“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” The King asked by way of reply to my question about the shaking New Zealand has been experiencing.
I keep an eye on signs. I discern things. That’s my gift. Not that I always get it right. I check what I see with the Bible. And I ask God questions.
“Are the earthquakes we’ve been experiencing since 2011 about sin?” I asked doubtfully.
The day before the Kaikoura earthquake Brian Tamaki, the self-appointed bishop of Destiny Church said, “the earth convulses under the weight of certain human sin … Massive earthquakes have already hit in Christchurch and you could have just about predicted that one.” The next day he was a prophet in big trouble with the gay community who didn’t like what he said.
Well, he detected something, but he was off target. We’ve always had sin. It’s a worldwide problem. All that kind of talk does is make God look like a smiter who likes to thump people! Not helpful.
God walks a fine line between staying his hand and meting out justice. I wish people would stop seeing Him as ‘the almighty smiter.’ He is a just God. When God’s people refuse to heed His Word, He brings a just and curative discipline upon them. In this instance, I see His mercy and His appeal for us to see the signs and hear what He has to say.
“No. It’s the land. I am warning about the land …” the Lord said, tracing the number two into our shaken country. Two huge earthquakes happened simultaneously, involving two different plates. Two earthquakes, at two minutes after midnight, that lasted two minutes, with two people dead, affecting two islands (the North and South Island), and to top if off the land underwent a two metre shift south of Marlborough.
The scientists said they’d never seen anything like it.
Also, rare events surrounded that quake. There was a super moon (not that we saw it) and eerie strange flashing lights across the horizon in Wellington while the earth shook. It made me think of lights flashing at a railway crossing. And After the earthquake, a huge storm struck the Wellington area. It was seriously weird.
I’d taken God’s warning to be about the land in New Zealand.
“It’s APEC, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade agreement. That’s what it is!!” I thought, thinking of the APEC meeting the globalists were all going to later that week. If you read my previous blog post from November, you will see why I was focusing on that. Over the years APEC economic development has worsened poverty and inequality while strengthening corporate power.
“But what’s with the pattern of ‘two’s’ in this latest earthquake?” I asked.
“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” God asked before showing me a lion roaring unseen from a thicket, an eagle swooping, a trap springing from the ground, and a trumpet sounding in a city.
“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?”
Does a lion roar in the thicket when it has no prey?
Does it growl in its den when it has caught nothing?
Does a bird swoop down to a trap on the ground when no bait is there?
Does a trap spring up from the ground if it has not caught anything?
When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble?
When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.”
I can see what TWO meant now. US Secretary of State John Kerry and NZ prime minister John Key were meeting about Israel before Donald Trump took power. “The land” God referred to wasn’t just our land, it was the covenant land of Israel … and the TWO State Solution. NZ put forward a motion in the UN Security Council on the 23rd of December 2016. It criticized Israel’s settlement in East Jerusalem, commonly referred to as the West Bank. That meeting led to the Paris peace conference three weeks later on the 15th January 2017.
If I’d been serving up coffee at that meeting, I would have been asking “would you like a cup of trembling with that?”
I am going to show you the bird swooping to the ground, explain the trap, and you will hear a trumpet sounding in a city.
The peace talks are a trap. Fatah (Palestinian West Bank) and Hamas (Gaza) are likely to use whatever land they can gain as a base from which they and their friends plan to topple the Jewish state and evict all Jews from the land. If I am wrong, why did Hamas launch missiles from Gaza the minute Israel surrendered that land for peace?
This Two State Solution was hammered out in Paris without agreement from Israel. It was shameful.
“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?”
For the last two years, New Zealand has been complicit in this. It started in 2014 when NZ bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.
Does a bird swoop down to a trap on the ground when no bait is there? Amos 3:5
The bird swoop
During an earthquake in the same year, a giant eagle commemorating the Hobbit movie swung wildly from side to side in Wellington Airport’s international terminal before crashing to the ground. The eagle ‘crash’ landed on Wellington anniversary day. The quake was centered 138 km away in Eketahuna, a small town occasionally used in conversation to represent “the real New Zealand.”
Fortunately, the one-tonne eagle didn’t land on anyone. If the bird swooping down was a warning from Amos, where was the bait?
In 2015 NZ attempted to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations by using our position on the UN Security Council, causing Israel to send a blunt message to us: Don’t try to renew peace talks.
When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble?
On September 30th, 2016 more than 70 world leaders gathered in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres. The following day witnesses heard strange shofar (ram’s horn trumpet) sounds coming from the sky in Jerusalem and observed the appearance of a perfect circle of clouds. See the videos below.
The next day, October 2nd, Rosh Hashanah, called the Feast of Trumpets began. In contrast, here’s a video of the Shofar being blown at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem during the Feast of Trumpets on October 3rd, 2016. As you can hear, the sky shofar is a lot louder.
A month later, on the 9th of November 2016, US Secretary of State John Kerry quietly slipped into New Zealand. We were surprised at the timing because it was election day in the US.
Then he flew from Christchurch to Antarctica. Kerry arrived back in NZ three days later for a two-day stopover in order to meet Prime Minister John Key and Foreign Minister Murray McCully. They met on the 13th November to discuss “particularly matters currently before the United Nations Security Council, including the Syria crisis.” What got decided in that meeting?
That scheming had barely ended when at two minutes after midnight on the 14th November 2016 NZ was struck by the massive 7.8 earthquakes. This time there was damage in Wellington, and Kaikoura was devastated.
When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it? Amos 3:6
Three years after our one-tonne eagle swooped to the ground, and two months after the latest earthquake, more than seventy nations met in Paris regarding dividing the land on the 15th January 2017.
Hours before the council met to discuss the resolution, Israeli media reported that an anonymous Israeli official had accused Obama and US Secretary of State John Kerry of scheming behind Israel’s back to push a resolution through condemning Israel’s settlement in East Jerusalem, commonly referred to as the West Bank.
Now Israel fears a fresh UN initiative after the Paris conference. I am not surprised.
There is a proverb that says “If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself. If you roll a boulder down on others, it will crush you instead.” Proverbs 26:27
The boulder reminds me of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the final empire in Daniel 2 when a rock not cut by human hands struck the final empire on its feet, breaking it all to pieces and blowing it away like chaff before the wind.
“In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. Daniel 2:45
God also said “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves.” Zechariah 12:2
Here’s to the Kingdom to come, the Kingdom that will never be destroyed, the Kingdom of God. May His Kingdom come, may His will be done.
There is a battle going on right now in the heavenly realms, and the signs are manifesting here on earth.
Jesus said, “upon this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:16.
As Christians and members of the church built and headed up by Jesus Christ, will we join the struggle and stand with Israel? For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12.
We need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, as commanded in Psalm 122.
Further to the word I’d been given from Amos 3“Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” the Lord gave me a second word, from Psalm 2.
It’s God scoffing at the nations who conspire against Him. They’ve earned His derision.
Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
“Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles …”
I recommend reading the rest of it in Psalm 2.
The King he will install on Zion, his holy mountain is His Son.
Here’s another blog that deals with the subject of Psalm 2 and the UN: The United Nations of Psalm 2: The Great Hope of the New Age
Israeli ambassador to New Zealand recalled after UN security resolution
Israel fears fresh UN initiative after Paris conference
France, America and New Zealand – Get Ready for God’s Response to Dividing the Land. Michael Snyder on Jim Bakker show.
Warning to New Zealand don’t touch Israel
Opinion: Resolution 2334 – Preserving the two state solution. As published in the New Zealand Herald on 12 January 2017; “At the heart of this whole debate is whether we will see a future in which two states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace and security.”
The early church wanted to know the times and dates for when Jesus would return. This term “peace and security” was given as a sign before the Lord’s sudden return; “Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5
US Secretary of State John Kerry led the most recent attempt at brokering a final peace agreement in Israel. Those talks broke down in 2014.
2014 NZ makes a bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.
On Wellington Anniversary Day, the Weta bird crashes to the floor at the Wellington airport.
2015 The NZ government in Wellington has been attempting to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations by using its position as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Israel sends blunt message to New Zealand: Don’t try to renew peace talks
30 Sept 2016 Shimon Peres funeral held in Jerusalem.
Obama attended the memorial service. The White House amended the transcript of Obama’s eulogy of Shimon Peres, crossing “Israel” out with a line after naming the city of Jerusalem.
1 October 2016 Sky trumpet (Shofar) sound over Jerusalem
This event occurred on October 1, in Jerusalem where witnesses heard the strange trumpet sounds and observed the appearance in the sky of a perfect circle of clouds.
14 November 2016 – A 7.8 magnitude hits NZ, damaging Kaikoura and Wellington.
23 December 2016 – UN resolution 2334. In another step toward carving up Israel and forcing a “solution” NZ put forward a motion in the UN Security Council criticizing Israel’s settlement in East Jerusalem, commonly referred to as the West Bank.
24th December 2016 “DECLARATION OF WAR”: NETANYAHU ISSUES BOLD THREAT TO COUNTRY THAT BETRAYED ISRAEL AT U.N.2016. Israeli ambassador recalled from New Zealand after UN resolution.
This reporter is bemused about Israel declaring war on NZ.
15th January 2017, over 70 nations meet at the Middle East peace conference in Paris regarding dividing the land. The final communique of the Middle East peace conference held in Paris shied away explicitly from criticising plans by US president-elect Donald Trump to move the American embassy to Jerusalem and said a new conference would be held by year-end for interested parties. http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/peace-talks-in-paris-deliver-warning-to-israel-and-trump