THE 7 SPIRITUAL CAUSES OF HURRICANE AND NATURAL DISASTERS
atural disasters are everywhere: earthquake, flooding, volcanic eruptions, moon slide, tsunami, arson, drought and many more. As Hurricane Irma battered southern United States after the humungous damage done nearby in Houston, the human race is counting their losses. Surely, these are fall-outs from the curse caused by the Fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. While scientists and environmentalists offer man-made explanations as to the causes of these natural disasters, perceptive people with spiritual knowledge will undoubtedly know these natural calamities have spiritual underpinnings. There is indeed causality between the way we live and our interactions with Nature. Things like these don't just happen and specious reasons given for the rapidity of their occurrences do not cut it. Where can we go to for explanations, other than the Book of Life? Here are the seven reasons and causes that make Nature turn against us and visit unimagined and gargantuan havoc on us as being witnessed around the world today:-
The Law of First Cause: - The Book of Genesis is the book of all beginnings. The first flood that occurred on earth was precipitated by sinful behavior. For every cause, there is always an effect. No sooner than Adam and Eve disobeyed their Maker and unwittingly sold the human race to Satan than Nature which was already cursed by the Lord God Almighty turned against us. Genesis 6: 5-7: "The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the LORD said, "I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created-and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground-for I regret that I have made them." Although Noah appeased the Lord in post-Deluge Reconstruction prompting the Lord to vow never to bring wholesale flood of the magnitude of Noah's Era, each time we remember a mini-Deluge anywhere on earth is a reminder of God's anger against our sins.
The Law of Retributive Justice: - The legend of the abused African slave by white slave merchants on sea is a legend that has gained wide currency in local and global folklore. This is partially true spiritually but doesn't explain the issue of her spirit causing such horrendous havoc. She was not the only slave abused during this dark period of human history. Millions of African souls perished in the Atlantic Ocean during the obnoxious trans-Atlantic slave trade when human beings were treated as chattels and beast of burdens by their fellow beings. But as it is written: "Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,"(Hebrews 9:27),consequently, the spirits of human beings cannot return back to cause havoc on the living. However, Nature who is another Name for God of Justice has set up the system in such a way that causes and effects occur paripassu. In other words, whatever you sow, you will also reap. The law is extant in how the Lord deals with the human race for with God, "there is no favoritism or partiality" (Romans 2:11).
When we say the law of retributive justice cannot be done away with, we're not saying the victims will be the scions of the perpetrators as widely assumed. The children of the white slave merchants that perpetrated horrendous atrocities against African slaves may not necessarily be the reapers of the consequences, rather those who live in the same geographical topos of the atrocities. Examine the usual geographical routes of the annual hurricanes in Latin America/Caribbean and Southern United States and look at the history of those affected? Examine the history of those particular areas of Mexico, Ecuador, Haiti and other places prone to earthquakes and you will get the spiritual explanation of what we are digging at here.
The Law of Independent Will: - The human race is not a zombie crowd, Marionettes and robotic hordes created by the Lord God Almighty. The Sovereign Lord God Almighty will never force His Will on any human being. He is a God of Love; consequently, He treats us as free moral agents. He-God- can appeal, warn, woo and do all within His Powers to seek our obedience and return love, but He has never and will never violate our personal will. That is the way He has set up the system. Satan and his demons too have never and will never violate this will; although they can entice, deceive, intimidate, cajole, threaten, lie and do all manners of tricks to break the human will; but in the final analysis, you are still responsible for how you use that sovereign will. The Devil made me do it, doesn't cut it buster! That is why we are warned: "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Whoever you yield your will to controls and master you: when you give it to God; His blessings and protection, including all His sovereign benefits are yours; per contra, when you yield your will to Satan and his demons, either willingly or ignorantly, they "bless" you as well with their three-fold benefits: steal, kill and destroy. The occurrences of natural calamities in the United States and around the world should be viewed and spiritually analyzed against this backdrop. This may not sound politically correct, but the Laws of God are supreme to any political correctness, because our Sovereign Lord God Almighty does not change and ; "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8); Hallelujah!
The Law of Divine Judgment:- The moment you step out of your physical life unto the Other Side and transit into the spirit realm, you do not control what happens anymore. You may argue and debate, shout and engage in the most virulent disquisition with your peers while you're still alive; but immediately you die and reach the Period of Life, the One Who gave you your life takes over. This is not an opinion, but distinct reality. Divine Judgment is sure and cannot be escaped, because the Owner of Life, the Lord God Almighty has put into each and every one of us this Divine Truth: "He-the Lord God Almighty- has also set eternity in the human heart" (Ecclesiastes 3:11b). You may not like that statement, but that is bad! How I wish I could tell you it is not true, but just as you may tell yourself or someone may tell you that you will not die; that is not a matter of opinion, or what you believe or not. The Lord God Almighty doesn't argue the inevitability of death with you; you will die one day. So also is the reality of divine judgment. One of the ways the Lord God Almighty display to us all that we shall stand before Him individually and render account to Him is through His Power over us through Nature. With all the so-called military might of the United States; our touted scientific breakthrough and smartness, why are we evacuating people from Hurricane? Why don't we dare God in Nature? We can't and can never. He is reminding us of the Day of Judgment; It is coming soon and it shan''t be long. Trust me!
Eschatological Evidence:- For those of us who willingly and deliberately gave our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, He has left us in no doubt as what to expect on earth in our Christian Journey before He returns to take us to our permanent abode. Praise the Lord! We worship the Lord Who knows the Beginning to the End and thus He is worthy to be the Alpha and Omega. Any human being who says he or she is making history on planet earth is lying to his/her teeth. No one is making history here; because we are just passing through by and by. The only One making history is the Holy One. Hallelujah! This is His Show. We are just part of the actors and actresses; but He is the Author/Writer, Executive Producer and all in all as Apostle Paul aptly disclosed: "For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority…" (Colossians 2:9-10). When He resurrected, He was made; "…far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come" (Ephesians 1:21). Consequently, since He was the One who began everything from the beginning; He is also the One who knows how all will end so, He telegraphed to us the fury of nature in floods, tsunami, hurricanes, etc as sins abound and as His Second Coming approaches to fix Satan once and for all and complete the Life Journey in full. Hallelujah! Please Lord Jesus Come quickly!
Idol Worship: - You can't live your life the way you want and expect to be blessed. Just as elections have consequences in the political lives of nations; so also our moral and ethical choices have consequences as well. There were a group of people who thumped their noses at God in those days and adamantly refused to take His corrections. They put their trust in worthless idols; man-made God to rival the King of kings and the Lord of lords, but they didn't go too far. Everything human beings do in closets and think the searching eyes of the Lord God Almighty of the heavens and universe wouldn't see will be brought into the open and punished. Whether the annual Santeria Festival, the Voodoo Celebration in Haiti, the Idol worship in Hispaniola, the Communist godlessness in Cuba, the Ifa worship in South Florida and the Sante Morte Death Festival in Mexico will all be punished right here before the final judgment at the Court of Eternal Justice for Final Sentencing as my gospel declares.
Iniquities: - When the Almighty God refers to an act as iniquitous, He hates it with passion. When you sin, you can plead the Blood of Jesus quickly, repent and be brought back into right standing with the King. But when you are dealing with iniquity, it is double whammy and at times triple tragedy with multiple layers. He cannot change like the shifting shadows, for that is Who our Lord God Almighty is, so when He declares: "…for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me"(Exodus 20:5bASV), he isn't threatening or joking, He means it. When you give scant or nil regard to that law, He will show you He isn't playing to the gallery and you will perish in the end like your forefathers. One of the ways He shows his fury is hostile Nature exemplified in hurricane and other natural disasters.
Repentance: - The human race can save themselves from these man-made natural disasters and calamities. We should come clean and repent of our stubborn and foolish pride to our Creator. He is warning us of the greater danger that awaits the human race, of our continued disobedience to His Laws and Commandments. None of us owns this earth, trust me. That is why all of us must check out one way or another from this abode. The ocean was here before us and it will still be here when we are all gone. Satan and his demons do not own this place either. The Lord of Justice has already given Satan and his demons their eternal portion: the Nether Gloom, period! As the prophet Nahum warned the Ninevites: "The LORD is slow to anger but great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet. He rebukes the sea and dries it up; he makes all the rivers run dry" (Nahum 1:3-4).
Intercessions: - The inevitability of God's Judgment cannot be doubted, yet we can still intercede on behalf of the ignorant because we were commanded to do so. This allows God to delay His Judgment and perhaps save some souls before those who are meant for captivity finally end up where they should end up out of their own making. Every time the Israelites screwed up; they ran to the Lord and cried their eyes out and because of His Love and Compassion; He took them back. Their monotonous infidelity to a Gracious and Loving God went over the top during the reigns of successive kings that finally the Lord God Almighty was done with them and His Judgment ultimately was visited on those stiff-necked and stubborn people. Are we better than them today? His Eternal Sense of Justice compels Him to punish sin and disobedience.
Righteousness:- This is at such a discount in our world today, even in the Body of Christ that the Lord is galled. Yet, the Lord God Almighty will never lower His standards. He still demands for this from His true children and we will do well to strive after this desideratum.
Letters of the Week
Dear Dr Moshood; Greetings to you and your household in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I have been following your teachings on the Nigeria website ( The Christian walk) for some time back. I am always been blessed and your teaching is actually deepening my walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the first time I am making contact with you though my wife and myself have been interceding for the Nigerian people and the Nigeria Government every Tuesday during our morning devotion but the urgent call to fast and pray for Nigeria on the 1-4 of July is a good cause my wife and myself will join you for this cause Any specific prayer points? Please get in touch. I am blessed by your book (THE KINGDOM OF SATAN EXPOSED). Remain blessed. Your co- laborers in His Vine Yard---Mr. & Mrs. Emmanuel and Comfort Abioye
We sent the prayer points out few weeks to the Intercessory Prayer Session and I am happy you and your household joined us in the service of the True Lord God Almighty on behalf of our Motherland. Nigeria will endure; the country will not disintegrate, because God has a reason for allowing that nation to remain as one. As I have disclosed in this column before, I was once a champion of a disintegrated Nigeria, but the more I prayed, the more the Holy Spirit told me it is not His Plan to put Nigeria asunder. Soon and very soon, you will see things changing in Nigeria to our chagrin and the rest people of the world. God Bless Nigeria.
Man of God, How are you doing with your family? I hope you are not affected by the flood. The Almighty God whom you are serving will stand for you and family amen. The flood will not come near you amen. You are a TRUE Servant of the Most High God. May God empower you more and more in Jesus Name, Amen. I joined the Three days Fasting and Prayer for our awesome Country Nigeria. Our God will not forsake us amen. Just making sure you are not affected. I am one of your readers. My greetings to you and your family. Thanks. God Bless you. ---Ms. Kate Chukwu
Thank you Sister Kate for caring about us in Central Florida at this critical time in the United States as we are being buffeted by natural disasters from all sides; Houston, South Florida, California etc. We are not in the eyes of the storm to His Glory and I am currently overseas, but my family is safe. Thanks for joining us in the Intecessory Prayer for Nigeria. Yes, I pray and agree with you that our country Nigeria will be awesome in the Precious Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Sir, I always follow your articles on Nigeria World, the column; the Christian walk. I can say that you are truly man of God---Mr. Adewale Chris via email.
Good Morning Sir, We thank God for his mercies. This week's "How do Satan and his demons know the future" is very interesting. It truly shows that they can program a man or woman into one's life if they know you have a high calling. And the assignment of such agent is to derail one from troubling the kingdom of darkness. Good insight.
Sincerely---From Sister Yinka , Rhode Island, USA
Absolutely! That's why the Word of God says we're at war with the denizens of darkness; Satan and his fallen angels and those stupid and foolish human beings who abandoned their rightful place in the Kingdom of their Creator and cast their lots with losers (Ephesians 6:12). For those who aren't ignorant of this spiritual warfare, Satan and his finks cannot program you and derail you from your God-given assignment as long as you remain in the vine. Praise the Lord!
Shalom Sir. I just finished reading pastor Oham's testimony as featured in your column on 27/07/2017 in the ?Nigeriaworld.com. Sir, I want you to know that my own monthly period has ceased since around 2012 and my husband and I have been believing God for the fruit of the womb for some years now to no avail. Please put me in your prayers. By God's grace I've completed the deliverance prayers you instructed me to make. Trusting God to hear from you soon Sir. Thank you Sir---Sister C.M. Nigeria via email.
Good evening sir, with the recent hurricane in your country, I hope you are very safe sir and it is not affecting your area. May God keep you safe. Remain blessed sir---Moyosore Adegbeye, Nigeria.
We're safe to the Glory of the Lord. Actualy, I am not in the United States right now, but overseas, but my folks are unaffected by the Hurricane. The hurricane affected eastern part of Texas in Houston, while we live in Central Texas. Thanks for your concern and be richly blessed in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Dr Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo is Chancellor and Provost; The Jesus Christ Solution Center Training School & Bible College in Cameron near Texas which will take-off later this year. He can be reached at [email protected]. His contact number is: 254-605-4035. Website: www.jesuschristsolutioncenter.com