Well, in my young mind, I could hardly fathom that G-d was asleep. But over the years, various other preachers would say similar things. Not that G-d was necessarily asleep, but that He would not do anything until the Messiah returned. Or that He was “leaving earth alone”.
One day recently, I was visiting mom and there was some natural disaster that had just happened – I can’t remember which one – and mom said “G-d is only shaking His little finger at us….just wait until He shakes His whole fist!”
And that single statement hit me and stuck with me (Mom is just so smart!) It got me to wondering…..what will happen if He shakes His whole hand at us? And how many times has He shaken His little finger at us?
PS 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executed
PS 109:27 That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.
Matthew 10:29, if a small sparrow falls to the ground, God knows. The Lord goes on to say, ". . . the very hairs of your head are all numbered." (Matt. 10:30) Nothing takes the Lord by surprise. The smallest event does not escape His Omnipresent eye. Zechariah 4:10 says, "For who hath despised the day of small things?
I went online and decided to see if there are correlations between events that destroy us…and our treatment of Israel. Not “us” as individuals, but “us” as a nation. Here’s what I found:
10/30/91 Oslo Accord signed – land for peace
10/31/91 The Perfect Storm – a storm stronger than any in recorded history hit the coast off of Gloucester MA. Waves 100 ft high. Destroyed Bush’s Maine home. Then the storm tracked down the east coast, the opposite direction of hurricanes.
8/23/92 Land for Peace talks took place in Washington DC
8/23/92 Hurricane Andrew devastated Florida with $30B in losses
1/16/94 President Clinton and Syria President Hafez Assad met to discuss Israel giving the Golan Heights to Syria.
1/17/94 6.9 earthquake in Southern California (Northridge)– 2ndworst natural disaster to ever hit America up to that time. $30B in damages.
3/2/97 Clinton invited Yasser Arafat to the White House to discuss Jerusalem’s status. As Arafat was flying there, a series of tornados ripped across 7 states…the worst damage to Arkansas, Clinton’s home state. The worst flooding ever in the Ohio River.
1/21/98 Benjamin Netanyahu summoned to the White House to discuss land for peace.
1/21/98 Clinton/Lewinski scandal became headlines
9/27/98 Sec of State Madeleine Albright met with Yasser Arafat to discuss Israel giving away land
9/27/98 Hurricane George slammed the Gulf Coast with 175 mph gusts and caused $1B in damage. It stalled until Arafat left.
5/3/1999 4:45 pm CST in America was May 4th in Israel. Clinton had arranged for Yasser Arafat to declare an independent state.
5/3/1999 The most powerful tornadoes to ever hit the USA struck. Winds up to 316 mph and several F-4 and F-5 tornadoes struck simultaneously. Billions of dollars in damage, whole cities leveled.
9/13/99 US forced Israel to meet with Yasser Arafat’s deputies to work out the final status details of Israel giving land away.
9/13/99 Hurricane Floyd grew in ONE DAY to a cat 5 hurricane
9/16/99 Hurricane Floyd hit North Carolina and caused the 2nd greatest evacuation in America’s history.
9/16/99 Hurricane Dennis hit land the same day
6/8/01 Bush sent CIA director George Tenet to the Middle East to further broker a land for peace settlement
6/8/01 Tropical storm Allison destroyed 25,000 homes & businesses & 50,000 vehicles in Houston alone. Meteorologists state that this was the worst tropical storm in history and dumped as much rain in 10 days as is normally released for the entire US on 1 year.
8/25 – 9/10/01 US, Arab and Israel prepared the most comprehensive “peace plan” ever.
9/10/01 US Army devised a plan for enforcing a major Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.
9/11/01 twin towers destroyed. $50B cost
8/17/05 - 8/23/05 Israel’s disengagement evacuation and eviction from the Gaza Strip, mandated by the US
8/23/2005 Tropical Depression 12 formed and quickly became Hurricane Katrina.
Ariel Sharon saw the largest eviction of Jews in Israel’s history
President Bush saw the largest natural disaster and displacement of people in the US history
9000 Israelis were evicted by their government
1,000,000 Americans were evicted by Hurricane Katrina
Apr 12, 2010 Holocaust Memorial Day
Apr 14, 2010 England announced they are banning the image of "kotel" (Western Wall) in relation to Israel.
Apr 15, 2010 Volcano errupted in Ireland, blanketing all of Europe with ash
4/19/10 Obama announces the US will not automatically stand behind Israel in the UN security council
4/20/2010 BP oil Rig Explosion & Spill
I know there are many other events. Big and small. I could probably connect every single earthquake or tornado to something our leaders said against Israel. I started to look at stock market dips and it seems that each one of them can also be tied to less than 24 hours after our government has said or done something against Israel.
So, if all of these are just G-d shaking His “little” finger at us, what can we expect to happen should He shake his entire hand at us?
What will it take for each of us to step back and look at history and understand that G-d is not asleep. He is not waiting for the Messiah to return. He is active, oh! Ever so active, in every single moment of our lives. He is listening to our every move. If He knows when a small sparrow falls to the ground, He surely knows when we write or speak or act against Israel.
May Jehovah protect and shelter me when He shakes His whole hand at America.
Gen 12: 2-3
I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you and whoever curses you I will curse”
May our leaders bow to the ground and pray to Jehovah that He will bless Israel - in order that we might be blessed as well
6/25/10: Obama tells Saudi Arabia King that he wants a Palestinian homeland
6/25/10: Dow Jones fell 326 points hitting an 8 month low
3/11/2010: Japan said it deplored Israel housing construction.
3/1/2011: Japan and PA signed agreement for Japan to provide $32.5M to PA to treate waste water.
3/8/2011: Japan increases food support to Palestinian People
3/11/2011: 9.0 Earthquake hits Japan, tsunami kills 25,000.
4/27/2011: Obama released his long form birth certificate (most likely a fake)
4/27/2011: White House spokesman Tonny Vietor said, "The US supports Palestinian reconciliation....."
4/28/2011: 173 tornadoes tore through the South killing almost 292 people.
5/22/11: Obama calls for Israel's borders to revert to 1967 at AIPAC
5/22/11: Joplin MO destroyed by tornado, 125 killed, 1500 missing
5/23/11: Dow Jones down 130.78
5/31/11: Obama's proclamation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trangender Pride Month
6/1/11: US Stock market fell 280 points. Steepest losses in a year.
7/18/11: Norway backs Palestinian state
7/22/11: Bomb killing 80 in Norway
7/22/11: Obama certifies repeal of "Don't ask, Don't Tell" - will end 9/20/11
7/22/11: East Coast temps hit 118 degrees in the heat index
9/21/11: Obama tells the UN he wants 2 states in Israel (means taking away land from Israel)
9/23/11: Stock market was 11412 on 9/21, down to 10656 at 10:30 am EST.
Things to watch:
Donor: Amount given to PA
EU 185.5M Euros
Britain 60M british pounds
India 10M dollars
Norway 53M dollars
France 19M dollars
World Bk 40M dollars
Japan 18.5M dollars
EU 41.4M euros
Britain 30M british pounds
US 225 M dollars
Ireland 1.5M dollars
Japan 11.9M dollars
what will G-d do to punish these countries?