Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote her by using her full name. Her first name is Dona. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
For six years I have been struggling to deliver a simple message. God is sending a final warning against my city, my state and my nation. If we do not amend our ways, He’s going to tear down our walls even as He directed a pagan king to destroy the walls and Temple of Jerusalem. In fact, God is sifting all the nations and we are no exception. His mercy and grace have withheld judgment for a long time, but now He is saying, “I am coming soon. Tell them. Warn them.”
That’s a powerful message! Then she says:
What are the signs of His coming? Ancient prophets said there would be a shaking of Heaven and Earth “once more” as the beginning of removal of things made (created), so things that cannot be shaken may remain.
Ooooooooooooh! The sign will be a shaking. Dona tells us:
On February 29 – leap year of 2016 – I saw something very strange. A lamp and the back of a chair in my living room seem to have shifted position vertically. Every thing has tilted, I thought. Later that night, I walked outside and glanced across the street at a row of tall lampposts and I saw that they had shifted. The whole Earth seemed to be tilting.
Egad — Dona experienced a shaking of the world! There’s no other explanation for why anyone would see leaning lampposts. Her letter continues:
If this is real, I’ll hear it on the news, I thought. Later, I found a science article online. Scientists had been observing a phenomenon in deep space and a million light years from Earth. Two black holes – collapsed stars – had been orbiting one another until finally they collided, sending a gravitational wave from one end of the universe to the other. When this wave struck Earth, it rocked the planet slightly off its axis, fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah, “The Earth shall reel to and fro as a drunkard … the Earth is removed.”
We had to verify that, so we searched PhysOrg and found: What happens when black holes collide?, which says:
In February, 2016, physicists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, or LIGO announced the collision of two massive black holes more than a billion light-years away.
Wow — February of 2016 — that’s when Dona’s lamp shifted position, and when she saw the lampposts shifted too! That “message” Dona received was sent to Earth more than a billion years ago, but we’ll ignore that. She declares:
The heavens have shaken as prophesied and scientists have recorded the event.
Ooooooooooooh! Dona asks some very important questions:
What sort of life should we live now as we see these things come to pass? Are we ready, looking for and preparing for the coming of the Lord and His kingdom?
Well? Are you ready, dear reader? Let’s read on:
What is the intent of our hearts? Are we consumed with covetous self-interest, drunkenness and idolatry? Do we really want to see God’s kingdom come? Are we invested in it or in the things that we can see, own and touch? We have no idea how quickly they even now are passing away.
That’s all there is, except for a bible quote at the end, so we’re left in dazed amazement. And we have a question: Why was Dona the only person who seems to have noticed the shaking of the Earth from that collision of a billion years ago? Actually, that’s not important. All that matters is that the message has been received. Are you ready for the End of the World, dear reader?
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