Hurricane Katrina, the worst hurricane to ever hit the United States of America, according to http://www.history.com. On August 25, 2005, it slammed into the southern shores of Florida, just a few miles south of Fort Lauderdale as a Category 1.
After ripping through Florida for 6 hours, it crossed the Gulf of Mexico regaining strength before making landfall again, on the Louisiana/Mississippi border on August 29th. This monster storm continued on to New Orleans, LA; flooding out the city, leaving thousands homeless and killing many. Damage estimates range from $96-$125 billion, with only $40-$66 billion being insured losses.
The death toll is still unknown today. The amount of confirmed deaths is being reported at 1,836 people in Louisiana alone, and over 700 are still unaccounted for and some sources say the death toll could be as high as 10,000!
(credit: www.telegraph.co.uk )
This event lends the question, “How can something so horrific happen to a Christian nation?” The answer can be summed up in five words…
The US messed with Israel.
The Gaza Strip and US involvement
“We don’t have prophets who can tell us exactly what are God’s ways, but when we see something so enormous as Katrina, I would say [President] Bush and [Secretary of State Condoleezza] Rice need to make an accounting of their actions, because something was done wrong by America in a big way. And here there are many obvious connections between the storm and the Gaza evacuation, which came right on top of each other. No one has permission to take away one inch of the land of Israel from the Jewish people,” said Rabbi Joseph Garlitzky, head of the international Chabad Lubavitch movement at Tel Aviv synagogue.
So what was the U.S.’s involvement?
(Credit: Associated Press)
According to an article, written by Aaron Klein at WorldNet Daily (WND), “One week before Katrina made landfall, Israel carried out the evacuation of 9,500 residents from Gush Katif and four Samaria communities. Residents were forced from their homes by Israeli troops, some dragged away kicking and screaming and placed on buses that took them from the area. The majority of former Katif residents are currently homeless while the Israeli government struggles to find permanent housing solutions.
The Gaza withdrawal was backed by the U.S. government. Some Middle East analysts and senior Israeli politicians entirely attributed the evacuation plan to pressure coming from the American establishment.”
The article at WND, went on to quote George W. Bush,
What does God say about Israel–His Land
(Image borrowed from YouTube: Ken Smith Channel)
The land of modern Israel was given to Abraham, around 4000 years ago. As recorded in Genesis 15:18, “On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying: To you descendants I have given this land…”
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, states in an article posted on http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org, that ” It is interesting to note that the Hebrew verb used in the Scriptures is natati, meaning “I have given” (past tense). This passage implies that God had already given the land to the Jews at some earlier time, though this is the first record of such a promise. Rabbinic commentators suggest, however, that God had set aside the land of Israel for His people already at the time of Creation.”
As for the people that divide His land and scatter His people?
Genesis 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Joel 3:2 speaks specifically to this offense. “I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land.”
So this passage makes it very clear that God will keep His covenant that he made to Abraham, and war with anyone who messes with Israel. Many have said that God has done just that to America. Just a few websites that have come to this conclusion:
There are literally thousands of articles, blogs and YouTube videos; that associate the eviction of Israeli’s from the Gaza Strip, with the eviction of American’s from their homes, as retribution for our political leaders’ actions.
You may be thinking, this is old news. Where’s the new evidence?
In my first blog, I stated that in the book, Temple at the Center of Time, “David Flynn suggests that an empire’s distance from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, seems to reflect the time that it “falls,” with respect to it’s aggressive behavior towards Israel.” It is my opinion, that this can also be translated into judgment for messing with His land. “If Flynn’s theory about the past is true,” (and he uses many historical examples) “than one can infer that this phenomenon can (or will) be repeated in the future.”
The above mentioned blog shows how nations have “fallen,” when they have removed people from the land promised to Abraham over 4000 years ago. One prime example is Babylon.
(Now would be a really good time to go read my first blog. It will give you the historical background of events in relation to Israel, and the method in which these distances are measured in a prophetic and physical way) Here’s the link:
The New Evidence
Date: August 25, 2005 = 20th of Av, 5765
5765- 28 (28 AD-Yeshua’s Sacrifice year, according to Gil Broussard, Michael Rood and several others) = 5737
5737 = Our nautical mile reference point
5737 nautical miles = 6602.022 statute miles from Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
When you plug statute mile into the radius map from www.mapdevelopers.com (method referenced in my first blog), you get this…
(This image is the statute mile radius line that is drawn on a two dimensional map, when you convert the year, (minus Yeshua's Sacrifice). This happens to be the area where Hurricane Katrina first made landfall. (credit: Kara Pickering, using a draw radius tool on www.mapdevelopers.com)
(credit: Wikipedia, Hurricane Katrina)
Does this seemingly prophetic timeline, work out for all hurricanes and storms that happened after America messed with Israel’s foreign relations with surrounding Arab nations?
The answer is no. It only appears to happen when the Israelis are physically separated from their inheritance– The Land. But, judgment has been executed in the past, for negotiating peace treaties that attempt to divide the Land do of Israel. This land is God’said land, woe to thenations that attempt to divide it. (see:Joel 3:2)
Again, what does God say about this little strip of land, barely bigger than New Jersey?
God Gives the Land of Israel to Abraham
Genesis 12:1-6 Modern English Version (MEV)
12 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country, your family, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.
2 I will make of you a great nation;
I will bless you
and make your name great,
so that you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless them who bless you
and curse him who curses you,[a]
and in you all families of the earth
will be blessed.”
4 So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken to him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Harran. 5 Abram took Sarai his wife, Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that they had accumulated, and the people that they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan. They came to the land of Canaan.
6 Then Abram passed through the land to the place of Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. The Canaanites were in the land at that time. 7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” So he built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
Genesis 15:18 (MEV)
…“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great Euphrates River— 19 the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaites, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”
God Promises Many Descendants (The Nation of Israel) and an Everlasting Covenant to Abraham
Genesis 15:4 (MEV)
……“Look up toward heaven and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” And He said to him, “So will your descendants be.”
Genesis 17:3-8 (MEV)
Psalm 122:6 (NLT) Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.