2020 California wildfires
The 2020 California wildfire season is a series of wildfires that are burning across the state of California. As of February 5, 2020, a total of 94 fires have burned 110 acres according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Total area: 110 acres (45 ha)Total fires: 94
What time of year do most wildfires occur?
Wildfires in forests and grasslands in North America are particularly prevalent in the summer, fall and winter, especially during dry periods with an increase in dead fuels and high winds. Such periods are, in fact, called the wildfire season by fire control experts.
This is a part of the book Bro. Perry Green put out called “The Acts Of The Prophet.” In this particular section, it outlines some key information regarding the prophecy of the sinking of the West Coast (USA) and Bro. Branham’s warning to leave as quickly as possible — Listen to what the Spirit is saying by way of the messenger.It was in February, 1964, that Brother Branham’s ministry reached into the literal shaking of the earth. He and several other brothers had again gathered to hunt Javelina. The locale was the same general area as where the angels had descended and the cloud had appeared. Because of the memory of that event just the year before, one might have expected other outstanding events to emanate from this spot; yet this day, as Brother Branham and a close friend, Brother Banks Woods, returned to camp, there was no hint of anything unusual. We know now that, at that very moment, megatons of rock must have lain poised for movement deep in the bowels of the earth.
As Brother Branham and Brother Woods walked along that day, suddenly the Spirit of the Lord spoke to him and told him to pick up a stone and cast it into the air. Obediently, he did as he was told. As the stone struck the earth, a small whirlwind came down with it, and he simply spoke the words, “Thus saith the Lord.” He turned to Brother Woods and said, “You watch, there will be something happen. You must do something to cause things to happen. This is the way that things are started.”
The next day the hunting party was prepared to break camp. The members of the party were engaged in various activities, such as preparing their game, and Brother Branham, true to the outdoorsman’s code, was carefully ensuring that the fire was out. Suddenly he turned to Brother Roy Roberson, standing near him, and quickly told him to take cover. Something was about to happen. One of the brothers was taking motion pictures of Brother Branham at the time and, just as his camera ran out of film, over the bluff from the north came a powerful whirlwind right above the prophet’s head. The violent force of this whirlwind was so great that it cut part of this bluff out and threw rocks the size of a man’s fist for over one hundred yards. Like a blast, it cut the tops out of the mesquite trees; the sound of its fury filled the air. Naturally the brothers with him took cover. Some dived under the trucks or scrambled beneath the bushes, but Brother Branham stood firm. The whirlwind rose, as if retreating, only to return again with unquenched violence. This fearful show of power and might was repeated a total of three times. God’s prophet stood through it all, hat in hand, looking up into th emidst of the whirling force. As it lifted the last time and returned in the direction from whence it had come, he set his hat back on his head and spoke deliberately, “God spoke to Job in a whirlwind.” Continuing he pronounced the awful news, “The judgment of God shall strike the west coast of America.” Indeed the whirlwind had retreated in the northwesterly direction, toward that coast.
Before we learn of the extent of this impending judgment, let us return a few years back to where the prophet of God first spoke of such things. (We must remember that God sends prophets to pronounce judgment against those who will not listen, as well as for the edification of those who are eager for the word of God. To the one, the words of the prophet bring life; to the other they bring death and destruction.) The first mention of earthquake judgment by Brother Branham was in the 1950’s in a sermon entitled Supernatural Gospel. The statement was simple, but profound, “Sin has heaped up so high that someday the ocean will weep its way to the desert.”
The second mention of impending earthquake disaster in America was made in his sermon The Second Coming Of Christ, preached on April 17, 1957. Here he said, “The other day over in Oakland, California, when it was our privilege to be there in a meeting, and it was the first time that my wife had ever been in an earthquake, I was sitting in a barber shop and the room shoot just a little and the radio quickly announced an earthquake was on. Said they were looking for another one in about five minutes and I thought, ‘Oh Lord. What if it is the last one!’” At that time not many people perceived that a prophet of God was fulfilling Scripture by referring to the last earthquake.
On December 27, 1964, in his message Who Do You Say This Is? he said, “Look at the earthquakes over here in California. I predict that, before the coming of the Lord Jesus, that God will sink that place. I believe that Hollywood and Los Angeles, and them filthy places over there, that God Almighty will sink her. It’ll go beneath the bottom of the sea.” Though many of us followed his message and believed him to be the prophet of God to this generation, yet, even at that hour, we did not perceive the prediction of judgment upon the west coast of America.
On April 29, 1965, the next link in the chain of prophecy was forged while Brother Branham was preaching in Los Angeles itself. Just before his message that morning, a very dear friend, Sister Florence Shakarian, had just sung a song in her inimitable style. (Sister Florence had been sick for a long time and a few months previous, Brother Demos Shakarian had asked Brother Branham to pray for his sister, who was dying of cancer. At that time Brother Branham had been given a word from the Lord concerning Sister Florence. He told Demos that she would not die then, but that she would die before the coming of the Lord, that it would happen between 2 and 3 o’clock some morning, and that he had seen her lying in state.) Sister Florence’s song that morning carried a special anointing, for she could sing like a nightingale. The song was a tremendous blessing, and the congregation was deeply moved. At the end of her song, Brother Branham, sitting on the platform next to Brother Carl Williams, nudged Brother Carl and said, “Do you hear that?” Brother Carl asked him what he meant, and Brother Branham replied, “She’s walking up the Golden Stairs, can’t you hear her?”
At about this same time a man rose up and brought one of those powerful, spine tingling messages in tongues that are often given in Pentecostal congregations. You could almost feel the anointing from the words this man brought; so forceful, and with such authority it was given. The interpretation came immediately from the other side of the auditorium: “Oh daughter of Zion, thou shalt not fear, thou shalt not worry, for thou shalt live to see the coming of the Lord.” Brother Billy Paul, in the audience that day, was deeply disturbed, for he knew that this message contradicted that which Brother Branham had received from the Lord. The message had come with such force and such anointing; yet he knew that the Angel of the Lord had never failed Brother Branham.
No explanation was forthcoming at this time and Brother Branham went on to deliver his message Choosing Of A Bride. The next prophetic link was forged as he said to the people of Los Angeles, “You don’t know what time that this city one day is going to be lying out there at the bottom of this ocean. ‘Oh Capernaum,’ said Jesus, ‘thou who art exalted into heaven will be brought down into hell, for if the mighty works had been done in Sodom and Gomorrah, it would have been standing until this day,’ and Sodom and Gomorrah lay at the bottom of the Dead Sea, and Capernaum is in the bottom of the sea. Thou city who claims to be the City of the Angels, who has exalted yourself into heaven and sent all the dirty, filthy things of fashions and things, till even the foreign countries come here to pick up our filth and send it away, with your find churches and steeples, and so forth, the way you do, remember, one day you’ll be lying in the bottom of this sea. Your great honeycomb under you right now, the wrath of God is belching right beneath you. How much longer He will hold this sandbar hanging over that, when that ocean out yonder a mile deep will slode in there plumb back to the Salton Sea. It will be worse than the last day of Pompeii! Repent Los Angeles! Repent the rest of you and turn to God; the hour of His wrath is upon the earth. Flee while there is time to flee and come into Christ. Let us pray.”
This was the great moment for those of us who believed that Brother Branham was the prophet of God with the spirit of Elijah, when the realization swept over us that the tapes we had heard, the books we had read, and what we had heard this great man of God say, all pointed to a tremendous prophecy of doom for the west coast. Now we realized that he was prophesying. Knowing him to be a Word prophet, we knew that he spoke nothing unless it could be found in the Scriptures. Now we began to pay attention.
On June 22, 1965, Brother Branham speaking on a coast-to-coast, border-to-border telephone hookup, in his sermon Thinking Man’s Filter clearly pronounced judgment upon America: “The Holy Spirit in my heart tonight cries, ‘Blind Laodicea, how oft God would have give you a revival, but now your time has come, too late now. How did you laugh and make fun of the people God sent to you. But now your time has come. Oh United States! United States! How God would have hovered over you as a hen does her brood, but you would not.’ Now this voice is going from coast to coast, from north to south and east to west. How God would have hovered you, but you would not. . .now your time has come. Nations are breaking. The world is falling apart, fifteen hundred mile chunk of it, three to four hundred miles wide, will sink maybe forty miles down into that great fault out yonder. One of these days them waves will shoot plumb out to the state of Kentucky and when it does, it will shake the world so hard that everything on top of it will shake down.”
What a parallel between the words of God’s prophet concerning the United States and Jesus’ words when He said, “Oh Jerusalem! If you had only known the day of your visitation. . .” If the United States and the people who call themselves the people of God, even claiming the baptism of the Holy Ghost, the gifts of the Spirit, the divine healing, had only known their day when God visited this generation in the life of a prophet!
The whirlwind had descended three times on that day in February 1964. The first answering judgment struck on Good Friday of that year in the form of an earthquake which nearly tore the coast out of Alaska. No one who experienced the terror of that day, or who has since examined the record of the destruction and loss of life, could ever forget what it is like to experienfce the heavy hand of God in judgment.
The next time earthquake judgment struck was one year later, on April 29, 1965, again on Good Friday. Less severe than the first, nevertheless, this quake reached 7.0 on the Richter scale. Centered as it was in Puget Sound, fifteen miles south of Seattle, the quake accounted for much less loss in property and lives, but was judgment just the same – significantly right down the western coast from the first strike in Alaska.
On July 18, 1965, in his message entitled Doing God A Service Without His Will, Brother Branham said, “I don’t even pray for America. She’s going further away and is going to sink! Nearly one-tenth of the earth is ready to fall in.”
Why do I include all the direct quotations from Brother Branham’s own sermons? It is simply because I wish to clarify what he actually said in the face of much that is attributed to him that he did not say. Remember, he never set dates. He never said when it would happen, except as he predicted that it would happen before the coming of the Lord.
How foolish the attitude of those who say that they will move off of the west coast when God tells them to. To you people, I want you to know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God has already told you to, You were told when God sent a prophet to this generation who said, “Thus saith the Lord, the city of Los Angeles, as the result of an earthquake, will break off and slide off into the Pacific Ocean.” If you are spiritual and you hear and believe that this man was the fulfillment of Malachi 4, a forerunner of the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, and you live on the west coast, you’ll get out as quickly as possible, for God has indeed spoken.