Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sign Post 1 - Earthquakes Expected!

First watch the movie 10.5 Apocalypse.  It will give you an idea of what is expected in and around the Mississippi river states.

In 1811 and 1812, a series of four earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 7.8 to 8.2, among the strongest ever to shake North America, occurred along the New Madrid fault.  It literally leveled the New Madrid town. Can you imagine the quake reportedly rung church bells in Boston.  This was along the well known New Madrid seismic zone in the Mississippi River Valley.  Those two regions put several Midwestern states, including Indiana, at risk for major earthquakes, scientists say.  "It's not a matter of  if it will happen, but when," explained Dr. Lawrence Weidman, Director of Environmental Science and Professor of Biology at the University of Saint Francis.

In 2009, scientist studying earthquakes deep beneath Indiana, found that immense pressures are squeezing layers of rock and great pressures are building up. Some day, experts contend, the rock will crumble under the pressure, causing an earthquake, or a series of them, that could exceed magnitude 7.0, enough force to cause serious damage.

"Overpasses would collapse highways would fissure, buildings shaken, damage to property as far north as northern Indiana and southern Michigan," said Bernie Beier, For Wayne, Allen County Homeland Security Director

Now one guy had a nasty dream about this impending earthquake.  Let's see what he had to say:

Pastor Kilpatrick wants to share with his partners and friends the following vision and dream he had in April and May 2008. He has never posted a vision or dream on the internet, but after talking with some close friends, intercessors, as well as those in prophetic ministry he has agreed to do so. His intentions are not to alarm the Church or the public, but to forewarn us to pray concerning what he has seen. At this time, we do not have the full revelation or meaning of this vision and dream, but know that the Lord is trying to warn us and prepare us for the days ahead. Please help us pray to the Lord concerning this matter.

Sunday, April 27, 2008 - Vision
As I was approaching the Daphne Civic Center for Sunday morning service at Church of His Presence, I had a vision which lasted for about two or three seconds. In this vision, I saw the ground buckling before me. It was so real that I actually moved aside to avoid what I was seeing. I knew immediately that it was an earthquake, and the thought crossed my mind that the damages of this earthquake could have the potential to exceed those of Hurricane Katrina of 2005. Please understand that I am not saying that the Lord told me this. It merely crossed my mind.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Dream
I awoke trembling and shaking at 5:00 in the morning after having a startling dream. This was one of the three most profound dreams that I have ever had during the ministry the LORD has called me to. I feel that this dream is an addendum to the vision I had on April 27, 2008.

In this dream I saw the words "wind and water." I only saw the words but did not actually see any wind or water damage. I then found myself overlooking a river which instantly became so wide that I could no longer see either of its banks.

The dream then shifted, and I was with one of my parishioners running through what appeared to be an old abandoned school house. This empty building began to shake. The shaking was so violent and severe that it was like the bucking of a wild horse tossing us around. My teeth were clapping so hard from the impact that I tried to clench them to prevent this from happening.

In this dream I knew I was experiencing a massive earthquake. The sounds were so catastrophic that the thought crossed my mind that the devastation could likely exceed Hurricane Katrina of 2005. I did not see the devastation behind me; I only heard it. In all of my life I have never heard such catastrophic sounds. These were the scariest sounds I have ever heard.

The dream then shifted once more and concluded with two names on what appeared to be an old Spanish map. One name read Indianola and the other Europa. When I awoke, I was shaking as if I had chills and a fever. I could not stop trembling. All through the day I felt as if I had just had the dream 10 minutes ago.

This dream so shook me that my wife and I immediately went to the internet to do some research. I also contacted some close friends in the ministry and reliable intercessors concerning this dream. What we found was startling. There are towns called Indianola, IL; Europa, MO; and Indianola, MS. These towns run in a line from North to South with Europa, MO being near the middle of them. The Mississippi River runs between them with Europa, MO being by the epicenter of the New Madrid fault.

After seeing this, I believe the dream could be concerning a devastating earthquake on the New Madrid fault. Many reputable friends in ministry have felt that this dream was not to be interpreted as a spiritual dream because they felt that it has literal implications. Even now the intensity of this dream is the same.

I do not want to come across as an alarmist concerning what I saw. I also don't want to put fear in the public or the Body of Christ. However, I cannot help but feel that God gave me this as warning to prepare us for the days ahead and to pray concerning this matter.

Please know that I did not see any timeframe as to when this may happen. Please pray with me concerning this vision and dream.

If you have any comments, you can send them to

John Kilpatrick
Church of His Presence

About John Kilpatrick:
John Kilpatrick pastored Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, FL for 22 years. During his tenure there, he had the privilege of pastoring the Brownsville Revival which began on Father's Day of 1995. Currently, he is the founder and senior pastor of Church of His Presence in Daphne, AL and president of John Kilpatrick Ministries. In addition to pastoring, he continues to preach across the nation and fulfill his apostolic call to mentor and pastor other ministers.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sign Posts - 1: Earthquakes

Are earthquakes a good Sign Post? Pointing to something beyond itself. Do they make us aware of the unknown that lies beyond.

Let's peer into this.

US Geological Survey gives this statistical record about earthquakes:

Number of MAJOR Earthquakes (magnitude > 5.0) Worldwide for 2000 - 2010
Located by the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center
Magnitude 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010/Apr
8.0 to 9.9 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 4 0 1 1
7.0 to 7.9 14 15 13 14 14 10 9 14 12 16 6
6.0 to 6.9 146 121 127 140 141 140 142 178 168 142 73
5.0 to 5.9 1344 1224 1201 1203 1515 1693 1712 2074 1768 1754 817

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
Department of the Interior/USGS

These stats do show us there is an increase in earthquakes since year 2000, though the falls are marginal in 2008 and 2009 in the magnitudes 5.0 to 6.9. And hitting 16 in the 7.0 to 7.9 in year 2009. But why? Ever wondered? Is it because they are so unpredictable, or, our earth sciences not yet reached a place to give us answers. Most of us know that earthquakes are caused by tectonic plate movements.

Plate Tectonics, the Cause of Earthquakes
The plates consist of an outer layer of the Earth, the lithosphere, which is cool enough to behave as a more or less rigid shell. Occasionally the hot asthenosphere of the Earth finds a weak place in the lithosphere to rise buoyantly as a plume, or hotspot. The satellite image below shows the volcanic islands of the Galapagos hotspot. (from NASA)
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
Department of the Interior/USGS

While we understand earthquakes are caused by tectonic plates (on which nations and continents sit on) move and crash against each other, yet its hard to find a scientific reason as to what makes this huge mass move.  whatever moves it is an awesome force.

From what I've read so far, it seems to be that activity in our sun (by saying ours, I mean the sun in the solar system to which planet earth belongs) really controls all of our climatic changes, and tectonic plate movements.  I guess the science is complex to explain as its to do with sun spots activity and things like that.
The sun has some relationship with the electromagnetic properties of the earth.

Many scientist deny the relationship.  The question of a solar disturbance/magnetic field change related to earthquakes has been thoroughly investigated and found to be unproven.   An international meeting of scientists was convened in London from November 7 to 8, 1996, on the subject of relationships of earthquakes to other phenomena for prediction purposes. Papers of that meeting appeared in the Geophysical Journal International, vol. 131, pgs. 413 to 533, 1997.   The consensus of the meeting was that prediction was not possible  (vol 385, pg 19-20, 1997).
this was in 1996-97.  We are now in 2010 - and science is changing like the climate changes we are all experiencing, when it comes to earth sciences... so keep your eyes and ears open to change in discoveries and theories.  For instance read this one:
News from a weather forecasting web site : Get the latest weather news here: WA News No 19 - 10th May 2010: Thunder Floods USA and Mid East confirm Solar-based forecasts.
As I said be open to learning - earth and space science is changing just like the climate - one day global warming, the next global cooling.  Ain't that Cool Man!
But do earthquakes point to something beyond.. that's my point which I want to focus on as a sign post.
I've found one place that talks about increased earthquake activity that is a sign post to a future predicted event.  Read this:
Mat 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place;  Mat 24:8 All this is but the beginning [the early pains] of the birth pangs...(this is a quotation from the Amplified Bible, Matthew chapter 24, verses 7 and 8).

Can a person accept this as really true? Well I cannot deny the increase in earthquake activity on our planet earth, its a well documented fact.  Scientist in 1996-97 have thrown up their hands to say no we cannot predict when and where as earthquake will happen.  But the bible predicts there will be famines and earthquakes in place after place.  This prediction is coming true for sure.  Yet it is a sign post to something else.  If it means our survival, I guess I and you will have to do our homework to find out why the bible used this sign post to tell us something else is on the way.  Go find it and it might just help you immensely.  I am going to do my little exploration.

We will explore some more sign posts the next time...


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Do signposts show the way?

I live, and breathe and move in a city of 1.33 million people - not too much compared to other cities of more than 5 million people. Yet I do feel the increasing traffic, the pollution (air, noise, etc). I'm sure most of you reading this blog face the same situation.

But I want to blog about "signposts". We see them everyday, everywhere. They have become part of our mental make up like the motorway. We know when and where the road has a nasty bump due to some faulty road construction, or a nasty pothole that can ruin the tires. Sign posts, they have become so much a part of me, that if I don't see them, it's become easy to grumble and grouch about the authorities in charge of putting up sign posts for my convenience of driving and knowing if I'm going in the right direction of my destination. The certainty that the the road the sign posts points out to will really make the way to my desired destination. I guess this is a common feeling for most motorists and even those who enjoy going on a long distance walking.

Does the words "sign posts", "destination", "road to" ring a bell somewhere deep down in your soul? I guess it does in my soul, or psyche, even if I want to push it away and concentrate on other "more" important matters, it tends to return to haunt me every time the news reaches me by way of the car radio, or the TV or the newspaper - "We have just received news in this news office that a major earthquake has struck so and so place. Authorities have put the magnitude of the earthquake at 7.0 on the Richter scale. Loss of lives and damage reports are pouring in. A Tsunami warning has gone out. Our local government authorities have asked that people vacate the beach in such and such areas, till the all clear is given by the met services. We will continue to make periodic reports, so please stay tuned to our radio station..."

This is kind of news that gets the inside of me ticking - no warnings to an earthquake. Even if there were one, would it help survival? The whole episode of the current economic crash that has cost me my job and several millions around the globe - were we warned? Was the common man on the street warned? Were there signposts on the way to tell us, get ready its coming.

This blog wants to explore the possibility of "signposts" and their meaning (if any). Will these sign posts take us to our final destination in life or are they impediments to that final destination we have so carefully planned for ourselves to reach.

Stay tuned for more on SIGN POSTS on the way to our final destination as members of planet earth.