NATURAL DISASTERS – Evil, or the Father’s Love Calling?

Notes 43

And the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”
Ezekiel 9:4

After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree. Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.”
Revelation 7:1-3

And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
2 Thessalonians 2:6-8

*all scriptures are in the NKJV, unless otherwise stated

Introduction

There are lots of things in my heart to write about concerning this topic, but for space, I will keep it short.
Clearly, the worst place to get and know the truth about world events is the mainstream media. In fact, the mainstream media is nothing but the voice of the spirit of wickedness, spewing poison on the earth and which God will destroy without mercy at the time appointed for such.
The stories of cyclones, earthquakes, hurricanes and all other natural disasters all have certain levels of spiritual interpretation, but almost all have one constant reality behind them, that is, a call for men to repent from their wickedness and turn to God who has power over these things. (See Revelation 16:9)

Earth’s Tipping Point
Earth is reeking and staggering like a drunken man under the weight of the abominations and the deep evil that man has subjected her to from the very beginning of time. The earth and the creations in it are groaning heavily under this weight, like a woman in labor, awaiting the revealing of those who God has called sons and who He is sealing with the seal of the Holy Spirit even in the seasons we are in now. God has had enough, creation has groaned enough, the restraining Spirit of God set over the earth has had enough. The Lord is coming back. This time, not as a weak carpenter in the flesh, but as the King of glory who will no longer overlook the evil workings of man on the earth. Wickedness or Babylon that has grown fat by the merchandise of the sons of disobedience shall now be destroyed. Babylon has fallen from the very days of John the beloved, when he saw the things he wrote in the book of Revelation. However, the reality of the destruction of Babylon, which is the system of this world, and which is a horrible stench in the nostrils of God will now not be shifted further. Anyone can say whatever they like, but the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is a clear picture and a sign of the imminent destruction of Babylon. (See my article on Notre dame here). It is the Lord God who has come to judge Babylon, and He will bring this judgment with precision and swiftness.

Natural Disasters
Things don’t just happen in God’s earth, especially as it affects man’s created world system. Note, God made the earth, but this world system was created by Satan the enemy of mankind. And because things don’t just happen, it is important that we know and understand that God has control over all what He created and He uses each and every one of them as He pleases and for whatever He wants them for. Such is the story of the natural disasters happening all around the world. Scientists may say all the facts they have been programmed to say, but the warning and a call for men to repent will not stop sounding like a trumpet in the natural disasters God allows on the earth.
Every cyclone, hurricane that has caused damage on the earth always is a direct effect of mighty winds moving at alarming speeds and with enormous power. Logical minds will certainly have logical explanations for such events, but the heart and mind of God will always be made known to those who are willing to know. Meaning that, natural disasters are warnings in themselves or almost all the time are effects of the love of God rejected by a people or a nation.

The Seven Eyes of God
The Spirit of the Lord, Who is referred to as the seven eyes of God sent into all the earth, Who is also the Wind of God, is the same Spirit that hovers over the surface of the deep dark earth from before anything was created. He has never stopped hovering over the earth from that time. That same Spirit of the Lord is the same wind and by extension the expression of correction and warning that manifests as winds which creates “natural disasters” to call men to repentance. He is the Wind and also the One that restrains the working of the man of sin on the earth. I will talk more about this shortly.
It is almost impossible for the natural mind to see the essence of God’s love in the various natural disasters that has happened on the earth. But like always, the ways and thoughts of God are beyond our human comprehension and it’s so far apart as the heaven is far from the earth.

Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth
It is not a small warning when two cyclones hit the same eastern region of Africa within the space of weeks. It is also quite amazing that the name Idai means love, while Kenneth means handsome. Talk about such beautiful and positive names in relation to the damage these two winds caused to the affected areas. The question now is this, could these two winds be the love of God and expression of His goodness that is being revealed as warning for men to pay attention to Him? I bet you it is. For the love of God is revealed on the earth as both goodness and severity, in order to bring man back to Himself. God’s love cannot be quantified by any means of measurement, and by extension, His jealousy cannot be veiled by the ignorance that man has showed towards Him.

The Earth Tremor in Kenya
If there is any nation on earth that must be watchful of her dealings with God and her response to the warnings of God, it is Kenya. It is a grave thing for a man or a nation to hold in his hand the name of God and then with his heart and mouth, bring forth the expressions of Babylon. It is an error for a nation to put God as supreme in her constitution, and then her dealings in real time are not driven by the agenda of the supreme God she professes, but are driven by the various personal agendas of her leaders. Such agendas are nothing but dust to be eaten by the serpent.
A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was felt in Kenya on March 24th, 2019. It was so mild that people actually thought they were imagining it in their minds that the earth under them moved. Yes it was mild, but it is a warning and a call to repentance and submission to the will and agenda of God and not some distressing man made agendas that have nothing to do with the agenda of God. Before cyclone Kenneth hit Mozambique, the meteorological department of Kenya was trying to ease the fear in the heart of Kenyans about cyclone Kenneth hitting the coastal area of Kenya. By their scientific calculations, they said it is against all laws of physics for a cyclone to come close to the equator, and thereby it cannot hit Kenya, but that there will be some effects, in the form of rain, experienced in some counties. According to science, this claim was logical enough. However, I looked at this statement and I saw the heart of pride that man presents to God and then wonders when He breaks things down for man to see that He, God, rules over creation and not laws of physics.
But hear this oh Kenya, that a mild earthquake shook your land and that your scientists talk about the laws of physics does not change the fact that God is warning you to repent of your worldliness and romance with Babylon. Kenya is the land of the manifestation of the mind of God and he or those who will stand against that manifestation will not be spared. It doesn’t matter who they are. Take heed lest you fall under the weight of your fornication. For he who disregards and sells his eternal destiny given to him by God for a bowl of Babylon’s porridge is considered a fornicator. Let Kenya take heed.

The Seal of God and the Four Winds
A seal is a symbol of ownership, identity, originality, safety, choice, uniqueness etc and these are the days in which the God of heaven is sealing His own that He is calling out of the midst of Babylon and her expression of fornication.
The Wind of God is the person of the Holy Spirit. And there are also the winds that God uses on earth to carry out His works. Scripture mentions mostly the east and west winds, even though they are more than that. There is One Who has restrained the blowing of the four winds of God over the earth to cause destruction, by the ministry of the four angels, while allowing for the sealing of the sons of God on their foreheads to be completed. He is the Holy Spirit and He is the One who restrains. Here is a picture we must keep in mind; all whose names are not written in the Lamb’s book of life slain from the foundation of the earth will receive the mark of the beast and those whose names are written in the book of life will receive the seal of God on their foreheads. This Seal is also the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14). We are entering the era in real time on earth, where the fullness of bestiality will arise in humanity and men will take up the full character of beasts, doing things that are neither godly nor human. Be counted among the sealed by the seal of the Holy Spirit. The Lord showed me recently a dream of the coming and the legalization of another kind of marriage where multiple partners will marry each other and all will live together as family. Imagine three men and three women all married legally to each other, with each having the right to sleep with whomever they want among the group. It’s already being showcased through popular television programs. This world is coming to its tipping point.

The Restrainer Will Be Moved Out of the Way
My wife and I were opportuned a short while ago to visit one of her maternal aunties on her sick bed. She had asked for me to come and sing for her and also made a strong request that I should come with my guitar too. I was stunned when I received the message through her daughter about the request for me to sing with my guitar, for none of them knew that I play the guitar, howbeit, minimally. My strong thought was that the Holy Spirit must have told her to make the request. God released us to go visit her at her home. Prior to going to her place, the Lord gave me a few words for her and said that, that same day, He is receiving her to Himself as His Jewel. He gave me Malachi 3:17 for her. We got to her house and immediately I saw her, I knew she would be taken soon. I played and sang a few songs with some others that had come visiting. I declared the words I received from the Lord to her and you could see her face brighten with the joy of the Lord. Two weeks later, she passed away and on her grave was written “The Lord’s Jewel”. The reason I brought this story up is what the Lord told me when I heard she passed. He made me understand that the same way she was taken as the Lord’s Jewel so shall the One who restrains, the Holy Spirit, who is the Jewel of the heart of the Father will be moved out of the way of the man of sin. (See 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8) Please check with God concerning these words for more clarity.
I believe this ‘taken away’ of the One who retrains like the mentioned scripture points out, is not the removal of the Holy Spirit from the earth, but that the Holy Spirit who has been the One restraining the unleashing of hell on the earth and the showing of the man of sin will stop restraining. He will be taken out of the way of the lawless one and the disasters that man has never seen before and which will never again be seen, will hit the earth. And these warning shots and call to repentance which God is sending as earthquakes, cyclones and hurricanes, but which men call natural disasters or effect of climate change, which in itself is a lie, will pale in the sight of that which is coming. You have been warned. God’s love is calling all men to repentance by the minor events happening in the world and this He allows because man has learned to ignore the voice of the few, who are speaking the warnings of God to live in holiness. So He is using what men will respond to – natural disasters.

A few days before this article was published, I had this vision of the night. In the dream, I could feel strongly that the Lord is coming in the sky. So I rushed out of the house with my camera to capture this amazing event happening in the sky. I however was surprised that instead of a coming down, I actually saw this huge beautiful dove going up from the earth to heaven. The clouds like a ceiling opened and received the dove out of sight. I woke up from that experience with a few lines of a song by P-Diddy playing in my head. I only knew these first three lines of the chorus which says:
“I’m coming home,
I’m coming home,
Tell the world I’m coming home…”
I do not know why this song was the one chosen to help me understand what the dream is about, but clearly, its message is precise and to the point. I wondered about the dream and the Lord reminded me of what He told me about the Restrainer being removed from the work of restraining, which will in turn bring in the man of sin or the anti-Christ and after that, the coming of the Son of God.

The Chastening of God
Humanity has always asked why there are disasters and evil in the world if God is love and good like He claimed He is? I do not have any other answer for that except that which is written in scripture. See what Hebrews 12:5-7 says:
“And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
For whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”
If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?”
In other words, the Lord’s constant intention for mankind is for man to return to the place of sonship and thus the chastening which has the power to mold sons if seen for what it truly is.

A Call to Repentance and Watchfulness
The day is far spent and all that we see will pass away. When He who restrains the four winds of the earth is taken out of the way, when He who restrains the coming of the lawless one is taken out of the way and the man of sin is revealed, then shall the woes and troubles begin on the earth like it has never been seen before and never will again be. (See Daniel 12:1)
Therefore, rejoice, you that has been chosen of the Lord as a son to manifest the goodness and the severity of God on the earth unto repentance and liberty of creation. So let each one know and understand where they are coming short of the glory of God and make amends by embracing their first love, even as we see the day approach.

God bless you. From your brother.

Samuel Phillips

Samuel Phillips Samuel is a man in pursuit of an intimate relationship with God through time spent in the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. His deepest desire is to see the sons of God become true tabernacles of worship upon whom GOD will rest and within whom GOD will dwell. He has spent time learning from the heart of the Father concerning artistic expressions of worship, the times and the seasons we are in, the responses that man must take with regard to the changing times and is now giving voice to various aspects of what has been released to him. His expressions of worship vary, coming forth in the form of music, nature photography, identity consulting and graphic design, as well as other audio-visual forms such as theatre/story-telling. Saphire338 is a tabernacle experience where Samuel will share some of his most intimate encounters with the King. Join us on this journey of discovery.

2 Comments

  1. The beginning of sorrows… may God give His people the grace for these things, to take heed, to live repentant lives, fully yielded to Him, grace not to flee, but to embrace the pain like Stephen did. For all these things must come to pass… may we stop trying to escape them, but, like Jesus did, live up to them in He Who sent us.

    Luke 21:10-12 (NKJV)
    10 Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake.

    Mark 13:7-9 (NKJV)
    7 But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows.
    9 “But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.

    Matthew 24:6-8 (NKJV)
    6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

    1. The Lord’s strength and grace is enough to carry us through the coming days. Amen.

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