"It COULD well have to do with something entirely different. A nuclear ANOMOLY doesnt quite sound like a nuclear bomb, to me."
I thought the same thing at first also, that it could be something to do with a weather or astronomic event that we would think utterly impossible. That would be cool.
But then He uses the term "fallout," and what do we associate with "fallout?" Uhh, nukes....
The GOOD news here is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. I'm envisioning the greatest outpouring since the first century.
We've had two "near revivals" that I can think of in my lifetime (I'm fifty), and what I mean by that is, that church leaders show up in their pulpits on Sunday morning and suddenly look out at a packed house. Filled to the rafters. I remember the "drive bys" reporting that people were showing up in churches to pray.
Both instances were precipitated by the masses suddenly feeling that their lives and their comforts were threatened.
The first time was in 1991 with the first Gulf War. The "drive bys" were reporting that WWIII could be imminent, Saddam had nukes, the Republican Guard was trained to fight to the death, and this could go on for decades. People were frightened, and churches were packed. Their prayers however, were answered, and the war lasted what, three weeks? They then turned away (did they thank God? Don't know...), drifted back to the hedonism of human nature, and quickly elected Bill Clinton. Remember people saying how we needed "change?"
The next time was, obviously after 9/11. Same thing, we could be attacked again at any time, we had the anthrax scare, bio warfare threats, life as we know it could have ended at any moment, just as had been displayed in NYC and DC before our very eyes. The pews were packed. We were humbled. I remember asking Him then, "Lord, is it going to stick this time? Will these people stay?" I heard Him in my spirit say, "A few will stay, most will forget." Indeed they did.
Dr. Erwin Lutzer (Moody Church) once said, "People don't repent when they see the light, they only repent when they feel the heat!"
So based on the past "near revivals," I think this great outpouring of the Holy Spirit is not likely to occur without a massive loss of life and property preceding it.
Notice however, that the scriptures referenced here deal with God's protection of His people, and then he references so many multitudes praising God for His works! Myself, I'm thinking of the passage (in Isaiah, I think) that says that sometimes God wounds, but then he heals.
So here's my guess on this event: The sheep of His pasture will be somehow protected, or perhaps temprarily caught away so that we're unharmed or unaffected by the radiation. This would indeed by an "Atomic Anomoly," or physically impossible.
Hospitals and medical facilities would be either destroyed or completely overwhelmed. Imagine the lines outside of them, if they still existed. Imagine the suffering. Then imagine the sheep of His pasture reaching out to heal the injured in Jesus' name. All human systems collapsed, the only hope of life is in the Blood of the Lamb, prominently displayed.
(Think that'd get their attention?)
I don't see this happening until after we've sworn in President Obama though (ugh!), if for no other reason than I very clearly remember President Bush around 9/13/01 or so, literally pounding a podium and swearing "This will NEVER, EVER HAPPEN AGAIN on my watch...," and I know-that-I-know that he's spent many hours on his knees in prayer for God's mercy and protection of the nation in his charge. Obviously God's honored that so far. What a blessing to have had him as our president.
I dug these out of the archives, both from 2005. Note that it's not just the US, it looks as though it will be worldwide:
A Grievous Event
This morning the first thing that the Lord said to me was "a grievous event." Here is what He has to tell us about these words.
I want you to know, beloved, that something is coming to the world something that will be looked on by many as a grievous event. But let Me tell you with all sincerity of heart that this event will bring much pleasure and happiness to those who are following after My will.
You are My beloved. I have wonderful plans for you. Get ready to explore the depths of My heart and love every minute of it. There is no lack in Me, beloved, I supply all for which a heart could yearn.
So know this day, beloved, that a grievous event is coming to the face of the earth. Those who have walked in plenty will know plenty no more. I am cutting the supply of those things for which a man's heart craves above the will of the Father. I am giving it a good "SNIP!" and when I do, I will get man's attention in a wonderful way. No more will man be looking to the world to satisfy. He will find His satisfaction in Me.
And remember, beloved, I have food that no one knows about. I can supply all of your needs according to My riches in glory. And that is just what I will do. I will feed you, supplying you with everything for which your heart could yearn. And know this, dear child of the living God, I do all things well. I do all things promptly according to My timetable, and I will bless you far above anything you could EVER desire, if you will but follow My lead and seek My face during this soon and coming crisis to the world.
grievous dreadful, terrible, serious, grave, dire, heinous, grim, dismal
PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN
May 23rd 2005 1:44 am
There is a blitzkrieg coming that will cause a humbling of America ! And many other western nations, and instigate things I am allowing to happen in order to bring about changes in the church and in the world.
Do not be fearful, but only pray and worship. Keep in the WORD. My word is life to your soul. And before all this hits, I will bring change in you that will cause humbling in many to change their minds about Me. When it does come, [ the blitzkrieg ] it will cause great suffering and pain in many, who are not ready. But you who are truly Mine, will know great blessing and love, and power. Many will learn to depend on ME MORE, than they ever thought.
Do not be concerned about your life My love, nor the lives of those around you for they will be changed in a moment, in a touch, in such a powerful way, that they will change forever. So do not be disturbed in your heart, but rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for I will pour out GREAT GRACE on you and on all you touch and pray for.
There will also be a LAUNCHING of plans that will catapult you higher in ME. Everything will change, but there will be more help, and more finances for all that is needed as you need it it will come. Before you call, I will answer. Stay quiet and in ME, so I can show you great and mighty things !
Somewhere I also remember reading that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will be "a window of time," and that then the enemy will be allowed his wrath, and then the fun begins, as in real end-times stuff.
Soooooo, amoung other things, think of all the people that you care about that are not saved, and PRAY for them. I'm surrounded by them, dear wonderful people, all apostates, many friends and family. This will be their chance for their eyes to be opened, and great suffering will result in millions about-facing from hellbound to glorifying Christ Jesus our Lord!
13 Put in the sickle,
for the harvest is ripe.
Go in, tread,
for the winepress is full.
The vats overflow,
for their evil is great.
14 Multitudes, multitudes,
in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near
in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and the moon are darkened,
and the stars withdraw their shining.
I bear a strong witness to your post and refs. They articulate what I’ve felt for a very long time.
I don’t know who the “Christian’ in military uniform is. Should be interesting!
MUCH APPRECIATE YOUR DISCERNMENT and your bothering to comment so substantively.
Blessings to you and yours.
Thank you oprah. I feel the same thing is going to happen. I pray for my unsaved loved ones all the time.
I sent this on to family members, friends, and my senior pastor’s wife. Let’s pray they listen.
This is still and even more
such a wonderful post you put here.
BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD.