Woe to the Nation that Forgets God
prophet Amos spoke at a time when the nation of
had again forgotten God. He speaks, not as a mere man but
as the Oracle of God to call a nation back to the
righteous foundation upon which they were established. The
prophecies and pleas came just before the Jews were taken
into captivity by the Syrians.
startling to read the warnings given in the book of Amos
and to realize that Amos could have very well been
speaking to the United States of American in the year
comparisons between his prophecies so many centuries ago
and the state our country is currently in is shocking!
America, You Need To Heed This Warning Call
tragic that the majority of people in this country today
are sinful individuals who refuse to heed God's
instructions. They are pleasure seekers, who seek mostly
two things: entertainment and sex. The most tragic part is
that even "so called" Christians of today are caught up in
the same things and they see no problem with it. People
today are no longer mindful of God's instructions or the
authority of the Word of God, and they are no longer
seeking God at all. Instead, their teaching is coming from
secular, worldly, devilish sources and not from the Word
all but forgotten the Christian foundation upon which this
country was founded!
is great because she is good—if America ever ceases to be
good, then she will cease to be great." (Alexis de
Tocqueville, French Ambassador to America, 1830's)
if we in our posterity neglect the instructions and
authority in this book, [the Bible] no man can tell how
sudden a catastrophe may overtake us, and bury our glory
in profound obscurity." (Daniel Webster)
America does not remember the consequences of the
Israelites of old, she is doomed to the same fate!
Look at God's Word:
Scripture is taken from the Book of Amos and from the King
he said, The LORD will roar from
and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations
of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel
shall wither." (Amos 1:2)
the sad things in
is that many do not want to hear God's voice
calling them. There are Christians that deny God can speak
to us today, and close themselves off to any mention of
Fact is: God Still Speaks; His voice is strong and can
still be heard.
call, He does call. We just need to open our ears to hear.
habitations of the shepherds shall mourn."
churches (the habitations of the shepherds) cry and mourn
because of the lack of commitment from fellow believers.
Many other churches mourn because God does not allow them
continue in their own sinful ways!
for example the Episcopalian church of today. Many weep
now because of the sin of homosexuality that has run
rampant OVER that church. Many more weep because they
realize that there are still SOME who hold fast (at least
partially) to the Word of God and forbid a homosexual who
is in open, blatant rebellion against the Word of God to
be ordained as a 'priest'.
I will cut off the inhabitant from
Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon..."
who "hold the scepter" are those in authority. Today we
have many leaders that are corrupt, all the way from the
White House to the poor house, from the President on down
to the bosses on our job.
assured, God will turn against those leaders that do
wickedly. It is his promise and God cannot lie. There is a
day coming in which God will reveal his righteousness.
will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they
delivered up the whole captivity to
and remembered not the brotherly covenant." (Amos
'brotherly covenant'? Look at how we treat even our own
brothers and sisters in the society of today.
and cheat our loved ones. We have brother suing brother,
children suing parents! Christian suing Christian!
ever happened to "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself." (Matt. 19:19)
saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children
of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the
punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the
women with child of
Gilead, that they might enlarge their border."
says God will not turn away the punishment due the
"children" (the people not just a country, but the people
in that nation).
what reason? "…because they have ripped up the women with
child." This was a cruel act of War that left no heirs to
the conquered ones. This could also be equated to today's
modern day abortion! No heirs are being left to many
today due to abortion.
their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes
together, saith the LORD." (Amos 1:15)
into captivity is not just being taken into captivity, but
can also mean "bound". Our previous president was "bound"
by legal problems and turmoil in office: Satan had him
bound by the lusts of his own heart. He had obviously been
captured in the "snare of the devil". Our present
President has been bound for years now by men who have
opposed his every move. I wonder what it will be like for
the next President?
saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and
for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof;
because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have
not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to
err, after the which their fathers have walked."
above all. The general attitude in this nation today is to
"get rid of God". We allow our children to speak of Santa
Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy as if they
were real, then we turn around and prohibit them from
freely speaking of Jesus, the ONLY ONE who IS real!
whole nation desires to reject God and His law. Parents
tell their children there is no moral laws of God and that
they should live unto themselves. They tell them lies and
the children, naturally follow suit. The children are
following after the ways their fathers have walked!
saith the LORD; For three transgressions of
Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the
punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for
silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes." (Amos
you noticed the reoccurring phrase, "I will not turn away
the punishment thereof?"
will bring our punishment for wrongdoing, for sin. He will
not allow us to just get by. Why? There is no respect of
persons with God! He is totally fair and just and will by
no means excuse the guilty.
"...Because they sold the righteous for silver..."
we have T.V. Evangelists that are doing exactly what Peter
warned us about:
"And through covetousness shall they with feigned words
make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time
lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."
(2 Peter 2:3)
feigned words.....made up words....false words.... 'making
merchandise' of people, tricking the people into giving
them money, etc. Let me give you an example, and we've ALL
either heard this ourselves or heard of them.
so-called T. V. preachers, all in the name of "souls" make
such statements as: "If You'll send us a 'love gift' of
$20, we'll pray for you; we'll send you a prayer cloth, a
are MAKING MERCHANDISE OF YOU. You are
nothing more to them than another potential dollar for
Friends, that "prayer cloth" or other little trinket that
you will receive is nothing more than a good luck charm. A
Christian has NO BUSINESS holding to idolatrous
cover the second part of Amos 2:6:
"...and the poor for a pair of shoes"
Amos' day this was considered an insult! The thing
received (the shoes) was considered a worthless trade for
any man. Have we sold the out poor in this country? We've
KEPT them poor and have refused to offer them real help.
We've given them the Band-Aid of welfare instead of the
real help they could use ... a steady job!
"...and a man and his father will go in unto the same
maid, to profane my holy name." (Amos2:7)
pure filth and perversion. It is wickedness that has found
no boundaries in the world of today. The greatest shame is
that these sins are prevalent in our society, they flood
television, and are accepted as normal. Sadly Television
and Radio Hosts think this is Ok, and even Christian
people believe they can commit such acts and STILL go to
heaven. Apparently, it has become an issue much like
that of 1 Corinthians chapter 5. People consider such a
thing to be bragging rights.
Friends, this is vile. It was rebuked by God in the days
of Amos, it was rebuked by God in the days of Paul and
guess what? It is rebuked by God TODAY. How deceived this
generation really is! How great the wickedness really is!
they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by
every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in
the house of their god." (Amos 2:8)
are countless people today who were Christian but have
turned now to Far Eastern Mysticism, to Yen, Yoga, Islam,
Unitarianism, New Age teachings and various other false
religions that are too numerous to mention.
religions have flooded our land, bringing with them a tide
of immorality that exceeds that of
"...and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not."
today are now being described as weak, simple minded, and
cowardly by the media and others such as Jesse Ventura the
vile Governor of Minnesota. Here is a quote from Mr.
Ventura that 'slipped' concerning Christians and
"ORGANIZED RELIGION IS A CRUTCH FOR WEAK-MINDED PEOPLE WHO
NEED STRENGTH IN NUMBERS..." (directly quoted from Mr.
Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota)
It is comical to note that this
anti-Christian (you can read that according to the Word of
God as 'ANTI-CHRIST' see 1 John 4:3) statement somehow got
the attention of God himself when God caused Mr. Ventura
to "slip" (according to his spokesmen) and sign a document
Christian Heritage Week.
Prichard, president of Minnesota Family Council, applauded
blunder. "Inadvertently, or providentially some might say,
he's recognized the role of faith and religion in our
society. We'll gladly accept that." What? How could
someone support such a statement?
easy to see why Men of God are called weak and cowardly,
though, since MOST of them will not preach the word but
instead give their congregations smooth words, gentle
messages, and pleasant speeches. People today just don't
want hard messages of the kind that usher in repentance,
and Pastor's have obliged them. Surely we can't have
messages such as those, we say (those hurt our ego too
much, and make us 'feel bad'...after all God would never
make us 'feel' bad now would he? Ok friend, ...whatever
you want to believe ...)
prophets, True pastors who aren't afraid to preach the
complete Word of God are often rejected of the world (and
much of the church of today for that matter).
"Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and
the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall
the mighty deliver himself: Neither shall he stand that
handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not
deliver himself: neither shall he that rideth the horse
deliver himself. And he that is courageous among the
mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the
LORD." (Amos 2:14-16)
military is at it's weakest.
Navy is down from 600 ships before former President
Clinton was in office to about 200 now. The Department of
the Navy states that most ships are under-manned by 25%.
The Air Force now has 20 tactical wings compared to 35
just a few years ago. According to General Norman
Schwarzkopf: The Army is at less than half the strength
they had in the first Gulf War. The military as a whole
is missing it's recruitment and retention goals on a
get me wrong, I fully support the U.S. Armed Forces. I was
in them, 2 branches to be exact and would be again if it
wasn't for my age!
I only pray that the day never comes
that we see our Military turn and flee. (*Update: the day
has finally come when our military men and women have
refused to carry out lawful orders and have indeed turned
simply showing you that the prophecies of Amos have a
striking similarity to the world of today!
two walk together, except they be agreed?" (Amos
never agree on anything in this country can we? How then,
can we walk together? The unfortunate fact is that we
cannot and do not walk together as a country like we did
in times past. You can hardly get church members to agree
on the color of carpet without getting upset!
"Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there
shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring
down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be
spoiled." (Amos 3:11)
already affirmed and reaffirmed that our adversary is
among us in our own country. They are living among us
waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. This has
been confirmed by our intelligence forces on numerous
judgment is coming and it will not linger!
I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and
the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses
shall have an end, saith the LORD." (Amos 3:15)
more about our houses than we do God. People spend unreal
amounts of money fixing up their houses, building new
houses, building summer homes, winter homes, vacation
homes, and homes larger than they could ever possibly
need, but their lives are in shambles before God.
offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and
proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh
you, O ye children of
Israel, saith the Lord GOD."
offering to God was to be "unleavened." Notice here they
offer it leavened. The offerings here were polluted, they
were of evil origins, from ill gotten gains and not from
righteous means. How unleavened is your offering to Him?
have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD."
this God's plea for any backslidden generation? He pleaded
over and over. He pleaded with Nineveh until they woke up
and repented and were all spared. God is pleading with
America! Look at how many times God says this:
chapter 4, verses 6,8,9,10,11 all state "yet have ye not
returned to me..." The carnal mind sees the acts of God in
these verses as punishment. These are not acts of
punishment, but acts of chastisement (correction) and
mercy. God is trying to show them that HE IS STILL GOD,
and pleads with them.
also I have withholden the rain from you, when [there
were] yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it
to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon
another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece
whereupon it rained not withered."
have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of
your young men have I slain with the sword, and have
taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of
your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye
not returned unto me, saith the LORD."
believe God is making the same statements today as he made
then...YET HAVE YE NOT RETURNED TO ME!...
believe God has caused us to prosper ... yet we have not
returned to Him ... he has allowed wars and pestilences
... yet we have not returned to Him ... We are a land of
plenty and lately even that is failing ... yet we have not
returned to God. We have had the best of the best...yet
we have not returned to God. We are the most literate
country in the world, capable of reading the Word of God
and free to do so ... yet we still have not returned to
of this, when is the last pestilence that swept through
this country? Some of you may remember Polio and possibly
small pox, but MOST of you can NEVER remember even a
single one. Look at what is happening now. What will
happen to our food supply be if Mad Cow Disease turns up
at every hand, (not to mention what would happen to the
economy)? How about SARS, Anthrax, even the latest strain
of flu? How about Aids and other diseases such as Asian
and Bird Flu that have come to our shores? How about
Yet...We STILL have not returned to God.
will it take to get us back to God, another
Trade Center type attack? 100 World Trade Center Attacks?
God is pleading with us to return. Will His call go
unanswered here in America? Florida has had 7 hurricanes
in a single year.
has been quite literally devastated by 2 major hurricanes,
Katrina and Rita. As a result the vile, sinful, pagan
culture of that wicked city has spread it's godless
influence like a cancer throughout the United States now.
What will it take?
have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew
and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of
the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the
LORD." (Amos 4:11)
gives us a means to live, to prosper and to be a righteous
people. The instruction is found in Amos 5 verses 4, 6,
thus saith the LORD unto the house of
Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live."
who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off
righteousness in the earth."
our justice system! Former President Bill Clinton
violated the very sense of morality that SHOULD go with
the office of President and gets a slap on the wrist. O.J.
Simpson goes free when innocent men are put to death? Do
you really call that justice? We have young kids
murdering others and they get a slap on the wrist because
of our "system". Men get 3 years for Murder and 20 for
robbery. Lately, we've watched as pedophile after
pedophile has been turned out of our prisons after very
short sentences only to watch them kidnap, rape and kill
our children again and again. Something is wrong. Judges
have declared that the Pledge of Allegiance is
unconstitutional because it contains the phrase "under
God". DemoNcrats have filibustered judicial nominees out
of FEAR that someone GODLY might get in office. After
all, we wouldn't want a judge who actually believes in
calling murder...well, murder (read that abortion) would
we? Something is very wrong.
friends, something is wrong and that "something" is that
MEN HAVE LEFT OFF RIGHTEOUSNESS in the earth. The
will NOT seek after righteousness. Men today have
perverted the ways of God and have taken it upon
themselves to set their own standard of morality, casting
off all sense of absolute morality as set forth in the
Word of God.
"Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor,
and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built
houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye
have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink
wine of them. For I know your manifold transgressions
and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a
bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from
their right. Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in
that time; for it is an evil time." (Amos
to have and we will run over anyone in our way in order to
get! We want and possess, but forget that we are
miserable, poor, blind, and naked. Our tax system allows
85% 'write offs' to the wealthy and demands 40% from the
poor. We keep silent because it is an evil time and men
are afraid of retribution from government offices such as
the IRS and the court systems.
poor and the elderly are treated like trash. I'm sure one
day they will be deemed "expendable" by our wonderful
"justice" system. After all, the elderly are encouraged
now to terminate their lives when they are diagnosed with
a terminal illness.
even mention the unborn. They are treated as less than
expendable. Have you seen the income factors
amazing 57% of all abortions are by women who make less
than $17,000 per year. And we say we are not
persecuting the poor? The federal poverty line in the
U.S. was set at $15,260 for a family of 3 in 2003.
course, those having abortions would never reach that
poverty line, since it is impossible to gain a family of 3
when you're always killing your children, now isn't it?
"Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith
thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall
say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call
the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of
lamentation to wailing. And in all vineyards shall be
wailing: for I will pass through thee, saith the LORD."
there ever a time when our farmers are not complaining of
crop loss? How many farmers per year are filing for
bankruptcy? Even with new bankruptcy laws in place that
were designed to stop the growing numbers of bankruptcies,
the bankruptcy rate continues to climb. Yes, friend,
the poor are oppressed and the middle class of America has
now become the new "working poor" class.
unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is
it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not
light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met
him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the
wall, and a serpent bit him." (Amos 5:18,19)
Jesus comes there will be no where to hide, there is no
escaping His wrath! In other words, you can run, but you
hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in
your solemn assemblies." (Amos 5:21)
"let's put Christ back into Christmas."
says He hates the feast days. So what about our
holidays—Easter, Christmas, Halloween, New Year's? Aren't
they all of pagan origins anyway, or is the Church of
today blinded to that fact now?
let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a
mighty stream." (Amos 5:24)
pleading to let RIGHTEOUSNESS prevail, especially when it
comes to justice and judgment! We had better get our
justice system back on line.
Somebody needs to let our 9 Supreme Court justices know
that, yes, you're appointed for life, BUT, you CAN be
impeached! Somebody needs to get some GODLY boldness!
to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the
mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the
nations, to whom the house of Israel came!" (Amos
in Zion? Are you asleep Christian? Are you walking in the
Spirit? Have you been quickened by the power of God's
Word? You had better be!
"...which are named chief of the nations"
our "chief of Nations today. We call this the UNITED
NATIONS. They are constantly pushing the entire world to
form a UNITED government and a common religion. If you
don't think it's about religion, just give it time.
You're going to find in the coming years that it is ALL
about "religion": Just not the CHRISTIAN religion!
ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath
the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be
they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater
than your border?"
think we are better because we're "bigger"? Careful God
may wipe us as the dust of the ground!
That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon
their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and
the calves out of the midst of the stall; That chant to
the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves
instruments of musick, like David; That drink wine in
bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments:
but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph."
you of some nation? What if I name the terms "couch
potato", or "overweight"? Now does it sound like one
particular nation? What about the music of today? Whose
music has the most influence in the world of today? Does
THAT sound like any nation in particular? What of
the availability of Alcohol in nearly every convenience
store you walk into? I've seen 10 coolers of beer, wine
and liquor, and 2 of soft drinks, milk and juice. Shall I
mention the MULTIPLE "Christian" people today who are
taking anti-depressants, Prozac, etc.? Something is so
we have compassion, but do we really? Do YOU? When is the
last time YOU fed the homeless, clothed them, suffered
with someone in affliction, or even GRIEVED FOR THEM?
When is the last time YOU showed mercy or longsuffering?
When is the last time you actually prayed for your
ENEMIES. When is the last you you actually PRAYED? We
have more compassion on dogs than we do people. Let
someone kick a dog and watch the jail time come. Let
someone kick another human and watch the slap on the wrist
with a minimal fine.
Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God
of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his
palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all
that is therein."
says He abhors the excellency or pride (excellency) of
... surely no one in America would have pride! Really?
Then do this: Go to your local church, teach people that
according to the Bible, they should KNEEL in prayer
before God at an altar (if you can even FIND an altar in
the local churches). You'll get almost instant rebuttals
in nearly every church. You'll certainly find multiple
excuses and reasons why someone can't kneel or shouldn't
kneel. You'll likely hear scriptures (misquoted and
misused ones) to "prove" their point.
than that, though, go to your local Wal-Mart (or other
favorite store) and begin to speak with other Christians
about JESUS. I DID NOT say to mention "the Lord" or
"God" or "the man upstairs", etc. I said to talk about
JESUS. You will very quickly see 2 things surface in
most 'Christians' today: PRIDE and SHAME.
which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we
not taken to us horns by our own strength?"
much credit do we give to God in victories? Did we
proclaim God as the one that obtained victory for us in
the Gulf War? Have we admitted that it was God who has
spared us many disasters in the past?
fail to recognize God as the one who deserves the glory,
we will quickly see things take a turn for the worse. We
will begin to see worse disasters than ever before. We'll
see losses of life like we have never seen in this
country. We will see calamities, pestilences and
increased attacks by our enemies.
will not be the cause of this, however, God will not stop
it came to pass, that when they had made an end of
eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD,
forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for
he is small."
much intercessory prayer do you do for America? Have you
prayed at all this week? Is your food blessing the only
prayer you pray or have you even forgotten to do that?
Have you asked God to keep his hand upon our leaders
(whether you actually like them or not is irrelevant)?
Have you asked God to bless the leaders of this nation
there are many who are ungodly in control of this nation,
however, with TRUE WISDOM, they will turn to God.
Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of
Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the
midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to
bear all his words. For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall
die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away
captive out of their own land."
much of this goes on in the Church? How many of you Men of
God go running to non-believers for counsel regarding
you understand that Unbelievers CANNOT possibly
give you Godly counsel? Church folks, don't you know that
you need to pray for GODLY wisdom in your Pastor, in your
MAN OF GOD, NO CHRISTIAN man, woman, boy or girl
has any right to go to the WORLD for any counseling! Why?
the carnal, unregenerate hearts and minds of this world
CANNOT understand the things of God...period. The
carnal mind is enmity (an enemy) with God.
Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away
into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and
prophesy there: But prophesy not again any more at
Bethel: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the
king's court." (Amos 7:12,13)
saw in Amos 2:12, if you tell the truth of God, even the
"Church establishment" will come against you.
Don't be deceived! You WILL be persecuted for being
blunt and to the point (in other words for telling the
especially in our day and age is NOT popular. We only
want to THINK that we like the truth because ''thinking we
like the truth'' makes us "feel good", it soothes our
"Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an
harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall
fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by
line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel
shall surely go into captivity forth of his land."
wives in this nation running to other men and divorce is
now as common as vehicles. Our children are being murdered
in our schools and on the streets. Drugs are taking babies
from the cradle to the grave, crime is an everyday
occurrence, sexual immorality and pornography is polluting
our land far worse than Sodom and Gomorrah ever had been.
is a "line of separation" being drawn between the people
of God and the World of today. There is a growing hatred
of Christians and Christianity and it will only increase
in magnitude and frequency as the days linger.
"Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may
sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat,
making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and
falsifying the balances by deceit?" (Amos 8:5)
will the new moon be gone? In other words they were
wishing for the "Holy Days" to be over so they could
continue "making money".
can't wait to exit Church so we can run to the local
restaurant for lunch, or perhaps to the mall so we can do
what our society does best: buy and sell.
"Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one
mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly
as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by
the flood of Egypt." (Amos 8:8)
not necessarily speaking of a flood of water. Look closely
at this verse. Shall not the LAND tremble for this
........ and IT (the land) shall rise up wholly as a flood
... The reference is then given "AS" by the flood of
Egypt. This could be speaking of a great Earthquake. We
HAVE had many floods lately in this country, and we are
seeing an ever increasing pattern of Earthquakes.
Seismologists of today are quick to point out that seismic
activity has increased 10 fold over the last century and
they state "It is only a matter of time" before we, in
these United States, experience devastating earthquakes.
This certainly parallels the teachings of Jesus ...
"earthquakes in divers places".
shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I
will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken
the earth in the clear day: And I will turn your feasts
into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I
will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon
every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only
son, and the end thereof as a bitter day."
of Jesus Christ will come, are you ready?"
"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will
send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a
thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD."
the most clear comparison and is a great truth in our day.
Believers are running to and fro from Church to Church in
search of God's Word, but it's hard to find. Sound
Biblical teaching is all but missing. Preaching is only
done to entertain. There is no preaching against sin and
no call for repentance. There is no fear of God either in
the messages we hear or in the average church-goer of
today. Church services are more like rock concerts or
plays. Ear tickling sermons abound and Preachers, by
their sermons, are crying PEACE....SAFETY...... Their cry
is that God is so good, no one will ever perish.
friend, there IS a famine of hearing the words of the
"Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful
kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the
earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house
of Jacob, saith the LORD."
know the consequence of any unrepentant nation?
David wrote it in the Psalms:
wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations
that forget God." (Psalms 9:17)
However, if we come back to Him here's what He will do:
that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is
fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will
raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days
of old: That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and
of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith
the LORD that doeth this. Behold, the days come,
saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the
reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed;
and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the
hills shall melt. And I will bring again the captivity
of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste
cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant
vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also
make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will
plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be
pulled up out of their land which I have given them,
saith the LORD thy God.
exactly the way this country was for years and why?
Because we believed in, trusted and held faith in God! We
believed that even if we were in trouble, God could and
would deliver us. We committed our lives, our substance
and our well being to God. It would do us well to Commit
EVERYTHING WE HAVE back to God and THEN for us to turn to
a life of righteousness.
now, however, our continual rebellion, disobedience,
pride, arrogance, and abandonment of God that is
reflected in our courts, in our government, in businesses
all across this nation. It's being reflected in our
schools and in the youth of today.
America, we need to wake up and get back to the Godly
roots of our founding Fathers. We need to Repent and turn
back to God before it's too late.
for your country, pray for the Church, pray for souls, and
turn to God.
Only God Can Help Us Now!