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25 June 2020

Tribute to Joanne Cappy aka Chris Holly


Chris was the encouragement behind the birth of Enigmatic Earth in 2012. She wanted another focus for the half-cat phenomena and introduced us in Half Cat Mutilation Reports Continue!


Our Introduction by Chris
At this point, after years of trying to find answers or even find a clue- I can only say I have no idea who or what or why this strange horrific cat killing or any of the animal mutilations are taking place all over the world The only thing I do know as fact is that animal and even human mutilations occur and continue to be complete mysteries. Who or what could be behind this horror is a question I think needs to be researched seriously and quickly. I think we have looked at these things with a dumbed down curiosity that allows us to simply shrug our shoulders and walk away. I think this may be a mistake and we should try to look at this nightmare not only in a more serious manner but as a warning of what may be ahead if we do not confront such horrors in a more determined way. We need to insist on more involvement of our law enforcement officials along with the eyes of science to figure out why these awful mutilations and slaughters of living creatures are happening worldwide. I admit I could not give this subject the time and effort it needs. I was at a loss at where or who to ask or turn to about it when along with a few new reports of half cat mutilations in my email I found a note from a person who told me they wanted to start looking at these things with a more determined eye. They realize the depth and horror of these mutilations and decided to do something about it. They are going to join with others and continue to collect and report data concerning this issue. They will contact those who are working on this subject with the hopes a more serious thinking can be applied to this truly horrific subject.
The name of their site is ‘Enigma Earth’ they will be collecting and welcomes reports of all the animal mutilations and understands the scope and horror of the half cat dilemma. You can reach Enigma Earth @ https://www.enigmaticearth.com/
I will be working with this site by directing this type of report to them and providing links to their site on my blog. I hope all those interested in and disgusted, disturbed and concerning by these activities support and help this site work on this horrible situation. I believe that many subjects considered unknown would be solved if people worked together to find answers. This has not been the case with the paranormal to date however maybe due to the brutal killing of so many living creatures we will start to give up egos and dreams of internet success to stop the madness of these mutilations. For now continue to be careful out there, turn off your hand held gadgets and phones and give your full attention to your surroundings. And for all of you who love your cats- keep them near and keep them safely out of harm’s way.
About Chris
Chris Holly spent a great deal of her life building different entrepreneur ventures, however her one true passion has always been writing. Chris found out long ago it was far easier to explain the paranormal by way of a true story told in an interesting form. She lived a life filled with extreme experiences and unique events involving that which we do not understand and felt it her destiny to tell these true events to the world by way of her short stories or articles based on true experiences of her own or reports told to her by those who read her work. Chris is known to be a writer who will protect her sources understanding how difficult the world can be to those who come forward with experiences of the unknown. Chris learned how cold the world can be to those who have encountered the paranormal. She learned this lesson as a young woman after her own UFO event. Chris has been writing Chris Holly’s Endless Journey with the Unknown for many years as well as cp hosting on many radio shows that cover the unknown. Chris lives on Long Island New York with her husband, family and little dog Buddy.

Obituary

Joanne Cappy of Fort Salonga on December 28, 2019, 68 years of age. Beloved wife of Michael. Mother of James Preissler (Cara) Loving sister of Susan Elliott and Holly Lidowski (Edward). Fond sister in-law of Christine Cappy and Charles Cappy. Dear Aunt of John Lidowski, Jeff Lidowski and Barbara Stevenson. Visiting Nolan Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Avenue, Northport, NY, Friday 2-5 & 7-9 pm. Funeral Saturday 11:15 am at the funeral home with burial to follow at Genola Rural Cemetery.
Memorial Fund
Joanne Cappy
My wife Joanne Cappy, AKA writer/journalist Chris Holly, after years and years of painful suffering passed away at home while on partial life support. She was loved with myself as her primary and sole care giver 24 hours a day. Through all of her pain and suffering she was a Brave, Gracious woman always appreciative of all the care that she was given.

I wanted to give her the type of funeral service that she deserved as she was the kindest, sweetest woman that I have ever known. This type of fund raising is something that I never ever thought that I would have the need to do, nor would ever want to do. However after years of paying for my wife's medical care and having had to close my business in order to attend to her medical care full-time I find myself with my life saving gone, and needing to pay for all of the medical bills and other final expenses.

I am solely responsible and in charge of her final expenses. And so I am swallowing my pride and asking for any kind of help that people would be kind enough to offer. The funeral service that I planned at Nolans Funeral Home in Northport New York was a beautiful service and took place on 4th January 2020. I am however still struggling to pay off her funeral expenses to this date 29th February 2020 as well as all the other medical bills. I know that it is sometimes difficult for people to make donations. I would however be most appreciative of however little or much that people are able to donate to my campaign. I am eternally grateful for any help that I am given. 

Sincerely,
Michael Cappy, Husband of Joanne (Chris Holly)

23 May 2020

Beware Negative Words

When I first opened myself up to spirituality, one of the most challenging things to overcome was the fear that I was programmed with from a young child. My exposure, like many, related back to anything paranormal was "scary" or "bad." If you opened up, harm would certainly come your way. I believed in the good, so by default, there was also bad out there, and the bad was overwhelming in my mind.


It took time to accept my "gifts" and I learned that spirituality was actually a beautiful thing, and there are lots of high vibrational beings that want to protect and serve us in the greater good. Our minds and mental intentions are all we need to shield us from negative forces, we just have to believe in yourself. I hear the saying "if you believe it, you can achieve it" as I type this out. If you visualize white light around you, so it is. If you command anything that doesn't serve your greater good to leave, it will because it must. Our minds are powerful, and don't discount your internal strength. 

Taking things a step further, when we talk to ourselves, set protection, smudge our space, it is important to use clear and concise language because the lower vibe entities out there have manipulated our language to get us to essentially spell cast things they want to happen. Talking with negatives is one of those things. I have realized and learned that spirits don't "hear" the negative in our speech and work off of direct language. To illustrate what I mean, here are some examples: 

Don't do that = Do that (Spirit doesn't recognize "don't")
Aren't allowed = Allowed (Spirit doesn't recognize "aren't") 
Shouldn't be here = Be here (Spirit doesn't recognize "shouldn't")

To even better illustrate this, when clearing a space or formulating a mantra, speak to the positive, and be direct, even if you need to take time to focus on it or write it down. Rather than say "spirits are not allow here and need to leave," I say "all low vibrational beings need to leave and go to where they are better served, you must leave at once." Similar message, but one is direct and avoids the "negative." 

I would encourage you to think about your word usage. It isn't what you say, but how you say it as you form your intent. Have gratitude, have thanks and speak clearly. 

Prayer to Break the Power of Word Curses
Break the power of negative words that can hurt your spirit, damage your faith and leave you wounded. Unhealed wounds are an access way for the enemy! 

"Father, Your word says in Isaiah 54:17 that “No weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue which rises up against me in judgment shall be condemned,” and that this is my inheritance in the Lord. Right now I condemn every negative word that has been spoken over myself, my family and my future in Jesus name.I lift up (____, ____, ___) and I repent for, and I condemn every negative word I have spoken over myself, my family, and our future. I repent for vows made silently or spoken and I ask that You release me and all those affected by those things to be released from any ungodly vows. I repent for speaking any words that are contrary to Your will, O God, and I break the power of them now in the name and authority of Jesus Christ. I also break the power of negative words of others spoken out of their own fear, anger, criticisms, offense, malice, ill will, envy, jealousy, unforgiveness and bitterness. I break the power of false prophetic words. I break the power of prognosticators, physicians, parents, ministers, teachers, peers, and authority figures in our lives that had power to negatively influence us, create fear or harm our self image, self esteem or belief system. I call our belief system back into alignment with God and His Word. I break the power of negative words, including those that have evil spirits associated with them through the use of conjuring, spells, incantations, potions, and all forms of magic and witchcraft; words and spirit associations that have been assigned to us in order to perpetuate a curse must now be broken and all curses made void. I command in the name of Jesus Christ that all evil spirits associated with these curses to leave me, my family, and all that pertains to our lives, and be sent back to hell immediately. I command all open doors to the enemy that originated with these harmful words to be closed now and the blood of Jesus applied to those doorways. I forbid the enemy from crossing through the blood. I declare that those negative words will no longer ring in my ears, nor in those that have heard or repeated negative, condemning words. I declare that words that have been used as a weapon will no longer ring in the ears of my loved ones and hinder their faith or their future. From this day forward, I declare their ears shall be deaf to condemning words laced with a spirit of death. All shame, insecurity, inferiority, fear, failure, unworthiness, rejection, loathing, rebellion, lawlessness, idolatry and perversity that originated from these ungodly words and their effects is now broken off of myself and all my family members. I declare only faith, peace, joy, love, and confidence in the Lord Jesus Christ shall prosper in their heart, mind and spirit in Jesus name. Let the love of Your Holy Spirit, of Your mercy and acceptance be shed abroad in our hearts. Let there be revelation, truth and understanding be released into our hearts and minds. Let the counsel of Your Holy Spirit unravel every lie and bring us back to the truth that sets us free. Father God, I thank You and Holy Spirit for releasing blessing into my life and that of my loved ones and enabling us to walk with our heads held high. Thank You for breaking every ungodly yoke of bondage and oppression that came as a result of condemning words. In Jesus name, I thank you for a fresh start for me and my family. Amen."
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25 April 2020

Why I blamed God for my pain

Pain is a terrible thing, but when you have been steeped in the mire of it for your whole life, it becomes a life force of its own. Pain has owned me, had power over me, and commanded me. It has nurtured me and taught me the foundations on which to build my life: suffering, torture, mistrust, hate, revenge, control.


From the time I was very young I was under the grips of pain; it was truly all I ever knew. While all babies only want tender loving care and affection, all I received was hatred and admonishment. How can a little baby not be good enough to be loved? How can a young girl be despised for being a sinner? Yet that was what I was told, day in and day out.

I had to have the sin punished out of me because sin is evil. Yet somehow, no matter how much “correction” I received, I could never be good enough to be loved. However much my parents family and church punished me, it was made clear that not only was it for my own good but because God demanded it. Bible verses were always quoted with punishment to drive the point home that all this was by God’s own will.

There were times when I believed I could please this far away from God of judgment and doom, but for the most part, I gave up the idea there was hope for me to be a good girl. I was inherently evil, born that way, with no hope for salvation. Why bother to even try?

So when they presented me with the option to chose to worship Lucifer instead, who came to me as an angel of light, the choice was obvious. The far away from God who brought me pain or the god who came from the sky and told me he loved me no matter what. I didn’t understand the concept of good vs evil, I only understood I was evil and this god was good.

I began to believe the God of Lies. I believed he was the one true God who loved me, while the punishing God from church hated me. I renounced Jesus easily with those beliefs and never looked back. I worshipped Lucifer and his kingdom because I was told it was the only way out of pain and condemnation. To a young child, logic is what you see displayed in front of you; you don’t have linear thinking.

As I grew older these events and beliefs began to shape the way I saw myself and the world. If I am evil, and God is evil, then the world must be evil. There is no hope to get help or be saved because even those that promise to help you only bring you pain. Therefore, pain is your only friend, so if you can control pain by manipulating the world around you, it’s your only hope of safety.

As I grew into my late teen years I finally had enough of pain, and I was done with life. I continually tried to take my own life with no success. I was desperate to find a place where I could be free of the constant pain of internal torment I felt, but there was no way out. That is when I decided that the only way out was to completely deny God existed. If God no longer existed, I was free to create my own reality, in which I was in complete control.

God became “the universe” a source of power and strength that each of us can draw on. Everyone could be equal under that kind of power and life could be fair. I could be my own boss and no one would ever own me again. I went on a search for power and control through witchcraft and the occult so I could ascend into higher levels of being. I was desperate to control my life, but no matter how hard I tried my life was constantly in a state of chaos. I was out of control.

There was only one thing I knew for sure in my life; I was never, ever going to have anything to do with that “Christian God” or Jesus. Jesus was a liar and a thief and the God of the Christians was evil. He caused all of the pain for my life. He manipulated me to control me and bring me misery. He was hateful, vengeful, and punishing. I vowed to never again allow Him into my life, and I developed a vehement hatred of Christianity.

My hatred for Christianity was so strong that when my 10-year-old son came home with a Bible because he made a Christian friend from our neighborhood, I mocked it and told him to never believe the Bible because it’s full of lies. That is how strongly I was entangled in the devil’s web.

What I didn’t understand all that time was all my pain and torment was never from God. Jesus did not stand by and watch me suffer, nor did God command the church to punish an innocent little girl. The only god that hates me is Lucifer because he has exalted himself as the God of This World. He is not the True God, because he is not eternal. He is a created being who is going to pay a severe price for what he has done to me, and every else like me.

I know it is hard for some people to accept that God is a loving God. They have had their share of pain and suffering and it seems like a God of love wouldn’t allow these things to happen. Especially when it happens to people who clearly don’t deserve it. I could stay in that way of thinking so easily because I have seen more than my fair share of pain. However, I believe that what Lucifer meant for evil, God used for good.

God has used all my pain and suffering over the course of a lifetime to mold and shape me into a strong and courageous warrior for His army. Instead of being kept in slavery to Lucifer, I have been redeemed by the blood of Christ. My story was already written before I was born, but I chose to look at the good of it instead of the bad.

I have a good God who is a loving Father. He did not stop me from being violently perpetrated, but He stood with me in the midst of it and helped me live through to see another day. While the devil would have taken my life or my sanity, Jesus stood in the gap, protecting me in ways I could never understand. My life is valuable to God, but even if He had allowed me to die, that would have never diminished my value to Him.

We cannot always understand the ways of God and why the devil has run rampant in our lives but we have to learn to trust in Jesus anyway. If we could understand God and why things happen the way they do, then we would be missing out on valuable opportunities for spiritual growth. We would not boast in our weakness as we learn to rely fully on God, but instead, we would shun him, taking up His place on the throne of our heart. What kind of life would that be?

I have come a long way from that little wounded girl who hated God, but before I could heal I had to first acknowledge that the poor little girl who was so hurt was still inside of me. I had to be gentle with her, giving her a lot of grace as I tried to understand that I still had a lot of anger at God for what happened to me. We all have wounds that we have carried around inside of us for a lifetime, and it is time to stop ignoring them and start giving them over to Jesus.

Jesus wants to carry us through a season of despair while we allow Him to shine a light on our hidden inner worlds where we have cultivated hatred of God. Not everyone has one, but many, many people do, and God is not mad at them for it. I know, because when I finally came face to face with the truth that as a Christian I still had hatred for God, I also came face to face with enough grace and mercy to cover all of my sins.

God is not mad at you. He loves you. He is a good Father. He is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and patience. He has been walking with you through all of this in unseen ways because His Spirit has been nurturing your spirit. Come home to the Father’s love and let Him wash you in the healing balm of His grace. It’s time.

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18 January 2020

Adults putting children on the front line

The use of children as bait to create media sympathy for various causes, is an increasingly used method in the West. 

Greta Thunberg recently spoke at the UN, probably without a clue of the sinister political game she is a useful tool for. The teenager is even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year. The world truly has gone mad. Thunberg, now used by the highly politicized “climate change” industry is only 16! The child is allowed to give hysterical, rude talks about the world at mass extinction, entire ecosystems collapsing, the end of the world stories. 

Swedish Greta Thunberg has a known past with mental issues, a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, depression, a history of self-starvation and obsessive compulsive disorder. This is the child now pampered by power structures in society to travel the world with the mainstream media covering her every step as she gives apocalyptic speeches and end-of-the-world threats. The young girl initially found world fame just a year ago, after organizing school strikes in her home town in Sweden, skipping school and demanding climate change to be taken seriously by world leaders.

This poor young woman increasingly looks and sounds like a cult member. The monotone voice. The look of apocalyptic dread in her eyes. The explicit talk of the coming great ‘fire’ that will punish us for our eco-sins. There is something chilling and positively pre-modern about Ms Thunberg. One can imagine her in a sparse wooden church in the Plymouth Colony in the 1600s warning parishioners of the hellfire that will rain upon them if they fail to give up their witches.

We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth.” - Thunberg
This is utter stupidity. Thunberg, would not even be able to travel was it not for economic growth and billion dollar wealth pushed into the very same industry she now is a poster child for. Who writes her speeches? The person should be fired. 
She’s ignorant, maniacal and is being mercilessly manipulated by adult climate bedwetters funded by Putin,” - Steve Milloy 
I find her passion admirable, albeit her rhetoric can be very hectoring and annoying. But I think she’s being used, and I worry about her more than her supporters seem to.”  - Piers Morgan
Greta is a Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left. Her simplicity and childish outlook is exactly the reason why she has been exploited.
I honestly don’t understand why adults would choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science, when they could do something good instead. I guess they must simply feel so threatened by us” – Greta Thunberg 
Years ago at a school picket line a few parents were told by passing women that they should be reported to child protection for abusing their children. This was a picket line, early in the morning before school started, with children under the age of eight holding their parents’ hands, with painted signs urging onlookers to “save the turtles”. 

Let me predict that nobody will care what will happen to this child in later years, when Thunberg has outdone her use to the mainstream powers. Whoever is responsible for the abuse of Greta, let him stop. Let her go home and finish her schooling and get a bright future in Sweden. 

Once it is over, and Greta Thunberg stops being useful to whoever is paying for all of this, we will never hear from her again. 

Is this an Auzzie Greta?
A ten year old, barely at the legal age to know right from wrong, is again in the forefront of climate protesters in Sydney.

Isolde (Issy) Raj-Seppings 10, whose home was incinerated in Australia's bushfire crisis, was with her father outside Kirribilli House along with other protesters, who were demanding Prime Minister Scott Morrison take action on climate change. The pair were among dozens ordered to move on by police deployed at the scene on Sydney's Lower North Shore. 
I'm asking you and your father to cease your actions which are preventing police from opening this closed road," a Senior Constable says to the young girl. "I now direct you to move off this temporarily closed roadway so that we can reopen the road. I must warn you that should you fail to comply with my direction, you may be arrested – Do you understand Issy?" 
NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge is among hundreds who have since come out in support of Issy. 
Kids like this are leading the way and we need to have their back and make sure when they're calling for climate action their calls are heard in Parliament" 
No matter how courageous the child, no matter how well a child holds themselves in front of adversity, this is nothing less than using a child as a political front to gain media sympathy. The parents should be held accountable for child abuse, for betraying their children’s right to have a normal childhood free from the adult world of political undertakings. 

If you want to put your children at the forefront of climate change a much more effective way to do this would be to ensure they get a good education and help them to move in political circles where they have better chances of making climate changes where it counts.

Issy and father Sydney climate rally
Issy and her father at the Sydney climate rally

Psychic Focus Question and Answer
Question
Greta Thunberg- What are your thoughts on her and her climate activism? I have heard that she is a puppet...Is she sparking a revolution of awareness? Is climate change real...or the natural evolution of Earth? Are we at the beginning of our extinction?

Answer 
When I think about the climate, and the fears being propagated, I get it is just that, FEAR. Earth is massive, and she knows how to cleanse and purge what needs to happen. Yes, there are man made factors at play, but in the BIG picture, man alone cannot evoke, change, or stop a climate change that is in full force. 

During the Ice Age, people didn't trigger it anymore than cow farts trigger it now. I see the climate is changing, the sun looks hotter (and emits a brighter white light), the seasons are shifting, and drastic weather patterns appear. Some is manufactured, but the major cause is due to the magnetosphere being pulled on by other planetary bodies which shifts our own equilibrium. No amount of grounded planes or cars off the road will stop the shift of true north which effects weather streams and currents in the ocean. The force is too large, and one things has nothing to do with the other.

I get that the very left leaning people have enlisted Greta to pull on emotions, spread fear, and try to wins votes. There is A LOT of money to be made on going "green" and implementing these ideas. Taxes can be imposed, government funding can be requested, and newer "ideas" (GMO, chemical based food, etc) can be tested. 

If you want to do good to the earth then meditate, send positive energy, help lift the collective consciousness, but don't contribute to the fear. If Mother Gaia wants to cleanse herself, she will, and the change we are talking about will take many human lifetimes to accomplish. 


An Interview with Greta


They coach these young kids to prey on emotions of the masses...

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8 January 2020

Firefighter compensation government sham and red-tape debacle

Only a very few volunteer firefighters or SES members are likely to be eligible for the compensation package promised by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. 

The promise was that if the volunteer spent 10 days or more on the fire line or in direct support of those on the fire line, then they could be eligible for up to $300 per day, capped at $6,000. The details of the compensation package were revealed yesterday and on investigation the Fassifern Guardian has found that the reality falls far short of the expectations raised by the promises.

  • The expectation was that the volunteer could claim for the first 10 days on the fire line and any days thereafter.

WRONG.

The first 10 days makes the volunteer eligible, but those first 10 days cannot be claimed, only day 11 onwards can be claimed.

  • The expectation was that the volunteer could claim $300 per day.
WRONG.

The volunteer can only claim their normal working day wage, after tax.

  • The expectation was that the volunteer could claim for the day they spent on the fire line.
WRONG.

If the volunteer’s normal working day was 8.00am to 5.00pm and they spent from 6.00pm to 10.00am fighting fires or directly supporting those fighting fires and then turned up for work, then they can only claim the two hours out of their normal working day - 8.00am to 10.00am.

If the volunteer did a deal with their boss and worked out of hours to make up for the time they were away from work, then they cannot claim compensation.

If the volunteer was retired and does not have a ‘working day’ then they too are not eligible to claim compensation.

In announcement on the Liberal party website it was posted: "The Prime Minister says this will include farmers, small business owners, tradies and contract workers in rural and regional areas who have been hit especially hard by this fire season."

But if the volunteer is a primary producer and cannot prove that they lost income by being away from their property to fight the fires, then they too are not eligible to claim compensation. The Fassifern is experiencing the worst drought on record, many are not planting crops due to lack of water; many have had to sell the majority or all of their herd due to lack of feed and water and many simply do not have an income - and so they too will not be eligible to claim compensation.

  • The expectation was that the compensation would be a fair and equitable process and that all volunteers could claim for the 10 days or more they spent on the fire line.

WRONG.

If the volunteer was a part time or casual worker and fought the fires on days they would not normally be working, then they cannot claim for those days.

If the volunteer undertook a full working day and then spent much of the night on the fire line before turning up to work the next day, they cannot claim for any of those hours on the fireline.

If the volunteer did not fight on the fire line and undertook, for example, the role of getting out of bed as soon as one or more of the trucks returned to the fire shed to undertake maintenance - check the engines, clean the filters, top up the fuel tanks and the water tanks so the firies could take a break before returning to the fire line and the support worker did this before turning up to their normal place of work - they are not eligible to claim compensation.

OPINION:
The Fassifern Guardian contends that there is a huge difference between the expectations raised by the promises made by the Prime Minister and the Premier and the reality.

The promises were made long before the details of the eligibility criteria were revealed and won front page headlines.

Perhaps those who designed the eligibility criteria should have first spent a 12 to 18 hour day on the fire line - as many of our firefighters did on the 74 days of fire in the Fassifern - then perhaps they would not equate a normal working day with the horror, the sweat, the heat, the physical and mental hardship and the danger of fighting or mopping up after a wildfire.

The promise
Eligibility criteria: 10 days or more volunteering as a Rural Fire Brigade member fighting fire

Compensation: $300 per day up to a maximum of $6,000

The reality in Queensland
Eligibility criteria:

  • Volunteer becomes eligible to claim for days on the fire line after fighting fires for 10 days - cannot claim for first 10 days, can only claim for days after the first 10
  • Can only claim for those hours fighting the fires within normal working hours e.g. if a firefighter fought fire for 18 hours on one day and only 4 of the 18 hours were within the volunteer’s normal working day, then can only claim for those 4 hours
  • If a firefighter made up the hours away from work by working at night or on the weekend, or received payment from their employer, then cannot claim those hours
  • Must prove loss of income

Compensation:

  • Volunteer can only claim a daily rate commensurate with their normal daily wage, after tax, up to a maximum of $300
  • If a volunteer works part time and they fought a fire on days that they do not normally work, then they cannot claim for those days
  • If a volunteer is retired, then they cannot claim any days
  • If a volunteer is a primary producer then they must be able to prove that if they had stayed home on the days they fought the fire, they would have made money
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5 January 2020

Surviving an Australian Hell

This was the view of the firestorm from
inside the truck. The Markham's had to
battle this red hell with minimal
protective clothing.
A man trapped inside firestorm describes harrowing battle

"The flames were 40 metres tall, it sucked all the oxygen out of the air… at one point we lost my dad and brother around the other side of the house and I thought for sure they were dead. It was terrifying."

Sam Markham, a landscape photographer, has described in detail the harrowing day his family nearly lost everything. With minimal protective gear, and fire hoses left over from his uncle's firefighting days, the family fought to save their lives and NSW home from inside a firestorm on the south coast on New Year's Eve.

The fire was the same blaze a Fire and Rescue NSW crew were filmed battling their way through in Parma, near Nowra, four days ago. The crew had knocked on the family's door before getting stuck in the inferno at the family's front gate.

"I've lived on the south coast all my life and I've never seen or felt anything like it," Mr Markham told 9news.com.au.

The 22-year-old said he had been monitoring the fire front online all day. His mother, father, sister, brother, and three friends were at their house waiting for word on what to do next.

It was at 2pm a surreal humming started. What unfolded over the next hour was something out of a nightmare.

"It sounded like nothing you could imagine, this humming noise… like jet engines, that was the fire," he said.

"At 2.30pm we had the fire crew knock on the door saying, 'it's going to come straight for you, if the southerly hits, there's not much we can do for you.' "Two of the trucks went down the road, one of them was the truck that got stuck.

"In the next thirty minutes it slowly got darker and darker, my dad used to be in fuel haulage, so we put on fire-retardant shirts, we looked like a little fire crew.

"Then over the next five minutes it just went pitch black, like someone had turned the lights out. This was around 3pm. You could not see anything. We're all standing there, and then the embers started to drop.

"We were putting them out, but it was doing nothing – they started to drop, and drop, and drop. It went quiet, the easterly stopped, you could hear a pin drop, then 10 seconds later, didn't have time to think, it was like someone had opened the oven door and turned the fan on. That was the southerly," Mr Markham said.

The fierce southerly sent 40-metre-high flames roaring up the gully towards the property. The winds and heat were so intense that it sucked every bit of oxygen out of the air.

"I felt the back of my hands start to melt to the back of the hose… I dropped everything and ran to the left-hand side of the house and pinned myself up against the roller door and the fire sucked all the oxygen out of the air. You'd try to breathe and you'd realise, 'wait I didn't get anything', and you'd try again, and you still weren't getting anything," he said. 

Mr Markham located his mother, an asthma sufferer, on the other side of the house and quickly took her inside, a safe refuge, which had formed an air pocket.

At that point everyone but Mr Markham's brother and father were inside the house, so he once again ventured into the inferno in search of them.

"I found my father up against a shipping container. He had turned the hose on himself, he couldn't breathe… he was trying to put some protection between him and the fire. It was probably just panic," he said. 

"The worst of it, the lack of oxygen, lasted while we were in the house for those two or so minutes."

By some miracle the family and their home came out unscathed. But there was a moment Mr Markham thought they wouldn't make it.
"To be honest when I ran around the side of my house, the heat of this thing…I thought 'nup.' There was a moment there I thought we were all dead. If I didn't run, it probably would have cooked us alive." he said.

Mr Markham and his family are just a few of the Australians caught up in a bushfire crisis which is devastating the south coast of NSW. 

Thousands of people have today continued their exodus from the south coast, after an evacuation order was sent to the fire-hit holiday hotspot ahead of catastrophic conditions developing over the weekend.

The NSW government has declared a third state of emergency of the bushfire season ahead of the re-elevated fire risk over the weekend, but Mr Markham said his family won't leave.

"Everything is burnt to a crisp within 10 kms of us – it could come back, but I figure we're pretty safe now."

Mr Markham took this photo approximately 20 minutes after the main fire front had passed. He said the ground was glowing. (Instagram / sam_markham_)

7 December 2019

Forgive your enemy

I had a visual of a very old man sitting in an old wooden chair in the middle of an apple orchid. I watched as he separated ripe beautiful apples from rotten ones. There was a massive barrel in the background, that all the apples came from. Then the old man took the rotten apples and added them back to the large barrel. Then he sat and waited for the bad apples to turn ripe again. Some apples would ripen while others became more sour.

For the flawed, the cruel, the greedy, corrupt, and the narrow minded, our father stands ready to give you another opportunity to change your ways, and when you fail, the creator will give you another and another. You will either slide towards him or become more rotten to the core. Life is a lesson and failure is expected. Its through our most epic failures we learn what not to do. Our creator will give every possible opportunity to bring you back to the fold, one lifetime after another, after another. Each life giving you opportunities to change.

Love, compassion, forgiveness is our fathers way. Our creators very blood is love and its through love that our father will bring us closer to his perfection.

So many ask why our creator cursed us with this darkness, why are we surrounded with so much evil. But what if we observed it from an opposite view. What if our place in the universe, in part, is to be the very blessing for that evil. To be that flawed stepping stool back to our creator. To sit by that rotten apple and turn it ripe again, through love, through forgiveness, through compassion.

For those who may doubt, think of the actions of Corrie Ten Boom who forgave her Nazi captors, or the unifying actions of Martin Luther King, or Nelson Mandela’s forgiveness of South Africa’s oppressors. All of them flawed humans like ourselves. All of them sharing their godly love, compassion, and forgiveness, in epic abundance, changing the rotten apples ever so slightly back to ripeness, serving their creator in the most magnificent way.

So I say to everyone be the light in the darkness, forgive your enemy, love all, provide compassion to all life, knowing that you are changing the rotten apples back to ripeness, and remember that in that moment your creator smiles down on you as he waits for change.

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23 November 2019

Praying against spiritual attack

The devil does not want you to be free. He wants to keep you captive in any way he can, and most importantly, he wants to hide every avenue he has into your life. 

When we are hiding in Jesus, and willing to walk closely with him, we can see the areas of our lives where we have agreed with the enemy attack. Agreeing with the enemy does not mean we are bad or evil. We can be diligent to stay humbly in the presence of the Lord so we can recognize when we have strayed from Him. 


It is important that some prayers be a daily prayer to help combat some of the advances of the enemy. 

Daily Prayers 
  • Put your armor on daily. The armor of God is an important part of how we protect ourselves. 
  • Take your thoughts captive to avoid letting untruths rule your thoughts 
  • Ask Jesus to cleanse you with His blood 
  • Ask Jesus to send angels to surround and protect you 
  • Ask Jesus to send angels to surround your home and protect it 
  • Pray for Jesus to put on spouse and children’s armor, and pray protection for them 

Pray Against Attack 
  • Hide in God when you feel an attack 
  • Ask God to remove human spirits from your home and property. Human spirits are a very common form of spiritual attack 
  • Ask God for a pillar of fire to burn all demonic spirits and weapons 
  • Hide under the shadow of His wings to hide from the demonic in others 
  • Ask Jesus blood to be the barrier between yourself and the kingdom of darkness 
  • Ask Jesus to disarm the enemy’s attacks against you 
  • Use the sword of the spirit to disconnect from cosmic beings and entities serving the kingdom of darkness 

Pray For Those Who Harm You 
  • If you feel attacked by another person, remember we are not at war against flesh and blood, but against the devil and his kingdom 
  • Forgive those who we feel are attacking us 
  • Bless those who are doing wrong to us 

Repent and Renounce 
  • We must recognize our sin and not be ignorant of it. Sin is a doorway to the devil and believing we are exempt from it is a form of pride 
  • Repentance cleanses our soul and brings us closer to the Lord 
  • Humility and repentance bring healing, not only to us, but to our families and home 
  • Our Heavenly Father leads us to correction out of love because sin is an open doorway to the devil and when allowed to continue can cause great harm to us 
  • Be can bring no greater joy to our Heavenly Father than by our humility and repentance. We cannot please Him with good works or being a good person, but instead with repentance 

Getting Closer To Jesus 
Sometimes we have barriers in the way of our relationship with Jesus. These barriers can cause us to be distracted during our time with Jesus, or have interference when we are trying to get into His presence. 
  • Ask Jesus to cleanse soul ties with the Sword of the Spirit. Soul ties are spiritual bonds that are created through every bond we make with another person. These bonds tie souls together indefinitely and if made through a sinful act or in an unhealthy relationship can be emotionally and spiritually damaging. They can also keep us from going into a deeper relationship with Jesus 
  • Draw near to Jesus with confidence 
  • Ask Jesus to stand between you and the kingdom of darkness 
  • Ask Jesus to demolish every stronghold coming between you 
  • Ask Him to pour out His spirit and truth 
  • Ask to be brought into His presence to find rest 
  • Ask Jesus to help you bring all of your thoughts captive 
  • Ask Jesus to send angels to fight on your behalf 
  • Repent for any sin 

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9 November 2019

When Tragedy Strikes


Recently I experienced a terrible set back when my beloved pet suddenly had to undergo major surgery. It felt like such an attack from the enemy because it came so unexpectedly and for no apparent reason. I felt sure that, because Jesus loved me He was going to miraculously heal her. I know the power God wields, greater than all the works of the devil. Surely the God who can part the Red Sea will heal this poor, innocent creature.


Yet it wasn’t to be so. We had to make a very quick decision to relieve her suffering by allowing the vet to perform surgery. We had only one day to make the decision, and I prayed and implored God to heal her because I know He loves all creation deeply, yet I knew it was not to be so.


I blamed myself for what happened to her because the news about her condition came directly after a huge breakthrough in my inner healing. I was sure that the occult was using this as a way to punish me for breaking free from more strongholds they had over me. Even though it was never my fault I had to connect in the first place, I felt so guilty and so torn apart to see more suffering of innocent beings because of evil.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, no pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4
Once I realized that Jesus was not going to heal my precious little animal, I became despondent. How could He do this to me? How could He let evil win? What kind of loving God would let an innocent creature take on the punishment that belonged to me? Or even allow her to suffer at all? Why does good have to constantly be demoralized by evil, being ruthlessly trampled on?

It was as if all the pain and suffering I had been dealing with in my inner healing were now right at the forefront of my life. I felt so much resentment and anger towards Jesus at that moment and I could not believe He was the kind and loving God that cares for me. I felt He was a cruel and powerless God who allows evil to prevail in this world.
The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. Proverbs 16:4
I believe we all have these moments, where we feel so overcome and helpless because of the role evil has played in our lives. It might be because of our own tragedy, or those we love, but we begin to be disheartened by how evil seems to have its way. Sometimes this world feels like it is just evil, and there is no good. Sometimes we feel like we are the evil ones, playing a part in the downfall of our lives.

The truth is, Jesus loves my little animal, and no animal is ever forgotten by God. And as much as God loves all creation, He loves people even more. We are His children, created in His image, and given an inheritance of eternal life in His Kingdom. Satan may be having a good time right now, but in the scope of eternity, this is just a short season, that lasts just the blink of an eye.
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-8
When I agreed that Jesus is cruel and powerless, I agreed with evil and began to be my own God. Was I consciously making a decision to say “I am my own God. I want to be God.”? No. Yet by agreeing with these truths it was the same as agreeing to be a god, just like with Adam and Eve. That is what allowed evil into my heart that day, just the same as it was in the Garden of Eden.

Does that mean that I am evil? No. Agreeing with evil, or evil participating in evil does not make one evil. It takes much more than that. Lucifer not only decided to turn his back on God and be his own god, but he also did it with an unrepentant heart that had no desire to repent. Repentance is the key to God’s Kingdom, and Lucifer willingly gave it up. I did not.

As a matter of fact, I spent several days going back and forth as I wrestled with my feelings of being angry and resentful, and repenting for trying to be my own god. Truly, it is not the first time I have had to repent of that, and it probably won’t be the last. I am human, and with all the trauma I have been through, it is going to take time to fully trust in Jesus without doubting. Jesus understands this, and more importantly, He knows my heart. He knows that I will always come back around to humility and repentance because His love is my only home.

I have spent a lot of life being angry and resentful because of the tragedy that overcame me daily. I believed it was because of God that I had to suffer. What I didn’t understand is that there truly is more than one god, and the one that wanted me to suffer was not the True and Living God, but the god of this world. Once I began to understand the difference between a loving God and a god that appears to love you but only tortures you instead, I began to be able to recognize the difference.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
So for today, I will continue to give myself over the Lord, learning to trust in Him, and believe He is a God of mercy, kindness, love, compassion, and truth, who is trustworthy. I will submit myself to Him, even when I don’t understand, and when I cannot do that, I will wrestle with Him into He breaks every stronghold keeping me from Him. I will honor Him in times of trouble and worship Him in times of need because I am no longer the master of my own universe. I will humbly bow down to the Master who created the Universe instead.
Love lives forever so give thanks for the day when you will be reunited with all that you love.

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28 September 2019

How we are blaspheming God with our daily language

Last Sunday I woke up under severe spiritual attack through physical oppression. It was very difficult for me to deal with because physical pain is a huge trigger for me. It takes me to a place of pain where I begin to see everything around me through a filter of pain. That is why when I have physical ailments I try to take them to the Lord Jesus Christ for discernment on what is happening to me. Nine times out of ten I need to renounce something I have done, allowed in or connected to, and the physical attack leaves me.

This attack was intense, but instead of allowing it to take me down a bad path I cried out to the Lord in earnest for help and healing. I tried repenting and renouncing for my usual things, such as witchcraft, astral travel, and being a portal for human spirits. None of it was helping relieve my symptoms and my desperation was great. Finally, the Holy Spirit revealed to me that it was my use of the phrases “oh my God”, “oh my Lord”, and “oh my Word” that was allowing this attack on me.

The Holy Spirit also revealed to me that those phrases, as well as other phrases such as “omg”, “oh my gosh” and “oh my goodness”, are grieving the Holy Spirit and allowing the enemy rights over me because I was blaspheming God. When we blaspheme God, the One and True Living God Yahweh, we are invoking the antichrist spirits of Baal, Baphomet and Beelzebub, cursing God’s name, and opening up portals inside of our bodies to human spirits and demonic entities.

I had no idea that saying some of these seemingly innocent phrases could possibly cause that much damage to myself and to God the Father. I could understand why “oh my God” was wrong, but “oh my Word”, “oh my gosh”, and “oh my goodness” are common Christianese phrases that are used daily by many people who love Jesus. However, Jesus Christ Himself is the Word of God, and “oh my Word, gosh, and goodness” are all euphemisms for the name of God.

We innocently think of these phrases as expressions of shock, but where did they originate from and how did they become so common? The phrase “oh my God” most likely came from prayers and supplications to God like this one that was sincere heartfelt cries to God. For the better part of the last two thousand years since Christ ascended back to heaven, it has been seen as a blasphemous act to use “God” in any other way. Yet somehow over the past few decades using God’s name in vain has become a popular form of expression of shock and frustration.

We need to also be aware of other common phrases we use in our everyday language that also seem innocent but are actually expletives. Phrases such as “for the love of God”, “Oh Jesus”, “oh golly”, “oh good Lord”, “for heaven’s sake”, “gee” or “jeez”, “for God’s sake”, and holy anything are all profanity that blasphemes God and grieves the Holy Spirit. The phrase “what the heck” is the same as “what the hell”, and “darn” is the same as “damn” and are also forms of profanity.

When I first became a Christian, six years ago, I was using Jesus Christ as a swear word. I fully repented of that when I gave my life to Christ, and the Holy Spirit did a massive work inside of me. I stopped cussing and using all foul language, and sought to please God with all of my heart and soul, including doing away with all terms that may offend God. However, as I worked through my inner healing and had to tap into the deepest levels of pain and anguish, I began to allow some of the hard work the Holy Spirit had done on me to fall away.

I am not ashamed of the negative changes that happened inside of me once I began inner healing. I had to dive into the most desperately sick and wicked parts of my soul in order to bring them healing. These fragmented alters began to override some of the basic behavior changes I had seen happen when I received the Holy Spirit, and I felt I no longer had control over my own life. This was exactly the point though, to understand and realize that while I believed I was fully in control, it was that level of denial that was actually bringing me more pain.

Once I began to tap into memories of abuse and betrayal I also had to deal with the fact that I believed Jesus Christ Himself was the sole cause and reason behind my abuse. I fell away from my daily Bible readings and even prayer. It was a difficult journey to get through even one day, and sometimes even one hour. But I have come down a long, arduous path that has brought me back to that place where I first began, and it was well worth the journey.

During this time I began to fall back into my old self, relying on cussing, and using “omg” and “oh my God” as daily phrases. I made excuses in my mind that because God’s name is not “God”, it was not wrong to say it. It didn’t help that I was surrounded by others who used God’s name in vain constantly, on television and in real life. It seemed so commonplace, that it only validated the excuses I made up to continue this sin.

Once I finally came back around to a place where pain was not my daily norm, I was able to receive the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and immediately renounced and repented, and surrendered all of my words and speech to the Lord Jesus Christ. Since then, I have almost completely stopped cussing and taking the Lord’s name in vain, and when I do, even if it is in my head, I immediately repent.

Jesus knows that my heart is for Him and that as I was trained from birth to become a soldier in the Antichrist End Times Army, that it would take time and a heart change for me to fully come back to Him with all of my heart and mind. He has waited patiently for me and treated me with the utmost loving compassion. I know there are many other Christians out there who are unaware, or who have made excuses to take the Lord’s name in vain, and this is your wake up call.

Jesus Christ came to this world to free us from our bondage to sin and the devil, but we must be willing to take that first step of humility towards Him. It takes a great deal of courage to admit you are sinning and blaspheming God, especially when you are a Christian. I believe most of us do not mean to intentionally blaspheme God with our words or behavior, but because we have been deceived by the spirits of sin, we ignore the truth.

Repentance and contrition are a normal part of the Christian walk, as we surrender our lives to Jesus. We must be daily reminded that we cannot do this life without Him, and begin to rejoice in our weakness as we allow the Holy Spirit to be our guide and mentor. Our Heavenly Father is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love for us, and because He is willing that none should perish, we can rest assured that our repentance will bring us back around to the righteousness we so desire.

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