NORTHERN AUSTRALIA - Two powerful cyclones pounded Australia, leaving a trail of destruction with houses ripped apart, trees uprooted and electricity cut to thousands of people, but authorities expressed relief there were no fatalities. Roiling seas, a deluge of rain, and gusts of up to 295kph were experienced along the central Queensland coast with a storm surge predicted to raise sea levels 3m higher than normal.
Tropical Cyclone Marcia, a top-rating category-5 storm, slammed into the Queensland coast just after 10pm on Thursday with its landfall coming just hours after Cyclone Lam hit further north. The category-4 Lam caused extensive damage to remote Aboriginal communities near Elcho Island, some 500km east of the Northern Territory capital Darwin, including Milingimbi, Ramingining & Gapuwiyak. Meanwhile, howling winds & torrential rain had residents hunkering down to wait out the terrifying conditions whipped up by Marcia which landed near Shoalwater Bay, a town of 16,000 people some 670km north of Brisbane.
NEWS REPORT : The Star.com
Jeremiah 23v19-20 - Behold ' a whirlwind ' of the LORD is gone forth in fury , even a grievous whirlwind : it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked. The anger of the LORD shall not return , until he have executed , and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart : in ' the latter days ' ye shall consider it ' perfectly '.
PROPHECY INSIGHTS : In the Hebrew calendar we are in the year 5775 ( 2014-2015 ) , which is the ' Year of the Whirlwind '. Five is the number of grace and 7 is the number of completion, which means we have ' double ' completion of grace this year. This year is going to be a whirlwind year, according to the Hebrew calendar , the signs in the heavens are declaring it with the four blood moons , which mean ' change ' in a way that is unprecedented . Another sign in the heavens was the ' double tornado ' ( whirlwind ) that hit Nebraska USA in June 2014. Any time there is a ' double ' it means it is going to happen. Jesus would say, " truly, truly " or in some versions, " verily , verily I say unto you. " As God has spoken through the prophets and in the signs in the heavens, " truly, truly " this is the year of the whirlwind.
So, what does it mean, what can we expect in the year of the whirlwind ? The year of the whirlwind would indicate everything is going to change and it is going to happen suddenly. The year of the whirlwind is going to be the end of one age and the beginning of another. We are on the tail end of man's kingdoms and on the precipice of God's coming kingdom on earth. This end is going to mean a season of judgment for some who do not repent , and a season of reward for others who endured the flames of the last season and came out as vessels of honor. Gold must go through the fire in order to withstand any fire. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were made of gold, so they came out of the fire without even the smell of smoke (Dan. 3).
The signs are in the heavens ... & in the earth , exactly as foretold in Bible Prophecy. So what is God's Word telling us do ? This is the year of the whirlwind, we are about to see everything change forever, and these are incredibly exciting times we are living in. It is going to be very good for the people of God - so it is our opportunity to heed the warnings we are witnessing ... & prepare - both personally & collectively - as we await the glorious & all-powerful return of the the Lord Jesus Christ.