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Making Isaac of YHVH's Covenant

| thurs, august 30, 2012 |

As the on going damage and destruction from Isaac has still yet to be fully known, one thing is sure, mockery has fallen in torrents from the lips of many, much like the torrents of rain have fallen upon the shores of iniquity.

Isaac is the first real test Louisiana and the Gulf have had since the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Though Isaac shared similarities with Katrina, the two were very dissimilar, with both possessing very different characteristics. For one, Isaac never even reached category two status, whereas Katrina at her strongest was a category 5. Isaac's weak nature produced an insignificant storm surge when compared to the category 5 storm surge that Katrina produced as she roared upon land as a major category 3 hurricane on August 29, 2005, eerily 7-years to the day before Isaac would come to test the manmade improvements that rose from the abyss of her wake.

News anchors, meteorologists, and many locals on the streets were all saying the same thing, "Isaac's no Katrina." They would be right, Isaac is no Katrina, yet this didn't stop Isaac as he began to test the multi-billion dollar upgrades to the levees, the infrastructure, the storm water pumps, the floodgates, and more importantly, the attitudes of men.

As I watched the events surrounding Isaac, one thing continued to trouble me, the overwhelming mockery.

As noted before, Isaac means he laughs or laughter. A deeper study of the word shows other characteristics that I had missed when I first looked into the meaning of Isaac's name.

I believe that in order to have a base understanding of the potential implication of Isaac and the obvious connections that Isaac has with Katrina, one must first understand the type of laughter that led to the naming of the son of Abraham, the origin of the name Isaac in which the storm gets it name.

The name Isaac is first found in Genesis 17:19

And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

It is here, in this verse that YHVH names Abraham's future son, the son in which the ber-eeth o-lawm or everlasting covenant made between YHVH and Abraham at Shichem (Shechem), found in Genesis 12, would continue.

I think it is important to note that it was YHVH and not Abraham that named the yet unborn child Isaac. Why would YHVH name Abraham's son "laughter?"

And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? Genesis 17:15-17

A few verses before YHVH reveals the name of Abraham's son, Scripture records that Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, or tsaw-khak, as the Strongs defines it, to laugh outright (in merriment or scorn); by implication, to sport or mock. It is from this laughter, that Isaac gets his name, as tsachaq is the root for Yitschaq, or Isaac.

It is clear that this laughter was not out of merriment, rather out of disbelief, as in the following verse Abraham submits an easier, fleshly solution to YHVH, a response that flashes, if even inadvertently, a subtle disbelief of YHVH's plan outlined before Abraham.

And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee! Genesis 17:18

Much is attested to Abraham's faith in the New Testament, but it is in this instance that we are able to observe a rare shaking of faith that even the godliest among us fall into at times.

This laughter didn't stop with Abraham.

Scripture indicates that Abraham found out about Isaac before Sarah.

The circumstance in which Sarah finds out about the future birth of her son is different; the scene and time has changed from the earlier conversation held between YHVH and Abraham in chapter 17.

Genesis chapter 18 opens with a much different scene.

And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. Genesis 18:1-5

As the men finished the meal of hospitality,

...they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. Genesis 18:9-15

Sarah finds herself in a situation similar to that of Abraham's, yet she denies she laughed, and the LORD corrects her. Sarah inadvertently confirms, as a double witness, the name of her son Isaac, or laughter. I believe that this laughter was rooted in disbelief, as I find it hard to believe that the LORD would confront and question the reason for her laughter, "Is any thing too hard for the LORD," if her laughter had been rooted in merriment, or joy.  Sarah's quick denial only further supports the fact that this laugther, as her husband's before her, was the result of unbelief.

So what does all of this have to do with Isaac the storm? 

Well, as always I can only ask that you pray about the following.

I believe that Isaac the storm is just as much a part of the events that led to Katrina 7-years prior.

Many have written on the relationship between the events that took place in the US due to Katrina and the expulsion of the Jews in Israel. I believe that Isaac is a testing of that spirit, a testing of the waters, a test that reveals bitterness for the covenant of YHVH and the reality that HE DOES USE VARIOUS WEAPONS OF HIS INDIGNATION AS PUNISHMENT FOR RELENTLESS INIQUITY.

The current administration hasn't learned the lessons of Katrina, nor has the populace. The populace laughs at the Abrahamic Covenant and just as previous administrations before it, the current administration does all it can to administer continuous pressure upon Israel to "make peace" and "divide the land." Yet the current administration is treading in an area that I believe is inherently more dangerous and detrimental to the continued existence of the United States of America, the Obama administration still refuses to fully acknowledge the reality of the existential threat facing Israel today, or the GOD that defends HIS WORD.

If Katrina was truly punishment upon the USA for her role in the expulsion of 9-thousand Jews and the destruction their homes, their lives, and their businesses, a move that made the USA implicit in the creation and facilitation of a terrorism stronghold on the border of Israel, unifying the very terrorists whom rejected the "land for peace" ideology and instead, to this day, transformed the newly acquired land into a launching pad for over 7,000 rockets and various other malicious attacks against the Jewish State, a reality that has continued since 2005, if this was truly the lessons of Katrina, than what will become of this nation, the US of A, that relentlessly pushes Israel even harder to give up greater swaths of land, delegitimizing Israel in the international arena, continues to support movements across the Middle East that only further empower the enemies surrounding every border of Israel and abroad, all while maintaining a hypocritical smile and mantra of rock solid support for Israel as the hand of betrayal slowly twists the undermining knife in the back of Israel's national security with regard to a nuclear Iran, a move that has the potential to place not thousands of Jews in jeopardy, but rather 6-million Jews and hundreds of thousands of homes and structures in line for destruction? What happens to such a nation, especially in the wake of judgments such as the ones this nation has already received as she has spent years solidifying her current position, a position directly at odds with YHVH?

It chills me to the bone to see the type of mockery that we are witnessing in this nation and around the world for the covenant that YHVH has made with Israel. The covenant is real and everlasting, the defender of this covenant is not man, though man has a part; no, the defender of this covenant is YHVH and the fulfillment of this covenant is Jesus Christ.

When the LORD was done correcting Sarah, "Nay; but thou didst laugh," then, "the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom."

In the wake of Isaac and the mockery, has YHVH looked towards another Sodom?

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
1 Corinthians 1:27

God Bless, daniel