July 12

God has determined by His Own Divine decree that our Nation will be destroyed.  Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat!  Those whom God is determined to destroy, He first infatuates.”  God has Personally stricken the minds of our Nation’s leaders with idiocy, so that professing to be wise, they have become fools…utter morons. [Rom 1:22; the Greek word translated “fools” is “Moraino”…from which comes our English word “moron.”]

 Following is a short 6 minute video clip by Tucker Carlson [Fox News Network] that outlines God’s destruction of our Nation currently playing out, and what it will look like when it is soon completed.  Of course, not being a Christian, he doesn’t realize that what he is outlining as an “if” scenario is really not a matter of if but of when…it is the Nation’s self destruction God has already determined, and for good reason.  Why does God abandon a Nation?  Because the Nation has first abandoned God!  [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-team-biden-plan-america]

Christians across our Nation are called to stand steadfast and immovable with Christ.  We are called to pledge our allegiance to the Lamb…to be faithful and true no matter the cost.  Jesus said, “When the Son of Man returns, will He find any with unwavering faith on the Earth?” [Luke 18:8]  Let it be that we are among those counted part of the remnant that Jesus will turn to and say, “Yes…there is faith!”  I especially sense the need as a watchman to warn the people of God to prepare NOW for the severe persecution that will come upon each one of us…to count the cost, and be willing to pay the price, of standing steadfast and immovable with Christ.  Just a number of days ago, our Supreme Court has done even more evil in the sight of God.  In a truly devastating ruling, they have redefined “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”  This will be totally damaging to all Christian churches, organizations, and businesses; homosexual rights will now override religious freedom!  Going forward…it will be a criminal offense to refuse to hire, or to fire, or to close any job position within any organization to a homosexual or lesbian…including preschool, daycare, and church leadership…not to mention preaching from the pulpit what God clearly states about the sin of homosexuality being perverse, and an abomination in His sight.  America is a “Christmas tree” Nation, cut off from our roots in God, and dead!  We are watching as the needles continually dry up and fall off!  Even so, we must not bow down to the tyrant’s golden image: Our God is able to deliver us from your fiery furnace, O king; but even if He chooses not to…even so, we will not serve your gods or bow down to the golden image you have set before us. [Dan 3:18]  We must not shrink back: My righteous one will live by faith.  And if he shrinks back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him. [Heb 10:38]  We must not compromise: Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.  But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. [Josh 24:15]  

I believe that oftentimes the persecution will come suddenly and without warning upon an individual, and if we have not already prepared for it in advance, we will be taken by surprise and caught off guard…and tempted to bow down, shrink back, or compromise. Christians in the work environment and in their everyday social environment cannot remain silent in the presence of what God calls evil…to hear evil and remain silent would be to convey our agreement, or at least a lack of disagreement.  Bonhoeffer…renowned Pastor, theologian, and martyr in Nazi Germany…proclaimed that Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.”  We cannot remain in association with any group or organization that practices, accepts, or encourages what God calls evil…to do so would be to convey our acceptance of such behavior.  The day is soon coming…indeed, it is already here, when we will need to take a stand against our local authorities who command us not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.  But Peter and John replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God.  For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” [Acts 4:18-20]

Lord, you are searching for honesty.  You struck Your people, but they paid no attention.  You crushed them, but they refused to be corrected.  They are determined, with faces set like stone; they have refused to repent and return to You.  Then I said, Surely these are only the poor; they are sinfully foolish and have no understanding, for they know not the way of the Lord…the just and righteous law of their God.  So I will go and speak to their leaders.  Surely they know the ways of the Lord and understand God’s laws.  But I found the very reverse to be true!  These had likewise all alike broken the yoke of God’s law and had burst the bonds of obedience to Him! [Jer 5:3-5]

Gather together…yes, unbend yourselves in submission and see if there is no sense of shame and no consciousness of sin left in you, O shameless nation!  The time for repentance is speeding by like chaff whirled before the wind!  Therefore consider, before God’s decree brings forth a curse upon you, before the time to repent is gone like the drifting chaff, before the fierce fury of the Lord comes upon you…yes, before the terrible day of the wrath of the Lord comes upon you!  Seek the Lord, all you of the land who are humble in heart…who have acted in compliance with His revealed will and have kept His commandments.  Seek righteousness; seek to do what is right and to live humbly!  Perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you from His anger on that day of destruction! [Zeph 2:1-3]

That is why the Lord says: Turn to Me now, while there is still time.  Give Me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.  Rend your hearts in your grief, and not your garments!  Return to the Lord your God, for He is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.  He is eager to relent and not punish.  Who knows?  Perhaps He will give you a reprieve, sending you a blessing instead of this curse. [Joel 2:12-14]

Revelation 18:1-24

After this I saw another Angel coming down from Heaven…the Angel of Yahweh Himself!  He had great authority, and the whole earth was illuminated by the glory of His splendor.  With a mighty voice that carries within itself the power to effect what is spoken… immediately, completely, and continually…He shouted: “Fallen, as a system of abominations!  Fallen, as a City of abominations, is Babylon the Great!  She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.  For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries, and the inhabitants of the Earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.  The kings of the Earth committed adultery with her, indulging in the filth of her uncleanness, and the merchants of the Earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”

4Then I heard another voice from Heaven…the Father Himself…say: “Come out of her, My People, children of Abraham, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues!  Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance; He will render unto her a recompence.19  For her sins are piled up to Heaven, and God has remembered her crimes.  In every form in which she has existed, and throughout all the ages, in all the world, she has been holding up the golden cup of her abominations wherewith she has intoxicated and demented the nations, and filled the whole Earth with spiritual madness.  Therefore, give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done!  Mix her a double portion from her own cup!  Give her as much torture and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself!  In her heart she arrogantly boasts, ‘I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never mourn.’  She presumes to think herself invincible, immortal, and forever sufficient in her own possessions against all adversity…and exalts herself over the very Church of God!  Therefore in just one day all her greatness, might, and majesty will come to naught!  Her plagues will overtake her with unexampled suffering, mourning and horror: death, mourning and famine will be her portion!  She will be consumed by fire, sinking into a charred and smoldering desolation, never again to be inhabited, for mighty is the Lord God Who judges her!

9When the kings and all the sovereign powers of the Earth who committed adultery with her, and shared her luxury, and on whom they lavished their treasures and courted as their chief delight, see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her.  Terrified at her torment and the smoke of her burning, they will stand far off in horror and dread as they contemplate the consequences of her ruin, and cry: ‘Woe!  Woe, O great City, O Babylon, City of power!  We have leaned upon your mightiness and were enriched by the glorifying power of your greatness, yet in just one hour your doom has come!’

11The merchants of the Earth throughout all the world will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes any more…cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls; fine linen, purple, silk and scarlet cloth; every sort of citron wood, and articles of every kind made of ivory, costly wood, bronze, iron and marble; cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men.  They will say, ‘The fruit you longed for is gone from you.  All your riches and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.’  The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off in horror and dread as they contemplate the consequences of her ruin, terrified at her torment and the smoke of her burning.  They will weep and mourn and cry out: ‘Woe!  Woe, O great City, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!  We have doubled up riches upon riches within your markets…so quickly, so easily, so assuredly…yet in just one hour such great wealth has been brought to utter ruin!’

17Every sea captain, and all who travel by ship, the sailors, and all who earn their living from the vast commerce transacted over the sea, will stand far off.  When they see the smoke of her burning, they will exclaim, ‘Was there ever a city like this great City?’  They will throw dust on their heads in sorrowful mourning as they contemplate the consequences of her ruin, and with weeping and mourning cry out: ‘Woe!  Woe, O great City, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth!  In just one hour she has been brought to utter ruin!'”

20But while a chorus of inconsolable lament, disappointment, and terror is upon every potency and activity throughout the world, a voice of grand jubilation springs up spontaneously over all the holy universe, proclaiming, “Rejoice over her, O Heaven! Rejoice, saints and apostles and prophets!  God has judged her for the way she treated you.  God has given judgment against her apostate wisdom, her principles embracing pride, lust, and greed, her godless spirit, her hopes for blessedness and bliss apart from God…all of her vanities and sinful desires of the flesh!”

21Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: “With such violence the great City of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again!  The music of harpists and musicians, flute players and trumpeters, will never be heard in you again!  No workman of any trade will ever be found in you again!  The sound of a millstone will never be heard in you again!  The light of a lamp will never shine in you again!  The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again!  Your merchants were the world’s great men.  By your magic spell whereby you were able to present the demon of covetousness…the pursuit and possession of luxuries and wealth…as an angel of light, all the nations were seduced and led astray, and became the willing slave of your base idolatryInstead of concerning themselves with the laws and revelations of God, governments were lured to participate in, and drink from, the golden cup held out by the Mother of harlots…a cup filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries…thereby believing Satan’s great lie.  Even more, in her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints, and of all who have been killed on the Earth!”

Friends, brothers and sisters…

There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell.  You must be a born-again child of God.  I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]

If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

He walks with me and He talks with me:

 

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