Japan caught in typhoons | theTrumpet.com
NOTe million people were evacuated in preparation for the super typhoon Nanmadol, which hit Japan between September 18 and 20. Hundreds of flights have been canceled and ground transportation has come to a standstill. Tens of thousands of people remained in emergency shelters on the evening of September 19 and nearly 350,000 homes lost power. Despite all warnings and precautions, at least four people have died with more than a hundred injured. Many agree that it could have been much worse and that future typhoons are only a matter of time. As their frequency and severity increase, Japan should reflect on the path it has recently taken.
A report released by the Meteorological Research Institute in August 2020 revealed that over the past 20 years, the number of typhoons hitting Tokyo has increased 1.5 times over the previous 20 years. This represents a 50% increase in typhoons since 1980. “Typhoons themselves are also changing, getting stronger and sticking around longer,” he added. Japan Striker written at the time.
From Nanmadol, the Guardian wrote: “While the weather agency had warned of a potentially devastating typhoon, which landed unleashing gusts of up to 234 kilometers (145 miles) per hour, damage appeared relatively limited.” In 2019, Typhoon Hagibi killed around 100 people.
Although Nanmadol calmed down before making landfall, it was still a major warning signal that exposed Japan’s vulnerability and caused massive damage.
The recent storm follows the assassination of Shinzō Abe on July 8. The main goal of Abe’s long political career was to transform Japan into a military power again. The parliamentary elections two days after the murder show that the nation supports his ideas more than ever. The Liberal Democratic Party, which calls for doubling the current military budget to 2% of Japan’s gross domestic product, won a rare qualified majority on July 10.
Japan today has legitimate fears that contribute to this push for remilitarization. But he has been preparing for it for many decades. In 1971, the late educator Herbert W. Armstrong warned, “Japan today has no military establishment. But we must not lose sight of the fact that Japan has become so powerful economically that it could build up a very powerful military force very quickly. Since then, the nation has made great strides towards militarization, and our world in general has become much more dangerous. But there is more than one reason to worry about Japan’s return to militarism.
“During the World War ii, the Empire of Japan conquered much of Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. In doing so, the nation has descended into an appalling state of fanaticism and cruelty, and is the perpetrator of some of the worst brutality in human history. The war crimes were so extreme that even Nazi soldiers stationed in Asia publicly express their shock,” we wrote in our September 2022 issue. Trumpet publish.
Additionally, Bible prophecies recorded in Ezekiel 38 and Revelation 16:12 warn that Japan will once again contribute to great savagery. Revelation 16 specifically describes a 200 million strong army that draws soldiers from various Asian nations to seek world domination. “Japan’s march toward militarization today is vital to watch as it creates the conditions for this prophesied Asian bloc to become a military force of unfathomable destructive power. Every Japanese move toward remilitarization represents a step closer to this gargantuan military and this unprecedented world war. (Read “Land of the Rising Military Might” to understand these prophecies and recent Japanese history.)
Could the recent storms be a warning from God to Japan? Could it be that he is reaching out, giving the nation a chance to repent of the path it is on that will once again lead to great savagery?
“[T]the Lord has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. It threatens the sea, and dries it up, and dries up all the rivers…. The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt, and the earth is scorched before him…” (Nahum 1:3-5). “It charges the thick cloud of moisture; the clouds scatter its lightning. They go around in circles under his direction, to accomplish whatever he commands them on the face of the habitable world” (Job 37:11-12; Revised Standard Version).
“God wants this world to learn that he controls nature” Trumpet editor Gerald Flurry explains in Nahum – An end times prophecy for Germany. “Many natural disasters are anything but Natural. Soon, arrogant men will learn this lesson very deeply. Everything indicates that it will take much more than a storm for humanity to finally listen to God. Our free booklet Why “natural” disasters? explains this lesson in detail. More so, it reveals the cause of human suffering and the wonderful future that God will bring despite human arrogance.