shakin’ and bakin’

Well, it’s been a busy week…I really have needed to blog, however, I’ve been busy catching up with clients and of course, working my intern to death.

I woke up this morning around 4:15a.m. thinking of details of an upcoming event, no less. *sigh* As I start to lull back to sleep my eyes fling open at 4:35…..the bed was shaking. EARTHQUAKE! It lasted about 30 seconds and registered a 5.2 and the epicenter was about 50 miles from us.

It had a nice roll to it instead of a jolting feeling (which really does a lot of damage). When I moved to the Midwest from Los Angeles, I thought at least I won’t be having any earthquakes, tornadoes, yes, but no earthquakes.


Apparently the New Madrid Fault Line runs through the Midwest and is quite large. I looked up on Wikipedia this information (which was updated within the last few hours to include this morning’s earthquake, talk about automation!)

The probability of magnitude 6.0 or greater in the near future is considered significant; a 90% chance of such an earthquake by 2040 has been given. In the June 23, 2005, issue of the journal “Nature”, the odds of another 8.0 event within 50 years were estimated to be between 7 and 10 percent.[6] An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 was reported on April 18, 2008 at 5:37 AM EST with an epicenter located in eastern Southern Illinois, near the border with Indiana at the northern periphery of the New Madrid Seismic Zone.[7]

There has been some minor damages around town. We’ll see how it shakes out today (hehe, shakes out…get it….). Really, I blame my niece. She brought the quake with her from California. And I believe I’m going to change my lunch appointment to a restaurant that is on the first level (instead of the 5th floor of an old building).

3 replies
  1. Kim Clinton
    Kim Clinton says:

    Prophetic Vision and Dream

    Sunday, April 27, 2008 – Vision

    As I was approaching the Daphne Civic Center for Sunday morning service at Church of His Presence, I had a vision which lasted for about two or three seconds. In this vision, I saw the ground buckling before me. It was so real that I actually moved aside to avoid what I was seeing. I knew immediately that it was an earthquake, and the thought crossed my mind that the damages of this earthquake could have the potential to exceed those of Hurricane Katrina of 2005. Please understand that I am not saying that the Lord told me this. It merely crossed my mind.

    Tuesday, May 20, 2008 – Dream

    I awoke trembling and shaking at 5:00 in the morning after having a startling dream. This was one of the three most profound dreams that I have ever had during the ministry the LORD has called me to. I feel that this dream is an addendum to the vision I had on April 27, 2008.

    In this dream I saw the words “wind and water.” I only saw the words but did not actually see any wind or water damage. I then found myself overlooking a river which instantly became so wide that I could no longer see either of its banks.

    The dream then shifted, and I was with one of my parishioners running through what appeared to be an old abandoned school house. This empty building began to shake. The shaking was so violent and severe that it was like the bucking of a wild horse tossing us around. My teeth were clapping so hard from the impact that I tried to clench them to prevent this from happening.

    In this dream I knew I was experiencing a massive earthquake. The sounds were so catastrophic that the thought crossed my mind that the devastation could likely exceed Hurricane Katrina of 2005. I did not see the devastation behind me; I only heard it. In all of my life I have never heard such catastrophic sounds. These were the scariest sounds I have ever heard.

    The dream then shifted once more and concluded with two names on what appeared to be an old Spanish map. One name read Indianola and the other Europa. When I awoke, I was shaking as if I had chills and a fever. I could not stop trembling. All through the day I felt as if I had just had the dream 10 minutes ago.

    This dream so shook me that my wife and I immediately went to the internet to do some research. I also contacted some close friends in the ministry and reliable intercessors concerning this dream. What we found was startling. There are towns called Indianola, IL; Europa, MO; and Indianola, MS. These towns run in a line from North to South with Europa, MO being near the middle of them. The Mississippi River runs between them with Europa, MO being by the epicenter of the New Madrid fault

    After seeing this, I believe the dream could be concerning a devastating earthquake on the New Madrid fault. Many reputable friends in ministry have felt that this dream was not to be interpreted as a spiritual dream because they felt that it has literal implications. Even now the intensity of this dream is the same.

    I do not want to come across as an alarmist concerning what I saw. I also don’t want to put fear in the public or the Body of Christ. However, I cannot help but feel that God gave me this as warning to prepare us for the days ahead and to pray concerning this matter.

    Please know that I did not see any timeframe as to when this may happen. Please pray with me concerning this vision and dream.

    If you have any comments, you can send them to

    John Kilpatrick
    Church of His Presence

    About John Kilpatrick:

    John Kilpatrick pastored Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, FL for 22 years. During his tenure there, he had the privilege of pastoring the Brownsville Revival which began on Father’s Day of 1995. Currently, he is the founder and senior pastor of Church of His Presence in Daphne, AL and president of John Kilpatrick Ministries. In addition to pastoring, he continues to preach across the nation and fulfill his apostolic call to mentor and pastor other ministers.

  2. saundra
    saundra says:

    Kim or John, I’m not sure who I am responding to. You should know two things.

    1. It is a widely known fact that in the blogging world you do not advertise in comments, such as the ‘mini bio’ about John. It’s similar to me belching loudly after a meal at your house.

    2. John is in good company with numerous scientists that state (by scientific nature) that the New Madrid Fault Line is due for a large earthquake. Whether that is a dream or not; it certainly looks like a fact that will happen; just unsure when.

    Hey! When let me know when John dreams of the ” winning” lotto numbers; I’ll promise to give 10% to his church.


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