Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Hurricane Katia--This Storm Bears Watching
Another "Cape Lookout" event may be on the horizon--Tropical Depression #12 has formed into tropical storm Katia. At present she is predicted to become a major hurricane and is heading towards America. One report I read says she may recurve into the North Atlantic and miss the USA, another said it is too early to tell.
Here are a few interesting tidbits; she became a tropical storm on 8/29/11--six years to the day that Katrina hit New Orleans. The same names were basically used in 2005 to name storms but Katia replaces Katrina in 2011 because of the catastrophic damage from Katrina. Both started as tropical depression #12 of their respective years. Katia became a storm at about 5:00 in the morning--Katrina made landfall in Louisiana at about 5:00 in the morning.
Katrina and Katia both are derivatives of Katherine. There are 5 possible meanings that can be found at the link: 1) each of the two 2) from the Greek goddess Hecate 3) torture 4) my consecration of your name 5) pure. The Greek goddess Hecate is the goddess of the underworld associated with witchcraft, crossroads, tombs, and demons. Hmm... isn't New Orleans called the city of tombs?
So in other words this storm bears watching.
I heard a lot of downplay from the media and even scoffing about hurricane Irene, even though she caused $45 billion in damage and at least 32 lives were lost. I believe God had mercy on us, Irene could have been a lot worse if she had not weakened and if she had tracked a little more to the west--it would have been 10 to 100 times worse. (I will tell you about my Irene experience in an upcoming post).
This country is due for judgment--we are not "pure" before God. The stench of our sins have reached unto heaven. We have been warned many times, it is time for America to repent. I am not making any predictions, I do not wish anyone harm, I do not know what this storm will do, if anything--but in light of all the connections--she bears watching.
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward Ps 18:26
Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: Hab 1:12,13
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. Prov 14:34
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