On September 8, when I heard of the earthquake in Mexico and while still thinking of Irma’s path of devastation, I saw a vision of a man in a boxing ring being hit first on one and then the other side of his head. One blow came after the other so fast that he didn’t know which way he was even facing. I knew it referred to the speed with which disasters will strike the North American continent. Confirmation came this morning when I opened a news site and the headline said: ‘Deadly quake, Hurricane Katia a one-two punch for Mexico’!
One-two punch: ‘good potent one-two punches. noun. (also the old one-two or one-two punch or one-two blow) a combination of two blows with the fists, a short left jab plus a hard right cross, usually to the chin
The left jab is the 8.1 earthquake. The right cross is Katia/Irma/Jose (a 3-in-1 hurricane message).
Psalm 104:4 tells us He makes winds His messengers! The earthquake occurred right at the base of the shofar shape of the nation of Mexico. In effect, this shaking is sounding the alarm as the top of the shofar is placed right against the border of the land mass of USA, it follows that the blast of warning is for this vast nation.
I used to live in a block of apartments and a friend of mine who played the saxophone lived on the ground floor. At night, he would practice by placing the mouth of his saxophone up against the wall of his bedroom when he played. The sound carried right through the walls of the block of apartments so that every one could hear his blasts. I believe it will be a similar occurrence with this earthquake shofar warning. What is coming will affect every state in USA. Experts warn this earthquake will trigger other earthquakes as it has destabilized the San Andreas fault. Therefore, Mexico’s earthquake is the first domino that falls in a whole string of similar quakes; one triggering the next.
Harvey means ‘battle ready’, Irma means ‘war goddess’ and Mexico means ‘Land of the War God.’ That’s an awful lot of war mentioned!
In Isaiah 9, there is a phrase translated ‘mighty God’ but the actual name in Hebrew is more like ‘God, the Mighty Warrior’. It is El Gibbor Who says, “Lift up your heads O you gates” so that the Lord mighty in battle can come into the nation, which has shut Him out of schools and courtrooms and countless other places.
Considering the projected paths of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, we also see a ‘one-two punch’ with Harvey being the left jab and Irma the hard right cross punch towards the main land mass of USA. The result will be a nation reeling under the force and rapid succession of the blows.
Immediately after the vision of the man being hit, I saw a scene where angels were thrusting Lot out of Sodom urgently. These angels were messengers sent to save Lot from destruction that was appointed the city.
Who makes winds His messengers, flames of fire His ministers. (Psalm 104:4)
These hurricane force winds are God’s messengers sent with the purpose of thrusting His people out of Sodom even while they hesitate and cling to what they have known!!
IT WAS evening when the two angels came to Sodom. Lot was sitting at Sodom’s [city] gate. Seeing them, Lot rose up to meet them and bowed to the ground. (Genesis 19:1)
The angels arrived in the evening watch (between 3 and 6pm) as darkness was approaching.
12 And the [two] men asked Lot, Have you any others here–sons-in-law or your sons or your daughters? Whomever you have in the city, bring them out of this place,
13 For we will spoil and destroy [Sodom]; for the outcry and shriek against its people has grown great before the Lord, and He has sent us to destroy it. (Genesis 19:12-13)
Did you hear that, Church of Jesus Christ? Any family you have who are residing in Sodom need to be brought out because destruction is sure! There must be complete separation between those who name themselves by the name of Christ and those who associate with Sodom and its’ ways.
15 When morning came, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, Arise, take your wife and two daughters who are here [and be off], lest you [too] be consumed and swept away in the iniquity and punishment of the city.
16 But while he lingered, the men seized him and his wife and his two daughters by the hand, for the Lord was merciful to him; and they brought him forth and set him outside the city and left him there.
17 And when they had brought them forth, they said, Escape for your life! Do not look behind you or stop anywhere in the whole valley; escape to the mountains, lest you be consumed. (Genesis 19:15-17)
Do you remember how God said in Haggai to go up to the mountain? The valley and the plain is not the place to dwell spiritually at this time. The only safe place is the mountain of the Lord and one ascends it by having clean hands and a pure heart.
3 Who shall go up into the mountain of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully. (Psalm 24:3)
The Lord of Hosts, mighty in battle is sounding the alarm both through the earthquake in shofar-shaped Mexico and the shofar shaped hurricane path of Irma.
BLOW THE trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on My holy Mount [Zion]. Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of [the judgment of] the Lord is coming; it is close at hand- (Joel 2:1)
In these last 12 days of Elul, get your lives right with God, saints. Judgment comes to the Church before it comes to the world. Heed the warning of Joel! The trumpet is blown in Zion. The warning is for the people of God first! Twice in Joel 2 (verse 1 and 15), the phrase ‘blow the trumpet’ is repeated – two blasts of the shofar; the one-two punch!
12 Therefore also now, says the Lord, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning [until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored].
13 Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil [when His conditions are met].
14 Who knows but what He will turn, revoke your sentence [of evil], and leave a blessing behind Him [giving you the means with which to serve Him], even a cereal or meal offering and a drink offering for the Lord, your God?
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion; set apart a fast [a day of restraint and humility]; call a solemn assembly.
16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation; assemble the elderly people, gather the children and the nursing infants; let the bridegroom [who is legally exempt from attending] go forth from his chamber and the bride out of her closet. [None is exempt from the humiliation.] (Joel 2:12-16)
It is the priests who weep and intercede for the people. Where are the weeping priests as the nation reels like a drunken man after the one-two punch? Where are the ministers of the gospel who have understanding of the times and are publicly calling the Church and the nation to repentance? It’s one thing to declare this is judgment in private internet forums and quite another to recognize that the blows are meant to bring the nation to its knees BEFORE GOD!
When Haggai brought a word to the leaders of the nation, they repented and brought their lives into alignment with God’s direction to return to rebuilding the house of the Lord instead of being busy with their own self-centered interests. Where are the representatives of Christ who will speak to the leaders of this nation and call them to repentance? (Perhaps they, like Haggai, are still hiding in the wings until the moment appointed to step up and speak. Or perhaps they are in the wilderness like Moses being prepared for a face-off with the head of the nation…)
Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar; and let them say, “Have pity and spare Your people, O Lord, and give not Your heritage to reproach, that the [heathen] nations should rule over them or use a byword against them. Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?” (Joel 2:17)
In June 2015, the Lord gave me a series of messages about separation and holiness and amongst them was one called ‘Leaving Sodom amidst the Shakings’. This morning He instructed me to make it available again. Please remind yourself what the Lord said as He is connecting it to this current series of disasters.
Audio Podcast:Leaving Sodom Amidst the Shakings
These mighty fearsome Hurricane messengers are sent for the sake of the Lot company who are hesitating in separating from the unclean location they are currently in spiritually in America. Just as the long lines of cars are fleeing Florida under mandatory evacuation before Irma strikes, so too the Spirit of the Living God has ordered mandatory evacuation to the Lot company – and it is because of the relationship that those who are the friends of God have with Him. Their intercession has moved the heart of God.
The destruction of the Twin Towers 16 years ago brought the nation to its’ knees briefly as churches were filled to capacity, but as time went by, God was forgotten and people returned to their worldly ways and the worship of their idols. Now as the anniversary of that destruction is at the door, one has to wonder which two ‘towers’ the Lord is going to bring down as He pursues His goal of returning His people to Himself. Florida is the home of countless nuclear power facilities and Houston boasts the oil refineries, provider of another source of power. One thing is certain, this one-two punch will have its desired effect.
Their heart is divided and deceitful; now shall they be found guilty and suffer punishment. The Lord will smite and break down [the horns of] their altars; He will destroy their pillars (Hosea 10:2)
Two supportive pillars are being struck down in this week – Mexico seems to support the USA land mass (on the map) and Florida is other leg holding it up. As these two are struck, the whole nation shudders with the blows. God, whose mercy is high as the heavens, wants people on their knees in repentance in these last weeks of Elul because He desires none to perish. He wants priests weeping between the porch and the altar so He can show mercy amidst the judgment.
Author: Christine Beadsworth
Christine Beadsworth lives in Somerset West, South Africa. She is an artist, poet and speaker, also writing and publishing articles under the ‘Fresh Oil Releases’ banner. She has authored several books, which she offers for free on her blog, Fresh Oil Releases. In 2017, she started a new site for posting her podcasts, called Fresh Air Releases.
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