Lioness of Judah

Lioness of Judah
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Friday, August 28, 2015

The Nephilim Are Here. Again.

Neville Johnson said, "Jesus said you need to know about this because it is going to happen in your day and age. That's why I'm telling you. I don't like to preach this kind of stuff. You know; it's a bit unsavory. But Jesus said you need to know. You can't put your head in the sand, you know, like an ostrich."

I've periodically asked God various questions about angels (why don't they have wives?), evil spirits (are they all fallen angels as I've been taught?; are some of them ghosts?; do ghosts really exist?), and the Nephilim or children of Anak (can You explain this to me more?). A couple of days ago, I felt led in my spirit to read the Book of Enoch. Enoch was the father of Methuselah and grandfather of Noah. Enoch walked so closely with God that he never died but, like Elijah, was translated directly to heaven. (Genesis 5:24.) What I read was a paradigm shift for some of my beliefs. Was this really from God?

The next morning, I received confirmation. Without knowing about my reading, a prophetic friend (Nicole Moore) recommended that I search for Lancaster Prophetic Conference 2015. I then watched Neville Johnson speaking in Session 1 at His quote above and other references here are from that video.

Evil spirits (also known as demons) are not, as I used to believe, fallen angels. Rather, they are the spirits of the Nephilim. When the Nephilim were killed, their spirits were condemned to stay on earth.

The Book of Enoch is part of the Apocrypha, inspired ancient writings that were individually either not made as or not kept as books of the Bible. Enoch 15:1 - 16:1 {with my explanatory comments in curly brackets} is part of a prophetic dream given to Enoch:

"15:1 And He answered and said to me, and I heard His voice: 'Fear not, Enoch, thou righteous man and scribe of righteousness: approach hither {here} and hear My voice.

" '2 And go, say to the Watchers of heaven {fallen angels}, who have sent thee to intercede for them: "You should intercede for men, and not men for you:

" ' "3 Wherefore {why} have ye left the high, holy, and eternal heaven, and lain with women, and defiled yourselves with the daughters of men and taken to yourselves wives, and done like the children of earth, and begotten giants (as your) sons?

" ' "4 And though ye were holy, spiritual, living the eternal life, you have defiled yourselves with the blood of women, and have begotten (children) with the blood of flesh, and, as the children of men, have lusted after flesh and blood as those also do who die and perish.

" ' "5 Therefore have I given them {men} wives also that they might impregnate them, and beget children by them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on earth.

" ' "6 But you {fallen angels} were formerly spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world.

" ' "7 And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven {angels}, in heaven is their dwelling.

" ' "8 And now, the giants {Nephilim}, who are produced from the spirits {fallen angels} and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling.

" ' "9 Evil spirits have proceeded from their bodies; because they are born from men, and from the holy Watchers is their beginning and primal origin; they shall be evil spirits on earth, and evil spirits shall they be called."

" '10 [As for the spirits of heaven {angels}, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.]

" '11 And the spirits of the giants {evil spirits} afflict, oppress, destroy, attack, do battle, and work destruction on the earth, and cause trouble: they take no food, but nevertheless hunger and thirst, and cause offences. And these spirits shall rise up against the children of men and against the women, because they have proceeded from them.

" '16:1 From the days of the slaughter and destruction and death of the giants, from the souls of whose flesh the spirits, having gone forth, shall destroy without incurring judgement - thus shall they destroy until the day of the consummation, the great judgement in which the age shall be consummated, over the Watchers and the godless, yea, shall be wholly consummated.'"

Did you see the answers to my questions?

While reminding the audience of the story of Noah, and God destroying the entire human race except for one family, Neville talks about Nephilim, the giants in the Bible, offspring of fallen angels and human women. At 55:50 minutes he begins to relate the story of an American Special Forces group on a mission in the mountains of Afghanistan when they began to be attacked by someone throwing huge boulders down at them. They responded to the attack and killed him.

When they climbed up closer to him, they were amazed at what they saw:  a literal giant, apparently nearly three times their height, with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot. The picture of him tied up for transport at the air strip and with soldiers standing behind him, is at 56:45. In this picture, which looks like an artist's rendering, the giant has grey skin. There is no description given of the giant while alive; I don't know if his skin was always grey or it turned grey after death.

Remember all those people who came forward over the last several decades to say they had been abducted by aliens and were subjected to medical tests and experimentation? Looks like the only thing wrong with their story was the "aliens from outer space" part. No aliens, these were evil spirits manifesting as aliens. The people were deceived.

I agree with Neville, who opined that God prophetically guided Charles Dickens' pen when he wrote, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way..."

The point is that this age of lawlessness will be significantly worse than most of us had probably previously thought about. The evil spirits have managed to reproduce their giant offspring again. And with cloning now available, we could see entire armies of giants. BUT this age will also be significantly better than most of us had thought. Light overpowers darkness! Yes, evil is rising. Yes, we will see evil spirits. Yes, we may face evil giants. But also yes, we will see angels fighting on our behalf!

Do not be like the ten spies who blasphemously prophesied that they could not prevail against the giants in the land! Be like Joshua and Caleb, the two spies who knew the truth - that with God fighting for them, of course they could overcome the giants! But because the people believed the ten and not the two, they wandered in the wilderness for 40 years and died. (Numbers 13-14.)

We are in a battle for our minds. It is the battle of unbelief, which is the wind now blowing for ill across the churches. Listen to the Voice of the Lord! If we lose this battle, we will fall victim to demonic mind control. Trust God and obey Him. If you don't easily hear the Voice of the Lord, pray and ask God to teach you His Voice now!

How are we to overcome giants and such evil? See my earlier post, Wave upon Wave. Neville says that this is the year! This year in the Feast of Tabernacles/Booths/Sukkot, seven days beginning sundown September 27, 2015,  the Jewish Appointed Time that celebrates God lives with us, God is releasing "a new Grace" to His people. In addition to undeserved blessing, God's Grace is power (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). The Waves begin. Are you swimming?

Thursday, August 20, 2015

More on Armageddon - Boone vs. Obama

 August 20, 2015

Additional Revelation and Teaching

I wrote the first post from August 10-13. Today, August 20, 2015, God gave me additional revelation in my morning Bible study, beginning with an entry in the ONMB glossary. Think of Boone's right hand up in the grass like a periscope as you read the next paragraph:

"Right Hand is very significant as a Hebrew idiom, having two different meanings. In one it symbolizes power and strength from Exod. 15:6 Your right hand, LORD*, has become glorious in power. Your right hand, LORD*, has dashed the enemy in pieces. In the other it represents salvation, from Ps. 20:7. Now I know that the LORD* saves His anointed. He will hear him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. From this it is said that the left hand represents calamity and judgment. Y'shua is the right hand of God and is still His power here on Earth, now just as much as when He walked the Earth in His flesh, as also His Saving Power has been here from the time of His resurrection and will be forevermore." (See Footnote 1.)

As I read this today, God reminded me that in my dream, it was Boone's right hand that was raised as a periscope. The significance is that Boone represents those of us who are righteous, in Christ, Who said:  "My prayer is not for them [Jesus' disciples] alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message [that's us], that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as We are One - I in them and You in Me - so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me." (John 17:20-23, emphasis added.)

So Jesus is in the Father and the Father is in Jesus, and the righteous are in Jesus and Jesus is in them (through the Holy Spirit). That means the righteous are in Jesus, in the Father, and the Father is in them, in Jesus, in the Holy Spirit. From a different perspective, the righteous are in Christ, seated with Him at the right hand of the Father. (Luke 22:69, Colossians 3:1; Ephesians 1:20; 2:6.) And ...the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. (2 Corinthians 10:4.)

However you look at it, the righteous ones of God, the saints, don't just have "any old" supernatural power available to them. They have the supernatural power of God Himself within them! It's as if God's right hand is in ours. His hand will shatter the enemy and save us. It goes without saying that God will only allow His power to be used according to His will and in His timing. But when we are one as the triune God is One, we will know His will and timing. After all, we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16.)

The only way we can fail is if we doubt. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. (James 1:6-8.) The double-minded person's carnal mind fights against the mind of Christ in the spirit. But when we are one, we are not led by our mind but by our spirit, which is led by the Holy Spirit, which is led by the mind of Christ. In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:11b.) But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth.... He will glorify Me because it is from Me that He will receive what He will make known to you. (John 16:13,15.)

Praise God that He is pouring out His Spirit more abundantly in these times! "And it shall be in the last days," God says, "that I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on My bondslaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit and they shall prophesy." (Acts 2:17-18; Joel 2:28-29.)

Oh, and if doubt should creep into your mind, call on any of these verses: 
  • For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;... (Ephesians 2:8.)  Faith is God's gift to us - it's God's faith, which He specifically crafted for and gave to each of us - there can be none better.
  • Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!" (Mark 9:24.) When doubt comes, it's a good idea to pray for more faith and God's help to stand against your doubt.
  • We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5.) Take thoughts of doubt captive and demolish them through the power of God's Word.
  • Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. (Romans 4:20-21.) God will (always) strengthen our faith when we ask!
Footnote 1:  This quote is the first paragraph of the glossary entry for "right hand" in the One New Man Bible: Revealing Jewish Roots and Power by William J. Morford. LORD* is the ONMB nomenclature for YHWH where it is traditionally rendered LORD with a larger "L" in other translations. Psalm 20:7 is the Hebrew verse number; this is 20:6 in most Christian English translations. The difference is because the Hebrew texts number To the chief musician, a psalm of David separately as verse 1.

Scriptures quoted in this post are primarily taken from NASB, NIV, or ONMB translations of the Bible. I also refer to KJV, NKJV, the Septuagint (1851 Translation by Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton), and several others when I study, as prompted by the Spirit or my curiosity. I highly recommend consulting multiple translations in your studies.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Nicole Moore: Death Coming to American Churches

July 28 - August 18, 2015

[Nicole Moore originally submitted this to, and allowed me to edit and repost it here, together with the complete interpretation I received from the Lord. Due to a communications snafu, it was published incompletely on z3News under the title, Islamic Plot to Murder America’s Christian Children Revealed. Other, supportive posts on z3News include Avi Lipkin: “All Churches Are Infiltrated with Muslim Spies” and Islam Poses a New Threat to America’s Children, both by James Bailey. Parts of this post were originally published as comments on z3News, and the last section appeared there as Islamic Attack on Church Kids, Revisited. This entire post has been edited again in making it cohesive, as was my original intention, removing accidental errors, and adding last-minute revelations from the Holy Spirit. All these have been incorporated here. My apologies for the vagaries in formatting. I am still trying to figure this out in Blogspot!]

Nicole's Submission - Dreams, Revelations, and Prophecy

(I fast and pray a lot to hear from the Lord. I am not saying this to brag but so you can understand that daily I desperately seek the Lord to hear from Him. To begin, I am sharing something with you that happened in October, 2014, after coming off a week of prayer and fasting. This has been documented in a church that I attend. The Holy Spirit told me to go to this specific church. This has been shared with the leadership, who made the appropriate changes.

First Revelation

On Sunday, 12th October 2014, I was about to put the boys in children's church. Please note that particular Sunday the routine of the church had changed. The children had to go into the main sanctuary for 30 minutes prior to being released for children’s church. The boys asked if they could hand the slip to the person at the entrance. I responded, "Yes," and when the boys handed the slip over, as the person touched the slip, I heard the audible voice of the Holy Spirit say, "They are going to kill the children." My heart dropped. Such grief welled up in my stomach.

For three days I sought the Lord on this to find what He wanted me to do. My heart was so so heavy regarding this. I contacted some friends and asked them to pray for me, as the Holy Spirit spoke something to me. I did not reveal to them what it was.

October 15, 2014, Dream

Early Wednesday morning, the 15th October, I received a dream:  I was sitting in church. The Pastor came and sat next to me as he knew I wanted to speak with him. I told him the dream. I did not see myself telling him the dream, but when he stood up I knew I had told him. He then walked away. The thing that I noticed in the dream was that all the pews were facing backwards.

At the time I did not know whether this was directly linked to a specific church or whether this was for various churches throughout the USA. What I did know is that it would happen soon. I then spoke with the Co-Pastor who informed me he would share the dream with the Pastor and would pray for clarity.

October 16, 2014, Dream

On Thursday, the 16th October, I had another dream, which began:  I was in a church foyer, and there were a lot of people. All of a sudden a man's face appeared in front of me. I saw his face clearly. He had short, black, wavy hair and was clean shaven. When I looked at him there was no life on his face, and he had no expression. 

His face then disappeared. I began to ask everyone in the foyer, "Did you see that man?" 

All of the people's response was, "No - what man? - we didn't see anyone." 

I then said, "How could you not see him? He was just here."

The scene changed and I was outside the front of the church. I saw the man. He was in front of me, and he then began to walk down the road. I started to shout, "Excuse me!," to get him to stop. The man was wearing grey trousers, a grey shirt, and a black belt. His shirt was not a dress shirt; it was like a tennis shirt, with short sleeves and a collar, and buttons at the top. His skin was olive - not like someone who has been on holiday, but a little darker. He was carrying a black case. So I went after him, shouting "excuse me!," to try and get him to stop. The dream ended.

When I woke up from the dream, my first thought was, he looks like a businessman. I do not know why I thought that, but that is what came to my mind.


Additional Revelations

Three weeks passed by and I was fasting and praying again as this kept getting heavier. I sent this message [slightly edited here] to the Co-Pastor:

"I have been in intense prayer and fasting since I last contacted you, regarding what the Holy Spirit had spoken to me. The Holy Spirit keeps bringing this back to me.

"What I am certain of is that it is [name of church] that the enemy has something planned for. 

"In the spirit I know that there is a young man in his teens. He attends [name of church]. I believe he has either recently been saved or claims that he is saved. He is a Muslim man. He is very familiar with the routine in children’s church where this event will happen, but his intentions are not pure; they are evil. He has some connection to a planned event that will be done at [name of church].  He does not work at the church, but I believe he volunteers.

"I keep seeing glimpses while in prayer. The original man in the dream I had seen carrying the case where his face appears in front of me - he gives something to this young teen in the foyer at the Church.

"The more I pray, the heavier this gets. Please check, then check again your volunteers who are working in children’s church."

The appropriate changes have now been made at this church. 

2015 Revelations & Prophecy through Nicole

The reason I am sharing this with you, is that Holy Spirit keeps bringing this back to me again. But this time it is not linked to this specific church:  It is for the USA churches.

In February of this year, 2015, I was running late for Wednesday evening prayer service at 7pm. It was still dark in the evening. As I stepped into the church foyer, Holy Spirit spoke into my spirit and said, “Someone could come in here and kill everyone.” I immediately stopped still in the foyer and looked around. It was dimly lit and no one was around. There was no security, no attendant, no one in the foyer to the main entrance. The doors were open and unattended. I then proceeded to push the sanctuary doors open and there were about 25 people all standing in worship. Bear in mind this is not a small church; it seats around 1000 people.

Something is about to happen in the churches of America. An attack is coming on a large scale. The Church has become complacent, and the enemy is in the camp

I am praying that you do not take this lightly.

Interpretation, Extended Prophecy, and Teaching through Debra Walker

As Nicole noted, this series of dreams and impressions relates to multiple events. The first one has been thwarted. The rest remain in the near future.

October 15th Dream

God talks to us in our dreams, although not necessarily all of them. Sometimes for prophecy, sometimes to call us to pray, and sometimes to teach or instruct us. In the dream, Nicole told the pastor about the dream - that scene was God instructing her through the dream, telling her to do so. 

All the pews were facing backwards, representing how the people of America have turned their backs on God. They have kicked Him and His Holy Bible out of their schools, out of their courtrooms, out of their businesses and daily lives, and now even out of many of their churches.

This confirms a prophetic event given several months ago, when the National Cathedral was used for Islamic prayer on one particular occasion. Every cross of Christ that couldn't be removed was covered in fabric so the attending Muslims would not have to look upon them. But prophetically, each fabric covering represented a burial shroud, for we as a nation have buried Jesus from our conscience. All the pews were moved, shoved aside, to clear the floor for the Muslim prayer rugs. And the way the pews were rearranged, they all faced backwards to the altar.  

Thank God for brave souls like Christine Weick, who “smuggled” herself in, defied the Muslims, and stood in defense of Christ. You can see the half-minute video of her speaking out at Her voice may have lessened the impact of this prophetic event. Do not doubt the power of even one brave, righteous voice speaking up for Christ, Christians, or Messianic Jews! (The word “Christ” is the Greek for Hebrew's “Meshiach,” or in English, “Messiah.” It means God's holy and appointed One.) If ever it is up to you, the reader, speak up!

The prophecy contained within the event - because it was held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Washington DC, known as the National Cathedral - was that it would be repeated in churches across America, not for one occasion, but intended for permanence. Church buildings and lands will be taken from Christians and given to Muslims. Just as the pews were shoved aside, the congregations of these churches will be shoved aside. The sanctity of Christian worship will be replaced by the abomination of worshiping Allah.

Woe to the churches that are buried in debt; most of them will lose their buildings and lands in the economic collapse. Debt that lasts beyond the Sabbath year, the year of Sh’mitah (seven years at most), is outside the will of God and never should have been entered into. (See Deuteronomy 15:1-11, including the blessings for following this particular command.  Command-related blessings such as these are reversed into curses when the command is not kept. For an example, see Leviticus 26:3-13 for the blessings of obedience, and 26:14-43 for the curses of disobedience.) We are in the year of Sh’mitah now; it ends at sundown on September 14, 2015. And this is the year when God’s patience ends. He will enforce His commands this year.

October 16th dream

Nicole clearly saw the man's face because the Lord wanted her to understand there was a specific person involved in the first part of the prophecy, the part for last November, which was averted. 

He had no life or expression on his face because he also represents those who are brainwashed, hypnotized, and will act as automatons. (Remember the underwear bomber? People reported him looking expressionless, as if he was under powerful hypnosis, even as his underwear caught fire and gave him third-degree burns.) This is demonic mind control. All who have not been transformed by the renewing of their mind (Romans 12:2) will be susceptible to it. Renew your mind by reading God's word, the Bible, aloud and meditating on it; Jesus...cleansed her by the washing of water with the word... (Ephesians 5:26; see 5:25-27). "Water" in this verse represents the Holy Spirit.

The man’s face appeared and then disappeared because God knew his efforts would come to no effect last autumn. Nobody could see him because he would blend in and be unnoticed in the crowd. (Both that man at her church last November, and the multitude he represents prophetically at other churches going forward.) When Nicole saw the man outside, he walked down the road because those who perform his function will largely get away with it. 

He was wearing grey with a black belt because he also represents the evil spirits directing this atrocity in the near future. They will inhabit the poor souls used to carry it out. (In dreams, angels or spirits generally do not have visible or discernible faces. He was walking away from Nicole, so she could not see his face. Good ones usually wear white or sometimes bright colors. Evil ones wear grey or black. God wants you to know who's who; He doesn't make this complicated.) 

God let her see the details of his attire, business casual, and even gave her the businessman thought because He wanted to emphasize that these people will not stand out in the crowd. They will look respectable, not like hoodlums. The detail she noticed of the shade of his skin color indicates that most of these people will have recently come into the country. 

The black case, in addition to lending itself to the businessman impression, holds the weapon(s) of death, as Nicole saw in the glimpses given to her in prayer over the following three weeks. She could not see precisely what he handed to the teen because different types of weapons will be used at different churches. Your efforts to get him to stop were unsuccessful because they will not be easily stopped.

All of these Details Add Up to the Following Picture

People (represented by the teen) who have been in this country a while and have established trust within each target church will be used to actually carry out the attack. They do not currently have the weapons that will be used, so if for any reason they are searched they will appear innocent. 

They have been brainwashed from a young age, and are totally committed to “holy” jihad. In truth, jihad could not be more unholy. They are only waiting for the right time, hiding out now like spies who are called “moles.” They do not care if they die in the process, and some even hope that they will die. Most of them will be teenagers or preteens.

Others (represented by the olive-skinned “businessman”) will arrive in the country shortly before the attack, and they will deliver the smuggled weapons to the trusted ones just in time. 

It is logical to assume that in some cases there will be one pair of jihadists for each church attacked. In large and mega churches, there may be multiple moles and even multiple deliverymen. And in larger communities, one deliveryman may deliver weapons to multiple churches’ moles. Likewise, at one church they may go after only one group - the children, the nursery, the Bible study, etc. At another church they may go after the main sanctuary, as was revealed to Nicole this February. And of course they might go after any combination elsewhere.

Even the weapons used may vary widely:  any type of gun, bomb, gas, swords or knives, or things like fire and possibly even biological-warfare agents. Think outside the box. It would be foolish to assume a cookie-cutter experience and prepare for only one eventuality.

When this Will Happen

When I asked the Lord for a specific date, none was given. 

Yet, I am sure in my spirit it will be sooner rather than later this year, 2015. September 11th is an obvious possibility; terrorists seem to love celebrating anniversaries with new attacks. Another likely possibility is the day of Sh’mitah, which technically means between sundown Sunday, September 13, to sundown Monday, September 14, 2015. Possible, but how many churches are open Sunday evenings? But because we use the Gregorian calendar rather than the Hebrew calendar, maybe all day and night Sunday and Monday are viable. 

Then there’s also the prophecy given elsewhere [sorry; I don't remember the specifics] that God has given us until this fall to repent or face the rest of His judgments. Logical specific dates for that deadline I believe would include Sh’mitah ending sundown 9/14 and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) ending sundown 9/24. 

I think the attack will not happen before the earliest of all these dates, September 11. 

What We Can Do about It

It is obvious to (1) ask the Holy Spirit what you should do and do that!, (2) warn your church leadership unless He tells you not to (which He might do, for example, if they are the moles), and (3) take common-sense precautions that do not contradict whatever the Spirit tells you to do. Screen and re-screen staff and volunteers, removing those who are suspect or, better, as directed by the Spirit; etc.

But we must also remember Ephesians 6:12, that “our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20) – which means to use the armor of God:  walk in truth (neither deceiving nor being deceived), be righteous, be ready to share the gospel, have faith, know your salvation, speak & use the word of God, and pray. Every day.

Memorize and claim the promises of Scripture. Psalms 91 and verses like No weapon formed against [me] shall prosper, and every tongue that accuses [me] in judgment [I] will condemn (Isaiah 54:17a) are particularly good now, but there are thousands more. Pray these back to God. Look at it this way:  Visualize a prayer as a beam of light that cuts through the darkness (forces of evil). A prayer that prays God’s own Word back to Him is a high-beam light. And when many righteous people are gathered, each praying God’s Word, focused and in agreement with each other – that cuts like a laser beam!

While praying, quoting, and claiming Scripture is great if you are righteous before God, it may not help you if you are not in right standing with Him. Do not be one of whom the Lord says, “I never knew you.” (Read Matthew 7:21-23.) So really the Number One thing to do is fix that: Repent – that means (1) apologize to God for what you’ve done wrong in thought, word, action, or failure to act; and (2) turn from it, meaning don’t do it any more. Turn your whole heart to God. Forgive completely everyone who has hurt or offended you. Apologize to those you have wronged, and make restitution to them. Live the way God wants you to live, and pursue a relationship with Jesus. Give the rest of your life to Him. 

Evil is rising while the American church is sleeping. If God did nothing, the evil would grow enough to consume and kill all mankind. (As it was in the days of Noah... [Luke 17:26.]) So God sounded the alarm through His watchmen and prophets. God wants us to wake up, repent, and turn back to Him at the sound of the alarm, so He can save us. But if we don’t wake up and return to God at the sound of the alarm, we will wake up at the shaking, sooner or later. 

Since we didn’t wake up at the first shaking (9-11-2001), God in His love and mercy sent another alarm, followed by another shaking (2008). And since we didn’t wake up even then, God’s love and mercy and grace will lead Him to send yet one more alarm, and one more shaking (the late summer and early autumn of 2015). 

But if we haven’t awakened, repented, and returned to God by then, God’s justice will demand His righteous judgment. 

Thank God that He never does a thing without first telling His prophets (Amos 3:7). The prophets and the watchmen are sounding the alarms! Are you listening? Are you awake? Are you repenting? Have you returned to God 100%? (Even 98% holy is just lukewarm in Jesus' eyes. [See The Fire of His Holiness, 2nd Edition, by Pastor Sergio Scataglini.]) Are you sounding the alarm for others?

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord! (Job 1:21b)

Extended Prophecy

  1. The attack is not planned to be just against Christian churches, so others should not be complacent. The Islamic goal is to wipe out all other religions, with Jews and Christians being at the top of a very long list. If the people aren’t Muslim, then in their eyes they are infidel dogs and worthy to be killed or enslaved unless they convert. Every place of worship that is not a Muslim mosque should consider that it may be targeted.

  2. The attack is not planned to be just a single day and then stopped. But that first day they hope will be on a scale the world has not seen before. They want this to be written in the annals of infamy, even though that isn’t how they think of it.

  3. Even so, that coordinated attack on our churches, synagogues, wards, temples, and kingdom halls is just the “tip of the iceberg.” Jihadist Muslims have infiltrated more than our churches. Read between the lines. The internet is full of prophecies, curses, and warnings of how this particular jihad, jihad in America, will unfold. Many of them are correct.

  4. The Holy Spirit didn’t want me to restate those here. There is enough information released already to warn the people out of their slumber if they are listening. To go over and over it again and again, piling on more and more detail, is essentially to do satan’s “vision casting” for him, spreading fear. And the Spirit is not a spirit of fear!

So let’s instead do our vision casting for the Lord:

  1. Satan is a defeated foe. He just doesn’t believe it yet.

  2. We should expect to fight, one way or another (or multiple ways) – physical and/or spiritual – but know that the outcome is already determined.

  3. Know that the fight, to the righteous, is for their training, for their strengthening, for their refining in the Lord.

  4. Know that our God will fight for the righteous, His saints, which He has predestined to wait a little longer.

  5. Know that His angels are encamped around them to protect them, and will hold them up in the palms of their hands. (Psalm 91.)

  6. Know that many Saints will be carried Home on arms of Love, having completed their assignments on Earth. Likewise thousands [hundreds of thousands] of infants and children will be released from the bondage of this life to find their freedom in Christ.

  7. Know that no matter what evil news we hear, even though Adam turned over control of the Earth to satan, he can still only move in the direction and to the degree that God allows. He cannot exceed the limits God sets. Take joy in this.

  8. Know that as the horrors unfold, as lawlessness and darkness advance, God will pour out His Spirit in wave upon wave of overriding power for the righteous, who have the authority to use it in the Name of Jesus of Nazareth, Yeshua HaMeshiach. [See my earlier post, Wave upon Wave.]

As I ended this list and confirmed that is all to be in it, I smiled to see there are eight items. Eight, written with the symbol for infinity (on its side), is the Biblical number of new beginnings. And four (the first list), is the number of the supernatural.

Let the miracles begin!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Fear of the Lord - Revelation

August 15, 2015

God dropped this little gem in my lap the other day. It was the answer to a question I've often asked - just what does "fear of the Lord" really mean?

Let's start off with a definition of fear, from the glossary of William J. Morford's One New Man Bible:  Revealing Jewish Roots and Power:

     "Fear is the opposite of Faith. We are not to have any trace of fear, so God commands us frequently in the Hebrew text, Do not fear! More often it is Do not be in awe! In the Hebrew this is a very strong command that has no direct English translation. We are absolutely forbidden to entertain even the least speck of fear. We overcome fear by staying closer to God, worshipping, reading Scripture, making the good confession, and not dwelling on negative consequences.

     "The expression, 'spirit of fear' does not appear in Scripture, though some translations have that in 2 Timothy 1:7. There the correct translation is a 'spirit of timidity' in an exhortation to Timothy to use the spiritual gifts. We are to be bold in the things of the Lord, and bold in taking authority over evil spirits attacking us, but we are not be awed [by] or afraid of them."

So then, if we fear something, we are in awe of it. It is good to hold God in awe - He is Awesome! - but nothing else. When we awe something else, we elevate it to the level of God:  When we fear (awe) something, that demonstrates that we are lacking in trust, because we do not trust God to keep us safe from that which we fear. So really, fearing something is elevating it higher than God. This is not good! No wonder the Bible is full of the admonition, "do not fear" or, "do not awe." Here are supporting Scriptures, all NASB, emphasis added:
  • After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, 'Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.' (Genesis 15:1)
  • The Lord appeared to him the same night and said, I am the God of your father Abraham; Do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you, and multiply your descendants, For the sake of My servant Abraham." (Genesis 26:24)
  • But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent." (Exodus 14:13)
  • Only do not rebel against the LORD; and do not fear the people of the land, for they will be our prey. Their protection has been removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them. (Numbers 14:9)
(As an important side note, we might want to rethink describing anything other than God as "awesome." Good, great, fabulous - go right ahead. But awesome - that's God! While I was writing this just now, I almost put the word, "terrific" in that short list. Then I realized that the root word in terrific is terror --> terrify --> terrific - so that too, like awesome, should perhaps be limited in use to describe God alone. What do you think? I encourage you to submit comments to this or any other posting. Click on the link below the post.)

What God showed me the other day started with the revelation that the King James Version frequently uses the word "of" to mean "from," and this has been carried forward into most English translations, even though we don't generally speak that way. Here's just one example, using Ephesians 2:8-9:
  • For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (KJV)
  • for by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, that no man should glory. (ASV)
  • For ye are saved by grace, through faith; and this not of yourselves; it is God's gift: not on the principle of works, that no one might boast. (DNT)
  • For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, for it is the gift of God; Not of works, that no man may glory. (DR)
  • For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (ESV)
  • For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. (NASB)
  • For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast. (NIV)
In all of these translations and many more, it is abundantly clear that one definition of of means from in these two verses. Well, guess what? It is just the same with "the fear of the Lord."  It means the fear from the Lord. So that means this kind of fear, unlike the spirit of fear or timidity, is a gift from God, just like faith. But there is more:

Many preachers teach that fear of the Lord does not mean to be afraid of Him. They say it means to hold Him in high respect, honor, reverence, and awe. This is true, but incomplete.

John Bevere teaches that fear of the Lord does not mean to be scared of Him, but to be afraid - absolutely terrified! - to be without Him. This also is true, but incomplete.

For the final clue, let's look at how the Bible illustrates the process of fearing the Lord - what we do when we properly fear Him:
  • "Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. (Deuteronomy 6:1,2)
  • Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him. (Deuteronomy 8:6)
  • If you will fear the LORD and serve Him, and listen to His voice and not rebel against the command of the LORD, then both you and also the king who reigns over you will follow the LORD your God. If you will not listen to the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the command of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you, as it was against your fathers. (1 Samuel 12:14,15)
  • The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him [Jesus], The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear; But with righteousnes He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. (Isaiah 11:2-5)
  • The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7)
  • So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase. (Acts 9:31)
  • Therefore, knowing the fear of the LORD, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences. (2 Corinthians 5:11)
When we put all this together, we find:
  1.  Fearing God is holding Him in awe, honor, and reverence.
  2. The ability to do this is a gift from God, like faith.
  3. We fear God in practice by doing what He wants us to do - which is born out of loving God with our whole spirit (heart, desires), soul (mind, thoughts), and body (strength, actions).
  4. We can only even begin to be wise if fear God.
  5. When we fear God, He protects us, blesses us, and empowers us through His Presence.
  6. We are never to fear or awe anyone else. This is a commandment. When we fear someone else, we sin against God.
  7. When we sin against God, His Presence is diminished in our lives (until we bring it to Him in sorrow and repentance, whereupon He is just to forgive us). When we are terrified of losing His Presence, that helps us to fear Him; see #1 and #2.
There are many more verses illustrating how we are to fear God. I encourage you to search them out and begin putting them into practice today. God bless you!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Armageddon - Pat Boone vs. Obama

August 10-13, 2015

In my last dream of the early morning hours on August 10, 2015, I turned on the old-fashioned TV to watch a movie already in progress. It was a war movie, starring Pat Boone (looking like he did back in the days of Journey to the Center of the Earth) as the hero in the good army. Interestingly (to me at least), my son was also in the good army. I spotted a very young-looking Obama in the bad army.

The most fascinating thing early in the movie was that the good guys were cloned, thus growing the ranks of the good army 200 times.

In one tearful scene, one of the good soldiers was killed in the late afternoon. As a result, that evening Boone was sent out on a mission that was virtually guaranteed to get him killed, too.

Boone hid in the tall grass - his only available cover - as the bad army closed in around him. A tense gunfight ensued. Obama took pot shots at him, and after a short time it was apparent that Boone was in his sights, and Obama was just toying with him, firing one shot after another, each one closer than the last. Boone's arm and hand had been up in the air, looking rather like a periscope, almost to the top of the grass. He snatched his hand down just as the next shot, neatly but explosively clipping off the seed heads on the grass, would have relieved him of his fingers had his hand been there half a moment longer.

The scene changed to the next morning. The widow of the good soldier who had been killed the day before was hanging laundry, all white, to dry on the line. We then see her deceased husband, looking very much alive. But as she reaches out to him, the holographic apparition expands and vanishes. I eagerly, hopefully, scanned the grassy field behind her for our hero while it was on the screen, but couldn't spot him. Had Boone been killed or did he somehow, against all odds, survive the night?

The scene changed to the gymnasium. As the kids came running in for class, they stopped in their tracks to see Boone singing and dancing for joy next to the far wall. Everyone wondered whether he was the original or a clone. He recognized this, so he stopped to teach the kids.

As part of Boone's teaching somehow, my son stood at attention and was cloned fifty times. As I carefully looked at the clones, I could see both my son and 50 other kids, each with my son's face lightly projected on top of their own. It was easy to pick him out of the group. He was the only one who looked like himself. So it was noteworthy that he was apparently cloned by projection, like the hologram. While each projected clone popped into place at attention and in formation out of nothing, each had a unique face and body, as if my son was projected onto another real young man.

I woke up to the alarm then, trusting that our hero, Boone, really did survive his night mission. Obama in the bad army must have been firing at his clone.


For decades in real life, Boone represented the classic, all-American good guy, as we saw ourselves in the post-war 1940's and 1950's. That was fitting, as he really has been a saint virtually his entire life. Here he represents the righteous saints of America.

Obama chose evil from a young age and has never wavered from it.

The good guys were cloned, growing their ranks, reinforcing the worldwide Great Awakening to repentance and the greatest revival - return to the Lord - that the world has ever seen, which has already begun elsewhere in the world and which is coming to America, too. 200 is the number of expectancy (20) times perfect order (10). While perfect order is from God, expectancy hints at insufficiency, which is another commonly accepted explanation for the number 200. If you have enough, you don't expect more. I believe this relates to the final battle being won by God, not by His army. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendor of His coming. (2 Thessalonians 2:8.)

One of the good soldiers was killed in the late afternoon because it is now late in the last day and evil is rising. Saints around the world are being martyred; there is a cost to being on the side of God's good. Boone's nighttime mission was virtually guaranteed to result in his death because many of us will be asked to put our lives on the line in what appears to be a hopeless situation in the natural. But we must remember that we have the power of the Holy Spirit and the authority of the Name of Jesus. God's authority and power trumps every natural and supernatural opposition. Still, God will call some of us Home through martyrdom. Do not worry beforehand about this! If this is the destiny He has determined for you, God is faithful and will give you the strength to be victorious through it.

Boone's cover was grass, reinforcing that in the natural we may have little or no protection as we face the evil surrounding us. Obama's pot shots closing in on him remind us that satan isn't likely to try to take us down only once and then give up. We can expect one attack after another, and so must remain vigilant, looking out supernaturally and not just with our natural eyes, even as Boone's hand was his periscope. And just as Boone knew the right moment to snatch his hand back to safety, so we will know how and when to move and act when we stay in tune with the Holy Spirit within. We must be quick to obey God! (For an example of looking out supernaturally, see my earlier post, How do you know when you struck a nerve with Satan?.)

The widow hanging clean laundry on the line reminds us that the righteous ones have nothing to hide. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1.) Our sins have been forgiven and washed white as snow. (Isaiah 1:18.) The meaning of her deceased husband's hologram appearing, expanding, and vanishing is hidden from me at this time. If the Spirit reveals it later and directs me to publish it, I will do so through a Comment to this post.

My son will be in God's army at Armageddon. Before then, he will be an evangelist and will bring many lost souls (represented by his 50 clones) to salvation in Christ. My son's face was slightly visible over their faces because each one of us who leads another to Christ is reflected in them. We don't overshadow or overpower them, but our influence is visible in their new lives. We must be diligent, therefore, in ensuring that we represent good examples of living righteously in Christ. (See 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13.) My son and his clones all stood at attention, in formation, because God is a God of order and we must be paying attention to Him regardless of the circumstances around us.

I searched for a good, concise definition of the biblical significance of the number 50, and God directed me to The Significance of Numbers in Scripture on the Agape Bible Study website (edited here):

50 means jubilee - deliverance, release, and redemption.  It is the result of  7 squared + 1, and it points to deliverance and rest following on as the result of the perfect consummation of time. [This confirms that the war in the movie is the war in these end times, culminating in the battle of Armageddon, the battle that satan and his fallen angels/demons and evil men are destined to lose to Jesus and His angels and saints, both alive and resurrected.]
  • On the fiftieth day after leaving Egypt, God met Israel at Mount Sinai. This was the first Pentecost (this Greek word means "fiftieth day"). Exodus 19:1; 14-16
  • Fifty is grace (5) multiplied by perfect order (10).
  • In the fiftieth year, known as the Jubilee year, all Hebrew slaves and bondservants were to be freed, and all land returned to the original owner. Leviticus 25:8-19
  • On the fiftieth day after the Resurrection of Christ, the Holy Spirit came to the disciples in the Upper Room. This was the second great Pentecost. Acts 1:3; 2:1

The gymnasium is a place that combines fun and learning, play and training. It is a place where children grow in strength and determination, body, mind, and character. Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6.) We must remember that children are always watching, always learning. Be careful what you are teaching. Boone sang and danced for joy, not just because he survived the mission, but because he knew his God was with him. If God is for you, who can stand against you? (Romans 8:31. Answer:  No one and nothing!)

Obama must have been firing at Boone's clone, because evil spirits, represented by Obama in the dream - even though they have mastered the art of deception - will themselves be deceived by what God has in store for them through us. (See 1 Corinthians 2:9-16.)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Nicole Moore's Airplane-Crash Dream - A Warning

July 26, 2015

The following dream was submitted to on June 22, 2015 by Nicole Moore.  James Bailey of z3News chose not to publish it, as it does not fit the focus of that site. Nicole gave me permission to reproduce it here [slightly edited], together with my interpretation, which she confirmed.

The Dream:

Early this month, June 2015, I had a dream in the early hours of the morning. I was on an airplane. Prior to me getting on the plane, I knew it was going to crash.

For some reason I was able to hear the names of the passengers on the plane being announced. I knew Oprah was on the plane, along with three supermodels and other wealthy, Hollywood stars. I saw their faces. I do not watch much TV, but I knew they were movie stars.

After being in the air for some time, the plane began to descend. I looked out the window and could see water. I was very calm even though the plane was about to go into crash mode. As the plane went down, the people didn't seem very panicked - just quiet.

The plane then hit the ground and there was a sigh of relief from everyone that it had landed safely. My husband then appeared beside me and called his father and spoke the words, "It's crashed." All passengers then grabbed their phones and began calling people, saying, "We are OK; we are OK." Then they began to speak out loud to their friends, "Is everyone OK?"

I then called my mother, who lives in England, and told her what had happened. All she kept saying was, "I have never heard of anything like this. I cannot believe it! How could this happen?"

Then my attention was focused on the plane. While they were all thinking they were OK, water began to come in the plane at a rapid rate from the bottom rising upwards. I could see all the passengers begin to scramble and try to climb higher up the plane. They were standing on the seats, then the head rests, and then even grabbing the luggage compartment to prevent the water from reaching them. I then woke up.

I went into the office and began to pray and ask the Lord for a Scripture. I then spoke the words loudly:  "Exodus 15:10 - You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters."

Interpretation and Teaching through Debra Walker:

Nicole, you knew what was going to happen in the dream but had no fear because your foundation is on the Rock, Jesus Christ. You will be protected:  "A thousand will fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes will you look and see the reward (recompense) of the wicked." (Psalm 91:7-8). You were given this dream to warn others. It is not really about a plane crash; that was simply the metaphorical vehicle (parable) the Lord used to convey the warning.

As the plane went down, the people weren't very panicked because they didn't really believe it would crash. Surely this disaster couldn't happen to them. It's called the normalcy bias.

Then there's group psychology:  most people placed in a stressful situation will look around themselves to see how others are handling it, and act accordingly. No one wants to stand out in a bad circumstance, even among a group of people who are used to standing out in a particular arena. 

We see this being played out today. God is giving prophetic dreams and warnings like this to literally millions of people, but most of the people who are warned (directly by God or indirectly by them) see "nobody" (the majority) doing anything about it so they don't, either.

Your husband, who appeared at your side, will also be saved. He made the first phone call of many, indicating that he will be a leader of many people. People will look to him for guidance. He called his father, because he will need to be in close contact with his Father in heaven to lead the people. It is noteworthy, however, that the people on the plane clung to their normalcy bias. "Everything's OK; we'll be fine."

Your mother in England has of course heard of plane crashes before. But in your dream she was shocked and didn't know how to even process the news, let alone embark on a course of action. God really wanted to drive home the point about normalcy bias. There will be many people who, even seeing a disaster with their own eyes unfolding in front of them, will simply look in shock and say, "This has never happened before!" 

In the dream, your mother couldn't believe it or understand how it could happen because she represents the majority of people around the world, who do not read the Bible for themselves and thus really don't know what it teaches or prophesies. It prophesies that many things which have never before been seen or even heard of (in other words, not written in the Bible, either) will happen in these times. (See 1 Corinthians 2:9 and John 14:12.)

The saddest part of your dream is its final paragraph. The people did not respond to the first shaking (crash landing) as God wanted; even though in His love they narrowly missed death, they did not repent and turn their hearts to Him. Accordingly, in the abundance of His love, He was obliged to proceed with the second shaking (water onboard) in yet another attempt to get their attention and give them one more chance to turn back to Him so He could save them.

But faced with the impossible situation, where only a supernatural event could save them, they stubbornly chose to trust in themselves and not God, trying to save themselves by climbing higher. And in irony, as the Bible frequently uses water as a type of the Holy Spirit, you can see that they were actually trying to save themselves by running away from the Holy Spirit - the very person of the Godhead Who could have saved their lives supernaturally. God is showing us that the vast majority of people will be lost, even as He is passionately reaching out to them in one shaking (disaster) after another.

God made it perfectly clear to whom this dream pertains in the Scripture He gave you. Exodus 15:10 was spoken about the Egyptian army, whom God killed and buried in the Red Sea as they pursued His people. The Egyptians were a people who worshiped a pantheon of false gods, just as do most people today. There are the false gods of many religions, but there are also the false gods of TV personalities, movie stars, singers, athletes, money, ourselves, our jobs, and on and on. If it's not God and you either worship it, idolize it, trust in it to save you, or aren't willing to give it up if called to do so by God, it's a false god.

"And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be in the days of the Son of Man. They ate, they drank, they married and were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. So shall it be in the Day when the Son of Man is revealed." (Luke 17:26-30)

Normalcy bias. The sun always rises; therefore, it will always continue to rise. Besides, nobody is doing anything to get ready for life without sunshine. And there have always been some kooks claiming that the end is coming. Every generation has had people who were convinced they were living in the end times, but none of them have been right yet! (I hope you read this paragraph with the sarcasm intended.)

"The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. When Jonah's warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh:  'By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from His fierce anger so that we will not perish.' When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, He relented and did not bring on them the destruction He had threatened." (Jonah 3:5-10)

Normalcy bias. The Ninevites recognized that God - the God Who rained fire and brimstone on Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboyim with such intensity that even the stones of the buildings were burned to ashes - could do the same to their city. They recognized that they were no longer living in normal times. And they stopped eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building, and marrying. They wouldn't even let their animals eat or drink! If God, in His righteous judgment, is going to kill you and utterly destroy everything around you in 40 days, what is the point of planning for a normal future? So all they did was repent and wholeheartedly cry out to God. That's all He's ever wanted - to see the people He created live in righteousness and love Him with all their heart, mind, and strength. So of course in His love and mercy, He forgave their sins and refrained from delivering the judgment they had previously earned.

Normalcy bias. The people around Noah and Lot had it, and perished from this earth to live eternally tormented in hell. The people of Nineveh did not; they repented, and were saved to live the rest of their lives on earth, with the chance to change their eternal destiny. Do you have normalcy bias? Whether you do or you do not, if you act accordingly, think about it:  What are the consequences if you're wrong?


As a further example of how God works, giving you exactly what you need exactly when you need it, I share this bit of trivia:  In my email to James Baily sharing my interpretation, I wrote, "James, it was no coincidence that you sent this to me of all the people you know, or that you held on to it from June 22nd until now. It was yesterday [evening] that God interrupted my drive home to teach me about Noah and Nineveh!" 

James sent it to me at 2:18 AM on a Sunday. I was awake to read it then, but replied at 2:48 PM, after sleeping and waking later that day. Now God had revealed the teaching to me at a little after 7:00 PM the day before - approximately (could be exactly) 7 hours before James sent it to me.