Monday, April 30, 2012

Is This Really A "New" Milestone Or a Continuation Of Judgement?

Could we be building "a tower of Babel"?

With all due respect, ten years after 9/11, America is still trying to defy God and not repenting, just as Israel did Isaiah 9:10 (KJV) "The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars." 

Because of their pride and stoutness of heart, they were pronouncing judgement on their nation. they had turned their back on God numerous times, and God in His grace had given them chance after chance to repent and turn from their wicked ways.

Today, all the networks have made special note of the mile-stone of the One World Trade Center, now being the tallest building in New York, bigger and better and stronger. In all the comments about the new tower, we are still saying, "look at what we are doing, we are building back stronger." Not only does it say what Isaiah is saying, it also is note worthy of the rich man who tore down his barns to build bigger ones to house all the crops he thought he had. The remark made than was God saying, "thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee."

Remember, our nation was consecrated to God at the small corner of "ground zero," (St. Paul's Chapel) April 30, 1789. 

September 11 struck the ground where America was consecrated to God!

That day, also, a prophetic message was given to the newly-formed nation, America. 9/11 was pointing everything back to St Paul's Chapel and Federal Hall, which was the place that President George Washington was inaugurated and America's foundation was laid.

On the day of America's inauguration, the nation's first president would do as as King Solomon would do with israel of the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem. In Washington's first presidential address, this is what he said;
  • "No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency;"
Just as King Solomon offered prayers and supplications to the Almighty God on the day of the temple dedication, listen to what Washington also said in that first address;
  • "It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes."
The prophetic message was this in Washington's own words.
  • "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."
Three time after 9/11, our national leaders have voiced these same words in public declaration. 
  • Two day after 9?11 in the Senate.
  • In autumn of 2004 on the day of remembrance.
  • And on the inauguration day of our present president.
Even though they did not know what they were doing, these leaders were pronouncing judgement on America.

Seven years after 9/11/01, we experienced the worst economic crisis since the Great depression ever recorded;
  • September 7, 2008 The collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack.
  • September 9, 2008 The beginning of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
  • September 11, 2008 The second collapse, the final death kneel of Lehman Brothers.
As you think on these things, this also will have reference to "the sabbatical year" that God instituted with the nation Israel.

Is this just a coincidence?

Are we so blind that we can't see what God is saying?

Monday, April 23, 2012

End Time Faith

It's obvious to me that we are living in the very last days of the Church Age. That's why it's important for every Christian to learn how to live by faith -- not just in theory, but in practice... everyday. 

Few subjects in the Bible are more important for us to understand than faith. 

Many believers have no idea how truly important real faith is to their walk with Christ. In fact, you cannot have a walk with Christ without faith! 

The issue of faith pervades every aspect of our relationship with God and our service for Him. Genuine faith is 
  • the source of our strength, 
  • our provision, our courage, 
  • our guidance, and 
  • our victory over the world system, the flesh, and the Devil. 
Faith is the only thing that can sustain us in the trials and persecutions predicted for the last days. It's imperative that we understand exactly what faith is, how we get it, and how it grows. 

For the Christian, no other pursuit is as urgent as the quest for faith. This has always been true, but in the light of the prophetic signs that herald the soon coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the inevitable perilous times that will precede it, it's even more urgent today. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

America, Turning It's Back On God?

Could the Civil War have been a wake-up call for America that we didn't head. Abraham Lincoln spoke of the calamity that devastated the nation as "the judgement of a righteous God...not on any one individual but on a nation as a whole."

There were a lot of lives lost, not from the judgement, but from the calamity; both the righteous and the un-righteous died. The same as what happened on 9/11. The calamity that took place was both on a private and a national realm. Many lives were lost as we well remember.

The national calamity of 9/11, I do not believe, was a wake up call, but the beginning of judgement on America for turning our backs on God.

The question most asked after was, "Where was God?" it seemed that many were surprised at what was happening. God was here; He has always been here! it is we who have left. We have drove God out of our schools, out of our government, out of our media, and out of our public square. We drove Him out of our national life and we have the audacity to ask, "Where is God?"

It seemed after 9/11 that there was a little serge back to God, but it didn't last. There was an attempt to return to some form of normalcy, but we never turned back to God.

I firmly believe that this year could see the "rapture of the Church." And we could also see the down fall of America becoming a third world nation. The work of our undoing is already in progress.

God will not be mocked!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Prophecy Being Fulfilled

Bible prophecy indicates that in the End Times, the nation we know today as the Republic of Iraq -- known variously in Scripture as Babel, Bablyon, Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Shinar -- will emerge as the global center of wealth, power and terrible evil. Eventually Iraq will pose a direct and existential threat to the State of Israel, particularly during the Tribulation. 
As we have watched over the past few years since the fall of Saddam Hussein and his regime in 2003, Iraq has not been a regional threat, much less a danger to Israel. Some have assumed, therefore, that Iraq would no longer play a major role in Middle Eastern or global affairs in the future. 
Think again; such a conclusion would be a mistake. 
When Joel Rosenburg wrote his first non-fiction book, Epicenter, he mentioned three things that would happen.
Iraq would: 
  • begin rebuilding its offensive military capability;
  • begin rebuilding its economy; 
  • continue rebuilding the ancient city of Babylon into a major center of       commerce and tourism.
Interestingly, all three developments are currently underway. We are seeing prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

What's The Point, Anyway?

You probably won't hear too much in the news media, about what appears to be the latest grandstanding ploy by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In an effort to derail Voter ID laws before the 2012 general election, the NAACP has appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. 

To be honest, I'm not sure what the NAACP hopes to accomplish with this move, other than keeping the donor funds flowing because it gives the appearance that the organization is actually doing something, even though it's irrelevant and unnecessary. Seeing as how the UNHRC is composed of some of the worst human rights abusers in the world -- some of them torture and imprison dissidents, some of them don't allow women to vote, others don't have elections, some don't even claim to be democracies, and several of the European nations have even stricter Voter ID laws than the ones the NAACP is protesting -- it seems like an exercise in futility. Or sheer hypocrisy. And besides, the UNHRC has no legal authority to intervene; not yet but that all could change with the current administration.

So what's the point? 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spiritual Deception

The disciples once asked Jesus to tell them the signs that would precede His return to earth. He gave them a list that included earthquakes, famines, wars, pestilences, and more. But the first thing He said was, "Take heed that no man deceive you." Deception will be a hallmark of the last days. 

One would think it would be difficult to deceive Americans. We are the most-wired, most-informed, most-open society on earth. In fact, in history. But everyday it seems we are showing how ignorant, uninformed, and "in the ozone" so many people are. They seem to believe everything the media says without questioning it. They refer to popular culture as if it's reality. They spend their time, energy, and treasure on the most meaningless pursuits and stuff -- tons of it. 

Yet our society is crumbling around us. The spiritual heritage of our nation is being systematically undermined. The essential foundational principles that built our nation and made it great, like free enterprise, individual liberty, private property rights, freedom of assembly, freedom of worship, freedom of speech and thought, are all being attacked daily by our progressive liberal government and those who want to see us become just another European socialized state. 

The media doesn't report it, and when it does, the people don't seem to care. If this isn't the strong delusion the Bible promised would come, then it's the conditioning process that will lead to it. 

Do not be discouraged when we look at the mounting evils and overwhelming changes that come rushing at us everyday. 

The Apostle Paul described our times with these words, "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood (people), but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." In other words, we're fighting against Satan and his colossally powerful demonic forces. 

But, praise God, we are not fighting alone. The Holy Spirit in His restraining ministry holds Satan's hordes at bay. And Paul describes how we are armored and armed to fight these battles through the Word of God and the power of His Spirit. 

And though it will not be easy -- remember, it took the angel 21 days to fight his way through to minister to Daniel -- we are promised victory if we follow the instruction of the Word and depend upon the leading of the Spirit. 

And, in the end, having done all, we will stand. We've got great armor. We need to use it.