|More notes from Prophecy Conference, the notes for this conference begin on Saturday July 2, and continue. Because the conference was open to the public, Pastor Don would review and recap, so I will only include those facts which haven’t previously been covered.Not all Bible prophecy is doom and gloom. about 99.4% of Bible Prophecy has already been fulfilled.How is the remaining going to come to pass? We don’t know the details. Sometimes we don’t realize how God caused it to happen. Sometimes we discount it as Bible prophesy.
Pastor Don said that in our lives for example, sometimes we need money. If we pray to God, he will work, but it might be in a way that we don’t really think of as God working. For example, God may bring to mind to someone who owes us money, that they owe us money, and they pay us back. Our natural mind would not view that as having anything to do with God, but really it was God calling to the debtor’s mind that he owes us money.
If you look at situations on the earth today with the eyes of the spirit, you can see that it is what is prophesied.
One of the biggest lies of satan is that we have all the time in the world. When a person doesn’t act on information and a situation turns bad, often the person will thing that they had more time. They will think that it wouldn’t happen to me. We can’t claim the Twinkie excuse.
He gave an example of someone who reads a cigarette package and finds out that smoking is hazardous to their health, and they keep smoking because they don’t feel effects, they can quit when they want to, they are in perfect health, etc. But later on down the road, when they have lung cancer they remember that they saw the signs earlier on, but they did not believe it was happening to them.
Pastor Don then asked the question, What does the Bible say and How does it say it will occur?
What does the Bible say about the earth. (Before we got to Job 26, Pastor Don told a joke, who was the shortest person in the Bible? In Job 25 it gives the answer, Bildad the Shuhite (shoe height).
Job got information about the earth that he could only have gotten from God. At the time of Job many thought the earth was flat, it was held on the back of a turtle, Hercules, etc. They did not know what God knew about the earth, and what God shared with Job. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that they realized that there were mountains under the ocean.
Job 26:7-10 He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing. He binds up the water in His thick clouds Yet the clouds are not broken under it. He covers the face of His throne, and spreads His cloud over it. He drew a circular horizon on the face of the waters, At the boundary of light and darkness.
Even with all of our knowledge today, scientifically we are still ignorant of our Earth. Each day more knowledge is increased, but if you go out to space, or look within an atom, there are vast areas of knowledge that we do not comprehend.
During the Black Plague the people were looking at the Jews because the Jewish people were not dying of the plague. Some accused them of causing the plague, but eventually smart doctors began to look at what the Jews were doing, and found out that they had elaborate rules for using the bathroom, and for washing. The townspeople would drop their excretions into the road, and that caused more disease. Moses had instructed the Israelites to take a shovel, do their business away from the tents, and bury it. They had to wash their hands in running water. The Jews did not get the black plague because they practiced cleanliness.
Psalm 99:1 The Lord reigns. Let the peoples tremble! He dwells between the cherubim, Let the earth be moved!
(Heather’s note, the earth was moved recently after the tsunami, for the earth’s axis was shifted slightly). There are over 30 places in the Bible where God talks about moving, shaking or changing the earth.
At the day of the Lord, the Earth will be moved, the earth moved from its place. The Earth will be in a set place.
With the Big Bang theory the universe is expanding. Pastor Don used the illustration of a top. That when the top is spinning, it stands upright. When it starts to slow down the top will eventually tumble. Our earth was set spinning by God, and Hubble telescope is showing that now things are beginning to slow down. God programmed a certain amount of movement in the earth, when we reach a certain point, things will slow down, and that will cause many of the events.
Pastor Don gets very upset that people call bad weather or natural disasters acts of God, God is not there formulating them, except that as the earth slows down, then these events will occur.
It says in the Bible that God sustains everything with His Word.
At the end times, stars will fall from heaven, mountains will be moved (Heather’s note – after the tsunami islands disappeared and some were shifted in their location). There is a time for man to exist on the earth. For God it says that one day is as 1000 years.
The earth moved off its axis from the tsunami.
Hebrews 12:25-27 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven; whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.
It appears from the language of the Bible that God has done the weather and earthquakes, so we call it an act of God. But there are other supernatural forces that also impact the earth and cause similar effects, satan will also whip up some wicked weather and events.
Remember the storm on the Sea of Galilee. The disciples (who were mostly fishermen) were scared of the storm. They had grown up fishing on those waters, so that storm was more than they normally experienced. Jesus stilled the waters with “Peace, be still.” Similar words to when he cast out the demons from possessed people. It was more than a natural storm.
God is allowing the end times to progress by a design that He programmed into the earth at the beginning of creation, over 6000 years ago.
If you look at patterns of disasters on the earth and the number of people affected you will see that there is an increase since 1975 of such disasters and the people affected.
There is a gradual increase of these events, except in 1988 there was a spike. (Heather’s question, what happened in 1988 that caused an increase?)
The United Nations did research on weather patterns, the charts Pastor Don used were from( this link no longer works 6/13/22 – http://www.nupge.ca/news_2001/news_fe01/n20fe01a.htm) which shows that weather patterns are worsening.
Although many want us to believe that aids is the worst killer on earth, really it is malaria, and that is caused by these weather problems. The mosquitoes who carry the disease have mutated. and now our medicines are not as effective. What the drug companies do not want us to know is that the us has a plant (artemisia – sp) that can kill malaria, but that would interfere with the profits of the drug companies.
There are climate changes because the earth has moved. The changes are seemingly small, 1% to 4%, but even such a small weather change can have a massive impact. Mt. Everest is beginning to dump water from melting snow and that is causing flooding. And that water is not going where it is needed and can be used. We need the water to go to the rivers and streams.
Right now, there is a move to blame the anomalies on greenhouse gasses, but the truth is, even if that was totally eliminated, it would not improve our situation, for it is more than just emissions. The planet is getting hotter by itself.
Pastor Don put up a list of the 10 top disasters. I wrote down what I could copy. (Any errors are my transcription or sloppy handwriting).
The numbers after the disaster reflect deaths from the disaster.
Tsunami – 12 countries affected, 280,931
The United Nations is saying that disasters that happen most frequently are #1 floods, #2 Wind Events, #3 disease/epidemics #4 earthquakes/mud slides/extreme temperatures.
God has told us that these things would happen. Scientists are trying to intervene and fix the problems, but unfortunately scientists do not work in a vacuum, and when they try to play God, then it unleashes side effects on other parts of creation.
I will continue later, work for my husband calls.
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