…until you know that the Most High has dominion in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He wills.

that they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

Daniel 4:25

This situation of impasse in the presidential elections of the United States of America, in which it has not yet been defined who will be the next president of the American nation for the next four years, has led me to ask the Lord what all this means; the Spirit of the Lord has led me to understand that behind this almost chaotic political situation there is a teaching-instruction from Jehovah-God to discern how the understanding people should walk in these next four years.

To understand it with greater clarity of spirit, and to place ourselves in the correct position of a watchtower that watches over the spiritual value of the end times, the impasse in the U.S. presidential elections has the same prophetic value that the experience had for David when Absalom,[1] his son, and Achitophel, his advisor, attempted and rose up against David’s reign.[2]

David came to the throne not by his own efforts, he was anointed as king by the prophet Samuel by the very instruction of Jehovah-God;[3] his permanence on the throne obeyed the disposition that Jehovah-God had determined about him; then why did he flee?

David’s flight in the face of Absalom’s insurrection and Achitophel’s conspiracy, however, contradicted what Jehovah-God had said about David that his kingdom would be stable,[4] did Jehovah-God change His mind about David?

The writer of the book of Samuel adds a note to his story that helps us understand that this situation was provoked by Jehovah-God himself to establish teaching-instruction, mainly for the people, who did not know how to understand what Jehovah-God was establishing on earth through David,

And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the Lord had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the Lord might bring evil upon Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:14

Why did Jehovah-God allow this incident in David’s life? Both situations, Absalom’s rebellion along with Achitophel’s conspiracy, were permitted by Jehovah-God to teach him –to instruct the people of Israel– fundamentally, that Jehovah-God had chosen David, and to certify to them by the fact that He supported David, and that David would not be removed as king unless He so decided.

The vote count in the U.S. presidential election so far indicates that the winner of the presidential race is Democrat Joe Biden (264 vs. 214); for many Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election.

Donald Trump became president of the United States of America in 2016, contradicting every prediction in his favor. Donald Trump was not the favorite to win the presidency of the United States; Nevertheless, in the months following the recognition of his victory, many scholars of the prophetic Word, Jews and Gentiles, brought to light what the Lord had revealed to them concerning Trump, that he was the ‘Cyrus’[5] prophesied by Isaiah for whom the Lord would lead Israel to be known as ‘the top of the mountains’;[6] now Donald Trump appears in the vote count almost losing the presidential election, did Jehovah-God change His mind concerning Trump? Why has the Lord allowed this apparent defeat?

If for the moment things began to change and we saw the numbers of Trump’s electoral votes rise to the 270 electoral votes required to be certified as the winner of the 2020 U.S. election, and that’s what will happen, everyone, even the most skeptical, would see in it the realization of a true miracle, something never before seen in U.S. history… that is precisely what Jehovah-God wants to establish as teaching-instruction in the eyes of the whole world: God intervenes in the kingdoms of this world, and He decides to whom each nation will hand over: He puts kings in and takes them out; the teaching for his people is that He has come down to remove every stain and wrinkle from his people.

The teaching-instruction leads us to understand that there are many believers who do not live by biblical-spiritual principles, that there are many men and women of faith who judge things according to the patterns that the world establishes; and even more serious, that many so-called faithful and saints have opposed the Lord, in the same way that Absalom rose up against his father, ingenuously establishing platforms of darkness instead of building the Kingdom.

The Spirit is establishing judgment to bring order to the house of God. Do not be surprised by the ‘absurd’ things we will be exposed to, it is to cleanse the wheat from the tares.

He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

Matthew 12:30

All biblical quotations are taken from the King James Version.

Pastor Pedro Montoya

Twitter: @pastormontoya

[1]     2 Samuel 15:13

[2]     Ditto 17:1

[3]     1 Samuel 16:1:  And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

[4]     Ditto 13:14: But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee.

[5]     Isaiah 44:28: that saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid. Isaiah 45:1: Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will lose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved  gates; and the gates shall not be shut;

[6]     Micah 4:1: But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

Is it really worth knowing about God and serving Jesus?

When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 9For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 10And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men. 11And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him. Luke 5:8-11

The other days reading in Luke’s treatise addressed to his old friend Theophilus, in the account of when Simon Peter, John and James, and possibly other fishermen not mentioned in the account, witnessed Jesus’ power to cause an impressive miracle, to raise fish where there were none, and as a result, each one’s decision to leave everything to follow Jesus, I couldn’t help but ask, What really led Peter, John and James to make such a decision to follow Jesus?

Although only Peter’s mother-in-law is mentioned in one of the accounts (4:38), all of them had a family to support, the proof of this was their trade; for ancient times the trade that each one exercised was caused by the need to support a family, not by the fact of developing a profession. So, having a family that depended on them for their daily sustenance, how is it possible that they were willing to leave everything to follow Jesus?

Although there was faith conviction resulting from the teachings of Jesus at the seashore that day, and by the miracle of supernatural fishing, how could it weigh more than the commitment of family men to bring sustenance to their respective families? What about the commitment they made to their wives’ parents when they married them? In the Jewish tradition, the father of the bride maintains responsibility for his married daughters.[1]

That day the fishermen left their trade, their families, their responsibility to the community, literally, they left everything. Why? What did the fishermen find in Jesus who were willing to make such a decision?

If they, the fishermen, were willing to give up everything, it means that it is worth knowing God and following Jesus; but what is the benefit?

The story in question describes that that morning, before the miracle took place, people crowded around him to hear the word of God. Is it worth knowing about God and following Jesus?

It is worth it if we want to know what God thinks of us, if we are interested in knowing how He sees our decisions, and how He weighs our actions; people had gathered at the seashore this time not as other times, to buy fish, but to hear God’s voice. Life is not only about who we are and/or what we can become, it is about knowing what God’s purpose is for each one of us; it is about knowing the life plans He has designed.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

The miracle was not only for three fishermen, or the fishermen who had been with them, the miracle was for all the crowds that morning by the sea. Is it worth knowing God and following Jesus?

It is worth it if we accept to live under the knowledge that God cares for those who are willing to trust Him. That morning something different happened to previous mornings, people who came to the place looking to buy fish received the fish for free, they did not pay for them. Luke’s testimony in his narrative describes how so many fish were enclosed in the net that his net was broken, so much so that it was necessary to ask for the help of another boat to come and help them; and even so, they filled both boats so that they flooded.

Supernatural fishing was not the only miracle of supernatural provision that they experienced; later in their walk with Jesus the fishermen lived other experiences of multiplication, one of five loaves among five thousand men,[2] another of seven loaves among four thousand,[3]  and Peter, of provision to pay the Temple tax.[4]

In compiling the doctrine of Jesus, Luke recorded in his writing to Theophilus what would later become the foundation of faith in Jesus and the Kingdom of God on earth,

And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. (12:22-31)

It is worthwhile to know God and to follow Jesus if we are willing to depend on His provision: seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

Luke concludes the account of supernatural fishing by describing the fundamental part of the reason for the miracle: When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 9For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: (5:8-9)

No miracles were provoked to show the capacity of Jesus over nature, which is really ostentation; miracles were performed to provoke a reaction in people toward God, to turn toward Him,

But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. John 20:31

And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day. Luke 5:26

Simon Peter knelt down to Jesus, which means that he recognized Jesus’ Lordship over him, and denounced and confessed himself a sinner, which means the first step of repentance to receive the salvation of the Kingdom of God.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1st. John 1:9

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:8-9

Is it worth knowing about God and following Jesus? Yes, it is worth knowing God and following Jesus if we are willing to denounce and confess our sin and turn away from it. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.[5]

Yes, it is worth knowing about God and following Jesus if we are willing to submit to His Lordship, if we are willing to obey His Voice and walk by His Word.

Yes, it is worth knowing about God and following Jesus if we are willing to give up everything for His sake.

What led Peter, John and James to make the decision to abandon everything by following Jesus was that that morning they had an encounter with God. Everything they abandoned is not to compare with what they found: they found Eternal Life.

Do you want to know about God?

What do you think, is it worth serving Jesus? Of course, what is worth serving Jesus is not based on the benefits we receive in return; it is about understanding the awesomeness of the spiritual experience of communion with the Lord, it is about understanding the Grace of having been deemed worthy to share in His Glory.


All biblical quotations are taken from the King James Version.


Pastor Pedro Montoya

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[1] Genesis 34.12; Exodus 22.16-17; 1 Samuel 18.25

[2] Mathew 16:9

[3] Idem 16:10

[4] Idem 17:27

[5] Romans 6:23

Haiti and Chile, Signs of God to the world?


Recently while teaching the Introduction to the New Testament course and discussing how the apostle John presents in his gospel the works of Jesus in exactly seven miracles, which the apostle calls signs, the Lord led me to compare the purpose of the seventh sign – the resurrection of Lazarus from the dead – with the purpose for our time of two recent events that caught everyone’s attention in 2010. I am referring to the earthquake in Haiti, on January 12, and the confinement and eventual rescue of the 33 miners in the San José mine, in Chile, on October 13 of that same year.

Although the apostle acknowledges that the deeds of Jesus were so many that “if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written“,[1] he only highlights seven miracles-signs of them.

The apostle presents these seven signs as if they were seven great lessons, as in Genesis the seven days of Creation are presented, and he highlights from each of them how God establishes with signs His methodology of operation in the midst of the times. The signs are not chosen at random, they were duly selected as part of a school of teaching of which His gospel is the textbook.

The story itself discovers the teachings and purposes of each sign. In chapter one, in the presentation of the person of Jesus, it reads: “and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,[2]

In chapter 2, when he begins to relate the work of Jesus’ ministry, John notes: “This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory.[3] Then, again, in chapter 4, when it refers to the healing of the son of the nobleman, the second miracle described again highlights the order of the signs: “This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.”[4]

The whole book of John has this emphasis of emphasizing that although He does not seek His own Glory, the signs establish His Glory as sent from the Father.

  1. John 5.41 I receive not honour from men.
  2. John 5.44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
  3. John 7.18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
  4. John 8.50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
  5. John 8.54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
  6. John 9.24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.
  7. John 11.4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
  8. John 11.40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
  9. John 12.41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
  10. John 12.43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
  11. John 17.5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
  12. John 17.22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
  13. John 17.24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Therefore, and concluding on the value of signs in John’s gospel, Jesus’ miracles lead the reader to discover unwritten protocols of spiritual execution. Miracles are signs; they are forms of the revelation of the spiritual processes of the Kingdom on earth, indispensable forms of interpretation to understand the work of God in the midst of the times.

The seventh sign of John’s Gospel is aimed at discovering who God’s chosen ones are, and how they should understand the Kingdom through what happens around them. The teaching is aimed at the reader to understand that everything is a sign from God, everything is a lesson. Of course, in order to understand it, God’s chosen must remove everything that belongs to their personal interests because a personal interpretation of the situation they face is a counterweight, and stands in the way of the interpretation and implementation of the Word. The Chosen cannot highlight the adversity of their experiences and classify them as “misfortune”. The expression, “Didn’t I tell you that if you want to believe, you will see the glory of God?” shows us that even adverse things establish the Glory of God.

In all that God does on the face of the world, there is a mystery revealed to mark, measure and execute the agenda of His times. God marks the times of execution of His plans through signs.

So, when God led me to compare this seventh sign with the events of the earthquake in Haiti and the captivity of the miners in the San José mine in Chile, He is showing me that there is an urgency in the Kingdom to prophetically awaken a believing people who have not realized the value of having been called chosen lineage.[5]

The earthquake in Haiti and the captivity of the miners have several particular and common characteristics, which by the Spirit of the prophecy that blows in all our regions establish signs of interpretation for us. Two characteristics stand out from these two events that constitute them as a sign to the whole world.

Both disasters captured the world’s attention.

The presence in the country of so many world-renowned personalities was extraordinary and far beyond what an earthquake has meant for other regions.

In the case of Haiti, former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Busch visited the country and set up a community aid fund. Film artists, world-renowned personalities moved and visited the island, and some stayed for a long time. All these visits moved the world’s attention to Haiti.

The presence of so many world personalities that Haiti received does not compare to the magnitude of the earthquake, other regions were impacted by earthquakes of equal or greater magnitude and never received such number of world visits. There is only one explanation to all this world attention about Haiti: It is God’s spiritual act of presenting to the whole of humanity a signal to warn of His executions on earth.

The same thing happened with Chile, the event was followed by several television networks, and the press coverage was worldwide. It is estimated that 1300 million people saw the live transmission of the rescue of the miners. TV personalities, such as the case of the animator and presenter Don Francisco, who transmitted from the San José mine.  The mentions of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, in a communiqué distributed by the White House by sending them a greeting the day before their rescue; the mentions of the pope in turn Benedict XVI, on September 2nd; and those of the Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra on September 3rd, who in his Twitter account invited to pray for the 33 miners.

And so, in the same way were joined Spanish football teams and players such as David Villa; writers of the caliber of Isabel Allende, who with her participation turned the world’s attention to the 33 miners rescued. To date, two films have been filmed about the rescue of the miners.

All this interest obeys, once again, to a spiritual and prophetic operation of God to mark the whole world a sign of the times so that all may know how to place themselves before Him. It is the Glory of the Almighty that is settling on the earth as prophesied by the prophet Habakkuk: “The earth shall be full of knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.[6]

Both the epicenter of the Haiti earthquake and the San Jose mine are located on the same geographic longitude.

The coordinates of the epicenter of the earthquake in Haiti are: 18° 27′ 05” N / 72° 26′ 42.00″ W. The coordinates of the San Jose mine are: 27° 09′ 37” S / 70° 29′ 48.4″ W. Two degrees of longitude difference that was reduced to zero with the earthquake in Chile on February 27 of the same year.

NASA recently certified that the earth’s axis was moved due to the earthquake in Chile on February 27, causing the difference in coordinates to be nullified and both sites to be located at the same longitude.

Chilean Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days

The Feb. 27 magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile may have shortened the length of each Earth day.

JPL research scientist Richard Gross computed how Earth’s rotation should have changed as a result of the Feb. 27 quake. Using a complex model, he and fellow scientists came up with a preliminary calculation that the quake should have shortened the length of an Earth day by about 1.26 microseconds (a microsecond is one millionth of a second).

Perhaps more impressive is how much the quake shifted Earth’s axis. Gross calculates the quake should have moved Earth’s figure axis (the axis about which Earth’s mass is balanced) by 2.7 milliarcseconds (about 8 centimeters, or 3 inches). Earth’s figure axis is not the same as its north-south axis; they are offset by about 10 meters (about 33 feet).

By comparison, Gross said the same model estimated the 2004 magnitude 9.1 Sumatran earthquake should have shortened the length of day by 6.8 microseconds and shifted Earth’s axis by 2.32 milliarcseconds (about 7 centimeters, or 2.76 inches).

Gross said that even though the Chilean earthquake is much smaller than the Sumatran quake, it is predicted to have changed the position of the figure axis by a bit more for two reasons. First, unlike the 2004 Sumatran earthquake, which was located near the equator, the 2010 Chilean earthquake was located in Earth’s mid-latitudes, which makes it more effective in shifting Earth’s figure axis. Second, the fault responsible for the 2010 Chilean earthquake dips into Earth at a slightly steeper angle than does the fault responsible for the 2004 Sumatran earthquake. This makes the Chile fault more effective in moving Earth’s mass vertically and hence more effective in shifting Earth’s figure axis.

Gross said the Chile predictions will likely change as data on the quake are further refined. (Buis, 2010)

Is this a coincidence?  No, it’s not, it’s a sign for our days, just like the signs presented in John’s gospel, which speak mostly to the chosen about the work of the Kingdom on earth.

God is telling us something for our days. The problem is that we can’t see it. I quote two texts that explain why we cannot see it.

Mathew 16:1-3         The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

John 8:43       Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

In both texts we are required to understand that there are signs of the times, which are the language of God to warn us, to reveal to us some mystery of the Kingdom on earth.

Both events, the earthquake in Haiti and the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile are marking, mainly, the times of the Kingdom, and suggest us how to measure them.

Haiti was the first Latin American nation to become independent (second in America) on January 1st 1804. The earthquake occurred in the same month of its independence, and for Haiti, its independence did not mean political independence, as it was for other Latin American nations, but rather liberation from slavery. In fact, there are records that the way they did it was not by arms, but by using witchcraft, voodoo, as a tool.

Chile, on the other hand, is the last American land to be discovered, Chile was discovered by Diego de Almagro on March 21st, 1536, and he did so by entering the Andes through the Paipote ravine, in the middle of the Copiapó Valley, which he named the Valley of Possession, the same land where the San José mine is located.

The captivity of the miners and their rescue also speaks to us of liberation, but in this case, liberation from death, the miners were literally liberated from certain death, their rescue has been considered a feat, and was like extraditing them from hell itself.

Two countries -Haiti and Chile- two communities with the same common characteristic of poverty, which encloses the entire non-Anglo-Saxon America that was the object of exploitation, slavery, and prostitution, where today their daily work is more a birth of suffering than a way of earning a living.

Why are Haiti and Chile God’s signs to the world?

Because the events that took place in both countries in 2010 are reminding us – and marking in the history of the world – God’s intention to erase every debt and every misfortune into which man and woman would have fallen, for whatever reasons, and could start all over again recovering everything they had lost.

When we read the text of Leviticus 25 describing the Constitution of the Kingdom that God constituted on the face of the earth through Moses, we discover that He promulgated a statute for the redemption of all those who had fallen into poverty or slavery and who had therefore lost their properties: you will proclaim liberty on earth to all its inhabitants.[7]

The promulgation of freedom was to be fulfilled every 7 years, and those who could not be redeemed on those dates because they had not paid their debts, the promulgation demanded total liberation in the eighth cycle of 7 years, whether or not they had the resources to pay off their debts. This date constituted the year of liberation and forgiveness of debts. These celebrations are known as the feasts of the years shemitah (every 7 years), and the feast of the year Yovel (jubilee), in the year 50. The promulgation was so that there would be neither poor nor slave on the earth because He had taken them out of the slavery of Egypt.

What the Liberty Bell meant for the thirteen original colonies of the United States, which contains engraved on its edge the same words of freedom proclamation of Leviticus, is what the proclamation of freedom meant for the dwellers of the earth, to the sound of shofars, on the Day of Atonement: the liberation of all debt and the recovery of their properties.

That is what happened in 2010, particularly with the liberation of the 33 miners. On that day 33 miners were proclaimed free, trapped for 70 days, and returned to their homes and families, as God stipulated in Leviticus 25.
If we examine the liberation of the 33 miners and the rejoicing that it meant for the entire world, and compare it with the promulgation of freedom referred to in Leviticus 25, proclaimed just on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), we have to understand that that day, October 13th, 2010, coincided with the Day of Atonement of God’s calendar, a calendar lost after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans. This is the value of the miners’ rescue.

If we calculate the number of days between January 12th, the date of the earthquake in Haiti, and October 13th, the date of the release of the miners from Chile, we will see that the number of days is exactly the same as the number of days of gestation of a baby: 274 days (9 months).

In other words, what was conceived on January 12th was given birth on October 13th. On October 13th, 2010, God proclaimed independence and freedom over the whole earth, by virtue of the blessing that God gave to Abraham.[8]

The earthquake in Haiti and the case of the rescue of the miners in Chile bring to world attention the need to revitalize the saving message of the Gospel of the Kingdom. From Haiti to Chile a message of liberation is being traced that is necessary to proclaim for all Latin American land, liberation from slavery and death.

So, from Haiti to Chile, a message of healing of the earth is being traced. We need to understand that it is necessary to lift the curse of this earth. It is not a new message, it is the message of the Gospel that Jesus established, the same of which the prophet Isaiah wrote, and said: The spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me, because the Lord anointed me; I have been sent to preach good news to the meek, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and to the prisoners the opening of the prison.[9]

Haiti and Chile are signs of God to the world because it is ordering the times, it is discovering to the wise the right times, God’s times for which we must act. The times that were marked for the children of Israel when they left Egypt, when God Himself took care of them by giving them supernatural provision through manna so that they would have time to seek His presence.

October 13th, 2010 is according to the divine calendar the Day of Atonement -Yom kippur- the 10th day of the seventh month. If we consult a Hebrew calendar of that year we will notice that it does not coincide with the Day of Atonement, and it is because the modern Hebrew calendars that follow the count of times were disrupted and paganized after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman Empires, because in their calculations they still use the same pagan Sabbath as their seventh day. Their calculations are not correct.

On October 13th, 2010, due to the characteristic of the rescue event of the 33 miners trapped for 70 days, the date acquires a unique spiritual value. Note that the number of miners is exactly the age of Jesus when he gives up his life on the cross of Calvary, and the 70 days of captivity is similar to the 70 years of exile the Jewish nation spent in Assyrian lands.

What does this data tell us? These similarities are leading us to understand that October 13th, 2010 corresponded to the 10th day of the seventh month in the biblical calendar, the Day of Atonement, but celebrated in a year of Jubilee, a day in which the remission of debts was proclaimed on earth and where all returned to their inheritances. Let’s see it in the next verse:

10And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. 11A jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. 12For it is the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. 13In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession. Leviticus 25:9-13

The promulgation of this law took place precisely on a Day of Atonement, as we read in the following text:

Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. Leviticus 25:9

That means that the year 2010, starting in spring, in April and not March, was a Yovel year, and God is marking it so that we know about the end times and how to move in them.

Why did God choose these two nations to mark a sign of the Kingdom on earth? Because they represent all of Latin America, they are the first and the last, identical to what we read in Revelation, the alpha and the omega, that is, everything, no nation is excluded. They are the last of the earth from which Jesus commanded his disciples to reach with the Gospel message.

Haiti and Chile are signs of God to the world because their geographical coordinates and the distance between the two points are marking a YARDSTICK OF TIME MEASUREMENT.  If we draw a line between the two positions on a map you will notice that a rod is formed.

Using the coordinates of both points we can find the distance between both positions. The Haversine formula is used to perform the calculation. The distance between the two coordinates is approximately 5,076.14 KM (3,154.36 Miles). If we consider that the system used in Latin America is MKS, we use the measure kilometers and we take them as kilometer-days. It turns out that we have 5076.14 days, and when we do the proper conversion we get the date of September 5th, 2024.

This is a measuring rod of time that starts counting from the 13th of October 2010, the date of the liberation of the miners.

According to everything described above, if the year 2010 was a shemitah year, the year 2024 is also a shemitah year, and if the calculations point to that year, other significant events in the style of Haiti and Chile will have for that year, only this time, for Israel, in view of the Scripture that says: to make in Himself the two in a new man.[10] If the Gentiles and Israel are one, and what has already happened concerning the Gentiles in 2010, the next thing, in 2024 is for Israel.


Originally published in Spanish in 2011

Buis, A. (2010, 03 01). nasa.gov. Retrieved april 23, 2019, from Chilean Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days: https://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth-20100301.html


All biblical quotations are taken from the King James Version.


Pastor Pedro Montoya

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[1] John 21:25

[2] Ídem 1:14

[3] Ídem 2:11

[4] Idem 4:54

[5] 1st. Peter 2:9

[6] Habakkuk 2:14

[7] Idem 25:10

[8] Genesis 12:3

[9] Isaias 61:1

[10] Ephesians 2:15

Does God still work miracles, or is it just a matter of history?

Miracles, as we know them, are actually the spiritual capacity to produce natural disorders and turn them into ordinary events for the benefit of human beings. A miracle is a miracle because it produces well-being to one or more human beings involved in its development, otherwise they cannot be classified as such.

Do not be surprised because we define them as natural disorders, because that is precisely what happens when a miracle is performed; there is a disorder of the system of natural laws that govern the physical material world.

Miracles are not always visible facts, so are all those facts that pass even unnoticed to human consciousness, but in the same way as extraordinary ones, transcend the natural order of matter and bring well-being to the people involved in their realization.

The concept is not only part of the New Testament; we also find it in the Old Testament. The Greek term is δυναμεις (dinamis), and is translated by miracle, wonder, virtue, power. The Hebrew term is מוֹפֵת (mopet), and is translated by sign, prodigy, symbol, example, and model.

In the introduction we speak of “spiritual capacity” because it is precisely the only source that can alter the natural laws of our physical material system. The spiritual is above the material.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Romans 1:20

This definition leads us to understand the first foundation of the operation of miracles, that is, who are the ones who can opt for a miracle.

Unlike what religions have established, that we can all be exposed to a miracle at some point; even that we can ask for a miracle to be done, the Bible teaches that miracles are only available to those who have developed, budding or actively, a spiritual life directed toward God.

But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Hebrews 1:13-14

One who does not direct his life to believing and trusting in God cannot opt for wondrous deeds. Prayer to the saints as a pillar of faith, is not doctrine supported by the Bible.

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6

In light of the foregoing and to confirm the established point, the only prayer that God hears from one who has no spiritual life is the prayer of repentance, otherwise, God does not hear any prayer or accede miracle on their behalf,

Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 32Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. 33If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. John 9:31-33

The second foundation of the operation of miracles that we should understand is about the raison d’être of a miracle: miracles are activated to confirm the faith of the one or those to whom they are sent, not to resolve their personal crisis.

God is not a problem solver, God’s commitment to humanity and to those who seek Him is one of salvation. Problems are part of life, they are situations of daily life, even the apostle Paul pointed out that it is necessary that through many tribulations we enter the kingdom of God.

Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22

Miracles do not necessarily provoke faith, so trusting that someone can come to believe and to develop faith because of a miracle is an atheistic foundation, it goes against the Word. The disciples-apostles walked night and day for three and a half years with Jesus, they saw innumerable miracles, even resurrections, however, before His crucifixion, one of them, Thomas, expressed himself as incredulous as one who had never walked with Him.

Miracles follow faith and are intended to confirm it.

Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. John 6:26

Aware of these two foundations of the operation of miracles, and understanding above all that it is God who decides for his sovereignty, where, when and to whom he allows a miracle, we should understand what care we must have to be fit to enjoy a life of miracles.

The first thing we have to proclaim is, yes, that God continues to work miracles in our time, as many and as wondrous as the miracles He did in ancient times.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6

Believing that miracles are a thing of the past, or that they were of exclusive use to a nation, obviously disqualifies us from being candidates to receive them.

To illustrate the care that we must have to enjoy a life of miracles, although there are many biblical stories that can serve us for the effects, we will use the case of the multiplication of the five barley loaves and two small fishes, in the account of the Gospel of John, because John presents it precisely as a “sign” of divine provision, the same that God established as a way of life since the people left Egypt.


When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? John 6:5

Two answers arose to Jesus’ question; the first answer:

Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. John 6:7

It is a valid answer, but it does not allow the operation of miracles.

The second answer:

There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? John 6:9

It is a response that opens up the possibility, albeit saturated with doubt.

The writer of the gospel presents the true answer:

And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. John 6:6

The first care we must take is to try to understand what God wants to do with every situation we face; it is not about focusing on the element that disturbs us, but about discovering the purpose that forged that situation. We must be aware that the most important thing is not what I need, but what God wants to do in the midst of my situation; miracles depend on that.

Where is my supply coming from? It is not a question of responding automatically, but of understanding what God wants to do with each one of them, that determines the treatment with which we must resolve them. It is useful here to bear in mind the words of the psalmist,

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

We must ask this question with each situation we face, because as we have already said, it is not the answer that matters, but trying to understand what God wants to do, or what He wants to teach us with them.


There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? John 6:9

The cause that leads to the downfall of many leaders, that indebts many other entrepreneurs, and that depresses so many men and women of faith, is wanting to start the work, the business, or the activity of faith, with resources that they do not have, wanting to imitate what others do, without measuring the consequences of what it means to work with resources that they do not have.

Miracles are not a patch to ignorance, nor a cover-up to irresponsibility. God does not promote provisional solutions nor does He participate in the improvisation of naïve minds that assume that God is obliged to supply them even above their deficiencies.

Miracle does not mean “to do” over what one does not have, but “to do” over what one has along with the instruction to do it; both merged.

And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. John 6:10

Another good example is the case of the widow of Zarephath of Sidon to whom the prophet Elijah was sent by God. The widow had only the last provision for her and her son, but she gave it to feed the prophet. We all know the outcome of the story, there was no lack of provision for them throughout that season of crisis.

And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 9Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.  …   Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. 12And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: …   13And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. 14For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.  …   16And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah. I Kings 17:8-16


And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. John 6:11

It is not a matter of coining the expression, “all thanks to my Lord”, or similar; it is a matter of being aware that the solution of conflicts is not by our own capacity, but because He has taken us out of the midst of them. The same applies to riches; we are not rich, or prosperous, because our knowledge and skills enabled us to do so, but because He endowed us with the capacity to be so.

And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. 18But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:17-18

Acknowledging God in everything is the foundation of the supernatural operation of the Holy Spirit; and the only way to establish the shadow of His Lordship over us.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6


When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. John 6:12

Although the account testifies that those who were fed that day were more than five thousand people, none of them was aware of what was happening right before their own eyes; it was only when the disciples gathered what was left over, and they saw the twelve baskets that were left over to those who had eaten, that they realized the miracle that Jesus had done.

Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. 14Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. John 6:13-14

As we reread the account of the multiplication of the five barley loaves and the two fishes we see that the true miracle did not consist in the multiplication per se, but in the consciousness they acquired of what Jesus had done.

Miracles have a purpose, as we established from the beginning, not to solve the difficulty or the problem that is disturbing us; but, first, to establish through it a truth that will make us grow; second, to establish the mercy that our region needs; and third, that the earth be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of God.

There are times, many times that we have been exposed to miracles and we have not been able to value them as such.

And the reason is because we do not review what has happened to us, we have not developed the wisdom necessary to see the presence of the Holy Spirit in the facts recently past, which, we must admit, is part of the arrogance with which human beings walk today.

Quality control means going back to the course of the day to evaluate the good and the bad, and from the bad to learn not to repeat the mistakes made. It is the wisdom of the work of Creation embodied in the book of Genesis, if we review the first chapters of the book we will see how the phrase is repeated in the reading: And God saw that it was good.

Evaluating daily what we do will lead us to refine our spiritual discernment and we will be able to see God working in everything.

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Ephesians 4:26

There will be miracles that we will not see, but we will appreciate God’s work in the place. If the reader reviews the rest of the reading from chapter six of John’s gospel, he will notice that another miracle emerges from this story, the miracle of Jesus walking on the waters. If you look at the reading you will notice that the whole crowd noticed this miracle,

The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one where into his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; 23(Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks.) 24When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. John 6:22-24

Miracles have not diminished, what has changed is our appreciation of them. Not that we have never received one, what has happened is that it came not as we wanted it to come.

May we return to the principle of miracles, and may we understand that it is the ordinary form of life designed by God for those who have loved Him. May we walk in it as long as we live on the face of the earth.


I thought we said the most important thing, but there is still one more principle we need to establish.

The author of miracles is God; therefore, a miracle will never go against what He Himself has established, nor will it contradict any of His principles.

This means that God cannot work a miracle on behalf of someone who in his definition as a person has established as a life principle to support abortion and/or promote assisted death (euthanasia). Life is the greatest miracle that human beings have from God; to ask for a miracle when we have risen against the greatest of them, is a denial of their operation, and disqualifies the person from being a candidate for them.

The life in Christ is a spiritual life based on the experience with the Holy Spirit, it is therefore a supernatural life; it is not an intermittent life, of isolated miracles, but a life where the pattern is established by the Lord; it is a life on earth but governed by the principles of the Kingdom of God.

All biblical quotations are taken from the King James Version.


Pastor Pedro Montoya

Twitter: @pastormontoya