Many have insisted that hurricane Katrina, and now hurricane Rita, are God's response to America's pressuring of Israel into dividing the Land of Israel, but Messianic believer Nita Johnson feels that the Lord showed her His priorities for America as a Christian nation are to foremost repent from our pride and materialism and sensuality, and come fully and uncompromisingly to Jesus as His return draws near.
Likewise, His priorities regarding Israel are first Israel's salvation through Messiah rather than trusting in salvation through the Land & Temple rebuilding (which is a setup for the Antichrist/Beast to be revealed as a false messiah for the Jews). Even after the U.S.-led Road-Map divides the Land of Israel, the Jewish land will still be returned to the Jews to fulfill God's endtime prophecies concerning the nation of Israel, in time for the Battle of Armageddon as a witness for God to judge the whole world.
The following prophetic insights/words were given to Nita (written in an article dated September 8, 2005)regarding God's dealings with and priorities about Israel and America. In summary, on July 2nd the Lord clearly spoke to Nita that He would destroy New Orleans in one day. And following Katrina's devastation, Nita continued to feel the need to warn about 2 more hurricane devastations this season. The reason God is sending these to America is, Nita feels led by the Lord to reveal, is for the same sins that He judged Nineveh & Sodom & Gomorrah. The following shortcuts are provided for the different parts of Nita's revelations:
September 8, 2005
The Lord has been very merciful to us this year. Many hurricanes have promised to be catastrophic and yet Jesus did the unimaginable and disallowed the forecasted destruction. Truly His mercy endures far beyond our evil deeds as a Nation and personal failures as a commonwealth of American Citizens.
Dennis was problematic, but a teaser compared to Katrina. Since Katrina came with her death defying winds and water, many have sought to explain the mystery of her rage. Some, but certainly not all revert to making this a Divine argument for Israel. I would like to share another side of Katrina and the situation with Israel.
The Lord covered the sin of dividing the Land of Israel in 2000, long before the land was practically divided. Jesus appeared to me in the fall of that year in connection with an important Congress concerning this very issue and shared His heart regarding His judicial decision to put this sin behind Him in light of His greater purpose for Israel. At that time He covered Israel and America who both stood to be disciplined for this act. This is what He told me.
The Land had to be divided. It was necessary for the purpose of preparing Israel for His glory. If you are not a Jewish person you may not be able to understand how us Jewish people love the Land to the point of idolatry if Messiah isn't in His proper place. This speaks of most of Israel. It is understandable in light of Jewish suffering around the world. Nevertheless, Messiah wants the heart of His people.
The Bible says: "Therefore, are justice and right far from us, and righteousness and salvation do not overtake us. We expectantly wait for light, but only see darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity and gloom. We grope for the wall like the blind, yes, we grope like those who have no eyes. We stumble at noonday as in twilight; in dark places and among those who are full of life and vigor, we are as dead men. For our transgressions are multiplied before you O Lord, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know and recognize them all. Rebelling against and denying the Lord, turning away from following our God." Is 59
This is Israel's way. I am not saying God is angry with Israel. I am saying that many Israeli's feel that salvation in some way rests in the Land and therefore do not look further for Messiah. He is trying to get their attention for the purpose of saving their souls which is imminently more important than the occupation of the Land at this point in time.
The Word says: "Your people also shall all be uncompromisingly and consistently righteous; they shall possess the land forever, the branch of my planting, that I might be glorified." Is 60:21 When shall we inherit the land forever? When we are righteous. Further the Word adds: "But he who takes refuge in Me shall possess the land [Judea] and shall inherit My holy mountain." Is 57:13 Who shall inherit it? Those who take refuge in Him, our wonderful Heavenly Father, by way of Messiah. I am showing you a secret in the Lord's dealings with my people. Messiah appeared to me with a scroll in His hand during one of my prayer sessions while in Israel. He handed me the scroll. Upon the scroll was the above mentioned Scripture. He pointed out to me that those who take refuge in Him will inherit the land forever. This is not speaking of the Gentile Church, but of redeemed Israel.
The Bible say's in Joel 3:2 that there is a certain punishment upon those Nations who Divide the land. God will bring them into the Valley of Jehoshaphat and execute judgment up them. This is why Jesus had to lead us to repent for this sin in the Congress of 2000 so He could cover both America and Israel with His forgiveness. Otherwise both Israel and America would fall under God's future judgment.
Let us consider another issue. The attitude in which a Nation might take it upon themselves to divide the Land is also important. We have had Presidents working on this Land for Peace who if they would have succeeded would have brought America under the severest judgment because their hearts were one of war with Israel. They weren't trying to spare Israel harm as is the case with President Bush, they simply wanted to give the land to the Arabs and make a political name for themselves. So, if America had to be involved with this issue I am thankful it was through a Christian President who really cares for my people.
Further, concerning the temporal government in Israel I want to share a few things. The Jewish people moved into Gaza at Ariel Sharon's request a few decades ago. Now he is saying I am sorry, I was wrong, you must move. I don't know that he was wrong. I think Israel has withstood many adverse winds because of the faithful people in Gaza.
The funds are available to give to the people who are being forced out of their homes to enable them to purchase something else. Why the government does not have the structure in place to make this a much easier transition I don't really know. The people should not have to be living in hotels right now, as I understand it. As far as people living in tents, this too is not necessary. They are doing this by way of protest against the forced move. Nevertheless, this terrible and painful upheaval is for the good of my people and is being provoked by the Lord out of His love and not anger. He is preparing the way for His glory. The many visitations I have been given over this issue explaining to me the reasons for this historic move are all listed in the article: "Dividing the Land of Israel." It is a must read if you are to fully understand what is happening. www.worldforjesus.org is my website address.
The Lord has offset the judgment against both our countries for some important reasons. First, in some ways dividing the land is going to put Israel under greater vulnerability. Arabs will have an open sea to transport arms into the Palestinian occupied land. That won't be good for Israel. Although I sense we will enter into a time of greater peace for a season after this pull out, I also believe that ultimately war will ensue which will put the whole Middle East in chaos. Israel will win that war! At war's end, the world will finally see that Israel has done everything humanly possible to make peace with the Arabs around them to no avail. There will be such a pity released World-Wide for Israel that the Nations of the world will then say: Israel build your Temple on Temple Mount. Then will Isaiah 61 be fulfilled and the Lord will be on His way back to His people.
Israel is presently tithing land that will be returned to them! During one of my visits to Israel I was in my room asleep late at night. The Lord awakened me and told me to go to the Worship Center. He said He would meet with me there. I arose and obeyed. As I closed the door of the room and locked it, the holiness of the Lord began to fill the room and I knew I was about to have a special visitation. I laid the map of Israel out on the floor getting ready to pray over the Nation concerning the boundaries. Suddenly two of the Seven Spirits of God came in. The Spirit of the Lord and the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord. I won't share this whole visit, but I will tell you this much. They came in, the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord stood beside me, and the Spirit of the Lord rose up into the sky. The ceiling of the worship center disappeared and I had the incredible, unfathomable privilege of watching the Spirit of the Lord mark out the boundaries of Israel. The boundaries He marked were far more vast than Israel occupies today. They spanned clear out to what looked like present day Iraq. I was in awe! After the Spirit of the Lord finished His task He took me up into the heaven's and asked me if I would like to see what He had just completed. I looked and behold there was a luminous red line of pure light that began in the North bordering on the Mediterranean, going down south to the tip of Israel's southern boarder, then over the mountains and plains toward Iraq and back east to the Northeastern tip of Israel. I was in breathless awe. He then told me these were the boundaries marked out by the Father and that they could never be changed. So, I know it matters little what man does now, for the Eternal Father has already had the last word in the matter.
In conclusion, Israel isn't going anywhere. My people are there to inherit there inheritance. There is one more important step needed to make that possible -- salvation through Messiah! In the meantime He will work toward turning our mourning into gladness.
Back to Katrina! Katrina was sent to stop us from going over the edge from which there would have been no soon return. The Lord spoke to me while I was in New Orleans with my leadership of the Gatherings. He said: I will destroy this city in a day! I was shocked, but I shared it with all the leaders. This was July 2nd of this year. The reason He stated for this stern discipline is the following. The foundation of the judgment is found in the shedding of innocent blood and the brutality against the First Nations People and the African Americans which span over 400 years. Of course the abortion issue falls next in line. After that, idolatry including, the occult and false religions, and the sins of decadence and the like. Every kind of licentious behavior falls into this category.
These are the reasons He gave to me that day! He never mentioned Israel and the dividing of the land as that is a settled issue to Him.
What we as a Nation need is repentance for our sin-sick heart! New Orleans never would have happened if that city and surrounding areas were not a Sodom and Gomorrah in God's eyes. The suffering of the innocent and the guilty brings tears of horrific grief both to the Lord and the world. But, He does have a plan for our good in aftermath.
Why am I going through such great lengths to explain this? Because we have more to travel through. After Katrina, the Lord began to speak to me about the Nation once again. He said: "There will be two more battles with hurricanes. Prayer can overcome." The next day He said: "Sodom and Gomorrah!" Later He said: "The sin of decadence." The next day He said: "Horse racing." Later that night He spoke in a vision: "Chaos." The next day He spoke in another vision: "Along the Gulf Coast." Right now, Ophelia is spinning around off the coast of Florida, a level one hurricane. One prophet said she is going to rip through Florida then into the Gulf. If she does what he said I would assume she stands a real good chance of being the storm that will bring about the fulfillment of our Lord's strong warnings to me. We are about to take another hit, dear Friends. This is not over Israel, it is over our sin-sick heart! It is a Divine attempt to bring us back to the Cross before we cross over the line of no return.
What were the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah? Ezekiel 16:49 & 50 says: "Pride, overabundance of food, prosperous ease, idleness, neither did she strengthen the hands of the poor and needy and finally, haughtiness and terrible abominations."
What falls into the sin of decadence? Wantonness, lewdness - addiction to fornication and unlawful lusts, unrestrained lustfulness, indulgence in unrestrained sensuality as men grown wanton through prosperity. The apostle James said: "Ye have lived in pleasures on the earth and grown wanton." (Js 5) It further speaks of luxuriant living and extravagance. All these fall under this category. We must as a people who belong to Jesus repent of our Nation's sins until our Nation can repent of its own sins. (Mk 7:22; II Cor. 12:21; GA 5:19; Eph. 4:19; and Jude 4) Romans Chapter 1 verses 23 - 32 says that anyone guilty of these sins is worthy of death. We have lived in the mercy of God all these years because He does not want any man to perish, and also, because of His great love for His Church.
This is what the Lord is looking for. In our repentance we will win the soul of our Nation. Chaos is once again coming to the Gulf unless we can pray it through and stop or greatly reduce this next calamity. Please pray for Israel as she comes through to her destiny. But, also pray for America as she comes through to hers.
In His Amazing love, Nita Johnson