nothing devastating - but we've been breaking records here. We had snow on Halloween--3 to 4 inches-- making it the 2nd snowiest Oct on record for parts of our state. And next week we are to have record cold. My husband was just in Phoenix where they had early morning thunderstorms. He said that is quite rare. The weather is weird everywhere.
Is 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
From link - Earlier this year, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the British Geological Survey (BGS) were forced to update the World Magnetic Model a year ahead of schedule due to the speed with which the magnetic north pole is shifting out of the Canadian Arctic and toward Russia’s Siberia.
The BGS and the US National Centers for Environmental Information has released a new update to the World Magnetic Model this week, confirming that the magnetic north pole, whose coordinates are crucial for the navigation systems used by governments, militaries and a slew of civilian applications, is continuing its push toward Siberia.The data confirmed that this year, the magnetic north pole passed to within 390 km of the geographic North Pole, and crossed the Greenwich (prime) meridian. Compilers also confirmed that the Earth’s magnetic field is continuing to weaken, at a rate of about 5 percent every 100 years.
From link - Rain fell for two weeks in Israel, breaking a 50-year record for the highest amount of precipitation in northern Israel on Thursday, according to the Israel Meteorological Service. A record was also broken in southern Israel where, according to the meteorological service, 5 inches fell, breaking a 76-year-old record.
According to the Bible, the landscape changed with the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, which turned the valley into a wasteland. The Bible also describes the area as fertile and well-watered in its narrative of Lot looking out onto the valley where the Dead Sea is now:
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere, before Hashem destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of Hashem. (Genesis 13:10)
Indeed, Biblical prophecy also holds that water will flow east from Jerusalem into the Dead Sea, filling it up with fish and the surrounding desert with life:
“Then said he unto me: ‘These waters issue forth toward the eastern region and shall go down into the Arabah; and when they shall enter into the sea of the putrid waters the waters shall be healed. And it shall come to pass that every living creature wherewith it swarmeth whithersoever the rivers shall come shall live; and there shall be a very great multitude of fish; for these waters are come thither that all things be healed and may live whithersoever the river cometh.” (Ezekiel 47:8-9)
The topography of Israel is such that this Biblical vision is quite realistic. On a map, Jerusalem and the Dead Seas look to be adjacent and they are near to each other as the crow flies. However, Jerusalem is perched on a mountaintop 2,400 feet above sea level. The surface of the Dead Sea is 1,388 feet below sea level, making it Earth’s lowest elevation on land. The centerline of Israel is almost entirely a mountain ridge, meaning that any rainfall necessarily flows either to the Mediterranean in the west or towards the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. The soil of the Dead Sea valley is non-porous which leads to dangerous flash flooding.
Though the sight of wadis (dry washes, valleys) filling up with water is not unusual in Israel, this winter rainy season has been especially blessed with rain, making this prophetic vision appear even more apparent. It remains to be seen if this will result in a springtime vision of the Dead Sea region blooming as it did in the days before Sodom and Gomorrah.
My thoughts - Like the article mentioned, it will be interesting to see if this area of land and dead sea literally becomes fertile this spring. That being said, it seems that Ezekiel 47 had more to do with God laying out the boundaries and division of land at that time. But could it also have a dual meaning with respect to current time, such as the coming Peace deal to re-establish boundaries once again. I've copied in Ezekiel 47: 1-12 below. Interesting that he measured the water 4 times, a thousand cubits at a time, at the ankles, knees, loins, and at the head. Seemingly the same points as the Daniel 2 Statue representing the four kingdoms. Also, further down verses 6-12 could carry a dual meaning of Jesus as the living water giving rise to many fish (potentially saved men) and then being caught by many fisherman (those that spread the Gospel). And many trees bearing fruit because of the waters that flow from God in his Temple. I was watching a video from Barry Scarbrough the other day and he said something that has stuck with me. He said rapture will not come until that last person is saved by God. That person is out there. Imagine that! I say, let's get going on spreading the word!
Ezekiel 47 Water from the Temple 47 Then he brought me back to the door of the house; and behold, water was flowing from under the threshold of the house toward the east, for the house faced east. And the water was flowing down from under, from the right side of the house, from south of the altar. 2 He brought me out by way of the north gate and led me around on the outside to the outer gate by way of the gate that faces east. And behold, water was trickling from the south side.
3 When the man went out toward the east with a line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he led me through the water, water reaching the ankles. 4 Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the knees. Again he measured a thousand and led me through the water, water reaching the loins. 5 Again he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not ford, for the water had risen, enough water to swim in, a river that could not be forded. 6 He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he brought me back to the bank of the river. 7 Now when I had returned, behold, on the bank of the river there were very many trees on the one side and on the other. 8 Then he said to me, “These waters go out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah; then they go toward the sea, being made to flow into the sea, and the waters of the sea become fresh. 9 It will come about that every living creature which swarms in every place where the river goes, will live. And there will be very many fish, for these waters go there and the others become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes. 10 And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many. 11 But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they will be left for salt. 12 By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They will bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.”
From link - On December 20, 2019, Iceland received one of the largest snow storms in its history. The so-called "10-year storm," brought winds of 100 miles per hour (161 km/h), with one weather station reporting gusts of up to 149 mph (240 km/h).
Sustained winds reached 90 mph (145 km/h) in the Northeast part of the country, and 10 feet (3 m) of snow fell in the North. The storm was so severe that the Icelandic Meteorological Office issued an unprecedented "red alert."
The snow cyclone caused atmospheric pressure to drop to 944 millibars (mbar) on land, while the average pressure at sea level is usually over 1,000 millibars. Compare that to the 946 millibars that Hurricane Sandy brought with it when it made landfall in New Jersey in 2012.
Iceland's, Europe's and North America's weather has historically been tied to the sunspot activity of the Sun. According to NASA, in 2020, the Sun, which is currently in solar cycle #25, will reach its lowest activity in over 200 years. ... Predictions for solar cycle #25 made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), NASA and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) anticipate a deep minimum, and a maximum that will occur between the years 2023 and 2026. During that maximum, they predict the Sun will have between 95 and 130 sunspots. ... The new solar cycle, #25, officially starts in 2020, and will reach its maximum sometime in 2025.
bernie: Muslim man beats Jewish woman (65) while screaming “Allahu Akhbar” and antisemitic slogans before throwing her to her death out 3rd floor window. French courts finds man not criminally responsible due to heavy intake of marijuana. Higher court upholds it.
Apr 21, 2021 15:08:38 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-april-21-2021/ "Netanyahu: Bennett has cut deal with Lapid to be PM of left-wing gov’t. Yamina chair rips PM for ‘holding country hostage,’ pushing for ‘5th, 6th, 7th election,’". Two weeks until a new PM then?
Apr 21, 2021 16:34:13 GMT -6
bernie: Mike, Macron is basically saying it needs to be changed because it's wrong to not hold someone responsible just because they were on drugs. Why the courts got it wrong is beyond me.
Apr 21, 2021 18:33:43 GMT -6
yardstick: MJ calms you down. It isnt a stimulant.
Apr 21, 2021 19:15:56 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "The word assassin is often believed to derive from the word hashshashin (Arabic: حشّاشين, ħashshāshīyīn, also hashishin, hashashiyyin, or assassins), and shares its etymological roots with hashish (/hæˈʃiːʃ/ or /ˈhæʃiːʃ/; from Arabic: حشيش ḥashīsh)."
Apr 21, 2021 20:14:00 GMT -6
EnochWalked: I think you're right YS. I believe the theory was that the assassins of old may have used it as a performance enhancing drug. "it is commonly believed that Assassins were under the influence of hashish during their killings or during their indoctrination"
Apr 21, 2021 20:16:26 GMT -6
boraddict: To be a god is to be a guide. To follow a god is to follow a guide. To be your own guide is to be your own god. To follow God is to not follow yourself as a guide. Follow Jesus. My thought for the day.
Apr 21, 2021 20:50:37 GMT -6
Natalie: Good thoughts, boraddict. Yes, He's the only one worth following.
Apr 21, 2021 21:02:49 GMT -6