How about these for "signs".........a HUGE whale migrating
6,000 miles, and 33 Chilean miners being "raised" up out of the "heart
of the earth" tonight...!!!!!!
answered, "A wicked and adulterous generation asks for a miraculous sign!
But none will be given it except the sign of the
prophet Jonah. 40For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly
of the whale, so the Son of Man will be three
days (3)and three nights (3) .....(3 and 3 ........3 + 3
)......in the heart of the
We've all seen in the news, for the last 2
months, that there are have been 33
Chilean miners trapped deep in the "heart of the earth"...UNTIL
tonight......as one by one, the 33 miners are being RAISED up out of the
The number 33, prophetically, means
"promise"......here is just one of the promises Jesus
gave during His earthly ministry......
2In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I
would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.
3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will
come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I
4You know the way to the place where I am
5Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are
going, so how can we know the way?"
6Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
(At this point
in world history, If those words, "I am
the truth..... and
the life" don't send a shiver up the back of
our necks, and bring Holy Ghost "goose bumps" all over our bodies.....as
well as cause tears of pure joy to well up in our eyes, then I don't
know whatever will....!!!!)
John......Here is the story, below, that initially
quickened my spirit about the verse in Matthew 12, where Jesus talked about
the "sign of the prophet Jonah" and that, in turn, led me to connect
the whale's "migration" article, that I just HAPPENED to see in the news,
with the story of the 33 Chilean miners beginning to be rescued
TONIGHT.....!!!! (migrate: to move from one country,
place, or locality to another.......just like when His bride will abruptly change
locations, from this earthly realm, to our heavenly home, to be with our
King......kind of migration...wouldn't you say, John....???)
This whale reportedly traveled a little over 6,000 (interesting number,
6,000, again, wouldn't you say?) miles, from Brazil,
to Madagascar before ending her "journey" to her NEW HOME. The question is, has
His "bride" ended HER journey after roughly 6,000 years on this "earthly
basin"..? Please read the article below about this whale's journey......in
fact, here is the last paragraph of the story.....with some pretty amazing
similarities/metaphors relating to our soon "journey" home, with some Scriptures
that seem pretty appropriate, given this whale's amazing migration
Blessings John and Doves,
"But the real reasons for the whale's impressive
trek (journey) remain a "mystery." (51Behold, I shew you a
mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall
all be changed, 52In a
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall
sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be
changed) The female could
have been following prey, exploring new breeding habitats,
responding to distant
calls, (1After this I looked, and there before me was a door
standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking
(calling) to me like a trumpet said, "Come up
here, and I will show you what must take place after
this.") or simply wandering astray. "We generally think of
humpback whales as very well studied, but then they surprise us with things like this,"
Palacios says. "Undoubtedly there are a lot of things we still don't know about
Humpback whale breaks migration record
Swim from Brazil to Madagascar is longest known.
A humpback whale has set a distance record by migrating
from Brazil to Madagascar.Brandon
A lone female humpback whale traveled more than 9,800 kilometers from
breeding areas in Brazil to those in Madagascar, setting a record for the
longest mammal migration ever documented.
Humpback whales (Megaptera
novaeangliae) are known to have some of the longest migration distances
of all mammals (but see
slideshow showing other notable migrations), and this huge trek is about 400
kilometers farther than the previous humpback record. The finding, by Peter
Stevick, a biologist at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and
his colleagues, is published today in the journal Biology
The whale's journey was unusual not only for its length, but also because it
spanned an ocean basin, multiple breeding zones and almost 90 degrees of
longitude. Typically, humpbacks move between high-latitude feeding areas and
low-latitude breeding grounds, without much variation in longitude â€” and the
longest journeys recorded until now have been between breeding and feeding
sites. What's more, those that travel the farthest are usually males, whereas
females are generally very loyal to their breeding sites. "The main take-home
message is that the movement patterns of these animals are messier and less
constrained than we tend to think," says Stevick.
The whale in question was first spotted off the coast of Brazil, where
researchers photographed its tail fluke, took skin-biopsy samples and used
chromosome testing to determine the animal's sex. Two years later, in 2001, a
tourist on a whale-watching boat snapped a photo of the humpback near
The whale's tail fluke was spotted off Madagascar.Freddy Johansen
To match the two sightings, Stevick's team relied on an extensive
international catalogue of photographs of the undersides of flukes, which have
distinctive markings. Researchers routinely compare the markings in each new
photograph to those in the archive.
The scientists then estimated the animal's shortest possible route: an arc
skirting the southern tip of South Africa and heading northeast towards
Madagascar. The minimum distance is 9,800 kilometers, says Stevick, but this is
likely to be an underestimate, because the whale probably took a detour to feed
on krill in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica before reaching its destination.
Most humpback-whale researchers focus their efforts on the Northern
Hemisphere because the Antarctic is a hostile environment that is hard to get
to, Constantine explains. But, for whales, oceans in the Southern Hemisphere are
more expansive and amenable to unobstructed travel, says Rochelle Constantine,
who studies the ecology of humpback whales at the University of Auckland in New
Zealand. Scientists will probably observe more long-distance migrations in the
Southern Hemisphere as satellite tagging becomes increasingly common, she
Daniel Palacios, an oceanographer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, says
that the record-breaking journey could indicate that migration patterns are
shifting as populations begin to recover from near-extinction. Behaviors often
change as population densities grow; for instance, animals may disperse to avoid
competition for food, he says.
But the real reasons for the whale's impressive trek remain a mystery. The
female could have been following prey, exploring new breeding habitats,
responding to distant calls, or simply wandering astray. "We generally think of
humpback whales as very well studied, but then they surprise us with things like
this," Palacios says. "Undoubtedly there are a lot of things we still don't know
about whale migration."