HURRICANE MATHEW AS A GIFT OF GOD!

Matthew is the English form of Ματθαιος (Matthaios), which was a Greek form of the Hebrew name מַתִּתְיָהוּ (Mattityahu) meaning “gift of YAHWEH”.

LIKE IT OR NOT, HURRICANE MATHEW IS JEHOVAH’S GIFT!

  • We have Matthew bearing down on some of the wealthiest communities in the nation…
  • The Presidential debate on Sunday,
  • The Market on Monday: Chinese and South Korean Markets are closed but will reopen on Monday.
  • 40 Million Russians in fallout shelters,
  • Russia and the US both making nuclear threats,
  • Russia and the US face to face in Syria…

We expect everything to blow up in a very, very short period of time… We believe that they are going to soon try overwhelm us and frighten us into submission to their new Beast Kingdom…

How then, could a major hurricane, set to devastate Florida’s East Coast, be a gift of God? FEMA is already stretched too thin… There is no money to rebuild. Foreign governments and individuals are getting more and more reluctant to loan us money. Even spiritually blind pagans understand that a debt equal to $50,000 for every citizen, $200,000 for a family of four, is mathematically impossible to repay. The entire world is holding its collective breath, waiting for us to default on our debt…

This storm and its after effect could easily be the “straw that breaks the camel’s back.” It is even possible that entire communities could lie waste for years, just like they do in any third world nation… Whatever happens, the cost will be outrageous and large enough to defy comprehension…

…And this is a “Gift of YAHWEH”?

The nation has passed the point of no return. There will be no national salvation. Judgment has come and its first name is Mathew…

Jeremiah 14: 11 Then the Lord said to me, “Do not pray for the well-being of these people. 12 If they fast, I will not hear their cry of despair. If they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I will not accept them. Rather, I will finish them off by sword, famine, and plague.”

And yet:

Revelation 22:17 Both the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” Anyone who hears should say, “Come!” And the one who is thirsty should come. Whoever desires should take the living water as a gift.

Some will be driven to despair under the heavy hand of God. Some will cry out for Salvation. Some will be snatched from the Gates of Hell…

There will be a million opportunities for Christians to reach out to their neighbors with solid, real physical help and with spiritual comfort and a Word from God. Watching all their earthly wealth and goods destroyed will open even hardened, pagan millionaires to the message of the Gospel…

BOCA RATON, is being hit as I write this. Funny place, Boca Raton… The Spaniard who mapped the bay and inlet there looked at his paper and saw a rat’s mouth… and he called the place Boca Raton… Rat’s Mouth, Florida… but Boca Raton has become a hang out and center for the wealthiest of Americans, most of whom are proud to have a mailing address in Boca Raton… unaware of the meaning of those Spanish words…

When Matthew has passed, there is a good chance that much of Boca Raton will again look more like a rat’s mouth than an enclave of the rich and famous…

Most of them will stand up in arrogance and pride, shaking their fists in the face of God and declaring, “The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with cut stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.” Those are the ones who, filled with the sins of Babylon, will receive of the plagues of Babylon and burn with Babylon when she burns…

But some… some, we pray, will hear the call of a loving God and under the conviction of his Spirit, will fall on their knees and cry out for mercy and forgiveness…

Such will be the story from the condos of Miami Beach to the shores of the St. Johns River and beyond… Most will curse God and die, but the Blessed Elect will cry out for mercy, receiving salvation.

As we face internal strife and civil war… As we face the threat of an EMP or a direct nuclear strike on New York or Washington… As we face financial meltdown, deprivation, hunger and starvation… As we face an uncertain future… Let us remember that the God who saved Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego is still in the business of saving souls and snatching sinners from the Gates of Hell.

Our judgment is well deserved. We earned it, we worked hard for it, and we own it… Mathew is a terrible disaster, causing damage, pain and even death but Mathew is a gift of God to those who will use it as an opportunity to reach out to others in the Name of the Lord. Mathew will be the eternal gift and an everlasting source of praise for those who, through it, receive the gift of Eternal Life. Why not ask God what you can do, in the wake of Mathew, to further the Kingdom of God and Snatch sinners from the Gates of Hell?

Receive Matthew as a Gift from YAHWEH!

David…

Author: davidrice1951

I am a vile sinner. I have been a soldier and a sailor. I have been a student and a teacher. I taught English in Mexico. I started and taught in a Bible College in Venezuela. I am married to Cathy, a beautiful lady from Guyana. We have two children, Christopher and Amanda. I am saved by Grace, washed in the Blood and filled with the Spirit. I love Jesus, my wife, my kids and you...

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