Yesterday I was sitting at my computer working on one of my website when the Lord started speaking to me about the United States. The information I was getting from the Holy Spirit was along the lines that America has lost it’s way. It has become a nation full of immorality, greed, idolatry and arrogance. It glorifies war and worships the idol of Mammon. It worships a false god and this idolatry has lulled the nation into a false sense of security and prosperity. In addition the mystery religions of Freemasonry and the occult represent the foundations of sand upon which the nation seeks power, influence and greater prosperity. The God in which America trusts is certainly no longer the God of the Bible but a false god that the nation has created in the image of man.
This morning I came across this video which foretells the coming judgement upon the United States. Please watch it prayerfully.
Jesus warned that we cannot serve God and Mammon and that we will love one and hate the other. Instead of learning the hard lessons from history, society at large continues to live in a bubble – the prosperity bubble. Just as a small child chews a piece of gum and starts to blow into the gum until it forms an object of beauty, the child is quickly startled when the bubble bursts. Soon the child realizes that the beautiful shiny bubble only provides an illusion of something substantial and wonderful – but it is only that – an illusion that soon disappears into thin air.
There are other adages about wealth such as “All that glitters is not gold”, and the phrase “fools gold.” Today the nations of the world continue to build their modern day towers of Babel in defiance of God, and persist in building what they would call “wealth”. But according to the Bible, Mammon (money) does not constitute real wealth. It is fool’s gold. What is certain is that as we entered the world without money, we are sure to leave this world without it.
The world is in a financial crisis
As the bankruptcy of the planet accelerates, there are currently twenty four nations facing a debt crisis. Although Greece has been the center of attention in the media recently, it only represents a fraction of a much larger financial crisis. It is currently reported that there is roughly 200 trillion dollars of debt on the books worldwide. This level of debt cannot be repaid in our lifetime and is in fact increasing on a daily basis. Debt is the bubble that must inevitable burst and when it does, there will be gum on many faces – it’s simply a matter of time. Here is a list of some of the countries facing a serious debt crisis (twenty four in all).
Armenia, Belize, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, The Gambia, Greece, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, Lebanon, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia, Ukraine, Sudan, Zimbabwe.
In addition, fourteen more nations are on the verge of the same financial precipice:
Bhutan, Cape Verde, Dominica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Laos, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Samoa, Sao Tome e Principe, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda.
The problem with economic leverage in the form of debt
Now some will argue that the rich western nations should bail out the poorer economically impoverished nations. But let’s test the theory. European banks for example, are leveraged 26:1 in terms of debt. This means that for every 1 unit of currency they have in their possession, they create twenty six times the value in the form of loans (debt). The premise is that this strategy will result in the creation of wealth for the banks. But it should quickly become apparent that this is an unsustainable economic model. The money to repay the debt has to come from somewhere. If world governments seek to print more money in a severe debt crisis, the result could be hyperinflation that will simply cripple most western economies very quickly. As the financial crisis in Greece has proved, large financial loans that are designed to bail out a broken economy is tantamount to trying to keep a dead person alive with electric shocks. The big problem is that bailouts simply incur even more debt because they are always based on the ungodly principle of usury (extreme greed).
The United States is the most indebted nation in the world
The USA has lived beyond it’s means for many years now – at least fifty. It has become addicted to debt, just as a drug addict needs a quick fix for yet another short lived high. The addiction of “shopping therapy” has dulled the senses of the average person who simply plods from one “fix” to another. But there is growing evidence that all is not well in the USA. Slowly but surely, the nation is being converted from democracy to socialism. Corporate greed is sucking the life out of average American and the middle classes are slowly but surely being imploded.
God is not mocked
Even a cursory reading of the Old Testament of the Bible is sufficient to illustrate that God is not mocked. For centuries God sent his messengers (prophets) to warn Israel of the consequences of rebellion against him (spiritual adultery), and serving false gods (idols). Time and again Israel reaped the whirlwind when they chose to act in defiance of God’s warnings. God repeatedly demonstrated his anger by bringing judgement upon them when they stubbornly and willfully chose to disobey Him. They failed to heed the warning of the prophets, accusing them of always being the bearers of bad news rather than good. So it is today. But history will repeat itself, and this time the consequences of defying the Living God will be devastating.
The Great Tribulation may be closer than we think
The Bible speaks prophetically of a time described as the Great Tribulation. This event is going to occur on a global scale and no nation in the world is going to escape it. Although it is described as an event that takes place over a relatively short period of time, it will be a time of global chaos that results in the deaths of millions of people. For the sake of God’s elect, He will cut the time short in order to prevent the annihilation of the planet. I believe that the point of the Great Tribulation is to demonstrate the consequences of man’s ongoing rebellion against God.
Babylon will fall
It is inevitable that Babylon will fall and that it will come under God’s judgement.
“After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality”. I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’ For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.” Revelation 18:1-8
But the Lord says:
“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7