Televangelist Frank Amedia, Donald Trump’s “liaison for Christian policy” in the course of the 2016 presidential race, claims the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 was God’s punishment for President Obama’s snubbing of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and assist for a two-state resolution in Israel.
Speaking final week on the National Apostolic and Prophetic Gathering in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Amedia tied a diplomatic slight to one of many biggest environmental crises in United States historical past.
At the time, news outlets reported then-President Barack Obama left contentious talks with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to have dinner along with his spouse and daughters. In his speech, Amedia blames that snub for each an earthquake in Alaska and the high-pressure methane fuel explosion that destroyed BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil platform.
“How many of you remember April 20, 2010?” Amedia requested his viewers. “Deepwater Horizon blew up. Now, a few days before that, there was an earthquake in Georgia Sound up in Alaska. The day the Georgia Sound earthquake happened I received the anger of the Lord. And I did because it came out that Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, went in to our White House to visit with our president to talk about the division of the land of Israel. You wanna push God’s buttons? Start talking about Israel and dividing his land.”
Amedia claims the Lord spoke to him that day, saying “Son, prophesy to the north and to the south and say it across this great span of this great country that I will shake the north and then I will shake the south and I will call from the deep and I will show disaster.”
The Alaskan earthquake was the shaking within the north, in keeping with Amedia’s prophecy, and the Deepwater Horizon spill was the shake within the south.
Amedia added that God advised him “until my son [Netanyahu] is received back where he belongs and they take their hands off my land,” the leak wouldn’t be stopped.
In July 2010, Obama acquired Netanyahu on the White House for extra talks. But in accordance to a White House briefing, the president “focused above all on the prospects for peace and a two-state solution.”
“During our conversation, [Prime Minister Netanyahu] once again reaffirmed his willingness to engage in serious negotiations with the Palestinians around what I think should be the goal, not just of the two principals involved, but the entire world,” mentioned Obama in an announcement. “And that is two states living side by side in peace and security.”
Amedia claimed that “six days later, the well stopped” leaking oil.
In actuality, Obama hosted Netanyahu on July 6 and BP didn’t announce the properly was sealed till September 19. A sealing cap was affixed on July 12 however, in keeping with The Guardian, the corporate was nonetheless stemming the circulate of oil for months afterward.
With over 130 million gallons launched into the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is taken into account the biggest oil spill within the historical past of the petroleum trade. Eleven have been believed to have died within the explosion, with a minimum of 17 extra requiring medical remedy.
Amedia has made outrageous claims earlier than: He as soon as mentioned that, with the ability of prayer, he single-handedly prevented a tidal wave generated from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake from hitting Hawaii. In 2018, he raised eyebrows with a story about resurrecting an ant that he had crushed throughout a visit to Israel.
The Evangelical argument for a single Jewish state in Israel is linked to the motion’s perception in prophecies described within the Book of Revelations and a crucial precursor to the ultimate battle between good and evil and the return of Jesus Christ to Earth. Donald Trump’s relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was considered as a significant piece of that prophesy.
Amedia has also stated that the institution of a United States Space Force is one other key ingredient in bringing concerning the End Times.