Novel Conjunction: ‘Winds of Evil’ meets ‘Armageddon Strain’ in the Gulf of Mexico
By SHARON K. GILBERT
SEVEN years ago to the day, Hurricane Katrina reached Category 3 status in the Gulf of Mexico. The eyewall began to strengthen, and the storm’s track moved ever closer to New Orleans. The shocking images of the hurricane’s landfall and subsequent storm surge played out before the eyes of the world thanks to on site reporters like Fox News anchor, Shepard Smith. Who of us will ever forget the images of terrified victims running from armed ‘looters’ or terrified homeowners rousted from their meager shacks at the point of a gun by US troops?
Seven years. A very Biblical number. In scripture, seven is the number of completion. The number ‘seven’ occurs 463 times in the King James translation of the Holy Bible. Seven is a cardinal number; it is also a prime number. Though the number seven may have no significance beyond an intriguing coincidence (note: I do not take any ‘coincidence’ lightly), it is certainly worth mentioning.
This morning’s news reports are filled with predictions and warnings about a descendant of Katrina–a storm called ‘Isaac’. In the Bible, Isaac was the promised, biological child of Abraham in his old age. It is Isaac who nearly died as a sacrifice, killed by his own loving father. Instead, God provided the sacrifice (just as Abraham had suspected all along) in the form of a ram caught in a thicket. That ram foreshadowed the Lamb of God’s sacrifice on Calvary.
Seven and a Lamb. Potent images that prophecy scholars cannot dismiss out of hand. So it is that I’ve been snooping around the internet for anything amiss or odd about this coming storm. First of all, Tropical Storm Isaac is showing definite signs of organization and growing intensity. I’m embedding below an excellent video that explains these changes: