On Tuesday September 11, 2001, amazing and shocking tragedies happened in New York, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania claiming the lives of thousands just because they were in the USA at the time.
In the book of Revelation, things happened in the spirit realm before they manifested in the natural. There were trumpets that were sounded, seals that were broken, vials that were opened, then things would occur in this natural world that we live in. From this and other Scriptures, we can deduce that the spiritual realm affects the natural. So let's now get back to what some are saying was the event that has started WWIII.
How Should We View This Spiritually?
If we examine America in the light of Scriptures, we can only conclude that it is a sinful nation. In our country, wickedness abounds and is even promoted in some ways. What kinds of abominations occur in the USA?
From a Spiritual Perspective,
WHY did this happen to America?
- Homosexuality is condoned and even promoted with special rights. There are homosexual parades where these unsaved people unashamedly march down the street in full view of the public. There is no record in the Bible that even Sodom or Gomorrah, which were given over to homosexuality did such a thing as is done in our country. And even beyond this, in some places homosexuals get married and even ordained by apostate counterfeit denominations and religious groups.
- Divorce is something that God specifically stated that he "hates" in Mal. 2:16, but many people in this country not only divorced but did this thing numerous times. Our country even promotes this with "no fault divorce" laws and divorcing over incompatibility and "mental cruelty," etc.
That in turn, oftentimes, has led to adultery. According to Jesus, an illegitimate marriage is ADULTERY (Mt. 5:32, 19:9). Just this form of adultery through an illegitimate marriage has to be so widespread that it would be shocking if we knew the statistics.
- Sexual immorality between the unmarried is also rampant in this dark country. People openly live together as man and wife, with no shame. Their hearts are that hardened and it is just accepted now, unlike it was decades ago.
- Pornography is a monster problem in this country, especially among men. Jesus said lust in the heart is ADULTERY (Mt. 5:28). About 8 years ago, a radio show was interviewing a so-called "Playboy Bunny" who posed naked for around 50 pictures in porno magazines. That woman was held up, honored and treated like she was a great prize with people actually wanting her autograph! That woman, and others like her, have led millions of men into ADULTERY by her wickedness. (This is one of my chief complaints about TV. It promotes various forms of worldliness and especially adultery.)
- Murder is rampant in this country as well as other acts of violence, which in part angered God to the point that he destroyed all human life in Noah's day except those in Noah's ark. Suicide, a form of murder, is also a major problem in this wicked country, with so-called counselors openly telling those who are thinking about murdering themselves they will go to heaven if they were once saved. The eternal security teachers and those who say they reject eternal security but essentially teach the same have been a major cause in the spiritual decline of America, while they continue to mislead precious souls to hell.
- Abortion is another serious sin of America. It is nothing more than cold-blooded, premeditated murder of an innocent baby. The shedding of innocent blood is a very serious sin in God's eyes, especially when repeated millions of times over as has been the case in the USA for years.
- Witchcraft is growing in our country. In the public schools you can get books on how to cast spells on people, but sometimes can't find much about how to live a Christian life. Sometimes in the same library you can't find a Bible. They don't want the Bible in school; they don't want prayer in school; they don't want the word of God exposed in the classroom. In part, God sent the Israelites in the promised land because the people there were guilty of the sin of witchcraft. (By the way, the New Age Movement is nothing but a combination of Hinduism and the occult.)
- Pride is rampant with our country's leaders. This is also most scary because God humbles the proud. God's eyes are on the proud and arrogant to bring them low. Sooner or later this will happen to America unless it REPENTS. Unless America turns from sin it will continue to face God's anger. It is not by the size of one's army or how many chariots they might have, but if God is with or against them that decides who wins in battle. Remember, God is against and opposes the wicked.
Besides all of these, there are all the other sins, too numerous to mention, from one end of the gamut to the other. People sin and then brag about their own wickedness.
Besides all of that, we have the apostate, darkened, savage wolves in sheep's clothing that are supposed to be spiritual leaders of Christianity in America. They wink at sin such as occasional acts of sexual immorality, drunkenness, theft, homosexuality, etc. and downplay its seriousness in various ways, but this is what this wicked country as a whole seems to want - someone to tickle their sinful ears with a lie. All along these servants of the devil, in their greed, continue to grow rich and expand in power and influence to the harm of those who believe and support their harmful ministries.
The Apostate Spiritual Leaders
For the most part, the spiritual leaders of America are heretics, who have misrepresented God, the gospel, the meaning of grace, the vital need to repent and dozens of other chief subjects in the Bible. Again, these people are preaching a counterfeit gospel, which is deceiving multitudes and ruining the country.
Besides everything else these religious leaders have done, they have taught the Christian people a pre-trib rapture. As a Christian, I used to believe in this teaching, but it is not true! I find it most interesting that after Tim LaHaye's video has been seen by millions, which teaches a rapture before the tribulation, America has been attacked. Now think about how many Americans could have their faith destroyed if they survive a nuclear exchange, because they think God's word teaches they should have been taken out of here before this all happened. They are relying on a false hope and security. The false teachers of our day have really done a job deceiving America's people with various lying teachings.
A Pre-Tribulation Rapture
Another dangerous teaching is the prosperity message. What is going to happen to the same Christians who survive a nuclear exchange, but think they should be having prosperity, but there is famine and lack instead? The spiritual leaders of Israel were responsible for its ruination:
The Prosperity MessageThe LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: "It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses." (Isa. 3:14)The horrible spiritual complextion of the present day so-called church and our country began with savage wolves behind the pulpits posing as Christian leaders. The pastors in the vast majority of the cases, here in the USA, are just like the false prophets in the Old Testament, who are trying to make the people feel secure as they teach security and prosperity in sin and lukewarmness.
A description of nuclear war is found in the Book of Revelation:
Nuclear WarThe first angel sounded his trumpet, and there came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. The second angel sounded his trumpet, and something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed. The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water - the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter. The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night. As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: "Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!" (Rev. 8:7-13)When nuclear war will occur is not known. When, and if, it will hit America is likewise unknown, but know this: America is not mentioned in the book of Revelation and especially not seen as the great power it thinks it is at this moment.
Other countries are just as wicked as America, someone has said. Yes, this is true, but America is different than other wicked countries. We have the Bible. We have heard bits and pieces of truth mixed in with all the lies that have been taught over the years. But still this country, morally speaking, is just as vile and wicked as pagan countries. Saints, let us learn a lesson from the Old Testament where we see how God dealt with sinful Israel who, likewise, had God's word and was given his commands.
America Has God's TruthWhen a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it? (Amos 3:6)But people have been taught about a God who would never do this. Unlike the true God of the Bible, their concept of God doesn't have him as a killer God. God has slaughtered multitudes of people because of sin. Multitudes - millions over the course of time, but most seem blinded to this truth! (Please see our article entitled, Yahweh The Killer God.)
Amos chapter 4 states it was by famine, drought, blight, mildew, plagues and death, yet they still didn't "return" to God through repentance. For an agricultural type people that means that they were financially hit through these. Doesn't this ring a bell with at least hundreds of thousands or perhaps even millions of Americans losing their high paying jobs they had years ago? Read these words:
So How Did God Deal With Sinful Israel?"I gave you empty stomachs in every city and lack of bread in every town, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. "I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up. People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. (Amos 4:6-8)Why wasn't there anyone to lift up Israel? Because God was now her enemy because of her sins.
"Fallen is Virgin Israel, never to rise again, deserted in her own land, with no one to lift her up." (Amos 5:2)Seek the LORD and live, or he will sweep through the house of Joseph like a fire; it will devour, and Bethel will have no one to quench it. (Amos 5:6)What does it mean to seek the Lord?Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth. The LORD did not hesitate to bring the disaster upon us, for the LORD our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him. (Dan. 9:13,14)Notice: God didn't hesitate to bring disaster on them! That is because God is righteous. But there is more:Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you. When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you. (Josh 23:15,16)God is a righteous God who gets angry over sin. He sends trouble and death because of sin.
God gave Israel time to repent. In Jeremiah's day, it was at least 23 years, but they refused to repent, while His anger was kindled:
God Was Patient While Israel Continued To SinSo Jeremiah the prophet said to all the people of Judah and to all those living in Jerusalem: "For twenty-three years - from the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah until this very day - the word of the LORD has come to me and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened. And though the LORD has sent all his servants the prophets to you again and again, you have not listened or paid any attention. They said, ‘Turn now, each of you, from your evil ways and your evil practices, and you can stay in the land the LORD gave to you and your fathers for ever and ever. Do not follow other gods to serve and worship them; do not provoke me to anger with what your hands have made. Then I will not harm you.' ‘But you did not listen to me,' declares the LORD, ‘and you have provoked me with what your hands have made, and you have brought harm to yourselves.' Therefore the LORD Almighty says this: ‘Because you have not listened to my words, I will summon all the peoples of the north and my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,' declares the LORD, "and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy them and make them an object of horror and scorn, and an everlasting ruin. I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp. This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years" (Jer. 25:2-11).God is slow to get angry, but He does get angry enough to kill. For decades people have been saying that America needs to repent, but just like Israel they continue in sin. No doubt some will think, "But that was in the Old Testament and it's not relevant for us today," however they are wrong. Notice what happened to Israel is the same way God will deal with us under the New Testament:For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert. Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: "The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry." We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did - and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test the Lord, as some of them did - and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did - and were killed by the destroying angel. These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. (1 Cor 10:1-11)
Is it too late for America? NO! There is yet HOPE FOR AMERICA, according to Scripture:
There is Hope For AmericaIf at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. (Jer. 18:7,8)Read the book of Jonah. That is exactly what happened to the city of Ninevah. They repented and God didn't destroy Ninevah. But God did destroy Jerusalem because they were dealt with by God and they refused to repent. Prayer for America isn't enough! America must repent. God is righteous. God doesn't change.
If America continues in unrepentant sin, God will continue to severely judge this country. Things might never be the same again. America please repent before it is too late.
America Please REPENT
America has recently had ecumenical religious meetings with false religious leaders in the front, including several who reject that Jesus is God's only begotten Son. Such meetings only give God more cause to judge America. Moreover, such meetings seem to be for the people who lost loved ones and for peace and prosperity to continue, instead of repenting from its abominations! America doesn't need a prayer meeting for that, they need to turn from sin and grieve over their sinful behavior. Besides God doesn't hear the prayers of anyone who cherishes sin in their heart (Psa. 66:18), which is the sad spiritual condition of many who profess to be Christians in America at this moment in time.
Ecumenical Religious Meetings
May God bless America again, but how can He, according to the Scriptures, if its abominations continue.
Whatever America does as a whole, each person must die one day and stand before this same righteous God who judged Israel. Hence, for your own eternity's sake, turn from ALL known sin NOW. It is only a trust-submitting and enduring faith in Jesus that saves one from eternal fire. You don't know how much longer you have to live. You could die in the next car ride you take and then it will be eternally too late to repent. Heaven and hell are both real, but only few will enter Heaven!
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