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chapter 90

UNCOMMON FAVOR IN THE WEATHER

As FURTHER proof of this unique agreement and favor, with Almighty God, there are many instances of miraculous changes in the weather to support this:

Here are just a few…

In 1588, the Spanish Armada, consisting of 149 ships attempted conquest of the 80 ships of the English fleet. Despite these odds, the English decided to force an engagement when the armada dropped anchor , near Calais , in the English Channel. In a lightning fast strike, the British took out 8 of their ships.   The Spanish Galleons immediately cut their cables and sailed in panic out to sea. The leader of the English, Captain Drake, resolved at all costs to prevent their return. At dawn, the English ships closed in and Used almost all of their ammunition before the sun went down. Three more Spanish ships went down, three had drifted helplessly onto the Flemish Coast, but the bulk of the Spanish vessels remain. The majority of the work of destruction was to be left to a mightier foe than Drake. As mentioned earlier, the much smaller English fleet had expended their ammunition and were unable to pursue. This is the point where the weather came into play. A surprise gale appeared from nowhere with winds so violent against the Spanish, they were FORCED to steer a course AROUND the British Isles in order to return home.

This abruptly ended Spain’s plan for the invasion of England, with its dream of world domination.

Two French invasions were foiled in similar fashion.

In 1759, the French Fleet , at Brest , attempted to join troop transports assembled for a projected invasion of England. The British pursued them to Quiberon Bay , where a strikingly similar , gale storm destroyed this fleet.

A similar event happened in psalm 48:7 , “ Almighty God breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.” This is referring to an event where Almighty God supernaturally destroys a raging enemy of Jerusalem.

At another time, Napoleon resolved to conquer England, but the British leader, Admiral Nelson, gained the victory at Trafalgar, again this was aided by an unexpected, sudden storm. This victory shattered Napoleon’s schemes for invasion. Ten years later, it was through the weather aiding the power of British Arms fighting with their allies and helped by a timely, heavy rain that Napoleon’s career was ended at Waterloo. French poet and novelist, Victor Hugo, was quoted as saying, “ IF it had not rained the night before the 17th and the 18th of June, the future of Europe would have been changed.”

Fast forward to World War 1. During the 1914/18 War, the Germans planned to expand their air offensive Using Zeppelins, which were to drift silently with the wind across the target. The first raid of this kind was made in 1917.

Here’s the account of the raid given in a London Newspaper:
“ Towards moon set on the evening of October 19, 1917, a fleet of 11 Zeppelins left Germany in what were thought to be ideal conditions for an attack on London – light westerly breezes, clear skies, and a low lying mist. Guided by the then novel method of radio direction-finding , nine of the aircraft reached the Metropolis, one passing over the west end and dropping a bomb in Piccadilly Circus. Meantime, an unforeseen cyclonic disturbance was forming off our southwest coast. While the ground mist thickened into fog, obliterating landmarks, the upper wind veered northward, and rapidly freshened from twenty to over fifty miles an hour , AT the invaders height of 15,000 – 20,000 feet !

The Zeppelins directional radio apparatus failed, owing, it was believed ,to the sudden intense cold. And, as a result, the raiders completely lost their bearings.      All unawares they were driven southward , far off their homeward course.”

Here’s the account by The Observer, October 17, 1937

“ Lt Col. Sir Alfred Rawlinson , who was actively connected with the defense of London , declared , ‘ on that night, London was once more defended by the POWERS which were beyond the control of defense … Our faithful and invaluable ally, the wind, continued to freshen with most persistent and truly gratifying regularity. ‘ “

Accoont by The Defense of London 1915 – 18 Pg. 218

Fast forward to World War II. As you might expect, many victories in this war were also due to unexpected, favorable weather conditions.

Without favor of the weather, 335,000 men could not have been evacuated from Dunkirk. This evacuation would not have been possible if it had not been for highly unusual weather conditions of a violent storm over France, BUT YET a calm sea in the English Channel !

The story of what happened at Dunkirk was reported in the London Daily Telegraph:    “ As the story is told, two great wonders stand forth; and on them have turned the fortune of the troops.
“ I have talked to officers and men who have gotten safely back to England, and all of them tell of these two PHENOMENA , the first was the GREAT STORM which broke over Flanders on Tuesday, May 28, and the other was the GREAT CALM which settled on the English Channel during the days following……..
“ The story of the strange armada which took the men from the beaches of Dunkirk is already familiar in outline. In its complete fullness , it will probably never be known, but it is undoubted that there was such a calmness over the whole of the waters of the English Channel for that vital period of days as has RARELY been experienced. Those who are accustomed to the Channel testify to the STRANGENESS of this calm; they are deeply impressed by the , PHENOMENA of Nature , by which it became possible for TINY craft to go back and forth in safety ….. 

So the two miracles made possible what seemed impossible. In the darkness of the storm and the violence of the rain, formations which were eight to twelve miles from Dunkirk were able to move up on foot to the coast with scarcely any interruption from aircraft, for aircraft were unable to operate in such turbulent conditions . “ (July 8, 1940).

In his memoirs, Mr. Churchill reveals that Hitler undoubtedly believed “ that his air superiority would be sufficient to prevent a large-scale evacuation by sea “ (World War II, vol. ii, p. 68). But the Fuehrer did not take the weather into his reckoning, for on May 30, General Halder, Chief of the German General Staff, complained in his diary: “ Bad weather has grounded the Luftwaffe and now we must stand by and watch countless thousands of the enemy getting away to England right under our noses. “

After the episode at Dunkirk, Hitler made plans for invading England with his “ Operation Sea Lion. “ UNFAVORABLE WEATHER AGAIN greatly added to the German difficulties.
In the German Naval War Diary, there is a laconic entry for September 17:“ The weather situation as a whole does not permit us to expect a period of calm… The Fuehrer therefore decides to postpone Sea Lion indefinitely “ .
(The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer, p. 773).

Clearly Gods control of the weather helped in the fall of the Third Reich !

Besides Almighty God’s manipulation of the air and sea to aide Britain’s military and hinder their enemy, the weather also made it possible to have Bumper Harvests. Obviously it takes good weather to produce a good crop harvest.

In 1942, England was blessed with bountiful harvests with were direly needed. The Minister of Agriculture made this comment on the BBC’s 9 o clock news.

“ Some power has wrought a MIRACLE in the English harvest fields this summer, for in this, our year of greatest need, the land has given us bread in greater abundance than we have EVER known before.”

 The capture of Casablanca in Maraco was aided by good weather conditions.  The Ally General Staff have been warned by all weather experts that after October 1st , the Atlantic Swell, off the coast of Morocco , would be too high for landing purposes, but at midnight on November 6th and 7th, Admiral Huewitt decided to risk it, The sea , AT THE LAST MINUTE , went down and on November 7th, the large collection of ships approached the coast with fair weather, light winds and a fair skies!


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