Signs of the End around the globe

A desperate search is underway for survivors  after a giant two-mile wide tornado roared through the suburbs of Oklahoma leaving dozens  dead, including seven children who drowned in a pool of water at their  school.

Horror: Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City. The desperate search continued overnight for two dozen children feared dead after yesterday's monstrous tornado, which already took the lives of seven of their classmates.
Horror: Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school after a tornado destroyed the school in south Oklahoma City.

Plaza Towers Elementary in Oklahoma City was in the direct  path of the giant twister that ravaged Moore on Monday afternoon and today  rescuers were combing the debris to find 24 students who went missing after the  building took a direct hit during 45  minutes of terror.

Initial reports said as many as 91 people  could have been killed in the tragedy, but officials confirmed on Tuesday  morning there have been 24 deaths.

They added they fear for as many as 40 others  – including 20 children – and expect the death count to rise. At least 240 people are injured – 60 of these  children.

Source: Daily Mail

Four fireballs fall over U.S. in 24 hour period

In the last 24 hours the AMS has received confirmed reports about 4 unique fireball events all occurring near 4:00 AM UTC time. The most recent event occurred in Arkansas and Missouri on May 19th near 3:37 UTC. At the same time 3:37 UTC 4 witnesses reported a fireball in Arizona. The distance between these two locations would inhibit witnesses from observing the same fireball from both locations. On May 18th two large fireball meteors were also spotted within an hour of each other, one over the central east coast and another in Colorado.

Source: Before its News

Large earthquake strikes off coast of Chile

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has struck off the coast
of Chile. The quake was recorded at 5:49 a.m. local time (EDT; 0949 GMT) Monday,
at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), some 600 kilometers (370 miles)
from the city of Puerto Quellon. No tsunami warning was issued.

Source: Capital Gazette

2 new diseases could both spark global outbreaks

LONDON (AP) — Two respiratory viruses in different parts of the world have captured the attention of global health officials — a novel coronavirus in the Middle East and a new bird flu spreading in China.

Last week, the coronavirus related to SARS spread to France, where one patient who probably caught the disease in Dubai infected his hospital roommate. Officials are now trying to track down everyone who went on a tour group holiday to Dubai with the first patient as well as all contacts of the second patient. Since it was first spotted last year, the new coronavirus has infected 34 people, killing 18 of them. Nearly all had some connection to the Middle East.

Source: Yahoo News

My comment:

Signs of the end times are getting worse. With tornadoes being reported in Kansas and other states, earthquake hitting Guatemala and Canada as well, and diseases across the globe,  it’s pretty evident to those in the Lord Jesus, that he is near!

Luke 21:11

There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Matthew 24:37

For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

It is time we awaken, pray, and preach to those that do not know Christ.

Acts 17:30-31

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

Written by: Gloria

Paula’s son responds to Shai Linne’s song: “False Teacher.”

Paula White's son denies his mother is a false teacher.
Paula White’s son denies his mother is a false teacher.

Here is a letter from Paula’s son to Shai Linne. It’s in response to Shai Linne’s song, “False Teacher.”

Dear Shai Linne,

My attention was recently brought to your new single “Fal$e Teacher$” in which you say, “Paula White is a false teacher”.

This rhetoric is not new to me; I have heard it since I was a child. It is commonplace in our lives to be called “heretics”, “false teachers”, and “wolves”. Although “wolf” is vicious, it is still better than the oft heard cries of “whore”, “daughter of Babylon”,

and “servants of Satan” that so often come from the mouths of our ‘Christian’ brothers and sisters.

My interest in this is because I am Paula White’s son. I also manage her ministry Paula White Ministries. One would think that hearing these accusations all my life would make me numb to their stings… but that is not the case. After all, it is my mother. This is the woman who birthed me, nurtured me, raised me to love Jesus, prayed for me when I didn’t, and patiently led me when I finally embraced the truth of His loving sacrifice. So when I hear a fellow Christian leader, whom has never had a conversation with me or my mother, call her a “Fal$e Teacher” I wonder what “Fal$e Teaching$” I myself have been inculcated with since I, more than anyone else on the face of the earth, have been most exposed to her teachings.

Is it the love of money? Working well over 40 hours a week for a yearly salary of $44,200 is not a bad living, and I am thankful that I have the ability to take care of my wife and myself. However, it is far from greed. My position in any other company would offer me well over 6 figures a year. Yet I am not taking up offers or knocking on doors. I forego money for the opportunity to work for a ministry that I believe in, a ministry that I witness daily changing lives across the globe. Including and especially the continent of Africa you gave a shout out too.

Is it false doctrine? I love Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who atoned for my sins. I worship the Trinitarian Godhead with all my heart, all my soul, all my strength, and all my mind. I believe it is my responsibility to teach the world the beautiful truth that Jesus Christ is God and that he has given us the opportunity to be in eternal fellowship with the Creator of the Universe.  Undeserved Grace through Faith saves me.

Am I a heretic? My mother taught me these things. These are things she teaches whenever she speaks.  Where is her heresy? Where are her “Fal$e Teaching$”?

I pray you re-evaluate your stance. As of now, you are not operating according to the guidance of Matthew 7:16. You instead are falling into the trap that Titus 3:10-11 and Romans 16:17 warns us against.

-Prayerfully

Brad Knight

To read the rest of this letter CLICK HERE

Rapper Shai Linne has in turn responded to Brad Knights letter.

I know you love your mother, Brad. I love mine as well. I made Fal$e Teacher$ because there are many other sons out there whose mothers have had their lives greatly damaged by the false teachings of Paula White and the others mentioned in the song. I would love to hear that Paula White has repented and renounced the many false things that she has taught. I am praying to that end. But until she does that, I must soberly maintain that the Biblical category of “False Teacher” does, in fact, apply her. And those who follow her must be warned. And just so you know, I have your email address and will gladly take this conversation offline with you if you’d like.

grace and peace, shai

You can also read Shai’s letter HERE.

My comment:

Any teacher who sits down and preaches that you have to sow a seed (give money) for Jesus to bless you, is a lying wolf.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

I completely agree with Shai, and all that he has said. And I thank him for making us even more aware of this. May Jesus continue to guide and bless Shai. These false teachers need to be closely looked at, for many have fallen under their trap.

Matthew 7:15

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but  inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

Paula White says and I quote: “When you sow the seed of your first fruits, you will reap God’s power and favor in your life. You have the power to release His blessings today by dedicating your first fruits to Him. Change the course of your entire year, perhaps your life today.”

That is a complete and utter fabrication. You have never needed to give anyone money to reach to out to God. Never! Jesus offers you the FREE GIFT OF SALVATION.

Ephesians 2:8

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from  yourselves, it is the gift of God

I notice Brad (Paula’s son) never mentions what his mother teachers, but instead compares his life, and tries to defend his mom. He makes comparisons in the Bible, claiming that Shai is falling under the Titus 3:10-11 trap. And even when all is said and done, Brad still can’t see that his mother telling someone they must give, to be blessed is hugely wrong. I do pray that both Brad and Paula can see this soon, for when Christ comes with great power and Glory, he will be separating the sheep’s from the goats (Matthew 25-31:46).

Written by: Gloria

Christian Rapper names False Teachers in new song

Rapper Shai Linne, who criticized the “prosperity gospel” and identified popular televangelists as face teachers.

Christian rapper, Shai Linne.
Christian rapper, Shai Linne.

Linne names preachers like ike Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Paula White and Benny Hinn in his new song “Fal$e Teacher$,”. He also explains why he chose to name names despite knowing it was “dangerous.”

“There’s always a danger in naming names,” agreed Linne, talking with Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Moore hosted Linne for his weekly podcast “The Cross & the Jukebox” on Friday, where they talked about the song on the rapper’s upcoming album titled, Lyrical Theology Part I.

“Had I only mentioned the teaching and not particular teachers, there would still be the possibility of agreeing with the song but assuming that this does not apply to these particular people,” Linne said, and added that he made efforts to be accurate and not to falsely label people.

Jesus said in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of the false prophets…,” Linne continued. We need to be aware of actual people, and “there’s Biblical precedence for naming names,” he said, adding he had watched the “prosperity gospel” teachers over and over again, and heard their teachings back to back.

Source: Christian Post

My Comment:

I think Mr. Shai Linne did a good thing.

Bringing awareness to people about the wolves in sheep’s clothing is a great thing. Think about it. There are millions of people who sit down and listen to these false preachers, who distort the Word of God. And yes, they may speak the truth on “some” occasions, but I most guarantee having listened and read from these false teachers, that on the other occasions, their twisting the Lord’s Word to suit their own selfish need.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

It is the truth that we are living in the last days. And these false teachers, wolves in sheep’s clothing, liars are coming out of the wood work.

1 Timothy 4:1

Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

There are quite a few out there who will defend these teachers, and say we are judging. But your simply wrong. For the Word of God says:

1 John 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

We must stand firm. Test. Put on the armor of God, and compare what these preachers preach to the Word of Jesus.

Ephesians 6:17

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

Written by: Gloria

End times signs update: Earthquakes, Pestilence, and more

Villagers carry the coffin of a man killed after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Lushan, Sichuan Province on April 22, 2013.
Villagers carry the coffin of a man killed after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Lushan, Sichuan Province on April 22, 2013.

Earthquakes

Two days after a magnitude 7.0-earthquake struck China’s  Sichuan province, residents are still awaiting rescue as well as essentials like  drinking water, food, medicine and tents. The epicenter of the earthquake was in  Lushan, a rural county 160 km southwest of the provincial capital, Chengdu.  China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency quotes  local officials as saying that there have been at least 192 deaths,  more than 11,000 injured and that 23 people remain missing. However, confirming  death tolls and damage to buildings has proved difficult, because police have  been stopping both foreign and Chinese media from entering Lushan county from  the nearby city of Ya’an.

Source: Time World

Tokyo,

A major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Japan today, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The quake hit at 0305 GMT near the Russian-administered Kuril island chain, 1,490 kilometres north of Tokyo, the US Geological Survey said. It was located 122 km deep.

The quake rocked the towns in the northernmost Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido.

“We have received no reports of damage so far,” a spokesman at the Hokkaido police said, adding that there were no reports of injuries.

Source: Business Line

Suspected Meteor Lights Up Sky Above Argentina

Thousands of residents of the Argentine city of Santiago del Estero in the early hours of Sunday morning caught a glimpse of a suspected meteor that lit up the sky above the city. The event took place at about 3:20 AM (local time). Argentine authorities believe the spectacular fireball was caused by a meteor entering the earth’s atmosphere and disintegrating. Some witnesses reported to local newspapers that they felt a slight tremor soon after seeing the meteorite.

Source: NTD TV

Pestilence

Bird flu turned fatal for a 52- year-old Shanghai woman whose lungs became so damaged that she began to suffocate, causing her vital organs to rapidly shut down, doctors in China said.

The retiree became ill March 27, with a fever that soared as high as 40.6 degrees Celsius (105.1 Fahrenheit), doctors at Huashan Hospital in Shanghai wrote in a report on the case in the journal Emerging Microbes & Infections. Treatment with intravenous antibiotics, steroids, antibody therapy, and mechanical ventilation failed to help, and she died April 3.

Source: Bloomberg

BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) — During the 24-hour period ending at 4 p.m. on Sunday, China confirmed six new cases of human H7N9 avian influenza, including five in Zhejiang and one in Jiangsu. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said in its daily update on H7N9 cases that a total of 102 H7N9 cases have been reported in China, including 20 that have ended in death.

Of the total, 12 H7N9 patients have been discharged from hospitals after receiving treatment, and the other 70 patients are being treated in designated hospitals, according to the commission. A total of 33 cases, including 11 that have ended in death, have been reported in Shanghai. Twenty-four cases, including three deaths, have been reported in Jiangsu Province, and 38 cases, including five deaths, in Zhejiang Province. Anhui Province has reported three cases, with one ending in death. Beijing has reported one case and three have been reported in Henan Province.

Source: China News

My Comment:

With the increase in earthquakes, diseases, lawlessness/murders, sunspots, and christian persecution, one would have to be pretty blind to not see that even now Jesus tells us he’s near.

Luke 21:11

There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.

Times are even worse than they were a few months ago, where these “signs of the end” God gave us, are increasing in strength, and becoming more frequent.

2 Timothy 3:1-4

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

What I’ve posted in this article is only a small fraction of what’s occurring now, and what is yet to come.

Matthew 24:21-22

For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.

Stay awake! We must remain strong in Jesus, putting on the armor of God, praying, preaching His Word and awaiting Our King!

Matthew 24:42-44

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Written by: Gloria

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