Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy: Another Alexander the Great?

As I write, Hurricane Sandy is battering the east coast. I'm inland, in Pittsburgh, PA, but the media reports say even this area is threatened. We are now well into the long awaited Shemittah, which began last month on Yom Teruah. I don't know of any major events on the Lord's calendar until 2015, at least not that I can associate with dates. There are a few things I know will happen on a more general time frame. Given how late in the season it is, I'm doubtful there will come a very full recovery from whatever damage is done by this storm. What seems likely is that this storm will be seen as just one front of an assault on this country as judgment is brought forth against it. I have no revelation insight on this situation at present but I have a sense that, given the season, what is being called by some reporters a “storm of biblical proportions” may well be referenced.

Here's a passage that comes to mind.

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.” ~ Matthew 7:24-27

If your house is built on the sand, according to that figure of speech, a storm is absolutely coming that will bring a fall, which will have an impact beyond what any stormy weather can bring.

This storm comes at a notable time, historically. Making landfall on October 29, it comes 21 years after the one (October 30, 1991) that was the basis for the movie, “The Perfect Storm,” nearly to the very day.

“Labelled the "perfect storm" by the National Weather Service, the storm sank the swordfishing boat Andrea Gail, whose story became the basis for the currently best-selling novel "The Perfect Storm" by Sebastian Junger. A little-known and bizarre ending came to this monster, which came to be known as the Halloween Storm.” ~ The Perfect Storm - October 1991 (NOAA National Climatic Data Center)

What makes the timing of Hurricane Sandy stand out to me is that the last perfect storm was 21 years ago. The “Halloween Storm” of 1991 came when the Lord's return in judgment had just begun, according to Genesis 49:10 and the celestial sign that marked that cryptic prophecy's fulfillment. (The Year of His Coming: 1991 - Part I) Because this 21 years is what I've been referring to as the three things (sets of seven years that are the biblical Shemittah) and that we are now in the “fourth thing,” there may be something significant to be found in this for those who watch, according to the Lord's command.

What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!' ~ Mark 13:37

I note with great interest how the world changing event involving the WTC's Twin Towers happened on the anniversary of that celestial sign, on 9/11/2001 following exactly 10 years to the day after Yom Teruah, 9/11/1991. That must be seen as an instance of God's judgment upon America.

Those watching and giving attention to such things will discover when comparing Hurricane Sandy with the Halloween Storm that another ship is involved. While the swordfishing boat “Andrea Gail” was memorialized in the novel and movie versions of “The Perfect Storm,” and thereby received its fame, the HMS Bounty sunk by Hurricane Sandy was already famous. (HMS Bounty Ship Sinks, 14 Rescued, Two Possibly Missing) This ship was memorialized in a popular novel and in several films, including the 1935 classic, “Mutiny on the Bounty.” The ship that sank today was a replica built for a 1962 remake of that classic that starred Marlon Brando. What seems relevant is the theme of mutiny, which is a revolution, rebellion against the appointed authority.

The movie for which the ship was built is itself famous for a kind of mutiny.

“Behind the scenes, it became notorious for the way Marlon Brando effectively took over directing duties himself and caused it to become far behind schedule and over budget.” (Mutiny on the Bounty (1962 film))

If you consider the director of a movie as the commander of a ship, Marlon Brando mutinied against him, just like the character he played in the movie. Brando as Fletcher Christian against Lewis Milestone as William Bligh. If something were to be made of the names involved, Christian and Milestone sure seem interesting. Perhaps just as interesting is the name of the ship's commander, William Bligh, which is nearly the birth name of Bill Clinton; William Blythe, or William Jefferson Blythe III. Bill is sometimes acclaimed as the most influential man in the world today. He has been the man the Lord has had me watching for many years as modeling the role of the lawless one, the antichrist beast. That biblical character is also linked to other men in history who modeled the role before Bill, including Alexander the Great, and it's in this regard that we find another intriguing connection!

The name given today's hurricane is “Sandy,” an abbreviation or nickname for “Alexander.” This great storm that is said to be “of biblical proportions” is thus another conquering Alexander the Great. Is this prophetic about the coming Beast kingdom? This storm's force is coming against America, who, according to what I was given to understand about Daniel 8, was foreshadowed by Greece during Alexander the Great's reign. Is this storm a signal that the conflict with Iran is now going to begin as the second of a two part catalyst that brings America's demise? I can't say I know the answer to that, but as one who watches and reports what he sees, there you have it. If it is just that, we should not be surprised.

The name “Sandy” is derived from “Alexander,” which means, “defender of man,” and the HMS Bounty was known as the “HM Armed Vessel Bounty.” Is this weather offensive intended for Adam-kind's defense, in the grand scheme? It may well be. Perhaps some of the sleepyheads will take this as their wake-up call.

With respect to America and this symbolic ship called Bounty that Sandy just sunk off America's coast on October 29, it must also be noted that this is the anniversary of the most devastating event in the history of America's bounty. It's the 83rd anniversary of when the stock market on Wall Street in NYC crashed, sending the economy of the USA into the Great Depression. This is not the first time my attention has been drawn to this date to see a supernatural linking. See Part 6 - Rochester, NY and the gateway to High Falls.

I have a suggestion. Batten down the hatches, to borrow a nautical phrase. I mean this in the sense of preparing to weather the storm spiritually. The rebellion against the Sovereign commander Yahweh is building and a flood is coming in this storm. Ask the Lord to expose where your house may be built upon the sand and help you build upon Him as the solid foundation, as your secure Rock. This advice has always been sound, but today, it is a word of alarm for the wise who see trouble coming. I have moved out of my signal location that meant, National 911 Judgment. I take that very seriously. Aaron and I have felt for several weeks that we have been in the calm before the storm. We've said those exact words to each other on almost a daily basis. A storm is here, and it may bring more than mere wind and flood damage. Look after your neighbors. The second commandment is like unto the first.

Update: Just after I posted this I checked the news. Most of NYC has been powered down. The Financial District has been flooded. Again, this is the 83rd anniversary of the Wall Street Crash. The Stock Exchange may be closed for days, or longer, with unknown impact. This activity may have been carefully planned, as some suggest. An increase in HAARP activity has been reported. (Highest HAARP Readings Ever 10+ In The Northeast) Nothing of this has taken the sovereign God by surprise, and all this is part of the outworking of His glorious plan. I pray you are rising up to find your place in it that will manifest His goodness!


  1. Hey Buddy,

    Another excellent post!

    I believe there is yet another rather ominous layer to this sign as the U.S. Coast Guard said the one confirmed death was a 42-year-old woman named Claudene Christian who was found but later pronounced dead.

    In light of the other timing match-ups you pointed out, I believe we can view a "Christian" dead as the bounty is sunk as a sign of what is to come of the true followers of Jesus Christ, Y'shua HaMashiach, when America is sunk during the spiritual storm that is heading this way and "the mutineers" are granted their limited and short-lived success.

    42 is also the number of months appointed for the Antichrist Beast to reign. Ominous indeed.


  2. Hey Bob,

    This snippet from Joseph Herrin's latest blog post is rather fitting:

    "Other than the ship itself, there is a remarkable link between the original mutiny and the recent tragedy at sea. The leader of the mutiny in 1789 was Fletcher Christian, the Master’s Mate on the ship. When the reproduction of the ship sank, one of the crew members was Claudene Christian, the great-great-great-great-great granddaughter of Fletcher Christian.

    There were 16 crew members aboard the Bounty when it sank. Fourteen were rescued by helicopter, while Claudene Christian and the captain of the vessel had been swept overboard and never made it into life boats. The captain has not been found. Claudene was found floating in her cold water survival suit, being unresponsive. She was declared dead later at a local hospital.

    There is much to be considered in these events. The name Fletcher means “a maker of arrows.” Fletcher Christian was a man who used violence and insurrection to get what he wanted."


  3. Thanks for the note, Cathy.