Thinking Prophetically – What the Eclipse and the Recent Earthquake Tell Us About the Future of America

Signs in the Heavens and Signs in the Earth

Is God speaking to us (through the eclipse and recent earthquake) about the coming election? Regardless of the election’s outcome, the scriptures remind us that He is ultimately in control. Scripture supports implied meaning and messaging embedded by God in astronomical phenomena, earthquakes, storms, etc., as early as the Genesis account. While it may not seem evident and certainly doesn’t apply to every event, if you look deeper and listen to the voice of God speaking, you will find messaging relevant to current events in these occasions, including the recent earthquake on the East Coast on April 6th,  and the eclipse whose shadow crossed the US on April 8th, 2024. These signs in the heavens and the earth can be seen as reminders of the power and sovereignty of God. They warn us to return to Him and seek His guidance in all aspects of our lives, including politics. The eclipse and earthquake can be interpreted as a wake-up call for America to make decisions that align with His will and values.

Furthermore, the eclipse and earthquake can also be seen as symbols of change and transformation. Just as the moon temporarily blocks out the sun during an eclipse, we may need to experience moments of darkness to appreciate the light. The earthquake can be a metaphor for the shaking up of old systems and beliefs, paving the way for new beginnings and growth. It is tempting to dismiss these events as mere coincidences; there is value in reflecting on the deeper meanings behind them. As we navigate the uncertainties of the future, let us remember to seek wisdom and guidance from above, trusting in God’s plan for America and the world.

The Heavens Declare the Wisdom of God

[Psa 19:1-6 KJV] 1 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament sheweth his handiwork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 [There is] no speech nor language, [where] their voice is not heard. 4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 5 Which [is] as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, [and] rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. 6 His going forth [is] from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

Passages like Psalm 19:1-6 describe the heavens declaring the glory of God and the skies his handiwork. This can be seen as nature itself revealing God’s power and design. The word “declare” in Psa 19:1 (The heavens DECLARE the glory of God) derives from a word picture of a scribe relating information (the glory of God) specifically and accurately. In other words, God speaks not only through creation and, in this case, through astronomical events or even terrestrial phenomena such as earthquakes, but it is also not vague or left to the realm of uncertainty. God speaks with clarity, specificity, and accuracy (which things are at a premium in the realm of the prophetic because it is intimidating for a prophet to say what he sees before an often skeptical people whose attitude when the prophet speaks is “go ahead and impress me – I dare you!”) Nonetheless, the testimony of scripture is sure: God does speak in nature, and he gives his prophets and others understanding as the message and commission to say what they see even if the hearers aren’t credulous to believe, which is understandable given the many instances of prophetic faux pas words spoken out of human zeal that brought respected prophets into disdain because their words didn’t come to pass.

One might object that Psalm 19 derives from the Old Testament era and that now in the New Testament time, He no longer speaks that way. The apostle Paul’s writings belie that thinking. Consider the following verse:

[Rom 1:18 KJV] 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

What is this verse telling us? That God’s disposition (in this case negative but also positive examples may be had [Matt. 5:45; James 5:7]. Does this mean that natural disaster results from God pouring out his displeasure “against all ungodliness and unrighteousness” of men? Not necessarily. The verse says that God’s wrath (his disposition, positive or negative) is REVEALED from heaven and not necessarily ENACTED from heaven. Why is it important to understand this? It is important to understand this distinction because it helps us interpret and understand the world around us in a more nuanced way. While natural disasters and other phenomena may not directly result from God’s wrath, they can serve as reminders of the brokenness and imperfection of the world due to sin. In this sense, the heavens still declare God’s glory and power. Still, we must discern the message behind the unfolding events as dealing not so much with alleged arbitrary judgment from God but rather consequences due to choices that men make, whether individually or as a nation or people group.

Because God poured out all his wrath upon Jesus on the Cross, Isaiah tells us:

[Isa 53:4-5, 7-8, 10 KJV] 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. … 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. … 10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put [him] to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong [his] days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

Scholars across the theological spectrum agree that the wrath of God was spent, poured out, and thoroughly exhausted upon Jesus as he hung on the Cross. If that is true, then God will not be mad at us in the sense of initiating judgment but rather leaving men to the consequences of their actions while at the same time informing them of the direction necessary to remediate the same. You may think you’ve gone through something akin to God’s wrath, but I ask you what part of God’s wrath did He NOT pour out upon Jesus to save some for the day that he will pour it out on you, or perhaps more to your liking upon your enemies?

Why, then, do bad things happen? Again, while God doesn’t make us subject to wrath because of the work of Calvary, that doesn’t mean that there are no consequences. This is truth individually and corporately, encapsulating people groups such as families, tribes, cities, and nations. When a nation forgets God – there are consequences. When a person, a nation, or a people group turns their back on God, there are consequences, sometimes eternal, such as eternity in hell. God never planned for one person to go to hell. Consider the following verse:

[Mat 25:41 KJV] 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

Hell wasn’t made for man, but it is a consequence that men who reject Jesus will experience. However, unenlightened (even darkened) minds rail against God: “Why do little babies die, why do bad things happen? How could God let such and such take place…” The fact is that God made provision in Christ – through the suffering of the Cross to take all of His wrath that He could have rightfully poured out upon men and exhausted it upon Jesus – BUT there is still the issue of consequences connected with free will. It is a common saying in the political realm that “elections have consequences.” That is true in many arenas. Choices have consequences as well, and just because your choices or someone else’s don’t turn out the way you wish they would doesn’t mean God engineered the outcome because He is mad at you – but because of the law of reciprocity that governs the natural realm, there are CONSEQUENCES. The concept of consequences tied to free will is a complex one that intertwines with the themes of justice, mercy, and the sovereignty of God. While God’s wrath was spent on Jesus on the Cross and is not actively causing bad things to happen to us, our choices and actions can lead to natural consequences, not as we would have them (i.e., suffering). It is important to understand that God’s love for us does not exempt us from the repercussions of our decisions. However, amid consequences, there is still room for redemption, grace, and the transformative power of God’s love. It is a delicate balance between free will and divine intervention, where we must navigate the terrain of consequences with wisdom, humility, and trust in God’s ultimate plan for our lives.

The redemptive truth of the law of consequence is that it is VERY amenable to your choices. We have an election coming up. Are you going to vote for the candidate of YOUR CHOICE, or will you lay your vote on the altar and say, “God instruct me, and I will obey…” I submit that two people can vote for the same candidate. One does so because he is looking to the candidate for what he should look to the Lord for (idolatry) and will not consequentially be blessed.

In contrast, the other person refuses to partake of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, places his vote in God’s hands, casts his vote, and is blessed that NO MATTER wins the election. It is important to remember that our choices have consequences in elections and every aspect of our lives. The law of consequence applies to political decisions and our personal relationships, career choices, and moral dilemmas.

We are often led astray when we make choices based on fear, insecurity, or a desire for power. However, when we make choices with faith, love, and compassion, we are more likely to experience positive consequences. The law of consequence reminds us that we can shape our destinies through our choices. It is a powerful reminder that we are not victims of circumstance but active participants in our lives, bearing responsibility for our motives, actions, and ultimately, outcomes, even at times that seem utterly out of our control.

Ultimately, the key to navigating the law of consequence is to align our choices with our values and beliefs and to trust in a higher power to guide us on the right path. Whether in elections or everyday decisions, let us choose wisely and with integrity, knowing that our choices can shape our future.

Man Pulls the Voting Lever, but God Decides the Outcome

Dan. 2:21 tells us that God sets up rulers and removes rulers. This was declared during a time of kings, whereas today, leaders are chosen largely by democratic process (elections). Does the fact that we choose our leaders by election negate the truth of Dan. 2:21? Does God leave us to our electoral outcomes, or is He still in control?

If Dan. 2:21 is still a viable truth applicable for today, then what happens in the PRAYER CLOSET is at least as important as what happens in the VOTING BOOTH, if not more.

God Speak Through Natural Phenomena

Is God speaking to us here in the US about the coming election? Perhaps looking at recent events generally described as “acts of God,” we might find a clue as to what God MAY (or may not) be saying about the days ahead:

[Gen 1:14 KJV] 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and seasons, and days, and years:          

What is this verse telling us? It says that astronomical events and other occurrences can often be messages God gives us about current events. How can we know, and how do we figure these messages out? Can’t God be more plain? Well, that isn’t exactly in His nature, as Solomon notes in the following verse:

[Pro 25:2 KJV] 2 [It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings [is] to search out a matter.

What does this mean? It means that God is always speaking, but He often speaks in hiddenness, and it is up to us as His people to ponder and, by His grace, figure out and act accordingly. As we approach the upcoming election, we need to seek God’s guidance and direction in prayer. While we may cast our votes in the voting booth, ultimately, God decides the outcome. Just as He raised up leaders in ancient times, He still has a hand in the selection of leaders today. Looking at recent events described as acts of God, we may find clues as to what God is trying to communicate to us. Whether natural disasters, astronomical events, or other occurrences, these can all be signs that God is sending us messages about the current state of affairs.

Amid the political chaos and uncertainty, we as believers need to search out these matters and seek God’s wisdom in making decisions. Just as it is the duty of kings to explore and understand God’s concealed messages, it is our responsibility as His children to discern His will and act accordingly.

So, as we prepare to pull the voting lever in the upcoming election, let us not forget the importance of seeking God in the prayer closet. Let us be vigilant in listening to His voice and seeking His guidance as we navigate the turbulent waters of the political landscape. Ultimately, it is God who holds the outcome in His hands, and only through His wisdom and direction can we hope to make the right choices.

An Earthquake and an Eclipse

Recent to this writing there was the rare occurrence of an earthquake on the east coast of the US, with the epicenter located in Tewksbury, New Jersey (more on this in a moment). Then, shortly after, there was an equally rare eclipse whose shadow crossed into the US at Eagle Pass, Texas, the epicenter of the current border crisis. Is this random, or do these details point to something God is saying to His people?

Anything that Makes You Do a Double Take – Pray to Interpret

God crafted all of the cosmos, the stars, the earth, and all the processes of nature to communicate with humanity. The stars were Adam and Eve’s de facto Bible. When God wasn’t walking with them in the cool of the day, he was communicating and making his plans and purposes now when they looked to the heavens, measured the signs, and interpreted the seasons according to his will. This capacity of man to hear from God through the mechanism of the signs, the seasons, and the phenomena of creation is exactly what Satan took advantage of when he appeared to Adam and Eve in the form of a subordinate creature. What they didn’t anticipate was the voice that they heard, the voice that Eve heard derived from the opposer, even the enemy of God co-opting God’s communication protocols to mislead all mankind.

In one of the central treatises in the scripture elucidating God’s plan for man the apostle Paul emphasizes the role that nature plays in man unambiguously hearing from God:

[Rom 1:19-20 KJV] 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Paul is saying that God speaks through nature and that he does so with such clarity and has given man such a sharp capacity for hearing that not hearing is considered to be without excuse. Having said all of this, the point is that looking at natural phenomena occurring in an unusual sequence is not a fringe consideration that drawing upon one of the biblically confirmed central mechanisms by which God speaks, that is, through creation and the cosmos and the events that transpire there. Therefore, when we witness events such as earthquakes and eclipses happening in close proximity, it is worth pausing to consider the deeper meaning behind them. These events may serve as a wake-up call or a warning, prompting us to turn back to God and seek His guidance. The earthquake in Tewksbury, New Jersey, may be a reminder of the fragility of life and the need for us to repent and turn to God in times of trouble. The eclipse passing over Eagle Pass, Texas, the epicenter of the border crisis, may highlight the need for unity, compassion, and justice in our nation.

It is important for us to not only observe these natural occurrences but also to pray for discernment and interpretation. God may be speaking to us through these events, stirring our hearts and minds to take action or change our lives. Let us be open to God’s messages, willing to listen and respond with faith and humility. The earthquake and eclipse may be more than just random events. They may be symbols and signs from God, calling us to reflect, repent, and realign ourselves with His will. Let us not overlook how God communicates with us through the wonders of creation, but instead, let us seek to understand and respond to His voice with reverence and obedience.

Specificity, Wisdom, and Understanding

So what is God saying through the earthquake of April 6th and the eclipse a few days later? Interestingly, these two phenomena are connected geographically to names and organizations that represent the extreme opposites of the American political climate today, that is, the Democratic Party and the address success of their agenda to open the borders typified at Eagle Pass and the polar opposite campaign of former president Trump being keynoted by an earthquake taking place underneath one of his properties located in a community named after another leader in history who attempted to lead his nation in a different path than that which had been established for many years. These natural events have sparked discussions and interpretations among believers and non-believers alike, with some seeing them as signs of divine intervention or messages from a higher power.

On the other hand, the eclipse that followed a few days later has also captured the attention of many. Eclipses have long been considered omens in different cultures and religions, often symbolizing change, transformation, or the coming of a new era. Could this eclipse be a sign of political upheaval or societal transformation on the horizon?

Regardless of one’s beliefs or interpretations, it is clear that these recent natural events have sparked a sense of wonder and curiosity among many. Whether one sees them as mere coincidences or as messages from a higher power, it is undeniable that they have stirred up discussions and reflections on the world around us. Perhaps they serve as a reminder of the fragility of our existence and the power of nature to both awe and humble us.

The Trump International Golf Resort is located in Tewksbury, New Jersey, where the April 6th earthquake was centered. Tewksbury is named after a community where the War of the Roses took place in England in the 1400s. In this battle, the king in power overthrew the third son of the Lancaster patriarch, who was seeking to usurp the throne. This one fact involving the third son of this branch of the royal house that came to failure is what God told me before I ever researched any of this. The significance? Donald Trump is also the third son in his family. In essence, He dropped this full understanding in my heart when I asked the question about what he was saying in the earthquake and the eclipse and followed up by famously telling me if you fact check Me, you’ll see I’m right. That’s God’s sense of humor, which of course, is right but he’s giving me the opportunity to seek out what he’s saying and find the affirmation of the facts to be a confirming influence to say this is something we need to pay attention to. Themes related to the main idea:

1. Historical Significance: The mention of the War of the Roses and the connection to Tewksbury, New Jersey, brings to light the importance of understanding history and its impact on present events in light of the coincidence of a “third son” being defeated in the 1400s, and the possibility that Trump may be defeated in the current election cycle. History has a way of repeating itself and can offer valuable insights into current situations.

2. Symbolism and Interpretation: The mention of God speaking to the author about the earthquake and the eclipse and giving clues that ultimately lead to a deeper understanding of the events highlights the role of symbolism and interpretation in making sense of the world around us. Sometimes, hidden messages in seemingly random occurrences can offer profound insights.

3. Divine Intervention and Guidance: The idea of God giving a deeper understanding of the events points to the concept of divine intervention and guidance. It suggests that forces beyond our comprehension influence events and that seeking spiritual guidance can lead to a greater understanding of the world.

4. Seeking Truth and Confirmation: Fact-checking and seeking affirmation from external sources underscores the importance of seeking truth and confirmation in our beliefs and interpretations. It is important to verify information and seek validation to ensure that our understanding is accurate and grounded in reality.

The Eclipse

Now, the eclipse coming into Eagle Pass speaks of a shadow being cast over the area that represents the epicenter of the left-wing influence in this country of their utter and absolute success in opening the borders and keeping them open. Why would they want to do this? Because everywhere these illegal immigrants go, they will be counted as part of the population of the nation by the Census Bureau, and they will not by law be asked whether or not they are citizens. You may or may not be aware that congressional districts, that is, congressional seats, are determined by the census information regarding how many people live there in that particular area and how the districts get drawn up. That’s why sanctuary cities have opened up in the urban centers to build the populations where traditionally Democratic influence has remained strong. Without giving the illegal immigrants the vote, they are still influencing the districts whose population is counted in the census, determining congressional seats that influence what happens in Congress and also the makeup of the Electoral College that does choose our president, all of this without one move to give illegals the vote they don’t have to all they have to do is get the illegals in sufficient numbers to influence the redrawing of congressional districts to favor the Democrats as opposed to the Republicans that traditionally have always been stronger in suburban and rural communities. And you’ll notice that the eclipse’s shadow was 100%, which means that darkness has 100% prevailed in this tactic to reshape that political geography as it were in this country. That is something to pray about. That is something for us to know and be informed, not in the sense of being afraid but in the sense of being informed in terms of what we will be praying concerning as the Church of the living God.

Overall, the eclipse over Eagle Pass serves as a metaphor for the shadowy tactics at play in shaping political outcomes. It is a call to action for individuals to stay informed, to advocate for transparency and fairness in the political process, and to pray for wisdom and discernment in navigating these complex issues as citizens and members of the Church.

What about Tewksbury, NJ? Concerning the eclipse, Tewksbury, New Jersey was not in the zone of totality, or that is 100% dark darkness brought on by the eclipse. To expiry New Jersey where the earthquake was centered on April 6th, was in the 92% zone where the eclipse left 8% of the sun’s rays coming down. 8 is a number in scripture that speaks of new beginnings. Yet the powers of darkness have largely encroached, as represented by the eclipse 92%, to overthrow the conservative thrust in the political realm to put a republican back in the Oval Office, specifically Donald Trump. If I looked at this and saw Tewksbury, NJ, in connection with the earthquake, the name of the community, what happened there in history, and the eclipse being 100%, I would suggest there’s no way Donald Trump could win the election. What is the connection between the name of the community in New Jersey and Donald Trump because, again, the king who was overthrown there and never got to sit on the throne was also the third son and Donald Trump is also the third son in his family life. God is saying something here. He’s saying that the powers of darkness have been very successful in this country to Co-opt the conservative movement and their figurehead, Donald Trump, to a large degree. However, there is still a chance, a possibility of a new beginning if we’re reading the signs properly for victory to come if we will pray.

Tewksbury, NJ, is not just a random location but a place with a rich history that may hold significance in the current political landscape. The name itself could provide clues to the spiritual battle that is taking place in this country. Additionally, the fact that the eclipse only obscured 92% of the sun’s rays could be seen as a sign that there is still hope for a new beginning, a resurgence of conservative values, and ultimately, a victory for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.

Moreover, the earthquake that struck New Jersey on April 6th could also be interpreted as a warning or a wake-up call for the nation. It serves as a reminder of the power and unpredictability of nature, as well as the need for unity and resilience in the face of adversity. This event, coupled with the eclipse and the history of Tewksbury, NJ, paints a complex picture of the current political and spiritual landscape.

In conclusion, while the signs may seem ominous, and the odds may appear to be against Donald Trump and the conservative movement, there is still hope. By recognizing the connections between past events, current circumstances, and spiritual truths, we can strive toward a brighter future and a victory that defies expectations. Let us heed the warnings, interpret the signs, and pray for guidance and strength in the challenging times ahead.

The War of the Roses that culminated in Tewksbury Lancashire in England was exceedingly bloody and affected English history right down to today. The events shaping our country’s political climate right now will influence this country for many decades if not longer. You can ask why Donald Trump didn’t take the Oval Office in 2020. Regardless of the conspiracy theories and the belief that the election was stolen, the fact of the matter is Daniel 2:21 says God allowed this to happen because he sets up kings, and he takes down kings now. Why would he allow an administration with a godless agenda to take power? It has to do with humility and trust in God. During the 2016 election, when Donald Trump made the statement in a debate quote-unquote, “Only I can save America.”

I knew he would lose the election. Why? The apostle James penned the following words:

[Jas 4:6 KJV] 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Even if given that Donald Trump may or may not have been God’s choice, the fact of the matter is when he opened his mouth and said those words in the debate he spoke those words he spoke against the Most High by exalting himself, he presumed against God and the Father chastened him by not allowing him to retake the Oval Office four years later. One thing that I’m pleased to see is in this election cycle, for all the bluster and brashness of Donald Trump, there is clearly a higher level of humility in his words, his tone, and his approach to his current campaign, and that’s a good thing not because people will like it but because God will see it and will deal with him accordingly.

What about the American people and the element of Christian culture in the US that supports Trump? The danger is that many believers are looking to Trump, a populist political leader, for what they ought to be looking to the Lord for. I’ve seen churches give altar calls to come and be a Trump follower. I’ve heard well-known ministers relaying dreams and visions where Trump appeared to them in a Messianic manner, laying hands on them, speaking over them in ways that detract from the glory of God and elevate Trump in a way that Herod was elevated in Jewish culture in the first century. What was the result?

[Act 12:21-23 KJV] 21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. 22 And the people gave a shout, [saying, It is] the voice of a god, and not of a man. 23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

This is what happened metaphorically when the President lost the election in the last cycle. Not because necessarily or primarily what he did or said but what the people said and did as in the case of Herod it was THE PEOPLE’S veneration of Herod that caused the Father to show that Herod was just a man and that all glory and honor belongs to God. I’ve seen believers put much more energy and effort into their political leanings than they do in their relationship with God. Listen – if you were putting more of yourself into what happens in the voting booth than you do the prayer closet – that is idolatry, and God will not smile on this behavior.

Christians need to remember that our ultimate allegiance is to God, not to any political leader. While it is important to be involved in the political process and to advocate for policies that align with our faith, we must not fall into the trap of worshiping any human being, including a president. We must always maintain a humble posture before God, acknowledging His sovereignty and seeking His will above all else.

As we navigate political climates and election cycles, let us remember to focus on God and seek His guidance in all things. Let us not be swayed by the charisma or promises of political figures but instead rely on the unchanging character of our Lord. Ultimately, it is God who raises up leaders and removes them from power, and it is His will that we must seek above all else. Let us approach political engagement with humility, trust, and a deep dependence on God’s grace.


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