About the first of January of this year a major winter storm descended on much of the United States affecting millions of people. Now after a week, the storm continues to rage causing serious disruption - extending from coast to coast and deep into our South land.
The storm’s path has brought record-setting cold temperatures, high winds, snow, and blizzard conditions of historic proportions. Many schools and businesses have been forced to close until the storm passes by. The immeasurable toll on human lives and our already shaky economy will be devastating.
Many “old-timers” have said it is the worst wide-spread winter weather they have seen in decades – if ever. One meteorologist stated that this storm is one the likes of which hasn’t been seen in over 100 years. One reporter even said it seems to be a storm of biblical proportions.
If you have been watching the news, then, you will recall that a United States team, led by John Kerry, traveled to Jerusalem on January 1, 2014 to continue relentless, on-going peace negotiations with Israel’s Netanyahu and Abbas of the Palestinians. The strong-arm tactics used to force Israel into submission never seem to cease – and they will likely become more intense.
It is being reported that Kerry’s efforts during this new round of discussions concerning the "final status negotiations" toward a "two-state solution" between the Israelis and Palestinians will be the primary focus. Kerry wants to have a foundational deal agreed to by both parties and wrapped up within the next four months.
It will be a tough sell because Abbas won't recognize Israel and Netanyahu won't divide Israel. However, we know that Israel will be divided. Scripture tells us so.
Joel 3:2 NKJV
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.
Zechariah 12:2-3 NKJV
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.
The NKJV uses the words "cut in pieces". Just look around, and you will see those pieces beginning to pile up on the cutting room floor - not only here, but worldwide.
Everything from devastating tornados, hurricanes, to super-storms often happen within hours or days every time we attempt to pressure Israel into dividing their God-given land. Those events are well documented. Are those supernatural events from God serving as a warning of His upcoming judgment? I believe that may be so!
Witness the present weather disaster! This storm's timing couldn't be better, and is certainly yet another warning from God to leave His land and His people alone!
All of the end time signs are here now, and they all seem to be converging together at this point in time. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!