Friday, March 18, 2011

The Effects of Japan's Earthquake


effects-of-japanFirst and foremost I want to clearly state that I AM NOT A PROPHET, nor am I a son of a Prophet. I am a Watchman on the wall trying to sound the alarm. I am also a student of bible prophecy as well as history.
King Solomon, the wisest man ever to live stated the following…
Ecc 1:9  The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
What he is saying here is that man is destined to repeat his history if he does not learn from it.
What is taking place in Japan is horrible and my heart goes go out to the Japanese people as well as our military men and women serving in Japan at this moment.
If you are not up on the latest, a second nuclear reactor has exploded, officials have stated that there is meltdown taking place, and to top all of this off the Shinmoedake volcano in southern Japan has erupted.
But that is not all, Officials of the Tokyo Electric Power Company said that due to the cut in water supply, cooling system of the third reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is overheating and is at the risk of exploding.
But there is something taking place right now that is upsetting. Christians are coming out and making claims that Japan is being punished and the wrath of God is against them.
Folks, bad things happen to good people. Who are we to make claims on behalf of God? Japan has sinners just like the US has sinners.
All of us are sinners in need of a savior.
Soon after the surrender of Japan was accomplished and the U.S. occupation commenced, MacArthur reached out to U.S. churches and Bible publishing companies for assistance.
maccarthurHe requested thousands of Christian missionaries and millions of Bibles for Japan.
"After Japan surrendered in 1945, General Douglas MacArthur became Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in charge of rebuilding the Japanese government."
"To a visiting group of evangelicals, MacArthur said: 'Japan is a spiritual vacuum. If you do not fill it with Christianity, it will be filled with Communism. Send me 1,000 missionaries.' He asked U.S. missionary societies to send 'Bibles, Bibles and more Bibles.'
"Can you imagine a U.S. president or American general asking for missionaries as a part of our foreign aid program?"
"MacArthur knew that a spiritual vacuum resides inside  of every person."
"Without Christ, a life will be filled with something else. That something else can be very destructive and cruel, as the world experienced in the struggle against Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany." 1
We're seeing the same kind of cruelty today in the terrorism of Islamic fascism, but that is another story.
What the world needs now is Jesus Christ. The US church has failed their mission. Do you know that there are more missionaries coming home, than  being sent out.
No longer are churches sending out the gospel, they are more worried about their best life now and being purpose driven than they are in being diligent to God's Word and His ordinances. The primary being Matthew 28:19-20
Mat 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mat 28:20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
See in every dark cloud there is a silver lining.
90% of the pastors today are dropping the ball. They have sold out to the social gospel, greed and popularity. They worry more about fannies in seats to fill their coffers than doing what is right in the eyes of God.
So where is the silver lining?
Us.
I have been watching the horizon. More and more "laypeople" are feeling the burning in their bones. They feel the need to prepare and be ready to take a stand, to boldly go out and share the gospel.
Home churches are on the rise, bible studies after work hours, the small bible preaching and teaching churches are seeing attendance slowly grow.
The remnant is stirring.
What is taking place in Japan today is going to have global consequences.
Japan's Radiation Coming To America
japan-4Already NOAA is keeping an eye on the radiation that the jet stream is moving towards the western hemisphere. In approximately 36 hours this radiation will be hitting the US, Central and South America.
Now radiation from Japan's nuclear plants is unlikely to be in any harmful amounts. I say this due to the distance traveled, being absorbed by the ocean, absorbed in the atmosphere, a lot of variables are playing out with the radiation.
The distance between Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, California is 5,478 miles. That in and of itself gives the radiation quiet some space to dissipate.
Now I am not saying the radiation will go away, what I am pointing out is that it will be spread out, dissipated, thinned out. That great  distance between Japan and the US will cause the radiation to be nominal at the most.
So to be honest, I do not have huge concerns about the radiation. But expect the tree huggers and Greenpeace to have a fit.
Japan' Economic Aftershock
What does concern me is the economic impact that Japan's disasters will have on the US.
Here are some quick high points…
- 3,400+ buildings were destroyed
- Japanese oil refineries were damaged and shut down
- Miles upon miles of roads and bridges were destroyed
- The Japanese economy will grind to a halt
In fact many of the economists are calling this a "black swan" event. A “Black Swan” event is something random and totally unpredictable that has a critical effect on the global economy. The Wall Street speculators, economists, and bean counters did not see this coming.
What has happened is a massive wrench has been thrown into works and there is a very good chance that things will grind to a halt.
Why?
Because the economy of Japan is the third largest in the world after the United States and the People's Republic of China.  But they are ahead of Germany, which is sitting at 4th strongest. This is of course according to the International Monetary Fund.
But how Japan really impacts us here in the US is that they buy a lot of our debt. In fact China is the first in foreign countries that purchase our debt, and Japan is second.
Here is what people need to think about really hard, and be ready to adapt to really fast.
With Japan's economy grinding to a halt, they will no longer purchase US debt. In fact  the financial pundits out there are already worried that with Japan needing a mass infusion of money to help recover, they will start selling off US debt.
What Will This Do To The US?
hyperinflation-photoIf Japan starts dumping US debt, expect the Feds to turn up the printing presses and flood the market with dollars and start QE3 sooner than expected.
Because Japan is dumping US debt,  other countries holding U.S. Treasuries may also sell in fear of an all-out U.S. bond price drop.
Holders of US debt have been losing money due to the fact that the US dollar has dropped in  value.  Couple with a massive sell off by Japan, prices fall, we may see a global selling panic with everyone getting out of the US  business as fast as they can.
Folks, this is something that many countries in the world have been waiting for and calling for.
China, Russia, many Middle East countries have been calling to dump the US dollar as the global reserve.
The effects in Japan taking place today, may be that catalyst that starts the serious demise of the dollar and here down fall.
In fact if we see Japan begin to dump US debt and other countries follow suit, we will have 7 days to personally react.  By that time the meltdown that takes place on wall street will hit main street and the common man will wake up to this fact and chaos will follow.
What will ensue is herd mentality, panic, empty store shelves, riots. Eventually banks will close, ATM turned off, Credit Cards stop working. It will be a cash only US for about 7 days or until the money system comes back on line.
When that takes place the US that we once knew will probably not be in existence anymore.
Welcome to the New Normal
Our country will probably be thrown into a great depression followed by massive hyperinflation.
This has happened to Argentina, Zimbabwe, Bolivia and it is taking place today in Greece with Spain on her heals.
If you have not built you and your families ark, you will feel the full brunt of the coming storm.
If you have built an ark for you and your family, you will be given the luxury of something very precious…time.
It is that time that will allow you to step away from the herd, make wise and rational decisions, and not be forced to accept what the herd follows.
You will not have to fight for the loaf of bread, the can of beans, the bag of rice.
You have secured your families welfare and security, you will not have to worry about the riots in front of banks, in front of city hall, capitols, etc.
Because you have done all that you could to prepare, because you have built your ark, your family will be able to weather the storm a lot better than many others.
And when the storm clears, you will then be able to be a comfort to others by sharing the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to a world that will be greatly hurting and looking for answers that only God and His Word can provide.
If you have not built your ark, it is still not to late. Main Street has not woken up, but your time is slipping away.
If you have not read my article "11 Things You Need To Get Now" then read it. It is a good primer to help you build your ark.
You can read that article at - http://tinyurl.com/11-things-you-need2-get-now
We have a chance to make a difference in this country and in the world, but we must be ready and prepared to share the hope that is within us.
The storm is coming and it may be here quicker than expected due to the "black swan" event that has taken place in Japan.
What you need to do is secure at least 30 days of food, water, a means to protect yourself and get yourself several KJV bibles. I personally like the Thompson Chain Reference. You will need the tried, put through the fire KJV. If you want to make it through the storm's floods, then cleave to His Word that has been saving people for over 400 years, the King James Version, the Authorized Word of God for the English speaking people.
Now if you think I am crazy, some right wing nut case, some fundamental bible believer or something like that, let me ask you this…
"When the storm comes bringing with her floods and herd mentality,  how long can you and your family tread water?"
The storm is coming, there is no doubt.
Are you ready?
If I can help with any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. You can contact me at ray.gano@prophezine.com

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By Ray Gano
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Endnotes
1 - http://amerisrael.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/03/general-douglas-macarthur-japan-and-bible-burning-in-afghanistan.html

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    Or you can stay in your delusional dream world with all your delusional friends supporting each others idiotic and false beliefs.

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