Lest we forget that God watches over his own, even when it seems that all hope is lost, this story serves to remind us as the 2015 Easter weekend approaches. South Carolina sailor Louis Jordan, aged 37, had set out back on January 23rd of this year from the boat marina at Conway, on a short fishing trip. He had recently finished painstakingly restoring a sailboat, he had named it, and now he wanted to take his restored rig out to sea for a short fishing junket. He never returned.
Louis describes falling asleep one night in his sailboat, and waking up realizing that he had been thrown out of his boat, and was now tossing and tumbling about in the cabin of his boat, with all of his gear, including his electronics and GPS unit, flying through the air around him everywhere. His boat’s mast had broken overnight in a rough storm. The boat then capsized. Most of his electronics gear was compromised as well. He had no way to radio for help. After struggling in the open sea, Louis eventually clambered up onto the overturned hell of his boat, where he would now be living indefinitely, until or unless someone could find him. There was nothing he could do but try to stay alive, and pray.
“I was running out of water. I had been drinking captured rainwater, a pint a day. I had been rationing that rainwater, and it was almost gone. Finally God answered my prayer.” – Louis Jordan describes his 66 days ordeal at sea
His family worried, wondered, began to pray of course, and eventually grieved his death and loss after 10 days of searching by the Coast Guard yielded nothing. The Coast Guard called off the search. They all gradually began to fear the worst. More than 2 months went by. Then comes a remarkable phone call, a gift from God, the voice of Louis Jordan, greeting his father by phone.
After 66 days lost at sea, Louis had drifted more than 500 miles from where he had set sail. He was now drifting about 200 miles off of the southern shore of North Carolina, in the vicinity of Cape Hatteras. Louis was spotted yesterday on April 2nd, sitting on the overturned hull of his now disabled but beloved sailboat by a German freighter ship passing by. His ordeal was soon to be over. Dramatic video below shows Louis Jordan being hauled up into a rescue helicopter, where he was whisked away to a nearby hospital for medical assessment. He actually walked into the hospital on his own strength, after living on nothing more than net caught raw fish and captured rainwater for over two months. His story is nothing short of remarkable. Never, never lose faith. Louis Jordan’s sailboat has a name: he had christened it “Angel” after he finished restoring it months ago. The boat lived up to it’s name.
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American Christian army veterans are answering an inner call to go to the Mideast and aid in the fight to stop the advance of ISIS. News reporting on this #BreakingNews event has been sparse, and I don’t know why. It’s HUGE news and it’s of vital importance. We have a sitting president who has done everything in his power to either minimize or ignore what is now happening in the Mideast, after more than 12 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 3.9 trillion US dollars spent and countless lives lost. But Iraq war veterans are not ignoring what is taking place, and many are now choosing on their own to return to Iraq to face the threat head-on.
In a related development, more than 2,000 Iraqi Christians have mobilized in training to fight ISIS in Iraq.
See also “Saving Christianity in Iraq”
I have noticed in recent years a barrage of authentic “end time” occurrences that bear great significance. These events have been admixed with others, many of them astronomical, which we all presumed were significant, but which played out as serious false alarms. The comet Ison comes to mind as well as the hysterical build up to the date December 21st 2012. Since those irrational days, I have been much more circumspect about posting “signs” or “harbingers’. But the birth of the last red heifer, if it turns out to be the authentic event, would indeed be a harbinger of a terrible portal into the advent of the final Son of Perdition, whom many of the Jewish faith would be fooled by, who would take as their long awaited “Messiah”. He would, in fact, be the final imposter of the Christ returned, sending the world into a spiral of war hell and death, the likes of which has never been seen before. Watch for the rebuilding of the third temple in Jerusalem. Watch for the political and civic events which surround that. Watch mergers within Isis. And watch who and what comes forth from Turkey and Afghanistan in the next 3-5 years.
I don’t blog too much anymore. I fail to see the point, as the ‘good will be good’ and ‘the evil will be evil’ – right up until the very end. I live quietly, in retreat, and remain as far away from most of human society as I can. But I am praying for this world non-stop. I am praying for America and her people continuously. And I am praying for the people of Israel. Is this THE red heifer? I don’t know. But I am watching and praying. I live for the return of my King. And I will know the difference. He cannot appear until the ‘other’ has played his hand. Please pray for discernment to know the difference.
Cited from http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=22780
Tags: the 10th red heifer, red heifer born in America, red heifer born January 2014, Numbers 19, end times, Last Days, bible prophecy of the 10th red heifer
An exceedingly rare solar eclipse will take place next week over a most symbolic location on a day infused with both great natural significance and profound religious meaning, according to Root Source.
There will be a total eclipse of the sun for two minutes over the North Pole on Friday, March 20, the day of the Spring Equinox which coincides with the beginning of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month in the biblical calendar year, a solar occurrence that has likely never happened before in human history.
“The concurrence and rarity of this natural event, together with the times in which we live, indicates the finger of God,” said Gidon Ariel, an Israeli Jew and co-founder of Root Source, an online platform where Christians can learn Jewish concepts, ideas and thought, and more deeply understand the roots of their faith.
A total solar eclipse at the North Pole on the first day of spring occurs once every 100,000 years. For it to occur on the first day of the first month of the biblical calendar year is, however, entirely unprecedented since this is only the year 5775 according to Jewish tradition, meaning that there has never been such a solar occurrence in human history.
Root Source founders Bob O’Dell, a devout Christian, and Gidon Ariel, an Orthodox Jew, are both calling all Christians and Jews to join them for two minutes of prayer as a response to the solar eclipse. O’Dell and Ariel chose a specific Bible verse for the global prayer.
“I will be praying Isaiah 11:9 for two minutes at the Western Wall in Jerusalem at 12:18 PM local time,” Ariel said.
“I invite Jews and Christians worldwide to join me at that exact moment, and to speak that verse out loud as a prayer in your native language. May God hear and quickly answer the combined prayers of all of us around the world,” said Ariel.
“God directed Gidon and me to pray Isaiah 11:9, as it describes a future where all land is a place of safety because the knowledge of the LORD is as omnipresent as all the the earth’s oceans, signified by the path of an amazing eclipse that eventually reaches the top of all the world’s oceans,” said Bob O’Dell.
Re-posted from Charismanews.com on March 17th 2015 via http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/48718-passover-blood-moon-preceded-by-exceedingly-rare-solar-eclipse-prompts-global-call-to-prayer