Could the following be a key to turning, or stopping Hurricane Irma from reaching Florida and the East Coast of the United States? And if so, what harm would it cause for the body of Christ to rise up in intercession as a collective unified force in the midst of this imminent and crucial hour, to reach out to very throne of God with our decrees?
It was only a mere two weeks ago that the United States witnessed an extremely rare full solar eclipse that reached across the breadth of this nation, from the Pacific to the Atlantic, connecting the dots of seven cities named Salem—from Salem, Oregon to Salem, South Carolina. And then, within four days, Hurricane Harvey hit Corpus Christi, Texas, with deadly force and record-breaking rainfall, causing massive flooding and leaving death and destruction in the wake of the storm. And now, the United States is once again poised and looking down what appears to be the shotgun barrel of yet another natural disaster ... Hurricane Irma!
Could it be that God had issued a decree in the courts of heaven, with the sign of the solar eclipse that crossed the United States on Aug. 21, that judgment has been released into the atmosphere over our land? Could it be that He is saying, "Enough is enough"?
It is estimated that $44 to 55 billion in home real estate loss was realized in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and has already shut down about 16 percent of this country's gas refining capacities, so gas prices are now on the rise.
As of this hour, the total financial loss as a result of Hurricane Harvey is estimated to reach over $108 billion. Our government is big, but not big enough to stand another financial loss of that size and weight.
So my point is this: We need to spiritually intervene and stop these storms. If the Bible says we have control over the weather and over our blessed land, then we need to know how to fine-tune our intercession into a collective unified force.
Could it be that we can turn this?
We now have another hurricane coming; this time toward the East Coast of America named Irma, which means "war goddess; the world." We had Harvey, which means "battle worthy, battle ready, eager for battle, warrior," that came through Corpus Christi, which means, "The body of Christ," and now Irma is threatening to make landfall in the United States within hours. So we have the body of Christ being awakened, and now "a war goddess of the world" is coming toward America.
The Lord has given me a strategy of how to pray and send Irma back into the Atlantic where she will die. So, I want to ask, "Even if we pray and it doesn't go as planned, what do we have to lose?"
All I can say is that if Hurricane Irma hits strategic locations on the East Coast, it will be much worse than the devastation in the Houston area from Hurricane Harvey, because the population on the East Coast is much denser.
Consider this from an unsaved Jewish rabbi:
"'[While] it is forbidden to attribute divine motivations to such disasters,' Rabbi Yosef Dayan, a former member of the nascent Sanhedrin, told Breaking Israel News, 'an introspective process is clearly necessary.'"
So what he is saying is that this is a time of self-introspection. This is a time to search our hearts and ask questions instead of pointing fingers and making comments about who opened their doors to help in the aftermath of Harvey, or who did not open their doors to help.
This is clearly a critical time to seek God's face.
If we don't understand the cause and effect of nature with God, and our responsibilities with the dominion that we have been given through Yeshua, Jesus, then we are without hope to change the atmosphere, our future and our destinies.
God has clearly given us dominion and authority through the name of Jesus.
"What is man that You are mindful of him ... You have put all things in subjection under his feet" (Heb. 2:6b-8).
So the true questions remain:
1. Do we understand God's judgment in New Testament times?
The instruction in the Bible makes is very clear that God wants to bless us, but if we don't follow His instruction we will be cursed.
God has promised us that we will abide in safe dwelling places. But in order to abide in safe dwelling places, we need to first abide in Him, just as He abides in us. If we don't abide in Him or His instruction, then the safety of our dwelling places will be compromised.
So are we using our God-given authority to stay safe? Or have we given our authority over to the devil?
2. How does the body of Christ act, as an advocate in the courts of heaven, to reverse the curse?
Everyone who is born again, regardless of their calling, has the ministry of reconciliation. Our job as believers is to reconcile the land and the people within our own spheres of influence.
While many Christians are busy battling over theological differences, which is ultimately splitting hairs over words, Satan is ravaging our land as millions of people suffer.
It is time to unify and dismantle Satan's authority over our land and its atmosphere. Considering the situation that we find ourselves in today, if we don't unify immediately, the storms, flooding, fires, earthquakes and rumors of war will never stop
The Word of God, in 2 Chronicles 7:14-15, says, "If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer of this place."
The word "wicked" in Hebrew means to follow the dictates of the heart. When will we do it God's way, with His heart?
You have probably all been in meetings where this Scripture is quoted and nothing changed. Has God failed? Is He a liar? No! The fact is that we are not using this Scripture correctly.
If we are His people, this means that we are grafted into Israel as one new man.
The Word of God says that judgment begins with the House of God:
First Peter 4:17 says, "For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins first with us, what shall the end be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?"
The eclipse was a warning from God that He is going to reconcile the United States from Salem to Salem, through seven Salems—He is going to reconcile the remnant to be like Jerusalem. And then there were floods in the heartland of America, followed by Hurricane Harvey entering into the United States via Corpus Christi (the body of Christ).
Are we listening? Now Irma (the world) is threatening our shores.
The God that we serve according to Malachi 3:6 says, "For I am the Lord, I do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed" According to the Word of God, the Lord does not change, and the consequences for not following the Torah, or instructions of God, do not change. And it also says that if you don't understand it you will perish. "My people perish for lack of knowledge of the instruction." This is why we study to show ourselves approved through God's instruction. The grace of Jesus does not remove the consequences of ignorance. Grace is the power to fulfill your call, not to facilitate sin or a compromised lifestyle.
According to Joel 3:2, in the days of the restoration of Israel, God will judge all nations that have "divided up His land."
So we are talking about a 70-year window of time since Israel became a state in 1948—70 represented by 7, the number of perfection, and 10, the number of completion. So in this coming 70th anniversary of Israel's statehood, God is saying that if you try to divide and manipulate Israel to give away her land for peace there will be consequences.
Sometimes we just have to look at the facts and then decide for ourselves.
According to a recent article written by Adam Eliyah Berkowitz, "Hurricane Harvey Follows Disturbing Confluence of Natural Disasters, U.S. Peace Talks," he says this:
One overarching spiritual theme places the disaster in a peculiar context. The storm coincided with the Trump administration's Middle-East negotiating team, led by Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, visiting the region in yet another attempt to jump-start peace talks. The devastation of Hurricane Harvey thus follows in a long line of natural disasters that have accompanied the anti-Israel political process of negotiating with the Palestinians.
Many steps along the way of the seemingly unending Middle East 'peace process' have been marked by destructive hurricanes and disasters. President George H.W. Bush signed the Oslo Accords on Oct. 30, 1991, setting the stage for the ill-fated two-state solution and the idea of land for peace. The very next day, a hurricane dubbed "The Perfect Storm" hit the east coast of the United States, destroying Bush's house in Kennebunkport, Maine.
The trend continued on Aug. 23, 1992, when the Madrid Conference moved to Washington D.C. and peace talks resumed. One day later, Hurricane Andrew, the worst natural disaster recorded in American history, hit Florida.
In 1998, after Secretary of State Madeline Albright gave a press briefing announcing an American-brokered deal that would require Israel to give up 13 percent of Judea and Samaria, Georges, a Category 4 hurricane, hit the United States Gulf Coast with winds of 110 mph and gusts of up to 175 mph. In terms of damage, it was the costliest hurricane since Hurricane Andrew, caused $10 billion of damage and killing 604 people.
Less than one month later, when PLO head Yasser Arafat met with Israeli Prime Minister at the Wye River Plantation to discuss the deal, Hurricane Madeline raged off the coast of Texas. The resulting rains and tornadoes caused over $750 million in damage and kill[ed] 31 people.
In 2005, one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina, coincided with the expulsion of the Jewish population from Gush Katif, which became part of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, in a much-reviled political move made under pressure from the US government.
More recently, in June 2016, a summit was held in Paris as a prelude to a multi-national conference that would force Israel to unilaterally accept the two-state solution and create a Palestinian state within its borders. As the delegates left the summit, rain began to fall. Over the next 24 hours, the River Seine rose 20 feet, resulting in the worst flooding Paris has seen in decades.
The connection between politics and disasters seemed so clear that in 2015, former Representative Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., claimed that America's anti-Israel policy was bringing down the wrath of God in the form of "natural disasters." Bachmann said that U.S. President Barack Obama had "in effect declared war in Israel," paving the way for divine "cursing of America."
Rabbi Dayan emphasized that even though it is impossible to assign a divine motive to natural disasters, Judaism does not believe in coincidence or happenstance. Everything in the world, even the weather, is a result of man's relationship with God. The rabbi understood a simple and universal message in the recent disaster.
"'In the month leading up to Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, a divine reminder may be needed to remind us how much our actions affect the world, and how we are all connected, no matter how far away," the rabbi suggested.
The rabbi said that the highest imperative in this process is the relationship "ben adam l'chavero" (between man and his fellow).
"'As we prepare for our holiest days, all of us need to pray for those who are suffering,' Rabbi Dayan said.
Therefore, Harvey—the battle-worthy, battle-ready, eager-for-battle warrior—was a wakeup call to the body of Christ to realize that it is time to do spiritual warfare at a new level. Instead of trying to avoid the war, the Lord is saying that it is time war has been brought to us whether we like it or not.
It's like North Korea shooting rockets over Japan. The war is being brought to us, and we must face it in the spirit realm. It's a new and different day, and we need to take our warfare up to a higher level.
The body of Christ was asleep with no one at the door, and it came right through to wake us up.
Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane that came into the United States through Corpus Christi. The number four in Hebrew means "door," and Corpus Christi, means "the Body of Christ." So what is being said here is that the battle entered the United States through the open gate of the body of Christ.
In Genesis 6:5, the Lord saw how great man's wickedness had become, "and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time." Another sign that marked the days of Noah according to Genesis 6:11 was that "the earth was full of violence." Violence in Strong's #2555 means chamac. Pronounced as "hamas," which means "oppress, violate, do violence, take away violently, unjust, damage, unrighteous, wrong, unjust gain."
In God's economy, you can't take counsel with the devil.
You cannot sit down with a terrorist organization such as Hamas and then negotiate a peace deal with them.
On August 28, 2017, Breitbart News reports: "EXCLUSIVE—HAMAS, PALESTINIAN FRONT LEADERS: JARED KUSHNER'S MIDEAST PEACE EFFORTS WILL FAIL." The Trump administration's efforts to secure an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will fail, members of Hamas and the National Front for the Liberation of Palestine stated in interviews with Breitbart Jerusalem.'
Now is the time to repent and return to God! He is calling His people to return to His ways according to the instruction in His Word. As the shofar (trump) is blown every day during the 40 days of Teshuvah, let's remember, "If the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare himself for the battle?" (1 Cor. 14:8). (Remember that "Harvey" means "battle ready")!
It's time to sound a clear call. Who will get ready for battle? Who will stand up to their own flesh and say that they will intercede? We need to pray that President Trump and his administration will wake up and understand that they cannot go against God's Word.
Can we grow up enough in the body of Christ to where repentance and judgment are not bad words? Can we get to a place where we will embrace the truth as mature Christians and take the judgment that Jesus took for us on the cross, becoming intercessors who apply God's Word to our situations in the world—changing the atmosphere for good?
I believe that if we walk in forgiveness with the Trump administration, forgiving them and repenting on their behalf for attempting to negotiate a peace deal with Israel, thereby cutting off its consequences, that Hurricane Irma, when we speak to it and command it to go back out to the sea, will obey our voices. Because the authority that Irma has comes from our sins that Joel 3 speaks of regarding dividing the land.
The time of being ignorant is over.
If God has given the body of Christ in America the ability to cancel these assignments in real time, then we need to roll up our sleeves and go to work with it. We need to come into agreement with what the strategy is.
It's time to unify and dismantle Satan's authority over our land its atmosphere. Let's unify and come into the courts of heaven and agree to stop Irma in her tracks, sending her back into the sea.
Lord, we come to You by the blood of Jesus, and we ask that we be washed as white as snow, from the top of our heads to the soles of our feet. And Lord, we choose to forgive all those within our own spheres of influences and lives, and we also choose to forgive ourselves. We thank You that we are washed in the blood. We thank You that there will be no accusation or backlash and no evil assignments against our families or properties, or anything associated with us.
We thank you, Lord, that we gird our loins with the true gospel of redemption. That God, You so loved the world that You sent your only begotten Son to die and redeem our sins that we might live.
Lord, we prepare our feet with that gospel, to move forward and to speak the truth.
Lord, we put on the breastplate of righteousness, that we would have a heart for all of the tribes. Lord, we know that pride puffs up, and Lord we know that our priesthood is according to that of Melchizedek. Lord, we thank You that our hearts are for You and all of Your purposes. Lord, we receive the anointing of kings and priests.
Lord, we take the shield of faith, and we quench every fiery dart that tries to come against us
Lord, we put on the helmet of our salvation, and we say, "Let the mind of Christ be in us." Lord, we thank You that our thoughts have been sanctified and purified.
We pray that Lord, Your ways are our ways. And now, Lord, we take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
Your Word says, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves." So Lord, we humble ourselves before You right now. Lord, we agree that we have humbled ourselves and that we have come into Your presence as those who have received this word from You and are seeking Your face.
Lord, we believe that You have given us a word and have called us to repent on behalf of the United States of America in regards to its Israeli peace policy. So Lord, we ask You to forgive us and to turn from that. Lord, until we can get it turned in our nation, we come together as the body of Christ and repent on behalf of our government, as U.S. citizens. We ask You, Lord, to please forgive us for the sins of the bad choices made by the Trump administration and everyone who is involved in that decision.
Lord, we come to You as Abraham did during the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, and we ask that You give us time. There are many righteous in this nation and in our government, but Lord, they have not heard this word yet. So, Lord, we ask that You give us time to get this word out. And in the meantime, we stand in the gap, and we ask You through the blood of Jesus, to please lift this curse off of our nation. Lift this curse, O Lord. We will not divide Your land, and we will speak forth as voices in the wilderness.
Lord, we ask that now, in Yeshua's name, that in the courts of heaven—the open heaven—we ask now that You lift this judgment off of America—in Yeshua's name.
Lord, Your Word says that if we sound the trump, You will deliver us from our enemies. And Lord, we have a very specific enemy from whom we need to be delivered, and her name is Irma—a Category 5 hurricane off the East Coast of the United States. And Lord, we pray that she does not go into the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, or even onto the East Coast. Lord we pray in Yeshua's name and in the authority that You have given us, that Irma would start heading north and then hook back into the Atlantic, around the Bermuda high-pressure mass and dissipate—because, Lord, You are a just God.
Lord, we thank You for teaching us Your ways. And Lord, because we have repented for the sins of President Trump and his administration for making these wrong decisions, Lord, we ask that You make a way so that we can speak to them about Your ways. And, Lord, in the meantime, we thank You that we are here to stand in the gap as repairers of the breach.
Lord, we speak to Hurricane Irma and we say, Irma, in the Name of Yeshua, we dismantle you and pull you off of your assignment of destruction. By the blood of Jesus, you must head north and loop back into the Atlantic where you will dissipate and harm no one. We apply the blood of Jesus, over Irma, in the courts of heaven, and we release the angels of God to literally usher Irma out to sea, where she will dissipate and cease and desist. And we seal it in Yeshua's Name—Amen.
In early 2000, Curt and Christie Landry were called into a pastoral position as they founded House of David Ministries, a congregation that now resides in Fairland, Oklahoma, as well as international ministry headquarters. Curt Landry Ministries and House of David Ministries now co-labor together as they are actively involved with humanitarian aid outreaches in other areas of the world including but not limited to Israel, Indonesia, Ukraine, Hurricane Katrina victims, Togo, Haiti and Nicaragua.