It was a meeting that only the Lord could have arranged. Twelve men from across the US, from Utah to Wisconsin to South Carolina to Texas to Florida, and points in between. Except for a handful who knew one or two others, most had never met the others who were present. What did these Christians have in common? Each had labored for years in America as Watchmen (Ezekiel 33:7), calling out to their fellow countrymen, urging II Chronicles 7:14 spiritual repentance and healing of our land. The Watchman who called the meeting, arranged on just three weeks’ notice for some and as little as three days for others, felt led of the Lord to call his brethren together. Though common in their call to be Watchmen, they had no organization, nor membership, nor even a name for the assembled group. Just twelve humble (referred to by an attendee as ‘God’s B Team’) servants of the Lord, seeking together to discern: a.) why were we called to be there, b.) what was God doing in America today and c.) what does the future hold for America? A fairly heavy agenda for twelve men who a month ago had no idea that such a meeting would occur.
Within a few hours of worship, prayer, discussion, laughter and, yes, tears, the assembled Watchmen had arrived at a clear, unanimous consensus. Are you sitting down? As God’s Watchmen in America for the last several years (as far back as 36 years in one case), we all agreed that God was done with calling America to repent and to turn back to Him. Finished. No more need for His Watchmen to be burdened calling out to a nation that didn’t want to hear, in any case. Could He still heal the land, as promised if His people repent? Of course. But, God is no fool. He is long-suffering, but He’s not going to forever and ever suffer a people who have little interest in obeying His Word. The blood of seventy million dead babies aborted in America cries out from the ground. This is the nation that used its money to threaten other nations forcing them to change their laws to allow abortion, or they would not receive US foreign aid. The result since Roe v. Wade? Over one billion human beings aborted worldwide.
After helping Israel in its 1948 re-birth, we now treat the only true democracy in the Middle East with contempt, and threaten it with loss of US support if it defends itself against the coming nuclear threat from Iran.
One participant, with over twenty years of service as a Watchman, dramatically demonstrated where we are spiritually today. Quoting from Jeremiah 19, he dropped a water container to the floor, mirroring what Jeremiah did with the potter’s flask. God asked Jeremiah to drop the flask to demonstrate to selected leaders of Israel that God was fed up with Israel for forsaking Him and for their willful sins, including filling “this place with the blood of innocents.” Jeremiah was told to declare that the “days are coming, declares the LORD, when this place shall…be called…the Valley of Slaughter…I will make void the plans of Judah and Jerusalem and will cause their people to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hand of those who seek their life…I will break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter’s vessel, so that it can never be mended…I am bringing upon this city and upon all its towns all the disaster that I have pronounced against it, because they have stiffened their neck, refusing to hear my words.”
Several of the Watchmen later said that the dropping of the water vessel at our meeting mirroring Jeremiah 19 was a scripture-based visualization of what the Lord was telling us as Watchmen that He had in mind, what He was doing now and a picture of what was soon to happen in America, a much blessed nation, which refuses to hear His warnings.
But, though our assignment as Watchmen may now be over, we all agreed that we believed that we had been re-assigned. In the new nations to which we are soon to move, it will be our job to share the Gospel with those truly interested in hearing God’s Word, with the edification of the saints being the most important thing we can now do!
What is about to happen in America? Prophecy tells us that in the Daughter of Babylon, before its destruction caused by its betrayal of Israel, there will be great civil unrest, violence in the streets and bloodshed. “They shall growl like lions’ cubs” (Jeremiah 51:38). “Violence is in the land, and ruler is against ruler.” (Jeremiah 51:46). Believers will be harassed and slain. “Strangers have come into the holy places of the LORD’s house.” (Jeremiah 51:51). “For in her was found the blood of the…saints”. (Revelation 18:24). Remember these verses in the days ahead.
Without getting into all of the details, several present at the meeting either had experienced dreams or knew of others who had, all centered on the coming burning of America, with widespread violence and eventual bloodshed. All came seeking wisdom from God and their brethren as to imminent emigration offshore. We discussed scriptural warnings to flee the Daughter of Babylon and God’s distinct leading on some to do so. Though not being covered by the media, hundreds of thousands of Americans are doing exactly that. How long will that door remain open? Only God knows. This is clearly a matter for fervent prayer. For those who feel led to flee (Jeremiah 50:8; 50:16; 51:6; 51:9; 51:45; 51:50; Revelation 18:4; Zechariah 2:7 and Isaiah 48:20), waiting could be waiting too long.