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MATTHEW 24 Is Knocking At The Door: Biblically Named HURRICANE Could Strike America

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“Matthew 24 is knocking at the door” is a famous line from one of Johnny Cash’s many gospel songs. He is referring to The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 24, which is the most important piece of scripture for Bible Prophecy buffs concerning Jesus’ Return, aside from the Book of Revelation and Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 21. In Matthew 24, Lord Jesus gives us one of the most detailed accounts of the Last Days and of signs pointing to His imminent Return to earth. When I heard that the next Hurricane would bear a Biblical Name, and even more notable, the name of the Gospel writer who gave such a vivid picture of the season leading up to Christ’s return, I knew right away that the storm would be significant. There is a lot more than just the Biblical Name though that has greatly sparked my interest. Before I get into the other Biblical connections to the Hurricane, here is what we know about Matthew thus far…

Matthew began as a tropical wave in the Atlantic Ocean and was officially designated a potential threat by the National Hurricane Center on, get this, September 24th. MATTHEW 24! On Wednesday morning, Matthew formed into a tropical storm east of the Caribbean. Forecast models suggest the storm will intensify and make a sharp turn to the north, putting the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast at risk, along with Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola. Matthew will cross into the Caribbean this evening. There the storm will find an environment with low vertical wind shear, higher humidity and very warm water temperatures, which are all of the ingredients needed to strengthen the system. The National Hurricane Center expects Matthew to intensify quickly, becoming a hurricane by Friday. It will reach hurricane strength (winds of 74 mph) in the central Caribbean. Currently, tropical storm warnings are in effect for several islands, including Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, Dominica, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadine Islands. Matthew is expected to veer north or northwest late this weekend and into early next week.

How far west Matthew will turn will decide whether or not the U.S. Gulf Coast or the Atlantic Seaboard will be at risk, forecasters say. If high pressure is stronger near the Eastern United States, that could steer Matthew closer to some part of the USA. If a southward dip in the jet stream is in play over some part of the Eastern U.S., that would help to deflect Matthew to the east and away from the States. The current forecast has some form of high pressure aloft over part of the East next week, which would point to a land threat for at least part of the U.S. coast. The storm will bring rain to Northeastern States this weekend. If that storm lingers into next week, it would bring the system toward the U.S. Atlantic coast. If the storm in the Northeast exits and the forward motion of Matthew continues it could open the door for the system to come onshore in the Southeastern states. If Matthew moves northward across Cuba early next week, as the storm is expected to do, then it could find a way into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Very remote possibilities range from a continued westward path into Central America, and a very unlikely turn to the northeast, keeping the storm east of the America next week.

It is possible that the Hurricane could strengthen to a Category 2 storm by Monday, with current figures putting potential landfall in the U.S. sometime next week. It is too early to determine what day. What makes this storm most ominous, is that currently it is forecast to take the same track which Hurricane Hazel took back in 1954. Hazel mowed through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast striking the United States near the border between North and South Carolina, as a Category 4 hurricane. Hazel affected Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York; it brought gusts near 100 mph, and caused $281 MILLION in damage.

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Matthew is the 13th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, and the number 13 is extremely significant because it represents a Hebrew Name of our God. A Name used for YaHWeH God in our Holy Bible is “EL”. I’m sure many of you who are familiar with the Old Testament recognize this Name, as many of the patriarchs referred to YHWH as “EL-Shaddai, EL-Elyon, EL-Elohe Israel”, among many other titles. “ELohim” is the word used to describe the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). EL means GOD. YaHWeH means LORD. For instance, YHWH EL Elohe Israel would be translated “YaHWeH GOD The God of Israel”. So when we see the numbers 31 or 13, we are viewing one of the Holy Names of God. That is why it really bugs me when people view the number as “unlucky”. For me, the number 13 represents only good fortune and never misfortune. Whoever started that superstition obviously didn’t know their Holy Bible. 

Also, beside Tobias, Matthew is the only Hurricane bearing a Biblical Name in 2016. I believe this is worthy of our attention, because while all hurricanes, earthquakes or historic natural disasters are Judgments of God, I believe the judgments with direct connections to the Holy Bible are prophetically significant. In 2012, the year which Barack Obama had been unfortunately re-elected, Hurricane ISAAC (Biblical son of Abraham, and father of Jacob {also known as Israel}) struck the United States, causing nearly $2.5 BILLION in damage. So what does Matthew have in store for the U.S. or outlying countries in it’s path? I thought to look, not to weather forecasters, but to the most accurate forecaster, Almighty God and His Word of Truth. 

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I searched the Book of Matthew for any numbers connected to the storm. I searched the Gospel’s 13th Chapter, as it is the 13th named Storm. Here is what I found –

(Matthew  13:1, 15, 49, 57)  “The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the SEA side… JESUS said, This people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them… It shall be at the end of the age: the Angels shall come forth, and SEVER the wicked from among the just… And they were offended by JESUS, but He said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own COUNTRY, and in his own house.”

What I gathered from Chapter 13 was very interesting and could very well serve as a prophetic warning to America today. First, the SEA is mentioned (where hurricanes form), and His description of the people in His day very much fits the description of American society today, which turns further and further away from Him more and more each new day. Second, the “End of Age” is mentioned, in which I truly believe we are living. Third, he spoke of the angels severing the wicked from among the just. Could that mean this is going to be a very deadly Hurricane? Finally, the last verse really spoke to me more than all of the others I read. When He was speaking in verse 57 of being without honour in His hometown of Nazareth, what He said could definitely be just as easily spoken to America today.

America was undoubtedly formed as a Christian Nation and has been for over 200 years, but Obama and gross hearts of the people in this land have tried extremely hard to change that over the past 8 years. So if we applied verse 57 to today, would Jesus be without honour in his Own COUNTRY (Christian America)? The answer would be YES sadly. The BIGGEST Biblical significance of Hurricane Matthew is that it falls DURING the Biblical “High Holy Days”. Coincidence? I think NOT. The Hurricane, if it does strike America, would make landfall at the open of the new year 5777!

At sundown on October 2nd, the Biblical New Year 5777 will begin. The number 777 represents our GOD. October 3rd is New Year’s Day on the Hebrew Calendar of Israel. The 2-Day Biblical Feast ends at sundown on October 4th. Biblical days run from sundown to sundown. So Matthew could very well hit the United States ON ROSH HASHANAH! Wow, that would be something, and a much needed WAKE UP call for America. Rosh Hashanah is known as the Feast of Trumpets. The shofar (trumpet) is traditionally blown each morning for the entire month of Elul, the month preceding Rosh Hashanah. The sound of the shofar is intended to AWAKEN the listeners from their “slumbers” and alert them to coming JUDGMENT. Will Hurricane Matthew be another disastrous judgment upon backslidden America? Stay tuned… 

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UPDATES: On Friday night, Matthew was upgraded to a massive Category FIVE Hurricane. Matthew became the lowest latitude Category 5 Hurricane in the Atlantic ON RECORD (beating out Hurricane Ivan in 2004). It is also the most powerful Hurricane in nearly a decade.

On Monday, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a State of Emergency for ALL of the State’s Counties.

On Tuesday, Matthew ravaged the Caribbean. The Hurricane made landfall in Haiti and Jamaica as a Category 4 storm, with up to 145 mph winds. Matthew became the first Category 4 storm to make landfall in Haiti in more than 50 YEARS, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm devastated Haiti, leaving some villages underwater.

Matthew also hit Cuba on Tuesday afternoon, bringing winds near 140 mph. Matthew is expected to remain a powerful Hurricane through the week. Florida, the Carolinas, Washington D.C., and virtually the entire East coast are in Matthew’s path beginning Thursday.

On Wednesday, Matthew as a Category 3 Hurricane moved over the Bahamas with 120-mph winds, and is forecast to STRENGTHEN approaching Florida to a Category FOUR hurricane with 130-mph winds on Thursday. Hurricane watches and warnings are in effect for the ENTIRE east coast of Florida. This weekend, the Hurricane will reach the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas. Forecasters say Matthew was the worst storm to hit the Bahamas in a CENTURY.

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On Thursday, Matthew approached Florida’s East coast as a strong Category 4 Hurricane with 140-mph winds, and the eye of the storm is expected to make landfall somewhere between West Palm Beach and Jacksonville, or hug the coast from West Palm Northward. Matthew is the strongest Hurricane to hit Florida in 25 years!

The storm could possibly strengthen to a Category FIVE hurricane before making landfall in Florida, so let’s pray that doesn’t happen. The current long-range forecast shows the Hurricane actually looping around back toward Florida next week, setting up the State for a second strike by Matthew! Meteorologists say this would be unprecedented.

Hurricane Matthew officially struck America during the early hours of Friday, October 7th. So to all those mocking this article, and saying that this historic Hurricane has nothing to do with the “Last Days”, read Matthew 10:7 (October 7) –

“JESUS said, Go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is AT HAND.”

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On Friday, the death toll from Matthew in Haiti rose to around 850. It is important to note that around 50% of Haiti’s population practices the demonic religion of Voodoo.

From late Thursday night to late Friday night, Matthew trekked up the East coast of Florida. Though the eye of the storm remained offshore, it was still close enough to do significant damage to northern parts of the State.

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The Category 3 Hurricane brushed by Cape Canaveral, home of the Kennedy Space Center, with damaging winds up to 100-mph. Portions of State Road A1A in Flagler County were washed away. More than 1 million customers lost power in Florida.

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By Friday night, Matthew was downgraded to a Category 2 storm, which can still produce winds up to 110-mph. The Hurricane is expected to strike Georgia and the Carolinas on Saturday, with the eyewall possibly making landfall. Though a lower Category storm, a direct landfall by Matthew could cause much worse damage than that which we’ve witnessed in Florida.

As of Saturday night, Matthew left more than 2 million without power across 4 States (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina). The eye of the Hurricane finally made landfall on Saturday in South Carolina, near Charleston. Matthew was the first Hurricane in nearly 15 years to make landfall in the State. Damaging storm surge and torrential rain brought severe flooding to the Carolinas.

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Heading into Sunday morning, Matthew was downgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane, but was still dropping up to 20 inches of rain in North Carolina. Before the Hurricane finally exits off from America’s coastline late Sunday, it is expected to impact southeast Virginia as well. Matthew was still packing 75-mph winds early on Sunday.

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By Sunday evening, Hurricane Matthew finally moved Eastward into the Atlantic Ocean and away from the United States. The historic storm left a trail of disaster in it’s wake. The State hit hardest in Matthew’s final hours pummeling the East coast was North Carolina.

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On Monday, well over 1 million people were without power in North Carolina. That is at least 10% of the State’s population. Matthew’s damage exceeded expectations, Duke Energy said. The power company said it now has to rebuild parts of the electrical system. Matthew is a Hurricane that will be talked about for a very long time. God was definitely merciful though, as Matthew could have been much much worse.

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“And JESUS said.. upon the earth shall be distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the WAVES ROARING; Men’s hearts failing them for FEAR, and for looking after those things which are COMING on the earth.. And then shall they see ME (Jesus Christ) COMING in a cloud with Power and great Glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth NEAR.” ~ Luke 21:25-28

“Behold, a WHIRLWIND of The LORD is gone forth in FURY, even a GRIEVOUS whirlwind: it shall FALL grievously upon the head of the wicked. The ANGER of The LORD shall not return, until He has EXECUTED, and till He has PERFORMED the thoughts of His Heart: in the LATTER DAYS you shall consider it perfectly.” ~ Jeremiah 23:19-20 & 25:32/Nahum 1:3

“Jesus said.. When you shall SEE all these things, KNOW that My Return is NEAR, even AT the doors. TRULY I say unto you, the generation (to SEE all these things) shall NOT pass away, till all these things be FULFILLED.” ~ Matthew 24/Mark 13/Luke 21

“Jesus said.. Can you not discern the SIGNS of the times?” ~ Matthew 16:3

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45 Comments on MATTHEW 24 Is Knocking At The Door: Biblically Named HURRICANE Could Strike America

  1. Thank YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST, LORD of Heaven and Earth! Come QUICKLY LORD JESUS and take us to your bosom! This earth is becoming grossly EVIL EVERYWHERE we look! We long to see you face-to-face!

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    • Sadly, there is much more that is prophecied to take place before the return of our Messiah. As he said these are only birth pangs of his return. There is much more tribulation forecasted for this world, hang on it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

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  2. Come quickly my honorable Lord Jesus. We are tired of all the dishonor to you and long to be with you for all eternity. We lift up your name king of kings and Lord of Lords.

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    • I have a daughter named Angela whom I’ve not seen in over a year. Just wondering if you are her . She left home to get closer to God because she believes we are in the end of the end days.

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  3. Lord thy will be done. Thank You for our blessings. Open our hearts and minds to You and teach us how to see, listen and understand. Thank You.

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  4. Lord, we trust you and your awesome power and want to see your name honored again.
    Do what ever you must do to bring us back in to the light of your love and grace!

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  5. Heavenly Father I pray in the name of JESUS. Help us Almighty God to turn back to you as a people and as a nation. We desperately need you JESUS. SO many distractions in life, so much sin, so much wickedness and evil. Please turn our hearts back to you…open blinded eyes, direct our steps, We have lost our way and our priorities are sinful and self centured. Jesus Christ the Saviour of the world is still King of Kings and Lord of Lords, ever merciful, ever patient.. allowing anyone who calls upon his name to be saved. He wishes that none are to perish! Forgive us of our wickedness and sinful ways that go against your Holy Word. We pray for lost loved ones that need you Jesus. Save them before it is too late. No man is promised tomorrow. Call out to Jesus.. he is but a breath away.

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  6. God is sovereign and true… We trust you Lord!

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  7. Angela Baker // October 5, 2016 at 6:53 pm // Reply

    There is nothing we can do to repay you Jesus. We are yours body and soul. I pray for mercy, love, and grace. Thy will be done.

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  8. Michelle Williams // October 5, 2016 at 7:07 pm // Reply

    We praise You LORD!!! You are in control LORD!! We give you all the honor and praise CHRIST JESUS!!! May your will be done LORD!! Even the wind and seas obey YOU LORD!!

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  9. Gayle Whaley // October 5, 2016 at 7:16 pm // Reply

    Thank you Lord for all your blessings on us. We thank you and give you praise. We love you Lord and are waiting for the day when we will be home with you.

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  10. Jinny Russell // October 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm // Reply

    Lord come quickly and forgive us for our sins and give us a life with out sin for their is no one more powerful then you ,You are our king their is no other in you only do we trust . I so wait to enjoy this new life with you where their is no evil only love ,I just pray that you forgive me for all that I have done and open my heart and mind to you for I just wish to serve you lord and no other in Jesus name I pray amen!

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  11. MY LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST ME AND MY FAMILY ARE AWAITING YOUR RETURN PLEASE SHOW FAVOUR UPON US AS WE RESPECTFULLY WORSHIP AND FOLLOW YOUR WILL IN JESUS CHRIST NAME I PRAY AMEN

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  12. Connie Kraft // October 5, 2016 at 11:41 pm // Reply

    My precious Lord, forgive us of our sins, open our eyes, ears that we will see a hear you Lord. This world is so devastating, how much can we go on? I pray that whatever becomes of this storm, I believe in you and your word Lord. Thank you for all your blessings in life to me. I’m forever grateful. In Jesus name, Amen.

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  13. Trenton Smith // October 6, 2016 at 12:31 am // Reply

    Thank you Lord for your love. I long wait for your return lord. The world is corrupt and broken and is in great need of you.

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  14. Richard Miles // October 6, 2016 at 5:21 am // Reply

    Thank you Lord for your word ! Amen !

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  15. Susanne S. McCormick // October 6, 2016 at 6:36 am // Reply

    Blessed Jesus, forgive our sins, as WE are a broken people these days! Praise in your name and holiness. Lift us up and strengthen us, we are your children, your sheep-you , our guiding shepherd. You and ONLY you can give us light in our life.You are the Almighty Master with the master plan. We can trust in you;thy will be done! I can ONLY imagine how it will be in your heavenly kingdom. We can backslide, but thru it all,Faith in your divine being has sustained and still does. I love you, my sweet Lord!

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  16. Thank you Lord Jesus for loving us and laying down your life that we might all come to true repentance. We are unworthy of such love because your word says our righteousness is as filthy rags,I am humbled that you loved sinners and all we have to to is except your free gift of salvation and turn from ours sins and by believing in the one true God we have nothing to fear not even this hurricane. Thank you father and forgive me for all my sins and let many turn to you and find forgiveness in Jesus name I pray.

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  17. In your name, Father Maker of Heaven and Earth, and Jesus your Son, thank you for our forgiveness of sins, if only we ask. I thank you for forgiveness of my sins and ask for strength to continue through your LOVE. My LOVE is yours always and forever.

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  18. Patti Teufel // October 6, 2016 at 1:41 pm // Reply

    Heavenly Father, the great I Am, forgive your people . Open their eyes, ears and heart to you. Your word is truth. Now is the time for your people to turn to you and know the time is near for your return. Our world is crying out to you. Forgive us of all our sin and transgressions. We love you Lord Jesus and thank you for the Agape love you continue to shower on us. Come Heavenly Father. We anxiously await your return.

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  19. Matthew Caneup // October 6, 2016 at 4:26 pm // Reply

    Thank you lord Jesus Christ I am a Christian and I believe Jesus died on the cross for our sins and I know he is coming soon to take us with us.

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  20. Lord Jesus, please help this world to repent, and to do your will. Give us the strength to endure this great storm, and keep us all safe in your arms. Thank you for all you have given us, Praise you Holy One for this world needs you more than ever!

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  21. Thank you Lord Jesus for loving us and hanging on the cross and making the ultimate sacrifice. Please forgive us of our sins. We are so undeserving. We so need you. This world has so much hate. I’m praying for all those who don’t know you.

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  22. Dear Jesus, May we open our hearts to your Word and our eyes to see your return is at hand. Help us Lord to study your Word and take time to talk to you!

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  23. Our God is an awesome God.

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  24. kat muldrow // October 6, 2016 at 8:19 pm // Reply

    Our Heavenly Father please forgive me Lord Jesus Christ for all my sins that been committed.

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  25. THIS IS AWESOME>>>>Our Heavenly Father is awesome.

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  26. Lisa Bedford // October 6, 2016 at 10:53 pm // Reply

    Thank you oh Heavenly Father for being my Lord of Lords and my King of Kings.No one comes to the Father except through you. I believe you lived and died as a man so that i may have eternal life. Please my Lord, save, forgive an heal my family and myself and all who dwell in this earth which was made by your hands and heart. I love you and accept your free gift of forgiveness even though I am not worry. I am made as white as snow. I ask these thing in your precious, sweet name. Amen and Amen.

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  27. Dear Lord Almighty… forgive me of my sins for I confess I have sinned. Lord protect those of us that praise You and our Father God. I’m ready for Your return, Your will be done in Jesus name I pray, God bless America Your land. Amen

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  28. richard van jones // October 7, 2016 at 12:52 am // Reply

    Sharing this. Many thanks.

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  29. dear lord i pray for all our family and friends that they all are saved and ready to meet you when you return to take us to our HEAVENLY HOME. IN JESUS SWEET NAME I PRY .AMEN.

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  30. Jimmy Hanlin // October 7, 2016 at 4:51 am // Reply

    Just can’t wait until Jesus comes and takes his children home. I belive in all my heart I am one of these people all I can do now is asked God please don’t forget me , and keep me safe always. Amen

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  31. Susan Lyons // October 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm // Reply

    Oh Lord Jesus forgive us of our sins. You were made perfect as an example of what we should be but we can’t seem to get it right. Thank you for becoming our sacrifice when you knew no sin. You are spotless and without blemish and we are eternally grateful to you for saving us. Come quickly Lord so we can rest in your love and away from this evil world.

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  32. cynthia Atkinson // October 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm // Reply

    Thank You Lord, Please forgive our sins been fighting the devil please help me fight that devil.

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  33. And JESUS said.. upon the earth shall be distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the WAVES ROARING; Men’s hearts failing them for FEAR, and for looking after those things which are COMING on the earth.. And then shall they see ME (Jesus Christ) COMING in a cloud with Power and great Glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth NEAR.” ~ Luke 21:25-28
    This was part of the ending of this blog and one person died in the hurricane of a heart attack

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  34. Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto thy own understanding, inall thy ways acknowledge HIM, and HE will direct thy paths.”

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  35. Linda greenway // October 7, 2016 at 9:47 pm // Reply

    This is so true.. May the people of this nation know he (jesus christ, the god almighty) is coming back and start to believe again.. Thank you for this ..

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  36. In the midst of the reporting of the US ‘landfall’, I marvelled that the storm hadn’t yet come a shore. They kept talking about how close the Eye Wall was. The ‘center of the storm’.

    So in that moment I looked for the center verse of Matthew. Google suggested it was MATT 14:24 which says : ” 24 but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them.”

    It certainly gave me pause

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  37. Michelle Carter // October 15, 2016 at 11:53 pm // Reply

    Oh precious Lord thank you so much for your never ending unfailing love. You are so gracious to us such an ungreatful people. Forgive us. I strive to make you proud each day. You are my only savior. I love you!

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  38. Pray continuously that your name is written in the Book of Life and you can escape the wrath & tribulation that is to come. I am a sinner, but saved through the Grace of God. Someday, I hope to be to able to say “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the
    faith.” Yeshua is coming soon! BE READY!!!

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