CHOSEN: End Times Newsletter – Issue 170

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“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

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Wrath in the Word

By Johanna

Wrath – 1: strong vengeful anger or indignation
2: retributory punishment for an offense or a crime : divine chastisement

2 Kings 22:17 because they have abandoned Me and burned incense to other gods in order to provoke Me with all the work of their hands. My wrath will be kindled against this place, and it will not be quenched.

Provoke – transitive verb
1 a archaic : to arouse to a feeling or action
b : to incite to anger
2 a : to call forth (as a feeling or action) : evoke
b : to stir up purposely
c : to provide the needed stimulus for

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they kept ridiculing God’s messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the LORD’s wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.

Ridicule – transitive verb
: to make fun of

Despise – transitive verb
1: to look down on with contempt or aversion
2: to regard as negligible, worthless, or distasteful

scoff – intransitive verb
: to show contempt by derisive acts or language
transitive verb
: to treat or address with derision : mock

Lamentations 3:1
Hope through God’s Mercy
I am the man who has seen affliction under the rod of God’s wrath.

Hope – intransitive verb
1: to cherish a desire with anticipation
2 archaic : trust

transitive verb

1: to desire with expectation of obtainment
2: to expect with confidence : trust
— hop·er noun
— hope against hope
: to hope without any basis for expecting fulfillment

Affliction – 1: the state of being afflicted
2: the cause of persistent pain or distress
3: great suffering

Daniel 11:36 “Then the king will do whatever he wants. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and he will say outrageous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, because what has been decreed will be accomplished.

Nahum 1:2 God’s Vengeance
2 The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance and is fierce in wrath. The LORD takes vengeance against His foes; He is furious with His enemies.

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Thoughts on Father’s Anger & Wrath

By Regina

The word ‘wrath’ is mentioned in the Word 164 times. The first time being mentioned at: Exodus 15:7 You overthrew Your adversaries by Your great majesty. You unleashed Your burning wrath; it consumed them like stubble.

And the last time at: Revelation 18:13 For all the nations have drunk the wine of her sexual immorality, which brings wrath. The kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown wealthy from her excessive luxury.

And the word ‘anger’ is mentioned even more times in the Word at 242 times. The first time anger is mentioned in the Word is at: Genesis 27:41 [ Esau’s Anger ] Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. And Esau determined in his heart: “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.”

And the last time at: Revelation 19:15 From His mouth came a sharp sword, so that with it He might strike the nations. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.

In ministering about Father’s anger and wrath, I have come across many people who choose not to believe that our heavenly Father is a God capable of anger and of administering His wrath upon mankind. I have also seen the wrathful Yahweh referred to by these same people as the “God of the Old Testament” and the loving Yahweh as the “God of the New Testament”. But clearly this cannot be truth, as there is only one God and not two that are spoken of in the Word and both anger and wrath are topics that are spoken of all throughout the Word and not only in the Old Testament.

If you are unsure, let’s take a look at the definition of these two words for further enlightenment:

Anger –noun
1. a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.
2. Chiefly British Dialect . pain or smart, as of a sore.
3. Obsolete . grief; trouble.

Wrath –noun
1. strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire.
2. vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.

The Word in its entirety is God’s Word, not just one Testament or another. To reject one over the other does not give a balanced and reasonable view of the One who created us. Why?

Because are we not all, male and female, created in God’s image? And because of that are we not also capable of anger and wrath? Or are we only loving all the time? Are we not complex creatures with multifaceted personalities and natures?

Taking the time to reason things out is all that it takes to realize that Yahweh is just as multifaceted, if not more, as we are. And as we come to know Father, we realize this. We are not told in the Scriptures to fear Him for no reason. It wasn’t included, to be ignored.

Revelation 14:7 He spoke with a loud voice: “Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come. Worship the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.”

As we see in the above definitions, anger is a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong. Yahweh has indeed been wronged and in being wronged He feels, as we all would, anger because it is a part of His nature. And the result of His anger is His wrath which by definition is vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger. It is through nature that His wrath is administered via natural disasters, plagues and pestilence. So when you witness these things occurring in nature, you also witness first hand God’s nature, which is indeed capable of both anger and wrath.

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The Longest War

By Deborah

No war has been waged among men as long as the 6,000 year spiritual war. And the outcome of this war is more important than all the others put together. For you see, the very existence of the heavens and the earth are at stake. Not only the lives of men, but the future of angels and other spirit energies hang in the balance.

Mankind turned away from it’s Creator, but also many of the angelic creations and those ghosts who are known as converts. They too share in the the destruction of the wicked.

Jeremiah 15:6
You have left Me. [This is] the LORD’s declaration. You have turned your back, so I have stretched out My hand against you and destroyed you. I am tired of showing compassion.

Yahweh will see that the once anointed guardian cherub will be unseated and that His appointed King and Kingdom will be fully established.

Ezekiel 28:16
Through the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I expelled you in disgrace from the mountain of God, and banished you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones.

John 12:31
Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

2 Chronicles 9:8
May the LORD your God be praised! He delighted in you and put you on his throne as king for the LORD your God. Because Your God loved Israel enough to establish them forever, He has set you over them as king to carry out justice and righteousness.”

As part of the cleansing, those on both sides of the veil will be judged.

Revelation 11:18
The nations were angry, but Your wrath has come. The time has come for the dead to be judged, and to give the reward to Your servants the prophets, to the saints, and to those who fear Your name, both small and great, and the time has come to destroy those who destroy the earth.

There will be nowhere to hide that Yahweh cannot peer into and see.

Amos 9:3
If they hide themselves on the top of Carmel, from there I will track them down and seize them; if they conceal themselves from My sight on the sea floor, from there I will command the [sea] serpent to bite them.

No one can stand against our God. What has happened concerning this planet will be an example for generations to come.

Nahum 1:9
Whatever you plot against the LORD, He will bring [it] to complete destruction; oppression will not rise up a second time.

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

Regina

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…

Johanna

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…

Deborah

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…

Elisha

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

Christian Conduct – Part Two

Joe: The Pattern of Christ. Our conduct should be as close to his molding effect as it possibly can. If we are not molded in his likeness then we are not Mother’s children. The example is laid out in Christ Jesus who set the standard we all must learn to imitate. Each of us walk in the steps of our Christ, following him into his Kingdom. In this Way, we avoid the traps and snares laid on the path by Satan and his family of deceivers.

1 Peter 2:21

John 12:15

1 Corinthians 11:1

1 John 2:6

Our conduct must be above reproach. We should strive to be a reflection of our Christ whom also reflects our Mother. We will either give credit to Mother, or if we act abusively we will discredit Her. We also should not hate the evil people of this world. They are victims of Satan’s empire that is going down in ruins. They are in a sea of sin that is drowning each of them. If we serve our Mother in this time of peril for those that are drowning, though they might not realize it, we are here to throw them a life saving preserver – that being the Word of Truth. All any of us can do is throw them the preserver, then if they fail to take hold and be pulled into safety, you have done all you can do. You have done all that our Mother expects of you in your conduct towards those that are drowning. Forcing one to take hold of the preserver is not what our Mother wants or expects. If a person refuses the gift of mercy shown, then there is a reason, and it is part of a free will decision on their part. Part, because Satan certainly influenced their decision, so he stands firmly accused and charged as a man-slayer as well as other sins charged against him. Mother does not seek to force Her Sovereignty on any intelligent creation. The decision to move on the path toward the Kingdom must be one of free will to do so, or to decline the offer. If we try to overly persuade, or even to force what we know is beneficial to them and others upon them, then we are taking away their free will choice. This is what Mother does not want as an over zealous faucet of our conduct in sacred service to Her throne. If our Mother wanted that, then She would simply alter their thinking and their heart conditions, but that would not be free will at work. The desire for salvation must come from within each individual person’s heart that becomes in sync with their mind as they seek to discard their old personalities and put on the new personality that Mother is looking for in all of Her loyal Kingdom Subjects. This is why She says to proclaim the truth in all the earth, but does not say to force it upon anyone.

1 Peter 2:12

2 Peter 2:2

2 Corinthians 6:3, 4

1 Peter 3:1, 2

Titus 2:4-8

Please ponder this:

Isaiah 60:12 “For the nation and the kingdom that will not serve you will perish; those nations will be annihilated.”

This has been the case throughout time, even before Mankind came into existence. There have been many kingdoms throughout the expanse that chose not to serve under our Mother’s Sovereign Authority and Rule. A patter was set early on to destroy those that do not make a free will decision to serve under righteousness and Mother’s Law.

Exodus 26:24 “They are to be paired at the bottom, and joined together at the top in a single ring. So it should be for both of them; they will serve as the two corners.”

Both Mother Yahweh and Christ are rocks of perfection. Both foundation stones that we rest upon. They are spoken of as a pair. At the top of Mount Zion they are joined together for eternity on the ring of the Holy Mountain top that overlooks all of creation. They are spoken of as though one in that they are in unity with one another. You cannot have one without the other, and so they are joined together serving as the two corner stones that all of creation rests upon. Christ within Yahweh, and Yahweh overshadowing Christ.

Job 38:17 “Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of death’s shadow?”

Pray that you never see the gates to eternity by being under a judgment of eternal death. Beyond those gates are the shadow of our Mother. Yahweh represents both a Life-giver/Sustainer, and the ultimate Judge over who is expelled outside of Her body into eternal/eternity’s death. Comprehend this so that you never suffer being spewed out of our Mother’s mouth into a death state you cannot be brought back from.

Psalm 17:8 “Guard me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings” Inside our Mother’s shadow is where Her wings cover us, just as Christ described when he said: Matthew 23:3 “[ Jesus’ Lamentation over Jerusalem ] “Jerusalem, Jerusalem! The city who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, yet you were not willing!”

Psalm 36:7 “God, Your faithful love is so valuable that people take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.”

What is the most valuable thing you possess? Nothing of material possessions. It is the love that our Mother freely gives to Her children that love Her in return. How do you show Her you love Her also? By following Her commandments to the best of your ability. But, what of those that prefer worldly possessions over Mother’s love?

Psalm 39:6 “Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow. Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain, gathering possessions without knowing who will get them.”

Isaiah 51:16 “I have put My words in your mouth, and covered you in the shadow of My hand, in order to plant the heavens, to found the earth, and to say to Zion, “You are My people.”

Christ spoke the words of our Mother. He was placed inside of Mother after his own start in creation. Placed in Her powerful hand to create all that exists. He created and seeded the heavens – note that it does not simply say “Heaven.” To plant is to seed with life. Christ also founded this planet earth and created life upon it. And he has risen to Mount Zion where our Mother says to those holy ghosts that reside in Heaven proper, “You are my people.”

How things are tied together in the Word are further exampled:

Mother brought a global flood that destroyed Satan’s old empire that would arise again after mankind flourished once again on the newly restored earth. So, in retrospect of that event, the old dragon whom is known for copycatting much of our Mother’s moves on the war chess board, he does this in the future:

Daniel 11:40 “At the time of the end, the king of the South will engage him in battle, but the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, horsemen, and many ships. He will invade countries and sweep through them like a flood.”

The flood waters compared with being swept out and away from our Mother’s body into eternity where it is referred to as the pit. To be in the vastness of eternity that is deep and has no end. It is to be lost forever with no chance of being redeemed. It is outside of the protective nourishing wings of our Mother.

Psalm 69:15 “Don’t let the flood waters sweep over me or the deep swallow me up; don’t let the Pit close its mouth over me.”

Why place the executed into the eternal void or pit that serves as total destruction of the non-salvageable wicked?

“Habakkuk’s Second Prayer Are You not from eternity, Yahweh my God? My Holy One, You will not die. LORD, You appointed them to execute judgment; [my] Rock, You destined them to punish [us].”

The answer is because that’s where our Mother is from – Eternity. She sweeps Her house clean, because the waste does not belong inside a home that is meant for order and cleanliness. She appoints Her angelic hosts as executioners. She reveals Her superiority, because Eternity cannot harm her. She is part of Eternity, and it is Her own true home, just like Her body/reality is ours. But in the flowing Eternity that is like a river, it washes away those that resist our Mother’s Sovereign Rule and covers them over in the pit of oblivion.

Isaiah 14:23 “I will make her a swampland and a region for wild animals, and I will sweep her away with a broom of destruction.” [This is] the declaration of the LORD of Hosts.”

Don’t each of you sweep your homes clean?

1 Kings 14:10 “Because of all this, I am about to bring disaster on the house of Jeroboam: I will eliminate all of Jeroboam’s males, both slave and free, in Israel; I will sweep away the house of Jeroboam as one sweeps away dung until it is all gone!”

Have you not been taught that the demons are considered mere waste for the heap? And one last thing. Who normally sweeps a home? Isn’t is usually the female, where there is a union of at least two? And, who normally uses the term “My beloved,” is that not a woman’s spoken word of affection toward a loved one?

More to come on the conduct expected of our Mother’s elite.

Spiritual War News

The Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness

Balancing Evil

Alderra – Joe, can you explain why it is desirable that hearts be hardened? I never understood this scripture.

Why was Pharaoh’s heart hardened? Could it have been any other way or was it God’s will that he and his army die?

Consider Exodus 32:11, 14

11 But Moses tried to pacify the Lord his God. “O Lord!” he said. “Why are you so angry with your own people whom you brought from the land of Egypt with such great power and such a strong hand?

14 So the Lord changed his mind about the terrible disaster he had threatened to bring on his people.

The word “pacify” is sometimes rendered “soften” in some translations, this would imply that at times God reconsidered his wrath to his servants.

I am not talking about watering down Yahweh’s judgment; I am referring to the impulse that hardens one’s heart so that their chances for survival are slim.

Thanks

Joe – I understand Brother. I’ll give you a little background before I answer your question. In the past its been noted that the same things existing on this side also exist on the other side. This also includes questions concerning our Creator’s Way of doing things a certain way that seem to be beyond any of our rationale. But the truth is that everything done by Mother is based on being able to reason out Her motive for taking such an action. Just as Satan – when Dawn Lucifer – questioned Her on the free will issue under compulsion to not break law by use of free will, as to whether or not that represented true free will? No one beforehand had ever questioned whether true free will existed or not under compulsion to be bound by Sovereign Law. o this issue in conjunction with other issues Dawn Lucifer raised then crossed over into the visible arena where the answer to Satan’s question is being fully played out. Since I started out as one of humankind, and then passed over and later crossed over to the Consortium of holy ghosts, I could see things in a better light than the angels that have never existed anywhere but heaven. This is true of the Consortium as a whole or body of Christ. And since the questions Dawn Lucifer raised began with the angelic realm of existence, it was hardest for them to comprehend the human factor of creation. As a human, we take it for granted that there is free will in the visible realm. Even true if you live in a country that suppresses human rights. Because at any time you could exercise your free will, though it might bring harsh punishment, that in itself did not halt your ability to make a free will choice. For example, you are ordered to execute someone and refuse to do so, and then you yourself are executed. That is free will in action. And in the United States where freedom is more prevalent than most any other place in this world, which incidentally is based on Satan’s argument for free will to Mother, you still have laws that govern the use of free will. You can commit a crime by freely doing so, but there will be consequences for ACTION taken. Thinking about committing a crime is not an action unless you live in a country that cites a tort can occur to break law by planning out a crime, and then over here in the visible realm that could be considered an actionable offense in violation of law where planning is viewed as actionable reason to charge a person with intent to commit a crime….

Dictionary
“actionable >adjective Law giving sufficient reason to take legal action.”

That tort does not exist in the spirit realm. For law to be broken, planning out an actionable crime resides within one’s mind until the crime is actually committed. This is because the spirit could turn aside from the evil act just before acting on the desire. If that occurs, no law has been broken. Action must be taken as the three examples proved within the Sacred Garden. And as other species over millions of years of time proved out on other worlds that took actions contrary to Mother’s Way – which is based on Her laws for Her creation. Satan has learned that without law governing free will, there can be no peace, no true order that permits harmony among individuals that have opposing views. Dawn Lucifer opposed Mother’s view of free will, and so he broke law to remove Her restraint from binding him to the Way. The law was the guiding light of correct conduct, but the restraint was the promise of punishment for failure to follow Her laws. Dawn Lucifer sought to be out from under law, and to somehow avoid the eternal death sentence that he knew would be imposed upon him for his infractions. He actually broke three laws when he first spoke to the woman Eve. The first actionable offense was to take on the form of something that would be used as a deception – that is, for a deceptive purpose. That was not considered as a pre-planned action to commit a crime, but was a true action put into manifestation for an evil purpose. At that point he had committed an offense that violated law, because he took on a disguise that was considered below his capacity of authority. This is another reason him and his demons are classed as animalistic in their nature. The second, was Dawn spoke a lie. The third, he defamed Mother Yahweh’s name, because the lie contradicted what She had directly given as a command to Adam, who then passed the command down to his mate Eve. This represented the ladder of authority. God, man, and woman. Keep in mind that at this time in creation, in man’s history, that Michael, though he bi-created all things, he was not a mediator for mankind, whereas as Christ he would be later installed on the ladder of authority just under Mother Yahweh as Her reflected King over the flock. He did however serve at that time as the Word of God, which is and was the law-giver to the spirit class. But he never tried to assume the position of being in Authority except as Mother’s Archangel the Word, and recognized as Her Only Begotten Son. Her first and only direct creation.; .

When Eve touched the forbidden fruit, as a direct action of Dawn Lucifer’s deception, his sins then multiplied to being a man slayer, because Eve is from mankind’s genetic line of creation. In Mother’s eyes, Dawn Lucifer had murdered Eve by his action, even though she would eventually die from the effects of the aging that brought a debilitation from breaking law and thereby being severed from the Life-Giver, Yahweh.

“debilitate >verb severely weaken.
-DERIVATIVES debilitation >noun.
-ORIGIN Latin debilitare, from debilis ‘weak’.”

To severely weaken, not only occurred to Eve’s human body, but Mother Yahweh’s Sovereign Rule was also severely weakened, because then Adam exercised his free will. But understand this, Satan was not responsible for Adam’s action. Therefore he was not charged with being a man-slayer for Adam’s action of also partaking of the forbidden fruit. Adam would also have had to have been deceived, and that was not the case in his sin. He willfully sinned just like Dawn Lucifer and Judas Iscariot did. He chose his mate destined for eternal death over Mother’s prohibition. He would have received a new mate had he not sinned. But Adam loved Eve more than his Creator. This is why Christ said this, and Adam broke a second Commandment by choosing Eve over Mother:

Matthew 22:37-39 “He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Adam and Eve were given the first Commandment, because no other offspring were yet present to give the second Commandment that Christ later gave mankind.

Abraham’s son not only foreshadowed Mother’s coming Sacrifice of Michael Her Only Son, but it also demonstrated that Abraham must love Mother more than anyone or anything else in creation. He proved that he did love Her more. But Mother spared his son by Her great mercy.

Genesis 22:2 “Take your son,” He said, “your only [son] Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”

Luke 16:13 “No household slave can be the slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t be slaves to both God and money.”

What is money? It is wages paid. It can be monetary in the form of cash or other tangibles, or it can be this:

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

That is the wages earned for willful sin. Eternal death, because no concession is made for those perfected to law that then break it willfully. But how about the “Adversary the Resister?” That is what “Satan the devil” means when translated. The demons do not carry the “Adversary” as a sin. They instead are resisters to Mother’s Authority, as are converts that do not accept Her Sovereignty to Rule all of creation. Dawn Lucifer is the Chief Adversary to Mother’s Throne. He is referred to as “Chief” also in heaven, because Enmeduranki also added that sin to his growing list of infractions. But Dawn Lucifer is the original serpent and the Chief over his family. Enmeduranki is his would-be competition, except that he has no partial pole reversal, and is also presently missing from creation He’s been gone sine the JAC confrontation. But that is another mystery yet to be solved on his absence.

So, as I said earlier, Mother Yahweh’s Sovereign Rule was also severely weakened by sin entering creation and the issues it raised by coming from Dawn Lucifer’s action within the immediate family of heaven. It inspired the creation of the chess board of war. Commonly called “War Chess Board.” The reason Mother chose it, was it is 4 Squared for Justice. Four corners representing the four corners of the earth where the war would ultimately be fought and victory determine for the winning side.

Exodus 27:4 “Construct a grate for it of bronze mesh, and make four bronze rings on the mesh at its four corners.” ……..

Dictionary:
“mesh >noun 1 material made of a network of wire or thread. 2 the spacing of the strands of a net. 3 a complex or constricting situation. >verb 1 (mesh with) be in harmony with. 2 become entangled or entwined. 3 (of a gearwheel) lock together with another.
-ORIGIN probably from Old English.” Please read the definition and think of all that is contained within this war as you do.

This also accurately depicts the chess board of war with its many facets. The combatants are in fixed positions of mesh on the war board. It is like a grate, so that Satan and his demons cannot leave the meshed area of combat. However, if they try to escape, the rings symbolize that all four corners can be lifted and the war board with its would-be defectors can be carried to an ancient door and cast into a plane of confinement. That being the Orange Plane. This of course is symbolic and represents being thrown into the OP for the duration of time allotted for this war under the rule of “Default by .forfeiture.” In that event, the allotted time would be given the ministry to complete the message of Salvation, Judgment, and anything Mother might prescribe, and then mankind would receive the wrath. From that point in time, Satan and his demons would remain imprisoned without being in the death state for 1000 years, and then given another opportunity to take their positions once again on the war board. The only thing that would have been altered is that Satan would have cowardly abandoned his human children for the safety of the OP. This almost occurred at one point in the war, But Seraiah took his place as a proxy for a short time, because the demons must be led in this war by an effective leader. As bad as Satan is, he is clever and shrewd in his workings.

Revelation 7:1 “[ The Sealed of Israel ] After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, restraining the four winds of the earth so that no wind could blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree.”

Satan and his demons represent the four winds, and they are restrained in what they have been able to do thus far in this war. That scripture also has another meaning, just like many of the others also do.

Since Satan has been restrained over the many years since the rebellion began, the war board makes use of human pawns as warrior pawns To understand why Mother hardened the heart of the Egyptian Pharaoh, you must understand that the way the war board was originally lay-ed out in the beginning. Mother chose Her side, or more aptly, Her people that represented Her remnant. Satan got everyone else by default. So you see Brother, the Israelites represented Mother’s people or pawns on the war board, and all of the rest of the humans, including that Egyptian Pharaoh represented Satan’s pawns. So, Mother was within the rules of war to do the same thought injections that Satan does. He works on the minds and hearts of Mother’s pawns as well as inspiring his own side in this war. We know that by the examples in the Word. One was, he got to King David by inspiring him to look upon Bathsheba:

And what does the Word warn about …

2 Peter 2:14 “having eyes full of adultery and always looking for sin, seducing unstable people, and with hearts trained in greed. Accursed children! ” David’s eyes were filled with adultery for Bathsheba,

2 Samuel 11:1, 2 “[ David’s Adultery with Bathsheba ] In the spring when kings march out [to war], David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah, but David remained in Jerusalem One evening David got up from his bed and strolled around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing—a very beautiful woman.””

Out of fairness in this war, Mother did not alter David’s heart. She let Satan work his inspiration, the same as Satan could not interfere wit Mother’s on the Pharaoh.

Exodus 10:1 “[ The Eighth Plague: Locusts ] Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may do these miraculous signs of Mine among them,”

Mother sought to harden Satan’s pawn’s hearts and, Satan, though he tried, he could not soften his pawns hearts against Mother’s strategic move on the war board. And when Mother tried to counter Satan with David, Her thoughts fell on deaf ears, but she did not force David to not sin, no more than She forced that ancient Pharaoh to harden his heart. It was inspired thoughts coupled with free will decisions on both David and the Pharaoh’s part to make a decision one way or the other. Mother took credit for hardening his heart, but She did not force him to to be robotic to Her Will. If that was true, we could end this war today. Because then Mother would have become like Satan who wants to rule by force of will, though he started this war by prior argument that intelligent creation was being deprived of the use of their free will. .Since that time long ago, he has learned that free will must adhere to law and order willingly, or force is a necessary component in the nightmarish world he’s altered things to. mother on the other hand does not want a forced way of life. She wants intelligent creations that submit to Her laws in a willing manner that does not require a desire to break law but a fear to do so because of love not penalty. Though the penalty for eternal death will stand for eternity to future rebels, it is not intended as a deterrent. It is instead, for the purpose of ridding creation of those that would curse themselves by moving off the narrow path and choosing a way that earlier species chose. They had to be dealt with to keep creation in harmony. Satan took things another step, and the end result will be that creation will be populated with more that remain faithful than might ever go astray. Amen to Mother’s wisdom on that. Time is all that separates all of us from the end to this terrible nightmare, for eternity.

I hope I’ve adequately answered your questions Brother. Peace and harmony to you as well as this ministry. *hugs*

P.S.

Exodus 14:17 “I am going to harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them, and I will receive glory by means of Pharaoh, all his army, and his chariots and horsemen.”

Mother set forth to harden their hearts, but did not force them. It was a willingness to be motivated on their parts.

Joshua 11:20 “For it was the LORD’s intention to harden their hearts, so that they would engage Israel in battle, be completely destroyed without mercy, and be annihilated, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.”

“intention” but not by force.

1 Samuel 6:6 “Why harden your hearts as the Egyptians and Pharaoh hardened theirs? When He afflicted them, didn’t they send Israel away, and Israel left?”

All pawns used in the opposing side that are not destroyed in a Judgment like the Great Flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, etc., they are reanimated for a chance to change their heart conditions without pressure from either side at counseling.. Then it is their true choice without hindrance. This is a balancing of the Scales of Justice.

Lifting the Veil

Learning How to See and Decipher Spiritual Photos

Cordelia’s Photo

Cordelia:
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Elisha: So far … I think … i see a “Y”, a lion face, some kind of figure with arms out like Christ on the cross or like an angel with wings arms out . Not sure on that. I also see a ton of big/med faces.

Joe: Child, here it is in sepia. They put a big heart around your head.

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Regina: I think I found the heart Joe spotted, and then another lower down also. Rotating the picture will reveal even more – but here’s a start!

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Cordelia: Thank you Regina, Elisha and Joe! Now I understand better what Father means when He says, “…I will not leave or forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

And the following verses came alive for me: Ephesians 3:14-19 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. [I pray] that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. [I pray that] you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and width, height and depth, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

One day I’ll get to know each of my faithful friends in the spirit realm, can’t wait to hear their stories!

Regina: I understand how you feel Cordelia. I often feel the same way when I see their faces peering back at me from the photos I take. It helps in knowing that we truly are never alone. You’re very welcome.

Deborah:

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Joe:

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Child if you shoot at an angle instead of head-on on mirror shots, you will capture more casts. Spirits utilize light and all background shapes, colors, and whatever is available where the pics are taken to form their casts. Remember that they are translucent (lacking color at the doorway to this realm) and you are capturing their outlines and the symbols and things they also cast. This is because the light from the flash bounces off of them and forms what they are casting. Head-on flashes hide much of what they have formed. Manipulation of the lighting is very important to see what all is there. It is layered casts upon casts. Their actual size unless they expand their individual energy is about the size of a honey bee. You’ll often note that a conglomerate of small spirits make up the larger casts because they work in unity to form them. That’s energy conservation to share the load. They will also make use of you your own cast in the shots and overlay right over the top of you if they can achieve it . Angling the light gives the casting effect a glance-off instead of a drowning light shot. Just some advice from when I worked with Seraiah in producing some of his best shots. If you angle well, because it takes some practice to get the angle just right, you will be amazed at what you capture on film when angling for a reflection shot. When you grab your camera, the spirits faces light up with smiles and they start getting into positions surrounding you or whatever you are going to take a picture of. Angle shots are for mirror shots, not head-on shots of scenery and other things. When you shoot scenery or even in your room, the spirits are quickly assessing what will blend in with their positioning for the casting effect they want achieved. They all get creative and love to see themselves in pics. If you see two spirits kissing, that means you are loved. Imagery is universal in the spirit realm to bolster communications with added emphasis on what each spirit is feeling. Just some advice from an old guide.

Regina you found the heart I saw, and that that you found. You’ve all done well in locating and marking. I’ll put on a reversed and she will see what else is there.

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Cordelia: It’s SO nice to see more of them, thank you Deborah and Joe.

Joe, thanks for explaining it all over again, I remember reading it somewhere on the forum but can’t recall which thread….It’s so cute that the spirits love to see themselves in pics because I want to see them just as much – I’m overjoyed Can you believe I used to think that God didn’t really care that much about me? And so many people feel that way, not knowing that God is just waiting for them to go to Him.

Regina, thanks for the link! I’ll be using the instructions on your website for psychic development too. There’s so much to learn! I realize that a lot of the information is found in the newsletters too.

One more thing, can you all help me with the symbolism?

8=infinity

7=perfection

3=?

M=Michael?

C=Christ?

S=Salvation?

Ring=?

A=Alpha?

boxes=?

hand-like shape=?

Can you tell if they’re observers or guides or even converts? Were they just hanging out?

I think I’ve found the elusive joy of salvation!!

Regina: You are a beautiful child of God Cordelia, and we love you as Yahweh loves you and the holy family loves you!

The hand shape that I marked… what came to mind as I marked it was that Yahweh has Her hand on you and is guiding you. I don’t know if that’s 100% accurate, but I wanted to share.

Mother will help you in maintaining balance between your studies and your work and still having a normal life. I can attest to that – without Her I don’t think I could have managed as much as I have over the past 5+ years. It’s all due to Her careful and loving guidance.

Johanna: Hi Cordelia! Nice picture. As far as your question about symbolism it could be any number of things. It really depends on the person who took the picture. There may be a message in their solely for you or even a warning of some kind. My first thought on the ring is the circle of the ministry. It has been broken in the past so maybe it isn’t broken any longer. I am not sure whether I am right or not but time will tell. *hugs*

Regina: I wonder if the ring might have to do with the ministry being the Bride of Christ?

Deborah: The boxes or rectangles are usually created around letters or numbers.

3 = Unity I think the C S 8 in the shield meant “Cordelia Shielded by Yahweh” as Mother’s symbolic number is 8, which is also eternity.

Regina: The more you practice the easier it becomes. You will see more and more as you continue to perform the exercises and take pictures and study them, mark them and decipher them. I can look back at pictures that I took and marked 5 years ago and I’m always amazed at what I missed – but that was just because I was learning to use my second sight. So now, when I view them it’s like seeing them for the first time because more is revealed. Just like any talent or hobby, it just takes time and the willingness to learn and develop the gift Mother has given all of us.

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

NASA captures a very sad sun as it explodes

Interesting Videos of UFO Activity in South America

Interesting Videos of UFO Activity in North America

Interesting Videos of UFO Activity in Europe and Australia

UFO Activity on Christmas Eve

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

Gas pump prices rise above $3

How states fared on jobless benefits, at a glance

Has The Financial Collapse Of Europe Now Become Inevitable?

Some investors fear collapse of municipal bonds across nation

$2tn debt crisis threatens to bring down 100 US cities

Signs in Humanity

Man Seen in NYC Rolling Suitcase Stuffed With Body

Ind. mom says she hid young son’s body for a year

Ohio county fights extreme pill addiction problem

40 Percent Of Americans Still Believe In Creationism

Police: Thief Tunneled Into NYC Home, Stole Art

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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.

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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

QUAKES –

12/18/10 –

5.1 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

5.4 SAMOA ISLANDS REGION

5.4 PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS

5.4 PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION

5.0 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

12/19/10 –

5.0 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

5.3 PAGAN REG., N. MARIANA ISLANDS

5.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

5.1 SOUTHEAST OF EASTER ISLAND

5.2 ETHIOPIA

5.1 TAJIKISTAN

5.1 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE

5.1 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA

12/20/10 –

5.4 TONGA

5.0 MARIANA ISLANDS REGION

6.5 SOUTHEASTERN IRAN

5.6 OFFSHORE EL SALVADOR

5.8 NORTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE

12/21/10 –

6.0 SIMEULUE, INDONESIA

5.0 MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA

5.7 JAVA, INDONESIA

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.2 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.3 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.4 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.4 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.3 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.2 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.5 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.3 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.3 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.2 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.3 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.4 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.6 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.4 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

7.4 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.2 SOUTH OF KERMADEC ISLANDS

12/22/10 –

5.0 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

5.1 SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

6.5 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.4 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.2 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.3 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.2 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.4 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.6 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.3 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

12/23/10 –

5.4 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

5.5 FLORES REGION, INDONESIA

5.4 MAUG ISLANDS REG, N. MARIANA IS

5.6 VANUATU

5.3 VANUATU

6.4 NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

5.1 TONGA

5.2 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.2 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

12/24/10 –

5.9 PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC RIDGE

5.0 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

5.2 NEAR ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

5.0 VANUATU

IRAN – At least seven people have died and hundreds more were injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake which struck southeastern Iran. The quake, with an epicentre near the town of Hosseinabad in Kerman province, was followed by 22 tremors, including one of 5.0 magnitude. “So far damages have been concentrated in villages in the areas of Sahraj and seven dead and hundreds of injured have been removed from the debris. Considering the damages the death toll is expected to rise. The quake struck at 10.12pm on Monday (5.42am AEDT Tuesday) and was even felt in the bordering province of Sistan-Baluchestan.
Communication lines in the area were down. The quake-affected region was largely mountainous and hence access to it was cut off, making it difficult for relief to reach the victims. Hosseinabad lies near the city of Bam, the site of the deadliest earthquake to hit Iran in recent times. The 6.3-magnitude temblor in December 2003 killed 31,000 people – about a quarter of Bam’s population – and destroyed the city’s ancient mud-built citadel. Iran sits astride several major fault lines in the Earth’s crust and is prone to frequent earthquakes, many of which have been devastating.

JAPAN – A 7.4-magnitude earthquake has struck in the Pacific Ocean off southern Japan. The epicentre of the earthquake was 155km (95 miles) off the Bonin Islands, some 1,000km south-east of Tokyo. It struck at a depth of some 15km at 0220 (1720GMT), sparking local tsunami warnings which were later lifted. Local TV broadcasts warned coastal inhabitants to seek safety on higher ground, but the quake only prompted a swelling of waves around 30cm (1ft) high. The Bonin archipelago comprises some 30 tropical or sub-tropical islands, only two of which are populated. They are inhabited by around 2,500 people. Japan is well-prepared for quakes which often hit the seismically active area. There were no reports of casualties or damage from the latest earthquake.

Icy rain and German earthquake add to Christmas transport misery. A slight let-up in Europe’s bitter cold triggered fresh pre-Christmas transport chaos Thursday, with icy roads quickly glazing over in many parts of Germany as rain fell on frozen ground. Adding to the sense of disaster was a minor earthquake in the region just west of Frankfurt. High buildings swayed in two big jolts under the city of Mainz, but nobody was injured. The bigger quake, at 3 am (0200 GMT), measured 3.4 on the Richter scale.
In the far north of Germany, heavy new falls of snow hampered road travel. Elsewhere, the new precipitation came down in the form of rain, causing even worse dangers. The rain froze into a slippery sheet on already-frozen roadways. Parts of the main highways from Berlin to Hamburg and to Germany’s industrial heartland in the west were closed when trucks jack-knifed on the ice. Authorities appealed to motorists to only use their cars in dire necessity. Travellers complained of huge overcrowding on German trains. Many were running late because of snow on tracks.

VOLCANOES –

PHILIPPINES – Bulusan on high alert after new ash explosion. Government public works crews near restive Mt. Bulusan in Bicol were placed on high alert Friday a day after the volcano spewed ash anew Thursday.
On Thursday, Bulusan showed signs of life anew after days of relative quiet, producing grayish steam and ash column that rose to about 500 meters above the crater rim and drifted southwest. Meanwhile, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Friday that at least four volcanic earthquakes were detected in the last 24 hours. No steaming was observed at the northwest and southeast vents while weak to very weak steam emission were seen rising from the summit crater. No sulfur dioxide flux was detected during the measurements conducted Thursday. Alert Level 1 remains enforced over Bulusan Volcano area. “Because of the prevailing wind direction, people residing in the northwest and southwest sectors of the volcano are reminded to take precautions against ashfalls. Civil aviation authorities must also warn pilots to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ejected ash and volcanic fragments from sudden explosions may pose hazards to aircrafts.”

INDONESIA – Mt Bromo still emits thick smoke into the air although its status has been dropped off to ‘standby’. The volcano, which nestles on Probolinggo, East Java, is a top tourist attraction known for its “sea of sands”. “Dense smoke is still seen on Bromo, drifting to the east and northeast off Bromo at the heights of around 400 meters to 800 meters.” The situation is far from dangerous. However, the safety zone remains at the vicinity of 2 kilometers from the crater’s peak. The Geological Disaster Management and Volcanology Center lowered the status of Mt Bromo to ‘standby’ on December 6, 2010. Nevertheless, the status will be revised if the volcano resumes it’s rumbles.

TROPICAL STORMS –

Tropical Storm Omeka – An out-of-season tropical cyclone has formed west of Hawaii. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Omeka was located 505 miles south of Midway Atoll, or about 1,210 miles west of Lihue, Kauai. The tropical storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. As of 11 p.m. Sunday, Omeka was moving northeast at 14 miles per hour. The storm was expected to turn to the north, which would take it into cooler waters. It is forecast to be a tropical depression within 36 hours, and a remnant low in about 48 hours.

While this storm is forming after the November 30 end of hurricane season in the Central Pacific, there have been three other out-of-season cyclones. Tropical storm Paka formed south of the Hawaiian Islands in December 2-6, 1997. It crossed the International Dateline and strengthened into Super Typhoon Paka, which caused major damage when it hit Guam December 17 and 18, 1997. The Hurricane Center’s archives also show a tropical cyclone that formed 40 miles southwest of Lanai on Dec. 23, 1902, and another that formed far to the south of South Point exactly two years later.

AUSTRALIA – Soggy state on cyclone watch. The weather bureau has warned a second monsoonal low brewing off the Queensland coast may develop into a low grade cyclone in the next three days. A Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster said Cyclone Tasha, if formed, would wreak more havoc in the state’s far north following torrential rain predicted for Christmas morning. ‘‘It could develop into a cyclone in the next three days and cross the coast the day after Boxing Day. Anywhere from Mackay to Cooktown we could expect to see exceptionally high rainfall events … [with] 300 and millimetres falling in a very short period of time. ‘In a worst case scenario we could see major flooding events in more than one centre with a large population.’’
The state’s tropical cyclone warning centre had been activated, with extra police and emergency services workers and four police aircraft on standby ready to be deployed. “‘There is a possibility that by this evening [the low pressure system] will be a low-grade tropical cyclone and on the coast some time overnight.’’ Should a tropical cyclone develop it would ‘‘enhance’’ the rainfall across northern Queensland and generate winds of speeds between 80 to 100km/h. Forecasters were not yet sure whether the second low would develop as a separate system or join the current tropical low tracking towards the state’s north. ‘‘It’s possible that the monsoon low crossing the coast tonight might end up in central Queensland and another system develop in the Gulf of Carpentaria.” The very active monsoon trough could linger over Queensland well into the first week of January.

‘‘Over the next seven to 10 days – a time when many people will not be at home, when many people will be travelling, when many of the government agencies would normally be shut down with people on leave, we will expect to see resources called upon. ‘Going further into the week, particularly around the New Year’s weekend, we expect to see some of that high rainfall making its way into southeast Queensland.’’ Motorists were advised to take food, water and essential medications with them on their travels in case they were unexpectedly stranded by floodwaters.

The State Emergency Service hotline received 417 calls for help with localised flooding since 5am yesterday with the majority of these recorded for the Townsville (50), Mackay (35), Brisbane (25) and Bundaberg (22) areas.

Authorities have encouraged residents to prepare emergency flood kits ahead of the downpour. Emergency kits should contain emergency phone numbers, a portable radio, torch, spare batteries, a first aid kit, several sets of clothing and strong plastic bags to store them as well as medication and valuables.

HEAVY RAINS / FLOODING / LANDSLIDES / UNUSUAL & OUT-OF-SEASON WEATHER –

HAWAII – Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc on Oahu. Wet weather has been drenching just about every inch of Oahu. Heavy rains causing rivers and streams to rise rapidly. Downpours quickly flooded streets and the outside of a plant in Kapolei was about knee deep in water and mud. In town, more of the same. Flash flooding caused partial shut-downs of roads from Waikiki to Aiea to Hawaii Kai because they became impassable. The Honolulu Fire Department responded to multiple calls for water evacuation across the island. On Oahu Ave in Manoa, flooding caused the asphalt to buckle.

The National Weather Service says the heavy rains have lit up their radars like a Christmas tree. But it’s another part of the system that has peaked their attention. “It’s starting to develop it’s own system directly underneath the low that is taking on Tropical Cyclone characteristics.” A Tropical Cyclone developing out of a Kona low in December is EXTREMELY RARE; there have been only 2 documented cases in recent history. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center may be activated. But the Cyclone would likely not be a threat and have no impact on local weather.

AUSTRALIA – Authorities were dropping food and water to people stranded by the WORST FLOODING IN 50 YEARS around Carnarvon. Carnarvon, about 900km north of Perth and at the mouth of the Gascoyne River, is gripped by its worst flood since 1960. Residents were warned on Saturday to evacuate as heavy rain pounded the region overnight. On Sunday, 30 people stuck on rooftops at Gascoyne Junction, about 170km inland from Carnarvon, and six more at Meka station, were flown by helicopter to Carnarvon.

CALIFORNIA – Southland slogs through STORM SYSTEM OF A DECADE. As Southern California slogged through a deluge not seen in years, forecasters warned that three more powerful storms will target Los Angeles before Thursday. Sunday’s storm brought some floods, mudslides and RECORD-BREAKING RAINFALL, and there’s more to come. Three new storms will hit by Thursday in a weather system seen only once every 10 to 15 years.

The subtropical drenching came from a weather system SO RARE that it arrives about once every decade. In the last four days, downtown Los Angeles has received 3.75 inches of rain — a quarter of the rainfall it typically receives for the ENTIRE YEAR The warm Pacific storm swept the entire state. It rattled Cape Mendocino with thunder, dumped 9 feet of snow on Mammoth Mountain, flooded streets in usually dry Bakersfield and tossed 2 feet of floodwater onto a residential street in La Crescenta. Downtown L.A. saw 2.3 inches, SHATTERING A RECORD set in 1921. More than 3 inches of rain fell in Pasadena and San Gabriel, breaking decades-old RECORDS. The rain was expected to taper off overnight. The first of the next three storms was predicted to arrive tonight, with more pulses arriving Tuesday and Wednesday. 3 to 5 additional inches of rain could fall on L.A.’s coast and valleys. By Wednesday night, the total may have hit 5 to 7 inches of rain in those regions and more than 10 inches in the foothills and mountains. “I think you guys are going to see a lot of flooding problems.” Some Los Angeles areas had already seen flooding Sunday.

Warm, subtropical storms striking Southern California in December are HIGHLY UNUSUAL. Normally, a region of high pressure over the central Pacific Ocean deflects storms away from California and into Oregon and Washington. But that pressure has weakened, allowing moist, warm Pacific storm systems to stretch from Asia through Hawaii into California. “It just keeps on coming.” Such a weather pattern pops up once every 10 to 15 years.
The Pacific storms will head east, moving through the Rocky Mountains, and could reach Minneapolis in time to dump 3 to 6 inches of snow for Monday night’s football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. The match will be played outdoors at the University of Minnesota after last week’s collapse of the Metrodome due to heavy snowfall. The storm could hit the East Coast by the end of the week, dumping significant snowfall on Philadelphia, New York City and Boston on Christmas Day for the first time since 2002

AUSTRALIA – The crisis is over for residents of Western Australia’s Gascoyne region following the WORST FLOODING THERE ON RECORD, but they face a massive clean-up as waters recede. Reinforced levees prevented the overflowing Gascoyne River from swamping the town of Carnarvon, but surrounding plantations and pastoral stations have been hammered with big livestock and crop losses.

Residents who had been evacuated could be allowed back to assess damage and begin the clean-up tomorrow or Thursday, depending on water levels and road damage. Carnarvon, about 900km north of Perth, received ITS ANNUAL RAINFALL IN 22 HOURS during the weekend. Some people in outlying areas were rescued by helicopter after sitting it out on rooftops, while a caravan park in Carnarvon was evacuated after it was swamped late on Sunday. “Probably flood mitigation methods would not have stopped this flood from spreading, but there may well be some scope for doing further works. I would suggest hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars of loss in horticultural production.” With about 105 pastoral stations in the broader Gascoyne area, livestock losses could he high.”Some quite harrowing stories of people spending the night on the roof, realising that at the same time their livestock were basically drowning or being swept away.” It’s feared that many of the region’s historic pastoral homesteads, many made of mud bricks, could have been irreparably damaged by floodwaters.

VIETNAM – 47 Vietnamese sailors are missing, most of them from a cargo ship and a fishing vessel, and six others have been confirmed dead after storms hit the South China Sea and since bad weather and strong winds hit Vietnam’s coast last Thursday.

CALIFORNIA – A powerful winter storm continues to pound Southern California causing flooding and evacuations in areas hardest hit by the rain. On Monday night, officials evacuated residents in Wrightwood due to heavy rain threatening homes. More than 10 inches of rain has fallen in some mountain areas since the storm started on Thursday. Forecasters say the worst is yet to come as the National Weather Service predicts heavier rains to hit Southern California tonight and Wednesday. After a brief respite on Thursday and Friday, more rain is in the forecast for the Christmas weekend.

The rain caused major traffic jams on the roads Monday night. Downtown Los Angeles has received more than 5 inches of rain since the storms moved into the area Thursday prompting officials to issue a flood warning. More than 6 inches of rain has fallen in the foothill communities near the Station Fire burn area, and The San Gabriel mountains have received as much as 10 inches. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch that will remain in effect until Wednesday night. Some isolated areas could reach 20 inches of rainfall by Wednesday.

Forecasters say the storms could be THE LARGEST SYSTEM THE REGION HAS SEEN IN A DECADE. The storm system is being caused by subtropical moisture that is stretching from Asia. That plume of moisture is mixing with a low-pressure system to create heavy rain.

HAWAII – Forecast calls for rain through Christmas. Heavy showers and isolated thunder storms are forecast and more rain is likely to greet President Obama’s Christmas homecoming when Air Force One is expected to touch down at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam tomorrow night. All islands remain under a flash flood watch. Tropical Storm Omeka, which had been sitting north of the main Hawaiian islands, was downgraded to a remnant low. But an even bigger system is unleashing rain today that will likely continue through Christmas. “The front to the north will keep us under the threat of wet conditions pretty much through Christmas. It’s unlikely that we’ll have normal trade conditions until after Christmas.”

CALIFORNIA – An UNUSUAL confluence of two storm systems — a tropical storm and a northern one — has resulted in the most intense rainfall to hit Los Angeles since the El Nino storms of 2005, posing an array of challenges to local firefighters. The rains, which started last Friday, flooded the streets of Eagle Rock with water — and Fire Station 42 with calls from hapless residents. “On Sunday, there were four car crashes in two hours, we had a flooding on Colorado, an oak tree fell on a house and a gentleman slipped at the Super A Market on Yosemite. Today we had a lot of leaky roofs and our work load has doubled from four to five calls a day to about eight to 10.” Since the rains began, firemen had dealt with everything from “infrastructure failure, wires down and trees down, to residential problems, leaking, floods and auto accidents, both street and freeway.”

One of the particularly vexing problems was the proliferation of downed power lines throughout Northeast Los Angeles. Not only have lines been falling faster than ever over the last few days, firefighters have also had to work their way through deciphering just which lines belong to which power company. In addition to downed power lines, the call load has also been boosted by residents taking unsafe measures to cope with the cold and damp weather. “It’s colder and wetter outside; people are turning on their heaters, burning a lot of wood, putting their clothes on heaters in order to dry them more quickly. It’s causing a problem.”

There’s also been a steep increase in flooded basements throughout N.E.L.A., which has already exhausted the Highland Park station’s supply of emergency sandbags. However, while people inside their homes are trying to compensate for the cold and wet weather, it is still business as usual out on the roads. “People are driving way too fast.”

CALIFORNIA – Southern California Communities Surrounded By Mud, Rain Subsides and Heads East, Clean Up Begins for Areas Hit the Hardest Wednesday. Southern California residents will get a break today from the wet weather that inundated the region with A YEAR’S WORTH OF RAIN IN JUST ONE WEEK. The series of storms that has pounded the area since last week has triggered mudslides, flooding, swift water rescues and prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency for six counties.

In Laguna Beach, a wall of water four feet high poured through downtown, bringing with it a tide of mud. The heavy water has made driving nearly impossible near the Pacific coast, with puddles the size of lakes forcing road closures. On Wednesday morning, a mudslide devastated the town of Highland, near the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. Most of the residents’ cars are now buried in mud, and more than 20 homes were destroyed in just an instant. In the mountain town of Green Valley Lake, rock slides and flooding and closed off access in and out of the town.

Rushing waters wash away homes in Arizona – Extreme weather is causing a flood of troubles out west. In California, the rain has flooded streets and caused minor mudslides. The threat of larger mudslides could last for weeks in the suburban Los Angeles canyon hillsides charred by wildfires. Heavy rain is also falling in Utah, Nevada and Arizona. A state of emergency was ordered after rain-swollen creeks closed some roads in the Las Vegas area. Most of the Las Vegas area is under a flash flood warning.

EXTREME HEAT / WILDFIRES / DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE-

TEXAS – Tuesday was the first day of winter, but you wouldn’t know it to look at the thermometer. For the second day in a row, HIGH TEMPERATURES BROKE RECORDS, the third day of RECORD-BREAKING HEAT within a week. “The record high is 83.” That record was set in 1981, and Tuesday’s high was forecast at 86 degrees. Tuesday’s temperature reached 84 degrees around 2 p.m. This marks the fourth day of 80-degree days. “Normally it’s one or two days” for 80-degree highs in December.

Tuesday marked a hat trick of December record-breaking weather. Monday, temperatures reached 85 degrees. The previous record occurred in 1921 at 80 degrees. On Dec. 15, a 102-year-old record high of 82 degrees was broken, when temperatures reached 85 degrees. “It’s an ABNORMALLY warm spell.” Temperatures should drop steadily for the rest of the week. La Niña, a seasonal product of temperatures lowering in the Pacific Ocean, may be causing the dryness and heat. The phenomena is the opposite of El Niño, which occurs when waters in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America are unusually warm.

HEAVY SNOW / EXTREME COLD-

NEW YORK – Syracuse has received 70.8 inches of snow this month, BREAKING THE RECORD FOR SNOWIEST DECEMBER.

‘Cyclone’ Petra wreaks havoc in Italy, Germany – Italy has been hit by a cold spell sending air temperatures down to minus 16 degrees Celsius, brought by the powerful Cyclone Petra, with the famous beaches of Sardinia and Sicily blanketed with snow.

In Austria air temperatures have plummeted to minus 22 degrees. In neighboring Germany motorists are battling heavy snowfalls, which in the past 24 hours have caused hundreds of road accidents that left 2 people dead and more than 40 injured.

Hundreds of thousands of passengers are stranded throughout Europe because harsh weather conditions have either forced airports to close or severely disrupted flight schedules. Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh and Southampton airports in Britain are open but delays or cancellations can be expected. London’s Heathrow Airport reopened at 6am this morning following severe restrictions on flights over the weekend. Hundreds of travellers are stranded at Frankfurt Airport in Germany following the cancellation of almost 500 flights. In France, almost half the flights at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports have been cancelled. Most of the remaining flights are delayed and more than 20,000 passengers are stranded at Charles de Gaulle alone.

It has been ONE OF THE COLDEST NIGHTS ON RECORD in Northern Ireland. Castlederg in Co Tyrone recorded a temperature of -18C overnight and there have been fresh snowfalls in Derry, Antrim and Down.

Snow strands Christmas travellers across north Europe – Snow and ice have stranded tens of thousands of would-be travellers across northern Europe. The UK, France and Germany are among the worst-hit areas, with forecasters warning freezing weather may continue. Hundreds of passengers desperate to return home for Christmas camped overnight at the world’s busiest transport hub, London’s Heathrow. More than 1,000 flights were cancelled at German airports in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin. But some of the most dramatic scenes took place in the British capital where, more than 48 hours after the last heavy snowfall in London, angry passengers with tickets turned up at Heathrow airport only to be turned away from the already overcrowded hub. All short-haul flights had been cancelled and only one runway was in operation for the few flights that managed to take leave. Officials warned that despite relaxation of night-flight operations in an effort to loosen the backlog, it might take until after Christmas to do so, and perhaps longer if more snow falls.The chaos at Heathrow had a knock-on effect in other international hubs where stranded passengers began to accept the possibility of not being with their loved ones over the Christmas period. Others expressed disbelief that such a short burst of snow could have such a great impact. “We keep being told that London never has snow, it’s never a problem!” Airport operators explained that the sheer volume of snow – five inches in just one hour on Saturday – led to extensive ice buildup around aircraft on the ground and that safety concerns remained their priority. The treacherous conditions are costing British Airways some £65m (£100m; 75m euros) a day, analysts say, and the weather is severely impacting UK business in general: the number of customers in UK shops is down 25% at what is normally one of the most intense shopping periods of the year.

There were severe delays on the Eurostar rail service between the UK and France and Belgium, and Thalys trains between France and Belgium were also affected as speed restrictions hit rail travel in England and northern France. Lines of delayed passengers snaked for several hundred metres outside London’s St Pancras station, and Eurostar – which has been turning away even those with bookings – urged travellers to cancel or postpone their trips if possible. German rail services were also affected. Heavy snow in Berlin caused problems for commuter trains and on the roads. Dangerous conditions were also reported on roads near Cologne.

Dutch authorities imposed a 50km/h (30mph) speed limit on a number of motorways, while icy, snowy roads also caused traffic problems across Sweden. As a sign of how bad conditions were, even in Moscow, where 9,000 snow ploughs were in action, some roads were at a virtual standstill. (map)

AUSTRALIA – Wintry weather brings snow to Australia in midsummer . Australia normally experiences temperatures of 86F (30C) at this time of year, but the chances of a rare white Christmas have increased after plunging temperatures and snow swept across the east of the country. Freezing winds from Antarctica, blown up to Australia by a low-pressure system in the Southern Ocean, gave the country a taste of the conditions that are causing havoc across Europe. Some 11 inches of snow fell at the ski fields in New South Wales, raising the prospect that parts of the country could experience a white Christmas. At the ski fields, children in Father Christmas hats, who would usually be sunning themselves on the grassy slopes, made snowballs and rode on sleds. Such a large amount of snow was UNUSUAL for early December, normally the peak of the wild flower season in the mountainous region. In one part of the state temperatures dropped as low 39.2F (4C), the COLDEST DECEMBER MORNING IN 54 YEARS. Further south in the state of Victoria, Mt Hotham had four inches of snow and Mt Buller up to two inches.

The cold blasts even blew into Sydney, where the temperature fell to an unseasonably cold 55F (13C), and dipped to 49.6F (9.8C) in the city’s west while winds of up to 62 miles an hour swept along much of the state’s coastline. Extreme weather in other parts of the country caused the WORST FLOODING IN 50 YEARS. In the isolated the town of Carnarvon, 560 miles north of Perth, swiftly rising waters led to widespread damage to crops and cattle stations.

Why did the Met Office forecast a “mild winter” for Britain? Do you remember? They said it would be mild and damp, and between one degree and one and a half degrees warmer than average. “Well, this winter is a corker. Never mind the record low attained in Northern Ireland this weekend. I can’t remember a time when so much snow has lain so thickly on the ground, and we haven’t even reached Christmas. And this is the third tough winter in a row. Is it really true that no one saw this coming?”

Actually, they did. Piers Corbyn not only predicted the current weather, but he believes things are going to get much worse. Armed only with a laptop, huge quantities of publicly available data and a first-class degree in astrophysics, he gets it right again and again. Back in November, when the Met Office was still doing its “mild winter” schtick, Corbyn said it would be the coldest for 100 years. Indeed, it was back in May that he first predicted a snowy December. He said that the Met Office would be wrong about last year’s mythical “barbecue summer”, and he was vindicated. He was closer to the truth about last winter, too. He seems to get it right about 85 per cent of the time and serious business people – notably in farming – are starting to invest in his forecasts.

How on earth does he do it? He studies the Sun. He looks at the flow of particles from the Sun, and how they interact with the upper atmosphere, especially air currents such as the jet stream, and he looks at how the Moon and other factors influence those streaming particles. He takes a snapshot of what the Sun is doing at any given moment, and then he looks back at the record to see when it last did something similar. Then he checks what the weather was like on Earth at the time – and he makes a prophecy.

He believes that the last three winters could be the HARBINGER OF A MINI ICE AGE that could be upon us by 2035, and that it could start to be COLDER THAN AT ANY TIME IN THE LAST 200 YEARS. He goes on to speculate that a genuine ice age might then settle in, since an ice age is now cyclically overdue.
Of course he may be just a fluke-artist. It may be just luck that he has apparently predicted recent weather patterns more accurately than government-sponsored scientists. Is it possible that everything we do is dwarfed by the moods of the star that gives life to the world?

KOREA – From this afternoon, they’re expecting another round of cold snap due to the cold front moving in from the northwest this is going to bring RECORD-BREAKING COLD temperatures once again accomapanied by wind chills and that will at least last into the weekend. Today, Seoul will drop to 2 degrees. Mt. Geumgang will plunge into minus 3 degrees, once again.

There’s a major area of low pressure moving away from JAPAN but it’s still producing some snowfall across the northern parts of Japan, near Sapporo. The same cold continental high pressure that’s affecting Korea is in the northeastern parts of CHINA, so freezing temperatures are there and further south it’s going to be fine and dry for the most part. RUSSIA – For Moscow, they’re warming up a little just by a few degrees, but it’s still minus 8 degrees there. GERMANY & FRANCE – Berlin and Paris still dealing with snow, and Rome, ITALY with heavy rainfall.

UNITED KINGDOM – Freezing Teesside shivered in temperatures as low as -15C Tuesday, as the Met office made cautious predictions for record-breaking lows this winter. Commuters from Stockton, Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough reported “the LOWEST TEMPERATURES THEY HAD EVER KNOWN” at -14C in Ingleby Barwick, -13C in Acklam and Stokesley and -13.5C in Crathorne, as an arctic feel swept right across Teesside and East Cleveland. Temperatures of between -10C and -15C were “fairly typical” across Middlesbrough and East Cleveland. “It is still way below freezing and this is likely to continue from now through Christmas Day and Boxing Day. If the cold temperatures continue in the same vein we are looking, if not at the coldest December, the second coldest December country-wide since records began in 1911. We really are into a RECORD-BREAKING START to winter. Thursday will see a return of North-easterly winds and snow showers will come into the region, especially along the coastal strip.”

NORTH DAKOTA – Fargo set a daily snowfall RECORD Monday with 5.5 inches at Hector International Airport. The old record was 5.4 inches set on Dec. 20, 1967. Snowfall totals from around the region included 6.4 inches in Moorhead and 8.2 inches in Devils Lake. The snowfall brought Fargo-Moorhead’s total for December to 12.8 inches through Monday, or 8.3 inches above normal, and raised the total for the season to 31.4 inches, or 18.7 inches above normal. Fargo-Moorhead’s record snowfall for December came in 2008, when the metro was socked with 33.5 inches – the snowiest month on record in Fargo-Moorhead. This year’s snowfall is also short of the cumulative mark two years ago. In 2008, 36 inches fell in Fargo through December 31, setting up the region for the epic 2009 spring flood. Grand Forks also BROKE A RECORD Monday for precipitation with 0.41 inches at the airport. The old record was 0.36 inches set on Dec. 20, 1967.

BERMUDA – RECORD-BREAKING COLD temperatures continued Tuesday, with the recorded low of 48F/9C the coldest temperature of the year, and also the record low for the whole month of December. “As far as the record low, we actually set two…48F/9C is the record low for the 21st of December, the previous low for this day was 54F/12C set in 1955. We also broke the record low for the whole month of December. The previous low ever reached in December was 50F/10C which we reached twice in 1955 and in 1962.” The Bermuda Weather Service climate records date back to 1949.

EUROPE – Most of Denmark was affected by falls of up to 15cm (6 inches) of snow. In southern areas, the army sent out armoured personnel carriers to help the emergency services and police advised drivers to delay their journeys if at all possible.

People on the Danish island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea were urged to stay indoors and reports described roads as impassable. There were concerns for motorists who had become stranded as the emergency services had no means of helping them. In northern France, the authorities placed a number of areas on the second-highest state of alert. Heavy snow fell around the city of Amiens and flights at the two main Paris airports, Charles de Gaulle and Orly, were cancelled. Heavy snow near Amiens in northern France left vehicles stranded.
Police in areas of Lower Saxony in the north said there had been an “endless” string of accidents, with roads described as similar to glass because of the fall of freezing rain on icy surfaces. In Germany, the motorway between Berlin and Hamburg was said to be at a standstill and heavy overnight snow in the Magdeburg area left a number of motorists stranded. Driving conditions in parts of Britain were said to be “treacherous”. Delays and cancellations affected rail services in parts of Scotland, England and Wales.

WAVES –

CANADA – Environment Canada issued warnings Tuesday that fierce winds and pounding waves will strike numerous communities in Newfoundland. The warnings cover the island’s south coast, most of its west coast and the Burin, Avalon and Bonavista peninsulas, and compound travel problems that have already cancelled Marine Atlantic’s ferry crossings to Nova Scotia. Winds will gust up to 120 km/h in parts of the Avalon and Burin peninsulas. Water levels will be particularly high on the east side of the Burin Peninsula, and in other areas as well. In the notoriously windy Wreckhouse area in southwestern Newfoundland, winds are expected to top 100 km/h. Topography makes it possible for high winds to blow trains off their tracks or, more recently, transport trucks off the Trans-Canada Highway. Marine Atlantic is keeping its ferries in port until Thursday, threatening the Christmas travel plans of hundreds of passengers. Canada Post has said it will not be able to deliver the contents of five large Newfoundland-bound trucks now docked in North Sydney. Hiigh winds may not die down on the Cabot Strait until Saturday.

GLOBAL WARMING-

China increases weather manipulation spending by 19 percent – According to various international and local news reports, the Chinese government has increased spending on weather manipulation research and studies. It’s part of a directive to combat extreme weather events. Last week, Agence-France Presse reported that China increased spending by 19 percent, or $114 million, this year on a special weather manipulation programme budget that has caused controversy and created debated among both the political and scientific international community. Citing extreme conditions, including numerous water shortages throughout the country, the programme will study and research airborne water resources and improve the ecological environment. “By the mid 21st century, China will be a country short of water, with a per capita water source of 1,700 cubic meters. Thus we need to control the weather.” The weather modification initiative will also assist in “pushing forward” China’s agriculture and rural development.” This is not the first time that China has used this technology, though. In order to ensure the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony would go ahead as planned, China modified the weather by shooting dry ice, salt and silver iodides into clouds.

SPACE NEWS-

Earth’s stratosphere is as clear as it’s been in more than 50 years. “Since 1996, lunar eclipses have been bright, which means the stratosphere is relatively clear of volcanic aerosols. This is the longest period with a clear stratosphere since before 1960.” A lunar eclipse observed in 1992 was very dark after the Philippine volcano Pinatubo spewed millions of tons of gas and ash into the atmosphere. The state of the stratosphere affects climate; a clear stratosphere “lets the sunshine in” to warm the Earth below. “The lunar eclipse record indicates a clear stratosphere over the past decade, and this has contributed about 0.2 degrees to recent warming.”

HEALTH THREATS —

Terrorists plotted to poison restaurant food – Federal officials warned executives in the hotel and restaurant industries that terrorists might try to poison food with ricin and sodium cyanide. The plot, uncovered earlier this year, called for putting the two poisons in salad bars and buffets at many locations on one weekend. The plotters are believed to be tied to al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the same group that tried to blow up cargo planes over the East Coast in October. Al Qaida for years has stated its intention to try to attack with unconventional weapons.

The Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak strain that has sickened eight people in four states has been identified in a sample of Sally Jackson raw milk cheese. On Dec 17, Sally Jackson Cheese, based on Oroville, Wash., recalled its artesian soft raw milk cheeses after an investigation into the illnesses with the same outbreak strain suggested links to the products. An FDA inspection of the Sally Jackson facility found sanitation problems related to employees, equipment, utensils, and the building and its maintenance.

RECALLS & ALERTS:

-Kroger Co. is recalling select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets. Kroger stores in the following states are included in this recall: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

-Bright Water Seafood, Tucker, GA is recalling its 7 ounce packages of Buffalo Krab Dip and 7 ounce packages of Southwest Krab Dip because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

-Whole Foods Market announced that it is recalling cheese sold in California, Nevada, Washington State and Washington, D.C. that came from its supplier Sally Jackson Cheese of Oroville, Washington.

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Signs in Plagues & Pestilence

Numbers 16:46 Then Moses told Aaron, “Take your firepan, place fire from the altar in it, and add incense. Go quickly to the community and make atonement for them, because wrath has come from the Lord; the plague has begun.

EGYPT

Egyptian officials on Saturday announced the death of three Daqahlia Governorate residents by swine and bird flu infection. A Ministry of Health statement claimed two of the cases were H1N1, commonly known as “swine flu,” with one H5N1, dubbed “bird flu,” case. The ages of the victims ranged between 44-50 years old. Meanwhile, hospitals in five different provinces throughout Egypt–Gharbiya, Sharqiya, Daqahlia, Ismailia, and Fayoum–on Saturday reportedly received 43 suspected flu cases. Laboratory results suggested 15 of them as H1N1 positive, with 19 others suspected of carrying the virus. Three were announced H5N1 positive, with six others diagnosed in rudimentary stages of infection.

SPAIN & UNITED KINGDOM

Severe and Fatal H1N1 In Previously Healthy Young Adults
There have been reported four serious cases of confirmed hospitalized AnH1N1 influenza virus, they are all men aged 24-57 years who had no risk factors and were admitted to the ICU between 5 and 11 December. Up to week 49/2010 there have been nine severe cases confirmed and hospitalized, all men and 89% without risk factors. The figures reveal all of the flu victims were aged under 65 and six were under 18 years-old. At least eight of the 17 fatal cases was in an “at-risk” group – such as somebody with diabetes or asthma – but none were pregnant.

UGANDA

A total of 13 people have been reported dead in Abim and Agago districts, following an outbreak of a strange disease in Abim. 20 cases have been reported in Abim district, out of whom 8 have already died. In neighbouring Agago district, 5 cases have been reported in the sub counties of Omiya P’Chua and Paimol, which border Abim district. Emmanuel Okech, an official from the Abim district health office, said out of the 20 cases, 8 have died, 2 have been quarantined, and another 10 have been discharged after their conditions improved. According to Okech, the affected persons have high fever, vomit blood, pass bloody stools, and also bleed from other openings like the nose and ears. “The victims usually die between 3 and 5 days and are suspected to be highly contagious,” Okech said. Last week [week ending 14 Nov 2010], a team from the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health went to Abim and are investigating the disease. According to Okech, samples were taken to the Uganda Virus Research Institute, but there is still no clue as to what disease is affecting the people there.

UGANDA 2

Authorities in Mbulu District, Manyara Region, are scrambling to contain an outbreak of plague, an infectious disease spread by rodents. Reports say at least 7 people have been admitted to a special center set up specifically to treat people who have contracted the disease. No deaths has been reported so far. The district commissioner, Mr Anatory Choya, said that the outbreak had so far only been reported in areas bordering the government forest reserve at the edge of the Rift Valley, and that it should be contained before spreading to other areas in the district. However, Mr Choya hinted that the situation was worrying because he had been notified that the disaster management unit in the PMO was short of funds. “The outbreak could worsen with the coming of the rainy season,” he said, adding that areas where the disease outbreak has been reported included Tumati in Dong’obesh Division, Murai (Mandisi) and Nandes Ward near the district headquarters. The acting district medical officer, Dr Elirehema Lakey, said plague had been breaking out frequently in the district, adding that this was a matter of “grave concern”. He said experts from the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) had been involved in research on rodents in the area where vermin numbers swell before the onset of rains.

EGYPT

Egyptian officials on Saturday announced the death of three Daqahlia Governorate residents by swine and bird flu infection. A Ministry of Health statement claimed two of the cases were H1N1, commonly known as “swine flu,” with one H5N1, dubbed “bird flu,” case. The ages of the victims ranged between 44-50 years old. Meanwhile, hospitals in five different provinces throughout Egypt–Gharbiya, Sharqiya, Daqahlia, Ismailia, and Fayoum–on Saturday reportedly received 43 suspected flu cases. Laboratory results suggested 15 of them as H1N1 positive, with 19 others suspected of carrying the virus. Three were announced H5N1 positive, with six others diagnosed in rudimentary stages of infection.

UNITED KINGDOM

Swine flu winter: 200 fight for life as number of patients doubles in a week to put strain on intensive care units
Fears virus has grown more virulent over last year NHS managers draw up emergency plans to tackle outbreak Nearly 200 swine flu victims were fighting for their lives last night. The number of patients in intensive care has doubled in a week and many of them are either elderly or pregnant. 14 have so far died. Seventeen of the 190 are being kept alive by highly-specialised heart and lung machines – three times the usual number.

MBULU DISTRICT, MANYARA REGION

Plague outbreak puts seven in hospital
Mbulu. Authorities in Mbulu District, Manyara Region, are scrambling to contain an outbreak of plague, an infectious disease spread by rodents. Reports say at least seven people have been admitted to a special centre set up specifically to treat people who have contracted the disease. No death has been reported so far.

MOUNT GAMBIER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Farmers warned of mouse plague threat
Biosecurity SA says extra measures should be taken to minimise the threat of a plague. The organisation’s Greg Mutze says landowners should ensure pesticides are used responsibly to control numbers. “They need to do everything they can this year to really minimise the harvest spillages in what may be quite difficult circumstances for them with rain damage, because that’s going to have an impact not only the amount of grain they get to the silo this year but on the level of mouse problems they have going on to seeding for next season,” he said.

HAITI (UPDATE)

Haiti death toll from cholera rises to 2,591
Haitian health authorities said Tuesday that 2,591 people have now died from the cholera epidemic that has afflicted the poverty-stricken Caribbean country since mid-October. A total of 121,518 people have been affected by the outbreak, of whom 63,711 had to be hospitalized, though 61,917 of them have since been released from doctors’ care, according to the latest bulletin from the health ministry.

UNITED KINGDGOM

Swine flu sees worst outbreak in five years
With over nine million infected, 200 sufferers fighting for their lives and 14 dead so far, 2010’s Swine flu epidemic is set to be the worst for five years.

CANADA

Health agency warns of U.S. whooping cough outbreak
The Public Health Agency of Canada is warning U.S.-bound travellers to be on guard against whooping cough, which is also known as pertussis. Public health officials warn that pertussis, or whooping cough, can be particularly serious in infants and children.Public health officials warn that pertussis, or whooping cough, can be particularly serious in infants and children. (iStock)Outbreaks of the illness have been reported in New York State and California. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) says the outbreak in that state has reached epidemic levels, with 7,297 cases, including 10 deaths, nine of them in infants under two months old. “We are facing what could be the worst year for pertussis that this state has seen in more than 50 years,” said Dr. Gilberto Chávez, the chief of the CDPH’s centre for Iifectious disease and the state’s epidemiologist.

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

Religious ritual believed to be behind death of girl who was found with her heart cut out and other organs strewn round home

Koran Written in Saddam’s Blood Poses Islamic Dilemma

Pope’s child porn ‘normal’ claim sparks outrage among victims

32% of British Muslim students support killing for Islam; 40% want Sharia Law

Catholic patriarch asks for prayers for Middle East peace

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

AZERBAIJAN: “You don’t need a licence to talk about chess or football, but you do about religion”

Vietnam Authorities Move to Stop Protestant Christmas Events

Islamists seek elimination of Mideast Christians

Baghdad Christians cancel Christmas

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