I am dedicating this page as an appeal to the Church of Jesus Christ in America to return to their first love. God is raising up voices like that of Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger and The Secret of the Shemitah, to warn believers in America to repent and turn back to Him. As followers of Jesus Christ, we believers have forsaken the righteous life of the redeemed. We have embraced the ways  of this world and are living more like children of darkness than children of light. God is not pleased and just as He punished Israel for her unfaithfulness, God is going to punish America. The fall of the World Trade Center Towers as a result of the first attack by an enemy of America on American soil was a warning from God that America must turn back to Him or suffer the consequences of our rebelliousness. I am going to post articles and comments by leading Christian leaders who also agree with Jonathan Cahn that God is calling America back to Himself and if we do not take Him seriously then we are going to suffer horribly for our hardheadedness and our hardheartedness.

 

 




 

A Non-Negotiable Issue – alias, Why God is soon going to judge America, if we don’t repent and turn back to Him.

From Pastor Greg Laurie

"Listen to Me, you who know right from wrong, you who cherish My law in your hearts. Do not be afraid of people's scorn, nor fear their insults." —Isaiah 51:7

"Greg, don't talk about those issues. They're too political." That's one of the reactions I receive when I speak about the movement in our country to "normalize" homosexuality, and redefine the concepts of marriage and family. Are these political issues? Maybe. But more to the point, these are moral and biblical issues. And what I have said before I say again: We tamper with God's order at our own great peril.

When it comes to homosexual marriage, we hear people say, "I don't understand. If two people of the same sex love each other, why can't they get married?"

Here is the simple answer: Homosexuality is outside of God's order, and no amount of emotional arguments or political spin can change that precept of Scripture. It's the same with a man and a woman living together outside of marriage: That is not in His order, either. God isn't "anti-gay"; He is anti-sin, no matter how it is expressed. Does that make the person who opposes gay marriage "homophobic"? We could just as easily say that the person who denies the timeless truths of the Bible is bibliaphobic.

If you dare to speak out against any sin in today's world, someone will brand you as "something-phobic." Well, so be it. I will admit to being a sinaphobic. And here is what God says about sinners not entering His kingdom: "Don't you know that those who do wrong will have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, who are idol worshipers, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, abusers, and swindlers—none of these will have a share in the Kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9–10 NLT).

How clear that is! There is nothing confused or ambiguous about the way the Bible speaks to this topic. In fact, there is no confusion on this issue, unless your confusion is with the Bible itself. If you still have your doubts, read Paul's words in Romans 1:22–27. In no uncertain terms, the apostle lays out truth that the passing of millennia and the morphing of culture cannot change: homosexuality is sexual impurity, and goes directly against the Creator's established order. What is that order? Marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Period. "Well," someone might say, "my God would never say that." The fact is, there is only one God, who has revealed Himself in the pages of Scripture. Any other "god" isn't a god at all, but an idol.

Someone else will counter, "But aren't gay people born that way?" I don't accept that. I believe that all people are born sinners, and every one of us came from the womb with a sinful nature. As sinners, some of us are drawn to certain temptations and some are drawn to others. The fact is, some may be attracted to those of the same sex. But that doesn't mean that a person should act on those temptations any more than a person who is tempted to steal, lie, lust, or murder. We must respect the marriage of a man and woman, and give it the honor that it deserves. How I thank God for the couples who have stayed together through difficult times, and raised their children to know and love God.

Homosexual marriage is more than a debatable, negotiable "election issue" in a contentious political cycle. It is a moral, biblical issue. Elections and candidates may come and go, but God will hold our nation accountable for how we confront this and other sins in our time.

 

 

 


End of Days Redemption: The Fall of Syria and The Messiah

By Rivkah Lambert Adler June 14, 2015 , 9:00 am

“The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.” (Deuteronomy 18:15)

Daily headlines are increasingly pointing to the notion that the President of Syria, Bashar Hafez al-Assad, more commonly known as Bashar Assad, is losing his grip on Syria. Is this a sign that the End of Days are approaching?

There are several hints in sacred Jewish texts to a connection between the fate of Syria and the End of Days and, in particular, between the fall of Damascus, Syria’s capital city, and the imminent arrival of the Messiah, son of David.

And it is a sign for you, when you see the Nero of the East fall in Damascus, the Salvation will come to Israel, and Mashiah Ben David will come… – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai

The 2nd century Jewish sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai predicted that when an evil ruler in Damascus [the Nero of the East] falls from power, the Messiah, son of David, will appear. The End of Days blogger known as Tomer Devorah made the connection in a recent blog post.

Similarly, the Zohar, the foundational mystical Jewish text, says that when the king of Damascus falls, the Messiah will come. Since Damascus is Syria’s capital city, the current king of Damascus is none other than Bashar Assad.

Jerusalem is destined to reach Damascus –  Shir Hashirim Raba, Chapter 7

More than a thousand years ago, the rabbinic commentary to the Biblical Song of Songs, known as Shir Hashirim Raba, predicted that Jerusalem will eventually reach Damascus.

One way of understanding this commentary is that the modern country of Syria will eventually revert back to being part of the Holy Land, which is symbolized by Jerusalem.

In the midst of the Yom Kippur war in 1973, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the then-head of the worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement, spoke about the significant connection between the war in Syria and the End of Days redemption.

The Rebbe singled out the role of the Syrian capital of Damascus, calling it “a city with an ancient history [that] symbolized the stability of the Muslim world, and therefore the threat Islam posed to the Jewish people.”

 


The Following is a Post Rapture Survival Guide,

In Case You Get Left Behind At Christ's Soon Return To The Clouds Above The Earth for the Church!

 

 

 

by Kurt Seland


The purpose of this manual is twofold:

First of all, it is to warn those who receive this manual prior to the rapture of the events that will take place in the last days as foretold in the Bible. Based on what the Bible has to say about future events, nobody in their right mind would want live on earth after the rapture. Hopefully, many will read, believe, seek God, repent and be saved. Salvation is very simple, so simple to attain, in fact, that most people cannot accept its simplicity; thereby reject it completely. However, it is complex because it is life-changing and based on that which we cannot see; it is based on faith. Simple, because Jesus does all the work. If you want to be saved and have eternal life, simply pray in belief and humility to Lord Jesus:

"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and ask you to forgive me of my sins and prepare for me a new heart. I surrender my life to you."

Secondly, to those left behind after the rapture, this is indeed a survival manual. You still have an opportunity to repent and have eternal life. The same prayer of salvation is applicable to you; the only difference is that you will spend a little time experiencing a taste of hell while you remain on earth.

Let me be really frank with you. If you are reading this manual and the rapture has already occurred, then you probably are not going to physically survive; you most likely will die sometime un the next few years. This manual is about the survival of your soul. You are going to go through terrible suffering. The only question that remains is whether you will go to Heaven or go to hell when you die.

Definition: Rapture--This is the event that will occur when Jesus calls His followers (both gentile and Jewish believers) with a trumpet blast, and in the "twinkling of an eye" they will be removed from the earth and transported to be with Jesus in the heavens.

Biblical Foundation for the Rapture

"Take notice, I am telling you a secret. We shall not all die but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet call. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall all be changed" (I Corinthians 15:51-52).

"For with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and the trumpet of God, the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven, and those who died in Christ will rise first. Afterward we, the living who remain, will be caught up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we shall forever be with the Lord" (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).

"...For I am going away to prepare a place for you. And when I have gone and have prepared a place for you, I will come again and take you to Myself so that where I am, you also will be" (John 14:2-3).

Events and Circumstances Prior to the Rapture

At the time that this manual was being written, and for the remainder of the time left in this age, the one word that describes the condition of the world is change. All of this change is being accomplished through the work of Satan, as he cannot tolerate anything that originated from God's creation. Originally, the Bible tells us that when God created the world He declared that it was "good." That means that it was perfect and no changes were necessary. Included in His creation were standards to live by that He gave to Adam and Eve. These standards covered everything from how to live in our private lives, to proper domestic relationships, to principles for governing a community. Satan seeks to change everything that God has created and established, thus he has used his power and influence in the world to make subtle deviations to God's original plan. Satan's goal is to establish a world order headed by his protege (the world dictator known in the Bible as the Beast and anti-christ) who will spend his time and effort changing everything to be in opposition to God's will as expressed in the Bible. This is predicted in the Bible in the book of Daniel: "and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law."

POLITICAL

In today's political environment there is no effective leadership in the world. Every nation lacks strong and competent leaders able to deal with the problems at home and abroad. The United States, which has been the world leader for the last 50 years, has steadily lost its influence among other nations because of political leaders in the United States who have no moral center to direct their decision making process. However, this distrust and dislike of government and government leaders is not just an American phenomenon but is a common theme in Europe, South America, Asia and the entire world. Because of this leadership vacuum in the world, there is now an opportunity for a man to arise who is very charismatic, strong, and attractive to peoples of all nations. Based on the prophecies in the Bible such a man will arise, and he will be successful in uniting the various nations to rule as a dictator.

The move to unite the world under one government has been active since the early 1950's, and in recent years this has become more of a reality as many nations have given up their sovereignty to the United Nations during armed intervention of conflicts (eg. Kuwait, Somalia, Bosnia). In these conflicts, the nations of the world contributed manpower and machinery to be used under the flag of the United Nations. The United States of America surrendered its sovereignty in these situations to much weaker nations by allowing its military to be controlled by these nations. In addition to these military actions the nations of the world also agreed to control trade and labor practices with international treaties such as NAFTA and GATT.

There is no dominant nation to provide leadership to the world, thus the stage is set for a man to arise out of the masses to unite the world as dictator.

SOCIAL

The foundational building block of society, that element which has always been responsible for social order and peace, is the family, and it has been virtually destroyed. The family is to be a man, his wife and their children. The man provides for the wife and children, the wife nurtures and educates the children, and the children obey their parents. In a community of families, adults hold the other adults and children accountable for their actions. The family is based on marriage.

Marriage is an institution of God and therefore hated by Satan. The devil has worked very hard, primarily through communications media such as TV, movies, news journalists, and entertainment in general to convince women that marriage is detrimental to their freedom and fulfillment in life. Satan has deceived women into believing that they have the same sexual desire as men and that all differences are the result of culture. Satan has worked hard to divide men and women and have them at war with one another, and because of this, the violence between men and women has dramatically increased.

Civil war has been a constant theme of this age and unrest will continue into the end times: man vs. women, black vs. white, Muslim vs. Jew, Catholic vs. Protestant, Muslim vs. Christian, one Muslim faction vs. another Muslim faction, one black African tribe vs. another black African tribe, nation vs. nation, people vs. people. Whatever divides people into different groups, Satan uses to inspire hate, strife and violence.

Homosexuality and all sorts of perverse behavior are accepted as normal. The world dictator (anti-christ) himself will not have the normal sexual attraction to women and may be asexual. Many theologians believe that he will probably be openly homosexual as indicated in the Bible in the book of Daniel 11:37: "and he will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women". And therefore, after the rapture, more than likely marriage will be discouraged or illegal, and homosexual and lesbian relationships highly encouraged.

ECONOMIC

On the economic scene, the trend is toward poverty for the masses with wealth concentrated into the hands of very few people. These controllers of the wealth will be the kings of commerce and banking and also be the power behind politics of the world. Small businesses are merged into larger companies and the larger companies merge with themselves to increase profits. The result is huge multi-national companies that have no allegiance to any community, state, nation or people, whose only allegiance is to increased profits for management and shareholders. The result is workers who are little more than peasants and presidents of companies who are more and more like kings. It will be these "kings" who usher in the world dictator to protect their wealth and power. Expect all commerce, buying and selling, to be controlled by a mark on the right hand or forehead of every person who wants to participate in the economy. Only those people with the mark will be able to buy and sell, but the consequences of taking the mark is eternal damnation (Rev 14:9-11).

Therefore don't take that mark. You will have a very difficult time surviving, and probably won't, but you will save your soul. Again, don't take the mark on your right hand or forehead.

GEOPHYSICAL

In the gospel of Matthew, chapter 24, Jesus spoke to his disciples and indicated to them that one of the signs of the time of the end of the world would be, "...as it were in the days of Noah so will the coming of the son of man be." We read in Genesis that in the days of Noah "the earth was filled with violence.". This speaks not only of the violence that men inflict on one another--war, civil wars, rape, brutality, murder, abortion, and other indiscriminate, random acts of violence, but the earth itself is also filled with violence. We see increasing earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, drought, lightning storms and unusual atmospheric phenomena. While all of these have existed in the past, over the last 50 years, the number and intensity of these conditions and the property damage associated with these natural catastrophes has increased. As the level of violence that the human species has inflicted on one another has increased, so has the violent reaction of the earth increased.

Signs of the Times

When Jesus' disciples asked Him about the signs that would be a precursor to His coming and the end of the age His response, recorded in Matthew 24, was:

  • Wars and rumors of wars
  • Nation will rise against nation. It is very interesting to note that the Greek word that is translated as nation is "ethnos" which deals with ethnic background and race. Most of the wars and conflicts in the 1980's and 1990's are wars among ethnic groups and tribes.
  • Kingdom will rise against kingdom
  • Famines
  • Earthquakes are like the early pangs of childbirth. As the time grows nearer and nearer to His coming, the frequency and intensity of these five signs will increase.
  • The followers of Jesus will be handed over to be persecuted and killed. This is happening with more frequency in the Muslim controlled nations in the Middle East, and in Africa where Black Muslims are enslaving Black Christians.
  • Christians will be hated by all nations on account of His name. In many parts of the world, Christians are jailed and killed for their beliefs; in the United States those who are Christians are hated by the media and liberals, and are known by the code words "religious right."
  • Many will fall away...that is, many who claimed to be Christians will recant their faith, and betray and hate Christians.
  • Many false prophets will arise and deceive many.
  • Due to excessive lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold.

The Rapture

This is an event that will not be hidden. The concept of the rapture has already been made known to the masses. It will be treated with ridicule, contempt and mockery by the world's media, but God will see to it that it will be highly publicized before it occurs just so that those left behind might still come to their senses. It will occur in the open, and everybody left behind will know someone who was raptured.

It will happen suddenly, unexpectedly, and lightning fast--"in the twinkling of an eye," as the Bible puts it. And there will be evidence all over the world that this event occurred. Some national leaders will disappear, celebrities in entertainment and professional sports will disappear, entire families will disappear, disbelieving spouses will see their mates vanish, children will disappear. Bank accounts, homes, cars, businesses and relationships will be left behind. The problem for the world's leaders will be trying to convince people that it didn't happen. Because if the world's leaders admit that it did happen then, logically, everything Christians preached about Jesus Christ being the Son of God, the Savior, the Messiah, the Prince of Peace, the Lord of Lords and King of Kings and everything that Jesus preached and taught must be true. And if all of this is true, then the only logical response would be to fall on one's knees before God in confession and repentance and absolute submission to every word of God (as revealed in the Bible). But all of this is diametrically opposed to the way of the world, which preaches freedom from the constraints of God's word, perverse sex, materialism and the devaluation of human life. So, although the rapture will shock everybody and will be covered in the media and everybody left will be aware of someone who is gone, the leaders of the world will begin their great deception, trying to convince the population left behind that there was no rapture.

How is this going to be accomplished? Well, pretty easily because most of the people left behind are already in a state of deception. They have been deceived into believing that Jesus is not the Messiah; they have been deceived into believing that the word of God is not true; they have been deceived into living a lifestyle that only brings constant pain and suffering instead of the freedom and paradise that God offers. The world's leaders will declare that there was no rapture, that a mass hysteria took place, and the news media will follow the party line. Then to make things easier, shortly after the rapture, one-fourth of the world's population will be decimated due to wars, famine and plague. Those who were raptured will be counted among the dead.

After the Rapture

Shortly after the rapture, a seven-year period known in the Bible as the Great Tribulation will take place. It will begin with the signing of a peace agreement between Israel and her enemies and it will end with the physical return of Jesus Christ to set up His kingdom on earth. In between, will be seven years of terror for those on earth. The following events and trends will take place in that seven-year period:

  • A man will arise who will achieve victory after victory both in politics and in war(Rev 13:7). This man, who should be easily identified by his rapid rise and popularity, is your the anti-christ. Many people believe that this person must be Jewish. That is, in order for Jews to accept him as Messiah, only a Jew will suffice. This is not necessarily the case. The Bible does not specify that he is a Jew, and it does not specify nationality. Only God-fearing Jews will require a Jewish Messiah. The liberal, ungodly Jews who dominate Israel will be as lost when it comes to Biblical truth as the Gentiles of the world and will be deceived by his charisma, and more than likely, the desires of the world's media. Currently the new nickname for the United States is the Great Satan. This may have some significance.
  • Violence will increase in all parts of the world, both nation against nation (ethnic wars) and domestically. Men will indiscriminately slay one another as peace will be removed from the earth (Rev 6:3-4).
  • There will be extreme inflation, poverty, and lack of food as one day's wages will buy enough food for one day for one person (Rev 6:5-6).
  • In a very short period of time, one-quarter of the earth's population will be killed due to wars, famine, pestilence and wild beasts. These wild beasts could very well be viruses, bacteria and other microbes. In late 1995, Time magazine ran a cover story on the rise of new infections and called microbes "malevolent little beasts" (Rev 6:7-8).
  • Many people will experience a religious conversion and become followers of Jesus Christ and most of these people will be hunted down and killed (Dan 7:21).
  • There will be a great earthquake, the sun will be blackened, the moon will turn red and all mountains and islands (which are underwater mountains) will be moved (Joel 2:30-32).
  • There will be a brief period of calm on the earth following this great earthquake which will give those who survive a false sense of security.
  • One-third of the earth, one-third of all of trees and all the green grass will be burned up due to a comet or meteor that hits the earth (Rev 8:7).
  • A meteor will hit the earth causing the sea to become like blood, killing one-third of all sea creatures and destroying one-third of all shipping (Rev 8:8-9).
  • A "star" named Wormwood will fall from the sky and poison one-third of all fresh water killing many people (Rev 8:10-11).
  • The sun, moon and stars will be darkened by one-third. The day and night will be reduced by one-third. There is some speculation that this means the rotation of the earth will be changed so that a day lasts only 16 hours instead of 24 hours (Rev 8:12).
  • Fearsome locust-like beings will be released from underground who only attack people who are not followers of Jesus Christ. These attacks will be very painful but last only 5 months (Rev 9:1-11).
  • An army of 200 million horse-like creatures will kill one-third of mankind (Rev 9:13-19).
  • Two men (known as witnesses, see item 7 below) of Jewish origin will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ for 3 1/2 years and be killed at the midpoint of the 7 year tribulation. These two will be responsible for a 3 1/2 year world-wide drought and will be killed by the anti-christ (also known as the beast in the Bible).
  • People will be required to receive a mark on their right hand or forehead in order to buy and sell. Those who receive this mark will develop a loathsome and malignant sore on their bodies within a short period of time (Rev 13:13-18).
  • The oceans will chemically change and become like the blood of a dead man (congealed?) and everything in the sea will die (Rev 16:3).
  • The fresh waters will become like blood (Rev 16:4-7).
  • The sun will scorch the people on earth with fierce heat (Rev 16:8-9).
  • The throne of the anti-christ and his kingdom will become darkened (Rev 16:10-11).
  • The Euphrates river will dry up allowing the kings of the east to march westward (Rev 16:12).
  • The kings of the world will gather their armies together to battle God at Armageddon. There will be an earthquake so great that all of the mountains and islands will disappear. There will be hailstones weighing close to 100 pounds that will crush the armies that have gathered (Rev 16:17-22).
  • Shortly after this great earthquake, Jesus Christ will return with His army to claim the earth as His possession (Zech 14:3-5).

The Two Witnesses

These two men are God's gift to the people of the earth who refused to submit to the lordship of Jesus Christ prior to the rapture, but who will recognize the error in their life and seek God knowing the terrible mistake they have made. These two men will proclaim the gospel and provide hope for those left behind. Their message is for the salvation of the soul. They will have no message as to how you can avoid the hell that life on earth has become, because there is no hope to avoid that tribulation. If you are left on earth, then your destiny is to suffer and more than likely die. But you still have the hope of salvation. Listen to what these two men are preaching and turn to God.

The Bible does not say who these two men are. Many speculate that they are Elijah and Enoch, two ancient prophets of God who never died. Regardless, they will be responsible for many of the natural catastrophes that will wreak havoc on the property and economy of the earth. They will have the power to prevent rain, and there will be a 3 1/2 year drought on earth until they die. They will turn water into blood and cause all kinds of plagues on earth and, in general, make life miserable for those who are living on earth. Also, they will be invincible, as many will try to kill them only to be killed by their own hands. Those who attempt to blow them up will themselves be blown up; those who attempt to shoot them will have their guns explode in their hands; those who attempt to poison them will be poisoned by their own efforts. Only the world dictator will be able to kill them and only when God allows it.

The purpose of all the misery that these two witnesses inflict on the earth dwellers is to turn people back to God in repentance. The misery will be so great that when the world dictator does finally kill these two, the world will rejoice in a Christmas-like celebration, giving gifts to one another. Three and one-half days after their death they will be resurrected and, in full view of the entire population of the world, ascend to heaven at the command of God when He calls them to "Come up here." Shortly after he kills the two witnesses, the world dictator will declare himself to be God. He is the anti-christ.

The 144,000 Jewish Witnesses

Shortly after the rapture, God will call His army of 144,000 Jewish believers into service to provide a voice of hope for Jews throughout the world. The best friends and most staunch supporters of Jews have always been true, believing Christians. It was this element of the world's population that provided help and support for Israel and Jewish people. The rapture removed the Christian people from the earth and awakened the 144,000 to their purpose. These 144,000 preach to Jews worldwide that Jesus is the Messiah. These 144,000 will be spread out worldwide and more than likely go about in pairs, two by two, as Jesus instructed His disciples to do. It will be these 144,000 who will oppose Israel signing a peace treaty for protection; it will be the 144,000 who will identify the anti-christ for who he is; it will be the 144,000 who will warn Israel of the treachery of the anti-christ, and it will be the 144,000 who will lead the Jews worldwide to the hiding place prepared for them by God in the Judean desert. These 144,000 Jews are going to be strange people by normal standards: they will be celibate, very bold, fearless, spiritually strong and probably very much like John the Baptist. You can read more about the 144,000 witnesses in Revelation 14.

Money

Hard currency will become obsolete. This is no surprise, as banks and governments have been working to eliminate currency, coin money and paper transactions for decades. Currency and coin is expensive to produce, lends itself readily for drug trafficking and, with high tech equipment, is too easily counterfeited. Banks desire to eliminate the teller position as an expense item, and with the elimination of paper checks and currency, all financial transactions can be handled with a computer. The debit card will become the tool for all personal financial transactions. However, at some point after the rapture, probably right after the two witnesses are killed, everyone will be required to get a mark on their right hand or forehead in order to buy and sell. Do not, do not, do not under any circumstances participate by receiving this mark. All those who receive this mark known as "the mark of the beast" are doomed for eternity. By taking this mark you are swearing allegiance to the anti-christ. You may as well attempt to enjoy life as best you can because eternity for you will be hell. It is at this point that God will have separated His followers from Satan's followers. Those who have taken the mark will persecute those without the mark. God will render judgment on those with the mark by inflicting them with a disgusting looking and very painful ulcer covering their bodies.

So how can a person without the mark survive and still buy and sell? Again, this will almost be impossible, but there will be people who are part of the anti-christ's regime who don't believe in the anti-christ; they are just "survivors" who pick the "winner" and seek to profit from that relationship. Therefore, save up for yourself gold; gold has always had value as money and always will, even in a cashless society. Identify one of these profiteers and seek to purchase food and living supplies from him. However, don't ever disclose to him how much gold you have and where it is. You want to be more valuable to him as a dealer than as a bounty. By the way, you will have a price on your head for not taking the mark. Obviously you won't be living an open life, as you will be in hiding somewhere at a remote location or in the forest on the outskirts of a large city. Your only goal will be to eat to live and hope to escape the militia hunting for you and those like you. Should you get caught, your fate will be either death or slavery.

If you receive this manual before the rapture and plan to be around after the rapture, then start storing up food and living supplies and put them into hiding in some remote and difficult to access area. You should include weaponry to defend yourself and medical supplies as part of your living supplies.

Safety Concerns

This era will be the most violent of times in the history of the world. Death, brutality and destruction will be part of everyday life. One of the defining characteristics of the last days following the rapture will be a lack of peace. There will be civil wars throughout the world: people will kill one another indiscriminately. Random acts of violence will fill people with fear. Car-jackings, home invasions, drive by shootings, and bombings will all increase with an intensity that will leave people with absolutely no sense of security.

In order to survive this time, you will need to remove yourself from society and live in a remote area that is difficult to access. Getting together with a group of like-minded people would provide additional support and safety.

As mentioned earlier, stock up on food, medicines, living supplies, weaponry and gold. You will need enough for 7 years. Don't plan on being able to supplement your food with hunting and fishing because the stocks of wild animals and fish will have been depleted and destroyed by the 3 1/2 year worldwide drought and three successive meteor-like or comet-like objects that strike the earth sometime after the rapture. The 3 1/2 year drought is brought on by the two witnesses. The first object from outer space to strike the earth will destroy 1/3 of all trees and all the green grass on earth. The second object, more like a meteor, strikes the sea and destroys 1/3 of all sea creatures and 1/3 of all shipping. The third object turns 1/3 of all fresh water poisonous and kills many people. Needless to say, all of this will also seriously deplete the food supplies for the world's population, causing food prices to skyrocket. Those people in the world who never before missed a meal or worried about food will become very familiar with hunger pangs and the feeling of going without food for long periods of time. This will be one of the causes of the increased violence as people become more self centered, short-tempered, and competitive for the food sources in short supply. As Jesus spoke to His disciples about these days, He said, "people will betray one another and hate one another...the love of many will grow cold."

Health Concerns

Prior to the rapture, the world experienced an increase in health-related catastrophes, an increase in new infectious diseases and an increase in the return of diseases thought to have been eradicated or brought under control. The past two decades have brought on AIDS, EBOLA virus, flesh-eating bacteria, the return of tuberculosis, incurable gonorrhea, herpes and many other virtually incurable sexually transmitted diseases. After the rapture, things do not get better, as one quarter of the world's population will die as the result of wars, famine and plague. Sometime after the two witnesses are murdered and after people are required to take the mark on the right hand or forehead, there will be a terrible plague causing a loathsome and malignant ulcer on the bodies of those who have taken the mark. This will be a very ugly and very painful sore that will make life miserable for those who have it.

In addition to all this, because of the poor economic situation worldwide and the 3 1/2 year drought that depletes the world's supply of water, sanitation practices will deteriorate even in what were advanced nations in Europe and North America. With the short supply of water, there won't be sufficient water for flushing toilets, taking baths, washing clothes and transporting wastewater to treatment facilities. This will result in the increase of typhus, cholera, salmonella and E.coli infections.

Therefore, since you have decided to reject Christ's offer to join in the rapture, your concern is how to maintain good health in the post rapture era. You must build a supply of multiple vitamins with particular emphasis on anti-oxidants such as C and E and minerals. It will also be necessary to have a supply of disinfectants, particularly one that can be added to water to make it potable.

Above all, do not accept the mark of the beast on your right hand or forehead. If you do take the mark then nothing can be done for you. You will suffer the malignant ulcer making the rest of your life almost unbearable. Did you ever have a canker sore in your mouth? If so, then you know how painful that one little canker sore was. Now think of having canker sores all over your body, on your genitalia, in your mouth. Think how painful and unbearable your life will be. Then follow that misery with eternity in hell. Don't take that mark.

 


Are the following articles indicating that we are more than likely in the pre-rapture days?

 

 


Shmittah, Blood Moons and the Messiah Collide in Today's Stock Market Crash

By Rivkah Lambert Adler August 24, 2015 , 9:30 am

“For whoever is in the shade of wisdom is in the shade of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to its possessor.” (Ecclesiastes 7:12)

The Internet is on fire with stories about the rocking of the world economy. With global markets in a financial meltdown, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,000 points at the opening bell Monday. Feeling the effects of the crisis, Israeli investors are bracing for their own losses as the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange saw its worst earnings in four years over the weekend.

China’s devaluation of its currency, the yuan, has signaled to international investors that the country is no more a financial powerhouse. In a global economy, however, all these events are, of course, connected.

Taken together, four recent and upcoming events make a compelling case for imminent and dramatic messianic advancement. The four events are the end of the Shmittah year on September 13, the shaking of the world economies last week, numerical hints that abound in Bible Codes and the final Blood Moon of the current tetrad on September 23.

In the name of Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl, the former Chief Rabbi of the Old City of Jerusalem, author Rabbi Shimon Apisdorf told Breaking Israel News that, since the end of Biblical prophecy, God speaks to us in headlines. Apisdorf said the same idea, that God speaks through historical events, is echoed by Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, an important 20th century rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and Jewish philosopher.

Where do we find hints of God’s Hand in recent economic news? As previously reported by Breaking Israel News, there is a well established pattern of connection between the end of a Shmittah cycle and a downturn in the US economy. This has happened at or near the end of the last seven Shmittah cycles.

End Times author Rabbi Pinchas Winston spoke about this connection with Breaking Israel News. “Why should the end of a Shmittah cycle affect the economies of the world? Even today, when the keeping of Shmittah is rabbinical in nature, it still transmits a Torah message, and that is that God runs the world and provides everything in Creation with its livelihood,” he explained.

“The fact that billions of people do not believe this or think about it does not change the fact, and what better time to make the point than as the Shmittah year comes to an end? It has occurred over the millennia with uncanny consistency, and one need look back only a few decades to see how true this is, and to know that bracing oneself for financial upheaval this September is a word to the wise and financially prudent.”

In July 2015, Jeff Berwick, a Canadian entrepreneur and financial analyst, released a video about the connection between the Shmittah and Jubilee cycles and the global economy. On Friday, he wrote an article questioning whether the Shmittah effect began a few weeks early.

Three weeks ahead of the end of the Shmittah cycle, Wall Street just experienced a very difficult week, the worst in years. The Dow fell more than 1,000 points. Some say it’s just a normal market correction. End of Days blogger Tomer Devorah has a different way of understanding the numbers.

In the system of gematria, where every Hebrew letter has a numerical value, the numerical value of the word Mashiach (Messiah) is 358. On Thursday, August 20, the US stock market fell 358 points. The next day, Friday, August 21, the US stock market fell another 530 points. Together, 530 and 358 equals 888.

This is significant because the number 8 represents God, who is above nature. As Tomer Devorah writes “The number 8 is also connected to the revelation of Mashiach (messiah)!”  She explains that the number 7 is associated with completeness in nature – the seven days of Creation, the seven days of the week, the seven colors of the rainbow, etc. The number 8 is above nature. The Messianic era is also represented by the number 8 because, during that time, our souls will transcend nature and will experience a higher level of understanding God.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Jewish Holidays Begins Period of Cataclysmic Events for Israel

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz August 23, 2015 , 10:30 am

“Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord… For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.”(Leviticus 23:26-29)

You don’t need prophetic vision to know that the world is on the verge of a new period heralding in global changes unlike any ever seen before. The signs are obvious and the pieces are all in place. With the Jewish holiday’s fast approaching, God’s plan for change and redemption is unfolding before our very eyes with grave implications for the nation of Israel.

The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, will begin on the evening of September 13 and end after sunset on September 15. According to Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashana is the day that God begins the process of judging the entire world.

This year’s Rosh Hashana is especially unique in that it will signal the end of the Shemittah year, the Sabbatical year which occurs in a seven year cycle. According to the Talmud, the written text explaining the oral Torah, the Messiah will come in the year following the Shemittah year.

As the second and final day of the holiday of Rosh Hashana ends on September 15, the 70th United Nations General Assembly will commence. The issue of the creation of a Palestinian state is expected to be decided by world representatives during the General Assembly. While not having yet happened, the upcoming session is already fraught with tension as it is unclear whether the US will continue to use its veto to prevent the Palestinians from unilaterally declaring a state.

Conflict over the Holy Land is prophesied to be part of the process of redemption. In Zechariah 12:6, the end times are described: “On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a flame that sets a woodpile ablaze or like a burning torch among sheaves of grain. They will burn up all the neighboring nations right and left, while the people living in Jerusalem remain secure.” In Amos 9:15, we are told that once the Jews are re-established in their land, “they will not again be rooted out from their land.”

After the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana is an interim period referred to as the Ten Days of Awe. It is during this period, on September 17, that the US Congress will vote on whether to reject or accept the nuclear deal negotiated by US President Barack Obama with Iran over their nuclear program.

Religious leaders have characterized the Iran deal as a cataclysmic and fiery conflict as part of the apocalyptic war of Gog and Magog. In Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39, this was is described as involving several nations, none of whom border Israel. However Persia (Iran) is specifically mentioned as a main actor of the war.

It should be remembered that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his fateful address to Congress protesting the Iranian deal on March 3, the day before the Jewish holiday of Purim. Purim celebrates the Jewish victory over Haman, an officer in the Persian court, known today as Iran. Jewish holidays indeed play a significant role in the process of heavenly warning to the nations.

Concluding the Days of Awe is the holiday of Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement on which God seals his judgments. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year and falls on September 23. Oddly enough, September 23, Yom Kippur, is the day on which Obama has chosen to host Pope Francis at the White House on his first visit to the United States. Pope Francis, in his role as leader of the Catholic world, has chosen to involve himself in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, recently recognizing the “State of Palestine.”

The weeklong Jewish Holiday of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, begins September 28, also the date for the last of the four blood moons in a special tetrad cycle. Previous lunar tetrad cycles have coincided with important historical events that impacted the nation and State of Israel. For example, four blood moons followed the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. In 1967, before the Six Day War in which a divided Jerusalem was liberated and united by Israel, there was one blood moon with three following.

The upcoming blood moon will be clearly visible from Jerusalem and a similar pattern of eclipses happened just before and just after the destruction of the Jewish Temple by the Romans in 70 AD.

 


A Call to Prayer For Revival in America

By Tom Hanson

Revised August 20, 2015

Years ago my doctor put me on a daily walking routine to help maintain my physical health, so I walk at least an hour every day. I decided early on that I would use the time to not only improve and maintain my physical health, but I would use that time to also pray, which I am convinced has helped improve my spiritual health as well. I carry a prayer list in my shirt pocket that reminds me of the many individuals, groups, ministries, organizations and countries I am committed to lift up before the Lord on a regular basis. One group, for which I pray almost every day, is the same group, in which, I seldom ever see my prayers answered. That group is specifically, our elected representatives in our state capitals and in Washington, D.C.

I have been praying for many years for our representatives, state and federal, in both houses as well as our governor in Texas and the President of the USA. When praying for these politicos, I start by praying for those who are believers in Jesus Christ, but are out of fellowship with God. I pray that they will be convicted by the Holy Spirit of their rebellious heart, that they will humble themselves and pray seeking God’s forgiveness and that they will return to their first love, renewing their commitment to the Lord. I then pray that they will begin doing the jobs they were elected to do.

Next, I pray for those members of Congress who are walking daily by faith. I pray for them to be the encouragers those prodigal sons and daughters just mentioned, need in turning back to the Lord and performing the tasks they were elected to perform. I pray that our reps would work diligently with each other regardless their party affiliation. Then, I ask God that the result of the first two groups getting their acts together would be the light of Christ illuminating the way for those in congress who don’t know the Lord to be convicted by the Holy Spirit of sin, of righteousness and judgment. (See John 16:8).

Next, I pray that the ultimate result of our national leaders being revived in their relationship with or conversion to Christ would be the beginning of the greatest revival and awakening that this nation has ever experienced.

From America, I pray, that this revival of the church and corresponding awakening of those who are dead in their sins to the living Lord, will move over the face of the earth until every peoples group, language, nationality, race and tongue will have been exposed to the convicting power of the Holy Spirit living in every believer, or the convicting power of the Holy Spirit drawing lost people to Christ and convicting them of sin, righteousness and judgment.

I have to confess that of late the things I hear with my ears and see with my eyes have been very discouraging. You can’t tune in to any news program, television or radio, or read any newspaper, handheld or internet, without concluding there apparently has not been one smidgen of Spiritual movement in the lives of any of our politicians, state, federal or local.

After I read “Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn and I was convicted, more than ever, believers in Jesus Christ in America must begin to pray for a great revival to break out in the Church of Jesus Christ all over America. We must also pray for a corresponding great awakening of the dead in Christ to faith in our beloved Savior, the Son of God, the Savior of all mankind. We must pray for this nation as never before.

Perhaps I have erred in focusing my prayers so fervently on our politicians. Politicians are not our greatest problem in the USA. They are just the most visible group of people who continually impact the lives of every American with each piece of legislation they pass, resolution they make and political fiats and fiascos that come about through their and this president’s deplorable actions and/or inactions.

Although they are a very small percent of our total population, our politician’s impact on our society, families, culture through their legislative fiascos is more far reaching than that of any other group of people in this nation, but one.

That one group of which I am speaking is the church. Therefore, although I will continue to pray for our national political leaders, I have begun praying for a revival of the Church in America as never before.

Perhaps you are wondering why I think I need to take my prayer focus off politicians and begin to pray fervently and effectually for all the members of the Church of Jesus Christ in America. It is because I actually just looked at some polling numbers published on the internet. I found that most of the polls that show up as a hit when you type in the question: “What percentage of a churches total membership attend church on Sunday morning?” are three years old or older. Therefore they may not be as accurate as polls that could be taken today.

Looking at these Gallup polls for the 48 contiguous states from 2010, I found 43.1 % of an average churches membership attended worship services on an average Sunday. The highest percent of attendees at 49% was in the south. The lowest percent of attendees was 24% in New England.

Before I did my internet search, I wrote down these guestimates:

“On any given Sunday the percentage of members on record in a local church, here in the biblebelt, that attend the Sunday worship service is probably not more than thirty percent of the total number of actual members in the church. If you go outside of the traditional biblebelt, I suspect the percentage of member attendees to actual membership, is more like 20 percent.

I was wrong in my estimation of the actual number of a churches membership that attended church on a regular basis and I am glad I was. However, when more than fifty percent of the members of a local church are not attending church, this means that less than a majority of believers go to church. That is sad.

Mr. Cahn’s novel is presented in the form of a story and that which is contained within the story is real, most of which is based on true events. One of the most compelling truths that Mr. Cahn shares, as part of the story line of his book, is that America was founded by men who desired to form a nation built on the principles and precepts of God’s Word. The goal of these men was to bring into existence a nation whose people would bring honor and glory to God and His Son through its citizenry living lives that would be more righteous than any people before them. The desired results would be that God would bless this nation more than any other nation in recorded history.

These founding fathers were so totally committed to this country being a godly, Christ centered nation, that a part of the first inauguration of the United States of its First President included a dedication service of this nation to God. This dedication service was held in a little stone church located a short distance from the Federal Building where the inauguration took place. The Nation’s Capital, at that time, was New York City.

This event was publicized and the public was implored to attend this dedication service which took place at St. Paul’s Chapel. It was held immediately after George Washington was inaugurated. Both houses of Congress, the first cabinet and other dignitaries, walked the short distance from the Federal Building to the church. They were led by the President. Bells all over New York City rang out at the appointed time as an encouragement for the people who could not attend the dedication service to pray for God’s will to be done in and through this nation.

Before the prayer meeting began, there was a short ceremony in which America’s first president delivered a prepared speech, dedicating this New Country to the God of the Universe and imploring His continuous hand of blessings upon it. This short speech by our first President may very well turn out to be a prophetic message for this nation. However, it could also have possibly been the beginning of a Covenant with God Almighty.

Here is the part of this nation’s first president’s, first speech, and this nation’s first order of business, after the inauguration of this President. Read carefully what George Washington proclaims and see if this might very well be a bona fide covenant in the eyes of God:

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself hath ordained.”

Here is how one of the two main characters in Mr. Cahn’s book interprets what President Washington was saying:

“If America upholds God’s eternal standards and follows His unchanging ways, then it will be blessed with His favor…His protection…His prosperity…. But if America should depart from the ways of God, if it should disregard His eternal standards, then the smiles of heaven, the blessings of God, will be withdrawn—its prosperity, its protection, and its powers would be taken away. He’s giving a warning to the nation: The day America turns away from God will be the day that begins the removing of its blessings.”

God’s Word reveals that a plan very, very similar to this plan by America’s founders actually had been put into action once before by God Himself. The nation was Israel and God’s plan for Israel had begun with the Law of Moses.

God had given Moses Ten Commandments for the nation of Israel, by which they were to live. And, it was through Israel’s obedience that God desired to interact with the nation. God offered the Nation of Israel a Covenant under which they would promise to obey the Commandments He had given as rules of life and He would bless them abundantly for their obedience to His rules.

The Covenant stipulated that if Israel was not faithful in being obedient to His Commandments, God would remove His hand of blessing and Israel would suffer the consequences. God actually gave Israel the choice of accepting the Covenant or rejecting it. They chose to enter into the Covenant with God, promising, "All the words which the Lord has said we will do" Ex. 24:3. The nation took an oath to obey all of God’s commandments in exchange for Gods hand of blessing being upon them. Simply put, the Covenant went something like this:

God’s Part: “I will bless Israel abundantly for Her obedience to My Laws.”

Israel’s Part: “We will faithfully obey all God’s Laws and He will bless us abundantly.”

Israel, from the get-go, failed miserably at keeping her part of the Covenant. However, the problem was not with the Covenant. The problem was with Israel’s refusal to faithfully obey and do her part. Quite often Israel’s failure had to do with idolatry – turning from their God to the gods of other nations or people. God’s response was to remove His hand of blessings which usually resulted in an enemy nation taking Israel captive.

However, before God would allow any nation to run over Israel, He would first send a messenger to Israel’s leaders warning her that He was going to allow devastating consequences on the nation, if the people did not turn from their wickedness and honor their commitment to the Covenant. Israel would promise to turn back to God, and faithfully obey His Laws, but it would seldom happen. God’s leniency and mercy at any point in time was always greater than Israel’s faithfulness. Finally, God would carry through with His promise and Israel would suffer greatly at the hand of one of her enemy nations for a season.

Down through her history, Israel’s forte was her constantly being disobedient to God and being taken into captivity. She did these two things with remarkable expertise. Finally, Israel became so morally corrupt that Jews were sacrificing their children on the alters of foreign gods.

America is not Israel. America was not picked by God to take Israel’s place. God has not transferred His affections, or His hand of blessings, from Israel to America. However, God has had His hand of blessings on this nation for well over 200 years. In fact, God has been blessings this countries people long before we became a legitimate nation.

There was a beseeching of God’s blessings made to God on this continent of North America, which preceded the beseeching of our founding fathers following the inauguration of this nation, by almost one hundred and seventy years. Known as the Mayflower Compact, this document created and signed by twenty zealous, religions men implored God to bless their efforts at forming colonies and inhabiting them for God’s honor and glory and the advancement of the Christian Faith.

Though not stated, I believe we can assume these men also wanted God to bless their efforts to their benefit as God fearing people. Their desire was to form a covenanted body of people who would exalt God and His Son without fear of persecution and enslavement by a dictatorial government. The Mayflower Compact which resulted from their efforts reads:

"In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, et al. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, King James of England, France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini, 1620.”

What leads us to believe that the Mayflower Compact was viewed by God as a type of Covenant with Him? The same thing that leads Godly, learned men of any time period in Biblical history, to conclude that whenever believing, God fearing men, beseech God to bless their efforts, in accomplishing any mission that is in accordance with His will they can count on God’s blessing. And, so long as they are faithful and true to the mission and to the God whose blessings they seek, God will bless their efforts.

Therefore, since it was a group of Godly men who signed the Mayflower Compact and who called upon the God of the Universe to bless their efforts, I believe this compact was a legitimate and divinely appointed, covenanted undertaking. An undertaking that ultimately lead to the creation of another legitimate and divinely appointed covenanted undertaking immediately after the Nation of thirteen states became a reality. This Covenant, spoken into existence by George Washington the first president of the USA, for all intents and purposes may have been just an addendum to the first that was signed aboard the Mayflower.

It seems the two Covenants, separately and combined, obligated the people of this Nation to honor God in their existence by living in obedience to His proclaimed mandates. These men who created and signed both documents believed that God would demonstrate His faithfulness to any nation that lived to honor and bring glory to Him. Nobody who knows the history of this nation would ever doubt or deny that this nation is the most blessed of all the nations which have every existed.

However, I am greatly saddened to say, I believe there is evidence that God’s sovereign hand of blessing has been, or is being lifted off this nation.

If this be so, what then should we do? There is only one response for a nation that has been formed to these ends: 1.) for the purposes of righteousness and godliness on the part of its citizenry; and 2.) with expectations of the blessings of God for their obedience. The people of such a nation, as I believe this nation is, must repent and turn back to God before it is too late, or suffer the consequences. If God lifts His hand of blessings off our nation, as He rightly should if we do not turn from our sins, we are doomed.

Look at the nation of Israel to see how God deals with any nation whose people have entered into Covenant with Him, but whose people do not uphold their part of the Covenant. The people of Israel as a nation ratified their Covenant with God in Ex. 24:3 and once they were settled in their respective allotments of the Holy Land, God held them accountable to live in obedience to His Law as given to Israel through Moses.

By no stretch of the imagination can it be said that Israel actually ever kept any part of their Covenant with the Lord for any length of time. And God proved Himself to be very lenient with them. Time and again He would send a prophet to warn the nation and they would reject the messenger outright. On several occasions they either: beat, stoned or killed God’s messenger.

What finally caused God to actually turn his back on the nation which has resulted in almost two thousand years of suffering and defeat for the Nation? They rejected God’s Son, their Messiah. They put Him to death on a cross. And, they are still rejecting Him today.

It could be said that in many ways America is following in the footsteps of Israel. The problem with that statement is that it is a lie of the greatest magnitude. America has surpassed the apostasy of Israel!

A look at Israel’s sins as recorded in God’s Word and a cursory survey of America’s sins which have flaunted for all the world to see, will reveal which nation has become the most deplorable in the eyes of God.

Yes, scripture reveals that Israel in its history has been guilty of: breaking all the Commandments giving by God to nation; rejecting God at times and following after and worshipping foreign gods; and sacrificing 10,000 of their children on the alters of Baal and Molech.

However, we must confess, this nation, though the majority of its people claim to be Christians, has rejected both God and His Son. How have we rejected Them? We’ve taken Them out of our public schools and schools of higher learning; we are forcing our children through our public school systems to honor and embrace the false gods of almost every religion on earth, but Christianity and Judaism.

Many public schools have already begun teaching the wonderful, finer points of that peaceful religion known as Islam. Our children are being forced to undergo brainwashing about the imagined, desirable qualities of Islam and other religions. Public schools now teach: sex education to our children, beginning about grade two, that includes details on the homosexual and lesbian lifestyles; that all religions have equal value and none should be promoted over any other; that people who do violence to others based on their religious beliefs (or lack thereof) should be understood and not condemned; and that Christians should not promote their beliefs nor values in any way in public.

Some of the branches of our military have already stopped Christians from praying and sharing anything about Jesus Christ with others in the military. Also, some branches are going to allow Muslim men to grow beards and wear turbans associated with their religion when in uniform beginning early in this coming year.

These are just the tips of the icebergs, floating the waters of life around which our families must navigate in the midst of the many storms of life. If that isn’t enough to make you despair, keep reading.

We have allowed over fifty five million babies to be put to death to satisfy the whims of their mothers since 1973. We have desecrated the God ordained union of marriage between man and woman, by allowing and embracing so called marriages between persons of the same sex.

We are indifferent to the reality that 70 percent of our black babies being born in America today are born out of wedlock. They are born into a one parent family with very little hope of not replicating the world and its environment into which they are being born. In the entire recorded history of this planet, there has never been a greater voluntary abandonment of children by their fathers, of which I am aware, as we are witnessing today.

We are so blasé to the moral decadence in our country, that America is going to hell in the proverbial hand basket, and it seems that very few of us really care.

Whether we want to believe it or not, America’s founders covenanted with God, when they plead with God to bless their efforts in forming this nation. They   pledged that the citizens of this new Nation would honor and bring glory to Him and His Son. The founders promised God that they would evangelize and make believers of the inhabitants of this country and those who came to live within its shores.

Has any such covenant with God, supposed or real, ever been put into effect and honored by either party? We only have to ask two questions and then answer both truthfully, and we will have our answer.

The first question is: did the pilgrims and/or our founding fathers honor God with their lives during the foundational years of this country?

The answer is a resounding yes! The first public school in America was established by Puritan settlers in 1635 in the home of Schoolmaster Philemon Pormort. It was started by Rev. John Cotton who wanted to create a school modeled after the Free Grammar School in Boston, England, in which Latin and Greek were taught. The school was publicly funded and the first subjects taught were Bible, reading, writing, and numeration, which was a system of counting, calculation, and working with numbers. In today’s jargon that would be mathematics. Some of the first efforts by Puritans for public schooling was to see to it that all children learned to read the Bible to defeat Satan.

The first school of higher education was Harvard, founded in 1636 for the purpose of training clergy and missionaries. Collegiate studies focused on ancient languages, ancient history, theology, and mathematics.

The first holidays or days of special recognition were religious days to give thanks to and to honor God. Thanksgiving, as we know it, came from founders of the first communities in America, as a way of celebrating their bountiful first harvest of crops in America.

Our historical documents for separating the colonies from England and founding a new nation reveal some astounding truths. The dependence of our founding fathers on God and the desire to shape and mold their new nation around biblical principles and concepts and into a Christ centered nation is greatly in evidence.

The great revivals of the seventeenth thru the middle of the twentieth century, as well as the missionary outreach to peoples of other countries during that period, point to a magnanimous desire of the majority of the American populous. Since, even before, this nation’s founding, to live in obedience to God, to spread the gospel and to honor God and His Son with their lives, was the chief desire of the majority of the American people.

The second question is: has God especially blessed America?

Again the resounding answer is yes! What other country, or its people, in the history of mankind, has prospered as much, has blessed more people through its benevolent acts, has sacrificed its young men and women on behalf of foreign people in times of war? What nation has been so blessed that we rush to the aid of people of foreign countries in times of calamity. What country has sent more food, clothing, medicine, missionaries, doctors, nurses all around the world to meet the needs of strangers and even enemies. What other country on earth has been blessed so abundantly by God since its inception?  

I could go on and on and on, but I pray you get the picture. However, where does that bring us?

As Jonathan Cahn, in his books, ‘The Harbinger’ and ‘The Mystery of The Shemitah’, has revealed, there have been two nations on earth since the beginning of recorded history, with which God has had a special relationship. The first nation was Israel with whom God established a Covenant known as the Covenant of Law. The second nation is the United States of America.

However, even though I and others, might use the term “Covenant” in referencing this special relationship God has with the USA, in its truest sense, I am not sure it is a bona fide covenant. Yet, I believe in this special relationship based solely on the fact that God has blessed this nation exceedingly since its inception.

That having been said, America has arrived at a place in her special relationship with God where we have blasphemed Him and His Son and broken every rule of conscience and conduct under which every intelligent, moral, God honoring person would and should choose to live. We have in essence turned our backs on the Supreme Entity of the Universe and have embraced the ways of Satan.

In defying God we are going to suffer the consequences just as Israel has over her history. The difference being, it will probably come more swiftly and with greater detriment and devastation.

Can America stay the hand of God? It remains to be seen. Our only hope is to get on our faces before the Lord and pray as men and women have never prayed before. We need to also come clean about our own disobedience. It isn’t only the other folks who have disobeyed the Lord. I have sinned and you have sinned. We all need to seek God’s face and forgiveness. For those of us who are believers in Jesus Christ, we know that Jesus Christ has already paid our sin debt while on the cross and we are totally forgiven for all our sins – past, present and future, when we confess. But, surely we are not such fools as to think there are no consequences for sins. Yes, there are consequences for even those sins we have confessed and God has forgiven and forgotten. If you don’t believe this, ask the Christian and non-Christian, male or female who have let their sins destroy their marriages, their families, lives and families of others. Ask those whose disobedience ended in accidents that took the lives or limbs of others. Did they receive forgiveness from God and others when they confessed their sins? Did the confession always result in people getting their lives back, marriages being saved, families being restored?

Folks, the answer to preventing this nation from being completely obliterated is for every believer in this nation to turn back to their first love. Jesus told the angels of the churches at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea that this was exactly what these churches were to do.

How does a church turn back to its first love? It does it through each individual member bowing before God in humble contrition and adoration, confessing their sins while placing the Lord Jesus back on the throne of their individual lives.

Then, once a believer is back in fellowship with the Lord, he or she must live righteously in the power of the Holy Spirit to stay that way. Don’t try to stay in fellowship with the Lord in your own power. It takes supernatural power to live in obedience to the will of God. That is why we have the Holy Spirit living in us.

Believers, we must get on our knees and faces and come clean with the Lord and stay clean and in fellowship with Him because He is worthy. Let us pray that one day soon, the Lord Jesus will come in clouds above the earth and with a shout of an Archangel and the sound of a trumpet, call His bride to His side. Therefore, let us all pray fervently, Come, Lord Jesus! O Lord, Come!

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen” 1 Cor. 16:23-24 (NKJV).

 


The Daily Jot

NOTE: When writing about God and Jesus, The Daily Jot means YHVH as God and Yeshua Ha Mashiach as Jesus--the actual original names and the true nature and character of them.    

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Iran deal a prophetic milestone

The "president" is making a big deal about his recently signed deal with Iran that will assuredly allow the terrorist sponsoring state to develop a nuclear weapon. The White House is hailing the agreement as a breakthrough for peace, but those who watch closely the affairs and politics of the Middle East know better. It is beyond reason that any deal voluntarily agreed to by Iran would be good for world peace. Israel, who has the most to lose because Iran continuously calls for the annihilation of Israel, is livid. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared in response: "The world is a much more dangerous place today than it was yesterday." Notwithstanding, the US "president" was true to his word. 

The Iran agreement is the very political result of "Blackmail Diplomacy" announced by then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel at the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee meeting on May 5, 2009. Emanuel said, "Israel now faces a moment of truth--it can either acquiesce to international demands and in return have its most serious threats dealt with, or maintain the status quo and have those threats persist." Emanuel was saying that the White House would ignore Iran's nuclear threat, if Israel did not buckle to demands over a Palestinian state. This is exactly what happened. Israel refused to cut its nation in half with the proposed Palestinian state, and the "president" paved the way for Iranian nuclear weapons. 

True to his word, Netanyahu is telling the world what a bad deal it is to have a terrorist state receiving billions of US dollars in cash while building toward a nuclear weapon over the next ten years--which is what this Iranian deal allows. Netanyahu said in a statement after the announcement of the deal, "In the coming decade, the deal will reward Iran, the terrorist regime in Tehran, with hundreds of billions of dollars. This cash bonanza will fuel Iran's terrorism worldwide, its aggression in the region and its efforts to destroy Israel, which are ongoing...in a decade this deal will give an unreformed, unrepentant and far richer terrorist regime the capacity to produce many nuclear bombs...What a stunning historic mistake!" 

The sad truth is that the country that has been a historical beacon of advancing Christianity, the US, is implicit in advancing the prophecy clock of the antichrist and the end times. The "president" may believe there were no consequences to advancing the Islamic agenda at Israel's expense. But look at our nation. Those who have given up on finding a job are at a record high; those on government entitlements are at a record high; the morals of the nation are at a record low; our borders are not secure; our debt is at a record high, and so on. We are already seeing the consequences of turning against God and Israel over the past decade, just as Zechariah 12:4 says, "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces..." We need to repent by not accepting this deal.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

 

 


God’s Wonderful Promise To His People

By Tom Hanson

July 11, 2015

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land”. 2 Chron. 7:14.

Who are God’s people?

Ezra the Prophet recorded both the First and Second Books of the Chronicles and their messages were primarily for the Nation of Israel. However, a promise of God given to those who are called the People of God, at any time, can have application to those called His people of all times. Laws and promises are two different realities. God has never placed anyone under the old Testament law but the Jew. However, under grace, God’s people are those who place their faith in Jesus Christ His Son, whether Jew or Gentile.

Therefore the promise, given for instance in 1 Chron. 7:14, has application to God’s people of any generation, or dispensation, or color, race or creed, because it speaks of faithfulness, obedience, reverence, godliness, character traits that should be applicable to God’s people of all time.

To realize the totality of God’s forgiveness and blessing, national repentance and a turning back to their first love are required of God’s people in any dispensation. Not one or the other, but both actions of repentance and turning back to God are required. This is exactly what God demands and expects, if His people, who are called by His name, have dishonored His name by their wickedness.

As it was with the Jew’s whenever they turned away from God in the Old Testament, so it is with believers in Jesus Christ, God’s Son today, we are held accountable for our disobedience.

Have believers in Jesus Christ in America turned away from God? I am ashamed to have to say it, but yes we have! Let me give two bona fide examples! Since, 1973 when our Supreme Court committed the fiasco, and by fiat made it a law, that allows women to legally kill their preborn children, America has been under a curse. It doesn’t matter that most of the mothers that have abortions may not be believers. The church of Jesus Christ is guilty because we, by and large, never raised a finger in protest or defiance of this law. The moment when I as a Christian refused to lay down my life for those children is when I became culpable of not holding up the blood stained banner of my Savior and God.

The second example of the Church in America having turned away from God can be found in a multitude of sins that believers in Jesus Christ have embraced as acceptable conduct. The sins of fornication, idolatry, adultery, homosexuality, sodomy, thievery, covetousness, alcoholism, reviling, and extortion are all condemned by Jesus Christ as stated by the Apostle Paul in 1 Cor. 6:9-10.

Believers in Jesus Christ in America must honor God’s name and authority by accepting whatever punishment for our iniquity that He decrees. We must humble ourselves under His mighty, but loving, hands. We must pray for the removal of His judgment from our nation. We must seek His face and favor. However, all this will not be sufficient, unless we turn from our wicked ways, and return to Him, our first love, against whom we have rebelled.

What might be defined as ‘National mercy’ is promised not only to everyone who is called by the name of God and His son, but God’s mercy will even benefit those who are outside the Church and have never believed in His Son. God will first forgive the sins of His people, which has brought His judgment upon this nation. Then He will heal our land, and hopefully find millions of the lost in America turning to His Son because of their witness of God’s great deliverance of all Americans from His judgment.

“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, 25 To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.” Jude 1:24-25

For the love, honor, and glory of Him who died in our place on that cross, let us all repent, confess our sins, and turn back to our first love, Tom Hanson, July 11th, 2015.

 


A Warning to the American Church

Posted July 9, 2015

Hello. This message is for my fellow Christians in the United States of America, especially those who are in the clergy. I want to talk to you about church and State. I must confess that I’m a layman in both areas. That is to say, I’ve not made a career in either ministry or politics. But I’m Christian. I’ve been a follower of Christ for 35 of my 45 years, and I’ve been a faithful member of the church. And I’m a patriot, born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

I love this country. That is to say, I love the country that was founded here in 1776. It is not that country anymore, and in recent years – and in recent days – we have drifted farther from our founding principles than I think anyone could ever have imagined. We are a nation in crisis. And it is my opinion that we are where we are in large measure because of a slumbering, slothful church who has neglected her civic duties in a nation of the People, by the People, and for the People. Regrettably, pastors in churches across America impel this attitude of neglect through a misunderstanding first of American politics and second of the proper response – the Scriptural response – of godly people to ungodly government.

I am compelled to speak out – to respond to the recent court ruling on same-sex marriage and the response of some church leaders to that ruling. Some churches advocate capitulation. They wave the white flag of surrender and quote Romans 13 in defense of their shameful cowardice. To do so makes them wrong on at least two counts: that the Court is our final governing authority, and that as Christians we must submit blindly to any and all government foisted upon us.

We often hear about the separation of church and state. It is almost always presented in a skewed and illegitimate manner and I wonder if that has polluted our thinking even as Christians in America. What does it even mean, exactly… separation of church and State? Is it even possible to separate church and state? Well, the answer of course is yes… and no. It is possible to separate the Church and State legally, and America has done a good job of that. And both the primary reason and result has been to protect the church from the State, and not vice versa.

I must point out that the words “separation of church and state” are not found in the Constitution, or the Declaration of Independence, or in the Federalist Papers. On the other hand, the freedom to worship God without interference from the federal government is explicitly written into the Constitution. As is the prohibition of the federal government to “establish” a religion – understood by the founding generation as using tax money to fund a State Church.

While it is certainly possible, and desirable, to not use the force of government to tax the People to support a Church they might abhor, it is impossible to divorce religion from politics. This is because we live in a nation governed by the People (capital P) and for religious people our religious beliefs form the core of our worldview and therefore impacts every sphere of life. Indeed, it’s not even desirable, at least not to our founding generation, to divorce religion from politics. “Our constitution was written for a moral and religious people,” said John Adams, “It is wholly inadequate for the governance of any other.” In his farewell address George Washington admonished us: “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion”

So what is the role of the Christian – and the body of Christians called the Church – in American politics? It is an immensely important question because I believe, unfortunately, that a misunderstanding of the role of the Church in politics – from those both inside and outside the Church – is leading us down a death spiral of cultural depravity, which ultimately will lead to the very destruction of our nation, as forewarned by John Adams. It will compromise our ability to worship God freely, and to secure this liberty for our children and grandchildren. We MUST correct our understanding soon, or it will soon be too late to save America.

Two questions must be addressed: who is our governing authority, and is it the will of God that man be subject to any and every ruler, or government, foisted upon him?

What form of government do we have in the United States? Most will answer: “We have a democracy.” Fortunately, we do NOT have a democracy in this country. In fact, our founding fathers recognized that democracies were as despotic and destructive to liberty as monarchies and took great pains to protect us from the evils of democracy. What we actually have is absolutely unique in world history and difficult to describe in a word. We are sometimes described as a Constitutional Republic, and that is a good description, but we are more than that because the United States are a federation of Constitutional Republics. Each state is sovereign, though we rarely think of them as sovereign today. Each State is itself a Republic (this is actually mandated by Article IV, section 4 of the U.S. Constitution): every State in the Union must have a Republican form of government.

Who is the supreme ruler, that is, the ultimate governing authority, in the United States of America? It is not the President. It is not the Congress or the Supreme Court.

Most people respond, “The president.” A few others may answer, “The congress” or “the federal government.” But It is no mistake, that is to say it is by design that the U.S. Constitution begins with the words: “We the People of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union…”. In America, the People are sovereign; we govern ourselves. This is the essence of the American Experiment, described this way by Publius in Federalist Papers #1: “It seems to have been reserved to the people of this country to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.

And so, our founding fathers took the once-in-history opportunity to do what had never been done before. They sat down, on a new continent, and through rumination and reflection created a nation governed by the People and structured in such a way as to secure the liberties of every individual. Although many of the founders were young, they were wise beyond their years and they were the products of the Great Awakening, one of the greatest spiritual revivals of this continent. Young Jimmy Madison and Tommy Jefferson were but little children as the revival swept through the colonies in the 1730’s and 40’s. The impact of the Great Awakening on the founding of our nation is obvious.

So, in the USA, the buck stops with “We the People.” We the People are the supreme authority, the governing authority. But what does that actually look like? If the People are the supreme authority how do you avoid anarchy; what the Scripture describes as “every man doing what is right in his own eyes”? How do you avoid anarchy and chaos on the one hand, and monarchy or dictatorship or tyranny on the other? That is the question. And our founders found the answer, in “ordered liberty.” How is liberty “ordered”? Through a Republic structured around a Constitution.

The supreme authority of the land, that is, the People, in 1787 created the supreme law of the land – the Constitution. And recognizing that the living can never be legitimately ruled by the dead, they also created a way for every generation to amend the Constitution if they so desired. But they knew and we must remember that even without a Constitution, We the People are still and always will be the rulers of ourselves, under God.

Until we decide otherwise, the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land. It is the ONLY national law, BTW, actually voted upon directly by the People in a purely democratic process, a process called ratification. All subsequent federal laws have been created by our delegated representatives. Every government position, including the President, congressional legislators, and judges were CREATED by the Constitution and are UNDER that law. That is to say, no one is above the law. This is a principle outlined in Scripture. In Deut. 17 and 1 Kings 2 it is mandated that even the king of Israel be UNDER the Mosaic Law. In ancient Israel’s theocracy, God was the source of all law. In the American experiment, We the People are the source of all law, but our laws are based on the Mosaic Law given to mankind from God. By contrast, in a tyranny, the king (or president, or judge, or a legislative body) presumes to be the source of all law. In both cases (the Israeli theocracy and the American Constitutional Republic), the civil authorities are UNDER the law. So, assuming for the moment that God DOES want us to be subject to whatever governing authority is foisted upon us, in the United States, that governing authority is We the People. It is NOT the president, the courts, or even our delegated legislators. The President, our legislators and judges, they are rightly called our public servants, elected or appointed to secure our unalienable rights. And when any member of government, be it a President or a court, seeks to usurp our authority and undermine our liberty by attempting to rule outside those bounds, they are acting outside the bounds of the law. They are law-breakers. They are not even fit to be called servants, much less “governing authorities.” It is therefore completely inappropriate for a pastor or a church to instruct their fellow believers to subject themselves to law-breaking tyrants who violate their oaths, both to the People and to God.

That the People are the final governing authority and the “government” is merely a creation of the People to secure their rights is easily demonstrated using the American Civil War as an example. Let us imagine that we live in Virginia in March 1861. Abraham Lincoln is the president. When the government of Virginia secedes from the Union in April and joins a new Confederacy, the president of that confederacy is Jefferson Davis. Now, who is your president? Is it not the man of your choosing? Or the collective choosing of your fellow Virginians? Is it not then evident that in this country, indeed in every country, that the People are the final authority and that governments are instituted among them deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed?

When the government usurps its delegated authority, when it oversteps its limited and enumerated powers, its edicts are unlawful and void. This message was prompted by the recent SCOTUS ruling that the 50 States in this Union MUST officially accept and endorse same-sex marriage, and by the response of some in the Church to that ruling. As has been noted by many political commentators, the federal government, including SCOTUS has no jurisdiction over marriage – it is not an enumerated power – and so is properly left to the States and to the People to decide the matter. When put to a vote, the overwhelming response of American moral majority is to reject same-sex marriage. However, whenever States attempted to amend their constitutions to reflect these values, the Supreme Court overruled them. Even when the federal government attempt to protect marriage – through the proper legislative avenues – by passing the DOMA the Court again ruled against the legislation, claiming it violated the US Constitution in part because the federal government has no jurisdiction over marriage. But, when marriage is redefined in a way that the People oppose and is unholy, the Court rules that we ALL must imbibe it. This is pure hypocrisy, and tyranny, because five justices have foisted upon 300 million people that which the People have dozens of times rejected by vote. But when a church tweets within hours of this ruling that God’s people are to “submit to the governing authorities” it certainly implies that 1/ the Court is the final authority and has acted properly in making its ruling and 2/ that submission to any government edict, rightly or wrongly given, is evidently absolute and unconditional.

Is submission to governing authority absolute and unconditional?

When is submission to any authority absolute and unconditional? Is a child to submit to a parent unconditionally? Is a wife to submit to her husband unconditionally? Is an employee to submit to an employer unconditionally? The answer of course to these questions is No. Then on what pretext is a citizen, or even a subject, to submit to a government unconditionally? Only God commands absolute power and authority, because He is our Creator; we are his creation. Only God is to be obeyed unconditionally. If we take the position that government is to be obeyed absolutely then we are guilty of erecting an idol and worshiping the creature rather than the created. No governing authority, not even our government when working properly (that is We the People) has absolute governing authority. All governing authorities are subject to God, which is why the Apostle Peter could declare that when the two are in conflict we must obey God rather than man.

Some churches will be tempted to use Daniel as an example of submission to ungodly government. Listen, I get what they are saying: you don’t rise up the ranks as Daniel did, essentially becoming Vice-King of the Babylonian Empire, without working within the system, but I have two words for those who think Daniel is the poster boy of submission to tyrants: lion’s den. It’s one of the most famous stories of the Old Testament. Daniel was tossed to the lions for his disobedience to Nebuchadnezzar, and his friends were tossed into a furnace. When push came to shove, Daniel did what all godly men must do in the face of despotism, obey God rather than man. How many times will we be pushed and shoved before we act? The church did nothing with the Court removed prayer and Scripture from public schools in the 1960’s. The church did nothing when the Court “legalized” abortion in all 50 States in the ‘70’s. Will the church do nothing now as the Court imposes gay marriage upon us and transforms our most cherished institutions? Or worse, will the church tell us to blindly submit to Satan at work in our government?

Some will use Romans 13 as an excuse for inaction. Romans 13 is an admonition to obey the governing authorities. But is it not common sense that Paul is referring to proper government? There are just governments and there are unjust governments. We are to fear and respect just governments and resist unjust governments. I have not yet found a pastor willing to take the position that Christians should have submitted to Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime. They confess that a government as evil as Hitler’s is to be resisted. But to admit that government should be resisted in such draconian circumstances is to admit that government has limits and should be resisted when overstepping those limits. The dispute, then, is evidently not a matter of principle but a matter of application. Prudence indeed dictates that we should not defy authority for light and transient causes and even the fiery Thomas Paine advised restraint and “working within the system” to correct bad laws that arise from time-to-time. But when the government, through a ceding legislature, a legislative court, and an Executive with a “pen and a phone” advances a long train of abuses meant to strip Christianity from the very soul of America, we must act. I believe the time for restraint and inaction is past us. Our country is crumbling at a dizzying pace. When we hold it within our power to prevent this, and even reverse course, why would we not? How can we not?

How should we respond? What is the proper response of a Christian, and the Church, to the present national crisis? First and foremost, it is to We must educate and mobilize the great body of Christians to participate in the political process. No more silence from the pulpit. If the godly fail to engage, can we be surprised if the ungodly steer government to an agenda hostile to Christianity?

In other words, all it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.

What then should we do, Church? Nothing? To whom much is given much is required. We have been given a nation. We have been given LIBERTY and we have been charged with preserving it and passing it on to our children and grandchildren. Will we bury it in the ground and then expect a “Well done” when the Master returns? “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that his justice cannot sleep forever.”[i] I do not fear a despotic government, but I do fear the judgment of a holy Deity, and the knowledge that judgment begins with the house of God.

[i] Thomas Jefferson

Publius Christus is a pseudonym.

 

 

 

 

 


Leading Israeli Rabbi Says the Arrival of the Messiah is Imminent

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz July 3, 2015 , 7:40 am

“I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out.” (Ezekiel 20:34 )

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a leading authority in mainstream Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, has been giving clear and unequivocal messages recently that the coming of the Messiah is imminent. He is urging Jews to make Aliyah as soon as possible. Aliyah, the Hebrew verb for “going up”, refers to immigrating to Israel, which is seen as higher spiritual action that can help herald in the coming of the Messiah.

It was reported that the Rabbi Kanievsky was presented with a pamphlet, written by Rabbi Yitzchak Ben Tzvi from the city of Bnei Brak, dealing with the End of Days and many other related prophecies. Rabbi Kanievsky, who is a pillar of the Jewish community and known for his authoritative books on Torah law, read the pamphlet carefully.  After a short consideration, he told those around him that the pamphlet needed to be distributed and that Jews living outside Israel should return to their ancestral land.

In yet another instance of Rabbi Kanievsky’s call for aliyah, author Rabbi Yekutiel Fisch revealed advice that was given to his cousin, a teacher at a prominent Lakewood Yeshiva who visited Israel recently and went to Rabbi Kanievsky to receive a blessing at the end of his visit.

The Rabbi told him that he should not leave Israel because the Messiah would be arriving very soon. The teacher responded that he had 700 students waiting for him in Lakewood. Rabbi Kanievsky told him that he must bring all of the students to Israel. Upon his arrival in Lakewood, the story spread quickly, creating quite an impression on the students who all revere Rabbi Kanievsky.

After a lifetime of immersing himself in classical Jewish texts, Rabbi Kanievsky’s study partner informed various media sites that the Rabbi is talking about the messiah “all the time.” Since last summer’s war in Gaza, the Rabbi has been spreading this message of imminent return. In one instance, Rabbi Kanievsky instructed a Jew from Argentina who asked for a blessing that he should “gather your family and come to Israel.  Otherwise, there won’t be enough room for you on the airplanes.”

When asked about the timing of the Messiah’s arrival, Rabbi Kanievsky answered, “At the end of the Sabbatical year.” Several people have asked the Rabbi to verify this and he has given the same answer each time. This year is the Sabbatical year and it will be ending on the 29th day of Elul, which, by the Gregorian calendar falls on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

In answer to Rabbi Kanievsky’s call, the Jews of France have begun to arrive in Israel in blessed droves. The impetus is certainly a reaction to increasing anti-Semitic and Islamic fueled violence across Europe.

After the horrific terror attack at a Kosher market in Paris six months ago, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu urged French Jews to come home to Israel. His remarks drew criticism from some, however last week, in the wake of Ramadan violence in several countries including France, Zeev Elkin, the Israeli Minister of Immigration and Absorption, called on French Jews to make Aliyah, echoing his leader’s words.

“Come home! Anti-Semitism is growing, terrorism is on the rise and the sickly ISIS activists carry out murders in the light of day. We are prepared to accept the Jews of France with open arms,” he said.

Last year, 7,000 French Jews made aliyah to Israel, making it the number one country of origin for new immigrants. The Jewish Agency and the Ministry for Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption are expecting more than 3,000 French Jews to immigrate to Israel this summer alone, many of them families with children who want to arrive and integrate before the beginning of the school year.

It should be noted that it is considered a positive trait to always be anticipating the Messiah. The Chofetz Chaim, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, a great Torah sage, is  told to have said that any time he heard a loud noise, he would say, “Perhaps the Messiah has arrived?” Similar stories have also been told of the leading Moroccan Kabbalist, the Baba Sali, Rabbi Israel Abuhaseira.

 


THREE URGENT QUESTIONS: IS IMPLOSION OR REVIVAL COMING TO AMERICA? IS ISIS WINNING? WILL AN IRAN DEAL BE STRUCK BY 6/30?
By Joel C. Rosenberg (@joelcrosenberg on Twitter)

(Washington, D.C., June 22, 2015) –

This past week, I posted three new columns on the blog, asking three critical questions:

1. Is America heading towards a terrible implosion or a great awakening?
2. Is ISIS winning? They’re certainly a growing threat to Jordan & Israel as they steadily gain ground in Iraq and Syria.

3. Will a final nuclear deal be reached with Iran by the June 30th deadline?

The Administration is engaged in “wishful thinking” that a good deal is possible, says former senior intelligence advisor to President Obama.

While the second two questions are very important, and I hope you will read both columns on the blog, I want to focus this email on the first question. Indeed, I feel a tremendous sense of urgency about this column.

The United States is hurtling towards severe trouble, and the events of the past few months -- and what may be coming over the next few months -- grieves me a great deal.

Something is coming. I don’t know what. But we all must be ready in every possible way.

Consider where we are in the summer of 2015:

• Violence is exploding in our cities, schools and churches. The horrific mass murder inside the church in Charleston would be bad enough if it wasn’t just one of innumerable mass killings that have become epidemic in America.
• Racism is tearing us apart, and it appears things are getting worse, not better.
• The Supreme Court is poised to rule any day now on the definition and future of marriage -- and if the Court rules against Biblical marriage, I believe this could cause the Lord’s hand to turn against our country in a severe and profound way according to the moral laws found in Romans chapter one.

• Abortions are occurring at more than one million in year and have put America on the fast track to judgment. Since 1973, Americans have murdered 57 million children through abortions. The blood of 57 million babies is crying out for justice, and they will get it in God’s sovereign timing. Could that be soon?

• If all this wasn’t bad enough, marriages and families are imploding all around us. Poverty is growing. Drug and alcohol use is epidemic. And that’s just here at home.

• Abroad, Iran is closing in on The Bomb. ISIS is exploding across the Middle East, and gaining ground in Syria, Iraq and Libya. The Kremlin is growing more aggressive.

Yet our politicians continue to bicker, stall, or golf, even as many abdicate their Constitutional responsibilities.

And many Americans have little or no hope for the future, have little confidence in government, little confidence in the media or academia, and far too little confidence in the Church. Indeed, many see little or no reason to go to church, and are drifting from whatever faith they might have once had in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Not all is lost. There are many Americans who love Christ dearly and love His Word and are seeking every day to walk with the Lord and love their neighbors and care for the poor and make the good news of God’s redeeming love known to their lost and drifting nation.

But warnings signs are flashing everywhere. Alarm bells are ringing everywhere. Far too many self-professed Christians are groggy or asleep, and we need a wake up call.

So, is America heading for implosion, or revival?

Right now, I see a case for either.


PRAYER NEEDS -- please pray for:

* A Third Great Awakening -- a sweeping spiritual revival -- in the U.S. and Canada.
* The peace of Jerusalem -- geopolitical but also spiritual peace through the Prince of Peace.

* The Palestinian people in Gaza to be liberated from the reign of terror imposed by Hamas and other terrorist groups.

* Israeli, Egyptian and Jordanian leaders to have wisdom to know how best to protect their citizens going forward and live in quiet and calm with their neighbors.
* The President of the United States and his top advisors to have a change of heart and to truly stand unequivocally with Israel, America's best friend and most faithful ally in the Mideast.

* The President and other nations to know how best to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons, defeat ISIS and stop the genocide, and prevent terror attacks on the U.S. and our allies.

* Persecuted in Christians throughout the epicenter to be brave and bold for Christ and faithful lights amidst such darkness .

* The protection of moderate Arabs and other Muslims in the region from Radical Islam, particularly in Jordan .

* The Lord to strengthen His Church and reveal His Word and the transforming power of the Gospel to all the people of the epicenter, and that the Father would draw them to His Son .

* The Joshua Fund to have the wisdom to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, as the Lord guides and provides.yria and Appearing of The Messiah
By June 14, 2015 , 9:00 am
The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.” (Deuteronomy 18:15)
Daily headlines are increasingly pointing to the notion that the President of Syria, Bashar Hafez al-Assad, more commonly known as Bashar Assad, is losing his grip on Syria. Is this a sign that the End of Days are approaching?
There are several hints in sacred Jewish texts to a connection between the fate of Syria and the End of Days and, in particular, between the fall of Damascus, Syria’s capital city, and the imminent arrival of the Messiah, son of David.
And it is a sign for you, when you see the Nero of the East fall in Damascus, the Salvation will come to Israel, and Mashiah Ben David will come… – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
The 2nd century Jewish sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai predicted that when an evil ruler in Damascus [the Nero of the East] falls from power, the Messiah, son of David, will appear. The End of Days blogger known as Tomer Devorah made the connection in a recent blog post.
Similarly, the Zohar, the foundational mystical Jewish text, says that when the king of Damascus falls, the Messiah will come. Since Damascus is Syria’s capital city, the current king of Damascus is none other than Bashar Assad.
Jerusalem is destined to reach Damascus – Shir Hashirim Raba, Chapter 7
More than a thousand years ago, the rabbinic commentary to the Biblical Song of Songs, known as Shir Hashirim Raba, predicted that Jerusalem will eventually reach Damascus.
One way of understanding this commentary is that the modern country of Syria will eventually revert back to being part of the Holy Land, which is symbolized by Jerusalem.
In the midst of the Yom Kippur war in 1973, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the then-head of the worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement, spoke about the significant connection between the war in Syria and the End of Days redemption.
The Rebbe singled out the role of the Syrian capital of Damascus, calling it “a city with an ancient history [that] symbolized the stability of the Muslim world, and therefore the threat Islam posed to the Jewish people.”yria and Appearing of The Messiah
By June 14, 2015 , 9:00 am
The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.” (Deuteronomy 18:15)
Daily headlines are increasingly pointing to the notion that the President of Syria, Bashar Hafez al-Assad, more commonly known as Bashar Assad, is losing his grip on Syria. Is this a sign that the End of Days are approaching?
There are several hints in sacred Jewish texts to a connection between the fate of Syria and the End of Days and, in particular, between the fall of Damascus, Syria’s capital city, and the imminent arrival of the Messiah, son of David.
And it is a sign for you, when you see the Nero of the East fall in Damascus, the Salvation will come to Israel, and Mashiah Ben David will come… – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai
The 2nd century Jewish sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai predicted that when an evil ruler in Damascus [the Nero of the East] falls from power, the Messiah, son of David, will appear. The End of Days blogger known as Tomer Devorah made the connection in a recent blog post.
Similarly, the Zohar, the foundational mystical Jewish text, says that when the king of Damascus falls, the Messiah will come. Since Damascus is Syria’s capital city, the current king of Damascus is none other than Bashar Assad.
Jerusalem is destined to reach Damascus – Shir Hashirim Raba, Chapter 7
More than a thousand years ago, the rabbinic commentary to the Biblical Song of Songs, known as Shir Hashirim Raba, predicted that Jerusalem will eventually reach Damascus.
One way of understanding this commentary is that the modern country of Syria will eventually revert back to being part of the Holy Land, which is symbolized by Jerusalem.
In the midst of the Yom Kippur war in 1973, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the then-head of the worldwide Chabad Lubavitch movement, spoke about the significant connection between the war in Syria and the End of Days redemption.
The Rebbe singled out the role of the Syrian capital of Damascus, calling it “a city with an ancient history [that] symbolized the stability of the Muslim world, and therefore the threat Islam posed to the Jewish people.”

 

 

 


Is America Deserving of God’s Punishment?

America is not only deserving of God’s Punishment, America is going to suffer God’s punishment, if the Church of Jesus Christ does not repent and turn back to God. Perhaps you are wondering why I say the Church of Jesus Christ needs to repent. Let me give just one reason. There have been over 55 million babies put to death by their mothers since abortion was legalized in the US in 1973. And, believe it or not, the Church has almost been totally silent on the issue of the killing of our unborn for these 42 years.

The SCOTUS was terribly wrong when it ruled on Roe vs Wade. But the moment it did, we the Church of Jesus Christ should have started screaming at the wrong that had been done and speaking out against and protesting the ruling until every Christian in America, including myself, went to jail, or the law was changed.
The Church has no excuse for not taking up the banner of saving innocent children from selfish, self-indulgent, hedonistic mothers who end the lives of their children for sake of convenience.

Abortion alone is all God needs to justify allowing His judgment to come upon America. However, if we need other examples of why God should bring judgment upon this nation, consider what the Apostle Paul says in 1 Cor. 6:9-10:

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God”.

God hates sin! And there is no nation on the face of the earth that is more sinful than the USA. And regardless what President Obama says, America is still considered a Christian nation by most Americans and most of the rest of the world. However, it isn’t what people think America is that tips the scales one way or the other. The deciding factor is this: Is the majority of individual Americans believers in Jesus Christ? Or, saying it another way, have the majority of Americans been born from above?

Have you read The Harbinger and The Harbinger Companion Book and Study Guide, or The Mystery of the Shemitah by Jonathan Cahn? These three books are a must read for every Christian because in them he reveals how God deals with a nation that makes a covenant with Him when that nation comes into being and then turns its back on God.

If you are a believer and you have read the Old Testament you know that Israel entered into a Covenant with God in which they vowed to obey God and all the Law in exchange for His hand of blessing being upon them as a nation.

God assured Israel that as long as they were faithful to keep their vow to Him, He would keep His hand of blessings on them. But, God warned them that when they broke the Covenant, He would punish them.

The tragic history of Israel is that they would not keep their part of the covenant. Therefore, time and again God allowed Israel be overrun by an enemy nation, or Kingdom, and taken into captivity.

What? You might ask, does this have to do with America?

Here’s your answer! When the Pilgrims arrived on the shore of America, before disembarkation of the ship they signed the Mayflower Compact. Upon disembarking and reaching the beach they got on their knees and ask God to put His hand of blessings on their endeavor to settle in this new country and to claim it for the Lord Jesus Christ. They vowed to follow Gods teachings and to evangelize the natives of this new land. They vowed to organize and found a nation dedicated to honoring God and one that would live by the principles of His Word. They ask God to Covenant with them as He had with Israel. They ask God to consecrate this new endeavor as a work unto Him.

Also, when the inauguration of our first President of the USA was over, George Washington and all the government officials, our founding fathers, walked from the Federal Building in New York, where the inauguration took place, to a little stone church a short distance away and formally besought God Almighty to consecrate this new nation and to take it under His cloak of blessings and reign over it and be the God of its people.

American History, as taught in our High Schools and Colleges, has never included these truths to my knowledge. However, Jonathan Cahn includes priceless information such as the above in His book The Harbinger Companion and Study Guide, along with the bibliography revealing the sources of his information.

As a result of God consecrating this nation, and the people of this nation honoring God with their lives, their bounty, and their trust, the first 184 years of this nation’s existence reveals that America has been the most blessed nation of all the nations of the world.

However, I believe with all my heart that 1973 was the turning point for America. That year our Legislatures passed legislation that gave American citizens the right to kill their unwanted, unborn children and the Supreme Court ruled that it was constitutional to do so.

America has continued to move away from God and the Biblical upbringing that was prevalent and adhered to from the foundation of this nation until after the mid twentieth century. I do not blame baby boomers are any generation of Americans for a sudden abandonment of our God centered mores. However, it seems to me that it was about that time that Churches of Jesus Christ began to embrace worldly ways.

Church leadership began to cut out Saturday night meetings all together. Revivals began to be held less frequently or not at all. Next was the doing away with mid-week services, followed closely by abandoning Sunday night worship services.

I want you and me to be honest as we answer these next questions. When was the last time you attended a revival? When was the last time the church you attend held a revival for the purpose of encouraging the members to return to their first love? When was the last time you witnessed to someone about eternal life.

About the same time that America consented to letting women choose whether they would allow their unborn babies to live or not, our bible based culture began to experience and explosion of immorality. It was as if through that one horrific act of belligerence toward God, by the SCOTUS sanctioned killing of the innocent, that Satan took control of this country.

That which in times past we abhorred, we were at first forced to tolerate, then we were demanded by the oligarchy of federal law to embrace what God says is an abomination. America, I assure you, has passed the fail safe point of God’s permissive will. Our culture is flooded with every sinful example of the degradation of mankind. Americans today have the most salacious life styles and grotesque forms of entertainment flooding their lives of any generations heretofore.
God cannot be pleased with America and we Americans. We make Sodom and Gomorrah look like Disneyland.

In some of Jonathan Cahn’s recent videos he shares the comments and concerns many of his followers are sharing with him these days. After reading his books and listening to his messages, many folks have awakened to the reality of the precarious place America is in today in God’s plans. Many are telling Jonathan that they are convinced that God is going to allow something major to happen to the USA before the end of this current Shemitah, which we are in the middle of right now.

Folks we need to pray! We need to call, text, twitter, email, and facebook every believer we know to join us in returning to our first love. We need to shake the doors of the throne room in heaven with our beseeching of God’s grace and mercy. We need to prostrate ourselves before His throne of grace, confessing our sins and then thanking Him for the forgiveness of our sins and His cleansing us from all our unrighteousness. The apostle John assures us of this wonderful blessing in 1 John 1:9:

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.

Now to Him who is ready and waiting for us to return to Him, ready and willing to embrace us as never before as we come to Him in honest contrition and humility seeking His forgiveness, favor, and blessings. To the One True God and His Son the Lord Jesus, be glory and honor and praise forever and forever!

To God be the Glory, great things He has done and will once again do if we beseech His grace and mercy and blessing once again.


Tom
Hanson


An Open Letter To All My Family and Friends

I have read through the Old Testament many times in the past 40 years of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Each time I would read through it I would be discouraged at how difficult it was to get through some of the books of the Old Testament. I desired with all my heart to be guided by the Holy Spirit to the truths of Israel’s history and how the Jews related to God, rightly or wrongly, and how God responded to this relationship, especially to their disobedience. However, I seldom came away from the reading of some of those deeper passages in Israel’s relationship with their God, believing I understood the dynamics of and the truths of Israel’s and God’s relationship.

These past two weeks I believe that the Holy Spirit has revealed to me some of the reasons I was never able to grasp the deeper things that transpired between God and Israel. It primarily has to do with my not knowing or understanding the Hebrew language.

I am reading a series of books written by a Jewish man who converted to Christ some years ago and is now the spiritual leader of the largest Messianic Congregation in the World. I am speaking of Jonathan Cahn the author of three books: The Harbinger, The Harbinger Companion and Study Guide, and The Mystery of the Shemitah.

These three books concentrate on God’s relationship with the only two nations on earth that were conceived and brought into existence as covenanted and consecrated nations.

The first was Israel. To read about the covenant which Israel entered into with God we go to Exodus 19:

“And Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain, saying: "Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: 4 'You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel." 7 So Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which the LORD commanded him. 8 Then all the people answered together and said, "All that the LORD has spoken we will do." So Moses brought back the words of the people to the LORD” Ex. 19:3-8.

Over the remaining chapters of Exodus, then in Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, God gave Israel the Ten Commandments and a plethora of additional laws that Israel was to keep as their part of the Covenant with God. In return God’s part was to bless Israel exceedingly for their obedience.
In addition, God made other types of covenants with Israel which He required them to keep. The consequences of all these covenants were that God would bless Israel exceedingly for their obedience, or He would bring harsh judgment against the nation for their disobedience.

America is the only modern nation that was brought into existence, through consecration to, and a desire to covenant with, God. The first Covenant was sought by the Puritans when they landed on the beaches of what is now New England in the late 16th century. As a group, they departed the boats, walked to the beach, knelt down, and prayed asking God to covenant with them in this new country just as He had with the Nation of Israel.

The second Covenant was sought and the consecration of the Nation took place immediately after George Washington was inaugurated as our first President. It took place in lower Manhattan in a little stone church, known as St. Paul’s Chapel, to which the inauguration attendees walked from the Federal Building where Washington had taken his oath.

This little stone church is right next to the plot of ground upon which the World Trade Center Towers were located. The Towers of course were those two buildings which were targeted and destroyed by America’s enemies on September 11, 2001. The plot of ground has been known as “ground zero” since that infamous day.
The following is a quote from Jonathan Cahn’s book, The Harbinger Companion With Study Guide:

“America is uniquely paralleled to ancient Israel in many ways. From its very conception it was built upon a biblical foundation and dedicated for God’s purposes, as was Israel. As we will see, it was even formed after the pattern of ancient Israel. Now, as with ancient Israel, it is falling away from that foundation”.
Next, is an excerpt from his book, The Harbinger. It is presented as a dialogue between the books two main characters:

“America,” he said, “was committed to God at the corner of what would become Ground Zero. It was here, at Ground Zero, that they all gathered—George Washington, John Adams, America’s Founding Fathers. They all came here to the corner of Ground Zero to pray on the day that America’s foundation was laid…as the consecrating act of that foundation. It was here that they came to commit the nation’s future to God’s holy protection. And it was here where that holy protection would be withdrawn.”

I am appealing to everyone who reads this letter, if you haven’t read this series of books by Jonathan Cahn, I implore you to read them asap. Hopefully, you will discover for yourselves the truths about this perilous time we Americans are living in because we as a nation have turned our backs on God and put to shame the Covenant our forefathers embraced with God.

As soon as you have read these books please join with me and countless other believers around the world whom I believe God will raise up to pray for this nation, that His hand of judgment might be withheld.

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.Sincerely,
Tommy Hanson

 

 


THE PURITANS KNEW TO WHOM TO TURN

WHEN FOUNDING THIS NATION

America’s public school system, since being indoctrinated by John Dewey, has not taught its students the truth about America being set apart to be a holy nation by its founders, the Pilgrims and the Puritans. You read that correctly. America was dedicated to honor and glorify God. This happened upon the arrival of the first civilized beings to America’s shores. That is when this country was dedicated to God for His honor and glory.

In fact, it was to Almighty God that the first boatload of Puritans who landed on America’s shores, bowed on their knees in prayer and dedicated and consecrated to God the new nation they had come to build.

Here is what Gabriel Sivan writes in his book, The Bible and Civilization (p. 236):

“No Christian community in history identified more with the People of the Book than did the early settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who believed their own lives to be a literal reenactment of the Biblical drama of the Hebrew nation ... these émigré Puritans dramatized their own situation as the righteous remnant of the Church corrupted by the ‘Babylonian woe,’ and saw themselves as instruments of Divine Providence, a people chosen to build their new commonwealth on the Covenant entered into at Mount Sinai.”

Jonathan Cahn, in his book, The Harbinger Companion With Study Guide, states emphatically:

“America’s spiritual foundation was laid by godly men and women, beginning with the Pilgrims and Puritans who left Europe in order to practice their biblical faith freely. Starting with the Mayflower Compact in 1620 and continuing with the chartering of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, they labored to build a new civilization on biblical principles, dedicated to God’s purposes, as a “city upon a hill”.

Is it any wonder then that God expects more out of The United States of America than a casual acquaintance? It is only when one realizes that the USA was dedicated and consecrated in a similar manner to that of the nation of Israel, that we can appreciate and bare testimony to the many blessings that have been bestowed on this nation, since its founding, by God the Almighty.

Do not misunderstand. Even though I sometimes use the terminology “covenant” to try to explain what the Puritans and Pilgrims truly desired to accomplish with God, He has never covenanted with the USA. In this age of grace I can’t find evidence that God has or will covenant with a nation. However, each individual believer is in a Covenant with God through the blood of His Son in the form of our adoption unto His forever family. So sayeth Paul in Rom. 8:15 and Eph. 1:5, when speaking of the Blessing of Grace #4:

“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father”” Romans 8:15;

“…. having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will” Eph. 1:5.

As I was writing the above passages of scripture, another one came to my mind; something Jesus said. So, grabbing my trusted ole Exhaustive Concordance I located the verse in Luke’s gospel, chapter 12, verse 48:

“For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required”

In less than two hundred years God made the United States of America the most powerful, richest, and influential nation on earth that has ever existed. America truly was an exceptional nation, all because for the first one hundred and eighty four years we honored God in almost everything we did. His abundance of blessings on this country required no written covenant from God’s point of view, only obedience in appreciation for His goodness, grace, and infinite blessings.

The truth is, we have made some terrible mistakes along the way. There were things we did as a Christian nation that will always leave a sense of shame in any Holy Spirit filled believer’s heart. For starters: The horrible way we treated the people who were the bona fide occupants and owners of much of this country, the Native Americans, many of whom are still living in pathetic, subhuman conditions until this very day here in America; The way we subjugated, enslaved, and abused the African people, left wounds in this nation that Satan will never allow to be healed.

However, there is a national sin, the stench of which has engulfed and permeated this nation like rotting flesh since 1973. This sin is going to be America’s downfall, if we do not repent and turn back to God. God cannot and God will not overlook the killing of 55,000,000 babies these past 42 years.

God allowed the Assyrians to invade, kill, and destroy most of the Jews. Then the Assyrians captured and herded, those that lived, back to Babylon where they were enslaved for seventy years. Why? Because in the Jew’s turning their backs on the true God of Israel, they followed after false gods that lead them to sacrifice 10,000 of their own children on the alters of those heathen gods.

I beseech every reader of this posting, who has not read the Harbinger, the Secret of the Shemitah, or The Harbinger Companion and Study Guide, to read what this messenger of God has to say to America. God is using Jonathan Cahn in calling Americans to repent and to turn back to God before it is everlasting too late.

Wake up America! If we continue living in sinful disobedience to God, this nation is going to suffer the consequences just as Israel suffered so horribly for their disobedience even after many prophets came from God warning the Jews to turn back to Him.

Many of the promises which God gave to Israel do not and will never apply to the Church of Jesus Christ. But the promise that I am praying fervently will apply, which hopefully has application for these times, is found in 2 Chron. 7:14:

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land (Country)”.

Father, through your great mercy and grace, by the Holy Spirit who lives in every believer, TURN OUR HEARTS BACK TO YOU!!!

To anyone reading this treatise who does not know the Lord Jesus as their Savior, it is never too late. Here is what Jesus said to everyone, everywhere, for all time, in John 3:

“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” John 3:16-18.

May God work in all of our hearts to accomplish His will!