The Wire from S2 Underground

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//The Wire//2200Z March 1, 2024//

//ROUTINE//

//BLUF: WILDFIRES CONTINUE IN TEXAS. JAPAN BEGINS TO IMPROVE DEFENSES ON REMOTE OUTLYING ISLANDS.//

—–BEGIN TEARLINE—–

-International Events-

Poland: This morning a hit-and-run incident injured 17 people as a vehicle rammed into a crowd in the port city of Szczecin. The driver was later apprehended. As of this report it is not immediately clear if this was a deliberate action.

Far East: Japanese defense strategists have outlined preparations to increase bomb shelter defenses for residents living on some of Japan’s more remote outlying islands. This follows many months of preparations among U.S. forces throughout the region, who have steadily improved existing bases throughout the region.

-Homefront-

Maine: United Airlines flight 883 (from London to Newark) conducted an emergency landing in Bangor due to an unruly passenger causing serious disruptions. No further details on this incident at this time.

Texas: Multiple wildfires continue to present hazards following the increase in favorable fire weather conditions over the past few days. The Smokehouse Creek Fire, the largest in Texas history (and the second largest in U.S. history) is now 15% contained. Precipitation yesterday greatly aided containment efforts, and have allowed crews to focus efforts on the northern edge of the fire. The Windy Deuce Fire in Moore County is still active, and is 50% contained at a size of roughly 142,000 acres.

—–END TEARLINE—–

Analyst Comments: Though the announcement of Japanese civil defense improvements may stoke concerns, this is likely not an indicator of imminent actions but rather a clear continuation of trends preparing for an eventual conflict within Asia. Most nations throughout the region have been preparing for an eventual conflict with China for years. As attacks on Japan (such as the island of Okinawa), and any other U.S. bases in the region are all but certain in the event of conflict, the creation and improvement of U.S. bases in the south Pacific is likely to increase substantially in the future.

Analyst: S2A1

//END REPORT//

Spiritual Preparedness Comments

We’re watching puzzle pieces. In the seen realm, the activities of nations and individuals will come together into the epic events of the last days. It’s like playing Risk with mom and Nick — you see what they’re up to as they’re moving armies and stacking their advantage.

The fire in Texas and the bolstering of bases in Japan–neither are particularly indicative of anything decisive. Scripture does say that natural disasters will increase. And it does mention wars and rumors of war. See Mark 13. Are these part of them? I’m not sure. It seems to me that we’ve been following increases in earthquakes, fires, wars, and conflicts. That could be subjective, though.

What I hope we do as a family is put these events into the context of the unseen realm–the ongoing spiritual warfare between God and his faithful angels and the rebellious spirits. This war has raged for millennia. From what I see happening throughout the world and especially in our country, I think the spiritual warfare has become increasingly intense and kinetic. We’re watching the fallout on the physical plane. So many of these things appear to me as the fog of war–the chaos in the midst of battle.

For me, this means I have to draw much closer to God. I cannot be effective in this time–a time I believe I was made for (and you guys, too), without a close and intimate walk with God. Abiding with him and being in his presence just to be with him. In this way we become like Christ. And in this way, we will learn to live like him and do “even greater things” than he did, as he promised.

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do

We’re watching puzzle pieces. In the seen realm, the activities of nations and individuals will come together into the epic events of the last days. It’s like playing Risk with mom and Nick — you see what they’re up to as they’re moving armies and stacking their advantage.

The fire in Texas and the bolstering of bases in Japan–neither are particularly indicative of anything decisive. Scripture does say that natural disasters will increase. And it does mention wars and rumors of war. See Mark 13. Are these part of them? I’m not sure. It seems to me that we’ve been following increases in earthquakes, fires, wars, and conflicts. That could be subjective, though.

What I hope we do as a family is put these events into the context of the unseen realm–the ongoing spiritual warfare between God and his faithful angels and the rebellious spirits. This war has raged for millennia. From what I see happening throughout the world and especially in our country, I think the spiritual warfare has become increasingly intense and kinetic. We’re watching the fallout on the physical plane. So many of these things appear to me as the fog of war–the chaos in the midst of battle.

For me, this means I have to draw much closer to God. I cannot be effective in this time–a time I believe I was made for (and you guys, too), without a close and intimate walk with God. Abiding with him and being in his presence just to be with him. In this way we become like Christ. And in this way, we will learn to live like him and do “even greater things” than he did, as he promised.

“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12)