Natural Disasters ~ Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Tsunamis, Typhoons, Famines, Floods, Droughts, Wildfires and Pestilences
42 million people were displaced in 2010 as a result of Natural Disasters and many people are starting to ask the question; Why and what are the reasons?
To give you a better understanding of this article we invite you to read Matthew 24:4-7; Mark 13:6-8; Luke 21:8-11 and its accompanying verses. Other than the report of the Japanese earthquake in March, 2011, most of this article was written on January 18, 2010. Some items, like the above statistic, have also been added since then. It was posted on the website on February 10, 2012.
The number one reason all of the prophets before us prophesied of things that were to come, was to show mankind that they were sent by God and that their message of repentance was the truth. In all cases things that they had foretold and declared, did come to pass.
For the same reason the apostles were sent out into the world, to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and to cast out devils (Matthew 10:8). Christ performed miracles for one reason and that was to show this world that He was sent by His Father, God in the flesh and that He had power and authority over all things (John 1:14; 5:27).
Even before He called Lazarus to come forth, Christ knew that His Father had already listened to Him and therefore He said; Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me (John 11:42).
When God sent us out into the world, He sent us to proclaim His Holy Word and since the days of our deliverance from the spirit of this world (1 John 5:4), everything we have spoken of and all the things we have declared have already come to pass or will come to pass in the future.
Before Christ spoke of Wars, Pestilences, Famines and Earthquakes, he also admonished the believers to take heed that no man might deceive them (Matthew 24:4). Never before in the history of mankind and especially during the last hundred years, have there been more Wars, Famines, Pestilences, Tornadoes and Earthquakes, that have spread throughout the world as a direct result of the unbelief of the nations (Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8; Luke 21:11).
Since the media has been the voice of this present world for the last hundred years we made them one of our key contacts, along with many media personalities, to show them that God sent us with a message of truth. We invite you to read the article 'Influence of the Media' listed on this website. They are indeed a stronghold of Satan's divided kingdom (Matthew 12:25-28). You can read more about the strongholds of Satan's kingdom and this present world in the articles 'Bill O'Reilly ~ Fox News' and 'Glenn Beck ~ Fox News' listed on this website.
One of our earliest contacts was CTV Atlantic, a system of four television stations in the Canadian Maritimes, owned and operated by the CTV Television Network, a division of Bell Media.
Mr. Steve Murphy, Senior News Editor & Anchor for CTV Atlantic has been a regular recipient of our communications and the work of our Ministry. Even though we explained the root-causes of the sexual abuse scandals in the Province of Nova Scotia and elsewhere more than twenty years ago, they continued to interview those that are spiritually blind and as such continued to deceive all of its listeners. For more than twenty years they have refused to listen to the truth and our message of repentance, as it was preached by Christ and the Apostles.
On May 28, 2009 we forwarded an e-mail to Mr. Jay Witherbee, Director of News for CTV Atlantic and his colleagues and communicated the following message.
We recently learned about your position as Director of News for the Atlantic Region and we would think in this position you should be able to pull a few strings along the way.
We have communicated the message of our Ministry to the people of this world for over twenty years including your own Mr. Steve Murphy. For example: you will find his name as a 'cc' in the article 100 Huntley Street, dated October 14, 1991, posted on our website www.aworlddeceived.ca
A small summary of our previous communication will show and prove that all the things we have spoken of in the past have been the truth.
1) Modern religion as mankind has known it is finished. Just consider all of the scandals that have surfaced the last thirty years. I was just reading this morning that in Ireland tax-payers have already paid almost all of the $1.5 Billion USD legal bill for 14,000 abuse settlements.
2) Governments and political authorities are collapsing as a result of scandals and over-spending and economies world-wide are being affected.
3) The Medical Profession has already collapsed. It is finished and any attempt to rebuild it will be futile.
4) The Business Community (incl. the Media and the Legal Profession) is no longer able to provide security for the people of the nations.
5) Sports and Entertainment is collapsing as a result of the many scandals and companies are no longer are able to afford sponsorship. Some people are dishing out $75,000 (including food and refreshments we hope) to play nine holes of golf at Fox Harbour Resort (Nova Scotia) with Tiger Woods, while many people in the province go without a proper roof over their head, food, heat, proper health-care, etc., etc. It cannot survive.
We have explained to your Mr. Murphy the very reasons why all these things are happening. The events described above are not just coincidental but are part of God's judgment on the people of this world as they do not want to believe in His message of Repentance. For a better understanding what it means to repent, we invite you to review and study the article Repent listed on our website.
We also encourage you to read the article 'Influence of the Media'. Trust me it is no great thing the foundations of the media are shaking.
Since God's judgment is standing at the door and people still do not pay attention, there will be more visible signs and I am communicating those to you for the record only, as people still will not believe in our message. In fact if one was to rise from the dead they would not be persuaded (Luke 16:19-31).
- Mexico City with a population of 25 million people will experience an earthquake as it has not seen before. The City is already losing 35% of its drinking water through an aging infrastructure and the loss of its water system will be catastrophic for the whole population. The west coast of Mexico and the United States, all the way from Acapulco to Vancouver, will be shaken by earthquakes as has not been seen in past history.
Like all the things I have communicated to your Mr. Murphy the past twenty years, the above will come to pass. Don't look for any further signs or seasons, as it will happen. This is the first time I have ever communicated the above message and it will be my only communication. I will retain a copy of this email as confirmation. It would serve no purpose for you to make my communication public as people would not understand it but as it was in the days of Noah, people will still not believe our message of repentance, as has been evident for the last twenty five years.
In His Service.
Andy & Dianne van den Berg
To confirm what we had written in the above e-mail and about the Business Community no longer being able to provide security for the people of this world, we forwarded the following e-mail to Mr. Witherbee and his colleagues a few days later on June 1, 2009.
The following is part of the e-mail.
"In case you missed yesterday's headline on MSNBC we wanted to ensure that you were aware what was happening in the 'real' world.
The headline news item highlighted the top ten bankruptcies.
- Lehman Bros. ~ 691B.
- Washington Mutual ~ 327.9B.
- Worldcom ~ 103.9B.
- General Motors ~ 91B.
- Enron ~ 65.5B.
- Conseco ~ 61B.
- Chrysler ~ 39B.
- Thornbury Mortgage ~ 36.5B.
- Pacific Gas & Electric ~ 36B.
- Texaco ~ 34.9B.
Anyone with a little common-sense understands that all of the above were the cause of man's greed."
Now that this world is watching the images of the earthquake in Haiti, I noticed in our local paper that Hollywood celebrated the Golden Globes Awards last night and the media went into great detail describing the clothes people were wearing, as they were walking down the red carpet. There was probably enough money in one room to rebuild all of Haiti but so are the deceptions of this world.
Please let this serve as a true message: Do not weep for the people of Haiti but rather weep for yourselves and for your children and your children's children (Luke 23: 28-31).
God's judgment will be far greater on the developed world including the United States of America and Canada. We know with certainty that God would have spared all of the island of Haiti if there had been only one righteous person in the eyes of God.
To remind CTV Atlantic and Mr. Witherbee and his colleagues of our earlier communication of May 28, 2009 we sent them the following e-mail on January 10, 2010.
Please find hereby a copy of an e-mail (listed above) we forwarded you on May 28, 2009. We are sorry but we forgot to inform you that the fault-line started in the Caribbean (Haiti) and runs through Mexico up the West Coast through California up to Vancouver. But we know that even if we had, you would not have believed us. Please know that if there had been one righteous person in the eyes of God, the earthquake in Haiti would not have happened and God would have spared the Island.
In His Service,
Andy & Dianne van den Berg
The future will confirm that our message to Mr. Witherbee and his colleagues at CTV Atlantic had been the truth. The news media is a business and they are more concerned with ratings and dollars than the message they communicate. They have served as the voice of this present world for the last hundred years and like vultures gathering around a dead carcass, they have taken great pleasure in reporting on all the evils and wickedness of mankind (1 John 5:19) but they continue to refuse to report the message of repentance, which is the only message of any importance that is able to assist mankind find a way back to the true and living God.
John 14:12-14. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Each and every day our prayer is that God will manifest Himself in such a way that mankind will know that He sent us with a message of truth (John 11:42).
After learning more of earthquakes and the fault line from a geologist's comments on CNN, we did some research on the subject by entering "fault line" on Google Search and we were able to confirm many of the things that we had already spoken of.
On January 20, 2010 we forwarded another e-mail to Mr. J. Witherbee and his colleagues at CTV Atlantic to confirm our findings. The following is a copy of our e-mail.
Further to previous communication about earthquakes, please note that a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the Cayman Islands on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. There was also another quake in Haiti this morning registered at a 5.9 magnitude.
After the first quake in Haiti a geologist explained on CNN that a quake at the beginning of the fault line, like the one in Haiti would put more pressure on the fault line and could create a chain-like reaction, such has already been seen in the Cayman Islands. He further explained that the fault-line runs from the Caribbean Islands, through Mexico up the west coast all the way up to Alaska and then runs back like a horseshoe down the East Coast of Russia through Japan and the East Coast of China, the Philippines and Indonesia. The information as described above is correct and not a myth.
As mentioned before, we know with absolute certainty that, if there had been one person considered righteous in the eyes of God, the Island of Haiti would have been spared. The true and living God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Dianne & Andy van den Berg, is a righteous and just God and the author of all things. The earth is His footstool and so are his enemies (Matthew 22:44). God is no respecter of persons and He judgeth according to every man's work (1 Peter 1:17).
In His Service,
Andy & Dianne van den Berg
Ezekiel 33:33. And when this cometh to pass, (lo it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet has been among them.
Since the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010 and the Cayman Islands on January 19, 2010, there have been major earthquakes reported in Taiwan, Turkey, Hawaii, Indonesia, Japan, Cuba, Chicago, Mexico, Southern California and the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. Not a day goes by lately that you don't hear about an earthquake.
A study of smaller earthquakes shows that there were a total of 185 earthquakes from February 10, 2010 to March 3, 2010.
On Friday, March 11, 2011, the whole world was able to watch the devastating effect of the 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Japan and the resulting Tsunami. For many weeks mankind was able to see the horrifying images of death and destruction. The media referred to it as an unprecedented disaster in the Pacific and a humanitarian nightmare.
Throughout this website we have shown what mankind must do to be reunited with God but unfortunately mankind prefers darkness over light (John 3:19). The believers know that God is the author of all things and that He is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. The events in March 11, 2011 in North-Eastern Japan were no coincidence.
Throughout the ages earthquakes and all other disasters have almost gone unnoticed and have been viewed as just another natural phenomenon. As it was in the days of Noah, people will clean up, rebuild and life will eventually go on as if nothing happened. It should not go unnoticed that once again there will be many religious organizations and celebrities that will use the pitiful plight of the people in Japan to raise money, that will be used to cover general operating costs (salaries) but will not find its way to the people in the stricken area. To give you a better understanding of similar events that took place in Japan we invite you to read the article 'Julia Gillard ~ Prime Minister of Australia' listed on this website.
Never before in the history of this world have people been able to view the images of the disasters as closely as the last few decades, since they have been made available through the electronic media.
But mankind remains stubborn and steadfast in following after false doctrines that are not able to bring salvation and continues to take pleasure in following after the spirit of darkness and this world rather than the light (John 3:19; Acts 26:18).
While God has provided His own warning system and His Spirit of truth and shared His message of Repentance for six thousand years to the people of this world (John 14:17), it has now been reported that scientists are now even discussing the development of an early warning system for earthquakes, which will be to no avail.
People should be fearful of God and the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge Proverbs 1:7; 2:3-12), but instead they are already fearful of the possible effects of radiation as a result of the nuclear crisis and there is now even a run on the anti-radiation drug iodine. Iodine is not the answer – God is! How many more tragedies will it take before people will heed to God's message.
We wrote the following on September 4, 2011, in response to an article by Stephen Prothero. He is a self-proclaimed scholar at Boston University and a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor. His article 'God no longer in the whirlwind' was posted on August 28, 2011.
The believers know that God has authority over all things (Deut. 10:14; Nehemiah 9:6; Psalms 47:9; 104:24,25; Acts 14:15; 17:24). He is indeed omnipotent (Rev. 19:6), omnipresent and omniscient.
The following is an excerpt of his article.
"Still, American society as a whole no longer interprets natural disasters as signs of some coming apocalypse or evidence of some past misdeeds. And those that do we generally regard as cranks and outliers—relics of a bygone age.
Some say science and religion are engaged in a battle for the soul of America. I don't buy that.
I know there are bitter divisions over evolution and creationism, for example. But there are all sorts of spiritual arenas where science is mum, and vice versa. Science and religion run on parallel tracks far more often than those tracks intersect.
Hurricanes and earthquakes are one arena, however, where the language of science has almost entirely routed the language of theology.
Psalm 107:25-33 reads: "For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. . . . He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground."
Today, the overwhelming majority of Americans—including the overwhelming majority of American Christians—believe that when God has something to say He speaks in less dramatic ways, including the still small voices in our hearts and the slightly louder voices of the preachers in our pulpits.
When it comes to earthquakes and hurricanes, however, our authorities are geologists and meteorologists. Most of us interpret these events not through the rumblings of the biblical prophet Jeremiah or the poetry of the Book of Revelation but through the scientific truths of air pressure and tectonic plates.
As a result of this sort of secularization, we are much better at predicting the course of hurricanes. The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635 arrived as a surprise and took many lives with it, including, according to the report of the Massachusetts governor John Winthrop, those of eight Native Americans taken by the storm surge while "flying from their wigwams."
So we are better prepared, thank science. Our stories are far less dramatic, however. The overwhelming majority of Americans believe in God. But their God no longer acts out his fury as in Bible days. Our storms have not yet been tamed. But our God has."
God's judgment was the same yesterday, is the same today and will be the same forever (Hebrews 13:8). Stephen Prothero's article is an abomination as are all his writings. He claims that his authority comes from geologists and meteorologists, he makes fun of Jeremiah and even stole words from Psalm 107:25-33 that he cannot understand (1 Cor. 2:24). He further states that God no longer acts out his fury as in the Bible days and that God has been tamed.
Mr. Prothero does not realize that we do live in the Bible days. The Word of God is God (John 1:1) and his judgment will last forever. He came into this world to reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:8). Mr. Prothero and CNN only placed more condemnation on themselves by providing false and misleading information and by deceiving the people through the CNN Belief Blog.
Since Stephen Prothero is unable to understand the Bible (1 Cor. 2:14) he freely uses the word 'interprets', while no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation (2 Peter 1:20).
The article 'God no longer in the whirlwind' is after the wisdom of man but not after the Spirit and the power of God (1 Cor. 2:4-7).
Please consider the following:
- It is generally held that Moses crossed the Red Sea at Ras Atakah Point, about six miles south of Suez, and opposite the southern end of Jebel Atakah. The distance from shore to shore is about five and a half miles and at one point there is a channel about fifty feet deep and three-quarters of a mile wide. To show God's infinite power over all things, He allowed a host of two million people to safely cross the Red Sea. Please read the whole story as written in Exodus, chapter 14.
- God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by fire and brimstone and the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace (Genesis 19:28).
- Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day, when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel. Joshua was concerned because he was surrounded by the enemy and if darkness fell they would overpower them. So Joshua asked the Lord to make the sun stand still! That is right – the sun stood still and the moon stayed – and hasted not to go down about a whole day (Joshua 10:12-14). There has been no day like it or after it that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man.
Scientists have asked themselves the question: Can Science Confirm the Missing Day Referred to in the Bible? The answer is: No! In general, trying to prove events that are said to have occurred in the Bible, using scientific principles, doesn't work.
- Joshua was instructed by God to compass the City of Jericho seven times and they took the City after the walls of Jericho fell down flat (Joshua 6).
- As Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel: but the Lord thundered with a great thunder on that day upon the Philistines, and discomfited them; and they were smitten before Israel (1 Samuel 7:10-12).
- The river Jordan was divided by Elijah and Elisha successively, so they were able to go over on dry ground (2 Kings 2:8).
- God provided water for Jehoshaphat and the allied army. 2 Kings 3:20: And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat offering was offered, that, behold, there came water by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.
- In the days of the prophet Isaiah, he beseeched God to manifest Himself and as a sign unto him the Lord returned the sun dial ten degrees backward (Isaiah 38:3-9).
- There was also the earthquake in the days of Uzziah and in the days of Jeroboam, the son of Joash, king of Israel as spoken of in Amos 1:1 and Zechariah 14:5.
- Christ (God in the flesh) calmed the sea, which was tossed with waves (Matthew 14:22-32).
- When Christ died, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose (Matthew 27:51,52).
- When Christ rose from the dead there was a great earthquake (Matthew 28:2).
- When Paul and Silas were imprisoned there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bands were loosed (Acts 16:26)
- Revelation 6:12 and 16:18 speak of an earthquake, such as has not been seen since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake and so great. Lo, it will happen.
We also invite you to read the item 'The Sixth Seal' listed on the 'Recent Revelations page' of this website.
God indeed is omnipotent as mentioned in Revelation 19:6 and has complete control over all Natural Disasters, including Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Tsunamis, Typhoons, Famines, Floods, Droughts, Wildfires and Pestilences.