Smoke, clouds and the Hand of God

This is the smoke from the Australian bushfires that turned skies in the north of New Zealand orange on January 5th. 

Smoke Jan 5th 2020

The hazy cloud of smoke arrived in South America four days later.  Sitting at about 6,000 meters (20,000 feet) in the air, the smoke traveled more than 12,000 kilometers (7,500 miles) to reach that continent.

On the day the smoke arrived on January 9th, an interesting sign appeared in Brazil.  I don’t think the cloud was part of the smoke from Australia but it’s an interesting sign or coincidence.

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The “Hand of God” in Brazilian sky, January 2020

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Smoke from Australia bushfires reaches Brazil

Real ‘Hand of God’ appears in the sky over Brazil?

Australia’s bushfire smoke will do a full lap of the globe, Nasa says

 

Faith and flaming arrows

As a wall of fire reported to be 60 feet high and moving at 90 kilometres an hour bore down from the Mallacoota wharf, where thousands of people huddled for safety, David Jeffery used his faith.  Literally.

Jeffery, the owner of the Wave Oasis B&B in Mallacoota, and two older “prayer warriors” (along with many others around the nation) were praying.

“I prayed, ‘Lord if you don’t push this [fire] back now, we need [wind] from the east.’ As soon as I said that, it started blowing from the east a little bit. Then I got louder and [the wind] got stronger. Then I got louder again and it got stronger again …

“I felt it change. I noticed that the bolder I got, the stronger [the wind got]. I was yelling, ‘In Jesus’ name, thank you Lord for rescuing these souls. Push it back Lord, rescue us!’

“It was desperation personified. I did not care who heard me. I knew then that God was then doing what I was asking. Because if he didn’t answer then, we were dead.”

Noting that no easterly was forecast, Jeffery continues: “What God did was push [the fire] back from the east, which was impossible but he did it. He did that for five minutes, which broke [the fire front] enough to stop it from getting to where we were.”

Source: Prayer saved thousands in Mallacoota, claims ‘atheist’

Jeffrey’s faith acted as a shield for himself and the other people trapped on the beach.

There’s a verse about faith being a shield: “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16

This verse is from a passage in Ephesians that tells believers who they’re fighting and what to do.  I’ll put the passage at the end of this post.

This photo shows what the struggle is against.

“A dairy farmer who spent 13 hours defending his property from a fire that spat out 100m large fireballs has pleaded with the PM to not let any more people die.”

“It hit us like four or five times, the chopper pilots are heroes, they saved it (the property) … I’m very glad people did not get killed here. We’ve got a photo a friend took and I’m not into hooky pooky stuff but there was a big devil face in it.”

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The Devil face in the east Gippsland bushfire. Picture: 7NewsMelbourne

Source: The Daily Telegraph: NSW bushfires: Devil’s inferno, eerie photo of massive blaze

“We have a belief there’s political zeitgeist behind this,” said former Australian leader Barnaby Joyce, citing the ways the forests had been neglected.

Zeitgeist means “the spirit of the age.”  I’ll write more about the spirit of the age in a separate post.  Our struggle is not against people.  It’s against the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark world and the spiritual forces of evil.

Just laws based on the ten commandments act as a protective hedge around a country.  When these laws are changed in favour of the sustainable goals of Agenda 2030, it will leave the country open to attack.  I believe we’ll see an increase in open spiritual warfare.  A Christian’s job is not to be a social justice warrior but to stand in the gap for their land and pray.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:10-12


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Army Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters are deployed to rescue thousands stranded on a beach

The Green Tape – Goal 15 of UN Agenda 2030

As the Sunday afternoon sky in New Zealand went an unprecedented orange from Australia’s bush fires, eventually draining into an early sepia toned twilight, I was left dumbfounded. Australia has experienced bush fires before and should know how to deal with them.  Why on God’s green earth did the Australian state and federal governments close fire trails, remove dams and ignore calls to thin out trees and remove undergrowth?

There are news reports like this one from The Sydney Morning Herald, Green ideas must take blame for deaths :Fire trails have been blocked up to turn the land back to its natural state and volunteer firefighters prevented by National Parks and Wildlife Service employees from bulldozing control lines because of damage to vegetation.

“… Instances like that are just too numerous to mention. Governments … have been in too much of a rush to appease green idealism … This thing about locking up forests is just not working.”

“I believe there is an agenda..” an Australian wrote in the comments section of an article from the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association where a firefighter is shown wrapped in green tape.

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Artwork on an article by the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association – done by Terry Pontikos.

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UN Agenda 2030, goal 15

Yes there is an agenda – the green tape of the Sustainable Development Goals for Agenda 2030 – specifically SDG Goal #15.

In the name of this ideological goal, the UN has demanded that the undergrowth be left in the forests to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

What is this sustainable development goal that is causing such poor management of national parks and state forests?

The sustainable goals of Agenda 2030

In 2015, Agenda 21morphed into UN Agenda 2030 which the UN is now openly promoting.  It has 17 high-minded, altruistic and idealistic goals it’s happy to tell the world about, like “ending poverty.”

These goals come with 169 Sustainable Development Goals you are not being told about.  You won’t find them very easily, I had to do some digging, but here’s the link.

Click on goal 15.  One of the 169 goals is SDG 15.2.1, “Sustainable Forest Management” which involves “biomass.”

Generally speaking, biomass includes the stem, stump, branches, bark, seeds and foliage.  It’s more important to the UN Climate Change lobby to keep biomass (the undergrowth) in the name of “reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”  That’s why firefighters and local authorities have been prevented from managing their own forests.

The United Nations doesn’t care that the undergrowth is highly combustible leading to unstoppable fires.  According to them biomass is good as it absorbs carbon dioxide!

Note: carbon dioxide, or CO2 is a trace gas which makes up just 0.04% of the atmosphere.  Yet it is being portrayed by the UN as a harmful greenhouse gas.

This is how the world’s forests are being “conserved” in the name of sustainable development and climate change.

It’s not ‘climate change’ threatening Australia – it’s the belief in climate change.


Biomass and “sustainable” forest management

Here’s the link on the FAO Food and Agriculture page under ‘Key results’ of target 15.1. Quote: “Furthermore, stopping deforestation contributes to reducing of impacts of climate change as forests absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it as biomass.”  

And here’s Australia’s report card from the UN for SDG 15.2.1: “Sustainable Forest Management.”  It seems the Australian government is after a big UN tick for their biomass targets.  Read it and weep.

If you are wondering who the FAO are, the Food and Agriculture Organisation is headquartered in Rome.   It seems sovereign management of the nations’ land is being quietly transferred to the United Nations, under something called “FAO Custodianship.”  This link is for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Clearly the land confiscation and United Nations ideological approach to forest management is a disaster in the making, and not just one confined to Australia given the rise of uncontrollable fires.  This is criminal.

This is what top-down rule by bureaucrats from an UNelected and UNaccountable world government looks like.

I hope I’ve shown you enough to see where this unelected, rampaging, land grabbing, lying, murdering socialist beast is taking us.  Where’s it going?  How much suffering has it already caused?

My recommendation is to read up on the 169 UN Sustainable Development Goals and see which ones are being enacted in your country.


A farmer’s plea to the Australian government:

Craig Calvert“A dairy farmer who spent 13 hours defending his property from a fire that spat out 100m large fireballs has pleaded with the PM to not let any more people die.”

Source: The Daily Telegraph: NSW bushfires: Devil’s inferno, eerie photo of massive blaze

“Shaking and fighting back tears Mr Calvert said that government incompetence had led to the disaster fire season.

“People need help. Australia is scared. To Mr (Morrison), please throw your gloves on, come on down here and see me,” he said.

“Morris (Morrison) step up and get behind us, don’t let anymore people die in the future. You’re the man of the hour, everyone will fall behind you.”

“I’ve got an extensive network who can help with knowledge of the bush and how the environment actually runs. It doesn’t run on paperwork.”

Do you think he’ll be listened to?


The Excuses

And now, here come the “Climate Change” excuses – the fire season is longer, because of “global warming” – so they weren’t able to do backburns.

While many people use the terms interchangeably, hazard reduction is done ahead of bushfire season to reduce the intensity of fires if they do happen, while backburning is done as a last resort to stop a fire that’s already burning.

Mechanical clearing like slashing undergrowth, or even reducing the ground fuel by hand wasn’t done because the local fire authorities are having difficulties getting into national parks to do hazard reduction.

As for backburns, former leader Barnaby Joyce pointed out it’s not like there’s no period to get them done – they could do it in the middle of winter or periods after rain. When they do have occasions to do it, they are constrained by bureaucracy – green tape. Conservation decisions are made by bureaucrats who don’t live in the area.

Former CSIRO scientist David Packham said the same thing in an interview with Sky News Australia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6RrgBrb6R8

“The bushfires are now catastrophic.”  Les Crowe, National Chief Loss Adjuster to the Insurance Council of Australia wrote about a misconception propagated by the media : “This the first time such fires have been rated as catastrophic. True, but not because they were rated any worse than many previous fires. In 2009, following the bush-fire inquiry, the defined categories of fire were renamed. Catastrophic was introduced as the most severe warning. So this description was never intended to make people think they were the worst fires ever. I have heard many media reports entrench this mistake.”

You’ll find his remarks in the comments section of this link: ‘Climate change doesn’t cause fires’ : “You can’t blame climate change when you’ve restricted access to millions of hectares of densely thickened eucalypt forests and wonder why they go up in smoke.

You can’t blame climate change when you haven’t back burned this millennium.

You can’t blame climate change when there are no fire breaks or cool buffer zones installed around towns, houses and critical infrastructure.”


Finally, what’s this about the Rural Fire Brigades struggling for money?

That's full fucked

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Index by SDGs 169 targets – click on each goal to see the devil in the details.

FAO Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Information Centre, Canberra: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

UN Global Compact Network, Australia: Advancing the SDG’s.

Apostate churches want action on ‘climate change’ while Australia burns

Australia has suffered a devastating early bush fire season with fires across several states burning through hundreds of thousands of hectares.  New South Wales has been the most severely hit, with more than 1.65m hectares razed, an area significantly larger than suburban Sydney.

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Of course the fires have been blamed on climate change.  Are the Australian fires unprecedented?  History would say otherwise.  Australia has always had devastating bush fires.

Hear the voice of a volunteer fire fighter:

“It is high time bureaucrats and politicians stopped blaming climate change for a bushfire crisis that is very much of their own making and is putting lives at risk.”

On Christmas Eve, former Australian leader Barnaby Joyce posted a word about the drought and Australian Bushfires on Twitter – which the media called ‘bizarre,’ but I agree with him.

“You don’t need to convince me the climate’s not changing – the climate’s always changing.  My problem’s always been how a new tax is going to change it back!”

He mentioned a higher authority at work, beyond our comprehension.  “Unless we understand that’s got to be respected, then we’re just fools – we’re going to get nailed.” 

I wondered what the Australian Churches are saying about that.  It appears they’ve used their Christmas messages to preach about “climate change,” and put pressure on their prime minister to “take action.”   Even the media have called that disgusting.

They’re no longer preaching about sin and morality!

There’s a Bible proverb that says “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.  Proverbs 14:34

Laws based on the ten commandments protect a nation spiritually.  Have there been any laws made in Australia recently that might remove God’s hand of protection from the land?  In 2017 Australia changed the marriage covenant by bringing in same-sex marriage and now the abortion laws have been decriminalised.  New South Wales was the last state to do it, changing it’s abortion law on September 26th, 2019.   The bush fires broke out soon after in early October.

Is there a link between sin and disaster?  I’m not hearing it from the churches in Australia.

New Zealand is next to decriminalise it’s abortion law in line with the demands of the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals.)  Will it be NZ’s turn to “get nailed?” God doesn’t bring disaster or delight in it, the Bible states what’s needed to heal the land in 2 Chronicles 7:13-14.

It’s up to you, Australian believers to stand in the gap for your land.  Prayer changes things.  I know you’re out there and we’re with you.

Prayer saved thousands in Mallacoota, claims ‘atheist’

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Does God provide protection to nations?  Yes, Israel is regularly protected from their neighbour’s missiles.  The supernatural protection of Israel

Australia bushfires factcheck: are this year’s fires unprecedented?

Sweeping abortion law changes: NZ

White Island tragedy exposed a growing institutional cowardice

On the 1st December 2019 New Zealand’s Civil Emergency  department was transformed into the National Emergency Management Response – NEMA for short.  A week later, White Island erupted on December 9th.

Some Australians are praising New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her classy response to the White Island volcano disaster.  Oh, it’s a class act all right.  

I wonder what they’d think if they learned that after the volcano erupted, the emergency services were told not to respond.  The first responders were ordinary New Zealanders – real heroes.  They’re the ones who acted.  The NZ Government had nothing to do with it – although they’ve taken the credit.

After Whakaari/White Island, it’s up to us to save ourselves

Mark Law

Whakaari/White Island and, inset, helicopter pilot Mark Law, who flew to the island to help as soon as he heard of the eruption.

OPINION: The tragedy at Whakaari/White Island last week exposed a growing institutional cowardice among emergency services, particularly police, that affects their usefulness to citizens.

When the eruption occurred, and the emergency calls started on Monday afternoon, police and rescue services decided that they would not head to the island to help.

It was left to my fellow citizens to respond with māia (courage). Those nearby, and back on the mainland, reacted instantly and humanely. They ran, flew, and sped by boat toward the danger.

Politicians and officials have praised these as “first responders”.  Their use of the phrase was a dishonest attempt to hide that these people were not official first responders, but ordinary people.

Read more – Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118219897/after-whakaariwhite-island-its-up-to-us-to-save-ourselves


Risk aversion

A man would tell the leadership to “grow a pair” and respond.  To “grow a pair” is to tell someone they don’t have the balls, that they SHOULD have to do something “manly”  But this feminist led leadership isn’t configured to “grow a pair.”

Finding NEMA

Where was NEMA?  Perhaps they were paralysed by OSH – another stifling government department called “Occupational Health and Safety,” which is also led by a woman.  I guess we’ll have to ask Jacinda, our prime minister.

The head of the newly formed NEMA is Carolyn Schwalger, from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand.

It’s not a good look for the New Zealand government.


12 Dec 2019, aftermarth:

White Island eruption – What police boat was doing so close to shore

Police initially refused to reveal the boat’s specific activities so close to the island when asked for information by Newshub, saying it was “providing whatever support was required.”  A spokesperson stressed no individual stepped foot on the island.

However, on Thursday, after Police Minister Stuart Nash blasted police communication and called for greater transparency during the eruption aftermath, police confirmed the boat was the launch site for drones.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/12/white-island-eruption-what-police-boat-was-doing-so-close-to-shore.html


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NEMA
‘How good is Jacinda Ardern’: People applaud NZ PM.  
White Island eruption: The ‘distressing’ aftermath described by first responder Mark Law

Eruption and corruption in NZ

How much carbon do volcanoes spew into the air?  It doesn’t matter – apparently if we give the UN $1.4 billion dollars a year for carbon trading, they’ll make it go away and magically make mother nature cool it by 1.5 degrees!

Even though New Zealand has the worst level of homelessness in the developed world, we’re committed to giving the UN $1.4 billion per year for carbon trading!  Even though I don’t particularly like President Trump, I applaud him for getting the United States out of the UN Paris rort Agreement.

Trump got the US out of that agreement because it’s a bad deal.  It’s a scam where developed Nations pay over one billion per year to assist developing countries in reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and “developing” nations like China and India get a free ride.

I wonder how many New Zealanders know that $1,400,000,000 is being sent offshore, never to be seen again?  We might as well dump that money in the volcano’s crater.

The UN should give New Zealand our money back.  That money, obtained by fraud, was promised for housing – and now we’ll need even more because of the extra refugees that socialist prime minister Jacinda Adern is bringing in.

There’s so much we could spend it on – things like humane pest control, cleaning up old landfills, transport, building apprenticeships and affordable homes.

This is from Newshub.  Read it and weep.

New Zealand to spend $14 billion to meet Paris Agreement targets:

“Newshub can reveal the cost to the New Zealand economy to meet Paris Agreement targets will be $1.4 billion every year for a decade.

But that money won’t be spent on reducing New Zealand’s domestic emissions – it’ll go towards paying other countries to reduce their emissions.

In documents released under the Official Information Act, a briefing to Judith Collins on her first day as Energy Minister says the cost to the economy of buying international carbon units to offset our own emissions will be $14.2 billion over 10 years.

Carbon trading is the process of buying and selling permits and credits to emit carbon dioxide.

In the documents, officials say “this represents a significant transfer of wealth overseas…”


When will New Zealand blow it’s top over this?  We should.  We can’t do much about ‘Acts of God,’ but we should be able to hold the people who are not acting in New Zealand’s best interests – people like corrupt bankers and socialist UN Shills to account.  The trouble is, the damage they do only emerges after they’ve gone on to high-ranking positions for the banks or UN.  New Zealand is left picking up the pieces while getting used to “a new normal.”

Volcanos, literal and figurative


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How much C02 does a volcano spew?  It’s unknown.  Another known unknown – volcanic outgassing of CO2

How much money does the UN want for CO2?  Trillions.  UN: Nobody is doing Enough to Limit CO2 Emissions

How much will it cost NZ?  New Zealand to spend $14 billion to meet Paris Agreement targets

How bad is NZ’s homeless problem?  NZ’s homelessness the worst in OECD – by far

Protests caused by failed energy policies at Santiago, this year’s UN venue

The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are conferences held each year in various locations, where thousands of officials, NGOs and politicians jet in with their fossil-fuel guzzling planes.  I note from the “Conference of the Parties” website they present a “Fossil of the Day” award to shame any country burning coal or not meeting it’s UN targets – but they can’t see the irony.

But this time I’m not talking about hypocrisy, I’m going to talk about the effects of UN Goal 13 – Climate Action.

This year, right now – from the 2nd to 13th December 2019, the UN conference was going to take place in Santiago, Chile.  The reason it’s not is massive protests and rioting caused by failed energy policies.

How a $0.04 metro fare price hike sparked massive unrest in Chile. Source: Vox

How a $0.04 metro fare price hike sparked massive unrest in Chile. Source: Vox

Demonstrations against a hike in metro ticket prices in Chile’s capital exploded into violence on October 18, unleashing widening protests over living costs and social inequality.

Here’s the reason for the price hike in living and metro costs: in 2018 the Chilean government, in a step towards achieving the country’s climate action targets, opted for expensive wind and solar to power most of Santiago Metro’s energy sources.

As a result, Chileans are now burdened by higher Metro fares reflecting unnecessary energy price hikes.

Chile does not lack natural resources – they could have used water and coal, but this is a no-no as far the UN is concerned.  The country cancelled two power projects because of aggressive opposition, one a coal-fired plant and the other a hydro-electric scheme.  These cancelled projects cost Chile billions.

Former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet (from 2006 to 2010 and 2014 to 2018) called it “a pioneering project of the entire world.”  Chilean engineer Douglas Pollock said, “She was probably right because I don’t know of any other country which has done such nonsense.  Electricity cost for the subway rose 210%.”

The government also hit the portion of conventional power that remained with new carbon dioxide taxes.  Just like France.

Vox reported that 50 percent of Chilean workers earn less than 400,000 pesos per month (roughly $550), making a small change to public transportation costs a plausible breaking point.

Results: riots.  This is the effect of climate alarmism, carbon ideology and governments that are UN-concerned with their people.  The green policies introduced there have proved so disastrous and unpopular that Chile is in flames.

It seems Chile’s been getting the wrong things into power.  Is it time to get out of the UN and find leaders that don’t serve the UN or its partner the World Bank?

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An aerial view of a burnt metro station in Santiago. Source: NDTV Metro Stations Burned, Buses Set On Fire In Chile’s Worst Riots In Years.


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United Nations Climate Change conference

Chile’s largest metro network to be powered by solar and wind

Expensive Climate Policies Sparked The Chilean Riots, Just Like In France

Green Policies Are Turning Chile Into Venezuela

“Chilean engineer Douglas Pollock (he has an ancestor buried in Westminster Abbey but despite the name, he is very much a Chilean) spoke with tears in his eyes as he outlined the terrible damage that environmentalism has done to his country in such a short space of time.

“You can hear Douglas talk about the tragedy that has befallen his country in the interview above.  You can also find his speech, in which he talks in more detail about the damage done by green policy to Chile’s economy here.

Nice one, greenies. You have no claim to the moral high ground. What you are doing to the planet is pure evil.”


UN goal 5 is ‘Gender equality’ and goal 8 is ‘Decent work and economic growth: ‘Buy from green companies that are equal opportunity employers.’ 

How did that work out for Chile?

After leaving the presidency in 2010 and while not immediately reelectable, Michelle Bachelet was appointed the first executive director of the newly created United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

It seems the current president, oligarch Sebastián Piñera is no better,  he was unconcernedly eating at a pizza restaurant during the Santiago riot.  His lapses, errors and inconveniences have been labelled “piñericosas” in Chile.
“Chile burns and he eats pizza”: storm against president Pinera