Saturday, September 13, 2014

My God! Why have you forsaken... US?

My God! Why have you forsaken... US?

Does it seem sometimes like God has forsaken this country? How can a Nation the size of the United States with a population of over three hundred million people change – virtually overnight – from a Nation of Constitutional Law and Social Morals based on the Judeo Christian Ethic into a nation which rejects God and traditional values, ignores Constitutional limits and embraces Humanist philosophy and perversion.

The Answer comes from the realm of the spiritual.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

There is no doubt that this country has turned it’s collective back on God. Major portions of the Old Testament deal with Nations which blaspheme the name of the One True and Living God. The Lord’s displeasure was not just limited to His chosen Nation/People – Israel, but many Nations felt the wrath of an angry Creator when, after raising them up, they failed to take into consideration the reach of His arm and the fierceness of His righteousness. History bears this out when we examine the fates of Nations which He raised and who then, in their pride, turned to false gods, licentiousness and idolatry.

Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her. Jer_51:47  
Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith the LORD. Jer_51:48  

A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans: Jer_51:54  
Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered: Jer_51:55  
Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompences shall surely requite. Jer_51:56  



Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. Jer_50:18  

Thus she committed her whoredoms with them, with all them that were the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their idols she defiled herself. Eze_23:7  

And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. Mic_5:6  

And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness. Zep_2:13  

And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away. Zec_10:11  


Why should the United States be any different? In fact it, it would be surprising if there were no repercussions for what this country has done to the name of God after He so richly blessed us. As Pastor Chuck Smith once said, “If God doesn’t punish the United States soon He will owe Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.” Pastor Chuck was jesting of course, nevertheless one cannot deny the correlation between the increasingly godless path this country is taking and the increase in everything from devastating storms, floods and droughts to general violence and mayhem. Demonic acts of mass shootings and rampaging gangs targeting victims based on their race. Our economy teeters on the brink of collapse and the power and influence we once enjoyed as the World’s greatest Superpower is degraded to the point of being an international joke.

God has allowed evil leaders to rise to power in order to unwittingly serve His will. To punish Israel and Judah for their transgressions the Lord would raise up Kings and Kingdoms with the specific intent of using them to bring His people back to righteousness. When they failed to heed the warnings He warned them through His prophets. Finally, the Lord allowed His cherished Nation and People to be crushed and taken into captivity that they might remember that they did not become the great country and people they were by themselves, but they had risen to prominence through the protection and blessings of a Loving, but also Holy and Righteous God.

The historical parallels between ancient Judaea and the United States are numerous, so numerous in fact that books and movies have been made documenting the similarities. Whether you agree with them or not there is no disputing that the US was conceived as a Christian Nation by, for the most part, Christian men. Because our society was based on Biblical Principles and our leaders included these principles not only in how they comported themselves but in the very legislation they implemented our Nation grew and flourished, blessed, I am convinced, by God.

Since the “W” Bush years however we have seen a marked increase in societal rejection of God culminating in our current Government leadership and in particular our President and his Administration. There are many who believe the President to be the anti-Christ. I do not agree with this for various reasons (that will be for another essay someday perhaps). What I do believe is that there is most certainly demonic power behind our current president and many in his Administration and the House and Senate as well. The Bible makes references to various princes, lords and kings which are spiritual in nature. In the book of Daniel he, Daniel, is visited by an angel with a message from the Lord. However on the way the messenger was delayed by a demonic spirit requiring Michael the Arch-Angel to intervene:

But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Dan 10:13  

Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. Dan_10:20

Note that Daniel refers to both the demonic spirit (Fallen Angel) and Michael as princes, that being the term used to mean a powerful angelic being. Many commentators and scholars agree that it can be inferred that the world’s nations have each their own Angelic “Prince.” Barnes, in his commentary quotes Gesenius:

Gesenius explains it in this passage as denoting the “chiefs, princes, and angels; i. e., the archangels acting as patrons and advocates of particular nations before God.” That this is the proper meaning here as deduced from the words is apparent, for
(a) it is an angel that is speaking, and it would seem most natural to suppose that he had encountered one of his own rank;
(b) the mention of Michael who came to his aid - a name which, as we shall see, properly denotes an angel, leads to the same conclusion;
(c) it accords, also, with the prevailing belief on the subject.

There is no reason to think anything has changed. Rather, it seems obvious, knowing that our fight is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers Eph 6:12 that, as we neared the return of Jesus Christ, spiritual influence would be behind the rulers of each country.

Yes, I am saying that our president is most definitely guided and influenced by supernatural beings. It is even possible that he is under their complete control. Presently, it is impossible to know for certain.

As an aside, you will notice that I have not used our president’s name. That is because I am not certain what his name really is. He was not born Barack Hussein Obama – that much is certain. We know his first name was likely Barry. Anything more than that is strictly conjecture. The birth certificate the president provided proves nothing. Anyone familiar with digital documents should recognize this. Forget Joe Arpaio, he has discredited himself, however several respected forensic document specialists have come forward since the certificate’s release questioning the document’s veracity and pointing out obvious manipulations of the content. One of these specialists was, at one time, on the “Obama” document team. Once he had inspected the so called ‘Birth Certificate’ however, he concluded it to be a forgery and has publicly stated as much.

Without a valid Birth Certificate who knows what the presidents name and place of birth are. As far as information about his early years and later his college years and his years in Illinois as an attorney and community activist are all clouded in mystery. We have some information from the man himself in his autobiography, however several events and people referred to in his book turn out to be fabrications as has much of the general content. As far as his college years and beyond we know very little. All of his records have been sealed. Records and documents such as thesis’ and so on that every other President has made public as a matter of course have been sealed and hidden from public and government view for this president. In truth we really have no idea who the man in the White House is and I find it exceedingly strange that America would elect him not once, but twice. Unless one factors in the spiritual.

The President has proven himself to be a powerful and charismatic public speaker. Half motivational speaker, half Baptist preacher, he comes across well and is extremely adept at speaking at length but saying nothing of substance. He makes grandiose statements but fails to back them up with any kind of fact or action. Nevertheless, the press and a significant portion of the American Public seem quite mesmerized by him and despite the current state of our country a large number of people still believe in him strongly. This is despite a mountain of lies (‘You can keep your insurance’), scandals (Benghazi, IRS etc.) and missteps (Arab Spring/Russia etc.). Despite his mysterious past, his illegal executive orders, cover ups, and obvious involvement in criminal acts such as using the IRS to target enemies and groups hostile to him and his Administration, not to mention using a completely inappropriate executive order to protect his A/G Eric Holder and so much, much more, the man seems untouchable. Any other politician would have been impeached, removed from office and arrested. At the very least, after Hillary’s campaign unearthed questions about the man’s past and eligibility to run for president, the Secret Service should have obtained a court order and determined just who this man really is. Somehow that was overlooked. Another question for another day is: What made Hillary back off during the 2008 campaign?

Obviously, the man was never properly vetted and to date, despite dismal approval ratings, the president continues on un-abated and no one appears willing to stop him. I believe this is because the Lord has removed His divine protection from over this Nation allowing Satan to raise up this ungodly president. I believe this is a direct result of the American People’s growing rejection of Christianity, Jesus and Biblical morality. I don’t need to list the ways in which this country has become an offense to God. Just as God has allowed evil rulers to afflict His people in the past, He is presently doing the same, chastising the US for rejecting Him. He is doing this by giving America just what it wants. After all, it is the American people who elected this president and the stooges in the House and Senate. He is simply allowing Satan’s tool, “Obama” and others to have their way. We know that our God is a loving God, full of grace and mercy. He is also Holy, Just and Righteous and will only tolerate disobedience for so long. His nature precludes Him from letting us continue to transgress without correction – Just as a loving and responsible Father chastises an errant child.

The problems come when the child refuses to repent and seek forgiveness. This was the case with Israel and Judah. They came to the point where they were unrepentant and God allowed them to be taken from the promised land for a very long time. Now, the Bible makes no discernable prophetic reference to the US. I believe that is because when those days come that lead up to the return of Jesus Christ, the US will be so crippled socially and economically that we will be unable to do more than complain weakly from the sidelines. I say this because, just as with Israel and Judah, I see no sign of National repentance, no great awakening, no revival –  just apostate megachurches and perverts using the courts to persecute those who follow their faith in running their businesses. As long as the Church is in this world we know that the Anti-Christ is restrained from taking his place on the world stage.2 The 2:6-10 However we also know that for now, Satan is the Prince of this worldJoh 12:31 and he and his fallen ones move freely over the Earth inhibited only by the Will of God and the power and presence of His Holy Spirit.

Just as the Lord blessed and protected JobJob 1:10 I believe he did the same for our entire Nation until recently. I also believe that He protects His Church – those who are obedient, truly believe and have been born again in Jesus Christ. Beyond that I feel that the people of this Country are in for a very, very rough time and things will absolutely not end well!

Whether I am right or wrong in any of this only time will tell. One thing is certain however. That is: One day there will be a Judgment. No one lives forever and without a saving relationship with Jesus Christ you are doomed to an end so horrible that it shakes the mind. You can be spared this. If you believe in your Heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord, that you are a sinner in need of a savior and you ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart and be your Lord and Savior you can be spared that horrible end. I pray that you will take into consideration all of the events, prophesied thousands of years ago, which are coming true even now – the Nation of Israel for example. Who would have thought that they would ever return to the promised land. And yet, there they are just as foretold.

And I will bring them out from the peoples, and gather them from the lands, and will bring them to their own land and feed them on the mountain of Israel by the rivers, and in all the places of the land where people live. Eze 34:13  

Please, if you haven’t given your heart to Christ please, please do so and be spared. The reward: Eternal life in a place so awesome that those in the Bible who were privileged to glimpse it had great trouble even describing it. The Apostle Paul gave up and just said it would be unlawful for him to even try. Think about it, please. The time is short I just know it.

God Bless You All

Mark

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