The Wake-up Herald
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
November 3, 2012
Hurricane Sandy: Act of man or Act of God?
By Robert McCurry
Hurricane Sandy has been called many things: Superstorm, Frankenstorm, Mammoth storm, and Monster storm. But, the most interesting name for hurricane Sandy has been “act of God.”
From Yahoo: WASHINGTON (AP) — Government forecasters say a big storm that they're calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the U.S East Coast next week.
The government has dubbed this storm ‘Frankenstorm’. Sure connotates a ‘man made monster’, doesn’t it? Is Hurricane Sandy being steered to the East coast of the United States using the weather modification technique known as HAARP? We’ve been reporting all week that HAARP has been nailing us here in the mid-Atlantic region up to New England. What they’re not telling you is that this was ‘the plan’, an epic storm that could put things all along the eastern seaboard ‘on hold’ for a while. The ‘perfect storm’ is approaching. Man made or an act of God? Buckle up! We could be in for a wild ride!
Before It’s News, October 25, 2012
Note: Information on government controlled weather modification is available on the Internet.
One report said, “However, the possibility does exist that this storm could be one for the record books - perhaps one of the worst in 200 years.”
The Sandy hurricane devastation has left at least 59 dead and an estimated $50 billion in combined property damages and economic losses. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has described the damage in wake of Superstorm Sandy to be "unthinkable." "It is beyond anything I thought I'd ever see," Christie said. "It is a devastating sight right now.”
As heart-rending as the loss of life and the seriousness of property damage and loss are in this instant matter, they do not compare with the losses in the 2005 Hurricane Katrina; the death toll post Hurricane Katrina stood at 1836 and nearly 750 people were missing in the wake of the widespread destruction; the economic costs related to the storm topped $74 billion.
The forces of nature never spiral outside of God's knowledge or control. They are controlled by God who “shakes the earth out of its place and its pillars tremble” (Job 9:6). Psalm 148:8 declares that storms “do his bidding.” Old Testament writers did not hesitate to attribute the forces of nature to God: “thy waterspouts ... thy waves ... thy billows” (Psalm 42:7). Today, God's creation is too often depersonalized. But God is sovereign; nothing takes Him by surprise. He is in control, and has His reasons for all kinds of weather, both fair and stormy.
God controls the rain, lightning, wind, thunder, snow, whirlwind, flood, and clouds “by His counsels: that they may do whatsoever He commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth. He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for His land, or for mercy (Job 37).
Act of God
The large number of people who ignore or deny God's involvement in “natural disasters” notwithstanding, many insurance policies exempt coverage for damage caused by an “Act of God,” which is one time an insurance company gets religion. As a legal term relating to property damage, the term ‘Act of God’ appears in insurance contracts to describe disasters without a human origin or cause. Storm, wind, lightening, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes are all examples of disasters most insurance policies consider ‘Acts of God.’
There are both individuals and nations who, though they had a knowledge of the true God, have ignored Him, forgotten Him, and denied Him. “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” (Rom 1:21-22). That is, they are unmindful of God, do not fear Him, or acknowledge Him in their lives and works. God solemnly warns, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Ps 9:17).
The message that the prophet Jeremiah thundered forth is a message for America:
“Hear ye the word of the LORD … Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, the which whosoever heareth, his ears shall tingle. Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods. whom neither they nor their fathers have known … and have filled this place with the blood of innocents.” (Jer 19:3, 4).
The U.S. Supreme Court, acting on behalf of the American people, sanctioned the murder of over 60 million babies by legalized abortion since 1973; their body parts sold for pharmaceutical research. America's sewers are past flood stage with the blood of the innocents.
Sodomy is now mainstream in American politics, business, education, entertainment, religion, and social arenas.
America's judicial system has banned the true, living Jehovah God from every public arena. The name of the Lord Jesus Christ is now anathema in the public sector.
America is now worshipping the false gods of lust, sexual promiscuity, and materialism.
Yes, America has forgotten and forsaken the one true living Jehovah God. Now God is speaking to America in thundering tones and box car letters across the heavens.
Stay tuned. There’s more to come unless there is repentance.
Passive and silent pastors and churches have sought comfort and acceptance by the world, traded persecution for popularity, and have graduated from the arena of persecution to the grandstands of the spectator.
If God has now withdrawn His hand of blessing and protection from America as many are suggesting, it is not because of liberal and corrupt politicians, a corrupt judicial system, humanists, pagans, abortionists, sodomites, feminists, the ACLU and the ADL, as responsible as they are for their wickedness, it is because pastors, Christians, and the Lord's Church have been “weighed in the balances and found wanting.” It is His people He is calling to repentance before America will be blessed.
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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