In Quick Succession - Fire, Flood, Earthquake with War and Bloodshed!
"More and more, as the days go by, it is becoming apparent that God's judgments are in the world. In fire and flood and earthquake, He is warning the inhabitants of this earth of His near approach. The time is nearing when the great crisis in the history of the world will have come, when every movement in the government of God will be watched with intense interest and inexpressible apprehension. In quick succession the judgments of God will follow one another - fire and flood and earthquake, with war and bloodshed" 9T 97.1
In America, historic drought conditions climaxed in 2015 through 2016. This drought caused historic and unprecedented fires throughout our country.
On August 18, 2016, The Washington Post reported, "California is in flames right now, with fires fueled by historic drought."
"Last year, fires stretched up and down the Pacific Coast and burned more than 5 million acres... The nationwide total of 10 million acres burned was historic, according to the Forest Service, the Agriculture Department division charged with fighting fires." 2
Building momentum toward the end of 2016, the US was deluged by historic flooding. At the beginning of 2017, California is experiencing in "quick succession" major flooding of extraordinary proportions.
On February 19, 2017, The Washington Post reported "'Excessive rainfall,' flooding threatens Central and Northern California."
"Historic if not unprecedented amounts of rainfall have fallen over parts of the northern half of California this winter." 3
On February 28, 2017, NPR reported "...California Is Likely To See More Extreme Flooding."
"Californians are in shock that after five years of too little water, the problem now is too much."
"All eyes in California have been on Oroville Dam, where a broken spillway forced major evacuations. But the damage from winter storms has gone beyond the dam in the northern part of the state. Downstream, rivers are running high and levees have been breaching."
"Some are calling this a wake-up call for California..." 4
Update: April 12, 2017 -
The Los Angeles Times
"From extreme drought to record rain: Why California's drought-to-deluge cycle is getting worse." 5
"California's climate has long been dominated by cycles of intense dry conditions followed by heavy rain and snow."
"But never before in recorded history has the state seen such an extreme drought-to-deluge swing."
Update: May 3, 2017 -
The Washington Post
"The aerial views of historic Central U.S. flooding are unreal." 13
"After 10 to 15 inches of rain in the past seven days, much of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas is underwater. So much precipitation has fallen that major rivers have spread well beyond their banks."
"The scene is already unbelievable, and there's more rain moving in..."
Update: August 29, 2017 -
The Huffington Post
"Harvey Breaks Continental US Record For Rainfall." 14
"For the continental U.S., Harvey now holds the record for the most rain produced by a tropical system.... so I think it's fair to say that this is now the most extreme multi-day rain event in U.S. history."
Update: August 31, 2017 -
"Hurricane Harvey is the worst rainfall disaster in US history." 15
"The 3-to-4 day rainfall totals... are simply mind-blowing that has lead to the largest flood in Houston-Galveston history."
Update: September 12, 2017 -
The Washington Post
"As Florida recovers from Irma, Jacksonville has historic flooding." 16
"Officials called the flooding 'epic' and 'historic,' with the river through this city of nearly 900,000 hitting levels not seen since 1846 - a year after Florida became a state."
Update: September 12, 2017 -
The LA Times
"Wildfires continue to wreak havoc across the West" 17
"Despite record-breaking rain and snowfall across the West in 2017, this year's fire season has been unforgiving."
Update: September 21, 2017 -
"Storm-ravaged Puerto Rico braced for flooding" 18
"Entire island blacked out by the worst hurricane to hit in 85 years."
"The devastated US territory of Puerto Rico was on Thursday braced for potentially 'catastrophic' flooding after Hurricane Maria knocked out power to bankrupt the island's entire population of 3.4m people."
"Puerto Rico was absolutely obliterated..."
Update: September 21, 2017 -
"Mexico had two major earthquakes this month..." 19
"For the second time in two weeks, a powerful earthquake struck Mexico, toppling buildings, cracking highways and killing hundreds of people."
Update: October 10, 2017 -
The Washington Post
"Deadly fires ravage California's wine country, leaving at least 15 dead, more than 180 missing" 20
"The massive, fast-moving California wildfires that have killed at least 15 people came with hardly any warning, spreading into neighborhoods when residents had gone to bed, unaware that they would have to flee for safety. Many of them, officials said, have nothing left to come back to."
"Officials expect the death toll to rise and high winds in coming days could complicate efforts to contain fires that have already torched 115,000 acres of land, mostly in Northern California's wine country. Seventeen wildfires, some fanned by up to 50 mph wind gusts whipping across parched terrain loaded with tinder, have forced about 25,000 residents to evacuate and destroyed at least 2,000 homes and commercial buildings."
Update: October 10, 2017 -
The New York Times
"California Fires Burn Out of Control; 17 Are Dead" 21
"The two biggest and most destructive fires consumed more than 52,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma Counties... We always thought the alert system would give us time, but there was no notice, no warning... All around them, in some of the most expensive real estate in the country, they could see neighbors' houses going up in flames, their propane tanks exploding with ground-shaking force."
Signs of the Times - April, 21 1890
"Fires will break out unexpectedly, and no human effort will be able to quench them. The palaces of earth will be swept away in the fury of the flames."
Update: October 13, 2017 -
The Huffington Post
"California Wildfires Now Deadliest In State's Recorded History" 22
"The 32 deaths have set a new state record for the deadliest spate of wildfires in California history."
Update: December 8, 2017 -
"A look at the California wildfires' jaw-dropping numbers" 23
"Barely two months after fires charred Northern California's wine country, the state is once again staring down a spate of wildfires, this time in Southern California."
"Every day, firefighters in Los Angeles receive a brush burning index report that indicates the fire danger. If it's 162 or higher, that's considered extreme. The number for Thursday was 296, a record."
"This year has been the costliest for wildfires in the United States, with more than $10 billion in damages before the current Southern California fires began."
Update: December 2017 -
So far this year, wildfires in California have consumed 1,381,119 acres— the most destructive wildfire season in California history. And it's not over. The numbers are still rising... Historically, the Thomas wildfire has become the single largest fire ever in California.
Statistically, December is the lowest month for wildfires in California. To put the damage from California wildfires into perspective for the month of December 2017 is eye-opening.
From 2000 to 2015, California had a combined 7 wildfires in December destroying 21,090 acres. So far December 2017 alone, California has experienced an unprecedented 7 wildfires burning over 170,000 acres— over 8 times more destructive than the combined total from 2000 to 2015. Sadly, more destruction is coming.
Californians, please wake up. You must reason from a spiritual perspective. How can God protect you from the destructive forces of nature if you deny His law?
Editor's Note: 2017
Historic fires swept across our country in 2015 and 2016. Now in 2017, fires are destroying homes and sadly claiming lives in California. Destruction by fire, flood and earthquake are continuous, frequent and will worsen. At some point, the people of America will awake. More than a scientific reason will be sought after to explain these calamities.
Update: 2018 Headline News -
CNBC- Jan. 13, 2018
"California mudslides leave 18 dead as rescue workers dig for survivors"
ABC News- Feb. 21, 2018
"Record flooding, tornadoes stretch from Texas to Midwest"
South Bend Tribune- Feb. 21, 2018
"It's record flooding in South Bend, Niles, Goshen and elsewhere"
MLive.com - Feb. 24, 2018
"Grand Rapids-area officials gear up for possible record flooding ..."
Patch.com - Mar. 03, 2018
"Nor'easter 'Bomb Cyclone' Kills 8; Massive Power Outages Remain"
"As the storm moved off the East Coast on Saturday, millions were without power and coastal areas were under threat from flooding"
CNN.com - May 26, 2018
"More evacuations ordered on Hawaii's Big Island as volcano activity intensifies"
NYTimes.com - August 05, 2018
"Powerful Indonesia Earthquake Kills at Least 82"
NYTimes.com - August 07, 2018
"California Fire Now the Largest in State History: 'People Are on Edge'"
USAToday.com - August 22, 2018
"Venezuela struck by magnitude 7.3 earthquake"
FoxNews.com - August 22, 2018
"'Big One' talk swirls as 69 massive earthquakes hit the Pacific's Ring of Fire in 48 hours"
Curbed.com - August 27, 2018
"California fires set to exceed 2017"
Forbes.com - September 29, 2018
"Hurricane Florence's Flooding Continues More Than Two Weeks After Landfall"
CNN.com - September 30, 2018
"Indonesia tsunami and earthquake: Rescuers race to aid victims as death toll passes 840"
Washingtonpost.com - October 11, 2018
"Florida's Panhandle coast devastated by historic Hurricane Michael"
TheGuardian.com - November 27, 2018
"Paradise lost: the town incinerated by California's deadliest wildfire"
CBSnews.com - November 30, 2018
"Thousands evacuated as flash floods, mudslides hit wildfire-ravaged California"
NYTimes.com - November 30, 2018
"Earthquake Shreds Highways and Sows Panic in South Central Alaska"
Editor's Note: 2018
"Since the Flood, fire as well as water has been God's agent to destroy very wicked cities. These judgments are sent that those who lightly regard God's law and trample upon His authority may be led to tremble before His power and to confess His just sovereignty." (PP 109)
"In quick succession, the next great event is a devastating earthquake on a scale similar to the Great Lisbon Earthquake of November 1, 1755. California will suffer. Millions will die. If men will not respond to God's mercy, men will respond to God's judgments."
Historic US fires and historic US floods follow a continuous cycle. In quick succession, the next great event is a devastating earthquake on a scale similar to the Great Lisbon Earthquake of November 1, 1755. California will suffer. Millions will die. If men will not respond to God's mercy, men will respond to God's judgments. This catastrophic earthquake will impel people back to God and church on Sunday. Religious leaders will promote the need to make Sunday observance mandatory to stop natural calamities and return to material prosperity. But Sunday observance is not found in the Bible. As found in the fourth commandment of God, the Bible commands that we worship the Creator on the seventh-day Sabbath. Enforcement of Sunday observance brings increased calamities and a time of trouble for commandment keepers who acknowledge only the Bible as their authority.
The San Francisco Business Times reports, "...California floods could trigger earthquakes."
"Extreme amounts of rain caused by back-to-back storms systems in the state could create enough pressure in the groundwater system to trigger earthquakes along California's faults, a new report says." 6
Just as shaking a person awakens them from sleep, God is about to shake this earth with His mighty hand to awaken us from the sleep of carnal security.
More earthquakes will follow. Jesus says, "And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences" Luke 21:11.
The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 fulfilled the words of Jesus, "And great earthquakes shall be in divers places." This earthquake that devastated Spain crushed Lisbon, Portugal's capital and largest city. Lisbon was "one of the biggest ports on the Atlantic Ocean, the city played a critical role in world trade" (History.com, Earthquake takes heavy toll on Lisbon). In addition, Lisbon was known to have a homosexual subculture.
Rictor Norton in his essay, "From Twickenham to Turkey: Eighteenth-Century Gay Subcultures in Europe, America and Australia" shares the following:
"There is also evidence of a homosexual subculture in Lisbon and elsewhere in Portugal in the mid-seventeenth century. Effeminate homosexuals (fanchons) met together in rooming houses, danced together wearing female clothes in the streets, and used female nicknames or men's names modified by feminine diminutives... In the more organized subculture of Lisbon, sodomites patronized certain inns and met one another in private homes, as well as used a widespread street culture of male prostitution... Many of the sodomites were married, but nevertheless recognized themselves as part of a group who shared homosexual tastes. Many were also exclusively male-oriented." 7
Today some of the busiest trading ports use the Pacific Ocean. The largest and richest trading ports from Asia Pacific to American ports, located in Los Angeles and San Francisco California, play a critical role in world trade. Similar like the sodomites of Lisbon, San Francisco is the LGBT capital of the world and Los Angeles is the pornographic film capital of the world.
The judgments of God are about to fall on these two great cities and others. Just as the Great Lisbon Earthquake stirred discussions on theodicy—this Great California Earthquake will stir the moral apathy of Americans. This leads to a great push toward morality and attending church on Sunday, the mark of the beast.
"Just before the earthquake was in San Francisco all night, I was seeing such devastation, just as though I was in the midst of it, and the judgment day seemed to come... Now, I tell you this because I know that earthquakes are coming. I know they are coming right upon Los Angeles and other places" MS 188, 1907. 8
"This is that of which Christ warned His disciples when He said that before His coming there would be earthquakes in divers places... I feel sure that San Francisco and Oakland will again be visited with the judgments of God" LT 2, 1909. 9
Revelation 11:13 KJV
v.13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men [names of men] seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Bible prophecy records three woes or the last three trumpets that were to sound before the return of Christ. It delineates the rise of Islam (barbaric tribes) that terrorized the Roman Empire and that exist today in the rise of ISIS [Revelation 8:13].
Within the events of the second woe are recorded the history of France. During the French Revolution, France by national decree defied God by declaring support for atheism and immorality [Revelation 11:8,14].
Today, America stands as the counterpart of France during 1793. By endorsing same-sex marriage through The Supreme Court, America endorses immorality and with the spirit of atheism virtually says as did Pharaoh, king of Egypt, "Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice?..." [Exodus 5:2].
During the French Revolution, France, a tenth-part of the Western Roman Empire withdrew support from the Papacy in 1798 when the Pope of Rome was taken captive by Napoleon. This earth shaking event gave the Papacy it's "deadly wound" [Revelation 13:12] , which is now almost completely healed.
The intense moral depravity of France in 1798 coincided with the fall of the Papacy. The intense moral depravity of America will coincide with the rise of the Papacy.
France, once one of the greatest defenders of popery, became one of its greatest opponents during the earth shaking events of the French Revolution. America, once one of the greatest opposers of popery, will become one of its greatest advocates when a great earthquake strikes California.
The United States will soon heal the wound of the Papacy. Protestants in America will join Popery and Spiritualism after "a great earthquake" batters California. God allows this earthquake to strike San Francisco and Los Angeles because of its central role in defying God through LGBT support and immorality. A "tenth part" of the people of California will die. Based on the current population of California, approximately 4 million people will lose their lives in this horrific event. "Seven thousand" denotes a complete numbering of the people who perish. "The remnant" afraid and panic stricken will give "glory to the God of heaven." After this great earthquake, the loud cry of the third angel sounds, "Babylon the great is fallen.... Come out of her, my people" Revelation 18:2-4. The last movements will be rapid ones.
"In the future, cities will certainly feel the terrible results of earthquakes and fires.... Out of the cities, is my message at this time. Be assured that the call is for our people to locate miles away from the large cities. One look at San Francisco as it is today would speak to your intelligent minds, showing you the necessity of getting out of the cities.... Let all who would understand the meaning of these things [The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906] read the eleventh chapter of Revelation. Read every verse, and learn the things that are yet to take place in the cities. Read also the scenes portrayed in the eighteenth chapter of the same book" LT 158, 1906. 10
The words below were penned less than three months after The Great San Francisco Earthquake of April, 18, 1906.
"The time is nearing when the great crisis in the history of the world will have come, when every movement in the government of God will be watched with intense interest and inexpressible apprehension. In quick succession the judgments of God will follow one another, - fire and flood and earthquakes, with war and bloodshed. Something great and decisive will soon of necessity take place" RH July 5, 1906.11
Again, these words were repeated in 1909.
"The most awful destructions, by fire and flood, are following one another in quick succession. The terrible disasters that are taking place from week to week speak to us in earnest tones of warning, declaring that the end is near, that something great and decisive will soon of necessity take place."
"Confusion fills the world, and a great terror is soon to come upon human beings. The end is very near. We who know the truth should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise."
"Probationary time will not continue much longer. Now God is withdrawing his restraining hand from the earth. Long has he been speaking to men and women through the agency of his Holy Spirit; but they have not heeded the call. Now he is speaking to his people, and to the world, by his judgments. The time of these judgments is a time of mercy for those who have not yet had opportunity to learn what is truth. Tenderly will the Lord look upon them. His heart of mercy is touched; his hand is still stretched out to save" The Watchmen, December 1, 1909.12
What causes a merciful God to send judgments? We have turned our back on God as our Creator. We listen to the words of religious leaders and men like pope Francis rather than follow the teachings of the Bible. Hypocrisy has become an art form as mainline Protestant churches and pope Francis accept the sins of the LGBT community.
Will America lessen the guilt of the LGBT community and place the blame of natural calamities on those who refuse Sunday observance? While calling for better moral living, yet deflecting the issue away from the moral failure of our country that supports LGBT, will the United States of America persecute Sabbath keepers who keep holy the seventh-day Sabbath and refuse Sunday observance?
America will maintain same-sex unions. And just as the religious leaders in Christ's day accepted a murderer and robber calling for the death of Christ—so religious leaders in America will minimize the immorality of same-sex unions and call for the death of those who keep the commandments of God and worship on the seventh-day Sabbath.
Lawmakers will lessen the law of God to promote Sunday observance over Sabbath keeping; they will continue to lessen the sin of same-sex unions rather than stand unflinchingly for Biblical marriage. Pretending to stand for Biblical marriage and moral living, religious leaders will nevertheless support inclusiveness of the LGBT community. To truly stand for Biblical marriage, Americans must call same-sex unions an abomination, sinful and a disgrace in the sight of God. Religious leaders, including pope Francis, will advocate Biblical marriage and other moral reforms while deceitfully patronizing LGBT people. God calls these leaders hypocrites. True love for God does not patronize sin. The LGBT lifestyle is sin - even when celibate. That's Bible truth!