Except Ye Repent, Ye Shall All Likewise Perish
By David J. Stewart
Luke 13:5, “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
95 Tornadoes Wreak Havoc Across the Midwest
Henryville, Indiana is home to 1,900 people. It's a farming region. On March 2, 2012 the town was totally devastated by an F3 tornado. Here's a picture of some of some of the damage...
The principle of the local elementary school said his face felt like his skin was being sucked away from decompression just seconds before the school was devastated by a tornado. The feeling on the skin is caused by the intense low-pressure in the core of the twister. A mercury barometer normally measures around the 29-30 range, but plunges down to 27 just before a tornado hits. If your ears pop during a storm, a tornado is about to hit. Most homes blow apart from the sudden drop in atmospheric pressure, and not just from the intense winds.
There were record high temperatures, which clashed with cold air from the north, and the jet stream put a spin on everything to cause the storms. The Jet Stream is the most important contributor to forming tornadoes. As the cold air forces the warmer air upward and the Jet Stream puts a counter-clockwise spin on it (due to the earth's eastward rotation), tornadoes form very easily (which is why there were 95 of them). Tornado turn the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere.
Here's a video showing the frightening power of a tornado and the awesomeness of our great God. God designed the universe to work as it does. Everyone deep in their heart is reminded of the omnipotent and frightening power of God when they see a tornado in action. God's power ought to frighten all to those who disobey His Word (Hebrews 10:31)...
The Bible says that as a tornado passes in seconds (the Henryville tornado did all its damage in only 30 seconds), so also is the life of the wicked; but the righteous will live forever with the Lord. Proverbs 10:25, “As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.” The wicked will be tormented in Hell, the Second Death (Revelation 21:8), forever. Life is short. If you're not saved, please get saved right now. It's so easy!
'Except Ye Repent' is Jesus' Warning to Get Saved Before it's Too Late
Death often comes suddenly, prematurely and without warning. Some unsaved people had mentioned to Jesus tragic news of Herod killing some Galilaeans. Jesus responded by warning them that death is imminent for all, and they might be next... so they had better repent toward God and get saved. Jesus reminded them about 18 people who were killed when a wall fell on them. Jesus asked if they thought these people were sinners more than others? The clearly implied answer is, no. Jesus' message still echoes today every time there's a disaster, tragedy or natural disaster (often called, an act of God).... are you saved? Have you been born-again by faith alone in Christ Jesus?
Luke 13:1-5, “There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
Death often comes quickly and without warning. God in His permissive will allows time and chance to happen to all as Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” God in his omnipotence and omniscience knows all. We don't know the reasons for many things in life. The Bible tells us to trust and acknowledge God in everything we do, fearing the Lord and departing from evil as believers who love Jesus Christ (Proverbs 3:5-7).
Tornadoes Are Not God's Judgment Upon America
Tornadoes are not God's judgment. God's judgment will be the Lake of Fire for all eternity for all Christ-rejecters (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:11-15). Luke 6:35 teaches that God is kind to the evil and to the unthankful.
1st Corinthians 10:26 says that the earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof. God has His way in the whirlwind. Nahum 1:3, “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.”
We don't understand why natural disasters afflict some and not others, but we know that our omnipotent God is on His throne in Heaven, ruling over the universe which He spoke into existence (2nd Peter 3:5). I can tell you that tornadoes are not God's judgment, because if they were Las Vegas would be leveled. Ecclesiastes 9:11 teaches that TIME and CHANCE happeneth to all. Romans 6:23 teaches that the wages of sin is death. It is man's inherent sin nature that brings disease, tragedy, sickness and ultimately death. This is what Jesus meant in Luke 13:1-5 when He warned... EXCEPT YE REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH. Jesus clearly teaches in Luke 13:1-5 that the 18 people who were killed when a wall fell on them were not bigger sinners than others. Jesus taught that all men are sinners; and thus, all men must die someday. Tornadoes are simply a part of that fact.
Beware of Jack Chick's religious superstition that tornadoes are God's judgment upon Americans for not giving enough money to Jews! I can't believe that he even teaches that junk!
We're all going to die because we are all sinners, and it may come without notice, so we had better be ready. It may be a tornado. It may be a big chunk of hail from a storm. It may be a heart attack. You may choke on some food. Or you may just peacefully die in your sleep. Someone may murder you. Or you may have an aneurism after seeing your recent electric bill.
Ye must be born again! Religion won't suffice. Turning over a good leaf isn't enough. Joining a church can't save you. Only be believing on the name of Jesus, the Christ, can your sins truly be forgiven. I was saved as a young teenager. God's Holy Spirit has been with me ever since that blessed day that my sins were eternally forgiven in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1,9,34).
God isn't judging you for a particular sin just because you have cancer. God doesn't give you tuberculosis because you took His name in vain. God doesn't burn your house down because you lusted upon an immodestly clothed whorish woman. The Bible says that God is kind to evil people (Luke 6:35), giving everyone an opportunity to repent and get saved (2nd Peter 3:9). But God's kindness will end the second you pass into eternity without Christ. You will go to Hell (Hades) in your sins.
In fact, many of the people who have been afflicted by these deadly storms were kind, loving, God-fearing Christians in Henryville, Indiana. I was impressed by their strong faith in God and their spirit of gratitude toward God amidst all the devastating carnage. They were praising and thanking God continually to the Godless newsmedia. It was refreshing. A church that was a hundred years old was totally destroyed. This was not God's judgment. No man understands the workings and power of God in nature. It is God's very power that keeps the universe ticking. God's power keeps the planets in their proper orbital alignment.
Tornadoes are not God's judgment upon any particular person or group of people; but rather, part of the curse of sin in general upon mankind. This is what Jesus meant when He warned... EXCEPT YE REPENT, YE SHALL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH. Sickness happens to all. Don't listen to some nutcase, lying, Pentecostal, Assemblies of God, Charismatic who says God meant for everyone to be healed. The FACT of the matter is that Charismatics get sick and die just like anybody else, and at the same rate. The Lord did not provide for earthly physical healing in His redemptive work. We will receive a new glorified body in eternity. Until then, Romans 6:23 teaches for the wages of sin is DEATH (which includes all the horrible diseases, decaying aging process and accidents which lead to death). This is all within God's permissive will.
The Book of Revelation prophecies that the sun will at first will be darkened, not shining as normal. It will be like the movie THE DAY AFTER... everybody living up north will die from exposure to the cold (Revelation 8:12). Temperatures will likely plunge hundreds of degrees below zero. If one-third of the sun's heat is blocked from reaching the earth, it would be historically unprecedented and disastrous. The earth's core is a ball of molten lava because of the sun's constant heat striking the earth as it rotates. The sun's rays strike the earth 100% of the time. We don't see it because of the earth's 24-hour rotation cycle. If one-third of the sun's energy is removed, the consequences will be horrible.
At some point after these event, the Bible says the opposite is going to happen, the sun will scorch men with intense inferno heat (perhaps because the earth's rotation will slow; thus, cooking the earth. This is speculation. We do not know anything for certain beyond the PLAIN teachings of the Bible. But we do know that men will be scorched alive by the sun and many will die from heat-stroke (Revelation 16:9).
Again it is only speculation, but I believe these events may be caused by the planets leaving their normal orbital alignment, including the earth. It should cause us to appreciate God's power that keeps the universe in harmony. God blesses us with all the wonderful gifts which life has to offer (food, the ability to eat and enjoy food, the variety of foods, the ability to cook recipes, taste buds, et cetera). And that's just food. God is so good to mankind! And yet MSNBC desecrates a woman's body, cheapening marriage and the gift of sex within proper marriage bounds. The irresponsible “GO PARTY” destructive culture in America is of the Devil. Payday is coming! Repenting is not just a friendly suggestion from God; but rather, a command to all mankind (Acts 17:30).
Please don't misunderstand, God's judgment is now upon America, but it's not hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes. In the Tribulation, God will judge men with these things, which is plainly taught in the Bible. God has removed His hand of blessing from our nation. God has given us over to evil and unreasonable men and women. People don't realize that The Council On Foreign Relations (visible NWO headquarters) controls America.
The global criminal elite have hi-jacked our government since Jimmy Carter and are now in control. When Reagan became U.S. president, George H. Bush coveted the power of President so much that he tried to have Reagan assassinated. After heading up the CIA for many decades, Bush Sr. became U.S. President in 1988 and appointed hundreds of puppets for the New World Order (to steal our nation's leadership). Bill Clinton, Bush Jr., Obama... all establishment criminals. They'll never let go of the White House now that they have it. They've managed to turn Congress into a bunch of cowards. Most members of congress are fearful of becoming the next James Traficant Jr. Out of 535 members of congress, 40 are worth their paycheck. Only 40 members voted against the NDAA law which President Obama signed into law on December 31, 2011, which legalized homosexuality and even bestiality in the U.S. military. No kidding!
Murderous Abortion Claims 63,000,000 Lives in America Since 1973!
One news reporter said that these 95 tornadoes will “leave a Deep, Deep Scar” on this region of the nation. It's so hypocritical that people get all bent-out-of-shape over a storm system that kills a few dozen people; but they couldn't care else about 4,000 abortions every day. The reason is because only God knows the child in the womb. Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” God said He “knew” Jeremiah in his mother's womb. Most people don't care about life in the womb, because they don't know the person, BUT GOD DOES!!! Abortion is a crime in God's eyes!
Everytime I hear about natural disasters like these record number of 95 tornadoes throughout the Midwest, I immediately think of the abortion industry and how we as a nation have spit in God's face.
Albeit, most pro-life, anti-abortionists fail to see the deeper evil behind the abortion industry, which is a sexually immoral culture of drunkenness and nudity. If we truly want to fight against abortion, then we need to strike at the heart of the problem... American has forgotten God! (Deuteronomy 6:12).
Don't Give To The Red Cross Racket!
I detest the crooked Red Cross organization. What they did to the victims of the 911 attacks is sickening. They pocketed hundreds-of-millions of dollars that were given all across Americans to the victims of 911. Instead, the rotten government came in and offered one million dollars to the families of 911 victims as gag money if they sign a contract to keep their mouth shut about what really happened. Most took the money, others admirably said “Go to Hades,” which is what I would have said to them. The fact that hush money was paid to some and offered to all is blatant evidence that 911 was an inside job, orchestrated by the White House Bush administration. The 911 attack has the names of Bush and Cheney written all over it.
Moreover, the first responders are angry because many of them now have terminal cancer due to exposure to the debris, but the rotten criminal government has denied all of them insurance for their cancer. DENIED!!! Isn't that something. Americans donated $565,000,000 dollars to Red Cross to help the victims of 911 and their families, but Red Cross said there was too much money, so they decided to stash more than two-thirds of the dough for future emergencies instead. They always do this...
SOURCE: The Red Cross Racket
- Don't Give Your Hurricane Donations to the Red Cross Establishment charities have history of withholding disaster funds
- By Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
- September 1 2005
- As the aftermath of hurricane Katrina continues to wreak mayhem and havoc amid reports of mass looting, shooting at rescue helicopters, rapes and murders, establishment media organs are promoting the Red Cross as a worthy organization to give donations to.
- The biggest website in the world, Yahoo.com, displays a Red Cross donation link prominently on its front page.
- Every time there is a major catastrophe the Red Cross and similar organizations like United Way are given all the media attention while other charities are left in the shadows. This is not to say that the vast majority of Red Cross workers are not decent people who simply want to help those in need.
- But what the media fails consistently to remember in their promotion of the organization is that the Red Cross have been caught time and time again withholding money in the wake of horrible disasters that require immediate release of funds.
- The Red Cross, under the Liberty Fund, collected $564 million in donations after 9/11. Months after the event, the Red Cross had distributed only $154 million. The Red Cross' explanation for keeping the majority of the money was that it would be used to help 'fight the war on terror'. To the victims, this meant that the money was going towards bombing broken backed third world countries like Afghanistan and setting up surveillance cameras and expanding the police state in US cities, and not towards helping them rebuild their lives.
- Then Red Cross President Dr. Bernadine Healy arrogantly responded when questioned about the withholding of funds by stating, "The Liberty Fund is a war fund. It has evolved into a war fund."
- Despite the family members of victims of 9/11 complaining bitterly to a House Energy and Commerce Committee's oversight panel, the issue seemed to be brushed under the carpet and the mud didn't stick.
- The Red Cross' scandalous activities reach back far before 9/11.
- After the devastating San Francisco earthquake in 1989, the Red Cross passed on only $10 million of the $50 million that had been raised, and banked the rest.
Instead of giving some of that money to cancer victims, Red Cross pocketed hundreds-of-millions of dollars in donations that was supposed to help the victims of 911. Red Cross is massive fraud on a grand scale!!! They pay their CEO over $600,000 a year. Stupid Americans keep sending them more money! United Way is another one I wouldn't give to, nor World Vision and Feed The Children. Feed-their-pockets is more like it!
Residents of Henryville Have Much to Be Thankful For... And They Are!
The following photo is amazing, because the area you are looking at was packed with 4-5 year old children just an hour before the tornado did this. They all would have died. Thankfully the principle of the school decided to send the kids home due to the threatening whether. miraculously, no one died from this school. What a blessing! I'll give Henryville town credit... I've heard dozens of their citizens thank God and express their gratitude toward God. The principle of the school told the news media that he praised the Lord that no kids were hurt. It certainly appears that many of these fine folks in Henryville, Indiana are Christians...
The following photos were captured using Print Screen button from news videos. You can paste the pics into most photo editing programs, including Paint Brush...
Henryville, Indiana Elementary School Totally Destroyed by F3 Tornado on March 2, 2012
Below: Henryville, Indiana Looks Like A Giant Bomb Went Off!
Henryville, Indiana Elementary School School Bus Tossed Through Resident's Home
Tornado Survivors Grateful to Be Alive in Henryville, Indiana
Again, I'm not saying that the residents of Henryville got what they deserved. In fact, I'm saying the exact opposite. Death has come upon all men because of Adam's sin (Romans 5:12). We all deserve to burn in the fires of Hell for all eternity. We are all guilty, dirty, rotten sinners (James 2:10). Natural disasters, accidents and disease are all a part of life... for the wages of sin is death! (Romans 6:23).
If God were to send tornadoes to punish the wicked, He'd send them to the vile places of Hollywood and Las Vegas, not God-fearing Henryville. Yet, in any horrible disaster (natural or manmade) we are reminded that life is short and the wages of sin of death for all humanity. The 7,000,000,000 estimated people alive today in the world will ALL be dead in 150 years from now if the Lord tarries His return. No one can escape death!!! The question is are you ready to meet your Maker? Tiger Woods is not ready, and neither is Clint Eastwood, and neither are most people. Rod Serling wasn't ready and neither was Jackie Gleason. They are suffering the torments of Hell this moment, and for all eternity (Psalm 9:17; Revelation 20:15). Are you ready? Ye must be born-again!
Thankfully, God in His love has made a way of escape through Christ's death, burial and resurrection. Jesus sacrificed His precious blood to pay our sin debt, and Christ's blood is the only way that our sins can ever be washed away (1st John 1:7; Hebrews 9:22-24; Revelation 1:5).
“For by grace are ye saved through faith” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
"In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."
—2nd Thessalonians 1:8
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