Population: 2,930,050 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: Black 92.1%, mixed 6.1%, East Indian 0.8%, other 0.4%, unspecified 0.7% (2011 est.)
Religions: Protestant 64.8% (Seventh Day Adventist 12.0%, Pentecostal 11.0%, Other Church of God 9.2%, New Testament
Church of God 7.2%, Baptist 6.7%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.5%, Anglican 2.8%, United
Church 2.1%, Methodist 1.6%, Revived 1.4%, Brethren .9%, and Moravian .7%), Roman Catholic 2.2%, Jehovah's Witness 1.9%,
Rastafarian 1.1%, other 6.5%, none 21.3%, unspecified 2.3% (2011 est.)
At 4:50pm on November 6, 2001, the Holy Spirit said the following to his servant Jonathan Hansen:
"Jamaica, Jamaica a land of imported people; I, the Lord God, whose name is Jesus, am speaking to you: you worship other gods (spirits) in my name; you profane my laws and statutes; you distort and disregard my Word; you make mockery of my name with your lifestyle and allegiance to men's secret societies.
I am shaking you and I am raising up adversaries against you -- raging wolves, lawless men who serve anti-Christ even though they profess my name. I will wash you away after I have separated and divided you by allowing your own lust for power and lust for immorality to divide you. Yes, then I will wash you away.
An earthquake is coming such as you have never witnessed before, and the wall of water that will be created will blow you away. Repent, for only my blood can spare your soul.
You are a people born out of violence and lawlessness reigns within the spirits of Jamaica. Repentance and deliverance is needed to expel the spirits and heal the body, soul and spirit; to heal the land, restore and protect the land from the destroyer!
The destroyer is promising liberty but he will usher in death instead. Look up to me the only help for your salvation. For the end of the world as you know it is coming! The only hope to turn back God's holy anger is for Jamaica to obey II Chronicles 7:14, 'If my people, which are called by name, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.' If not, blood will flow from men, women, children and babies."
On July 13, 2004, Apostle Hansen met with leading bishops of Jamaica to plan large-scale repentance meetings for the nation. Dr. Hansen shared the following and warned them of the severe consequences if the church does not take the warnings from God seriously and act!
History of Jamaica:
Jamaica was inhabited by Arawak Indians when Christopher Columbus explored it in 1494 and named it St. Iago. It remained a Spanish possession known as "Santiago" until 1655, when it became a British colony known as "Jamaica". England established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. Buccaneers operated from Port Royal until it fell into the sea in an earthquake in 1692. Disease decimated the Arawaks, so slaves were imported to work on the sugar plantations. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers.
On May 5, 1953, Jamaica gained internal autonomy, and in 1958, the country joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies. Sir Alexander Bustamente, a nationalist labor leader, later campaigned to withdraw from the federation. After a referendum, Jamaica became independent on August 6, 1962 and withdrew from the Federation.Michael Manley, of the socialist People's National Party (PNP), became prime minister in 1972.
Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence as rival gangs affiliated with the major political parties evolved into powerful organized crime networks involved in drug smuggling and money laundering.
The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) defeated Manley in 1980 and Edward P. G. Seaga, was elected prime minister. Jamaica was hit hard by the 1981-1982 recession. Food prices rose as much as 75% and thousands of Jamaicans fell deeper into poverty.
In 1989, Manley was reelected, but he resigned in 1992 and was replaced by P. J. Patterson. In May 1997, the government signed a "Ship-Rider Agreement," allowing U.S. authorities to enter Jamaican waters and search vessels with the Jamaican government's permission in order to fight drug trafficking. In 2001, violence between politically connected gangs escalated in Kingston. In October 2002, P.J. Patterson won his third term in office.
In September 2004, Hurricane Ivan, the worst storm to hit the island in decades, destroyed thousands of homes.
In March 2006, Portia Simpson Miller of the People's National Party became Jamaica's first female prime minister. In the general election in September 2007, the opposition Jamaica Labour Party narrowly defeated the People's National Party, 50.1% to 49.8%. The People's National Party had been in power for 18 years. Bruce Golding was sworn in as the new prime minister on September 11, 2007.
Dozens of people died in the Tivoli Gardens section of Kingston in late May 2010 in clashes between police and supporters of drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. When police entered the neighborhood to search for Coke, they were fired on by his supporters. Many civilians were killed. Coke was arrested in June 2010 and extradited to the U.S.
On September 25, 2011, Bruce Golding announced his intention not to seek re-election as leader of the Jamaica Labour Party and his intention to step down as Prime Minister of Jamaica. Golding damaged the Labour Party's standing by opposing the extradition of drug lord Christopher Coke to the U.S.
On October 23, 2011, Jamaica's youngest ever leader, Andrew Holness, 39, was sworn in as prime minister.
© 2001, 2004 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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