The END of AMERICA As We Know It

Destruction-of-America

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). (Emphasis mine)

This warning from our Holy God is to His people. It is NOT directed to the unsaved. Do you name the Name of Jesus as your Lord and Savior? You say yes, but did you know that part of Salvation is Repentance? As a matter of fact, the Word says that we must “Repent” first and then believe. Repentance means a change of mind.

Before you came to Christ, did you change your mind about sin; about your own sin, and about sinfulness in general? Did you realize how much our God hates sin and that it separates Him from people? Are you a changed person since you came to Christ?

Is money more important to you than pleasing God? Is that why you may be one of millions of so-called Evangelicals who are supporting a man like Donald Trump?

I’m sorry to ask so many questions in this piece, but these are such important questions to ask of oneself. Our Republic hangs in the balance. Yes – America as we have known her, teeters on becoming a different country. We will no longer be a country as our founders established with the help of God. Our Constitution will be torn to shreds and regarded as “outdated” and worthless.

We will be a country who hates God, and this will be the norm. Those who love Him and believe His Word, will be considered the enemy. Be sure that our “new” government will punish believers harshly. We will probably be killed. Oh, you didn’t think that your ungodly choice for president had such ramifications? Well, it does. It shows God that you are not with Him. These are hard words to type, but I feel that the Lord wants me to write them.

In 2008, I met a woman who claimed that she was a born again believer in Christ. We had such wonderful talks about the Word. One day we talked about the upcoming elections. She said to me that she was going to vote for Obama. She joked that she was voting her “purse.” I asked her if she knew about his close ties to Planned Parenthood. She did. She said “God will take care of the rest of it” REALLY? Well, actually she was more right than we both realized. God WILL take care of matters in America when His people will not humble themselves, and turn from their wicked ways. It’s called JUDGMENT.

What’s so bad about Donald Trump?

This is from Joel Rosenberg’s blog site:

32 reasons a Trump presidency would be a catastrophe for America.
January 31, 2016
(Washington, D.C.)

The voting starts Monday, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Two out of three Americans know we are on the wrong track, going in the wrong direction. We are heading steadily towards implosion. We’ve murdered some 58 million babies. We have five Justices on the Supreme Court who have decided that the Bible is wrong and they know better than God how to define marriage. We have taken on $18 trillion in debt and there’s no end in sight. We are surrendering to Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and ISIS. Our tax code is corruptingly complex and killing jobs and opportunity. We can’t — or won’t — control our sovereign borders. Our schools are a mess. Violence, drugs and pornography are epidemic. The list goes on and on.

Americans are hurting, frustrated, and many are angry. The question is: Who can get us turned around and heading in the right direction? Can anyone?

As I wrote on this blog last August, I’ve been praying about this and studying the Scriptures for many months, asking the Lord for clarity, and here is what I have concluded — America needs a Josiah. A President cannot save America from all our troubles, but leadership matters. Above all, we need a sweeping spiritual revival throughout the Church, based on the principles found in 2 Chronicles 7:14. We need a Great Awakening among those who don’t know Christ personally. We need God to wake up a lost nation from their spiritual slumber to earnestly seek the Lord for individual and national forgiveness and restoration. I’m praying for such sovereign moves of God.

At the same time, I’m praying God raises up a President like Josiah, the one-time King of Judah whom the Bible describes as one of the most humble, strong, wise and impressive leaders of all-time. Obviously, we don’t want a theocracy. So I don’t literally mean America needs a king. And I’m not saying America needs a Pastor-in-Chief or a Theologian-In-Chief. We’re not looking for someone perfect. That will have to await the Second Coming. But before you vote, I strongly encourage you to read the Biblical accounts of Josiah. I believe you will find qualities in his life, his faith, his leadership and his passion for and commitment to making bold, sweeping, transformational change that are benchmarks of the kind of leader we need right now.

Will the Lord have mercy on our nation and raise up a Josiah? I honestly don’t know. We don’t deserve one. The Lord would be justified in turning us over to those who are corrupt and/or those who could lead us to tyranny. That said, I do see several possible candidates who — even with their weaknesses and flaws — could emerge as such a leader, especially with much prayer and wise counselors around them. They include (in alphabetical order) Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio and Rick Santorum. In a previous column, I described them as the “Final Four” that I was watching closely. Will one of them emerge over the next few weeks as the leading candidate in the presidential race? We will see.

That said, I have to be honest with my readers that there is one candidate on the Republican side who is definitely not a Josiah. Donald J. Trump is currently the national front-runner in the GOP, and is leading the pack in Iowa. But he would be a catastrophe for America should he be elected President.

Mr. Trump is trying to convince the GOP and the country that he is a deeply committed conservative. But all the evidence says he has been a liberal all of his adult life. Even if he has recently changed his views, all we have is his word. There is very little fruit in his life that would indicate that he has had a true change of heart on matters of faith or policy. Indeed, he has said openly that he does not need to repent or ask God for forgiveness.

It would be a mistake to entrust the entire pro-life, pro-marriage movement to a man who has blown up two marriages of his own, boasts of his infidelities, runs gambling an strip clubs, has supported abortion on demand and Planned Parenthood for decades, and talks of appointing his own pro-choice sister to the Supreme Court. It would be a disaster to entrust the economy to a man who has proposed both the biggest tax cut in history (with no plan to pay for it) and the biggest tax increase in history. Further, it would be a catastrophe to entrust the security of our nation and our allies to a man who has no foreign policy and national security experience, who clearly doesn’t understand the threat of Radical and Apocalyptic Islam, and who says he gets his military advice from watching Sunday TV talk show.

In some ways, Mr. Trump reminds me of the Biblical figure, Sampson — blind and ready to bring the house down. But perhaps the analogy to Saul, Israel’s first king, is more apt. Read the account in I Samuel chapter eight through fifteen. The people demanded that the Hebrew prophet Samuel “appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations.” (I Samuel 8:5) The rebellious people didn’t want God to lead them. They wanted a king of their own choosing, someone that would make Israel seem like all the pagan nations around them, someone to “go out before us and fight our battles.” (I Samuel 8:20). In short order, the people made a man named Saul their king. They didn’t study his character or his track record or his statements or his views on how to lead them. They chose “a choice and handsome man” who was “taller than any of the people” and was the son of a “mighty man of valor.” (I Samuel 9:1-2). Why? Because Saul looked the part.

Samuel, the Hebrew prophet, was horrified. But in the end, the Lord said, “Listen to the voice of the people…for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.” (I Samuel 8:7) The Lord then explained how much this foolish decision would cost His people, but He let them make their choice anyway. And it did not go well.

Is this where America is heading?

I realize some — maybe many — of my readers will be angry at what I’m writing. But I have to be honest with my readers about the enormous threat Mr. Trump poses to all that we hold dear. His arrogance, narcissism, greed and lack of respect for women, minorities, and anyone who disagrees with him disqualifies him to be President of the United States. I do pray for Mr. Trump that he will either truly come to personal relationship with Christ through repentance and faith, or — if he has already made that decision — will humbly seek discipleship and grow in his new faith. But even if he’s a new convert, he is not ready to be president.

Thus, I am deeply concerned that so many professed Evangelical Christians are supporting Mr. Trump. Perhaps they haven’t looked carefully at his life, his statements, his record, his leadership, his allies, and his flip-flops.

Here are 32 reasons a Trump presidency would be a catastrophe for America. Each is a direct headline, based on specific statements by Mr. Trump. (There are many more. But this is plenty for reasonable people to consider.) Please carefully review this, and please share it with family, friends and others on social media.

Trump: I could “shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters” (CNN) — “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot people and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

Trump on God: ‘I don’t like to have to ask for forgiveness’

Trump: I’ve Never Asked God For Forgiveness For Anything

Donald Trump Would Not Rip Up The Iran Deal

Trump: Don’t Just Kill ISIS — Kill Their Wives and Children

Trump: I Get My Military Advice from Watching TV Talk Shows

Donald Trump Doesn’t Quite Know the Difference Between the ‘Kurds’ and the ‘Quds’

Putin endorses Trump

Donald Trump lavishes praise on ‘leader’ Putin — Trump on Putin’s alleged killing of journalists: ‘At least he’s a leader’

Trump Tax Plan Would Increase Deficit By Over $10 Trillion

TRUMP: Let’s slap a 45% tariff on Chinese imports

Trump proposes massive one-time tax on the rich (in 1999)

Donald Trump Once Proposed the Biggest Tax Hike Ever

Trump Pushes Single Payer Healthcare, Tax Increase on Wealthy

On Meet The Press in 1999, Trump said “I’m pro-choice in every respect” and supported partial birth abortion

Trump says his pro-abortion sister would make ‘phenomenal’ Supreme Court justice

Donald Trump Defends Planned Parenthood

Donald Trump waffles on totally defunding Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Leaders To Iowa Republicans: ‘Anyone But Trump’

Of Course Donald Trump Is the Most Pro-Gay Republican

Presidential Candidate (Slate)
Trump gave at least $100K to Clinton Foundation

Donald Trump Donated Heavily To Democrats, Especially During Election Which Put Reid And Pelosi In Power

Trump: I Gave Money to Pelosi, Reid Because I’m a Business

Trump: If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, I’d be dating her (The View)

Melania Trump would be the only First Lady to pose in the NUDE and talk about her (‘incredible’) sex life with Donald to Howard Stern (UK Daily Mail)

Trump says his own personal ‘indiscretions’ – including cheating on his first wife – are fair game in politics (UK Daily Mail)

GOP senator: ‘Weird’ that Trump brags about affairs (CNN)

Trump casino in Atlantic City to open strip club

God have mercy on each of us, and on this great country of ours. – source

I pray with Joel that God would have mercy on America, but at this point do we really think He should?

Sodom and Gomorrah:

From gotquestions.org

Question: “What was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah?”

Answer: The biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah is recorded in Genesis chapters 18-19. Genesis chapter 18 records the Lord and two angels coming to speak with Abraham. The Lord informed Abraham that “the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous.” Verses 22-33 record Abraham pleading with the Lord to have mercy on Sodom and Gomorrah because Abraham’s nephew, Lot, and his family lived in Sodom.

Genesis chapter 19 records the two angels, disguised as human men, visiting Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot met the angels in the city square and urged them to stay at his house. The angels agreed. The Bible then informs us, “Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom — both young and old — surrounded the house. They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.'” The angels then proceed to blind all the men of Sodom and Gomorrah and urge Lot and his family to flee from the cities to escape the wrath that God was about to deliver. Lot and his family flee the city, and then “the LORD rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah — from the LORD out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, including all those living in the cities…”

In light of the passage, the most common response to the question “What was the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah?” is that it was homosexuality. That is how the term “sodomy” came to be used to refer to anal sex between two men, whether consensual or forced. Clearly, homosexuality was part of why God destroyed the two cities. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah wanted to perform homosexual gang rape on the two angels (who were disguised as men). At the same time, it is not biblical to say that homosexuality was the exclusive reason why God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were definitely not exclusive in terms of the sins in which they indulged.

Ezekiel 16:49-50 declares, “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me…” The Hebrew word translated “detestable” refers to something that is morally disgusting and is the exact same word used in Leviticus 18:22 that refers to homosexuality as an “abomination.” Similarly, Jude 7 declares, “…Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion.” So, again, while homosexuality was not the only sin in which the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah indulged, it does appear to be the primary reason for the destruction of the cities.

Those who attempt to explain away the biblical condemnations of homosexuality claim that the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was inhospitality. The men of Sodom and Gomorrah were certainly being inhospitable. There is probably nothing more inhospitable than homosexual gang rape. But to say God completely destroyed two cities and all their inhabitants for being inhospitable clearly misses the point. While Sodom and Gomorrah were guilty of many other horrendous sins, homosexuality was the reason God poured fiery sulfur on the cities, completely destroying them and all of their inhabitants. To this day, the area where Sodom and Gomorrah were located remains a desolate wasteland. Sodom and Gomorrah serve as a powerful example of how God feels about sin in general, and homosexuality specifically. – source

Is America not a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah? Did our SCOTUS not proclaim to us that homosexual practice is not just acceptable, but also that marriage should be redefined to include them? Are you still shocked that America will most likely be destroyed – and very soon?

If you are a person who says that you belong to God, yet you have voted for and supported things which are detestable to our Lord, then right now you should get on your knees and REPENT before God.

If I seem angry, it is because I am.

MARANATHA!

Mourning the Passing of Justice Scalia: What Does God Do With Our Sorrows?

MY HOPE

So many of us are broken right now. We are mourning the death of a brother in Christ, who was also the embodiment of our Conservatism and Constitutionalism in America. Personally, I feel like I’ve lost an uncle or someone so close in our family. Then I realize that he WAS in our family. He is now with our Lord and Savior. He will never suffer pain again. But we who are left are suffering from broken hearts.

Justice Antonin Scalia was iconic in his service on the SCOTUS. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ. He was the most Conservative of all of the justices. He loved our Constitution. He loved the written words of the law – penned by our founders. He was a purest in his decisions on the bench. He never thought of the Constitution as a “living” document; able to be changed along with changing times. He always looked at the words of our founders in every decision as to what the founders “meant.” He saw these words as statutes – his job was to interpret the law as the founders would have done it.

Now he is gone. With his absence comes worry and a feeling of impending doom. The Lord allowed his death. I keep telling myself this. God could have stopped this, but He did not.

Let’s look at what the Word says about our sorrows and grief.

Psalms 34:18 – The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

2 Corinthians Chapter 1 – Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Revelation 21:4 – And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Psalms 73:26 – My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] God [is] the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Isaiah 26:3 – Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:1 – Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

Did you know that God keeps our tears in a bottle?

Psalm 56:8 – “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?”

Trusting God

Where else can we go? Who else can we trust? Only God.

Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Psalms 46:10 – Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Psalms 28:7 – The LORD [is] my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psalms 112:7 – He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Romans 12:19 – Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

We do not know that which is ahead for our nation. God knows. We do know that America has sinned so greatly against the Lord. God does not wink at sin. No. He must deal with sin. With over 60 million babies slaughtered since Roe V Wade in 1973; and now with the SCOTUS decision to change the definition of marriage between one man and one women – and allow same sex marriage across the land – God’s judgment burns against America.

Brethren, this may be the end of America as we have known her.  But that does not change our love and devotion for our God. Nor does that change the need to be on our knees and pray for God’s will.

Take your sorrow to Jesus. He is the only one who can comfort you.

Pray for Justice Scalia’s family at this time.

Pray that God’s will be done in our government at this time.  All of this has shown me how futile it really is to place our trust in men during this election process.  Our ONLY hope is in the Lord.   Let’s always remember that.

Shalom b’Yeshua

MARANATHA