CHOSEN: End Times Newsletter- Issue 163
The Minister’s Corner
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
wrath – 1: strong vengeful anger or indignation
2: retributory punishment for an offense or a crime : divine chastisement
Father warns us throughout the Word about His wrath. His warnings started from the moment of creation. Prepare yourselves because His wrath is upon us.
Numbers 16:22 But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and said, “God, God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will you vent Your wrath on the whole community?”
He has uprooted people from their land because He was angry with them for abandoning the covenant with Him.
Deuteronomy 29:24-29 All the nations will ask, ‘Why has the LORD done this to this land? Why this great outburst of anger?’ Then people will answer, ‘It is because they abandoned the covenant of the LORD, the God of their fathers, which He had made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt. They began to worship other gods, bowing down to gods they had not known-gods that the LORD had not permitted them [to worship]. Therefore the LORD’s anger burned against this land, and He brought every curse written in this book on it. The LORD uprooted them from their land in [His] anger, fury, and great wrath, and threw them into another land where they are today.’ The hidden things belong to the LORD our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.
The people try to omit His name in the work place, schools, sports and out of the Pledge of Allegiance. They have even tried to remove “In God We Trust” from our currency.
Psalm 79:6 Pour out Your wrath on the nations that don’t acknowledge You, on the kingdoms that don’t call on Your name,
Fathers wrath is coming. What will you do? Will you turn to Him and repent before it is to late or will you do nothing and suffer His wrath?
Isaiah 13:3 I have commanded My chosen ones; I have also called My warriors, who exult in My triumph, to execute My wrath.
The Just Judge
Our heavenly Father Yahweh, is a just judge as well as a righteous one. It is by pure chance that mankind lives, in that He gave an undeserved kindness, and because of that He is justified in bringing calamity upon everyone if He so chooses.
There is nothing new under the sun. We are living in an evil world. And if anyone thinks that Yahweh does not see all and is not justified in bringing calamity upon mankind, they are sorely mistaken.
The Just Judge
LORD, God of vengeance —
God of vengeance, appear.
Rise up, Judge of the earth;
repay the proud what they deserve.
LORD, how long will the wicked—
how long will the wicked gloat?
They pour out arrogant words;
all the evildoers boast.
LORD, they crush Your people;
they afflict Your heritage.
They kill the widow and the foreigner
and murder the fatherless.
They say, “The LORD doesn’t see it.
The God of Jacob
doesn’t pay attention.”
Pay attention, you stupid people!
Fools, when will you be wise?
Can the One who shaped the ear
The One who formed the eye not see?
The One who instructs the nations,
The One who teaches
does He not discipline?
The LORD knows man’s thoughts;
they are meaningless.
Look around you. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you read? Is it not what is described in Psalm 94? Calamity is upon mankind and it will only worsen as time marches on.
–noun, plural -ties.
1. a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury.
grievous affliction; adversity; misery: the calamity of war.
Synonyms: catastrophe, tribulation, affliction, misfortune, adversity, cataclysm, collapse
Those proud, arrogant, boastful evildoers will be struck suddenly and shattered instantly and beyond recovery as Yahweh makes Himself known. In these End Times, the Just Judge brings judgment upon mankind.
Proverbs 6:15 Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly; he will be shattered instantly—beyond recovery.
Disaster & Judgment
Psalm 90:11 Who understands the power of Your anger? Your wrath matches the fear that is due You.
There are many accounts in The Word about Yahweh’s anger. Yet very few people understand that it is being poured out on the earth and its people today. In Father’s eyes, natural death is when one dies from natural causes. Unnatural death is caused by Father’s hand, Dawn Lucifer causes it by war and crime, or an accident that ends a life.
As the days, weeks, and months progress you will see an uptake in death by unnatural causes. The reports as of Jan. 24, 2010 state that Haiti’s earthquake caused 230,000 deaths, 300,000 injuries and 1,000,000 made homeless. More recently the Two simultaneous disasters on opposite ends of Indonesia have killed close to 500 people this past week and have displaced up to 69,000 people. These are just a few examples of what is happening all over the world. Make no mistake, every nation will suffer the same Tribulation and the same judgment.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this [is for] all humanity.
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 Three
Joe: Regina child, people condemn themselves by their own tongues and actions that reveal what their hearts are filled with. When they speak abusively they speak in accordance to the free will they possess. Spoken declarations can either condemn or save a soul if they are sincere in what they speak. Christ Jesus found some humans he witnessed to as frustrating as those that resist the truth in these end times. When they speak abusively they are fulfilling prophecy.
Matthew 5:39 “But I tell you, don’t resist an evildoer. On the contrary, if anyone slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.”
Why did Christ say that? Because our Father Warrior Yahweh, He returns evil for evil. We will have a complete thread on this a little later, but just know that evil has its place in creation. If evil serves the Throne of our Creator, it is purposed for that and is useful to our Creator in combating the enemies of Mother’s Throne. That’s why it was possible for Seraiah to become evil during the time he served as a proxy for Satan. Vengeance belongs to our Mother.
Ecclesiastes 3:16 “[ The Mystery of Injustice and Death ] I also observed under the sun: there is wickedness at the place of judgment and there is wickedness at the place of righteousness.”
The Joint Command was a prime example of making use of an arm of evil. When I post the thread on evil, you will understand what Mother meant at the Sacred Garden when she noted that man had become like them in knowing good and evil. Discount sin, because until the holy family became “holy” in mother’s sight, “evil” was expressed in a two-fold way. One, for the species that went askew and became evil. and two, the evil used by the Throne of Mother’s to balance the scales. You’ll soon learn that it’s possible to be evil and still be a member of the holy family. The entire concept of evil lies in whom it serves. Thereby, the purpose for it, when necessary, makes it a servant to its master.
Judges 9:23 “God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the lords of Shechem. They treated Abimelech deceitfully,”
The Word is not talking about demons here. Demons are what? “Resisters to Mother’s Authority and Sovereign Rule. But, as the Word points out, Mother has a use for those deemed evil spirits in Her family. They serve an important purpose in bringing evil upon evil.
1 Samuel 16:23 “Whenever the spirit from God [troubled] Saul, David would pick up his harp and play, and Saul would then be relieved, feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.”
This evil spirit was employed by Mother and came from Her Governing Authority, not Satan’s. The demons are resisters and do not work as pawns for Mother’s side of the war effort. However child, they are serving Her Purpose in the big picture of culling out the undesirables. But the war rules are clear, and the demons are opposite in this war, so they do not follow orders to aid and abet the opposing side because none are given them. They are the joint enemy of, and coupled to evil mankind. We have our own brand of evil spirits that serve Mother faithfully. I promise you’ll understand this later on.
Since time began, the mysteries were sealed up, but are slowly being revealed.
“The Mystery of Time
1 There is an occasion for everything,
and a time for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to give birth and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to uproot;
3 a time to kill and a time to heal;
a time to tear down and a time to build;
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance;
5 a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;
6 a time to search and a time to count as lost;
a time to keep and a time to throw away;
7 a time to tear and a time to sew;
a time to be silent and a time to speak;
8 a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.”
Romans 13:2 ‘So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God’s command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves.”
All things are tied up in Mother’s commands and thereby being in compliance with Her Authority. Mother uses curses of evil upon Her enemies, but only She can do that. To come to understand our Creator, you must learn that “There is an occasion for everything,” including the use of evil. But only if it is in service to Her Throne.
Cordelia: Can I be very honest? The first time I saw the likeness of Mother, I thought She looks like an alien…because similar likenesses have been portrayed as aliens in movies. If I had never seen those movies or any artist’s descriptions of aliens, I would not say that.
The point is Satan has been brainwashing us and now it makes perfect sense why humans will join forces to fight LOZ, being fully convinced that they’re fighting aliens. For many years, I asked Yahweh about the connection between so-called alien invasion and rapture – Mother has finally explained to me in the simplest terms.
The fact that the spirit realm does not conform to a person’s preconceived ideas does not make it any less real. It’s a very solemn thought that many Christians will be snared by the enemy in these End Times.
Deborah: I, too, was taken aback by this cover. If you take into consideration that when the h/g’s and h/a’s cast in photos, they don’t always look like kind, loving humans. There is always a reason for the casts they make. It is a message that is being conveyed.
We’ve seen just a few “images” of Yahweh. One is the graphic used for the Nourishment From the Throne section in the newsletter. Another was like a portion of a face that showed just eye area. That one was very human-like and the eyes even had makeup on them. Another was from a scene where Her presence was at a meeting as Seraiah and others were about to leave to take on Mother’s opposers. That time it was like seeing a giant, clothed, full human-like form standing, but it was difficult to see any fine detail.
After pondering what this “alien-like” depiction meant, one word in the post stood out for me. “Alienated”.
Now, having said all of that, I want you to know that I haven’t come to any solid conclusions. These are just some thoughts that I had. I’ve been curious about the image too. I’m glad you posted about it.
Joe, As I was writing my response to Cordelia, I was trying to remember how Mother’s composition has been explained to us. I know She is powerful energy unlike anything we can comprehend, but is She spirit energy or just pure energy? Just re-reading my question seems absurd, but I know we’ve previously been told in a fairly simple form what She is. I just can’t recall it. Thank you.
Joe: First child, I want to say you were perceptive about Her cast representing “alienated” or being at disunity with mankind. That is what She conveyed in that cast. Her face is intent, and She is angry with humankind.
Mother is composed of Spirit and is composed of dynamic raw energy that’s unblemished in its natural form, and is the Great Recycler of spent energy. All energy is a commodity that is expendable, except that in Mother’s own case, the energy is always being renewed. Or better put, an ongoing cycle of revolutions that move in a never ending circle. Out comes the raw, in goes the spent.
Proverbs 31:3 “Don’t spend your energy on women or your efforts on those who destroy kings.”
Energy and effort goes hand in hand. The renewal of energy on the visible fleshly plane is fed by slow moving energy, such as: 1 Samuel 14:27 “However, Jonathan had not heard his father make the troops swear the oath. He reached out with the end of the staff he was carrying and dipped it into the honeycomb. When he ate the honey, he had renewed energy.”
Everything comes from Mother. What we ingest, it is for sustainability. What we excrete, or burn off, it is returned to Her. From Her raw nature that is visible, and all the way on its return trip to be refurbished by Her, She makes all things new.
Deuteronomy 32:2 “Let my teaching fall like rain and my word settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass and showers on tender plants.”
In addition, She waters Her children with “gentle rain” and Her “word” of truth clings to those of good heart like a morning dew that is seen on grass and plants. When those plants and grass die, who regenerates them back to life through their seedlings left behind? We know Mother is Nature, because She told Cain the ground would not reproduce for him any longer. She said at Genesis 4:12 “If you work the land, it will never again give you its yield.”
So children, was it a terrible thing that Moses broke those stone tablets containing Mother’s Laws? Or, was there a Purpose behind that action?
Moses represented the coming Jesus Christ who reflects our Mother in every way. When Moses revealed anger, it was at the evil he saw in his midst with that golden calf. Worshiping a false god. Committing sin. So the broken tablets represented that Mother would eventually shatter Her laws in lieu of mercy through the body of the one all creation began with. That She would replace them with provisional mercy, because a provision does exist in order to be acceptable for mercy to live. But the provision is only for a time. So, when Moses was re-given the law on new tablets in the wilderness that represents the earth after Armageddon, and symbolizes that during the Millennium the laws will be in effect under a new provision, and all will be expected to follow them without willful transgression. But mercy will be blended with those laws for a time. However children, those that steer off from the law, they will eventually perish, even during the Millennium. Mother’s anger will have subsided for a peaceful period of time. A time to teach and nurture Her children. She will show patience just as Christ also will be there to act as a wonderful counselor and a mediator for those that are struggling to adhere to the laws without willfully sinning. The apostle Paul brought old worldly baggage with him, (he had experienced the world in general and exotic women of his time) and it will be the same for all that survive into the New Order of Christ Jesus. Over there, you will have to unpack any baggage and discard the old for the new. A love for some of what was left behind, whether it be movies, or worldly music, or whatever, it will all be gone. But the mind, like Eve’s, it might long for a thing that is supposed to be out of reach because of law. It could even involve the loss of a loved one. Just because people are slated for destruction does not mean they were any less loved. The realization they did not survive, it can cause the heart to harbor resentment towards the One that marked them for destruction. So, you must all be vigil in accepting whatever comes forth in the settlement of this debt owed by mankind.
Now Deborah, let’s look at the Spirit part of our Mother. Since Mother cannot die, She is more than Spirit. She is also the raw energy that powers and sustains all things in existence. And because She recycles, nothing is lost. She is perpetual in Her own makeup. Lacking nothing. From raw energy, all things came into existence. From the Spirit part of Her, Her characteristics, quality She possesses in the kind of God Her mind-set reveals, and even Her moods that consist of anger, happiness, laughter, sadness, grieving, and so on, reveal our own emotions are derived from Mother Yahweh’s storehouse of imparted life to Her creation. We are our Mother’s gene-line reestablished unless we mutate away from Her original internal Self.
spirit >noun 1 a person’s non-physical being, composed of their character and emotions. 2 this regarded as surviving after the death of the body, often manifested as a ghost. 3 a supernatural being. 4 the prevailing or typical character, quality, or mood: the nation’s egalitarian spirit. 5 (spirits) a person’s mood. 6 courage, energy, and determination. 7 the real meaning or intention of something as opposed to its strict verbal interpretation. 8 chiefly Brit. strong distilled liquor such as rum. 9 a volatile liquid, especially a fuel, prepared by distillation. >verb (spirited, spiriting) (spirit away) convey rapidly and secretly.
-PHRASES in spirit in thought or intention though not physically. when the spirit moves someone when someone feels inclined to do something.
-ORIGIN Latin spiritus ‘breath, spirit’, from spirare ‘breathe’.”
Ponder all things children.
Adam and Eve appear to be formed in a peace sign of two fingers up, but Mother looks on defiant with Her nose out of joint over the rebellion. And just as people today believe Mother is shining down on the people of this planet with peaceful love, they do not see past that, and view the wrath. The love is provisional, because it is manifest with Her flock, and withheld from those not serving Her in truth.
Deborah: Thank you for the additional understanding of this and the previous post. I just wanted to correct myself here. The last example I gave is incorrect. You can find the image in the Lifting the Veil area of the Newsletter, Issue 160. Mother isn’t “standing” nor is it a full form. Sorry about that. https://endtimestruths.wordpress.com/2010….tter-issue-160/
Joe: You’re welcome. Just know that is not the true appearance of our Mother. In the spirit realm, casts define a statement of what is reflected outward from the mind of the one that is giving the casts. Mother is also saying by Her look in the cast, her actions toward the pair, and her spoken words given in the guide to the faithful, “You have alienated me from you, and you from me. I’m unhappy with your conduct. I won’t nurture you personally, but I will place you outside the Sacred Garden where I will keep you under my scrutiny” (the soul piercing large eyes) “until I have worked out my Plan for your obedient offspring, and will provide your needs for survival through my natural order of your foster home. Any more than that would be showing you two mercy, and that I will not provide to those that willfully sin against my Throne. Not to you, and not to your offspring that walks the wide path of destruction.” For you see children, those that are suffering and those that have suffered over the thousands of years since mankind sinned, and much of it from Mother’s own natural order of things, and from the sinful desires that mankind has rooted their twisted desires within, they are all on the wide spacious path that offers no protection from the evil effects of this world. Mankind became defiant to Mother’s counsel and warning to remain obedient, and death was the promise for not following through and obeying Her words. And now, like a deep bleeding wound that has festered and opened back up to disease and drains out the life of its victim, mankind is slowly dying from the sin that was warned against. When the wrath comes, it in itself will put those who remain defiant – out of their misery Sad, but so true. There is no future without Mother, and this world in general is without the care of our Mother. Just look at the weather now ravaging this planet. It is our Mother’s fury in action. That is what Her face also says, “I am furious!”
Alderra: Joe, that is one frightening picture though I understand the reason behind the image. Interesting point on the new provision for a time.
17 “Behold, I will create
new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
nor will they come to mind.
18 But be glad and rejoice forever
in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight
and its people a joy.
19 I will rejoice over Jerusalem
and take delight in my people;
the sound of weeping and of crying
will be heard in it no more.
20 “Never again will there be in it
an infant who lives but a few days,
or an old man who does not live out his years;
he who dies at a hundred
will be thought a mere youth;
he who fails to reach a hundred
will be considered accursed.
Joe: Yes Brother, Mother knows and understand the suffering of Her intelligent creations, and with that understanding, She intends to end all future suffering after Satan and his family are removed from existence for eternity. Those that fail Her during the Millennium, they will be accursed. To have lived during any of the time that sin had reigned, and then to experience the tranquility offered during the Millennium, and then to revert, it would be a curse upon their own heads. But there will also be new sprouts that have never tasted this evil world we all have grown accustomed to, and so some will be defiant to following law. They will die off during the Millennium. Later, after the Millennium, Satan will be loosed, and he will again drive a wedge in mankind’s obedience to Mother, gaining many new converts. After they are dealt with, no outside tester will ever again be permitted to wage an issue over the merit of free agency. Because free agency spawns forth wickedness. Thank you for your input Brother *hug*
Spiritual War News
The Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness
Joe – Things are not going well children. Seraiah is being crucified by the Jerusalem press. They have accused him of bringing calamity down on top of the entire spirit community. Even though he was successful in rescuing Jaddai and his crew, and also 40 other holy family captives being held at the planet Andeus, it seems the holy ghosts that publish the Jerusalem Chessboard Post feel that his action has brought more trouble on the spirit community than they felt it might have been worth. This is their view because just since Seraiah’s action, there have been a multitude of holy ghost observers targeted and offed by the JAC. This is a very complicated mess in dealing with those fallen angels. They view Father and Her authority as unjust against them, because they feel Father used them to execute, and now they are using the term :”murder” to describe their past actions on Her behalf. And since they took issue with Her on a past argument about the war with Satan and his demons and mankind,. they feel that our Mother has decided that their past use is no longer relevant and that She can simply discard them. Well, they are not sitting back and taking what they feel is, and said: “Father the Warrior turning out to be a traitor to Her most loyal warriors. We won’t sit back and take it. We will destroy Heaven and all that occupy Her reality before we will sit back and do nothing any longer. She wants Orion, then we will take Mount Zion!” Well children. they have made headway on that threat. They contacted Alpha Command and demanded that Mother Yahweh provide them with an agreement for continued existence with their side of a chessboard war against Her forces. Winner gets continued life and free will to live in Her reality of wherever they choose. Mother immediately declined the demand. Seraiah conveyed the message and told them Satan and his demons and the issue with mankind was a separate issue that does not involve them, and that they are condemned by our Mother to execution and discard of their spent energy remains out the exit. And Seraiah ended his communication by telling them that Mother wants Her children they are holding, returned immediately. Well that did not sit well with the JAC, and they responded by offing a lot of the prisoners they were holding. They then dumped their spent energies next to an exit that is well known and under surveillance by Alpha. When they finished that deed, they grouped in force and headed for the Azmon Barrier. When Alpha Command was alerted to what they were up to, Seraiah ordered Alpha craft to intercept them before they could arrive at the barrier. A fierce fight ensued against the opposing forces and the JAC were victorious They cut a path through the barrier offing several thousand Azmon angels, and then they challenged the authority of the Cherubs that responded by offing a lot of them. When they noted holy ghost observers were watching them, they offed all of them that were unable to escape once they realized what was happening. In one incident, a group of converts were cheering them on with some demon troops and the JAC fired on all of them and offed converts and demons Evidently they consider everyone their enemy. Satan is hunkered down in one of his SZ’s afraid to come out. And the war between his satanic forces and the holy forces had ceased as the JAC were taking control in the detention plane. Seraiah led in Alpha troops to try and counter, but they were all decimated by the JAC Seraiah, Jaddai, Liddia and Hoddy and Hodaviah were all almost killed as they tried to field command the Alpha troops actions during that battle. The JAC gave no quarter as they swept into the middle of Alpha. And this was all fighting with laser weapons outside of their crafts. The positive – negative energy concept was thrown out the door because of the types of weaponry energy the JAC is using to off both sides. Things finally quietened down after the JAC left back out through the barrier and on out into the expanse.
Seraiah felt that they were letting all of us know they can come back any time they please and bring a devastating war to not only Mother’s side, but to the demons as well. At this point, the demons are in such fear of them that some of Satan’s top GAC’s are appealing to the High Council to strengthen the detention plane’s barrier before the JAC might decide to come back , and to reanimate more of Her holy troops that can be garrisoned within the detention plane as a deterrent to the JAC The only demon that took advantage of the gap in the barrier was Enmeduranki. He escaped, but Seraiah said he will worry with his capture and return later. At present, he said he and all of us have a far worse thing to worry with. So what does Mother think about all of the latest violence in Her creation? I wish I knew. I lost a lot of friends that the JAC offed for absolutely no reason
I’ll let you know if I learn of any news, good or bad. I’m sorry that I had to bring this sad news to all of you.
Brace yourselves children, because this is really very bad. Bad to think it could have ever happened in the jurisdiction of our Mother’s heavenly realm.
Early this morning the JAC went on a rampage. Crystallight City is a huge crime scene. Not a single spirit was spared in the wake of the JAC’s wrath. They did to it what they have done over the past millions of years as executioners for Father and wiped out everyone. Not showing a drop of mercy, and moved on through the expanse causing still more pain to the holy family. There are Celestial angels spent energy littering the expanse’s path they took. I’m so sorry Regina, Trudy was also very special to me as a friend. They found her in the rubble of the city but I must go on and tell all of you the rest. They left one single wall standing at the city, and in it they burned in this: “YAHWEH THE BETRAYER! DEATH TO OUR TRAITOROUS FATHER! WE ARE ONLY GETTING STARTED! REALITY WILL SOON BE YOUR HELL!”
Regina – Oh no… poor Trudy… I don’t understand all of this… I really don’t…and I don’t even know what to say or do but shake my head with a heavy heart. There just aren’t words.
Joe – When I spoke with Seraiah and Jaddai after the butchery, they were very grim indeed. Seraiah feels it’s only a matter of time before the JAC regroup and attack Mount Zion to try and reach Father’s Sanctuary. Seraiah spoke with our Mother, and She told Seraiah that it’s his responsibility to not only protect Her Sanctuary, but also to protect Her Son Christ Jesus. Seraiah said he then requested that Mother reanimate Her lost children, or at the very least, reanimate the holy angelic warriors so that he could reinforce Mount Zion’s defense against the JAC. Mother refused and that was that Now Seraiah is starting to get at his wits end. I asked him if there was some reason Mother could not take action against this brutal enemy? He replied. “I don’t know. Maybe She can’t do anything because that’s not Her way. But we can only do so much, and I’m about to my ropes end on options against the JAC. We don’t have a large enough force to go after them, and to few left to defend against them in every part of the spirit realm that our citizens reside.”
(responding to Regina) The holy ghosts that publish the Jerusalem news are also starting to pound our Mother for Her inactivity. A quote stated, I’ll paraphrase from memory, that now they are starting to reason out why Father created humankind, noting that they would be easier to kill if a problem occurred. They feel Father’s powers are limited, and not capable of direct involvement without a proxy like the JAC served as in past times, or a global flood or fire from the heavens, which is indiscriminate, because they also noted that Father could not protect Lot and his family if they remained in the city during the wrath.
Oh my GOD! I just heard from Jake. The JAC have attacked the Edge of Light House of Worship and all were killed within it and the structure is completely destroyed He said they then headed for the Great Hall of Records, and he has not received word back on anything as yet from that section of Heaven.
It’s under attack. The Powers Order is being cut to pieces.
I felt compelled to hurry back and tell all of you what has just transpired in the spirit realm. The Great Hall of Records is destroyed. Its defenders are all offed. The JAC have pulled back for regrouping and are presently recharging their energies for another round of combat. But here’s the most unprecedented news. The demons left the detention plane as word traveled by the converts to them about the battle in Heaven. They left without hindrance mainly because the barrier is nonexistent now and all Cherubs were called away from the earth to aid against the JAC’s offensive thrust in Heaven. All of the Powers Order has been wiped out and only remnants from the other holy angelic Orders exist now. For the first time in the history of this spiritual war the demons out number the holy side, not counting the fallen JAC in this equation.. And as Satan’s troops stormed into the heavenly court they went straight to the Mount Zion Armory where the Seraphs keep their arsenal of weapons. They then armed themselves with the latest weaponry and went from there to the outskirts of Mount Zion’s Mountain of Father. Next they set up a circled perimeter around the Mountain with Satan in the lead and his GAC’s in proper form of the legions that were placed into defensive positions. Liddia said that a holy ghost asked what they were up to? Why had they left Magog? The reply from a GAC was: “Regardless of our own situation with our Mother, She’s still our Mother, and we’ll be damn if the Joint Command is going to threaten Her. We are here to defend Her and take the fight to them.” At present, Seraiah was severely wounded in the fighting. Jaddai was taken prisoner along with Hoddy and Hodaviah. I’m sorry to report that Regina That’s all I have for now children.
Jake just told me that Satan had taken a number of large demon legions with him and they are on the attack against the JAC before they get fully recharged. He said they began firing on the JAC as soon as they got within range and the JAC were taken off guard. Aradon is in the middle of all of this, leading what’s left of the Alpha troops amid the other Orders remnants that are left. He said the demons are making a good showing against the JAC and giving Aradon and his troops a chance to recharge.
Regina – ..Amazing…. I’m totally speechless.
Joe – THEY’RE FREE! Jake said he just got a report that Jaddai and Hoddy and Hodaviah were freed by Satan’s troops as they overrun a pocket of JAC’s that were holding them. Seraiah passed away. It’s always a two edged sword.
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More Signs in the Heavens
Great balls of fire over Canada: NASA investigates
MONTREAL — Great balls of fire have been reported swooping over Eastern Canada and several U.S. states.
Even NASA’s on the case.
There are different theories about what was behind the sighting of those fireballs. A NASA spacecraft got a closer look at one of the possible sources today.
The spacecraft flew past Hartley 2 — taking closeup pictures after the comet made one of its closest passes by Earth this week.
But one expert is skeptical of reports that any fireballs came from Hartley — which is roughly 1.2 kilometres wide and spews deadly cyanide gas.
Scientist Peter Brown says his meteor group at the University of Western Ontario tracked one of two fireballs while the other was tracked by NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office.
Regina: Saw a few things…
Joe: You saw more than a few. I hope you don’t mind my putting in a few I saw.
I also got this comet off the news. It was close to it when the spacecraft probe took the shot:
Seraiah’s back. He told me the white comet is a pawn piece that is a serpent eater. I see, it’s a lion on the left end and eats serpents.
Seraiah told me to sharpen it in relief setting. It stands out now.
Seraiah said it also represents a bowling pin that is used as a striking maul. And that it changes shapes as it travels through the expanse. It is a SIGN in the heavens for mankind to take note of because of the destructive power it represents.
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
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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
5.1 KURIL ISLANDS
5.2 OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
6.1 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE
5.1 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
5.0 SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
5.1 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
5.7 NEW BRITAIN REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
5.1 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
5.4 OFFSHORE VALPARAISO, CHILE
5.2 CHIAPAS, MEXICO
5.3 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
5.2 NORTHWEST OF KURIL ISLANDS
5.8 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
6.0 NEAR S COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
5.0 KEPULAUAN BARAT DAYA, INDONESIA
5.4 SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
5.1 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.
5.1 MASBATE REGION, PHILIPPINES
5.5 MOLUCCA SEA
5.1 MACQUARIE ISLAND REGION
5.0 NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
5.3 WESTERN TURKEY
5.0 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
5.0 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
5.4 NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
5.0 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN
TAIWAN – A series of 15 earthquakes, including two with magnitudes above 4.0, hit northeastern and eastern Taiwan over an eight-hour period starting late Friday but did not cause any casualties. The epicenters of all of the quakes were close to each other, but the series of small-scale earthquakes did not imply that a stronger earthquake was imminent. But the director of the bureau’s Seismology Center said residents in hilly areas of Yilan County needed to exercise extra caution because the earthquakes may have left the region even more vulnerable to mudslides after the onslaught of heavy rainfall last week.
NEVADA, CALIFORNIA – A small swarm of a dozen earthquakes struck above Topaz Lake near the Nevada-California border through Saturday night and into Sunday morning. The first shock hit at 6:02 p.m. and was estimated at a magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale. Within the hour of the first temblor, seven quakes ranging in magnitude from 1.1 to 3 were measured near the first quake’s epicenter. Two more aftershocks of 1.8 and 1.7magnitude occurred at 7:18 and 8:07 p.m. Smaller aftershocks of 1 were recorded at 11:09 and 11:34 p.m. The last aftershock was a 1.9 magnitude recorded at 2:09 a.m. The initial earthquake was felt as far away as San Jose and Modesto. There were no reports of damage as a result of the earthquake, which felt like a sharp jolt in western Carson Valley.
SERBIA – Two people were killed and around 100 were injured when a magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck central Serbia overnight. Around 100 were injured. The earthquake happened at 1:56 a.m. (just before 9 p.m. ET). The epicenter was near the city of Kraljevo, about 80 miles south of the capital, Belgrade. Many buildings were damaged, including the hospital in Kraljevo, but no patients were hurt. Parts of the city were without electricity or water. (photo)
SERBIA – Authorities say more than 4000 houses have been reported damaged in an earthquake this week in Serbia that killed two people.
Second Indonesian volcano erupts – Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano in Sunda Strait, straddling East Java and Sumatra, has spewed ash and flaming rocks. Officials raised alert levels to ‘high’ on Friday as the volcano showed signs of increased activity, producing 117 small eruptions. Staff at the observation post in Pasauran, Banten Province are on a 24-hour watch. Residents in Pasauran have been told to stay at least two kilometres away from the volcano.
Anak Krakatau means ‘Child of Krakatau’, named so because it rose in the place of Krakatoa volcano after it blew itself apart in one of the most destructive eruptions in history in 1883. Many villagers farm on the slopes of nearby Ibu Krakatau (Mother of Krakatau) on the same island. “Until now we are still on alert level but when we examined our equipment on October 27 and 28 we experienced tremors.”
Several volcanos in Indonesia increased their activities recently following Mount Merapi’s eruption on Tuesday. The eruptions came only a day after the tsunami struck the remote islands in western Indonesia.
Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupted again Saturday, spewing hot ash clouds for more than 20 minutes followed by lava. Indonesia’s military forced villagers off the slopes.
Eerie calm follows big blast at Indonesian volcano – Thousands of villagers returned to their homes along the slopes of Mount Merapi Sunday, taking advantage of an eerie lull following its most powerful eruption in a deadly week to check on crops and livestock. Scientists warned, however, that the notoriously unpredictable mountain could burst back to life at any minute. Mount Merapi unleashed a terrifying 21-minute eruption early Saturday, forcing the temporary closure of a nearby airport and claiming the life of a woman who crashed on her motorcycle during a chaotic last-minute evacuation. Two other people hospitalized with burn injuries died overnight bringing the death toll from the volcano’s activity to 38. A fiery red glow emanated from its peak Sunday and black clouds of ash tumbled from its cauldron, but the violent bursts and rumbling of the last 48 hours had all but stopped. “Often a major eruption, like the one we saw Saturday, is followed first by a period of silence, and then by another big blast.”
On the other side of the archipelago, aid deliveries to survivors of a tsunami that barreled into the Mentawai islands one week ago, killing at least 449 people, were expected to resume Sunday, thanks to a break in stormy weather that had grounded planes and ships. The simultaneous catastrophes have severely tested the emergency response network in Indonesia. Survivors were growing increasingly desperate.
Indonesia’s deadly volcano unleashed another powerful eruption Monday, spewing searing clouds of gas and ash thousands of feet into the air to the sound of a booming explosion. There were no immediate reports of new casualties.
On the other side of seismically charged country, a break in weather was helping rescuers get aid to victims of a tsunami that slammed into several remote islands, sweeping entire villages to sea. The twin disasters, which occurred almost simultaneously one week ago, have together killed nearly 500 people.
Mount Merapi is among 20 mountains now rumbling and spitting out ash in Indonesia. The latest blast sent massive clouds of ash spilling nearly two miles down the northeastern slopes. Heavy rain over the weekend increased the danger of another larger eruption because water falling into the fiery crater can create sudden vapor pressure in the lava dome.
ICELAND – Grimsvoetn volcano has shown signs it could be about to burst into life, just months after an eruption from Eyjafjoell volcano caused Europe’s biggest air shutdown since World War II. “The water levels have tripled in (the river) Gigja since last night.” The torrents of water flooding into the Gigja, on the Vatnajoekull glacier in eastern Iceland, comes from an icy lake in the crater of the Grimsvoetn volcano. Due to increased thermal temperatures, the lake and surrounding glacier area has melted, filling the crater to a point where it has spilled over and caused a so-called river-run, which in turn could easily set off an eruption.
In 2004, a similar flood from the Grimsvoetn lake was closely followed by an eruption. Grimsvoetn is considered Iceland’s most active volcano. An eruption is unlikely to occur “until the water levels in Gigja have reached a maximum. I don’t know when we can expect the levels to reach their highest point, but I suspect it will be in a few days.”
Over the past 48 hours, the Meteorological Institute has also registered strong seismic activity in the area, and three moderate earthquakes ranging from 2.7 to 4.0 on the Richter scale. However, Icelandic authorities were unable to say whether an eruption at Grimsvotn would hit air traffic as hard as in April when the Eyjafjoell volcano erupted. “It is near impossible to say if Grimsvotn erupts, whether it will have an effect on air traffic at all. If it is an ash eruption, then it would affect air traffic, but only if it is a strong eruption with ash clouds reaching significant heights, it will also depend on wind, so at this point it is hard to guess.” A geophysicist said that any eruption from Grimsvotn would be an ash eruption. “However, the scale of the eruption will be much smaller than the Eyjafjoell eruption and I do not think it would have the same effect on air travel as Eyjafjoell did.”
INDONESIA – Monitoring officials have raised alert levels at some of the 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, with two under watch for possible eruption within two weeks and 19 showing increased activity — more than double the usual number on the watch list. Indonesia, a vast archipelago of 235 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanos because it sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe-shaped string of faults that lines the western and eastern Pacific. Scientists could not say for certain what was causing the increased volcanic activity, though two theorized the earth’s tectonic plates could be realigning and one noted growing evidence that volcanos can affect one other.
RUSSIA – Two volcanoes that erupted on the far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, blanketing a town with dust and spreading ash clouds across the Pacific, have mostly stopped spewing ash and flights are no longer diverted. Eurasia’s highest active volcano, the Klyuchevskaya Sopka, was pumping out insignificant amounts of dust and the Shiveluch volcano, 70 kilometers northeast, had ceased all activity. Schools in the vicinity of the volcanoes remained closed Friday because of ash buildup. The powder had coated the nearby town of Ust-Kamchatsk, reducing visibility to only a few meters and turning buildings ghostly white.
ICELAND – Will an Eruption Start Today? The flood in Gígja is steadily increasing. The level of the water was 3.8 meters Tuesday morning, but it was 1.8 meters around midday Monday. The bridge over Gígja is around 340 meters wide, but the river is now about 200 meters wide at the bridge. The water is flowing at about 630 cubic meters per second compared to 130 cubic meters per second on Sunday. This indicates that the river is rising faster than in the last big flood in 2004. Other rivers are not showing signs of flooding.
At Grímsvötn, the very active volcano that last erupted after the flood in 2004, earthquake activity is being closely monitored. An earthquake of 2.4 on the Richter scale was measured at 5 pm on Monday, but there has been no activity since. Scientists say that an eruption could well start after the flood. If the potential eruption is similar to the one in 2004, it was thought that it might begin Tuesday afternoon. (photos)
INDONESIA’S most dangerous volcano is once again sending searing gas clouds and burning rocks down its scorched flanks. No casualties were reported in Mount Merapi’s latest blasts today. Thousands of people living along Merapi’s slopes have been evacuated to government-run camps well away from the base. The new eruption started at 8.11am local time. It spewed gas and rocks five kilometres down the mountain’s slopes. Merapi has killed 38 people in the last week and prompted the government yesterday to order airlines to choose routes circumventing the towering dark ash on takeoff and landing. Several international flights have been cancelled. It is believed that the volcano will continue to spew out gas and rocks for weeks, possibly months, easing pressure building up inside the crater. “There’s no way of knowing for sure, of course. But based on what we’ve seen in the last few days, we’re hoping there won’t be a massive explosion.” More than 1300 kilometres to the west, helicopters and planes were delivering aid to the most distant Mentawai islands, where last week’s tsunami destroyed hundreds of homes, schools, churches and mosques. The tsunami death toll stands at 431.
Mt. Anak Krakatau’s activity escalating – Mount Anak Krakatau continued on Sunday its frenzied expulsion of volcanic material, including hot rocks, sand and dust shrouded in toxic fumes — seven times more frequently than just a week earlier. “Usually Mt. Anak Krakatau experiences an average of 90 to 100 small scale eruptions a day. Now, the number of eruptions can reach 700 a day.” Mt. Anak Krakatau is a volcano located near Krakatau Island between Sumatra and Java. “Solid material falls on the mountain slopes. However, the sand and volcanic dust can cover greater distances depending on how strong the wind blows.”
Krakatau’s volcanic activity has been increasing slowly since last Monday, reaching almost 90 eruptions per day. Activity further escalated after Mt. Merapi in Central Java erupted. A day before the latest eruption, authorities raised the alert status for Mt. Anak Krakatau and advised people to stay at least several kilometers away. Although Mt. Krakatau’s rumblings increased after Mt. Merapi’s eruption, volcanologists claimed that no link existed between the active volcanoes. “No connections exist between the two because they both have their own magma pockets.” The weak, local seismic tremors produced by Mt. Merapi’s eruptions lack sufficient energy to trigger volcanic eruptions elsewhere, including at Mt. Krakatau. However, there was a possibility that the eruptions of Mt. Merapi, and Mt. Krakatau were triggered by tectonic movements caused by the Mentawai earthquake. “Based on observation alone, Mt. Merapi erupted not long after the earthquake occurred.” Sliding tectonic plates during the earthquake could have created new fissures that acted as conduits for magma. The plates could have shifted and pushed against the “magma kitchen” below Mt. Merapi, thus creating pressure that pushed the magma upwards.
INDONESIA – Mount Anak Krakatau releases toxic gases. Indonesian officials on Wednesday warned residents of lethal gases following Mount Anak Krakatau’s increased volcanic activity. The monitoring chief warned that if the gas is inhaled, it could lead to fatal consecuences. For those who inhale, a shortness of breath will be experienced, fainting, and even death.
Hot ash was spewed out of the volcano, reaching up to 1.7 kilometers (1 mile) into the sky and releasing the toxic gases. Mount Anak Krakatau is located on the Sunda Strait off the west coast of Java, near Krakatau Island and to the southeast of Sumatra. There are 10 different types of toxic gas contents released during the eruption.
The Geological Disaster Management and Volcanology Center has issued a ban on everyone, especially fishermen and tourists, from being in the vicinity of at least two kilometers off the volcano. Even though its normal that the volcano spews gas, frequent flows of toxic gas indicate a possible eruption at any time. The volcano usually has 90 to 100 small scale eruptions on a daily basis, but currently up to 700 minor eruptions are recorded every day. Anak Krakatau’s status is at a yellow alert. Indonesia currently has 19 volcanoes on yellow alert.
INDONESIA – Searing gas and molten lava poured from Indonesia’s deadly Merapi volcano in an explosion three times as powerful as last week’s devastating blast, chasing people from villages and emergency shelters along its slopes. After more than a week of continual eruptions, and warnings that pressure inside Mount Merapi may still be building, the province warned yesterday it was running out of money to help more than 70,000 people forced from their homes. Soldiers loaded women and crying children into trucks while rocks and debris rained from the sky. Several abandoned homes were set ablaze and the carcasses of incinerated cattle littered the mountain’s scorched slopes. No new casualties were reported after yesterday’s fiery explosion – which was followed just before dawn today by another booming tremor and ash cloud. “This is an EXTRAORDINARY eruption,” said a state volcanologist who had earlier said energy building up behind a magma dome in the crater appeared to be easing. The blast, which dusted cars, trees and roads in towns up to 130 kilometres away in grey ash, had triple the force of the first eruption on October 26. “We have no idea what’s happening,” he said, as he watched the bobbing needle of a seismograph machine. “It looks like we may be entering an even worse stage now.”
Thirty-eight people have died since it burst back to life just over a week ago. There have been more than a dozen strong eruptions at Merapi in the past week – including another one earlier yesterday – and thousands of volcanic tremors and ash bursts. The danger zone was widened from 10 to 15 kilometres from the peak because of the heightened threat. Yesterday’s eruption, which occurred during a downpour, raised Merapi to “crisis” status.
ICELAND – 3.0 Magnitude earthquake on iceland’s biggest volcano, Katla. Although this is not that unusual it does raise concerns as Iceland’s other volcano, Grímsvötn is also getting active.
Water levels in the Gigjukvisl river in south Iceland, close to Grimsvotn volcano, rose by about 40 cm since Tuesday night. River flow measured 1659 cubic metresin the evening and Wednesday morning’s measurements showed that the river flow is currently more than 2000 cubic metres. “If this continues then we estimate that the flood will reach its peak this afternoon [Wednesday].”
“There was an increase in turbulence in Grimsvotn at 03:30 this morning but this has remained stable since. The turbulence has not grown in other vicinities nearby, so now it is a question of what does this mean? I am not excluding the fact that this could develop into a small volcanic eruption. However, if this does turn out to be the case, then it will be something similar to the eruption in 2004, which was not major.” The Grimsvotn volcano eruption in November 2004 lasted for one week but no glacier burst proceeded it. Volcanic ash from the volcano fell as far away as mainland Europe, however no disruptions to air traffic were caused.
INDONESIA – The death toll from Indonesia’s fiery volcano has nearly doubled to 79 after a blistering gas cloud ripped through the mountainside village of Bronggang. 35 bodies were brought in after the inferno. More than 65 others were injured, many of them critically. Men with ash-covered faces streamed down Mount Merapi on motorcycles followed by truckloads of women and crying children, following the massive eruption just late last night. It was not immediately clear why families living within Merapi’s “danger zone” had not been evacuated.
Volcanic Eruptions Affect Rainfall Over Asian Monsoon Region – Some regions drier, others wetter. Scientists have long known that large volcanic explosions can affect the weather by spewing particles that block solar energy and cool the air. Some suspect that extended “volcanic winters” from gigantic eruptions helped kill off dinosaurs and Neanderthals. In the summer following Indonesia’s 1815 Tambora eruption, frost wrecked crops as far away as New England, and the 1991 blowout of the Philippines’ Mount Pinatubo lowered average global temperatures by 0.7 degrees F – enough to mask the effects of greenhouse gases for a year or so.
Now, scientists have discovered that eruptions also affect rainfall over the Asian monsoon region, where seasonal storms water crops for nearly half of Earth’s population. Big eruptions tend to dry up much of Central Asia, but bring more rain to southeast Asian countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar – the opposite of what many climate models predict. “We might think of the solid Earth and the atmosphere as two different things, but everything in the system is interconnected. Volcanoes can be important players in climate over time.” Large explosive eruptions send up sulfur compounds that turn into tiny sulfate particles high in the atmosphere, where they deflect solar radiation. The resulting cooling on Earth’s surface can last for months or years.
Not all eruptions have that effect, however. For instance, the continuing eruption of Indonesia’s Merapi this fall has killed dozens, but this latest episode is probably not big enough by itself to effect large-scale weather changes, scientists believe. As for rainfall, in the simplest models, lowered temperatures decrease evaporation of water from the surface to the air. Less water vapor translates to less rain. But matters are greatly complicated by atmospheric circulation patterns, cyclic changes in temperatures over the oceans, and the shapes of land masses. Until now, most climate models incorporating changes in the sun and the atmosphere have predicted that volcanic explosions would disrupt the monsoon by bringing less rain to southeast Asia – but the researchers found the opposite. (map & photos)
TSUNAMI / FREAK WAVES / ABNORMAL TIDES / RISING SEA LEVELS – –
Surfers survived Indonesian tsunami by rushing to third floor of beach resort. From that vantage point overlooking the lagoon, the surfers had a terrifying front-row seat Monday night as three towering waves of a tsunami struck, shaking the building so violently they thought it would collapse. “It was noise and chaos. You can hear the water coming, coming, coming. And then before the second wave hit the building, everyone was screaming and when the wave hit the building you could only hear people praying.” They estimated that two of the waves were at least 16 feet (five meters) high. Early reports said there was only one wave that was 10 feet (three meters) high, but some witnesses have since described one or more waves that were taller.
The surfing forecast for Tuesday morning had been for UNUSUALLY big waves. On Monday, the earthquake struck at 9:42 p.m. “Two minutes later, we heard this huge noise, like a train out of control.”
More than 130 people listed as missing have been found alive on high ground on a remote Indonesian island that was devastated by the tsunami five days ago.
TROPICAL STORMS –
HURRICANE TOMAS swept through a cluster of eastern Caribbean islands on Saturday, tearing off roofs, damaging houses and downing power lines.
Tropical Storm Chaba weakened as it headed toward islands south of Tokyo, lashing the Japanese capital with rain and winds.
A cyclone warning has been issued for islands off Western Australia, where residents have been advised to get ready to shelter. The Cocos Islands, an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean have been warned that Tropical Cyclone Anggrek, currently category two, is set to intensify this morning as it heads south towards the islands. Gales were expected to develop today as the system moved closer, with the period of greatest risk beginning this evening. There was a significant risk that people on the Cocos Islands would experience very destructive wind gusts tomorrow. At the centre of the cyclone, wind gusts had been measured at 130km/h and were intensifying. A yellow alert has been issued for communities on Home and West Island.
Hurricane Tomas weakened in the Caribbean after battering Barbados and St Lucia with strong winds and heavy rains that damaged properties on the resort islands but caused no loss of life.
Hurricane Tomas is blamed for 12 deaths in St. Lucia. Since downgraded to a tropical storm, Tomas battered St. Lucia on Sunday as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph (99 mph).
Alert for fresh cyclone formation in Bay of Bengal – The Bay of Bengal is being put under watch for cyclone formation as an existing depression in the Gulf of Thailand sails into South Andaman Sea where enabling conditions are building up. The tropical depression in the lower Gulf of Thailand was centred about 160 km east of the nearest Southern Thailand coast with sustained winds speeding up to 50 km/hr. The system has been moving in a northwest direction at a speed of 15 km/hr and is expected to make landfall over the southern provinces tonight.
The India Meteorological Department joined a number of international weather models in mounting the watch for the possible cyclone, materialising close on the heels of Super Cyclone Giri that hit the Myanmar coast last week. The brewing cyclone could be racing towards the Tamil Nadu-South Coastal Andhra Pradesh coast for a landfall, say consensus predictions. But the US Navy model saw the storm progressing west from the South Andaman Sea in a linear fashion and hitting Sri Lanka. The landfall could take place by the weekend and the weakened storm is expected to head north-northwest into Western Maharashtra, India, before being guided north-northeast by possible westerly winds into West Madhya Pradesh. A weather warning issued by the IMD said that isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and south Karnataka during the next two days. During the 24 hours ending Monday morning, widespread rainfall has occurred over coastal Orissa and coastal Andhra Pradesh.
GUATEMALA – Over 3000 ha (7400 acres) of forest in the northern department of Peten were seriously affected by tropical storm Richard, an ecological disaster in Guatemala. Thousands of trees were brought down in at least four forest concessions by the storm, less than a week ago. Richard, downgraded from hurricane status at landfall in neighboring Belize, caused considerable damage in the east of the multiple use zone of the Maya Biosphere Reserve, where there are important timber species such as cedar and mahogany
St Lucia – At t least 14 people are now known to have died on the Caribbean island of St Lucia after Hurricane Tomas triggered landslides. The southern town of Soufriere has been worst hit and resembles “a war zone”. The storm, which struck at the weekend, also battered the island of St Vincent. Bridges were destroyed, and some of the worst-hit communities in the south could only be reached by boat. “Recovery efforts are very slow. Our efforts to get help to the ravished community have been weakened as a string of fires in homes brings us to our knees.” The water mains were empty and trying to get water to the fires “was an exercise in near futility” due to the mountainous landscape. Tomas, downgraded from a hurricane on Sunday evening, lashed islands in the eastern Caribbean with sustained winds of 75mph (120km/h). Tomas, now a tropical storm, is veering towards Haiti where thousands are still homeless after January’s earthquake.
On Tuesday it was about 355 miles (570km) south of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince and moving west at 12mph (19km/h) with sustained winds of 50mph (85km/h). Forecasters have warned that Tomas could strengthen again to a hurricane and that parts of Haiti are in its projected path for later in the week. “Right now they just need to stay tuned – this is the stage to be aware.” Relief workers in Haiti were trying to gather emergency shelter, water and sanitation supplies. The US Navy ship Iwo Jima is steaming toward Haiti to be on hand if emergency relief is needed. (map & photo)
Storm alert issued for India – Authorities in southern India have put military forces on alert as a tropical storm approaches a coastal region already pummelled by several days of heavy rains that have left 22 people dead and displaced 30,000. Evacuated residents in Andhra Pradesh state are living in around 100 relief camps set up in government buildings and schools located in safer places. At least 22 people have died, many from drowning or when houses collapsed after heavy rain battered Andhra Pradesh over the last five days. Army troops and navy personnel were on standby to evacuate villagers after the weather office predicted another severe storm could strike over the next two days.
Torrential rains have caused extensive damage to crops and have washed away roads and bridges in six coastal districts over the past five days. Hundreds of people lost mud and thatch homes swept away by the floodwaters. Survivors have been shifted to relief camps. Roads and railway tracks were submerged in some parts of the region. Meanwhile, the cyclone warning centre said that a storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal was moving towards southern Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring Tamil Nadu province. The storm was likely to intensify and hit the coast in 48 hours. State administration officials worried by the latest warning have issued an alert in all the coastal districts.
INDIA – Farmers in coastal Andhra and parts of Telangana are likely to have a bleak Diwali as the bumper crop that was ready for harvesting has been washed away in flash floods caused by incessant heavy rains during the past 48 hours. It was heart-wrenching in East Godavari and Krishna districts where paddy farmers, who were jubilant over the bumper crop in over 1.20 lakh hectares and had delayed harvesting by a day, helplessly witnessed heavy rains that started on Monday. In East Godavari, standing crop in 87,962 hectares and 55,000 ha in Krishna district was washed away overnight. The death toll due to incessant heavy rains in coastal Andhra rose to 36 by Thursday evening.
HAITI – Heavy rain started to fall in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince as powerful storm Tomas threatens thousands of vulnerable earthquake survivors. The battered nation appeared likely to avoid a direct hit, but forecasters expect heavy rain to last for days. The government has urged the 1.3 million people living in tented homes to find sturdier shelter, but most have stayed, saying they have nowhere to go. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Tomas is gaining strength and warn of the danger of flooding and mudslides. Health workers fear heavy rain will exacerbate Haiti’s cholera epidemic.The atmosphere in the camps was “a mixture of fear and desperation – or resignation”. “It is the third big problem people here have had to deal with this year.”
Tomas is expected to make landfall in Haiti early today. On Thursday afternoon, the storm was churning across the Caribbean about 450km (280 miles) west-south-west of the capital Port-au-Prince, with maximum sustained winds of 85km/h (50mph). The NHC warned of hurricane conditions – winds of 119km/h (74mph) or greater – for Haiti, the south-eastern Bahamas, the Caicos Islands and the Cuban province of Guantanamo. It also issued a tropical storm warning for Jamaica and the Cuban provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Holguin. The storm is expected to dump as much as 38cm (15in) of rain over Haiti and the neighbouring Dominican Republic, with more heavy rain over Jamaica and Cuba. On Wednesday health officials said there had been a 40% jump in the number of new cholera cases and the death toll was 442, with 105 more deaths since Saturday.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC on Thursday declared alerts across the country due to the pouring rains caused by tropical storm Tomas. The red alert is for Barahona, Bahoruco, Pedernales, Independencia, San Juan de la Maguana and Elias Pina. Meantime, Azua, Dajabon, Montecristi, Santiago Rodriguez, La Vega, Espaillat, Hermanas Mirabal, Duarte, Mairia Trinidad Sanchez and San Cristobal are under yellow alert. Tomas will continue for at least three days, and there will be rains even after Tomas leaves the country. The rains have already caused Yaque del Sur River in the south to overflow.
Tomas is moving north-northwest at a speed of some 13 km per hour at a latitude of 15.8 degrees north and a longitude of 76.1 degrees west, at some 510 km southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, and 540 km west-southwest of Beata Island. Tomas has maximum sustained winds of 85 kph. According to forecasts, Tomas will move by the Winds Canal, between Haiti and Jamaica in the northeast direction. The storm will reach Haiti’s western coasts this morning, with the possibility of becoming a hurricane of category one.
HEAVY RAINS / FLOODING / LANDSLIDES / UNUSUAL & OUT-OF-SEASON WEATHER –
THAILAND – The death toll from severe floods in Thailand has risen to 100, including at least three foreigners, although the waters have receded in some areas.
GERMANY – A giant pothole opened under a residential street in Germany yesterday, taking a car with it and leaving another car hanging over the edge. Miraculously, homes on sides of the street remained standing. The cause was unclear. Germany occasionally experiences potholes when ancient mines collapse or water creates cavities in areas of karst rock.
The slump, measuring 40m by 30m, hit Schmalkalden in Germany’s central hill country, 120km north of Frankfurt. A resident phoned police at about 3am after hearing a loud noise. Residents were evacuated from 23 buildings. Nobody was injured. Six houses are still evacuated and earth is continuing to crumble from the rim of the crater. Emergency workers said the hole was increasing in size hour by hour. Police were checking claims by residents who remembered there had been a World War II air-raid bunker under the street. ( Photo gallery )
THAILAND – The death toll from Thailand’s crippling floods has risen to more than 120, officials said on Thursday, after the weeks-long crisis spread south and affected tens of thousands more people, including tourists. Rising waters began to inundate the southern region late on Monday after days of heavy downpours, leaving eight dead in Songkhla province, two in Pattani and one each in Satun and Surat Thani provinces.
Thousands of soldiers have been dispatched to the area to help people stranded in their homes after flash floods swept through Hat Yai, a city of more than 150,000 people. A further three people were also killed in northern areas, where the flooding began on October 10, bringing the nationwide toll to 122. So far more than six million people have been affected, with homes submerged and farmland or cattle destroyed, in the huge natural calamity. Waters have receded in most parts of Hat Yai, a city popular with tourists from Singapore and Malaysia.
But more than 100 foreign visitors remained stranded in their hotels early on Thursday. The government has sent two naval ships to the southern region to provide medical and logistical support for the relief operation. On Wednesday marine police boats rescued about 100 Thai and foreign tourists from Koh Tao, a popular holiday island in Surat Thani, after they were stranded for half a day.
COSTA RICA – A landslide caused by heavy rain has killed at least 20 people in a suburb of the capital, San Jose. A number of people are still missing. A hillside gave way, sending tons of rock and earth onto the houses below. The Costa Rican government is considering declaring a national emergency. Rescuers were searching for survivors in the district, where poor people live in shanty dwellings alongside much more upmarket homes. The President requested help from neighbouring countries to reach remote areas of the country that have been flooded by the storm.
The downpour was likely to continue into today. Hundreds of people in the capital and along the Pacific coast have been moved to temporary accommodation because of the flooding. The rains may have damaged several major coffee-growing areas in Costa Rica’s highlands. The equivalent of THREE TIMES THE AVERAGE RAINFALL FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF NOVEMBER HAS BEEN RECORDED IN THREE DAYS since Tuesday in the Pacific area.
NIGERIA – The National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed that, as of October, about 500,000 were displaced due to the devastating floods in many parts of the country. “The country has witnessed the debilitating effects of flooding in states like Sokoto,Jigawa, Kebbi, Nassarawa, Lagos, Ogun, Cross River and Akwa Ibom. We are now victims of this fate wherever you go: North, South, East or West.” The floods were blamed on weather patterns in the country, and all over the world, which have resulted in adverse ecological imbalances. “Although flooding in communities along the Niger trough and coastal communities is not new to us, what is worrisome is the severity of these cases as we have witnessed, and the extreme weather conditions experienced globally due to climate change…We all must come together to right the wrongs we have all individually and collectively brought on our environment…The environment remains our most valued possession and legacy which we must all strive to protect. Let us all join hands in protecting our common interest.” (photo)
EXTREME HEAT / WILDFIRES / DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE-
NEW ZEALAND – Record breaking high – almost. A powerful high was building south east of Dunedin and settling over the country on the 29th of October. Another powerful high settled over the country a fortnight before. The central air pressure was predicted to be around 1,046 hectopascals – a smidgen above the HIGHEST AIR PRESSURE EVER RECORDED in New Zealand, in Wellington set in 1889. However, because it will remain just offshore it will be away from weather recording equipment.
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