Posted by: cindybythesea | May 6, 2010

Perdido Key

            A dead shark is washed ashore in Ship Island, Mississippi

“the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died.” Rev. 16:3


In the last few days, while dollars tick away faster than seconds on a clock, Engineers have been working furiously to solve the latest American crisis; the massive oil spill taking place off the southern tip of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.  As of today, the plan is to cover or put a lid over the leaks with a chamber called a “Containment Box” which would capture the leaking oil until it could be siphoned off to a waiting tanker above.  Sounds like a simple enough plan until you realize that the site in question is a mile deep and under tremendous pressure and nothing like this has ever been tried before at this depth.  In the meantime, the cost not in dollars, but, in life – marine life, is beginning to wash up on bordering shores.  In the photo above, one of the great predators of the sea is washed ashore, its once steely eyed grin, now frozen-over in the stare of an untimely and un-natural death.   

It strikes me as interesting that the effort to cap the leaking oil well should take place on May 6, our National Day of Prayer.  And, because I find word studies so interesting, this little piece from the MSNBC news page this morning also caught my eye. From the article: Oil set afire as huge cap ships out.

“Perdido Key, a barrier island between Pensacola, Florida and the Alabama state line with sugar-white sand studded with condominiums likely would be the first place in the state affected by the oil spill. Perdido – Spanish for “lost” got a whiff Tuesday morning of what may be in store.  ‘You could smell the smell of it, a real heavy petroleum base.’ said Steve Owensby, a local maintenance man.”

First, Venice, LA (the end of the world) and now Perdido (Lost) Key, Florida.  Is there a message in these names?  I’m not sure.  But, tomorrow as we enter our National Day of Prayer, I truly believe, unless we repent of our personal and national sins and petition God for his help in this situation, all the engineering hours and all the dollars spent on containing this oil spill, will be to no avail.

“To the angel of the Church of Philadelphia write:  These are the words of him holy and true, who holds the key of David.  What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open … Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. I am coming soon.  Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.  Him who overcomes, I will make a pillar in the temple of my God.”  Revelation 3: 7-12

The Key of David

When I thought about the name Perdido (lost or hidden) Key, the passage from Revelation chapter 3 came to mind, where Jesus is said to hold the key of David.  The key of David sounds mysterious, but, it actually has to do with opening the way into the presence of God.  We see an early reference to this in Isaiah 22:22, where God’s servant Eliakim is a gatekeeper, who has been given the power to control entry into the royal kingdom.  And, as the king’s steward, it is he who decides who can or cannot have access to the king. In this same way, Jesus holds the key of David.  *

“I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David, what he opens no one can shut and what he shuts no one can open.”  Revelation 3:7

By the words of him who is holy and true, Jesus, who is the way, the truth and the life, holds the power to open and shut the doors to the Kingdom, God’s kingdom, as he wills.  Right now, that door is open, but, for the world who is perishing, it is as though it is perdido (lost or hidden), from their eyes, for their eyes are blinded to the things of God, by the god of this age. 

The signs are everywhere, that we are fast approaching the hour of trial that will come on all the earth. One of these days soon, the door that is now open will forever close and no power on earth or under the earth will be able to open it again.  I know that most of us have friends, neighbors and family members who do not yet know Christ. Praying with you that the grace of God will open their eyes while their is still time

 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6      Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy




  1. Another pic of blood-like water:

  2. What a wonderful post.

    What’s really SAD? I didn’t even know today was a National Day of Prayer until John McTernan (SP?) posted about Graham being upset that it was not going to be held (posted lastnight).

    I just feel so sad, so overwhelmed for our country, for Israel, and for the innocents.

  3. Tremendous insights, Cindy. You have helped light up some really wild stuff on this end. Blogging it now. Thanks, sista! God bless you!

  4. […] Before we get to the details of that though, I want to share some deeper insights that have come to me as the result of reading a post which Cindy-by-the-Sea did earlier today entitled ‘Perdido Key‘. […]

  5. your last two posts have really been insightful. God is using you well in these last days. God bless you and keep you. Pray for my daughter’s eyes to be opened. Thanks.

  6. Oh Cindy what an amazing insight! I love your blog so much I put a link on mine for others to find you! God Bless you sister!

    • Linda, Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement. They really mean alot to me and I feel privileged that you have added me to your blog roll. Its amazing what God is doing in these last days through our blogging efforts. I’ve been hearing that the govt is trying to seize control of the internet, and as of today, it appears they are one step closer. Check out this article from Fox News today – Once the govt seizes control, we’ll no doubt all be shut us all down on charges of political in-correctness. Hopefully, we will be in our heavenly home, safe in the arms of Jesus, long before this happens. Grace and blessings sister – and keep blogging! Cindy

      • Yes Cindy I can feel time getting very short too – this is the reason the Lord is having me blog as well! It is a brand new thing for me but the most effective way to reach those I love and others that might see before it is too late!! I will never be politically correct!!!! What an exciting time to be alive and to be used of the Lord to gather in the last of the harvest before He comes ! Grace and peace to you as you continue to be a light shining brightly in the darkness!
        Serving Him with joy until He comes!

  7. As Randall Terry used to say, “God has more disaster than Washington has relief.”

    We’re past “National Day of Prayer” and need “National Month of Repentance”.

    The Honeybee and Ogallala Aquafier disasters are queued up … we can see them coming.

    And still some hearts are hardened. I pray my family wakes up in time.

    Thanks for your insightful work.

    • Great program tonight Steve. You really had me on the edge of my seat. Wow! You were “spot on” as they say in connecting the verses from Lamentations and Zechariah to Ultra guys’ latest post. As you were reading the scriptures, I was overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit and could feel the truth of what you were saying as if it were settling in to my very bones. Thanks too for referencing my post Perdido Key. Great observations about the shark photo. You’re right, there is something disconcerting about seeing one of the most powerful predatory animals on the planet, up side down and dead. I believe it truly is a harbinger. Scientists are already referencing the long term impact this will have. Check out the bottom portion of this article for a chilling assessment on the damange that’s happening NOW – and I have a feeling brother, as they say, that we “ain’t seen nothin” yet!” Grace and blessings brother and keep up the good work! Cindy

  8. Perdido means lost– but also remember that it surely is related to PERDITION:

    “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but {except} the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.” Jn. 17:12

    Does that connection sound like this key instead?

    “And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.” Rev. 9:1

    • Excellent observation Cheryl, I had thought about that too, that the word perdido sounds very much like the word perdition. Thanks for pointing out the connection, you make a great point and one worth watching. Grace and blessings sister! Cindy

  9. I do not want to presume anything, but I thought this interesting enough to point out.
    The Hebrews were commanded to count the Omer 50 days from Passover to Pentecost.
    If there is another Omer count from Yom Yerusalem (1967) to Jerusalem restored (to it’s rightful owner).
    – And if we know that the last 7 is for Israel then the Gentiles have the 43rd year (2010).
    – The month of Iyyar is the Barley (Gentiles) harvest, the month of Sivan is the Wheat (Israel).
    – During Shavuot (Sivan 6th) the priest waves the two loaves
    Seven days before Shavuot we are still in Iyyar 28 (Yom Yerushalem) the 43rd day of the Omer (May 12-13th, 2010).
    Interesting May-13th is celebrated in Germany as “Ascension day”, May 12th is Yom Yerusalem.
    Read Ruth, Boaz (the kinsman redeemer) was still threshing barley in the month of Iyyar when he betrothed Ruth (the gentile).
    This all may seem pretty confusing if you haven’t made a study of the Hebrew feasts.
    But,  be wise, fill your lamp in prayer (Mat25) and look up! (Luk21).

    Cindy – please review the powerpoint on my new site…

    Mike Wellman

    • Hi Mike, I think this is very interesting. Thanks for sharing it. I went to you site and tried to open the file but, nothing came up. Maybe you could check on that, I would love to read it. (Anyone else have problem opening this?) I’m with you on thinking the day could be VERY soon. Grace and Blessings! Cindy

  10. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!


    • Thanks for taking the time to stop by say hello. I really appreciate the thumbs up and the encouragement! Grace and blessings and – and in these last days – GO for God! Cindy

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