Last night, a powerful storm unleashed some thirty separate tornadoes across Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee (ref. 1). Such a storm is “unusual” for the US around this time of the year (ref. 1).
According to US meteorology radar data, one particular tornado even traversed almost three hundred miles, across four states, making it the longest continuous tornado in American history (ref. 2). That tornado formed around Little Rock, Arkansas, and kept going until Kentucky (ref. 2).
Buildings were torn apart; cars were thrown about; trains were derailed, trees were broken and uprooted; and power lines were brought down (ref. 3).
In Mayfield, Kentucky – ground zero, as it were – a candle-making factory was levelled, and it became the focus of several news articles (ref. 4).
Incidentally, Kentucky is said to be Ku Klux Klan territory. From recent news about the KKK in Kentucky, I gather, the erstwhile Confederate organisation with elements of Satanism, i.e. “grand wizards” and burning crosses, has reinvented itself and become Neo-Nazi (ref. 5), or anti-Jew.
Kentucky is also the place of many a snake-handling Pentecostal pastor (ref. 6).
Now, for those who don’t know, I should mention that a “whirlwind” is often of the LORD.
God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.Nahum 1:2-3
Often but not always, because in the book of Job, it is clear that Satan also can bring about “a great wind” to smite someone (ref. Job 1:19).
Since the storm hit six states of America’s Bible Belt, and in particular a candle-making factory was destroyed, and furthermore a record-breaking tornado went on continuously across four states, I am inclined to read this news in light of the whirlwind verses of Jeremiah 30:23-24 and 23:19-20, both of which prophesy a furious whirlwind “in the latter days”.
Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.Jeremiah 30:23-24
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 have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.Jeremiah 23:19-20
So, what is Jeremiah 30 about? the one with a continuing whirlwind.
Jeremiah 30 is a prophecy of the LORD concerning Israel and Judah (ref. Jeremiah 30:4).
Jeremiah 30 speaks of “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (ref. Jeremiah 30:7), the redemption and salvation of Israel (ref. Jeremiah 30:7, 30:10), the promised land (ref. Jeremiah 30:3), and the day of the LORD and the coming of the kingdom of God (ref. Jeremiah 30:9).
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.Jeremiah 30:7
Notice also, Jeremiah 30:16.
… all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.Jeremiah 30:16
And furthermore, Jeremiah 30:22, which repeats the point that Israel shall be saved, happens to be immediately before the two verses about the continuing whirlwind.
And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.Jeremiah 30:22
All these things will be fulfilled around the time of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Now, to Jeremiah 23, the other chapter about a whirlwind in the latter days.
Jeremiah 23 was a statement and a prophecy about the pastors of Israel long ago that led Israel astray, towards Baal and the like.
Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.Jeremiah 23:1
For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD… And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.Jeremiah 23:11-13
But Jeremiah 23 also prophesies the redemption and salvation of Israel at the time of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David, a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.Jeremiah 23:5-6
And furthermore, Jeremiah 23 mentions “wormwood” (ref. Jeremiah 23:15) which is akin to the third trumpet and vial (ref. Revelation 8:10-11, 16:5-6), a wrath of God concerning Mystery Babylon.
For these reasons, I read Jeremiah 23 as something that also speaks to Christian-like pastors in these last days, in the land of Mystery Babylon especially, particularly those who claim to be filled with the Holy Spirit when they are not, and those who claim to speak for the LORD when they do not.
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.Jeremiah 23:21
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.Jeremiah 23:25
Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.Jeremiah 23:31-32
The point is, what Satan did long ago to Jews that caused many to err, he is doing again in these last days to Christians.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.Matthew 7:15
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.Matthew 7:21-23
So, I think, all that to say this: Do not challenge the gospel, which properly is the gospel of the kingdom of God.
Even during Paul’s day, some among the congregation who proclaimed to be Christian already began to preach a different gospel (ref. Galatians 1:6-9), because of certain angels from heaven.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.Galatians 1:9
Because the stakes are so high, if you are a pastor or a priest and you still don’t understand what the gospel is, I suggest forgetting everything that you know and everything that you have been taught and re-reading the entire Bible for yourself, either a sound translation such as the King James Version 1611 or the 1769 re-spelling, or else the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic.
It is a serious thing to cause souls to be lost.
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God…1 Peter 4:17
Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth… I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of the house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.Zechariah 5:3-4
For that matter, “blasphemy against the Holy Ghost” is an unforgivable sin (ref. Matthew 12:31-32).
I should also remind that the two witnesses, Elijah and John, when they are here will have the task of preaching the gospel unto the whole world (ref. Revelation 14:6, 11:9). These two are the true candlesticks, filled with the actual Holy Spirit.
They will be invincible for the duration of their testimony, a thousand two hundred and sixty days.
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.Revelation 11:5
And if anyone would challenge their message of the gospel, remember, they will have divine power and authority to smite the earth through the weather as often as they will.
These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.Revelation 11:6
Don’t be like Joe Biden either, who insists that what has just happened in Kentucky was the result of man-made “climate change” (ref. 7). That also is a lie.
1. Natalie Colarossi (11 December 2021), “All the Ways the Tornadoes That Struck Six States Were Unusual”, newsweek.com
2. Mark Pena (11 December 2021), “Deadly Quad-State Tornado may become longest in history”, kxan.com
3. “Deadly Tornado Hits Multiple States”, youtube.com/watch?v=Jcuznngkwjg
4. Cheney Orr (12 December 2021), “In an instant, a Kentucky factory destroyed, dozens of employees missing”, reuters.com
5. Pat Jarret (17 June 2021), “A neo-Nazi gathering in Kentucky – in pictures”, theguardian.com
6. Spencer Wilking and Lauren Effron (18 February 2014), “Snake-Handling Pentecostal Pastor Dies From Snake Bite”, abcnews.go.com
7. Marca (12 December 2021), “Biden reacts to the worst tornado in Kentucky history: It’s the impact of climate change”, marca.com