But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
‘Twi-Light Zone’ Archaeology: ‘Ship swallower’ off British coast has claimed ‘50,000 (5) lives’. A Bermuda Triangle off of the U.K.? ‘The Merchants of Tarshish.’ The five (5) greatest shipwrecks.
A NOTORIOUS “ship swallower” just off the coast of Britain is believed to have claimed some 50,000 lives along the years.
By CHARLIE PITTOCK 00:00, Tue, Nov 23, 2021 | UPDATED: 18:35, Tue, Nov 23, 2021 Express.co.uk
British waters are filled with thousands of shipwrecks, each with its own unique history. Just a few of the discoveries off the UK coastline include the Mary Rose, the HMS London that sank in the River Thames after exploding, and the SS Richard Montgomery — an abandoned wreck filled with around 1,400 tonnes of TNT explosives. Just six miles (10 km) off the coast of Deal in Kent lies the biggest hazard of the lot. The Goodwin Sands is a 10-mile (16km) long sandbank.
Seals bask there at low tide, annual cricket matches were once held there, and brave runners have even raced on the Goodwins.
Five (5) ‘greatest’ shipwrecks:
Yet, it is the notorious reputation of the Goodwins as one of the most treacherous spots in the English Channel that it is best known for.
Marine archaeologist Dan Pascoe told Express.co.uk: “It’s a ship swallower. That’s what I like to call it.
“What happens is, you’ve got these sands that are sandbanks which can be 20 metres deep with sand, and that’s moving.
“So when a ship hits it, it normally hits the top of the sand, but the weight of the shipwreck sinks into the sand until it hits the chalk bedrock 20 metres below.”
Mr Pascoe added: “Now, for hundreds of years that shipwreck had been covered.
“But the Goodwin Sands is a mobile sandbank, it’s constantly moving. So when the sand moves away, you have this shipwreck that’s lying on the chalk bedrock.
“And in some cases it can be really complete — like the Stirling Castle back in 1979 when that came out.”
Lying in one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, the Goodwins have posed a serious threat to shipping since seafaring began.
The lack of navigational aids in earlier days contributed enormously to the ships that would meet their fate at the Goodwins.
The glutinous nature of the Goodwins ensures ships that hit the sand soon sink into a watery grave.
The ship’s back often breaks first, before it disappears beneath the sand.
Some 2,000 shipwrecks have been recorded, although the true number is believed to be nearer to 3,500.
As many as 50,000 people are believed to have drowned there, including hundreds of World War 2 airmen.
The Great Storm of 1703 proved to be one of the deadliest nights. The destructive, extratropical cyclone struck central and southern England on November 26, 1703.
Ships were blown hundreds of miles off-course, with one ship even found 15 miles inland.
At least ‘13’ men-of-war and 40 merchant vessels were lost at the Goodwins that night, with the loss of 2,168 lives.
Among those wrecked included the HMS Northumberland, HMS Restoration and the HMS Stirling Castle.
All three of these are among the multiple protected wrecks at the site, identified for special protection by Historic England under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.
The Stirling Castle was a particularly significant wreck, given how well it was preserved when it was discovered by local divers in 1979.
Fiona Punter, trustee at the Goodwin Sands Conservation Trust, told Express.co.uk: “The Stirling Castle was found at the same time as the Mary Rose in Portsmouth.”
She said it was in “better repair” than the iconic ship.
Ms Punter continued: “You could walk down the steps into it. It was a perfect ship on the seafloor.”
Mr Pascoe added: “It was a complete wooden warship with 70 guns, lying on its keel, upright, guns still pointing out of the gun ports, and that sank in 1703.”
By 1981, fresh sediment was beginning to cover the wreck again. Part of the wreck has since collapsed and destabilised.
Some of the World War 2 wrecks are particularly well preserved too. Mr Pascoe said: “ A recent one that was recovered was the Dornier Do 17 [a light bomber used by the German Luftwaffe], and you’ve got others out there too.
“There’s another one — a Junkers 88 that’s lying upside down.
“You can see the wings, you can see the propellers, the engines. You can see that the doors are open.
“There’s submarines, World War 2 submarines, German ones just sitting there complete.”
Ms Punter said the Goodwins has the highest level of shipwrecks and lost maritime archaeology in the whole of Europe, possibly even the world.
Yet, so much of what is there remains unknown as technology is not advanced enough yet.
Some of this history could simply be destroyed in an instant if planned dredging goes ahead. Millions of tonnes of sand and gravel face being dredged from the site, as part of plans to extend the port of Dover.
Teams would not go near the protected wrecks, as they have a protection zone around them, but hundreds more remain at risk.
Ms Punter said: “We had a diver out three summers ago and he came back with video footage of a World War 2 bomber that no one knew was there.
“And that was actually on the line of the dredge zone. It was in the original dredge zone but they modified it. If they hadn’t modified it, that bomber would go. They’d dredge it up.”
The “brutal” dredging process, as Mr Pascoe referred to it, sucks up the sand, only stopping if something is jammed.
Wooden structures, he said, would simply be destroyed.
Ms Punter and her fellow trustees at the Goodwin Sands Conservation Trust are fighting to stop any further dredging at the site, and ensure that the Goodwins are conserved for future generations.
She said: “There’s great differences between conservation and preservation. It will be the conservation that we’re after, so that it’s there for future generations when the technology is there to find out what is hidden there without damaging it.”
She finished: “That’s really the long term aim ‒ to make sure that they’re not hurt, and to make sure that everyone, everyone in east Kent, knows about the Goodwins as much as they do about the White Cliffs of Dover.
“The White Cliffs are national icons, we’d like the Goodwins to be that too.”
8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.