Word of the Week: Transcendence

Fukushima update, and exhortation to listen to the Spirit

This is a well-founded and interesting update on Fukushima nuclear plant situation by Arnie Gundersen, Nuclear Physicist, of Faire Winds Associates. Gundersen is an energy adviser with 39-years of nuclear power engineering experience and a former nuclear industry senior vice president. Immediately upon listening to his update, you discern he is knowledgeable. The information is delivered in a way laymen can understand. Please view this 7-minute video to absorb the import of the information, then we'll take a look at Revelation 6 and 8.

I had planned to post a hilarious essay on Peter and Rhoda in the situation that occurred after the angel delivered Peter from jail, as a lighter fare, and I'll still do that later today. But the times are dark, that is a fact, but we who are in the Light will never fear the dark! The purpose of this post is not only to deliver information to you that the mainstream does not cover, but that hopefully the information transforms us into prayer warriors for the lost, sick, and dying; and diligent seekers of His word. Are we falling to our knees in appeals to the Holy Spirit?  The Lord put us here for a time such as this, let us not close our eyes nor wander away from being all that he intended us to be. It is precisely because things are so dark that we need to be the Light! Exhibit peace, pray for the Japanese, and stand on His word, always.

As was stated in the video, they had never anticipated that the fuel pool would burn as it seems to be doing in Fukushima. A previous study done by Brookhaven found that IF a fuel pool were to burn, that there would be as a consequence 137,000 fatalities from lung cancer. Let that sink in for a moment.

On March 11 when the Japan earthquake and tsunami happened, and the nuclear plant was destroyed, I wrote on Twitter: "FOUR Japanese reactors now lost ability to cool. Major emergency in Fukishima prefecture. Wondering Rev 6:7 plague maybe radiation poisoning." Little did I know then that the radiation would still be outpouring perhaps dooming large segments of the population. It's a legitimate speculation. Revelation 6 depicts several methods of prophesied death, one of which is worldwide plague. A quarter of the world dies. Things get even more specific in the Third Trumpet Judgment. Revelation 8:10-11 says:

"The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter."

Most people have taken this to mean literally a star, asteroid or meteor, a solid heavenly body. But if you see the same word's use in other verses it becomes obvious that it probably a is a metaphor to be taken figuratively.

The word in Greek is aster, and this same word is used in Matthew to describe the star that led the Wise men to he babe in the manger, it is used in Revelation 22:16 where Jesus compares Himself to the Bright and Morning Star, and in 1 Corinthians 15:41 where Paul is explaining that the saints in heaven will differ from one another in glory and splendor as the stars and sun and moon differ from one another in brightness.

There are other uses for the word star in the bible, halal, kokab, phósphoros, planḗtēs etc.But it is this word aster that can be used both literally and figuratively.

Further, if Wormwood is actually a solid heavenly body, take note that it falls on a third of the rivers and a third of the springs. Would an asteroid be able to split up and fall on only and exactly the springs and rivers and on nothing else? God can do anything, so of course it is possible, but tied in with the figurative use of the word aster above I think it an unlikely interpretation.

As a side note, compare the reverse situation in Exodus 15:22-25:
"So Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea; then they went out into the Wilderness of Shur. And they went three days in the wilderness and found no water. Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet."

It is not out of the realm of possibility that the poison infecting the rivers and springs (which come from underground) could be radiation contamination. The information Gundersen delivers about the unknown leak under the trenches spreading unrestricted into the ocean is sobering. If it is leaking into the ocean then it's likely it is also leaking under the ground to the groundwater table. This article explains the dangers of this happening, since Fukushima sits so close to the water table.

It is a speculation but with all that we now know that is going on in the air and under the sea at Fukushima, and the fact that the Japanese officials have now officially abandoned attempts to stop it, and will entomb it in concrete instead, tells us that the time prophesied of devastation from ecology destruction could be near to beginning.

We need to pray. The Japanese officials have put the Japanese people in deadly danger, and many are knowingly or unknowingly infected. Also, we can donate to the Red Cross. Donations have already surpassed 120M, praise to the generous souls who give sacrificially! Do you feel a burden to go there? To join the missionaries, or to start a missionary trip though your church? It is not outside the realm of possibility that some few reading this already feel that burden. Jesus said "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations..." For others, you may be feeling a conviction to do something that I haven't described but was uniquely delivered at the prompting of the Holy Spirit. There is a lot we can do and we should get busy doing it. Our first priority is a close walk with Jesus so that we will 'have an ear to hear' when He calls!


  1. Thanks for the link...interesting times we live in, eh?

    I agree with you about praying, seems I have been noticing that many are being convicted on this point, myself included. Time (as always) to WATCH and PRAY.

  2. I have a question that may be a little off topic, so I apologize, but I need your expertise! Do you know a website that I can find out radiation levels per state? There was a very small blurb in our paper a few days ago saying radiation levels in our state were higher than usual and authorities say it is because of the situation in Japan. That was it. No numbers or explanation, anything. I can't seem to find out any other information, as far as Dept. of Health, etc. Any ideas of groups that are not mainstream that may do that?

  3. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/china/highly-contagious-aids-like-disease-spreading-in-china-53864.html Have you seen this article?

  4. Hi Mrs. Jennifer,

    The first two on the list are monitoring by state:
    I use this one to check radiation per state:

    click on the map and then click on your state. They put in a line as a benchmark when the March 11 Japan quake happened so you can compare before and after, you can see the levels by day, and there are two types of monitoring the EPA does, and they are explained on the page.

    As for independent sites, there is Radiation Network

    These next few are more specific locations:
    Live Radiation Monitoring from West LA

    WA State radiation monitoring from Dep't of Health Washington State

    And here is a global fallout forecast:

    You can always email or call your local paper that you saw the list in, and ask them to help you find it. If that paper has an online version, also, you could search online for the list.

    In all that I have read, all the officials, no matter if they were from EPA, or Dept of Health or the Agricultural Board, say that the levels pose no threat. That may be. I am not an expert. But, YUK! Would you want to drink milk from CA knowing it has radiation in it?? There is a serious ick-factor here and perhaps a health hazard for infants. Troubling times indeed.

    hope this helps! Ask anything, anytime :)

  5. Like Susan said, we are truly living in interesting times.

    I was led heavily to pray for the Japanese this morning, I wanted to move on but the urgency stayed so I just continued. Seeing this post and the 1st comment is showing that there is something SERIOUS going on in the spiritual realm in regards to Japan. We are being called to engage in spiritual warfare through prayer!! Now I know I must continue fervently with it.

    Whee, I'm so excited to see what God will do through this situation!

    I also wanted to add that I really do love your blog Elizabeth, you are so ON it in every way. You present the reality of what's going in our world, the reality of sin and the reality of salvation, peace and hope in Christ. Thank you so much for being obedient and doing this. And to God be all the glory!

  6. You do have a wonderful blog,we all need to pray for the people of japan. I often wonder if we will also be impacted by the radiation from there as well,I pray it won't be to terrible. I am now following your blog,you are welcome to follow mine as well.Blessings jane

  7. Thanks so much for all the info!

  8. The star is not a metaphor for a nuclear reactor.

    Wikipedia says a star is a massive, luminous sphere of plasma held together by gravity.

    Where does the light come from? a nuclear reaction, namely fusion.

    The star essentially IS a nuclear reactor.

    So rev. 8 might either refer to fukushima, or chernobyl reactor polluting some groundwater, or some number of nuclear subs left to rot in the ocean.

    And if you wonder about the apparently inconsiderate way of dealing with pollution risks: widespread pollution makes therapy a requirement. Who controls therapy, controls the world.


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