Update to this post on 31.10.12
Since I published this post yesterday, I am amazed by the number of people who are disturbed by what has happened in the States and are landing on my site by entering on google search the term God’s judgement through Hurricane Sandy. May this all serve to stir a people whose roots were once deeply planted upon God’s Holy name and heart.
I have often shared prophetic words given by John Paul Jackson on this blog, and once again I believe with all my heart that God is using this man and many others as the trumpets of a last wake up call to a world which is intent on ignoring God’s Omnipotence, and Omnipresence and even more so His Perfect Holiness and Will for us and this world.
I am scared myself to hear some of the things that John Paul shares in the video below, which is an update of a prophetic word he has given in years previous. Indeed, the message given by him which I have shared on my blog previously was called “The Perfect Storm” and it spoke of various waves of God’s judgement coming upon all nations and it also spoke of evidence in the natural world of the mighty battle that is taking place in the spiritual realm between forces of good and evil.
I know that to so many this all sounds too much like a Hollywood Blockbuster or the stuff of a vivid imagination, or worse still like someone having lost their marbles, but we cannot continue ignoring the warnings of people like John Paul, because so many of these warnings have now become a painful and terrible reality. How foreboding it was that the very name used by John Paul all those years ago to name this series of prophetic utterances is “The Perfect Storm”. Rejection and resentment have always gone hand in hand in the life of the prophets, but whether today’s prohetic voices are in your eyes true or false, this must not send you off course in acting on the potential for truth in their message. There are too many ramblings and murmours upon this earth today to remain cynical.
I was trying to explain to my daughter at breakfast time this morning how God has always used his prophets to prepare people for coming judgement and also to give us ample opportunity in view of the given warnings to repent, change our ways and seek God’s will, instead of our own. I explained to her about what is currently happening in the United States and what is yet to come which so many people are currently seeing through prayer, meditation and dreams, and she asked: “If the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy is something to do with God’s judgement and His warnings, how come no harm has come to Las Vegas yet?” No sooner had she finished the sentence, the reporter on Sky News, which we were watching at the time said: Atlantic City, considered the Las Vegas of the Eastern part of the United States, has been one of the cities worst affected by Hurricane Sandy. I have never been to Atlantic City and so I cannot comment, but I have been to Las Vegas and if Atlantic City can be even remotely compared to a place like Las Vegas, then I believe God answered my daughter’s question right there through the update that reporter had just given. It was right on cue and it answered my daughter’s question literally.
Having returned from Las Vegas only two months ago, I can testify that for me it is a bittersweet place. It sells itself to the world by means of bright, beautiful lights and glamorous spectacle, but behind that very cleverly put together, enticing and alluring facade, lies a sordid and sad reality of prostitution, drug dealing and addiction, alcoholism, gambling and simply the most painful truth that even those who call ourselves Christian are prepared to turn a blind eye to it all, so long as it doesn’t touch us, right? Wrong, so long as we do not raise our voices in the face of pure evil, we are in God’s eyes as guilty of idolatry as the thousands who daily pour into that city to worship SELF. More hurtful of all whilst visiting Las Vegas was the mockery that it has been made of the institution of marriage, of what should be a symbol of utter commitment, love and faithfulness and a union brought about by God himself. A prolific number of chapels are to be found all around Las Vegas where it is almost mandatory to dress up for the joyous occasion, which is quite fitting really, because covering up and hiding behind a celebrity’s identity must be the only way to go through with such a farce.
In view of last night’s dramatic and devastating events, I sincerely apologise if anyone takes offence reading this, but time is short and we have to for once and for all realise that there are always consequences to our actions or lack of in many cases, that God is a Just and Fair God, and that no matter how hard we try to be in control, we cannot continue to be as naive to think that catastrophes like this are simply at the hands of nature. Who orchestrates nature, who orchestrates the rhythm of life, who sustains the stars and the balance in the universe, who brought it all into being and who alone has the power to also bring it to an end? We cannot be so foolish and stuck in our own pride as to not see that there are much bigger forces in this universe than the economy, nature and human will.
Whether you think that John Paul is just a charlatan, a lunatic or a false prophet, don’t be so foolish as to dismiss the message with the messenger. He, like all of us, will have to account for what he did with his life and the blessings bestowed upon him. The important question we have to ask ourselves here is: what are we doing with our own life? Do we seek God in everything we do or our own will? Is there more to these catastrophic events than meets the eye? Indeed, what are we heading towards in terms of weather patterns, natural disasters and man’s greed and evil nature? How far can all this go before we begin to wonder when is enough enough, before we kneel down and beg for mercy because there is absolutely nowhere else to go and nothing else to do as ALL POWER is finally taken off man’s hands?