God’s Handwriting On the Wall
Over 2500 years ago, God gave King Belshazzar of Babylon, the son of Nebuchadnezzar, a startling message written on the palace wall while he had a great party feasting with a thousand of his lords and captains. ‘Belshazzar, while he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein’ Da5:2. Then Belshazzar saw a giant hand and a large handwriting which he could not understand written on the plaster wall. The troubled king in fright called for his astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers, promising anyone who could interpret the message to be the third ruler in the kingdom. No one could give the interpretation, until the queen suggested that Daniel, the prophet, be summoned to do so.
Daniel refused King Belshazzar reward but proceeded to interpret the handwriting on the wall.. ‘And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians‘ Da5:24-28. That night, Belshazzar was killed, his kingdom overthrown and given to King Darius of Media/Persia.
America’s Solar Eclipse- Like During Jonah’s Days
In order to have a Total Solar Eclipse like the one that raced across America, where the movements of the moon and the sun were in total synchronization and there was an extended darkness during the daytime over the US, required the sun to be about 400 times away from the moon, because the sun is 400 times larger than the moon. This happened on August 21, 2017 passing over Oregon across the US to South Carolina. This total solar eclipse occurred during the daytime lasting a few minutes over a location, as the earth and the moon moved in sync with the sun to maintain deep darkness across the nation. It was a sure sign that God orchestrated million of years ago to occur in the heavens on that particular day, right across America from coast to coast, and then over the Atlantic Ocean! But what was the meaning of this celestial phenomenon? It is about America’s sins and wickedness, and of God’s coming judgment upon our land.
According to Mark Blitz, author and Bible scholar, a total solar eclipse also happened in Nineveh, in present day Iraq, during Jonah’s days when God told Jonah to tell the Ninevites to repent from their sins and wickedness, and to turn to Him or they would be totally destroyed. To Jonah’s displeasure and chagrin at God, the Ninevites all repented- from the king to the commoners, and God spared all of them. Blitz said that there was a similar total solar eclipse in the days of Jonah, a strange sign from God in the heavens, which caused the people to heed the words of Jonah and to repent! (See the book of Jonah chapters 3 and 4 in the Bible).
Blitz said ‘Just look at the biblical pattern. Many know the story of Jonah & Nineveh from the Bible, but not the historical background events as to what had already transpired, and why they repented. In 765 BC, a plague broke out in Nineveh where even the king was not able to go out to war, as was custom. This was followed by a civil war and then another plague! An archaeological cuneiform tablets was found in the 19th century describing events in Nineveh. A famous eclipse mentioned in the tablets was known as the Bur-Sagale eclipse, which is verified by NASA as occurring on June 15, 763 BC. The path of totality was right over Nineveh. God had declared the sun and the moon were for signs, and now the Ninevites saw the wrath of God coming even before Jonah arrived. When Jonah came, the Ninevites were ripe for repentance.’
America’s Handwriting On the Wall – the Great American Solar Eclipse
The total solar eclipse and the subsequent hurricanes are not about Global Warming, but about GLOBAL WARNING FROM GOD! On August 21, 2017 the Great American Solar Eclipse raced across America like a giant handwriting in the sky, traversing 3300 miles, from coast to coast in over 2 hours, seen by millions across the nation, with darkness covering the land as the eclipse passed. It was a warning sign in the heavens from Almighty God! Jesus declared ‘And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken’ Lk21:25-27. Then on Aug 25, Hurricane Harvey struck South Texas; Sep 10, Hurricane Irma raked a good part of Florida, and on Sep 18, Hurricane Maria devastated the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico!
Within days after the total solar eclipse crossed America, three super hurricanes subsequently developed, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria that devastated parts of the US and her territories. Previously, no major hurricane had struck America in 12 years since 2005. Though these super hurricanes killed only several hundred people, Hurricane Harvey, was the wettest US storm ever recorded in the US, damaged or destroyed 100,000 homes, with a million vehicles water ruined in S. Texas. The destruction & damages were very severe, costing over $200 billion. Hurricane Irma also did great similar widespread damages to Florida and to its important orange crop.
And more recently Hurricane Maria pummeled the US Virgin Islands and the already bankrupt Puerto Rico, further back to the dark ages, with no power and over 90% damages to their buildings. Without electricity for a few weeks in Puerto Rico, Cash was King, because most bank and credit card accounts were inaccessible. These three super hurricanes will add to the US relief debt bill, of another $500 billion dollars, at a time when the US Gov’t is already greatly stressed with an unsustainable national debt exceeding $20 trillion. The Great American Solar Eclipse of Aug 21, was America’s handwriting in the sky, of God’s displeasure of our sins, and a sure sign of His judgment; that America has been weighed in the balances too, and has been found wanting!
The Makings of a Super Hurricane
Hurricanes are categorized by their maximum wind speeds near their center. For a Category 1 hurricane, it must have at least 75 mph winds near its eye. Similarly, a top rated but rare Category 5 super hurricane, has winds at more than 150 mph near its eye. Many conditions must come together to produce a ‘super hurricane’. Sea surface temperature (SST) must exceed 82F/28C over a vast ocean area like 5000 square miles; the warmer SST, the greater potential for development. Over time, the warm SST translates to great instability, and with very moist unstable and saturated air rising into the atmosphere. Each additional degree warmer than 82F means large exponential increases in both instability and water vapor available for turning into heat energy as condensation to clouds and rainfall and ice in the high clouds occurs. Surface air pressure begins to fall sharply to below 915mb, where the norm is 1013mb, sustaining the strength of these super hurricane.
The vast relatively warm waters basically provides the energy to maintain the engine of these giant revolving powerful hurricanes, producing destructive strong winds and massive waves, over a vast area of a couple hundred miles. As mentioned in Lk21:25 above, the Great American Solar Eclipse was a sure sign from God which was followed by three destructive Super Hurricanes on American soil; ‘..and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring‘; an appropriate description of the awesome power of God in a vicious storm! HURRICANES Harvey, Irma, Maria= HIM!!! Yes, it is God who controls the weather and causes these terrible storms!
Man’s Wickedness Precedes God’s Destruction
There are several instances in the Holy Bible, where whole cities/nations were destroyed by God for their sins and wickedness. The classic example was the worldwide flood during Noah days. Ge6:5-7 state ‘And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them’.
God instructed Noah to build a huge ark for himself, his wife, his three sons, their wives, and pairs of different animals to be saved. Then God sent a record flood that destroyed every living thing. Ge7:11,12 state ‘In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights’.
Another example in the Bible of total cataclysmic destruction was that of Sodom and Gomorrah during Abraham days, when God rained down hail and brimstones Ge19:24. Then the book of Revelation speaks of a future disaster: ‘Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.. that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come’ Re18:2,3,10. Could God be speaking of America the Great, and perhaps that great New York City in particular, of one day being utterly destroyed in one hour, and by a nuclear device?
The Five Steps to Repentance
Repentance is the key to our survival and eternal life. Jesus said ‘.. Except ye Repent, ye shall all likewise perish’ Lk13:3. God spoke to King Solomon in a dream with these words for repentance: ‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land’ 2Ch7:12-14. God then added ‘But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations’ 2Ch7:19,20.
These are the 5 Steps to Repentance God gave to King Solomon of Israel to receive forgiveness of our sins, the healing (sparing) of our land, and to receive mercy from Him: 1. Humble ourselves, 2. Pray, 3. Seek God’s mercy and help, 4. Turn from our wickedness, and 5. Obey God. Only then will God hear us, forgive us, and will heal our land!
Sadly, Solomon did not heed God’s warning, and after his death, Israel was divided into two, and later went into captivity in Babylon. I believe these principles of repentance also apply to America, a country God had once richly blessed in so many ways in wealth and rich resources, but we are now greatly divided, in deep monetary trouble, and subject to more catastrophes.
America: What Disaster Lurks Next?
In the days and months ahead, what natural or supernatural disasters are in store for America? Recent raging wildfires due to extreme dry conditions have already decimated several thousands, many expensive homes in Northern and Southern California. And beside more fires, there are many other possibilities, such as the long expected major earthquake in California, or along the Cascadia Subduction Fault off Washington and Oregon, or in the New Madrid Fault in the Midwest. Talks are frequent of possible eruptions of the supervolcano in the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, of Mt. Rainier in Washington, or Mt. Hood in Oregon, similar to the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980. Will there be great tsunami generated by these earthquakes to hit our coastal lands? These are natural disasters that are controlled only by God!
Also, there are many man-made structures in America which are equally at risk for a disaster. Our country’s aged infrastructure, roads, bridges, and hundred of dams such as the Oroville Dam in California are at great risk; the many aged nuclear power plants that are vulnerable, all to strong earthquakes. Then in the financial sector, the US$ as the world reserve currency is in dire trouble, as the US National Debt has doubled to over $20 trillion in less than 10 years, equal to over $65,000 per man, woman, and child in America. Plus, many in America are laden with large personal loans such as mortgage, auto, credit cards debts, and student loans, with only a few having more than a few thousand dollars for emergency.
Monetarily, the US Gov’t itself is going broke and must depend on further borrowing to carry out its many programs. Affordable healthcare is now just an oxymoron, as rising healthcare will one day outpace most individual’s income, if we live long enough. Meanwhile, all Gov’t and other pension funds are extremely stressed and underfunded, including Social Security and Medicare, and will be reduced in the near future. The Dow Jones, at a near record high of over 24,500, where most of the pension funds are invested, is very vulnerable to a 50% collapse such as happened in 2008-2009. This will further exacerbate the tenuous pension funds, and hurt everyone depending on their pensions for survival.
It is conceivable that one day, it would be just too expensive to live. Rising taxes, medical costs, food prices, oil prices, and other expenses would require all of us to make tough decisions on our spending and lifestyles. Who receives medical care will be determined by ‘death panels’, whether that person is too old, too weak, too sick, too poor, or too expensive to keep alive will be the norm in the near future. Our present longevity is directly related to medical science ability to keep us alive as long as possible, but the cost is running out of control! When the US$, unbacked by gold since 1971, collapses, it will be game over for most of us in America.
Currency collapse has happened before in many other countries, so this is not a novel idea! Are we heading for the satanic ‘New World Order’ of control, containment, confiscation, martial law and a police state, as advertised by the diabolic all-seeing eye and unfinished pyramid on the reverse side of every one US$ bill since 1935?
Is America heading for a nuclear war which will kill millions at an instance as suggested in the book of Revelation? N. Korea has openly threaten the US with nuclear missiles, and our relationship with Russia is at a historic low, over claims that they had interfered in our 2016 presidential election. Re6:8 states ‘And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth’.
God’s Requirements For a Blessed Nation
America has departed from God’s biblical precepts for a blessed nation. In 1963, prayer and the reading of the Bible were removed from the public schools. In 1973, abortion was legalized. Since then, over 50 million babies have been killed in America. In 2003, sodomy was removed as a crime. Then in Sep 2011, the President removed the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ ban in the US military, and the military has since ‘gone gay’! Then in 2013, same-sex marriages (SSM) was upheld in certain states by the US Supreme Court. Finally, on June 26, 2015, SSM became the law of the land, when the US Supreme Court ruled contrary to the Bible. This is only part of the general degradation of morality in America. Meanwhile, pornography is flourishing, drug use increased, marijuana legalized, pedophilia and bestiality on the rise, and sex even with robotic dolls are becoming very popular.
The Bible states ‘Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people’ Pr 14:34, and ‘When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn’ Pr29:2. Today, we have many reprobate leaders in America, who have no fear of the Lord. Pr1:7 states ‘The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction’.
America, once a blessed nation, has fallen into great sin and wickedness. Ps33:12 states ‘Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance’. This once rung true for America in the days of our innocence over 50 years ago, but we have become increasing reprobate. Jesus said ‘And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved’ Mt24:12,13. Many will perish forever, and only few saved.
America’s Final Days?
So what is in store for America? More severe judgment and disasters? More apocalyptic catastrophes? A nuclear war or EMP attack? More economic and financial problems? Another great stock market crash like in 2008-2009? Will the Federal Reserve Bank come to our rescue again as their options of lowering interest rates and printing more money through quantitative easing are pretty much spent already, and they are now raising rates again? How can the FRB help this time when in fact, they want to reduce by selling their $4.5 trillion bond holdings accumulated since 2009, when it was only $900 billion?
This time in 2017-2018 is very different. The US$ will eventually collapse, as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) countries seek other venues than the US$ for their oil and international settlements! On August 21, 2017, America’s Handwriting was on the wall, a sure sign in the heavens of God’s judgment for all to see! America- Repent or Perish!!!
See also Superstorm Sandy- the Angry Fury of God’s Wrath