47 dead after 62 tornadoes, floods, and ball sized hail

Emergency personnel confer in front of Lowes Home Improvement after it was hit by a tornado in Sanford, N.C., on Saturday.

RALEIGH, N.C. — At least 47 people have died in three days of storms that ripped across the South and Midwest, NBC News reported on Sunday.

At least 24 were killed in North Carolina alone, NBC reported from Raleigh, where roofs were ripped off stores, trees were plucked out of the ground and “scores” of homes were damaged across the state.

Tens of thousands were without electricity after the furious system kicked up tornadoes, flash floods and hail as big as softballs.  Arkansas has seen 9 deaths since Thursday, Virginia 4, Alabama 7, Oklahoma 2 and Mississippi 1, according to NBC News.

Authorities in the Carolinas and Virginia warned the toll was likely to rise higher Sunday as searchers probed shattered homes and businesses.

The storms claimed its first lives Thursday night in Oklahoma, then roared through Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

Source: MSNBC

My Comment:

Expect weather conditions to worsen across the world, as the coming of our Messiah and King Jesus Christ comes closer and closer. Jesus states these as signs, prior to his coming.

Luke 21:25

There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.

I do believe the people of this world are at the point of “perplexity”. 62 tornadoes reported in North Carolina were the most in almost 20 years.

Luke 21:11

There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

But we who believe in Our King Jesus Christ have nothing to fear. Because he comes very soon!

Luke 21:26-28

Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.

Written by: Gloria

Ugandan Goverment: Ritual killings of children on the rise

A BBC investigation into human sacrifice in Uganda has heard first-hand accounts which suggest ritual killings of children may be more common than authorities have acknowledged.

James Nsaba Buturo, Uganda's Minister of Ethics and Integrity.

BBC News- Tim Whewell-One witch-doctor led us to his secret shrine and said he had clients who regularly captured children and brought their blood and body parts to be consumed by spirits.

Meanwhile, a former witch-doctor who now campaigns to end child sacrifice confessed for the first time to having murdered about 70 people, including his own son.

The Ugandan government told us that human sacrifice is on the increase, and according to the head of the country’s Anti-Human Sacrifice Taskforce the crime is directly linked to rising levels of development and prosperity, and an increasing belief that witchcraft can help people get rich quickly.

“They capture other people’s children. They bring the heart and the blood directly here to take to the spirits… They bring them in small tins and they place these objects under the tree from which the voices of the spirits are coming,” he said.

Asked how often clients brought blood and body parts, the witch-doctor said they came “on average three times a week – with all that the spirits demand from them.”

Source: BBC News (warning: video in this article is graphic)

My Comment:

It is fairly sickening that this world is so corrupt and evil, that men feel it necessary to perform “killing, torturing, and desecration of body part rituals” to appease satan and his demons. It would take such a cold heart and no morals, to murder a child.

God sees all, and these men will not go unpunished.

Leviticus 20:6 

“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.

We will see more and more of mankind displaying such acts as these, now that we are ever so close to the Coming of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 5:19-21

The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;  idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Our minds cannot grasp what the endless span of eternity is. But the Word of God is the complete truth. Judgment will come.

Hebrews 9:27

Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,

Unless you repent from your sins, Jesus Christ is completely clear on what will happen.

Revelation 21:8

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Written by: Gloria

Senior Mexican public safety officer assassinated

On February 2, Mexico’s director for citizen security, Manuel Farfan Carriola, was assassinated on his way home from work. Also killed were four bodyguards and numerous police officers were also shot and wounded.

Lawlessness is not a theory in Mexico, where no one is safe from drug related violence, and there's little the police can do about it.

Intelligence indicates that the most likely perpetrator of this attack was the Zeta organization.

As we’ve seen with previous attacks by the Zetas, their operations are very complex and very violent and, in essence, they have absolutely no problem targeting senior public safety officials and police chiefs.

The symbolism of attacking and killing a very senior public safety official resonates not only through the Mexican government, but U.S. law enforcement and inside the beltway in Washington, D.C. It raises serious protective security concerns on the ability of the Mexican government to be able to adequately protect public officials.

Source; STRATFOR Intelligence Services

My comments;

While Mexico is not a superpower, it is an upper tier country, with highly sophisticated institutions.

That it’s public officials, including senior government security people with bodyguards and police protection are helpless in the face of even more sophisticated criminals is a very sad state of affairs.

Matthew 24:12 says;

Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.

When law and order break down to this degree, you can expect a concurrent reduction in the compassion and love that people have for each other. When people are afraid they start looking out for themselves and growing indifferent to the problems of others.

But Yeshua (Jesus) warned in Matthew 5: 13-15;

You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

If you call yourself a “Christian” than growing indifferent to other people’s problems is not an option. The world is getting darker by the day, and that means we must let our lights shine brighter to give hope to those who are seeking it.

Matthew 5:16;

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Written by Aaron

Oil prices soar amid chaos in Egypt

As the crowds of protesters in Cairo grew from thousands, to tens of thousands, to hundreds of thousands, the price of oil shot upward.

Oil is the lifeblood of the world's economy, and unrest anywhere in the Middle East causes panic.

The price of benchmark Brent crude oil this week surged to $100, up 5 percent since the beginning of last week, when violence spread from Tunisia to Egypt. It’s the first time oil has gone that high in two years.

But Egypt itself is not an oil exporter. So why has oil risen in price?

One answer is simply Egypt’s position on the map. As Simon Henderson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy tells Voice of America:

“It’s in a strategic position. The Suez Canal flows through Egypt and there is also a significant oil pipeline which stretches from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea,” Henderson said. “So the oil markets are apprehensive of disruption here. So far there hasn’t been any, but oil markets tweak up the price because of what they see as sensitivity.”

For now, the canal — which offers the most direct shipping route between Asia and Europe — remains open. Britain’s “Financial Times” reported today that a special Egyptian military authority has taken charge of the Canal Zone to guarantee the safety of shipping.

But Egypt’s risky geographic location is not the only thing driving up oil prices. More importantly, there is fear that the unrest in Egypt could spread to the other Arab countries which are major oil exporters, such as the Gulf states.

Friday is expected to see the biggest protests yet in Cairo as it marks the start of the weekend in Egypt. The protests are scheduled to begin as mosques let out after Friday Prayers.

Source; Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

My comments;

When the price of oil goes up, the price of everything else goes up along with it, because the energy provided by oil is the foundation for everything else in the global economy.

Most people have no idea how fragile their lives are. Westerners in particular are often clueless about the fact that the high quality of life they enjoy is not something they should take for granted. It all depends on a lot of things that are interconnected and any shock to the system can send the entire edifice crashing to the ground faster than anyone can imagine.

If you think there has been hard economic times in the last couple of years, you should prepare yourself for the fact that things are about to get a lot worse.

The situation in the world is bad and it’s not going to get any better.

The economy is not going to recover, the wars are not going to end, the earthquakes, hurricanes, forest fires and floods are not going to stop happening. These things are going to continue and intensify and feed into each other.

As Yeshua (Jesus) said in Mark 13: 7-8;

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

The good news is, there is hope, and His name is Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus Christ)

He will return, and He will put an end to the devastation and the suffering

Mark 13: 24-27;

But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory. And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.

When He has returned, or when you’re dead, it’s too late to accept His free gift of Grace which is the only thing which can save us from the wrath to come. Accept it now, and enter into the promise of His Salvation.

As Yeshua said in Matthew 11:28;

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

Written by Aaron

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