Monday, September 15, 2008

Revelation 19

"And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:

For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.

And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh."


Jeff said...

I think that hurricanes are increasing in intensity and in frequency.
"The 2005 cyclone season broke all records for the number of hurricanes, and the most intense hurricane of ever measured."
This quote is from Major Hurricanes to enter the Gulf Coast
However, that site has Andrew, in 1992, as 115 mph. In fact, the instruments in Miami they were using to measure it, broke at that point, so they really don't know how strong Andrew finally became. In addition, there were tornadoes with Andrew, which did incredible damage. My workplace, and my sister's house, were demolished, and it took a year for them to rebuild my workplace. My sister had to live in a trailer for about a year.

"With the 2008 season just shy of two months old, July's storms either broke records or bumped the month into the top tier among July's past.

Hurricane Bertha entered the record books as the longest-lived July storm on record."
This quote is from Hurricane Season: Big Start

satire and theology said...

Hey Kingspin (downward), my change in blog format has now put me ahead in links. I heard someone cut you loose...ahhhh.


thekingpin68 said...

Yes, it's amazing what making your blog closer to mine in format will do for you, congrats satire and fatology. My blog is still more technical and your satire will trip you up, just watch your links numbers will go down, but 41-49 so quickly is pretty impressive, especially for you.

Jeff said...

I heard someone cut you loose...ahhhh.



Yes, it's amazing what making your blog closer to mine in format will do for you, congrats satire and fatology. My blog is still more technical and your satire will trip you up, just watch your links numbers will go down, but 41-49 so quickly is pretty impressive, especially for you.

Good stuff.

Twin trouble.

thekingpin68 said...

Would you like some whine with your cheese? We are now tied at 49 links a piece. You should fold and give Jeff Jackson all your links.


Jeff said...

I'll be happy to take over all those links!

Jeff said...

When they say that many bodies were carried away during Hurricane Andrew, and that this was undocumented by the news, this is true; a guy I knew that was helping with dead bodies said that he saw body after body being carried away in bags, and none of that was reported on the news (I suppose people were already traumatized enough, so they didn’t want to alarm the public any more than it already was, since people were already with no water, no electricity, no ice, destroyed house, destroyed car, destroyed neighborhood, destroyed workplace, destroyed church, etc.)
My sister, who stayed at my mom’s house, couldn’t even find her house afterward, because all the landmarks and signs were gone, and most of the houses were no longer standing. When we examined her destroyed house afterward, her sofa had many large hand-sized chunks of broken glass sticking in it, like a pin cushion.
A guy who worked at the gym I worked out at, stayed there during the Hurricane. He was sitting next to a concrete block wall, and he said he saw the wall began to expand, and then it exploded. He ran just before it exploded.
Where I worked, the second floor was gone. A wall on the first floor had fallen on this guy's Corvette, crushing it.
One beautiful girl that worked at my company had blood in her eye, where a vein (or capillary?) had popped, apparently from stress and trauma.
A couple from my church spent all night pushing against their front door to keep it closed.
My Pastor and his family stayed at the church during the hurricane, and they had to run from room to room, as each room was destroyed. They hid their youngest daughter in a cabinet to protect her.

Following are some reader comments concerning Hurricane Andrew:

johnnyjet33030 (1 day ago)
Yep, there were so many helicopters overhead for days after it looked like a major war zone, complete with sporadic shooting from looters, police and then the guard.

mhr254 (2 days ago)
I was in a shelter in Cutler Ridge.... Everything in my neighborhood was absolutely destroyed. Total destruction. I remember watching this and crying for hours.
The day after was total mayhem. No law. Gunshots all night long I watched my dad fight a man at a destroyed shopping center.
A few days later we had National Guard stationed at the entrance of our neighborhood. Thank God for them!

johnnyjet33030 (3 days ago)
Also, undocumented, 100's if not thousands of people killed - mostly illegal alien field workers in trailers and hiding under trailers - I spoke to many guards and helpers who saw such and I witnessed refrigerated trucks leaving homestead all night for many nights reported to be hauling bodies. Of course officials have always denied this, but many saw this. Official death toll rose dramatically after time passed, as did the actual wind speed and strength changes to Cat. 5 years later.

johnnyjet33030 (3 days ago)
Yea, Florida City, which is about center ground zero in Homestead, took full force dead center eye wall and the eye center. The whole Homestead area looked like one of the photos from Hiroshima, Japan, after the atomic bomb attack. Everything was flattened, especially trailer parks and weak construction. Brian Norcross was a hero of the storm---saved a lot of people with his advice and constant broadcasts. People who tried to bolt to cars, etc, outside, were killed by debris.

Actually, the anemometers broke off at Tamiami Airport in Kendall at 215 gusts and at Homestead Air Force Base, they broke at 235.
The major damage area was about 30 miles diameter, centering off of Homestead, Fla., which is about 20 miles south of downtown Miami - the National Hurricane Center was then located in Coral Gables, about 15 miles north of center of eye wall, still north of the north east wall which spawned over 1000 tornadoes. The hurricane center recorded 160 mph winds, 15 miles north.

I was in an apartment in Florida City. First, the roof and ceiling split away. Then, one by one, the walls fell apart. I was listening to the police on a scanner. The eye came over Perrine and there was about 10 minutes of calm. Then…..the back half put me on the ground with my head split open. I spent the next month in a Tampa hospital. EVACUATE WHEN THEY TELL YOU TO!