suffering and uncertainty in this world worth enduring.

The Prophet Daniel said these words many decades ago. When he said these words, many of the innovations and inventions we enjoy today were not yet created but it’s amazing just how much it all correlates with current happenings.

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise shall shine Like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness Like the stars forever and ever. 4 “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
 

Daniel 12:2-4

Indeed we are living in, “The Time of the End” and Modern Age where knowledge keeps increasing at an alarming rate.

The technological advances we keep witnessing are mind-blowing.
 
The ingenuousness of the Human mind is growing with every invention and innovation.

 

  • As one watches world events,  some days it feels like the Bible story of Human beings trying to build the Tower of Babel to reach the Heavens. [Genesis 11: 1-10]

 

  • American phenomenon like Black Friday have spread to other Nations around the World where people never really bothered about such days.

 

  • British Prince Harry decided to get a Wife from America. A beautiful woman, Meghan Markel who is also part Black breaking common British tradition.
 
  • Various couples meet on Facebook, Twitter, and other Social sites and go ahead to get married and start families. 
  • You can call anyone in the world with an internet connection and a Facebook account at anytime free of charge.

 

  • People are pushing for a new religion called Chrislam which is supposed to merge and unite Christians and Moslems worldwide and bring them together as one.

 

  • Amazon is slowly by surely extending its services to reach every country in the world.

 

  • You can send funds in a flash with Western Union, World Remit, Google to many countries in the world.
In view of these few observations, I collected a number of articles that give a deeper understanding of the role of Facebook in the New World Order.
 

Which New World Order is already here for those who think it’s something yet to happen.

1. “Facebook and the Coming New World Order.
 
2. “New father Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook leading towards a New World Order.
 
3. “Facebook’s Zuckerberg Lobbies for New World Order.
 
4. “Facebook changes mission statement to ‘bring the world closer together’.”
 
5. “Facebook and the New world order.
 
6. “Time’s up for the Ticker? Facebook appears to axe feed for tracking your friends’ activity.”
 
7. “Silicon Valley In 2016: A New World Order Begins To Arise.”
 
8. “Behind Facebook—A New World Order Agenda?”
 
9. “Facebook Founder calls for creation of New World Order Global Superstructure to control Humanity.”
 
10. “Mark Zuckerberg Vows To Create ‘Global Superstructure’ To Advance New World Order.

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Signs In The Skies, Moon And Stars – Super Blue Blood Moon – Harbingers Of The End Times

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Signs In The Skies, Moon And Stars – Super Blue Blood Moon – Harbingers Of The End Times.

I don’t believe in Astrology, reading palms and other practices of reading the stars and planets to determine destines, foretell the future etc but I do believe in the Bible and the word of God.

I believe when the good book caution’s us to be alert and awake so that the Bridegroom finds us prepared and ready at his coming.

Every week seems to come with it’s own signs of the end times with cosmological, astronomical, political, social and other signs.

A few days back, I wrote on the Various Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions that shook the Earth. A few weeks before that, I reported on Hurricanes, Fires, Winter storms, Epidemics and other signs many people were oblivious to.

As the rest of the world anxiously waits to watch the Super Blue Blood Moon that hasn’t occurred in 152 years (Last happened March 31, 1866), all I can think of are these Bible Scriptures.

25 “Then there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars; and there will be anguish on the earth among nations bewildered by the roaring sea and waves. 

26 People will faint from fear and expectation of the things that are coming on the world, because the celestial powers will be shaken. 

27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 

28 But when these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near!”

Luke 21:25-28

12 Then I saw Him open the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair; the entire moon became like blood; 13 the stars of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind;

Revelation 6:12-13

The Super Blue Blood Moon simply put is:

– Super-moon: The Moon’s Closet point to Earth.

– Blue Moon: When two full moons occur twice in a moon, the second full moon is defined a Blue Moon.

– Blood Moon: A total lunar Eclipse which makes the moon look red.

To read more on the Super Blue Blood Moon, check the links below:

Hannah

Various Earthquakes And Volcanic Eruptions In A Space Of Days – Harbingers Of The End Times

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Various Earthquakes And Volcanic Eruptions In A Space Of Days – Harbingers Of The End Times.

In a space of less than a week, various places in the world have experienced earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  As the days go on, it feels like Cosmology keeps going through a sort of metarmophosis daily. 

A few days back, I did write an article speaking on hurricanes, fires, winter storms, earth quakes, epidemics as being signs of the end times and various Bible verses to accompany the article.

Well, the latest Earthquakes and Volcanoes are just more Harbingers signaling the times.

As we watch these often disturbing events, I hope we can take comfort in the knowledge that Jesus is in control and we need not fear.

The Bible does talk about the last days and what will happen;

17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,

That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;

Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

Your young men shall see visions,

Your old men shall dream dreams.

18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days;

And they shall prophesy.

19 I will show wonders in heaven above

And signs in the earth beneath:

Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,

And the moon into blood,

Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.

21 And it shall come to pass

That whoever calls on the name of the Lord

Shall be saved.’

Acts 2:17-21

Below, I have collected some of the latest cosmological occurrences and what the major news outlets are saying about the events. 

Indonesia earthquake: Powerful 6.0 magnitude quake strikes off coast of Java.”

“According to the US Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude quake was centered offshore western Java at a depth of about 43 kilometres (27 miles). The epicentre was about 153 kilometres (95 miles) southwest of Jakarta.”

Independent

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Indonesia as buildings in Jakarta shake.”

“Buildings in the capital swayed for 10 to 20 seconds and people have taken to social media describing the earthquake as terrifying. 

‘This is the second time I felt an earthquake in Jakarta, so shocking, so scary, so traumatic,’ one person wrote.”   Daily Mail

Strong earthquake sets buildings swaying in Indonesia.”

“Zainal, who heads Banten province’s search and rescue agency, said the quake damaged houses and other buildings in Lebak district, including a high school and hospital, and a mosque in Pandeglang district collapsed.

Buildings in the capital swayed for 10 to 20 seconds and some ordered evacuations, sending streams of people into the streets.”

CBS News

Strong Earthquake Off Alaska Prompts Tsunami Watch For Entire U.S. West Coast.”

“A magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit the Gulf of Alaska in the early hours of Tuesday, prompting warnings of a possible tsunami down the west coast of North America.

Emergency sirens sounded in Kodiak, a town of 6,100 people on Alaska’s Kodiak Island, one of the closest settlements to the epicenter.

“This is a tsunami warning. This is not a drill. Please get out to higher ground,” said the announcer on local public radio station KMXT.”

Huffington Post

Entire West Coast On Tsunami Watch After Earthquake Rocks

“The entire West Coast of the U.S. has been placed on tsunami watch after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Gulf of Alaska. 

California is included in the alert, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) Tsunami Warning System. The quake has also triggered warnings for Alaska and the coasts of British Columbia in Canada. 

Authorities have urged residents in Alaska to evacuate low-lying coastal areas, with the NWS sending out an emergency alert to mobile phones warning: “Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground or move inland.”

 Newsweek 

U.S. West Coast under tsunami warning, watch after 7.9 earthquake off Alaska coast

“The earthquake woke Putney up out of a dead sleep, and he estimates it shook for at least 30 seconds.

“I’ve been Kodiak for 19 years that was the strongest, longest lasting one I’ve ever felt,” he said by telephone.”

ABC News

Fiery Philippine Volcano Mount Mayon Forces 56,000 People to Evacuate

“The Philippines’ most active volcano spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes Tuesday in a dazzling but dangerous eruption that has sent 56,000 villagers to shelter in evacuation centers.

Lava fountains gushed 700 meters, or about 2,300 feet, above Mount Mayon’s crater and ash plumes rose up to 3 kilometers at night and at least twice Tuesday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. An explosive eruption Monday was the most powerful since the volcano started acting up more than a week ago.”

The Wall Street Journal

Mayon Volcano Alert Raised to Level Four: ‘Intense Unrest’

“Mayon sits about 500 kilometres southwest from the capital of Manila. It’s the most active volcano in the Philippines, although it’s been relatively calm since its last major eruption in 2009. In 2013, a freak explosion at the summit killed five climbers, including three Germans, one Spaniard and a Filipino tour guide. Despite the tragedy, the alert level remained at 0.

On January 13 this year the cone began releasing clouds of ash, prompting the evacuation of surrounding areas. More than 24,000 people have since been relocated.”

Vice

Skiers Injured by Flying Rocks on Japanese Volcano

Twelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden eruption, officials said. One soldier later died.

The eight soldiers were in a group of 30 who were undergoing ski training when they were hit by the volcanic rocks, defense officials said. 

USNews

Hannah

Hurricanes, Fires, Winter Storms, Earth Quakes, Epidemics – Signs People Don’t See And Bible Prophecies – Harbingers Of The End Times

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Hurricanes, Fires, Winter Storms, Earth Quakes, Epidemics – Signs People Don’t See And Bible Prophecies – Harbingers Of The End Times.

In recent times, our world has been plagued with many disasters. The news keeps flowing in from all over the world. There is no place in the world that has not suffered one calamity or another. The intensity and frequency of these events keeps increasing and intensifying. 

Many people have not taken much heed to these Harbingers and signs of our times. Wickedness has intensified. Sin and Idol worship is glorified. Righteousness is frowned upon. Godly living is considered outdated.

Some of the things people do in the dark are unutterable and abominable.

Many people have been told the lie that Heaven and Hell are not real. Unfortunately so many people have accepted this deception and been led astray. Living life recklessly because they don’t believe there is an afterlife.

These are signs of the End times as prophesied in the Bible and yet many people can’t these signs and harbingers because they are blinded by sin and iniquity.

Despite these happenings in the world, we can live with hope and be comforted that where ever we might live, however bad the situation might be, Jesus has us covered and protected. We only need trust him and listen to his Holy Spirit.

The Prophet Hosea said:

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6

And Prophet Ezekiel adds:

This is the declaration of the Lord God.
9 I will trouble the hearts of many peoples,
when I bring about your destruction
among the nations,
in countries you do not know.

Ezekiel 32:8-9

I pray that people can finally wake up to the realities of the days. I pray that the Lord will give Knowledge to those who lack it so that they are not ignorant. I pray that people can turn to God and make their robes clean so that when Jesus Christ comes, he will find a clean church that has been washed in his blood and is living righteously. I pray people turn away from shameful and sinful acts. I pray for renewal and conversion of souls. I pray People receive Jesus.

Disease Epidemics and Outbreaks

10 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness
In the house of the wicked,
And the short measure that is an abomination?
11 Shall I count pure those with the wicked scales,
And with the bag of deceitful weights?
12 For her rich men are full of violence,
Her inhabitants have spoken lies,
And their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
13 “Therefore I will also make you sick by striking you,
By making you desolate because of your sins.
14 You shall eat, but not be satisfied;
Hunger shall be in your midst.
You may carry some away, but shall not save them;
And what you do rescue I will give over to the sword.

Micah 6:10-14

Mudslides

22 “I will rise up against them” — this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts — “and I will cut off from Babylon her reputation, remnant, offspring, and posterity” — this is the Lord’s declaration. 23 “I will make her a swampland and a region for screech owls, and I will sweep her away with a broom of destruction.”
This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.

Isaiah 14:22-23

Fearsome Fires

22 For a fire is kindled in My anger,
And shall burn to the lowest hell;
It shall consume the earth with her increase,
And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Deuteronomy 32:22

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6 Upon the wicked He will rain coals;

Fire and brimstone and a burning wind

Shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalms 11:6

Winter Storms and Bomb Cyclones

15 I will destroy the winter house along with the summer house;
The houses of ivory shall perish,
And the great houses shall have an end,”
Says the Lord.

Amos 3:15

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20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:20-21

Malnutrition

15 ‘So it shall be a reproach, a taunt, a lesson, and an astonishment to the nations that are all around you, when I execute judgments among you in anger and in fury and in furious rebukes. I, the Lord, have spoken. 16 When I send against them the terrible arrows of famine which shall be for destruction, which I will send to destroy you, I will increase the famine upon you and cut off your supply of bread. 17 So I will send against you famine and wild beasts, and they will bereave you. Pestilence and blood shall pass through you, and I will bring the sword against you. I, the Lord, have spoken.’ ”

Ezekiel 5:15-17

Earth Quakes

10 The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.
11 The Lord gives voice before His army,
For His camp is very great;
For strong is the One who executes His word.
For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible;
Who can endure it?

Joel 2:10-11

Floods

28 A flood will carry off his house,
rushing waters on the day of God’s wrath.
29 Such is the fate God allots the wicked,
the heritage appointed for them by God.”

Job 20:28-29

7 The Lord is good,

a refuge in times of trouble.

He cares for those who trust in him,

8 but with an overwhelming flood

he will make an end of Nineveh;

he will pursue his foes into the realm of darkness.

Nahum 1:7-8

Famine and Drought

11 For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”

Haggai 1:11

Hurricanes

22 With the force of a flood they shall be swept away from before him and be broken, and also the prince of the covenant.

Daniel 11:22

……………………

2 Thus says the Lord:

“Behold, waters rise out of the north,

And shall be an overflowing flood;

They shall overflow the land and all that is in it,

The city and those who dwell within;

Then the men shall cry,

And all the inhabitants of the land shall wail.

Jeremiah 47:2

Hannah

California Thomas Fire, It’s Prophetic And Biblical Significance – The Book Of Amos – Harbingers Of The End Times

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California Thomas Fire, It’s Prophetic And Biblical Significance – The Book Of Amos – Harbingers Of The End Times.

First, I should comment on the Name of the fire, “Thomas Fire”. It reminds me of Biblical Thomas who doubted the resurrection of Jesus Christ and had to first see before he believed.

I don’t know why the Authorities chose to call the fire Thomas but could it be a spiritual hint telling us something about the doubting attitude of people these days concerning Prophesy, the Word of God and Jesus Christ?

27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

John 20:27-29

Just after reading news of the fires, the spirit of the Lord led me to the Biblical book of Amos: Reading the Passage made me feel chilled.

Could what the Prophet Amos wrote decades ago be what is happening in California today I questioned myself. After all it’s winter and yet the fires keep raging like it was the heat of summer.

It’s not that California doesn’t get fires. It does get fires. What makes Thomas fire different is it’s intensity, magnitude and how long it has persisted. For one reason or another, it’s relentless.

CNN calls the Thomas Fire, the Largest wildfire in California’s Modern History.

“Strong wind blows embers from smoldering trees at the Thomas Fire last week in Montecito, California. (CNN)The Thomas Fire is now the largest wildfire in California’s modern history after torching 273,400 acres. The blaze has surpassed the size of the Cedar Fire near San Diego, which destroyed 273,246 acres”

Anyhow, let’s take a look at the scripture in Amos:

12 Thus says the Lord:
“As a shepherd takes from the mouth of a lion
Two legs or a piece of an ear,
So shall the children of Israel be taken out
Who dwell in Samaria—
In the corner of a bed and on the edge of a couch!
13 Hear and testify against the house of Jacob,”
Says the Lord God, the God of hosts,
14 “That in the day I punish Israel for their transgressions,
I will also visit destruction on the altars of Bethel;
And the horns of the altar shall be cut off
And fall to the ground.
15 I will destroy the winter house along with the summer house;
The houses of ivory shall perish,
And the great houses shall have an end,”
Says the Lord.

Amos 3:12-15

As I contemplated Amos’s words further, I was reminded of a Prophet that Gitardood Weblog recently recommended. She is called Lois Vogel Sharp and she is a deeply spiritual woman with profound insights. I remember her saying somethings about the devastation that is going to come to California. You can watch her Video here to better understand what she predicted could happen in days to come.

LA times reports about how much devastation the Fire has caused in the lives of people living in places where it has raged and roared like a Lion.

“Large stretches of southern California now lie in ruins. In some cases, the fire spread so fast that terrified residents were forced to evacuate without their possessions in the dead of night as smoke surrounded their homes.

“I feel like I’m spinning,” local resident Jeff Jacobson, whose house was mostly burned, told the L.A. Times. “I’m overwhelmed and stressed, which is hard because I need to be clear-minded.”

And Amos Continues to say:

4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey?
Will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?
5 Will a bird fall into a snare on the earth, where there is no trap for it?
Will a snare spring up from the earth, if it has caught nothing at all?
6 If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid?
If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it?

Amos 3:4-6

 I know reading some of these news stories and then tying it in with the Bible can be difficult sometimes.

I know that sometimes it’s easier to be a Thomas and to doubt unless the evidence is presented.

I know to many people the coming back of Jesus seems like a far fetched idea and many are blind to the signs of the end times.

But, could God be telling us something through his Prophets?

Could the News by these Media Houses be just the Evidence that will turn many a doubting Thomas into a believing Thomas?

Surely the Lord God does nothing,
Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
8 A lion has roared!
Who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken!
Who can but prophesy?

Amos 3:7-8

Tikva

Is Hollywood A House Of Chaos And Curses – Harbingers Of The End Times

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Is Hollywood A House Of Chaos And Curses – Harbingers Of The End Times.



The Devil’s Playground is crushing fast and falling hard. The Dominoes seem to be falling at an alarming rate. The speed at which scandals seem to be coming out of the Movie and especially Hollywood empire makes me very curious.Barely a week goes by without someone losing or a big secret leaking out. 


Some of the secrets, decades old. In fact of late some of the stories doing the rounds sound like stuff taken out of movie scripts. Is what we are seeing reality or are we all starring in a big movie? The latest and really dizzying season seems to have started and massively accelerated about the time the Playboy Kingpin Hugh Hefner passed away. It’s sad that he died because any life lost is a terrible occurrence.  


But he also sold many souls to the devil through the utterly carnal material he offered for years that corrupted the minds of many men and women. When he had just died, I quickly wondered whether he had got any crowns from the devil for all the work he did or the ungodly empire he run for years.I can only pray that on his death bed, he denounced the devil and accepted Jesus as Lord and saviour. 


Anyhow as I was curiously thinking of crowns I just as quickly realized that any worldly deeds done that are not in accordance with the will and the word of God are never worth any riches, fame or anything the devil will ever give anyone because Jesus asks one of the most important questions anyone will ever ask. 

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 

Matthew 16:26


A few days back while discussing the Harvey Weinstein drama and the spiritual implications of the various allegations levied against him, a dear friend asked me some deep and thoughtful questions I couldn’t understand at first. 


1. Is Harvey Weinstein simply a bait to catch someone bigger?

2. Is his story a coverup for something even more devious and sinister in the Kingdom of the devil. However as the days go on, I’m now certainly starting to get her. 


According to her, she felt like Harvey Weinstein was taking the fall for someone even higher up the ranks in the devil’s kingdom. And now, I’m certainly starting to understand her point. I mean why would almost everyone suddenly turn on him? The very same people who benefitted from his weakness and sin the most for years. The same people who knew and yet supported and abetted his habits instead of helping him quit? Unless of course they were all members of the same House. 


As I contemplated his story as it unfolded, it felt more and more like the Mafia was turning on one of it’s own members and the more I thought about it, the more curious I became. And now, barely a month since I had that conversation with my friend, another big scandal has broken out in the movie world. Indeed the Devil’s kingdom is turning on itself as Jesus said in these Poignant verses. 


Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? 27 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 29 “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house. 

Matthew 12:25-29


Saga after saga after saga is haunting the Movie world and  Hollywood. People seriously need to give their lives to Jesus before it’s too late. We need to repent and turn back to the Lord before he comes back. And let no one make any mistake. Jesus will come back. The same way he went. The scriptures say so and the Bible Scriptures are true and very valid.


Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. 

Matthew 24:30


Anyhow so folks went and dug up 30+ year old dirt on Kevin Spacey. But this life is not easy! 30+ whole years? Who keeps a grudge that long only waiting for the right moment to destroy you and everything you have built for years? The devil of course. It’s only the devil who never forgets sin and waits for an opportune moment to accuse people before God. The devil lives on accusations and Apostle John wrote this about him in revelations.


Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down. 

Revelation 12:10


Jesus offers healing, forgiveness and redemption but the devil keeps score and doesn’t forgive. I’m not Justifying Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Jeremy Piven or anyone’s carnal and ungodly actions, behavior or lifestyle. However what these stories and unfolding drama teach us is that the Kingdom of Satan which has been hugely supported by the movie and television industry is destroying itself. The spiritual battle is waging and the invisible forces are battling hard. 


Many celebrities are going to come under fire. I mean in a space of hours, after the Kevin Spacey stories leaked, Jeremy Piven’s story also found it’s way onto social media and very quickly to the press which doesn’t spare any time in dissemination. For so long many of these movies, series, dramas, produced by Hollywood, Nollywood, Bollywood and other production houses have led many innocent people away from God into living unrighteous and ungodly lives. 


Movies and Television have become a powerful tool in which the devil ensnares people’s minds, souls, spirits, hearts and bodies. I know some people will say that Kevin Spacey will bounce back like Ellen Degeneres did when she first came out many years ago.Maybe he will. Maybe he won’t. I don’t know.That is not my call. But I’m certain of one thing though.


God detests sexual immorality of any kind.Yes our world today glorifies sex and immorality but the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has never changed his mind about sexual purity and living lives of Holiness. In the Old testament, the Books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy offer great insights into these truths. Further more in the New Testament, Apostle Paul writes this.


Run from sexual immorality! “Every sin a person can commit is outside the body.” On the contrary, the person who is sexually immoral sins against his own body. 19 Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20


I can only pray that this situation that has hit the lives of Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and Jeremy Piven will not destroy their souls but that it will help them to come to a knowledge of the one true God who is able to heal us of all sin and is able to help us manage addictions and forgive us all our sins. When we seek him and truly repent, the Lord is willing and eager to cleanse us of all unrighteousness. The Psalmist beautifully puts it this way.


He will not always chide:
neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins;
nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth,
so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children,
so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame;
he remembereth that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass:
as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone;
and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him,
and his righteousness unto children’s children; 

Psalms 103:9-17


Believers also need to remember and understand that before anything manifests in the physical realm, it first starts in the spiritual realm.  Many believers have been praying for a spiritual revival.Many have been fasting and begging God to heal our land of the wickedness and sexual sin that has plunged it for decades. God seems to be answering though not in the ways that many people expect. 


Therefore these are my questions: 

1. Who is next on the List? I feel just like there is hierarchy in any any earthly Kingdom, the Kingdom of the devil also has hierarchy. 

2. What lead a member of the Kingdom of Satan who has been massively rewarded to be disgraced and made to lose everything? – Is it when he/her disobeys the devil? – Is it when the devil gets tired of using him/her? – Is it when they hear the voice of God to come to Jesus Christ?



Hannah


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