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Sobering Storms


Lady Liberty before the storm

My thoughts today are sobering. It could have hit us. “Sandy” could have turned sooner and bombarded the south but she had her own plans.

As I view photos, live video’s of families removed from rain, flooded homes and observe the massive destruction, I thank God for his mercy.

However, that doesn’t let the rest of us off the hook. The storm is representative of all of us who live in America.

“Sandy” is an open alarm system; the culmination of other warnings we have already experienced.

What is it going to take to show American’s God is still on the throne?

Abaco, Bahamas

The level of anti-Jesus oration has brought to this nation one disaster after another. We have no one else to blame but ourselves.

However, a major turning point drawing us further into crisis mode was the announcement by the President accepting Gay marriage. No nation has survived under the legality of homosexuality. The “abomination” God calls it in Leviticus 18:22 still stands.

It is a choice just like drinking too much alcohol, smoking, or committing adultery. But, like certain other evils it leads to so much more evil. Anyone who submits to such a lifestyle is opening the door to reprobate.

In my blog posts I have been speaking of the 3 major issues God is judging America for right now. Besides, homosexuality is abortion and Israel.

Crisfield, MD

God hasn’t changed his mind. The Bible hasn’t been re-written to approve of gay marriage, or abortion. And God holds Israel so close to his heart he will never allow her to be taken away from him.  Why do you think Israel has survived generation after generation?

“Sandy” is one more effort the enemy has pounded on this soil. The list is long of the wickedness and destruction imposed by a lack of morality. We left God on the shelf, removed him as our authority as if to glean self-imposed entertainment which is now our idol.

Carolina beach

God didn’t take too well to the man-made graven images built by the Israelites while he and Moses had a long talk. Why should he treat us any different now? He has been replaced and he doesn’t like it.

Impatience breeds more impatience. If God doesn’t show up on our schedule, then why not find something or someone who will? Sorry, he won’t go for that.

If you haven’t woken up to the truth, WAKE UP!  Personally and this may be selfish, but I don’t want to have to suffer because the sins of idiots out there want to party and act like fools. We are not here to be entertained, join “occupy wall street” or change the constitution.

Kill Devils Hill, NC

We are here to serve God as disciples for the nations.

God has royally blessed this land. We are the envy of the world. We are also quite spoiled by the riches given to us. The riches God has bestowed upon us are to share with the poor, needy, and impoverished along with his message.

Yet, in our egocentric, self-indulgence we have misused, abused and taken for granted the wealth and generosity of God.

Folks, we have to get a grip on this. The “Sandy’s” of the world are not fun and games. And right now we need to pray she doesn’t have a brother.

Belington, W VA.

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34 thoughts on “Sobering Storms

  1. Naphtali…what on earth do you t hink of this stuff? To me, it is a way of taking the glory from God for what he is doing. Regardless, God does things through natural means as well…He could’ve inspired whomever was in charge of this to do as they did to cause this as well..so either way, it was God…but I just wonder if this is true, or if it’s just a way for the eneemy to take God’s glory. Let me know what u think.. watch a little of some of the vid’s if you can.

    • Lyn, I can see your point clearly. You will have insurance companies declaring this “an act of God”. And directly/indirectly it always is but how? God is always in control; it is how he uses that control. My thinking and really it is my thinking I look at these issues in 2 ways

      1. Is God pouring his wrath upon us due to our sin directly.

      2. We have kicked God out of everything. He is a gentleman and will not go where he isn’t welcomed; Matthew 13:53-58, or how he told his disciples if they weren’t welcomed in a town, to leave them to their fate. In this corner, God has moved out of the way; leaving a space open and something has to fill that space. Good or evil.

      So we have “Sandy” was she a result of God’s wrath or God left us to our own fate? Either way it brings upon destruction to get our attention (hopefully) but the fine line there is how is it perceived?

      The Bible says, God can do no evil. So hurricanes appear evil, terrible, destructive. Yet as they clean up begins think of all the money that will poured into re-construction/etc. and give many jobs?

      And to confuse you more and I do not know where I read this so I can’t back it up but my husband did. I read where we need hurricanes/tornadoes/squalls etc to reinforce the earth ability to produce more oxygen/carbon dioxide. Not being scientific at all I have no idea how that works but Mark said it does make sense. As far as other “natural disasters” as people call it I don’t know the plus’s to volcanic or earthquakes.

      From a personal stance, I know when I have gotten away from God, evil pours in like a flood. But this is a hard call and one to ask Larry Who about!

      Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com

      • I’m sorry sister… Larry who????? LOL!!!!

      • funny funny! are you on facebook?

      • Yes I am on Facebook..not at the moment..but I am there. I’m the only Lyn Leahz if you do a search 🙂 I guess I picked a good fake name for myself! LOL It’s been easy so far to sign up for anything because no one has my name!

      • If you are on facebook you will find Larry, Freddy, Marie, Tahlitha. If you are and friend me look up Cathy Craig Neil, Sumter SC

      • Dear God…which is it? LOL! You tell her “Lighten up!” And you tell me, “Hey you, get more serious!” God is very dimensional, that is for sure! He certainly made us in His image… just like in the differences of the Testaments. In the Old, we see the serious God, the God who does not tolerate sin..the God of wrath! In the new, we see His other side..the God of love, compassion, and forgiveness… but the mistake many make is that He is all of these things at once..He is ALL IN ALL. He’s not just one or the other. Gee Naphtali..are we the contrasts here or what? LOL 😉

      • Maybe so but our contrasts can bring people the core value of Jesus. People need to have both. And I do believe so many have the idea of God sitting up on a big gold throne looking down laughing at them as if to say, ” well, I will get you. just wait.” which is so not true.

        More than than is God wants us to get to know him personally; his character and personality. In his presence is where the action is!

        Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com

      • Amen, and I agree one hundred percent. I was having with it in the two comments about the contrast and our differences. I was trying to say, which I think you caught, the same thing you’re saying. And I definitely never, ever see God as sitting up there saying, “Ha, I got you!” Nope. He does like to watch and see what we’re going to do (even though He already knows)..but that’s because we do give Him pleasure and He loves us. It was funny, though, the contrast in what you said and what I said. I do agree though that we are to always have a sense of humor as well. I made a post one time not too long ago on how we see Jesus


        BTW, as I was looking for this article, I came across this post from August 31st! Ironic!


      • Good answer from that guy “there are no good people.” kind of sad but true! That whole “fallen world” thing really gets in the way of life. Besides that it is shuffled around in the dilemma of why God allows such and such. A fallen world scenario is like a scape goat for the rest, not that it isn’t true and happens everyday, but can be overdone. For the most part, anti-Jesus people and even some Christians prefer to have a long distance relationship with God so he won’t delve into their sin. Oh, if they only knew!

      • Re the long distance relationship….. Yes..that’s what I think. I see ALOT of the lukewarm stuff going on… they want to sugarcoat their sin so they won’t feel convicted for it. Which is a shame because conviction leads to repentance. They have this whole ‘love’ concept, forgetting that love involves correction. I regularly refer to this mentaility as the “Woodstock Hippie Jesus” mentality…make love not war! Seriously. It’s a terrible, terrible thing. And it’s not so much that I don’t sin..of course I sin..we ALL sin. We just can’t live in that sin without repentance..andn repentance means to turn away from the sin and not continue in it. Anyhow, I make mistakes, but I don’t sugarcoat it and water down God’s Word to make my sin okay. That irritates the stuff out of me when people do that. It’s my pet peeve! LOL

  2. This lady here actually quotes scripture in the end, followed by a Christian song, and speaks about the Lord’s return (at the end.) I hope this does not post big on your screen here..if it does..I am so sorry…delete it…but be sure and watch it. God bless u! We must remember, I suppose, that the n umber 6 represents man, and man in his most wicked, evil state as he tries to become like God! This is part of what the end times are all about! Man trying to play God! So this could make sense, still being God’s wrath at the same time.

  3. It just amazes me how our country can just keep going on without opening our eyes. I have nothing really to say here except ….Well said!

  4. “…Personally and this may be selfish, but I don’t want to have to suffer because the sins of idiots out there want to party and act like fools….”

    Jeremiah prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and then had to suffer through it. He was a prophetic voice to the end. (sa la guerre!)

    • Ok smartypants. Ruin my day!  lol.

      We have a good dialogue going on here between me and Terry and Lyn. Terry didn’t know God had anything to do with the weather. Lyn backed up scriptures and I gave my take on it. Would you read our posts and reflect. The big question is how do we determine when a disaster such as Sandy, if it is God’s wrath or God has moved  out of the way and let Satan in? Either way it is due to our sin; correct?

      Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com

  5. I was always taught that God has nothing to do with the weather, that we create it according to the ozone layers and our pollution. I was taught that the only thing that is promised by God is that it will never rain forty days and nights. Do you believe this or can you show me something to teach new?

    • Terry..it is all throughout the Bible. “sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea” (Jonah 1:4 KJV). Old Testament writers did not hesitate to attribute the forces of nature to God: “thy waterspouts … thy waves … thy billows” (Psalm 42:7 KJV). Today, God’s creation is too often depersonalized. He is in control, and has His reasons for all kinds of weather, both fair and stormy.

      One biblical example is the story of Job. Severe weather had killed Job’s sheep, his servants, and all ten of his children. As Job suffered further physical affliction, he asked, “Why is there evil in the world?” His friends were not of great help in answering the question. Finally, after much dialogue, God spoke directly to Job out of a whirlwind (Job 38-41). The Lord made clear that His control over nature and His ultimate purposes are to be trusted. We simply cannot understand all the details of the divine plan. Job’s testimony demonstrates how trials should bring us closer to God instead of driving us away: “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” (Job 1:21 KJV).

      Job 37:13 declares that God sometimes brings storms to punish people. This brings to mind the experiences of both Noah and Jonah; storms played a major part in their lives.

      BIBLICAL EXAMPLES. Scripture contains many examples of God controlling the weather and using it to direct people and nations…
      Genesis 6:5-9:19 (Earth destroyed by flood, people and animals killed)
      Exodus 9:23-29 (hail and fire from heaven on Egypt)
      Joshua 10:11 (hail on the Amorites, etc.)
      I Samuel 7:10 (thunder disperses the Philistines)
      Nahum 1:3 (judgment with whirlwind and drought)
      Leviticus 26:19-20 (rainless sky, parched earth)
      Deuteronomy 11:13-15 (rain as reward for obedience)
      Deuteronomy 28:24 (drought punishment)
      I Samuel 12:18 (thunder and rain to get people’s attention)
      II Samuel 21:1 (drought and famine)
      I Kings 8:35-36 (good weather reward)
      I Kings 16:30-18:45 (rain withheld and given)
      Hosea 13:15 (dry weather)
      Amos 4:7 (rain given and withheld from certain cities)
      Jonah 1:4,10-15 (man punished and redirected by sea storm)
      Zechariah 14:17 (rain withheld as judgment)
      Revelation 16:21 (hailstone punishment)

      The book of Revelation gives us example, over and over, of God and the weather.

      Hope I have helped!

      • And of course, we have the story of Peter walking on water, where Jesus halts the storm and then repromands them for their lack of faith.

        Jesus Calms the Storm

        35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

        39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

        40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

        41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

    • Terry, Lyn really explained this well. And in Genesis God created everything. He filled the oceans, built mountains. Actually God has everything to do with the weather. I know the scientific part you are speaking of but scientist have to have somewhere to get weather from. Think about it; if God created everything, then how could he not have everything to do with the weather? I am going to elaborate my thinking on Lyn’s question so you might read it too. Also I think we might need some advice from Larry Who!

      • Amen. Let me give an excellent example here..actually two examples. You can find this in Halley’s Bible handbook too. But when Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed because God rained down fire and brimstone on the sinful cities, it was actually a volcanoe that erupted. This volcanoe sits next to where it is believed these two cities were and archaeologists have dated it to happening arond the time the Bible says Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed.

        Now let’s look at the walls of Jerricho. Archaeologists also discovered that an earthquake caused the walls to fall around the same time the Bible declares that God made the walls fall. Unbeknownst to Joshua and his thousands of soldiers, they were marching on top of a major fault line.

        But God knew this. This is why God told them to march around the city so many times every day and on the seventh day, to stomp shout at once and blow the rams horn! God knew that all of this ‘feet pounding’ and hollering, and trumpet blowing would cause the plates beneath their feet to shift…remember…thousands of men at once!

        See, God takes the things He has created and uses them to fulfill what is needed to happen. Furthermore, where Joshua’s troops probably thought it was nuts to march around this city for seven days like they did, and they didn’t understand. But God did, and this is why faith is important. Sometimes we don’t understand,and things seem silly or weird..but God knows! He is God, and a great God at that! So when we hear reports that there was a logical explanation…well, I’m sure there is! Doesn’t mean God didn’t do it and wasn’t behind it because the Bible proves that God does indeed take the natural things and performs supernatural events as a result! And He made the weather, so He is ultimately in charge of the weather.

        In John 8:58 Jesus says, “before Abraham was, I Am.”

      • Very good Lyn, and can you imagine how funny those people looked marching around the walls of Jericho? I believe the area so many have issue with God is how creative he is with his own creation; not to mention how he loves to get our attention with his activities. For instance; I do not like Harry Potter, the Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. But I heard from I believe it was in John Paul Jackson’s prophecies that God sees these young people who watch/read this stuff as searching for the real Supernatural and many of these are already prepped for the coming of the Holy Spirit’s overflow! In other words and my daughter is one of them, they are seeking something beyond this world out of the emptiness they feel; but what Satan has used for evil God is going to use for himself! So I had to repent a little on that one. But it goes to show we should never eliminate anything from God’s use but it is so easy to do considering the world today. I never want to lose my humor ever again; when God gave it back to me he began showing me how the enemy steals our humor which compounds problems. God wanted me to enlighten people to his humor to tell them to lighten up! God is on the move and we should all feel truly humbled we live in this era. A prophecy about Sandy was made in 2005; God said watch and listen for the wind; it blows and it will blow in 2010 and 2012 right before both elections! The republicans took a sweep in 2010 that hadn’t happened in 70 years; guess what that means for 2012! And Sandy was/is a much bigger deal. God is good! I wrote a note to Larry.

      • That is so funny in contrast! I know God has a sense of humor,and believe it or not, so do I. But God has called me, paricularly in my trilogy, to tell the world to take Him more seriously! LOL!!! But I don’t think He meant in the way we’re talking. I think He meant more along the lines of our salvation and our committment to Him. It was just funny…God called you to tell people to “lighten up” and He called me to tell people to “take God more seriously!” See..He has such a sense of humor, doesn’t He?

      • Yes, Lyn, and for this reason it shows God’s versatility and his creative imagination. Now my humor doesn’t mean I don’t get serious because sometimes I am too serious. But, having lost my humor was a trudge on my life. I never want to be like that again.

        Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com

      • great idea!!!!! and you make sense, why would God create the world and leave the weather out

  6. I really struggle with geoengineering and HAARP infrasound theories because it means God is not big enough to stay in charge of the weather. I don’t see that happening in the Bible. So, why would I believe it could happen now?

    Is Sandy a judgment of God? Of course. He obviously saw it coming to America and allowed it to happen. Thus, it has to be His judgment. There is no way a person can argue any other way on this without digging himself into a hole.

    There are those who believe America needs to get its act right so that we will prevent the judgments of God hitting our nation. I believe we have been other God’s judgments since 1970’s. Check out Deut. 28 and you will see that abortion is a judgment of God. So, is debt, terrorism, illegal aliens, etc. These are judgments which we the Church have been to blind to see.

    God open our eyes.

    • should have read “under God’s judgments” not “other.”

      • Larry, as you obviously no, God is in control of everything. God is All in All. Nothing happens without His signature on the dotted line.

      • Or, obviously KNOW I meant..I wish they fixed it so we could edit our own comments! LOL!!!!

        I think there are a lot of Christians who are the ‘real’ deal who do know this; but there are also a growing number of lukewarm Christians who are blinded.

    • Amen Larry! I was apalled the very next day after the night of the hurricane, there were articles everywhere accrediting HAARP with doing this….merely because I don’t think they have any other explanation. However, I said “IF” it is found that HAARP has something to do with this, it still DOES NOT take away from the fact that God is in control. God moves people to do things for reasons as well, or allows them to be moved by the enemy for reasons all His own. To me, no matter what, it ultimately is God’s judgment..that’s obvious to me.

  7. Boy Naphtali! This really has been a very action-packed post today! Don’t you love it when you get some interaction? I do! God bless you sister!

  8. Here’s a different scripture that goes back to the Garden of Eden:

    “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26

    This scripture states the authority given to man on earth which when Adam sinned ended up in Satan’s bailiwick. That is the authority Satan has for the earth along with Satan being the god of this world over man. Nowhere does it given Satan or man authority over weather.

    So, I believe if God is all wisdom, all powerful, all knowing, the all in all, then He is smart enough to inspire writers of the Bible who can help us in today’s world.

    Okay, this exercise has inspired me, too. Thanks Cathy and thanks to Lynn Leahz (the name is too good to be true though).

    • Hmmm…I don’t know. I do know that the number 6 represents man, and man in his most sinful state in his attempt to be like God. The word create used in Genesis, in its Hebrew, is Bara, which means to make something out of nothing. WIth that in mind, man cannot even create a child! See, the egg comes from the woman, and the sperm from the man. United, it is then a life. God breathes the spirit into that life at conception. So when you hear about a man and a woman ‘creating’ a life, in actuality, they did not…God did.

      So, when man gets to the point where he is in his most sinful state as trying to be like God…having an impact on weather, creating life from a test tube, merging one life form with another, etc. this is man in his most sinful, wicked state. Keep in mind, man can’t control the weather..in this situation with HAARP, they are having in ‘impact’ on the weather…but they are NOT controlling it one hundred percent. God is the only one who can one hundred percent control it because He ‘created’ it (bara).

      So, it is possible that this HAARP institution is affecting the weather, however, they will never be allowed to get it down to perfection because God will not allow this. See, what the Bible does say in various places is that man will contine to try to endeavor to be like the almighty. Just like the people of the tower of Babel trying to reach heaven. They will continue to rebuild and make it better! They will continue to try to create life, control weather, make things better than before…but just when man thinks he has done it…God will tear it down and show them just who is God! Amen?

      I hope you see my point. Sometimes it’s hard when you’re writing with people you don’t know from Adam! LOL Oh, and by the way, it’s LYN Leahz…one N, not two..however, my real middle name is Lynn with two n’s. So you were right, but wrong too! ha ha! If you knew my real name, you’d be surprised. Nothing like Lyn, but a very godly name… I actually love my real name. It is godly sounding, and has a very godly meaning.

      God bless!

  9. Hey Naphtali..I just posted a comment and it went to your spam folder! I put a link to a couple of articles I found that you would like! God bless you!

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