Giant Rift Near Los Angeles Spewing Helium

“The Big One” is gonna be BIGGER than originally thought.
“…one day you’ll be laying in the bottom of this sea. You’re great honeycomb under you right now. The wrath of God is belching right beneath you. How much longer He’ll hold this sandbar hanging over that, when that ocean out yonder a mile deep will slide in there plumb back to the Salton Sea… Repent, Los Angeles. Repent the rest of you and turn to God. The hour of His wrath is upon the earth. Flee while there’s time to flee and come into Christ.” William Branham

Could LA’s Big One be even bigger than we thought? Helium leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles reveals giant rift

  • Indicates Newport-Inglewood fault more important than previously thought
  • Risk in the next 30 years of ‘big one’ increased from about 4.7% to 7.0%
  • However, study says risk of smaller quakes has actually gone down  

A huge fault in the Earth’s crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found.

They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin.

It reveals the fault is far deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more devastating.

It follows a report from the U.S. Geological Survey has warned the risk of ‘the big one’ hitting California has increased dramatically.

A geologic cross section of the Los Angeles Basin from the southwest to northeast. This profile intersects the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone at Long Beach

A geologic cross section of the Los Angeles Basin from the southwest to northeast. This profile intersects the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone at Long Beach

 

THE 1906 EARTHQUAKE

The M 7.8 San Francisco earthquake of 19O6 struck the coast at 5.12 am on 18 April 18. Devastating fires lasting several days broke out in the city.

As a result about 3,OOO people died and over 😯 percent of San Francisco was destroyed.

The earthquake and resulting fire are remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the US alongside the Galveston Hurricane of 19OO and Hurricane Katrina in 2OO5.

People walk through the rubble following an earthquake in San Francisco on April 18, 1906. On April 17, 1906, San Francisco was cosmopolitan enough to host Enrico Caruso in "Carmen" and so financially flushed it ranked fourth among American cities in raising money to help victims of a volcano in Italy.  A day later, San Francisco was pleading for help itself after a giant earthquake struck along the San Andreas fault.

People walk through the rubble following an earthquake in San Francisco on April 18, 1906. On April 17, 1906, San Francisco was cosmopolitan enough to host Enrico Caruso in ‘Carmen’ and so financially flushed it ranked fourth among American cities in raising money to help victims of a volcano in Italy. A day later, San Francisco was pleading for help itself after a giant earthquake struck along the San Andreas fault.

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Slavery or Freedom?

“Way down in Mozambique, four hundred and eighty miles from civilization, in the jungle, beatnik kids listen to Elvis Presley, jerking their head and bouncing up-and-down like that, all night long, With little sets that will pull for a thousand miles, plumb over in Rhodesia, to get Elvis Presley. And yet they say, “He is very religious, him and Pat Boone, and them.” Why, it’s the Judas of the hour, and don’t know it. That’s the bad part, they believe they’re right. Didn’t Jesus say to this Laodicean Church Age, “Thou art naked, miserable, wretched, blind, and don’t know it”? Don’t know it! Well, the Pentecostal kids down in Africa and around, say, “Well, Elvis Presley, he sings the prettiest you ever heard.” No doubt but what David did, too; no doubt but what the singers did, but it caused death to strike the camp. See where they’re, where we’re at today, friends?”

– William Branham_Trying To Do God A Service Without It Being The Will Of God_07/18/65

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Galatians 5:1

 

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Slavery or Freedom?

 

 

Did you know that prior to 1966 Hollywood was run by the church?

 

According to Ted Behr’s book, The Culture Wise Family, any movie that appeared on television was first heavily screened by a committee comprised both of the Roman Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention. In fact, there was no room for profanity, nudity, sex, or unnecessary violence.

 

Two years after the church gave up its seat of authority, the first X-rated movie was produced. The church wanted to focus on missionary endeavors. Unfortunately, when the church reached Thailand, they found that Hollywood had already been there. In the jungle highlands of Thailand, there are satellite dishes run by generators connected by exposed wires that bring Hollywood into flimsy grass huts. The children in these villages try to dress like the Hollywood stars they idolize and try to mimic their lives—right down to the smoking, drinking, and sexual promiscuity.

 

Did you know that by the time the average American child is 17 years old, he or she has watched 63,000 hours of mass media, spent 11,000 hours in school, and gone to church for only 800 hours?

 

We are losing our children, our families, and our culture. It is a fact that whenever a culture becomes image saturated, they become a slave to what they thought would bring them freedom. Neil Postman voiced his concern so poignantly when he said that we as Americans are amusing ourselves to death.

 

May we heed the warning of Paul in Romans 13, to awake from our sleep, and cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

 

 

 

For a story that demonstrates the fight of good against evil in a vivid way, Mark Hamby recommends Sir Knight of the Splendid Way.

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“A real, borned again child of God loves the Word and stays with the Word and with the Bible. God help you Canadians. Don’t never let that American pollution get in here. Where did it come from? Where do you get it from? America. Where does America get it? From Hollywood. Where did Hollywood get it? From hell. Why, here’s what has stripped our women. It’s made immoral everywhere. The whole world’s become a conglomeration of immorality.”

– William Branham_Faith_Prince Albert, Saskatchewan_08/15/1956

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  “And so is it with America today, as the Holy Ghost cries in my heart. “How oft would I made you a flaming torch to the nations and to the world, but you accepted Hollywood. You accepted the fashions of the world. And now, you’ve been given over to a Jambres and Jannes and how your day has come. How that mighty men has swept the nations. How they have combed through for what they could get. Now, you’re pulling away and leaving to other nations.”

O God, she set in the ashes of her own ruin. She set upon her own barrel of glamour. And some glorious day the Son of God in His holy righteousness, will be revealed from heaven. Then where will we stand? O God, grant today that our hearts be established in Thee. Forgive us of our many sins.”

-William Branham_The Junction Of Time_Jeffersonville, IN_01/15/56

 

They That Wait Upon The Lord Shall Renew Their Strength and Come Forth As Gold!


The other day I read Job Chapter 23 and it was an incredible encouragement. The Book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible and has been included in lists of the greatest books in world literature. 

Job’s friends did not waver from their belief that Job must have sinned to incite God’s punishment. They increasingly berated him for refusing to confess his sins, although they themselves were at a loss as to which sin he had committed. They also assumed, in their view of theology, that God always rewards good and punishes evil, with no apparent exceptions allowed. There seemed to be no room in their understanding of God for divine discretion and mystery in allowing and arranging suffering for purposes other than retribution.  When I think about Job and all that he suffered, it is hard to fathom that he could not pick up the Bible and read an account of another man or woman from which to gain strength or encouragement. Where did Job get his strength to stand? Where did his revelation come from?

We all suffer in one form or another. It is part of the Christian walk. The Lord God Almighty, however, walks in the midst of His people.   

But does He hold back the persecution? Does He stem the tribulation? No, He does not. He simply says, “I KNOW your tribulation–I am not at all unmindful of your suffering.” What a stumbling block this is to so many people. Like Israel they wonder if God really loves them. How can God be just and loving if He stands by and watches His people suffer?
That is what they asked in Malachi 1:1-3,
“The burden of the Word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi.
I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet we say, Wherein hast Thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob,
And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.”
You see, they could not figure out God’s love. They thought that love meant no suffering. They thought that love meant a baby with parental care. But God said that His love was “elective” love. The proof of His love is ELECTION–that no matter what happened, His love was proven truly by the fact they were chosen unto salvation (because God hath chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth). He may commit you to death as He did Paul. He may commit you to suffering as He did Job. That is His prerogative. He is sovereign. But it is all with a purpose. If He did not have a purpose, then He would be the author of frustration and not of peace. His purpose is that after we have suffered awhile we would be made perfect, be established, strengthened and settled. As Job said, “He puts strength in us.” (Job 23:6b) You see He, Himself, suffered. He learned obedience by the things that He suffered. He was actually made perfect by the things that He suffered. – William Branham 116-2 Smyrnaean Church Age – Church Age Book Chapter 4

It has been said that Job’s Bible was the heavens. He declared his witness was in heaven, and stated God hung the earth upon nothing. Job questioned in Chapter 14, If a man die, shall he live again? 

In Chapter 38 God asks Job a number of questions too!

  • Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? verse 4
  • Who set its measurements? verse 5
  • What is the way to the place where light is divided up? verse 24
  • Can you bind Pleiades’ chains or loosen the reins of Orion? verse 31
  • Can you guide the stars at their proper times? verse 32
Job, being a prophet, got in the Spirit. That’s the only way you’ll get get anything anyhow is when you get in the Spirit. He Got in the Spirit. The power of God came on him. He foresaw the coming of the Lord. He raised to his feet; he shook himself. The thunders roared, the lightnings flashed.
Job said, “I know my Redeemer liveth. And at the last days He will stand on the earth. Though the skin worms destroys this body. Yet in my flesh shall I see God, Whom I shall see for myself, mine eyes shall behold, and not another.” – William Branham, Fellowship Through The Reconciliation Of The Blood 06/05/55 E-43 Macon, GA

Another translation puts it this way:

23 “I wish someone would write down everything I say.
I wish my words were written on a scroll.
24 I wish they were carved with an iron tool into lead
or scratched on a rock so that they would last forever.
25 I know that there is someone to defend me and that he lives!
And in the end, he will stand here on earth and defend me.
26 After I leave my body and my skin has been destroyed,
I know I will still see God.
27 I will see him with my own eyes.
I myself, not someone else, will see God.

Sometimes we need to back up. Back way up. Look at the bigger picture. Don’t zoom in, zoom out. Imagine looking through a telescope, and then turning the lens until you back out over the trees, up above your town, your state, your country until you see the earth hanging in space.  In the blog post titled “There Is A Time“, one blogger beautifully states it like this: 

You and I live on this little blob. From this far back you don’t see the malice, hate, sin, divorce, adultery, abandonment, hurt, sorrow, or even the happiness, joy, family, nice homes, beautiful views. From this far back you only have the knowledge that down there are 7 billion lives, for some reason, they are all down there, living out their lives doing…something.

Understand that we are simply a vapor in time, compared to the vast majesty and power of God. There is a time for everything, but time belongs to Him, so let Him determine the time we have.

Take just 41 minutes of your time and watch this video, and marvel at the majesty, and glory of God as revealed in the Heavens.

It is a brief science lesson as told by Christian minister Louie Giglio.

It puts things into proper perspective! 

 

Then Job answered and said,
Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!
I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.
There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.
For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.
Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.
Job Chapter 23

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Can’t Get Around It, or Under It, or Over It? Trust God!

It is written in one of the Scriptures in the Bible, that, “Trials are brought upon us, are more precious to us than gold itself, for it is God giving us these trials.” After we become His property, our confession, and our baptism, and our promise to walk in life for Him, then every trial that comes upon us is to perfect us for His glory. It’s to bring us to a place where God can make Himself more real to us than He was before the trial came. I want to join in this morning with Job to say that I’ve lived long enough to know that’s the truth. I have seen it in my own life, that every time a great situation rises, that I can’t get around it, or under it, or over it, God makes a way, and comes out glorious. I just wonder how His grace ever does it, but He does it.                                                                                        – William Branham, April 17, 1960, in the sermon, I Know

No Greater Name!

Notice, safety lay only in the place of His choosing, in His lamb, and in the name of the lamb. Notice, it was a “male” lamb, a he, not a her. Not a church, she; but His Name, not her name. Where He was going to meet the people was not in her name, but in His Name, Him, the Lamb! Now we say, “The church, the great, mighty church, she did this and she did that. She has weighed the storms. We’ve picked up in population. We’re great in numbers. We’re a mighty church. She is a great thing.” But God never said anything about a she. He said, “Him.” “Him,” is the meeting place, the Lamb, not the church. Not her name, but His Name. He didn’t put her name anywhere. He put His Name in “Him”! That’s why, “All we must do, in word or deed, we must do it all in the Name of Jesus Christ.” If we pray, we’ve got to pray in the Name of Jesus. If we ask a petition, we’ve got to ask in Jesus’ Name. If we walk, we walk in Jesus’ Name. If we talk, we talk in Jesus’ Name. If we baptize, we’ve got to baptize in the Name of Jesus Christ. For, “All that we do in word or in deed, do it in the Name of Jesus Christ.”
– William Branham; God’s Chosen Place Of Worship, February 20, 1965

Thanksgiving – A Day Of Freedom

As the Thanksgiving Holiday comes to a close, I’d like to share one more post about my favorite holiday! Below is a composite of several Thanksgiving themed blog posts and articles from Voice of God Recordings and Young Foundations. Check out all the videos, audios, pictures, and even recipes. Enjoy!


Thanksgiving – A Day Of Freedom Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tomorrow marks the memorable day of Thanksgiving. It’s a day to not only reflect the thanksgiving of the free nation that we live in, but the thanksgiving in our hearts of the resurrected Jesus Christ that gave His life on Calvary to give us Eternal freedom.

As you bow your heads around the table to thank God for your freedom and the natural food that He has grown and fixed for you, remember that something had to die so that you could have those things. Millions of soldiers died so that you could live under freedom of religion. The very food you’re eating had to die so that you can live. If something doesn’t die, you do not live, and if Christ had not died, you could not live.

How can we give thanks to God for so many blessings? For His Life. For His Love. For His grace. For our families. For our freedom. For this Message. We are a blessed and free people! Free from sin. Free from bondage. Free from sickness. Free from death.

The Son has made us free, and we are free indeed to serve our Lord and our Father. We thank Thee. Talk about a thanksgiving day for freedom, we’ve got a real… Every day’s a thanksgiving day; every hour’s a thanksgiving day. I, who was once blind can now see; I, who was a sinner am now saved. O God, how free we are, how we can give You thanksgiving, thanksgiving from our heart that Jesus Christ the Son of God is not dead but He’s alive among us tonight…William Branham 1959-11-26

To view past Thanksgiving articles, follow the links below:

Thanksgiving 2007:

(Click the picture or Title to be taken to the full article and audio story)

The Persecution Thursday part 1, November 01, 2007

The persecution has begun. The papacy and British Government want complete control of the people. Protestants around the countryside are refusing to give up their religious freedom without a fight. But it is a fight and stand that will most assuredly end in death and persecution for many of God’s children. For years to follow, the insurrection would continue with much fighting and intolerance. Hundreds, if not thousands are martyred for the cause of free worship. The “Puritans” are fleeing whenever the opportunity arises. Many don’t make it out of the country alive, but small groups are making their way to Amsterdam, where they hope to find peace.

The Journey Friday part 2, November 09, 2007

It’s time to go. Preparations have been made, and the weather is cooperating. The pastor is giving a sermon out of the book of Ezra. Spirits are high, but nervous. Some people are laughing, some are crying. People are separating from family and friends, but they are doing it willingly. They have decided to make this journey by their own free will.

The First Winter Friday part 3, November 16, 2007

The Pilgrims arrive in America under fair weather. Many men fall on their knees and bless God for delivering them from the perils and miseries of their past.

The First Thanksgiving Wednesday part 4, November 21, 2007

It's March 16, 1621. The Pilgrims are amazed when a friendly native named Samoset approaches them. He speaks broken English, but tells them of a man from the Wampanoag tribe that speaks good English and can help them. In a few days the Pilgrim leaders are introduced to the native called Squanto. He speaks amazingly well and introduces them to the local Wampanoag tribal leaders. The two groups of men talk all night, and agree to live in peace. A treaty is signed that will remain in place for 50 years.

Thanksgiving 2008, November 26, 2008

We often ponder the many blessings in our lives during the Thanksgiving season and all the things we ought to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving 2009, November 26, 2009

What are you thankful for? This was a common question that we asked many people over the past several weeks. You’ll see in the video above that the answers we received varied from orange juice, to kitty cats, to family, and most importantly, God.

Thanksgiving 2010 – Freedom, November 22, 2010

"If it's worth something, it's worth dying for." It was religious persecution that our forefathers fled from. It landed them on Plymouth Rock where this great nation of ours was founded on freedom of religion. As Brother Branham said, "And according to the Bible, of Revelations the 13th chapter, God had promised them an oasis and a place, for the woman was carried into the wilderness where she was fed for a time, time, and a dividing of time. God had made the promise to America, or to the church (to the woman) to come into this country."

 

Thanksgiving Recipes:

Apple Butter | Honey Butter | Cranberry Orange Muffins |

Sister Jeans Cranberry Relish | Broccoli Casserole | Mashed Potato Casserole |

Turkey Stuffing | Sweet Potato Souffle | Dutch Apple Pie

At the 2009 Giving Thanks dinner for the elderly, there were many delicious recipes that the sisters made. Even though some of these are family secret recipes, we've decided to let a few of them out for you to use in your holiday baking. Don't tell anyone!

 

Happy Thanksgiving | O Praise Ye The Lord

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:34-40

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:14-17

And Father, someday, may we have Thanksgiving together when You’re crownded the Kind of king and the Lord of lords. That great Thaannksgiving day, when all the saints shall rally together, God, help us to work for that day while we’re here on earth, and may You give us Divine strength. This is an American holiday: Thanksgiving Day.
Tonight I want to say that there’s so many things that I’m thankful for. I don’t know how to give thanks to God for so many blessings. If your church has service, attend. If you don’t have church service, then at home, get the family together, sit down, take God’s Word, read it. Tell your children about it. Tell them that this nation was built upon such as that. Our forefathers who fought to bring this freedom to us and left the other country so that we could have freedom of worship, and freedom of speech, and freedom of press, and so forth. And we’re thankful yet for it. We don’t know how long it will last that way, but I say this, “Long may our lands be bright with freedom’s holy light; protect us by Thy might, great God, our King.”
~ William Marrion Branham

Thanksgiving is here, and we are thankful for your support, your comments, and your emails and letters. Most importantly we are thankful for our Heavenly Father and His abundant Mercy and Grace, for the Revealed Word of the Hour, for the freedom to worship Him in Spirit and Truth, for Family, and for The Family of God.

Thanksgiving is a time to remember that the source of all our blessings and amazing liberties is God.

In his official proclamation in 1863, President Lincoln wrote;

They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7).

“For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’” (Heb. 13:5-6).

O PRAISE YE THE LORD!

By Henry W. Baker, 1875

O praise ye the Lord! praise Him in the height;

Rejoice in His Word, ye angels of light;

Ye heavens, adore Him by whom ye were made,

And worship before Him in brightness arrayed.

O praise ye the Lord! Praise Him upon earth,

In tuneful accord, ye sons of new birth;

Praise Him who hath brought you His grace from above,

Praise Him who hath taught you to sing of His love.

O praise ye the Lord! All things that give sound;

Each jubilant chord re-echo around;

Loud organs, His glory forth tell in deep tone,

And sweet harp, the story of what He hath done.

O praise ye the Lord! Thanksgiving and song

To Him be outpoured all ages along!

For love in creation, for heaven restored,

For grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord!

O praise ye the Lord and sing a new song,

Amid all His saints His praises prolong;

The praise of their Maker His people shall sing,

And children of Zion rejoice in their King.

With timbrel and harp and joyful acclaim,

With gladness and mirth, sing praise to His name,

For God in His people His pleasure doth seek,

With robes of salvation He clotheth the meek.

In glory exult, ye saints of the Lord;

With songs in the night, high praises accord;

Go forth in His service, be strong in His might,

To conquer all evil and stand for the right.

For this is His Word: His saints shall not fail,

But over the earth their pow’r shall prevail;

All kingdoms and nations shall yield to their sway.

To God give the glory and praise Him for aye.

 

Change

Change.

The waves crash over us

and we hold on,

unsure of whether or not to

allow them to sweep us out.

 

But under the crest heights

we cling to

words of life,

to each other,

and to promises of things eternal.

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” ~Anatole France

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10

And we feel like that we’re going through a great time of distress and trials, perplexity of the time and distress between the nations, and all kinds of things happening, and sometimes I get engulfed like I. . . . Everywhere I look it’s like in a ship out on the sea. And I’ve been given charge of the boat. And how are we going to make it? Here comes one with a white cap, hundred times bigger than my ship. But we’ll crest them, every one. We are more than victors through Him. The captain, the chief captain, has got ahold of the string on the end of the ship; He’ll pull it through. We’ll crest every one of them. – William Branham, Spiritual Food In Due Season, July 18, 1965

Eclipses and Blood Red Moons

The longest lunar eclipse ( moon eclipse ) in 100 years. Lunar Eclipse 2011 — Time Lapse — June 15, 2011


A quote from the Talmud on eclipses and blood red moons,

Lunar Eclipse JUNE 15 2011

Succah 29a Our Rabbis taught, When the sun is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for the whole world. This may be illustrated by a parable. To what can this be compared? To a human being who made a banquet for his servants and put up for them a lamp. When he became wroth with them he said to his servant, ‘Take away the lamp from them, and let them sit in the dark’. It was taught: R. Meir said, Whenever the luminaries are in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel since they are inured to blows. This may be compared to a school teacher who comes to school with a strap in his hand. Who becomes apprehensive? He who is accustomed to be daily punished. Our Rabbis taught, When the sun is in eclipse it is a bad omen for idolaters; when the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel, since Israel reckons by the moon and idolaters by the sun. If it is in eclipse in the east, it is a bad omen for those who dwell in the east; if in the west, it is a bad omen for those who dwell in the west; if in the midst of heaven it is bad omen for the whole world. If its face is red as blood, [it is a sign that] the sword is coming to the world; if it is like sack-cloth, the arrows of famine are coming to the world; if it resembles both, the sword and the arrows of famine are coming to the world. If the eclipse is at sunset calamity will tarry in its coming; if at dawn, it hastens on its way: but some say the order is to be reversed. And there is no nation which is smitten that its gods are not smitten together with it, as it is said, And against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments. But when Israel fulfill the will of the Omnipresent, they need have no fear of all these [omens] as it is said, Thus saith the HaShem,’ Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the nations are dismayed at them, the idolaters will be dismayed, but Israel will not be dismayed. Our Rabbis taught, On account of four things is the sun in eclipse: On account of an Ab Beth din who died and was not mourned fittingly; on account of a betrothed maiden who cried out aloud in the city and there was none to save her; on account of sodomy, and on account of two brothers whose blood was shed at the same time. And on account of four things are the luminaries in eclipse: On account of those who perpetrate forgeries, on account of those who give false witness; on account of those who rear small cattle in the land of Israel; and on account of those who cut down good trees.

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I want to ask you a little question while we stop, before we continue on with this service, just a few minutes. I wonder if I could ask you this.
Anyone knows that the world, positionally, everything is sitting in order for His Coming. “Earthquakes in divers places; the moon is spurting out red blood, or red volcanic all over, covering it,” as Jesus said watch for that sign in the last days; “sea roaring, men’s hearts failing for fear, and perplexed of time, distress between the nations.”

William Branham June 18, 1964, The Presence Of God Unrecognized in Topeka Kansas

Seeing red: How a lunar eclipse and volcanic ash create colourful phenomenon for moon-gazers

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 3:14 PM on 16th June 2011

  • Red colour most vivid in Asia

Sky watchers were treated to a stunning lunar eclipse last night as ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it blood red.

Scientists said the specific phenomenon – known as a ‘deep lunar eclipse’ – often exudes a coppery colour. But the intensity of the colour depends on the amount of ash and dust in the atmosphere.

Luckily for moon-gazers, there was plenty of ash in the air so the moon appeared orange or red, especially in Asia. 

The moon, photographed by an observer in Tel Aviv, exudes a reddish colour during a deep lunar eclipse last night.

A composite picture showing the total lunar eclipse in the east of Beirut, Lebanon yesterday. People in the eastern half of Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and western Australia were able to enjoy the entire event.

The lunar eclipse is seen over the Atomium in Brussels, in the early hours of the morning, local time.

Air travellers haven’t been so lucky: The ash has grounded hundreds of flights around the region.

The dramatic event, the longest total lunar eclipse since 2000, turned the moon blood red for 100 minutes during the period of totality.

But Europeans missed the early stages of the eclipse because they occurred before moonrise.

The eclipse began at 6.24pm and ended at midnight but sunset didn’t occur in the UK until 9.19pm.

The Staten Island Ferry cruises along the water as the moon rises over Brooklyn as seen from Liberty State Park

The total lunar eclipse is seen above the old city walls during the Jerusalem Festival of Lights

The moon is seen during different stages of the total lunar eclipse in Gaza town in the Gaza Strip, which borders Egypt and Israel

A boat sails by Manila Bay, Philippines, at dawn this morning under a red moon

an airplane lands at Fiumicino International airport in Rome, Italy, during the lunar eclipse

Scientists had reassured sky watchers that the eclipse could be safely observed with the naked eye.

People in the eastern half of Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and western Australia were able to enjoy the entire event.

However, those in the U.S. missed out as the eclipse occurred during daylight hours.

Moon caught in a crescent shape above Skopje, Macedonia

A partially eclipsed moon rises in the sky over Moscow, Russia, last night

This graph shows when the total lunar eclipse was visible on Earth

A Google Doodle paid tribute to the lunar eclipse with a video graphic

The moon is normally illuminated by the sun. During a lunar eclipse the Earth, sun and moon are in line and the Earth’s shadow moves across the surface of the full moon.

Sunlight that has passed through the Earth’s atmosphere makes the moon appear red, brown or black.

The moon travels to a similar position every month, but the tilt of the lunar orbit means that it normally passes above or below the terrestrial shadow. This means a full moon is seen but no eclipse takes place.