Heed the biblical warnings about a scorched earth! As all-consuming wildfires continue to race across California, are we witnessing the fulfillment of ancient prophecies about fiery judgment on sinful cities and states across this nation?
Just last summer the Quayle site featured an ANP article about evangelist Dumitru Duduman’s vision of America’s sinful playgrounds going up in smoke. God showed him all of California and said, ‘This is Sodom and Gomorrah! Its sin has reached the Holy One. It will burn!”
As Duduman watched, the same scene was repeated with Las Vegas, New York, and Florida. The prophecy ended with, “This country will burn!”
As of this week, wind-fanned flames still churning through canyons and up and down hillsides so far have claimed more than 240,000 acres in California. The LA Times has called the Thomas fire, now burning for 12 days, “Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire.”
The newspaper stated that although it is the fourth largest fire in California’s history, the cause is still under investigation. While cooking accidents in homeless camps have been blamed for starting the holocaust, end-time believers are more likely to agree when the prophets make the call as an act of God.
“The Light of Israel will become a fire, their Holy One a flame; in a single day it will burn and consume his thorns and his briers. The splendor of forests and fertile fields it will completely destroy. The Lord, the Lord Almighty will carry out the destruction decreed upon the whole land.” Isaiah 10:17
But wildfires in California may be only the beginning of coming judgments on this country. In his book Racing Toward Judgment printed in 1975, the late David Wilkerson pointed out that God’s judgments have always begun at the “entrance gates” of nations, such as seaports, harbors and immigration points of entry.
For instance, the prophet Jeremiah warned of whirlwinds and violent storms on the coasts of seaport cities. Just witness the devastation this year when tropical storms Harvey and Irma battered cities off the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Seaboard.
“Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.” Jeremiah 25:32
Now that the focus has shifted to the West Coast, we’re seeing the futility of human attempts to keep wildfires from turning once-fertile land into scorched and blackened earth. Wilkerson cautioned that as the nation continues to ignore warning calls for national repentance, God’s judgments will only get worse and spread to other sinful cities.
In a devotional blog written in 2009, the late evangelist reminded readers that for 10 years he had been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City.
“It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut,” Wilkerson predicted. “Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires, such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.
“There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide, and there will be looting—including Times Square, New York City. We are under God’s wrath.
“God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations.”
Wilkerson and other prophetic messengers have looked back in history to cite cities like London, Paris and Rome as examples of God’s judgment by fire. London in the 17th century was considered the business mart of the nations and was the world’s most prosperous city.
But when atheism and agnosticism became popular philosophies, a spirit of iniquity took over, and the city laughed at the idea of judgment for sin. God first sent a warning to the people in the form of pestilence—the bubonic plague that became known as the Black Death--that claimed as many as 100,000 victims.
When the plague abated, people breathed sighs of relief but continued in their ungodly ways, unaware that God’s fire of judgment was soon to fall. But one day a single fire set by one man spread uncontrollably, and the city, dry after a rainless season, was suddenly engulfed in flames.
The 1666 fire of London became known as the raging holocaust that no one could extinguish. Over the years, the city was slowly rebuilt, but it never regained its former prosperity or its title as the “Jewel of the British Empire.”
Even now, America’s cities are ripe for a similar fiery judgment, according to Lois Vogel Sharp, an outspoken prophetess for King of Glory End-Time Ministries. In a video she shared last week on the Quayle dreams and visions site, Sharp predicted a great shaking about to level California, Chicago and New York as seen in the final video below.
“The Lord is going to bring judgment on evil in these cities,” she said. “They are going to burn, whether it happens by wildfires, earthquakes, or by fireballs from heaven.”
In 1984 when evangelist Duduman had similar visions of cities on both coasts going up in flames, he asked the Lord, “Will this country really burn? America is the most powerful country in the world. How will it burn?”
His answer was that Russian spies have discovered where the nuclear warehouses are in America. “When the Americans will think that it is peace and safety, from the middle of the country some of the people will start fighting against the government.
“So the government will be busy with internal problems. Then from the ocean, Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico, and other countries will come and bomb the nuclear warehouses.
For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.
There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting—including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written,
“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (v. 3).
God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.
The prophet Jeremiah pleaded with wicked Israel, “God is fashioning a calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh, turn back each of you from your evil way, and reform your ways and deeds. But they will say, It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart” (Jeremiah 18:11-12).
In Psalm 11:6, David warns, “Upon the wicked he will rain snares (coals of fire)…fire…burning wind…will be the portion of their cup.” Why? David answered, “Because the Lord is righteous” (v. 7). This is a righteous judgment—just as in the judgments of Sodom and in Noah’s generation.