I was recently handed a book called “I Have A Friend Who Is Jewish, Do You? I wasn’t sure how a book geared toward convincing Jewish people that Jesus was Messiah would be applicable to me, but I ended up finding some ‘fact gems’ in it that really impacted me. I believe these points stand well on their own. Our world is so full of chaos and uncertainty. We’re all looking for signs of what is to come. Is this the end of our country? Is this the end of history period? Is America going to fall? Will our economy turn around before we’re out on the streets in bread lines? Of course I don’t have the answers to those questions, (sorry), however, here are some interesting dates and points to consider, which, I believe, clearly illustrate who is in charge, and just how absolutely and factually in charge He is. Enjoy – and may He fill you with the faith you need to weather the storm!
“Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you (Israel) and curse those who curse you. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you.”
“Do you remember the book or the movie entitled “The Perfect Storm”? It was an actual event, and was called this because according to meteorologists a “perfect storm” occurs only once in a century. You are probably aware from watching the news that weather patterns always move from west to east. Well the perfect storm formed in the North Atlantic Ocean and moved over 1000 miles (backwards) from east to west. This was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. In fact, it had waves as
high as 100 feet, the highest ever recorded in the North Atlantic Ocean. When did this storm occur? The exact day when President Bush (Sr.) was hosting the Madrid peace conference, October 31, 1991. The storm severely damaged his home in Maine. What was the purpose of the conference? To arrange for Israel to give up land for peace and the American president was pushing it.
Now before you say I am stretching it and this was just a coincidence, read about
the next 11 “SAME DAY” disasters. These are just the natural ones, not to
mention the stock market plunges that also occurred on the same days as Israel
was being asked or forced by the USA to give away God’s land.
Hurricane Andrew hit hit Florida on August 23, 1992. Hurricane
Andrew left 205,000 homeless in Florida and Louisiana and cost America 30
billion dollars. The storm was so strong it actually destroyed the wind measuring
equipment and was later described as a 25-30 mile wide tornado by the National
Hurricane Center. What was going on that very day, this time in America? The
Madrid peace conference was again being hosted by President Bush (Sr.) and
again the discussion was to force Israel to give away land.
On January 16, 1994 President Clinton and Syria’s president Hafez Assad met in
Geneva to discuss Israel giving the Golan Heights of Israel to Syria. President
Clinton was quoted in the newspapers as saying “Israel must make concessions
that will be politically unpopular with many Israelis.” Within 24 hours the second
worst natural disaster to ever hit America (up to that time) struck in the form of a
6.9 earthquake in Southern California.
President Clinton in March of 1997 invited Yasser Arafat to the White House to
discuss Jerusalem’s status. As Mr. Arafat was flying here, a series of tornados
ripped across seven states. The worst damage was in President Clinton’s home
state of Arkansas, and also in Kentucky and Ohio. These massive storms caused
the worst flooding ever in the Ohio River and 13 counties were declared disaster
13 areas. Again on the exact day that America was messing with God’s land.
On January 21, 1998 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was summoned
to the White house to discuss land for peace. Shortly after the meeting, that same
day, the Monica Lewinski/President Clinton sex scandal became headline news.
On September 27, 1998 Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met with Yasser
Arafat in preparation for discussing Israel giving away land again. On that same
day Hurricane George slammed into the Gulf Coast with 175 mph gusts and caused
another billion dollars in damage.
On October 17, 1998 as these talks continued incredibly powerful tornadoes and
ferocious rain devastated Texas. San Antonio got 20 inches of rain in ONE day!
The Guadalupe river swelled from its normal 150 feet in width to three to five miles
wide and swallowed whole towns. These floods continued until the day the talks
ended which was October 22nd. A record flood ravaged 25% of Texas and cost
America another billion dollars.
May 3, 1999 at 4:47pm CST in America was May 4th in Israel. This was the day that
President Clinton had arranged for Yasser Arafat to declare an independent state.
That same day, the most powerful tornadoes to ever hit the USA struck. Winds of
up to 316 mph and several F-4 and F-5 tornadoes struck simultaneously. One F-5
(sustained winds of over 260 mph) was literally a MILE WIDE, covered 80 miles,
lasted for over 4 HOURS and leveled everything in its path! F-5 tornadoes usually
last only 10-15 minutes at most, are a couple of hundred yards wide at most,
and are very rare, occurring about once per hundred tornadoes. Total damage
was in the billions and whole towns were leveled. The national Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration stated, “This is an outbreak of historic proportions,
no doubt about it.”
On September 13, 1999 Hurricane Floyd grew in ONE DAY to a category 5 hurricane. This was the day that Israel was being forced by America to meet with one of Yasser Arafat’s deputies to work out the “final status” details of Israel giving away land. Then, on September 16th, Floyd pummeled North Carolina and caused
the second greatest evacuation in America’s history. Rains exceeding 20 inches fell on eastern North Carolina which was just devastated two weeks before by another huge rainmaker, Hurricane Dennis. Dennis also hit land on the exact day, September 3rd, when Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met with Yasser Arafat
and Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak to get the peace process going again and of course for Israel to give up land. North Carolina suffered the loss of 100,000 pigs, almost 2 and a half million chickens, and a half million turkeys. Twenty eight counties were declared disaster areas. Again, America pays billions and billions because we are turning our back on Israel.
President George W. Bush (Jr.) became president, and tried to stay out of the Israel/Palestinian conflict. But on June 8th, 2001, he sent CIA director George Tenet to the Middle East to further broker a land for peace settlement. On that same day here at home, tropical storm Allison destroyed 25,000 homes and businesses and about 50,000 vehicles in Houston alone! The city was closed for three days and Texas; President Bush’s (Jr.) home state paid dearly for his move against the God of Israel – over 4 billion dollars in losses and it didn’t stop there. This tropical storm continued into Florida and all the way up the coast creating disaster areas as far north as Pennsylvania! Meteorologists state that this was the worst tropical storm in history and in fact dumped as much rain in 10 days as is normally released for the entire United States in one YEAR!
Hurricane Katrina: Israel’s disengagement evacuation and eviction from the Gaza
Strip began on Wednesday, August 17, and ended on Tuesday, August 23, 2005.
On that same day, Tropical Depression 12 formed and then quickly became Hurricane Katrina, a fierce and enormous Category 4 hurricane that hit Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama – devastating the city of New Orleans. Israeli Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon saw the largest eviction of Jews in Israel’s history, and President Bush saw the largest natural disaster and displacement of people in U.S. history. Nine thousand Israelis were evicted by their government. Shortly thereafter, one million Americans were evicted by Hurricane Katrina.
I think you get the point. America MUST stand behind Israel and NOT ask her to
give up any of the land that God gave to her. Here is what God said to America and
the rest of the world:
Zechariah 12:3,9,10: “On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone, a burden
for the world. None of the nations who try to lift it will escape unscathed. For
my plan is to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Then I will
pour out a spirit of grace and prayer on the family of David and on all the
people of Jerusalem. They will look on me whom they have pierced and mourn
for him as for an only son. They will grieve bitterly for him as for a firstborn son
who has died.”
God knows the future. He matters. He’s relevant. He wants to make your life have meaning. If you desire to know God as He knows you right now, then put your traditional religious biases and thoughts behind you. Understand that God desires to love you and care for you, for you are truly one of His children.”*
*excerpts taken from “I Have a Friend Who Is Jewish, Do You?” by Don Goldstein