Monday, March 19, 2012

Something's rattling Wisconsin town

Last Thursday I'd posted an essay titled "Strange boom heard in GA, spiritual warfare ramping up?" In that essay I explored the news of strange sky booms, rattles, rumbles, and clanks repeatedly being reported worldwide.

In addition, one year ago, on March 18, 2011, I'd reported a shaking in a Florida town that felt like an earthquake, but was not. It is yet another phenomenon that has been reported off and on, the ground shakes but seismologists say their instruments don't indicate seismic activity. The first paragraph of that story says,

"Investigators are trying to solve a bizarre mystery in Flagler County. A wave of people called 911 around 9:30am Friday to report the ground shaking in Flagler County. The calls all came from the Hammock area of Palm Coast (see map). However, people in the north Daytona area, as well as in Deltona and as far north as St. Augustine, said they felt it as well. Many people were worried that the shaking was an earthquake."

This happened in other places too, but the FL shaking was representative of the kind of incidents that have been occurring. Of course, we haven't even mentioned the sinkholes, sinkholes, and more sinkholes, and the earth cracks that have been appearing regularly, too. It seems that above and below, weird things are happening that freak out the people who experience them and puzzle the officials charged with explaining them.

Now today a story being reported by CNN is titled "Something's rattling small Wisconsin town"
Mysterious explosions. Unexplained shaking. Something's going on in Clintonville, Wisconsin, but nobody seems to know what it is. The sounds -- variously described as rattling pipes, clanging metal, thunder or firecrackers -- have continued on and off since early Sunday night in just one part of the small town of 4,600, located about 180 miles northeast of Madison. Accompanying the sounds are vibrations that have shaken homes and household objects in the northeast corner of town, city manager Lisa Kuss said. The sounds were loud enough Monday morning that a CNN journalist could hear them during a cell phone conversation with Kuss."

Workers have examined all the likely candidates, to breaking pipes to rattling gas or water bubbles to improperly sized manhole covers...and the USGS has said that it wasn't seismic activity either.

More at link.

What could be going on? Is there a biblical explanation?

Well first, we know that the earth is the LORD'S. Psalm 24:1 says,
"Of David. A psalm. The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;" so if He wants to rearrange the continents, crack them, shake them, He can and He will. Actually, He does.

 Job 9:6 says: "He shakes the earth from its place and makes its pillars tremble."

Secondly, we know that the earth will crack apart in the very last day.

"The earth is broken up, the earth is split asunder, the earth is thoroughly shaken. The earth reels like a drunkard, it sways like a hut in the wind; so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion that it falls—never to rise again." (Isaiah 24:19-20).

Third, before that time, we know that in Revelation, the judgments that come during the Tribulation are so forceful that they change the face of the earth.

"The mountains melt beneath him and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like water rushing down a slope. (Micah 1:4)

"The fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground." (Ezekiel 38:20)

"The sky receded like a scroll, rolling up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place." (Revelation 6:14).

And there are many other scriptures that show that the earth will experience shakings and changes so as to render it unrecognizable. That the cataclysmic-change process may be starting now is a possibility.

Fourth, we know that a great many demons are being held in the deepest dungeon in the earth. (Revelation 9:1-3). These are described as locusts and scorpions but they are demons. 2 Peter 2:4 describes where these demons have been imprisoned since the time they sinned, and it is the lowest abyss in the earth.

"The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth." (Rev 9:1-3).

Now some of this language is figurative...it could be actual smoke, the pit of hell belches out its vaporous sulfur and inky smoke, or it could also be the innumerable demons themselves, so many of them that they blot out the sun as they make their flight from hell to create a hell on earth.

If you have a large dog and you have to crate it to bring it to the vet, you know that when it's inside the crate he gets so vigorous that the crate shudders and shakes and skitters across the floor. If there are so many demons held in prison, and we know they know what is going on somehow through the demon-grapevine, wouldn't you think they'd be getting so excited that "their time" is coming that their clanking in chains and their demonic dances in the pit would shake parts of the earth? Are they rattling the cage even now?

The end of the Church Age is rife with supernatural events, as Jesus outlined in Matthew 24. 2 Thessalonians 2:9 says that the coming of the Lawless One is accompanied with lying signs and wonders. The Lord said the time of the end will be like a woman having birth pangs. Those start off small and soft but grow in intensity and quantity as the time of the birth grows nearer. I believe the time of the 'natural' is ending and the time of the 'supernatural' is beginning. Increasingly, events fail to have a 'natural' cause associated with them, and explanations simply don't pass the straight face test. (For example, the rumblings at Wisconsin, one article proposed that it was far-off thunder, as if the residents of the town had never heard thunder before).

As we sometimes can hear the neighbors through the walls, or sometimes our watercolors bleed into each other on the paper, or our gravy on the plate leaks over to the carrots, the overtly natural and the overtly supernatural are mixing.

Something's rattling a Wisconsin town, but more to the point, is something rattling your heart? Your mind? That is the Holy Spirit, telling you that these events are really happening, the bible is really true, and God really wants to call you precious one in His family. All that is required is to confess that you're a sinner, and believe that Jesus (who is sinless) died as the acceptable sacrifice for your sins, payment to God to satisfy His wrath.

You see, the world already is supernatural. Every Christian has the Holy Spirit inside them. (2 Cor. 1:21-22). Satan is already stalking the world (Job 1:7, 1 Peter 5:8). Demons already are in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth. (2 Chron 18:21; Matthew 8:28; Jude 1:6).

A thunderstorm begins with low rumblings from far off. In the bible, thunder is associated with judgment. As the storm gets closer, the thunder will be heard more loudly, more vigorously, (Revelation 5:5; 8:5, 10:3; 11:19...) as the judgments begin. I will be in heaven when the pillars of the temple rattle from songs of praise from the multitude. (Isaiah 6:4). I hope you will not be on earth as it is rattled from its foundation, to crack and reel like a drunkard, cracking up under the weight of its sins, but in heaven, with us.

Ultimately, what we know for sure is the the times will get more perplexing, more supernatural, more inexplicable. The Christian will defy gravity and fly upward to Jesus when He calls us. The non-believer will suffer the torments of demon bites, waters that turn to blood, and other supernatural events which are judgments for unrepentant sin. Let the Savior rattle the cage of your heart let Him rattle it free, as these events perplex you, let Him shake your foundation so that you tumble onto His nail-scarred feet in abject sorrow for your sins. He will lift you up, and you will be free from His wrath forever.

2 comments:

  1. About a month or so ago where I live my son and I heard a load almost like a shudder or rumble that was very abnormal. One thing that is for sure, the instances of "abnormal occurrences are on the rise. I look for patterns. I have been watching the USGS site for about 6-7 years and I have seen increasing patterns of activity. What does it all mean? Well, when I hear thunder in the distance I watch the sky in the direction of the storm to measure it's approaching speed. I watch so as to take cover. I also will warn those around me. The earth has been just "ringing" with seismic activity. In a lot of places that it doesn't normally happen. What does it mean? A storm is approaching. There is a direct relationship to the sinful patterns of the world and the subsequent patterns of downturn in Gods blessing and protection. With Russian forces arriving in Syria, Israel seems to believe that Iran is behind the attacks from Gaza. The United States and Europe is tightening it's grip on the leash of world trade and finance with Iran to which it will have to either relent or strike out. The real question for anybody listening is... are you covered? Most people that I talk to just blow it all off. They are on information overload. I talked to this one lady who does hairdressing she things everything is Photoshopped. When the warning bell is rung some will listen, some will grow tired of it's noise and just tune out. That is what I am seeing with many. If you know Christ, do not grow weary of calling out to those who are perishing. Don't shove your head in the sand!

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  2. http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/va-news-articles_2011-11-30?vaid=9bb9e2a53dc7465ae4b4e39b6068990a
    I just saw this on the weather channel as a news item

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