WHEN WILL PUNY HUMANS REALIZE HOW MUCH POWER THE CREATOR OF THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH HAS?
EVERY HURRICANE, TYPHOON, EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI, AND TORNADO THAT HAS EVER OCCURRED COMBINED WOULD NOT EQUAL A SMALL TAP OF HIS LITTLE FINGER!
Could this POSSIBLY be His way of saying that He's displeased with the abomination called Mardi Gras and the celebrations of pagan rituals under the guise of Christian "holidays"?
Could this POSSIBLY be His way of saying that He's displeased with America's treatment of Israel?
For further parallels to these events, see the book
Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel
by William Koenig, Christian Publications.
FOR THUS SAYS YAHWEH TíSVAOT (The Lord of Hosts/Armies); YET ONCE, A LITTLE WHILE, AND I WILL SHAKE THE HEAVENS, AND THE EARTH, AND THE SEA, AND THE DRY LAND; AND I WILL SHAKE ALL NATIONS, AND THE DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS SHALL COME: ...
BUT WHO MAY ABIDE THE DAY OF HIS COMING? AND WHO SHALL STAND WHEN HE APPEARS? FOR HE IS LIKE A REFINER'S FIRE, AND LIKE FULLERS' SOAP... (Mal. 3:2)
The stupidity, the egotism, the vanity of humans never ceases to amaze me. Humans' insignificance in the face of "Mother Natureís" power and wrath is completely lost in their "we can do anything" attitude. (The Tower of Babel comes to mind.)
Building ramshackle huts on beaches with an elevation of five feet above sea level. Straightening and paving rivers. Covering thousands of acres in cities with asphalt and concrete causing runoff to those rivers, and preventing replenishment of groundwater, which causes subsidence (depression of ground level).
Multi-million dollar hotel complexes are included in those ramshackle huts when compared to the immense power of a wall of water two hundred feet high (which may occur when a large asteroid strikes [Rev. 8:8]) with millions of tons of force behind it. Straightening rivers increases their speed. Loss of groundwater can have devastating effects agriculturally, thus financially and health-wise.
Manís power is puny, insignificant, trivial compared to the Power behind the power of the sea, the wind, the sun. If we would learn that, and turn to that Power, we might have a future. As it is, we ignore and turn from that Power more and more. We turn from His people. We withhold support from them and give it to their enemies.
He said to Abraham, "I will bless those who bless you and curse him that curses you." (Gen. 12:3)
One definition of "curse" is "to cause evil or injury to." Neglecting those people and siding with their enemies obviously causes injury to befall them - physically, economically, spiritually.
A reciprocal curse is befalling this nation for its involvement in the curse on the people and land of Israel. Do the names Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, and Katrina mean anything to you?
IF MY PEOPLE, WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY 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. (2 Chron. 7:14)
?Wicked ways??? Hmmm... The term "Mardi Gras" again comes to mind, also.
"I know Jesus wasn't born on December 25, but does it really matter what day we observe his birth as long as we love Him?"
"Jesus was resurrected on Sunday -- the Lord's Day. That's why we observe Sunday as the Lord's Day 52 times a year."
Think about this: There is no basic difference between "the Lord's day" and "the day of the Lord." "The Day of the Lord" is spoken of many times in the (KJV) Bible, "the Lord's day" only once. And that one time, John goes on to describe the end times; i.e., "the Day of the Lord." It was NOT "SUNDAY."
COME OUT OF BABYLON!!
Do not inquire after their gods, saying, "How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?" You shall not behave thus toward YHWH your God, for every abominable act which YHWH hates they have done for their gods.
(Deut. 12:30-31 NASB)
-- Ra, the Egyptian sun god was born on ... December 25.
-- Zeus' birthday was ... December 25.
-- Mithras, the Roman sun god was born on ... December 25.
---Horus, Egyptian god of the sky, was born on ... December 25.
---Attis, Greek god of vegetation, was born on ... December 25.
---Dionysus, the son of Zeus, was born on ... December 25.
---Tammuz, Mesopotamian god of fertility, was born on ... December 25.
---Hercules, Greek son of Zeus, was born on ... December 25.
---Perseus, Greek son of Zeus, was born on ... December 25.
---Helios, Greek god of the sun, was born on ... December 25.
---Bacchus, Greek god of wine, was born on ... December 25.
---Apollo, Greek god of music, was born on ... December 25.
---Jupiter, king of the Roman gods, was born on ... December 25.
---Sol Invictus (The "Unconquered Sun"), Roman god of the sun, was born on ...
(The Mystery Of The Pagan Origin Of Christmas: Jesus Was Not Born On December 25th, But A Whole Bunch Of Pagan Gods Were)
-- YESHUA OF NAZARETH WAS NOT BORN ON DECEMBER 25.
The Babylonian "Queen of Heaven" was sent back to earth by the gods on the first SUNday after the vernal equinox. She arrived in a giant egg, which landed in the Euphrates River and broke open to allow her to emerge, reincarnated as the bare-breasted goddess of fertility and sexual desire. ... The priests of Easter (Ishtar) would impregnate virgins on the altar of Easter at the Easter sunrise service. One year later the priests would sacrifice those three-month-old infants on the same altar, and dye Easter eggs in the blood of those sacrificed babies. To this very day, some denominations only allow their Easter eggs to be dyed one color: blood red! When you ask them why, they have no idea how the tradition started or what it rehearses.
--Michael Rood, "Truth vs. Tradition: The Heavyweight Battle of the Ages."
Frequently, Easter and Passover are an entire month apart. Why? They represent the worship of two different gods. --Rood, ibid.
Beit HaDerekh, House of the Way
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