“America In Decline”
“Blow the trumpet in Zion;
sound the alarm on my holy mountain.”(Joel 2:1)
It’s time for all people to awaken from their slumber.
This is a time to see clearly the signs of the times.
No.23 JudeoChristianClarion.Com “America In Decline”
We have begun to see the decline of America. You may say that we have had our problems before and that we have always bounced back because this is America.
We act as though America is some deity, and that America can never fail, but this is unrealistic. There have been many societies and governments that have failed all throughout history. We are not exempt. Instead of holding on to America, and cherishing her, we have abused her, and why have we abused her? Because we have taken her for granted, just by us always saying this is America. No, all things have a beginning, and they have an end. We must remember this, all things come about by God. He can raise up one nation, and He can bring down another. We presume too much and that is our biggest sin. Our presumption has caused us to rebel. Today, so many people have walked away from God. They have walked away from the truth. Those who remain have become just like the world. You can not tell a Christain from one who is not, because we are not holy. Holy means to be set-apart, and we are not. Going to church does not make us holy. Singing songs that mention God, does not make us holy. Only keeping God’s Commandments and living by His total Word sets us apart.
Deuteronomy 4:5-9 says this, “See, I have taught you statutes and judgments just as the Lord my God commanded me, that you are to do these things in the land where you are entering to take possession of it. So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him? Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole Law which I am setting before you today? Only be careful for yourself and watch over your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.”
Do you know that God chose Abraham because He knew that he would teach his children? Genesis 18:19 tells us, “For I know that he will command his children, and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord, and do judgment and justice: that for Abraham’s sake the Lord may bring to effect all the things he hath spoken unto him.”
We are no longer a holy nation. Notice, I did not say a Christian nation, for the word Christian has become so common, and it no longer means what it once meant. Today everyone thinks they are a Christian, and yet, they use God’s name in vain, they fill their minds with polluted thoughts and images, they do things that bring dishonor upon the name of the Lord, and yet, they even think that they can even be witches and sit in our pews and be Chrisitan.
1 Corinthians 10:21, “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.”
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 tells us,
“Don’t be teamed with those who do not love the Lord, for what do the people of God have in common with the people of sin? How can light live with darkness? And what harmony can there be between Messiah and the devil? How can a Christian be a partner with one who doesn’t believe? And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For you are God’s temple, the home of the living God, and God has said of you, “I will live in them and walk among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people.” That is why the Lord has said, “Leave them; separate yourselves from them; don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you and be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters.”
1 Peter 4:17 says, “For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”
We have already lost our children. They have walked away from God, and less and less people consider themselves to be members of any one denomination. Many of our Pastors do not even believe in what they preach, and many of them struggle with sins like pornography.
Let’s look at Revelation and what God tells the churches. You will see a constant theme and that is to repent. The one thing people in the church today think they do not have to repent because Yeshua died for our sins. Yes, Yeshua died for our sins, this is true, but not having to repent, this is a lie.
It starts by telling us to return. Revelation 2:4-5 says this
“But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Therefore, remember from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and I will remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”
Revelation 2:14-16 “But I have a few things against you, because you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit sexual immorality. So you too, have some who in the same way hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will wage war against them with the sword of My mouth.”
Baalam turned the hearts of the people to worship idols, and enter into sexual impurities, all for his love of money.
The Nicolatians are assumed to be those who followed Nicolaus of Antioch, who through his false teachings, also, like Baalam, led the people astray from the true Chrisitan doctrine into lives of self- indulgence and immoral living on the belief that the body was evil but the spirit was good, so the body was of no importance and you could do whatever in the body, because the spirit was all that mattered and it would receive grace.
Colossians 3:5 says, “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.”
Revelation 2:20-23 goes on to say, “But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent, and she does not want to repent of her sexual immorality. Behold, I will throw her on a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. And I will kill her children with plague, and all the churches will know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts; and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.”
Once again we see God’s people involved in immorality and idolatry and false teachings.
Revelation 3:2-4, “Be constantly alert, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Then if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you.”
God loves us and He wants to bless us, but we must live holy lives.
Revelation 3:15-20 says,
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have no need of anything,” and you do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to apply to your eyes so that you may see. Those whom I love, I rebuke and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”
Yes, judgment is coming to the people of God, because we are to be the light to the nations. We must set the example. We must be that people, so that the nations see and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has a God so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him?”
Today we are losing more and more of our rights. The freedom to speak, and the freedom of religion and soon it will be the freedom to gather. This is all the beginning of religious persecution. It has already begun and it will only increase. We have seen it increase in other countries, and now it has come to us.
When we remove God from a country , God removes His blessings from that country, and then we see that country go into decline. Crime, poverty, famines, draughts, persecutions, are a few, and then we even see the people become enslaved. Yes, when you lose your freedoms, you become enslaved. Politics will not change a thing. The Roman Empire collapsed because of all the things we see today in America.God brings warnings, and when we do not heed His warnings, He then brings judgment. Today the world no longer respects America. We have given up our lead in the world, and once that happens it does not quickly return, if ever. We are extremely in debt and half of this country is in severe drought. Because of the cost of things, farmers will not be planting. We have seen shortages, but that is only the beginning of it. More and more people will not be able to afford to live. We will see people lose their homes, their jobs, and all that they have enjoyed over the years. We can only hope that the recession that we are in will not turn into a depression. The economy has already slowed down, and the value of the dollar has dropped significantly. No money, no jobs, no food, open doors to people coming in and having their way with this country, all will lead to a further decline. Our military, our police, are in decline, and there are only a few to defend us. It is all the beginning of the decrease. It’s like pouring out a glass of water and soon there is only a drop left. This is not a doom and gloom message, this is what the Bible tells us in the Seal Judgments, and then the Trumpet Judgements, and then the Bowl Judgements. These judgements, yes, will fall upon the nations, and we have seen this with this global pandemic, that this has all begun. We also see that the threat of wars is upon us. Not just with Russia, China, and even North Korea, and soon to be Iran. 2Chronicles 7:14, “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.”
We have already seen the beginning, and that is the decline in the church. And now we are seeing the decline in this country, we have begun to lose God’s blessings. But we still have time to come back to Him if we get on our knees and repent, and let go of the world’s ways and begin living by the Word of God,
before He comes to us like a thief in the night and removes our nation’s candlestick from before Him.