CHOSEN: End Times Newsletter – Issue 175

The Ministers Corner.jpgThe Minister’s Corner
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

What If His People Prayed

By Casting Crowns

Submitted by Johanna

What if the armies of the Lord

Picked up and dusted off their swords

Vowed to set the captives free

And not let Satan have one more?

What if the church, for Heaven’s sake

Finally stepped up to the plate

Took a stand upon God’s promise

And stormed Hell’s rusted gates?

What if His people prayed

And those who bare His name

Would humbly seek His face, yeah

And turn from their own ways?

And what would happen if we prayed

For those raised up to lead the way?

Then maybe kids in school could pray

And unborn children see light of day

What if the life that we pursue

Came from a hunger for the truth?

What if the family turned to Jesus

Stopped asking Oprah what to do?

What if His people prayed

And those who bare His name

Would humbly seek His face, yeah

And turn from their own ways?

He said that He would hear

His promise has been made

He’d answer loud and clear, yeah

If only we would pray

If My people called by My name

If they’ll humble themselves and pray

If My people called by My name

If they’ll humble themselves and pray

What if His people prayed

(If My people called by my name)

And those who bare His name

Would humbly seek His face, yeah

(If they’ll humble themselves and pray)

And turn from their own ways?

He said that He would hear

(If My people called by my name)

His promise has been made

He’ll answer loud and clear, yeah

(If they’ll humble themselves and pray)

If only we would pray

What if His people prayed?

(If My people called by my name)

(If His people would pray)

(If they’ll humble themselves and pray)

(If My people called by my name)

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Yahweh Always Keeps His Word

By Deborah

promise

–noun

1. a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc., by one: unkept political promises.

2. an express assurance on which expectation is to be based: promises that an enemy will not win.

3. something that has the effect of an express assurance; indication of what may be expected.

4. indication of future excellence or achievement: a writer who shows promise.

5. something that is promised.

–verb (used with object)

6. to engage or undertake by promise (usually used with an infinitive or a clause as object): She promised to go tomorrow.

7. to make a promise of (some specified act, gift, etc.): to promise help.

8. to make a promise of something to (a specified person): Promise me that you will come.

9. to afford ground for expecting: The sky promised a storm.

10. to engage to join in marriage.

11. to assure (used in emphatic declarations): I won’t go there again, I promise you that!

Every word from Yahweh is true and each of His promises are kept. Even though many turn away from His Way, our Heavenly Father remains in control and brings His word to fulfillment.

Hebrews 6:17 Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath,

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know that Yahweh your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands.

Hebrews 12:26 His voice shook the earth at that time, but now He has promised, Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also heaven.

Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not My word like fire”—the LORD’s declaration—”and like a sledgehammer that pulverizes rock?

Matthew 5:18 For I assure you: Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished.

Nothing will ever get in the way of His perfect plan or His will being done.

Isaiah 44:8 Do not be startled or afraid. Have I not told you and declared it long ago? You are my witnesses! Is there any God but Me? There is no [other] Rock; I do not know any.

Isaiah 66:2 My hand made all these things, and so they all came into being. [This is] the LORD’s declaration. I will look favorably on this kind of person: one who is humble, submissive in spirit, and who trembles at My word.

Malachi 3:6 “Because I, Yahweh, have not changed, you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed.

Amos 5:6 Seek Yahweh and live, or He will spread like fire [throughout] the house of Joseph; it will consume [everything,] with no one at Bethel to extinguish it.

To help those who seek a better understanding regarding the promise by faith in Christ.

Galatians 3:19-26 The Purpose of the Law

19 Why the law then? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise was made would come. [The law] was ordered through angels by means of a mediator. 20 Now a mediator is not for just one person, but God is one. 21 Is the law therefore contrary to God’s promises? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly be by the law. 22 But the Scripture has imprisoned everything under sin’s power, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 Before this faith came, we were confined under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith was revealed. 24 The law, then, was our guardian until Christ, so that we could be justified by faith. 25 But since that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, 26 for you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

Acts 4:11-13 11 This [Jesus] is The stone despised by you builders, who has become the cornerstone. 12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved.”

2 Peter 1:11 For in this way, entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be richly supplied to you.

This Ministry continues to pray that in all things may our Glorious Mother and Father Yahweh’s will be done. Amen.

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

Archangel Michael and Christ Jesus – Part One

Alderra: Can someone help me with the following questions:

I just read that Archangel Michael was OFFed a while back…that’s a big shock to me. He is our creator and our God who is only lessor than Mother. Is it the same as when Jesus willingly gave His life as Ransom Sacrifice?

Joe: Hello child.

No, not the same thing, because his Christ half – at the time he was split-energy off his Christ half – was serving in a different capacity than that of Christ. Like our Mother whom is Yahweh the warrior Father, and Israel the nurturing Mother. Both roles serve a different purpose. One for life-giving, and the other for the war effort. Jesus died once for mankind’s sins. He cannot repeat that Sacrifice. But his Michael half served as a warrior, and in that capacity, he not only struck down Mother’s enemies, but he was also put into harms way as a possible casualty of the spiritual war. If his being killed was not a possibility, then the Prince of Persia (a demon) he fought in proxy for another holy angel on a mission until he could return to take up the fight again, would not have been an equal match. Note that Michael could not off (extinguish or kill) the negative energy even though he was the highest angel in creation. However child, no one was killed in that battle of one on one, but it could have befallen either one if direct contact could have been made and spirit energy shorted out to a complete short or burn-out of the spiritual polarity pole that powers both positive and negative spirits life forces. Although Michael is perfect, that state of perfection did not protect him from being killed. If perfection was a safeguard from death, then Jesus could never have suffered that fate, for in that flesh and blood state, he too was perfect in every way, just like his split half as Michael the Archangel. At present, he is no longer split into two energies, but when he was, and even before his becoming the Christ, he was capable of being killed. There are laws, even in the spirit realm that must be adhered to. You, as a human, you are well aware that the probability of death hangs with you on a daily basis. Right? You could step off a curb and be run over by a vehicle. Or you might be killed by a criminal. A heart attack, or even a slow lingering death from a sickness might over take you. Death is something that over takes people and spirits. Death is not something planned to happen, unless in the case of the Sacrifice, but that has passed and is now a recorded event for eternity. But even before Christ’s death on the Cross of Salvation, he could have been killed had Mother not been nurturing and protecting him up to the appointed time of his planned death. And so, you see from that that our Mother is not protecting anyone exactly like She protected Jesus during that period of time, and even since then, because that is why he’s at Her side. She offers him complete protection. You, me, and all of the rest of us that serve Mother are not at Her side. We instead, are given a spiritual suit of armor, but it wraps us in mercy, truth, and the knowledge that She will awaken us again if we fall asleep in death. The holy angels also wear a suit of armor that reflects the ability to be under protection, but not invincible. This is because the armor is a cast and not something that offers protection from the first death. It is intended to give complete coverage all the way around, but not to be invincible as the energy tests its strength in battle while probing for weaknesses. Just like they do all of you ministers whom wear the Armor of our Mother and come under Her Shield of limited protection. Even your Shields must remain on vigil of the impending threat of attack. The enemy always probes for weakness. So what is death? It is two things: 1. It is Adamic Offspring death, which is SLEEP. If it were not sleep, we could not be awoke from that state or condition of unconsciousness. But since we can, it is merely called “sleeping.” Therefore, it holds no sting over us….

Dictionary:

sting >noun 1 a small sharp-pointed organ of an insect, capable of inflicting a painful wound by injecting poison. 2 any of a number of minute hairs on certain plants, causing inflammation if touched. 3 a wound from a sting. 4 a sharp tingling sensation or hurtful effect. 5 informal a carefully planned undercover operation. >verb (past and past part. stung) 1 wound with a sting. 2 produce a stinging sensation. 3 hurt; upset. 4 (sting into) provoke (someone) to do (something) by causing annoyance or offense. 5 informal swindle or exorbitantly overcharge.

-PHRASES sting in the tail an unexpected and unpleasant end to something.

-DERIVATIVES stinger >noun.

-ORIGIN Old English.”

That death does not incur our Mother to subject the dying offspring of Adam to a sentence that is 4 Squared by Adamic or Satanic OFFENSE of fallen perfection which carries the Second Death as the penalty. Instead, Mother views us as in a state of….

Dictionary

sleep >noun 1 a regularly recurring condition of body and mind in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended. 2 a gummy secretion found in the corners of the eyes after sleep. >verb (past and past part. slept) 1 be asleep. 2 (sleep off) recover from (something) by going to sleep. 3 (sleep in) remain asleep or in bed later than usual in the morning. 4 provide (a specified number of people) with beds or bedrooms. 5 (sleep with) have sexual intercourse or be involved in a sexual relationship with. 6 (sleep around) have many casual sexual partners.

-PHRASES let sleeping dogs lie proverb avoid interfering in a situation that is currently causing no problems but may well do so as a result of such interference. put to sleep kill (an animal) painlessly.

-DERIVATIVES sleepless >adjective.

-ORIGIN Old English.”

You “(sleep off) recover from (something) by going to sleep.” recover from something that happened to you, for whatever reason. Mother awakens you through reanimation, just like she did Christ. The first death holds no restriction by law from being awoke from that unconscious state, unless you remain under law, which is what humankind in general is under if they do not come in under the mercy offered by Christ at the time the door of the opportune time is closed.That law encompasses the declaration given by Mother Yahweh concerning the Judgment of eternal death, which converts the first death to the second death, because once they die, they cannot – under Her law – be reanimated back to life. They did not come under the offer of the Sacrifice. A Sacrifice is an OFFERING, therefore, without acceptance of, and being accepted by the Maker of the OFFERING, you perish for eternity. But for those in acceptance of the Sacrifice, and whom are approved, the first death is a state of unconsciousness and is viewed as sleeping. So the first death is not considered a true state of death. This is because, under law, and law is important, because even though you are not presently under law – you are under Mother’s mercy offering (Christ being what is offered on the Sacrificial Seat of Mercy) mercy and provision thereby offered through the mercy – Mother is what provided for the mercy and the law provided or stipulated the provision that took us all out from under law if we are Adamic offspring and certain conditions are met that permits us to be freed from the penalty of eternal death. The mercy and provision do not apply to angels, nor does it apply to those Adamic offspring not found favorable for continued existence in this creation of our Mother’s.Those that perished during the Great Flood are the example of being executed under the eternal death sentence.

Now we move on to the LAW that governs the Spiritual War. You have little or no knowledge of this child, just as little knowledge was given about the “why or what for” of the testing of Mother’s faithful servant Job. But, Mother,Satan, and everyone in the spirit realm was aware of what was governing that test. It was and is the RULES OF WAR set up by Mother under PROVISIONAL LAW that states, Satan has rights in this war. His angels and his converts have rights in this war. On the flip side, the holy angels and holy ghosts, as well as deceased people passing over to the other side, and astral projectors are all under the War Scroll Provision that was set up by our Mother that constitutes the Rules and consequences of what goes in the spiritual war being fought. Because that part of the spiritual war does not normally apply to Adam’s offspring, it was omitted from the written Word given mankind, because for one thing, it is a Provisional State of Application (things that occur between the two opposing forces) that must be scrutinized and ruled upon by a High Council that was established by our Mother out of fairness to both sides of this conflict. In a war, there has to be places that the opposing side can make their plans in private, or there is no privacy. That would be like playing poker and keeping your cards out for everyone to see on a continuous basis. Everyone would always know what hand you were about to 0play. So, Satan is given privacy to scheme and plot out his side of the war effort. When infractions of rules occur by either side, then a score card which is kept for each side by the High Council, is marked according to conduct by each side as complaints are lodged. When Satan gets a high score, he is given back or else permitted to add additional safe zones on this planet, and he might also have troops that were killed and not reanimated. so he is then able to trade off for what he needs. He can request reanimation’s of fallen troops piled in the heap at the Orange Plane, or he can even request more mamres or whatever he is permitted in the Provision laid out in how the spiritual war is fought. In order for the spiritual war to not be one-sided, Michael was also required to put his own life on the line, just like all of the other holy angels that serve in the war effort. So, just a sleeping represents the state of first death….

Matthew 9:24 “Leave,” He said, “because the girl isn’t dead, but sleeping.” And they started laughing at Him.”

Sleeping is viewed as the state our fallen holy warriors and deputies are viewed as being in – awaiting their reanimation’s by Mother – unless, they do not remain faithful. At the time they die, they must have remained faithful to Mother’s throne, or they will not be reanimated. That to is part of the Provisional Law that governs this spiritual war between the two opposing forces. Satan;s forces also receive reanimation under the Provision, that states that Mother Yahweh is the One that weighs the validity of any and all reanimation by both sides of this waging conflict. In other words, if She decides that some demons do not deserve reanimation, then they have met the second death early on. There are also stipulations of the Provisional Law that affects the converts that willfully take part in the war effort to help Satan’s side.And it stair steps all the way down to everyone and everything that lives and breathes, just like it did the animal kingdom during the Israelites time of favor with our Mother. Certain offenses resulted in animals being executed along with the offending people.

Leviticus 20:16 “If a woman comes near any animal and mates with it, you are to kill the woman and the animal. They must be put to death; their [own] blood is on them.”

The same pattern was set in the pre-flood era, because Mother considered the Nephilim offspring as animalistic in Her Order of things. To reveal that the Nephilim were in comparison to the animal kingdom in Her sight (not worthy of the same consideration she had given to all of the humans on the earth at that time, offering salvation via the Ark, except for the humans that had cohabited with the fallen angels and the women that married the Nephilim offspring, those reflected animals, so She also executed the animals left off the Ark of Salvation along with the brute-beasts spawned forth by the fallen angel and human cohabitation’s. Except that Mother preserved the souls of the animals that perished during the flood (in her memory), because they are of Her family and not of Satan’s like the Nephilim were. And just as Michael and others have perished, they also have been preserved and reanimated, because though they can suffer death, it cannot hold them within its clutches if they have endured and remained faithful to the end. So child, the reanimation of those fallen in battles with the demons, they serve as an example – just like those of the animal kingdom in the pre-flood era that were killed during that flood, and they had not sinned – so that those whom are watching will see that Mother does not forget those that remain faithful to Her throne of Authority and serve in the war effort to fight for and maintain Her right to govern without evil intervention rearing its head in the future. And that child is why Michael could be killed.

Jeremiah 15:3 “I will ordain four kinds [of judgment] for them”—[this is] the LORD’s declaration—”the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away, and the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land to devour and destroy.”

Justice SQUARED X 4. This also reveals that everything, including the animal kingdom is involved in this war that ravages throughout the creation. It also gives insight that just as our Mother can met out four kinds of Judgment, She can also PROVIDE for, or institute PROVISIONAL LAW that is set into motion for a specific purpose.

Amos 9:1 “[ Fifth Vision: The LORD beside the Altar ] I saw the LORD standing beside the altar, and He said: Strike the capitals of the pillars so that the thresholds shake; knock them down on the heads of all the people. Then I will kill the rest of them with the sword. None of those who flee will get away; none of their fugitives will escape.”

The coming Great Earthquake will rock the earth off its very foundation, and buildings will crumble down upon the masses that live within them. Those not killed will not be wiped out with mere words, instead they will be killed with the swords of the materialized angelic warriors. Though they try to run away and seek cover, just like Adam and Eve sought to hide, they will be searched for with no stone left unturned until all are put to the sword. For them, it will be the Second Death delivered by Judgment of the Two-Edged Sword that brings eternal death on one edge.

Matthew 10:28 “Don’t fear those who kill the body but are not able to kill” the soul; rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. “

So you see child, Mother does not promise you cannot die the first death, but in this Scriptures meaning, also warns of a Second Death that can destroy your prospective hope for eternal life. Michael and the other holy angels are under the same Provision that says “Evil can kill the body.” But they are also promised just like the faithful humans, that they must be on guard against losing more than their mere vessels of moment to moment life. If interrupted, those lives and new vessels are reanimated from the sleep of the first death. Therefore, the first death holds no sting.

Exodus 23:7 “Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent and the just, because I will not justify the guilty.”

Mercy with Provision must have justification for permitting by Provisional standing, that of Mercy being shown. Satan is the false accuser. So all that follow his path are not able to be justified to come under the Provision laid out for those that seek truth with a clean heart. To clean your heart you must confess your sins to Mother through Christ Jesus, or no cleansing takes place. Confessing through our Savior is the same as straining your own blood through his. The impurities are symbolically removed.

Hosea 13:14 “I will ransom them from the power of Sheol. I will redeem them from death. Death, where are your barbs? Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from My eyes.”

If you get into barbed wire or sticker vines, they hold you fast, but the first death cannot hold you, Michael, or any of us if Mother says it can not.

1 Corinthians 15:56 “Now the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.”

Without Ransom,no mercy is shown, and sin remains. That squares to 4 which brings justice under law, and not mercy under provision, which is numbered as 3, or a unified effort to save a remnant of sheep that worship in truth and follow the Way. Do you understand that 3 is a remnant of 4 minus 1, which is minus LAW. That is what the Provision provided. To minus one from the 4 Square, which was the Sin that was paid for by Christ. So when you add the 1 that gave his precious blood, you find that the Provision covers the Law requiring that Justice be 4 squared for entitlement into Christ’s Kingdom. Otherwise, you remain out from under the Provisional Mercy.

1 Corinthians 15:55 “O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?”


Spiritual War News
The Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness

Archangel Michael and Christ Jesus

Seraiah and Jaddai – You’ve noted in your Newsletters about all of the unidentified crafts being sighted; and as Jaddai has been discussing the matter with me, they are progressively being seen over major cities more and more. This is because mankind is getting ready to be officially put on notice; though they are not yet aware of this, those crafts have surveyed the cities as forerunners for the Antijabocks that are getting ready to make the next appearances; those special sub-class angels of the Celestial Order are preparing to release a number of deadly plagues over every city that has recently experienced sightings over the period of a month. Each city that sees any LOZ craft over it, is marked for a plague; they are not here to bring good tidings; the LOZ is aggressively setting the stage to kill off a third of the people living on this planet; this operation as played out on the War Chess Board reveals that the LOZ Commanders have ordered a step up in sightings around the globe (aside from the other operation being carried out on target cities) to cause terror and panic among earth’s citizens world wide. According to a dispatch Jaddai and I read, Mainland China is going to be hardest hit in the beginning stages of the plagues because of the LOZ’s intentions to depopulate the effectiveness of the large military force that China maintains. All designed to even the odds when the battle of Armageddon begins.

If we learn more, we’ll let you kids know what comes across.

This will be a lesson in how the old Joint Command would go in and prep a planet to exterminate its inhabitants. All of the things the LOZ is doing, are field tested down through the stream of time in how what is being done is nothing new, because what has been done in the past is being done again. Although all of you will be here when the plagues are delivered, you will be removed from this planet prior to Armageddon; so don’t become fearful of what is about to come in upon this earth and its inhabitants.

Regina – I’ve noticed in the news over the last couple of days that the governing authorities are on a campaign to inoculate people. Think they have a heads up from Dawn’s camp?

Seraiah and Jaddai – Well we just spoke with Michael and Gabe, and it appears that everything is pretty well being orchestrated to fool the public; the USA want people to believe the threat of germ warfare comes from Al-Qaida, but that’s all a rouge to hide the fact that they are preparing to fend off Yahweh’s forces. Think about it Sasa; if the masses knew the truth, that the USA is involved in a covert plan to prevent Christ from taking possession of this planet for his Millennial Rule, there would be kayos. The hope extended from Christ and Yahweh is what keeps many people sane. But I can assure all of you, this will play out like it did with ancient Egypt; the government back then, and all of the Egyptian people knew it was Yahweh bringing the plagues as punishment. That’s why Mother said the nations would have to know the threat comes from Her side of this conflict. And Yahweh noted that the kings of this planet would plot against Her Plan to take back possession of the earth. That means they have to know what is going on, and Dawn is the one that gives counsel to his generals.

Cordelia – Do you know how Michael will “pass away”? Will He just cease to exist and His memory lives on in Christ the King? Will the Holy Angels miss Him since they spent millions of years with Him? Then a new archangel has to be appointed?

Has any other human served as proxy for Michael like you did?

Seraiah – No other human has ever served in that capacity.; but Gabriel filled in for Michael when Yahweh transferred his energy to Mary’s womb; and Aradon filled in for awhile, but they were angels from the start of their existence in creation. With Michael, I discussed his role in the climax of Armageddon while Christ was present, and it was really weird to see them talk to one another because you know they are both of the same energy, except they are split. So here’s how it was explained to me. Michael is Mother’s first and only direct creation, and Jesus is the rebirth of Michael; Michael is from the old heaven from where he is still perched in the role of being Prince and Archangel as 2nd in command, because his Christ half has not become whole in taking his position as Mother’s new King over Her creation. That occurs at the close of this old Age after Armageddon concludes and Dawn and his demons are out of the way for the duration of the Millennial Rule of Christ. So the divide that exists between the two is this: Christ is deemed as a lifesaver and a living sacrifice of all that is good whereas Michael whom swore on Mother’s throne to take away the evil of the human offspring, made him a servant for not only taking on the evil passed down by Adam and Eve and going down into the pit, but also to be the king over those that are executed for doing evil that will eventually be cast into the same pit Michael was in. So what it boils down to, is that more than an energy split is involved; it is also a personality split. Christ is good, and Michael evil (but this does not mean he is a sinner), because he must repay in kind. As Mother spoke in the Garden to Michael when Adam and Eve sinned.

She spoke: Genesis 3:22 “The LORD God said, “Since man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil, he must not reach out, and also take from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.”

So you see Cordelia, Michael had to become like Adam to the extent that he actually took on the sin of Adam and Eve’s children. Actually bore that sin into his body. And Mother said that Adam ” must not reach out, and also take from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.” So likewise, Michael cannot take from the symbolic tree of life – that being continuing his existence for eternity, because the deal struck with Mother was for him to be re-birthed as the Christ and receive a kingdom. The sin has to die completely; but because Mankind has not yet been executed that do not receive the mercy offered by Christ, it is permissible for Michael to continue as a vessel of Wrath until the climax of Armageddon; in heaven, Michael is referred to as “the cup of wrath.” He’s the living wrath that must be poured out upon evil mankind, because they share the same fate that Adam and Michael shared at Michael’s execution when he was named Jesus, but was not yet executed so that after that occurred, he was fulfilled as the Anointed Christ by following through on being put to death. So, like when Mother Yahweh has reanimated Dawn and his demons so many times. She split Michael off of Christ, and also animated his Michael-split with the evil (added it back to him) he took with him on the Cross of Salvation. When Michael was killed, we all thought Mother placed his energy back together with Christ, but we were wrong; Mother healed Christ, and Michael remained in a total state of death, until She reanimated him from Her memory for his final task. So, Michael can never again be a part of Christ, because that part of his personality (at the execution) died with his old self. He was raised up with a new personality that permits no evil can be a part of his temple to Mother. He is a wonderful counselor and a number of other grand things, but he cannot kill anyone, because of what he represents. That being a TREE OF LIFE. You eat his fruit and you live. But Michael, he is of the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL. HE has known both, and so, like Adam, whom he represented as the second Adam:

1 Corinthians 15:45 “So it is written: The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.”

In order for Christ to become a life-giving spirit, more than his human vessel had to perish; that’s because the vessel is nothing more than a container of the spirit- energy we all possess; but, had Michael died and not been reanimated back to life, his sacrifice could have covered the sins of Adam and Eve. But because he was brought back minus the sin he left in the pit, he could only cover the offspring of secondary sin; so by bringing back the one that bore the sin (Michael,) he must return to the pit because that personality was tied up with Adam’s sin that was passed on:

Psalm 90:3 “You return mankind to the dust, saying, “Return, descendants of Adam.”

Michael became like Adam in being a receiver of sin; that made that part of him a descendant of the old sin Adam and Eve committed, although he never personally sinned. His life goes up to Adam’s Sin, and then ends as though at a dead sea, and then, his new personality crosses farther down as the Risen Christ:

Joshua 3:16 “and the water flowing downstream stood still,” (Michael’s life comes to a stand still.) ” rising up [in] a mass that extended as far as Adam,” (Michael rises up again, to stand up for Mother’s people in the end time as Her foremost Prince “foremost” means he comes from the farthest place – that being the PIT (lake of fire as a finality). You can go no farther than death, because that is nonexistence unless you’re reanimated.) but can go no farther than Adam – or no farther than the edge of the Promised Land like Moses whom died before entering. This on Michael’s part, is because he is bound to Adamic sin that he bore for his other half – Christ.) “a city next to Zarethan. The water flowing downstream into the Sea of the Arabah (the Dead Sea) was completely cut off, (Michael’s journey ends like a dead lifeless sea.) and the people crossed opposite Jericho.” The remnant crossed on the blood sacrificed opposite sin left behind, and Michael’s split energy represents that sin that died, therefore, his personage as Michael must die for the fulfillment of Christ’s Promise from Mother to be validated. But here’s how you know Michael was brought back in a split half:

Psalm 88:10-12 “Do You work wonders for the dead?” (Yahweh performs a miracle to raise up the first angel to go into the pit of death in service to Her.) “Do departed spirits rise up to praise You?” (Michael was brought back to praise Yahweh by his Vindication of Her Great Name. And to prove it was indeed him, She split him off Christ because the energy originated from Her Only Begotten Son. At the split, he was given back the mind-set he had while he was filled with Adam’s offspring’s sin.This makes him something more than Michael, because sin had entered his body to take with him to the Pit. He becomes a destroyer of the same sin. Mother gives him the name Abaddon. ) “Selah Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave,” (Mother’s love cannot be declared to Her Vindicator while in the grave so he must be brought back for a final task in vindicating Her name, which was part of the deal they made for the kingdom.) “Your faithfulness in Abaddon? (Yahweh’s faith is in him Vindicating Her name and ridding the earth of sinners.) “Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion? (Mother will remember and cherish his sacrifice, and value his righteous evil that served Her throne to his resting spot in oblivion.) You see Cordelia, both Christ and Michael received kingdoms:

Revelation 9:11 “They had as their king the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he has the name Apollyon.”

Michael became the king of the Abyss.

But with all of the above said, Michael is part of Christ; it is his old personality that passes away not his physical self. I told Jaddai that I view Michael like he was a clone of Christ, because they are identical, except that Michael concentrates on death, and Christ on life. Like the Tree of Knowledge. One good, one evil. But both serving the same cause. To insure Mother’s Sovereignty against Her enemies.

“Do you know how Michael will “pass away”? Will He just cease to exist and His memory lives on in Christ the King? Will the Holy Angels miss Him since they spent millions of years with Him? Then a new archangel has to be appointed? ”

He will simply fade away at the conclusion of his work; but his memories of killing cannot be a part of Christ’s mind. Christ must remain pure; this is why Mother placed him next to Her until She renders his enemies to a footstool.

Psalm 110:1 “[ The Priestly King ] A Davidic psalm. The LORD declared to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies Your footstool.”

Christ himself must remain out of the conflict and unblemished. He cannot have blood on his hands. Yet, Mother trusts only his personage to Vindicate Her name through his leadership, and is why he is split. But sweet and sour cannot continue to mix or run together for eternity, so his thoughts must perish:

John 3:16 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”

Do you understand that Mother had to give more than his vessel? A part of him had to literally die. The Son She gave was Her original Michael, and Her new Son is the Christ. Yet, they are the same spirit, but a price had to be paid; Christ had to lose something in the process; and Michael cannot remain split and continue for eternity.

“Will the Holy Angels miss Him since they spent millions of years with Him? Then a new archangel has to be appointed? ”

Yes, because we love him. He will be missed. Mother Yahweh said She wants me to fill that position after Armageddon. I will do whatever She asks, but not without a loss for someone that I feel can never be fully replaced. If I could, I would trade off with Michael, but under the terms of the Sacrifice, it’s impossible to fulfill the requirement that only Michael can. I hope I was able to explain this well enough.

Regina – I was thinking about this last night, and how sad it will be to no longer have Michael with us. Since I was under the impression that he would reemerge with his Christ half I thank you for furthering our understanding, Seraiah.

As I was reading it also came to mind that we must make a similar transition, in being resurrected and also ridding ourselves of any evil in learning and abiding by Mother’s Way in order to live for eternity – Michael/Christ being our example it seemed to fit as a part of Mother’s plan that he would do so before us and we follow in his footsteps. We truly are so very blessed that Mother devised this plan for restoration. How great Her love, as well as Michael & Christ’s love is for us. Something to always be remembered and revered.

Seraiah – The fallen angels are on a set course that spells their destruction; by CHANCE, and a very slim one, they are afforded the opportunity to try and gain continued existence. Dawn started this war, dragged them and mankind into it, and then faltered for a time; my job at that time was to keep the opposed side on a steady course, but not to rob them of any possible chance of success, because that’s what Dawn did by deserting them and letting them down in his temporary despair and removal from the chess board; so I sought to take the lead and show them that they could be successful in combating the holy side, because chance effects all things; therefore, anytime you implement a strategic plan in this war you are taking a calculated risk one way or the other, and knew the rules of the conflict well enough to know that Yahweh would not slant the scales in Her sides favor if the demons did not break any rules in implementing the strategies to gain wins on the chess board. If nothing else, I taught them that there was even ground on the battlefield and it was not necessary to act in a manner that made them appear to be war criminals, because Yahweh had formulated the Rules of War in such a way, that if you were clever enough in designing out your own strategies, you could gain ground and points toward an overall victory. The pride they felt, was that of not having to cheat to gain successes; they know I harbor no personal hate against them. Like them that oppose us, I’m a soldier in the service of my Majestic Queen’s army, and my job now (in union with all of my brothers and sisters in the war effort) is to see that they do not have victory on earth’s battlefield at Armageddon.

Cordelia, Michael revealed more to me about what he really represents as Mother’s Vindicator; when his precious blood was poured from his sacrifice on the Cross and he had not sinned, it cried out from the ground as it dripped from his wounds, just like Abel’s blood cried out to Yahweh for being murdered without just cause, and is why it was necessary for him to ask Yahweh to forgive those that did not realize what they were doing. His Christ half became the spirit, and the fleshly body contained the sins of the Adamic offspring, but the blood that cried out for to Yahweh for Justice, it is what became Michael after Christ’s split, because Michael must again become flesh and blood and deliver the Wrath through the spilled blood of the unblemished Lamb. The transgressors that do not receive forgiveness cannot survive being sprinkled with the Blood of the Lamb, and Michael is the Blood of the Lamb, whereas Christ Jesus has moved on beyond flesh and blood.

Revelation 12:11 “They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not love their lives in the face of death.”

They conquer Dawn by “the blood” that Michael has become, because the “Lamb” is Christ the Word that gives testimony through his slaves for Salvation, and Michael gives condemnation. A Judge – because Christ is the Judge appointed by Yahweh. One side judged to life by Christ, and the other side judged to death by Michael. Since they are of the same energy – only split in duty – they are unified in both positions they hold on the war’s chess board. As Michael’s blood was poured out to birth Christ anew, those not worthy of that blood sacrifice must be drowned in that blood, because they have violated the sanctity of the merciful sacrifice that was extended to all of the Adamic offspring; therefore, like the Red Sea typified Christ’s spilled blood that was blown up from the earth on both sides in large walls of rolling water, the unworthy will be caught between Michael’s walled forces whose blood reached Mother in Heaven and cries out for Justice, with his holy forces they will be drowned in their sins as surely as the ancient Egyptians were drowned.

Exodus 15:4 “He threw Pharaoh’s chariots and his army into the sea; the elite of his officers were drowned in the Red Sea.”

So what is Michael composed of? He is the cup of Yahweh’s anger because he has tasted that anger first hand, and the Blood of the Lamb that has returned from the Pit to take home those that he is the King over. He is Abaddon, and he is the final chapter for sin on this side of Armageddon. When Michael asked on the Cross why had Mother Yahweh forsaken him, his answer came in Her raising up his memory into a life-force that would Vindicate Her Great Name, because the answer to that question is that the Blood of the Lamb must be poured mingled with Her anger in order to destroy those that came out from under law, and then refused to avoid the Judgment of the Wrath by their own inclinations. The anger and the blood co-mingled, puts them back under law that then causes eternal destruction to each of them because the Sacred Blood and the Anger do not mix. Therefore, a dissolving effect takes place and whatever it touches it is destroyed along with the mixture that brought forth the cleansing of creation.

Psalm 79:10 Why should the nations ask, “Where is their God?” Before our eyes, let vengeance for the shed blood of Your servants be known among the nations.” The Vindicator comes forth with the Vengeance of Yahweh.

Exodus 29:39 “In the morning offer one lamb, and at twilight offer the other lamb.”

Michael becomes two lambs, in that he is sacrificed twice to rid creation of evil. His second Sacrifice is no less nor greater than his first, because both serve the same cause.

Exodus 29:39-41 “In the morning offer one lamb, and at twilight offer the other lamb. With the first lamb offer two quarts of fine flour mixed with one quart of crushed olive oil, and a drink offering of one quart of wine. You are to offer the second lamb at twilight. Offer a grain offering and a drink offering with it, like the one in the morning, as a pleasing aroma, a fire offering to the LORD. “

Both lambs are of the same Source, so both serve to SAVE , CLEANSE, and to please Yahweh.

Revelation 5:5-7 “Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop crying. Look! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has been victorious so that He may open the scroll and its seven seals.” Then I saw one like a slaughtered lamb standing between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth. He came and took [the scroll] out of the right hand of the One seated on the throne.”

Michael the Lion. He brings the Wrath:

Revelation 6:16 “And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb,”

Two lambs. One SAVES – One executes Judgment in Yahweh’s name.

Daniel 10:21 “No one has the courage to support me against them except Michael, your prince. However, I will tell you what is recorded in the book of truth.”

He’s our courageous leader against the evil of creation.

Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael the great prince who stands watch over your people will rise up. There will be a time of distress such as never has occurred since nations came into being until that time. But at that time all your people who are found written in the book will escape.”

He’s differentiated from being Christ because he is split or “Y” off as the Blood of the Lamb returned to finish his work that he started when he dripped from Christ whom was on the Cross.

Genesis 4:10 “Then He said, “What have you done? Your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground!”

What Satan had done caused innocent blood to cry out to Mother.

Psalm 22 “From Suffering to Praise

1 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? [Why are You] so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning? 2 My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest.  3 But You are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. “

Michael cannot rest until his Holy Mother can again be called by Her female name, Israel. Then She will be praised on Her throne by the people of Her Great Name.

Michael said it better that I can: “Seraiah, I’m like the great ship that once was – the Titanic. I’m set on a course that leads to destruction, and all that are aboard my vessel will sink with me to the bottom, except those few survivors that found favor from our Mother. Do not shed a tear for my demise, because my spirit lives on in my transformation that is more splendid than myself, that is yours and all of the holy family’s salvation. Never forget that I am also the Christ. But I am also a vessel for destruction, and that part of me must cease to exist.”


Lifting the Veil
Learning How to See and Decipher Spiritual Photos

Watching Over Us

Regina: so… was doing more slow shutter speed experiments and this one…well, I’ll let you see for yourselves…

Original

Darkened

Darkened More

Marked

Our Mother’s Eyes for Comparison

Cordelia: Notice the same purple color. Mother is watching over us and nothing escapes Her watchful eyes.

Regina: Yes, I noticed the purple hue also – royalty. The red also reminds me of the photo we have of Her on Her throne. There are gold tones above also. And Deborah noted the pyramid shape and I the hourglass shape. There also seems to be a blue hue to Her eyes also.

Found more… looks like insignia on the left. There’s also a lot of lettering just beneath that I’m still trying to decipher.

Using the technique Joe taught us:

I think I may have just realized why I kept seeing a square that morphed with a J – Four Squared for Justice. Just read about it again in what Johanna posted for Spiritual War News.

Johanna: It looks like Miss Emily came by to see you.

Regina: I just wanted to post this picture of Mother also, as there are a lot of commonalities here also. Specifically, the red, purple and even the hourglass shape – similar to Her on Her throne.



Signs From Above
“He rescues and delivers, He  signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth, for He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.” Daniel 6:27

UFO blamed for mass fish deaths in Colombia

Interesting UFO Sightings in North America

Interesting UFO Sightings in South America

Interesting UFO Sightings in Europe and Jerusalem

Colombian UFO Sightings and Volcanic Activity

Crop Circle Watch

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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

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Signs in Humanity

Canada authorities investigating ice-encased dog

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Kennedy cousin’s lawyer suspended from practice

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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 –

1/22/11 –
5.0 HALMAHERA, INDONESIA
5.3 NEAR N COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
5.6 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
5.4 SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
5.0 TONGA REGION
5.0 HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
5.1 CENTRAL PERU
5.3 OFF COAST OF MICHOACAN, MEXICO

1/23/11 –
5.3 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
5.4 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
5.2 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
6.0 FIJI REGION
5.1 OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE
5.1 CENTRAL ALASKA

1/24/11 –
5.0 SOUTH OF FIJI ISLANDS
5.2 MORO GULF, MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
5.1 SOUTH OF MARIANA ISLANDS
6.0 TAJIKISTAN
5.6 TONGA

1/25/11 –
5.8 KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND
5.0 LOYALTY ISLANDS
5.4 ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
5.0 OFF THE COAST OF EL SALVADOR
5.0 SOUTH OF AFRICA
5.6 NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
5.1 VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

1/26/11 –
6.0 SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
5.7 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
5.0 TONGA
5.1 VANUATU
5.3 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.

1/27/11 –
5.0 PAPUA, INDONESIA
5.2 TONGA
5.1 BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
5.3 NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
6.0 SOUTHEASTERN IRAN
5.5 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
5.2 TONGA

1/28/11-
5.1 SOUTHEASTERN IRAN

MONTANA – Quake might have caused hole on expert ski run near Helena. An expert run at the Great Divide Ski Area near Helena just got a little bit harder, and the resort’s owner thinks a weekend earthquake that happened nearby is to blame. He thinks the magnitude 3.7 earthquake that shook the area early Sunday might have collapsed an old mining tunnel called a stope. He says the quake was three miles away from the resort and a fault line runs through a nearby ridge.

A ski patroller coming down one of the slopes Monday morning discovered the opening, which stretches about 10 feet across the fall line and 30 to 40 feet downhill. The hole, which is part of the maze of old underground mines, is between 80 and 100 feet deep. Thousands of stopes litter the Montana landscape, and this one could have been opened by the quake. It’s not uncommon for holes to pop up because of the mining history in the area. Officials with the Department of Environmental Quality will probably fill in the opening this spring. In the meantime, the area has been cordoned off.

VOLCANOES –

ICELAND – South Iceland inhabitants fear Katla eruption. Inhabitants of the Vestur-Landeyjar district in south Iceland have sent letters to the constituency’s MPs, the Ministry for Internal Affairs, the Icelandic Road Administration and the Civil Defense Department, calling for a secure evacuation route from possible disastrous flooding caused by an eruption in the sub-glacial volcano Katla.

Katla lies underneath the Mýrdalsjökull icecap. The only evacuation route from the farms in the area lies along a stretch that would lead towards the potential tidal wave which would likely be created in the case of an eruption. A solution to the potential problem is pressing and that it has been on the municipality’s agenda for a long time.

“When [Eyjafjallajökull] erupted last year people realized the seriousness of the matter. A flood caused by Katla would be many times larger than the one we experienced back then.” In spite of there being no signs of an upcoming eruption in Katla, people suspect it is only a matter of time before the volcano bursts.

RUSSIA – Erupting volcano Kizimen on Kamchatka Peninsula is spurting ashes to a height of more than four kilometers. “Presently Kizimen presents a danger to aircraft flying in the vicinity, the volcano has been assigned the code orange threat to aviation. The abrasive particles of volcanic ash can infiltrate aircraft mechanisms, causing a plane crash.” Volcano Kizimen, dormant since 1929, became active in 2009.

JAPAN – A spectacular volcanic eruption is currently underway. The mountain Kirishima is firing red-hot magma and volcanic bombs into the air. Mount Kirishima, a volcano on the southern island of Kyushu, began erupting on Jan. 26. A giant ash cloud poured from the volcano, prompting the Tokyo VAAC to issue an ash warning for places above 25,000 feet (7.6 kilometers). Volcanic material shot from the crater, triggering pyroclastic flows.

Kirishima ejected volcanic bombs — lava fragments that are rounded as they fly through the air — more than a mile (2 kilometers) high from its vent. Images of the eruption show plumes of glowing material shooting a few hundred feet in the air. A volcanic vent is a gap in the Earth’s crust through which lava and volcanic gases can escape. Kirishima technically refers to a larger group of volcanic vents on the island. These vents are quite active but mostly have small explosive eruptions. The latest eruption may be THE LARGEST SINCE 1959.

MEXICO – A series of explosive eruptions has rained ash and rock over the Colima Volcano, Mexico’s most dangerous and active volcano. Colima Volcano, Mexico’s most active, has been erupting since 1998. The eruption began with several months of earthquakes beneath the volcano, followed by explosions and rockfalls at the summit lava dome as it began to grow. Dome growth was accompanied months later by a series of lava flows which cascaded down the southwestern flank of the mountain, stretching up to 3,100 meters (10,000 feet) from the summit. Since then dome growth has continued, with a few periods of actively flowing lava. As of March 2010, the dome was growing about 2,000 cubic meters (70,000) cubic feet a day, leading to frequent small rockfalls and occasional ash plumes. In January 2011, local newspapers reported “dust plumes” rising over Colima, likely pulverized lava stirred up by landslides at the summit dome.

To the north of Colima’s summit is the rim of a 4 kilometer (2 mile)-wide caldera, formed about 4,300 years ago in a massive flank collapse: similar to the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens. Modern Colima Volcano rises near the center of this caldera. Recent lava flows (erupted since 1961), cover the upper slopes of the volcano. Older lava flows (erupted in the 1800s and earlier) are covered in green vegetation.

COLUMBIA – Colombian authorities have raised the risk level of the Galeras volcano to orange alert, meaning an eruption is likely within days or weeks. The Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining declared the alert on Wednesday because of “fluctuating levels in the occurrence of seismicity”. In particular, “the occurrence of earthquakes with screw-type characteristics, which are relevant because in Galeras they have been recorded in periods prior to eruptions.”

The Civil Defense and Red Cross volunteers have prepared nine shelters with basic elements necessary for survival to accommodate the some 8,000 residents from the nearby municipalities. No residents have been evacuated yet. Galeras is the country’s most active volcano. It erupted in January 2010, forcing the evacuation of the area’s inhabitants. In 2009 the volcano erupted five times.

JAPAN – Volcano Erupts in Southern Japan, Smoke Seen 5,000 Feet Above the Crater. A Japanese volcano in the southern Kyushu region erupted Wednesday, leaving fields in nearby towns coated with ash and prompting limited voluntary evacuations overnight. Heavy clouds of smoke spewing from the Shinmoedake volcano on Mount Kirishima prompted the Japan Meteorological Agency to raise the volcanic alert level to a 3, warning people to clear the area within a mile of the volcano.

The eruption did not pose a threat to nearby cities, and a major eruption was not imminent, as of now. “You can never say never with a volcano. But the lack of magma movement beneath the surface leads us to believe that this activity won’t lead to a large-scale eruption.” The volcano, one of 20 inside Mount Kirishima, began erupting around 7:30 Wednesday morning. By 3 p.m., heavy smoke could be seen billowing nearly 5,000 feet above the crater. Air space above the mountain remained open but the haze prompted airlines to cancel at least four domestic flights from the Miyazaki Prefecture today, while the buildup of ash on train tracks forced Japan Rail to cancel several train lines in the region. Roads were shut down because of poor visibility. School-bound children were advised to wear masks as a precaution. Farmers woke up to find their fields coated with debris. “People told us their windows were rattling and they heard roaring sounds coming from the mountain.” While frequent activity has been reported at Kirishima, this is the largest eruption recorded there since 1959.

INDONESIA – The plans of Australian holidaymakers to one of their most popular tourist destinations are in disarray after flights to Bali were again cancelled due to a volcano. The ash was coming from Tengger Caldera, on the island of Java. Today’s eruption follows those of Mount Bromo and Mount Merapi late last year. Those also caused flights to Bali to be cancelled.

PAKISTAN – Gooey” New Mud Volcano Erupts From Arabian Sea. There’s a new island in the azure waters off Pakistan, but you might want to hold off on vacation planning: The tiny dot is a mud volcano that will likely disappear before it sees 1,001 Arabian nights. Pakistani fishers reported the new mud volcano in the Arabian Sea in late November, and NASA’s Earth Observing-1 satellite snapped a picture of it on January 11. The volcano was not in a satellite picture of the same region taken last February.

Mud volcano “islands” have appeared in the Arabian Sea before, and most have washed away within a few months. In fact, the January picture shows tan sediments steaming from the new mud volcano, suggesting it is eroding and will soon vanish. Mud volcanoes, which can appear on land or underwater, form when underground layers of silt or clay become pressurized either by tectonic activity or by a buildup of hydrocarbon gases.

Pakistan’s mud volcanoes are driven by plate tectonics: The Arabian plate is subducting – or diving under – the Eurasian landmass, churning up sediments that form Pakistan’s coastal plains and an offshore slope.

Underneath the plains, subduction is also melting rock into magma, which infuses the groundwater with heat and volcanic gases. The resulting acidic brew dissolves the rocks above into a slurry of mud and hydrocarbons, which then seeps through faults in slow eruptions.

Most mud volcanoes stand only a few inches to several feet high, but the land-based ones on Pakistan’s plains can rise up to 330 feet (100 meters). Some of these peaks have been known to spew gas plumes that spontaneously combust, sending tongues of fire high into the sky. At about two miles (three kilometers) offshore, the new mud volcano is probably poking up from water that’s about 98 to 197 feet (30 to 60 meters) deep. Its surface mud is relatively cool but “is likely water-saturated, so stays gooey to souplike depending on the amount of saturation.” It’s RARE for such mud volcanoes to breach the water’s surface. They aren’t aware of any that have lasted long enough to support island living, although it’s possible the mud contains some bacteria that thrive above the waves.

TSUNAMI / FREAK WAVES / ABNORMAL TIDES / RISING SEA LEVELS –

CALIFORNIA – A quick-thinking Australian watching a surf event in California has rescued an unconscious surfer after a “FREAK SET” OF GIANT WAVES struck, smashing boards and leaving several contestants in peril. The drama occurred at the notorious Mavericks, a famous break about 30 kilometres south of San Francisco that has claimed a number of lives over the years. Hospital officials say the surfer who nearly drowned after being pummelled and washed through rocks by one of the big waves is expected to recover. He was rescued by an Australian firefighter who was on a jet ski taking photographs on Saturday when the large group of waves known as a “freak set” caught surfers who were too close to shore.

The event featured average-sized waves by Mavericks standards, maybe 4.5- to 5.5-metre surf. The waves can get nine metres or higher at certain times of year. All of a sudden a rogue set of waves estimated at about 7.6 metres high appeared on the horizon. “You could see that first wave coming, all of the surfers started paddling toward it.” A group of about five surfers did not make it over the encroaching wave before it broke. “I saw all the broken boards and people waving for help.” If that wave alone were the only one, the surfers would have been able to get rescued quickly but 20 seconds later another large wave crashed on the surfers who had been hit by the first. After the whitewater calmed a bit, the firefighter said he drove his watercraft to a rocky area near where the waves break, and saw a body floating past the rocks.”We dragged him up onto the beach and found a strong pulse. I was pretty surprised.”

U.S. – The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood watch for the eastern Massachusetts coast for the early morning’s high tide cycle. A rapidly intensifying nor’easter will pass southeast of Nantucket late Wednesday into early Thursday. Strong northeast winds will cause seas to rapidly build Wednesday night. This will likely yield a 2 to 2.5 foot storm surge during the early Thursday morning high tide.

This will result in minor to pockets of low end moderate coastal flooding during the early Thursday morning high tide cycle across the eastern Massachusetts coast. In addition, there is also the potential for some beach erosion. A coastal flood watch means that the potential exists for moderate or major coastal flooding.
Moderate coastal flooding produces widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements due to the height of storm tide and/or wave action. Numerous road closures are needed. Lives may be at risk for people who put themselves in harms way. Isolated structural damage may be observed.
Major coastal flooding is considered severe enough to cause at least scattered structural damage along with widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and/or basements. Some vulnerable homes will be severely damaged or destroyed. Numerous roads are impassable…some with washouts severe enough to be life- threatening if one attempted to cross on foot or by vehicle. Some neighborhoods will be isolated. Evacuation of some neighborhoods may be necessary.

TROPICAL STORMS –

CYCLONES – Tropical Cyclone Wilma formed last night east of Samoa and long range computer models show the remnants of the cyclone are likely to pass northern New Zealand towards the end of this coming working week. Wilma was one of two new cyclones that formed over the weekend in the south-west Pacific as the La Nina enhanced cyclone season gets fully underway.

To the north east of Australia category one cyclone “Anthony” has formed. The cyclone will be of huge concern for Queenslanders despite the initial tracking showing the tropical storm moving away from the coastline and heading out into the Coral Sea. Once Anthony moves into the central Coral Sea it could well deepen further with future computer models showing the cyclone doing a u-turn on Wednesday and taking aim on the Queensland coast as a stronger system by the end of the week.

Wilma may end up reaching New Zealand, although it’s certainly still early days. Wilma will tomorrow (Monday) cross American Samoa as a category 1 or 2 cyclone. The long range maps have been picking for several days now that a cyclone would form north east of New Zealand and then track south west towards the upper North Island by Friday or Saturday. Weather data used by WeatherWatch.co.nz currently predicts a 60% chance of rain for Auckland this Saturday, which is high considering how far out the system still is, however forecasters stress it’s still too early to know if Wilma will have any serious impact on NZ.

Wilma is currently category 1 status with sustained winds at 65km/h but the Fiji Meteorological Service says the sustained winds will rise closer to 100km/h by midnight tonight. The cyclone will pass directly over Pago Pago, American Samoa, Monday morning.

AUSTRALIA – The wild summer weather, caused by the La Nina phenomenon, was showing no sign of abating, with a cyclone and a tropical low expected to bring more severe conditions. Warnings of strong winds and high seas follow the death of a man at Stanwell Park, south of Sydney, on Friday after a sandbank collapsed and a rip dragged him out to sea. With just over a month left of summer, the Bureau of Meteorology has signalled more wet weather and cyclones are on the way, following record-breaking floods in Queensland and on the east coast. The season has also seen snow on Mount Wellington in Hobart, a heatwave in Perth and hot conditions in Adelaide.

Yesterday, the bureau issued a high seas weather warning for areas off the northeast coast of Queensland as tropical cyclone Anthony lurked in the area. The cyclone was responsible for heavy rainfall on the north Queensland coast at the weekend, and this led to minor flooding of three rivers. The cyclone poses no immediate threat to the Queensland coast and was moving in an easterly direction fairly rapidly at 35km/h.

There is a possibility the cyclone could turn around and head back west tomorrow or Wednesday. More tropical cyclones are expected in March, their peak season.

While the rains have temporarily eased over southern Queensland, further flooding is expected in towns in western Queensland. The weather bureau is warning of high flood levels in the southeast Queensland town of St George until at least the end of this week, while flood levels further downstream at Dirranbandi and Hebel will remain high well into next month. Floodwaters at St George have dropped slowly over the past fortnight since a peak of 13.2m two weeks ago, but have returned with a peak yesterday of 12.5m.
In the Northern Territory, there was a severe weather warning in place last night as a tropical low approached just off the Kimberley coast. People in the western Darwin-Daly district area were warned to expect damaging winds, heavy rain, ABNORMALLY high tides and large waves.

Tropical Cyclone Wilma passes, no major damage to American Samoa – Little damage was caused by the storm even though the eye of the cyclone hovered over American Samoa for about an hour. Officials started alerting residents of Cyclone Wilma days before it hit. It appears the message was heard with no reports of injuries or major damage. Most of the damage from tropical cyclone wilma affected the eastern side of American Samoa.
“The cyclone came northeast so mostly on the eastern side of the island that was got hit strong.” The National Weather Service says winds reached up to 60 miles per hour with higher gusts. There are reports of mudslides and power outages, but overall, the damage from the storm were minor, unlike what happened in September 2009, when an earthquake generated a powerful tsunami, killing several hundred people. The American Samoa Government was criticized for not having a warning siren system. This time, officials made sure to get the word out early about Wilma. Homeland Security officials were ready in case evacuations were ordered. “When we got there people were still in their homes.The shore, I mean the waves, were a little bit high and it really came ashore and it almost got to the houses.” As a precaution, officials opened 10 shelters. “Few villages on the east side and few villages on the west that were badly damaged.” They expect American Samoa to get more effects of the storm in the coming days. “We are anticipating winds from the northwest and those are usually typical strong gusty winds, I’m sure the clean-up will begin as soon as the west winds get through.” Forecasters say Wilma could weaken significantly as it approaches New Zealand.

Tropical Cyclone Anthony is expected to start tracking back towards the north Queensland coast late today but it does not pose an immediate threat to Australia. The category one system continued to move away from the coast last night and is currently more than 1,100 kilometres, east north-east of Mackay. It has been weakening in the last day but that could mean it is about to loop back towards land. “It’s not unusual for them to change direction but it does make them difficult to track because the environment keeps changing. At this stage it’s weak and it’s having the affect of dragging relatively dry air right across the tropics.” The system may intensify today. “Be aware that it’s sitting out there – it is going to head in our direction. “I’d like to give it another 24 to 36 hours before we start making a call one way or another, but I suppoose it’s just be aware that it’s sitting out there. It is that time of the year and we should be on our toes.”

Far flung islands warned of Cyclone Wilma – The Ministry of Works and Transport has advised the people of Ono I Lau and Vatoa, two of the most far-flung islands in the Fiji group, to take strong precautionary measures as Cyclone Wilma is expected to pass by them tonight. “For the outer islands in Ono we would like to advise at this stage to stay away from the island roads and to take heed of the weather bulletin. We’re working closely with the National Disaster Centre and of course they have been highlighting to us the issues that is confronting us particularly the direction the storm is to come from.” If the hurricane maintains its current path, it will pass close to the two islands tonight, bringing heavy rain, strong winds, flooding and very rough seas.

Ex-tropical cyclone Anthony has started to move back towards the Queensland coast. The low is currently sitting about 1,000 off the coast near the Town of 1770, north of Bundaberg in south-east Queensland. The Bureau of Meteorology says it could reform into a cyclone tomorrow or Friday. But it is expected to be a weak category one or two.

Residents on West Australia’s Pilbara coast have been urged to get ready to take shelter as tropical cyclone Bianca closes in. The Bureau of Meteorology said the category two cyclone is currently lingering about 285 kilometres south-west of Broome, moving in that direction at about 24 kilometres per hour. The bureau warns Bianca is expected to intensify later on Wednesday and into Thursday as it moves parallel to the Pilbara coast. “Destructive winds with gusts up to 160 kilometres per hour are possible between Port Hedland and Karratha later today and moving further west overnight.” People in Port Hedland and Karratha are being warned about the potential for a dangerous storm tide. “Tides may rise significantly above the normal high tide mark with damaging waves and dangerous flooding.”

Cyclone Wilma’s eye catches attention of NASA satellites. Tropical cyclone Wilma was seen by the TRMM satellite shortly after attaining hurricane intensity on Jan. 24. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured visible and infrared images of Cyclone Wilma in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean and her eye was clearly visible from space. AIRS Infrared imagery showed strong, very cold thunderstorm cloud tops around Wilma’s center of circulation. The cloud tops were as cold as or colder than -63 Fahrenheit (-52 Celsius) indicating strong convection (rapidly rising air that creates the thunderstorms that power a tropical cyclone). AIRS instrument data also showed what appears to be a large “tail” from Wilma’s center, stretching several hundred miles (kilometers) to the northeast of the storm’s center. The system had mostly moderate rainfall, falling at rates between .78 to 1.57 inches (20 and 40 mm) per hour.

On January 25 at 0900 UTC (4 a.m. EST), Tropical Cyclone Wilma had maximum sustained winds near 85 knots (97 mph/157 km/hr). It was located about 360 nautical miles southeast of Nadi, moving southwestward near 24 knots (27 mph/ 44 km/hr). A Tropical Cyclone Warning is in force for areas of Tonga and for areas of Fiji. On its projected path, Tropical Cyclone Wilma is expected to pass about 124 miles (200 km) south-southeast of Ono-i-lau by midnight local time tonight.

Wilma is forecast to continue moving southwest parallel to Fiji and New Caledonia as it makes its way toward New Zealand. On January 28 it is forecast to change course and head southeast bringing rains and gusty winds to northern New Zealand.

AUSTRALIA – Some communities remain on red alert as cyclone Bianca intensifies. Severe tropical cyclone Bianca continues moving westerly taking it slowly away from the Pilbara coast. Bianca has been kind to the North West following a westerly course overnight, slowly moving away from the Pilbara coast. Although the danger isn’t over, the risk of a damaging impact from Bianca is decreasing. Winds are intensifying but the system is continuing to the west southwest. A RED ALERT remains for people in or near coastal communities between Mardie and Onslow including, Mardie, Onslow, mines and pastoral leases.

Tropical Depression Anthony heading toward Australia. Anthony has now weakened to a tropical depression, but forecasters aren’t counting Anthony out yet. Despite its weakened condition Anthony continues to move west toward Queensland, Australia and into a more favorable area for sustaining a tropical cyclone. The infrared imagery showed a well-defined low level circulation center, although dry air is now wrapping into Anthony’s northern quadrant. Dry air saps the moisture that creates the thunderstorms that power a tropical cyclone. Generally, the storm’s convection (rapidly rising air that creates those thunderstorms) is weak throughout the storm, and only isolated strong areas of convection appear in the southeastern quadrant. That may change in the next day or two, however, as Anthony moves into an area more conducive to maintaining a tropical cyclone. Vertical wind shear (winds that can weaken a tropical cyclone) has lessened and sea surface temperatures are warm enough to sustain and strengthen a tropical cyclone (between 28 and 30 Celsius/82 and 86 Fahrenheit). Computer forecast models have shown forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center that as the system tracks westward toward Australia, there is a fair chance that Anthony will regenerate or re-strengthen in the next 24-36 hours. Forecasters in Queensland, Australia will be watching Anthony very closely.

AUSTRALIA – Two possible cyclones threaten to hit within days of each other. Cyclone Anthony could intensify from a category one to a category three storm and hit the Burdekin Coast, between Cardwell and Bowen, on Monday. Meanwhile, it’s feared a tropical low about 1500km northeast of Vanuatu could build into a category four cyclone and hit north of Gladstone on Thursday. “In a worst-case scenario, Queensland could see two tropical cyclones cross the coast in a matter of three or four days.”

It was grim news as the state was trying to recovering from heavy rains and damaging floods. “We’re battening down the hatches once more, but we hope both these weather formations disappear out at sea somewhere. But on all current modelling, the bureau’s best advice is that both of these cyclones will cross the Queensland coast next week, and we have to be ready for that possibility.”

The second system was likely to be named Yasi by the Fijian government. It likely to bring substantial rainfall and possibly more flooding across the state. A cyclone watch issued on Friday for communities between Cairns and Bowen is likely to be upgraded to a warning on Saturday. Rains brought by Cyclone Tasha, a category one system that crossed the Queensland coast on Christmas Day last year, led to flooding in an area the size of France and Germany.

AUSTRALIA – Two possible cyclones threaten to hit within days of each other. Cyclone Anthony could intensify from a category one to a category three storm and hit the Burdekin Coast, between Cardwell and Bowen, on Monday. Meanwhile, it’s feared a tropical low about 1500km northeast of Vanuatu could build into a category four cyclone and hit north of Gladstone on Thursday. “In a worst-case scenario, Queensland could see two tropical cyclones cross the coast in a matter of three or four days.”

It was grim news as the state was trying to recovering from heavy rains and damaging floods. “We’re battening down the hatches once more, but we hope both these weather formations disappear out at sea somewhere. But on all current modelling, the bureau’s best advice is that both of these cyclones will cross the Queensland coast next week, and we have to be ready for that possibility.”

The second system was likely to be named Yasi by the Fijian government. It likely to bring substantial rainfall and possibly more flooding across the state. A cyclone watch issued on Friday for communities between Cairns and Bowen is likely to be upgraded to a warning on Saturday. Rains brought by Cyclone Tasha, a category one system that crossed the Queensland coast on Christmas Day last year, led to flooding in an area the size of France and Germany.

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

Australia braces for more floods – A giant inland sea of floodwater, 55 miles (90km) long, will spread across the Australian state of Victoria over the next 10 days, officials say. The Victoria State Emergency Service has issued evacuation warnings for communities east of the city of Kerang, which remains cut off. In all, more than 70 communities have been affected. In the city of Swan Hill, people have been building makeshift levees to hold back the Murray River, which is expected to carry the bulk of the floodwaters as they run off over the next 10 days. These are THE WORST FLOODS IN NORTHERN PARTS OF VICTORIA SINCE RECORDS BEGAN 130 years ago.

The floods WILL RANK AS ONE OF THE MOST COSTLY NATURAL DISASTERS IN THE COUNTRY’S HISTORY. More than 30 people have been killed since flooding began last month. In Queensland, nine people are still missing after floods tore through the cities of Toowomba and Grantham.

The impact of the floods was worse than a series of natural disasters in the 1970s and wildfires in 2009 in which 173 people died. Further north, in Queensland, residents of the state capital, Brisbane, have again been putting out sandbags as high tides threaten to inflict more misery on low-lying suburbs. The city is still clearing up after floodwaters two weeks ago reached a peak of 4.46m (14.6ft). The search for the bodies of flood victims is continuing. The Australian navy has been trying to clear the Brisbane River of tonnes of debris including cars, parts of buildings and boats. The floods are expected to pose a threat for another week. Economists estimate that the flooding in Queensland and Victoria will cost at least 3bn Australian dollars (£1.8bn) in lost coal exports and agricultural production. Reconstruction could cost an additional 20bn Australian dollars.

AUSTRALIA – The storm season has made a terrifying and costly mark already, but Mother Nature has struck again with a front on Wednesday afternoon felling trees, unroofing buildings and pummelling some areas with massive hail. In the Nambucca Valley the storm lasted a mere 15 minutes but left a slew of damage to businesses, homes and bushland. Emergency workers were flat out removing huge gum trees which were ripped from their roots and torn to shreds. The UNPRECEDENTED event was described as a ‘mini cyclone’. “I was down the road when horrendous rain and hail rolled in. A tree flew across and snapped in front of me.”

AUSTRALIA – Residents of a string of towns in the north-west of Australia’s Victoria state were evacuating their homes Monday as flood defenses failed in the face of waters flowing towards the continent’s largest river. Around 60 towns across AN AREA LARGER THAN DENMARK to the north-west of the state capital, Melbourne, have been hit by floods as heavy rain from recent weeks makes its way across broad floodplains to the Murray River. Earthworks holding back river waters were collapsing in some areas, bringing fast-flowing inundations of towns in the farming region. “The levees are failing. Water is entering the area now. The area will be inundated in the next 12 hours,” Victoria’s State Emergency Service said in a flood bulletin issued to residents of Murrabit West early Monday. The town is trapped between the Murray and one of its minor tributaries.
Evacuees were being diverted towards flood relief centers in towns near Swan Hill, a city of around 10,000 on the Murray’s south bank where floodwaters from the Murray and its tributary the Loddon are expected to mingle and peak around Thursday or Friday. Towns in the Loddon Valley including Kerang, with nearly 4,000 residents, were isolated by the rising floodwaters.

Flooding that hit Australia’s north-eastern state of Queensland over the past month has affected 28,000 properties and costs could run to 20 billion Australian dollars (US$19.8 billion). The flood disaster is now moving across southeast Victoria state, where driving rains have forced swollen rivers over their banks. The State Emergency Service has warned that a vast inland sea about 55 miles (90 kilometers) long northwest of the Victorian capital of Melbourne will continue coursing inland for the next week until it spills into the Murray River.

The State Emergency Service said Monday that 76 towns in Victoria have been affected by flooding, with 1,770 properties suffering some water damage. Another five to 10 towns are still in the floodwaters’ northern path across flat wheat-growing country.

AUSTRALIA – Authorities ordered evacuations after levees failed about 30km from Kerang, and Swan Hill braced for the worst from a virtual inland sea that stretches 40km across and 90km in length.

As neighbouring communities are evacuated into Swan Hill’s fortress against the rising tide which stretches up to 90km, Swan Hill revealed that vital sand bags had been stolen. “We’ve got selfish people out there, who are diminishing the efforts of … most people who have pulled together for the good of everybody. If we win on the front line, we protect everybody (but) if the resources aren’t there, then we’re going to lose. They’ve actually taken sand bags off the levy. We’ve placed piles of sand in strategic locations so we can bolster defences and whole piles of sand have disappeared. As a community leader, I’m absolutely disgusted that someone could do that.”

Swan Hill’s 10,000 residents face an anxious wait as a vast inland sea, estimated at more than 3000 sq km in size, approaches the city, while Queensland continues to clean up after their devastating floods. The wait for the expected 4.8m peak later this week was the worst aspect. “There is a level of anxiety. People have seen the images of the Queensland floods on television, but we face a different situation. This is a slow moving mass of water… It’s a slow inland sea moving to the Murray River.”

Meanwhile the search for victims of the inland tsunami in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley continues, with the grisly discovery of a child’s remains and another body over the weekend bringing the official toll to 20. As families anxiously wait for news of their missing loved ones, residents and volunteers are continuing the clean-up in devastated towns. Aout 26,000 homes in Brisbane had been damaged by recent flooding and 3000 in Ipswich.

Crops of fruit and vegetables were also decimated by the torrential rain, meaning consumers are likely to be hit with higher prices at the checkout. Big supermarkets are contemplating the mass import of fruit and vegetables to keep prices down instead of supporting Australian producers and selling water-damaged crops. Supermarkets were urged to stock the “ugly but beautiful” food. “Now is the time to be supporting our Australian farmers. Just because there might be some blemishes on the outside of the fruit, doesn’t mean it won’t taste as good as it normally does.” The news comes as Westpac says they could force mortgage customers to buy flood insurance in the wake of the crisis that has engulfed the eastern states and destroyed thousands of Queensland homes. The recovery taskforce continue to work around the clock, cleaning and repairing the worst hit areas.

BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil say more than 800 people are now known to have died in floods and landslides in the south-east of the country this month. More than 400 people are still missing after torrential rain caused whole hillsides to collapse. The Brazilian government has said it will set up an early warning system to alert communities of impending danger. The flooding is considered the WORST NATURAL DISASTER BRAZIL HAS EVER EXPERIENCED.

The worst affected town has 324 dead. The number of missing has been declining as forensic experts identify more bodies, but rescue workers fear the full extent of the disaster is not yet known, with some remote communities still only reachable by helicopter. Funeral workers said some dogs were guarding their owners’ graves for days. Volunteers in Rio de Janeiro held an adoption fair in the hope of re-homing some of the 5,000 animals left without owners as a result of the disaster. Emergency workers say their priority is to make sure no new deaths occur. They are warning of the risks of contaminated water.

SOUTH AFRICA flood death toll rises as government declares 33 disaster zones. Warnings of humanitarian crises after flooding claims more than 100 lives and threatens rest of southern Africa. Flooding in South Africa has forced at least 8,400 from their homes and prompted the government to declare 33 disaster areas. With UNUSUALLY heavy rainfall forecast UNTIL MARCH, ALMOST EVERY COUNTRY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA IS ON ALERT for potentially disastrous flooding.

The costs of damage to the infrastructure in the seven of South Africa’s nine provinces affected is estimated at 160bn rand (£14bn). The Johannesburg area and northern and eastern provinces have experienced SOME OF THEIR GREATEST RAINFALL IN 20 YEARS. Flimsy houses in townships, where drainage systems are sometimes poor, are particularly vulnerable to the deluge. 20,000 people, or about 5,000 families, have been affected in provinces that are running out of money for flood relief. The government is in a race against time to avert a humanitarian crisis and the health department was on alert for a possible cholera outbreak. Farms have also been saturated and the country is Africa’s biggest food producer, but farmers will not receive government compensation. Heavy rains have disrupted freight rail operations, affecting South Africa’s coal and maize exports.

The UN warned last week that flooding poses a threat in most southern African countries. Some of the biggest rivers in the region, the Zambezi and the Okavango, have risen to DOUBLE their normal levels. “We fear flash floods. It’s rather common in the region and this time we are seeing heavier rainfall than in previous years. Five countries are on alert for flooding – Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia – and South Africa will now declare a disaster. All neighbouring countries including Madagascar are on alert … We COULD HAVE AN EXTREMELY MAJOR DISASTER if prevention measures are not stepped up over the next six weeks.”

Mozambique has been hit hard, with at least 10 people killed and more than 13,000 people seeing their homes lost or damaged owing to high waters. There are fears of a repeat of the country’s devastating floods in 2000 that left 800 people dead. Meteorologists believe the floods are caused by a natural weather cycle known as La Niña and the Southern Oscillation mechanism, which has been linked to recent flooding in Australia and the Philippines.

AUSTRALIA – Queenslanders have been warned not to drop their guard by thinking the worst of the weather is over. Queensland’s wet season continues into April. “Being complacent could risk lives. Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency can make all the difference and the best place to start is with a household emergency plan…All households should review and practise their plan three times a year, taking into account the changing needs of all members of the family.”

AUSTRALIA – Almost half the 2.8 million hectare wheat crop has been downgraded to feed quality due to weather damage caused by rain and flooding. The ruined crops mean farmers across the state will earn at least $850 million less for the 2010 harvest. In some places harvesting has been stalled because paddocks are still too wet. A significant proportion of barley and oats had been downgraded, while pulse crops also suffered in the floods, which have affected large swathes of the state since December.

Despite the wet conditions, Industry and Investment NSW forecasted more than 600,000 hectares of summer crops have been sown, excluding rice. This is significantly higher than the estimated 240,000 hectares harvested last season. However, the wet and humid summer has also led to an increase in insects on summer crops, leading to significantly higher production costs for farmers.

FOOD SECURITY-

The world needs fundamental changes to the global food system to feed the expanding population, according to a British government report on how to feed the planet until 2050. Governments must take action to change dietary habits, cut waste, reduce subsidies and embrace genetically modified food, said the Global Food and Farming Futures report. The study said that with the global population forecast to reach nine billion in 40 years’ time, radical changes were needed to a system already struggling to feed the existing population. “With the global population set to rise and food prices likely to increase, it is crucial that a wide range of complementary actions from policy makers, farmers and businesses are taken now. Urgent change is required throughout the food system to bring sustainability centre stage and end hunger. It is also vital for other areas, such as climate change mitigation, conflict, and economic growth.”

The report found that the threat of hunger could increase, saying that current efforts were already stalling and food prices could rise substantially over the next 40 years. As hunger spread, the threat of migration and conflict would increase, while wider economic growth would also be affected. THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM IS ALREADY LIVING BEYOND ITS MEANS, consuming resources faster than they can be replenished. Substantial changes to water and energy use and addressing climate change are needed to bring about sustainability.

The world’s food system is failing on two counts. “Firstly, it is unsustainable, with resources being used faster than they can be naturally replenished. Secondly, a billion people are going hungry with another billion people suffering from ‘hidden hunger’, whilst a billion people are over-consuming.” The report said that new technologies such as genetic modification, cloned livestock and nanotechnology “should not be excluded a priori on ethical or moral grounds” and have the potential to be “very valuable for the poorest people in low-income countries”. Investment in technology research is “essential” given the magnitude of the food security challenges ahead. New strategies would “benefit the poorest the most, simply by improving access to knowledge and technology, creating better access to markets and investing in infrastructure”.

EXTREME HEAT / WILDFIRES / DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE-

EAST AFRICA – Poor rains in late 2010 brought much of East Africa into drought that led to crop failures and poor pasture. East Africa is about as far from the Central Pacific Ocean as a person can get without leaving the planet. And yet, as the Pacific chills, drought grips East Africa in classic La Niña style. Because of global teleconnections, La Niña has to power to affect the weather half a world away.A satellite image shows severe drought in Somalia, Kenya, and southern Ethiopia. A typical December in much of East Africa is rainy, the end of a 3-month rainy period before a dry stretch that usually lasts from January to March. In 2010, however, the rains were erratic and ended in early November. December was hot and dry. Two thirds of Somalia received less than 75 percent of normal rainfall. Without rain, the pastureland and cropland in the region produced poor crops and little grass for livestock, leading to food shortages and livestock deaths.

Poor or failed rainfall during the short rain growing season (October to December) is a classic La Niña signal. In late 2010, a strong La Niña cooled surface waters in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, while allowing warmer water to build in the eastern Pacific. The pool of warm water in the east intensifies rains in Australia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Domino-style, this pattern also increases the intensity of westerly winds over the Indian Ocean, pulling moisture away from East Africa toward Indonesia and Australia. The result? Drought over most of East Africa and floods and lush vegetation in Australia and other parts of Southeast Asia.

AUSTRALIA – If you think Victoria’s floodwaters have warded off the spectre of a bushfire season, think again, the Country Fire Authority has warned. Swan Hill residents remain on edge as floodwaters continue to creep slowly towards the Murray River town, while locals in surrounding communities face being isolated for weeks. Several brigades that received help during the Black Saturday bushfires from teams in northern and northwest parts of the state have now returned assistance to affected communities battling floodwaters. But firefighters will soon need to be rested as waters recede and significant fuel loads dry out. “We do have substantial grass fuel loads, particularly in the northern and western parts of the state. We need to start resting our people, making sure our trucks are fixed up, ready to go firefighting again.” Fuel loads reaching widespread peak dryness before this month’s heavy rainfall are now expected to produce green shoots.

But hot weather, particularly hot, dry winds, could see the green shoots dry off “very quickly”. “We could go from a situation where we’re doing floods today to one where we could feasibly be fighting quite aggressive grassfires in two to three weeks’ time…We’ve got still another six to eight weeks of peak summer left.”

HEAVY SNOW / EXTREME COLD

Upside down weather – Wind chill warning are in place across much of east and central Canada as Canadians brave some of the LOWEST WINTER TEMPERATURES IN DECADES. Yet some of MILDEST WEATHER is currently being seen in the NORTHERN ARCTIC regions. The city of Whitehorse in Yukon was enjoying a relatively balmy -1C on Monday. “We have had some very high temperatures. It’s almost as if the weather was upside down.”

Further south, in Ottawa, the temperature reached -28.6C, the LOWEST RECORDED SINCE 1970. Montreal fell to -22C. Americans are being warned that the cold front is heading their way next. Residents in the north-eastern states of Maine and Vermont have been warned to expect similar temperatures to those seen in Canada.

Over the last month, the high Arctic in Canada has been experiencing RECORD WARMTH – with the average temperatures over a 29-day period MORE THAN 21 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

A year ago, during the winter of 2009/10, Canada experienced its warmest and driest winter since records began. The anomaly was blamed on medium-strength El Niño, which tends to send warmer-than-average air over Canada. News organisations covered the break-up of ice in Iqaluit – the capital of normally icy Nunavut – which endangered the snowmobile race that the local people run on Frobisher Bay. This year, the snowmobile race couldn’t run at all. There was no ice to break up, despite a very strong La Niña – the reverse of El Niño conditions – taking place in the Pacific, which should have sent cold air pouring across the top of North America.

Instead, it appears that the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) has had a strong influence on the region’s climate, with a strongly negative NAO blocking the jet stream that normally keeps cold air up in the far Arctic north, and the open water that remains has got the region caught in a positive feedback loop. Instead, that cold air has poured down over Europe and the United States, creating bitterly cold, snowy conditions that have dominated most media coverage of the weather this winter.

The temperatures in Canada have been far more extreme, though. In one location – Coral Harbour in Nunavut – a typical mid-January day’s temperature will peak at -26C, and sink to -34C at night. On cold years, it’ll sink lower than that. After New Year’s Day 2011, lowest daily temperatures in Coral Harbour stayed above the average high mercury mark for 11 days straight. On 5 and 6 January, temperatures rose above 0C – SOMETHING THAT’S NEVER BEEN RECORDED DURING JANUARY, FEBRUARY OR MARCH. On 6 January, the lowest temperature recorded was just above -4C – 30 degrees above the average low temperature for that time of year.

The effects are being felt on the population. “It’s impossible for many people in parts of the eastern Arctic to safely get on the ice to hunt much-needed food for their families – for THE SECOND WINTER IN A ROW. Never before have we seen weather impact a way of life in so many small and big ways.”

PENNSYLVANIA – Monday, the official temperature at Wilkes Barre Airport of -8 BROKE ALL COLD WEATHER RECORDS BACK TO 1901 when the National Weather Service began keeping track. In certain areas of Pike and Wayne Counties temperatures plunged lower, posing a threat to area residents.

RECORD BREAKING SNOWFALL in much of Alberta, Canada has resulted in people taking some unorthodox methods of clearing snow from roof tops. One video shows a man taking a snow blower to his roof. In some spots the snow was nearly 4 feet deep. So far, one business in Spruce Grove (just west of Edmonton) has had its roof collapse during business hours . Fortunately no one was killed or injured in that incident. The sudden warming trend this week is expected to make matters even worse as the snow pack compresses. The record amount of snow fall this year is largely thought to be an effect of La Niña weather patterns.

U.S. – About 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow may fall on Manhattan, with a little less in Washington and Baltimore and as much as 10 inches across southern Massachusetts and into Boston’s suburbs. “In New York it should be getting underway by the evening commute.”

Winter storm watches and more severe warnings stretch from the coast of Maine to Alabama as the system is expected to bring as much as 4 inches across parts of the U.S. South. The storm also caused the weather service to issue severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches across Florida into last night. A weather service accumulation map shows slightly more than 10 inches across Rhode Island, including Providence, and into Boston’s southern suburbs. Boston is shown receiving 9.9 inches. There have been eight major snow events in the U.S. so far in the winter of 2010-2011.

On Jan. 12, every state except Florida had snow cover. Hawaii’s highest mountains were covered with snow. The last four winters have seen above average snow cover in North America. Part of the reason for the increased severity in winter is due to the a difference in pressure at the highest latitudes called the Arctic Oscillation. When there is high pressure over the pole and low pressure at mid-latitudes, known as a negative phase of the oscillation, resulting in warmer air rushing north and colder air moving south. In the last two years, that pressure differential has meant temperatures 9 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than normal have been recorded at the North Pole and across Canada, while temperatures across the U.S. as whole have been 9 degrees below normal. Theories on the reason include below-normal levels of sea ice at the Pole, increased snow cover across Siberia and Arctic sea surface temperatures.

People across the US northeast wearily shovelled their footpaths and dug out their cars after getting clobbered by the latest in a seemingly never-ending string of snowstorms. At least six deaths were blamed on the storm, including those of a Baltimore taxi driver whose cab caught fire after getting stuck in the snow, and people hit by snowplows in Delaware, Maryland and New York. In the Washington area, up to 17 centimetres of snow renewed memories of last year’s “snowpocalypse” and created chaos when it hit the nation’s capital at the height of the evening rush hour on Wednesday, forcing commuters into treacherous, eight-hour drives home. Even the President got caught in traffic. “I’ve lived in New York 70 years, and this year is the worst I remember. It’s the continuity of it. It just keeps coming. Every week there’s something new to be worried about. It’s almost become comical.”

Many schools closed for a second day yesterday. Airports ground to a halt, and nearly a half-million people lost power at some point. The forecast had called for up to 30cm snow but the storm brought far more than that. New York got 48cm, Philadelphia 43cm. Boston got about 30cm, as expected. New York City typically gets 53cm of snow a winter. The latest storm makes this JANUARY THE SNOWIEST SINCE THE CITY STARTED KEEPING RECORDS, breaking the mark of 69cm set in 1925. The New York area has been hit with snow eight times since mid-December. The airport serving Hartford, Connecticut got a foot of snow, bringing the total for the month so far to 139cm and BREAKING THE ALL-TIME MONTHLY RECORD of 115cm, set in December 1945.

In Massachusetts, travel was made trickier by high winds. Gusts of 74km/h were reported in Hyannis, 72km/h in Rockport and 79km/h on Nantucket early on Thursday. In Lynn, Massachusetts, heavy snow collapsed a garage roof and briefly trapped two men.

GLOBAL WARMING-

Scientists and explorers will shortly set off on an expedition aiming to discover how Arctic sea ice melts. This year’s Catlin Arctic Survey will focus on the thin layer of water immediately under the floating ice. Arctic ice is melting faster in summer than many computer models predict. Survey data could improve forecasts of the region’s future, and also show how likely it is that the flow of warm water in the North Atlantic, known as the Gulf Stream, will switch off. This would bring colder weather to the UK and other parts of western Europe.

“The Arctic is one of best barometers of climate change, where we see big changes taking place today. This is not just about polar bears – it’s about our lives in the UK and in North America.” In early March, four explorers will set off on foot from the geographic North Pole, trekking across the ice and ending up 10 weeks later in Greenland. They will make regular stops to drill holes through the floating ice and lower a package of instruments into the water on the end of a piece of rope – instruments that measure the water’s temperature, salinity and flow.

This data will allow scientists to calculate the rate at which the water is sinking. “The hypothesis has been that the layer stays there, trapped, acting to insulate the cold ice from the warm salty water below. On the other hand, the water might be taken away more quickly – and that might accelerate the rate of Arctic melting.”

The findings could prove to be crucial in terms of projecting the future for Arctic sea ice. Both the area and volume of summer sea ice are steadily shrinking; and the last four summers have seen ice extent fall to sizes that a few years ago were being projected for the latter half of this century. If mixing in the crucial top ocean layer is happening more, that could help explain the trend and refine models. “Overall, if these changes… contribute to a lowering of the salt content of the North Atlantic, it could have a major impact on the entire planet – from significant temperature drops in Europe to intensified monsoons in Asia. It may also impact weather patterns throughout North America, including a dramatic increase in the frequency and intensity of severe storms, including hurricanes and tornadoes across the eastern US.” Recent work suggests it would be a quick change – if it happens. Results from the season’s work are expected to be ready for publication in science journals in the first half of next year. The £1m project is sponsored by the Catlin insurance group.

SPACE NEWS-

DID YOU SEE THAT FIREBALL? Spaceweather.com is seeking reports of a possible fireball or other bright lights in the sky over North America on Jan. 18th around 4 am EST. The area of particular interest extends from Lake Michigan to southern parts of Ontario and upper New York state. Did you see anything? Submit your reports to webmaster@spaceweather.com

HEALTH THREATS –

MALAYSIA has released about 6000 genetically modified mosquitoes into a forest in the first experiment of its kind in Asia aimed at curbing dengue fever. The field test is meant to pave the way for the official use of genetically engineered Aedes aegypti male mosquitoes to mate with females and produce offspring with shorter lives, thus curtailing the population. Only female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes spread dengue fever, which killed 134 people in Malaysia last year. They released the non-biting sterile male lab mosquitoes in an uninhabited forest area in eastern Malaysia on December 21. The institute gave no indication of how the experiment has fared so far.

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