by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:
The most powerful winter storm to hit the west coast in ages has been dubbed “Winter Storm Ezekiel”, and this “historic storm” is going to make Thanksgiving travel an absolute nightmare for millions of people. Heavy snowfall combined with winds gusts of “over 70 mph” will create severe blizzard conditions in some areas, and travel will be close to impossible on certain portions of Interstate 80 and Interstate 5. This is a very dangerous storm, and it is extremely unusual to be witnessing this sort of weather along the west coast in November. Meteorologists are telling us that Winter Storm Ezekiel is likely to “undergo bombogenesis” before it comes ashore, and that would officially make it a “bomb cyclone”…
The intensifying storm is located in the northeastern Pacific Ocean and will move into Oregon and Northern California on Tuesday. This storm will likely undergo bombogenesis before it moves inland. This means its pressure will drop at least 24 millibars within 24 hours, making it an intense storm when it strikes.
From there, the storm will track slowly eastward from the West toward the Plains into this weekend through a sharp southward plunge of the jet stream.
The Weather Channel has named this system Winter Storm Ezekiel.
It is quite interesting that a “perfect storm” is going to sweep across the United States at a moment in history when America is entering “the perfect storm” that some of us have been warning about for so many years. Over the next couple of days, this “historic” storm will absolutely hammer the western third of the nation before moving into the Midwest…
The intensity of this storm is potentially historic for southwestern Oregon and northwestern California, the National Weather Service said.
Strong winds gusting over 70 mph will punch into southwestern Oregon and northwestern California. The winds could cause tree damage and power outages in some areas.
Snowfall will pick up in the Sierra Nevada and Cascades, as well as the higher terrain of Northern California, particularly above 2,000 feet in elevation. The snowfall will make travel conditions dangerous on Interstate 80 in the Sierra and Interstate 5 in the mountains of Northern California and southern Oregon.
Earlier today, Marty Breeden pointed out to me that David Wilkerson once declared that warnings for America would come from unusual places because so many of those that should be warning America about what is ahead are silent.
So could it be possible that “Winter Storm Ezekiel” is meant as some sort of a harbinger? Of course many people out there will dismiss the name of this storm as “just a coincidence”, and perhaps they are correct.
But over the years I have come to understand that very few things in life are “just a coincidence”, and so let’s talk about Ezekiel for a few moments.
The prophet Ezekiel was sent to warn the exiles of Israel to turn back to God, and he was also instructed to warn the people of Judah that the city of Jerusalem was going to fall because of their extreme wickedness. Needless to say, his warnings were not particularly popular at the time, but they turned out to be accurate. The city of Jerusalem was once the center of the most powerful nation on Earth, but the people abandoned God and just about every form of evil that you can possibly imagine exploded in their society. After a series of warnings, Jerusalem was conquered, and the people of Judah were taken into exile.
In Ezekiel chapter 3, the prophet is specifically commissioned as a watchman, and he is warned about what will happen if he doesn’t warn the people…
17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
Of course Ezekiel was ultimately faithful in warning the people about what was coming, but most of them did not listen.
In our time, relatively few watchmen are sounding the alarm about what is coming to America. Will some end up with blood on their hands because they refused to proclaim the truth?
There is also a lot of good news in the book of Ezekiel. In numerous places there are promises that the exiles of Israel will someday be regathered to the land, and one of the places where we see this is in Ezekiel chapter 11…
16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.
17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
18 And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence.
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
21 But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord God.
Just like ancient Israel, the United States has completely abandoned the values that it was founded upon, and Americans have embraced evil to a degree that would be unimaginable to previous generations.