Our God is coming; He will not be silent! Devouring fire precedes Him, and a storm rages around Him. (Psalm 50:3)
A perfect storm is a rare combination of circumstances or events that together form a catastrophic event. Are we heading toward one now?
‘Ridiculously stupid’ economic policies have the U.S. hurtling toward a ‘perfect storm’ of economic pain, Ray Dalio says Fortune, October 12, 2022
The U.S. economy’s paradigm shift away from the era of low interest rates and “free money” is going to be painful, according to billionaire investor and Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio.
The Federal Reserve has a difficult task ahead of it: Bring down soaring inflation without triggering a severe and prolonged recession. But the central bank may have its work cut out for it as it deals with what Dalio calls a “perfect storm” of crises.
“Because of the size of the issues we are dealing with, it’s not something we are used to because of its magnitude,” Dalio said in an interview with Bloomberg Wednesday at the Greenwich Economic Forum in Connecticut.
Dalio, who last week ceded control of his $150 billion investment firm, said that the U.S. is facing a triad of conflicting challenges: A bad economic situation caused by rising debt levels and “ridiculously stupid” low interest rates, political infighting between Democrats and Republicans, and the economic consequences of the Ukraine War.
We are sailing into a perfect storm Al Jazeera, April 28, 2022
A perfect storm that has been brewing for decades is now about to hit us.
The COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will be the immediate triggers for the coming turmoil, but it was actually the combined consequences of the gradual weakening of political representation, decline of the middle class, and rising inequities across the world that brought us here.
We witnessed massive mobilisations across the world in 2020 and 2021. As COVID-19 took hold of our lives and livelihoods, millions took to the streets to protest different grievances related to local and global issues. This discontent was expressed most clearly at the height of the pandemic, but it was not created by it – it was merely accelerated and magnified by it.
Indeed, long before the novel coronavirus emerged in China, millions across the world were already highly vulnerable – having only broken promises of social mobility, economic security and social protection. People were holding on to void promises of meritocracy and a better future, while slowly being pushed into destitution. So when the pandemic took away the little security they had, they were left with no option but to take to the streets.
This perfect storm will hit us like nothing that came before it if we do not act now. People are suffering and they will revolt in large numbers if political leaders across the globe do not implement structural reforms such as taxing wealth that does not produce quality jobs or development.
A perfect storm in U.S. foreign policy Monthly Review, Oct 12, 2022
The old adage is that a good foreign policy is the reflection of the national policy. A perfect storm is brewing on the foreign policy front in America triggered by the OPEC decision on Thursday to cut oil production by 2 million barrels a day, which will on the one hand drive up the gas price for the domestic consumer and on the other hand expose the Biden Administration’s lop-sided foreign policy priorities.
At its most obvious level, the OPEC decision confirms the belief that Washington has lost its leverage with the cartel of oil-producing countries. This is being attributed to the deterioration of the U.S.’ relations with Saudi Arabia during the Biden presidency. But, fundamentally, a contradiction has arisen between the U.S. interests and the interests of the oil producing countries.
The Biden Administration tempted Fate by underestimating the importance of oil in modern economic and political terms and ignoring that oil will remain the dominant energy source across the world for the foreseeable future, powering everything from cars and domestic heating to huge industry titans and manufacturing plants.
A smooth transition to green energy over time is largely dependent on the continued availability of plentiful, cheap fossil fuel. But the Biden Administration ignored that those who have oil reserves wield a huge amount of power over our oil-centred energy systems, and those who buy oil are on the contrary, cripplingly dependent on the market and the diplomatic relations which drive it.
The “Perfect Storm Has Arrived”: Famine, War, Chaos, and A Cold Dark Winter SGT Report, October 3, 2022
United Nations World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley is saying the perfect storm has arrived. “A perfect storm on top of a perfect storm,” Beasley recently said, has reached our doorstep.
Beasley is urging people to donate to the UN, particularly Gulf nations and billionaires, asking them to give a few days of profits to tackle a crisis with the fertilizer supply right now and prevent widespread food shortages next year. “Otherwise, there’s gonna be chaos all over the world,” World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley said in an Associated Press interview.
“Within that are 50 million people in 45 countries knocking on famine’s door,” Beasley said. “If we don’t reach these people, you will have famine, starvation, destabilization of nations unlike anything we saw in 2007-2008 and 2011, and you will have mass migration.”
This year, Beasley said, the war shut down grain shipments from Ukraine (a nation that produces enough food to feed 400 million people) and sharply curtailed shipments from Russia, the world’s second-largest exporter of fertilizer and a major food producer, according to a report by Strange Sounds.
Winter is approaching and this one looks like it could be one for the history books. With a historic shortage of staples and fertilizer, crop failures, food warehouses going up in flames, and war advancements, chaos could be an understatement. We have to be ready for anything these sociopaths throw at us.
The Perfect Storm is coming.
But it is not necessarily going to be only what the main stream media wants us to believe. It is no mystery that they spread false narratives to push their own political agenda. But did you know that 90% of the news outlets in America are controlled by just 6 corporations? However, they can’t cover-up historical facts.
A massive amount of evidence shows that every 3,600 years or so, the Earth experiences catastrophic events. The last cycle was around 1600 BC, so we are overdue for the next one now. Every 3,600 years, the Earth is plagued by comet strikes, megaquakes and tsunamis, solar flares, and volcanoes, and these events cause an ice age.
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We are due a repeat performance around now. Indeed, the American Meteor Society’s records of observed fireballs worldwide over the past 13 years suggest that the ‘show’ might actually have already begun.
In light of the evidence, what do we have to look forward to in the near future?
Then I saw Him open the sixth seal. A violent earthquake occurred; the sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair; the entire moon became like blood; the stars of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind; the sky separated like a scroll being rolled up; and every mountain and island was moved from its place.
Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
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, because the great day of Their wrath has come! And who is able to stand?” (Revelation 6:12-17)
As the second half of the 7 years of Tribulation progresses, the wrath of God is fully unleashed upon the earth. The first three Trumpet judgments are clearly from “falling stars”:
The first angel blew his trumpet, and hail and fire, mixed with blood, were hurled to the earth. So a third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.
The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain ablaze with fire was hurled into the sea. So a third of the sea became blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from heaven. It fell on a third of the rivers and springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood, and a third of the waters became wormwood. So, many of the people died from the waters, because they had been made bitter. (Revelation 8:7-11)
As the 7 year Tribulation reaches the end, the judgments become so severe that the “Great Dying” reaches the climax. These are the Bowl Judgments, that end with the destruction of Babylon the Great:
Then the seventh poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the sanctuary from the throne, saying, “It is done!” There were flashes of lightning and rumblings of thunder. And a severe earthquake occurred like no other since man has been on the earth—so great was the quake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the Great was remembered in God’s presence; He gave her the cup filled with the wine of His fierce anger. Every island fled, and the mountains disappeared. Enormous hailstones, each weighing about 100 pounds, fell from the sky on people, and they blasphemed God for the plague of hail because that plague was extremely severe. (Revelation 16:17-21)
Now on that day, the day when Gog comes against the land of Israel”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“My wrath will flare up. I swear in My zeal and fiery rage: On that day there will be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals of the field, every creature that crawls on the ground, and every human being on the face of the earth will tremble before Me. The mountains will be thrown down, the cliffs will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground. (Ezekiel 38:17-20)
“As for you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say: This is what the Lord God says: Look, I am against you, Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you around, drive you on, and lead you up from the remotest parts of the north. I will bring you against the mountains of Israel. Then I will knock your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand. You, all your troops, and the peoples who are with you will fall on the mountains of Israel. (Ezekiel 39:1-4)
One of the critical signs are pointing to the imminent Rapture of the Church is the invasion of Israel. This invasion was foretold in Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38. There will be an escalation between Iran and Israel, that will reach the point of no return. One of the major turning points in the battle will be a megaquake that causes the invading armies to “fall on the mountains of Israel.”
Megathrust earthquake are the world’s largest earthquakes. The last Cascadia earthquake is estimated at magnitude 9. A megathrust earthquake in Chile in 1960 was magnitude 9.5, and one in Alaska in 1964 was magnitude 9.2. The 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan was caused by a magnitude 9.0–9.1 undersea megathrust earthquake.
Could there be an earthquake that shakes “every human being on the face of the earth”?
Magnitude 10 temblor could happen: study / The Japan Times, December 15, 2012
It is theoretically possible that the world could see a quake with a magnitude of around 10, a researcher at Tohoku University told the government’s Coordinating Committee for Earthquake Prediction, Japan.
The energy of such an earthquake would be 30 times greater than the magnitude 9.0 quake that hit the northeast on March 11, 2011.
No magnitude 10 earthquake has ever been observed. The most powerful quake ever recorded was a magnitude 9.5 temblor in Chile in 1960.
A magnitude 10 quake would likely cause ground motions for up to an hour, with tsunami hitting while the shaking was still going on, according to the research.
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:2-3)
The “birth pains” of the world are building and converging towards an unprecedented climax. There is an upcoming “delivery date” for the Rapture, known only to the Lord.
After the Rapture, the Lord removes His divine protection over the Earth. His protection has safeguarded us from the very worst of calamities. Without His protection, the Cosmos takes it’s natural course.
Who is our hope?
When I turned I saw seven gold lampstands, and among the lampstands was One like the Son of Man, dressed in a long robe and with a gold sash wrapped around His chest. His head and hair were white like wool—white as snow—and His eyes like a fiery flame. His feet were like fine bronze as it is fired in a furnace, and His voice like the sound of cascading waters. He had seven stars in His right hand; a sharp double-edged sword came from His mouth, and His face was shining like the sun at midday.
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. He laid His right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last, and the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades. (Revelation 1:12-18)
When John turns “to see the voice” (verse 12), he beholds “One like the Son of Man” (verse 13) standing amidst seven golden lampstands, later explicitly identified as the seven churches (verse 20). John sees a glorious Being who resembles his dear friend and Master, Jesus of Nazareth, but this Person is far beyond human. He is God, in many respects just as the prophets Daniel and Ezekiel describe Him from their visions (Daniel 10:5-6; Ezekiel 1:26-27).
John had seen something like this in the past, and he recognized who it was immediately: “[Jesus] was transfigured before them, His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as the light” (Matthew 17:2). If anything, this vision had an even greater impact on John than the transfiguration did, causing him to fall “at His feet as dead” (Revelation 1:17), again as both Ezekiel and Daniel did (Ezekiel 1:28; Daniel 10:8-9).
Laying His right hand on John (Revelation 1:17), perhaps in healing or in blessing, Jesus tells the aged apostle not to be afraid because “I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death” (verses 17-18). Though he remained astonished, what a comfort that must have been to John!
And he passes it on to us so that we, too, might have both comfort and faith in what Jesus commands him to write, the book of Revelation (verse 19). This final book of Revelation is a direct communication from our Lord Himself, given in love for His sheep, especially for those whom He calls to face the turmoil and terror of that great day of God.
We have this confidence: that Jesus Christ has ascended to the Father, having fulfilled His every assignment and received all things; that He is “the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth” (verse 5) and more besides; and that He will soon return to earth to Rapture all His faithful.
What will rescue us from “The Perfect Storm” ?
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“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.”
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This is absolutely excellent!!! I pray more people understand!!! GospelGail, October 16, 2022
Well world events that are occurring now, COULD, and I repeat only COULD, lead to fulfilment of biblical prophecy and bring in the one world govt. of Daniel.
Currencies are imploding, markets are imploding, energy is imploding in Europe and china. and the world is hurtling towards a severe recession due to the unbelievable level of global debt!
It will be interesting to see what this season of darkness gives birth to.
Ronald Nolette, October 16, 2022