Population: 8,598,561 (July 2014 est.) - Note: estimates take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS
Ethnic groups: Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European) 90%, Amerindian 7%, black 2%, white 1%
Religions: Roman Catholic 97%, Protestant 3%
On 6/18/2003 at 1259hrs., Rev. Hansen received this prophecy for Central and South America:
"Witchcraft and voodoo, chants and charms, spirits, demons, devils and gods are worshiped and adored. Your past is haunting; your past is destructive; your past is cursed with disease, plagues and death. Yet, your past is mild in comparison with the turmoil coming in the future -- earthquakes, disease, calamities and death.
Your gods, sorcerers, witches and magicians will not be able to save you from what I am allowing to come upon your nations, lands, water and oceans.
You have denied the Truth of the Ages and I am about ready to deny you of my protection and love. Cry out to your gods and see if they will or can answer you now. They are dead and they will burn with the fire of my wrath as I clean the land of its curses, plagues, disease and death.
Yes, a New Earth is coming and you will know that I live. Come under my blood into the arms of my love, so I can protect you from what lies ahead. Come now unto me, the Spirit of God Jesus Christ is saying."
History of Honduras:
During the first millennium, Honduras was inhabited by the Maya. Columbus explored the country in 1502. Honduras declared its independence from Spain in 1821 along with four other Central American nations to form a federation of Central American states. In 1838, Honduras left the federation and became independent.
Political unrest rocked Honduras in the early 1900s, resulting in an occupation by U.S. Marines. Dictator Gen. Tiburcio Carias Andino of the National Party of Honduras (PNH) established a government in 1932.
In 1963, Colonel Osvaldo Lopez Arellano took power after leading a coup.
In 1969, El Salvador invaded Honduras after Honduran landowners deported several thousand Salvadorans. Five thousand people died in what is called the "football war" because it broke out during a soccer game. By threatening economic sanctions and military intervention, the Organization of American States (OAS) induced El Salvador to withdraw.
After decades of military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1981 with the election of Roberto Suazo Córdova as president. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The U.S. also used Honduras for military exercises and built bases to train Honduran and Salvadoran troops.
In 1992, the International Court of Justice ruled establishing new boundaries between Honduras and El Salvador.
In 1997, Carlos Flores Facusse of the Liberal Party was elected president. In October 1998, Hurricane Mitch killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage.
In 2002, Ricardo Maduro became president, promising to lessen crime and corruption, but his hard-line efforts did not improve the problems.
In May 2004, a prison fire at San Pedro Sula killed more than 100 inmates.
In 2005, Manuel Zelaya was elected by a narrow election. Zelaya cultivated close ties with Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. A free-trade agreement (CAFTA) with the U.S went into effect in April 2006.
On June 28, 2009, Zelaya was deposed in a military coup. Zelaya faced widespread criticism for attempting to extend presidential term limits by holding a constitutional referendum, which the Supreme Court ruled was illegal. A group of countries, including the United States and Venezuela, signed a resolution condemning the actions of the Honduran military and demanded that Zelaya be reinstated as president. Roberto Micheletti, with the backing of the Honduran Congress, courts, and army, assumed leadership of the country.
Zelaya attempted to return to Honduras by plane on July 5, but he found a closed runway and well-armed Honduran troops on the ground waiting for him. In September, Zelaya secretly returned to Honduras, taking refuge in the Brazilian embassy. Micheletti responded by temporarily cutting off power and water to the embassy, suspending constitutional freedoms, and shuttering a television channel and a radio station.
The U.S. brokered an agreement between Zelaya and Micheletti in late October that left Zelaya's reinstatement up to a Congressional vote, called for the establishment of a government of national unity and a truth commission, and required Zelaya to abandon a referendum on constitutional reform. The accord fell apart within days.
In November 2009 presidential elections, Porfirio Lobo, the candidate of the conservative National Party, defeated Elvin Santos, who represented the Liberal Party. Zelaya refused to recognize the results of the election. In December, Congress rejected a plan to allow Zelaya to return to office. Lobo took office in January 2010.
On May 28, 2011, Manuel Zelaya returned to Honduras. As part of a pre-arranged deal, prosecutors dropped corruption and constitution violation charges against the former president and Honduras was readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS).
On February 14, 2012, over 300 people were killed when a fire broke out at a prison in Comayagua. According to officials, the cause was an inmate setting fire to his mattress. The fire spread quickly, burning out of control for forty minutes. Most of the victims died in their cells. Some inmates busted through the prison's roof and escaped. In an attempt to rescue loved ones, relatives clashed with police at the prison gate.
In mid-May 2012, protestors in Ahuas rioted in the streets and set fire to government buildings demanding that all the U.S. drug enforcement agents leave. An anti-drug operation on May 11 killed four innocent people while they were fishing. Two of the people killed were pregnant women. The mayor of Ahuas, Lucio Baquedano, and others accused the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the local police of the killings.
On November 24, 2013. Juan Orlando Hernández won presidential elections, beating Xiomara Castro by 250,000 votes.
In May 2014, Honduras handed over a wanted suspected drug lord, Carlos Arnoldo Lobo, in the first extradition of a Honduran to the United States.
© 2003 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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