Extreme Wildfires Update

Las Vegas officials bracing for evacuations as Northern New Mexico fire edges closer to city

Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries

Ten ‘10’ Denotes God’s divine ‘COMPLETENESS’ as to things on EARTH. In Revelation 10, he is opening up the ancient scrolls and ‘little book’ of prophecy that Daniel was told to ‘SEAL UP’ and not write of what was spoken. He was prophetically being told additional things that would transpire or occur ‘in the end of days’ and during the 7 year ‘tribulation.

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the ‘time of the end’: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the ‘time of the end’.

‘Time of the End’:

Revelation ‘10’ And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

2 And he had in his hand a ‘little book open’(NWN; Daniels ‘little book’ is now being opened by God’s Great Angel of Prophecy) and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven ‘7’ thunders uttered their voices.

(NWN; I ‘discern’ that these are seven ‘7’ other great prophecy angels who are ‘confirming’ that NOW IS THE TIME to OPEN DANIEL’S ‘END TIME’ Book of Future Prophecy.’)

4 And when the seven ‘7’ thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven ‘7’ thunders uttered, and write them not.

5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

(NWN; The Great Prophecy Angel is proclaiming the ‘LAST DAYS or END TIMES’ have come, in no uncertain terms, and that NOW IS THE TIME to reveal prophecy related TO the Last Days or End Times and Tribulation.)

7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh ‘7’ angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

(NWN; Seven ‘7’ denotes God’s divine completion to his plan or purpose for this ‘7th’ prophecy angel to commence and complete prophecy related to the Last Days and End Times. Think of the Great Prophecy Angel as a ‘General’ and the ‘7th’ prophecy angel as a Major or Colonel or someone of rank who has been given authority to physically ‘begin something or start something.’)

8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open (NWN; notice that the ‘little book’ is OPEN) in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

(NWN; the prophecy angel(s) are HANDING the little book to physically alive men on the earth. In essence, they are handing or ‘transferring’ the ‘little book of prophecy’ to physical men ALIVE on the EARTH during the ‘End Times’ or ‘Last Days.’ God conveys prophecy to Angels who in turn are ‘messengers’ of God’s prophecy to mortal men alive. Angels, throughout the past 6,000 years have been ‘messengers’ for God to mankind.)

9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

(NWN; this is a ‘discernment’ on my part. ‘Take it and eat it’ is a spiritual ‘consumption’ of understanding the End Times and God’s related prophecies to go along with ‘signs of the times.’ It takes ‘7’ knowledge, wisdom, obedience, humility, persistence, prayer and the Holy Spirit’ to work prophecy in man’kind. This is a great and wonderful thing, just like a ‘7’ course meal. However, once the prophecies are apparent ‘consumed and understood’ they will be prone to make one sick to the stomach because of what they foretell. Just like eating a ’7’ course meal will likely make you feel like you could explode. God’s UNFILTERD WRATH poured on evil man’kind who refuse Him, and refuse His Son Jesus Christ and His eternal offer of salvation. Seeing prophecy happen and unfold is a wonderful and miraculous thing. Understanding the implications of seeing prophecy unfold, leaves one’s stomach bitter and sour because of the ‘gastrointestinal storm’ that is coming. Pass-the-antacid-pills, please.)

10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

(NWN; the prophecy angel was prophesying what would happen to anyone who attempted to reveal what was in the ‘little book.’ This verse ‘confirms’ that what was prophesied, did in fact occur and was experienced by those given the task of being Watchmen. This also ‘suggests’ that some men are ‘willingly’ allowing themselves to be Watchmen because they consciously love prophecy (God’s Word) and are completely open and receptive to it.)

11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

(NWN; since this is verse ‘11’ it suggests a WARNING(S). The purpose of prophecy is to inform, proclaim and WARN. It suggests that the Watchmen who proclaim the Word of God, will have their ‘7’ words, letters, videos, blogs, sermons, articles and books proclaim God’s WILL to those during the End Times / Last Days and Tribulation period. God has ALWAYS used Holy Angels and physical men (Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Enoch, and others) to speak on behalf of God. He will do this also through the Tribulation via; 1. Prophecy revealed to mankind via his ‘little book’ to Watchmen, 2. The ‘two witnesses’, ‘lampstands’ or candles who proclaims God’s light to the world for the first 3.5 years of the tribulation, 3. The various Angel warnings given to men to NOT TAKE THE MARK of the BEAST and lastly, 4. The 144,000 Jewish Evangelists who have the ‘seal of God’ in their foreheads (and NOT the mark of the Beast) who proclaim Jesus Christ’s offer of Salvation ONE LAST TIME, before the 7 year tribulation ends.)

Acts 2:17-21 And it shall come to pass ‘in the last days’, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

Joel 2:28-29 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids ‘in those days’

Las Vegas officials bracing for evacuations as Northern New Mexico fire edges closer to city

Gwen Albers and Claudia L Silva, The Santa Fe New Mexican

Sun, May 1, 2022, 7:35 PM

May 1—LAS VEGAS, N.M. — City officials on Sunday prepared for the possibility of mass evacuations of Las Vegas residents Monday as relentless winds pushed the Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak fire closer to the city and put other communities in a growing hunk of Northern New Mexico on edge.

“This is not a small fire,” Las Vegas Mayor Louie Trujillo said at an emergency City Council meeting Sunday. “This is the largest disaster in New Mexico history — one of the largest in U.S. history.”

The fire, which had grown to about 104,000 acres by Sunday morning, currently is not the biggest in state history, and to date, has not resulted in any reported fatalities. But its proximity to Las Vegas, and farther to the north, Mora, places it in the league with the Whitewater-Baldy, Las Conchas and Cerro Grande fires — 21st century monster blazes that changed landscapes and, in the case of Cerro Grande, communities for decades.

Officials on late Saturday speculated the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak conflagration — listed as 30 percent contained, despite more than 1,000 personnel on the scene — would at least double in size. It was an estimate that surprised almost no one in the San Miguel and Mora county region of the state, where smoke was ever-present and mandatory evacuation orders piled on through the day.

By Sunday evening, sites on the outskirts of Las Vegas, including Mineral Hill and Montezuma, looked to be in the potential path of trouble. Smaller communities far north of the city, including Mora, were no more secure: Officials ordered mandatory evacuation orders for the town early in the day.

“This is a big firefight,” Dave Bales, the incident commander handling the fire, said Sunday night.

The remorseless constant through it all was the wind.

Wind, wind, wind.

It blew without letup throughout Sunday and seems unlikely to offer even the hint of relief through Wednesday.

Gary Zell, a meteorologist for the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire, said in a briefing a “double-barrel system” is expected to bring four days of “critical fire weather,” with low humidity, high temperatures and wind gusts of more than 45 mph in some areas.

Mark Defries, a spokesman for the incident management team that took over management of the blaze Sunday, said winds already were reaching speeds of up to 40 mph.

“The weather has not been our friend,” he said. “Winds tomorrow [Monday] are going to come out of the west-northwest, which potentially pushes that fire out in the direction of Las Vegas.”

The frustration over the winds was palpable.

“The wind keeps changing — [from the] southwest one day, then getting northwest, and then back to the southwest,” Bales said.

As local officials fretted about what could occur during the next several days, Trujillo said there were not yet any mandatory evacuation orders in place for Las Vegas residents. But he noted the city was bracing for the possibility.

“We are working hard around the clock to make sure all the services are ready for the public,” Trujillo said. “We are expecting winds to travel south tomorrow [Monday], which will push the fire closer to town.”

Meanwhile, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham met with community leaders and elected officials in Las Vegas on Sunday. A spokeswoman said they discussed communications strategies and “the best operational framework to ensure we’re getting the appropriate resources to meet each community’s needs.”

Getting help

With the fire bearing down on even more people, state and local officials began marshaling efforts to help. The Santa Fe Fire Department said Sunday that, by Monday, four engines would be in Las Vegas, as well as an ambulance, two commanders and up to 20 firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

According to a news release, local firefighting unions were coordinating donations to help farmers and ranchers in the area, including troughs, hay, bowls, crates and paper products. The donations — including Gatorade, hot cereal, diapers and personal hygiene items — are being taken at Fire Station 5 on Siler Road.

Preparing for a crisis took on all the more importance as the scope of the fire grew larger and those who’d lost much of what they had found shelter in Las Vegas.

Charles Zurenko, volunteer site supervisor for the American Red Cross evacuation shelter at the Old Memorial Middle School, said the facility isn’t in the preliminary evacuation zone. And if the needs become greater, other places, including the Glorieta Adventure Camps facility, are in consideration for additional shelter space. The site already is hosting students from United World College in Montezuma.

“Glorieta is being reserved with the state to provide housing for our citizens,” Trujillo said.

Equipped to host 200 evacuees, the Old Memorial Middle School shelter has been housing an average of 27 people a night, Zurenko said.

That number could grow, depending on how the fire develops. Late Sunday afternoon, officials added El Turquillo, Lucero and Rainsville to the sites under mandatory evacuation orders. Several roads in the area are closed or are limited to one-way travel.

Andrew Vigil and his wife, Anita Rivera, whose home between Rociada and Sapello was destroyed by the fire on April 22, could attest to the realities brought by Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak — and the importance of getting out while exits were still available.

“We barely made it out,” Vigil said. “We waited a little too long.”

The couple escaped with their vehicles and dog and had no insurance on the camper and 400-square-foot addition where they lived.

The assessment of new destruction in the roughly 50 miles between Las Vegas and Mora was uncertain. Before Friday, the fire had destroyed more than 160 homes, mainly in the Rociada and Pendaries Village areas of San Miguel County. Several more homes were destroyed from Friday and into Saturday in the El Porvenir and Gallinas Canyon area, though officials haven’t yet been able to complete damage surveys and provide details.

Evacuated students from the United World College USA in nearby Montezuma already had relocated to Glorieta on Saturday after spending a night at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. School will not be in session Monday for students at Las Vegas City Schools and West Las Vegas Schools.

Preparing for possibilities

Though Las Vegas police Chief Anthony Salazar reiterated an evacuation of the city was not underway, he acknowledged the ability of people in the area to see flames in the distance puts the area on edge.

“We cannot have any type of panic,” Salazar said. “We are not shutting down anything right now.”

Assuming city residents are asked to evacuate, police will begin knocking on doors in neighborhoods, he added.

Las Vegas interim fire Chief Steve Spann asked residents not to use fire hydrants to protect their homes.

“It’s illegal,” Spann said. “I do have personnel protecting our watershed, and we also have more crews coming in.”

City Utilities Director Maria Gilvarry said the city’s drinking water supply has been tested repeatedly. “So far, it’s OK and plentiful,” she said.

The Santa Fe National Forest also announced Sunday the entire Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District has closed to the public through December to protect public health and safety.

The Cooks Peak Fire farther north in Mora and Colfax counties was at 59,000 acres and 69 percent contained, with little growth since a day earlier.

In the Jemez Mountains, the Cerro Pelado Fire had grown about 10,000 acres since Saturday, to 17,885, and was only 10 percent contained. The wildfire so far has destroyed three homes and largely is burning in the footprint of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire.

Bandelier National Monument announced Sunday it was closing down due to the fire.

A new estimate for the Skiles 429 Fire, which sparked Friday in Union County along the Oklahoma border, reduced the acreage to 1,312 from 2,500 reported Saturday.

Cynthia Miller and James Barron contributed to this report.

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 (2028/29) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028/29-3028/29).

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

Paul Rolland

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.

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