My heart grieves for the precious people of Japan because of the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes and tsunami. As I watched the news reports I could not help but think of how much more devastating it is going to be for us, for truly, our day is coming, and I’m afraid it will be soon. As I pondered on the “why”, I felt led to look up the date of the 9.0 quake that triggered the tsunami, March 11, and associate it with Israel. Nothing happens by “chance”. Contrary to what so many believe, Yahweh–Almighty God IS in control. I want to share with you what I feel is very significant concerning the dates of these recent events and the possible “why” they took place. I am not the nation of Japan’s judge. God is. I am only pointing out documented facts that correlate exactly with the timing.
Before I began researching this today I knew nothing about Japan’s involvement with the Palestinian Authority or their dealings with the nation of Israel, but with each revelation, the “why” regarding the events of March 11, 2011 became clear.
The following is the documented declaration of the Japanese government’s position on the Israeli governments decisions regarding the LAND of Israel exactly one year to the day before this catastrophic event. (emphasis mine)
Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the decision of the Government of Israel regarding the construction of housing units at settlements in West Bank including East Jerusalem
March 11, 2010
- The Government of Japan deplores the decisions of the Government of Israel to give permission for the construction of 1,600 housing units in East Jerusalem in addition to 112 units in West Bank just after the Israeli and Palestinian leadership’s acceptance of the start of indirect talks. The Government of Japan does not recognize any act that prejudges the final status of Jerusalem and the territories in the pre-1967 borders. Japan demands that the plans should not be implemented.
- The Government of Japan continues to request strongly that both parties will act in a way that enhances mutual confidence. Japan sincerely hopes that the indirect talks in the peace process will swiftly develop into the resumption of direct talks between the two parties.
That’s some pretty strong language–language imposed against God’s people and God’s land.
We must understand that when a nation’s leaders issue proclamations/declarations that are in direct opposition and disobedience to the will of God, that nation is being set up to receive God’s judgment. The nation of Japan has not only jumped on the “two-state-solution-band-wagon” to try to bring about peace in the Middle East, but has joined the U.S. and most of the rest of the nations of the world by stepping over into the realm of condemning the nation of Israel and attempting to force their will into Israel’s national and foreign policies. This is a most dangerous place for leaders to put their citizens, for God’s Word is very explicit concerning those who “curse” Israel.
Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Take note of the Japanese governments stand concerning Israel relinquishing what it recovered during the 1967 Six Day War.
Five months to the day prior to the great quake:
Here is the headline and an article from the JAIP website. (emphasis mine)
Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad inaugurated and corner-stoned the Jericho Agro Industrial Park’s Infrastructure projects funded by the Government of Japan
As part of Jericho 10,000 Program, on October 11th, 2010, a ceremony was held at the future site of Jericho Agro-Industrial Park (JAIP) with attendance of (Palestinian)Prime Minister Dr. Salam Fayyad, for the inauguration of the rehabilitation of part of Mahmoud Darwish Street (1.8 km) and for the ground-breaking of JAIP land reclamation. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Naofumi Hashimoto, Representative of Japan to the PNA, Mr. Kamel Hemaid, Governor of Jericho and Mr. Hassan Saleh, Mayor of Jericho.
This road rehabilitation is the first infrastructure project to facilitate the traffic in the southern Jericho, with an impact on establishing JAIP as well, while the project for the land reclamation (1st stage of 115 donum) is the first step on the JAIP site. Both projects are funded by the Government of Japan with the amount of USD 3.1 million approximately. JAIP is a core project to materialize the concept of creating the Corridor for Peace and Prosperity, which was proposed by Japan, as mid-and-long term efforts for its contribution to the co-existence and co-prosperity of Palestinians and their neighboring countries through cooperation among them. (This is Japan’s answer to the Road Map and also demands a 2-state solution with Israel giving up large sectors of land for peace.)
Japan is firmly committed to support the establishment of a viable Palestinian state, and believes that for achieving such goal, a solid basis of sustainable Palestinian economy is indispensable. Japan will support this project of JAIP as part of the PNA Government Program “Homestretch to Freedom”, through continuously working together with Palestinian side as well as with the other partners of Israel and Jordan, in order to start its operation by the end of 2012.
Later on the same day, Dr. Salam Fayyad together with Mr. Naofumi Hashimoto also attended the inauguration ceremony for the rehabilitation of Al-Quds street (the Arabic name for Jerusalem)(about 0.7 km) which was implemented as part of the Project for Improvement of Internal City Roads in Jericho. Under this project funded by the Government of Japan with amount of USD 7.2 million approximately, over 70 routes in Jericho City have been improved along with providing Jericho City with roads maintenance equipments.
The following declaration of condemnation of Israel was issued by Japan TWO MONTHS to the day before this horrific event took place. (emphasis mine)
Statement by Mr. Seiji Maehara, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the demolition of the Shepherd’s Hotel in East Jerusalem
January 11, 2011
- Japan condemns the demolishing of a part of the Shepherd’s Hotel in East Jerusalem with a view to constructing new housing units for Jewish people.
- Japan does not recognize any unilateral measures that prejudge the final resolution on pre-1967 borders, nor does Japan recognize the annexation of East Jerusalem by Israel. In this regard, Japan urges Israel to refrain from any unilateral act that could change the existing conditions of East Jerusalem. Ambassador Yutaka Iimura, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for the Middle East, who was in Israel, has already informed Israeli Government officials of Japanese views.
- Japan once again strongly encourages both the Israeli and the Palestinian sides to focus on the goal of a two-state solution, which is important not only for the Middle East but also for the international community as a whole; to act in such a way that mutual trust will be developed; and to continue efforts for peace tenaciously.
Japan Increases Food Support to Palestinian People
HEBRON, March 8, 2011 (WAFA) – A hand-over ceremony today between Japan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) marks Japan’s continued commitment to provide food assistance to the poorest of the poor in the West Bank, occupied Palestinian territory. (the Palestinians are the occupiers, this is NOT Palestinian territory.)
Japan’s contribution of US$ 3.1 million comes in support of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Ministry of Social Affairs Social Safety Net reform plan. Under this plan, the Palestinian people living in extreme poverty receive a food ration, a cash grant and health insurance on a regular basis…
With Japan’s support, WFP has purchased over 3,000 metric tons of wheat flour in the region in addition to 106 metric tons of canned fish, sufficient to cover the basic food needs of 136,000 people during two months in 2011.
“The Japanese Government is determined to continue its support to the Palestinian people”, said Mr. Naofumi Hashimoto, Representative of Japan to the Palestinian National Authority. “This support comes from a human security perspective as well as from its political stand for the Palestinian efforts to establish a viable independent Palestinian state and to develop the capacities of governmental and local institutions in providing basic daily services to people.”
…Today’s ceremony in Hebron is attended by H.E. Mr. Naofumi Hashimoto, Representative of Japan to the Palestinian National Authority, the PA Minister of Social Affairs, H.E. Mrs Al-Masri, the Governor of Hebron, Mr Kamel Hemeid and WFP’s Country Director Mrs. Christine van Nieuwenhuyse.
When you read of the poor being fed and cared for, you do not associate it with anything sinister, but with righteous benevolence. However, God is very clear on how He sees nations who aid and assist Israel’s enemies whose sole desire is to wipe her off the face of the earth and who themselves desire to divide His land. (Joel 3:2) The attitude that Japan, the U.S. and most of the world have toward Israel, is that much of the land of Israel is “occupied” land–therefore, illegal and disputed occupation by Israel since the Six Day War of 1967. Hebron, the resting place of the Patriarchs of the Faith, is one such hot spot where Israeli citizens live under constant threat from a majority Arab population who are squatting on the land and the lack of protection by their own government due to “political correctness” and pressure from the international community. While Japan is supplying a $3.1 million dollar safety-net to insure that Palestinian occupiers are well fed and cared for, those whom the land rightfully belongs to suffer from poverty and constant persecution.
But, possibly most telling of all is what took place the day before the great earthquake and tsunami. The following is a portion of an article from the Jordan Valley Solidarity website. (emphasis mine)
March 10, 2011
Fayyad Lays First Brick for New UN Joint Program Funded by Japan in Jericho
JERICHO, March 10, 2011 (WAFA) –(PA) Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, together with the Representative of Japan to the PA, Naofumi Hashimoto and the UN Resident Coordinator in the occupied Palestinian Territory, Maxwell Gaylard, laid on Thursday the first brick of an adobe structure that will benefit over 100 women and children as a women’s community centre at the Aqabat Jaber Camp, in Jericho.
Fayyad praised the United Nations organizations’ efforts and support. He also thanked Japan for their outstanding support which helps our people to strengthen their steadfastness on their land, (this is not “their” land) as well as contributes to the PA’s efforts in building its Institutions which enables them to provide better services to residents and helps us to establish our independent State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital. (Japan is aiding the Palestinians in their goal of not only splitting Israel, but also splitting Jerusalem into.)
Much more has been done by Japan against Israel and in aiding the Palestinians quest to occupy Israel, establish their own state and retake Jerusalem–preferably all of it, but at the least split it in two and establish their capital in East Jerusalem with absolute control again of the Jewish quarter, Zion’s Gate and the Temple Mount–but I will not take time to cover it at this time. You can simply search using some of the information here concerning Japan’s involvement with the PA and you will find a multitude of articles over the past ten years.
I have brought attention to the timing of some of these events for I have learned over the years that timing is very important to the Lord. It is very significant and confirming that so much has happened on the anniversary of, or in direct relation to, the date of these catastrophes that relate to Japan’s words and actions against Israel. Do not confuse me with one who is into numerology, but there are proven and direct association of events and Biblical mathematics. I find it very confirming to see the connection of the date of this catastrophe, 03-11-11, and that it’s numbers associated with Biblical accounts are connected. The number 3 is representative of DIVINE COMPLETION and the number 11 is the number associated with JUDGMENT and DISORDER all through the Bible. This is especially confirming when you consider there are two 11′s involved in this date. Japan was hit with dual destructions: earthquake and tsunami. I also cannot dismiss the multiple dates confirming the timing of this event. Many times in the past the Lord has confirmed His hand in events by it taking place on an anniversary of an earlier action. I believe He does this so that people will know that HE IS GOD.
Ezekiel 25:17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.
And what was Israel’s response to this catastrophic event in Japan? She was one of the first to offer to help. One hour after the earthquake, Israel officially offered their assistance to Japan and immediately began to organize teams to help in any way possible. Israel responded without hesitation to Japan’s contempt and condemnation, by showing great compassion through its finances, its relief resources, and its willing and well-trained citizens.
As we sit and watch events such as this unfold live before us via satellite in the comfort of our homes, we are witnessing the Biblically prophetic end-time events being fulfilled. We have watched as nations across the globe erupt in chaos and governments and its leaders being toppled or threatened from within. The Holy Scriptures tell us that this is just “THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS”. (Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8)
You may have sat and watched all that was taking place in the Middle East over the past weeks as one nation after another began to blaze in unrest, and felt it had nothing to do with you. You may have watched the scenes of this that has taken place in Japan and thought it didn’t affect you. If so, then you are grossly mistaken. All of these things affect us all.
Kenneth Hudnut, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the island of Japan shifted 8 feet eastward–a shift visible through GPS. According to reports from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy, this shift has caused the planet itself to shift on its axis by nearly 4 inches (10 centimeters). USGS geophysicist Paul Earle was quoted as stating that the quake erupted 6 miles below the ocean and about 80 miles off Japan’s eastern coast causing a 186-mile rupture in the sea floor.
I find it very significant that the wake of the tsunami caused by this earthquake raced across the Pacific at the speed of a jet and collided with the United States of America–the Hawaiian Islands and the mainland. By the time it reached our shores its impact was minimal, but still caused millions of dollars of damage and a few who did not heed the warnings died. I believe that this far-reaching effect on us was a warning and a precursor to what is coming. Sadly, the majority of Americans are not paying attention.
If you are reading this, then you are one of the minority who actually is paying attention and seeking the Lord concerning these events. America is guilty of sinning against God by touching His land and His people. As I have shared before through the dreams and visions the Lord has given me and many others, America will soon be shaken to its core. Many have seen through dreams and visions and heard the Lord speak concerning the judgment that is to come upon the U.S. through devastating earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunami’s that will transform the geography of this nation. Some have scoffed at such a scenario and said it cannot happen, but this event in Japan has indeed proved that it can.
I do not know for certain that Japan’s actions against Israel is the reason for this earthquake and tsunami, but I believe that it is. I pray for the people of Japan. I pray for God’s mercy to be given them, and that through all of this they will come to know the One True God. I pray for America–that God’s people will awaken from their slumber and cry out to Him for mercy and bow before Him in worship. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. Joel 3:16-17
So much is happening at such a rapid pace that it is almost overwhelming to grasp it all. I feel that the Lord is giving us warning that what He has revealed through His prophets that is to come upon our nation will indeed come to pass–and soon. I can only say again: Repent and fall down before the One True God and worship only Him. Church, WAKE UP! Repent, and return to your first love NOW! Almighty God is so full of mercy and grace that He sent His only Son to be the sacrifice for our sin. He desires each of us to be reconciled to Him through Jesus Christ. There is no forgiveness for sin apart from Him. He alone is the only way to the Father. As we see the day of judgment approaching, our hope and our faith must rest in Him.
I encourage you to read “ 06.02.2008 Jerusalem Day~Warning to the U.S. & the Nations“.