On Thursday, a U.S. delegation led by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to renew the stalled Israeli-Palestinian “Peace Process”. Kushner reiterated Trump’s commitment to finding a lasting solution to the conflict though an “ultimate deal”. The White House said in a statement released on Thursday night that the meetings were “productive”. In the SAME DAY, even during the SAME HOURS of Trump’s team meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, the first major hurricane to hit the “Lone Star State” of Texas in 12 years was officially formed.
Coincidentally, there is another place on earth known as a Lone State State, bearing the Star of David on it’s Country’s Flag, and that of course is the Jewish State of ISRAEL. Read my two recent articles about the recent Total Solar Eclipse, in which I explained why I believed that the Eclipse was a Divine warning to America concerning Israeli-Palestinian “Peace”.
In my most recent article, I documented numerous connections between the Eclipse and Israel’s Capital City, JERUSALEM. I warned that if Trump continues to try to force Israel back into “Peace Talks” (which includes dividing Jerusalem on the negotiating table), Almighty God would judge and DIVIDE America. The Holy Bible is crystal clear that the division of Israel’s Land is what the LORD prophesies will bring His Wrath upon the nations.
It is certainly no coincidence that in the SAME WEEK of the “Warning Sign” Eclipse, Trump’s “Middle East Peace” team is attempting to force Israel back into negotiations. It is also no coincidence, that in the same exact day that Trump’s Administration does so, a historic hurricane forms to threaten America. If y’all can’t see the writing on the wall, I don’t know how else I could show you. Everything could not be more CONNECTED.
“Harvey” was just a tropical storm Thursday morning, but quickly intensified throughout the day, becoming a powerful hurricane which has the potential to bring 125 mph winds, up to 3 feet of rain, and 12-foot storm surges. Forecasters said Harvey gathered strength faster than predicted and they labeled it a “life-threatening storm” that posed a “grave risk”. It’s no coincidence that in the same hours Trump’s team was trying to force Israel back into the “Land-for-Peace” process with the Palestinians, that this storm strengthened dramatically.
This hurricane is forecast to be the most powerful to strike the United States in more than a decade. Historically, a majority of America’s top 10 disasters over the past 3 decades have all come immediately following, or during, calls by United States Presidents for Israel to give up some of their God-given Land for “Peace”. Thursday afternoon Harvey became a Category 1 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, by Thursday night the storm became a Category 2, and forecasters say it could strike southeast Texas on Friday or early Saturday as a devastating Category 3 storm.
As of the publication of this article on Friday morning, Hurricane Harvey has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. At this point, all models and forecasters agree, Harvey will make landfall as a “major hurricane”, and the direct impact should be felt along the Texas coast Friday night and into Saturday morning.
After landfall, the moisture from Harvey is expected to bring widespread heavy rain and flooding to southeast Texas starting Friday and continuing throughout the weekend. Over 25-35″ of rain is possible across parts of southeast Texas. Major flooding is likely. The National Hurricane Center is expecting ocean levels to rise over 12 feet in some places where Harvey makes landfall.
One forecaster described the storm surge as “having a tsunami arrive in the middle of a hurricane.” This hurricane isn’t expected to strike quickly and move out either. An extreme hazard of the storm will be the torrential rain. After Harvey makes landfall, the storm is expected to “STALL” over the state, all the while dumping up to 35-40 inches of rain, according to federal forecasters. If the rainfall forecast actually materializes, it would be a HISTORIC storm for Texas.
Isolated tornadoes are also possible with this storm in the outer bands of the hurricane. This would be the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States during this hurricane season, and it is considered the most “major” U.S. storm since 2005. Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, has declared a state of disaster for 30 Counties along the coastline. The state also announced a mandatory evacuation for residents of 7 Counties.
Other interesting tidbits are that the eclipse occurred at the very end of the Hebrew Calendar month of Av, and we are now in the month of Elul, known as the month of “repentance”. More importantly, all of this is occurring in the Biblically significant year known as 5777. In 5777, we celebrated the “JERUSALEM Jubilee”, the 50th Anniversary of Israel’s reunification of the Jewish State’s Holy Capital.
We witnessed the largest Supermoon of the Century at the beginning of this Hebrew Year AND the most visible total solar eclipse of the CENTURY towards the close of the year. The number 777 represents our GOD and Father in Heaven (YaHWeH). You can learn why in my article 5777: Year Of The RAPTURE?
In regards to the importance of the Holy Land of Israel to Almighty God, and why His Wrath flares up when nations attempt to divide it, God has deeded the Land to the Jews through an ETERNAL Covenant, and for an EVERLASTING Possession. Eternal and Everlasting mean FOREVER. The United Nations, world leaders, and the mainstream liberal media refer to some of Israel’s most treasured ancient cities as the “West Bank” or “settlements” in order to DENY Israel’s 4,000 year old Biblical claim to the Land.
As I have stated in many articles that NOT ONE IOTA of the Holy Land of Israel belongs to the Palestinians. The Israelis are not “occupying” anything, as the Palestinians erroneously claim, rather they are exactly where God has always determined them to be. In God’s Eyes, those living in modern-day Palestine, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Turkey and other Islamic lands are all “occupying” Land that God says belongs to ISRAEL.
The LORD has said that He will pour out fierce Judgments upon ALL the Nations that have a hand in taking Land away from Israel (JOEL 3:2). It is also prophesied, that not long thereafter, ARMAGEDDON (World War 3) will begin, and EVERY Nation that comes against Israel, and those who took part in dividing the Jewish Homeland, will be DESTROYED. Regardless of how many Christians think that Donald Trump is “God’s anointed leader”, which I strongly disagree with, God does not belong to a political party.
The LORD judges Democrats and Republicans alike who disobey His Word of Truth. So, just as America was judged numerous times under Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Hussein Obama, for attempting to force Israel into “Land-for-Peace” deals with the murderous Palestinians, the consequences will be NO DIFFERENT under a President Donald Trump. America will be judged just the same.
The President needs to stop with his fantasy of making the “ultimate deal” between Israel and Palestine, and just let it go. If he continues to push for renewed negotiations, this coming hurricane will later be viewed as a minor judgment compared to what is to come. As for me and my house, I pray for REAL Peace (of the LORD) upon Israel, upon their Eternal Capital Jerusalem, and for the Jewish State to NEVER AGAIN be divided.
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▫ On Friday afternoon, Harvey became a Category 3 Hurricane.
▫ Friday night, Harvey made landfall in Texas as a monstrous Category 4 hurricane between Port Aransas and Port O’Connor of San Jose Island just before 10 p.m. local time. It packed sustained winds of 130 mph and gusts up to 160 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The storm’s eye came ashore 30 miles from Corpus Christi, Texas.
▫ 21:25 connection
August 21 – Historic #Eclipse
August 25 – #HurricaneHarvey makes landfall
Luke 21:25 – “JESUS said, There shall be signs in the SUN.. and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the SEA and the waves ROARING.”
▫ As of 12 a.m. Saturday morning, there are reports of extensive damage in Rockport and Corpus Christi. Numerous structures were destroyed and buildings collapsed with people inside. Rockport endured the worst of Hurricane Harvey’s eyewall and wind gusts over 100 miles per hour. More than 100,000 people are without power. Multiple tornado warnings have been issued for the surrounding areas.
▫ Hurricane Harvey is the first Category 4 storm to hit the U.S. in over 13 years, since Florida’s “Charley” in 2004. It is the first Category 4 hurricane to hit Texas in over half a century, since “Carla” in 1961.
▫ Throughout the early morning hours of Saturday, Hurricane Harvey slowly dissipated to a Category 3, Cat. 2 , Cat.1, and was finally downgraded to a Tropical Storm Saturday afternoon. The storm still packs sustained winds of 70 mph, the National Weather Service said.
▫ The Hurricane delivered a 1-2 punch to the Gulf Coast of Texas, making landfall TWICE, with powerful wind gusts and the threat of “catastrophic” flooding. Some experts warn that Harvey could regroup once it returns to the Gulf of Mexico, and make a 3rd landfall as a hurricane again early next week.
▫ Even after weakening upon landfall, Harvey was still a dangerous storm and “turning into a deadly inland event,” the FEMA chief tweeted. The storm could stay parked over Texas and parts of Louisiana for 5 days or more. Some places, even far inland, were predicted to get as much as 40 inches of rain through Wednesday.
▫ Many tornadoes touched down, including a twister in Katy, Texas, which uprooted trees and tore apart the Trailer World dealership. Some roadways in Texas are under 16 to 30 inches of water.
▫ The hardest-hit city was Rockport. Rockport’s Mayor said that the storm hit his community “right on the nose” and left “widespread devastation.” The city lost cellphone service and other forms of communication. Rockport’s fire chief, Steve Sims, described Harvey as “almost deafening” as it approached.
▫ Hurricane Harvey slammed directly into Rockport overnight, knocking down trees and signs, bending utility poles in half “like toothpicks”, and blowing out windows of police cars. A hotel wall fell in, a high school suffered major damage, and business and homes suffered “catastrophic damage”.
▫ Rising rivers in Texas triggered evacuations across the state on Saturday, and computer models forecasted record flooding. As of Saturday afternoon, over 300,000 customers were without power along Texas’ Gulf Coast.
▫ On Day 2 of Harvey’s assault on Texas, the storm slowly moved inland and then just stopped moving, dumping torrential rains which are not expected to abate for many days. Portions of southeastern Texas have already seen up to 15 inches of rainfall.
▫ The future rainfall forecast for Texas averages 15-40 inches. These rain totals will average, or surpass, YEARLY precipitation in Texas’ coastal cities. Austin averages about 34.3 inches a year, and Corpus Christi sees about 31.73 inches. Thus, a year’s worth of rain could fall in the span of a few days.
▫ Harvey was downgraded to a Tropical Storm on Saturday night, but still sustained strong winds of 50 mph by early Sunday morning. The area in and around Houston, Texas, became the hurricane’s biggest target on Saturday night into Sunday, spawning at least a dozen confirmed tornadoes.
▫ Early Sunday, tornado warnings and flood emergencies blanketed much of Southeast Texas. It rained 3 to 4 inches per hour in Houston. Local news reported tornado damage to as many as 50 homes in Missouri City. In about a 4 hour period on Saturday night, nearly 14 inches of rain had fallen near South Houston.
▫ The storm was centered about 50 miles east, southeast of San Antonio, Texas by 5 a.m. local time on Sunday, with 50 mph winds and “torrential rains” expected to continue, the National Hurricane Center said. Harvey is pummeling Houston, the nation’s 4th-largest city.
▫ By 7 a.m. local time on Sunday morning, the Houston metropolitan area received more than 24 inches of rain in 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service, which is 340 billion gallons of water. The NWS is predicting an additional 15-25 inches of rain over the next several days, bringing the total rainfall in some places to five feet.
▫ Heavy rain continued to pour down on Houston early Sunday afternoon, with some downtown areas knee-deep in water, and shut down portions of highways flooded with as much as 10 feet of water. “This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” the NWS said Sunday morning.
▫ The Brazos River has risen at least 15 feet since Friday, according to the NWS. Some areas in Texas could be slammed with a Texas Record of 50 inches of rain by week’s end. Thousands of homes are taking on water, and hundreds of people are trapped and stranded in rising floodwaters across Houston after Harvey dumped more than 2 feet of rain on Saturday night.
▫ So far 2-day rainfall totals from Harvey have reached over 25 inches in south Houston. In Dayton, located 38 miles northeast of Houston, rainfall has reached 27 inches. Dr. Greg Postel, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, said the flooding unfolding in the Houston area “could be the WORST flooding disaster in U.S. HISTORY”.
▫ As of Sunday night, Harvey has dumped 11 TRILLION gallons of water over the state of Texas. If anyone thinks the worst is over, think again. By the time it finally dissipates, the state is expected to receive around 25 trillion gallons of rain.
▫ August 2017 is now the wettest month for Houston on record, with over 31 inches of rain as of 11 p.m., local time, Sunday evening. This far surpasses the previous record of just over 19 inches from June 2001. The two-day rain total of 23 inches nearly doubled the previous two-day record of 12 inches.
▫ Still a named storm over 48 hours after landfall, Harvey is the longest a Texas landfalling hurricane has remained a named storm after landfall since “Fern” in 1971.
▫ Harvey, still a tropical storm, packing over 40 mph sustained winds, is currently caught between two areas of high pressure and, without another weather system scooping Harvey up, it will be stuck for the next few days.
▫ Sunday night into Monday morning, Houston was pummeled again by rain after a brief lull as Harvey stalled over the region, submerging countless homes and businesses. Parts of Harris County, which encompasses Houston, were inundated with 30 inches of rain in the past 72 hours.
▫ According to the National Weather Service, residents can expect another 24 inches of rain, the return of tropical storm force winds and high flood waters. The Weather Service office serving Houston described the rain amounts so far “unfathomable.” The National Weather Service in Houston has issued over 155 Tornado Warnings thusfar over the duration of Harvey, far more than they’ve ever issued in any given year.
▫ Rainfall totals already range from 20 to 40 inches across southeast Texas. Some areas in Texas could see as much as 50 inches of rain in total, forecasters said. Officials say that the flooding would linger, and that more than 30,000 people would be forced from their homes.
▫ The Brazos River, southwest of Houston, is expected to reach record heights in the coming days. NWS models show the river rising to 59 feet by Tuesday, topping the previous record of 54.7 feet. At least 5 other rivers in southeast Texas have reached or exceeded record heights by Monday afternoon.
▫ Harvey turned back out to sea on Monday morning, with the center of the storm reaching the Gulf of Mexico between Corpus Christi and Houston, the National Hurricane Center reported. It was expected to move slowly to the southeast on Monday, before churning to the northeast, along the Gulf coast. As Harvey’s center shifts over the Gulf of Mexico late Monday night into Tuesday, some additional strengthening is possible. The refueled storm will again track onshore in the vicinity of Galveston and Houston.
▫ Harvey’s motion will expose southern Louisiana to torrential rainfall as outer rain bands trek north and east over the western coastline. Flash flood watches were expanded as far east as New Orleans on Monday morning, where the Weather Service said up to 10 inches was possible through Thursday. A tornado watch was also issued for New Orleans Monday afternoon. JPMorgan predicts Harvey will be a top 10 most costly hurricane for the insurance industry.
▫ On Tuesday, Tropical Storm Harvey is still dropping catastrophic amounts of rain. The storm has already poured over 50 inches of rain east of Houston, the greatest amount ever recorded in the Lower 48 states from a single storm.
▫ In Houston, water is running over the spillways of key dams. Water has risen above the spillways at the major dams, Addicks and Barker Reservoirs. The Addicks spillway’s elevation is 108 feet; the water was measured at 108.5 feet Tuesday morning. Rivers and bayous remained near and above record levels.
▫ As of 10 a.m., local time, on Tuesday a rain gauge near Houston reported 50.5 inches of rain. This broke a state record which was set in 1978, the National Hurricane Center said. Several rain gauges southeast of Houston have reported more than 48 inches of rain from the storm.
▫ In the 24 hours ending Tuesday morning, up to 12 inches of new rain had fallen across flood-ravaged Houston. Texas Authorities have urged residents of Brazoria County to evacuate immediately due to floodwaters from Harvey that breached a levee. A warning was posted on Twitter saying, “The levee at Columbia Lakes has been breached!! Get out now!!!”
▫ Rainfall totals in and around Houston should exceed 50 inches, and over 20 inches of rain could fall in southern Louisiana. With sustained winds near 45 miles per hour, the storm is not expected to weaken until its center moves further inland early Wednesday. Parts of Louisiana have already seen flooding, and heavy rains will also pound parts of neighboring Arkansas, the NWS says.
▫ Some parts of Louisiana have already seen more than a foot of rain, and flash flood warnings and watches were in effect for much of the Lake Charles region on Tuesday. New Orleans was under a tornado and flash flood watch until Thursday. Still a named storm over 72 hours after landfall, Harvey is the longest that a Texas landfalling hurricane has remained a named storm on record.
▫ Here are the latest most significant rainfall totals in Texas through Tuesday afternoon –
52 inches in Cedar Bayou (U.S. Tropical Storm System RECORD)
50 inches on Mary’s Creek
46 inches in Dayton
43 inches in South Houston
42 inches in League City
41.5 inches in Clear Lake City
40 inches in Pasadena
37.5 inches in Baytown
34 inches at Houston Hobby Airport
28.5 inches at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport
22 inches in Smithville
▫ Tropical Storm Harvey, made ANOTHER landfall Wednesday morning near the Louisiana-Texas border. It is expected to bring sustained winds of 40 mph plus up to 4-foot storm surge in the area. Wednesday marks the 6th day of Harvey’s nonstop assault on America’s Gulf Coast.
▫ The “whole city” of Port Arthur, Texas, “is underwater”, according to the city’s Mayor Derrick Freeman. The coastal city of Beaumont also got pounded with 26 inches of rain in 24 hours, and it’s still raining as of Wednesday afternoon.
▫ Dangerous flooding will continue from Houston all the way into southwestern Louisiana for the rest of the week, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday. Thousands of homes are flooded, some of them up to 5 feet deep. Interstate 10, south of Beaumont, looked like an ocean, with waves lapping.
▫ Harvey has been dubbed a “1,000-year flood”. 58 counties in Texas are now under the state’s Disaster declaration. About one-third of Houston, Texas is covered in water. AccuWeather estimates that Harvey could be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. HISTORY, with a potential price tag of $160 billion.
▫ Hurricane Harvey has been the biggest rainstorm in the history of the continental United States, and it’s still not done yet.
▫ The rain from Harvey, a Tropical Depression as of Thursday morning, is trekking northeast toward the Tennessee Valley and the Mid-Atlantic. Still, “life-threatening flooding will continue in and around Houston, Beaumont/Port Arthur, and eastward into Southwest Louisiana for the rest of the week,” the National Weather Service reported early Thursday.
▫ Some rivers in southeastern Texas remained at record levels on Thursday, with some were still rising and setting even more records. The Neches River at Beaumont rose to more than 5 feet above its previous record, more than 14 feet above flood stage, and it was predicted to keep rising through Friday.
▫ The Buffalo Bayou remained 2-3 feet above the previous record for the fourth straight day, 9-11 feet above flood stage. It was not expected to recede for several days. The Brazos River at Richmond broke its flooding record on Thursday, reaching 10 feet above flood stage, and was not expected to crest until Friday.
▫ On Day 7 of Harvey, the storm’s havoc was far from over, as flash flood watches were posted as far away as southern Ohio. The NWS said heavy rain was expected to soak Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee with up to nearly a foot of rain possible in some areas in Tennessee.
▫ The latest forecast track moves Harvey into Mississippi by Thursday afternoon, the Western Tennessee Valley region on Friday, and into the Ohio Valley early Saturday. So Harvey, already the longest-lasting Tropical Storm after landfall on record, could last 10 days when all is said and done.
▫ Early Friday, the core of Harvey brought severe weather to Tennessee, and Alabama. Harvey is not expected to dissipate until late Saturday over Ohio, the National Hurricane Center reported.
▫ Streets were flooded in Nashville, as the city endured nearly 10 inches of rain over a 24-hour period. In northwest Alabama, tornado watches were in effect on Friday after one twister had already damaged homes and downed trees.
▫ Texas is still not out of the woods, even though Harvey has exited the Lone Star State, as flooding is expected to continue. The National Weather Service reported that Houston’s total rainfall in August, 40 inches, was more than DOUBLE its previous record for rainfall in ANY single month.
▫ Nearly 30 TRILLION gallons of rain fell on Texas and Louisiana over 6 days. That is enough to fill the Texas’ Houston Astrodome 85,000 times.
▫ While severe weather caused by Harvey is still lingering in a few southeast and midwestern States, on the 9th day since the Hurricane’s landfall, the worst of the storm appears to finally be over. Though the threats which the storm brought to Texas are not over.
▫ Water is still rising on Saturday in many places in and around Houston. The Neches River’s water level was already nearly 7 feet above the record and was still rising. Flooding was also reported in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.
▫ It is estimated that Harvey will be the most expensive storm in U.S. history at over $190 billion, surpassing Hurricane Katrina. Climatologists are calling Hurricane Harvey the worst rainfall event in America’s history.
“Thus saith The LORD; I will also gather ALL NATIONS, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat (Judgment), and will JUDGE them there on behalf of MY people and on behalf of My Heritage ISRAEL.. for the nations have DIVIDED MY LAND.” – Joel 3:2
“For the day of The LORD is near upon all the heathen: as (the NATIONS) have done (unto ISRAEL), it shall be DONE unto (the NATIONS)…” – Obadiah 1:15
“Thus saith the LORD, In that day will I make JERUSALEM a burdensome stone for all people: ALL that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces (DIVIDED)…” – Zechariah 12:3
“It SHALL come to pass in that day, that I will seek to DESTROY ALL the nations that come against JERUSALEM, saith The LORD God.” – Zechariah 12:9
“And JESUS said.. upon the earth shall be distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the WAVES ROARING; Men’s hearts failing them for FEAR, and for looking after those things which are COMING on the earth.. And then shall they see ME (Jesus Christ) COMING in a cloud with Power and great Glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then LOOK UP, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth NEAR.” – Luke 21:25-28
“Behold, a WHIRLWIND of The LORD is gone forth in FURY, even a GRIEVOUS whirlwind: it shall FALL grievously upon the head of the wicked. The ANGER of The LORD shall not return, until He has EXECUTED, and till He has PERFORMED the thoughts of His Heart: in the LATTER DAYS you shall consider it perfectly.” – Jeremiah 23:19-20 & 25:32/Nahum 1:3
“Behold, The Lord has a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a FLOOD of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.” ~ Isaiah 28:2
“Thus saith The LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing FLOOD, and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men shall CRY, and all the inhabitants of the land shall HOWL.” ~ Jeremiah 47:2