It’s September 4th and I’ve got this strong, uneasy feeling inside again today. Started last night and I don’t know what it is. Just this awful sense of waiting for something…a bad something. I don’t know if it’s something in nature, something in the culture, politics, the spirit realm or what. I just feel out of sorts and scattered.
So I turn to the Word and open to Haggai. A short book, a book about God punishing the land and the people because the house of the Lord lies in ruins. I see the correlation to America…which was once called a Christian nation…not so sure these days.
Many claim Christ but we read daily new stories of pedophilia, greed, corruption, and sin in the church as well as by believers. In the Haggai story, the Lord struck the land with drought…which reminds me of this summer of fire with firefighters making statements such as “I’ve never seen fire act like this before; it’s almost like the fire is alive.” and “This is the worst fires we’ve ever seen…so many fire tornados.”
Then I come to this scripture in Haggai and my sense of dread returns: “In a little while, I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land.” I’m reminded of a post I wrote on June 30, 2018 (below):
On June 20, 2018, I got this strong sense that Los Angeles would get hit by an earthquake. No big whoop, no visions, just an uneasy sense. It wouldn’t go away and the sense was so strong on June 24th I finally looked up earthquake predictions in Los Angeles. (All following graphics in this post are clickable to larger versions.)
The biggest one in the area was a 3.5 on June 20th off the coast of the border between Mexico and the United States BUT I didn’t notice that until today, June 30th. On 6/24 I was focused only on the small quakes in the Los Angeles basin.
I felt relieved because I didn’t see a pattern, or that there had been smaller “pre-quakes.” (I was in an earthquake in L.A. in ’87 and my mother lost her condo in the ’94 Northridge quake…sometimes there are “warning quakes” before bigger ones.)
However, on June 20th, President Trump signed the executive order to stop separating families at the border…the day after Peter Fonda suggested on Twitter that Barron Trump should be kidnapped and put in a cage with pedophiles. I find it “interesting” that the June 20th earthquake was on the border. I know a social earthquake was certainly going on at that time!
This morning, June 30th, I woke up and the flash of a dream was in my mind, the dark mountains in the distance in front of me (I was facing east and hovering over the ocean looking at the L.A. basin) and saw a huge fire in the Los Angeles area. I heard this in my head, “Matthew, Mark, Luke & John, prepare for the hand of God.” It was strange enough where I sat down at my computer and looked at the earthquake track site again.
I hadn’t heard about the Carr fire…and the Holy Fire in Orange Country hadn’t started yet. I live in Florida, I hadn’t been paying any attention to anything in California except the border crisis.
I do not want to see a huge earthquake reported; I don’t like any of this and wish I’d never gotten this sense or had that weird dream flash vision! Yes, I know that California is “due” for an earthquake but that wasn’t on my mind that first day that started all this watching, dreading and waiting…I just had a sense wash over me and a feeling of dread about an earthquake hitting the region soon.
I honestly hope I’m wrong because in my research since then, the size of earthquake that they’re predicting would be devasting—with horrific consequences. I have friends in L.A. and while the nation obsesses over the California politics, my heart breaks for the loss the coming (one day) earthquake will bring.
And I keep seeing weird things like this on Friday the 13th…four 4.7 earthquakes happened in 4 different countries. Just weird (I’ve been checking that earthquake site frequently, it’s never happened before or since.)
This awful sense has only happened to me one other time in my life, in 2009 before a large earthquake in the Marianas Trench…at first, they thought the quake was going to send two tsunamis, one to Hawaii and one to New Zealand. Thankfully, neither happened but I certainly learned to pay attention to the Lord. And after all this, I still have no idea if any of this is literal or “spiritual earthquakes and fire!” Sometimes, it would be nice if God just sent an email…
I know in my heart that every time a catastrophic event occurs in our world, it’s one more reminder to prepare our hearts, minds, and spirits for the return of Jesus Christ. Every Christian I know believes we are in the end of the end times; that the return of Christ is imminent. I think of all those who aren’t ready and my heart hurts.
I can tell someone the truth but I can’t make anyone believe anything. But I do know that all the signs are in place. God is moving. Watch the signs of the times, do your part; pray, vote, fight, put on your armor, prepare your hearts, reach the lost and love your neighbors!