All eyes on Tonga, as eruption sends a shockwave around the world

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • Tonga Volcanic Eruption Felt Around the World
  • The massive underwater volcanic eruption in Tonga was so powerful it was recorded around the world and triggered a tsunami that flooded Pacific coastlines from Japan to the United States, scientists said
  • Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano spew smoke and ash into the air, with a thunderous roar recorded 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) away in Alaska.
  • The U.S. Geological Survey recorded Saturday’s eruption as equivalent to a 5.8 magnitude earthquake at zero depth.
  • Scotland tweeted it was “just incredible to think of the power that can send a shockwave around the world” after the eruptions produced a jump in its air pressure graph

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Utah Newspaper suggests using National Guard against the unvaxed

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • America’s Military Should be used to Oppress The Unvaxed, Says Leading Utah Newspaper.
  • The Salt Lake Tribune proposes deploying the National Guard, a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces, to “ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere”:
    • “We might have headed off omicron with a herd immunity-level of vaccinations, but that would have required a vaccination mandate, which our leaders refused. Instead, we get, “No one could have seen this coming.” That is patently untrue. They were told what to do, and they refused.
    • Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going as far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.

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Texas Hostages safe after standoff with police

Luke 19:43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side.

Important Takeaways:

  • All Texas synagogue hostages safe after hours long standoff
  • Four hostages were taken at Congregation Beth Israel during morning services
  • One hostage has been released, but the hostage-taker is calling for the release of Aafia Siddiqui
  • Siddiqui was sentenced in 2010 to 86 years in prison for attempted murder and assault
  • FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno declined to identify the hostage-taker, but said investigators already were involved in a global inquiry, reaching to Great Britain and Israel, to learn more about a possible motive.
  • The Colleyville police department tweeted the situation was “resolved”
  • Police Department Chief Michael Miller confirmed the suspect is dead.

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NATO refused to bow to Putin’s demands MP says there’s only one option left

Ezekiel 38 : 1-5 “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, [a]the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshach, and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5 Persia, [b]Ethiopia, and [c]Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet;

Important Takeaways:

  • COMING STORM Russian invasion of Ukraine is ‘inevitable and imminent’ warns MP as Kiev blames Putin for cyber-attack amid WW3 fears
  • House of Commons Defense Committee chairman Tobias Ellwood MP issued the warning:
    • “I am afraid an invasion by Russian forces is inevitable and imminent and we have allowed this to happen,” Mr. Ellwood told The Daily Mail.
    • “We had the opportunity to place sufficient military hardware and personnel in Ukraine to make president Putin think twice about invading but we failed to do so.”
    • He added: “Only president Putin knows what he is going to do next, but next week would seem pivotal.
    • “He has negotiated himself into a corner and after NATO refused to bow to his threats seemingly only one option remains.”

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N.K. goes back to tried and true method of getting what it wants by launching missiles

Matthew 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Important Takeaways:

  • Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles in 4th Launch this Year
  • North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in its fourth weapons launch
  • The missiles were launched four minutes apart Monday morning and flew around 380 kilometers (236 miles) on a maximum altitude of 42 kilometers (26 miles) before landing in waters off the country’s northeastern coast, it said.
  • Japan’s Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the missiles landed outside the Japan’s exclusive economic zone, and the chief cabinet secretary, Hirokazu Matsuno, condemned North Korea’s actions as threats to peace.
  • Some experts say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is going back to a tried-and-true tactic of pressuring his neighbors and the U.S. with missile launches and outrageous threats before offering negotiations meant to extract concessions.

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Rare twister hits Fort Myers

Matthew 16:2-3 He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.

Important Takeaways:

  • Tornadoes Cause Massive Damage in Florida
  • Developing Story: Fort Myers appears to have received the brunt of the damage. The storms tore through an RV park as well as a yacht and country club. There are reports of injuries.
  • The same storm system dumped snow as far south as Jackson, Mississippi.

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Winter Storm slams East Coast knocking out power

Luke 21:25,26 “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

Important Takeaways:

  • Powerful storm slams East Coast with snow, winds and freezing rain
  • A powerful winter storm that slammed the Southeast over the weekend was moving north Monday, causing widespread power outages and covering roads in a mix of snow and ice.
  • More than 125,000 customers were in the dark in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and West Virginia, according to the website PowerOutages.us.
  • As the system moves north, Pittsburgh could see more than a foot of snow and some parts of New York could see 2 to 3 inches of snow falling every hour.

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Higher prices caused consumers to curb spending

Rev 6:6 NAS And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Retail sales dropped 1.9% in December as higher prices caused consumers to curb spending
  • Weak online sales were responsible for much of the slide along with a fall in spending at bars and restaurants.
  • Online spending took the biggest hit as a share of overall spending, with non-store retailers reporting a plunge of 8.7% for the month.
  • Furniture and home furnishing sales declined 5.5% and sporting goods, music and book stores saw a 4.3% drop.
  • Restaurants and bars, which posted a 41.3% annual gain in 2021 to lead all categories, saw a decline of 0.8% for the month. Gas stations were a close second for the year, with a 41% surge in sales
  • The Biden administration has joined central bank leaders in placing much of the blame for rising prices on pandemic-specific factors such as a huge demand for goods over services and supply-chain issues

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Another Missile Launch from North Korea

Matthew 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Important Takeaways:

  • North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile, Report Suggests
  • According to the Yonhap news agency, citing the South Korean military, Pyongyang fired an unidentified projectile
  • The projectile was launched off the east coast of North Korea toward the Sea of Japan.
  • The Japanese Border Guard has suggested the projectile could be a ballistic missile.
  • The coast guard also issued a warning urging vessels currently at sea to be careful and stay away from the object if it falls into the water.

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Europe for sale and China is cashing in

Matthew 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Important Takeaways:

  • China: Buying Up Europe
  • For more than a decade, China has been stealthily buying up European companies in strategic sectors, particularly in technology and energy.
  • China has been covering up its European purchases by passing them off as ostensibly commercial investments. It has been hiding the state-owned companies involved in the investments behind “layers of ownership, complex shareholding structures and deals executed via European subsidiaries,” according to Datenna, a Dutch company that monitors Chinese investments in Europe
  • A staggering 40% out of 650 Chinese investments in Europe in the years 2010-2020, had “high or moderate involvement by state-owned or state-controlled companies, including some in advanced technologies”.
  • What appears to be urgently needed in Europe now is a deeper understanding of the threat that China poses, as well as the political will to act on it. Action is urgently needed to block investments that serve up Europe’s strategic assets on a silver platter to China’s state-owned companies, which the Chinese Communist Party then use to advance its expansionist ends.

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