here] article titled "Belize teaches church members about
faith. For one thing, says Storm, the people of Belize have a
strong faith, and they're not embarrassed to show it."
August 18, 2003 - Reported
Daily.com online newspaper. Written by Michael H. Brown. Near-Death
Prophecy: Man was shown Failure of Infrastructure, Power Grid
- Those who have been following this site are familiar with what
we have called the "1990 prophecy"
-- an alleged anonymous revelation that forecast the occurrence
of regional events and a breakdown of what has been created through
There is little doubt that
in the years since, we have seen precisely that: an intensification
of regional disasters, events sent as "little" warnings
before we begin to receive the truly large warnings and yet other
events that, as the prophecy foresaw, "will differ according
to regions, and will not always or usually be immediately noticeable
for what they are."
Certainly this has been
the case. We look around and see Hurricane Andrew, the Mississippi
flooding, the wildfires in the Southwest, quakes in China, heat
waves in Europe, volcanic rumblings, quakes in California, ice
storms, blizzards, record nor'easters, floods in Canada, SARS,
West Nile virus, September 11.
These and many other upsets
have occurred since 1990 -- and yet as also predicted, we do not
connect the dots.
More direct, still, were
the prophecies of a former atheist and college professor named
Howard Storm -- who underwent a brush with death after the rupture
of his duodenum in 1985 and claims that during that episode, in
which he was headed for what he describes as hell, he was rescued
by Jesus and then placed in the company of three angels who
showed him aspects of America's future.
"They made it very clear
to me that God had given this country the greatest blessing of
any people in the history of the world," said Dr. Storm,
who is from the Cincinnati area. "We have more of God's blessing.
Everything that we have comes from God. We didn't deserve it,
we didn't earn it, but we happen to be the wealthiest, most powerful
nation in the world. And God gave us all this so that we could
be the instruments of God's light in this world, and we are not
instruments of light. In other countries people see us as purveyors
of exploitation, military might, and pornography. They see us
as completely hedonistic and amoral -- we have no morality. People
can do whatever they want wherever they want with whatever they
want. Our amorality is a cancer on the rest of the world, and
God created us to be just the opposite.
"People get mad at me
for saying it, but God is very unhappy with what we're doing,"
adds Storm, now a Methodist minister. "When I came back from
the experience I was almost out of my mind trying to convert people.
God wanted a worldwide conversion thousands of years ago. God
pulled out all the stops 2,000 years ago with Jesus. From God's
view, that was the definitive moment in human history. And the
impact of the prophets and teachers and the Messiah has been a
big disappointment to God because people have by and large rejected
it. I was told that God wants this conversion. And if we don't
get with the program fairly soon, He is going to have to intervene
in some ways that from a human point of view are going to seem
cataclysmic. God is really tired of what we're doing to one another
and the planet and to His Creation. We were put in this world
to be stewards and live in harmony with His creation and one another
and we don't realize the important spiritual consequences of what
we do when we raise a child in a faithless society.
'I asked how [purification]
would come about, and they said it would be simple, that our society
is very dependent on a lot of very fragile things -- energy grid,
transportation," Storm told Spirit Daily more than two
years ago. "In each geographical area of the United States
people used to be relatively self-sufficient as far as agricultural
products. Now, how long would any state survive without the transport
of food and energy?
"What would happen is
these very complex and delicate grids of our economic system would
begin to break down. We've created a society of such cruel and
self-centered people that the very nature of civilization would
begin to break down. The angels showed me that what would happen
is that people would begin robbing the grocery stores, hording
goods, and killing one another for gasoline and tires, and as
a consequence everything would break down and would end up in
That's if we don't change.
Prophecy is conditional. And more than anything, angels encourage
us. They are not here to put us into a negative mindset. When
there is eternity to look forward to, there is in the end happiness
for all who follow Jesus.
But this is serious business.
After last week, with the great blackout, we have a glimpse of
what can happen on a much wider, longer scale. At this point no
one knows what triggered the outage, but they are pointing to
relatively minor mishaps that may have pulled down the energy
supply for parts of eight states and Canada. We were granted a
glimpse of just how reliant we are on a system that can vanish
in a flash. Many are now pointing to the source of the blackout
as Ohio, where Storm himself lives and where, that the very same
week, a statue
of the Virgin Mary was reported to be mysteriously glowing.
As the eyes and heart of
the statue allegedly lit -- even in the night -- the rest of the
state and much of the North were in darkness.
wrote a book about his Near-death experience called My Descent
into Death. He is now a minister in Ohio.
|Learn more about
Howard Storm's story.