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.
The term “birth pangs,” in terms of Bible prophecy, refers to certain convulsive geopolitical, geophysical, astrophysical, and worldwide socioeconomic events and issues scheduled to occur in the time leading up to Jesus Christ’s Second Advent (Second Coming). These are likened to the contractions experienced by a woman about to give birth, with those episodes increasing with frequency and intensity. Jesus’ foretelling of these birth pangs uses the word “sorrows” in His Olivet Discourse on end-time things to come. The Beast, NEOM Babylon, False Prophet-Mystery Religion, The ‘MARK.’ Plus MORE.
A ‘Beginning of Sorrows’ and ‘Convergence’ of Signs; (5) Floods, Wildfire, Heat, Drought and Pestilence. McKinney Fire acreage grows to over 55,000 (5), 0% contained. It is now the largest wildfire this year in California.
Skyla Patton and Zach Urness, Salem Statesman Journal Thu, August 4, 2022 at 2:12 PM
Fire crews continue to face lightning and ongoing high temperatures as blazes in Oregon and northern California continue to burn.
Oregon reported more than 3,500 lightning strikes Monday night alone, according to the U.S. Forest Service, and more were expected Wednesday evening. Red flag warnings were extended through much of the state through 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Rain arrived at some wildfires sporadically on Monday and Tuesday to help cool growth and has led to improved air quality in the southern half of the state.
Here are the latest updates.
Cedar Creek Fire burns near Oakridge
An estimated 500 (5) -acre wildfire is burning about 18 (6+6+6) miles east of Oakridge, according to reports from the Willamette National Forest.
The fire, called the Cedar Creek Fire, was likely caused by lightning in the area over the past few days, the Willamette National Forest said on Facebook. Firefighters have not yet been able to access the fire due to the terrain.
The fire is about 1 mile west of the Black Creek Trailhead on Forest Road 2421, 18 miles east of Oakridge, 3.5 miles west of Waldo Lake and 6 miles north of Highway 58.
An emergency closure is in place in the area. Hikers should not use trails off Forest Roads 2421 or 2424.
The entire west side of Waldo Lake, including all trails and trailheads, is closed, and the trail to Spirit Lake is closed, the Willamette National Forest said at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.
The fire grew from 100 acres to 500 Wednesday and continues to be very active, moving north, spotting in all directions and putting up a large plume of smoke.
The Cedar Creek Fire was first reported as smoke was seen late Monday. A load of helicopter rappelers were sent in Tuesday, but turned down the assignment because the terrain was too hazardous for safe access, the Willamette National Forest reported.
Two other fire crews later were sent in along Forest Road 2421 to find an access point. They did locate the fire and estimated it to be 5 acres at that time. A helicopter was assigned to make water drops for most of Tuesday.
Another helicopter and an incident management team have been ordered.
Crews assigned to the fire were pulled back Wednesday for a number of reasons, including a lack of safe access to the fire and escape routes for firefighters on the ground. So far, there are no apparent natural barriers available to stop the fire.
Fire managers are continuing to work to find a way to get firefighters to the fire.
Governor declares emergency in Wasco County
Gov. Kate Brown has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Miller Road/Dodge Fire in Wasco County. The fire sparked Tuesday and had burned about 1,000 acres of grass, brush and juniper near the community of Juniper Flats.
Residents of several homes near the fire were ordered to evacuate.
The emergency act is declared when a fire is a threat to life, safety and property and when that threat exceeds the capacity of local fire fighting personnel. It allows the state fire marshal to bring in additional firefighters and equipment from around the state.
Resources from Lane County, Juniper Flats Fire District, Klickitat County Fire District in Washington and Hood River Fire were called to help.
McKinney Fire acreage grows to 57,519, 0% contained
The largest wildfire in the area, the McKinney Fire, just south of the Oregon state line in California, grew 1,210 acres to reach a total of 57,519 acres as of Wednesday morning. It is now the largest wildfire this year in California.
Fire reports said crews were able to work successfully behind Yreka, creating a dozer line along the ridge to protect structures. Some rain on Tuesday night brought small relief to portions of the McKinney Fire, but activity was expected to increase as dry temperatures continue.
Smoke from the McKinney Fire is projected to move east over the course of Wednesday, impacting communities such as Yreka, Horn Brook, Weed and Black Butte.
After the discovery of two individuals in separate residences inside the perimeter of the fire, the confirmed fatalities for the McKinney Fire reached four early Tuesday morning, according to officials.
McKinney Fire live updates: Unstable air could create hazardous conditions; death toll at four
Alex Fire, China 2, surrounding area fires now called “Yeti Fire Complex”
The Alex Fire in the Klamath National Forest, nearby China 2 Fire and surrounding smaller lightning fires are now being called the Yeti Complex, according to the National Forest Service.
While cooler temperatures Tuesday evening helped moderate Yeti Fire activity overnight, warm and dry conditions in the forecast are creating hazardous conditions for firefighters moving forward through Wednesday, according to officials.
Motorists traveling on Highway 96, where the Yeti Fire is visible, are advised to drive slowly and watch for fire crews, equipment and other hazards on the road.
Fly Creek Fire holds at 280 acres, 80% contained
The Fly Creek Fire was held to 280 acres Tuesday night and crews increased containment to 80% on a blaze that brought evacuation orders to the Metolius Arm of Lake Billy Chinook in central Oregon.
A dozer line has been constructed around 80% of the fire perimeter and air support dropped retardant late Monday. On Wednesday, a drone will be used to map hot spots of the fire as the crew focuses on extinguishing hot spots, according to Central Oregon Fire.
The level 3 evacuation notice for the Perry South and Monty campgrounds remains in place. Three Rivers evacuation had been bumped to a level 1 as of Tuesday morning.
Fire crews in central Oregon so far have responded to at least 40 incidents of small wildfire starts.
Strong outflow winds and frequent lightning remain the primary concerns for any new and existing fires. Red Flag warnings remain in effect for gusty winds and low relative humidity through Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Potter Fire acreage accurately mapped at 85 acres
The Potter Fire, previously assumed to have grown to 400 acres on Potter Mountain, was remapped Tuesday and determined to be 85 acres, according to Northwest Incident Management. Northwest of Lemolo Lake and north of the North Umpqua River, on the border of Willamette and Umpqua national forests, the Potter Fire was 0% contained as of Wednesday morning.
“We want to keep this fire’s footprint as small as possible and all assigned people and equipment will be focused on finding ways to work as close to the edge as safely possible. We are actively looking for every opportunity to stop the spread,” Fire Management staff officer Ed Hiatt said in a news release.
“The fire was reported and very active although in a relatively remote area,” the forest service said in a Facebook post.
Southern Oregon report
Fire danger levels in Josephine and Jackson counties were set to be moved to “extreme” on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters have responded to several small fire starts in Josephine County, near New Hope and Murphy. An update Tuesday morning said the southwest fires had minimal growth, and multiple engines were actively working in the area.
Windigo Fire remapped at 978 acres, Tolo Mountain 75% contained
The Windigo Fire, burning in the area of Windigo Pass south of Diamond Peak, has been re-estimated at 978 acres, according to the forest service. The fire is actively burning timber off Forest Service Road 60 on the Douglas and Klamath counties divide in Umpqua National Forest, according to officials.
It’s in a popular area near Timpanogas Lake. A large closure of trails and natural areas is in effect near the fire. A full list of closures can be found here. Weekend lightning storms resulted in roughly 220 strikes across Lake and Klamath counties, according to officials.
Nearby, the Tolo Mountain fire in the Deschutes National Forest is being held at 41 acres and is now 75% contained. Local crews remain to mop up the area until full containment is reached, an update from officials on Tolo Mountain said.
A new start, now named the Green Butte Fire, is burning on Green Butte in the Deschutes National Forest, identified Tuesday evening by Central OR Fire. As of Wednesday morning, it had burned roughly 20 acres and is 0% contained, currently being handled by three crews, four engines, one water tender and more, according to officials.
Pacific Crest Trail closures
A 110-mile long stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail, between mile markers 1600 and 1710 and between Etna Summit in California to Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Oregon, has been closed due to the McKinney Fire.
Another section of the PCT, between mile markers 1848 and 1908, about 60 miles of the trail between Crater Lake National Park and Bend, is closed due to the Tolo Mountain and Windigo fires.
But how can they call on him (Jesus Christ) to save them unless they believe in him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they believe in him (Jesus Christ) if they have never heard about him (Jesus Christ)? And how can they hear about him (Jesus Christ) unless someone tells them?” —Romans 10:14
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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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