by Sword At-The-Ready
The following essay is from a sermon I had given on the July 4th weekend. It is a very long read, as it was a 90 minute sermon but it is what the lukewarm church in America needs to hear at such a time as this.
This is not going to be pleasant message and oftentimes the truth is not pleasant. I make no apology for it.
I did not feel like celebrating the 4th of July. Instead I grieved, in anger and bitterness. I’ve known for awhile now in my spirit that America as we knew her is over, and now given the last few weeks, a few more are beginning to see what I have warned about for years.
Liberty has been lost brethren. Tyranny and persecution are now our future, indeed it is here – and we brethren, have grown comfortable with it. America has become an unfaithful and wicked nation that has turned it’s back on God to go after lusts of the flesh and the mind. It has done what not even the pagan Romans had dared to do. NO NATION on earth, not even Sodom and Gomorrah CHANGED the institution of marriage into a perversion of marrying two men or two women to engage in sanctioned homosexuality as a LEGAL RIGHT and have given it legal supremacy.
This nation has thrown liberty, which was the gift from God, back into His face, and spit on Him saying “We do not want to be reminded of You”. Meanwhile the vast majority of Christians in this nation, have either sat on our hands in indifference and apathy OR joined hands with the homosexual agenda out of either agreement with the agenda or fear of what the mob will do in concert with the government for daring to oppose it.
Given what has transpired of late including the recent rulings that have come down from the high court – how can any of us be in a celebratory rule and lie to ourselves that we are free?? Are we unable to read the signs of the times? Do we not know what that ruling and the several other ridiculous rulings from the High Court mean for us?
July 4th was not a time to celebrate, but to call to memory the righteous indignation of our forefathers at the lawless actions of tyrants. It should have been a time to remember the fact that though they did not want war – no sane man wants war – our forbears were willing to have war if that was what it was going to take to remain a free, self-governing people, sovereign under Almighty God.
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” – The Declaration of Independence
Sadly, Christians in this nation have allowed themselves to become illiterate of both the bible and history by thinking that there is nothing a Christian should be willing to fight against or die for. Brethren will not like what I have to say in this message. I am raining on their parade, letting the air out of their balloons. Like most Americans they do not want to grieve or be reminded of our national wickedness that impels us to mourn what trust we have betrayed; what principles and laws we have allowed to be trampled and the blood of patriots that we have chosen to ignore.
It is a time to ask ourselves, and each other: What exactly are we willing to do to resist wickedness and tyranny? Are you getting used to this ‘new normal’? Are you resting your hope on the next presidential messiah to save us?
Well I got news for you: freedom as you knew it is over. Life as you knew it is OVER. Look at how much we have been transformed into in just a few years. Look at what we have grown comfortable into accepting as our new normal! It’s 1936 and a whole nation is seig heiling fundamental transformation while being set against one another for the sake of those in power. But no one likes negativity – I am told. No one wants to hear doom and gloom. If that is the case, then this people are not interested in hearing the truth. This people are become the epitome of
For this is a rebellious people, false sons, Sons who refuse to listen To the instruction of the LORD; Who say to the seers, “You must not see visions”; And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions.
Some have said to me ‘all this woe and tribulation that is coming has to happen so let’s just sit on our hands and watch what is about to unfold upon us – God will spare us pain and be our Rock and shield’. How utterly naive. As if they are going to be sitting in recliners munching on popcorn and sipping soda as if the collapse of the country is going to be a pay-per-view event! Such people are not going to endure and tolerate watching the amount of suffering and horror that is going to come upon us.
I am here to tell you that while I can accept the fact that this nation is toast – what I was shown about myself in 2012 was a warning message that some Christian brethren understood I needed to get across to the church at large. The message was that we American Christians are not ready to endure and suffer what brethren in the third world suffer every single day. Having lived in a third world slum among persecuted Christians in 2012, watching those you love suffer seemingly without end or relief, was more than I was able to bear. I have to say that when God turns His back on this nation to allow His righteous judgment of our consequences be meted out – it will test your faith to it’s breaking point and I daresay the vast majority of Christians in this nation are going to buckle and fold. Heck – many are already buckling and folding and the real pain has not even come yet except upon a few!
Sadly, the church in America is not interested in hearing about what God is doing overseas, or what I learned about persecution. They have a new fellowship hall and coffee shop to construct for their youth ministry. They only want to hear positiveness and reinforced messages pertaining to health and prosperity. Some have said they do not want funds being diverted from ‘their great work of God’ to go to things they are not in charge or have control of. Matthew 28:19-20 is limited to preaching to other Christians about how they are wrong in this practice or that doctrine rather than going into nations where the Name of Christ is relatively unknown. They are too busy wanting to argue minute nuances of doctrine rather than notice that an entire society is about to collapse into ruin around them.
One of my personal passions in life before I was called to Mission work was attempting to talk about God’s Role in Our Founding and what real Liberty was as it was intended by our Founders. But brethren, this people that we call our countrymen today HAVE NO CLUE WHAT REAL LIBERTY actually is. The definition of liberty in today’s America is the exact opposite of the definition that our Forbears intended for us.
Recently, five justices in black robes ignored God and Natural Law’s factual principles of life and told everyone that ordaining Homosexuality as a RIGHT was an essential liberty. The avalanche of totalitarian celebration clang from sea to sea.
The White House, supposedly representing the American government was bathed in colors not of the American flag but of a flag representing the celebration of what the Bible calls an ABOMINATION. Homosexuals use the rainbow, the very sign of God’s covenant and mercy in the face of judgment, to desecrate His name, and flaunt evil, and it became a desecration covering the White House. The “People’s House” at 1600 Pennsylvania was bathed in colors of the Homosexual flag to give Christians the middle finger.
Where is the collective outrage of the Faith in this country? *Crickets* Collective outrage? No. Some griping and complaining in op-eds and on some talk radio – but outside of that – *crickets*.
A newfound Constitutional Right has been established in America ladies and gentlemen; the right for a man to put his penis in another man’s rectum, or two women to play with themselves and have the state declare that marriage. The ruling had NOTHING TO DO WITH RIGHTS if you read the dissents. It was a political edict of ideologues who believe in their “supremacy” over God and us ‘little people‘ is divine. They believe they are wiser than God who created the institution of marriage between a man and a woman and have instead decreed their abominable BEHAVIOR to be an inalienable RIGHT and SUPERIOR to God’s.
And now, the calls are already clamoring for people to have the liberty to engage in Polygamy, pedophelia Legalized incest and even beastiality. The pandora’s box of liberty to do as your loins and imagination dictate – is now wide open. The country is falling over itself to celebrate and applaud deviant sexual acts and make it an unassailable institution just like Abortion.
For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen, Because their speech and their actions are against the LORD, To rebel against His glorious presence. The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves. Say to the righteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions. Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For what he deserves will be done to him.O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths. The LORD arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.
Anthony Kennedy and SCOTUS have led the nation astray and have made wicked and crooked paths THE LAW of the land while DENOUNCING the Law of God. The Court has suggested in the majority opinion that God-ordained marriage “creates a climate of intimidation and offense” that deprived homosexuals of their rights. This is “liberty” they say. The “liberty to “love” whom and what they choose.
Liberty apart from God’s moral code brings on horrors. Horrors like those experienced during the French Revolution. While Robspierre was shouting “Liberty!” they were beheading everyone that was accused of having profited under the monarchy and who refused to bow down to the newfound ‘secular’ morality that swept France in the late 1700s. Brethren, this is where we are headed in America.
Freedom is Slavery – War is Peace – Ignorance Is Strength wrote George Orwell in his novel 1984. That upside down dystopian universe is now ours in the age of Obama. Tyranny is now said to be Liberty, and it’s no wonder considering calling tyranny liberty is nothing new:
“We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatable things, called by the same name—liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatable names—liberty and tyranny.” – Abraham Lincoln – April 18th, 1864.
Liberty for most Americans today means the freedom to have sex with whom they please, whenever they please. Freedom means cable TV and beer and entertainments. Freedom for some means a welfare check, or their perceived right to your wealth and to dismantle your evil ‘white privilege’. What freedom means in todays America, is the freedom from shame, the freedom from guilt, the freedom from responsibility and especially the freedom FROM God and morality. Unless of course you are white and Christian, then we are expected to be ashamed, guilty and bear responsibility for all the perceived woes our culture and our God have inflicted upon the nation.
I have been admonished that we should not waste time trying to reason with the wicked, that such is casting pearls before swine. It was given as a justification to shut the doors and close the blinds of your church and “let the world fall”. The problem with this line of thinking is in so doing we are ignoring the Devil’s devices. You are not going to be safe and secure in your church. The fact is that sin will never leave you alone. Evil always demands equality and accommodation, and when it is given and accorded – evil CONQUERS and DOMINATES. This is true of a soul as it is a society.
The refusal to confront evil and accommodate the liberty of a people to engage in wickedness and evil is bringing tyranny to those who stand for righteousness. We now currently live in a country where our beliefs and faith are INCOMPATIBLE with the mainstream of a society that views our faith in our God as tyranny, as a “Christian taliban” and worse. Freedom as we might define it is not the same as the rest of the country defines it. If you oppose homosexual marriage and “gay Rights, you will be declared a tyrant – even if you are not engaged in punishing those practicing it. Those of us who revere the bible are going to experience the tyranny of those who will force us to accept their behavior upon us. We declare our liberty to follow the scriptures unmolested and they declare their liberty from God to follow their lusts for the purpose of molesting us.
This is not a war on marriage, but a war on a way of life itself. A war to bring an entire society to ruin. If one dares bring fact into the mix, they are shouted down, boycotted, driven from the town square and punished severely. It is not enough that you keep quiet and to yourself – you must accept, love and accord the behavior that contradicts your faith and principles – or you will be punished.
Case-In Point: Sweet Cakes By Melissa. Not only was this business in Oregon shut down, the owners Aaron and Melissa Klein were fined $160,000 for refusing to bake a gay wedding cake and then the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries issued a gag order, stripping the Kleins of their First Amendment Right of both Speech and Exercise of Religion by banning them from speaking about their faith and their convictions to anyone in public, the media or on the internet about this case and the reasons they chose not to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding.
“The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries hereby orders [Aaron and Melissa Klein] to cease and desist from discussing, publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published … any communication to the effect of their reasons for their crime of discrimination made against any person on account of their sexual orientation,” – Commissioner Brad Avakian
Because they refused to remain silent and talk radio and Christian websites have been reporting on this heinous act by the tyrants – the State of Oregon has now DEMANDED the Kleins pay the $135,000 in damages by Monday July 13 or else the state of Oregon will place a lien on their home and force them to sell all their assets at auction to satisfy the fine. Their donation page on GoFundMe was shut down because it was determined their fundraising effort was to support “an illegal purpose”. “After careful review by our team, we have found the ‘Support Sweet Cakes By Melissa’ campaign to be in violation of our Terms and Conditions and have removed this campaign,” Go FundMe officials stated to the Oregonian.
President of the Family Research Council Tony Perkins stated “An Oregon judge made clear in no uncertain terms to the Kleins and all Americans that the state has the right to demand that citizens engage in activities that violate their beliefs and if they refuse, they will lose their ability to make a living,”.
“Liberty” now means you must take part in and celebrate homosexuality. If you refuse – you will be punished. Your wealth will be stripped from you. Your ability to make a living will be stripped from you. Your rights will be stripped from you. Your property and possessions will be stripped from you. Welcome to the Mark of the beast. And we are comfortable with it! We shrug our shoulders and ignore this outrage! And this is how tyranny becomes institutionalized.
Not even King George III imposed such wickedness on the Colonists! They would have picked up arms and gone hunting LONG AGO. Yet Christians today apparently believe nothing is worth action beyond perhaps prayer and holding a candle. We are often lectured by pastors and lay members that we must hate the sin, but love the sinner – yet they preach this to themselves ignoring the fact that society and government decree that to hate the sin is to discriminate against the sinner because the sin they engage in – is who they are. So Christians no longer judge right from wrong and wickedness takes a foothold and gives birth to tyranny.
In such a society, wickedness is declared to be superior to Righteousness:Relationship “Experts”: Gay Marriages Are Superior to Heterosexual Marriagesand Gay Parents Superior to Straight Parents.
“Men and women are fundamentally different in certain ways, and those differences can pose major challenges in straight marriages. Same-sex couples, by definition, don’t face these obstacles, which is why recent research suggests that same-sex marriages aren’t just equal to straight marriages: in important regards they are superior.”
Woe to those who call good, evil and evil, good! declares Isaiah 5:20. But if you think you can use the bible as a shield in this wicked society and rest safe and secure, think again. A rising chorus of ‘theologians’ and politicians are declaring that Jesus and The Father embrace Homosexual marriage, castigating those of us who revere God’s Word over the consensus of evil men who have compromised with the homosexual agenda.
Former Presidential national embarrassment and self-proclaimed born-again Christian Jimmy Carter declared that he believed that Jesus would embrace gay marriage.
“I think Jesus would approve of any love affair that was honest and sincere, and was not damaging to anyone else. And I don’t think that gay marriage damages anyone else.” Carter said.
We might laugh at that – but this quote is now being cited as superior to scripture! Marxist politicians and homo agenda groups are demanding Churches REVISE the bible and are suing bible publishers to strip any and all negative references of homosexuality out of scripture – citing it is against the law now that SCOTUS has ruled.
How long before we see mass bible burnings in America?? You think I’m kidding?Look at the mob insanity of ripping down the Confederate Flag and digging up the graves of dead generals spreading like wildfire throughout the country. It will not be long before the “hate speech” of the bible is set ablaze in frenzied rallies in such an atmosphere.
How many of us truly believe it is better to obey God than men? Your test of whether you really believe that beyond acknowledgment is coming soon, and judging by the fruits of how many churches are capitulating to homosexuality – I think the answer is going to be very few of us willing to obey God rather than “the law” and the agenda. I mean, where is the big middle finger to tyrants? Or is that “judging” and being “too mean” and “unChristian”?? I am certainly glad our Founders were not the lukewarm cowards the church in America has become. I cannot count the number of times I have had Romans 13 thrown in my face to insist that refusing to follow “the Law” is rebelling against God, as if Man’s “laws” trump the Almighty God Jehova’s Supreme Laws. Our Founders were not so blind:
“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it; he is obligated to do so.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Disobedience to tyrants is obedience to God” – Benjamin Franklin
Christians today however, lie to themselves and say they must reflect Jesus by being more ‘caring’ and more ‘accommodating’.
The world’s largest Southern Baptist university, Baylor, on Tuesday dropped language in its sexual misconduct policy that disciplined those who engaged in homosexual acts, a change the socially conservative school said better reflects its values as “a caring community.” Baylor has removed “homosexual acts” as a punishable offense in its sexual misconduct policy, an official said. However, The policy continues to mandate disciplinary action for sexual assault, incest, adultery and fornication.”
Anyone catch the disconnect with logic there? Adultery and fornication are still mandated for disciplinary action, but homosexual sex – putting a penis in a man’s rectum is “caring” and not punishable?
The Southern Baptists for crying out loud!
And this Because money trumps truth and because this people WANT to believe the lie. This people will NOT risk persecution. The church in America WILL NOT endure persecution with their faith intact exactly as I was shown in myself when confronted with it overseas.
Even now – Christians surrender their faith and principles before any real pain is visited! The mere threat of punishment is enough to cause Christians to surrender and submit, then run to scripture to justify the surrender! You are witnessing The Great falling Away. Truth is now evil and wrong. Evil is now good and wrong is decreed to be right. But what you see is just the tip of the iceberg now being prepared against those of us who disagree with elite consensus.
You and I brethren live in a totalitarian dictatorship whether we recognize it or not. People disagree with me on this definition, they insist we simply have Authoritarians in control. Not so. There is a difference between the two as pointed out in my last blog entry: The New Totalitarians
Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience, while totalitarians, whose rule is rooted in an ideology, want obedience and conversion. Authoritarians are a dime a dozen; totalitarians are rare. The authoritarians are the guys in charge who want to stay in charge, and don’t much care about you, or what you’re doing, so long as you stay out of their way. Totalitarians are a different breed. These are the people who have a plan, who think they see the future more clearly than you or who are convinced they grasp reality in a way that you do not. They want obedience, of course. But even more, they want their rule, and their belief system, to be accepted and self-sustaining. And the only way to achieve that is to create a new society of people who share those beliefs, even if it means bludgeoning every last citizen into enlightenment. That’s what makes totalitarians different and more dangerous: they are “totalistic” in the sense that they demand a complete reorientation of the individual to the State and its ideological ends. Every person who harbors a secret objection, or even so much as a doubt, is a danger to the future of the whole project, and so the regime compels its subjects not only to obey but to believe.
Brethren this is where America has arrived. We are become no different than the Germans of 1933-45, and horrors you cannot imagine are being planned. It is NOT just Obama – but the entire Democrat-Leftists spectrum of evil now in charge of everything in this country. Don’t believe me? Consider that we have already exterminated an entire generation of Americans in the womb for the convenience of having sex outside marriage without consequences because the Supreme Court ruled women had a right to murder their baby. Why should we be surprised that the government now ruling us has implemented what will become relocation pogroms? Will the church be as indifferent to this as it was toabortion mills and advocate groups selling aborted baby parts and organs? I am not hopeful.
But let’s continue with the comparison. Nazis forced Jews out of homes for the good of the state. Pol Pot forced everyone out of the cities to slave on farms . Mao forced everyone into the cities so they can be controlled. Obama is now ordered the same thing – under the guise of ‘racial and wealth diversity’. Tyranny is always imposed for the ‘good’ of the people.
Obama Introduces New Rules to Desegregate Every Neighborhood In America: cities and towns are now required to look for patterns of racial bias in local housing, and publicly report the results and set goals to reduce wealthy white majorities in neighborhoods. Julian Castro, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development said “This is the most serious effort that HUD has ever undertaken to do that, I believe that it’s historic.”
This is a plan they have been working on since 2009 to eradicate the Suburbs and “Cleanse” the rural countryside – which they say must revert to it’s ‘undisturbed natural habitat’. Some point to Agenda 21 of the UN as the pretext for this. Whatever it is, genocide and ghettos are coming folks. The evidence is hiding in plain sight, right in front of you. What is being followed is a Blueprint for how Marxist/Socialist Totalitarian societies exterminate entire segments of their population.
How could we celebrate a country that is devolving into something even worse than pagan Rome or Nazi Germany??? Are we just going to sit here and party on? Thomas Jefferson answered that question, he said:
“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is Just, and His Justice cannot sleep forever”.
No brethren – Justice is coming. So is vengeance. But before that – tribulation for those of us who refuse to submit to what is coming – indeed it is AT OUR DOOR. The question for you is not whether you comply or resist. The question for you is whether you will resist or endure to the point of punishment and death with your faith intact.
We shouldn’t have celebrated a liberty we have allowed to be lost – We should GRIEVE for our betrayal of the trust given to us by God. Grieve over the sins of this nation, and GRIEVE over the tyranny that we have helped erect over us by our indifference and our inaction as body. We should Grieve over wickedness of the nation, because if we do not grieve now – – we are going to grieve when millions of our countrymen are buried in mass graves and our children are stacked up like cordwood.
Some of you folks are wondering why I am discussing politics rather than our usual intensive study of the scriptures. I have discussed politics as a matter of setting the table so that the scriptures I am about to give you will have us reflect upon their timeliness for us today, right now. I want to show you that the bible is relevant to your everyday world – not just for those who want to play church.
You might be disinterested in politics, but you better understand that politics is interested in you. To ignore it, is to accept and condone it – and eventually it overcomes and subjugates you. But see – most do not want to consider the ugly truth, or look into what God says about the sin of the land.
I set the table as it were because God asks where the grief is over the sins of this land? Should we not sigh and cry over all the abominations being done around us? Consider what God says in the scriptures about a nation of His People in the midst of wickedness and the onus He places on His Servants living in the midst of it.
Jeremiah 6:10 -18
To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it. But I am full of the wrath of the Lord, and I cannot hold it in. “Pour it out on the children in the street and on the young men gathered together;both husband and wife will be caught in it,and the old, those weighed down with years. Their houses will be turned over to others, together with their fields and their wives, when I stretch out my hand against those who live in the land,” declares the Lord. “From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush! So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” says the Lord.
This is what the Lord says:“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ I appointed watchmen over you and said, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But you said, ‘We will not listen.’Therefore hear, you nations; you who are witnesses, observe what will happen to them. Hear, you earth: I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their schemes, because they have not listened to my words and have rejected my law.
Verse 26 Put on sackcloth, my people,and roll in ashes; mourn with bitter wailing as for an only son, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us.
The Destroyer is at Hand for America brethren. But we are stuck in a Normalcy Bias of complacency – refusing to see what is happening around us and what it will portend for us and our children.
I am often told when giving these warnings “Those verses are not my Jesus, Not my God!” they say “He does not expect us to mourn and wail, but to rejoice! To be Glad In Him!” “You preach the angry God of the Old Testament Who is done away!” How illiterate such brethren have allowed themselves to become! Have they never read John 1: 1-3 and verse 14? Do they not know Jesus WAS the God of the Old Testament? We so desperately want to see God as a happy Grandfather in the sky, we refuse to see Him as a loving Father who is angry beyond measure at the amount of trouble we are bringing upon ourselves.
When catastrophe happens, when evil rises – Christians in America are complacent and the only thing Christians will do in this society when disaster strikes is light candles and pray. What about standing up and fighting back? Oh no! That is Extremist. That is not what Jesus would do! Oh really???? When Goliath came against Israel did King Saul or David call for a prayer meeting and a candlelight vigil?? No. I think when God’s Armies were insulted, five smooth stones were fetched from a riverbed for a purpose that Christians today think God never approved of.
AMOS 6: 1-7
Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation,to whom the people of Israel come! You put off the day of disaster and bring near a reign of terror. You lie on beds adorned with ivory and lounge on your couches. You dine on choice lambs and fattened calves. You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments. You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph. Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile; your feasting and lounging will end.
Brethren – our prosperity and blessing from the Lord is at an end. It’s over. Get that through your skulls. When the next 9-11 or worse hits us, God is NOT going to come to our rescue.
“Jesus will always save us!” you might be screaming at yourself. Oh really? God is ALWAYS going to save us from calamity? Try telling that to our brethren in India or Christians in Mosul or in Syria – oh wait – there are no more Christians in Mosul – they have all been exterminated and are being run out of the country. How can we lie to ourselves that such things cannot happen to us as it does for brethren who are more faithful in the face of trials and persecution than most of us have ever faced? God has every reason to forsake us – since we forsook Him as a nation and threw Him out of our culture, our Schools and our Courts.
But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when disaster sweeps over you like a whirlwind,when distress and trouble overwhelm you. “Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the Lord. Since they would not accept my advice and spurned my rebuke, they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes. For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
We are being destroyed brethren. Only 10% of Americans know what the 1st Amendment protects. Did you know that? According to CNS news, Only 19 percent of American adults know that the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of religion, according to a new survey by the Newseum Institute. Only 10 percent know the First Amendment guarantees the freedom of the press. And 33 percent of Americans have no idea at all what rights the First Amendment guarantees.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
Those are scary words if you meditate on them. HIS people are destroyed because they reject knowledge and instead destroy their history and heritage to accept wicked knowledge and falsehood disguised as enlightenment. God says He will reject US from being HIS Priests. I see that application to us every bit as much as it applied to Ancient Judah. I see these verses as having application to us, a former Spiritual Nation of Israel.
That is what Pastor John Cotton decreed the Mayflower Pilgrims to be when he prayed as they set sail from England. I bet most of you never knew that is what the Pilgrims understood they were establishing on these shores.
God directed my attention to this following verse – and this is why I was urging lamentation and grieving over the 4th – because I think this is what has been declared against us by The Lord God Almighty in the Third Heaven:
Now the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. Then the Lord called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.” As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion. Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple.
BEGIN AT MY SANCTUARY GOD SAYS. God told those charged with slaughtering the wicked to BEGIN at the Church – Our Lord’s House! Why would God tell them to start at HIS SANCTUARY?? Because they were charged by God to keep the society on the moral path and to uphold God’s Laws. Instead those in Jerusalem perverted it and partook in grievous evil while paying lip service to God.
Of interest to us is that our Founders wrote that it was THE CHURCH in America that was responsible for keeping the culture upright. We have allowed the nation to become perverted and did not stand up against evil when we should have. Brethren, this charge falls on us today. We FAILED in the same way those in Judah did! So the persecution that is coming is part of the Judgment the Lord will pronounce upon us. And do not think you are going to get raptured us out of here before we suffer the consequences we have sown as a people. Did The Lord save all your brethren in Syria and Iraq and Egypt from horrors you cannot even wrap your mind around??
No. Understand that we did not love liberty enough to stand up for it beyond lip service as a body, so it has been taken from us because of our complacency and indifference to evil.
Into tribulation we go, and it will come from the hand of our own people. This people has decreed that they will not be governed by God, so instead we will be ruled by the tyranny of men.
And there is no getting liberty back. Not by voting, not by calling your politician, not by writing the hacks in Washington. Not by protests or Article V conventions (If they do not follow the Constitution now, how can anyone think they will follow any new Amendments added to it?) It’s called tyranny for a REASON. The rulers are a law only unto themselves!
Repentance was our only chance at staving off judgment. – but the churches in this country by and large will not allow such things to be discussed among their members. They do not want to hear it. They did not want to hear about mission work – neither do they want to hear about programs to help those with porn addiction. In such conditions liberty cannot be regained, and that is not just my assessment – but a Founding Father’s as well:
Your Description of the Distresses of the worthy Inhabitants of Boston, and the other Sea Port Towns, is enough to melt an Heart of stone. Our Consolation must be this, my dear, that Cities may be rebuilt, and a People reduced to Poverty, may acquire fresh Property: But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lostis lost forever. When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, and their Right of defending the Limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every Encroachment upon them, they can never regain it. – John Adams July 7th, 1775 Letter to Abigail
I believe he was prophetic here – plus he was making that statement based on history, human nature and the scriptures by which he was intensely devoted to studying. WE CAN NEVER REGAIN IT. If we reject a gift from God – how can we expect Him to hand us another one just like it?
Persecution is coming brethren – indeed it is already being institutionalized. It is NOT enough that we obey our overlords in DC and the wicked mob who empower it – we must be forced to LOVE and make their utopia OUR GOD – or we must be punished and eradicated. They will erase our entire existence and indeed they have PLANNED to do this!
You can’t work out a truce with tyrants. You can either give in or stand up to them. There’s nothing else. Do you not see what has been set up against us? That the entire nation has been turned against biblical faith and adherence, that it has been turned against the wealthy? That is has been turned against it’s own history and heritage? Turned against those of declared ‘privilege’? That it is being invaded by third world squatters and our enemies abroad are being armed at your expense?
Obama and the oligarchy in Washington have made a pathway to citizenship for Mexican Reconquinistas. They have made a pathway to settle Middle Eastern Muslims from Somalia to Syria throughout the country. They have made a pathway for ghetto thugs to be housed in your neighborhood. They have made a pathway for criminals to be released into society. They have made a pathway to governing every minuscule aspect of your life at the same time they have opened the gates to the pathway for civil strife and conflict. And now they have made a pathway for Iran to develop nuclear weapons and ICBM delivery systems, all at YOUR expense. Does anyone here know what a Trojan Horse is? No – it is not just computer malware. It is the means by which a people welcome the agents of their own annihilation to be placed within their gates.
The Colonists were wise to consider the fact that they suffered the tyranny of the Crown for their sins as a people. It is why the church pulpits during the 1750’s and 60’s were ablaze with messages of repentance, and it was from those same pulpits that the fire of liberty was stoked and the move towards Independence carried as a torch throughout the colonies.
Today we show our foolishness in refusing to consider we suffer Obama and the tyranny of our own government due to our national sins as a people. Since the church refused to stoke a fire of repentance in the land for our culture – a torch is being brought against us to consume the nation.
The fires of civil strife are springing up all around us – not just in Ferguson, MO or Baltimore. The media with subtle aid from our overlords and the Leftist apparatchiks are lighting the fuses of civil strife and violence:
Obama’s Progressive America: Politico Calls for Ethnic, Cultural Cleansing of Southern Whites
“Northern progressives who joke about the U.S. jettisoning “Jesusland” and merging with Canada will not get their wish. But there is hope: A combination of demographic change and generational change is weakening the ability of the old-fashioned South to skew American politics and culture in the future. ”Minus the South, the rest of the U.S. probably would be more like Canada or Australia or Britain or New Zealand—more secular, more socially liberal, more moderate in the tone of its politics and somewhat more generous in social policy. White Southerners are more likely than white northerners to respond to insults with increased testosterone and aggression, according to social scientists. According to the FBI in 2012, the South as a region, containing only a quarter of the population, accounted for 40.9 percent of U.S. violent crime.”
In short, the zeitgeist spreading throughout the country says that White Americans are MONSTERS that “must be dealt with if we hope to become a better society. This is not limited to skin color, but also to the Christian faith.
CNN’s Sally Kohn offered yesterday the following remarks when discussing the Daily Beasts headline article The New Post-Homophobic Christianity – “Should anti-gay Christians be politically, socially and culturally ostracized? Should they be criminalized? I sure hope so”.
Genocides are built on this kind of rhetoric and the zeitgeist is rapidly growing and accelerating at the behest of the Ruling Class. There is no exception to history that when the ruling class of a people demonize specific group of people and their culture – that populace is subjugated and then eradicated. The demonization is done for the purpose of getting the larger society to applaud the removal of those the Ruling Class has targeted. Every Marxist revolution requires blood in the streets and suffering in order for the people to applaud the iron fist to bring order.
The math is not hard folks. Obama and the Left are drawing all evil to themselves. They ally with our avowed enemies, they arm them, enable them and sow division and discord among us here at home. A nation in civil strife is more easily destroyed from outside once it is sufficiently weakened from within.
Obama is Judgment upon us for our sins. I am convinced He is The Destroyer. He is suddenly upon us – and I fear for the faith to endure amongst us. The time of tribulation is come for us now brethren. There is no stopping it.
You cannot reason with it. You cannot negotiate with it. It will force you to comply, it will force you to surrender your faith – or you cannot make a living. You will be enticed to surrender and love the regime for the mere promise of bread, and your neighbors will willingly turn you over for the same. If you refuse – you are going to be punished. It is already happening and we just sit here and give thanks that is not us. Niemoller’s proverb on full display here now in America.
If Matthew 24 plays out here as I am thinking it will, you are going to be arrested, jailed, tortured and killed. You and your families, your kids and grandkids. This government has already categorized Conservative Christians in official documents as domestic terrorists. Look at how they empowered the IRS to destroy Conservative and Christian groups.
Understand that the life most of our brethren in the 3rd world have lived under is now come here to the USA. ‘Start at MY Sanctuary” sayeth the Lord’. Read Matthew 24. It’s not pretty, but Jesus told us what will happen to His followers in the Last Days. But we are are not ready to endure it. I learned that painful lesson myself. And if Judgment and horror and captivity are coming then we must trust in God and His Christ no matter what is horrors are happening around us or to us. Do not lose your faith. The Kingdom of God is at hand.
Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Satan, how much more will they malign you who are of his household? So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven,but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
The time is upon us where we are going to be asked or demanded to deny God, His Son, His Word – and follow “The Law” whatever that “law” says we must bow down to and obey. Romans 13 will be thrown in your face as a justification to endorse and condone sin, or you will suffer consequences. Your fiery furnace of Tribulation will have arrived.
Will you deny Yeshua by relenting and accepting the mark of their beast in your thoughts and then in your actions because you want to avoid being tortured into loving the state? Do you think you can remain silent and just hide who you are supposed to be? Can you put your light under a bushel to avoid persecution and still shine the light of the Gospel? Hoping and praying that they overlook you? Or are you going to stand up – acknowledge and proclaim the Lord before these wicked men and women REGARDLESS of the consequences? Are you courageous, or a coward? Be honest when you ask yourself this. Will you bow down, or will you refuse – believing that God is strong enough to save you – but even if He does not – YOU STILL will refuse to comply with evil??
I was shown that when push came to shove, as an American with no experience with what our brethren suffer every day – I would get angry at God, be a coward and fold like a cheap suit. I’m ashamed I got angry with God because He did not rescue our brethren like I expected – and I have repented of thinking God operates within my American prosperity worldview. I ask for courage to endure what is coming – not that I be saved out of it, because I do not believe all of us are going to be saved out of it. I never believed in the Rapture. I believe Jesus meant what He said in Matthew 24.
Our Place of Safety in the wilderness in this country has come to it’s end – and the flood of evil and wicked people are at our doors – and our eradication is their intent unless we deny the Father and the Son and go along to get along thinking the crocodile will eat us last.
This is the ugly truth brethren. No one likes the truth these days – as Orwell wrote
“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
We should be ashamed brethren at what we have allowed to be done to us. Some have said to me that “The Founding Fathers would be rolling over in their graves”. Very true, especially when their graves will be dug up and disposed of into mass unmarked trenches to satisfy the cleansing of our culture. Our Second President already told us what he would do if we should betray the trust:
“Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.” – John Adams, April 1777 Letter to Abigail
I think that God Himself – is repenting that He made us a great nation, for even the church has been derelict in it’s commission and it’s duties in this country. For this we should be ashamed For this we should grieve.
Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin.
America has been found wanting in the balances and the handwriting is on the wall. Pray for forgiveness, give thanks – and ask God to bless us with endurance, our time has come.
We must remember Romans 8:28 tells us All things work out for good – even horrors, and most of the time as we suffer – we cannot see that reality. But if we rehearse it in our minds, knowing what Christ has told us in advance – our chance of enduring with our faith intact via strength from The Holy Spirit will see us doing Isaiah 58:1, proclaiming The Lord against a wicked and perverse generation and that steadfast commitment will take us into the Kingdom of God.