Hurricane Sandy: God’s divine Interruptions
In the midst of the ‘Eye of the Hurricane’
A possible metaphorical Rapture typology taken from prior Biblical Divine Judgments
By Luis B. Vega
PDF chart online at: www.sonoma.edu/users/v/vegalu/eschatology_files/Hurricane.pdf
Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgment
‘For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, & the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries. ‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues’… -REVELATION 18
First of all, prayers & thoughts go out to all the people of NYC, the East Coast that have suffered loss of life, property or damage; may you recover soon.
The purpose of this study, along with illustrated chart is to highlight the possible type & shadows of how Hurricane Sandy has some Biblical prophetic overtones. These overtones seen to correlate to the Rapture & the Sudden Destruction or ‘Divine Judgment’ that is to come upon humanity as described in the Bible in the Last Days. These overtones or ‘types’ are based off of several Biblical Divine Judgments; past, present, & future in regards to 1) Babylon, 2) the World 3) & the Church.
This Divine Judgment of GOD, possibly associated with Hurricane Sandy, involves 2 cities. The 2 cities that will be considered in comparison & contrast -affected by the hurricane are NYC & Philadelphia. These 2 great cities happen to be prophetically personified by 2 types of ‘Women’ in the Bible as well. This study will thus be presented in a backdrop of the classic ‘Tale of 2 Cites’: the Bride of Christ vs. the Whore of Babylon; the city of satan vs. the City of God.
1) NYC is a type of the prophetic ‘Whore of Babylon’ system that is to be judged by Divine Righteousness. There are actually several landmarks with that very name ‘Babylon’ in the general geographical area of NYC. There is an area called Babylon in Long Island & Babylon Canyon at the drop-off of the Atlantic Ocean’s floor. (Rev 18:1)
2) Philadelphia is a type of the True ‘Bride of Christ’ Christian Church that is to be spared for such a Divine Judgment, by way of the Rapture. The Philadelphian Church will be ushered through an ‘Open Door’ to come in the midst of Sudden Destruction -much like in the Days of Noah & Sodom & Gomorrah. The Eye of the Storm’s path was directly in line with Philadelphia yet spared the brunt of the force & damage in comparison to NYC. (Rev 3:7)
3) The mangled crane atop the luxury skyscraper at the base or south end of Central Park can allude to the Tower of Babel being interrupted of its construction by the LORD. It appears that Central Park could also allude to the type of an anthropomorphic man layout. This configuration or the Park’s divisions can correspond to the Statue of the Prophet Daniel's vision of a 5 –tiered Man. (Dan 2:33) In this vision, a ROCK comes crashing from Heaven in the 5th ‘Age’ that interrupts or judges the last luciferian controlled kingdom on Earth.
To reiterate, there is always a Type & an Anti-type in the Bible. In the Book of Revelation, there are 2 prophetic visions of Women. Both are also associated with cities, Babylon & Jerusalem. Both have dealings with ‘dragons’. One ‘Women’ is riding a Beast or dragons dressed in purple, red, with precious jewels that rules over the Nations of the world. This ‘women’ is the very metaphor for the city of ’Babylon’.
What is striking is that this ‘Woman’ is ’drunk’ with the blood of the Saints, those Followers of Jesus Christ. The other ‘Woman’ is assaulted by the dragons, etc. She represents the Bride of Christ among other things; the Redeemed of the LORD that are experiencing travail & birth pangs but will ultimately be rescued.
These typologies are general in scope & not intended to implicate or vilify the citizens of NYC or exonerate those of Philadelphia in particular. This typological study does not encompass the integrate details beyond the past, present & future Divine Judgments in general & as described in the Bible. For Illustration Purposes Only.
According to the Bible, certain Divine Judgments against major city populations, on a Biblical scale do occur in the past. You have the destruction of Nineveh, Jerusalem, Sodom & Gomorrah, & Babylon to name a few. In particular, the Bible declares that a Divine Judgment is still to come in these Last Days during the Tribulation Period upon the city, economy, government & religion of the Babylon system.
The Bible declares that the GOD of Heaven is a Righteous Judge; that in fact it will be Jesus Christ who will judge Babylon as He opens the Seals of the Scroll as described in the Book of Revelation after the Rapture. He thereafter also will have the legal authority to also judge both the Living & the Dead on Judgment Day, the ultimate Divine Judgment. (1 Pet 4:5)
Why is there ‘Divine Judgment’? It is because there is sin in the universe & on Earth. This condition is an offense against the LORD because the LORD of Heaven is a holy & righteous GOD. This struggle has now involved & is centered around the human race on Earth –‘Battlefield Earth’. But God had a plan also, from ‘Eternity Past’ to resolve this condition & conflict. In the ultimate universal act of mercy & unmerited favor toward a fallen human race, the LORD Jesus Christ took the Divine Judgment for the sin of all humanity at the Cross of Calvary upon Himself.
The payment for sin or ‘Divine Judgment’ can now be accredited to one’s account by imputation. It is a free gift. One can avoid the coming Divine Judgment upon the world & satan by placing one’s trust & faith in the LORD Jesus Christ. This is the ONLY ‘Open Door’ by which mankind can only enter through the Gates of Heaven. This window of the ‘Gospel’s Grace’ period is about to end with the Rapture of the true Christian Church. Perhaps it will coincide with the Sudden Destruction many Watchers are prophetically seeing. Do realize that in one perspective, the Rapture event itself is a ‘Divine Judgment’ but on those that will remain. This still leaves the coming Divine Judgment for an unrepentant world during the time that the Bible calls the Tribulation Period.
A natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy can be an instrument used by the LORD to get people’s attention & heart. IF the type & general correlations with prior ‘Divine Interruptions’ are valid, then this hurricane event echoes the prophetic coming Divine Judgment upon ‘Babylon’ while at the same time shielding the True Remnants of the LORD by way of the Rapture’s Open Door. Here below is a synopsis of how the LORD has interrupted both the world & His People with His Divine Judgments.
PAST DIVINE JUDGMENTS
GOD interrupted the history of the entire human race by way of a Global Flood. GOD interrupted the Tower of Babel construction of a united singular human nation that sought to go against GOD’s will. GOD interrupted the false religious system of apostate Israel during the time of Jesus Christ; AD 70 Temple destroyed & Israel sent out of the Land into the Diaspora.
PRESENT DIVINE JUDGMENTS
GOD interrupts the full-on evil that could be unleashed on the world by having The Restrainer, the HOLY SPIRIT in the world operate in the Redeemed. GOD interrupts the present successors of the Babylonian false system, at least economically in this case NYC’s Stock Market. GOD may interrupt the very outcome of the US Elections by an upset. GOD interrupts the sin that is tolerated in the CHURCH, Body of Christ as JESUS is evaluating the current spiritual conditions of His Lamp-stands.
FUTURE DIVINE JUDGMENT
GOD will interrupt at the completion the Christian corporate Church -by way of the Rapture & Resurrection of Christ’s Disciples at an appointed time. GOD will interrupt the world with devastation, as never before seen, during the period to come called the Tribulation Period. GOD will interrupt the last satanic New World Order kingdom of the 10-Toe Confederation of Nations with The ROCK that comes crashing down upon it from Heaven.
To reiterate, according to the Bible, the Babylon system has multidimensional attributes affecting & infecting mankind. There are at least 3 aspects that the Bible espouses about what Babylon entails. It is a political, economic & religious system. Babylon as a city was known for it opulence, riches & luxury.
Babylon was also known for it decadence & lifestyles that offended the true GOD of Heaven. The Book of Revelation speaks of a center of such commerce that the ‘souls of men’ were traded as was gold & silver traded as commodities. In prophetic perspectives, many believe that NYC is playing the modern part of the Biblical city of Babylon of the Bible.
The 1st WOMAN: New York City – The Whore of Babylon
Why NYC? It is the current center of world commerce, media, communications & financial planning. She dictates policy around the globe because of her position & power. Even though Hurricane Sandy was not in the direct path of the city, the city suffered the brunt of the devastation. In prophetic perspectives, it may be perhaps because it is the current ‘world capital’ of sorts of the illuminati. According to the Bible, lucifer & his minions seek one last assault in the celestial revolution against the Sovereign of Heaven. This plan will engulf the whole of humanity with horrific death, disease & destruction that perhaps is being planned precisely from NYC.
The illuminati of NYC seek to implement their diabolical plan for all of humanity that will have ‘hurricane’ effects upon all facets of the world very soon after the Rapture. These plans could allude to the coming NWO, the rise of the AntiChrist, financial collapse, world war, etc. Perhaps the LORD has used this natural disaster from Hurricane Sandy to forestall such plans until an opportune time. It can also be a wake-up call to those asleep spiritually to the condition of their eternal soul.
In geographic relationship to certain Earth lay-lines, NYC is the proverbial ‘eye of lucifer’ for the occult. The city is the ‘Eye’ of the illuminati’s ethereal Pyramid apex. NYC is the economic capital in direct line with Philadelphia & with the District of Columbia, the political capital of the illuminati. NYC is home to the Stock Market, the premier of the world’s financial markets. It has often been unofficially stated that the Stock Market numbers are often tweaked to end at certain combinations at certain times. These Stock Market closing numbers may serve as ’codes’ that signal certain transactions that involve & go beyond mere financial exchanges.
It is interesting to note that not since 1888 1-(8-8-8) has the NYC Stock Market remained closed for more than 1 consecutive day. It is currently running on back-up generators to stay open. The number 888 is very significant. In geometria, the number 888 is strongly associated with the name of Jesus Christ. It is thus also attributed to the Resurrection & Rapture, as they both must coincide together. (I Thess 5) It is considered to be the ‘Perfect’ number as opposed to 777 which is the ‘complete’ number.
It appears that the LORD has used this natural disaster to interrupt Babylon’s commerce for one. The LORD of Heaven can also ’tweak’ numbers to provide a ’sign’ too. Perhaps the Stock Market has been Divinely Judged or ‘interrupted’ by the LORD GOD of Heaven as a ‘sign’ to its coming end; an end to its thievery & banker tax-payer bailouts; making ill-gotten wealth off the backs of hard working tax payers by the ‘money-changers’ in the Temple of Mammon.
Also in New York is the premiere apostate church of false ‘christianity’ that is within the confines of the City. At the apex of Central Park on the North-West corner you find St. John the Divine church. (See chart for illustration) This ‘church’ is a counterfeit to true Christianity. In this ‘church’ or temple, you find the New Age Christ. He is the ‘messiah’ to come & is suspended in the navel. It typifies the religion of the ‘Babylon’ system that worships lucifer in place of the true Christ, Jesus of Nazareth.
What is interesting is that the layout of this Babylonian Temple appears to converge on a ‘serpent’ head. To the east of the ‘church’ building is a park designed like a snake. This can be seen from only an aerial view. On that park, there are that are 2 baseball diamonds that gives a profound image of ‘2 eyes’ in the serpent’s head.
The New Age christ within the church is at the apex of this serpent’s head as if to illustrate that either the false messiah aka AntiChrist is riding on the beast or the dragon/serpent is supported the false messiah. Moreover, this ‘serpent’ at the base of the ‘false church’ of St. John the Divine, watches over in the direction of Central Park’s 5 ‘kingdom’ anthropomorphic man –as if guiding it. (See chart for illustration)
The 2nd WOMAN: Philadelphia – The Bride of CHrist
In contrast to NYC –being a possible type of the modern day version of the Biblical ‘Babylon’, Philadelphia can perhaps then be the type of the True ‘Church’ or Bride of Christ. In the Book of Revelation, this type of Church Body was spared the Divine Discipline that the other surrounding churches did not escape. The Redeemed can never experience ‘Divine Judgment’ or the Wrath of God because of the work of Christ on the Cross. Christ paid for the price of the Bride with His own Blood.
Philadelphia was & is & will be the only church type to be given an ‘Open Door’ of escape; to be kept from Divine Judgment that is to come upon the World; perhaps by way of a ‘Sudden Destruction’ sequence of events. When this Divine Judgment is to commence, the Shout & Trumpet will be given to have the Door of Heaven open up at the time of the Resurrection & Rapture of the Church. What is interesting is that the literal city of Philadelphia in Asia Minor, modern Turkey was geographically centered between mountain ranges that functioned much like a ‘door’ to get in & out of the city.
In GOD’s perspective, the Church, the Bride of Christ, Philadelphia is in the midst or ’eye’ of the prophetic event that is to take place next. It typifies the Redeemed that will be spared & is about to be led through an ’Open Door’ to Heaven at some point in these Last Days before the 5th kingdom of AntiChrist arises.
The city of Philadelphia which means ‘Brotherly Love’ from the Greek is geographically halfway between NYC & DC. DC is the current capital of the USA; NYC was the 1st capital of the USA. Perhaps Hurricane Sandy is illustrating just how prophetic event will be mirrored in terms of the ‘woman’ that will be judged & the ‘woman’ that will be spared by the same ‘Event’.
How can this be? The path of Hurricane Sandy took a direct path towards the city of Philadelphia after land-fall around 8pm EST near Atlantic City, NJ. It could be seen as a ‘bull’s eye’ direct hit at first glance. Most not familiar with the mechanics of a cyclone would assume the worst devastation would be suffered by Philadelphia, having the ‘Eye of the Storm’ passed right over it.
The ‘Eye of the Hurricane’ might look ominous, but it is actually the safest place to be in comparison to the periphery of a hurricane’s devastation. In relative terms, Philadelphia was spared in comparison to NYC by the very same instrument of destruction. In terms of Biblical prophetic typology, Philadelphia is GOD’s ‘Woman’, the Bride of Christ that is to be spared the Divine Judgment. Shall it be the same when & where the Rapture takes place of the Christian Church, the Bride of Christ?
In Acts 27, we see an example of this very same effect. The Apostle Paul also finds himself in the Eye of the Storm, literally. He was bound in chains for preaching the Gospel, headed for Rome to face judgment. Instead, the LORD interrupted satan’s plans. The ship encountered a deadly tempest in the Mediterranean Sea. As the ship was being tossed to & fro and about to fall apart the ship-men were stricken with fear & panic.
This is where Apostle Paul knew the LORD’s promise of deliverance. He thus comforted the whole crew by having a meal in the bowl of the ship. Paul shared the fellowship of the LORD’s provision at a table reminiscent of the LORD’s Supper Table. His faith & GOD’s deliverance demonstrates that if Christ Jesus is at the center of one’s heart, or ‘Eye’ Biblically speaking, no matter how much is gong on around the destructive peripheries in one’s life, Jesus Christ provides peace, calm & ultimate deliverance by the LORD.
definition of A hurricane
The term ‘hurricane’ is a name used to denote a cyclone. Most cyclones originate from the tropical latitudes of the Earth. Winds generated by the typical cyclone can reach an excess of 100 miles/hour. Technically, a cyclone is an area of condensed moisture circulating in the same direction as the Earth, counter-clockwise. Cyclones that occur in the Atlantic & East Pacific Oceans are referred to as hurricanes. The cyclones that occur in the Western part of the Pacific Ocean are called typhoons.
Area of narrow focus where wind is minimal, sky is clear & pressure is the lowest.
The WallThe Bands
Area of highest wind strength & rain.
Areas of heavy showers in convection pattern that aim toward center of the Eye.
Broken Cranes - Tower of Babel Interrupted
According to the Biblical account, the construction of the Tower of Babel was an attempt by satan to rally the whole of humanity. This event was after the Biblical Flood of Noah. It was led by Nimrod in a quest to unify all the nations in defiance against YHWH. Their attempt was thwarted by the LORD. The LORD interrupted the construction of their ‘Tower’ & cranes with a Divine Judgment; their language was scrambled. This judgment stopped their construction of their Tower much like the construction of the NYC luxury skyscraper’s crane was mangles by the force of Hurricane Sandy.
This NYC luxury skyscraper could allude to being a type of a ‘Tower of Babel’- also Interrupted. Of note this ‘tower’ is to be the highest luxurious high-riser in the New York City area. What is striking is that this particular ‘tower’ is on 157 West 57th Street. It has a number combination of 57, twice & the crane is at the 74th floor. It is odd that the skyscraper or ‘tower’ is precisely at the base of Central Park.
Central Park is said to have an anthropomorphic layout i.e. a ‘body’ or human form from an aerial view. The Central Park layout can be distinctly made out to be the foundation to the 5-tier edifice itself. (See chart for illustration) Perhaps this could prophetically correlate to the 5 divisions that seems to correlate to the Statue of the Prophet Daniel’s vision.
Why Daniels Statue? The Statue of Daniel’s vision represents humanities greatest empires under the guidance & control of the Babylonian system. These empires will ultimately be interrupted or ‘judged’; stopped by the ROCK from Heaven that crashes it at the base. This is much like the literal geographic position for skyscraper with the mangled crane.
To reiterate, prophetically, Central Park can be seen as a type of Daniel's Statue of 5 world divisions or kingdoms whose base, like the Luxury ’tower’ was struck down or ‘interrupted’. For example, the Book of Revelation does describe a period in which the kingdom of the Antichrist will experience total darkness –a blackout as experienced by NYC. The last world kingdom of satan’s domain will be stricken down by the large Rock of Divine Judgment –which will be the True Christ at His 2nd Coming.
The coming NWO, whose kingdom will rule the world, in the end will be Divinely Judged by Jesus Christ, the ROCK of Offense. Perhaps the crane that was struck in the skyscraper or ‘tower’ is a divine reminder that the Sovereign LORD of Heaven has the ultimate say of how far mankind is allowed to go.
Now, normality for NYC in particular has been interrupted. Perhaps Hurricane Sandy is prophetically a foretaste of what is to occur in the near future on a global scale. As power will take days if not weeks to be fully restored, the construction of the ’Towers of Babylon’, aka NYC are not likely to resume anytime soon. For now, the NWO Freedom Tower, for example will need to continue with back-up generators.
Some Stats on Hurricane Sandy
- ~50 million affected estimated
- ~7 million without power
- 9.5 ft. flood level 4 ft. normal for area
- 50-100 Billion dollar cost projected
- 108 year history Subway closed
- 1888 Stock Market not closed since
- 40 to 80 mile gust winds
- Hurricane produced a blizzard
- 26 inches of snow in some places
-1000-1500 mile wide radius
- Complete darkness in NYC
- Water contaminated, non-drinkable
- All previous Records broken
- Jersey Shore rearranged
- Nuclear power plant put on ‘ALERT’
This analogy of the possible prophetic typology is in no way stating that this unprecedented disaster, caused by Hurricane Sandy, is a ‘Divine Judgment‘ upon NYC & the people of the East Coast. There has been a loss of many innocent lives. This was only a suggestive typological study.
A Biblical prophetic analysis was only attempted & given as this event has been unprecedented in scope. Many if not all of the meteorologists are in awe of such a magnitude of the hurricane’s peculiarities & costly devastation. To have a hurricane in late October that triggers a blizzard, on top of that is unheard of.
This meteorological event however does appear to have peculiar prophetic associations in terms of the scope & symbology related to GOD’s Divine Judgments as disclosed in the Bible. These judgments have basically constituted an ‘interruption’ upon mankind’s path to perdition. Perhaps Hurricane Sandy is or could be a Divine Judgment that has ‘interrupted’ man’s plans that are prophetically destined to be implemented very soon after the Rapture. Nonetheless it does appear that Hurricane Sandy is a prophetic ’type’ of the coming Judgment of the LORD; of Deliverance & Sudden Destruction within the same event. We shall see.