The first half of 2011 saw thousands of lives lost to natural disasters and made it the most expensive on record in terms of property damage.
In January, earthquakes hit Argentina, Chile, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Tonga. In February, they hit Burma, the Pacific Islands and the big one, in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The quake struck at midday. Buildings were toppled. Scores were buried under rubble and 181 died. Survivors who crawled from collapsed office buildings were stunned.
One woman who appeared dazed, said of her office building, “It just came down. Like, right down.”
The monster earthquake of 2011 in Japan was like something out of a science fiction movie. From 20 miles under the surface of the Pacific, the quake created a wall of water 130 feet high that traveled six miles inland, causing cars and boats to bob like toys.
It was a quake so powerful it moved the island of Honshu eight feet. More than 15,000 people died and nearly 5,000 are still missing.
Then in a terrible twist, after the quake knocked out power at the Fukushima nuclear plant, the tsunami washed out its backup generators, the last line of defense against overheating. It would be the world’s first triple meltdown, spreading radiation over a wide area.
It was the worst disaster to afflict Japan since World War II.
U.S. Tornado Outbreak
The world was still in shock when the southern and eastern United States experienced the worst rash of tornadoes in recorded weather history. The 2011 “Super Outbreak” included four EF-5 tornadoes, and led to almost 350 deaths and more than $6 billion in insured losses.
Then just weeks later on a Sunday afternoon in May, a mile-wide multiple vortex EF-5 tornado plowed through Joplin, Mo., obliterating parts of the city, killing 159 people and causing an estimated $2 billion in insured losses.
The insurance industry was left reeling. Americans were in shock.
Vinson Synan, author of 19 books and the dean emeritus at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., says the unprecedented string of calamities is forcing many Americans to ask, ‘Why?’
“It’s a sobering thing, for even natural man to face up to natural disasters that don’t make any sense at all. And to hit randomly in the world, and may hit you,” Synan said. “And the question, in the back of their minds — ‘What does this mean?’”
“So I think it brings people to question the ultimate end of everything,” he explained.
And unfortunately, the world’s worst disasters could still be ahead, like a category five hurricane making a direct hit on a large American city.
Disaster Scenarios Studied
Experts have studied other disaster scenarios that many Americans do not know about.
For example, geologists have warned that heavy rains on Mount Rainer in Washington State could cause a deadly 40-mile mudslide moving at 60 mph, filled with rocks and trees.
Some fear the collapse of the giant volcanic mountain Cumbre Vieja in the Canary Islands could send an 80-foot high tsunami slamming into the east coast of the United States at 600 mph.
And along the Mississippi, a catastrophic quake at the giant new Madrid fault would cause utter devastation to America’s heartland, changing the course of the mighty Mississippi, and causing the ground to roll like the ocean, as it did in 1811 and 1812.
Many Americans might think they live in one of the safest periods in world history. But do they? Why have so many natural disasters struck the planet this year, and what does it mean?
“It brings people to question the ultimate end of everything. Even the natural man who doesn’t even know God, is saying ‘Something bad is happening,’ ‘It’s getting worse and worse,’” Synan told CBN News.
“What are the ultimate reasons for this? What’s the ultimate answer from God or from somewhere?,’” he asked. – CBN
It is Father as Nature’s SOURCE of destruction. Father is angry and His holy angels are pouring out the bowls of wrath on an evil world of people. Keep count of how many more are perishing by Father’s hand, and those dying from Satan’s hand in causing violence throughout this planet, just as he did before the global flood.
Matthew 24:3-8 “Signs of the End of the Age”
“While He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached Him privately and said, “Tell us, when will these things happen? And what is the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?” Then Jesus replied to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and they will deceive many. 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. All these events are the beginning of birth pains.”
Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said Thursday that it has not been able to locate 143 individuals working to restore the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant since May. The utility said it has no idea if the 143 have been exposed to radiation and to what level.
According to a report from TEPCO given to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, TEPCO hired many of the workers through subcontractors from all over Japan for limited periods and kept no records of their addresses. On any given day, TEPCO said it has had up to 1,000 workers on rotating schedules at the stricken power plant.
Asahi Geino reported in May that subcontractors were hiring day laborers to work at the plant. The daily remuneration was three times that of regular day jobs if within the grounds of the reactor complex, and 1.5 times higher if within the wider area now restricted due to high radioactivity.
While safety measures are in place to keep workers’ daily exposure to radiation within safe levels, claims for compensation due to sickness from overexposure are unlikely to be paid out, the magazine reported. – Japan Today
All things, including headlines, spoken words, numbers, sounds – regardless of what makes them, they are all part of the puzzle that brings forth the answers to what is happening. As an example, Reactor 3′s failure in Japan signifies Yahweh’s unified effort of the LOZ to continue the dead zone of Japan. Everything presently going on in the visible material realm is an intricate piece of the puzzle that ties in and fits in to what is the over all picture of the rise and fall of Dawn Lucifer Satan the Devil’s adventures over the last 6000 years of his rule.
PARIS (Reuters Life!) – The tiny southern French hamlet of Bugarach has drawn scrutiny from a government sect watchdog over droves of visitors who believe it is the only place in the world that will survive a 2012 Apocalypse.
A report by the watchdog, Miviludes, published on Wednesday said the picturesque village near Carcassonne should be monitored in the run-up to December 21, 2012, when many believe the world will end according to an ancient Mayan prophecy.
Miviludes was set up in 2002 to track the activity of sects, after a law passed the previous year made it an offence to abuse vulnerable people using heavy pressure techniques, meaning sects can be outlawed if there is evidence of fraud or abuse.
Looking at mankind, knowing it is out of harmony, how can anyone expect the home they live upon to be within harmony? The misuse of this planet’s resources by mankind, and the total disregard for it being a natural recycling creation, and the involvement of the LOZ to rectify creation through the use of violence, it all adds doom to its inhabitants – including the animal kingdom, sea life, and insect populations. Yahweh is performing a two-fold process. She is cleansing the earth, and She is altering it in preparation for making it the jewel it once was. Yahweh’s land (She owns everything in creation) has become polluted, and Her temple of worship has become defiled with falsehoods. A pattern was set long ago:
2 Chronicles 34:8 “[ Josiah's Repair of the Temple ] In the eighteenth year of his reign, in order to cleanse the land and the temple, Josiah sent Shaphan son of Azaliah, along with Maaseiah the governor of the city and the recorder Joah son of Joahaz, to repair the temple of the LORD his God.”
There are those who believe that they might survive – but this is what Yahweh promises to the survivors – Her remnant. Not everyone is going to be a survivor. Only those that worship Her in Spirit and Truth. In Yahweh’s wisdom, She is extracting Her remnant a few at a time as She brings disaster through Her anger.
Ezekiel 39:14 “They will appoint men on a full-time basis to pass through the land and bury the invaders who remain on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. They will make [their] search at the end of the seven months.”
The way Seattle atheist Paul Case sees it, holding a “Rapture party” on Saturday, the date a Christian radio broadcaster who’s getting national attention says the Rapture is supposed to happen, is a can’t-lose proposition.
If the Rapture indeed occurs, and Christians worldwide are transported to heaven, “we know as atheists, we’re not going,” said Case, one of several people organizing the Saturday party in Tacoma. It’s one of several such gatherings being organized by atheist groups nationwide.
“If it occurs, it’s a good thing for us,” he said. “We get the real estate and cheap cars, and we won’t have to worry about separation of church and state.”
On the other hand, if the Rapture doesn’t happen, “it’s another egg in the face of those who say the end times will come. So it’s a win-win for us,” Case said.
The prediction prompting the parties comes from Harold Camping, an 89-year-old civil engineer by training. Camping heads Family Radio, also known as Family Stations, an Oakland, Calif.-based network of about 66 Christian radio stations, including those in Kirkland and Longview. Family Radio, which does not have any denominational ties, also broadcasts internationally.
It is your God given right to choose your own path. But as it divides off from Yahweh’s, you must accept where it leads you. If you are happy with that, then follow that path. Peace to you for as long as it is possible on either plane of existence.
Acts 13:41 Look, you scoffers, marvel and vanish away, because I am doing a work in your days, a work that you will never believe, even if someone were to explain it to you. “
2 Peter 3:2-4 so that you can remember the words previously spoken by the holy prophets, and the commandment of our Lord and Savior [given] through your apostles. 3 First, be aware of this: scoffers will come in the last days to scoff, following their own lusts, 4 saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they have been since the beginning of creation.”
Jude 1:18 they told you, “In the end time there will be scoffers walking according to their own ungodly desires.”
A Family Radio spokesman affirmed with The Christian Post that the May 21 rapture is “guaranteed” and said the date of end of the world was revealed through Bible study and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Anthony Hernandez, a frequent speaker on Family Radio’s Echoes program, teaches on subjects such as “Being Warned of Things Not Yet Seen” and “The Time is at Hand.” Like many of Harold Camping’s followers, he is preparing himself and others for May 21, the day Camping says will mark the second coming of Christ.
Despite scriptures such as those in Matthew 24:36, which says, “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only,” Hernandez insisted that Christians can know date of judgment day though Bible study and the Holy Spirit’s guidance.
“It’s a convenient excuse if you just read ‘No one knows the day or the hour’ and in other places where it says ‘He is coming like a thief in the night,’ [and then say] ‘OK, alright, I don’t have to look at this,’” said Hernandez.
Instead, he said what those scriptures are really saying is that no man knows the hour unless the Holy Spirit reveals it to him or her.
Only Father knows the day or hour.
Matthew 23:46 [ No One Knows the Day or Hour ] “Now concerning that day and hour no one knows—neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son —except the Father only.
Japan – Around 33,000 broiler chickens were culled Sunday at a poultry farm in the town of Kadogawa, Miyazaki Prefecture, after the 13th case of bird flu in the prefecture was confirmed the previous day, prefectural officials said. Sunday’s cull brought the total number of chickens slaughtered at poultry farms in the prefecture to around 990,000 since the first case of infection was confirmed in the city of Miyazaki on Jan. 22. In total, 22 cases of avian influenza infection have been confirmed at poultry farms across Japan including the 13 cases in Miyazaki Prefecture.
South Korea - South Korea confirmed an additional bird flu case at a duck farm in the central part of the country on Saturday. Tests showed that the 12,400 birds at a poultry farm in Cheonan, 92 kilometers south of Seoul, were infected with the virulent H5N1 strain of the avian influenza (AI), the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS) said. This is the second case of the highly pathogenic avian influenza reported in the country this month as the number of AI cases has started to fall off in recent weeks. It is also the first AI confirmation in Cheonan in 33 days. All ducks on the farm will be culled with quarantine authorities asking nearby farms to be vigilant on protecting their birds. The latest case marks the 49th bird flu outbreak confirmed in the country since suspected cases were first reported on Dec. 29, the NVRQS said.
Bangladesh – About 7,000 chickens of a poultry farm in Bhola Sadar Upazila have been culled following the detection of H5N1 virus, commonly known as bird flu. The livestock department with the help of Upazila administration culled the chickens of ‘Farit Poultry Fram’ at Charsamaiya on Friday. District livestock officer Pradip Kumar told bdnews24.com that the bird flu infection had been confirmed after testing the sample of a dead poultry bird in a Barisal laboratory. The sample was sent for lab test following the deaths of some chickens on Tuesday, he said adding that they had decided to cull the chickens on Thursday night. Some 2,000 chickens of Ahmed Poultry Farm at Charnoabad in the town were also culled on Feb 18.
China – A goose carcass found in Lantau, Hong Kong, was tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza virus, a spokesman for the city’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said on Friday. The goose carcass was collected at a beach near Sham Shek Tsuen, Lantau, on March 1. They were highly decomposed when found and required a series of tests before H5N1 avian influenza was confirmed Friday. The spokesman said there were no poultry farms within three kilometers of the place where the dead goose was found. To minimize the risk of avian influenza outbreaks, he said, all relevant government departments would continue to remain highly vigilant and strictly enforce preventive measures against avian influenza, such as reinforcing health education and striving to deter illegal imports of poultry and birds into Hong Kong.
Palestinian Territory - An outbreak of HPAI H5N1 has been diagnosed in a turkey flock in the village Silat al Harithiyah, West Bank, Palestinian Territories. The flock is 75 days old with a very high mortality rate. Diagnosis was carried out by PCR.
Everything seems to make the rounds and all past events tie in with other things. The plagues Mother unleashed on ancient Egypt, they came mostly from this plane of existence, but more is destined to come from the other plane – the spirit realm. It is tied in with the lifting of the veil. A coming together of the past invisible things with those that are visible. Visible to both realms, not just one realm seeing it all. Mother unleashing the things (deadly germs) that are normally destroyed by holy angels, but are now free to work their havoc on mankind. Just as She plagued ancient Egypt, She now moves Her deadly germs to do Her will in cleansing this planet of evil mankind.
The Google-owned video-sharing site began posting videos of victims of the disaster appealing for information about friends and family.
The brief videos, most of which are less than a minute long, were taken in shelters around Japan and are posted at youtube.com/shousoku.
The “YouTube Missing Person Finder” is a video version of a “Person Finder” Web tool launched by Google in the immediate aftermath of the quake to help track down missing persons.
The “Person Finder” was tracking nearly 330,000 records as of Friday.
Google is also posting lists of residents of shelters on photo-sharing site Picasa.
Google has established a multi-lingual Crisis Response Page with links to the “Person Finder” and other resources such as emergency hotlines, relief organizations, travel information and maps.
Will all the missing be found? At present mankind is taking a beating. Like a child that misbehaves. Why? Because those that died in Japan, and those that were raptured, they have been removed to the safe haven (raptured) and pass-overs have been reanimated on the other side. But that is because they died in a rage of anger not yet destroyed by the cup of wrath. They are in the BOWL (raptees excluded) – the decision making process on the other side that got them there by chance and action of the LOZ. Possibly a better position than most people on this planet finds themselves in. One is killed and one is taken up alive. But those killed did not remain in death.
Isaiah 4:4 when the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodguilt from the heart of Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of burning.”
Through judgment that is righteous in Yahweh’s eyes, She has the right – bound by Her own LAWS – to cleanse Her creation of whomever She declares as being a traitor to Her throne of authority. And of whomever shares a relationship with those traitors, though born into this arena of the spiritual war.
Ezekiel 37:23 “They will not defile themselves any more with their idols, their detestable things, and all their transgressions. I will save them from all their apostasies by which they sinned, and I will cleanse them. Then they will be My people, and I will be their God.”
This Yahweh promises to the survivors – Her remnant. But not everyone is going to be a survivor. Only those that worship Her in Spirit and Truth. In Yahweh’s wisdom, She is extracting Her remnant a few at a time as She brings disaster through Her anger.