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Biblical plagues – locusts swarm over two continents

Did you know that while the world deals with Coronavirus, there’s another plague threatening two continents?  East Africa, the Middle East, India and Pakistan are battling the twin plagues of Coronavirus and locust swarms.

East Africa is being destroyed by a huge swarm of locusts

The locusts have now been seen in ten countries, leading forecasters to say they pose a threat to millions.

It reminds me of the ten plagues of Egypt, where devastating locust attacks in Egypt around 1446 B.C. were mentioned in the Book of Exodus in the Bible.

These locusts have formed group formations as they attempt to battle desert winds, as shared by social media users across Saudi Arabia.

Viewers quickly flocked in to voice their thoughts. One wrote: “Surreal, military-style units.”

“Believe in the Bible yet?”

But another was less worried and said: “They are as good as dead in the desert.”

The locusts were first reported a year ago where, together with cockroaches, they invaded the grand mosque of Mecca, Islam’s holiest site.

Like a thief in the night! Locust Plague Timeline: The Biblical plague started ironically at the holiest site in Islam in 2019: It now stretches from the Chinese border to South Africa: New swarms in China, Botswana and South Sudan
Source: The Big Wobble

The locusts have no king, yet they all advance in ranks, Proverbs 30:27.

Chilling footage has shown millions of locusts forming small groups in the desert to battle high winds as a plague continues to sweep across east Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

With coronavirus and locust plague, ‘nature is sending us a message,’ says UN environment head

If there was a message in this, the UN’s not getting it.

The causes of the locust plague

  • The UN

Antonio Guterres of Portugal, the U.N. secretary-general, claimed global warming as a cause of the problem.  According to Walter Williams of cnsnews.com that’s sheer nonsense – it was mostly man-made.

“This ongoing tragedy is mostly man-made, according to an analysis by Paul Driessen, who is a senior policy adviser with the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise.

SDG 15.9Economic development organizations and activist nongovernmental organizations have foisted “agroecology” on the poorest nations — an organic-style agriculture. They promote the virtues of peasant farming.”

Think “sustainable land management” in accordance with Agenda 2030.

Walter Williams: The Real Culprit Behind Africa’s Locust Plague

African nations like Kenya want to use insectides but are being opposed by the UN FAO: “United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization sides with western greens over East African farmers.”

So yet again, just like in Australia, one of the causes of the disaster is environmentalism –  and UNelected bureaucrats sitting in their UN offices dictating how nations are going to manage their environment.

  • War in Yemen

There are Sunni-Shiite proxy wars going on in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia practices Sunni Islam and Iran practices Shia Islam.  In 2015 Saudi Arabia, supported by a coalition of Arab states, declared war on the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen.  NATO powers such as the United Kingdom and the United States support the Saudi Arabian-led war in Yemen primarily through arms sales and technical assistance.

Oman, which stayed out of the war, borders Yemen.

While the war was going on, the locust population boom unfolded in the remote deserts of Oman, far from humans who might see the growing threat.

“A locust plague is much like a wildfire,” Cressman says. “If you can find it when it’s just a tiny campfire, and you can put it out, you’re good. No problem.” But if they can’t detect and obliterate the locust plague early, it will grow and grow, really only stopping when the swarm runs out of food.”

“It wasn’t until observers found locusts in southern Oman at the end of 2018 that Cressman, a senior locust forecasting officer with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization could raise the alarm.”

Yemen, ravaged by war, no longer had the means to deploy the specially trained crews that spray common pesticides that kill the insects in a matter of hours. (It’s too dangerous for farmers and other regular folks to spray the pesticides themselves.)

  • Weather

Then, catastrophically, heavy rains hit the country, providing yet more breeding opportunities for the invading locusts. Early last summer, the plague jumped the gulf and landed in Somalia, then continued its march into Ethiopia and Kenya.

“If these are the end times, Planet Earth certainly isn’t being subtle about it.”

Source, Wired: The Terrifying Science Behind the Locust Plagues of Africa

People living in the nations of the twin plagues could be excused for thinking it’s the end of the world.  Not yet – but it’s probably the end of the existing order.

  • God. These events could be “the beginning of sorrows” Jesus spoke of when He was asked about the end times.  It could be God trying to get the world’s attention as the new world order takes shape and the prophesied one world government is formed.

When Solomon finished building the temple in Jerusalem, God said,When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

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While coronavirus is on everyone’s mind, another plague – of locusts – threatens Africa

Even nature is changing.  Locusts are flying in formation.  They’re no longer being driven off by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans.

Cattle are feeding on dead locusts.

Ndunda Makanga, who spent hours Friday trying to chase the locusts from his farm, said: ‘Even cows are wondering what is happening.  Corn, sorghum, cowpeas, they have eaten everything.’

“As exasperated farmers look for more help in fighting one of history’s most persistent pests, the FAO’s Locust Watch offers little consolation.

‘Although giant nets, flamethrowers, lasers and huge vacuums have been proposed in the past, these are not in use for locust control,’ the U.N. agency says. ‘People and birds often eat locusts but usually not enough to significantly reduce population levels over large areas.’

Still, it offered recipes. One suggested seasoning in Uganda is chopped onion and curry powder.  Then fry.”

The new Middle East peace broker

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We’ve got a new man to broker a Two State Solution, he’s got an interesting address, he’s Jewish, and he’s the son-in-law of Donald Trump.  Jared Kushner has been named as senior White House advisor to Donald Trump.  

Who is this man?  He’s a real estate develop with no diplomatic experience.  But he managed Trump’s election campaign.  Very successfully I might add.

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How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House.

He’s an observant Jew.  His paternal grandparents, Rae and Joseph Kushner, were Holocaust survivors who came to the U.S. from Poland.  So he may succeed where the other non-Jewish US leaders have failed.

“Jared is such a good kid and he’ll make a deal with Israel that no one else can,” Trump told The Times of London newspaper last month. “He’s a natural dealmaker – everyone likes him.”  Source: Kushner Seen As Hopeful Sign by West Bank Settlers

It seems Jared Kushner has mystical leanings, despite being Orthodox: Jared Kushner and the White-Haired Mystic Whose Dad ‘Got a Ride’ From a Dead Sage.

Location, location

A successful businessman, Jared Kushner oversaw his family’s real estate empire, Kushner Companies, from his skyscraper three blocks south of Trump Tower, at 666 Fifth Avenue.

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666fifthavenuesignUnder Jared’s leadership, the company purchased the storied office building at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City for a record $1.8 billion in 2006, which at the time was the biggest sum ever paid for a single office building, according to the New York Real Estate website the Real Deal.

Having an address at that location does not qualify him for being the antichrist – the one who “confirms a seven-year peace agreement with many” in Daniel 9:25-27. He doesn’t match other criteria laid out for this role.  But if the reason Jared Kushner paid such an exorbitant price for that address is that he follows the Kabbalah, then from his actions, we can hazard a guess at the religion of the antichrist.

The number may have significance in the Zohar – the Kabbalah holy book.  Here’s what a Rabbi said; “Mosad Hayesod” cites the Vilna Gaon’s commentary on the Zohar that “the number 666 contains hidden within it exalted and lofty messianic potential.”  Source: The Significance of 666 in Kabbalah

Are there any Jewish Messianic hopes here?  Jesus did warn about that in Matthew 24, saying “For many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.”  Matthew 24:5.

He also said,“I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.John 5:43.

The False Messiah will come in his own name, and it will be the name of a man.  This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666. Revelation 13:18.

We don’t know who that is yet, but the signs are coming together.

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As an interesting aside, the building at 666 Fifth Ave also housed Lucent Technologies.  The company was named after Lucifer, and in keeping with that, they produced an operating system called Inferno in 1997.  Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucent


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Kushner

How Jared Kushner Became a Teenage Hero — and Learned To Be a Zionist

Huge Oil Discovery in Israel

Last month Israel had a freak sandstorm of Biblical proportions, the worst since the state of Israel began.  It lasted four days and ended just before Rosh Hashana on Sept 13th 2015, the Jewish New Year.  Normally sandstorms come from the south, but this one blew in from Syria and covered the land. 

In Bible prophecy a vast coalition will advance against Israel from that direction, “like a cloud that covers the land.”  Ezekial 38

"You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land.  In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land,
so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes."  Ezekial 38:16 

This week I’ve been wondering why China is getting involved in the Syrian conflict, and why it’s beginning to look like World War 3.

Watching the news on TV didn’t enlighten me, but I didn’t expect the media to cover it from the angle I’m looking at – the Bible prophecy in Ezekial 38 and 39. The prophet Ezekial wrote about a war in the latter days, where God puts a hook in the jaws of the prince of Rosh (Russia) to drag him and his allies into a conflict on the mountains of Israel.

With that in mind, I’ve been keeping an eye on the conflict to see if there’s something that would cause Putin to attack Israel.  After I prayed about it, news was announced of a major oil discovery this week – on the mountains of Israel, the Golan Heights.  This is a game changer.  That land is under dispute with Syria.  After this oil find, you can bet Syria is going to want the Golan Heights back.  And Russia is Syria’s ally.  Here might be the hook in the jaws of Gog.  If Russia invades Israel, you’d better start reading the Bible for your news.

Potentially game-changing oil reserves discovered in Israel

Afek Oil and Gas, an Israeli subsidiary of the U.S. company Genie Energy, confirmed the find in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TV.  They said the strata was 10 times as much as the normal strata so they’re talking about we are talking about significant quantities.  They started drilling in December 2014.

Notable investors and shareholders of Genie Energy are Howard Jonas, former US Vice President Dick Cheney, Michael Steinhardt, Jacob Rothschild, and Rupert Murdoch. 

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/10/08/potentially-game-changing-oil-reserves-discovered-in-israel/

It’s an interesting name, Genie Energy – and the shareholders are all powerful men.  And power corrupts.  Their corporate logo is an oil lamp.  A Genie (or Jinn) is a spirit of Arabian folklore, as depicted traditionally imprisoned within a bottle or oil lamp.  I wonder what’s going to happen when they let this Genie loose.  

China has reportedly sent warships to the coast of Syria to “observe” the actions of US and Russian ships.  China slammed Obama for failing to prove that the chemical weapons attack was the work of the Syrian government, charging that Washington’s “geopolitical interests” in the region were behind the military build-up.  The editorial also complained of the total lack of media coverage in America concerning reports that Syrian rebels admitted responsibility for last month’s chemical weapons attack, and accused the White House of “ignoring logic as it beats war drums.”  Source: http://www.infowars.com/report-china-sends-warships-to-coast-of-syria/

Now it becomes clearer why Washington wants to remove Assad, and why Putin wants to keep Assad.  Washington doesn’t even care what Islamic horror Assad would get replaced with.  Look at what happened to Libya after they removed Gadhaffi.  Before it had the highest standard of living in Africa.  Now it’s a failed state.

Other news links regarding the major oil find in Israel:

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Potentially game-changing oil reserves discovered in Israel Source: Fox news

http://www.oil-price.net/en/articles/crude-oil-syrian-conflict.php

https://www.rt.com/business/317906-oil-golan-heights-israel/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/major-oil-reserve-said-found-on-golan/


The Golan Heights

In the Bible this territory was given to the tribe of Joseph through his son Manasseh.  It’s disputed territory because it’s in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War.

In Jacob’s blessing to Joseph in Genesis 49:22 he speaks of Joseph getting “blessings of the deep that lies beneath.

The blessing from the deep is confirmed in Moses blessing, when he gave the tribes their territory: “And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, with the precious things of heaven, with the dew, and the deep lying beneath.

This blessing is going to be a double-edged sword that will probably lead to war.  Because when Jacob gave Joseph his blessing, we read on the next line, Genesis 49:23: “The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him.”  The bow is associated with Ishmael, the father of the Arabs and the ancestor of Mohammed (Genesis 21:20).  And we know the Arabs hate Israel.


Here you can see the sandstorm from 8th-12th Sept 2015 that covered the land like a cloud.
Is it a warning sign?

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