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The Eruption of Mount Pelee, St. Pierre, Martinique, 1902   3 comments

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Eruption of Mount Pelee, 1902

Bible-exposition.com:

At the beginning of this century, the French island of Martinique was a prosperous colony in the Caribbean and was known as the Paris of the West Indies. The capital St. Pierre had a population of some 30,000 and lay at the foot of Mount Pelée, an old dormant volcano. During 1902, boiling water and steam were seen erupting from the crater and on April 25th, a scientific expedition was sent up to investigate. The island’s newspaper, Les Colonies published the findings and told the inhabitants that there was no reason to be afraid.

However, some individuals began to get worried, but were mocked by various editorials of the newspaper.  Day by day, life became unbearable on the island. A hideous odour of sulphur filled the air and birds dropped out of the air asphyxiated by the ash and sulphur.

By May 3rd businessmen and prudent individuals moved to the Southern part of the Island. However, the newspaper continued to mock, and on May 7th it published an interview with Professor M. Landes which read, “Mont Pelee presents no more danger to the inhabitants of St. Pierre than does Vesuvius to those of Naples.” The Newspaper added, “We confess we cannot understand this panic. Where could one be better off than in St. Pierre?”

On the morning of May 8th, at 7:52 AM exactly, the Volcano erupted and exploded. There was no warning as the side of the mountain ripped out. Super heated steam at a temperature of 1000 degrees Centigrade blasted out at hurricane speed obliterating the whole town and incinerating 30,000 people. Only two men survived the destruction, a prisoner, who was in the town dungeon and a cobbler who hid in his cellar.

How like many in the world today who treat God like an extinct volcano. They doubt His existence, mock at the thought of hell and judgment, laugh at the Bible, and continue in their sinful ways, all the while neglecting the salvation of their souls.

The Bible tells us:

“the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1).

The good news of the gospel message is that you can be saved from the wrath to come by hiding in Christ. He bore the judgment of God against sin, when He died upon the cross. He rose again from the dead and is in heaven today. He is a refuge for sinners who put their faith in Him. To neglect Christ is to put yourself in danger for God will judge this sinful world. The Bible warns us “Be not deceived, God is not mocked” (Galatians 6v7)

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Victor Hugh Street Before Eruption


May 8, 1902, account of a catastrophe:
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VOLCANO DESTROYS WEST INDIAN TOWN

St. PierreMartinique, Entirely Wiped Out

DEAD MAY NUMBER 25,000

It is Said that All the Inhabitants of the Town Have Been Killed

May 8 7H50 in the morning, Saint-Pierre and the Preacher are wiped off the map


May 8, it is the catastrophe. The stopper of lava which blocks the crater resisted the pressure of the gases which then make burst the most fragile part of the Mount Pelé. Gas clouds charged with ashes and with sulfur, heated with 1000°, descend on the city at more than 200 km/h. A little before 8 hours in the morning, the volcanic cloud strikes Saint-Pierre. The pressure of gases, projected at high speed, reverses all on its passage. In a few seconds any trace of life disappears. Houses and monuments are puffed up. Solid walls of stone, broad of one measures, break down. 30,000 people die instantaneously, thrown out of gear, asphyxiated on the spot by the violence of the shock. Heat causes the explosion of thousands of rum barrels piled up in the multiple warehouses and factories of the city. The explosions follow one another, still a long time after the passage of the cloud. Floods of ignited liquid run out in the streets, completing to calcine the bodies. The shock wave reaches the sea. A tidal wave of 3 meter high falls down on the ships at anchor, at the same time as the gas cloud. Capsized or set fire to, a score of boats run. The city and the neighbourhood are shaven. Small pieces of rock torn off with the volcano are projected to Fort-de-France. A shroud of hot ashes covers all the island with Martinique. The “Small Paris of the Antilles” ceased existing.

http://www.zananas-martinique.com/en-saint-pierre-martinique/pele-mount-eruption-1902.htm

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Victor Hugh Street After Eruption


Summary of sermon by Rev Erlo Stegen:
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I recently read the story of the French island of Martinique. In 1902, it was noticed that Mt. Pelée was giving off smoke and had minor eruptions. Scientists gave soothing predictions but, on 8 May 1902, they were buried along with a population of about 30,000 who were wiped out in the cataclysmic eruption.  Many islanders had been mockers of God. Over Easter, some had “crucified” a pig. Little did they expect a literal fiery hell that was soon to swallow them.

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St. Pierre Before Eruption

 

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St. Pierre After Eruption

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[from Conservapedia]
Eruption of Vesuvius:    Destruction of 
Pompeii, 79 A.D.:

One notable aspect of Pompeii which archaeologists have abundantly evidenced is its pervasive eroticism, which, as was typical, was associated with pagan religion (even the gladiator games began as honoring pagan gods).

The discovery of this lewdness shocked researchers from Christian influenced English society, as one expressed:

Ancient relics . . . are full of objects so indecent, if we compare them to modern compositions, that the brush or needle of our Artists hardly dares to reproduce them for us.  The word chosen for their classification was pornography, a word formulated by German art historian C.O Muller, who’s alluded in his book, Handbuch der Archaolgie der Kunst, 1850, to “the great number of obscene representations . . . to which mythology gave frequent occasion.”

Scott Ashley informs that:

Up to several dozen buildings have been identified as likely houses of prostitution. Some, due to the explicit wall paintings and graffiti found in them, leave no doubt as to their purpose. Even in private homes, wall paintings and mosaics depict all kinds of sexual activity, and many common household objects such as lamps, dishes, vases and fountains have been found with sexual motifs. Recent excavations at one of Pompeii’s public baths indicate that one floor of the structure may have been a brothel.

Due to its pervasive immorality, prior to or shortly after the destruction of Pompeii, someone wrote “Sodom and Gomorrah” onto a wall near the cities central crossroads. The early church leader Tertullian defended Christians against the charge that their neglect of pagan worship resulted in pagan gods causing natural disasters, by indicating that no Christians lived in Pompeii when it was destroyed. Many Christians have since invoked the destruction of Pompeii as an example of God’s judgment against rampant immorality.

http://conservapedia.com/Pompeii

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Famous Last Words:

“However, the newspaper continued to mock, and on May 7th it published an interview with Professor M. Landes which read, ‘Mont Pelee presents no more danger to the inhabitants of St. Pierre than does Vesuvius to those of Naples.’ The Newspaper added, ‘We confess we cannot understand this panic. Where could one be better off than in St. Pierre?’”
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Sodom and Gomorrah. Pompeii. St Pierre. Las Vegas.

Mt Pelee
Wikipedia
How the Lord Will Protect the Righteous When America is Attacked
Fulfilled prophecies: Paris pays price
Las Vegas Earthquake
It’s Time For Justice

The Wages of Sin is Death   4 comments

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This poem is from the blog Touching the King:

The Wages of Sin is Death
By Jacqui

There is a church
Made by man
Bought with money
But the wages of sin
Is death

There is a church
Made by man
Merchandise is its name
Bought with status
But the wages of sin
Is death

There is a church
Made by man
Idolatry is its name
Its manna but worms
But the wages of sin
Is death

There is a church
Made by man
Witchcraft is its name
Rebellion is its mark
But the wages of sin
Is death

There is a church
Made by man
Its crime is self
Its home is this world
But the wages of sin
Is death

There is a church
Made by man
Where the flock are fat
Their lips are smooth
Their ears pierced with gold
But the wages of sin
Is death

There is a church
Made by man
Where the men speak lies
They are heard as truth
Their cross for all to see
But the wages of sin
Is death

There is a church
Made by man
Where the path is wide
Where comfort is the blanket
But the wages of sin
Is death

There is a church
Made by man
Where Satan holds his kingdom
Pride is seated
But the wages of sin
Is death

I tell thee the truth
There is a Church
Whose God is Jesus
The lively stones
Living with the Cornerstone
Where humility adorns
Where suffering is glorified
The wages of their sin
Bought and paid for
By the blood of suffering
By a Son of Man
Despised
Rejected
Nailed
Hammered to a cross

Yes there is a Church
Called True and Faithful
The Bridegroom cometh
He has paid the price
The Gate is narrow
The Path is straight
Where money is not the god
Idolatry silenced
Rebellion
Surrendered to Truth

I tell thee the Truth, Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no man can cometh to the Father except by Him.

Shiloh

California: The Great American Wasteland   5 comments

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Drought is because of sin

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Recently I read in a news article that the State of California is going to force Christian churches to pay for abortions.  Because of the sins of abortion, homosexuality and earth worship, the Lord is turning California into a wasteland:  look at the severe drought in California.
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To the California Culture of Death:  if you want to worship the god of death (Satan), then the Lord will bring death to your doorstep.
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CALIFORNIA:  YOUR LAND IS POLLUTED WITH BLOOD!
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Psalm 106: 37-42:  “Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan:  and the land was polluted with blood. Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.”
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California Drought
This is Sodom! This is Sodom!
Brian’s Dream about the United States and Africa
Christian Exodus from California

Therefore Deliver up their Children to the Famine   7 comments

Famine in Ukraine

Jeremiah 18: 21:  “Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.”

California Drought
This is Sodom!  This is Sodom!
Brian’s Dream about the United States and Africa
Dimitru Duduman—America Will Burn
Ukraine Famine
The Drought in the United States is Because of Sin
Coming Famine . . . A Second Dream
A Sword

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Posted August 4, 2014 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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California Drought   14 comments

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The severe drought in California is God’s wrath on sin:  the sins of abortion, homosexuality, earth worship and other sins.  California also has its fair share of evangellyfish Christians.

I Kings 17: 1:  “And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.”

Jeremiah 14: 1-7:  “The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.  Judah mourneth and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.  And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters:  they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.  Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowman were ashamed, they covered their heads.  Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass.  And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.  O, LORD, though our iniquites testify against us, do thou it for thy name’s sake:  for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee.”

For those who promote the sin of homosexuality by teaching it to children in public schools:

Luke 17: 2:  “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” Hollywood also loves to promote the sin of homosexuality through TV programs and films.

This is Sodom! This is Sodom!
Flee California!
Homosexuality is a Sin
Jackson, Wyoming
Dimitru Duduman—America Will Burn
Brian’s Dream about the United States and Africa
California Earthquake
How California’s extreme drought will lead to a wave of earthquakes
California:  The Great American Wasteland

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San Francisco Could Have Its First Rainless January in 165 Years
America’s Drought:  The Curse of Abortion

The Deathbed Prophecy of King Edward the Confessor, 1066   20 comments

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King Edward the Confessor

 

“During the month of January, 1066, the holy King of England St. Edward the Confessor was confined to his bed by his last illness in his royal Westminster Palace. St. Ælred, Abbott of Rievaulx, in Yorkshire, relates that a short time before his happy death, this holy king was wrapt in ecstasy, when two pious Benedictine monks of Normandy, whom he had known in his youth, during his exile in that country, appeared to him, and revealed to him what was to happen to England in future centuries, and the cause of the terrible punishment. They said: ‘The extreme corruption and wickedness of the English nation has provoked the just anger of God. When malice shall have reached the fullness of its measure, God will, in His wrath, send to the English people wicked spirits, who will punish and afflict them with great severity, by separating the green tree from its parent stem the length of three furlongs. But at last this same tree, through the compassionate mercy of God, and without any national (governmental) assistance, shall return to its original root, reflourish and bear abundant fruit.’ After having heard these prophetic words, the saintly King Edward opened his eyes, returned to his senses, and the vision vanished. He immediately related all he had seen and heard to his virgin spouse, Edgitha, to Stigand, Archbishop of Canterbury, and to Harold, his successor to the throne, who were in his chamber praying around his bed.”

Here is the prophecy in verse:

“The green tree which springs from the trunk
When thence it shall be severed
And removed to a distance of three acres
By no engine or hand of man
Shall return to its original trunk
And shall join itself to its root
Whence first it had origin
The head shall receive again its verdure
It shall bear fruit after its flower
Then shall you be able for certainty
To hope for amendment.”
 

From what I can see in this prophecy/vision by King Edward, the Norman Invasion of 1066 was God’s wrath on the wickedness of the English people because the Christian church had become so corrupt.  After being chastened by the Lord for three hundred years (“And removed to a distance of three acres”), the Lord would bring England back to its Christian foundations.  In 1382, John Wycliffe completed his translation of the English Bible from the Latin Vulgate.  Now the English people could begin to read the Scriptures for themselves.  1382 is a little more than three hundred years removed from 1066.

So why did I discover the prophecy of King Edward today?  It is a mirror of what is happening to the United States in 2014 (and probably for the past forty years) because there is so much sin (like abortion, homosexuality and earth worship) in this country.
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1066:  The Year of the Conquest by David Howarth, page 47:
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“In the first days of the New Year, the King’s coma or sleep was interrupted by periods of delirium, and on 4 January he was distressingly restless, though still unconscious.  They tried to rouse him from his uneasy sleep, and succeeded.  When he awoke, he asked them to assemble his household and a few more people came into the room:  we are not told who they were.  Then he began to speak in a strong voice.  But instead of telling them what they needed to know, he gave them a long account of a dream.  He had met two monks he had known in Normandy, who were long since dead.  They had told him that for wickedness of the earls and churchmen of England God had cursed the country:  a year and a day after his death, devils would come through the land with fire and sword and war.  God would only cease to punish England when a green tree, felled half-way up its trunk and the part cut off taken three furlongs away, should join itself together again by its own efforts, without the aid of man, and break into leaf and fruit again.”
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A scene from the Bayeux Tapestry

The Death of Voltaire   10 comments

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Voices from the Edge of Eternity
Compiled by John Myers

Last Hours On Earth Of The Noted French Infidel, Voltaire

Pages 21-22:

“When Voltaire felt the stroke which he realized must terminate in death, he was overpowered with remorse.  He at once sent for the priest and wanted to be ‘reconciled to the church.’  His infidel flatterers hastened to his chamber to prevent his incantation, but it was only to witness his ignominy and their own.  He cursed them to their faces and, since his distress was increased by their presence, repeatedly and loudly exclaimed, ‘Begone!  It is you that have brought me to my present condition.  Leave me, I say — begone!  What a wretched glory is this which you have produced for me!’

“Hoping to allay his anguish by a written recantation, he had it prepared, signed it, and saw it witnessed.  But it was all unavailing.  For two months he was tortured with such an agony as led him at times to gnash his teeth in impotent rage against God and man.  At other times, in plaintive accents, he would plead, ‘O Christ!  O Lord Jesus!’  Then, turning his face he would cry out, ‘I must die — abandoned of God and of men!’

“As his end drew near his condition became so frightful that his infidel associates were afraid to approach his bedside.  Still they guarded the door, that others might not know how awfully an infidel was compelled to die.  Even his nurse repeatedly said that for all the wealth of Europe she would never see another infidel die.  It was a scene of horror that lies beyond all exaggeration.

“Such is the well-attested end of this man who had a natural sovereignty of intellect, excellent education, great wealth and much earthly honor.”

The Contrast Between Infidelity and Christianity

Voltaire–Wikipedia
The Downfall of the Kennedy Cult
The Death of Hillary Clinton
What Education Can’t Do
Famous Last Words
The Terror of Hell
Watching Men Die
Famous atheists last words before dying
People Who Died For Mocking God
Dover Beach

The People Shall Be Oppressed   7 comments

Isaiah

I was reading Isaiah Chapter 3 earlier today and it reminded me of what has happened to the United States in the past twenty years.  When people turn their backs on God, “the people shall be oppressed”.  If the people of the United States would repent of their sins and turn back to God with their whole heart, then the Lord will heal this land.

Isaiah 3:  1-12:

“For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator. And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.  And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand: In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people. For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.  As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.”

Posted October 10, 2013 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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Flee California!   15 comments

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California Earthquake
This is Sodom! This is Sodom!

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California Drought
The Eruption of Mount Pelee, St. Pierre, Martinique, 1902
The Land Vomits
Brian’s Dream about the United States and Africa
Christian Exodus from California

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Christian Exodus from California

[5 June 2017]

Three Witnesses

II Corinthians 13: 1:  “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”

A few days ago, I was hitchhiking out of Mountain Home, Idaho and I got a ride with a guy all the way to the intersection just south of Bellevue.  He told me that the Lord told him to move out of California ten years ago.  He now lives with his family in Idaho Falls.

The next ride going north, this guy said that the Lord told him to pick me up; he gave me a ride to Hailey.  He told me that he used to live and work in San Diego and had planned on retiring there with his wife.  But then his wife began to have these dreams.  In the dreams, she saw these Chinese soldiers attacking people in the United States (California?).  So he and his wife left California a year ago and now live in Hailey.  I asked him if the Chinese soldiers in his wife’s dreams were part of an invasion force.  He said, no, that the Chinese soldiers were already here in the United States. 

Yesterday I was walking out of Stanley, Idaho when this guy with a pickup and trailer stopped to give me a ride.  His pickup and trailer were jam-packed with stuff, so it would have been hard for me to ride with him; I told him that I would get another ride.  He told me that he was leaving Burney, California permanently and moving to Salmon, Idaho.

The Lord has been moving Christians out of California for a number of years now.  I was hitchhiking in Idaho a few years ago and this guy from Winchester picked me up.  He said that he had heard of many Christians leaving California for eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana.

(I hitchhiked out of northern California on the 12th of May.  I had been working for some friends for the past several months in Modoc County.  Maybe that is the last time I will be in California.)

Posted October 2, 2013 by Tim Shey in Uncategorized

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The Life of the Prophet IS the Warning   28 comments

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Jeremiah 37: 12:  “Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go unto the land of Benjamin, to separate himself thence in the midst of the people”

” . . . to separate himself in the midst of the people.”

The preceding scripture is in the Bible for a reason.  Jeremiah warned and warned Israel about the sins of that nation.  He said that Babylon was going to invade Israel and capture Jerusalem (Jeremiah 37: 7-10).  National repentance for sin was not going to prevent the Lord from judging Israel.

After crying out and shedding many tears for the sins of Israel, Jeremiah separated himself in the sight of the people as a testimony against Israel.  Jeremiah was shaking the dust from his sandals, so to speak.  He was done with Israel.

The life of the prophet IS the warning.  The life of a Christian IS the sermon, IS the witness.  Of course, the words of a prophet—spoken or written—are also very powerful.  If the Lord told Jeremiah to separate himself in the midst of the people, it looks to me that his ministry of warning Israel was coming to an end.

Jeremiah 37: 15-17:  “Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.  When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days; Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, There is: for, said he, thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.”

America’s Judgment is Imminent:  Another Vision
A Prophet’s Eyes
Scribes and Prophets
Flee California!
Las Vegas Earthquake
Gaining Divine Perspective
A Dam Breaking
The trial of a prophet
Shiloh
Refusing to Hear
The Watchman
State of the Union
Ready to be Naked and  Barefoot?
Gomer, Hosea, Christ
Buying Land in a Doomed City . . . Jeremiah 32
Terrorism and The Exhausted West
Psalm 73–Purity of Heart
Charles Spurgeon