*DISCLAIMER: I know this is exceedingly long, but it is what the Holy Spirit has been speaking to me for these last several months while He told me to wait, watch, listen and pray. I was going to break it up in parts, but just couldn’t figure the best place to do that. I am NOT the only one who is calling out an alert, for you see it all over the Blogs and in social media. I believe our Heavenly Father is calling out His children to finally stand, to be alert and aware. It isn’t just spiritual battles that are at hand, it is soon going to escalate into all out spiritual war!
Important Scripture References:
Woe To Those Who Call Evil Good:
Isaiah 5:20-23, Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight! Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away justice from the righteous man!
Isaiah 30:8-11, Now go, write it before them on a tablet, And note it on a scroll, That it may be for time to come, Forever and ever: That this is a rebellious people, Lying children, Children who will not hear the law of the LORD; Who say to the seers, “Do not see,” And to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us right things; Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits. Get out of the way, Turn aside from the path, Cause the Holy One of Israel To cease from before us.”
Malachi 2:17, You have wearied the LORD with your words; Yet you say, “In what way have we wearied Him?” In that you say, “Everyone who does evil Is good in the sight of the LORD, And He delights in them,” Or, “Where is the God of justice?”
Luke 11:34-36, “The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.” (Also Matthew 6:22-23).
The Last Days:
2 Timothy 3:1-7, But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Romans 1:20-32, For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man–and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
Luke 12:54-56, Then He also said to the multitudes, “Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming’; and so it is. And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is. Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?”
Jeremiah 10:21, For the shepherds have become dull-hearted, And have not sought the LORD; Therefore they shall not prosper, And all their flocks shall be scattered.
Jeremiah 23:1-2, “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the LORD.
Jeremiah 50:6, “My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray; They have turned them away on the mountains. They have gone from mountain to hill; They have forgotten their resting place.”
Ezekiel 34:7-11, ‘Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: “as I live,” says the Lord GOD, “surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock” – ‘therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the LORD! Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.” ‘For thus says the Lord GOD: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.’
Zechariah 11:17, “Woe to the worthless shepherd, Who leaves the flock! A sword shall be against his arm And against his right eye; His arm shall completely wither, And his right eye shall be totally blinded.”
There’s a lot of Scriptures, I know, but understand this one thing; these are the Lord’s words, inspired by the Holy Spirit, they are NOT my words. I have always tried to be cautious about taking the Word of God out of context, and I implore you to be like the Bereans and study them yourselves to see that the context in which I am putting them is right and true! These Scriptures have been on my heart for a few months and the Lord has just released me to share them and the thoughts on my heart for all my brothers and sisters reading this!
We are in a precarious time in our lives right now and I feel that especially in the United States, we are on a precipice. I feel the same way about some of my neighbors also in the United Kingdom, in Australia and even in Canada, but for the U.S. I believe we are one footstep away from going over the edge!
I know, I know, God can still save America. BUT – is saving America as a nation truly His plan for us? These last six months I have been praying and meditating a lot and I know some of my patriotic Christian (TRUE Christian) brothers and sisters may not agree with me and I am telling you in advance, I am NOT a defeatist, but rather trying to see things with spiritual eyes rather than natural eyes!
Remember this from the Word of God, “while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18. This verse is specifically speaking of things that afflict us as people and especially speaking to us as children of God, Almighty. But, if there is something that is afflicting true Christians today, it is the condition of our nation, which as a Christian we should be very concerned about!
I have truly listened these last several months to people and their concerns. Not just Christians either, but people in the everyday world around me. There are a couple of things that are very, very apparent: stupidity and lack of common sense are becoming PANDEMIC! (See especially definition #1)
From The Free Dictionary;
1. Widespread; general.
2. Medicine Epidemic over a wide geographic area and affecting a large proportion of the population: pandemic influenza.
A pandemic disease.
Human nature has NOT changed since the beginning of Creation!! For example; if human nature had been changing for the better, than children would NOT have to be taught to be good; it would be inherent, but children MUST be taught to not be selfish or self-centered and to be disciplined in certain areas. In fact much of our problems in society as a whole today are due to the fact that parents have been led to believe it is WRONG to discipline (as opposed to punish) their children so their children have no societal filters!
I know that saying stupidity and lack of common sense is becoming like a worldwide disease is rather harsh, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that in everyday life and situations this is true. With the increase of social media sites and places like Facebook and YouTube, it is obvious due to the proliferation of videos portraying not just foolish, but downright stupid acts for all the public to see. Review again what 2 Timothy 3:7 is saying and compare it to what you see going on in the world and all around you today, “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
The Book of Daniel is a great book of prophecy and one passage stands out for me in this context; Daniel has been given a revelation into the last days and upon finishing receiving this vision, the messenger of the Lord said, “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” – Daniel 12:4.
Knowledge most assuredly is increasing and on an exponential rate. Advances in most Sciences and various disciplines, and mankind is certainly “running to and fro,” and yet with all that learning and knowledge, mankind is not gaining in any kind of wisdom. Spiritual wisdom is one thing, but man in general is even dismissing and ignoring what could be considered conventional or common sense wisdom!! It is a sad state of events in which mankind has evolved and in which so many are living in today!!
I was born-again (spiritually saved) back in the middle of 1969 and soon thereafter fell in love with Gospel and Christian music. In the late seventies, there was a Christian musician who became a musical hero of mine, Keith Green. Keith was not just a musician though, he had an evangelists heart and I truly believe was a modern day Prophet.
Now, I want to clarify something because there is NOT a lot of teaching about the five-fold ministries and in fact (though there are more than the five “greater” ones) many denominations today only will teach on three of those, (Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers), even though the Bible is clear that there are five (plus some lesser ones in the sense of not as well known)! Some denominations, for some strange reason, believe that once the “Christian” Church was established, some of the ministries were no longer necessary or that they were no longer ordained unto man and that the gifts of the Holy Spirit were no longer necessary.
Well, sorry to hurt some dear brothers and sisters feelings, but if the Holy Spirit felt inspired enough to have them written down and taught in the Word of God, I have to assume that in HIS great wisdom, He meant for them to be taught as long as the Word of God is essential AND relevant to man’s pursuit of having an intimate knowledge of God Almighty, our Heavenly Father, through Christ Jesus, the Son, and EMPOWERED by the very same, Holy Spirit!!
Now I prefaced ALL that for this one point: I believe Keith Green had a Prophet’s ministry with a love of Evangelism. Not a Prophet in the sense of foretelling future events, which by the way is a gift of the Holy Spirit, but a modern-day Prophet, one who looks at the Word of God in black and white with no compromise or grey areas of attrition. A Prophet’s ministry expounds the Word of God with authority, God-given, authority without excuses or justifying his teaching. It’s not that they don’t see God’s grace or His mercy, but they see His Holiness and His Just-ness above all else. This is definitely exemplified in Keith’s musical lyrics AND in his preaching!
This leads me to one of his songs that is a tribute to not just his uncompromising take on the Bible, but also his ability to see things in the Spirit and especially as it relates to the future. I’m of course speaking of the song he personally wrote, “Asleep In The Light.”
Do you see, do you see all the people sinking down?
Don’t you care, don’t you care are you gonna let them drown?
How can you be so numb not to care if they come?
You close your eyes and pretend the job’s done
Bless me Lord, bless me Lord You know it’s all I ever hear
No one aches, no one hurts no one even sheds one tear
But He cries, He weeps, He bleeds and He cares for your needs
And you just lay back and keep soaking it in
Oh, can’t you see it’s such a sin? ‘Cause He brings people to you door
And you turn them away as you smile and say
God bless you, be at peace and all heaven just weeps
‘Cause Jesus came to you door you’ve left Him out in the street
Open up, open up and give yourself away
You see the need, you hear the cries so how can you delay?
God’s calling and you’re the one but like Jonah you run
He’s told you to speak but you keep holding it in
Can’t you see it’s such a sin?
The world is sleeping in the dark that the church just can’t fight
‘Cause it’s asleep in the light
How can you be so dead, when you’ve been so well fed
Jesus rose from the grave and you, you can’t even get out of bed
Jesus rose from the dead, come on, get out of your bed
How can you be so numb not to care if they come
You close your eyes and pretend the job’s done
You close your eyes and pretend the job’s done
Don’t close your eyes, don’t pretend the job’s done
Come away, come away, come away with Me my love
Come away from this mess, come away with Me, my love
Come away, come away, come away with Me my love
Come away from this mess, come away with Me, my love
Come away, come away, come away with Me my love
Come away from this mess, come away with Me, my love
Songwriters: KEITH GORDON GREEN
© Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP
For non-commercial use only.
First, you can definitely see his heart of Evangelism, but when you read these lyrics, you also see, even though this was first released back in 1978, that he had a heart AND a concern for the state of the church and what it was going to be!
Now come ahead 41 years and see where the church and especially the church in the U.S. is!! Deep in my heart and spirit, I feel such utter sadness and pain. Why you may ask and what gives YOU the right to judge, you might ask?!
First, I am a part of the Body of Christ, the Church that God Himself, through Christ Jesus has called into being. I am not perfect and I have had to learn from my mistakes and with some of them, the lessons have taken a long time to get through, but through it all, my calling has been secure and without repentance in the eyes of my Heavenly Father; AS IT SHOULD BE FOR ALL TRUE CHRISTIANS! Romans 11:29, “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”
My calling is to serve others and to do so with Godly love and not the false-love of feelings and emotions only, that the world would deceive you into believing is love. Godly love is an action, a call to prayer and intercession for others, a call to teach the truth of the Word of God, unashamed and unapologetic, a call to give, to help where ever possible! My calling was never to polish a pew or chair on a Sunday morning with my backside!! Don’t get me wrong, I definitely don’t condemn going to church if that church is teaching and operating according to the Holy Spirit’s direction! What I AM opposed to is that attitude of some of those who go to church to soothe their consciences and fulfill their feeling of obligation as if that is the sign that “all is well with your soul!” Then they go out and live like the rest of the world within the remainder of the week! That’s the spirit of religion, the spirit of this world and mankind’s desire to rise to the throne of God, just like Lucifer before the fall!! It is pride of the highest order in one’s own ability to win favor with God, when time after time after time, He has tried to get through to mankind and let them know that He and He alone has ALREADY accomplished ALL the work needed to come boldly before His Throne!
Hebrews 4:14-16, “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
It is because of the religious (as opposed to the spiritual), the pew-polishers that our country is in the state it is in! Because of the religious spirit that has permeated this world and the blindness to the truth and what is really going on and the embrace of all things “politically-correct,” we as a NATION are out of favor with the Lord! Let me reiterate that last part: WE AS A NATION ARE OUT OF FAVOR WITH THE LORD!
This nation is ONLY surviving because of those INDIVIDUALS that walk in the Spirit of God Almighty and are following after Him and His teaching, His Living Word, the Bible! I KNOW there are a lot of preachers and many big-name celebrity preachers that disagree with me and that there is STILL hope for this country, AS A NATION!
This nation is still standing because of the Heavenly Father’s blessings to those who still follow after Him and who follow His command to love Him first above all else and others secondly! Jesus Himself said this, “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” – Matthew 5:44-45.
When it rains, it rains not just on you but the person standing next to you, no matter who is spiritual and who is not. When the sun shines bright on you, it shines on the person next to you, no matter who is spiritual and who is not! When God blesses you and you follow the command to love others as yourself, if you are a TRUE follower of Christ Jesus, the person next to you will share in that blessing whether they are spiritual or not! But – ONLY if you follow the Lord’s commandment to love!
This and this alone is the reason why our nation is still standing. We need to continue to pray for our President who has been anointed for this time in history, however long that time is, so that God’s will; I will say it again, so that GOD’S WILL can be accomplished in the lives of the people who still follow after God’s will and serve God Almighty, our Heavenly Father, no matter what.
Our President may not be perfect, but then again, no one person is. We ALL have mistakes that have occurred in our lives that we are remorseful for if we have truly repented. But, God, our Heavenly Father in HIS awesome wisdom can choose to use ANYBODY He sees fit to use and He can and WILL anoint them for HIS purpose and plan to be accomplished; anybody read their Bible lately with all the characters the Lord called to serve? All it takes is a person who is willing to surrender for that period of time and President Trump is that man for this time.
To believe that God cannot or will not use anybody who has a past, is to completely IGNORE the teachings and the TRUTH of the Scriptures and the Living Word of God! Yet we have politicians and preachers, YES, preachers who have ignored the very fundamental teachings of forgiveness AND grace, mercy and even holiness because they have allowed themselves, in their arrogant pride, to be blinded by the very god of this world who only wants to destroy God’s true Church!
To all you preachers and teachers who still believe it is God’s plan to make this country a united and unified nation again, then you tell me this: How can God in His justice as well as His grace, bless us as a nation (as opposed to individually) while we still have murder under the guise of health care (abortion) and while we have laws that promote sodomy and homosexuality, not to mention adultery, etc. When we have laws that “bless” a union between same sexes and call it a marriage when marriage is a SACRAMENT meant to remind us of the covenant between the Bride (the Church) and the Lamb of God, (the Bridegroom)? A sacrament by the way that was instituted from the very beginning of the creation of a man and a woman! The creation where God as Heavenly Father looked down with compassion upon His creation, man, and created woman FROM man’s side; NOT another man from man’s side, but a woman, and then blessed them and told them to multiply!! How can God bless us as a nation (as opposed to individually) while we have people who come into this nation by breaking laws and they are given more rights and benefits than citizens who have either been born here and work to pay taxes or who have earned their citizenship by following the tedious steps necessary to gain that citizenship? How can God bless us as a nation (as opposed to individually) when we have elected officials whose very philosophy stems from a misguided religious belief that we are infidels (the very people who elected them by the way) and that we don’t just need to be defeated, we need to be DESTROYED? How can God bless us as a nation (as opposed to individually) when we have whole denominations that have taken a large drink from the liberal Kool-Aid and are willing to put aside the Word of God, the Bible, and pick and choose from it what they want from it as if it were a restaurant menu? What has happened to the very concept of morality, integrity and honor?
We want God to bless us as a nation, yet we have leaders in this nation that were elected who have struck down the phrase, “In God We Trust,” because it might be offensive to some (usually a minority) of the people. We have a leader who just within the last day stated that a law passed in the State of Alabama banning abortions except to save the life of the mother, is IMMORAL! Saving a baby’s life is immoral because the mother that carries that baby should have a choice to keep it or murder it; because she’s carrying it in her body!!! THEN DON’T HAVE SEX AND YOU WON’T GET PREGNANT! This person has more than once stated that protecting our borders with a fence or wall, in the eyes of God, is IMMORAL! She doesn’t once condemn the murder of an innocent child who had no choice in it’s conception, nor does she condemn the killing of innocent people at the hands of people who have NO RIGHT to be here, but in her mind, in the eyes of God, taking steps to prevent these sinful acts are immoral! AND – with leaders like that, there are truly those who believe that our Heavenly Father, who loves every one of His creation, despite their knowingly willingness to SIN, will BLESS us as a NATION? God, our Heavenly Father will ALWAYS bless and care for His children, those who follow Him, intimately along with the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have the protection and the security of the Holy Spirit that guarantees that. But that is individually, NOT nationally. There is only ONE nation in the Bible that God says He will save as a nation, through all time, and that is Israel. As a nation, they have been chosen by God, as individuals, they will still have to answer to Christ Jesus. But the U.S. nor any other nation has not been given any promises as a nation, however, as individuals, we have all been granted the opportunity to accept the absolutely FREE gift of an intimate relationship with God, the Father, through Christ Jesus and empowered by His Holy Spirit! THAT is a guarantee from God’s mouth to your ears!
And consider this; if God WERE to bless us as a nation (as compared to individually), He would have to, given His just and merciful nature, apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah for their destruction!!
What about the Scriptures that states in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Yes, there IS a Scriptural principle there but like so many who use the Bible as a menu, wanting to pick and choose what they want for their own desires, we have teachers and preachers who encourage this! This was a promise given to Solomon when he finished building the Temple to honor that site as a place where God will meet with His children, but read the WHOLE of chapter 7, for you will find not just what the Lord said He would do if the children of Israel (not other nations) abandoned His teachings, but a promise of what eventually was fulfilled in the ruination of that very Temple!! YOU CANNOT TAKE SCRIPTURE OUT OF CONTEXT TO FIT YOUR NEEDS! This is exactly what the enemy of our souls wants us to do!
God, as our Heavenly Father desires each one of His creation to be His child and to walk according to Heirs of His Kingdom. He WILL hear our prayers and forgive our sins when we humble ourselves before Him and repent of ways that are not pleasing to Him. This is the very essence of why Jesus came to lay Himself on a cross, but since Christ Jesus did that, it was to heal our broken and dead souls and renew our spirit relationship with the Father. It was and is NOT to heal our land, for that promise was ONLY given to Israel as a nation! Our promise is this individually: “And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” – Romans 8:10-11. This is OUR healing! It is spiritual, it is eternal and NOT just temporary in the natural!! We ARE His Temple now, each of us individually and He abides in us as we abide in Christ, individually! (1 John 4:13). This is the ONLY cure we have against the human nature that doesn’t want to change even after all these years since man and woman first walked in the Garden with their Heavenly Father.
As true, born-again, Christians, disciples/followers of Jesus Christ, we NEED to wake up and recognize what is going on around us and not be confounded or confused by all the noise that the enemy is throwing our way to distract us. The people that are blind, as hard as it is to hear and to believe, are blinded because they DON’T WANT TO SEE! True, Godly love, means that we continue to pray, and pray fervently for those all around us. We need to pray for our leaders, ALL of those in positions of leadership, and not just the ones we approve of. This doesn’t mean we have to compromise and agree with them and it doesn’t mean we can’t or shouldn’t speak up, don’t be fooled by that devilish lie, but we STILL have to pray for them. God has NOT stopped performing miracles. He can STILL open blinded eyes, but stop looking at just what you see in the natural and ask the Lord to help you start to see in the spiritual.
As individuals, if you have a preacher that just teaches you to have hope, but doesn’t teach you WHY you NEED hope (from sin), and is not willing to confront what in your heart you know is blatant evil and immorality (I’m not saying these should be EVERY message either), but is more interested giving you an emotional high, with the goal of only building your esteem and is not sharing with you the tools on how to fight battles spiritually, or teaching you how to duplicate what Jesus did with the disciples, by sending them out and letting them spread the Good News and the Love He has to offer, but is more interested in growing his own following, then maybe, just maybe, it is time to look for spiritual (real spiritual) food elsewhere. If you get pumped up on Sunday and can barely make it to the next Sunday service or at the least the Wednesday or Thursday service for another “infilling,” then you aren’t getting spiritual food, you are getting religious “junk-food” and you are starving where you are.
War is coming and it IS coming to the United States of America and battles are already raging, but don’t be fooled, this war is in the spirit and eternal lives are at stake. We WILL see things shake up in the natural and especially concerning politics, but don’t be deceived, it is first taking place where natural man can’t see because of his blindness. If you are blind, don’t remain so, for Christ is STILL the Great Healer and His healing isn’t just in the temporary natural world, His healing takes place where it counts most, in the Eternal, everlasting, spiritual world!