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Storm Fire Earthquake

Friday, March 10, 2017 21:05
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(Before It's News)

Christchurch has experienced storm, earthquake and fire.

1. Storm

In October 2000, a severe storm
damaged Christchurch.  Winds reached 180 kph and many buildings had their rooves
lifted off.  The newly established Lyttleton Marina was destroyed; 20 boats
sunk and dozens of others were damaged.  The marina itself was smashed into
little pieces.

2. Earthquake

In September 2010, the Darfield
earthquake struck.  It was followed by a more serious earthquake in February
2011.  180 people were killed by collapsing buildings.  Thousands of buildings
were damaged and most had to be demolished.

3. Fire

In February 2017, fire raged on
the Port hills at the southern side of Christchurch.  A dozen homes were
destroyed and a new adventure park with facilities for downhill trail biking
was severely damaged.

People are now saying that Christchurch needs a break.

Christchurch does need a break.  But unfortunately, when
civic and religious fathers allow a Jezebel spirit to establish a stronghold
over their city, it will not get a break.

The key is 1 Kings 19:11-12.

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and
shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind.  After
the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 
After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire.  And after
the fire came a gentle whisper.

After destroying the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel,
Elijah had fled in fear and dread into the wilderness, after Jezebel threatened
to take his life.  When he collapsed in exhaustion, God sent and angel to cook
a meal for him.  After he had eaten, God led him for forty days and nights to a
cave on Mount Horeb, the mountain of God.

God spoke to him and asked him to stand in the presence of
the Lord and watch.  The Lord was not in the storm.  He was not in the
earthquake or the fire.  These were attacks by the spiritual powers of evil stirred
up by Jezebel to intimidate and destroy Elijah.  However, God had placed him in
a cave where they could not hurt him.

God spoke to Elijah in a gentle whisper.  He told Elijah
what to do to get rid of the evil kings that dominated Israel.

These verses apply to Christchurch.

Many Christians said that the earthquakes were God’s judgment
on Christchurch.  Some will say that the fire is a judgment, but that is not

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and
shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind.  After
the wind, there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 
After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire.

These events were attacks by the spiritual powers of evil
led by the Jezebel Spirit that has a stronghold over the city.  They know that
God has a great plan for this city.  He plans to establish
his kingdom
here in a way that will be light to the nations.  They were
trying to destroy the city, before it happens.

The earthquake failed to destroy God’s plan.  It actually
strengthened it by destroying the centre of the city where power resides.  The
spiritual powers of evil are now trying to obstruct God’s work in the city, by
using the fire to feed fear and dread into it.  They know that fear makes
people easier to control.

We must be clear.  God was not in the storm, the earthquake
or the fire.  He spoke in the quiet whisper that followed.  God has many
prophets hidden in caves in Christchurch.  Now is the time for them to stand in
his presence and listen to his still quiet voice.

God will explain to them how to destroy the evil stronghold
that controls the city.  He will explain to them how he will establish his
kingdom in the city. Elijah confronted Ahab and Jezebel after Naboth was killed
(1 Kings 21:20-24).  The destruction of the house of Jezebel and Ahab was initiated
by a prophet proclaiming God’s word and then running to safety (1 Kings 9:1-10).

The latest enemy attack on Christchurch has failed.  God
will soon release events that will see his Kingdom come to fullness in the city.


The storm, earthquake and fire points to how God will bring
restoration to Christchurch.

  1. A spiritual storm will shake the foundations of the church
    and sweep away everything that is not built on Jesus and empowered by the spirit. 
    This is what Graeme Cooke prophesied.

  2. An economic earthquake will sweep away the political
    economic structures that controlled the city from the centre.

  3. The fire of the Holy Spirt will fall on God’s people and
    the gospel will go forth with healings and miracles following.  God will
    confirm his word with signs and wonders.  As the gospel advances, the
    kingdom of God will come to fullness.


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