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The second angel sounded his trumpet . . .

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

I did not think of this, until (a) after I saw the U-Tube video of Kendra Arneson, also spelled Kindra, on June 30, 2010.  Apparently, the video was first posted on U-Tube on June 22.  The title page of that U-Tube video is  “Gulf Emergency Summit 6-19-10″ (see  my blog entry June 30).  And this flashed through my mind (b) while I was walking and talking with a dear friend.

Yesterday, when I tried to post about this, my website was apparently getting so many hits that access time was too slow and made it very painful to attempt to blog this any sooner.  In fact my website is still responding uncharacteristically slow.

During my walk and talk with my dear friend, while watching for bears having come upon the dismembered foreleg of a moose calf on the trail near Hillside, it donned on me.  I suppose a man of God of old would say “the Spirit of the LORD came upon me,” but I’m not so confident that I have that level of discernment.  Nonetheless, perhaps it does at particular moments.

As I open my Bible today and study regarding this matter, I find a new passage:

Revelation 16:3-6

“And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.  And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.  And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shall be, because thou hast judged thus.  For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.”  King James Version

What I read yesterday, however, seemed to be what John tried to describe years ago during his exile on Patmos:

Revelation 8:8-9

“The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea.  A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.”  New International Version

There are two major points I want to make here.  The first being that the Deepwater Horizon may have looked like a mountain of flame as it collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico and crude oil in the sea may look like blood, especially partially congealed blood to John.  Nonetheless, the function of the substance in the water was to bring death.  The second point being that the modern church has been infiltrated and I do not believe “the rapture” as taught in our churches since 1823 is necessarily biblical.  We may be well into the end times described by the Apostle John.

I ask my brothers in Christ to keep an open mind and remain flexible.  A heart of flesh is flexible and living.  A heart of stone is rigid and not alive.  Think of your mind as your heart.  It must be flexible in order to hear these truths and shake off the chains and fetters of the mind that had been placed there by the evil one.

Seeking: Chuck Richards from Monroe, Washington

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

I want to get in touch with my old neighbor from 1986 in Anchorage.  “Chuck” Richards said he was moving back home to Monroe after his wife Sandy passed away.  I lost track of Chuck after that.  He worked as a lineman for the power company, perhaps Chugach Electric.  He would be in his 70’s today and I would dearly love to get in contact with him.  I’m still reading that NIV Study Bible Chuck bought me and I have thoroughly marked it up! 

I’d like to get Chuck on the phone and let him know how our Lord has restored me after He’d rather thoroughly thrashed me.  Heck, I needed it.  As painful as it was and as long as the road has been, He corrected me with His justice.

Chuck, if you’re out there and reading this, send me your number please.

http://drkentshow.com/contact.php

Chuck, there was a time when I was denied my ability to read, especially the Bible.  The ink just seemed to melt on the page!  It was very disturbing but long ago.  I hope my message and appeal find you in good health!

To all my friends out there, get in touch with me!

http://drkentshow.com/contact.php

Thanks,

John