After the third person told me that in their opinion what happened in Haiti was a “preview” of America’s future, I started to pay attention. Each had read “The End of America” and discerned similarities between recent events in Haiti and prophesied future events for the Daughter of Babylon. Let’s analyze the similarities.
Earthquakes and nuclear disasters both are unexpected, instantaneous and wholly catastrophic. Hundreds of thousands can die within seconds. More then die as a result of injuries suffered in the initial disaster. Electricity, water and sanitary systems cease to function after both events. Many lose their shelter. Most lose their food supplies within hours/days. Looting and widespread violence follow as hungry people do what hungry, desperate people do. One study cited in the book estimated that up to 90% of the population of a nation hit with nuclear strikes die within one year of the attack, mainly due to the lack of food. New estimates are that over 200,000 have and will die in Haiti.
In Haiti, there was no warning in advance, of course, to flee the coming earthquake. In the Daughter of Babylon/America, though, we have been given advance prophetic warnings, nine times, by four Bible writers (Jeremiah, Isaiah, Zechariah and John). What do they say? “Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins.” (Jeremiah 51:6). In the Old Testament God warned His people in Jerusalem to flee and live in Babylon. Those who failed to obey His instructions died in Jerusalem (Jeremiah 42). As events continue to unfold, as Israel moves closer to a Peace Treaty, we need to understand and heed God’s warnings to flee. “A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.” (Proverbs 22:3)