(Editor’s note: Ron Gray is the leader of Canada’s Christian Heritage Party.)
Former CBS correspondent Dan Dolan was in my hometown (Abbotsford, BC) the night before Hurricane Katrina crashed ashore just east of New Orleans. An observer of the Middle East conflict for more than 20 years, Dolan believes Katrina was God’s warning to the United States to stop pressuring Israel to give up land that God gave to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
He noted the eerie parallel between the stream of refugees pouring out of Gaza, and more than a million refugees streaming out of New Orleans.
Gaza was literally nothing before the establishment of Israel in 1948—just a few acres of sand. Far back into history, it had been desert. Even the historical antecedent of Gaza “City” was only a Philistine village from which bandits raided caravans bound to or from Egypt. But Israel made Gaza bloom. Israeli farms and greenhouses there produced 70 per cent of Israel’s exports of tropical fruits to Europe and the rest of the world. Now, under pressure from the United States and Europe, those productive farmers have been driven out, and their lands turned over to those sworn to destroy them. The houses the Jews built in Gaza have been destroyed. Like houses in Louisiana were destroyed by Katrina.
And already, Iran is shipping arms and war materiel to Hamas in Gaza. This forced evacuation will not bring peace to the Middle East. Gaza will be used as an attack base by the so-called “Palestinians”—a people who have never existed in history: until 1967, European literature used the term “Palestinian” as a synonym for “Jew”.
We’re told President Bush prays and reads his Bible. Here are some passages he should heed:
Jeremiah 31:10 — “Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare in the coastlands afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.’ For the LORD has ransomed Jacob, and redeemed him from the hand of him who was stronger than he.”
Jeremiah 32:40 — “And I (God) will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good…”
In Jeremiah 32:44 God describes very precisely the area where He will plant Israel: “…in the land of Benjamin (which includes Jericho, Gilgal, Gibeon and Jerusalem), in the cities of Judah (including Bethlehem and Gaza), in the cities of the hill country (i.e., Samaria—which the news media falsely call the “occupied West Bank” of Jordan; it was really taken from Israel and occupied by Trans-Jordan in 1948, to be recovered by Israel, along with Jerusalem, in 1967), and in the cities of the Negev…”
In Jeremiah 32:13 & 14, God reiterates, in a different order, the lands He gave to Israel: ” ‘In the cities of the hill country, in the cities of the lowland (the coastlands, which includes Gaza City), in the cities of the Negev, in the land of Benjamin, in the environs of Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah… Behold, the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the House of Judah.’ “
It couldn’t be clearer. I pray that they will heed the warning who put pressure on Israel to give up those very lands to enemies who have sworn to destroy God’s work in the Middle East—Condoleezza Rice, at the instruction of President Bush, threatened to cut off Israel’s supply of parts and armaments if they did not cede Gaza and Samaria to the so-called ‘Palestinians’.
A hurricane may, indeed, be the voice of God.
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Published with permission. Stay tuned for part 2.