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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sandy the Historic Storm

Dear beloved:  I have been praying for the people who are suffering from the storm named Sandy that has struck the northeast coastal states of the United States. As I have prayed and asked the Lord about this storm, He has revealed to me some of the lessons to be learned from this storm.  Because of the enormity of the size and the scope of destruction, as well as the timing of the storm in relation to the upcoming elections, it is natural that those of us with a prophetic mantle would inquire of the Lord in regards to its prophetic track, as well as praying for those who in the natural who have suffered greatly.  So as a result of the prayers the Lord has revealed to me three main things.

First, the name of the storm Sandy, spoke to me about the nature of those who build their house on the sand. Matthew 7:24 Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man, who builds his house on the rock, v25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house, and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. v26 And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand, v27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the wind blew, and it fell and great was its fall.  The Lord is giving America a warning, a harbinger of things to come if we do not turn back to Him, that if we do not get our house built upon the rock, breakdown and destruction and calamity will be the order of the day.  God is doing everything possible to get people's attention, to put them on their knees so they will seek Him with all their heart, mind, and soul. 

Second, the location of the storm, its main track took it right into the seats of corruption, New York City, the mystery Babylon and center of commerce for America and much of the world, and the Jersey shore and Atlantic City, the gambling center for all of the east coast. Revelation 18:4 Come out of her, My people, that you may not participate in her sins, and that you may not receive of her plagues, v5 for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.  v8 For this reason one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire, for the Lord God who judges her is strong. v11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys her cargoes anymore. v19 They (the merchants) threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, "Alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate."  It is interesting to note that the New York Stock Exchange went quiet and dark for two days, the first time that has happened in the 108 year history of the exchange.  Also at the the height of the storm, even in the midst of the rain and ocean tidal waves, part of the burroughs of New York City were actually on fire, just as the scripture in verse 8 above describes, fire which speaks of the judging side of God, judging the corruption and immorality of mystery Babyon.

Third, the timing of the storm as it came just before the election, to cause people to meditate and ponder the future of America and the profound importance of the election at hand. Romans 13:4 For it (government) is a minister of God to you for good.  But if you do what is evil, be afraid, for it does not bear the sword for nothing, for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil. v5 Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath,, but also for conscience sake. And so the Lord is highlighting the importance of this election, that we the people are being held responsible, as we rightly should be, for the people who we vote into office; are they a minister of God for good, or are they ministering evil?  When the government becomes a minister and promoter of evil, a promoter of those things which God abhors, such as abortion and homosexual marriage, then God has no choice but to minister judgment to bring them back into line.  He did it with His own children Israel, and He will do it with the United States of America, a country He wants to bless and loves very much.

Ultimately, I believe a great revival will sweep across this nation as a result of this storm, and many will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  The New England states and those states that were especially hardhit, New Jersey and New York, will see a different fire come out of these days of desperation, a fire of revival and turning to the Lord they have not seen in many years.  They have drifted far from the Lord, but the Lord is turning them back, and says to them, "choose for yourself this day who you will serve, if Baal be god serve him, but if not, then serve Me, the one and only true, Living God."  Pray for those in the wake of the destruction, that they would turn to the Lord and honor and serve Him, that God's blessing to New England and this nation will be renewed and restored.  God bless you, in Christ, Jim

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