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The Calm Before the Storm?

Posted by lamarzulli on August 27, 2009

Calm before the stormWe are in the dog days of summer, the time of the year when most families go on vacation to relax and get ready to start another school year. Congress goes on recess, as before the days of air conditioning the heat inside the capital building was unbearable. August, for a lot of people can be a do-nothing month. I took a few weeks off and rested up. I have this gut feeling though, that something is coming. I’ve Blogged about this before so this is really nothing new, but the feeling won’t go away. Here’s a brief overview of what is happening in the world that lends itself to my angst. Nothing really has changed in the Middle East. Iran marches along with its hope of obtaining a nuclear weapon. Israel seems to be waiting it out. Iraq is a mess after last weeks bombing in the so-called green zone, where it’s supposed to be safe, over 100 people were blown up and scores injured. Afghanistan is back in the news and it would appear that there is no solution to the quagmire that has plagued us, for how many years now? Pakistan is still unstable and who knows if the Taliban has captured a nuke and were not being told about it. Why would they tell us anyway? The Mexico border still remains porous and drugs and who knows what else continue to come across. Can’t we finish anything? This is the same government that wants to run our health care system! Can you imagine, they can’t even complete a fence, let alone run national health care. Talk about complete incompetence. In fact the border fence should be used as a graphic, real time, example how Washington is completely inept at doing much of anything except spending our money and hiking our taxes ever higher. UFOs reached a record 512 reported sightings in July. Here’s the  link to the     site: http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/ndxevent.html

There’s an uncertainty of where we are going and what is coming. I’m sure people felt this way shortly before WWII. Yesterday I emailed a researcher who expressed pretty much the same sentiments that I’m feeling. He too feels like something is coming. The Euphrates river is drying up and the New York Times pointed to the Book Of Revelation when it covered the story. There are wars and rumors of wars. Pestilence – think of the new H1N1 Flu. Famines in various places. Earthquakes that seem to be happening with greater frequency. Then there’s the reemergence of the supposed Bethlehem star, signs in the heavens? Is this the calm before the storm? I’ve said it before, get your house in order. Stock pile come food and water. Talk to other people who are like-minded. Arm yourself to protect your family because the government isn’t going to do it. To close today’s post. These dog-days can be filled with family, fun and relaxation, but they can also lull us into believing that all is right in the world, and from these few short words that make up today’s BLOG it becomes clear that it isn’t!

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32 Responses to “The Calm Before the Storm?”

  1. Hi Lynn,

    Another insightful blog. Thank you. I, like you, sense that we are on the edge of something breaking forth in the days ahead. Many if not most are not ready for what may be coming. Jesus said in Luke 21 that men’s hearts would fail them for fear, looking at the things that are coming on the earth, for the very powers of heaven would be shaken. He was not speaking metaphorically. It still amazes me the number of Pastors and Bible teachers who refuse to acknoweledge, much less teach the prophetic Word.

    I know what I am hearing the Spirit say to the churches. Are we listening? I pray more will in the days ahead.

    Kevin J.

  2. Mario said

    Hopefully what’s coming is the Rapture.

  3. annaldavis said

    Timing becomes critical during these last days. May we all be listening to and obeying what the Spirit tells us.

    Thanks for this post,
    Anna

    • Linda said

      That said don’t forget to warn to check the spirits to see if they are of God. Seems today many”mysticals” will listen to anything. God Blees All/Maranatha and quick. Ps Sept. is the Feast of Trumpets, could this one be our call up? :)

  4. Late Night Lisa said

    This article just came out about “The Wars of the End Times-How many and when will they happen?”

    Dr.David Regan lists 9 prophetic wars to come.

    http://www.lamblion.com/articles/articles_second12.php

    • john b said

      I looked up the Article http://www.lamblion, I disagree with that scenario presented. The reason being it is speculative interpretation of prophecy. I am aware that we should be open to possibilities of what may take place. But it is wrong to make resolution of it.

      The Apostles Tells us that we have the “sure Word of Prophecy”. My understanding of that is, rather than trying to place The end times jigsaw puzzle together, it is the warning of impending judgment that should be heeded here, and the responsibility of the saints to prepare and to warn. This the apostles of our Lord make very clear.

      Having said that; prophetic symbols & imagery of the end times should always be “subjected” to the clear teachings of Jesus and that of his Apostles. When this is done we have a clearer picture of prophecy.
      What I found in most prophetic authors is that there is the reversal of what I have mentioned above.

      I am only going to give one example of this reversal process. Jesus said; Mat24:29 “immediately AFTER the Tribulation of those days, Vs31 “With Great Trumpet The Angels Are to gather The elect from one end of the Sky to the other”.
      It is clear that Jesus is foretelling of the “one” and only Rapture, and that it is after the Tribulation Days, furthermore, The Apostles Also Taught of “One rapture” taking Place at the End of time on the “Day of the lord”(His return In Glory) emphasizing that “the Day should Not overtake the saints like A thief” 1Thes5:4. Yet we have those who tell us the opposite to these words of Jesus & his apostles, emphasizing the secrecy of rapture prior to Tribulation, some even saying that there is more than one rapture. there are many more examples that can be Given besides this one.

      I have come to the conclusion that the problem is “Theology” It is a dividing force In the body of Christ that not only creates bitterness of heart amongst brethren but also the deceit that pertains to the end time.

      john b

    • Hi John,

      You and I come from diffent eschatalogical schools of thought, however I disagree with Dr. Regan’s outline as well. I view the Psalm 83 war as having occured in 1967, at the six-day or Yom Kippur war. The war of Ezekiel 38, 39 would be the next event as I see it. Of course you have Isaiah 17 and the destruction of Damascus in there someplace as well.

      You are correct my brother that we cannot be dogmatic about any of our scenarios, as none of us know exactly how prophetic events will play out.

      I appreciate your insight.

      Kevin J.

    • john b said

      Thankyou kevin. yours in Christ. John

    • Lisa said

      Amein, John B.

      I pray people will truly humble themselves before Yaweh and JUST ask the Holy Spirit to show them the TRUTH about the rapture. I read those passages for years and could not see the Truth RIGHT UNDER MY NOSE. It was ONLY when I was full of Godly repentance and a true desire to seek His Truth that He opened my eyes and the Scripture — especially Yeshua’s Words became so PLAIN for me to see.

      Yaweh bless!

    • john b said

      Hi Lisa,Yes I do believe there need be “repentance, mainly of Theologies” and a sincere “desire for truth in the heart” concerning this issue of the end times prophetical doctrines.

      I believe this very seriously, because we can expect the enemy trying his uttermost to infiltrate falsity in many churches in order to lead astray even the very elect(saints) if possible.

      The Lord Told His Disciples to pray that they would not be lead astray, how much more then be this urgency upon us saints of the last Days.
      It is the “Doctrines of men” that the enemy uses to Divide and conquer.

      The Apostle Peter also warns us about being careful not to accept teachings even if the name of Apostles be tied to them.2Pet3:14-18.
      we indeed need “great discernment” of the Holy Spirit in these end days of “great Apostasy”, rather than that of clerical leadership.

      John B

    • hector27 said

      thanx lisa good link! :D

  5. Eric said

    Love your blog site, keep it coming…a government that’s totally inept and incompetent, or by design? I humbly posit, by design. They’ve no plan to build the fence, they’re goal is to distract until they can unite us into the NAU, European style(incrementalism/regionalism/globalism). I too have a heaviness of spirit, I’m convinced there’s another monsterous false-flag operation (9-11)coming upon the world (i.e. weaponized pandemic, EMP attack, nuke attack, Mid east war etc). Their moto…out of chaos, order. Of course that’s an order that they’ll control. Wherever there is disruption of any type in the world, I’m convinced you have a better then 90% chance that it’s by design with an agenda behind it. The world system as I see it: Satan…the fallen angels/aliens…modern day Nephilim (the ultimate Nephilim is coming, the Antichrist)…the human oligarchs/ruling families…the ruling/political class…the miltary/intel enforcement class…the masses/slave class. The breadth and scope of the true matrix is mind numbing. Praise the Lord, He scoffs at them (Ps. 2) and is coming soon.

  6. Late Night Lisa said

    Look at the “logo” shown at the “International Swine Flu Conference”.

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/order-out-of-chaos-slide-during-swine-flu-conference.html

    • Christine said

      Wow Lisa! That’s just creepy! Even though we don’t know the exact scenario, the pieces of the puzzle definitely fit together!

  7. hector27 said

    lynn,

    yes, i bear witness that ‘something’ is coming also…
    so we have the confirmation right there…

    the time frame i keep getting is this:

    by the end of this year, much will be revealed…

    for obama, the honeymoon is over, so to speak…
    the media can and will turn on him, and unfortunately, as he begins to lose credibility on the international scene,
    so will the united states…
    and, ultimately, the united states will be the scapegoat internationally because of the worldwide financial meltdown…

    HOWEVER… JESUS said when you see these things come to pass, LIFT UP YOUR HEADS!
    he didnt say droop your heads and mope around…
    he didnt say wring your hands and worry about what will happen next-

    he said your REDEMPTION draweth NIGH! :D

    • wilson said

      Yeah…I’ll bet you are hoping with all your might this happens with a big satisfyed entertained smile on your face when it does. (But it won’t)

    • lamarzulli said

      Wilson, I’m not sure what you’re referring to. Please clarify your comment?
      L. A.

    • wilson said

      It’s the Obama stuff. I don’t think its all that clear no matter how much one does not like the President that he will bring discredit on the United States because of the economic melt down. The economic indicators (for whoever cares to look), look pretty good for his policies pulling us out of the recession.

      It seems like many people want him to fail. I know our Lord and Savior taught us to render unto cesar what is cesar’s but I think this negativity to Obama can be counterproductive for this nation. I pray with all my heart that the President succeeds dispite his enemys.

      I study the prophecys diligently every day and I see God’s hand in a great many things going on as we speak but I say let the things unfold before we start to caste aspersions.

      I want the spirit of Daniel who served faithfully three kings.

    • lamarzulli said

      Wilson may I suggest the following. When Hitler came to power many people welcomed him with open arms. Hitler and his party were socialists. Plain and simple. Now it’s easy to stand on this side of history and say that Hitler was a mad man that should have been stopped. Please remember that 50 million people died in that conflict. All we are saying – I say we in a rhetoric way – is that as an American, I don’t want socialism. I don’t think the government has any business managing the health care system when they can’t even complete a border fence. I don’t want Obama to fail, but I don’t like stories that tell me that he may be granted emergency powers to shut down the Internet! I also do not agree with his stand on abortion, which is all I needed to know to not vote for him.
      Hope that clears up some issues…. L. A.

    • wilson said

      I agree. You have me completely with the abortion point for sure. Though it seems that everyone seems to be compared to Hitler these days weather they are for or aginst abortion. Its the dialectic you always teach about. 1.)Conflict-Hitler, 2.)Counter Conflict-the horror of Hitler (no one should tolerate such evil)…3.)Synthisis- the horrors we’ll commit to stop any potential Hitlers.

      But I must say that I don’t agree on health care because my parents are on a government run system called Medi-Care and if they did not have this system they would die. I don’t think I would have any insurence if I was unemployed because I have a pre-existing condition as many do and my premiums would be unaffordable. There are reports I’ve read of children from Denver to Washington DC who are poor learners because they can’t see the chockboard very well or that they have to take off from school two or three weeks to fight off an ear infection because their parents are too poor to afford health insurence. What are these people to do. Companies want to make as much money as possible which is their right but in health care that means the weakest and the sickest are high risks and must pay more and more. Its not that anyone’s at fault here but what are people to do? Jesus, our Lord and Master never asked for a co-pay or refused to heal someone because they hadn’t kept up with their primimums. I’m with him. Let us as a society feed the hungry and heal the sick. I’m willing to give more to do that. If I can pay into billions to go to war (which is sometimes required), and by the way the government does armies and navy’s very well, I’ll pay to help get some poor child a pair of glasses gladly.

  8. Gordy said

    Some words of comfort in these times of trouble:

    Pss.91

    [1] He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
    [2] I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
    [3] Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
    [4] He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
    [5] Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
    [6] Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
    [7] A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
    [8] Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
    [9] Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
    [10] There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
    [11] For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
    [12] They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
    [13] Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
    [14] Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
    [15] He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

    [
    Rom.8

    [
    [31] What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
    [32] He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
    [33] Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
    [34] Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
    [35] Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    [36] As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
    [37] Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
    [38] For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
    [39] Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  9. Gordy said

    Hi everybody,

    The follow youtube video presents some of the scientific evidence that heaven is real: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVRrJvm4t8A&feature=related

    What Will Heaven Be Like?

    http://www.everystudent.com/wires/heaven.html

    Rev.21

    [4] “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there
    shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall
    there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

    There is a common stereotype often given concerning heaven: someone
    sitting on a cloud, strumming a harp, seemingly bored out of their
    wits. Is that what heaven will be like? It’s highly doubtful.

    Think about it: we’re talking about God. As you’ve probably noticed,
    he’s pretty creative. If you’re in doubt, just gaze at a sunset, or
    try to fathom how the universe is held together, or think about the
    vastness of space, or read about DNA. Yes, God knows a thing or two.

    So, what do we know about heaven? The Bible says that, “There will be
    no more death or mourning or crying or pain.” That’s huge, isn’t it?

    No more “death”? You mean, no cancer, AIDS, wars, or murders? Sounds
    pretty good. No more “mourning”? You mean, no young widows trying to
    raise four children, no toddlers kidnapped by psychos, no crosses on
    the side of the highway signifying someone killed by a drunk driver,
    no whole cities perishing in an earthquake? Ever? Sounds great!

    No more “crying” or “pain”? You mean, no divorces ripping homes
    apart,
    no daughters being violated by fathers, no teenage boys or girls
    selling their bodies for money, no people feeling insecure because
    they’re too tall or short or fat or skinny, no villagers starved out
    by governments, no lonely grandmothers whose husbands died twenty
    years before they will, no talented people wasting their lives
    through
    a heroin addiction, no gin-infested husbands using their wives and
    children as punching bags, no insults or malice just because someone
    has a different skin color, no hateful words spoken or heard? That
    sounds like a great place.

    What else will heaven be like? No one but God knows for sure. But
    obviously it will be a whole new way of life. And, if the current
    world is any indication, we can expect the next one to show even more
    of God’s creativity. We’re talking different dimensions of time and
    space, and new activities and recreations we never even dreamed of.
    And that’s just the point: it’s beyond our imagination.

    Do you think you could have come up with the idea for the giraffe? Or
    the tiger? Or the zebra? Maybe. Okay, you’re feeling pretty
    confident.
    What about the four seasons? What about having the earth spin on its
    own axis while it rotates around the sun? (That’s a pretty good one,
    you have to admit.) Or having the moon effect the ocean tides here on
    Earth? What about the human eye? …

    The point: God is very creative. All we have to do is look around us.
    Our world is amazing. And yet, it could be that God hasn’t even shown
    off yet. It’s likely that he hasn’t. But we can be confident of this:
    whatever heaven is, it will be much more than we ever imagined, or
    could imagined.

    And a final thought, God created all the planets, stars and countless
    galaxies in the
    universe, so His people will not likely be confined to just one
    little
    corner of it.

    Some Biblical References:

    John.14

    [2] In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I
    would
    have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
    [3] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and
    receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

    Rev.7

    [17] For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed
    them,
    and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall
    wipe away all tears from their eyes.

    Rev.21

    [1] And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and
    the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
    [2] And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God
    out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
    [3] And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the
    tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they
    shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their
    God.
    [4] And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there
    shall
    be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be
    any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    [5] And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things
    new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and
    faithful.
    [6] And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the
    beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the
    fountain of the water of life freely.
    [7] He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his
    God, and he shall be my son…

    Rev.22

    [1] And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal,
    proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
    [2] In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the
    river,
    was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and
    yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for
    the
    healing of the nations.
    [3] And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of
    the
    Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
    [4] And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their
    foreheads.
    [5] And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle,
    neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and
    they
    shall reign for ever and ever.

    1Cor.2

    [9] But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither
    have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
    prepared
    for them that love him.

    John.3

    [16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
    that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
    everlasting life.

    Dan.12

    [3] And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the
    firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for
    ever and ever.

    • Linda said

      I watched the videos, very interesting, but whether the world can find and prove of Heaven’s existance the Word of God says there is a heaven and His Spirit bears witness with my spirit(3 witness: God,The Word(Jesus/Logos)The Holy Spirit and my spirit). That being said let them search and prove, they search for a sign, we go by Faith in God and His character! Even So Come Lord Jesus! :)

  10. Christine said

    This guy says he has had some dreams about the future. Many of them seem to line up with the Bible. Has anyone heard of him? I just like to check people out before I hold to what they say. You can’t be too careful these days! I know the internet has some things to say about him, but I have seen good believers debunked this way by hateful people.
    John Paul’s the perfect storm

    • john b said

      Um, don’t know Christine, watched The 6 video’s, comes across kind of phycology orientated if you know what I mean, Mr positive type of attitude with get the counselling video’s & books.

      Concerning his prophecies, nothing out of the norm really. A lot of what he said have happened and will continue to happen.
      We all know darkness is approaching and Quickly, this guy is talking going through unto 2024 things are going to be rosy.
      He did not mention the return of Christ at all, I don’t think He expect it Soon.
      May be I am To critical, you can’t blame me for that, It is like you said “you can’t be to careful these Days”
      John B

    • Linda said

      I watched the videos and cautious, esp. when saw Benne Hinn on one! I decided to listen to the 15 about Dreams and it’s quite well done. He also does not promote self, nor prosperity for gain, but to serve God in His work. That was good! I’ve watched 10 so far while I work and he said he began to set out how to teach the body of Christ how to discern dreams and visions and looked at all the secular and Christian concepts/writings and disagreed with the secular. I like what he says, but will be cautious and pray for the HS to help me discern truth. These are peculiar times and will get more so, so maybe we have moved into the last days of this dispensation of God dealing with man through Grace and need to be Spiritually sharpened! Like the Nephim etc. spiritualy dark things are coming, and BHO does seem to be trying to change all we know and have trusted in, we’re going to have to trust God/HS completely to manuver in these days ahead. Maranath :)

    • Linda said

      I said earlier that I listened to him during the day, I also later decided to look at his store. When I listen to him no alarms go off, but when I looked at store I felt like it resembled a New Age Feel. Maybe marketing to appeal to todays culture, but it made me unsettled. I saw another auther/book offered re.seerer and Hebrew/God’s language, so I looked him up…again didn’t hear anything alarming, but felt that New Age Spirituality feeling again. I think the days ahead will take great discernment! No wonder it says if possible to deceive the elect(paraphrased). I think I’ll just stick to studying my KJV/Scofield 1909 Bible untampered from New Age influence!

    • john b said

      don’t mean any disrespect, I also have a bible like yours, there is only one problem with it, It is tampered by scofield.
      However, it is excellent to Study “Dispensation theology”
      John B.

  11. Linda said

    Wilson we don’t need Obamascare to revamp the insurance industry especially with Czars and appointees who definately believe in population reduction (max 500 mil), eliminating the useless eaters, abortion on demand for the world(body parts for research). There would be enough SS monies if the 30 million (if correct #)children were not aborted and would now be in the workplace! Just getting rid of the free medical to illegals would fix a major problem. Nothing good ever came out of Socialism, history proved it. Why don’t we provide for our own before we keep giving money to corrupt gov. like Hamas/Palestinians for one example!

  12. Linda said

    Oh and Wilson, Daniel bowed down to His God only at all costs! I don’t think the planned hype re. recovery right after all the polls show Obama tanking would be fair and accurate reporting. So many ways to skew the facts, like a temporary surge with “cash for clunkers” now what do they do to sell cars? All this upbeat hype to get his healthcare through, and why would he say he’d be willing to forgo a second term to get “this” healthcare passed? We need to be as concerned with the exclusions/vague as inclusions, think backdoor politics. This and cap & trade are the last two things to destroy us and destroy the dollar/economy so we will be forced into the NWO! Lynn is correct if he and his policies succeed we will be a SOCIALIST Nation!

  13. Linda said

    John B.: No offense taken, but Scofield gives commentaries and corrects some poorly translated words, he doesn’t corrupt the translation as some of the others do! Like NIV just like the Jehova witness bible. :)

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