Extreme Heat Update

Wildfires have burned 5.6 million acres in the U.S. this year, and concerns are growing amid a heat wave. Vast blazes across the U.S. have combined to make 2022 a contender for one of the most incendiary years in the last decade.

Romans 10:14 “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?”

Matthew 9:37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.

Luke 10:2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.

… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

Matthew 24:21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

Ezekiel 33:6 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.

Wildfires have burned 5.6 million acres in the U.S. this year, and concerns are growing amid a heat wave. Vast blazes across the U.S. have combined to make 2022 a contender for one of the most incendiary years in the last decade.

Dennis Romero Wed, July 27, 2022 at 12:14 AM NBCNEWS

California hasn’t had a typical megafire with six-figure acreage this year, but vast blazes across the U.S. have combined to make 2022 a contender for one of the most incendiary years in the last decade.

The week’s ongoing heat wave, expected to produce stifling conditions and triple-digit temperatures for parts of the Southeast, the Northwest and some regions in between, has the potential to help spark or grow additional fires.

As of Tuesday, fires had consumed 5.6 million acres nationwide, about twice the acreage burned last year to date and three times the fire footprint to date in 2020, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The country’s 84 large fires still active Tuesday are responsible for a majority of the acres — more than 3 million — burned so far this year.

Only two other years in the last decade had acreage losses above 5 million by July 26: 2017, at 5.2 million acres, and 2015, at 5.6 million.

By year’s end, 2015 had burned 10.13 million acres — the most since 1960, National Interagency Coordination Center data shows. The years 2020 and 2017 ranked second and third.

Federal officials warned Tuesday of fertile fire conditions from coast to coast and reminded people that human action is the most common ignition for wildfires.

“As record temperatures and very dry fuels continue to be reported in many states, wildland firefighters need everyone to do their part to prevent wildfires,” the National Interagency Fire Center said in a statement.

More than 34,000 of the more than 38,000 wildfires in the U.S. to date were caused by human action, the center said.

Federal officials have eyes on major fires across the West, including two new blazes in Montana, as well as Idaho’s Moose Fire, which has burned more than 37,000 acres since it started July 17.

California’s largest fire this year, Mariposa County’s 18,000-acre Oak Fire, was 26% contained Tuesday as firefighters stunted southern movement and focused on the fire’s march into the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Despite taking out 41 structures so far, the blaze has failed in recent days to show the explosive growth it displayed in its first 24 hours, when it grew from a 60-acre dustup Friday to a 12,000-acre cauldron Saturday. Its plume could be seen from space.

Federal, state and local firefighters and support crews, numbering more than 400, drew a line to stop the Oak Fire’s progress at Footman Ridge, about 50 miles west-southwest of Yosemite National Park, officials said.

“It’s extremely hot, it’s extremely steep terrain, but nobody has given up,” Justin Macomb, a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection section chief for the region, said in a video briefing Tuesday.

Yet California, which has seen a string of years with six-figure-acreage fires, has so far this year avoided blazes as big as behemoths of recent history, which include 2020’s August Complex Fire, alone responsible for scorching more than 1 million acres.

It’s not clear why this year has been less incendiary in the state. Fire years have generally gotten worse in lockstep with climate change and the continued warming of the planet.

A 2009 analysis published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management concluded that most regions of world it examined will soon “face moderate fire potential for the entire year” and not just for a few months in summer and fall.

The idea is consistent with the California-like fire seasons in recent years in Washington, Oregon and New Mexico.

As climate change has helped to produce most of the planet’s 10 hottest years since the start of the 2010s, it has also helped to produce ideal fire temperatures and ideal fuel on the ground — dry, brittle and ready for exothermic reaction.

The 10 largest wildfires in California have also all happened since 2010.

With record high temperatures possible and lightning forecast for some areas of the Pacific Northwest this week, officials in Oregon and Washington are telling residents to be alert.

The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted Tuesday, “Don’t park in tall grass,” lest your car spark a fire.

The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center for wildfires, based in Portland, Oregon, said in a statement Tuesday, “Southwestern Oregon, central and eastern [areas] will have elevated significant fire potential through the week due to the hot, dry weather.”

It warned of potential “high risk for new significant fires.”

“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?” —Romans 10:14

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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