Greetings my friends.
Are the words of Hosea 8:7 appropriate for today….For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind? Are the “they” Hosea is talking about those Jews and Christians who reject correction from their God? There are some in Christendom who are proclaiming that hurricane Katrina is but one response from the God of Israel for what the Quartet (US, EU, UN, Russia) has imposed upon the people of Israel, especially the latest “deportation” of Jews from Gaza, including the dead from the cemeteries.
I would have to agree with them, however, everyone should be careful not to rejoice that God has taken vengeance upon the Gentiles in New Orleans. For those who would take pleasure in this hurricane have forgotten that all of us are born with a sin nature and deserve the wrath and judgment of the God of Israel. I am continually reminded by the scriptures, and the Spirit within me, that if it were not for the shed blood of Jesus Christ and the faith he has given me, an eternal Hell is my destiny. Never forget that the God of Israel is a God of both wrath and mercy, and those who follow him are to offer forgiveness and love to those who reject his grace, while warning them that the consequences for rejecting him over and over again is a whirlwind of troubles directly from him.
I have posted below a humbly written and honest newsletter I received recently from a friend that prompted me to write to all of you. She is not rejoicing, but grieved in her heart that people are hurting. Her name is Amy. Contact her if you so desire. She understands this tragedy is a direct result of coercing Israel to divide its God-given land, and the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Gaza just completed. She would agree that America’s embrace of legalized abortion, homosexual lifestyles, and embrace of a religious system that is saturated with false doctrines has helped blind it to the truth of Israel and America in prophecy.
The leaders of America are playing with fire when they mistreat the Jewish people and Israel, even though Israel is in rebellion to their own Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, and are now coming under his judgment for trusting in America, rather than him. America’s betrayal and seduction of Israel will only get worse. Israel’s trust in America/Babylon will also deepen, in spite of being warned. God is using America/Babylon to punish his chosen people and they can’t see it. But woe be unto the person or nation who the God of Israel uses to judge his own people. Biblical history books are filled with examples of how the Gentile kingdoms were destroyed by God after he used them to punish Israel. America’s end will be no different, Revelation 18. Please read the article “Babylon’s Final Fall” posted on my web site for more details.
Furthermore, this whirlwind called Katrina is also a warning to Christendom to repent for the three pillars of pollution they have sown to the wind which are found in 1 John 2:16…(1) Militant “patriotism” (pride of this life) guided by the “just” war doctrine for Christians. (2) The “prosperity” gospel (lust of the eyes or the love of money) of the lukewarm Laodecians. (3) The new age “psycho-babble” (lust of the flesh or love of self and pleasures) of the purpose-driven and possibility-thinking movements. I have written several articles and letters covering these three lies that have completely consumed most in Christendom.
As I wrote in my last “Solomon is Calling” letter, Jesus Christ is returning soon to establish his government on this Earth for one thousand years and has warned those who have fallen into grievous sin to….repent or else, Revelation 2 and 3. The “or else” is his judgment which will only get stronger as time passes. After sending out thousands of these letters around the nation, only a handful of people have come out of their slumber. But the seeds have been planted in their hearts, and hopefully many others will awaken soon.
From: Amy Methvin
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2005 10:54 AM
Subject: We Reap What We Sow
I am going out on a limb with what I am about to say. It may strike a nerve, and I am sorry if that does happen. But in these days people must hear the TRUTH, even if it is uncomfortable. I knew, as this country has pushed the “roadmap to peace” in Israel that for our country there would be dire consequences. And as I watched the people of Gaza Strip driven from their homes, I knew in my spirit there would be very swift (within a few weeks at best) consequences for our country. In case you don’t know, the USA is the driving force behind these agreements.
I just wasn’t prepared for the obvious parallel in reaping what we sowed. It was just a couple of weeks ago, that we watched the people of Gaza driven, weeping, from their homes. They were forced to leave their homes on and near the sea, as their government then came in and bulldozed those homes. Where are these people now? They are in government shelters and government housing. They are basically homeless.
Now look at our situation. Our neighbors on and near the sea have been driven from their homes and their homes have been destroyed. They, too, are weeping and homeless, dependent on the government. One can scoff and say that this is just coincidence, but there are no coincidences in the Lord. The Bible says that we reap what we sow, and that those who bless Israel will be blessed, and those who curse Israel will be cursed. I have been told by several people that government officials (even up to the VERY top) have been warned of the consequences of forcing Israel to give up land. And I believe that would be like the Lord to warn first.
However, our government did not heed the warning, but pressed on with what seemed right in their own eyes. I hope this will give us all better understanding of the verses in Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” If you need Scripture for a confirmation of “recompense” for removing Israel from its territory, see Joel 3. Even in the midst of this destruction here in our country and for those in Israel, God is at work. He CAUSES all things to work together for good for those who are called according to His purposes. Many will call upon His Name during these days and be saved. So pray that people will open their eyes and call upon Him.
I certainly don’t pretend to know all the ways of the Lord, but this seemed pretty easy to discern. In these days let us all seek the Lord while He can still be found. My love to you all.