“When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry: ‘Woe! Woe to you, great city, you mighty city of Babylon! In one hour your doom has come!’" (Rev 18:9-10, NIV).
Immediately after we read the words "In one hour your doom has come!" there was a huge explosion near our home that made a great big "BOOM!" sound and shook the house. We marveled at how the boom had so emphatically punctuated the verse we had just read. It was unlike anything I have ever heard in the civilian world in my whole life. Although in the Army infantry during the late 1980's, I heard plenty of explosions from military ordinance that would be comparable to that.
That happened at 10:45 PM EDT on October 7, 2017 about 300 miles inland from the east coast of the United States. We did not see any flash, fireball or flames, but we were inside our home with the blinds closed, so that doesn't mean that none of these things accompanied the sound of the explosion. When I spoke to the 911 emergency dispatcher at 11:00 PM EDT, she said they had received multiple calls about it, but she could not tell me what it was*. We never heard any sirens from emergency vehicles or police arrive in response to it, nor did we see any flashing police lights, but she did say an officer was coming to the area to investigate it. That was all.
So we speculated among ourselves as to what it could have been. Some wondered if it was a bomb. I checked the weather to see if it could be a lightning strike, but there was no storm activity in our area on the weather website's radar, and we couldn't see any outside our window. Besides, it didn't sound like thunder anyway. One of my children thought it was a meteor that hit the earth. When I heard that suggestion, I thought it was quite possibly a meteor breaking the sound barrier as it flew very closely past our home. Later on, my youngest one said he thought it might have been the voice of God speaking; as the Scripture says, the Father spoke to Jesus audibly from heaven. "The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him." (Joh 12:29, NIV). That instance had occurred in response to Jesus praying, "Father, glorify Your name," as you may recall. "Then a voice came from heaven, 'I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.'” (Joh 12:28b, NIV). Therefore, when God speaks, others may hear it and it may sound like thunder or a great booming sound.
In my opinion, we may find out one day what the explosion was, and there may be a natural explanation like a meteor. Or we may never find out, because there may be no physical evidence for police to determine the cause of it. But regardless of what caused it, I think it was certainly more than a coincidence that it occurred right after we had just read the prophetic words of God, "In one hour your doom has come!"
Just prior to reading this chapter, we had just watched a video on Youtube by a sister in Christ who said the Lord spoke to her and told her that He is going to bring judgments upon America, such as the coast lands of California, Florida, and New York. She described America as the great Babylon we read about in Revelation 18. And we had not planned to watch that video either, in order to make it coincide with the chapter we were going to read during devotions. The video was suggested to us in the side bar while we were watching something else, and the title of it did not indicate that she would be speaking about Revelation 18.
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The second article I had just read about President Trump made reference to Revelation 17:1-2 with regard to the sexual decadence of America as Mystery Babylon spoken of in that chapter.
It just so happened that after that, we prayed and opened our Bibles to the next chapter of Revelation that we were due to read, and we noted that it was Revelation 17, just as I had just been reading about before devotions.
I believe these things were more than coincidence. If you still have difficulty accepting this, then I suggest you read some of my other articles that help to prove America is Mystery Babylon and judgment is coming upon this nation. I recommend reading Prophetic End Time Warnings from Little Children, The Contractions Are Coming Closer Together, The Vegas Massacre Marks a New Chapter, Wars and Rumors of Wars, Urgent End Time Warning from the Lord, and The Coming Wrath of God. I also recommend my daughter's poems Judgment of Babylon and America, Turn Back to God.
These are the last days, my friends, and it is high time for holiness and consecration to God. It's time for all of us to repent with all our hearts and seek the face of God. Jesus Christ is coming soon. Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near.
Two days after this event occurred, the local news reported the story on Monday, October 9, 2017. It stated in part, "At about 10:45 pm Saturday, police received calls from residents reporting what sounded like a loud explosion that left the windows of their homes shaking. The reports came from residents who live in a radius several miles wide..." It went on to say, "Officers checked the area and have not yet discovered an explanation for the event. No homes in the area appeared to be damaged and no injuries were reported."
Another news station interviewed residents who heard it. Some of the residents said things like, “It sounded like a legit concussion. It sounded like a bomb.” And “That doesn’t normally happen. It wasn’t thunder.” A local geologist told the news station that there is no data to confirm seismic activity caused the boom. Police also checked the local landfill and confirmed there had been no evidence of methane issues or any other explosions. It remains a mystery to local residents and police.
In November 2017, after this article was posted, mysterious booms like this were reported being heard around the world in places like Connecticut, New Jersey, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Arizona, California, Idaho, Washington, Australia, Russia, and the United Kingdom. They have also been reported earlier in 2017 and even in 2016. The Lord is warning us that He is coming soon.
Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.
I also encourage you to read Prophetic End Time Warnings from Little Children, Urgent End Time Warning from the Lord, The Coming Wrath of God, America’s Destruction is at Hand, Word of Warning for America, Urgent Revelations of Christ's Imminent Return, Repent and Flee the Coming Wrath, Grieve and Lament for the Church, Repentance That Leads to Life, Rapture Revelation Given to Sister Claire Andoun, Rapture Revelation to Angelica Zambrano, Rapture Revelation to James Agboola, Rapture Revelation to Angelica Zambrano, Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of Christ, Peace, Safety, and the Thief in the Night, and The Timing of the Rapture, as well as The Messiah Is Coming. You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.
Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus. Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?
“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15). He preached that we must repent and believe.
Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International. He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.