WANT A PERFECT CHURCH?

1542022687617-1302569310.jpgI AM the Alpha and Omega the First and the Last. What you see, write in a book and send to the seven Churches in Asia. Write things you see now and things to happen afterwards in Revelations 1:11, 19. Today’s Churches compared to the 7 Churches show things are not perfect or everyone is perfect because Christians serve is a PERFECT God so expects all to be perfect in Church. Speak to a pastor, minister, elder, congregation members of any Church and there is not one who is not dealing with one thing or another. It was exactly the same in 7 Churches in Revelations with the various problems encountered in those Churches. Today’s Church on earth falls under categories of these 7 Churches so is not perfect. The seven churches in Bible described in Revelation 2-3 are literal Churches at the time apostle John was writing that Revelation. Today these literal Churches have spiritual significance for Churches and believers today. The first purpose of letters was to communicate with literal churches to meet the needs of the time. A second purpose reveals the different types of individual member’s characters in Church throughout history to instruct them better in God’s TRUTH. The third purpose is these seven churches WARN modern Churches. The problems of that time fits today’s views on each of these seven Churches describing all issues in Church history. These seven churches represent focus of message God gives a Church of God. The seven churches are:1542275081129-1953533357.jpg1542275824877-1302569310.jpg(1) Ephesus Church in Revelation 2:1-7  forsook first love Jesus Christ 2:4 to be involved in idolatry or other priorities. The worshipers indulged in their basest religious rites of sensuality and wildest bacchanalian excessive vicious orgies to worship of Cybele in Paul’s time. In two years Word of God from the school of Tyrannus spread out of experience Paul wrote, great and effectual door opened to me but there are many adversaries” in 1 Corinthians 16:9. John, the “apostle of love” and the “son of thunder,” came to Ephesus as a pastor exiled to Patmos, after ten years returned to Ephesus. The Basilica of Saint John, located on highest point built over traditional burial spot of Apostle John. In Ephesus church Paul mentions sexual immorality misconduct and inappropriate sex communications, pornography, physical sexual adultery. Impure, unholy, unclean life, Ephesians 4:19 of believers entangled in various sins in Ephesians 4:17–19. All Christians are to be free from “sexual immorality,” covetousness in Exodus 20:1 passionate desire for things belonging to other’s by lusting after their wife. Selfish greed to take overt subtle actions in thought and attitudes. Paul said such things should not exist among believers as Christians so confess sin to God and seek to get of it in 1 John 1:9. To be accountable for the health of entire church. Paul says a pure church has proper conduct among saints to avoid these kinds of problems in Corinth in 1 Corinthians 5. So sexual immorality tolerated in Church caused problems for entire congregation costs respect for Christ a bad press witness to the world. The ethics of Greek culture clashed with ethics of Jesus as sexual immorality was accepted fact of life. For common people in Greek culture it was so but not to be so among the followers of Jesus. A man took his father’s wife in sexual relationship either married or if living together with stepmother his father’s wife. This ‘Christian’ woman’s sexual immorality is not even named among Gentiles. Paul said, incestuous relationship taboo pagans culture didn’t do Corinthian Christians accepted incest not even named among GentilesIt is sin in Bible Leviticus 18:8, Deuteronomy 22:30; 27:20. Yet Corinthian Christians didn’t seem bothered by it at all. Their reaction to the sin was: you are puffed up and not mourned so this sin might be taken away from among you. The sin was bad but Paul is more concerned Corinthian Christians seem to take the sin lightly, unconcerned didn’t mourn sin behaviour. Paul dealt with problems of Corinthian Christian’s wrong ideas of God’s POWER at work and HIS servants. Paul deals with moral problem thinking to bring change through God’s Word. So “he who did this might be taken away from among you. Paul’s solution to the problem was remove unrepentant man from protection of fellowship of God’s people. Corinthian Christians did not do so as Corinth’s sexual immorality pagan religion didn’t value purity. Corinthian’s religious sexual pleasure  by concubines is fun as wives bear legitimate children. God’s law in Leviticus 18:8 forbids a sex with stepmother not see their nakedness as father’s wife. Rabbi Akibah on Gentile convert to Judaism says new person, old family relationship did not count. Open-minded tolerated sin puffed up did not mourn. Corinthians must grieve for the man and take him away from Church.1542276701749-1302569310.jpg2. SMYRNA Church suffers martyrdom for Christ in Revelations 2:8-11 suffers persecutions (2:10). Their city adorned by noble buildings, beautiful temples of Zeus, Cybele (Diana), Aphrodite, Apollo, Aesculapius. Smyrna theater, odeum, music center, stadium Polycarp bishop of Smyrna and student of apostle John, martyred was burnt alive A.D. 155. Lord Jesus’ letter to Churches said He knew their sufferings and poverty so did not condemn them. Church at Philadelphia had continuous existence as lampstand moved so few Christians live in Izmir. Undercover, make indirect contact, do not come out in open because Christians are persecuted today in modern Turkey. Smyrna church covers the period from A.D. 100 to approximately A.D. 314 from death of the apostle John to the Edict of Toleration by Constantine in A.D. 313 ended persecution of Christians all over the Roman Empire’s ten intense periods of persecution by ten Roman emperors: Nero: 64-68, Paul beheaded under reign Domitian: 95-96. John exiled period and Trajan: 104-117 (Ignatius burnt at stake) Marcus Aurelius: 161-180 (Polycarp was martyred) Severus: 200-211 Maximinius 235-237 Decius: 250-253 Valerian: 257 -260 Aurelian: 270-275 Diocletian: 303-313 the worst emperor of all. Christians stood up for God and King Jesus to obey God rather than men so paid price with their lives. Like Solemnity to Lord Jesus Christ King of Universe instituted 1925 by Pope Pius XI pushed against a rise of secular political allegiance of Christians. Their faculties was exempt from the empire so Christ reigned in their minds, reigned in their wills, reigned in their hearts. So Christ their King they believed will soon topple kingdoms and replace all human despots with Kingdom of God. Jesus is their ONLY TRUE KING so no one except Christ POWER received their allegiance. Doctrine of Christ their King understood loved not their lives unto death. Faith to them more important than a rule of law contended to defend their faith believed and received as Christians. God’s Rule in Jesus outweighs all kingdoms outweighs everything else so its No King but Jesus. For Christians, God monarchy kingship of Jesus totally invert power gold crown and wealth. His coronation on the Cross crowned with thorns, dug into his head. King Jesus looked to world as abdicated royal status born in manger of David’s City, Jesus, monarchy is defined by His ULTIMATE SACRIFICE to ransom many. Christ’s Kingship coronation on a Cross was not glamourous dress processions ermine and orbs glorious courtiers. It was for the dispossessed His Monarchy brought spirit closer to God through His Blood as Servant KING Priest into whose service many are saved and baptised.1542275166770-729587537.jpg(3) Pergamum Church in Revelations 2: 12-17 needs to repent (2:16). Pergamos temples and library of the pagan world. Parchment (pergamena) used by library Mark Antony to Cleopatra of Alexandria in Egypt. So evil was the city satan’s seat of religion in Pergamum’s headquarters of all kinds of cultish schism divisions. Jesus said satan’s throne in Pergamum because of heathen temples now ruins today. Dionysius Bacchus, god of wine, goat-god depicted with horns, but with his upper part as a man and lower part a goat with cloven feet the god of wine or alcohol, liquor takes more territory than anything else. Greek god Asklepios, a man but Anatolian Oriental Asklepios, is a serpent temple prostitution of sexy voices healing satanic in their day. Jesus commended His believers at Pergamum to hold fast My Name as faithful defend Christ. Arian heresy denied the deity of Christ but Athanasius from North Africa was great defender of the faith because of him the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325 condemned Arianism. Augustine rejects Pelagian heresy denied original sin by total corruption of human nature and irresistible grace. These are two giants this period stood unshakably for great doctrines of Christian faith.1542283658129-1302569310.jpg(4) Thyatira Church in Revelation 2:18-29 on false religion (2:20). Jesus said, I know your deeds, love, faith, service perseverance, doing more than you did at first in Revelation 2:19. Five qualities are: 1) love 2) faith 3) service 4)  patient endurance 5) greater works. Jesus notes they tolerated Jezebel’s idol prophetess, misleading God’s servants into sexual immorality and eating food sacrificed to idols in Revelation 2:20. False religions led believers to compromise in a Church engaging in sexual immorality, dabbling in idolatry. Jezebel’s idolatrous actions oppose God’s way, false teachers kept in Church believers in Thyatira allowed to continue deception. Jesus pronounced a judgment on “Jezebel” and calls Church of Thyatira to repent of sin: “I will cast her on bed of suffering, make those who commit adultery with her suffer, unless repents of evil way I will strike children dead in Revelation 2:22-23. And Jesus encourages the faithful: “I say to the rest of you in Thyatira who do not hold to her teaching by not learning satan’s ways I will not burden you. Hold on until I come in Revelation 2:24-25. So faithful believers didn’t fall into satan’s trap, need to remain faithful till Christ’s return. Jesus promised angels, believers in Thyatira: “All who overcome and do My will to the end I’ll give authority over the nations to rule them with an iron scepter to dash them into pieces like the pottery with authority from My Father God. Daniel prophesied all other kingdoms will fall, shattered by a stone not cut by hand. The living stone is Jesus Cornestone of the Church. I will give you the morning star in Revelation 2:26-28). Blessings include 1) authority over nations, 2) victory over enemies 3) Morning star Jesus in Revelation 22:16 given to His Church to fellowship rules together forever.1542277538911-1302569310.jpg(5) Sardis Church in Revelation 3:1-6 is fallen asleep. (3:2). To the angel of the Church in Sardis writes John’s message from the Lord, Words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and seven stars. Jesus has seven Spirits meaning perfect Spirit of God only Jesus holds the seven stars or the seven angels or pastors of the seven churches in Revelation 1:20. Jesus condemns lifeless state of Sardian church: “I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive but dead says Revelation 3:2. This church had a good reputation, but spiritually lifeless, filled with unsaved people going through the motions of religion. The tares among wheat in Matthew 13:24-30 Jesus calls them to repent of sin to “Wake up and strengthen what remains, about to die. Change bad deeds to become complete in the sight of God. Remember what you receive, hear, obey, repent in Revelation 3:2-3. Pay attention to needs of salvation and care about Jesus in the heart before God. Jesus judgment takes place if they do not repent: “If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief and not know time I will come in Revelation 3:3. A Church unrepentant is dead so disciplined by Jesus Himself. Jesus encourages Sardis Church to be faithful as a few people in Sardis did not soil clothes with idolatry. So will walk with Jesus dressed in white for they are worthy says Revelation 3:4. Faithful remnant garments are so pure and “worthy found in Paul’s teaching in Ephesians 4:1; Colossians 1:10; and 1 Thessalonians 2:12. “Worthy” of faith in the heart faithful ones are promised to walk with Jesus in white says Matthew 22:11-12; Revelation 19:8. Jesus promise to believers in Sardis as overcomes will, be dressed in white and will never blot out names from the book of life. And so acknowledge names before My Father and his angels says Revelation 3:5)l. The overcomers are born again in 1 John 5:4 receive white garment of righteousness eternal security so confessed by Jesus in heaven in Luke 12:8.1542278829955-1302569310.jpg(6) Philadelphia Church in Revelations 3:7-13 endured patiently (3:10) says the Lord, who identifies Himself, Him who is Holy and True, who holds the key of David. What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open is a description Jesus used to emphasize His Holiness, Sovereignty and Authority by reference to key of David’s Messianic prophecy of Isaiah 22:22. Jesus Opens and Shuts doors no one reverses. Jesus affirms Church’s good actions: “I know your deeds. See, I place before you an open door no one can shut. I know you have little strength but kept My word so not denied My Name in Revelation 3:8. Church of Philadelphia weak, remained faithful in face of trial so Lord promised them “open door” blessing. Jesus’ letter condemns enemies of the Philadelphian believers I will make those of synagogue of satan, who claim to be Jews but come and fall at your feet and acknowledge I love you says Revelation 3:9. Those who persecute believers religious hypocrites realize Christ Loves His loyal Children. Church of Philadelphia victorious over enemies. Jesus encourages believers of His future Coming: “Since you kept My command to endure patiently, I will keep you from the hour of trial to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth. I am Coming Soon. Hold on to what you have so no one takes your crown in Revelation 3:10-11. Church’s faithful endurance is a blessing. Jesus will take them to be with Him before Great tribulation in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. He says to remain faithful because of rewards in the afterlife. Rapture event is distinct from Second Coming of Jesus Christ. So Philadelphians are promised to be saved, preserved from time of Great tribulation happening after Rapture. Jesus told Philadelphia believers and all believers, ‘All who overcome I will make a pillar in Temple of My God. I will write NAME of My God and Name of City of My God the New Jerusalem coming down from heaven from My God and write on you My New Name in Revelations 3:12. God Honours the overcomer’s pillar names in heaven like custom in Philadelphia. He makes pillar for each in Spiritual Temple of God New Jerusalem from heaven in Galatians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 6:16 Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10. Jesus makes everlasting pillars in the House of God and strengthens weak believers Philippians 4:13. Jesus comforts, blesses Philadelphians who faithfully stood for Christ in pagan culture. His words serve as encouragement to faithful believers.1542275559897-1302569310.jpg(7) Laodicea Church in Revelation 3:14-22 lukewarm faith not hot / cold (3:16). The Laodicean Church, not commended by Jesus’ message condemning them of deeds neither cold nor hot will spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I acquired wealth so don’t need anything. You are wretched, pitiful, poor so blind and naked in Revelation 3:15-17. Jesus said, lukewarm three times due to their spiritual lackadaisical attitude, Jesus has nothing to do with them “spit” them out.” Their apathy is spiritual blindness to be rich blessed self-sufficient rich in material things. Spiritually, Laodiceans a wretched, pitiful condition ignorant of their need in church of the self-deceived hypocrites. Jesus tells Laodicean church to repent of sin: I tell you buy My gold refined in fire, to be rich and buy white clothes to wear to cover nakedness. Put salve on eyes, to see as Revelation 3:18 says their material wealth of no eternal benefit. Jesus says come to Him for true, Spiritual riches in Isaiah 55:1-2. Christ’s eternal inheritance clothe righteousness and heal spiritual blindness. Jesus loves rebuke to discipline in earnest to repent saying, Here I am! I stand at your door and knock. If you hear My voice, open door I will come and eat with you and you with Me in Revelation 3:19-20. God disciplines those HE LOVES in Hebrews 12:6 so change, repent to let Jesus come in and take His rightful place in Church to dine with His Children like last Super close relationship. Jesus tells believers in Laodicea who overcome, I will give the right to sit with Me on My Throne as I overcame and sit with My Father God by HIS Right Hand on HIS THRONE says Revelation 3:21 so share Christ’s future Kingdom. Love for Christ must not be destroyed by the deceitfulness of wealth and desires for other things to choke the Word in Mark 4:19. Christ says repent to choose to live to serve God, Joshua 24:15 says Jesus calls all to follow Him today. Jesus warns in Matthew 24:11 in the last days, there will be many false Christ’s claiming to be Jesus. Trust and believe ONLY Jesus in Bible LIVING in heaven on the RIGHT Hand of God and so is not physically on earth. Jesus warns people, beware of false prophets in the last days so those who claim to be Christian must understand scripture on false prophets not to follow Russian Jesus, Australian Jesus, Jim Jones wacko of waco. They are followed since they grew in Church schooled in the Bible. Know verses used to convince people they are ‘born again’ Christians. People draw closer to them but can’t see things at first. Pin imageIf things don’t add up like a real Church of Jesus should be, some make mistake of challenging them so do adapt to fool people. Other people discover what the original groups knew secretly but trust them because sermons are perfect as a saints but actions don’t synchronise. So people leave the Church but they attack them as spiritual prostitutes not faithful to the pastor. Those psychologically left behind are hooked sink and barrel pour in money loose home, property. Lack of accurate knowledge means stays behind out of fear and Church has them. Pastor in a pulpit or pew members always has false pastor or churches existing etc. NO PERFECT Church exists yet on earth. An idiot pastor can be seen through actions but others never give their game away. Ignorance or lack of confidence in God, makes some people rely on Charlatans. So charming use genuine pastors, members as frontline workers to create trust despite evil ways, successful. Their elect remnant faithful few God uses so Churches thrive against all odds. Their exploited insiders taken advantage of hurt by trusted tainted vessel delivering GOSPEL. But IT DOES NOT MEAN GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT GOSPEL tainted. In Jesus Name they heal the sick, deliver people do miracles and wonders and people go to heaven. But Jesus said they depart from Him as evil doers He does not know. They showed off miracles to pull crowds to impress people, play God and take God’s GLORY instead of giving credit and Honour to God. Lucifer wants to be God not a servant of God so not man of God in the true sense of the word. Paul said he did not want to lead others to God and perish so he ran the race to win the price. Paul in Gospel told people since his repentance he lived by good example, worked hard, sold tents earned income so did not rely on their Church donations to make money. And he received free gifts cheerfully given by people to him. Taught them he was a preacher servant of God but was saved like everyone else. He had to work out HIS salvation with fear of God too and by trembling in humility. Yes that Paul became different from Saul an official. These leaders take the mick by saying they are Jesus, God will deal with heresy and blasphemous mocking. But people choose to follow them knowing deep down they’re at peace within. Yet seek them because there in no dispute they have a hint of good bringing people the word. But if different people claim to be Jesus and open churches it takes two to tango so a false prophet or false pastor needs gullible, vulnerable people props. Stockholm syndrome attachment forms so deceived Jesus said in Matthew 24:24 be discerning or even an elect deceived. 15422880117261978514216.jpgThey are cunning manipulative smooth operators who debilitate victims. They gradually suck victims dry and it’s hard to notice it’s taking place. Use reliable front men as trustworthy foot soldiers. So it’s hard to believe things going on in secret chambers. Some members there years unaware of evils going on but the few inner circles who expose them are blacklisted, blackmailed or even killed in extreme cases. Jesus says that test the spirits to see if they are from God and by their own personal private life fruits you will know them. Since there is no perfect pastor or nobody is perfect still assemble together anyway. Check if the contents of pastor’s character is biblical or members faithful if yardsticks to go by in Church. Bible says House of God has vessels of dis/honour as wheat and tares so God had Lucifer Jesus had Judas Iscariot so Churches faces challenges too. DEPEND ON GOD and FOCUS ON JESUS and the HOLY SPIRIT. God says soon nobody will need anyone to teach them to KNOW God. GOD WILL TEACH PEOPLE DIRECTLY THROUGH WORDS, READ, STUDY BIBLE, PRAY SEEK GOD’S FACE. Thank God for HIS Grace and Mercy in Jesus Name. The false prophet does not mean they don’t have anything good to offer. They are God’s Creation in image of God but sincerely so ignorantly wrong. Some are mentally deranged or others fulfill prophecy Jesus said about endtime false prophets. Jesus said at times go to learn from mistake of others to avoid it and learn from wise to grow Timothy in faith. Timothy in Bible says, check a pastor’s domestic track record if loyal husband of one wife; takes care of their family as good role model, honest, genuine approved by God. Faithful to a wife, handles money well, trustworthy, reliable, dependable, honest, caring, compassionate, sincere. Our first duty to ourselves is please God not a watchman policing false pastors or fake Christian Church members. It is your decision to ask God to deliver you in Jesus Name from oppressive Church. Today people attend Church with preconceived ideas of what Church is in their head. They go there based on what they want see, feel or experience, elated or disappointed by Church. Many look for a perfect Church but its illusion because it does not exist. 1542283999442-1302569310.jpgDo not assume all Church members are born again believers, following, obeying God in a heavenly atmosphere enjoyed on earth. Don’t enter a Church premise with attitude of great expectations that satisfy your assessment checklist. Good members can meet a standard checklist analysis during the honey moon period. Loyal ones remain consistently reliable and dependable so trustworthy serving for years. Others come and go, or thorns in the flesh of Church but do not leave. Toxic members and leader’s factions in Church is like Judas Iscariot with Jesus and His Apostles to sabotage or kill their leader. Also action of lucifer challenged by God in heaven led to satan and one – third angels thrown down from heaven. Confronted by God ganged up to falsely accuse God to cause division. Complex Church problem of the autocrat leaders manipulating their vulnerable members taken advantage of. Have no choice but become their pawns used to divide and conquer members for their selfish ends. Requesting money after praying or with coloured candles, baths in river streams unlike leprosy cured by Elijah. So prays curses on people, repetitive prayers or chants not in Bible. Favouritism of petty jealousy resurfaces again and again so emotions and feelings hurt in process. It shocks all, ruins Church so some to fall away from God or standard too strict to conform some rebel so leave. Whatever situation congregation pew members or leaders face problems daily unresolved is left to fester is scandalous so damages reputation of the Church. Stated in Bible some people fall away denouncing their Church. A series of events accumulates until breakdown in communication and cannot be resolved. People lose faith in God based on human actions they have observed or are forced into partaking in repulsive some never recover suffering in silence. Others under a thumb of the leader not relying on God, chewed and spewed out, other victims replace them. Multiple victims are played like game of chess so none particularly gains upper hand to rock perpetrator’s boat. On the surface at a glance, things seem normal until dust settles later as reality sets in. Fight, flight, swim or sink mode is the decision faced with nowhere to go. Fear of maintains hold of leader’s secret and privileged information is need to know basis style of leadership. 1542284906118-1302569310.jpgHidden secret meetings takes place and people aware helpless cannot intervene or take action due to their fear of being targeted excluded or killed. So Girls and boys are groomed in a Church twisting their mind to make them feel it’s their fault. Follow instinct and gut feelings which tends to be right if it’s too good to be true. So stay away from such people promising the moon but discards you by ghosting you when they finish with you. Suffering, pain and damage cost you so stuff gone through is not worth the pain stop things and leave immediately. You have power to stop don’t play the victim relying on the perpetrator to stop. They never stop as long as you allow it you’re manipulated so means you agreed. The perfect Church longed for does not exist because no Church can cater for all the member’s needs as all human beings are imperfect. No such Church exists so dreams of ever finding perfect church is fantasy. Scripture says perfect Church is possible according to Word of God. But in reality various definitions of perfect Church is the cause of the problem. Stop wasting time looking for perfect Church because no church is perfect. Church on earth is made up of imperfect and sinful people seeking help from God in Christ to become whole. 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 in Bible describes the perfect church. Don’t bother looking for perfect Church you’ll be disappointed. It is impossible to find it right on earth until Lord Jesus returns to set up His NEW Church of God. So put hope in God in Church that loves God in this life if even not perfect. Ideal Church of God will happen when PERFECT Jesus Christ Reigns. No human being at this moment is perfect enough as a leader or perfect Church members. People’s ideas of perfect Church is the pastor preaches appealing sermons or a worship music stirs people. Presentation is flawless so programs address life needs in trendy facility. Definition concentrates on the program of the perfect church as people expect to make Church perfect. Eyes on others in body of Christ to hold them accountable as responsible for making a Church perfect. Focus on faults causes imperfection of Church yet the accusers are not perfect either.1542288141401-1953533357.jpgA perfect Church is determined by those who measure things important to life in Church programs, plans, property and possessions. Distracts Church people to follow for material or health needs. Do not teach love Jesus as 1 John 4:2-3 says is their personal saviour and friend to be in love with and adored. So recognise the Spirit of God to acknowledge Jesus Christ came in flesh from God in heaven and will return in the flesh to Reign on earth. Colossians 3:12-14 says God’s CHOSEN people to be holy dearly loved clothed in compassion kindness, humility, gentleness, patience. Bear with each other forgive grievances against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgives you. 14 Above all these virtues put on love to bind them all together in perfect unity. Forgive those who offend you live altogether in perfect harmony. A Church in perfect harmony where all live happily ever after. A perfect church where everyone is loved so loving each other as one united community. Love of God in Christ binds Christians together in fellowship. Love helps us to grow in Spirit and in Truth maturing in things of God. Perfect harmony expresses love in Christian community and Galatians 5:22-25 describes fruits of Holy Spirit to aspire to achieve. The deepest genuine relationship with Jesus Christ flows by their love from God as Jesus prayed His followers be one. In many the Churches connection craved through Godly love is lacking or misinterpreted by lust. Can a perfect church in a community grounds for abomination? Actions speaks louder than words so a perfect sermon must be practicalized for all to see by agape love of believers as God’s Children by their love for each other. Remember an obea, juju, vudu priest, witchdoctor’s oracle’s predict future too as Saul saw Samuel appear to a witch at Endor in disguise. Ability to forecast or predict things in the NAME of God is not a yardstick for measuring true prophet of God. Their fruits in God’s Word, sermons performs miracles, healing, signs, wonders but a vessel needs deliverance, salvation and mercy of God. Paul said he did not want to lead others to Christ but perish so runs the race like the congregation to win a prize too. Jesus warned people performing miracles in His Name, save, heal people with signs and wonders but do it to show off to take God’s GLORY so does not PLEASE and HONOUR God. For wrong reason of pride, ego God rejects them despite their personal attempts to impress God. Salvation is in the Name of Jesus not in their display of miracles to pull crowds. They may be used to save others but are sincerely wrong by not humbly submitting to God’s Authority. 154228825875025945107.jpgPerform miracles to impress people and become ‘god’ to their followers. People quote what they say more than God’s Words in the Bible. Instead of being the channel leading people to God become conduit drawing people to themselves for praise and adulations. Forget there is no other Name among men by which people will be saved play God to a point their “fruits” of what they do and what they tell you to do are contrary to what the Bible teaches. Tell some members to practice greater love and lay their lives down for them but do not return same favour. Uses people to build themselves up rather than build God up in Christ. Constantly attack members, find faults belittles, humiliates to feel powerful but scrutinize their personal behaviour and character, how they talk, act in private. Instead building up to encourage to put up with one another, warts and all and accepting actions to correct attitudes of immature baby Christians, is very harsh unlike God’s mercy. So creates pain and bitterness to hurt people not Holy Spirit allowed to change them so are draining or emotionally tiring. Money conscious, materialistic minded, always preach the “all these things” health wealth doctrine but filled by spiritual pride. Live sinful lifestyle but separate the flesh body lust from their spiritual body in Christ. Dual personality concept excused used to fool and abuse members justify sin, reassure victims God is aware so its acceptable. A tendency to misinterpret Bible, secretly lust after attractive ladies in Church. Do not be deceived or encouraged to ignore devil defeated so doesn’t count. Positive response is to use a practical wisdom in Romans 12:9-13:10 to build up body the of Christ not focus on people’s faults but FOCUS on Sovereign God in Christ as it’s all about God FIRST. A Church is God’s assemble together to WORSHIP God and passing Godly values from generation to by taking children to a Church to learn the things of God. Some don’t realise its for that so meet to find or make friends, mates, spouse, sell or others do not why know they attend Church. The priests or pastors, ministers, leaders, elders must abide by God’s instructions. Bible says Aaron’s sons died after an uncalled for sacrifice to God in Temple but a senior priest’s exclusive job. 2 Chronicles 27:1-2 says King Jotham good king as father Uzziah didn’t go to temple to worship God. King Uzziah went to temple every week so expected his son to continue practice. Many young people turn from parents’ training, church attendance to miss God’s blessings. Jotham refused to go to temple to receive God’s blessing by not letting go of the blame and shame of father’s leprosy he associated with God.1542288203393-729587537.jpg Felt it was God’s fault his father’s action in church ruined his life. A royal family like that will not turn up to hear people whisper of king’s leprosy. 2 Chronicles 27:1-2 passage on Jotham not in temple is to KNOW his place in Church. Wrong to abandon Church due to his anger by condemning God did not set very good example as a leader . Moses was leader punished by God so did not to enter the promised land despite serving God for years. Ananias and Sapphira members of Pentecost Church were dealt with by the Holy Spirit who revealed their deeds and God punished them. Exegesis shows interpretation of passage to understand context, histories of Uzziah and Jotham, 2 Chronicles 26-27; 2 Kings 15:1-6, 32-38. King Uzziah good king disobeyed LORD God in the temple offering of incense on altar only a priest had a right to do in 2 Chronicles 26:16-20. And Uzziah’s pride contaminated temple results in “leprosy until day he died” in 2 Chronicles 26:21. Lived in isolation as the Leviticus 13:46 required of leprosy. God’s punishment in passages of 2 Kings 5:27; 2 Chronicles 16:12; and 21:12-15 show leaders must be careful in handling HIS CHURCH. It is important to understand Temple is the LORD’s not to repeat a past leader’s mistakes. Uzziah proudly usurped the priest’s office but Jotham disobedient by refusing to attend the Temple too. God disciplines HIS Children but blesses the obedient who earns a special crown of God. Leaders or congregations need to learn from past mistakes not to repeat them. As unashamed workmen of God, to correctly interpret Scripture not to render them as literature to cut off Holy Spirit of God from texts. Koresh wanted to take over Moses’ leadership duties so ganged up with others to rebel against Moses. GOD punished them by opening ground to swallow them with families though a few survived. Saul performed sacrifice before Samuel arrived was told that to obey is better than sacrifice. For disobedience is like witchcraft rebellion against God’s instructions or commands in Bible is practising idolatry. 2 Timothy 2:15 commands all, “Present yourself to God approved workman who don’t need to be ashamed, correctly handling Word of TRUTH.” Some Church leaders stop the members from studying Bible telling them they are their Moses. Theological gymnastics to prove how highly learned they are confuses members. A desire to impress by preaching their fixed recipe formula ingredient Gospel causes chaos and disagreements. Turning the Church into factions of theology is unprofitable and unsuitable. Some pastor’s split their Church over traditions of men doctrines to suit ideology. Tyrant’s Church idolize men of God not God of men. High and an independent Church may challenge a leader in secret but also allows them to function because they appointed them leaders so as founder of a Church often above their correction.IMG-20181029-WA0002.jpg Beloved, I diligently write to you about our common salvation so it is necessary to write to you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. Certain men crept in unnoticed long ago marked for condemnation ungodly men who turn the grace of God into a license immorality and deny Jesus Christ, our only sovereign and Lord in Jude 3-4. So Jude means defend ‘The Faith’ paying attention to the body of Christ’s doctrine Christian TRUTH. The Christian doctrine is delivered to saints to keep secure and as John in Revelation 22:19 is instructed readers not add or take from the Word. Christians are to take the basic doctrine of the faith and live by example through agape love. Keeping good principles for Christian living as Paul in 2 Timothy  4:7 stated he remained faithful to this truth, of doctrinal core all the believers should adhere. Sound doctrine translated into a contemporary Christian life experience. God is known by a keen understanding of God’s Word, defending it through the personal relationship with God in Christ and the Holy Spirit. Not Greek, Hebrew, historical or systematic theology studied devoid of the practical relationship with God. The Church of God is one although difference in theology exists. Ephesians 4:4-6, says the Church is one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith one baptism; one Father God of all above all, through you all.” Theological debates of differences exist but is one faith in Lord God Almighty in Christ. Studies reflect theory but in truth lack true doctrine of love and faith. Jude’s sound doctrine of faith in practice and ethics not distorted by false teachers who turn Grace of God into license for immorality. These false teachers who change faith affect ethical practical life of believers. Essential faith doctrine of Jesus’ creeds and confession is in Matthew 16:13-17 when Jesus came to Caesarea Philippi He asked disciples, Who do men say I, the Son of Man I am?Some said, John the Baptist, Elijah and others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ But who do you say I am?’ Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are the Christ the Son of the Living God.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, flesh and blood didn’t reveal this to you but My God Father in heaven. So Peter confessed true identity of Christ as basis of faith and doctrine of Christianity. In 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, the Gospel preached to you as received stand by it, be saved hold fast the word preached to you and you believed. Delivered to you is Word received that Christ died for our sins in Scriptures was buried and rose on third day is coming to resurrect dead soon. _20180716_231734.JPGPaul delivered, “the faith” received as basic content of the Gospel. 1 Timothy 3:16 on message of mystery of God is confession of creed of God manifested in the flesh and justified in Spirit is seen by angels, as preached among Gentiles to believe heard in the world is received into glory in heaven.” These confessions are bedrocks of Christian belief for their faith like Jude. Modern Church doctrine constitutes the faith Jude talks about as discussed. Christians believing in Jesus express an interest in the importance of sound doctrine to protect faith. Doctrine is crucial to Gospel Truth of person working for Christ. Theologian, pastors, members must be trained to defend the faith not just professional theologians. Christians biblically educated earnestly contend for faith not allow false teacher to do what they want. Jesus and other New Testament authors, warned of the coming of false teachers in Acts 20:29-30; 2 Corinthians 11, in Colossians 2:4-5; or 1Timothy 4:1; 6:20; and 2 Timothy 4:3; 2 Peter 2:1; 3:4. These texts say false teachers are coming and are currently present in Churches. Jude sounds alarm, “Church beware!” Contend earnestly for the faith as satan’s counterfeit actions of two thousand year’s Christianity history blurs truth of God. True Christians, well-grounded in Scripture spot counterfeit doctrine. Earnestly fight for Gospel as enemy is already defeated by Jesus so by intense devotion to God contend for faith. Doctrine taken seriously refutes error in Church. Doctrine interpretation of eschatology premillennialism, some post-tribulation believe Christians go to heaven before Great tribulation. Church pretribulations, believer’s rapture occur before great tribulation. Amillennial do interpret eschatology as postmillennials debates exists as advocates of legitimate interpretations are not heretic apostate false teachers. Because only God knows exact time huge differences exist in the eschatology but the deity of Christ Jesus, blood atonement, Second-coming, virgin birth are in the Bible. Doctrines of faith, Christian not to confuse with any issues unable to resolve by their differences. It to contend for the faith by wisdom and to discern those false teachers. In these cases Christians contend firmly in love to restore the false teacher if possible to regain faith so truly be converted. These messages of Jude is vital for twenty-first century Church to proclaim and defend God’s Truth of faith alone for salvation:

  1. The Scripture is God’s True Words.
  2. Adam and Eve lived Eden Garden
  3. The sin nature of human is saved
  4. The deity of Christ is absolute
  5. The virgin birth of Christ is real
  6. The sinless Christ’s perfection
  7. Substitution atonement of sin
  8. Jesus’ bodily resurrection is true
  9. Jesus second coming literally here
  10. Eternal, literal heaven and hell
  11. Perfect Church reflects love of God
  12. Perfect Church genuinely forgives
  13. Perfect Church love boundaries
  14. Perfect Church transparent to all
  15. Perfect Church cares for members
  16. Perfect Church cares for all guests
  17. Perfect Church use Bible reference
  18. Perfect Church Leads by Example
  19. Perfect Church is done Scripturally
  20. Perfect Church prays /worship God
  21. Perfect Church does Bible study
  22. Perfect Church Fasts and prays
  23. Perfect Church teach sanctification
  24. Perfect Church live by God’s Word

 

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PLASTIC WASTE POLLUTION

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Marine life faces “irreparable damage” from billions of tonnes of plastic waste in oceans each year, the United Nations warned. “This planetary crisis ruins the ecosystem of oceans,” UN oceans chief Lisa Svensson said. Why is this allowed to continue despite global damage risks this plastic actually do? Why is plastic problematic since existence in last 60-70 years of transforming everything from clothing, cooking, catering, to product design, engineering or retailing. Many types of the plastics are designed to last for a long time. Nearly all plastic created still exists in some form today.how much plastic is there ? infographic

A paper published in Science Advances Journal by industrial ecologist Dr Roland Geyer, from the University of California in Santa Barbara, and colleagues, calculated the total volume of all plastic ever produced at 8.3bn tonnes. Some 6.3bn tonnes is now waste and 79% is in landfill or the natural environment. This vast amount of waste has been driven by modern life, where plastic is used for many throwaway or “single use” items, from drinks bottles and nappies to cutlery and cotton buds.

500 billion plastic bottles

Drinks bottles are most common types of plastic waste. Some 500bn plastic bottles were sold globally in 2017 that is more than a million bottles per minute. 130bn were made by drinks giant Coca Cola.drinks bottles infographic

Some countries are considering moves to reduce consumption. These includes deposit-return schemes, improvement of free-drinking water supplies in major cities, forcing the producers to cut down overproduction. So much plastic waste ends up in the sea about 15m tonnes of plastic currently ends up in oceans each year. Scientists from National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and University of Georgia, Athens estimated the figure as 11m tonnes, and forecast that to rise to 20m tonnes by 2019. The study, published in the journal Science surveyed 192 coastal countries affected by ocean plastic waste, and found Asian nations suffered most.ocean plastic waste infographic

China and US, UK, among top of the list of countries mismanaging plastic waste, and contribute higher rate of waste per person. Plastic waste accumulates in areas of the ocean where winds create swirling circular currents gyres, which suck in floating debris. There are five gyres around the globe, but best known is probably the North Pacific gyre. It is estimated debris takes about six years to reach the centre of the North Pacific gyre from the coast of the US, and about a year from Japan. All five gyres have higher concentrations of plastic rubbish than other parts of the oceans. They are made up of tiny fragments of the plastic, suspended below surface phenomenon described as plastic soup. Hard-wearing qualities of plastics means some items take hundreds of years to biodegrade. There are moves to clean up the North Pacific gyre. An operation led by a non-profit organisation Ocean Cleanup has begun in 2018.biodegrading times for plastic products chart

How are things in UK?

Marine Conservation Society finds 718 pieces of litter for every 100m stretch of beach surveyed during recent Great British Beach Clean Up. That was a 15% increase on last year.beach waste infographic

Rubbish from food or drink constituted at least 25% of litter collected, the MCS reported. The origin of a lot of the litter by public contributes is 35%. “Sewage-related debris” or items flushed down toilets instead of in bin, amount to 9%.beach waste sources infographic

Plastic harms marine life

Sea birds and larger marine creatures, whales, turtles, dolphins, seal’s danger comes from being entangled in plastic bags, other debris, mistaken for plastic food. Turtles don’t distinguish between plastic bags and jellyfish as part of their diet. The plastic bags consumed cause internal blockages and result in death. Large pieces of plastic damage digestive systems of sea birds, whales, potentially fatal. Over time, plastic waste degrades so breaks down to tiny micro-fragments also causing scientists concern.cotton buds diagram

A recent survey by Plymouth University found plastic was found in a third of UK caught fish, cod, haddock, mackerel and shellfish. This can result in malnutrition or starvation for fish, and lead to plastic ingestion in humans too. The effect on humans of eating fish containing plastic is still largely unknown. But in 2017 the European Food Safety Authority warns of increased risk to human health, food safety given potential for micro-plastic pollution in edible tissue of commercial fish.” A whales died after swallowing 80 plastic bags off southern Thailand.The whale swallowed 80 plastic bagsRescuers used buoys to keep the whale afloat during rescue attempt. The whale died in southern Thailand after it has swallowed more than 80 plastic bags. The small male pilot whale was found barely alive in a canal near border with Malaysia, Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said. The whale  vomited five bags while rescuers used buoys to keep it afloat in a rescue attempt, an umbrella held to protect it from the blazing sun.The whale swallowed 80 plastic bagsPlastic bags taken from whale’s stomach piled together. A veterinary team tried “to help stabilise its illness” but the whale later died on Friday afternoon, officials said. An autopsy revealed 80 plastic bags weighing eight kilograms (18 pounds) in whale’s stomach. Thon Thamrongnawasawat, marine biologist and lecturer at Kasetsart University, said bags made it impossible for whales to eat nutritional food. Shopping bags can be recycled for road materials, etc.The whale swallowed more than 80 plastic bagsMarine biologist, Thamrongnawasawat said plastic pollution was huge problem. 80 plastic bags in stomach caused death, he said. Mr Thamrongnawasawat said, about 300 marine animals, including pilot whales, sea turtles and dolphins died each year in Thai waters ingesting plastic. He said: “It’s a huge problem as the world uses lots of plastic washed in the sea and ashore.”The whale swallowed 80 plastic bagsThe plastic bags weighed up to eight kilograms (18 pounds). The pilot whale’s plight generated sympathy and anger among global citizens. One Twitter user wrote: “I feel sorry for animal that did not do anything wrong but has to bear the brunt of human careless actions. A new way of solving pollution of rivers with plastic waste and debris is the use of  Trash Traps collecting litter before it flows further or piles up clogging rivers and sewages tunnels 

Lafayette Stormwater Trap copyBandalong Litter Trap™ is designed to float in waterways in order to capture litter before it flows downstream by using the current to guide debris into the trap. This performance floatable control technology continuously operating 365 days a year without any mechanical assistance to capture floating litter. The Bandalong is a proven, cost-effective solution for floatables control is the answer to the growing problem of litter in waterways. Bandalong Litter Trap is ideal in-stream solution for floating combined sewer overflows. The Bandalong Litter Trap is cleaning waterways in Australia and Asia for more than 15 years.

StormX Gross Pollutant Netting Trash Trap is Perfect for Urban Hot Spots

StormX™ is engineered to capture gross pollutants, handle powerful stormwater runoff at urban hot spots. Commercial grade, reusable nets to full capture of gross pollutants as small as 5 mm, including organic materials (such as leaves) that could reduce the levels of phosphorous and nitrogen in our water. This economical solution to litter and debris in stormwater runoff is highly effective for “first flush.” To prevent flooding, built-in overflows allow heavy runoff to flow unimpeded.

Bandalong Boom Systems are installed across waterways, acting as a final barrier to collect or deflect debris.

Bandalong Boom Systems™ are installed across waterways, acting as a final barrier to collect or deflect debris. The floating boom sections are coupled together and spanned across a weir, waterway or dam to capture litter and prevent it from floating further downstream. The other wastes includes fishnets trapping whales in the seas.

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We can help clean waterways around your town or business or fishnet. And people must be educated to grow and preserve more trees and forests cut down cannot grow back the same way again, it takes hundreds of years. When this sort of damage occurs, a fragile ecosystem is disrupted. Animals will no longer have food when trees are cut. So plants, insects and animals that relied on a delicate balance disappear. People in are worried about deforestation that destroys natural carbon cycle. Acres of the national park’s fragile ecosystem is being badly damaged to cater for global demands of soya, palm trees or vanilla. It is short-sightednes as trees start to disappear, the unique conditions that make soil perfect place to grow crops will start to disappear as well. Forests provide the right amount of rainfall, humidity and soil to grow brands of foods. Cutting down forest to grow more soya or palm makes it harder to grow quality foods on lands. Stop clogging the land and deforestation damaging earth.

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GOD’S STILL SMALL VOICE

F0515F91-C126-40A3-9181-EC1AF0D9C040God’s Still Small Voice heard by Elijah in troubled times helped him to make the necessary decision to bring changes to the whole nation of Israel and himself. Rumbling earthquake noises preceded the fires announcing God’s Presence. To hear God’s voice requires listening to a still small voice. Almighty God is often perceived as talking in an exaggerated hyped high pitched thunderous voice of magnitude proportionate to His Size. It is surprising God chose to speak in that still small voice. This means we are to hear God during the quiet and the still moments of life too.  

1Kings 19:11-12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

God said, “Go out and stand on mount before the LORD.” Behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind an earthquake but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. After fire, came God’s still voice whisper sound.

Genesis 7:11 in Bible God’s uses natural phenomenon of earthquakes volcanoes, to accomplish HIS MISSION on the earth and in the heavens. In six hundredth year of Noah’s life, second month, seventeenth day of the month, that day all fountains of great deep earth burst open windows of heavens. The monumental, geological hydrological activity occurred during the flood of Noah. Gigantic earthquakes caused Greatest Earthquakes in Bible in

Holy Land region. Earthquakes caused the year-long, global flood in the days of Noah. God used Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes. Physical cause of earthquake was shifting of adjacent tectonic plates in Noah’s Flood to warn of God’s anger.

Job 9:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

God shakes the earth out of its place and its pillars tremble;

Luke 21:11 ESV / 348 helpful votes

There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.75d185a1ca8b0e56015f79f3f907d911-768x576

Mark 13:8 ESV / 224 helpful votes

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.

Revelation 11:13 ESV / 177 helpful votes

And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Matthew 24:7 ESV / 164 helpful votes

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Acts 16:26 ESV / 110 helpful votes

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.

Revelation 6:12-14 ESV / 98 helpful votes

When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN—12X10

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV / 93 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Matthew 28:2 ESV / 91 helpful votes

And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

Psalm 60:2 ESV / 87 helpful votes

You have made the land to quake; you have torn it open; repair its breaches, for it totters.

Isaiah 24:19 ESV / 65 helpful votes

The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken.

Revelation 16:18 ESV / 61 helpful votes

And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake.Still

Hebrews 12:26 ESV / 61 helpful votes

At that time HIS Voice shook the earth, but now HE has promised, Once more I will shake the earth and the heavens.”

Job 9:5-6 ESV / 59 helpful votes

He who removes mountains, and they know it not, when he overturns them in his anger, who shakes the earth out of its place, and its pillars tremble;

Isaiah 13:13 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of his fierce anger.

Ezekiel 38:19 ESV / 51 helpful votes

For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in land of Israel.

Psalm 46:2 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

Matthew 24:44 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-18 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; .1102013258_univ_cnt_3_xl

Isaiah 29:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes

You will be visited by the Lord of hosts with thunder and with earthquake and great noise with whirlwind and tempest and the flame of a devouring fire.

Matthew 24:36 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

2 Timothy 3:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.

John 16:33 ESV / 33 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

1 Samuel 14:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And there was a panic in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The garrison and even the raiders trembled, the earth quaked, and it became a very great panic.

Matthew 24:42 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. hke-fissure

Nahum 1:5 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it.

Psalm 18:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.

Haggai 2:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land.

Revelation 16:20 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found.

Matthew 27:51 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.

Zechariah 14:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.hke-banner1-Kings-19-12-And-After-The-Fire-A-Still-Small-Voice-cream-copy

Amos 1:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

Revelation 11:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”

Romans 10:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Matthew 24:13 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Zechariah 14:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.

Haggai 2:5-8 ESV / 24 helpful votes

According to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts.IMG_20180606_123830

Numbers 16:32 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the people who belonged to Korah and all their goods.

Revelation 8:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.

Matthew 24:22 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

Habakkuk 3:6 ESV / 23 helpful votes

He stood and measured the earth; he looked and shook the nations; then the eternal mountains were scattered; the everlasting hills sank low. His were the everlasting ways.

Isaiah 24:20 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again.

Psalm 46:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

2 Corinthians 4:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.fire-Elijah-300x160

Matthew 24:3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?”

John 3:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 Corinthians 15:52 ESV / 19 helpful votes

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.

Psalm 77:18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind; your lightnings lighted up the world; the earth trembled and shook.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Romans 13:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.

Matthew 24:21-22 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For then there will be great tribulation, as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.8069739

Psalm 45:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;

Romans 10:9 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Numbers 16:31 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And as soon as he had finished speaking all these words, the ground under them split apart.

Deuteronomy 11:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And what he did to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, son of Reuben, how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel.

Acts 17:30-31 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

John 10:30 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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1 John 5:19 ESV / 13 helpful votes

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

Psalm 32:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

Acts 3:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.

Ezekiel 38:19-20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea and the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the field and all creeping things that creep on the ground, and all the people who are on the face of the earth, shall quake at my presence. And the mountains shall be thrown down, and the cliffs shall fall, and every wall shall tumble to the ground.

Job 3:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Let those curse it who curse the day, who are ready to rouse up Leviathan.

Luke 19:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slaughter them before me.’”

Exodus 19:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the Lord had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly.

Luke 21:25-28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”elijah-logo-1022x1024

Revelation 11:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.

Revelation 6:1-17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword. When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. …

John 3:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

That whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

Haggai 2:6-7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts.

Nahum 1:1-15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of Elkosh. The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful; the LORD takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry; he dries up all the rivers; Bashan and Carmel wither; the bloom of Lebanon withers. The mountains quake before him; the hills melt; the earth heaves before him, the world and all who dwell in it. …1102002026_univ_lsr_md

Psalm 114:1-8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion. The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back. The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back? …

Revelation 6:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood,

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Psalm 68:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

Revelation 6:12-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold there was great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, every mountain and island was removed from its place. Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among rocks of mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.6303e51584c2e94f7727facab681dd32

Jude 1:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Hebrews 12:25-29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

Matthew 27:51-54 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

Matthew 24:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.jerusalem1-768x618

Matthew 24:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.

Haggai 2:21-23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I am about to shake the heavens and the earth, and overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and overthrow the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother. On that day, declares the Lord of hosts, I will take you, O Zerubbabel my servant, the son of Shealtiel, declares the Lord, and make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you, declares the Lordof hosts.”

Joel 2:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The earth quakes before them; the heavens tremble. The sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

Jeremiah 4:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking, and all the hills moved to and fro.

Isaiah 13:9-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger, to make the land a desolation and to destroy its sinners from it. For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light. I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless. I will make people more rare than fine gold, and mankind than gold of Ophir. I will make the heavens to tremble, and the earth will be shaken out of its place, at the wrath of the Lord of hosts in the day of fierce anger.8d1f756c-9e67-4651-8a1d-192a2ca0ac15 (1)

Isaiah 5:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The anger of the LORD God was kindled against HIS people HE stretched out HIS Hand against them and struck them, so mountains quaked; and corpses were as refuse in the midst of the streets. For all this HIS anger has not turned away, and HIS Hand is stretched out still.

Psalm 114:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?

Psalm 104:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke!

Revelation 16:1-21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.” So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea. The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood. And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say, “Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was, for you brought these judgments. 2010febvoice2

Revelation 12:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Matthew 28:1-20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. …

Matthew 27:54 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

Matthew 24:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

Zechariah 14:4-5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.

Zechariah 9:1-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The burden of the word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach and Damascus is its resting place. For the Lord has an eye on mankind and on all the tribes of Israel, and on Hamath also, which borders on it, Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise. Tyre has built herself a rampart and heaped up silver like dust, and fine gold like the mud of the streets. But behold, the Lord will strip her of her possessions and strike down her power on the sea, and she shall be devoured by fire. Ashkelon shall see it, and be afraid; Gaza too, and shall writhe in anguish; Ekron also, because its hopes are confounded. The king shall perish from Gaza; Ashkelon shall be uninhabited; …

Haggai 2:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and overthrow the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother.

 

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LIGHTNING THUNDERSTORM

Lightning over Leighton BuzzardFrom God’s throne room in the heavens proceeds lightnings, thundering, voices. God is in control of clouds as scriptures relates in Revelation 4:3 in Bible. These lightning thunderstorms are all part of 7 thunders sealed by Daniel for these endtimes. Lightning, and the rumblings, thunderstorms occurred rapidly at a rate of thundering sounds unheard and unseen before. Lightnings and rumbling thunderstorms often precede presence of God. The loud sound echo announces warning to people to get ready, prepare to encounter God. Priests announce the time, place, moment to meet in advancd and to help sanctify themselves ready to welcome God’s Presence. They prepare to meet God to receive instructions, directions followed by the given special covenant agreement. Endtime lightenings and the thunderstorm is specifically preserved for the modern generations sealed until now. Thunderstorms occur in response to national issues God often uses to call attention with regard to their covenant agreement and remind all the nations. People remarked they had “never seen a storm quite like this” and said flashes were “stunning” as it happened in UK.The sky over Hayling Island, off the south coast of EnglandDramatic and purple sky photographed over Hayling Island, off the south coast of England near Portsmouth, in the UK as thunderstorms moved northwards across the mainland. Many people got out their cameras to photograph and video Saturday night’s electrical storm, called “utterly insane” and “like being under strobe light.” The thunderstorms and torrential rain swept across parts of southern Britain with lightning flashing across sky. About 15,000 to 20 thousand lightning strikes recorded in four hours on Saturday night, BBC Weather said. It was the purple sky that confounded the people above all having never seen the sky turn completly purple. Visual colour was intensified by a strong trumpetlike relentless thunderings unheard before. So intense people called the emergency lines to report the strange sounds heard from heaven. Thundering concentrated from one direction, clearly heard. Lightning across the sky at Swiss Farm touring and campingA caravan at a campsite in Henley-on-Thames when heavy rain and lightning storm struck. Lightning turned the sky purple over Leighton Buzzard and also in London. The BBC Weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker called it “mother of all thunderstorms” as he watched it over London. “Oh boy! This is utterly insane” he said. “I’ve never seen a storm with such frequent lightning in my life I don’t think. Mostly sheet lightning and loud flashes spectacular.”Most people listen to weather forecasts for reports on weather and looking for scientific explanations taught in school. However, not many people are aware of Biblical sources of meaning of lightning of these thunderstorms. In the West Wellow, of Hampshire’s is impressive photograph including picture produced by storm. Lightning in West Wellow

Forecaster Gemma Plumb, from the BBC Weather, said that as the storms pushed northwards across England on Sunday, more would be coming up over English Channel from the continent. Stansted Airport reported the delays to flights on Sunday morning after a lightning strike briefly left their aircraft fuelling system “unavailable.” Lightening at times also strike planes if in the red zone path of lightning or thunder the flight therefore is cancelled until storm calms down. So  Met Office issued yellow warning for a heavy rain and flooding across Wales and most of England. Lightning above Canary WharfThe purple thunder and lightening was seen in this scene above Canary Wharf in London. Later in the morning, storms brought more than an inch of rain to parts of Wales and the Midlands in just an hour. Parts of Wales and central and southern England could see further thunderstorms on both Sunday and bank holiday Monday, with the Met Office warning of possibility of power cuts, delays to trains and buses. People are advised to take notice to prepare against unforeseen changes to keep safe and warm. These rapid changes are part of climatic weather conditions taking place globally. Floods are taking place in deserts and snows falling in dry lands. Earthquakes are rampart than before as the world faces changes in weather patterns due to the man-made desires to control weather and clouds plus demands for fossil fuels increases. lightning illuminating the sky over the Southbank on the River Thames in LondonBolts of lightning flash across the sky over the River Thames in this photo taken by RNLI late on Saturday night. Modern desire for perfect pristine place stops trees growing so no tree roots to absorb excess water cause flashfloods.  “All their flight desks are closed and there is just one small customer service desk with two or three staff. They were asking people to use the app but it isn’t working, so they have now stopped doing announcement.” Ryanair were unable to say how many of its flights had been affected. It said customers can get a full refund or free transfer. “We apologise to all customers affected by these disruptions, which are entirely beyond control. As passengers seeking a bank holiday getaway were forced to wait, hundreds of homes across the south of the country were left without power after the humid bank holiday weather broke late on Saturday night.Andrew Lanxon Hoyle/@Batteryhq of lightning over the the Suleymaniye Mosque in Dalston, east LondonBolts light up the sky over Suleymaniye Mosque in Dalston, east London. The Met Office weather warning for rain is in force until 06:00 on Monday and covers all of Wales as well as southern and central England. Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, the Met Office said. It added that fast-flowing or deep floodwater was possible with damage to some buildings from flooding, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds. It comes after a warm Saturday, with top temperature of 27.3C in Hurn, Dorset. The best way to get news on the weather is check and update yourself. So thousands of passengers were stuck at Stansted airport on Sunday morning after a major thunderstorm caused flights delayed, diverted cancelled. The airport was brought to partial standstill after the storm which battered the UK with up to 20,000 bolts of lightning and left hundreds of homes without power – hit a refuelling depot. People were stuck on stationary planes for hours and some complained they were not given proper explanations for the delays or provided with refreshments. One passenger called the situation a “North Korea-esque” information blackout.West DorsetThe lightning flashes is photographed bolts near the village of Broadwindsor in Dorset. Due to an earlier lightning strike, the aircraft fuelling system was unavailable for a period this morning,” said a spokesperson. “Engineers have been on site and have now restored the system. However flights may still be subject to diversion, delay, cancellation. We apologise for the inconvenience and advise all passengers to check with their airlines for their latest flight updates.”@samueltwilkinson of lightning over The Shard in central London on SaturdayLong strike of lightning dwarfs London Shard, which stands at 310m. We have been on the plane since 7.45,” said Guy Parker, who is on his way to Ibiza. “It’s just being refuelled now. It’s just going take a long time. The 6.05 next to us is just being refuelled so there’s obviously a very long queue. “In the airport it was just normal: we didn’t realise there was a problem until we were on the plane. Some people got very cross they were allowed on to the plane without being told.” Scenes in the terminal described as “stoically British” as queues of more than a thousand people stretched across the airport. Guardian Today: headlines, the analysis the debates. Others claimed Ryanair, one of the principal airlines at Stansted operating with staff shortages appeared to leave them poorly placed to manage the chaos. “They’ve clearly not got the customer service in place to offer people other options,” said Jack Dadds, whose flight to Brittany was cancelled. “All their flight desks are closed and there is just one small customer service desk with two or three staff. They were asking people to use app but it isn’t working, so they have now stopped doing announcement.”Lightning strikes above Wembley Stadium in LondonLightning strikes at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday night, Fulham beat Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final earlier in day. Ryanair were unable to say how many of its flights affected. It said customers can get a full refund or free transfer. “We apologise to all customers affected by these disruptions, which are entirely beyond our control,” a spokesperson said. Passengers seeking a bank holiday getaway were forced to wait, hundreds of homes across the south of country left without power after humid bank holiday weather broke late on Saturday night. Heavy thunderstorms continue to affect parts of Wales, southern and central England through Sunday and into Monday morning, the Met Office said. It issued a yellow flood warning after torrential rain poured down overnight with more than an inch of rain falling within an hour on parts of Wales and the Midlands, causing power cuts and delays to trains and buses that are expected to persist throughout day.TredegarThe cloudy sky was lit up in purple as lightning struck Tredega in the south Wales. Severe weather warning for parts of UK temperatures soar. The motorists in West Midlands and in the Bedfordshire area warned of the risks of driving on flood-hit roads and 17 alerts issued for parts of the Thames valley. Nearly 1,000 properties were left without power across the Midlands, with the majority of outages due to lightning. Birmingham neighbourhoods flooded after these heavy rainfalls and the thunderstorms swept through the region In Warwickshire, fire service said five properties struck by lightning, while in Dawlish, Devon, a telephone box burst into flames after a BT pole was hit. As the storm progressed, people across the capital and southern England posted images of lightning on Twitter and Instagram.LondonHundreds of people in London took out cameras to snap these lightning storms, including in Plaistow, in the east of the capital. The Met Office meteorologist Charlie Powell said there somewhere between 15,000 and the 20,000 strikes across the UK overnight. “Temperatures overnight did not fall much below 15C (59F) or 16C: for the end of May that’s a pretty hot and humid night, everything was primed,” he said. “We had some storms coming in from northern France and some building up in the Channel and they sort of spread out and have been working their way in. It looks like there was one huge area of thundery showers that worked across London just before midnight.” The London fire brigade said it had taken 505 weather-related calls overnight, although the majority related to flooding, no callers reported fires started by lighting strike.Lightning in GravesendThis picture is from Gravesend in Kent. A house in Stanway, Essex, lost its roof to a fireafter lightning struck it in early hours of Sunday morning. Firefighters worked on the blaze for almost three hours, eventually extinguishing at 04:30 BST. No injuries reported in incident.General view as lightning strikes over the city of LondonMet warned of flooding and the possible damage to buildings from the lightning, which is pictured here striking over the city of London. 

House hit by lightning in StanwayFirefighters arrived at a house in Essex to find whole roof alight. Andy Murphy (@andymurphy73) @  STN_Airport @ Ryanair # understaffed on a busy day, causing huge #delays at checkin & the security. Passengers rushed to board their flights to find lightning strike had taken out the fuel system & all flights delayed. No warnings on dep. boards #Stanstedpic.twitter.com/FcJo7z8p6c May 27, 2018. Supercar Lifestyle (@ Supercar_Snaps). Without a doubt, the most furious #lightning storm over London EVER witnessed!!! AMAZING!!! #storm #london#thunder pic.twitter .com/Vq6oM6fhQK May 26, 2018. Just as lightnings and rumbling thunderstorms precede God’s presence before meeting HIS people on the mountain or Elijah in cave of Adullam hidden, God again uses endtime sealed lightnings, thunderings to forewarn imminent return of Jesus in Rapture and later the Second Coming on earth. Loud lightnings and thunderings plus voices will accompany the trumpet sounds to herald coming of Jesus in the Rapture in clouds. Lightening and such thunderings will usher in Christ return to earth. So part of endtime signs from God warning all the people everywhere to repent according to Acts 17. It is not God’s wish anyone perishes as global events confirm endtime draws near although only God knows the time.  Bolts of lightning illuminate the skies over Worcestershire  [Jan Sedlacek / SWNS.com]

BE SAFE DURING THUNDERSTORMS

Thunderbolts and lighting can be very frightening. But don’t worry, there are things you can do to ensure that you, your family and pets stay safe until the storm passes. Stay indoors away from windows. Close all doors and windows, lock cat flaps to keep pets furry friends inside. Avoid bathing, showering switch off electrical appliances electrical storm can create power surges. After forecast, cancel outdoor activities, like golf and fishing trips as metal rods can conduct electricity.

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If outdoors and cannot get inside ensure you won’t be at risk of lightning strikes. The first to do is find if there’s actually a risk. Wait to see lightning bolt the count seconds until you hear thunderclap if less than 30 seconds could be at risk. If you can, take shelter in car, windows closed. Sheds and isolated trees are not good covers. If swimming or in a boat, get to shore as quickly as possible, as water can conduct electricity. 

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If you’re outdoors and cannot get inside, there are steps you can take to stay safe

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Thunderstorms battering parts of UK since Saturday. Stay low on ground If outside with no car or house to shelter in find low spot away from trees, fences and poles, telephone or metal poles. If skin starts to tingle or your hair stands on end, lightning about to strike. Crouch down, balance on the balls of your feet. Place your hands on your knees and tuck head down between them. This is called “lightning crouch,” it makes you the smallest target possible, minimising contact with ground. If in group spread out, staying in a huddle can let lighting to travel from person to person. 

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The map shows forecast for UK weather in pictures with dramatic lightning bolts strikes Britain on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Thousands of bolts of lightning Britain in a spectacular thunderstorm. Do not put up an umbrella or use your phone – anything with metal directs electricity into the body. If someone has been hit by lightning, call for urgent help. It is ok to touch them – they won’t carry any electrical charge – so you can perform CPR if you know how. Once the storm has passed, give it half an hour or so before you venture out, as lightning can strike up to 10 miles away from the centre of the storm so a few bolts could still hit. The common saying “lightning never strikes the same place twice” is a myth. It can strike the same place twice and some experts believe it is highly likely.  Don’t be too worried as chances of being struck by lightning are about one in 300,000. Stay safe and turn any mirrors around and Jeep water on you.

 

JESUS, SODOM & GOMORRAH

Burning_cityEzekiel 16:48–50 in Bible, God compares Jerusalem to Sodom saying that Sodom never did what you and your daughters have done.” He explained sin of Sodom “She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, unconcerned, did not help the poor and needy. Sodom and Gomorrah cities gave themselves to fornication by going after strange flesh so set to suffer God’s vengeance of hell’s eternal fire in Jude 7. Biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah records in Genesis 18-19 says the LORD GOD and 2 angels spoke to Abraham about outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah as their sin was grievous in Genesis 18:20-33 Abraham pleaded with the LORD God to have mercy on Sodom and Gomorrah for Abraham’s nephew Lot’s family living in Sodom’s sake. Genesis 19 says 2 angels disguised humans visited Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot met them in City square urged them to stay at his home so they agreed. Before they went to bed, all men from parts of the city of Sodom, young and old surrounded his house. They asked Lot ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight bring them out to have sex, Genesis 19:4-5. The angels blinded men of Sodom and Gomorrah, urged Lot and family to flee from City to escape wrath of God to be delivered. Lot’s family fled city and the LORD rained down burning sulfur upon Sodom and Gomorrah from the LORD GOD out of the heavens. God overthrew 2 cities and entire plain and all in the City in Genesis 19. Sodom and Gomorrah  term  “Sodomy” refers to the anal sex between two men’s consensual homosexuality was part of reasons God destroyed two cities. Men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted the homosexual gang rape of the two angels disguised as men. Bible account says homosexuality was part of reasons God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Sodom and Gomorrah was not exclusive in terms of sins they indulged in.                                 meteor_burning_city_by_player_designer-d4gs059judgment_day-FearLeviticus 18:22 refers to homosexuality “abomination Jude 7 declared, Sodom and Gomorrah and surrounding towns gave themselves to sexual immorality and perversion. Homosexuality was not the only sin which cities of Sodom and Gomorrah indulged in it appears to be the primary reason for destruction of the cities. Some attempt to explain away biblical condemnation of homosexuality sin of Sodom, Gomorrah is inhospitality but men of Sodom and Gomorrah were inhospitable to the visitors. They were hostile by the inhospitable homosexual gang rape. God completely destroyed two cities and all their inhabitants for guilt of many other horrendous sins, so homosexuality was part the reason God poured fiery sulfur on cities, completely destroying all of their inhabitants. To this day Sodom and Gomorrah location remains a desolate wasteland. Sodom and Gomorrah serves as the powerful example of how God feels about sins in general and homosexuality specifically. Romans 1:16, says not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the POWER of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes first to the Jew then to Gentiles. 17 In the Gospel is the righteousness of God revealed by faith from first to the last as written, righteous live by faith.sins-of-sodom-and-gomorrah

God’s Wrath Against All Sins

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what is known about God is plain to them for God has made it plain to all. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, HIS eternal power and divine nature are clearly seen and understood from what God made so people have no excuse. 21 For although they know God, they neither glorified HIM as GOD or gave thanks to HIM but their thinking is futile so their foolish hearts darkened. 22 They claim to be wise, become fools.Sodom-and-Gommorah

Deuteronomy 29:23 Land is brimstone and salt, the burning waste, unsown, unproductive, no grass grows in it like overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim the LORD overthrew in HIS anger and in wrath. Luke 17:29 On day Lot went from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven to destroy all. Isaiah3:9. Expression of their faces bear witness against them, they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it Woe to them they bring evil on themselves.0-sodom-gomorrahIsaiah 23:19 Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, glory of Chaldeans’ pride will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. Jeremiah 24:14 “Prophets of Jerusalem have seen a horrible thing: committing of adultery and walking in falsehood; to strengthen the hands of evildoers, So no one turned back from wickedness All of them become to God like Sodom, inhabitants like Gomorrah. Lamentations 4:6 Iniquity of daughter of MY people greater than sin of Sodom overthrown in moment no hand turned to her.sodom-and-gomorrah-we-should-be-warned

Ezekiel 16:44-58 “Behold, everyone who quotes proverbs will quote this proverb concerning you, saying, ‘Like mother, like daughter.’Amos 4:11 “Overthrown as God did to Sodom and Gomorrah you were like a firebrand snatched from a blaze; Yet not returned to Me,” declares the LORD. Matthew 10:15  “Truly I say to you, it is more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. Luke10:22 I say to you it will be more tolerable that day for Sodom than for that city.sodom

Matthew 11:23-24 “You, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, you will descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. Luke 17:28-30 “The same happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; 2 Peter 2:6-9 God condemned Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction reducing them to ashes as an example to those who live ungodly lives thereafter.233xNxGeographyOfSodom.jpg.pagespeed.ic._c_afLTwFp

Jesus said end-time events will parallel those days of Sodom and Gomorrah’s destruction. Those conditions and still happening globally and so important to ensure people learn from living history. It is more tolerable for sodom and for gomorrah destroyed by fire from God in heaven. But worse for tribulation Wrath of God unfolding in world relentlessly with earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, storms, floods, tsunamis, wildfires, pole shift, Sun scorches people to death, droughts, famines, plagues, rivers turn to blood, one third trees die by fire, one third seas, oceans bitter by Wormwood, blood moons, blue moons, black moons, darkness on earth and snow moon one third ship destroyed, thunder pollutions it seems the world is experiencing all these great tribulations changes peak so culminate in end time events. So this is then completed by Rapture escape and finished by Armageddon battle and the return of King Jesus to rule earth from Israel. So as it was in the days of sodom and gomorrah and fire fell from God in heaven, comets, asteroids, wormwood star nibiru, electromagnetic waves also perturb planets so shall it be at coming of Jesus Christ. These things happening are Bible prophecy warns people in the world to wake up, repent, be saved in Jesus Name with thanks and Glory to God. God’s Compassion, Grace, Mercy extends to all today because God does not want anyone to perish. Corruption and greed was part of the problems of Sodom and Gomorrah. Wealthy people enriched themselves at the expense of the poor and needy until God warned them to remember they are stewards of resources created, provided and owned by God. Warnings fell on deaf ears so they continued regardless with business as usual until God stepped in to destroy the 2 cities. This is the reason why Jesus warns the rich in Revelations 19:15 that God will judge the rich to give account of how they used God’s resources on the earth on behalf of all humanity. Repent and ask God to forgive you even if you are very rich and wealthy. God loves people to prosper, be rich to enrich others as conduit of financial blessings to help others to get healing from God. It is not good to gain whole world to lose your soul for the perishable things of this world. Receive gift of eternal life by Christ salvation.

THE LONDON FIRE OF 1666

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London fire of 1666 that happened 351 years ago on Sunday 2 September, is well known all over the world. Songs sang about the fire as written was sung as follows: London is burning, London is burning, Fetch the engines, Fetch the engines, Fire fire, fire, fire, pour on water, pour on water. London is burning, London is burning, fire fire, fire, fire, pour on water, pour on water. This song was sang continuously and repeatedly as long as the time allowed and was permitted. It was a miracle fewer people died so the official toll was six although in the aftermath of the fire more people died later from related causes. Such as homelessness, displacement, lynchings, and blaming Catholics for starting the fire. Despite the fact that the fire started from a baker’s oven and could have been averted, delay of order to contain and curb the fire caused it to inflame beyond human control.  The most interesting thing about the London fire is that, often most living history books on the fire do not mention the prophetic warnings issued before the fire occurred. This warning is documented in: Theological Works of the Reverend Charles Leslie, 1832, available from https://books.google.co.uk as recorded in a book on Theology.1666-2016-london-fire-babylon-the-great-burning
Solomon Eccles, a Quaker preacher and prophet, went naked through Bartholomew fair the year before the fire of London with a pan of fire upon his head, warning people to repent or fire will destroy the city of London. Charles’s next, sharper message in 1665 warned of the risk of fire from the narrowness of streets and authorised both imprisonment of recalcitrant builders and demolition of crowded buildings. Like the fire of Sodom and Gomorrah and modern fire of Grenfell Tower among other fires globally, often these warning signs are then ignored and the messengers mocked and ridiculed by the very people whose lives would be saved from the fire. Time and time again history records tragedy that could be averted yet somehow people ignore it take things for granted. In His Mercy and Grace, Almighty God sends such advance warnings repeatedly until time runs out. The purpose of allowing fires is mostly to shake awaken mankind from their slumber of sleep of indifference and debauchery. When all avenues of communication fails, due to break down of the relationship between God and mankind, it forces God’s Hands to take extreme measures to compel people to comply or be beaten into submission for their own good. And this also prevents a worse and bigger relentless disaster.    maxresdefault
Left to human devices, the status quo was alright as far as people are concerned. However, from God’s perspective life has taken a turn not pleasing to God. Often some people think God is archaic and draconian so no longer relevant in modern sophisticated society. The irony is that, whether mankind heeds God’s warning signs or not God does exactly as HE says. Once again, the New Year has started and to some it is business as usual. However, the trends and challenges faced globally are all part of God’s Sat Nav warning systems of the directions making is heading in general. There are numerous warnings and the Bible clearly speaks of action God is taking to enforce changes if mankind refuses to change or submit to God’s Authority’s and Rule. It is not a choice of whether one believes in God or not, but rather imminent global storms, thunders, floods, fires, hailstorm, meteorites among ammunitions used by God to force people to rethink their choices and actions in life.london-1666.jpg
These warnings signs are clearly written in Revelations in the Bible yet most people unaware of the connection between daily life occurrences, weather impact and future eternal life. Every action by all the people on earth are meticulously documented by God in the Book of Life. Take a look at storm patterns and weather charts, earthquakes, volcanoes in the world and definitely things are alarmingly different. Consequences of mankind’s ‘evil inventions’ as God calls them distorted nature and has brought about irreparable damage to earth. Global toxic waste polutions among chem trails destroy natural weather patterns, food chain and carbon cycles essential for food remedies for good health. The pursuit of happiness as, ” lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” is extended into seeking adventure at all cost even if the environment is destroyed. So unpredictable storms, floods, sand dunes, rapid coastal erosions, ice mcap melting are all assigned as “the acts of God” of God. Although God is not responsible for the root causes of the damages and the destruction it accurate and correct to say God put actions in place by laws of nature violated implodes800px-Keeling-fire-engine-illustrationkeeling-fire-engineMoLFireEngineEdit_install 
Therefore, whether religious or not “God Corrects those HE LOVES.  It seems harsh to say, burnt down places, floods, tsunamis destroying expensive homes and the nuclear tragedy suffered as a result is “love.” But the alternative of not taking notice to reflect eventually culminates into worse disaster than London fire or Sodom and Gomorrah. This is because these places are rebuilt and restored even better than before and exist today. Despite the destructions life continues fairly normally like any place on earth. However, the difference unfolding now is the end time warnings taking place now will continue until some parts have no relief so cannot be rebuilt. Tragically, it is not only physical suffering material loss, famines, droughts, poverty, wars, death, it is fulfilment of the warnings of God’s Wrath in the Bible. Sadly, these Biblical messages and warnings often mocked as religious fundamentalism so ignored. Yet unless people begin to listen and reconnect with God there is perpetual unquenchable hellfire and damnation without reprieve or second chance to rebuild. Only God knows exact days of unfolding WRATH so worth taking life seriously to be God’s Chosen Children. All people are God’s creatures but all are not God’s Children who will live in God’s Kingdom through KING JESUS eternal Reign. Know difference and be saved from total annihilation and subsequent hell fire in Jesus Name.

THE ONE-WORLD CURRENCY

IMG_20171124_191011Ongoing effort towards one government and one currency is a debated issue of interest to many concerned people in the world today.  So some want to know what Bible prophesy is on one-world government and one-world currency in the end times. Although Bible does not use phrase “one-world government” or “one-world currency” in referring to end times it provides ample evidence to enable drawing the conclusion both will exist under the rule of the anti-Christ in the last days. In the apocalyptic vision in Book of Revelation Apostle John sees the “beast,” called the antichrist, rising out of the sea having with 7 heads and ten horns in Revelation 13:1. Combining this vision with Daniel’s one in Daniel 7:16-24 we can conclude some sort of world system will be inaugurated by the beast, the most powerful “horn,” who will defeat the other nine and will begin to wage war against believers.IMG_20171124_191448The ten-nation confederacy is seen in Daniel’s image of the statue in Daniel 2:41-42, where he pictures the final world government consisting of ten entities represented by ten toes of the statue. When the ten come to power, Scripture is clear the beast will destroy them by reducing their power to nothing more than figureheads. In the end, they do his bidding. John describes the ruler of this vast empire as having power and great authority, given to him by satan himself in Revelation 13:2. And followed by receiving worship from “all the world in verse 13:3-4 having great authority over “every tribe and people, language and nation” in 13:7. From this description, that person is the leader of a one-world government recognized as sovereign over all other governments. It is hard to imagine diverse systems of government in power today willingly subjugating themselves to a single ruler so many theories exist on the subject. A logical conclusion is that the disasters and plagues described in Revelation in the seal and the trumpet judgments in chapters 6-11 will be so devastating creating a monumental global crisis people embrace anything or anyone who promises relief. maxresdefault-10-1024x765-394x330

After Rapture of the Church into heaven those left behind will be faced with an excruciating choice to accept the mark of the beast in order to survive or face starvation and horrific persecution by antiChrist and followers. As entrenched in power, the beast antiChrist and devil power satan moves to establish absolute control over all peoples of the earth. So satan accomplishes evil plan of worship sought since thrown out of heaven I’m Isaiah 14:12-14. To accomplish this is by controlling all commerce where using a one-world currency. Revelation 13:16-17 describes the satanic mark required in order to buy and sell. So this means anyone who refuses the mark will be unable to buy food, clothing or other necessities of life. The vast majority of people in the world will succumb to the mark simply to survive. Again, verse 16 makes it clear this will be a universal system of control where everyone, rich and poor, great and small, will bear the mark on their hand or forehead. There is a great deal of vested interest in how exactly this mark is affixed to control to track people in future cashless society.19.gif

Currently some people have chips in their body and vets used it to identify pet owner’s address. Technologies available right are accomplishing it very easily using a level of chips for shopping, buying and selling. Those left behind after Rapture of the Church will be faced with such an excruciating choice to accept the mark of the beast in order to survive or face starvation and horrific persecution by the antiChrist and his followers. Those who come to Christ during this time or those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life in Revelation 13:8, choose to endure by rejecting mark of the beast even to martyrdom.

Originally published in Got Questions Recommended Resource: End Times Prophecy by Paul Benware