A Whole Lot of Shaking on Land and Sea
Extreme weather: Several storm systems are churning in the Atlantic and Pacific at this time.
As of this writing, governors of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia have declared states of emergency in advance of what looks like a major hurricane to hit the East Coast later this week.
Right now the “consensus puts it between Georgia and North Carolina,” but if you live anywhere along the East Coast, be alert. Even if you’re not at the landfall point, you’re still likely to have impacts. Inland flooding is also expected, and the ground is already saturated from so much rain this summer.
Hurricane Olivia has maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, and was approximately 1,000 miles east of Honolulu, Hawaii Saturday afternoon. On this path, Olivia could come very close or pass over the Hawaiian Islands by late Tuesday or Wednesday as a tropical storm.
Tropical Storm Helene continues to move west toward the southern Cabo Verde Islands, with sustained winds now up to 60 mph which are expected to strengthen.
Tropical Depression Nine has become Tropical Storm Isaac with sustained winds of 40 mph. The forecast track has the storm strengthening to a hurricane next week as is tracks west.
Tropical Storm Gordon drenched Florida on Monday where it caused a tree to fall on a mobile home, killing a child. It also affected Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, southern Iowa and Illinois. Its remnants are now affecting Northeast Ohio and Pennsylvania with a heavy rain and flooding.
Almost 9 inches of rain pounded Manhattan, Kansas, last Sunday night into Monday, causing major flash flooding. “We’re saying it is a 500-year event, perhaps a 700-, 800-year event,” said Manhattan’s Municipal Government Manager. Aerial photographs showed buildings flooded nearly to their roofs.
Typhoon Jebi, the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years paralyzed major cities in the Kansai region, including Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe on September 4. At least 11 were killed and over 600 injured.
Tropical Storm Mangkhut east of the Marianas is expected to intensify to a strong typhoon with winds that could approach 155 mph and pass over Guam on Tuesday. It could be the worst one since 2002.
Extremely heavy rains in North Korea have caused major flooding since late August when it was hit by Typhoon Soulik. 151 people are dead or missing and tens of thousands have been displaced. This came after unprecedented drought hit the country this summer with a heat wave that destroyed already fragile crops. North Korea lacks irrigation systems and other infrastructure to ward off natural disasters. Kim Jong Un has been too busy spending the money on weaponry and his extremely lavish lifestyle.
The Delta wildfire is out of control in northern California with zero containment. It began September 5 and has already burned over 37,000 acres and shut down 50 miles of a major interstate. Thousands of trees have been destroyed, some of which are 70-feet tall and could fall on roadways. So far this year, 1.2 million acres of California have been burned in the worst fire season the state has ever seen.
Earthquakes in diverse places: In Japan, a 6.6 earthquake on September 6 left at least 31 dead, eight missing, and over 400 injured. It was the strongest quake to rock Hokkaido since 1996.
On September 6, a 6.2 earthquake struck Ecuador, a 5.7 struck Chile, and a 5.6 struck the Panama Columbia border region, all in less than an hour. At least one person was injured in Ecuador along with damage to homes and landslides on roads.
A 6.1 earthquake struck off the coast of the Philippines on September 8 causing damage to buildings on the island of Mindanao. No casualties were reported.
A 7.8 struck in the ocean near Fiji on September 6, a 5.0 quake off the coast of New Zealand on September 6, and a 5.5 quake hit China September 4; no casualties reported.
Wars and rumors of wars: The presidents of the spoil-searching Big Three (Russia, Iran and Turkey) prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39 to attack Israel, met on Friday to discuss their plans in Syria. Russia and Iran rejected calls for a truce in Syria despite fears of a humanitarian disaster in the region of 2.9 million citizens. (It just so happens that the Big Three’s economies are each plunging while Israel’s is doing just the opposite.)
Syria and Russia are carrying out their most intensive air raids in weeks on rebel positions in the last stronghold. On Saturday, government helicopters dropped 19 barrel bombs in Idlib and northern Hama, and Russian warplanes staged 68 strikes. Several citizens have already been killed this weekend. 200 British and US troops are trapped in Idlib.
The US envoy for Syria, Jim Jeffrey, said there’s “lots of evidence” that Syrian government forces are preparing to use chemical weapons, and said this would be a “reckless escalation.” The US has warned of repercussions should this occur.
Israel carried out airstrikes against Iranian military targets in the Syrian provinces of Hama and Tartus on Tuesday.
Israeli jets struck a terrorist incendiary balloon squad in northern Gaza on Friday after they were seen launching flaming balloons and kites into Israeli territory. Terrorists think ceasefires only apply to Israel.
Nation (ethnic) against (ethnic) nation: At least 12 people were killed and 50 others wounded Saturday when missiles pounded an Iranian Kurdish opposition party’s base in northern Iraq. Iran is blamed for the assault.
Rival militia factions have been fighting in Libya for the past week. Many people are dead and hundreds of families have been internally displaced by the current violence. Last week, a ceasefire only held for a few hours. Libya remains a lawless land ever since NATO-backed militia forces overthrew and murdered Gaddafi in 2011. All the meddling created the Arab Spring at that time. Libya is one of the nations that will participate in the coming Ezekiel invasion of Israel.
South Africa, determined not to listen to the lesson learned from Zimbabwe, this week officially slid into a recession. The main culprit was a sharp drop in the agricultural sector, which has been under assault this year as the ruling African National Congress pledged “expropriation of white farms without compensation.”
Terrorism: A team of scientists has singled out what it claims left U.S. diplomats in Cuba sickened by mysterious ailments and symptoms in recent months. Microwave weapons.
“Palestinian” terrorists were caught attempting to blow up an Israeli military court in Samaria for at least the 10th time since the beginning of the year.
Lawlessness: In Baltimore, Maryland, A 14-year-old is suspected of raping and killing an 83-year-old woman. Home to some 600,000 people, the port city of Baltimore has the highest murder rate per capita in the country.
In Chicago, the senseless violence continues with more shootings this weekend.
A series of violent attacks have taken place across London this week.
Pestilence/disease: Common bacteria living on our skin has raised a red flag for scientists concerned with the rise of superbugs, as new research reveals the spread of a new type of drug-resistant infection around the globe. Some sub-strains of the bacteria have now outfoxed the last known antibiotics that may be able curtail it, raising the very real possibility that the infections it causes will essentially be untreatable.
Passengers returning from the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca (where the flu was circulating) spread the virus during three lengthy plane flights to the US. The illness spread on an Emirates flight from Dubai to New York and on two flights to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
As the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks approaches, there is a startling new revelation: over a dozen men who were near Ground Zero have breast cancer, which is rare in men. Other cancers have shown up in first responders to the terrorist attacks. All those who were down there for any length of time should get checked before the victims compensation fund closes in two years.
The Japanese government has admitted its first cancer death related to the Fukushima radiation cleanup. Japanese officials have been considering diluting contaminated wastewater from the crippled Nuclear Plant to a so-called level of radioactivity regarded as safe, then dumping it into the ocean.
The Ebola virus outbreak in two eastern provinces of the Congo has spread to Butembo, a major international trading hub with nearly a million residents. The person who contracted the virus has died.
Drug use may be behind a cluster of recent HIV diagnoses in North Seattle, prompting health officials to warn about potential for a large outbreak.
Apostasy: Many contemporary churches have moved far into the field of social activism, oftentimes casting it as “social justice,” based on ideas and strategies that defend left-leaning causes including the LGBT agenda. Evangelical churches are among them, and now some Christian leaders are responding with a “Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel.” “We are deeply concerned that values borrowed from secular culture are currently undermining Scripture in the areas of race and ethnicity, manhood and womanhood, and human sexuality,” declares the statement.
Over 4,500 evangelicals and organizations endorsed a statement speaking out against the unbiblical social justice gospel.
Persecution of Christians: Late last month, Ramin Parsa, a Christian pastor who fled Iran as a religious refugee, was arrested for privately sharing his faith testimony when the subject came up with two people in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota USA! Read about this here.
Muslim jihadists launched raids on eight villages in central Nigeria this week, burning to death a Christian pastor along with his wife and three of their children in their home. Three others were killed and 95 houses were burned.
Muslims also attacked several Coptic homes in Egypt, hospitalizing three people. Coptics are similar to Catholics. Any group that names itself as Christian is subject to persecution by Islamists.
Anti-Semitism: A municipally organized street show in Prague celebrating Czech nationhood featured a skit mocking an Orthodox Jew.
Islamization of the nations: Leftist activist Linda Sarsour, who hates Israel and is against banning brutal Sharia Law (yet hypocritically claims to be for women’s rights), calls for Muslims to speak out against the US administration and says Muslims are not called to assimilate in their host country or respect its authority. She’s popular on the liberal networks. During a speech this month at the annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention in Houston, Texas, she called for the dehumanizing of Israelis.
A ten-year-old German boy was sexually assaulted by Muslim migrant classmates on a school trip to an isolated castle in Germany before the summer holiday. He was told previously, “We f… you today,” by the migrants allegedly aged 10 and 11 (though no tests have been done to prove their actual age). The students were expelled from that school. Two of them were sent to other schools. Sexual attacks by Muslim migrants are a serious problem in the countries to which they arrived en masse.
Subways in the UK have bowed to Muslim demands to remove ham and bacon from their chain.
Traitors: From Daily Caller: Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” in the Trump administration who says he’s secretly undermining him really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once! “The individual behind this piece has chosen to deceive, rather than support, the duly elected President of the United States. He is not putting country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people.
Leftist agenda: The Associated Press reports that US Border Patrol agents have once again found hundreds of illegal aliens wandering the Arizona desert after crossing the Mexican border into the country and being abandoned by human traffickers.
An Arizona rancher set up surveillance cameras on his property to film immigrants, drug mules and human smugglers who regularly use his property as a gateway to the US. A 25-minute video shows a steady stream of people, including some dressed in camouflage and brandishing guns.
Twitter permanently banned Alex Jones and Infowars a day after Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey testified before Congress, claiming that Twitter is impartial and does not use political ideology to make any decisions. Hmm. Expect this to increase as the days wind down against anyone who does not embrace the liberal left ideology.
The lights all went out in Massachusetts for people who died some time ago and have been dimmed for others who still breathe. Its Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) issued 1,905 licenses to dead people — 97% of which were active as of January — in a move the state auditor called “a significant public safety risk.” Most of the death dates of those issued licenses were between 1988 and 2010, with “some” as early as 1962. The “licenses appeared to have been issued to individuals who were attempting to obtain false ID.” The audit found the state agency did not deactivate 4,688 licenses for people who died before their licenses expired.
Not to be outdone by its fellow mostly liberal state, California’s DMV on Wednesday admitted to incorrectly submitting 23,000 voter registrations to the Secretary of State’s office. They blamed “technicians’ error.”
A George Soros-financed organization, that Obama credited as being central in helping to market the Iran nuclear deal to the news media, has warned President Trump that he will “own the consequences” of bolting the international nuclear accord. Also, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif said the Iranian government has worked closely with George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. OSF has funded a number of far-left organizations in Israel that seek to change the policy of Israel’s government.
A new report finds that 90% of political donations made by Google employees went to Democrat politicians.
Hillary Clinton will appear at the Lesbians Who Tech convention in New York City this coming week.
What made America great was its founding on biblical principles. This, as we know, has eroded; and now the Deep State power-hungry global elitists with their godless principles threaten to destroy this nation. It is a battle between good and evil. Read more at this link.
The Burning Man Festival may be a place to lose your inhibitions; but, as it turns out, it’s not a place to escape the monotonous drone of progressive politics: Burners wheeled in a “giant cage” as part of a protest against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Leftist agenda? Norwegian police have launched an investigation into the sudden and suspicious disappearance of Arjen Kamphuis, a Dutch cybersecurity expert and WikiLeaks associate who was last seen two weeks ago in Norway.
The left has a demonic obsession with abortion. US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was grilled on his abortion views during his confirmation hearing. Abortion enthusiast Dianne Feinstein tried to corner him on the topic. At one point in a fit of hysteria, a feverish Feinstein claimed that over a million women died from illegal abortions before Roe. That number is made up and ridiculous, and pales in comparison to the very real 60 million babies who have actually been killed by abortion after Roe.
Kavanaugh has stated that the federal government can’t compel Christian organizations to provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs.
Allegedly, organizer Vinay Krishnan, who works for a Soros-linked organization, was caught paying off Kavanagh protesters. Democrat protestors who worry Kavanaugh may vote to stop them from having abortions on demand were out of control at the hearings, including one who wore shorts full of what looked like blood all over the groin area to the Senate hearing, kicking out her/his (not sure) leg to show everyone.
Tony Evers, a Democrat running for governor in Wisconsin, is advocating for unlimited taxpayer funding of elective abortion under Medicaid. He says tax dollars should pay for abortions just like they pay for tonsillectomies.
Depravity: An Irish woman has withdrawn the “P…. hat” knitting pattern she’d posted online as a service to fellow female protesters preparing for President Trump’s visit to Ireland in November, because so-called “woke” activists pointed out that some women have penises, not vaginas. Maybe now some feminist will run with that idea and come up with a pink penis hat. Nothing should surprise us anymore.
Drag Queen Story Hour for children has sparked protests from conservative groups in a few rural Southern US towns. A few? Where are the watchmen on the wall? There needs to be a major backlash against these reprobates promoting their lifestyle to innocent children in public libraries and bookstores. Take Matthew 18:6 seriously and speak out against this perverse agenda! The same goes for the indoctrination going on in schools. As the writer of the article at this link says, “This should be one of the main reasons you NEVER vote for Democrats ever again. It is their party that is targeting children with demonic teachings.”
The sick ‘Momo’ suicide challenge game that continues to sweep across South America, Asia, Mexico, France, Germany and the United States has claimed the lives of two more children.
Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK are studying the casting of spells from collections of literature from the 15th to 17th centuries to summon demons and “fairies” – in order to uncover their supposed “secrets.”
Two priests who serve in the Archdiocese of Chicago headed by Cardinal Cupich, close ally of Pope Francis, were arrested Monday in Miami Beach and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior after pedestrians and police observed the two priests performing oral sex in a parked car in broad daylight.
New York and New Jersey have launched new probes into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in light of Pennsylvania’s recent grand jury report.
A New York Catholic bishop, Richard J. Malone, who was exposed as part of a “predator priest” pedophile ring cover-up in the Catholic Church, has refused to resign.
For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska was the only church in the U.S. that refused to participate in annual reviews of sexual misconduct that were a key reform enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal. As a new wave of abuse scandals rocks the Roman Catholic church, critics say the Diocese of Lincoln is now paying the price for its unwillingness to change and lack of transparency.
The Peace Proposal: US ambassador to the UN Nicky Haley said the detailed peace proposal put together by US envoys engaged with many world leaders in its preparation and will require compromise from both sides. Abbas would need to come to the table, and he has so far refused. The proposal is to be revealed later in September at the UN General Assembly in New York. The president has cut the massive US funding of the “Palestinians” due to the money being used not for citizens but for Hamas terrorism. He said there will be no more funding unless a peace deal is reached.
The Tribulation Temple: The Temple Institute announced the birth of an entirely red heifer, this time in Israel, which they hope will pave the way for re-establishing Temple service. One week after its birth, the red heifer was certified by a board of rabbis as fulfilling all biblical requirements. The rabbis emphasized that the heifer could, at any time, acquire a blemish rendering it unsuitable. They will be inspecting the calf periodically to verify its condition.
The Jewish high holy days are coming up with the fall feasts of the Lord observed by the Jewish people.
The Feast of Trumpets begins Sunday, September 9 and ends at sunset on September 11. Amir Tsarfati, an Israeli Christian Bible prophecy teacher, in his latest update spoke of why this is the generation that will see the return of Christ. He also spoke of the meaning of six of the seven feasts as they relate to Israel. But the Feast of Trumpets is particularly confusing to the Jews since they don’t know why they are called to observe this feast of blowing trumpets. For the sound, click this link.
Amir elaborated on the Feast of Trumpets at around the 21-minute mark on his video.
A number of Christians believe the rapture will likely happen on a certain Feast of Trumpets of God’s choosing, but it could happen on any day of these, the last days. We are called to watch and be ready always. The trumpet call that the body of Christ—His true church—is looking forward to is the one that will call us up to be with Jesus in heaven before the seven-year tribulation begins.
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16:17).
“And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled” (Luke 21:29:32).
“The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away” (Song of Solomon 2:13).