Thursday, July 7, 2011

In the news:

Today is one of those days in which you have to take a couple of steps back and view the world's events in terms of looking at the "big picture" in the context of biblical prophecy:

Massive dust storm engulfs Phoenix

A MASSIVE dust storm has engulfed the southwestern US city of Phoenix, blotting out the sun and knocking down electricity poles, local media reported. The US National Weather Service confirmed that a "very large and historic dust storm" had moved through the area, without providing further details.

Photos and videos on several local news websites showed a mountain of dust drifting over the city. The storm had reportedly passed by by late that night.

This year unusually severe storms have battered the US, which is experiencing its deadliest tornado season in six decades and has also seen epic flooding along the Mississippi River and severe drought in the south.

New Zealand earthquake

The quake struck at 7.03am (NZT) at a depth of 20km, according to the US Geological Service. It was felt in Wellington and parts of the East Coast of the North Island.

It was originally reported to be magnitude 7.8 at a depth of 48km but USGS has revised it to magnitude 7.6.

The USGS said tsunamis had already struck the Kermadec Islands and Raoul Island this morning. The waves were 68cm and 84cm high before adding it had issued a tsunami warning for New Zealand, affecting East Cape, North Cape, Gisborne and Auckland.

Four quakes shake Melbourne

THE ground was shaking yesterday and overnight, with tremors from four earthquakes felt in Melbourne.

The first quake, with a magnitude of 4.4 hit at 11.32am yesterday, in Korumburra, which is about 120km away from the CBD.

The next came at 12.37pm, and was a lower 3.3, and another measuring 3.7 hit at 7.16pm.

This morning, one hit while most of Melbourne was asleep at 3.03am, and measured at 3.3 on the Richter scale

Feared Iceland volcano 'ready to erupt'

Experts say one of Iceland's most feared volcanoes looks ready to erupt, with measurements indicating magma movement, raising fears of a new ash cloud halting flights over Europe.

The Hekla volcano is close to the ash-spewing Eyjafjoell, which last year caused the world's biggest airspace shut down since World War II, affecting more than 100,000 flights and 8 million passengers.

The Iceland Civil Protection Authority says it is closely monitoring the situation.

"The movements around Hekla have been unusual in the last two to three days," University of Iceland geophysicist Pall Einarsson said.

'Perfect Storm' Coming for Global Economy in 2013: Roubini

Weakening economic conditions will come together in 2013 and create a "perfect storm" of global weakness, economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.

Known for his generally dour outlook that helped him see the financial crisis before it hit in 2008, Roubini said the US, European nations and others have become adept enough at forestalling their problems that a true crisis won't hit until 2013.

Roubini said the US, European nations and others have become adept enough at forestalling their problems that a true crisis won't hit until 2013.

But when it does, the effects are likely to be painful.

Below is a very good, reasonable review of "Comet Elenin" and what we may expect in the coming months:

Will Comet Elenin cause major earthquakes as it approaches earth?

There has been growing scientific debate about Comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin) as it approaches the Earth, and its significance as it comes as close as 0.23 Astronomic Units -about one quarter the distance between the Earth and the sun - on October 16, 2011.

At one end of the spectrum are NASA scientists claiming that Elenin is little more than a comet comprising icy space debris with negligible mass that will have little effect on the Earth. At the other end are some scientists and private researchers claiming that Elenin is a large planetary body, possibly a brown dwarf star, and its near approach will have calamitous effects.

The debate over Elenin's significance has been dramatically changed with the emergence of a Bosnian scientist who has released a remarkable paper tracking the relationship between planetary alignments and seismic (earthquake) activity on the Earth.

Dr Mensur Omerbashich claims that since 2006, comet Elenin has had a measurable impact on the Earth's seismic activity. If Dr Omerbashich is correct, then we can expect a rapid surge in seismic activity in terms of major earthquakes as Elenin approaches the Earth during the latter part of 2011.

Despite the paradox over Elenin's composition and influence, the scientific data points to it causing intense seismic activity as Elenin approaches and aligns with the Earth and other celestial bodies. The dates of September 26 and November 23, 2011 will be very important to watch in terms of high magnitude earthquakes as Elenin swings in a 90 degree arc through the inner solar system, and aligns with both the Earth and the sun.


Amber said...

I live in AZ and my husband and I happened to be heading to the store the night of that dust storm. When we walked outside it looked bright and sunny and then all the sudden it looked like it was midnight in the middle of nowhere. It was very crazy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Amber~

That had to have felt so weird. I just watched various clips from TWC (The Weather Channel) yesterday. It's amazing when you see all that people were dealing with in different parts of the globe on the same day. Was it a big mess?


Amber said...

It was a huge mess! I guess people with pools were scooping out mud and my car REALLY needs a bath! I've lived in AZ for 25 years and have never seen anything like it.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that. Just know we are thinking of you here in Illinois.

GG :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Amber-wow, I saw the storm approaching on the weather channel, and boy o boy, was it a monster of biblical proportions. Absolutely amazing visually. It's weird how something so devastating can be so awe inspiring. We will keep you and the rest of the S.W. in our thoughts and prayers.
Scott-BINGO...Shakey shakey, and a few sleeping giants awake to spew ash and rubble. How can people with very little education clearly see what is up with ELENIN and yet the scoffing scientific community are such nay sayers! Hmmm, wonder how they will explain the super giant hailstones that weigh more than men do!
I'm doing the doo dah dance today in celebration of my fiance coming to pick us up for the wedding! So excited! And this is after cutting and hanging sheet rock all day in a roasting hot house in humid ole south!
Guys and gals-he is on the way!
Scott-I have some stuff I am working on hopefully to post in the next few days. You may know a lot more than I do and maybe can get to it sooner. Guess what day is Rosh Hashana this year? Hey its the same day as the Elenin alignment. There is also some very interesting astronomy placement that is occuring then on the exact same day that lines up with some biblical star gazing we are supposesd to be doing. Maybe in conjuction with that look up, your redemption draws near kinda looking up!
I am so excited I can hardly stand it!
Praise you Jesus. Thank you Jesus! Glory glory glory to the Most High! And yes, you may all conclude I have absolutely lost it! ally

Anonymous said...

Well, another day of bulling, stocks are up again.....never seems to end.
and also no sign of the AC, but I
read a story in the news of Sarkosky being attacked on 30 JUN 2011...
"someone grabbed his shoulder, ect"

Nothing came of it, but it appears
that he does have enemies....

in public places...

if ONE of them should decide to
shoot him, and he survives, then
he is the one...the AC....

THIS NEEDS to be watched closely.

Stephen in Hawaii !!!!

Scott said...


I'm going to vote for you to head the Federal Reserve!

I'm "watching" many interesting people these days, and Sarkosy is one of them BTW

Scott said...

Ally - I knew that about the dates and it is interesting indeed.,..

It will be very interesting to see what happens with ELE on sept 27 (+/- a few days)...Very interesting

James said...


Glad you are okay. Lifting you and your city up right now.


The dates you mentioned are very interesting. I noticed that there was a warning for today 7/7/11 that there would be a major event. It looks like that might not happen but it's very interesting that there was a big earthquake yesterday off the coast of New Zealand near the Kromatic Islands. HMMMMMM.


I'm right there with you. When I saw the video of the dust storm it seemed like something right out of the movies. Amazing to watch but bad to go through I'm sure.

James in Nashville

James said...

To everyone and especially Mrs.C:

This is from Please tell me what you think.

I have not studied this passage, so I do not know whether it is about the past, future, or both. Some people think that the passage indicates that if Syria offensively attacks Israel one more time, God will destroy the city of Damascus. Those people think that Syria's offensive attacks against Israel in 1948, 1967, and 1973 are the first three sins mentioned in the passage below. Here is the passage:

"This is what the LORD says: 'For three sins of Damascus, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. Because she threshed Gilead with sledges having iron teeth, I will send fire upon the house of Hazael53 that will consume the fortresses of Ben-Hadad.54 I will break down the gate of Damascus; I will destroy the king who is in the Valley of Aven and the one who holds the scepter in Beth Eden. The people of Aram will go into exile to Kir,' says the LORD." (Amos 1:3-5 NIV)

Your thoughts.

Anonymous said...


Glad to see your back. Just thinking of you and your family yesterday. Looks like God sent those angels on all four points of the car. Hope you all had a wonderful vacation.


Scott said...

I have read that before by a lot of folks, who indeed believe that the next Syrian offensive will be the 4th. I haven't studied this enough to do it justice, so I'll be interested to see what the others have to say.

Glad you're back safe and sound!

Anonymous said...

Hi James-remember the times zones/differences/changes also. New Zealand got thumped and so did Japan etc. I am not a seismologist but I'm guessing there is probably a "window" of opportunity, maybe a day or two before or after each alignment.
I got the feeling we are going to be going to a wedding soon :) Welcome home! ally

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott >>>>

In actuality, I believe the FED
is a FAILED institution that should
be done away with....

That is what Prechter at EWI believes and I do AGREE with
that.....the FED is always trying to benefit the bull, and always
brags that THEY can stop the next
depression from coming.

Really ??

Since WHEN did the FED chairman
change his name to Jesus ??



Stephen !!!!

Caver said...

Hi James. I believe Mrs. C will be on later and I'm looking forward to her input here too. She's way ahead of me here.

I did look up Matthew Henry's Commentary in Bible but am reluctant to post it. I think he had his eye on the past rather than the future and it might be misleading. Current events seem so applicable to this passage and his commentary appears entirely focused on past events.

And...Welcome back! You were missed Brother. :wave

James said...

GG, Ally, Scott and Caver:

Thank you so much for your well wishes and the prayers. I'm actually glad to be home and back in the swing of things. I don't like not being able to come to this site for 1 day much less 7. Had to though so I could focus on the family while we were all together. I have two beautiful children Ashley 12 and Noah 8. Anytime I get with them is just great. They grow so fast.

Scott I agree this commentary is interesting. I'll be interested to see what others think about this as well.

Ally I agree that their is usually a window which is why i think that earthquake on the 6th is interesting. I would like to see some study on how particular alignments in Elenin's path affect certain parts of the world and not others. i.E. Japan what alignment was that and then New Zealand what alignment was that. Then the coming alignment in Sept. and why because of that alignment do they think it will affect the US more dire than anywhere else especially along the New Madrid fault line running east of the Mississippi.

GG yes God was absoulute in placing Angels with us on our trip. I really do believe he surrounds us with them daily and especially in our time of need. I hope when we are taken up and stand before Jesus that He will show me all the times they were with me. Can you imagine how awesome that will be.

Caver thanks for looking up that commentary and I agree he is focused on the past. There are so many things that rule that out being that Damascus is still a city. God's final judgement has to be, in my opinion, in the coming next attack that could be more imminent since the murderer Assad is under extreme pressure to draw attention away from his actions. I'm sure Mrs. C.'s comments will be as interesting as yours. Thank you and very glad to call you my brother.

James said...

Here is a really good link

to Caroline Glick's latest commentary on how serious things playing out in Syria affect Iran and their regime. When you read this you get a sense that Assad has to do something quickly before he is over thrown. At the recent demonstration in Hama in Syria, over 500,000 people were in attendance. That's remarkable but even more remarkable is that the population of Hama is only 700,000. That means that almost 80% of the population demonstrated against Assad in just that one city. Caroline Glick says that Assad fired the Governor of Hama the next day because he didn't shoot any of the demonstrators. Assad won't survive very long with these kind of numbers so it leads me to suspect war with Israel has to be closer than anyone thinks. One thing you can bet on is Iran definitley wants this to happen through Syria so it won't be blamed for starting the conflict. I imagine that it will play out like this, Assad will be ready to launch a nuclear warhead and Israels intelligence service Mossad will have all the details and Israel will launch first with their belief, they, as we the United States believe, have the right to preempt any attack from any other nation. Israel will pay heavily for this and scripture tells us that they will be hated tremendously for this which will initiate the war of Gog and Magog soon after.

Any thoughts on this would be great.

WVBORN56 said...

James that scenario sounds very plausible. With the September UN deadline looming it just adds up to serious pressure that is building very quickly. This is bound to reach a tipping point soon IMO.

Mrs. C said...

Oh boy! :) This will be a great discussion :) Have to present dinner for the LOML right now, so I'll be back...presuming "pop-up" storm number cazillian doesnt hit this evening...:( never seen anthing like these storms before :)
When living at the Central coast in Cali land, you knew when storms were coming, and they ususally came from off the ocean...but since we're in Gods Country here...theres lots of surprise goodness :)
God Bless Y'all Big Hug

James said...


I agree. I don't see any way around it. I just don't know if Assad will be able to make until then. my opinion is he has to start working the Israeli agrresive stance to move the people in a different direction. I wouldn't be surprised if he detinated a powerful bomb off in one of his own cities and announced that they had been attacked by Israel. We shall see.

James said...

Okay everyone. I go to this website named Look up fellowship and they are talking about how we are being conditioned for some alien disclosure event to come and they posted a couple of episodes from a television show that aired from 2004-2007 named 4400. Go to this link

and watch the first episode. tell me what you think. Could they have been preparing us all along for this event. who knows. Our eyes are on Christ not some satanic designed alien event.

Scott said...

James - thanks for that link...I have always thought that the entire alien thing will ultimately be used in order to "disprove" the Bible story.

Additionally, I think its possible that somehow the AC will use this to his advantage. Project Bluebeam is worth reading about, as I believe this is part of it.

I also believe conditioning is being done by the media - if you look back at the VAST array of alien movies, and how they have increased over the years...In fact, there are so many, it would take too long to start citing them all.

Mrs C - You need to make Mr C cook an occasional meal, and not just ribs on the grill :).....At least make him clean up :)

Caver said...

James, I haven't been to the site you referenced but any number of us have thought for a few years we were being conditioned for this revelation that we are "not alone". Lots of good reasons for this, including a meeting of the major countries a year or so ago and the "leak" that they were going to start releasing or declassifying their UFO or alien documents. Some pretty interesting "stuff" has come out in the most innocent of ways.

Several years ago Chuck Missler of KHouse (Christian) came out with something pretty revealing. A reputable group hired the two best qualified and equipped scientist to research and report on the UFO sighting. I believe they were both secular.

Their findings......

1. Some of the UFO sighting/videos are real, not faked
2. They are not from outer space but from another dimension....passing in and out of ours where we can see them. No metal or especially flesh could possibly stay intact at their speed and with the turns they make.
3. They are not friendly.

Interesting observations.

Caver said...

And Scott,
My dear Brother and drinking buddy (ice tea). I will have you know that Mr. C knows how to ....
1. Cook
2. Clean
3. Eat
4. Make a mean chocolate, walnut, banana, whipped cream sundae....which I'm scarfing down now.

Mrs. C said...

Hi James  Welcome back Brother! Glad you and yours are home safely!
Ok, looking at Amos 1:3-15 in context, Damascus is not the only one mentioned for Judgement by God. He repeats the same number of “transgressions” for
Gaza- which is still “Gaza” today -Tyre – Lebanon-Edom – Jordan-Ammon- also Jordan. The evil seed within the nations surrounding Israel has exsisted for ever, and God has released His Judgements on these nations many times. Reading His Word, there is a difference between His Judgements, and His final Judgements.
When we look at the Scripture these folks present, there are some things missing. First they take it out of context, and leave out the other nations God is addressing, in which, as said before, He repeats the same number of “trangressions” to them also. Second, they are ignoring Ancient history with the Syrians.
The Assyrians (in moderen day, Syria) conquered Northern Israel in 740 BC, taking the Northeren Israelite Tribs into captivity. So the number of wars they are counting is wrong. While I believe that these Verses in Amos are to be religated to the past Judgements of God for these nations, these are some of the same nations that God will destroy in His Final Judgement of them in Ezekiel 25-32, which I believe is fullfilled in Isaiah 17:13 when He “Rebukes” them. It is the same recycled evil in these nations that has exsisted for thousands of years, up until present day, and God will have His Final Judgement for them.

Just a note on this event in 740 BC is referred to by Isaiah in Isaiah 17:3.
Isaiah 17:3
3.The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts.

The land of the tribe of Ephraim sits in the middle of the "West Bank". The "fortresses"" in Isaiah 17 verse 3, the terrorist strongholds that are eliminated.

The final statement " and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, saith the Lord of hosts", is a strong statement of the Judgment against Syria. Isaiah was writing during the time that the Assyrians had devastated the northern 10 Tribes of Israel. Isaiah is saying that Syria will experience the same that they did to Israel.

James said...

Let me just say to all of you that the level of conversation we have here is much more than I deserve. I look forward to each reply and while we are here.... I am better for it!

Love you all!!!

James in Nashville

P.S. Isn't it great that Christians can tell ech other we love them without feeling bad about it. In the purest form your brother in Nashville!!!

Scott said...

Just make sure that you clean the kitchen after that item #4; Use that sugar energy before it escapes!

Mrs C (assuming you have time now that Mr C is cleaning the kitchen...) -

Do you see Lebanon, Gaza, Tyre (I assume Sidon as well) - will all go down together, at the same time, or do you see this as a progressive scenario, as these regions get toppled one after another, at different times?

Mrs. C said...

Hey again James & WVBORN56 
Where do we start with Damascus...lets see…in 2008 Israel warned specifically “Damascus”, not Syria, but “Damascus” that they would hold them resplosible for ANY attacks on Israel by Hezbollah. Damamcus is headquarters for the purest of evil leaders of both Hezbollah and Hamas. Should either one of these groups launch on Israel…say a chemical weapon…Damascus is toast. As for Iran, Bibi has said many, many a time, that they know that Iran is the “head of the snake” that needs to be “cut off”. Israel has also withing recent time, informed Lebanon that they will be held responsible for ANY attacks by Hezbollah. We know that a multiple fronted war is coming for Israel. Gods Word tells us that something will happen to Iran that will diminish them in power. By the time Ezekiel 38 happens, which quickly follows the Isaiah 17 wars, God lists Iran as one of Gogs tagalongs, not any kind of leader in Ezekiel 38:5. Whether it be an Israeli attack, or a giant earthquake…something will indeed happen to Iran
God Bless!

Mrs. C said...

Let me just say to all of you that the level of conversation we have here is much more than I deserve. I look forward to each reply and while we are here.... I am better for it!

Love you all!!!

James in Nashville

P.S. Isn't it great that Christians can tell ech other we love them without feeling bad about it. In the purest form your brother in Nashville!!!

Amen James! Amen! We love to Brother! BTW I see we only posted 5 minutes apart lol, I hope the Amos explaination helped :)
God Bless!

Mrs. C said...

Dearest Brother Scott :)
Thank you sooooo much for the cooking instructions for Mr.C….but dear Brother…I value the good condition of my pots and pans LOL
As for clean up…that’s wonderful…the challenge is finding anything the next day LOL (and nope he’s not cleaning the kitchen right now, tummy hurts after eating that monster sundae! But he did do some wonderful vacuuming for me earlier! LOL)
Ok, now to the serious stuff. Yes, I believe all of these evil surrounding nations will all go down at the same time…like dominos. These nations are all extremely close, in a small area. But more importantly, Gods Word tells us it will be fast . God is the narrator of Isaiah 17, and He tells us how it all unfolds. It begins with God describing His people, taking out Damascus. In the beginning, God is not directly involved, He is describing what His people are doing. Vs1 they take out Damascus. Vs 2 they take out Jordan, and part of the land is restored to them Vs 3 they take down the West Bank, and conclude the Verse which Isaiah tells us they will take captive, the Syrians. So it begins, with God telling us that Israel is somewhat winning these battles at the beginning, then something horrific happens, as He tells us beginning in Verse 4. God goes on to tell of the immense suffering of His People, and why He allows it to happen to them. Then, when all appears to be lost, God does show Himself and steps in so as His People are not completely wiped out. The beginning of Him turning His attention away from the Church, and back to His People. This is where God tells us that His Judgments of these surrounding nations, and the events happen very quickly. He describes these nations rushing in “like the rushing of many waters”. We know the enormous speed of which large amounts of waters move. His description of the waters speed, tells us that these are nations that are close, and the speed of which they attack. BUT, then He “rebukes them”. This I believe will be His fulfilling of His Judgments in Ezekiel 25-32 against Jordan, Gaza, Lebanon & Egypt. Just a note :) As an example. when God describes the coming of the Gog forces, He uses “clouds” “storms” this tells us that they will be slowly coming, be visible to Israel, and there will be nothing they can do. Storms, clouds, take time gathering, and we can see them coming…
Isaiah 17:12-13
12Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!
13The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

God Bless You Brother! :)

Scott said...

Great points - I agree completely. I'm just not able to crystallize it and condense it like you do :)

In addition, I have always felt like Syria's use of chemical weapons would play a role in some these events - including perhaps the "hits" that Israel takes and leading to some of their desolation. It would seem to explain a lot of things that we see - including Israel's retaliation, but who knows.

I also agree and think its important to remember that this whole process, is, as you say, returning to an "Old Test." age, in terms of God and the Nation of Israel - as the Church Age winds down and ends (with the gathering up). Thats really key as we sometimes I get immersed in the details of the battles and lose sight of that important factor.

By that reasoning, I continue to believe we'll be gone before Gog-MaGog - when God reveals Himself unequivocally. I see that as inconsistent with the Church Age (but cannot prove it scripturally - another important point IMO). For that reason (unlike knowing the gathering up has to occur before the Trib), I hate to be too dogmatic about that....

Oh, btw, that stomachache thing is just a clever ruse to avoid clean up the kitchen - come on, you have to know that - thats the oldest one in the book:)

Anonymous said...

Great commentary Mrs. C! As for the alien agenda...the theories abound. One I find interesting in particular. Supposedly one day archeologists will find "evidence" that we are made from primates impregnated with the seed of aliens. (to destroy the creation story and force the belief in alien godship) Does that sound like satan or what? But hilariously, some of the planted evidence was found accidentally in China at a dig. (it was a wristwatch they found by the way) I guess it wasn't time yet! lol. Be seeing you guys really soon :) ally

Mrs.C said...

Yes, this is the beginning of the returning of God restoring his Covenant with His People. He allows this suffering to happen to them, and tells us why in Verse 10, they have “forgotten” Him.
Isaiah 17:10
10.Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:

Just as with all of us, He allows us to reach a point of the end of ourselves, there’s nothing we can do, we repent, turning to Him, coming to the Alter and accepting His Son as our Savior.
He allows His People to reach the point of almost complete destruction, so they will look to Him, seek Him. It is His preparation for His Full return to them in Ezekiel 38.
Yes Scott, I agree, we the Church, will not be here by the end of Ezekiel 38-39  Since we know that Ezekiel 38-39 is the actual return of God to His people,
the fully restored Covenant with them, we only have to look to His Word for the answer that we will indeed be gone. Yes, His Word tells us that the Church and Israel are mutually exclusive to Him.
Romans 11:25
25.For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Acts 15:13-18
13.And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
14.Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
15.And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
16.After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
17.That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
18.Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Mrs. C said...

By the end of Isaiah 17, Israel will be left in a primitive state, just as the invading Gog forces will be. After the horrific war of Isaiah, combined with
Gods “rebuke” Isaiah 17:13,( the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 25-32 Judgments against Lebanon, Gaza, Jordan, Egypt) the topography of the nations will have severely changed. We know that Israel will be gathering firewood to survive, before the Ezekiel war begins because He says they will no longer have to do it, but rather it will be replaced by the burning of weapons. No weapons of man used in this Ezekiel war/invasion, as only God Himself will take credit for the victory over Gog.
There are too many Verses, descriptions in Ezekiel 38-39 that tell us that weapons are not used, but rather all of the destruction is directly from God Himself.
Yes, the enemy on horses, chariots for example. Used to believe these were tanks etc., but not any more. We take His Word literally, He tells us that He commands the birds to eat the dead, annnndddd the CHARIOTS. Birds cant eat tanks! But they can eat wood that has been (forgive me for the gross factor)
Drenched in flesh and blood. Wow, just wow! His Word is so True!
Ezekiel 39:17-20
17.And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
18.Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19.And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20.Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.

And Yes Scott, I understand the “stomach ache” ruse! LOL LOL LOL my girl used to use it…a lot LOL

James said...

Mrs C:

Thank you so much for your insightful commentary. It helped me greatly. I love the way you break down the verses. How long have you studied prophecy? When you study is there a particular method you use? I like to know because I to would like to be able to dial in more to specifics like you do.

Bless you my dear!


Mrs. C said...

Bless you James :) Oh my goodness, truly when I say it is all His Holy Spirit, I really mean that :) It is His “insight” not mine for sure :) I am just a simpleton, truly, no scholar, no academic wiz. Sometimes…a lot of the times…I post and read it later. I have to ask myself “did I write that?” lol that’s when I know it was Him, His Holy Spirit, not me for sure LOL Mr.C has had the same experiences. It is very, very humbling. :) How long have I studied Prophecy? Well, that’s a good one. As God would have it in His Plan for me, Prophecy was there at the very beginning of my walk with Him. Not really a choice I made lol, but rather He did! :)
Lets see, 24 years ago, I was invited to dinner by a Gentleman who was a Christian. At the time, I thought I was a “Christian”, but I in no way did I truly know the Lord.
I accepted the invite to dinner, but then the Gentleman added a stop on the way to the restaurant. He asked if I would “mind” stopping at a small gathering of folks to listen to a local Christian speaker up in Palos Verdes (close to where I lived). He assured me it wouldn’t be long, and said this man would be speaking about Bible Prophecy. LOL I didn’t even know what Bible Prophecy was, let alone had never heard of the speakers name before. I agreed to go, with an attitude of focusing on where we were going for dinner, rather than the small gathering we were about to attend. We went to this gathering, and as I listened to the Gentleman speaking, I became absolutely riveted. It actually was a teaching, teaching on Prophecy, the Book of Daniel. I had never heard anything like it ever! By the end, the Gentleman speaking gave an Alter call, and many folks went forward to accept Christ, but not me. :( Then, then! in the middle of leading folks to Christ, this Gentleman stopped, he looked up and out at the rest of us sitting there and said “forgive me, I don’t usually do this, but the Holy Spirit has convicted me that there is someone else to come forward”. Everyone sitting there kinda looked at each other, and no one went forward. The Gentleman again apologized, and repeated the invitation to come to Christ, saying that he was convicted by the Holy Spirit. Then all of a sudden…the Holy Spirit came on me like a ton of bricks! I stood up, and began walking forward to the Alter. The Gentleman I came with was in complete shock, but then tears of joy were in his eyes also. I was just weeping…my legs were shaking…I could hardly walk up there…I was completely bathed in the Holy Spirit.It brings tears to my eyes just remembering that Glorious day when I accepted Jesus as my Savior forever! I almost missed it James, almost, and Im so grateful forever that I accepted Jesus as my Savior! So how was I led into the study of Prophecy ? Well, as God would have it…the Gentleman speaking whom I had never heard of…who led me to Christ at the Alter…his name was Hal Lindsey…I attended his church for awhile, until I moved away. My apologies for such a long answer to only one of your questions. I'll have to come back later to answer the rest, ok? I have to get lots of stuff done around here today :)
God Bless You!

WVBORN56 said...

Wow Mrs, C... so nice and a very interesting testimony. I did not know Hal Lindsay pastored a church. Very cool that he was the one who led you to Christ...and to think it took his second appeal to move you out of your seat. God is good!

Scott said...

Mrs C

I now remember you telling me that story a loooooong time ago, and its an awesome story! I love to hear it!

ANd for people that like to "poke" our brother Hal, it is maddening because so many people have come to Christ based on His ministry. How that could be a "bad" thing is beyond me - yet so many in the Church have such venom for Mr Lindsey.

Anyway - thanks for sharing that.

It was stumbling on my first prophecy book (in an airport of all places)- by Hal L. - is what led to my studying prophecy and as a result, turning back from my 'backslidden' days. It started the whole process of studying prophecy back in the mid-80's.

Ultimately, (besides Jesus) - I can thank Hal for leading me to love prophecy,

James said...

I hung on every word you wrote and when you revealed it was Hal Lindsey I actually shouted out "WOW ARE YOU KIDDING ME"! What an awesome story. I love Hal Lindsey. I watch his show each week. When I began to study prophecy, Hal lindesy and Tim Lahae were the ones I trusted most. Thank you so much for sharing that with us. Mr. C what an awesome choice you made in choosing your wife. I can't wait to meet the both of you. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. C-

What a wonderful testimony! Thank you for sharing that very special part of yourself :). To think this was not only an altar call on this day but also a day to become your calling in life. To start so early and to delve and study the word so well has only served to allow you to teach us here in these last days. I thank you for taking the time that you do to break it down for us.

For what it is worth, I wanted you and Mr. C to know how nice it is to communicate with a couple who seem to love, respect and have fun with each other. It's wonderful to see that poured out here.

God Bless!!


Caver said...

James, what a kind thing to say. Yes, indeedee, but not quite sure I made that choice. Maybe, when the time is right and she has the time, Mrs C will tell you how a gal in Cal fell for a guy in NC and the part the Holy Spirit played in it. We expect to be celebrating our 2nd anniversary later this month.....unless the Lord has other plans in a much better "Location".

She wants you to know that she has had to log into work and won't be off till much later. She does have every intention of answering your other question about studying.

I can tell you this....with each of us seeming to have slightly differing but complimentary "insights" into the prophecy dealing with makes some interesting mornings around the breakfast table after we get our "morning news" fix.

Miss GG, thank you also for the very kind words and thoughts.

It is a special joy and blessing to be married to a mate that enjoys prophecy as much as yourself. It is truly a special "Blessing".

Caver said...

James, and anyone else, that might want to read a little about's the old RR link!!!