Posted by: cindybythesea | June 27, 2010

a pattern of warnings


                     Artist’s rendition of a Tsunami

I’ve been reading the past few days about the build up of methane gas in the gulf and the potential for an explosion that would send forth a tsunami to the gulf states of a size that would make the Indonesian tsunami of 2004 pale in comparison.  If so, the image above is a terrifying one.  As someone who lives in an area where tsunami warnings are a part of every day life (monthly testing of the tsunami warning system), I know the threat is all too real.

As I was thinking about this, I became very glad that my daughter and her family had re-located in recent months from Savannah to the Pacific Northwest, as some of the reports I have read, state that a methane gas explosion could be imminent.  How much of this is sensationalism, I don’t know.  But, what I do know, is that I would not trust this current administration for the full truth on any given matter.

So, what to do?  If my daughter were still living in Savannah, how would I advise her?  It is certainly not an easy decision to pick up your family and move for an indeterminate amount of time.  I can only imagine how people in the gulf states must be feeling right now. (For some very sensible guide lines on whether you and your family should evacuate the area, check this out from Steve Quayles website- it’s about half way down in the middle of the page) –

One of the things that sticks in my mind is the recent “suicide” (if that is what it was) of boat captain William Allen Kruse, age 55 of Gulf Shores, Alabama.  What a tragedy!  My heart really goes out to his family.  I can understand how despondent one might become in this situation.  Here in Hawaii, water and fishing are a way of life.  It would be incomprehensible to have that taken away.  Just a few days ago, I was swimming in the warm waters of one of my favorite lagoons and I was thinking about how terrible it would be if the water here were ruined by oil in the same way that it has been in the gulf.  How would we cope, what would we do?

First and foremost as believers, we of course, trust Jesus with our lives.  But, I also believe, that in this time of judgment (and, I believe that’s what this is; judgment), that God would give sufficient warning for those who are paying attention and listening for his voice.

For some reason, it appears that God has chosen the gulf area to be an instrument of his judgment on America. Take a look at this article and video posted on John McTernan’s webpage: 

 I believe the evidence is very good to suggest that both Katrina and the current BP disaster are related to decisions the government has made in regard to Israel.  Why the Gulf Coast?  I don’t know, but, I doubt the extent of the judgment will be limited to the Southern region alone – more than likely, it is, but the spearhead for bringing  judgment on a much wider and far-reaching scale.  Some how, I think those of us who have been watching knew the Gulf area was going to figure in God’s plans for this coming year. Remember all the blogging about the spiritual indications of Superbowl 44 and the match up between the Patriots and the Saints back in January and early February?

As the G-20 summit gets underway, discussions on the middle-east process will undoubtedly take place.  Turkish Prime Minister Edrogan is hoping to have a meeting with President Obama to discuss the failing Israeli/Turkish relationship.  Interesting that the week of the G-20 summit should include the 17th of Tammuz, the day in which the temple walls were first breached before the destruction of the temple on the 9th of Av, three weeks later.  *Keep these dates in mind, especially Av 1, (July 11)  as the third of three consecutive solar eclipses which fall on this date – (2008, 2009, and 2010).  The three weeks between Tammuz 17 and Av 9 encompass this date (Av 1)  and are known as “Israel’s dark days.”

As I think of the kind of warning God might give in advance of such a disaster, it occurred to me, that he has already give one by establishing a pattern.  As increased pressure is placed on Israel for dividing the land, as abortions and the abuse of young children continue unabated, as the Homosexual agenda gains greater acceptance, I believe we can expect to see, what we have seen already, as God establishes a pattern for warning, as one disaster after another befalls our great country.  Might this include the horrific scenario as depicted above?  I wouldn’t count it out.

We live in difficult times and many are faced with momentous decisions, but, we have the Word to teach us and the Spirit to guide us.  In Matthew 6:25 – 34, Jesus tells us not to worry what we will  “eat, drink or wear, for the Father knows what we need.”  In the days to come, many of us may be relying on these promises more than we ever thought possible, as we face the prospect of leaving and/or losing homes and jobs.

Pray for the people of the Gulf.  Pray that the God of peace will comfort them in their time of need.  Pray that God will guide and direct those who seek him as they determine what is best for their families. 

 And, as always –

“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. Hello Cindy,

    Shouldn’t this July 11th be the third solar eclipse?

    Appreciate your insight in these last days.



    • Hi Bill, Thanks for catching my error there, I did indeed mean to say third, not second solar eclipse and I made the correction. I really appreciate you and my other readers helping me with the proof reading! Blessings! Cindy

  2. I read your column regularly and appreciate your work. I live in Alabama and it’s been interesting to watch this unfold. When this hit my first thought was judgement. With obamas lack of response to this, the long term implications for the nation are more than momentous. The food supply from the gulf is going. Housing prices plumetting. Lack of visitors to areas will shut down more business. States will go broke. Florida will be hit. Their water systems will have trouble and the nuclear power plants. Most of thclean up workersfrom the exxon valdeaz are sick or dead so look at the scope of people this will effect. Add in a hurricaine or three and the scope exspands even more. If this goes up the east coast you have hit the largest concentraion of population in the USA. Now add in the nuclear option of tryin to shut this thing down and what effect it would have especially on the newmadrid fault and what effect wil the pressure changes have on the fault anyway just from the rupture.

    • Hi Sandi, Thanks for sharing from a first-hand perspective and I want you to know that all of you are in my prayers. What you’ve described is truly sad and worrisome. I was listening to a radio program last night on which the guest was talking about the possibility that a lighting strike could ignite the methane gas causing the skies above it to literally explode in to fire. And, then I read also an article this morning which discusses the possibility of massive fires as a result of oil being carried in-land by rain/hurricane – You can take a look at this truly frightening scenario here: Thanks for taking the time to write Sandi and please keep us up-dated. Cindy
      *** I also came across this article this morning on Steve Quayles website which I believe gives helpful criteria in deciding whether or not you and your family should evacuate the area – I’m going to try to add it in to my post: (To read the pertinent information – scroll down to the middle of the page, its in red letters)

  3. Cindy – For some reason the post is still showing “second of three consecutive” instead of “third of three consecutive”.

    Also, during Katrina, the southern gulf seemed tied to Israel in the sense that it was in Israel’s south where they were forcing hundreds/thousands of Jews to leave their homes and be displaced, and then here we had hundreds of thousands displaced as Katrina approached and then left homeless in the aftermath. Very direct correlation.

    This time the oil spill in the gulf that looks like blood may also be symbolic of the innocent blood spilled via the abortion epidemic, given that this is happening beneath the delta of our main river (sort of a “birth canal” for our nation and commerce etc), between the “legs” of Texas and Florida. Who knows. Just a thought. There’s much symbolism in this judgment, that’s for sure.
    Surely it has and will continue to tie into our Israeli relations as well.

    • Hi Jay, good points all! We haven’t seen the last of this I’m sure. Thanks for letting me know my post had not up-dated – computers, oy!!!! – trying again, hopefully this time it takes! Blessings brother, nice to hear from you as always! Cindy

  4. Hi Cindy,
    I read or “drink in” all of your posts.
    I had a dream in 1980 that all of NYC was engulfed in a tsunami. The water came up the streets in central NJ where I live. I heard screams of the people.
    In the end, there was nobody on the streets and they were wet and I was driving into the sun.
    The interesting part was; when I looked out my window, the water did not touch the curb of my house as it passed by. It was a “Red Sea Parting” event. I remember it like I dreamed it this morning.
    So GOD will protect those HE intends to preserve for HIS glory and good pleasure. ….. Steve Hollander

    • Hi Steve, Thanks for your encouragement and kind words regarding my post and thanks too, for sharing your dream. I think God often does speak to us in dreams, the trouble is, many times people aren’t paying attention. According to Joel 2: 28 dreams and visions are one of the hallmarks of the last days – “And it shall come to pass that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh, your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams and your young men will see visions.” So, is every dream and vision from God, of course not, therefore we test the Spirit. (I make this point, not for your edification Steve, but, for others who may be reading and wonder about the validity of dreams from God). Thanks for writing, grace and blessings to you for a great day in the Lord! Cindy

  5. Hi Cindy

    Just got back from visiting your neck of the woods…beautiful big island area. It would indeed be terrible for such an oil disaster to strike there, as it is currently terrible for the gulf states. But also it would be terrible in concept from another dimension, because of the location of the islands….isolated….in the middle of the seas [symbolic of the gentile world?], with no real escape. Makes me think of the position Israel is [and will increasingly be] in…..isolated….in the middle of the enemy…with no real escape.

    Your mention of your daughter’s move to the PNW also caught my attention. I have not shared this with many…I live in the Seattle area….on Nov 4th 2008, as I watched the sadly expected and numbing national election results, God spoke to me. He doesn’t speak audibly too often, so I definitely take note when He does! He said “Are you prepared to be a place of refuge?” Well, that lit a fire under me! So I did my best to prepare, but didn’t talk about it too much with folks….it seemed too…out there. Then, a year or so later, I was talking with my brother [the one brother whom I know belongs to the Lord], who lives on the Oregon coast. I related my experience to him. He paused and said “Interesting that you had that experience…Just recently I was contemplating moving from this area and God spoke to me and said “No, don’t move…this area will become a place of refuge.””

    I’ve been afraid to speculate as to what it all means, but I have certainly been watching the whole gulf state/Isreal situation and wondering hard.

    Blessings to you and this community of believers…it’s been uplifting to feel there are places to go for fellowship where the people don’t think I’m crazy for even wondering about such stuff.


    • Hi Blue, Thanks for writing! I’m glad you were able to come and enjoy the beauty of our islands while they are still here. As you know, it says in Revelation 16:20 that every island will disappear – I sure hope the rapture comes first!!! I haven’t thought to much about how isolated we are out here – thanks for reminding me! But, in all seriousness, the analogy you draw to how isolated Israel will become is a good one. I’m glad that God is preparing people like yourself and your brother for the times that are coming. it’s important that no matter how nutty we might appear to unbelieving friends and neighbors that we listen to God’s voice. Our friend Noah had the same problem!!! Blessings to you and your family for providing a lighthouse of hope to those around you. Grace and blessings in Messiah Jesus! Cindy

  6. I’m glad to know I’m not alone. When we moved to where we are now I felt led to prepare our home as a place of refuge but I’ve also felt we would have to leave it at some point as well. I’m still not clear how the methaine could explode underground without oxygen. I read somewhere that the methaine in the frozen liquid form that it’s on down there is easier to ignite. The exsplosion at the surface wouldn’t have as big a tsunami buy either way you cam kiss gulf oil production goodbye.

  7. For probably two years or so the date 7-11 keeps coming to me….on my clock THAT is the time it constantly is when I happen to look at it in the morning times….can’t help but wonder if this is a warning to some happening??? When you said watch the date Av 1….July 11th I went….”woah”!!! Could be just coinsidence but maybe not……..

  8. Should be an interesting 12 days,

    I am sorry for the pain people suffer, but there is a refuge, there is a Redeemer, He can calm the storm, walk with you through the fire, He can tread the waves. With Him all things are possible, according to His will.

    One of the things that happened on the 17th of Tammuz was Noah set free a dove. There is a whole illustration of the raven and the dove in that story.

    Perhaps the Lord wants us to find our rest only in Him.

    In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Jn 16:33


  9. Great post as usual, Cindy!

    Re. Jay’s comment on southern U.S. and how it might relate to southern Israel, recall that Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation from his previous post in the Israeli government in August, 2005 (in sharp protest over the Gaza withdrawal) took effect exactly 1260 days (time, times and half a time) before BHO’s inauguration.

    Gaza (in the south of Israel) is a thorn in their side. The American south, especially the affected Gulf states, were (and remain) politically a thorn in BHO’s side (all “red”; hard over for McCain).

    Re. Steve’s dream about NYC tsunami, the insurance industry lists NYC second (behind Miami) for potential financial loss from hurricane, mostly due to the effects of a storm surge coming due north, pushing water up into the funnel of NY harbor (where Anubis came in). Such storms are less likely than in Miami but the damage from the “perfect” one would be severe, with much of lower Manhattan (9-11 area) under water.

    Re. the man in the Gulf who appears to have lost hope and killed himself… so sad… so very sad. Suicide is one of Satan’s most potent weapons when things appear bleak. We must pray that the most hopeless among us find light when they reach such a dark place. I believe we are in the early days of witnessing a stripping away of earthly sources of refuge, i.e., the many idols we cling to which are not Christ. There are many in this country. We take so much for granted. That process has barely begun.

    I’m reading the new Bonhoeffer biography now. Books like that, Corrie Ten Boom’s ‘The Hiding Place’ and Louis Zamperini’s ‘Devil at my Heels’ provide essential perspective on the coping skills of Godly men and women who “lost” everything but got back the abundance of peace beyond understanding.

  10. Cindy and Friends,
    Such great comments to a great post! (Glad you are back safe and sound, Cindy). I love my cyber-brothers and sisters and I love being a part of Christ’s body of believers who are watching and waiting together. There is so much wisdom and love of God to be shared here! I am asking Him to change my view of all this from a negative end of the world view to a postive anticipatory view of being with Him and all who love and worship Him in a place where there is no bad news, no tears and no one has to suffer! Praise Jesus our Redeemer!


    • Great note Kim and thanks for writing. I too, feel very blessed to have so many wonderful cyber brothers and sisters in the Lord who are watching with me for the soon return of Jesus. Soon day soon, we will all be gathered in once place! May the holy name of Jesus be praised and blessed forever and ever! Cindy

  11. Not sure if you saw this or not, but a secular source begging someone to prove him wrong…

    His conclusions:

    Best case? Oil rains down within 300 miles of the Gulf Coast, poisoning flora and fauna and turning the major parts of the Gulf States into disaster areas. Large scale evacuations will have to be made in any contaminated areas simply due to the carcinogenic risk of the oil; this will create large refugee camps outside of the immediate disaster areas and the economic ripple effect will be felt nationwide; this will obviously impact the world economic scene in a negative fashion.

    That’s the best case scenario.

    Worst case? The methane bubble explodes, causing a tsunami that wipes out 80% of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Large portions of Texas are also destroyed. The Gulf islands and Mexico will be in the same boat. All of the oil platforms currently drilling in the Gulf would be torn away from their moorings, creating further oil leaks that would exacerbate the problems already there.

    Does all of this sound fantastic and like I’m completely off of my rocker? I know it does to me, and I’m writing the dang article. But I just can’t get away from the fact that this is where the trail of evidence leads me. Three and a half million barrels of oil don’t just disappear. A methane bubble that size at those pressures doesn’t just quit pumping. So I’m asking someone to tell me that I’m nuts, and why. Tell me that none of my reasoning makes sense and what the real answers are.

    By Joshua S. Burnett

    • Wow, that is just amazing! Thanks for passing that along Gibby. Keep an eye on the days following the eclipse of Av 1 (the third in a three year succession on this date) – Reminds me of Ultra Guy’s recent post “Three Strikes” as in 3 strikes, you’re out! Cindy

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