Do You Know What The Hurricane Name Of Joaquin Actually Means?

I thought it unusual for them hurricane watcher people to pick a Spanish name, and it got me curious as to the meaning of that name Joaquin. When...

Major Hurricane Joaquin to Impact Over 65 Million From South Carolina to Massachusetts

“He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.” Psalm 135:7 (KJV)

The past week has been off the charts as far as things related to the end times are concerned. Russia starting airstrikes in Syria, Iran sending in ground troops, the Pope proclaiming that he comes “in his own name”. It’s been absolutely crazy exciting so far, with no end in sight. That brings us to the topic of today’s story, Hurricane Joaquin.


Governors in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and North Carolina have issued a State of Emergency.

I thought it unusual for the hurricane watcher people to pick a Spanish name, and it got me curious as to the meaning of that name. When I went and looked it up, I about fell off my chair. According to the name meaning web sites I visited, the name Joaquin means “Raised By Yahweh“. Huh, are you kidding me? “raised by Yahweh”?

Look, folks, maybe this storm will fizzle out and maybe it won’t, but at this point I really feel that the Lord God of Abraham is sending us a message. When you have the combined assembled nations of the world thumbing their nose at Him, raising the flag of Palestine and talking about dividing up His holy land of Israel, you got to know that judgment is coming. Look at where Russia and Iran are right now, and perhaps you will see that maybe judgment has already begun.

NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.
  • Michelle

    I’m hoping because I’m really getting tired of this world 🙁

    • Skywatcher

      Hey there, Michelle! I share your sentiment, but you know what? I found a way to rise above it! YESIRREE! I did so! 🙂

      We have been given four very poignant commands for the time in which God has placed us:
      1. Occupy till I come (business as usual)
      2. Go ye into all the world…and preach the gospel.
      3. Do not become weary in well doing.
      4. WATCH!

      The thing that takes the sting out of living in this sin-sick world for me is to find opportunities to share my faith with someone! Witnessing for Jesus brings the greatest joy and sense of fulfillment ever possible, and EVEN MORE SO when they kneel at the foot of the cross and receive the Savior!

      Another remedy is to ask God to show you someone in need and do your utmost to please Him in that regard!

      Pray that God will put people in your path who have a sincere hunger and thirst for righteousness and let Him use you! There’s no high like the Most High and to be employed in His service! You have to hurry though; time is getting short!

      Remember the old song:

      “This world is not my home”, I’m just a’passin’ through;
      My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.
      The angels beckon me to Heaven’s open door…
      And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore!

      Cho. O Lord, You know, I have no friend like You;
      If Heaven’s not my future home, then Lord, what will I do?
      They’re all expecting me and that’s one thing I know;
      And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore!

      You have the tools; put ’em to work for the Master and be blessed!

      • Donna L.

        Very nice! Thanks!!

        • Tyuf

          NASA Study Predicts 100 Years Of Mega Drought.

      • alain humbert

        And “4.WATCH !” !

        Especially for the prince-of-this-world’s tricks.

        Looks as if the 2nd Beast is stirring & revealing himself.
        For nowhere in Scriptures Is It Said that the coming of the
        2nd Beast is kept veiled Until THE HOLY SPIRIT Lets him out.

        However GOD Still HAS Some Surprises In Store for us &
        for the devil too.

        I mean that although the present renegade pontiff has
        stated his position glare-of-hell-clear :

        1/ “No Christian outside of the r.c.c.
        “Therefore no Salvation outside of the r.c.c.”
        2/ He comes in his own name
        (frozen lizards running down my spine)
        3/ “The Cross Has Failed”
        4/ “JESUS HAS Failed”

        Still he could be only one of the devil’s white herrings.

        Since the father of lies and of despair knows the Scriptures
        better than any of us Bible-believing Christians, and is well aware of what is ultimately in store for him & his goons,
        count on him for multiple decoy-launching to confuse us.

        Gone-South-vlad’s recent ME moves also could well be part of these.

        GOD BLESS you for your recommendation.

        • Terri

          Satan has got to be the most disillutioned being in the entire history of this world. He know whos it is going to end. But he keeps on trying. He tried to overthrow God so he would be the kind of heaven and he wanted to rule. Instead he and his fallen angels go to hell WHICH GOD HAD MADE FOR THEM AND GOD RULES OVER and any move he makes has to get the approval of God before he can do anything. How Ironic is that bet had had more power as Lucifer than he does now and it is only going to get worse and he has read the ending but he still thinks he is going to win????LOL…Such a loser and sad that so many are follwong him. Satan hates humans whether you accept Christ or help Satan with his evil agenda. Can you imagine the people going to spend eternity in hell (which was made for Satan and his angels). Think how angry he will be who do you think he will take it out of for all eternity. What a chilling thought.

          • Lyn

            Yes satan knows his future but his game plan isn’t so much to have humans on his side. He doesn’t care about people, he only cares about robbing God of our souls.

      • Michelle

        Thank you for that Skywatcher! What you wrote really hit home with me and gave me a sense of purpose while we wait for Him.

      • Jenny


        Thank you for that life flow I recieved with your encouraging post!

        I might add one more thing.

        I’ve been called to be a stay at home wife and mom. Wow can it be challenging! There are many days I fail to see the glory in the mundane. There is very little reward, prestige, glamour in this “service job.” But on many many days as I stay the course, My Father reminds me of the invaluable investment I am making in His Children, my family.

        I don’t have to “go into the world and preach the gospel.” Its right here, under my roof. Every meal, every hug, every rebuke is building His Kingdom. It’s a privilege to have such a high calling!

        And oddly enough, our intact and ordered family IS THE TESTIMONY!

        I haven’t slept in years. I’ve gained several unwanted pounds. I have no idea who or what the current “fad” is. But I have strong, incredible marriage of several decades, a mannerly and bright child who has a longing for all things Christ. I have well behaved pets and a fairly decent sweet potato patch!

        And we are forcefully advancing The Kingdom of Heaven as we lay our lives down for Him and each other…even if our biggest testimony is to an aging neighborhood and the mailman. They matter to Him.

        Thanks for your reminder and encouragement. It gave me a much needed second wind.


        • Terri

          Cherish the mundane EVERY DAY. My son died a little over two years ago on his grandmothers birthday (my mom). He was my gift from God and I miss him more every day but I also feel honored and privileged to have been chosen to be Richie’s mom and so when He died I thanked God for allowing me to have most amazing 29 years with my son. The only thing that will surpass that time is when we get to meet our Lord and Savior in the clouds and my Richie Rich will be there. Richie truly was my gift from God in every way and I have gotten closer to God than ever. I do not understand Christians who curse God when tragedies happen everyone has free will and this is a sinful world so bad things will happen. Well better get off my soapbox..LOL TTYL

          • Jenny

            I’m so sorry for your loss, Sister. (((Hug))

            Please introduce me to him in heaven. You’ll find me in the nearest batch of basil.


            PS…thank you for the reminder.

        • Skywatcher

          You’re more than welcome, Jenny! God has called us NOT to see through each other but to see each other through! Glad I could be of encouragement!

          You have an awesome responsibility, and you’re in the center of God’s will. I’m so pleased that you have it altogether! Your family IS the main focal point of your ministry, and yes, I can imagine, being a stay at home mom is extremely challenging. Not many breaks! My mom was a stay at home engineer, like yourself! 🙂 The rewards are well worth the effort!

          Continue to keep up the great work! Faithful is He who called you who will complete the work He has begun in you! I’m taking that off the top of my head; hope it’s correct!
          Anyway…you get the point and that’s all that matters!

          God richly bless you, as you continue to serve Him in that mighty important mission field of ALL mission fields!!! 🙂

      • Anna

        Thank you for posting!it was fuel to my soul!

      • Ginny Brown

        AMEN!!! That song has ALSO been on my mind this week! I shared it online! I have been witnessing and encouraging others on facebook! Awesome witnessing tool!

    • Tina clabo

      Me too! Come quickly Lord Jesus!

  • Larry / vietnamvet1971

    my comments seem to have got a few peoples feathers ruffled and they are forcing themselves to reply, so I will keep them short.

    • Hadassah


      @ Larry

      What ?

      Apparently, I missed all the excitement.


      • Larry / vietnamvet1971

        I am sorry, I posted in the wrong blog article.

        • Hadassah


          @ Larry

          Apparently, I missed it there also.


  • I just wrote this commentary this morning. There are many more verses covering the power of God over creation, but these should suffice.

    Is it not interesting to see that the 2015 season was considered low in the hurricanes total and now this one named Joaquin (in Hebrew meaning “established by YHWH”) comes right at the time the world is trying to mess with God´s established eternal covenant with Israel?
    One must be totally blind ignorant or defiant of God´s sovereignty to miss the connection.

    This is what God says in his Word:

    Job 38:22-30
    “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle? “Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth? read more.”Who has cleft a channel for the flood, Or a way for the thunderbolt, To bring rain on a land without people, On a desert without a man in it, To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout? “Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? “From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth? “Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.

    This is the solution provided by God himself: a contrite heart, crying out in repentance for our sins, turning toward and accepting God´s pardon, and in faith trust that God keeps his Word that will prevail in every instance, gratitude and praise will follow.

    Psalm 107: 23-32
    They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
    24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
    25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
    26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
    27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit’s end.
    28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
    29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
    30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.
    31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
    32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

    Now from the New Testament:
    Jesus Stills the Sea Mark 4:35- 41

    35 On that day, when evening came, He *said to them, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 [a]Leaving the crowd, they *took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him. 37 And there *arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. 38 Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they *woke Him and *said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and [b]it became perfectly calm. 40 And He said to them, “Why are you [c]afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 They became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”

    The Lord Jesus can bring on a storm and calm it as part of a manifestation of his power for our benefit.
    I hope that this latest warning will cause people to repent, and turn to God who will act in mercy as he has promised in his Word.

    Look at this image and draw your own conclusion!

    To see the image showing 2015 hurricane predictions and the whole article from WND click here: Palestinian flag flies over U.N. as Hurricane brews in Atlantic from

    Read more:

    Image taken from

    More reading on storms by this blogger


    Essay on Paul´s shipwreck on Malta Acts 27 Part I and Part II

    Read more:

  • BtW, I named my son “Josquin Gabriel” which in French means “God established” “the messenger of God”. Please pray for him that he might become what his name means. Thank you. Maranatha.

  • The name Joaquin is related to the Hebrew name Jehoiakim meaning “he whom Yahweh has set up”. Jehoiakim was a king of Judah from 608 to 598 BCE. Jehoiakim reigned for eleven years, until 598 BCE[2] and was succeeded by his son Jeconiah.

    Rabbinical literature describes Jehoiakim as a godless tyrant who committed atrocious sins and crimes.

    Jeremiah criticized the king’s policies, insisting on repentance and strict adherence to the law.[6] Another prophet, Uriah ben Shemaiah, proclaimed a similar message and Jehoiakim ordered his execution.

    • alain humbert

      thank you for the precisions.

      GOD BLESS you.

  • Hadassah


    To quote Shakespeare…. “What’s in a name… ”

    A name can symbolize plenty.

    Take my own name, Hadassah, and the Bible parable from where it came.

    It’s all about identity… who’s who… who casts the lot for whom… who lives and who is hanged on the gallows.


  • Hadassah


    I remember Hurricane Ivan very well.

    There were two earthquakes in Hurricane Ivan’s path.

    It moved up from the Gulf of Mexico… crossed the USA went out into the Atlantic… then swung around like a “Crazy Ivan” maneuver to cross Florida… effectively hitting the US mainland twice.


  • Lord, come!

  • Correction:
    Sorry about the wrong link. To see the image of the 2015 prediction chart and the article from WND click here:

    I hope this time it will work. Jean-Louis.

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  • Dawnski

    That’s what I felt led to do as well. God revealed to me how this name is also associated with the Catholic belief in the Gospel of James. The unbiblically allege he is the father of the virgin Mary, Patron Saint of Grandfathers. Knowing how GeoEngineered weather is controlling the demise of Gods Green Earth, I find it facinating to watch who/how God preordained to bring judgment on our Obamanation while also fulfilling prophesy as the New World Order falls in to place as the masses adore the false prophet pope. Holy See. II Thes 2:4
    Come, Lord Jesus. Rev 11:18

  • Hadassah


    Hurricane Cat 4 –

    Weird Weather Channel


    I have no clue what happened to the Weather Channel… but I just turned it on and it looks like a stupid SIT-COM !!

    I kid you not… they are in what looks like a run down room and some guy is behind a run-down goofy looking bar… a bar !!

    And there are two large empty recliner chairs in the foreground taking up most of the view !!!!!!

    The weather info… maps, etc… are on what looks like a big screen TV in this run-down sit-com like living room !!

    WEIRD !!!


    • Hadassah


      Like the rest of this demented perverted satanic world order… the Weather Channel has now become a dumbed-down goofy sit-com.

      GOD needs to pull the plug on this evil antichrist NWO abomination !!!


  • Marian

    Can we be certain this storm is not the result of weather weapons? Countries signed an agreement in 1996 stating they wouldn’t use them on each other, but who do you see following the rules these days? Just sayin’…

    • Hadassah


      Someone needs to shut down the satanic antichrist perversion.


      • Dawnski

        Dane Wiggington has devoted his life for the greater good by exposing the truth. He has daily research worthy of reading and praying over.

        • Hadassah


          Yes… the Weather Channel has lots of reality shows.

          It has become totally useless for local weather… but usually is quite good covering major weather events.

          So imagine my surprise when the actual hurricane news today was set-up to look like a goofy dumbed-down sit-com.

          On what looked like a big screen TV in a run-down man cave complete with a run-down bar and oversized empty recliners… was a map of the hurricane’s position. Then a small pop up screen appeared on the map with the hurricane stats… except that pop up screen was so small I couldn’t read any of it. Maybe next time they will just use a camera phone to show them in a selfie reporting the hurricane news !!



  • Hadassah


    GOD needs to pull the plug on this evil antichrist NWO abomination !!!

    If you have never seen the old classic quirky movie, ” They Live ” … watch it.

    It’s about fake reality created by alien overlords to enslave the world.

    That’s what we are living in today… a socially-engineered dumbed-down perverted fake plastic reality controlled by a satanic alien hive-mind that is lobotomizing and destroying us.


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    PRESIDENT Obama is being used unfortunately by wickic spirits in high places to bring judgement upon America.. AS a people we need to pray for our President that his soul is saved…..what is it to gain to whole world and lose your soul…Yeshua allowed me to feel the love he has for PRESIDENT OBAMA.The only words I could come up with in describing it is HE IS HIGHLY FAVORED BY G-D YET HE IS USED TO BRING JUDGEMENT TO AMERICA..I PRAY G-D WILL SEND ANGELS OF WISDOM TO MINISTER TO HIM . HE IS BELOVED, MANY WILL DISAGREE BUT I STAND BY MY WORD.

    • Hadassah


      Pray ?!

      I PRAY the abomination that makes desolate goes to hell…
      and takes the rest of the toady NWO world leaders with him !!


      • Larry / vietnamvet1971

        Don’t worry, they think they are so Powerful and Proud to be in Power and they for sure are headed to that place reserved for Satan & his angels.

    • Ginny Brown


  • Skywatcher

    Something I’ve noticed about those of us who are watchers on the wall (eyes opened), is that we are sensing an inner unrest. We are anxious to “just go home” and to get on with eternity.

    Many of us in my circle all have a strong sense of urgency and excitement, an innate sense that time is very short. In all my years of serving Christ, I have NEVER EVER had these feelings until only in the last five years of so.

    It really makes a huge difference when we have the REAL Holy Spirit living within us, to guide us and to encourage us along the way!

    • Ginny Brown


  • Tracy

    Agree. It’s a feeling of urgency to tell all family, friends and everyone to please be ready, because time as we know it seems to be coming to a close. It stays on my heart and mind.

  • praisepalestine

    do you guys still care about that israel meme? it’s 2000+15, not 400bc

    • Skywatcher

      Praisepalestine, I dare you to say that to your Muslim next door neighbor! They’re still living in the dark ages,and you’re reminding US what year it is? If I’m correct, it is actually the year 5775. Are you one of them? You need to make a fresh pot of dope (coffee) and catch up with the times, my friend! 🙂

      Say what you will about Israel, God Almighty is NOT concerned with the date on our R.C. calendar! He has His Jewish calendar that implemented thousands of years ago; it is by this calendar that He plays out his plan of salvation and redemption. Israel is merely taking the heat because it was through her that Christ, the Savior came…Satan’s ultimate enemy! God made a promise to Israel, and through thousands of years, He’s kept His word. You may want to come over to the side of love, forgiveness, acceptance, and new purpose. Hatred and bloodshed is NOT the way to go. God loves you with an everlasting love, so much so that He has promised you eternal life with Him, if you will choose His son. His Son died that we might live; you don’t have to die as a martyr for salvation. Christ paid the price for it. It cost Him His all, but it is a free gift to us: Romans 6: 23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the GIFT of God is eternal life.” See the word, “gift”. It’s a gift; no more human sacrifice is necessary.

    • Ort

      I’ll just cut to the chase—be quiet.

  • alain humbert

    Let Joaquin yank out the parasitinian-colored floating rag
    & down the UN tower of babblers.

  • Larry / vietnamvet1971

    OK, what is your agenda?

    Are the judge,jury,& going to sentence him to your justice?

    Are you the PC / deputy sheriff to slap his hands?

    In so many words WHY?

    • Skywatcher

      Hi there, Larry / vietnamvet1971 and all!

      I have no idea whom your replying to, and it gets confusing w/out a reference (name). People enter their posts before our responses get online, and then when ours comes on afterwards,our reply gets thrown in the middle somewhere and not inline to the one we’re replying to. Would you mind addressing the person by name when replying? Thank you! It just saves a lot of time by not having to reread all the posts, trying to connect the response to the correct one.


      • Heather

        I believe our Brother Larry was addressing Jennifer who was wrongfully accusing our Brother Geoffrey. Thankfully her bashing comment was deleted.

        • Larry/vietnamvet1971

          Yes, jennifer johnston and her silly commenting over & over accusing
          Geoffrey of lying.

  • Mary

    I went to bed last night & turned the tv on & when I heard the hurricane name mentioned again it struck me, I wonder why it doesn’t have the usual common type name….WOW.

  • Heather

    @ Jennifer, obviously you haven’t been around the block too long here on NTEB. Those of us who have for years now, know our Brother Geoffrey a little more than you do my dear.Have you not noticed lately that those who are Watchmen on the wall have been commenting lately, that there is so much happening, that they are having trouble keeping up with all the stories? It’s called a mistake. Do you ever make mistakes?

    Larry asked you what your agenda was. Are you Catholic Jennifer, that you would come on here to bash our Brother Geoffrey accusing him of being a LIAR, only to get back at him for reporting TRUTH about the RCC?

    Isaiah 54:17 KJV
    No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

    Proverbs 11:9
    An hypocrit with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

    • Skywatcher

      Heather, that was an excellent reply to Jennifer! Thank you, for “filling the gap”. It seems to me, (in Canada), that there were actually two shootings being reported on the news (at the same time) when this one Geoffrey reported on came out. Of course, the larger one in Oregon stuck out in my mind the most, and I do have short-term memory problems.

      I find it mighty interesting that the MSM is doing its utmost to keep the religious identity of the shooter away from us. By doing so, it makes it much more obvious! I don’t see Christians running about asking who is a Christian and then shooting them, although, that is being done verbally on this site by the odd one,isn’t it HardFICTION?


      • Heather

        Thank you Skywatcher, I enjoy reading your comments as I can see you are filled God’s gift of wisdom. I appreciated your defense of Israel in your response to praisepalestine. You gave me a chuckle as I was reading it. God bless by you!

        • Heather

          God bless you Skywatcher I meant! Lol.

  • RobiMac

    It is good to see a hurricane raised by Yahweh, and not by HAARP. I don’t think man would send a hurricane directly at District of Corruption and the United Nothing so, it has the be Him.

    For many years I have wondered why God would never touch the government with disaster when they are the ones causing God’s anger to rise up in His face. Perhaps He’s almost finished using the wicked?

    • Heather

      Amen, Amen and Amen again RobiMac! Honestly, one of the main highlights of Francis’ trip here to the US that has bothered me the most, was his propping up of the ABOMINATIONS against God, of those “12”, worshipping false pagan gods at the mass at ground zero. It was disgusting seeing the Mother Harlot bringing all the religions together as he has been doing. Thus he has brought even more curses on this land.
      Imagine how our Creator in heaven feels seeing such abominations. Imagine His anger. I have cried out to God over this expressing my sorrow over this.

  • Skywatcher

    Are you folks aware that there are mighty more important things to be concerned about than a storm and the connection of a name?

    Check this news story out! They’re coming to a town near you…and ME!

    When you read that story, you’ll be mighty glad that you’re not there…yet!

  • Gabriel
  • Craig

    I was curious in what the name of the hurrican meant and here is what I found out. Joaquin is the Spanish language version of Joachim. It is a male name which finds its origin in Hebrew and literally means “lifted by Yahweh”.(

    ‘Jehovah has established.’ (

    Polish meaning: The Lord exalts. (

    “God will judge” (

    What the Lord does with this Hurrican is going to be interesting. I believe this country is under judgement and we will have to see what HE does with this storm.

    • Hadassah


      On another topic here, Alain brought up Joachim von Ribbentrop…
      who was judged by a committee of men and executed on Oct 16, 1946.


  • Lisa

    The name Joaquin is actually an abbreviation of the Hebrew name Jehoichin which means, Jehovah has established, יהוה ביסס

  • Skywatcher

    Anna, I’m glad I could be a small source of encouragement to you! We must work for the Master while it is yet day, for as we see around us…the darkness is fast closing in around us!

    With the Light of the world (Christ) burning brightly in and through us, with Christ in our little boat of life, we need not despair at the storm’s waves as they come to try to upset us!

    Keep looking up! Be prayed up! ‘Cause we’re going up!


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