Posted by: cindybythesea | August 25, 2011

Sound the Alarm

New Yorkers barely recovered from feeling the earth move beneath their feet on Tuesday, August 23, when they received  news to prepare for a direct hit from Hurricane Irene on the evening of Sunday, August 28.  As of this writing, Irene, a massive Category 3 storm is working its way through the Bahama’s and may well develop in to a category 4 or more, before it hits Long Island on Sunday night. Needless to say, a hurricane of this size and strength would cause an enormous amount of damage, which would cost the state billions of dollars in damages, not to mention the potential for loss of life.

What is going on here?  Two earthquakes in two days?  “Purely, coincidence” say seismologists. One has nothing to do with the other.  And, while in some respects they may be right, as geographically, the two are not related; but, coincidence, I assure you, they are not. 

If you have not yet read the blog by my friend Carlos at Chozeh and Nabiy, regarding these two earthquakes, I urge you to do so now, as Carlos has done an outstanding job putting these two earthquakes into perspective from a prophetic point of view.  Also, William Males at Gates of the City, in yesterday’s  post  titled “There’s some shaking … going on”, he has done a great job as well. (*If you cannot view these posts via the links, you can find them on my blogroll).

Folks, it couldn’t be any plainer; God is speaking in these last days and he is not happy with the direction the nation has taken. Tuesday’s earthquake caused substantial damage to two of America’s most treasured symbols; the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral; both important symbols of American pride in government and faith and trust in God.  Damage that indicates I believe, that God will no longer tolerate the lip service we give him, while, throwing him out of the public and the personal arena of our lives. 

I didn’t know much about the National Cathedral, so, I was surprised on googling it, to find out that sometime before World War II, the National Cathedral was designated by congress to be America’s National House of Prayer and was used  monthly for that express purpose during the years of the war.  I didn’t know that, did you? I thought it was just an elaborate building for holding funerals for Presidents and other heads of State.  I had no idea it was referred to as the National House of Prayer.

I wonder, when a prayer meeting was last held in it?   Or, is “America’s National House of Prayer” simply an empty title?  Is the Cathedral today nothing more than another Washington show-piece; a photo op for tourists and their cameras as they make their rounds about the city.  Kind of reminds me of this scripture from Luke 19:46,  when, Jesus cast the money changers out of the temple –

“It is written”, he said, to them, “my house is a house of prayer, but, you have made it a den of robbers.”

God is gracious and God is merciful, but, God will not be mocked. The three crosses that fell from the spires of the National Cathedral and the cracks sustained to the Washington Monument are symbols of something far greater; something that speaks to the condition of the American people as they stand before God. The faith of our fathers has carried us for a while, but, we can no longer ride their coattails. As a people, we must repent and turn our hearts toward God, while, there is still time.

The alarm has sounded, it’s been sounding ….. blessed are those who hear.

“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. The National Cathedral is also Episcopalian by denomination, iirc. The Episcopal church has been on the forefront of some of the more ungodly acts/decisions by a denomination in recent years and increasingly a symbol of the dead mainline denominations.

    Btw, Art at Newine had an interesting if lengthy post about the two earthquakes as well.

    God bless.

  2. Cindy,
    If you get the chance..look up Beverly Stegall (Baggett) on Facebook &
    there you will see just how full my arms are & the biggest smile of my life!

    Thank you Jesus…my grandchildren are in my arms tonight !!

    Don’t know how I could have made it without all your prayers….may
    Father bless you sweetheart over & over again!


  3. Cindy, never mind about looking me up on facebook, my daughter fixed
    it so that when I post this comment for will be able to see the pic
    of me & my grandchildren. You know, Cindy everything is on fast forward x16
    isn’t it? I am so ready to see Jesus & meet my brothers & sisters! It is
    just any moment, of any second ,of any hour, of any day,until we see
    His face & look into those eyes of mercy!

    ysiC, Bee
    [Bee! I'm so glad you sent a photo! You look so happy and the children are adorable! Rejoicing with you today! God's richest blessings on you all! Cindy]

  4. Look into the bell towers in the central tower of the Cathedral that was damaged in the earthquake. There are two kind of bells there. The Carillion and the Peal. The Carillion is used to call an assembly. The Peal denotes a change.


  5. Goodnight Irene… Hello Katia.

    Hurricane Graphic (notice the ETA)

    Katia from the Greek word katharos

    1.purified by fire a similitude, like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit

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