As I have noted in the past, whenever we disrespect the nation of Israel, we have received terrific blows from the hand of God. What do "the Perfect Storm", Hurricane Andrew, the Northridge Earthquake, the Texas Floods, Hurricane George, the 1999 "Super Tornado", and Hurricane Katrina all have in common? Each of these events came after a deliberate action by the United States government against the nation of Israel. For more details on the exact offenses, click here.
It is impossible for us simple citizens to discern the motives behind this foreign policy; but it doesn't really matter what we think, does it? It is more important how God views it; how He discerns the intentions of mens' hearts. He has made it very clear that judgment will come against those who curse Israel. What exactly does it mean that God will curse those who curse Israel? In Biblical terms, it means God reveals His judgment (in some manner) against those who try to break or harm his covenant with the nation of Israel. I would say that continuing to negotiate with Israel's enemy (Iran) puts God's chosen people in danger, and threatens to destroy their very existence. I would say that could be considered as breaking the covenant in a most conclusive way. Furthermore, insulting Israel's leader won't win us any favors in heaven, either.
Will Juno prove to be the manner in which God passes judgment upon our nation? It remains to be seen. We may have an answer over the next 48-76 hours. As I write this, the historic storm is making itself felt, and is being described as packing "a tidal wave of snow"; as a crippling blizzard. Governors across the northeast are calling for states of emergency and travel bans, as massive power outages are expected, along with 2-4 inches of snow per hour and hurricane level winds. Boston is expecting 30 inches of snow; and this storm is anticipated to effect nearly 60 million people!
There are those who will claim that Juno is simply a freakish display of Mother Nature, or the result of our disregard for the planet. If it matches its forecasted impact, and becomes a storm of historic proportions, then perhaps it is time to recognize that we've once again offended the apple of God's eye. How much longer before His patience runs out and our final judgment comes due?
Joel 3:2 “I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.”
Yes, totally agree about our history of repercussions based on our treatment of Israel being traced to disasters.ReplyDelete
Like you always do (so well), I thought I would do a little research and looked up what the name "Juno" means and found that Juno was a goddess who was the wife of Jupiter and she was worshipped as the goddess of women, marriage, childbirth, the moon, and the protector of the state. This makes me think about the House Republicans pulling a bill last week that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. This also makes me think about the Justices of the Supreme Court, who just two weeks ago agreed to take up the decision about whether gay marriage should be allowed everywhere in the United States. There are only four states that have managed to prevent it.
I would say that we (United States in general) are not doing much of anything that is pleasing to our Father these days, so we can expect these "natural" disasters to continue.
There is another aspect of Juno we cannot ignore ... her warlike aspect as an armed protector (as evidenced by some images in which she is dressed in armor); her role as a fertility goddess belies her greater role of increasing the numbers of the community, thereby increasing her power and influence ... as you said, she is the protector of the state. The question becomes ... what is she protecting? A virtuous nation, or one that has been deceived into following her idolatrous ways?Delete