“I am against you,” declares the LORD Almighty. “I will burn up your chariots in smoke, and the sword will devour your young lions. I will leave you no prey on the earth. The voices of the messengers will no longer be heard.” (Nahum 2:13 NIV)

Recently a friend expressed his concern for his mother. On the phone, she had remarked their town was on alert. Separate storm fronts were being tracked. Each front threatened to dump heavy rains and they were intersecting near her. Their concerns were justified.

A perfect storm describes two or three severe storms coming together creating a catastrophic weather event. It is rare, yet perfect storms do happen.

I’m not a weather expert. I am, however, an observer of signs. I do not claim to be a prophet, but I do study Bible prophecy, history and follow current events. I hold to God’s absolute sovereignty.

I’m not alone in viewing the world through Scripture. Like the men of Issachar, at this site, we strive to understand the times and to know what God would have us do. (1 Chronicles 12:32)

According to the Lord’s set time, a triad or more of storms are ready to converge. Yesterday, a friend with connections inside the military/industrial complex sent this message: “Things are dicey out there.” “Dicey” is his word for “there is a lot of angst, concern and worry among those with top-secret information.”

In Herman Wouk’s 1971 novel, The Winds of War, characters, all of whom were related to fictional U.S. Navy Commander “Pug” Henry, are placed in the middle of events which led to America’s involvement in World War II. The “winds of war” originated on different continents and shook the world. Few predicted the enormity of their collective damage.

Without author Wouk’s 20-20 hindsight, allow me to pull up a map and project the converging winds of war. From the Far East, decades of unabated Chinese militarization and expansionism are focused on the Pacific rim and the West. Adding tremendous force to that storm is North Korea’s capacity to rain death on populations within range of their missiles. Centered over Beijing, a potential for financial havoc has been hovering, but could bring economic disaster in a heartbeat.

From the Middle East, peals of lightning are heard. This is not just noise. Considering Iran’s funding of terrorists and their big investment in weapons of mass destruction, this storm is tracking our way.

On the U.S. map, rumblings from political, social, cultural, ethnic and racial divisions, have never been louder. Suicidal radicals once reported overseas now reside within America’s borders. Tornadoes have appeared without warning bringing casualties from Seattle to Miami, from Boston to San Bernardino, from St. Cloud, Minnesota to Ft. Hood, Texas. No one knows where next.

Quakes with accompanying fires are frequent. Severe damage from home-grown mobs erupts overnight. One negative incident can provide the spark engulfing the nation in flames. A national election five weeks away threatens to be the flashpoint.

Each of the winds are foreboding, but what happens when they arrive simultaneously? Those who trust in Christ and take immediate action, will find Jesus their shelter in the time of storm (Psalm 91:1). Believers anchored to the solid rock of the Word will remain standing after the winds and rains cease and the floods recede.

I believe the perfect storm will soon strike. Christian, consider yourself warned by a brother, a man of Issachar.

The righteous cry out and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their trouble. (Psalm 34:17)

 

 

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