Earlier today Secretary of Defense James Mattis briefed the country on a high level threat assessment discussion regarding North Korea's recent hydrogen bomb test (someone's helping them mightily as their capabilities are exploding) and related 5.5-6.3 earthquake. I love our military, but sadly those in these positions of influence don't know the hour, don't know the field and don't know the enemy; yet they think they do.
Mattis talked about the overwhelming U.S. capability and assured us that there was a wide variety of options available. While these things are true, this is not like any other time.
Ephesians 6:12... our fight is not against flesh and blood.
Proverbs 16:18... Pride comes before destruction.
Lost in the halls of government is humility, prayer and seeking God's Word and the Spirit for guidance, clarity and permission.
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
1 Corinthians 10:12... Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.
Sadly, most of my life I have been in the "yep just blow them up" camp, without thought of the impact and eternal consequence. Sadder still, my actions were without prayer, fasting and the leading of the Spirit.
Government derives it's power from the people. The people are endowed by God. God has put eternity and morality in our hearts and it is the Church (the body of Christ) that stands up for truth. The government is simply endowed with the ability to enforce the people's morality. Somehow we have abdicated all spiritual, moral and social authority to the government.
I'm not saying that an attack on North Korea might not be required. I am saying let God say if and when. Given the apparent lateness of the hour and the impending destruction, some humility and care is called for if ever there was a time.
This threat assessment ignores the prophetic reality of all of these thing (just the ones that came to mind):
- 1897 - The First Jewish Congress (120 years ago to the day before the eclipse)
- 1917 - The Balfour Declaration (100 years ago)
- 1947 - U.N. Declaration (70 years ago)
- 1948 - Israel is back in the land and the hour is late (70 prophetic years ago)
- 1967 - The Six-Day War (maybe the Psalm 83 war - 50 years ago)
- The harbinger of 9/11- remember St. Paul's chapel
- The 2008 financial collapse - 777.7 DOW point drop
- Roe v. Wade and the lust for sexual freedom at any cost - the cost of 60 million babies
- Sexual revolution and moral collapse
- The many military defeats and stalemates from prior Asian conflicts
- The many failed attempts to assert U.S. dominance in the Middle East
- Chernobyl (Wormwood - precursor)
- Hurricane Andrew
- Hurricane Katrina
- Hurricane Rita
- Hurricane Ike
- Hurricane Gustav
- Hurricane Sandy
- The Northridge earthquake
- The Haitian earthquake
- Christchurch New Zealand earthquakes
- Nepal earthquake
- Chile earthquakes
- Mass animal deaths - Hosea 4
- BP oil spill
- Exxon Valdez
- The continued racial divide
- Hook-ups and Tinder
- Deception and corruption
- The many full-size Noah's Ark replicas that have been created as reminders
- The hijacking of the rainbow by the LGBT
- The warnings of Revelation
- The many near-miss asteroids
- The Siberian meteor
- Russia and Iran are aligned
- The fulfillments in the Arab Spring
- U.N. global governance
- E.U. governance, seat 666, and the woman riding the beast
- The Superbowl half time show - Lady Gaga
- Grammys - Beyonce
- Washington monument (555.5 feet tall) crack 2,222 (555.5 x 4) days before 9/23/17
- Trump wins with 70 electoral votes, inaugurated at age 70 years - 7 months - 7 days. Born 700 days before Israel's birth. Trump-Pence - trumpets.
- 7.7 earthquake on 7/17/2017 - 66 days before 9/23
- 3 days before, Israel retakes the Temple Mount
- Mt. Vernon wall collapse - 42 days before 9/23
- Chile and Brazil have historical waves and 30 foot drop / receeding oceans.
- August 17th - a door appeared in heaven over Jinan, Shandong Province, China
- 33 days before the sign the world's most famous clock, Big Ben, fell silent
- The August 21st eclipse - Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem, Salem. 33 days before 9/23, starting in the 33rd state and ending at the 33rd parallel. 70 miles wide.
- Strong's 33 = Come!
- Palestinians (I know J.D. would say there's no such thing) gave the 45th president 45 days to divide Israel and on that day the U.S. is divided when Hurricane Harvey hits the southern U.S. at Interstate 45.
- 42 injured in Philadelphia train wreck
- August 25th - Corpus (Body) Christi (Christ), Houston, Port Aransas and 56 counties in South Texas - Hurricane Harvey - 50 dead - 136,000 homes flooded - 11.5 million impacted. Once-in-a-thousand year event. Arkema explosion (get on the Ark). 50 inches of rain. Most powerful in 12 years, with 12 foot storm surges and one month before the Rev 12 sign.
- Luke 21:25 and there will be sign in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring
- India/Pakistan/Nepal floods - 1,200 dead - 41 million impacted
- September 1st - three mile wide asteroid Florence (the lady with the lamp) whizzes by, 11 days after the eclipse and 22 days before the 9/23 sign.
- the 2024 eclipse - X marks the spot where the Ohio River joins the Mississippi in an area called Little Egypt (near Cairo, Illinois)
- All 39 counties in Washington state are now in wildfire crisis
- Largest L.A. county wildfire in history
- Cool San Fran is having record temperatures.
- Volcanoes waking up
- Earthquake rumors and tremors
- Yellowstone tremors
- Millions of trees in Poland inexplicably blown down
- Hurricane Irma and the one behind it
- Let's not forget the significant terror threats
- A world laden with debt, markets that are hyper-inflated, and economies ready to pop
- Signs in the heavens
- Blood moons
- Revelation 12 Sign. 42 weeks. The Comet Borisov conception. The crown on Jupiter. 726 minutes of daylight in Israel (the only day in 2017 with 726 minutes of daylight).
- Isaiah 66:7-8 tied to Revelation 12:5 - huion arsen
- Revelation 15 sign in 2024
- 726 days between the last blood moon and 9/23 and Strong's #726 = rapture
- Strong's 9 = "what was lost"
- Strong's 23 = "My Father has gathered"
- The pressure on Israel and messing with the Genesis 12 covenant (this is in the news almost every day. Don't eat from the forbidden tree and don't mess with the covenant)
- Daniel 5:27 - you have been weighed and found wanting
- The parallels in Genesis 5-12
- The numbers and parallels are overwhelming - see also Daniel's research at WatchfortheDay.org
- The priests of Israel have been found, trained and prepped
- The temple implements are prepared
- The red heifer is ready
- This weekend the first "shofarot" from a speckled Jacob's sheep was blown in Northern Israel in fulfillment of Isaiah 27:13 - see here.
- The rediscovery of the conservative scholars who understood the male child was the Church
- U.N. "Peace and Safety" on 9/21
- The scoffers
- The convergence of signs and watchers. Not to imply endorsement of my article or that everyone shares my understanding, but tens of thousands see the same thing and when have you ever seen an eclectic group of prophecy watchers of one mind?
No one seems to put two and two together that the hour is exceedingly late, prophecy is really being fulfilled, God's Word is true, and our country and world need to repent.
It reminds me of Balaam and Numbers 22, when Balaam was urged to curse Israel, in support of Moab and Midian, and God said "no".
1 Samuel 22 - the prophets directed David on how to avoid Saul's wrath and Saul was ultimately destroyed.
2 Samuel 22 - David walked with God and was spared death from Saul.
Also 1 Kings 22 - Jehoshophat wanted to go forward into battle and God's prophet Micaiah said "no".
2 Kings 22 tells us some time spent in the Word would have been a blessing as Judah learned of God's anger:
Go to the Temple and speak to the Lord for me and for the people and for all Judah. Inquire about the words written in this scroll that has been found. For the Lord’s great anger is burning against us because our ancestors have not obeyed the words in this scroll. We have not been doing everything it says we must do.
Would that this country would stop in shock, awe, humility and repentance before we take a step.