This past month has been marred by wars, sexual abuse scandals and extreme solar weather, all prophesied of long ago. The following map is a summary of current events related to prophecy. Below the map you will find the event details and relevant scriptural references. Many people have been taught God’s Word in the past tense. This is incorrect. The teachings and scenarios in the Bible and God’s Word are all prophetic pointing to a future time, and that time is now.
Wars and Rumors of Wars
A new conflict erupted in Sudan this past month. Two military generals that have been jointly leading the the country for the last two years, brought their military forces against each other. With one leading the armed forces and the other a military group called the Rapid Support Forces or RSF, their conflict has erupted into war. At least 400 civilians have been killed and many countries are in the process of evacuating diplomats and citizens.
The Russia-Ukraine War continued with no end in sight. Finland officially joined Nato, broadening the border of Nato countries directly adjacent to Russia. The US and Nato countries have sent ammunition, tanks and fighter jets. This month it was revealed, through a security leak, that special forces from these countries are in Ukraine assisting with the war. There is a very public ‘race to Arm Ukraine’ for a counteroffensive attack on Russia. According to the Pentagon, it is the ‘largest authorized transfer of arms in history from the U.S. military to a foreign nation.’ What if this effort was put towards peace instead of escalating a war!?
Speaking of peace, where have the religious leaders been in all this? Ukraine’s military official welcomed a group of chaplains as official members of the military as opposed to embedded civilians. They won’t fire guns, but did receive military training. Their motto of ‘being there’ is to ‘bring God’s presence in the army.’ There is no consideration that God destroyed the earth with the flood due to violence! Genesis 6:11-13.
Finland joins Nato
Pentagon says U.S. sent 50 million bullets to Ukraine
Ukraine War: Leak shows Western special forces on the ground
Inside the Race to Arm Ukraine
Chaplains made part of Ukraine’s military
China agreed to secretly arm Russia
For the first time in over 40 years, the US is sending nuclear submarines to dock in South Korea. This move is intended as a warning to North Korea. This military posturing was not limited to South Korea. US Lawmakers played a war-game to simulate a confrontation with China. Similarly, China carried out ‘simulated’ attacks on Taiwan which involved 58 warplanes over the Taiwan Strait. China considers Taiwan part of its territory, while Taiwan considers itself a self-governing democracy. These games cause more than rumors of future wars, they fuel the ongoing arms race in this region and elsewhere.
U.S to send nuclear subs to South Korea
Lawmakers war-game conflict with China
China carries out ‘simulated’ attacks
Asia’s Arm Race
Military exercises suggest China is getting ‘ready to launch a war against Taiwan’
“The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgement in the goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goes therein shall not know peace.”Isaiah 59:8
“You shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you are not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”Matthew 24:5
“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; because the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.Genesis 6:11-13
Just as children go in the ways of their parents, a people go in the ways of their leaders. The ways of the leaders of this world are violent as seen above. The ways of the people are becoming more and more violent as seen by the record number of mass killings in 2023. In April, there were shootings of people who rang the wrong doorbell, drove down the wrong driveway or just asked their neighbor to stop shooting their gun at night because children were sleeping. A Sweet 16 birthday celebration ended with 4 dead. There was mass shooting by a disgruntled worker murdering five coworkers at a bank. This violence was not limited to the US. In South Africa 10 family members were ambushed and killed at home. No motive is know for the killing. In Portugal four people were killed over pigeon-racing disagreements. The world is full of senseless violence.
The survivors of this violence often remain victims to the trauma. The ‘ripple effect’ continues to destroy lives for years to come.
Frequent shootings put US mass killings on a record pace
Counting US shootings
Child among 10 family members killed in S. Africa shooting
Four pigeon-racing rivals killed in Portugal
A Columbine survivor’s tragic battle to reveal the ‘ripple effect’ of gun violence
“Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men… For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.”Proverbs 4:14-17
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”Proverbs 22:6
April started with a large protest in Poland, not against sexual abusers, but in support of John Paul II on the weekend of the anniversary of his death. Poland, the birthplace of Pope John Paul II and a predominantly catholic country, has become divided over reports of sexual abuse cover-up by John Paul II. In the previous month a Polish TV investigative documentary reported John Paul II knew of sexual abuse by at least three priests while he was an archbishop. In addition, the book “Maxima Culpa”, published in Poland, lays out evidence of the same claims.
A partially redacted report detailing sexual abuse of children by catholic clergy was released in Baltimore. It details abuse of over 600 children by at least 150 priests while also acknowledging that the number of victims is “likely far higher.” The report covers 80 years of abuse and coverup by the church, a scenario that has been repeated in cities around the world. In addition, the report called out “the judicial system and the press for helping the Church avoid accountability,” something that is still going on. For example, while Kamala Harris was the Attorney General of San Francisco, she ended a close working relationship between the DA’s office and abuse victims seeking justice from the church. Her predecessor had been assisting victims and had gathered significant documents on priests that Kamala was no longer willing to share with victims.
A current example of the judicial system being friendly to catholic abusers over victims is with a federal judge in New Orleans. The federal judge initially refused to recuse himself from the New Orleans Roman Catholic bankruptcy case even though “he donated tens of thousands of dollars to archdiocese charities and consistently ruled in favor of the church in the contentious case involving nearly 500 clergy sex abuse victims.” Only in the last week did he recuse himself.
In Pennsylvania, a grand jury investigation into child sexual abuse by Jehovah’s Witnesses charged nine men with the crime.
Report on sex abuse in Baltimore Archdiocese released by AG’s Office
Catholic church in Maryland slammed after sex abuse report
As San Francisco District Attorney, Kamala Harris’s office stopped cooperating with victims of Catholic Church Child Abuse
Judge in Catholic bankruptcy recuses over church donations
Charges put focus on Jehovah’s Witnesses’ handling of abuse
Enoch, the father of prophecy, warned of wicked priests who would be pederasts. The same is recorded in the Testament of Levi.
The first part of April was consumed by Easter preparations and celebrations. This pagan holiday, like Christmas, is celebrated by ‘christian’ and non-religious people alike. The focus is on candy, games and feasting. Jill Biden opened the White House Easter Egg Roll by remarking, “Today we hope you learn, explore and grow by listening to a story, rolling some eggs, playing with circuit boards or building robots, and most of all, having fun.” They treat this as a light thing, while little attention is paid to the origins of this unholy day.
Palm Sunday was a time of mourning for those in Tennessee following the school shooting that had just occurred at The Covenant School.
White House Easter Egg Roll
What does Passover have to do with Easter?
What exactly about “Good Friday” is Good?
Pastors: Palm Sunday a balm after Nashville school shooting
Q&A: Who is the queen of heaven in Jeremiah?
“The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire (preparing for a feast or holiday), and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke me to anger…. This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the LORD their God, nor receives correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.”Jeremiah 7:18-28
“For it is not a light thing to do wickedly against the Laws of God…”2 Maccabees 4:17
“And I will turn your feasts (feastdays or holidays) into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a biter day.”Amos 8:10
A House Divided
Divisions in religions continue. In April, a Ukrainian court put the abbot of Ukraine’s ‘most revered orthodox site’ under house arrest due to perceived Russian sympathies. A lesser publicized religious war has unfurled along with the Ukraine War. A large monastic complex in Kyiv had been ‘under the jurisdiction of the Moscow patriarchate for three centuries’ until 2019 when the Ukrainian church split from Russian loyalists. The monastic complex continued to house factions from both orders until this year.
“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”Matthew 12:25
Solar Activity, Earthquakes & Extreme Weather
April was an exciting month for those keeping tabs on the sun! A coronal mass ejection on April 21st led to severe G-4 class geomagnetic storm two days later. Geomagnetic storms are ranked by severity similar to hurricanes with G-5 as the highest ranking. A sever storm has the potential to cause power outages, disrupt or damage satellites and harm astronauts. On earth, we were treated to a beautiful light show of Northern Lights. This storm produced auroras as far south as Southern California.
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;”Luke 21:25
Meanwhile, a Volcano erupted in Russia sending an ash cloud over 300 miles long.
Spain set a record high temperature for the month of April when it reached almost 102F. The country is in a drought that continues to devastate farmers. They have seen less than half of normal rainfall this year. On the flip side, Fort Lauderdale, Florida had a ‘1-in-1,000 year event’ when it received a foot of rain in only a few hours causing extensive flooding. In California, after months of rain and snow not seen in decades, a lake has reappeared! Tulare Lake, once the largest lake West of the Mississippi before it was drained for farmland, has reappeared and is expected to continue growing from snow melt. Farmland and communities have been flooded and are preparing for more damage.
One known connection to extreme solar activity is earthquakes. In April there was a 7.3 in New Zealand, a 7.1 and a 7.0 in Indonesia and a 7.3 in Papua New Guinea
In Anchorage, Alaska people are starting to prepare for more wildfires after warming trends and wildfires near Anchorage. Fire is seen as ‘probably the greatest threat to the municipality of Anchorage.’
Russia volcano eruption smothers villages
Spain breaks record temperature for April
The Epicenter of Spain’s drought: 134 days without rain
Foot of rain causes severe flooding in South Florida in ‘1-in-1,000 year event’
As epic snow melts, a California community braces for floods
Wildfires in Anchorage? Climate change sparks disaster fears
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”2 Peter 3:10
“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”Matthew 24:21
Caught in Unawares
“The beginning of sorrows and great mourning; the beginning of famine and great death; the beginning of wars, and the powers shall stand in fear; the beginning of evils! … Behold, famine and plague, tribulation and anguish, are sent as scourges for amendment. But for all these things they shall not turn from their wickedness, nor be always mindful of the scourges.”2 Esdras 16:18-20
“And take heed to yourself, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness 1“The serpents are the kings of the peoples and their wine is their ways.” DD 3:19, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you in unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth, You watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted able to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Adam.”Luke 21:34-36