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how does god judge nations, john s. torell

 

June 3, 2019

The Bible tells us that Jesus as the Son of God never changes.

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

The following passages of scripture reveal Jesus is the Creator and the God of the Old Testament.[1]

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:1-3)

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high…” (Hebrews 1:1-3)

In reading the aforementioned passages, we can logically state that Jesus has never changed and His actions, along with His pattern of thinking and acting have always been consistent.

Since Jesus is the Creator and the God of the Old Testament, we can therefore study His actions during the four thousand year period from the creation of Adam and Eve to the incarnation in Bethlehem to safely declare that the Son of God will continue to maintain the same pattern until the second coming.

 

THE GREAT FLOOD

When fallen angels procreated with human women, the offspring was a hybrid race and a corruption of mankind which God did not approve. This action was done with the express purpose of polluting the human race and making it impossible for God to redeem mankind through the coming Messiah.

“And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” (Genesis 6:5-13)

The time period from Adam to Noah’s flood was 1,656 years and it is estimated the population was about 600 million people at this time. Jesus knew that in order to restore purity of the human race, He would have to kill everyone that had been contaminated and begin again with just a handful of humans. Thus, Noah and his family were selected, eight persons in all.

“And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him. And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.” (Genesis 7:5-7)

It is noteworthy that the three sons and their respective wives did not bring any children aboard with them on the ark. The Bible doesn’t say how long these couples had been married or if they had any children before the flood, but we do know that they began propagating afterwards.

When Jesus gave the order to flood the earth, it rained for 40 days and nights and fountains deep in the earth were opened so that the highest mountain peak was covered by 22.5 feet of water.

“And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. 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. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.” (Genesis 7:10-12)

“And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.” (Genesis 7:17-20)

No humans survived this great onslaught of water.

“And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.” Genesis 7:21-24)

Thus Jesus exterminated some 600 million people who were contaminated as a result of the procreation between fallen angels and human women.

SODOM AND GOMORRAH

Some 324 years after Noah’s flood, the Son of God was grieved over the sin epidemic in Sodom and Gomorrah. Jesus and two angels visited Abraham and Sarah where they lived on the plains of Mamre. Even though they had taken the form of men, Abraham instantly knew who they were when he saw them from his tent.

It should be noted that Abraham had lost sight of God's vision when it came to an heir because Sarah was past child bearing age and he had fathered a bastard with Hagar, then compounded his folly by driving her and Ishmael away due to Sarah’s jealously. Jesus came to personally visit Abraham in  order  to  let  him  know  that  the  promise  of  a  son was  still in  effect  despite  Abraham’s character  flaws.

Once they had greeted each other, Abraham invited them to stay for dinner. Jesus and the angels spent the day with Abraham and ate the food Sarah prepared and the meat that Abraham’s servant roasted.

“And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.” (Genesis 18:1-8)

Jesus had already come to the conclusion that Sodom and Gomorrah was to be destroyed and subsequently told His angels that He wanted Abraham to know what would happen.

“And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know. And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD.” (Genesis 18:16-22)

Abraham interceded for these two sinful cities and asked Jesus to spare them if at least 10 righteous men could be found.

“And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes: Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.

And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

And the LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.” (Genesis 18:23-33)

Jesus was not part of the action in Sodom and Gomorrah, but once He knew the situation, the order was given to destroy those two cities.[2] The two angels were instructed to find Lot and his family and get them to a safe place. Lot’s wife was killed for her rebellion while Lot and his daughters made it to safety. Jesus then gave the order and all the men, women and children in Sodom and Gomorrah were killed as angels rained brimstone and fire that obliterated not only the cities but it also devastated the surrounding area. That destruction is still evident today because the area is not inhabitable.

“And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the LORD being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord: Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken. Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.” (Genesis 19:15-27)

THE PLAGUES IN EGYPT

The first plague unleashed upon the Egyptians was when Aaron stretched out his rod and the water in Egypt turned to blood to punish Pharaoh and the people of Egypt. Moses did not cause the water to turn to blood; this was done on command by Jesus and was carried out by angels.

How do we know that angels carried it out? When the judgment on the Antichrist system begins as written in the Book of Revelation, it is angels who carry out the judgments.[3] I will elaborate on this later in the article.

“Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. And the fish that is in the river shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall lothe to drink of the water of the river.” (Exodus 7:17-18)

The second plague was a pestilence of frogs. Aaron was once again told to stretch out his rod and the holy angels went into action, creating millions of frogs to punish Pharaoh and the people of Egypt.

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.

And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD.

And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?

And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God. And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only.

And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh. And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields. And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.” (Exodus 8:5-14)

The third plague was covering the land of Egypt with lice.

“But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 8:15-17)

The fourth plague saw the land of Egypt covered with flies. Jesus made sure that no flies came to Goshen where the Israelites lived.

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.

And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth. And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be.

And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.” (Exodus 8:20-24)

The fifth plague was the destruction of all farm animals in Egypt. Aaron did not use his rod this time as Jesus gave the order and angels spread out and killed the Egyptian farm animals.

“Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still, Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.

And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children's of Israel. And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land. And the LORD did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one.

And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.” (Exodus 9:1-7)

The sixth plague on the Egyptians was boils that covered the entire body. This time Jesus directed Moses to take ashes and throw them up in the air so that Pharaoh could see it.

“And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.

And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.

And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.” (Exodus 9:8-12)

The seventh plague was a mixture of hail and fire that killed men and animals not protected by shelter and also destroyed the crops. The angels were told to spare Goshen from this damage.

“Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.

Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.

He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses: And he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.

Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.” (Exodus 9:18-26)

The eighth plague of locusts added to the existing devastation and destroyed any remaining crops in the land of Egypt.

“And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me. Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast: And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field: And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day.

And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh. And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?

And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God: but who are they that shall go? And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.

And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you. Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 10:3-15)

The ninth plague was a total darkness over the land of Egypt with the exception of Goshen.

“But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.

And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.” (Exodus 10:20-23)

The tenth plague would see the firstborn of men and animals killed by God. The people of Israel had to participate this time by eating the Passover and putting blood on the doorposts so that the angels would not kill any firstborn in that household.

“And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.

And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.

And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.” (Exodus 12:7-12)

“And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.” (Exodus 12:29-30)

It is important to understand that these ten disasters which struck Pharaoh and the people of Egypt were supernaturally caused by God’s holy angels. Pharaoh had a choice to not go down this path before the first plague but he was proud and decided to disobey God. Many people were killed and the land of Egypt was devastated as a result. Egypt was an agrarian society and now there was literally no food to eat.

Did Pharaoh learn anything from these plagues? No, he realized that he had lost his slave labor force and tried getting them back, paying the ultimate price when he and his army were drowned in the Red Sea.

“And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.

And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.” (Exodus 14:23-28)

Pharaoh and his leadership failed to understand the purpose of the ten plagues and how it was futile to fight against God. Their emotional and irrational effort only led to destruction and death.

GOD WARNED THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL

Moses, Aaron and all the people of Israel witnessed the gradual destruction of Egypt and the sudden death of its king and army. There was no doubt in their minds that God was capable of judgment as well as love. Jesus wanted to make sure that the Israelites fully knew how to please God and be blessed. Jesus instructed Moses on blessings and curses and he in turn passed it on to the Israelites.

Jesus wanted to bless the children of Israel, that was the whole purpose of bringing them out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. But the Son of God also did not want a bunch of anarchists either. Jesus told them they would be blessed if they kept the Law but they would also face repercussions if they disobeyed their Creator. The Law was not optional; it was a mandate for obedience or there would be consequences for rebellion.

Keeping the Law meant that the Israelites would be spiritually, physically and financially blessed in whatever endeavor they embarked upon.

“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.” (Deuteronomy 28:1-2)

Breaking the Law would bring a curse and usher in an absence of blessings. Jesus would send vexation (irritation, affliction, troubling) and rebuke. There would be pestilences, consumption (tuberculosis), fever, inflammation, extreme burning on the skin, mildew and murder.

“And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee…” (Deuteronomy 28:14-15)

Prayers would not be answered; there would be drought leading to famine, loss of the Promised Land, and the inability to stand up against attacking armies. The botch of Egypt (boils on the skin), emerods (hemorrhoids), the scab (infection), and the itch (also known as pruritus, which produces a sensation that causes the desire or reflex to scratch until the skin bleeds). There would be no cure for these diseases.

The Son of God would also attack the lawbreaker with mental instability, madness, blindness and panic attacks. Jesus would bring all the diseases that beset the people of Egypt and the Lord would rejoice in their destruction.

Furthermore, the children of Israel would be cast out from the Promised Land and scattered into all nations of the earth if they failed to obey the Lord.

“And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:

In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.” (Deuteronomy 28:64-68)

Did Jesus fulfill His promise to the children of Israel? Absolutely! History attests to the fact that God is not a liar. The blessings came to pass while the Israelites remained obedient. When they became rebellious and walked away from the Lord, there was a marked absence of blessings as the curses Jesus promised began to play out.

Like a Greek tragedy, the sins of the Israelites became so great that the Son of God was left with no other option than to remove them from the Promised Land. Jesus used the Assyrians in 727 B.C. to conquer the ten northern tribes and scatter them throughout the Assyrian Empire.

“Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.” (2 Kings 17:5-6)

“Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.” (2 Kings 17:18)

In 597 B.C. the Babylonian army took control over Judah, destroyed the temple and forced most of the Jews on the long march toward Babylon.

"So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him. And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem: And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire. And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away. But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen. (2 Kings 25:6-12)

THE DEATH OF AARON’S SONS

Aaron was the brother of Moses and the High Priest of Israel. He had two sons named Nadab and Abihu. When Jesus established the Covenant with Israel on the mountain, these two men were present with Moses, Aaron and the 70 elders.

“Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.” (Exodus 24:9-10)

Nadab and Abihu were part of the top leadership of Israel and one day they decided to worship the Lord in a different way than instructed by Jesus. This was unacceptable to the Son of God and He killed them on the spot. Moses instructed his brother and immediate family not to mourn over Nadab and Abihu. They were simply to be carted off and buried outside the camp without any ceremony.

“And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.

And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.

Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.

And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp. So they went near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp; as Moses had said.

And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled. And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.” (Leviticus 10:1-7)

THE GOLDEN CALF JUDGMENT

Moses left Aaron in charge of the people when he was called by Jesus to receive the Law. Moses was gone long enough on the mountaintop that the people became concerned he would not return. Their memory was preciously short as they forgot the plagues Jesus unleashed upon Egypt and the miracle crossing of the Red Sea just a few months earlier.

There must have been a large contingent who confronted Aaron, and instead of relying upon God in prayer and rejecting the demand of these ungodly and faithless people, he offered to help create a golden calf that could be worshiped. Aaron planned a time of worship just like the Egyptians and Canaanites. Food and drink, nakedness, and lots of dancing around the idol were the usual fanfare. Jesus interrupted His work on the mountain with Moses and told him to return to the camp immediately.

God had every intention of wiping out the rebellious Israelites and starting over with Moses. This news greatly upset Moses and he interceded for Jesus to spare the people. When Moses returned to camp, he ground up the golden calf, mixed it with water and told the people to drink the combination. The Bible does not reveal the effect this concoction had on the people’s stomachs but it wouldn’t have tasted good.

Moses then ordered the Levites to use their swords and begin slaying certain people and more than 3,000 men were killed. Then Moses interceded again for the people of Israel and Jesus stated that those who had sinned against Him would be blotted out of the Book of Life. Most of the people were spared, but the Son of God did not let rebellious one’s get away with this offence and afflicted them.

“And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.” (Exodus 32:35)

PUNISHED FOR MURMURING

Reading the account of the Israelites in the wilderness makes me to wonder why they were so dense when it came to spiritual matters. They had been in the wilderness forty years when they were attacked by King Arad and took some of them captive.

“And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.” (Numbers 20:29)

“And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.” (Numbers 21:1)

The people of Israel cried out to the Lord and vowed to destroy the Canaanite cities if Jesus helped them win. Their prayers were heard and the enemy forces were annihilated and then the army of Israel destroyed their cities.

“And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities. And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.” (Numbers 21:2-3)

The Israelites should have been rejoicing in the Lord with such a stunning victory but they began murmuring and chided Moses because they lacked bread and water and were, in general, simply tired of the Promised Land project.

Jesus heard their murmuring and angrily ordered fiery serpents sent among the people. Many people were bitten and died until they recognized their sinful attitudes had brought God’s wrath upon them. Only after this epiphany did they run to Moses and ask him to intercede once again on their behalf.

Jesus told Moses to make a serpent of brass and put it on a pole for all to see. The people bitten by the snakes were told to look at the brass serpent and they would be healed. The purpose of relating this account is to show that a large number of people died from this judgment and never made it to the Promised Land.  Jesus was not sentimental; judgment was meted out and continued until the people repented.

“And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.

And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.

And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us.

And Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.” (Numbers 21:4-9)

NO RAIN FOR THREE YEARS

Omri reigned eleven years from 884-873 B.C. as the sixth king of the Ten Northern tribes. Instead of walking with the Lord, he excelled in idolatry and became worse than the kings before him. God’s judgment did not fall on Israel during the reign of Omri. His son Ahab became even worse and blatantly ignored the command given by Jesus when he married Jezebel, the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians. She was a priestess in the barbaric pagan religion of Baal and this couple brought the Son of God’s wrath over Israel.

“And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him.

And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.

And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.” (1 Kings 16:30-33)

The prophet Elijah spoke for Jesus and reminded Ahab there would be no rain in Israel.[4]

“And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” (1 Kings 17:1)

It turned out to be a three year drought and the lack of rain brought severe famine to Israel so that the entire nation was hurting. God told Elijah to see Ahab after three years because He was going to send the rains back to Israel.

“And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth. And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Samaria.” (1 Kings 18:1-2)

When the two met, Ahab blamed the famine on Elijah, but the prophet told the king that the curse was solely the result of Ahab and his family. verses 16-18

“So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him: and Ahab went to meet Elijah. And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth Israel?

And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.” (1 Kings 18:16-18)

God wanted to remove the Baal prophets and used Elijah to challenge Ahab to a unique contest on Mount Carmel. The task was simple. Each side would build an altar and the God that answered by fire would be the winner. Since Baal was a demon god and subject to Jesus, he could not answer his followers despite their best efforts which involved cutting themselves. When it was Elijah’s turn, the Son of God put on an awesome display of power that saw the sacrifice, wood, altar stones and water in the trench around the altar instantly vaporized by the fire from heaven. The people of Israel were once again convinced that Jesus was supreme and the result was that Elijah executed all the priests and prophets of Baal. According to His promise, Jesus restored the rain to Israel when the people rejected Baal and returned to worshiping the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

“Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.

And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.” (1 Kings 18:37-41)

There was also a personal judgment on King Ahab and he later died in battle. The chariot containing his dead body was brought to the city of Samaria, where the dogs licked up the blood as predicted by Jesus.

“Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it. Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.” (1 Kings 21:18-19)

“And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded. And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.

And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own country. So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria. And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour; according unto the word of the LORD which he spake.” (1 Kings 22:34-38)

Jezebel met the fate predicted by Jesus when she was thrown down from a window at the command of Jehu and died. Dogs ate most of her body except for her skull, feet and hands.

“And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her. And he opened the door, and fled.” (2 Kings 9:10)

“And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.

And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master? And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. And he said, Throw her down.

So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot. And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king's daughter.

And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.” (2 Kings 9:30-35)

WEATHER ANGELS

Jesus revealed 2,000 years ago there are four points on the earth where all the winds originate. Most people have discarded what the Son of God stated about the four corners of the earth and how all winds are derived from these locations. Once satellites became common in predicting the earth’s weather, it became clear that Jesus had spoken the truth. God does in fact control the weather through four angels.

“And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.” (Revelation 7:1-3)

CATASTROPHIC FUTURE EVENTS

Jesus made it clear in the Book of Revelation that He is going to use catastrophic natural events when He begins to judge the Antichrist and the people who have taken the Mark of the Beast. The Son of God revealed these are not natural events that will happen by chance; they are fabricated catastrophes which come into being by God’s holy angels.

“And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.” (Revelation 8:5)

The first trump will cause hail and fire mingled with blood to fall upon the earth. One-third of the world’s trees and grass will be burned and this will of course have a great impact on the air quality since trees and greeneries absorb carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. It is estimated at one time the oxygen level of the earth was 35%. The current level is about 20% and this will certainly reduce the oxygen level even further and make simple breathing a chore.

“The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.” (Revelation 8:7)

The second trump will cause a great mountain burning with fire to land in the ocean and a third of the water will become blood. This will kill one-third of all the ocean’s creatures and destroy one-third of the ships as well.

“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.” (Revelation 8:8-9)

The third trump will trigger a great star to fall from heaven and cause one-third of the rivers to become bitter and poisonous.

“And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” (Revelation 8:10-11)

The fourth trump will affect one-third of the sun, moon and the stars, causing partial darkness on the earth.

“And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.” (Revelation 8:12)

In ninth chapter of the Book of Revelation, the fifth and six angels sound their trumpets and one-third of the world’s population is killed. Despite these catastrophic events, the surviving people refuse to repent and keep on sinning.

“By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.” (Revelation 9:18-21)

JESUS’ STATEMENT TO ISAIAH

Jesus stated to the prophet Isaiah that He is a God of judgment that creates disasters and kills people.

“I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:5-7)

There are normal events like earthquakes that come about by the movement of tectonic plates. God can also use angels to create earthquakes which target a particular area of the earth.

The holy angels were part of Noah’s flood and they were also present when the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed.

During the time of Joshua, God used angels to rain large stones from heaven on the army of the Amorites, killing them in droves.

“And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.” (Joshua 10:11)

God used angels to make the sun stand still and give Joshua the time necessary to finish off the enemies of Israel.

“Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.” (Joshua 10:12-14)

YOU MUST MAKE A DECISION

I have provided biblical references to natural catastrophic events that are manufactured by God’s angels as the Son of God directs them. It now comes down to whether you accept this evidence as presented. Do you believe the biblical information I have shared is real or fake?

There is only one logical conclusion if you believe the Bible is God’s infallible Word. God uses events to punish nations and people, including killing people who are in rebellion. God loves humanity and this is demonstrated by the following verses:

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…” (Romans 3:23)

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” (Romans 5:8-11)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35-39)

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:4-10)

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” (1 John 3:1)

“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” (1 John 5:1-3)

The flipside is that God will discipline those whom He loves.

“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” (Hebrews 12:6)

Is it pleasant when God deals with us in such a manner? No, but there is a purpose to the correction and the end result is harmony when we line up with God.

“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” (Hebrews 12:7-11)

As I have stated, God exercises national judgment when necessary and we have seen how He used past events to punish nations and people who were in rebellion. This brings us to the relentless catastrophic weather conditions that have hammered the heartland of the United States for the last two years and now is resulting in the greatest flooding the nation has seen for a long time.

  • The removal of prayer and Bible reading from public schools in the last century has angered God.

  • The decision of the Supreme Court to legalize the murder of babies in the womb in 1973 has greatly incensed God.

  • The legalization of homosexual marriage in 2015 by the Supreme Court has riled God in the same way as with the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • God is very frustrated when 65% of American pastors are hopelessly addicted to pornography.

  • The flaunting of the homosexuals and transgenders during their pride festivals provokes God.

  • God is exasperated over the high rate of divorce in this country and those who treat marriage lightly.

  • God is furious with the Christian church leaders who condone sin by refusing to speak out against it in order not to lose church members and their money.

FLOOD DESTRUCTION IN THE MIDWEST

I want to show the severity of the weather we are experiencing in America and its effect on our food production.

“It looks like 2019 could be the worst year for U.S. agriculture in modern American history by a very wide margin.  As you will see below, millions upon millions of acres of U.S. farmland will go unused this year due to cataclysmic flooding.  And many of the farmers that did manage to plant crops are reporting extremely disappointing results.  The 12 month period that concluded at the end of April was the wettest 12 month period in U.S. history, and more storms just kept on coming throughout the month of May.  And now forecasters are warning of another series of storms this week and following that it looks like a tropical storm will pummel the region.” [5]

The secular media is using biblical descriptions to show how bleak the situation is.

“There has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining.

It was raining when U.S. farmers, a year into being squeezed out of the world’s largest soybean market by the trade war with China, were supposed to start putting down crops. It was raining when President Donald Trump risked starting a feud with Mexico, the biggest buyer of U.S. corn, by threatening to slap tariffs on its exports.

“You hear words like biblical, unprecedented,” said Sherman Newlin, a corn and soybean farmer in Illinois. “That’s all true.”

The storms and rains may soon lift, but the layers of uncertainty just keep adding up.” [6]

Rabobank, a Dutch multinational bank, catering to food and agriculture financing, issued a grim prediction:

“Rabobank is predicting an unprecedented number of unplanted acres of corn, the most widely grown American crop. A Bloomberg survey of 10 traders and analysts indicates growers could file insurance claims for about 6 million corn acres they haven’t been able to sow, almost double the record in 2013.” [7]

In a previous article three years ago, I said the following regarding derivatives:

“Few Christians know what their respective banks are doing. We have heard of the stock market but what about derivatives? A derivative is a security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets. The derivative itself is a contract between two or more parties based upon the asset or assets. Its value is determined by fluctuations in the underlying asset. The most common underlying assets include stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, interest rates and market indexes.

Let’s imagine you are a commodity broker and you have a contract with 100 farmers to buy their respective wheat crops. These farmers have produced 10,000 bushels of wheat in the past ten years. As a broker, you do not want to wait 8 months until harvest time to sell the wheat on the commodity market in Chicago. So you create a derivative, a written contract that states that you will have a profit of $100,000 when the wheat is sold in August. You send this derivative to a broker on the stock market and ask him to sell it for you. He will charge a small percentage and you will walk away with $95,000.

The stock market broker now holds a contract which has perceived value but its true value won’t be known until the farmers harvest their crops. The derivative is based upon speculation that the farmers will produce a certain amount wheat, but if there is a drought or too much rain, the harvest might only be 20% of its projected forecast. The stock market broker now sells the derivative to a bank. Thus the derivative market is gambling since it is betting on the future value of a commodity. The large U.S. banks are holding $1.5 quadrillion (that 1,500 trillion) in derivatives today. In comparison, the U.S. federal budget for 2015 was only 3.8 trillion dollars.

When the economy of China started to slow down in 2015, its stock market was affected and this in turn affected all the stock markets of the world. The New York stock market has been losing ground almost every day this year and investors are scared and pulling out their money. The derivative bubble hangs over the stock markets like a sharp knife. All the banks in reality are broke and the only thing holding them together is that the people of the world do not know about it. The subterfuge must go on and the banks continue to pay their investments by derivatives. When the derivative market crashes, there isn’t enough money in the whole world to bail them out.

This will be a banking crisis that will make the 1929 stock market crash seem trivial by comparison. Politicians and bankers will say this is a crisis so bad that it needs a global solution and this is where the Antichrist system will step up to the plate and declare their man can solve this world wide disaster.”

A conservative news provider had the following to say about the flooding:

“The Crop Progress indicated just 67% of corn was planted in 18 key corn-producing states. The 2014-18 average for corn planted by June 2nd is 96%, so planting is off 30.2% in comparison.

Corn planting has been at an all-time low percentage for the last three reports and remains behind schedule in 17 of the 18 states monitored.

Soybean planting is behind in 16 of the 18 key soybean-producing states, according to the report. So far, just 39% of soybean planting has taken place, compared to the five-year average of 79% by June 2nd, meaning soybean planting is off 50.6%.” [8]

It is estimated that 10 million acres of farmland in the United States will be taken out of production in 2019. Crop staples like corn, wheat, soy beans and other grains will be in short supply later this year. The demand for fertilizers and other crop chemicals will drop sharply since thousands of farmers won’t be able to plant any crops this year and this will mean layoffs in this industry. It is a ripple effect that will touch the whole country.

Since there will be a shortage of corn, the cattle market will be adversely affected when the price of corn rises. This will drive up the price of meat since cattle are fattened on corn before they are slaughtered. The price of food in the autumn is going to rise and many people won’t be able to buy beef due to its high cost. It is likely that many farmers will be forced into bankruptcy and lose their land.

We must not forget the tens of thousands of families who had their homes flooded, losing everything inside. Many of these families do not have flood insurance and won’t be able to repair their homes and replace what was lost.

Thousands of people are not able to go to work because the roads are flooded. Then there are businesses which lost their inventory and won’t reopen due to the flooding. This is going to create great sufferings for hundreds of thousands of people in the heartland of the United States.

Let’s not forget that a number of people drowned in the flood waters as well.

WHAT GOD WANTS US TO DO?

God has laid out the blueprint for how He wants people to repent:

“If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

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.

Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.” (2 Chronicles 7:13-15)

I cannot repent on your behalf, nor you for me, but it is possible to repent if I focus on myself and seek the Lord, asking Him to reveal anything that is sinful.

We need to intercede just as Abraham did for Sodom and Gomorrah. It is your duty to intervene on behalf of the nation in which you live. Those of us living in America should ask God for mercy and that He would take away the blindness that is plaguing the majority of the American people.

“And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.” (Matthew 13:14-15)

We need to start praying that God will bring conviction through the Holy Spirit, beginning with the pastors, elders, deacons, Sunday school teachers and church members. I say this because judgment has historically always begun with God’s people. In fact, I preached a sermon series on this very topic thirteen years ago.[9] We need revival in this land but it has to start in the churches first.

Christians need to identify the multiplicity of sins of our nation and speak against the evil being perpetrated in our nation under the auspices of freedom, tolerance and love. Ask God to convict sinners so they will turn to Christ and be saved. We can’t force conviction on sinners; only the Holy Spirit can bring about the type of conviction that causes hardcore sinners to turn from their wicked ways.

Get involved in local politics, school boards, city councils, county board of supervisors, democratic and republican local committees and bring in Christian values into the political system.

Form prayer groups where you live and make intercession on a weekly basis. Ask God to roll back the evil in our nation.

Revival has its infancy when two Christians agree to pray for it! It’s that simple. This is what Jesus said in the Old Testament:

“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 Chronicles 7:14)

Remember that Jesus as the Son of God has not changed in the last 6,000 years of human history.

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

Jesus’ priority has always been to capture the hearts of men and women and bring them to a restored relationship, ensuring they won’t end up in the Lake of Fire.

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

If we as a nation do not repent, the judgments will continue and eventually the United States will be financially ruined just like Egypt was some 4,000 years ago. Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it. It’s a vicious cycle that the Devil is only too happy to perpetuate. Walk with Jesus and be the change you want to see.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

 

[1] See these passages for additional information about the deity of Jesus: 1 Corinthians 15:22-28; Colossians 1:13-18

[2] Jesus is omniscient and already knew the outcome, but He still had to work it out in real time. (Genesis 18:20-21)

[3] Revelation 8:1-13

[4] Deuteronomy 28:24

[5] https://tinyurl.com/y37jck57

[6] https://tinyurl.com/y4u2nkh9

[7] https://tinyurl.com/y3xl89lb

[8] https://tinyurl.com/y37jck57

[9] https://tinyurl.com/yyhd7wdm

 

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