It doesn’t take much knowledge of prophecy to see that this world is rapidly accelerating towards darker days. Examples abound:
“ISRAEL’S ISOLATION DEEPENS” - Wall Street Journal
FRANCE CANCELS SCREENING OF ISRAELI FILM – NY Times
“ISRAELIS WONDER: HAS THE WORLD LOST ITS MIND?” – WSJ
“WE ARE TOTALLY UNPREPARED” Noonan Column – WSJ
WHITE HOUSE REFUSES TO REFER TO JIHADISTS AS TERRORISTS - all media
TURKEY SHIFTS FROM THE WEST TOWARD IRAN – Wash. Times
OIL SPILL MAY CONTINUE UNTIL DECEMBER – AP
OBAMA TELLS EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL THAT HE IS A MUSLIM - OneNewsShow
“TAX HIKES AND THE 2011 ECONOMIC COLLAPSE” - WSJ
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill started the day after the US informed Israel that it would have to give up its nukes as part of peace treaty to be concluded by the end of 2011. Since April 18th, try as they may, neither BP, nor the USA, nor any of their experts, have been able to stop that which God started. That is the message that He gives us in His Word. He’s in charge – and we’re not, even though we like to think we are. We think if we throw enough money at the economic downturn, or enough invective at Israel, or enough concrete and mud at the oil well head, that everything will be just fine. We think these things because we don’t believe what God says in His Word.
A ‘TRUCE’ ON THE FIGHT AGAINST ABORTION?
An illustration of this human failing took place in Indiana recently. The State’s Republican Governor (rumored as a candidate for President) called for “a truce” on the nation’s social issues, in order to concentrate on the financial matters facing the nation. Translation: let’s forget about the aborting of a million Americans in the womb every year and other abominations in the nation, focusing instead on fixing our problems with the almighty dollar and ---- it will all come out in the end. Is that how it works? Can a nation forget God and His rules and be blessed by Him? “That nation only is blessed whose God is the Lord”. The Governor, incredibly supported in his call for a “truce” by two “conservative” leaders politically linked with the Governor, was only expressing what many believe, i.e., God is not really involved in current events. They’re wrong.
IS THE PRESIDENT A MUSLIM?
So, where is America headed? Readers of “The End of America” know that 220 verses written by five different Prophets, in both Testaments, warn that an end times nation of great power will betray Israel and be destroyed because of its treachery. No modern U.S. President would have done so, until now. Pam Geller’s revelation that the current occupant of the White House has recently stated to the Foreign Prime Minister of Egypt “in confidence, that he was a Muslim” should cause many to be concerned. Geller quotes the Egyptian official as saying that he was told by the President that “after he straightened out domestic issues (he) would show the Muslim world how to handle Israel”. The U.S. has a military defense agreement with Israel. Will we honor and keep our sworn word when Israel is attacked (Ezekiel 38/39)? The stage is being set for the US to betray Israel, once Israel signs the peace treaty that the US is pushing it so hard to agree to sign.
IS AMERICA FALLING INTO A TRAP?
If the US betrays Israel, would the nation actually suffer for it? Doesn’t the “hammer of the whole” earth have such strength and military preparedness that it could successfully resist any attacks? Peggy Noonan’s column in the WSJ quotes the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice as saying that the Department, which is charged with coordination of law enforcement after a major terrorist attack, is “totally unprepared”. “No one’s in charge here” the IG stated. Jeremiah looked forward into time at the fate of the coming Daughter of Babylon and records God as saying “I set a trap for you, O Babylon, and you were caught before you knew it; you were found and captured because you opposed the Lord.” (Jeremiah 50:24) “At the sound of Babylon’s capture the earth will tremble; its cry will resound among the nations.” (Jeremiah 50:46).
ARE JIHADISTS ‘LEGITIMATELY’ KILLING OTHERS?
Is America/Daughter of Babylon even remotely aware of the enemy facing it? John Brennan, the President’s chief counterterrorism adviser in a speech in May at the Center for Strategic and International Studies chided Americans for not appreciating Islam’s “peace-loving disposition”. He excused terrorists’ acts by claiming that “violent extremists are victims of political, economic and social forces”. Amazingly, he also said that we should not refer to our enemies as “jihadists” because “jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam”. Tell that to the families of the hundreds of thousands of dead through the centuries who have been slaughtered by jihadists. ‘Sorry about the death of your loved one, but you must understand that it’s just a legitimate tenet of my religion’ .
WHEN WILL THESE THINGS BE? ISRAEL AT PEACE
So, where are we, timing wise, in these prophesied events? As Jesus’ disciples asked him in Matthew 24 – ‘when will these things be?’ The betrayal of Israel comes when it is invaded by Russia, Iran and their allies (Ezekiel 38/39), which happens when Israel is at peace, a “peaceful and unsuspecting people” (Ezekiel 38:11). Israel today is not at peace nor unsuspecting. But America’s President, the UN, the European Union and other nations of the world are increasing the pressure on Israel to give up its land, in exchange for “peace”. In January of this year, the President said there would be a peace treaty within two years, by the end of 2011. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in March agreed with the time projection of a peace agreement by the end of 2011. These two men should know when this world-changing event is planned to occur.
WHEN WILL THESE THINGS BE?
DOMESTIC UNREST AND PERSECUTION
Before the Daughter of Babylon falls, it will experience domestic unrest (Jeremiah 51:38) and the nation will witness the persecution of believers (Isaiah 47:6). We are seeing increasing signs of both: a.) a coalition of 30 liberal organizations has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission requesting it to “monitor hate speech” on talk radio and cable news networks (Newsmax, June 2, 2010); b.) the US House will soon vote on the “DISCLOSE” Act (HR 5175), which will criminalize certain unfavored speech by advocacy groups such as right to life organizations (National RTL – May 27, 2010); c.) the US government announced Friday that will sue Arizona for adopting a law codifying what the US Congress adopted years ago, that illegal immigrants can be deported; d.) the President declared June, 2010 to be “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month”.
It wouldn’t actually take much for these matters to accelerate into major events. It took one mass shooting in Australia to lead the Australian to take away all guns owned by all Australians. Likewise, one widely-covered instance of violence (or a similar event), described as being committed, or even instigated, by Christians, or “right wingers” or Tea Party members, etc., could be used to justify “cracking down on the perpetrators”. Thus, we could be just one major news story away from the acceleration of the fulfillment of these domestic violence and persecution prophecies. Only prayer may be holding it back today.
We are truly a nation unprepared for darker days.