What is the gift of prophecy? There is much misunderstanding regarding its definition. Many understand prophecy as speech that predicts the future. However, this is only one aspect of the biblical prophet’s work. Prophesying can also mean to proclaim as a pastor does during a sermon. In this sense, a person can be gifted in prophesying still today.
However, there do not appear to still be people in the church with the ability to regularly tell the future as some did in the Bible. Those who claim to do so were often considered false teachers in the church. For example, 2 Peter 2:1 teaches, “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.”
God can still reveal the future through a person today if He chooses to do so. However, it is clear that prophesying was more than just telling the future and that there was much caution concerning how prophets operated in the early church due to the threat of false prophets. Today, the gift of prophecy may operate in the sense of giftedness in proclaiming God’s Word, yet God’s Word has provided sufficient revelation for today. No further predictive prophecy is necessary to understand His will or teachings.
Extreme weather is everywhere, but perhaps nowhere more dramatically than the scorching heat recently reported over Iran, where the heat index has been as high as 164℉ (73℃). Similar temperatures are being recorded in Iraq.
Where do we find this extreme weather in Biblical prophecy? In the tiny, three chapter long Book of Malachi, we find a clear reference “to a day that will burn like a furnace.” (Malachi 3:19)
The Word of God clearly teaches that in the very Last Days, one of the main SIGNS of the TIMES to look for will be the great FALLING AWAY of those who profess to be Christians. Jesus clearly teaches that in the very Last Days, the lost will become more and more blinded from hearing Biblical truth, because many who claim to be God’s anointed will NOT be preaching the whole truth! Jesus clearly teaches that He will come back one day. However, it will only happen when many within the mainline church stop looking for Him to come (1 Tim 6:3-15, 2 Tim 4:1-8, Rev Ch’s 2-3). Could we be living in that time? “Let no one deceive or beguile you in any way, for that day will not come except the APOSTASY comes first [unless the predicted great falling away of those who have professed to be Christians has come]” (2 Thess 2 :3 Amp, Amos 8:11-12). It appears that many who have eliminated the last days’ message of the soon coming of our Lord from their Sunday sermons have been devastated.
Even Secular Mainstream Media News outlets are finding it hard to describe 2017’s recent wildfire outbreak without headlines and phrases depicting Biblical JUDGMENT. Among those that caught my eye were “Apocalyptic Scenes”, “Hell on earth”, “It’s like Armageddon is on”, “An inferno like we’ve never seen before”, and “Is the world ending or something?” None of these phrases were taken from Biblical News Sites, but all were found on secular news sites which normally mock God. The LORD certainly has a way of getting even the most hardened skeptic’s attention.
While there are wildfires every year in the United States and across the globe, this year’s outbreaks have been described as “unusual” and “unprecedented”. Most of the country has found it hard to ignore the current disaster in California, but other States have endured long bouts with fiery flames this year as well. As of October 11th, nearly 9 MILLION acres of land have been burned in the U.S., namely in Oregon, Washington, Montana, and California. This greatly eclipsed the last decade’s average of 6 million per year, which was already extremely high to begin with.
In September, an estimated 1,300,000 acres were burned up throughout Montana. Thus far, over 770,000 acres have been burned across the state of California. Over 170,000 of that acreage has been scorched in just the past THREE DAYS. Since October 8th, there are at least 17 Cali wildfires burning, which have destroyed over 3,500 structures and forced the evacuation of over 25,000 residents. The fires have burned out of control due to hurricane force winds, with wind gusts as high as 50-80 mph.
Two of the largest fires, the “Tubbs” and “Atlas” fires, have burned around 55,000 acres of land in Sonoma and Napa counties in just three days. In Anaheim, one blaze has burned over 6,000 acres and destroyed at least 25 homes and businesses. More than 5,000 structures are threatened by those flames. The area burned thus far in Napa and Sonoma is 3-times larger than Washington, D.C.. Over 20,000 acres were burned in only a 12-hour period on Monday, meaning that the fires were advancing at a rate of more than a football field EVERY 3 SECONDS.
California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, declared a State of Emergency for Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties. President Donald Trump declared a major disaster in California, freeing up federal funding and resources to help fight the deadly wildfire outbreak. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fires. Plumes of thick smoke and ash from the fires have also ruined the area’s air quality. On Tuesday, the federal AirNow map showed a large portion of Northern California with “Unhealthy” air.
An interesting tidbit for Holy Bible believers is that the wildfires have done significant damage to America’s “Wine Country” and Marijuana farms. At least 12 wineries have reported “significant to total losses”, and at least 7 “pot farms” have been completely destroyed (just months before sales of “legal marijuana” begins in the state). Two things to notice here… First, the numbers 7 and 12 are two of the 3 most significant numbers in the Holy Bible. Second, our God consistently condemns alcohol and recreational drug use in His Word, so it is hard to not see His Hand at work here.
The current wildfires, burning in both Northern and Southern California, are far from being contained. Authorities actually expect them to get worse in the coming days because of continued high winds, and dry weather. No rain is forecast in the wildfire areas over the course of the next week. Ash and smoke from the fires were blocking out the Sun in some parts of California, and images of an eerie orange sky over Disneyland have rattled park-goers. So, if these wildfires are a judgment from the LORD, I’m sure many are asking WHY? I believe I have an answer.
“The forces of nature: Every place with evil will go up in flames; there will be earthquakes, floods, winds, storms and volcanic eruptions”… “God is thinning out the impurities in the world and burning them.”
Unfortunately, right before our Lord comes for His bride, too many who claim to be God’s anointed, will be reaching this unsaved world through many Newspaper headlines that read: “Lutherans welcome 7 gay pastors.” “Episcopal court finds pastor guilty of theft.” ‘Abortion doctor killed in church.” “Pastor takes leave amid allegations of gay sex and the illegal use of drugs.” “The Gospel of Prosperity. Who really prospers?” “Minister held on incest charge.” “Does God want you to be rich? Yes, say some mega churches. Others call it HERESY!” “Presbyterian Church OKs gay ordinations.” “Scholars wrap up vote on Gospels, 80% of Jesus’ Words ruled out.” “Ohio Episcopalians split on banning gays from clergy.” “Church clears minister and finds him innocent for disobeying church rules for performing a lesbian unity ceremony.” “Christians addicted to porn.” “Televangelist eyed in funds lawsuit.” “Prominent clergyman accused of sex assault.” “No Christmas bail for jailed pastor.” “Abortion doctor killed in church.”(Local news papers). Is this the fruit of much of the mainline church and is this how the church is supposed to be reaching this hurting world with the love and truth of Jesus? “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Tim 4:1). “For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God”(1 Pet 4:17).
Ever since California passed the gay marriage law in 2008, they have experienced RECORD BREAKING forest fires and a financial collapse like never before. For the past few years, the United States has also experienced many record breaking and catastrophic weather related problems to mainly include unusual mini TORNATEOS in mountain areas, hail storms and earthquakes! The last burst of approximately 245 TORNATOES that hit N. Carolina in April, killed over 40 people and devoured the land and Texas is knee deep in ashes. People are sitting back and wondering why the economy is crumbling. This current government is going to cut back on teachers, yet leave the high school grads of today with the largest deficit ever in U.S. history. Friends, God’s Word clearly teaches that He will not bless a nation that has turned their backs on Him. Get ready, all hell is about to unfold! (Ps 9:17).
Jesus clearly explains that there will be one Last Day’s generation that will see all of the Biblical signs from the heavens and from the earth, unfold in a powerful way, UNLIKE EVER BEFORE! “Jesus also teaches that when much of the church falls away from the faith, and ALL of the catastrophic signs BEGIN to INCREASE at the same time on a global scale, the true believer would know that the coming of our Lord is near. One thing is sure, all of the signs of the times are not decreasing; they are INCREASING all around the world! “But you brothers are not in darkness so that this Day should surprise you like a thief” (1Thess 5:4). “But let us encourage one another, and all the more as you SEE the DAY APPROACHING” (Heb 10:25).
Jesus teaches that EARTHQUAKES will INCREASE in the very last days (Matt 24:7-8, Luke 21:10-11). As we see the EARTHQUAKES increase around the world each day, we wonder what area of the world could be crushed next. Could California be next? If you look at the most recent earthquake charts in America, you will see that many are taking place on the coasts of California. Weekly reports show us that earthquakes are increasing on a global scale, not only in volume, but also in magnitude. The latest 9.0 that hit Japan has set the earth off of its normal rotational cycle. The 9.0 earthquake in Asia a few years back, was sending waves through the ocean at 500 miles per hour. Scientists say that it could have also disturbed the earth’s rotation. The same was reported concerning last year’s 8.8 earthquake that hit Chile. “The Chile quake probably affected Earth’s rotation and shortened the day by 1.26 million of a second, says NASA scientist.”
Rare Third Earthquake Hits Florida & Alabama Line Where They’re Not To Happen
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 2.3 earthquake occurred near Flomaton, Alabama, near the state line with Florida.
This is the third earthquake to hit at the Florida and Alabama state lines in the past week. And the U.S. Geological Survey says earthquakes in Florida are rare because the state doesn’t sit near any tectonic plates.
The agency says two other earthquakes have occurred in the same area in the last week. Previously a magnitude 3.1 earthquake happened and also a magnitude 2.6 quake happened near the state line at Century, Florida.
The Florida Geological Survey has also said that Florida is located on a passive continental margin, which means that there are no tectonic plate boundaries nearby that can cause earthquakes.
So for an earthquake to happen and continue to happen in Northwest Florida is an unusual place and event. And in His prophecies for the end of the age, the Lord Jesus said that earthquakes in diverse, various places would happen.
This is another case of strange events as earthquakes with no tectonic plates and strange weather happening in 2019 since the Super Blood Moon of January which on that day itself had a severe earthquake.
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It’s reported that the US Department of Homeland Security is rushing to set up facial recognition systems at major US airports without ‘proper vetting.’
A federal report confirms 2018 was California’s worst year of wildfires ever. According to the National Interagency Coordination Center’s year-end statistical roundup, more than 1.8 million acres of California was burned by wildland fires in 2018, surpassing the previous year’s total of 1.3 million, officials said.
An unusual and powerful ‘bomb cyclone’ is to hit the central U.S. unleashing ferocious blizzard and severe flooding with a mix of snow, rain and wind across the central USA.
“While not a tropical system, winds will rival what’s seen in a Category 1 hurricane,” said weathermodels.com meteorologist Ryan Maue.
The worst weather is forecast for the Plains, from Texas up to the Dakotas. “We expect a major blizzard to unfold with winds likely to approach hurricane force, heavy snow and massive drifts,” according to AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
The Biblical prophecies (Matthew 24, Luke 21) foretell that earthquakes are a sign of the Last Days indicating the coming end of the age and the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ to catch away His born again believers.Source
What about this global warming issue? Is GLOBAL WARMING a reality? Could it be that the huge brown clouds that hover over major cities around the world are going to go away? Are the clouds increasing or decreasing? Could it be that global warming has triggered the global weather systems, which is causing the unusual weather behavior around the world? What about the unusual floods and mudslides that have taken place in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana and in the various locations in California and in many other areas around the world? What about the increase of the size of hailstones that have been reported within the past few years, punching holes the size of basketballs in the roofs of houses? What about the record breaking snow storms in the Eastern states? Can global warming trigger larger summer hail and more winter snow? “And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great HAILSTORM.” “From the sky huge HAILSTONES of about a hundred pounds each fell on men” (Rev 11:19, 16:21).
Recent reports also show that the increase of VOLCANIC ACTIVITY could be another contributing factor in global warming. In January 2005, Guatemala declared a state of alert, after three volcanoes have became active after 31 years. The current iceberg warnings show that there is more activity taking place in the Antarctica. Larger icebergs are now being reported. Scientists are now concerned that the loose burgs could start to collide and crumble faster, causing more fresh water to enter the salt water stream, which was illustrated in the movie, The Day After Tomorrow. This could explain why some small islands, that have been inhabited for thousands of years are now starting to be submerged completely under water. The current report coming from Time Magazine, April 3 2006, clearly confirms that global warming is a very alarming reality. Current events clearly show us that the tornadoes have tripled within the past few years. Floods, hail, torrential rain; hurricanes and catastrophic events are at an all time high as we can clearly see that they are building even more momentum. Even the precious coral in the eastern Caribbean Sea has researchers devastated because of its massive losses. Sea grasses are starting to disappear in widespread masses, which is also affecting the natural ocean cycles. Reports show that one-third of the coral has died in areas regularly monitored. What about the OZONE? Reports show that even though the hole is starting to close because of the chemical band, enormous levels of greenhouse gases are increasing. Reports show that the greenhouse gases have doubled within the past 30 years. Is the Polar Bear’s natural habitat coming to an end? What about the Pine Beetle eating the forest away? Could the major oil spills that took place a year ago have been a contributing factor concerning several reports of birds falling out of the sky? What about the reports of dolphins washing up on shore along with many other sea life to include star fish.
What’s going on in the HEAVENS? “There will be signs in SUN, moon and STARS. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror and their hearts will fail them, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the HEAVENLY BODIES will be SHAKEN ” (Luke 21:25-26) Reports show us that in 2003, one of the biggest sunspots in a decade ejected a massive cloud of charged gases which streaked toward the Earth at a million miles per hour. Another major solar flair exploded a few days later, knocking out high-frequency radio communications across the United States. Revelation 6:13 indicates that the STARS, which translates to ASTEROIDS, will fall from the sky, during the very beginning of the great tribulation, and will hit the earth (Rev 6:12-14). Reports show, dating back 10 years that a 1,000-foot asteroid missed the earth by only six hours. On May 14th 1996, an asteroid passed within 280,000 miles of the Earth, by astronomical terms, “a bullet burn.” Reports also show that there is an asteroid the size of a house flying between the Earth and the moon once per day, and an asteroid the size of a football field flying between the Earth and moon, one every month. November of 2003 Earth Watch reported that a man from India dropped dead on the spot as he saw an asteroid blaze across the land. January 2005 Earth Watch reported a 35-pound meteor hitting a house in Iran. National Geographic “ASTEROID” showed how a cluster of asteroids hit Jupiter in 1994. Other reports show how another asteroid hit Jupiter in 2009. Several near-earth asteroids have been reported throughout the past 10 years and they appear to be increasing. “and the STARS in the sky fell to the earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind” (Rev 6:12-14- Strong’s Concordance-Greek #792 means “aster”).
In addition to fearful events, could the Trade Center disaster have been prophesied hundreds of years ago in the Holy Bible to illustrate the magnitude of VIOLENCE in the Last Days? Zephaniah 1:16-17, KJ, says, “A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the HIGH TOWERS.” In the Gideon paperback Bible that is sent into prisons, Zephaniah 1:16-17, is located on page 911.
Has VIOLENCE increased in these last days? Jesus teaches us in Luke 17:26-28 that the people will be living just as they were in the days of Noah and in the days of Lot, when He returns. With the absence of God in our school systems, rebellion, destruction and devastation can only be expected. News reports clearly show us that violence is literally out of control. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 teaches us that violence and immorality will increase in the last days. Each night on the news we can see violence being reported. Each night we turn on the news to hear the reports of violence, rape, murder, gunpoint robbery, theft, bombings, drug trafficking, sexual immorality and greed. How close are we? Newspapers clearly show that society is becoming barbaric in violence. The combination of a godless society and the use of deadly drugs is at the heart of outrage and violence in these last days. Is God lifting His hedge of protection off of society?
When you push God out of the picture, devastation increases. Jesus said in Luke 21:10-11, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. “There WILL BE great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.” Are the worldwide sicknesses and diseases getting better or worse? What about violence and terrorism? Should we be standing up behind the pulpit preaching health, wealth and prosperity? Or should we be preaching fire and brimstone, turn or burn, get right or get left behind (Luke 21:34-36, 1Thess 1:9-10, Rev 3:10-11)?
What is the main purpose of this ALERT? Jesus commands all who claim to be Christians to come out from among the world and to face up to BIBLICAL reality. Unfortunately, there are way too many that claim to be born-again, yet they are being more conformed to the pattern of this world. What does the Word of God say? “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live Holy and Godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with His promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of RIGHTEOUSNESS”(2 Peter 3:10-13).
Current reports show that some of the fundamental Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious groups are getting together to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, which is a major sign of the times. Who is the temple being prepared for? The Middle East countries, one at a time, are rising up against their current leaders and they are getting ready to roll out the red carpet for their long-awaited Messiah, who is about to entire onto the scene.
Remember friends, the true church is supposed to be RESTRAINING the anti-Christ from coming forth. Soon Jesus will take the true restrainer out of the way when He comes (2 Thess 2:1-12). Those who are playing church will be left behind to meet the anti-Christ, face to face (Matt 25:1-13, Rev Ch’s 2-3). The good news is that God will deliver those who have remained faithful in these very Last Days. “They tell how you TURNED to God from idols, to SERVE the living and true God, and to WAIT for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead–Jesus who RESCUES us from the coming wrath (1Thess 1:9-12, Luke 21:34-36, Heb 9:28, 2 Pet 2:1-10, 3:1-12, Rev 3:10-11).
It is the FEAR of the Lord that generates the urgency which will sustain our Christian life, here on earth, while we are eagerly waiting for our Lord to come. “The FEAR of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction”(Prov 1:7). “The FEAR of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom” (Prov 9:10). “For God has not given me a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2Tim 1:7).Source
John Wesley who said that what we tolerate in our generation, will be embraced by the next. Wesley is 100% correct! We are living in sick times.
HNewsWire- “All political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” Just look at some of our modern day examples: torture is “enhanced interrogation techniques”; murder is “collateral damage”; the aggression initiation of war is a “pre-emptive strike”; the theft of taxpayers’ money is a “bailout”; and the theft of depositors’ money in a bank is a “haircut” or “bail-in”.In a blatant example of Newspeak, the New World Order controllers (through the psychiatric DSM V) have tried to rename pedophiles as “minor-attracted persons” and redefine pedophilia as a “sexual orientation”. This makes no sense, since sexual orientation has to do with gender not age, with whether you are attracted to males or females, not how old they are. There are even organizations (like B4UAct.org) which are claiming that pedophiles are being unfairly stigmatized for their feelings!
Justice is a word that stands alone, adding anything to it demeans it….
It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated.
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“It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. Let me tell you something, friend, it is not love and it is not friendship if we fail to declare the whole counsel of God. It is better to be hated for telling the truth, than to be loved for telling a lie. It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated. It’s better to stand alone with the truth, then to be wrong with a multitude. It is better to ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie. There is only one Gospel and Paul said, ‘If any man preaches any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”
Proverbs 31:8 (NIV)
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute
MY MISSION IS NOT TO CONVINCE YOU, ONLY TO INFORM…
Jesus come quick, there is nothing left in society that’s sacred….
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