Hurricane Katrina did a terrible devastation of a number of towns and communities in the south
Gulf States area. Some say that you shouldn’t ask why it happened or what happened but that is not good enough. We need to have answers not only for our children but the Word tells us to be ready to give an answer to others of our faith. 1 Peter 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:”
It is notable that one denomination had 60 churches damaged in
Mississippi alone. Is God saying something to that denomination? Why are all these natural disasters that seemed to pick up pace and intensity beginning with the earthquake that caused the tsunami last year happening? I believe that it is because we are now entering into the real last days that Jesus spoke about. From the prophecies in the Word of God, some 2/3rds have been fulfilled but there are about 1/3 left to be fulfilled and the time is now beginning and so things will begin to happen quickly as these final prophecies start coming to pass. It will be like a woman before childbirth that is having birth pains that come more often and stronger.
In the timeline of the world, there have been major prophetic cycles or times of fulfillment and then long periods of time as has been in the past in which little if any are fulfilled. We are now entering into the final major prophetic cycle of the end times.
Notice how Jesus compares the time just before His return with the time of Noah and how this present time of natural disasters is as that time. Matthew 24:37-39 “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
We know that the central feature of the season and times of Noah was a universal flood the destroyed the world. But there is a parallel between the tsunami that happened on one end of the world in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina on the other end of the world in September 2005.
When you study the story of Noah from Genesis chapter 2, 6 & 7 you see that the earth was being watered by one main river that ran through the Garden of Eden that parted into four main rivers, the Pison, the Gihon, the Hiddekel, and the Euphrates (Genesis 2:10-14).
The earth was also watered by a mist that rose up out of the ground (Genesis 2:6) and God predicted through Adam that was passed on to Seth and then passed down through the generations to Noah that there would be a world wide flood that would destroy the earth. This was handed down through the first ten generations. This is not written in Scripture, as many details are not, but Josephus mentions this in this writings saying that it was a prophecy of Adam passed down and written in Jewish history. That prophecy was fulfilled in Noah’s day.
Genesis 7:11 speaks of two things happening that caused the flood waters. “In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.” So two things happened that caused the flood, the fountains of the deep were broken and the windows of heaven were opened. Under the earth, the fountains of the deep were broken. That Hebrew word for fountains, ma'yan, mah-yawn' means underground springs of water and that was how the earth was watered until the time of the flood. The Hebrew word for deep is tehowm, teh-home' and is the same word as in Genesis 1:2 “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” The word deep there is the same as that used in the flood story and means the subterranean abyss or water supply.
There is a crust, mantle and core in the earth. Under the crust was a large aquifer or underground water supply and the earth was broken apart and the water spewed up from under the ground. Then the windows of heaven being opened is the rain that came down from the sky as the canopy of water surrounding the earth, high in the atmosphere that had been there since creation as a protection from harmful rays and much more begin to come down in torrential rain.
What does the fountains of the deep parallel today? The tsunami of 2004 was caused by a deep underwater earthquake, deep under the water where there are platelets that shifted. This earthquake shook the entire earth and caused the tsunami with waves 30 to 50 feet high that hit eleven nations. The earth’s rotation speed actually changed and shortened the earth’s day by about 3 milliseconds according to scientists. Then Genesis 7:11 tells us that the windows of heaven were opened in torrents of rain. That is a picture of a hurricane and the storms that follow a hurricane.
In Genesis 7:11 the Hebrew word for windows is 'arubbah, ar-oob-baw'. Now the country
island of Aruba has surely been on the news a lot lately. In the Hebrew it refers to an opening, a chimney or window. The flood waters poured in like in a terrible hurricane with torrential rains.
Our coastlines in the south have been greatly changed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The questions being asked are “Well why did these hurricanes take place if God is such a good God?” “Why did God allow churches to be destroyed and also the homes of Christians?” Another; “Why did God allow poor people to suffer in this disaster?” Also, “Why did this storm happen at this period of time.”
Now there are only 5 possible reasons or explanations for why this disaster took place, one or more or all of them together. (1) It is a natural disaster and nothing more, (2) It is part of a normal repetitive storm cycle, (3) It is an attack from Satan, (4) It is a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy and (5) It is a divine chastisement. These are the only five choices to answer the question, why did the storm happen.
Was this a natural disaster? Yes it was. Most naturalists look at it that way and nothing more. It was a major storm, these things happen but it is simply Mother Nature and nothing more. They see nothing else behind it. To a secularist that doesn’t believe in God, prophecy or anything else that is the only answer.
Was it a part of a storm cycle? Evidence says that surely it was. Even the weather people speak of storm cycles and every so often the same area is hit again or there is a repetition of whatever the natural phenomena is, whether hurricane, tornado, flood, earthquake or whatever. In 2004 there were four hurricanes that hit
Florida. That happened also in 1964 when 3 hit the state of Florida. There is a 40 year cycle from 1963, the last time there was numerous strong hurricanes to hit Florida and 2004. In the Bible, 40 years is not only a time of trial and testing, but a time of chastisement. That is a known fact to all who understand Bible numerology. Betsy hit the New Orleans coast about 1964 and some 40 years later another, Katrina hit the New Orleans coast area. Some would say these hurricanes are simply part of a normal storm cycle and that is the answer to them.
1963-1964 was the time when our high court took God out of our schools in
and outlawed school prayer and the Bible in schools. A nation was founded upon the Word of God, by our forefathers in covenant with God and this is historical fact and provable if you are willing to look past the lies of modern revisionists who are rewriting history to what they want it to say and not what is reality. We were founded as a Christian nation by Christians and there are plenty of old history books that confirm this truth with great detail. In the year that these devastating storms came to the America , they began in the 60’s as we were throwing God out of our country by throwing Him out of our schools first. Then 40 years later, the time of testing and trial, we see them happening again. Only now, it isn’t going to stop. Nevertheless, those who study weather patterns will tell you that this is only a cycle that we are experiencing. After a certain period of time and repetition of major hurricanes they will have to look for another explanation for their occurrences. United States
Many don’t consider Ephesians 2:2 “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:” Satan is the power, exousia, ex-oo-see'-ah meaning authority, jurisdiction, right, potentate, magistrate of the air. The air being the atmosphere from the clouds to the earth, where the storms take place. That word for power is also used in Colossians 1:16. “thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:” The Greek word for dominions in Colossians 1:16 is kuriotes, koo-ree-ot'-ace and means dominion or government.
When we read about principalities and powers, these are demonic spirits that rule in the first and second heavens. One Greek word for principalities used in the New Testament is arche, ar-khay' meaning Magistrates, principality, civic and political rulers and is used in Romans 8:38, Colossians 1:16 above, Ephesians 3:10 “unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places” 6:12; “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers…” Another Greek word for powers, dunamis, doo'-nam-is meaning spiritual, evil rulers with miraculous power of the spirit realm in the heavens and is used of them in 1 Peter 3:22 and Hebrews 6:5.
Matthew 24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:” We know that Jesus said there would be signs in the sun, moon and stars in Luke 21:25 referring to cosmic activity, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;” but if we look at it again, we see that in Judges 5:20 the word stars refers to angels and powers can indicate demonic spirits. “They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.” The Hebrew word for star, kowkab, ko-kawb' here means a prince.
Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” So, the stars falling from heaven and the powers of heaven being shaken can allude to through word studies, a shakeup in the heavenly powers that creates such an atmospheric problem that the earth is flooded with water as storms take place. It can be a shakeup of demonic strongholds and as God does that the entire atmosphere is affected.
In Judges 5:20 there was an enemy army coming against
, it says the stars fought in heaven and a flood was caused that drowned an army of Ciscera. Verse 21; “The Israel .” A study of that says the angels were fighting in heaven and the war in heaven produced a flood or judgment upon the earth. The same thing is mentioned in Revelation 12:15-17, Daniel 9:26. river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon
Revelation 12:15-17 “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Daniel 9:16 “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” The Hebrew word for flood is sheteph, sheh'-tef meaning a deluge.
When Satan is cast out of heaven, Daniel says the end will be like a flood and the scripture says that a flood comes out of his mouth of the dragon to try and drown the remnant of saints. Here water is mentioned in both of these verses. The word flood here could be a storm of troops, but it can also be a natural flood. The Greek word translated flood is potamos, pot-am-os' which means running water, flood, river, stream. The shakeup of principalities and powers as the enemy knows that his time is short and spews water out of his mouth. The enemy could be dislodged and this could be the evidence of such a shakeup in the havens.
Fulfillment of prophecy? Luke 21:15 “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;” The amplified says “And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth [there will be] distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity [[g]without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn] at the roaring ([h]the echo) of the tossing of the sea,”. The NAS says, “…perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves” The NLT says, “…And down here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by thr roaring seas and strange tides.” The Living Bible says, "Then there will be strange events in the skies--warnings, evil omens and portents in the sun, moon and stars; and down here on earth the nations will be in turmoil, perplexed by the roaring seas and strange tides.”
When the tsunami struck, talking of the fountains of the deep being broken it is a picture of the tsunami and the windows of heaven being opened is a picture of the hurricanes. However, in both instances there is a roaring of the sea. The tsunami produced a roaring of the sea. Hurricanes produce a roaring of the sea.
2 Peter 2:4-7 “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:” In Jude 7 and 2 Peter 2:6 it mentions Sodom and Gomorrah and mentions that this was written for an example that as others live according to the patter of Sodom and Gomorrah that they too will experience the same type of chastisement. Jude 1:7 “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” 2 Peter 2:6 “And turning the cities of
;” Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly
Ezekiel 16:49-50 lists the sins of
Sodom. “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister .” That all means in contemporary words, they had (1) an abundance of food, (2) they were arrogant and proud, (3) they were lazy and full of idleness, (4) they did not care for the poor and needy (just look at our American cities as the rich get richer and the poor poorer) and (5) they committed abomination which according to Genesis 19:5 was men with men having physical relationships. “And they called unto Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.” That simply means they wanted to know them intimately in sexual relations.
Jeremiah 25:32 “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.” That verse tells us whirlwinds will be used for judgment. Before the
A Celebration of Gay Life, Music & Culture! in which they expected 125,000 gay men mostly dressed in drag. It was supposed to bring 100 million dollars into the city of New Orleans flood happened, on the Sunday before labor day this year there was a celebration planned called Southern Decadence, New Orleans. It was to begin on August 31st but the hurricane struck the day before. This is a statement that was on the internet by the planners of the Gay Celebration in New Orleans. “Not even the fire from a dragon’s breath would keep participants and watchers from assembling in the 1200 block of Royal Street the first Sunday before Labor Day…”
From a newspaper article from
Philadelphia, we read about his party:
“"Southern Decadence" has a history of filling the French Quarters section of the city with drunken homosexuals engaging in sex acts in the public streets and bars. Last year, a local pastor sent video footage of sex acts being performed in front of police to the mayor, city council, and the media. City officials simply ignored the footage and continued to welcome and praise the weeklong celebration as being an "exciting event". However, Hurricane Katrina has put an end to the annual celebration of sin.
On the official "Southern Decadence" website www.SouthernDecadence.com), it states that the annual event brought in "125,000 revelers" to New Orleans last year, increasing by thousands each year, and up from "over 50,000 revelers" in 1997. This year's 34th annual "Southern Decadence" was set for Wednesday, August 31, 2005 through Monday, September 5, 2005, but due to massive flooding and the damage left by the hurricane, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has ordered everyone to evacuate the city.
The past three mayors of
New Orleans, including Sidney Barthelomew, Marc H. Morial, and C. Ray Nagin, issued official proclamations welcoming visitors to "Southern Decadence". Additionally, New Orleans City Council made other proclamations recognizing the annual homosexual celebration.
"Although the loss of lives is deeply saddening, this act of God destroyed a wicked city," stated Repent America director Michael Marcavage. "From 'Girls Gone Wild' to 'Southern Decadence,'
New Orleans was a city that had its doors wide open to the public celebration of sin.
New Orleans is also known for its Mardi Gras parties where thousands of drunken men revel in the streets to exchange plastic jewelry for drunken women to expose their breasts. This annual event sparked the creation of the "Girls Gone Wild" video series. In addition, Louisiana had a total of ten abortion clinics with half of them making their home in New Orleans. At these five abortion clinics in the city, countless numbers of children were murdered at the hands of abortionists.
"We must help and pray for those ravaged by this disaster, but let us not forget that the citizens of
New Orleans tolerated and welcomed the wickedness in their city for so long," Marcavage said. "May this act of God cause us all to think about what we tolerate in our city limits, and bring us trembling before the throne of Almighty God," Marcavage concluded. ”
In conclusion, the dragon in Revelation spews water out of its mouth, not fire. Do you think they will ever blame the dragon for stopping their party? Will they try to resurrect this sinful display next year? From their website at http://www.SouthernDecadence.com/ we can see their response to this disaster and it surely isn’t a change of heart. They first have already announced next years plans and what they did this year in place of the planned party.
2006 Official Southern Decadence XXXV
Southern Decadence In Exile (SDIE) Parade led by SDIE Grand Marshal I Stephanie Stevens in Lafayette, Louisiana
August 30-September 4, 2006
Stay in the Heart of the MADNESS!
Official Host Hotel of Southern Decadence!
Bourbon Orleans: A Wydham Historic Hotel
On Sunday, September 4, 2005, Southern Decadence Grand Marshal (SDGM) XXXIII Lisa Beaumann led the Southern Decadence Parade, although small, through the streets of the French Quarter in
New Orleans. Southern Decadence Grand Marshal (SDGM) XXXIII Regina Adams led a Southern Decadence In Exile Parade in Natchez, Mississippi.
Their site also says this about the “party”. Parades and non-stop parties aside, Southern Decadence may be most famous (or infamous) for the displays of naked flesh which characterize the event -
which is only fitting, since New Orleans in early September is generally the closest thing you'll ever experience to walking around in a steambath outside of a health spa. While police have started to crack down on public lewdness and pressure from a local crackpot conservative religious organization has caused the five-day festival to become a little more sedate than it was in years past, the atmosphere of Southern Decadence has stayed true to its name and public displays of sexuality are pretty much everywhere you look.
On Wednesday, September 7, 2005, a Southern Decadence In Exile Parade was held in Lafayette between the Sound Factory and Jules Downtown (a small bar crawl as it was in the early days in New Orleans). Some of the folks there elected Stephanie Stevens to serve as their first Southern Decadence In Exile Grand Marshal (SDIEGM).
Is their any wonder why judgment must come to
? It isn’t just America New Orleans that will suffer that which is to come because of our great sins, the worst of which is legalized and tax paid abortion.
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