9/11, Tsunami, New Orleans & Coming Catastrophes

Don’t Blame the God of Love for What Humanity Does to Itself

by Pastor John Hamel


"About that time some people came up and told him about the Galileans Pilate had killed while they were at worship, mixing their blood with the blood of the sacrifices on the altar. Jesus responded, "Do you think those murdered Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans? Not at all. Unless you turn to God, you too will die. And those eighteen in Jerusalem the other day, the ones crushed and killed when the Tower of Siloam collapsed and fell on them, do you think they were worse citizens than all other Jerusalemites? Not at all. Unless you turn to God, you too will die."  (Luke 13:1-5 Message Bible)


The day after Christmas 2004 a South Asian Tsunami occurred all around the Indian Ocean rim.  Since that time the question has been asked repeatedly, "Why would God allow such tragedy to occur to so many innocent people?"


By reading our lesson, "Immediate Obedience," you will see that we addressed the rampant homosexuality that prevails in the effected areas.  We researched the problem and discovered that the entire Indian Ocean rim is populated with resort areas that cater specifically to the worldwide homosexual community.  


The resort owners are well aware that homosexual households are usually two-income households with no children and with money to spend.  These resorts clamor, on the Internet in particular, for American, Canadian, Scandinavian, Asian and European homosexual wealth. 


Muslims, who forbid homosexuality, condemning it deeply, own many of these resorts.  These individuals will not even access their own resort properties because they are "defiled" by homosexuality.  Yet they staff them, manage them from a distance and pocket the profits from them.  Talk about disobeying one's own conscience.  


It's no small wonder that a tragedy of such magnitude occurred on their turf.  They opened the door for tragedy themselves.  They continued to defy what the Bible calls "The Law of Sin and Death" setting those Laws in motion against themselves. (Romans 12:2)  


God didn't have to judge them.  The "Law of Sin and Death" and the "Law of the Spirit of Life" are both operating in the Earth and we choose which one will work for or against us. (Romans 12:2; Deuteronomy 30:19)  


See our studies “Think You’re Under a Curse?” and “Three Universal Powers.”


Human beings have God-given free will.  These individuals pushed the sin envelope to its limits and allowed such tragedy.  Because they allowed it, God had no choice but to allow it.  He simply honored their free will.  God did not send Tsunami.  


Tsunami was a Satanic outburst of tremendous magnitude that was allowed by the sins of the people.  Their own sins, not God, judged them and even many of their innocent neighbors who tolerated their open sin. 


"Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts." (Jeremiah 2:19)


It bears repeating.  The Bible is clear, "The wages of sin is death."  (Romans 6:23)  God does not have to judge people for their sin in this Earth.  The Laws of Blessing and Judgment are already in operation in the Earth and humanity causes those laws to work for or against them.  It's really just that simple.


The Tsunami devastation affected even those who were not directly involved in the homosexual resort industry.  They witnessed its growing appeal but did not stand up and say "No" to such blatant perversion, even according to their own "Holy" writings and conscience.  The Bible says that those who condone such sins are as guilty as those who commit them. (Romans 1:32)  


It is our personal belief that the events of September 11, 2001, in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania occurred, in part, as a direct result of America also defying the "Law of Sin and Death", through homosexuality in particular.  


This also holds true with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which brought tremendous devastation to the Gulf Coast region, particularly New Orleans, LA.  Sad to say, those hurricanes were Satanic outbursts of tremendous magnitude which were allowed by the sins of many of the people. 


God simply cannot protect us when we refuse to set our love upon Him by obeying His Word as a people. 


New Orleans is one of the most openly immoral cities on the Earth, next to Rio de Janeiro.  Mardi Gras.  Need I say more?  Mardi Gras is a combined celebration of sex and religion that puts the immoral heathen nations of the Old Testament to shame! Less than six months after their own sins judged them, Mardi Gras was on once again. It was one of the first “traditions” some people sought to restore. 


Talk about flying in the face of a Holy, loving God Who is trying to save His creation from their self-destructive ways. 


Such blatant disregard for our moral God is no longer happening only in one or two major cities or behind closed doors.  It's "in our faces", on TV, radio, the Internet, publications, on the streets, in the grocery stores, our homes, our school systems, boardrooms, government and even in the "Church". 


My wife and I were granted permission to do research in the library of Vermont’s most esteemed religious college for our website and a children’s book series we were writing. While there I discovered a voluminous section of books on the “legitimacy” of homosexuality and lesbianism in the world and in the “Church.”  Many of those books were written and or endorsed by ordained ministers of that particular denomination!


Soon after my discovery, one of the head librarians, a lesbian woman who no doubt recognized me from local television, went to our website and read our article on how God views homosexuality. She literally became enraged.  The head librarian, a homosexual man, had us removed at her insistence, with threats of prosecution if we set foot on any of the church college properties again. I received a letter from their Security Department to this effect.


This from a “Christian” college where Christian parents are sending their children to be educated and protected from the ways of the world. This is far more common than most people care to believe. Our lower schools, universities and libraries have become sinkholes for this particular sin. Homosexuality and lesbianism are crimes against the Creator and His creation. 


It’s time for repentance, even in the Church. It’s time for true Biblical Revival. I believe that time is upon us now.


We will not apologize, as was the case with some national Television Preachers after 9/11, for saying that America's refusal to stand up and voice a very aggressive "No" to such perversion has left us wide open to tragedy and judgment.  Our Television Evangelist Brothers never should have apologized for initially connecting the events of 9/11 to sin, including homosexuality.  They got it right the first time.  


We still love them but our hearts broke when we heard their retractions.


Now, to make matters worse, America has elected a President who proudly stands for unfettered abortion on demand world-wide (at the expense of American tax payers) and unrestrained homosexuality. During this President's Inauguration, one popular minister actually offered a "prayer" to Holy God asking for His blessing on the disobedience and sinfulness of this present rebellious administration.  


When we sow the wind we reap the whirlwind, no matter how "historic" an election may appear to be. Our beloved Reverend Martin Luther King's heart would break if he was alive to witness the lack of character and disregard for Scripture America's first African American President openly displays.  He would no doubt be angered by the way his "I Have a Dream" speech was disrespectfully and continually taken out of context  during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. 


Reverend King's dream did not include the execution of little unwanted family members or same sex "marriages."


A word also needs to be said here about the way America has pressured Israel to give in to the terrorism and the demands of the “Palestinians.”  Israel is not a “State.”  Israel is a Democracy, a sovereign free nation just like America.  


No one has the right to insist that they give in to terrorists who want the land that was given only to Israel.  Not even America.  


God said in the Bible that He would curse anyone who did anything to bring harm or loss to Israel.  As a matter of fact, He said He would “cut them into small pieces.” (Genesis 12:1-3; Zechariah 12:3)  Someone said, “You say God is love.  That’s not love.”  Oh, yes, it is.  It’s God’s love for Israel.  It’s also God’s love that warns all nations beforehand that if they’ll just not tangle with Israel, they won’t have to tangle with Him.  


See our Israel Study Centre on the Home Page of this website for a better understanding of America’s need to stand behind Israel as a Democracy. 


We respect our former President George W Bush and his former Secretary of State.  However, they were wrong to insist that Israel make concessions with terrorists for any reason, ever. This, we believe, is the primary reason for our President’s Party, the Republican Party, losing control of the House and the Senate during his administration. This is why the Republican Party also lost the 2008 Presidential election. 


America does not give in to terrorism and America should not insist that Israel give in to terrorism.  When we do, we lose footing with God and our enemies. When we get behind Israel taking possession of all that God gave to her, He will see to it that things begin to turn around for America and Democracy in Iraq. Defending Israel in her war against terrorism is America's front line of defense in her war against terrorism.


We love America, dearly.  There's no better Nation in the world in which to live.  America is the most generous Nation in the world.  America is also the world's Gospel lighthouse.  America sends out ninety percent of the world's missionaries and ninety percent of the world's missionary dollars.  


Again, we love our Country.  We are Patriots and this is God’s country.  However, America needs to repent of sin and we believe she will.  When she does, she will see her finest hour.  God is about to move in America more powerfully than any other time in all of American history.  When He does, we will be ready with our semi-trucks and our Gospel tents to help bring the message of God's love right into the communities of the people He loves so deeply!


Whether you agree or not with what we shared about the 9/11, Tsunami, New Orleans, Israel, homosexuality connection, there is something we believe we can all agree on.  The events of 9/11, Southeast Asia, New Orleans and other coming tragic events of equally as great a magnitude, are indeed a further call to repentance.  


The text Scripture we opened with describes similar tragic events Jesus faced in His day.  Pilate had slaughtered a number of innocent Galileans in the midst of their sacrifice to God and a tower had collapsed near the pool of Siloam killing a number of innocent bystanders.  The people were horrified at the loss of "innocent" human lives.  


Jesus chose not to address the actual causes for these horrific calamities.  Rather He turned the events into a call to repentance.  He turned the crowds' attention to the sinful condition of their own souls and their own need for repentance by telling them, "Unless you turn to God, you, too, will die." (Luke 13:5) 


Horrific tragedies such as 9/11, Tsunami, New Orleans and other coming 2009 catastrophes are opportunities for each of us to examine ourselves as well. We must be sure we really have made Jesus Christ the Lord of our existence and are striving for His perfect will as individuals and as Nations. (Romans 3:23; 12:1,2)  


There is a Storm of God’s Glory in the Earth even as you read this.  


Dr. Oral Roberts spoke of great Judgment and God’s Glory coming to America, as did Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin & Dr. Lester Sumrall prior to their traveling on to Heaven. 


You may click on “Great Spiritual Awakening Comes to America” and read the Vision the Lord gave me in February 2004, catching me up into the spirit realm and showing me the Glory storm that is in the Earth even now.  


This Glory will result in millions, even billions, coming to Christ in America and in the Nations of the world combined. 


Your birth was no accident. (Psalm 139) You have been deliberately birthed into the Earth for such a time as this.  Are you ready to play the part that God has predestined for you in the coming world revival? (Ephesians 1:5,11)  


PRAYER:  "Father, I'm through messing with compromise and sin.  Please show me what needs to go from my life and You can consider it gone.  I want to be part of the Glory storm.  Help me to prepare today for the role I'll play tomorrow as Your Spirit now moves across my country and on to the Nations of the world.  I don't want to be on the outside looking in.  I don't want to be part of the Judgment.  I want to be part of the Glory.  I want to be part of the worldwide Revival.  I choose life in You, in Jesus' Name."


"I call Heaven and Earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing.  Therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." (Deuteronomy 30:19)


Keep in mind also the Judgment that is coming after this life.  The faithful Believer will face a Judgment of Reward.  The unbeliever will face a Judgment of Punishment.  It doesn’t end here.  


Life on earth is simply what I call a probationary period.  


We are all on probation, believe it or not.  We are going to spend Eternity based upon how obedient we were while we were here on Earth.  That's something to really think about!


Be blessed as God's Spirit now moves in your life and across the Earth.



Note: For a further update on events which have occurred since this article was written back in 2009, see the following JHM Online Books and Prophecy.


"Why A Loving God Allows Judgment"

"The Dangerous Error of Hyper-Grace"

"Why So Many Give & Never Receive as Promised"

"Spiritual Awakening Prophecy"



How to Be Born Again (Receive Christ as Your Savior)


How to Receive The Holy Spirit & Power



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