fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water—
the name of the star is Wormwood.
A third of the waters turned bitter,
and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
"Perhaps God was giving a kind of sign, so that people don't simply think about their own trifles on earth, but rather look to the heavens once in a while." - Local clergyman Sexton Sergei
"On Tuesday we left home to fish around five in the afternoon, and around 8 p.m. we saw a light in the heavens and then a big ball of fire, bigger than the sun," one local man said in the video.
A meteor struck the Chelyabinsk region of Russia today creating an incredible flash and huge sonic boom injuring more than a 1000 people, mainly from broken windows, and frightening hundreds of thousand in the region.
The event has raised the concern of those familiar with the Book Of Revelation due to the possible connection with a passage in the 8th chapter of Revelation which refers to 'a great star, blazing like a torch, falling from the sky named "Wormwood"'. This is particularly so with this blogger since I had an apocalyptic vision associated with this key section of Bible prophecy.
As the Book of Revelation is written, when the seventh and final seal is broken the mystery of this prophecy's meaning becomes known. Indeed, the word "Apocalypse" itself means an "unveiling":
An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apocálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω meaning 'un-covering'), translated literally from Greek, is a disclosure of knowledge, hidden from humanity in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e., a lifting of the veil or revelation, although this sense did not enter English until the 14th century. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden. In the Revelation of John (Greek Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰωάννου, Apocalypsis Ioannou), the last book of the New Testament, the revelation which John receives is that of the ultimate victory of good over evil and the end of the present age, and that is the primary meaning of the term, one that dates to 1175. Today, it is commonly used in reference to any prophetic revelation or so-called End Time scenario, or to the end of the world in general. [Wikipedia]
So how might the meteorite that struck Russia today be a new revelatory sign from God?
I believe it's a second part of the revelation of the meaning of the star called "Wormwood" referred to above in the passage from Revelation 8:10-11. Revelation 8 is a 2000-year-old graphic depiction of a future nuclear world war IMHO:
As explained in my vlog above, each major phase of a global nuclear exchange is outlined in Revelation 8, from the half hour when ICBMs would traverse their orbits, to the flashes and earthquakes associated with nuclear detonations, to the massive fires that would burn up a third of the earth, to the water being poisoned by radioactive contamination, to the nuclear winter that would obscure sunlight, moonlight and starlight. In this context, what is key regarding Wormwood is the poisoning of water such that "many people died from the waters that had been made bitter". In connection with this, I believe the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Ukraine, which I believe was no accident, was the first part of the revelation of the meaning of this passage. This is because the Ukrainian word for "wormwood", a bitter herb used in making absinthe, is "chernobyl" [Wikipedia]. What makes this connection even more interesting is that the word wormwood, which is strangely capitalized in Revelation 8, is not normally capitalized, suggesting that it's usage in the prophecy is in reference to a specific place or thing. I believe this was intentional in its reference to Chernobyl - the most infamous incident of radioactive contamination in human history-to-date.
Regarding today's meteorite striking the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, I think this finalizes the meaning of Revelation 8:10-11. The part of this passage that refers to "a great star, blazing like a torch" didn't make much sense in the context of radioactive fallout from a nuclear war. However, today's meteorite incident does seem to make the connection. What's key to note is that the region of Russia where the meteor landed: Chelyabinsk.
Chelyabinsk has been a closed region in Russia for a very long time. During the Soviet era, it was essentially the center of Russian nuclear research and the manufacturing of plutonium for thermonuclear warheads. Top secret facilities are all over the place there including Yamantau ("Evil") Mountain where the main underground base is located from which Russia plans to fight a future global nuclear war. There is also a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant known as "Mayak" where the third worst nuclear accident in history occurred. Indeed, the Chelyabinsk region is infamous as 'the most radioactive contaminated spot on the planet'.
[Note the part just after 17:20 into this documentary where local residents suspect they've been used as guinea pigs to test the long-term effects of radiation. I believe Chernobyl was a similar sort of experiment to test the long-term environmental and food supply impact from a nuclear war in Russia.]
In other words, the region that was struck by a meteor today is a region known for radioactive contamination, the place where a large portion of the radioactive fuel used in Russia's nuclear arsenal has been manufactured and the vicinity from which Russia plans to unleash a nuclear war. Hence, the "Wormwood" which will poison water throughout the world following a Russian nuclear attack on the West literally emanates from the region struck by a "great star, blazing like a torch" today. I believe this cements the meaning behind this critical biblical prophecy.
Of course, non-believers will dismiss this interpretation of Bible prophecy as meaningless nonsense and the connections I'm pointing out as mere coincidence, but this is because they are part of the majority who today lives in darkness relative to the truth of what's about to unfold. The reality is that there is an Author who created the universe, knows the full story ahead of time (hence the significance of prophecy), and we are characters in His book who are fully accountable for the choices we make. Are your decisions consistence with His plot? Choosing nuclear world war is the epitome of man's collectively insane choices, and this includes those who facilitate the coming holocaust by cooperating with, rather than resisting, Moscow's strategic lies opening the way for our world's destruction and subjugation in the utterly false name of god:
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. [2 Thessalonians 2:8] PUTIN = RASPUTIN = RASPUTNY = LAWLESS ONE
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Russian nuclear forces hold large exercise involving movement of strategic and tactical warheads
BY: Bill Gertz
March 5, 2013 4:59 am
Russian nuclear forces conducted a major exercise last month that tested the transport of both strategic and tactical nuclear weapons near Europe, according to United States officials.
The exercise raised concerns inside the Pentagon and with the U.S. European Command because it was the largest exercise of its kind in 20 years and involved heightened alert status of Russian nuclear forces.
The nuclear drills were part of other military maneuvers in Russia carried out between February 17 and February 21.
The exercises followed a recent surge in Russian strategic bomber flights that include a recent circling of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam by two Tu-95 Bear bomber and simulated bombing runs by Tu-95s against Alaska and California in June and July.
Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Wesley P. Miller sought to play down the nuclear exercise but declined to comment on the movement of nuclear weapons and whether nuclear forces went on a heightened state of alert. We dont comment on intelligence matters, he said.
Miller said the nuclear forces maneuvers were nothing to be concerned about because the Russians, like us, have routine exercises and inspections.
However, a U.S. official said the exercise was a concern within the U.S. national security community because of the scale of the exercise and the number of weapons being moved. Certainly it’s a concern when you have this kind of exercise going on, this official said.
The official said another worry is that Russia appears to be increasing the readiness of its nuclear forces at a time when the U.S. nuclear complex is in urgent need of upgrading and the military is facing sharp automatic defense cuts that could affect U.S. nuclear forces readiness in the future.
Contractors and employees of the National Nuclear Security Administration, which runs the nuclear weapons complex, were notified of possible furloughs under automatic spending cuts that went into effect March 1, the Hill reported Thursday.
Miller said the administration remains committed to a safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent. The administration will ensure continued focus on maintaining a strong nuclear deterrent as part of the presidents comprehensive approach to nuclear security, under sequester, as the automatic spending cuts are called.
He quoted past Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as saying that no decisions on how cuts will be made but that nothing will be off the table in our review of how best to proceed.
According to the officials, the exercise involved Russia’s secretive 12th Main Directorate of the Defense Ministry, known by its acronym as 12th GUMO, the main military unit in charge of all nuclear weapons.
Details of the nuclear exercise are classified, but officials said the 12th GUMO transported a large number of nuclear arms from some of its nuclear munitions depots to storage sites during the exercises.
It could not be learned if the Russians provided advance notification of the strategic exercises.
Declassified U.S. intelligence reports have identified three large nuclear storage facilities near Europe, including one that is located miles from the intersection of the Rusisan, Latvian, and Belarusian borders. Two other nuclear storage complexes close to Europe are located at Zhukovka, near Belarus, and at Golovchino, near the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
The nuclear training coincided with the visit to Moscow by Rose Gottemoeller, acting undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, to discuss a new round of U.S.-Russian strategic arms talks.
The exercise did not come up during the meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Berlin February 26.
Arms control experts say the Russians are required to notify the United States under the New START treaty of major strategic nuclear exercises that involve bomber flights.
It is not known whether the nuclear weapons were transported by air, rail, or truck during the 12th GUMO exercise.
Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov mentioned the nuclear exercise February 22 when he said a surprise inspection of both conventional and nuclear forces was held.
Gerasimov said the exercises involved the 12th GUMO and the Central and Southern military districts and that they were the largest maneuvers of its kind in 20 years.
The drills began with orders for forces to go to higher states of combat readiness and carry out combat training missions, the website Russian Defense Policy reported. The exercises were also reported by the Voice of Russia and the Russian Defense Ministry website.
Several hundred pieces of equipment, 7,000 troops, and 48 aircraft took part, the general said.
The drills also involved moving forces to exercise areas far from normal deployment locations.
Gerasimov said the 98th Air-Assault Division at Ivanovo and the 4th Air Forces and Air Defense Command near Rostov performed well.
The troops were transported in IL-76 jets to an area near Chelyabinsk, which has large nuclear facilities, in difficult weather conditions.
Forces of a long-range aviation group and air defense also conducted bombing exercises and performed well, Gerasimov said.
The general did not say how the 12th GUMO fared in the exercises but said that overall a number of systematic deficiencies in the state of combat readiness and lever of personnel training were uncovered.
A 2008 State Department cable described the 12th GUMO as one of several key military units with direct control over nuclear weapons. An attack or exploitation of any one of these could leave elements of the arsenal vulnerable, the cable said. While the impact on the U.S. might not be immediate, the danger of such elements falling into terrorists or extremists hands could pose a serious threat to the national security of the United States.
Another cable said nine 12th GUMO sites were being modernized in 2008.