AND THE CURSE OF 1920
HURRICANE RITA –
CONT., page 3
In order to better understand what Hurricane Katrina prophetically speaks, we have to understand more about New Orleans. First, we have already noted in The Garden Of God Today, page 3, that a very significant part of the Curse of 1920 is Jazz music that began in New Orleans. This music came from the black man and had its origins in Haitian Voodoo. Of course the curse that is on the black man was made glaringly evident in the aftermath of Katrina when the whole world witnessed the likes of which was both shocking and shameful, both by the citizens and the politicians of New Orleans and Louisiana.
If one looks at a map of America, we see that Yahweh has laid it out to prophesy of a human body. We have already noted in The Wind and the Sea Obey Him, page 1 that Florida has the clear prophetic testimony of the rod. From the intercessions this man has been taken through, it is evident that Georgia is prophetic of the belly. Going up the east coast, it is evident that Long Island is the prophetic tongue. To the west are the Rockies, the spine of America. So what about New Orleans? Considering this geographic testimony, and as we all witnessed in the aftermath of Katrina concerning New Orleans itself, one can well conclude that this unclean city at the mouth of the Mississippi is the anus of America. And, Lake Pontchartrain evidences to be a huge hemorrhoid.
This writer is not trying to be crude or derogatory, for Yahweh created the human body to prophesy; and since there is nothing new under the sun, why would He not continue these testimonies in like pictures or representations? America is the kingdom of heaven at the nations level, and the true kingdom is actually a body; so why would Yahweh not form America as a body with its like testimonies? And when you look at the geography of this nation and consider the unquestioned filth that is associated with New Orleans, its testimony as the anus seems quite obvious. Thus the Curse of 1920 was a cancer that started in the anus and migrated up the colon of the Mississippi until it spread to the entire body of America. When you look at New Orleans and see its debauchery, you are seeing the very nature of Jazz music and its musical offshoots that have been a curse to this nation and the world.
It is also interesting to note that Yahweh regards hemorrhoids with prophetic relevance. In 1 Samuel 6 we see that Yahweh smote the Philistines with hemorrhoids when the ark of the covenant was placed in Dagon’s temple. As a guilt offering, the Philistines placed five golden hemorrhoids on the cart that took the ark back to the sons of Israel.
We also know that this period of the holy being placed in the temple of the corrupt for the period of the mark of the beast, or for seven months, is prophetic of the period of Christianity. So would it surprise you that New Orleans, the anus of America with its hemorrhoids, would likewise prophesy of Christianity? Let us consider this.
First, New Orleans is called the Crescent City. This name evidently comes from the fact that it describes the shape of the city around the Mississippi River. This word also identifies the appearance of the moon when it is at its lowest ebb – a crescent moon. Why is this significant? While nothing has been written at the time of this writing, but will hopefully follow in the days ahead, it now appears that the Jewish tradition of beginning the month at the crescent moon is nothing more than a Babylonian practice. It appears that the cycles of the moon per marking time are instead based on the full moon and not the crescent. Thus the idea of the crescent moon as a beginning is Babylonian, which is of course what Christianity is – mystery Babylon. Thus, it is quite fitting for New Orleans, the prophetic testimony of Christianity, to be the Crescent City, or Babylon. And remember, Louisiana’s counties are uniquely called parishes, a distinctly Christian term.
Per this testimony of the anus, this is of course an equally fitting testimony for Christianity since for 2,000 years they have taken the living word of God, processed it with their natural minds, with the flesh, and then fed the outcome to others. What then is it that Christians are feeding them, and producing as a product of their works? They are giving forth dung. The anus is nothing more than the mouth of flesh man, even kingdom flesh man, and this is the mouth from which Christians have spoken for 2,000 years.
When Hurricane Katrina came bearing down on New Orleans, many people fled to the Superdome for refuge, and came there in droves later in order to escape the city. The Superdome then became a concentration of corruption that was beyond shocking. (A report on what took place there in part is provided later in this section.) What is the Superdome? It is the 70,000 seat football stadium (70 being the number of the period of bondage in Babylon) that New Orleans’ NFL team occupies. And appropriately, what is the name of that New Orleans team? It is the New Orleans Saints. Once again – Christianity!
Another name for New Orleans is Big Easy. Is this not equally descriptive of Christianity? Certainly it is “Big,” and certainly its way is “Easy.” Nothing is really required of Christians. Their way is easy, and their actions vary little from those of the world. And appropriately, New Orleans is called Sin City. So let us look at some of the evidence per this name, and therein we will see how Yahweh looks at Christianity, a city that is not set on a hill, but equally built in the sea of death.
Like Christianity, New Orleans is corrupt, even as we read in this article from Wikipedia:
New Orleans is also one of the most visited cities in the United States, and tourism is a major staple in the area's economy. The city's colorful Carnival celebrations during the pre-Lenten season, centered on the French Quarter, draw particularly large crowds. Other major tourist events and attractions in the city include Mardi Gras, the Sugar Bowl, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and Southern Decadence (one of the largest annual Gay/Lesbian celebrations in the nation).
The state of Louisiana and New Orleans has a long established tradition of corruption, public incompetence, and moral decay. As one news analyst said who used to live there – “It is a state that is thoroughly, thoroughly corrupt!”
The following was written in The American Spectator:
In 1994, New Orleans was the murder capital of America. It had 421 murders that year. Criminologists predicted 300 murders this year, a projection that now looks quite conservative.
Criminals dominate their neighborhoods to the point that people don't even call in crimes. The district attorney's office, tacitly admitting that the city's law-abiding citizens live in fear, has taken the "unusual" step of establishing a local witness protection program to encourage the reporting of crime, reports AP.
According to the New Orleans Police Foundation, most murderers get off -- only 1 in 4 are convicted -- and 42 percent of cases involving serious crimes since 2002 have been dropped by prosecutors.
(Click here to read the entire article.)
And what does Yahshua say about Christianity? In Matthew 7:21-23 we read:
“Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'”
So the lawlessness we saw in New Orleans is in type nothing more than the way Yahweh sees Christianity. New Orleans is a natural expression of the spiritual, affording us much needed insight and understanding. But man’s problem is, as it was written by Paul – “when they measure themselves by themselves, and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding” (2 Corinthians 10:12). When Christians stand before Yahweh, they will have that same lack of understanding, even as Yahshua forewarned.
From The American Thinker we read a most valid comparative account:
But the Noahic flood that now engulfs more than 80% the Crescent City has subsumed not just buildings and people, it has washed away the thin veneer of civilization and brought to the surface behaviors and emotions more suited to the African savannas where modern Homo Sapiens first began to dominate the planet rather than the city streets where until just a few days ago, people were laughing, walking, singing, playing music – living. …
But something has happened in New Orleans that is unprecedented. We’ve seen it happen on a smaller scale during other natural disasters. The looting, the anger, the despair was evident in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in Florida. However, while the area damaged by Andrew may have been just as large as the swath of total destruction left by Katrina, Andrew never quite destroyed the spirit of community and shared faith which allowed Floridians to maintain a patina of civilization that kept them from lunging at each other’s throats and descending to the level of animals whose only thought was of obeying the primal instinct present in all of us for self preservation.
(Click here to read the entire article.)
In an article reported by Fox news on September 18, when assessment and cleanup had begun, we read:
Margaret Richmond stood watching, tears streaming down her face, as members of the 82nd Airborne Division used a crowbar to try to pry open the door of her looted antiques shop on the edge of the city's upscale Garden District.
The store, Decor Splendide, had been looted in the chaotic days after Katrina struck. Antique jewelry, a cement angel with one wing broken off and lamps were lying scattered on the floor. Someone had wedged a piece of metal in the door to jam it closed, hoping to deter other looters.
"What they didn't steal they trashed," Richmond said, gazing through a window of her shop, before the soldiers were able to break open the door. "They got what they could and ruined what they left."
Business owners, facing damage that could take months to repair, said hopes for a quick recovery may be little more than a political dream.
"I don't know why they said people could come back and open their businesses," said Richmond, whose insurance policy will cover the lost merchandise. "You can't reopen this. And even if you could, there are no customers here."
The Wal-Mart store in uptown New Orleans, built within the last year, survived the storm but was destroyed by looters.
"They took everything — all the electronics, the food, the bikes," said John Stonaker, a Wal-Mart security officer. "People left their old clothes on the floor when they took new ones. The only thing left are the country-and-western CDs. You can still get a Shania Twain album."
And providing one more article from The American Thinker that casts a clear light on the city and on Christianity, we read:
Many years ago, an oilman in Houston pointed out to me that there was no inherent reason Houston should have emerged as the world capital of the petroleum business. New Orleans was already a major city with centuries of history, proximity to oil deposits, and huge transportation advantages when the Houston Ship Channel was dredged, making the then-small city of Houston into a major port. The discovery of the Humble oil field certainly helped Houston rise as an oil center, but the industry could just as easily have centered itself in New Orleans.
When I pressed my oilman informant for the reason Houston prevailed, he gave me a look of pity for my naiveté, and said, “Corruption.” Anyone making a fortune in New Orleans based on access to any kind of public resources would find himself coping with all sorts of hands extended for palm-greasing. Permits, taxes, fees, and outright bribes would be a never-ending nightmare. Houston, in contrast, was interested in growth, jobs, prosperity, and extending a welcoming hand to newcomers. New Orleans might be a great place to spend a pleasant weekend, but Houston is the place to build a business.
(Click here to read the entire article.)
We see testified here why the oil of the Holy Spirit has never been able to stay in Christianity – because of its corruption.
Now from one of the most revealing and hardest hitting articles yet on what took place in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina. I do not necessarily approve of what might be the attitude of this writer, not that I really know anything about him, but despite what may be a reactionary attitude, his observations and reportings are well worth citing here. As in the case of all of these articles, this was sent to me by someone. Following is a very relevant quote from the article, and then a link to the article itself. It is from American Renaissance and is titled “Africa in our Midst: Lessons from Katrina.” The article begins:
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which blasted the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, the entire world has seen images that leave no doubt that what is repeatedly called the sole remaining superpower can be reduced to squalor and chaos nearly as gruesome as anything found in the Third World. The weather—a Category 4 hurricane—certainly had something to do with it, but the most serious damage was done not by nature but by man.
(Click here to read the entire article.)
Quite significantly and highly relevant to the Curse of 1920, from this article we read:
One black man, observing the chaos from abroad, took a different view. Leighton Levy wrote in the Sept. 2 Jamaica Star: “I am beginning to believe that black people, no matter where in the world they are, are cursed with a genetic predisposition to steal, murder, and create mayhem.” He wanted to know why there was no footage of white looters: “Is it that the media are not showing pictures of them looting and robbing? Or is it that they are too busy trying to stay alive, waiting to be rescued, and hiding from the blacks?”
This amazing observation and question brings us to another very important examination of New Orleans per its comparison with Christianity. In the writing, The Garden of God – Today, page 4, we read:
Clearly, prophetically, intercessorally, and governmentally, Africa is used to represent Satan, whose image is on that vast continent, as well as to represent Christianity, which has been under the dominion of Satan for 2,000 years. Some say that the black man came from Ham and is under the curse of Ham. The error of that is that Ham’s son, Canaan, was cursed, and not Ham himself. But there can be little dispute that (1) the black African’s heritage is from Ham, and (2) that the people of Africa have been under a curse of some origin (even as Christianity is obviously under a curse). Let us first briefly consider the origin of the African people.
It is strongly suggested that you read page 4 of The Garden of God – Today and carefully consider the testimony and clear evidence presented there regarding the black man and Christianity. Like Africa, New Orleans has a predominantly black population. As addressed in The Signs That Cause Belief, page 4, Africa is equally prophetic of Christianity. Thus we see that both Africa and New Orleans represent Christianity in that their citizens are under a curse.
I realize that by touching the issues of both blacks and women, I am once again entering the two most volatile and touchy issues of the day. These two groups today are hyper-sensitive about their social identity and place, and are the two main elements that were used to effect the Curse of 1920, and to a great degree are the two chief elements of the liberal feminine-nature Democrat Party. The latter is certainly noted in the article from American Renaissance. While there are other groups that are likewise volatile and reactionary, such as environmentalists and homosexuals, none have the omen about them that touching them can mean a quick lawsuit, or loss of a position, or social ridicule. This is quite telling and even confirming of the ill place in which these two groups have occupied and the feminine spirit from which they function.
When beginning this writing, out of concern that others would think I was picking on the black man, originally I decided that I would not address this matter regarding the blacks; but Yahweh would not let me ignore this. It is far too relevant and telling an issue to not address. We have noted that one of the effects of Katrina is that it revealed the corruption in the black community. Leighton Levy in the Sept. 2 Jamaica Star was not wrong at all; in fact when you look at the issues addressed in The Garden of God – Today and consider what took place in New Orleans, the conclusion that the black man is under a curse is quite obvious. “I am beginning to believe that black people, no matter where in the world they are, are cursed with a genetic predisposition to steal, murder, and create mayhem.”
This is the curse that is in America, and finds its expression in other more subtle ways such as dress, music, the place of the woman in society and being removed from the home, and abortion. But nonetheless, it is still the same curse. And it is this Curse of 1920 per our nation, as well as the curse that is on the church, that Katrina foreshadows will be judged; for as we see here, it is not just the Curse of 1920 that is at issue here, but the curse of Satan that has been on the church from its outset. Satan has aptly fulfilled his role as the twelfth apostle over Christianity for almost 2,000 years, effecting what the Scriptures call the abomination of desolation. Even as New Orleans has been desolated from its beginnings but it took a rod-bearing hurricane to openly expose its corruption, so the latter rain will reveal the corruption that Satan and flesh man have brought on the church.
When Katrina struck New Orleans, the world saw the corruption of Big Easy. This will be the same results with the latter rain. Even as ministers like Jimmy Swaggart of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Marvin Gorman of New Orleans were exposed for their corruption and hypocrisy, so we see foreshadowed that Christianity at large will be revealed. Martin Luther did so in the Reformation, and so it will happen today in the much needed true Reformation of the church. The latter rain will expose Christianity for what it is, even as the rain exposed New Orleans for what it is. And in these writings Yahweh is already revealing the true identity of Christianity.
It is quite significant that the name of this rod-bearing hurricane, Katrina, means “pure.” It is also highly significant that the hemorrhoid on the anus of this nation broke when Pure/Katrina hit and flooded the city. Prophetically, the shedding of blood looks to loss that leads to forgiveness. As it is written – “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22). The body has three ways (other than a nose bleed) of shedding blood without direct injury – menstruation, the hymen, and hemorrhoids. The hemorrhoid seems to speak of forgiveness for the defilement that is brought forth from that mouth. Most certainly, New Orleans and Christianity need to be purified and cleansed.
On the night of September 15, second-Remnant-representing President Bush addressed the nation in a speech promising support for the restoration of New Orleans. On two occasions, including at the closing, he called New Orleans the “great city,” promising – “And all who question the future of the Crescent City need to know: there is no way to imagine America without New Orleans, and this great city will rise again.”
Consistent with what we have been noting here so clearly, the “great city” in the Scriptures is none less than Christianity. In The Issue - II, page 16, and Alls Well That Ends Well, page 2, we see that without any doubt mystical Sodom and Egypt (Revelation 11:8), “Babylon the great” (Revelation 16:19), mystery Babylon “the mother of harlots” (Revelation 17:18 and 18:10 & 16), and Nineveh (Jonah 1:2, 3:2 & 3, 4:11), all of which are specifically called “the great city,” are Christianity. Read these two writings and you will see the absolute certainty of this.
It is therefore quite fitting that (1) Bush called New Orleans the “great city,” and (2) that he made a bold pledge to restore and rebuild it – “And tonight I also offer this pledge of the American people: … we will do what it takes. We will stay as long as it takes to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives.” He continued – "The work that has begun in the Gulf Coast region will be one of the largest reconstruction efforts the world has ever seen. When that job is done, all Americans will have something to be very proud of, and all Americans are needed in this common effort."
When the first Gulf War was over, the resolution of the United Nations to restore Iraq (Babylon) was Resolution 666, the number of the Remnant. Here Bush as well prophetically demonstrated that the Remnant will rebuild Christianity following the abomination of desolation that has corrupted it for almost 2,000 years.
Thus we see one more testimony that New Orleans is prophetic of Christianity, the “great city,” mystery Babylon. And very significantly, the certainty of Katrina’s landfall on New Orleans effected a clarion call, that is aptly familiar, to come out of New Orleans. Such is the call today regarding Christianity – “Come out of her, my people, that you many not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities” (Revelation 18:4-5).
Even as New Orleans is literally built in the sea, and has walls to hold back the sea, Christianity is built in the sea of death, evidenced by 2,000 years in which Christians have died. The latter rain will bring Christianity as we know it to it end, thus the clarion call and testimony to come out of her. Christianity will lose its rights to the kingdom – it will “die.” The walls that have held back the sea of death will be broken when Katrina/Pure comes.
In Jeremiah 51:42 we read a timely message concerning Babylon – “The sea has come over Babylon; she has been engulfed with its tumultuous waves.” There is no way this passage could be fulfilled per natural Babylon, which is 250 miles removed from the closest sea, the Persian Gulf. The only fulfillment of this passage is precisely what Yahweh prophesied through Katrina and New Orleans where the sea “engulfed it with its tumultuous waves”! It is not the natural that He is speaking of, but He has brought before us a timely natural testimony to open our eyes to see what He is saying – Christianity will be overcome by death. Or another way in which Yahshua said it – the mountain of Christianity will be cast into the sea.
As further affirmation of the relevance of this passage to Christianity, only three verses later we read the familiar message:
“Come forth from her midst, My people,
And each of you save yourselves
From the fierce anger of Yahweh” (vs. 45).
The hearing and wise of heart heard this call when given to New Orleans and fled. This is the timely testimony and message today regarding Christianity, and once again the hearing and wise of heart will respond and come out and escape the judgment to come.
Continue to page 4 of Hurricane Katrina for HURRICANE OPHELIA – THE HELPER