CHOSEN: End Times Newsletter – Issue 161
The Minister’s Corner
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
Instruments of Use
by Michelle Stace
Submitted by Johanna
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying:
Who should I send?
Who will go for Us?
Here I am. Send me.” Isa. 6:8
O Lord, let me be a lamp that shines Your Light,
So those in utter darkness may be given saving sight.
Let me be a glove that’s fitted for Your hand;
To serve You and obey Your every command.
Let me be a vessel full of Your grace,
To pour out and share in each and every place.
Let me be a pen that proclaims Your word,
For those in need of the truth You’ve preserved.
Let me be salt full of Your savour,
That others may taste of Your everlasting flavor.
Let me be a laborer planting Your seeds,
Your word is not void, for You give the increase.
Let me be a temple in which You will dwell,
Sanctified and holy, fitted for You well.
A Revelation and a Fair Warning
I am continually reminded as I minister to the masses that the majority of people alive today do not know Yahweh in the slightest, because as I deliver Her Truths I come to find that those who do not know Her also do not understand Her Way. And it’s not only that they don’t know Her or understand Her Way, but they either do not want to know Her or they want to know a version of Her that they have created in their own minds and not the real Yahweh.
How very saddening this is, because the Yahweh I have come to know in Truth is better and more glorious, righteous and majestic than any version of Her I could have possibly imagined! How I wish that all could see…while also knowing that all will not.
So what I have come to realize is that if they do not know or understand Yahweh or Yahweh’s Way, they often perceive Her to be an unjust and tyrannical God. This is simply and completely NOT true. I do not know all the reasons for this, as I am not a reader of hearts but it is so very frustrating and it causes me to want to cry out in Her defense and tell them that Yahweh is very fair, loving, compassionate and forgiving God and just and that is WHY we are being warned that there are consequences for both our actions and the choices that we make! But also that while Yahweh is love, She is also a great warrior in Her own right and has every right to be angry with Her creation. And then on top of that, because it is Her creation and Her wisdom is immeasurable, She also has the right to make the rules and require that Her creation follow them. As children we learn that for every action there is a reaction or subsequent consequence and we are about to see the consequences of mankind’s actions.
Up until now, our ministry’s primary directive was to share what is called The Kingdom Message of Salvation. In case you are not familiar with it, it begins with the explanation of the two requirements of Salvation. One being a good heart condition (that of a humble heart) and the second being an acceptance of Christ as Lord and Savior and that it is not conditioned upon organized man-made religious beliefs, race, color or nationality. It ends with a warning of what will happen if these conditions are not met, if Truth is not accepted, explaining that it it will mean judgment and the loss of our eternal lives. It is, in essence a revelation as well as a fair warning.
But now our directive has changed and we have been asked to let everyone know where the calamities upon cursed mankind is coming from and that they are coming directly from our Creator. While this may be a revelation for many it is also yet another fair warning and another chance being given to the unfaithful so they might turn to Her before it is too late. So to those who believe Yahweh to be anything aside from what She truly is I ask, would an unjust or tyrannical God do such a thing? No, She would not. Would a tyrannical God offer guidance via Her Holy Spirit, the wisdom shared with us in the scriptures, the signs visible for all to see as well as the visions and dreams and the advantage of time – yes time – thousands of years in which we and the generations that came before us were given as a warning of what is to come? No, She would not. And would a tyrannical God force us in any way, to do anything contrary to what we feel in our own heart? No, She would not. But I also ask that in order to live in a harmonious creation that is free of chaos, fair and just, righteous and balanced, must there be a set of rules as well as consequences for our actions? Yes, there must.
So now mankind will know that time is running out and must make a choice. Either way, that choice is for each person to make via their own free-will and based on the condition of their own heart. But this IS Truth. And it WILL happen. And we HAVE been warned.
It has been said time and time again that it is not Yahweh’s wish that anyone should perish – but what was prophesied to occur must occur and there is no getting around it. If you or someone you know doesn’t understand why and so that confusion does not occur you must turn to Yahweh in prayer for guidance via His Holy Spirit and it will be revealed. But I promise you there are many very good reasons that are logical, fair, just and borne out of love.
And also know that this is not anything new as Yahweh has been bringing calamity to mankind for over 6,000 years trying to get them to turn to Her and away from Satan’s rule, but they are stubborn and full of false pride. This is where it has all been leading to, the here and now, the End Times and the culmination will be at the battle of Armageddon.
Mankind’s bloody heritage to gain territory by robbing others of their land, and their flags of governmental sovereignty that they wave in Her skies serve as a reminder to Her that they are indeed traitorous to the One that gave them all the gift of life. And as She will soon reveal, She can and will take that gift back.
Psalm 59:5 “You, LORD God of Hosts, God of Israel, rise up to punish all the nations; do not show grace to any wicked traitors. Selah
The above scripture applies to every single nation on this planet, and every person that thinks in discord to the Truth.
So in closing I say, think about these things and encourage others to think as well as you read and hear in the news stories of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, mudslides, sink holes, tropical storms, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, plagues, illnesses, disease, pandemics, crop failures, food poisonings, lightening strikes, floods, avalanches, wars, rumors of wars, terrorism, suicides, murders, rapes, bullying, crop circles, UFO sightings, riots, uprisings, foreclosures, homelessness, financial crisis and collapse, new world order, false religions, kidnappings, molestations, adultery, prostitution, idol worshiping, persecutions and all the rest.
Think about the revelation and fair warning you have been given and if this heritage is the one you really want to be a part of and remain with, or if you’d like to be a part of something better that isn’t under Satan’s rule, but instead a loving savior and King and a fair and just God that will restore all things and wipe away every tear and provide eternal life in harmony and a peace and happiness we have never known.
Balancing the Unbalanced
Humanity believes if we just keep trying that we can bring balance to this world with…
But only One can bring all things back into balance.
We would like to announce the arrival of Book Two, the continuation of Chosen: End Times Truths Revealed.
Book Two starts where the first book left off and includes accounts from ministers Regina, Johanna, Deborah, and Elisha, describing their individual journeys and experiences in their service to Yahweh and Christ over the past several years in autobiographical form.
It is available in .pdf form for free via www.chosen.weebly.com and will be updated monthly.
The Journey Continues
Below is a sneak-peek of each of the books included in Chosen, Book Two
There are many days in which I feel as though I must stop and focus and just try to get through the next 24 hours, some days even just the next hour, and then that day passes and the next arrives and passes, and arrives until all of a sudden a year has passed, and then two and four and now five. It’s odd how time can seem to pass so slowly and quickly at the same time. Many of these days, the good and the not-so-good, I will recount here and many have receded to the deeper recesses of my mind but what I’m able to remember, I share with you here honestly and openly…
On October 2nd or 3rd of 2005, I was on this website were there were camera’s placed through out peoples homes who claimed that they were being haunted. I have always liked supernatural things. I believed in ghost, angels and demons. I started talking to this woman and asked her how she see’s the things that she does. I also told her that I believed in spirit guides. She told me that she couldn’t help me with the guides but that she knew of a website where I could find some answers. She sent me the link to a forum by the name of “Beyond This World”. After looking at a few things and noticing that they had psychic exercises I decided to sign up to become a member…
Word came to us toward the end of May 2010 that we were to begin documenting our experiences ending where Chosen left off. Each Minister is to produce a “book” of our own that will be incorporated into Chosen. Its a little daunting to say the least. I have not been journaling as Regina has been (it isn’t something I naturally do). Also, I actually do not have a very good memory. But I trust that those things that Father wishes us to recall we will. We have been guided by Michael to read the book of ACTS to guide us. It seems to focus on events that show times of strong guidance from/interactions with Holy Spirit…
In 2006, I was able to reconnect with a long time friend. I found out she had co-authored a book. Considering how we had grown up together I was interested in the fact that she had written one and wanted to read it myself. She, Regina, sent me the book and some more details about it. I found out it was a lot to take in and did so in baby steps with much prayer and guidance from Father. I was blessed to freely ask any question of Regina and felt comfortable in doing so. I read the book with an open mind and while some of it confirmed my deepest suspicions other information provided was such an eye-opener…
Nourishment from the Throne
“For the LORD gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
The Jerusalem Press – Latest Release – Part One
Joe: I don’t have a copy of the publication, but Jake got this pic they had on the front cover for all of you to see.
(The above says: “There will be no peace on Earth until My Son’s Kingdom. I will crush every kingdom now standing and rock the earth off its foundation. I Yahweh will destroy every enemy to my throne, and who can stop me? Who can turn back my anger? No one.”)
Liddia told me it depicts Adam and Eve standing on the right in the face of Mother at the time She declared an end to peace on this planet and put enmity between mankind and Her. That simply meant they were now enemies of one another. The message on the pic is for mankind living today in this end time..
“enmity >noun (pl. enmities) the state of being an enemy; hostility.
-ORIGIN Old French enemistie, from Latin inimicus ‘enemy’.”
That gives new meaning to all the Christmas cards on this planet that say “Peace on Earth, and Good Tidings to Mankind.” That’s what Satan keeps hoping for. Trying to bring light into a world he filled with darkness. Symbolically that happened, because Mother removed Her care and nourishing Self far from mankind in general, and it remains that way for them. Like Jesus said, an evil father shows love for his own children, so Satan is credited with the good experienced by mankind during the ages since their fall. But it is our Mother that brings the calamity upon them. Now a another revelation:
“Sin’s Consequences” Genesis 3:15 “I will put hostility between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”
To understand the TRUE meaning of this prophecy by our Mother, please keep in mind that Dawn Lucifer had just become Satan. He could not read our Mother’s mind, so he was led to construe the meaning to be that of the woman Eve, and of course he knew Mother was speaking of Her soon to be termed “Holy Family.” Or was She? That’s what Dawn Lucifer the serpent thought at the time. But that was incorrect. To understand the true meaning of the prophecy, you have to know Yahweh is our Mother, and that she gave birth like a human woman to Her own seedling. So now we shall read the Scripture decoded:
“I will put hostility between you and Myself and between your converts and My Son. Michael will strike you with a death blow, and you will wound him .” You might think Michael was wounded first, because Satan remains alive. But the truth is children, when Michael the Christ Jesus died on the Cross of Salvation, he killed Satan’s future prospect for eternal life. In essence, he killed Satan with a single blow by his action of dying on the Cross. But that death served as only a wound for Michael, because Jesus died with the sins of mankind’s offspring, but was arisen the Christ and re birthed as the Michael he had once been, and also now wore the title Christ Jesus, and that of a King and High Priest to our Mother.
“decode >verb 1 convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. 2 convert (audio or video signals), in particular from analogue to digital.
-DERIVATIVES decodable >adjective decoder >noun.”
I gave you this definition, because the name “convert” which has been discussed elsewhere, is tied in with the SEED of Satan. Satan also gave the knowledge of this to his SEED: “convert (audio or video signals), in particular from analogue to digital. ” All that he passes to mankind, he stole from Mother. So, Mr. Satan the serpent is a big old thief also. But anyway children, I just endeavor to help all of you see how all things are interlaced within the truth of creation. Mother Yahweh is the Great Mathematician, so it’s not that hard a leap to comprehend that numbers are an intricate part of Her mind-set. That’s why She uses numbers to define or reflect on the meaning of other things. So, ” convert (a coded message) into intelligible language.” Computer language is in 1’s and 0’s. 10 = (and I’ll quote an human author that is better at this than I am)
“The number ten is the start of a whole new order of numbers and the culmination of the numbers that come before it. This may seem to be merely a distinction given to ten under our decimal numbering system. However the numbering systems in use in the time that the Bible was written were also based upon the number ten. A look at the number values assigned to the Hebrew and Greek letters in the table shown in the introduction Hebrew and Greek numerics will show that the letters were given values from one to ten, then increasing in tens to 100 then increasing by 100’s and so on. Furthermore numbering by tens is built in to our very anatomy, count up on your fingers and when they are all used, make a mark on a piece of paper and start from your first finger again. Soon you will have a number of marks, each representing ‘two hands’ worth. Thus in ancient times as in modern times ten is the start of a whole new order of numbers and the culmination of the numbers that come before it.
Thus wherever ten is found this completeness of order is also seen. Ten implies completeness of order, nothing lacking and nothing over. It signifies that the cycle is complete and that everything is in its proper order. Thus ten represents the perfection of divine order.”
The knowledgeable Author: Andrew Harris, Oct. 28, 1999.
I also make mention of the number 10, because later on you will see how it also represents another important prophecy just ahead of us.
Genesis 3:17 “The ground is cursed because of you.”
This is a partial quote, but do you know why Mother cursed the ground? It was because Adam was created from the dust of the ground. Not in the Sacred Garden per se, but just outside of it: Genesis 3:23 “So the LORD God sent him away from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken.”
And since mankind were now alienated from Mother, She provided them with the prototype of what would symbolize war between mankind and Mother and Her seed in Heaven.To save a remnant of the offspring on earth, She had to plant Her seeding and let him grow to maturity. That was Michael that became Jesus Christ, and after reanimation to his spiritual body, the Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Did Jesus say he was bringing peace and good tidings to this planet before the wrath? Or did mankind make the wrong assumption about the grown up Christ? You see children, they still depict Christ as the baby of Salvation. But he has grown beyond his baby years and is at his Mother’s right hand, awaiting these earthly kingdoms to be crushed and ground into dust with rebel mankind so that his Millennial Rule can begin with his and Mother’s children
Matthew 10:34 “Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”
He’s right. Don’t make unfounded assumptions. Learn the truth of all matters. To do that, make sure of all things by study of the Word. Then hold fast to what is fine.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 but test all things. Hold on to what is good.” Mother is a tester. You be one also
And Mother Yahweh is in agreement:
Ezekiel 29:8 “Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: I am going to bring a sword against you and wipe out man and animal from you.”
Mother, we pray that Your Will come to pass in the name of Your Loving Son, Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. Amen.
When Mother ousted Adam and Eve from the Sacred Garden and displayed a visible mamre (sword) that was twirling continually, what did that sword represent, aside from being banned and prohibited from reentry to a manicured Paradise? For you see children, the entire earth was a paradise setting. But, the Sacred Garden was well kept and is where Mother’s Presence would appear. Outside, the Paradise was a wild setting, though beautiful. It had briers and thistles that needed to be uprooted and manicured for a setting like the model the Sacred Garden exhibited in appearance.
The sword represented something else as well as it’s primary defense of the Sacred Garden entrance. If it did not, then guess what Mother would have done instead? She would have simply destroyed the Tree of Life. But instead, She was interweaving a meaning into the war that had become part of reality. That sword represents:
“sword >noun 1 a weapon with a long metal blade and a hilt with a handguard, used for thrusting or striking. 2 (the sword) literary military power; violence.
-PHRASES beat (or turn) swords into plowshares devote resources to peaceful rather than warlike ends. [with biblical allusion to the books of Isaiah (chapter 2) and Micah (chapter 4).] he who lives by the sword dies by the sword proverb those who commit violent acts must expect to suffer violence themselves. put to the sword kill, especially in war.
-ORIGIN Old English.”
So it also represented Mother’s military power. But how could that be? How could our Mother be a warrior if this was the first conflict in creation? And why would She have a military in existence if there was no conflict beforehand?
warrior >noun (especially in former times) a brave or experienced soldier or fighter.
-ORIGIN Old French werreior, guerreior, from guerre ‘war’.
So, we see from the definition that Mother was already a brave and experienced soldier and fighter for Her Throne of Authority. This is why She noted in the Word:
Exodus 15:3 “The LORD is a warrior; Yahweh is His name.”
So if Mother is a warrior, then it stands to reason that Her angels are deputies to Her Throne and would also be armed. And if they are armed, then they would wear their swords to enforce Her laws.
Numbers 22:23 “When the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD standing on the path with a drawn sword in His hand, she turned off the path and went into the field. So Balaam hit her to return her to the path.”
Please note that it was noted the angel had drawn his sword, which means he was wearing it. This in itself constitutes that holy angels are deputies, though some are not warriors. To be a warrior, you must be designated to for that purpose. But why have warriors in the first place?
Because since the dawn of creation – not the creation of mankind – but that of all lifeforms that were create out in the expanse, including earth’s pre-human history, there has been need of a warrior class of deputies. The things over here, they exist over there in the spirit realm. You have police officers and deputy sheriffs over here, but they are not warrior class law enforcers. However children, what are soldiers, marines, navy, and other branches of armed forces? They are warrior class individuals that serve to protect the throne of authority each of them pledge and take a solemn oath to preserve. It is no different in the spirit realm. What is here is also over there.
So with the sword placed on view and twirling at the entrance of the Sacred Garden, Mother made it plain that a state of war now existed between mankind and Her family that had become deemed holy. This term “holy” had to be instituted, because at no other time in the history of creation had Her spirit family had a division. The strife had always come from the visible creations in the past. But, Satan, and later those other angels that would fall, they are still angels, so Mother made a decision to call Her angels “Holy.” This was the distinction that set them apart in name. But that was not enough. They had also become reversed or negative in their direction to Her Throne of Authority, so She also altered their energy twirl to reflect that of a negative counter-clockwise spin. Unlike the twirling sword that twirled clockwise, they would move the other direction. The movement coupled with the electrical poles they possess would then be opposite one another. True opposites. They could be truthfully referred to as someone else children. Now the fallen angels had become like the Nephilim. They were an oddity in creation. They did not think appropriately or move in a direction that would ever permit them to be reinstated to Mother’s holy family without Her intervention. A precedent had been set that would be followed throughout this war.
But with all spoken above children, the sword was a visible sign that a state of war exists between the Holy side and Satan’s side. That state of war still exists, and it encompasses mankind. This is why Mother does not aid or abet Satan’s side n this war. To do so would be to become a traitor to Her own Throne and Her children. And in a war, what do you do? You attack and inflict injury and death on your enemies. This is why Mother causes tribulation and brings disaster to those on this planet. She is at war with mankind every bit as much as She is at war with Satan and his spiritual brood of children. She does not Promise to save all of mankind. There is only a remnant salvageable. The rest are slated to be destroyed. But if Mother was to show mercy to the rest of rebel mankind that do not seek Her in truth, She would be a traitor to all of us. We are in the trenches in the middle of this war zone, and She is our air and sea support, with invisible experience warrior troops backing our every move . So when you pray, don’t pray for peace on earth. Instead, pray that Her Will be done. Because peace is not on the agenda until the final push and invasion takes place that will crush all of these present day kingdoms and destroy all of these rebels left on this planet . Praying for present day peace could mark any of you as traitors to Her throne. Just words of advice.
I just want to touch on this. The term demon.
“demon >noun 1 an evil spirit or devil. 2 often humorous an evil or destructive person or thing. 3 [before another noun] forceful or skilful: a demon cook.
-ORIGIN Greek daimMn ‘deity, spirit’.”
That’s the definition given them, and there is devils, serpents, etc. But why call them that when She had already made a distinction by leaving off “Holy” in their description? Well, the term actually means “Resister/” So they are termed resisters of Her throne as well. But, it is also for another reason. In a war, you have physical tactical fighting, and you play mind games with the enemy as well. In Afghanistan, the Joint Alliance of forces there are trying to turn the commoners against the Taliban and Bin Laden’s brood. They do it with psych warfare:
psych >verb 1 (psych up) informal mentally prepare (someone) for a testing task or occasion. 2 (psych out) intimidate (an opponent or rival) by appearing very confident or aggressive.
So, Mother infused the term “demon” within the Word to terrify people of Satan and his angels. She jaded them by making them appear to be opponents of mankind, and worked to make them appear as evil as possible. This instills fear in the masses against their benefactor. To make certain Satan and his demons could not easily reveal the tactic, Mother hindered them by stripping away powers that they could and would use to try and explain things to mankind. Satan has finally been able to contact powers in the USA government, but not until this end time. Mother’s Plan was to create an image of Satan that would hinder his ability to nurture his children. She also stripped them of powers so they could not bring a lasting peace to earth, because the peace would be one of bondage, and would not be serving Her throne. Satan would quite simply force people to not commit crimes or he would kill them. If nations started wars with one another, he would deal harshly with an entire nation that started the conflict. The truth is, Satan wants peace and harmony, but Mother will not permit it under his rule. When She displayed that twirling sword long ago, it was a sign there would be no peace outside Her Throne of Authority. This is why children are permitted to be molested and murdered on this visible plane, and that rape and murders are not interfered with. It is punishment being meted out against a world that turned against Her. Unfortunately, sometimes Her own children become victims of this policy, but they are reanimated on the other side, nurtured and given the opportunity to join the war effort.
Spiritual War News
The Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness
July 9, 2010
Joe: Let me tell you children something. When you see pics like this one, especially, pay attention to what is cast looking at what you are looking at. Remember, spirits cast signs in vegetation and other material objects as a record of an event. Nice catch by you Deborah. Very revealing.
Seraiah’s helping me with this pic – I’ll post a crop.
Lifting the Veil
Learning How to See and Decipher Spiritual Photos
The Shroud of Turin
Seraiah: Isaiah 25:7 “On this mountain [He] will destroy the [burial] shroud, the shroud over all the peoples, the sheet covering all the nations;”
The History Channel aired “Was this the face of Jesus?” I had the pleasure of Michael’s company when I viewed the show; Michael told me that his correct likeness being decoded is another sign of the end times for people to ponder about; since the Shroud can neither be proven nor disproven considering whether or not it depicts Michael as the Christ, it is like all other things of Yahweh – it rests on common sense and faith – and a little decoding of the pics
Michael also clued me in on this: He normally wore short hair, because it was considered neat by Father that Her priest be presentable in a certain way. Christ was of the highest priesthood:
Ezekiel 44:20 “They may not shave their heads or let their hair grow long, but must carefully trim their hair.”
What occurred, was that Mary Magdalene used to trim his hair and beard, but because of the many things occurring prior to his arrest, the trimming had not taken place; at that point in time Jesus’ hair had grown longer and then when he was taken into custody he did not have the convenience of having his body looked after by those that normally nurtured his physical needs; this is the reason his hair was the length it was at the time he was shrouded; Mary did not cut it at his burial because at that time they were only able to watch as he was entombed; later, she had every intention of making his deceased body presentable, but the opportunity did not arise because among other things the stone rolled into place was huge, so they decided to wait and later do the anointing of his body; however, that would never take place by them; that was to be reserved for and by Christ’s Mother of creation with a new perfected body like he previously had at his start in creation. In other words, his former spirit body was restored with added features
Mark 15:42-47 “The Burial of Jesus
When it was already evening, because it was preparation day (that is, the day before the Sabbath), Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Sanhedrin who was himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, came and boldly went in to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate was surprised that He was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him whether He had already died. When he found out from the centurion, he gave the corpse to Joseph. After he bought some fine linen, he took Him down and wrapped Him in the linen. Then he placed Him in a tomb cut out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb. Now Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Jesus were watching where He was placed. “
Mark 16:1-8 “Resurrection Morning
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so they could go and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they went to the tomb at sunrise. 3 They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone from the entrance to the tomb for us?” Looking up, they observed that the stone—which was very large—had been rolled away. When they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he told them. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has been resurrected! He is not here! See the place where they put Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there just as He told you.’ “So they went out and started running from the tomb, because trembling and astonishment overwhelmed them. And they said nothing to anyone, since they were afraid.”
Also, don’t forget that Michael changed his appearance after appearing as he had looked before his execution to none other than Mary Magdalene when he would later materialize again but with a different appearance in looks; the body he offered up was taken to Heaven by Holy Angels to be presented to Yahweh, and from there Yahweh encapsuled the body at Her throne as a reminder of the Sacrificial death that Christ Jesus had committed to for Her Great Name’s sake and for deliverance from sin to the offspring of mankind; in essence, it represented tangible payment for all that he redeems from sin and is never out of Father’s sight.
Mark 16:9-13 “Appearances of the Risen Lord Early on the first day of the week, after He had risen, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had driven seven demons. She went and reported to those who had been with Him, as they were mourning and weeping. Yet, when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe it. Then after this, He appeared in a different form to two of them walking on their way into the country. And they went and reported it to the rest, who did not believe them either.”
You should see how he appears to me. He is nothing less than Michael split off from his Christ half
Now that we have that out of the way, I’ll point out some things the investigators of the Shroud are missing as to its authenticity:
First, the pic of the Shroud:
This is one of the pics off the History Channel. Study these, and discount the fingers of the investigator:
In the above, note the evil face to the right.
That is the face of Christ Jesus; it’s amazing, but all is eventually brought to the light. Note the “3” on his forehead.
Next, I’ll show you what SKETCH reveals of this same pic; it is what we’ve been revealing to all of you about the split in Christ Jesus’ energy; one for Salvation, and one for the wrath.
About the coming energy split that eventually occurred.
This also reveals the coming of the Lions of Zion; see if you can see them and decipher the pic further.
Johanna: Wow…. I can actually see all the layers you removed. His eyes look open in this picture where the one you started off with above your post they are closed. I noticed the 3 right off. More proof that he is in Unity with Father and was sent by Father. This is all really amazing. I will have to keep studying these pictures and see what else I can see.
Regina: Deborah and I watched it too – I did notice the 3 while watching it also. I also thought that perhaps the CG artist could very well have been urged/inspired by Father to do this work and use his talents to bring glory to our Savior and Father. For me, it still causes emotion to bubble up to the surface each time I view his face… it still does, just viewing these pictures. I’m at work at the moment, but I will study them further. Question though… when they were questioning how the image was created I guessed it was via radiation (knowing that radiation is part of the makeup of the spiritual body) and then they theorized the same. Is this correct?
Seraiah: (Responding to Johanna) Yes, on the reverse it is very evident that the process to reanimate him had begun; however, his spiritual body separated from the human vessel as he regained consciousness of reality. Good observation youngin’.
(Responding to Regina) Right Boopie. It was intense radiation by Yahweh. The severed and seared effect was all performed in one swift motion. “I guessed it was via radiation (knowing that radiation is part of the makeup of the spiritual body) and then they theorized the same. Is this correct?” You guessed right Sasa.
Elisha: WOW This is really cool info. I’m going to study it more later. I was wondering the other day about what Jesus REALLY looked like. There are alot of “artist renditions” and I was hoping someday to know for real. Thank you for sharing the shroud information and picture of our Savior.
Seraiah: Earlier tonight, Michael and I were talking about divining rods; I told him I knew they were used to locate underground water, sewer pipes,and that they had also been used in the Nam; he told me that all divining works off of your spirit energy; think of what you are seeking and your energy couples with whatever divining tool you are using and hones in on it if it is in the area you are searching.
Signs From Above
“He rescues and delivers, He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth, for He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” Daniel 6:27
Signs Down Below
But know this: difficult times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to the form of religion but denying its power. 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Signs in Humanity
The mission of Arks of Safe Haven is to connect via an extensive network and online message board forum, those individuals and families who have been affected by recent economic downfalls and are in need with those individuals who are ready, willing and capable of providing assistance to those in need with employment, shelter, work, food, clothing and other necessities.
Coupled with our primary mission of delivering the Kingdom Message of Salvation, the assistance of Arks of Safe Haven is available to all who are in need. Our purposeful intention is to follow in the footsteps of Christ as our example, by providing hope to the hopeless and answering the prayers of those who have been forced to live outside of society.
How You Can Help?
In order to provide for those whose outcry of prayers have reached our heavenly Father’s ears, Arks of Safe Haven is seeking out those who are able to provide shelter, whether it be an extra bedroom, empty rental property or a work for room and board agreement. Additionally, we also act as a liaison in connecting those with tangible items to donate to those in need like Food, Water, Clothing, & Other Personal Items. We pray that your heart is motivated to make a contribution, no matter how small. Visit http://www.arksofsafehaven.org and view the many posts from those in need to see if you’re able to help with advice, prayers or goods & services.
Signs in Natural Disasters
“You are going to hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, because these things must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.” Matthew 24:6-7
5.0 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
5.0 NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
5.4 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
6.4 KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
5.4 MACQUARIE ISLAND REGION
5.1 IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
5.0 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
5.0 EASTERN SICHUAN, CHINA
5.2 XIZANG-NEPAL BORDER REGION
5.0 PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
5.1 CENTRAL PERU
5.0 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
5.0 SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
5.0 KAMCHATKA PENINSULA, RUSSIA
5.0 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
5.0 SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND
5.1 CATANDUANES, PHILIPPINES
5.8 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
5.9 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
5.7 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
6.9 GULF OF CALIFORNIA
5.2 SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS
5.4 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
5.0 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
5.8 OFF COAST OF O’HIGGINS, CHILE
5.1 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.
ARKANSAS – 55 quakes this week. A 3.0 earthquake struck near Greenbrier (Faulkner County) Friday afternoon just hours after two tremors rumbled around Guy in the morning. The first of those quakes was initially measured at 4.4 but but has been downgraded to 3.8. The second came in at 2.4 on the Richter Scale. This makes 55 earthquakes in the area in the last week. Most of them have been centered closest to Guy. These are the latest tremors in what’s being called an earthquake swarm to hit Faulkner County. Thursday, a 3.4 quake hit the Guy area, followed soon after by another that registered 1.9.
HAITI – Scientists have found that the massive Jan. 12 earthquake’s energy spread in an UNUSUAL way. It turns out that the topography of the Earth’s surface is just as important as the ground underneath in determining how an earthquake spreads. Two other recent studies found that the Haiti quake was the result of a rupture along a previously unknown fault and that it generated several small tsunamis. When the magnitude-7.0 earthquake rocked the country, more than 200,000 people died, 1.5 million were left homeless, and the damage totaled between $9 billion and $14 billion. The extent of the damage was not surprising, considering the quake struck Port-au-Prince, which is filled with poorly constructed buildings and sits atop a kind of rock that allows the shaking to spread easily. But one seemingly stable area, along a foothill ridge, suffered a surprising amount of damage.
Ground motions during the Haiti earthquake were significantly amplified along this mountain ridge, causing substantial structural damage. Felled along with the Hotel Montana were two United Nations buildings, the Hotel Christophe, the French ambassador’s home and a number of substantial private homes. “It was a surprise. It’s a ridge in an affluent part of the city, and it really got hammered.” Topography – the shape of the Earth’s surface – is not generally considered when geologists study an area’s vulnerability to earthquakes. Geologists typically focus on the kinds of rocks underground. As expected, structures built on soft sediments experienced enhanced shaking. However, the strongest ground motions occurred on the mountainous ridge. “We suggest that microzonation maps can potentially be significantly improved by incorporation of topographic effects.” Microzonation maps subdivide earthquake-prone areas into smaller zones of risk based on particular factors, such as landslide susceptibility and ground shaking. Pinning down how topography amplifies an earthquake’s energy – be it by steepness or width of a ridge, for example – will take longer, but the initial findings could help guide the rebuilding effort. “When you rebuild, you’re going to have to take these places into account.”
ARKANSAS – Faulkner County was hit by another 16 earthquakes over the past four days. Six of the quakes were recorded Friday, which began with a 3.8 magnitude earthquake at 5:20 a.m. two miles south of Guy. The second, a 2.4-magnitude quake, was felt at 7:19 a.m. three miles south of Guy. A 3.0-magnitude registered at 1:40 p.m., followed by a 2.0 at 4:02 p.m. Both were recorded two miles south of Guy. A 1.8-magnitude quake shook at 5:18 p.m. three miles south of Guy, while an earthquake with a 2.3-magnitude hit at 7:53 p.m. two miles south-southeast of Guy.
Saturday saw three morning quakes beginning with a 1.6-magnitude at 2:04 a.m. one mile southeast of Guy. A 3.5-magnitude rattler was recorded at 4:43 a.m. three miles south of Guy and a 1.6-magnitude quake registered at 9:29 a.m. one mile east of Guy.
On Sunday, an earthquake with a 1.4 magnitude occurred at 1:40 a.m. three miles south of Guy, followed by a 1.8-magnitdue at 1:41 a.m. A 2.2 shaker hit at 10:14 p.m. three miles south of Guy.
Monday got off to a rocky start with three earthquakes by 9:30 a.m. The first, a 2.4-magnitude, was recorded at 6:26 a.m. three miles south of Guy. A 2.3-magnitude registered at 8:36 a.m. two miles east of Guy, while a 2.6-magnitude quake hit at 9:29 a.m. two miles east-southeast of Guy. A fourth earthquake, a 2.1-magnitude, occurred at 1:25 p.m. two miles southeast Guy.
The recent rise in the number of earthquakes in Faulkner County has caught the attention of many. More scientists will be coming to the area to study the recent quakes.
NEW ZEALAND – The New Zealand city of Christchurch has been shaken by a strong earthquake just six weeks after a more powerful tremor caused extensive damage. The 5.0-magnitude tremor cut power and telephone services, and some residents fled into the streets. The earthquake hit at about 1130 local time (2230 GMT on Monday). Christchurch, on South Island, is still recovering from the damage caused by a 7.1-magnitude quake on 4 September, although nobody was killed.
The quake on Tuesday struck around 10km (six miles) south-west of the city and its epicentre was 9km (five miles) below the ground. The city has been shaken by many aftershocks since last month’s earthquake destroyed buildings and roads. Some of Christchurch’s most historic buildings were damaged beyond repair on 4 September.
ARKANSAS – Six earthquakes recorded in five hours. Six earthquakes were recorded in Faulkner County late Monday and early Tuesday. The first, which followed four other quakes on Monday, was a 2.5 magnitude and occurred at 10:59 p.m. two miles east-southeast of Guy. A second, with a 2.1 magnitude, registered at 11:05 p.m. one mile southeast of Guy.
A 2.3 magnitude quake hit at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday two miles south of Guy, followed by a 2.4 magnitude rocker at 1:52 a.m. in the same location. At 1:58 a.m., a 2.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded one mile southeast of Guy. A 2.6 magnitude shaker occurred at 3:55 a.m. two miles east-southeast of Guy. The recent rise in the number of earthquakes in Faulkner County has caught the attention of many.
A powerful magnitude 6.9 quake struck off Mexico’s Baja California on Thursday. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.6, was centered in the Gulf of California, 65 miles (105 km) south of Los Mochis in the state of Sinaloa on the mainland. It was very shallow, just 6.2 miles (10 km) below the seabed. The quake had not triggered a tsunami but could cause local waves.
The Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Reunion Island in the western Indian Ocean is erupting again. The volcano erupted Thursday evening after several days of increased seismic activity. The eruption is contained to one of the volcano’s calderas, and the lava flow is stable, but public access to the volcano will be restricted. The volcano is about 30 miles southeast of the island’s capital, Saint Denis. No one was reported to be in danger. T he last eruption happened over 10 days in January. More than 150 eruptions of the volcano have recorded since the 17th century. Reunion, a department of France, is home to about 784,000 people and lies more than 400 miles east of Madagascar.
RUSSIA – Eruption of Russia’s Klyuchevskaya sopka volcano in Kamchatka has sent ashes and gas to the area of 418 kilometers. The local seismologists have issued a code orange alert for the volcano. An ash cloud has been reported 247 kilometers off the volcano. Spews of gas, fumes and volcanic tuff have been registered in the volcano over the past 24 hours. Residents of the settlement of Kozyrevsk said they saw a flow of lava coming down the Klyuchevskoi’s southeastern slope. Airglow has been reported over the Klyuchevskoi crater, which testifies to the presence of scorching lava. There is no danger to the nearby settlements. Klyuchevskoi’s first recorded eruption occurred in 1697, and it has been almost continuously active ever since, as have many of its neighbouring volcanoes. The volcano erupts once in five to six years. Beginning in August 2009, the Klyuchevskoi volcano began another eruption cycle.
COLUMBIA – A mud volcano erupted in the town of San Jose de las Platas, in the municipio of Arboletes, in the north-western Colombian region of Uraba on Monday. “Just after 8:30 in the evening, we saw a high flame that lit the sky. When we went to check, we realized that there was an eruption of mud.” Two injured people have been treated at the health centre, while 15 others suffered from scratches and minor injuries while fleeing the explosion. The region saw another mud eruption three years ago, “but what worries us is that this eruption took place in the vicinity of 30 houses and we do not know what could have happened to those people.”
TROPICAL STORMS –
Much of Cuba’s capital remained without power early Friday following a direct hit from Tropical Storm Paula, as cleanup crews carried away fallen trees and swept up chunks of concrete torn from the city’s famed seawall. The once-Category 2 hurricane was downgraded to a tropical depression in the morning, with maximum sustained winds dropping to 25 mph (35 kph). State-run media carried no reports of major damage or injuries, and the island breathed a collective sigh of relief that the storm was not worse — and certainly nothing like the trio of powerful hurricanes that hit in 2008. “In my home, the winds were tremendous … but nothing at all bad happened. We were expecting more.”
Paula was expected to deliver an additional 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) of rain over central Cuba and the central Bahamas for the next day and a half, and up to an inch over parts of the Florida Keys. By the time the storm has left Cuba it will have dumped up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain in some areas of the island, and possible flash floods and mudslides were still a threat. Paula dealt Havana a direct blow Thursday. Heavy rain poured down as dusk fell, and the sea, which had been as flat as a plate, quickly turned violent and frothy. In most of the city, gas and power was knocked out — or switched off, a normal precaution when winds are high. Waves crashed against the famed Malecon, or seawall, and some streets were inundated with a foot or two of water. The 2008 storms did an estimated $10 billion in damage — or a quarter of Cuba’s total GDP — a terrible blow for a country already reeling from the global economic downturn, a drop in tourism and low prices for nickel and other raw materials. Paula brushed by Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula before arriving in Cuba, causing the only fatality associated with the storm so far.
MEGI has the makings of a “supertyphoon”. Megi barreled toward the Philippines Friday night, with officials comparing its fury with those of Tropical Storm “Ondoy” and Typhoon “Basyang.” It is the 10th weather disturbance to enter the country this year. Meg will be renamed “Juan” once it enters the country. It is expected to intensify as it nears land and “may attain a maximum wind (strength) of over 150 kilometers per hour before landfall.” It is predicted to make landfall Monday afternoon in the Cagayan and Isabela area, although its effects will be felt by this afternoon.
Northern Luzon will bear Megi’s brunt, based on Pagasa models, while Metro Manila might be spared of the typhoon’s wrath. “If there is no change in the typhoon movement, NCR (National Capital Region) will not be directly hit…Considering that it has reached typhoon intensity before it enters PAR, it will intensify before landfall, maybe even stronger than 150 kph…If it is greater than 200 kph, it can be considered a supertyphoon.”
Ondoy packed maximum center winds of 105 kph when it swept across Metro Manila and Luzon in September 2009, causing the worst floods in the metropolis in four decades and killing 464 people. The deadliest typhoon to hit the country in recent years, Ondoy dumped 455 millimeters of rain in the Pagasa monitoring site in Quezon City in 24 hours on Sept. 26. Basyang, with sustained winds of 120 kph, pounded Luzon in July this year, killing more than 100 people.
Megi was packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center, with gustiness of up to 150 kph. It has a diameter of 300 km. Megi (or Juan) was expected to exit through Ilocos Sur. The strength of the new typhoon’s winds were comparable to that of Basyang, based on Friday’s satellite data. Officials have warned people not to travel in northern Luzon, especially in landslide-prone areas, starting this morning. The waters in eastern Luzon will become rough and dangerous to all kinds of vessels by then. Disaster councils of various coastal towns met on Friday to assess their evacuation plans and prepare quick reaction teams. Megi is the first major weather disturbance to confront the new Pagasa leadership since the President sacked the Pagasa administrator in August for being supposedly “way off the mark” in Pagasa’s forecast of the path of Basyang.
China is all geared up to battle the strongest tropical storm this year as ‘Megi’ intensified into a super typhoon today. Typhoon Megi is heading for Northern Luzon at a speed of 20 kilometres per hour after it turned into a super typhoon early today. It is expected to enter the South China Sea on Monday. The super typhoon could cause wild winds and huge waves in the South China Sea in the next three days. The NMC issued an orange alert, the second-highest-level alert, for strong winds at 10 am local time, warning vessels to take shelter in ports and urging local authorities to prepare for emergency. China suffered heavily this year due to floods and heavy rains in which over 2500 people were killed and several hundreds went missing.
Typhoon Megi – Thousands of people in the Philippines have fled their homes as Super-Typhoon Megi has begun to lash the north with heavy rains and strong winds. Emergency services are on high alert and schools have been closed in many areas as Megi bring winds of up to more than 280km/h (175mph). It is the strongest storm the Philippines has faced in four years.
The northern provinces of Cagayan and Isabela are on the highest storm alert. Officials have warned that the heavy rain and high winds could damage buildings, power supplies and agriculture. Government forecasters say waves off the east coast could be greater than 14m (46ft). Trucks, rescue boats and food packs have been pre-positioned near vulnerable areas. “This is like preparing for war. We know the past lessons and we’re aiming for zero casualties.” Farmers were being urged to harvest as many of their crops as possible before the typhoon hit. The area in the storm’s path is one of the country’s main rice-growing regions. Megi is expected to weaken to typhoon intensity as it crosses the Cordillera mountain range. However, it will then re-emerge into the South China Sea and re-intensify as it heads for southern China.
Super typhoon lashes Philippines, kills at least 3 – THE STRONGEST CYCLONE IN YEARS to crash into the Philippines killed at least three people Monday, leaving a wasteland of fallen trees and power poles and sending thousands scampering to safety in near-zero visibility. Super Typhoon Megi, blowing across the northern Philippines, was forecast next to head toward China and Vietnam, where recent floods unrelated the storm have caused 30 deaths. On Monday, strong currents on Vietnam’s flooded main highway swept away a bus and 20 of its passengers. In China, authorities evacuated 140,000 people from a coastal province ahead of the typhoon. Megi packed sustained winds of 140 miles (225 kilometers) per hour and gusts of 162 mph (260 kph) as it made landfall midday Monday. Its ferocious wind slightly weakened while crossing the mountains of the Philippines’ main northern island of Luzon. As it crashed ashore, the typhoon whipped up huge waves. There was near-zero visibility and radio reports said the wind was so powerful that people could not take more than a step at a time. Ships and fishing vessels were told to stay in ports, and several domestic and international flights were canceled.
The entire Isabela province lost power along with 16 of Cagayan’s 28 towns as the typhoon blew by. The wind was fierce but blew high from the ground, sparing many ricefields ready for harvesting. Initial casualties were low compared to past storm disasters. Megi was the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines in four years.
In Vietnam, officials say up to 31.5 inches (800 millimeters) of rain have pounded areas in just a few days, forcing 126,000 people to flee their homes. Earlier flooding this month left more than 80 people dead or missing. Megi could add to the misery. “People are exhausted. Many people have not even returned to their flooded homes from previous flooding, while many others who returned home several days ago were forced to be evacuated again.”
Megi was expected to enter the South China Sea today, threatening southeastern coastal provinces. The Meteorological Center issued its second-highest alert for potential “wild winds and huge waves,” warning vessels to take shelter and urging authorities to brace for emergencies. Nearly 140,000 people fled homes in the southern island province of Hainan, where heavy rains left thousands homeless over the weekend.
Thailand also reported flooding that killed at least four people, submerged thousands of homes and vehicles and halted train service. It also prompted the evacuation of nearly 100 elephants from a popular tourist attraction north of the capital.
Rescuers were struggling to reach isolated areas, particularly in the heavily hit coastal communities of Isabela province that bore the brunt of the typhoon. “The waves in Maconacon were as big as houses and swamped the town plaza facing the Pacific Ocean.” Nearly 100,000 hectares of rice and corn crops have been destroyed across Isabela, one of the Philippines’ key farming regions. Megi exited the Philippines’ western coast at midnight yesterday (3am AEDT today) and was heading towards Hong Kong and China with wind gusts of up to 195km/h.
BANGLADESH – Thousands of people affected by cyclone ‘Aila’ in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira have been forced to migrate to upper cities after the cyclone last year made them both homeless and workless. Their lives are now under severe threat and they face uncertainity. Houses of the victims were sunk by the terrible Aila and water surge last year, and remain at the same situation until now. Even their income sources were destroyed, forcing them to leave their homes to survive. Their major income sources are: making ‘Gher’ shrimp cultivation, catching fishes from the rivers and collecting wood and honey from the mangrove forest Sundarban. After Aila hit the area, country’s southern belt, all shrimps went away to rivers from ‘Gher’. Just after the cyclone, the poor, who lived through catching and selling fishes, earned some money as the rivers at that time were full of shrimps which came out from Gher.
“It is very painful when we leave my home. But we were bound to do so, as our houses are remain sunk into water.. We have no income source to survive there. Nearly half of the victims left the area.” The people now cannot collect honey and wood from Sundarban as tigers there became somewhat aggressive after Aila. Tigers have already eaten some men.
The people used to get relief from different NGOs and the government. But, now they haven’t gotten it for about six months, making their livelihood so miserable. The victims are yet to get the government grant of Tk 20 thousand per affected family due reportedly to the complexity of a ‘faulty list’ of victims, though the Prime Minister assured them he would give the money for house construction by July 31.
Last week, a rather disorganized tropical storm was determined by aircraft reconnaissance to possess hurricane-force winds at lower levels of the atmosphere, and Hurricane Paula was born. The storm, located off the western coast of Cuba, was very small for a hurricane, with an eye only eight miles in diameter, and it quickly weakened. The National Hurricane Center remarked that without modern technology, this would not have been labeled a hurricane.
Typhoon Juan (international name: “Megi”) has maintained its strength and is currently almost stationary over the South China Sea. Juan was seen 350 kilometers West Southwest of Laoag City, still packing maximum sustained winds of up to 175 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 210 kph.
“Forecast to remain almost stationary for the next 12 hours then move North Northeast at 7 kph.” A high pressure area over mainland China was slowing down the movement of Juan but there was no possibility of the typhoon returning to the country. Another scientist said, “There’s always this kind of possibility and this is the reason why every hour on the hour we are watching the typhoon.” Juan was expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility anytime between noon or afternoon of Wednesday.
No existing low pressure area or potential tropical cyclones have been monitored within or outside the immediate vicinity of the Philippines’ area of responsibility. However, at least six more tropical cyclones are expected to hit the country for the rest of the year. Still under storm Signal No. 1 are the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan and Zambales where rains gusty winds will still be experienced. Public storm warnings elsewhere have been lowered. An existing intertropical convergence zone is likewise, still affecting parts of the country. “Residents living in low-lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Residents along the coastal areas of Western Luzon are alerted of possible storm surges.” By Thursday morning, Juan is forecast to be 320 kilometers west of Laoag City and by Friday morning, the typhoon is expected to be 400 kilometers west northwest of Laoag City.
In the Atlantic a new tropical depression is possible soon. The large cluster of showers and thunderstorms off the coast of Honduras has strengthened over the past few hours, to just shy of tropical depression strength. The National Hurricane Center put out a special outlook at 4:40 saying that any further strengthening of the system would likely put it in tropical depression category, meaning it has a defined, closed circulation. The chances for such development are high now, at 70 percent, according to the outlook, which is based on a recent surveillance flight over the budding system. If the system develops a closed circulation and starts to produce sustained winds of 39 mph or more, it will become Tropical Storm Richard, the 17th named storm of the year.
While it is unclear where the storm will go, it poses its most immediate threat to countries bordering the northwest Caribbean Sea. The storm system is moving northward at about 5 to 10 mph.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA warned to batten down for severe cyclone season. Higher than normal risk of a coastal impact before Christmas, about 6 or 7 cyclones in waters off the northwest coast (average number is 5) and significant risk of at least one severe tropical cyclone. Authorities are warning West Australians to BRACE FOR THE WORST CYCLONE SEASON IN YEARS, with a higher number predicted to cross the coast earlier than usual.
The stark warning follows last year’s “quiet season”, which produced three cyclones, including Laurence – a category five storm that devastated parts of the Pilbara. The forecast from the WA Bureau of Meteorology is for up to seven cyclones this season, four more than last year and two above average. At least one of these is predicted to hit the coast before Christmas and two are forecast to be severe. La Nina conditions, where lower sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean create a see-saw of pressure that triggers dramatic thunderstorm and cyclone activity, are why forecasters are so worried. “Sea surface temperatures off the northwest coast are warmer than usual and climate modelling suggests that the current La Niña event will persist into the cyclone season. “This increases the chance of an early season cyclone and also boosts the number of cyclones we are likely to see over the whole season.” Coastal communities between Broome and Exmouth face the highest cyclone risk of anywhere in Australia. The season starts on November 1.
Super-Typhoon Megi was packing winds that may have reached 200 miles per hour before it struck the Philippines Monday morning, not only the strongest hurricane of the busy 2010 season, but ONE OF THE STRONGEST TROPICAL CYCLONES ON RECORD. It is a big, intense monster of a storm, packing sustained winds as it hit Luzon of at least 165 mph and pressure in its eye as low as 914 millibars. “Megi is the strongest Category 5 tropical cyclone to make landfall in the world since Aug. 21 2007, when Hurricane Dean hit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with sustained winds of 175 mph and central pressure of 905 mb.” A U.S. Hurricane Hunter team, in the western Pacific as part of an ongoing field research into tropical cyclones, flew into the eye of Megi and registered pressure of just 890 mb, which would rank the storm as the 16th strongest in recorded history.
Tropical Depression 19 emerged in the Caribbean on Wednesday night and appears to be of little concern to Florida. Under the initial forecast, the system would aim west toward Mexico’s Yucatan, growing into Tropical Storm Richard along the way. If it survives crossing the Yucatan, the long-range forecast, subject to large error, calls for it to aim northwest toward the Gulf of Mexico. At 11 p.m., TD-19 was 125 miles south of Grand Cayman, crawling east at 2 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph.
Tropical Storm Richard – Because of weak steering currents, the National Hurricane Center said there’s not a lot of confidence in the latest Richard forecast. For now, the system is predicted to intensify into a hurricane by Saturday, cross over Mexico’s Yucatan and emerge in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday as a tropical storm. If that holds, any of the Gulf states could be threatened. Some models point the system toward the west coast of Florida. Thursday at 11 p.m., Richard was 240 miles south of Grand Cayman. It was drifting southeast at 2 mph with sustained winds of 40 mph. It threatens to produce up to 8 inches of rain in Jamaica
Tropical Cyclone Giri strengthened into a Category 1 Storm over the northeast Indian Ocean as it approached the west coast of Myanmar. Giri’s winds strengthened to 130 kilometers (81 miles) per hour from 65 kph. A Category 1 Storm is the lowest on the five-step Saffir Simpson scale and capable of “very dangerous winds.” Giri was expected to increase in strength and hit the coast near Sittwe late Thursday. It may make landfall with winds of 148 kph. It’s the fourth storm of the season in the Bay of Bengal.
Typhoon Megi weakens on path to China, sideswipes Taiwan. The strong typhoon initially feared to be among the worst in 50 years showed signs of weakening on a course to the southern coast of China after forcing the closure of Taiwan’s biggest seaport and stranding hundreds of people on the island. Typhoon Megi was set to hit China’s Fujian province as a category 1 typhoon, down from a 3 on a 1-5 severity scale, by Saturday and then fade to a tropical storm. It would miss world financial center Hong Kong and the industry-rich Pearl River Delta. The same typhoon killed 26 people in the Philippines and caused 314,577 metric tonnes in losses to the rice crop.
On its path to China with wind gusts of up to 198 kph (123 mph), Megi whipped up heavy waves that closed Taiwan’s major seaport in Kaohsiung on Friday. More than 1,200 mm of rainfall from the storm caused a highway to collapse in eastern Taiwan, stranding 400 travelers with 23 missing. A string of ports and oil terminals in southern China had closed operations on Thursday as marine authorities said the typhoon could generate a huge and destructive “50-year storm surge” along the China coastline. Typhoons regularly hit China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Japan in the second half of the year, gathering strength from the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean or South China Sea before weakening over land.
A potential cyclone that may become as powerful as super typhoon “Juan” may enter Philippine territory this weekend. The potential cyclone is presently still a low-pressure area (LPA) just outside the Philippine area of responsibility. “For now our models show the LPA may become as powerful as ‘Juan’ and may even take a similar path.” It is possible the LPA may become a cyclone before it enters Philippine territory Saturday. Once the cyclone is inside the Philippine territory, it will be codenamed “Katring.”
Meanwhile, at least six areas in Northern Luzon remained under Storm Signal No. 1 as typhoon “Juan” remained virtually stationary Wednesday afternoon. “Juan” packed maximum winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph. By Thursday afternoon, it was expected to be 320 km west-northwest of Laoag City or 430 km west-southwest of Batanes.On Friday afternoon, it is forecast to be 370 km west of Batanes. Still under Signal No. 1 are Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan, and Zambales. PAGASA reminded residents living in low-lying and mountainous areas under Signal 1 against possible flashfloods and landslides.
HEAVY RAINS / FLOODING / LANDSLIDES / UNUSUAL & OUT-OF-SEASON WEATHER –
AUSTRALIA – Wild weather has caused havoc for thousands across Australia’s eastern states, with floods forcing residents to flee and severe wind damage leaving swathes of homes without power.
The hammering inflicted on parts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria was in contrast to the picturesque scenes delivered to the nation’s capital, where snowflakes momentarily drifted from the skies.
The snow didn’t lie for long amid the deep and muddy puddles left after days of solid rain. Reports of snow also emerged from central NSW and at Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges, Kinglake and Ballarat as the state shivered through its COLDEST OCTOBER LOW SINCE 1995. Overnight temperatures dropped to 4.7C (41F). Much of the state experienced a cold, wet and windy start to the weekend with widespread warnings of possible flooding and even the news that the rain has slowed down the pending locust invasion. In NSW, the downpour resulted in a natural disaster declaration for parts of the state’s south, where hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes and major roads were cut off because of flooding. About 200 people were evacuated from the township of Tumbarumba after the nearby Mannus Dam failed overnight. Dozens of others were forced to leave their homes after properties were flooded in the towns of Lockhart, The Rock, Uranquinty, Walla Walla, Holbrook, Adelong and Tumut. Wild winds and rain also delivered a blow to Queensland’s southeast corner, knocking out electricity supplies to nearly 50,000 homes and businesses. More than 30 people at Lake Manchester in Brisbane’s outerwest have been cut off since Tuesday because of floodwaters. Minor flood warnings are current for the Barcoo, Condamine, Macintyre and Brisbane rivers. Since last Sunday, most of Queensland’s southeast has seen falls of between 100mm and 300mm but the worst of the wet appears to be over.
AUSTRALIA – Queensland’s Premier has sought an urgent briefing with the state’s top weather forecaster following the unseasonal deluge. The unseasonal heavy rain and forecasts of an above average cyclone season this summer prompted the premier to convene, FOR THE FIRST TIME, a weather briefing for all ministers. The weather bureau is warning increased cyclonic weather this summer could cause severe flooding on the back of RECORD RAINS this spring. Queensland is in a La Nina climate phase resulting in above average rainfall and enhanced tropical cyclone activity in the Coral Sea. “Historically we could expect an average of four cyclones a season in the Coral Sea, we now expect the number to be potentially higher. Under these conditions, we have a good chance of a cyclone crossing the coast before the year is out.” Queenslanders are being urged to prepare early for cyclones and floods.
MEGA-LANDSLIDES – Rock avalanches and landslides have become more common in high mountain ranges over the last decade. The collapses are caused by melting glaciers and permafrost, which remove the glue that binds steep mountain slopes together. However, the worse part may be to come. Thinning glaciers on volcanoes could destabilize vast chunks of their summit cones, triggering mega-landslides capable of flattening cities such as Seattle and devastating local infrastructure. To assess the risk, an environmental consultancy studied a huge landslide that occurred 11,000 years ago on Planchón-Peteroa, Chile. “Around one-third of the volcanic cone collapsed.” Ten billion cubic metres of rock crashed down the mountain and smothered 370 square kilometres of land, travelling 95 kilometres in total. Studies have suggested that intense rain cannot provide the lubrication needed for this to happen, so glacier melt must have been to blame. With global temperatures on a steady rise, history mayl repeat itself on volcanoes all over the world. Many volcanoes in temperate zones could be at risk. “There are far more human settlements and activities near the slopes of glaciated active volcanoes today than there were 10,000 years ago, so the effects could be catastrophic.”
HAITI – At least 10 people were killed in flooding and mudslides triggered by three days of torrential rains in Haiti.
EXTREME HEAT / WILDFIRES / DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE-
Indonesia will be forced to import rice in bulk and reduce exports of other commodities after extreme weather harmed agriculture over the past few months.
MINNESOTA – In the wake of a RECORD-SETTING WET SEPTEMBER, October has been EXCEPTIONALLY DRY across Minnesota. The Twin Cities International Airport still hasn’t recorded measurable precipitation this month. The last measureable precipitation was on September 25th, which were the lingering showers left behind after the deluge of flooding rains that ravaged southern Minnesota on September 23rd, and 24th. The 25 day stretch without measurable precipitation is notable in the Twin Cities. The longest stretch is 51 days: November 3,1943-January 4, 1944. No surprise we are ON TRACK TO HAVE ONE OF THE DRIEST OCTOBERS ON RECORD depending on how next week wraps up. Right now we rank first, but the models are pulling a storm in midweek next week.
AUSTRALIA – More evidence has emerged of a long-term trend towards a drier climate in the Murray-Darling Basin and much of southeastern Australia.
HEAVY SNOW / EXTREME COLD
UNITED KINGDOM – First big freeze is on the way: Polar winds are blowing south with heavy snow forecast by Friday. Icy polar winds are to sweep across the country, with temperatures plummeting to below freezing and up to 2ins of snow forecast for parts of the north by the end of the week. Millions will wake up to frost this week, but the worst of the weather will hit Scotland and North-east England. Wednesday will be the coldest day of the week, with temperatures as low as -3C on Tuesday night in rural parts of the north. The mercury will also struggle to rise above freezing overnight in the south.
The arrival of Jack Frost can be blamed on polar winds. ‘We have had a nice area of high pressure just to the west of the UK, giving light winds, settled conditions and quite dry weather. The change is down to an area of low pressure to the north of that high. It is going sit over Scandinavia and displace that high pressure and bring in colder weather from the Pole.” The good news is the Arctic blast will not last. ‘After Thursday the high pressure will tend to win out again and cut off that northerly flow, making it less cold.’ Netweather, which correctly predicted last winter’s big freeze, as well as the mixed summer, is forecasting a cold December and a white Christmas. Last winter was THE COLDEST FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. Temperatures in December, January and February struggled to stay above zero, with the UK average 1.5C (35F), making it THE DEEPEST FREEZE SINCE 1978-79.
But winter’s biggest problem will be another drought and the biggest worry will not be snow but dramatically below-average rainfall. Water companies are still recovering from the summer drought, which developed through THE DRIEST FIRST SIX MONTHS OF A YEAR SINCE 1929. Average rainfall was down 30 per cent at just 356.8mm. “With winter being a key period in topping up reservoir water levels, the below-average rainfall has the potential to cause real issues with water shortages in 2011.” The winter drought will be caused by westerly winds – which usually bring rain – being blocked by FREAK AIR PRESSURE CHANGES over the Atlantic Ocean. Winds normally rush to Britain between a high pressure area around the Azores and low pressure area over Iceland – but both zones now have pressure closer to medium, meaning winds are being rebuffed. This pressure problem is proven by a RECORD LOW IN THE PRESSURE MEASUREMENT called the North Atlantic Oscillation.
‘La Nina’ is creating Pacific Ocean water temperatures up to 6C below normal, with a knock-on effect on Atlantic Ocean temperatures and a colder winter in Europe. “It is very likely an EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG La Nina event will take place with a probable peak in December or early January. UNUSUALLY COLD La Nina ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific are well established. And given the large volume of water with temperatures up to 6C below normal, this could POTENTIALLY BE THE STRONGEST LA NINA OF THE LAST 60 YEARS.”
NASA scientists say 103P/Hartley 2 is ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE COMETS THEY’VE SEEN, with a huge atmosphere and copious outgassing from jets in the nucleus. “The tail now appears to be forking. And with a coma wider than 1 degree, Comet Hartley is now as impressive as Comet Holmes was in 2007, albeit more diffuse.” The next few nights are the best time to see green Comet 103P/Hartley 2 as it approaches Earth for an 11-million-mile close encounter on Oct. 20th. Set your alarm for the dark hours before dawn, go outside, and look straight up. it is easy to find with binoculars.
A surprise display of Northern Lights spread across Greenland and Canada on Oct. 17th. “There was only a 20% chance of geomagnetic activity in my area, but the auroras took off,” reports a viewer just north of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The auroras were sparked by a fluctuation in the IMF: the interplanetary magnetic field tipped south, opening a hole in Earth’s magnetosphere. Solar wind poured in and fueled the display. More auroras are possible on Oct. 19th and 20th when a solar wind stream is due to brush past Earth.
NASA has announced that the coming year will be ‘The Year of the Solar System’. “During YSS, we’ll see triple the [usual] number of launches, flybys and orbital insertions. THERE HASN’T BEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE IT IN THE HISTORY OF THE SPACE AGE…These events will unfold over the next 23 months, the length of a year on the Red Planet [Mars]. History will remember the period Oct. 2010 through Aug. 2012 as a golden age of planetary exploration.”
The action begins near the end of October 2010 with a visit to Comet Hartley 2. On Nov. 4th EPOXI will fly a mere 435 miles from Hartley’s nucleus, mapping the surface and studying outbursts of gas at close-range. Later in November, NASA astrobiologists will launch O/OREOS, a shoebox-sized satellite designed to test the durability of life in space. The same rocket that delivers O/OREOS to space will carry an experimental solar sail. NanoSail-D will unfurl in Earth orbit and circle our planet for months. On December 7, 2010, Japan’s Akatsuki (Venus Climate Orbiter) spacecraft grabs the spotlight when it enters orbit around Venus.
The action continues in 2011 as Stardust NExT encounters comet Tempel 1 (February 14), MESSENGER enters orbit around Mercury (March 18), and Dawn begins its approach to asteroid Vesta (May). Although Vesta is not classified as a planet, it is a full-fledged alien world that is expected to mesmerize researchers. Next comes the launch of the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter (August), the launch of GRAIL to map the gravitational field of the Moon (September), and the launch of a roving science lab named “Curiosity” to Mars (November). “The second half of 2011 will be as busy as some entire decades of the Space Age.”
2012 opens with Mars rover Opportunity trundling toward the heart of Endeavour Crater, a city-sized impact basin almost two dozen miles from Opportunity’s original landing site. Sometime in mid-2012, Opportunity will reach Endeavour’s lip and look over the edge deeper into the heart of Mars than any previous robotic explorer. Meanwhile, halfway across the solar system, Dawn will fire up its ion engines and prepare to leave Vesta. For the first time in space history, a spacecraft orbiting one alien world will break orbit and take off for another. Dawn’s next target is dwarf planet Ceres, nearly spherical, rich in water ice, and totally unexplored. The Year of the Solar System concludes in August 2012 when Curiosity lands on Mars. The roving nuclear-powered science lab will take off across the red sands sniffing the air for methane (a possible sign of life) and sampling rocks and soil for organic molecules. Curiosity’s advanced sensors and unprecedented mobility are expected to open a new chapter in exploration of the Red Planet.
MEGA SOLAR FILAMENT – An ‘awesome, monstrous, jaw-dropping, 400,000 km long filament of magnetism’ is stretched across the sun’s southern hemisphere. If it collapses or erupts, as filaments often do, the result could be an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection.
Magnetic instabilities in the filament caused an eruption around 1600 UT Monday. The filament was not destroyed, nor was material hurled toward Earth.
HEALTH THREATS –
Pictsweet vegetable recall – Packages containing frozen vegetables (carrots, peas and mixed vegetables) sold nationally by Wal-Mart and at Kroger stores in the Southeast may contain glass fragments. While there have been no reports of injuries, the Pictsweet Co. of Bells, Tennessee, is advising the public not to eat the recalled store-brand vegetables because of the potential for harm. Consumers should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Scientists suggest that cancer is purely man-made – Cancer is a modern, man-made disease caused by environmental factors such as pollution and diet, a study has strongly suggested. The disease rate has risen massively since the Industrial Revolution, in particular childhood cancer – proving that the rise is not simply due to people living longer. “In industrialised societies, cancer is second only to cardiovascular disease as a cause of death. But in ancient times, it was extremely rare. THERE IS NOTHING IN THE NATURAL ENIVRONMENT THAT CAN CAUSE CANCER. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle.”
“In an ancient society lacking surgical intervention, evidence of cancer should remain in all cases. The virtual absence of malignancies in mummies must be interpreted as indicating their rarity in antiquity, indicating that cancer causing factors are limited to societies affected by modern industrialization”. As the team moved through the ages, it was not until the 17th century that they found descriptions of operations for breast and other cancers and the first reports in scientific literature of distinctive tumours have only occurred in the past 200 years, such as cancer in chimney sweeps in 1775, nasal cancer in snuff users in 1761 and Hodgkin’s disease in 1832. “Yet again extensive ancient Egyptian data, along with other data from across the millennia, has given modern society a clear message – cancer is man-made and something that we can and should address.”
Deadly disease major threat to global public health – Dengue is a serious flu-like illness that is transmitted by mosquitoes, and can develop into dengue haemorrhagic fever, which can be fatal. The number of cases has more than doubled in the last decade. Dengue outbreaks are now a major threat to global public health. The UN health agency warned that unless countries act now then the situation will only get worse. Two-fifths of the world’s population is at risk of the disease. Out of these 2.5 billion people, more than 70% live in Asia Pacific countries.
The Food and Drug Administration has warned one Iowa egg company that it could be shut down if it doesn’t clean up its act after recalling hundreds of millions of eggs this summer.
Signs in False Shepherds & False Religion
“For among them are those who worm their way into households and capture idle women burdened down with sins, led along by a variety of passions, always learning and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men who are corrupt in mind, worthless in regard to the faith. But they will not make further progress, for their lack of understanding will be clear to all, as theirs was also.” 2 Timothy 3:6-9
Faith Under Fire
“Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:11-12
“You will be hated by everyone because of my name. But the one who endured to the end will be delivered.” Matthew 10:22