Hear this, America…
“Therefore I bring charges against you again,” declares the LORD.
“And I will bring charges against your children’s children. Cross over to the coasts of Kittim and look, send to Kedar and observe closely; see if there has ever been anything like this: Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.)
But my people have exchanged their Glory for worthless idols.
Be appalled at this, O heavens, and shudder with great horror,” declares the LORD.
“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” [Jeremiah 2:9-13]
The situation in America today is similar and deteriorating rapidly. Your churches are weak and vacillating – few take seriously the Word of God and ignore most Bible prophecy. You take from Scripture what you feel comfortable with – that which fits your preconceived ideas, and ignore the rest.
But, be warned,
Wherever the Word of God is hidden or ignored, there will be certain destruction.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. [Galatians 6:7]
Partly because the priests in Israel had failed to teach God’s Word to the people, Israel suffered. There was no faithfulness, no love, and no acknowledgment of God in the land. Rather there was only cursing, lying, murder, stealing and adultery.
Sound familiar, America?
Like in ancient Israel, the problem in America today is the people are guilty of forsaking God and attempting to create their own paths to heaven with broken cisterns.
I think the Greek philosopher Plato understood the plight of those building broken cisterns long ago. I encourage you to read Platos’ Allegory of the Cave.
You will see why few people know what truth is anymore, instead replacing fact with feeling on the altar of relativism and ridiculing anyone who claims to have truth. When presented with objective truth, you postmodernist naysayers throw up your arms and refuse to even listen anymore. When people hear there is a reality beyond the dancing shadows on the wall, they are offended because that’s the only life they know and love. Like in Platos Allegory, the prisoners will turn on their rescuers to kill them… to shut them up and let them get back to their shadows on the wall.
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God. [John 3:19-21]
Sadly, most people today love the darkness they live in and do not want to come into the light (truth). My heart breaks when I think of those whose family members and those close to them lives in darkness. Scripture would suggest that is because they do not want their evil deeds done in darkness to be exposed. There is forgiveness for all those deeds if you simply ask for it.
As most Americans are now living in darkness and refuse the truth, their consciences have been seared and like the brazen prostitute; they refuse to blush with shame. They attempt to obscure their lives in what George Orwell called doublethink and their language is doublespeak. One recent example of this is where social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and others have attempted to silence voices exposing the deeds of darkness using the rationale of protecting their users from “hate speech”. God’s Word is hate speech in their perverted minds. God help us!
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. [Isaiah 5:20]
WAKE UP Christian!
Some people are quick to blame liberal politicians for America’s problems and suggest there are political solutions to Make American Great Again. But, there are no political solutions for our spiritual problems.
Let me say that again…
There are NO political solutions for our spiritual problems.
If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 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 7:13-14
We’ve got to stop attempting to build our own broken leaking cisterns that hold nothing. As we continue building these broken cisterns for ourselves and joining together with others building their broken cisterns… everything we know will continue falling apart.
Why are there people who walk among us that have no empathy for others resulting in violence and bloodshed? Why are kids pulling out guns and shooting others? Why are our governments and prominent business leaders steeped in greed, corruption, and now we’re learning… pedophilia? Why is there evil in our land?
Because we have not heeded the words of 2 Chronicles 7:14.
These broken cisterns we’ve built for ourselves are only going to get worse. Covering over the cracks with good intentions, more laws, and whatever else you’re using to put lipstick on the pig simply ain’t gonna work.
More violence is coming to your workplace, your schools, your place of worship, your streets and towns, and yes even into your home.
Just as the alcoholic will not accept his sickness until hitting bottom, it would appear our society has not yet hit bottom as we continue in our degeneration. Mark my words… you may have a comfortable life today, but that is all about to change, and believe me… it’s not pretty. And, there’s nobody to blame but ourselves.
It doesn’t have to be that way though.
But, we must first get our own house in order and get right with God.
- We’ve got to humble ourselves,
- We’ve got to pray,
- We’ve got to seek God’s face, and
- We’ve got to (repent) turn from our wicked ways
In the meantime, if we continue this path we’re presently on… God will judge.. We will suffer in the mayhem and destruction of everything we know. And… your broken cisterns won’t save you.
You want to know the truth?
You can if you choose to. You will if you hold to (follow, continue to obey) Christ’s teaching. It will set you free.
Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:31-32
If you are to make any sense out of what is happening in our decaying world today, you need to have truth backed up with knowledge and understanding of Bible prophecy, end times, world events, and the role of the enemy’s New World Order. Once you understand the root of our problem, you’ll understand the solution.
In the meantime,
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge – Hosea 4:6
What is truth?, you might ask.
That’s what Pilate asked Jesus (John 18:38), and people are still asking today.
The Greek word used in Scripture for truth is alétheia [Strongs 225]. In ancient Greek culture, alḗtheia was synonymous for “reality” as the opposite of illusion, i.e. fact.
It’s quite common these days to see people who hold to an opposite view about reality. I like the term “inverted reality“. They take what IS and FLIP it to fit their preconceived idea of what they want to be.
Take for example those who say that Donald Trump is a racist. There is absolutely no evidence he might be a racist and in fact demonstrates by his actions that he is not. Yet, there are those deluded individuals that can’t see anything but a racist. How many times have you heard those that invert reality to say that Trumps slogan, “Make America Great Again” means “Make America White Again”? What?
I’m sure you’ve encountered people who have a sense of reality that more resembles an illusion. They are growing in numbers and more commonplace around us. They simply ignore reality and surround themselves with a more comfortable illusory lifestyle. The daily newscasts are full of examples of people believing an illusion as they invert reality.
At the root of their problem is they reject the source of truth and rely on their own cisterns. Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
Mark Passio says “TRUTH is OBJECTIVE, meaning that it is NOT based on the perceptions of human beings (which is capable of wavering). Truth is simply that which is. It is that which has occurred in the past and that which is occurring in the present.”
Some say you cannot know truth.
Solipsism is a common ideology today that proposes that only one’s own mind is sure to exist. Solipsists contend that knowledge of anything outside one’s own mind is unsure, hence there is no such thing as objective truth, and nothing about the external world and it’s workings can actually be known. Hence, these people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Solipsism places the individual at the center rather than God and all reality is perceived from the perspective of “me.” That is why they can say things like, your truth or my truth, but there is no objective truth. Everything is seen from the perspective of the individual.
If you buy into that postmodernist philosophy, you will be ill-equipped to deal with end-time events and vulnerable to the lies and deceptions of the antichrist.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. – Prov. 1:7
Fools despise wisdom and discipline and cannot understand Scripture. The more they read and the less they understand lead them to criticize what they cannot understand or comprehend. They see God’s laws as nonsense and ridicule those of us who strive to follow God’s laws (see Matt. 13:10-15).
Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast? For it is: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there. Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest:; and, “This is the place of repose” – but they would not listen. So then, the word of the LORD to them will become: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there – so that they will go and fall backward, be injured and snared and captured. – Isa. 28:9-13
“… with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people.”
The satanic cultural marxist inspired lie of “Tolerance” – where God’s Word is not proclaimed because people fear insulting or offending others has so infiltrated America today that few people even recognize the destructive results that inevitably follow. These people do not understand what God says in prophetic Scripture and do not believe they will be judged for their disbelief.
If you’re one who has redefined sin using the tolerance yardstick, I guarantee you won’t like what you read here. I don’t claim to be politically correct, nor will I be so. You will likely be offended by what you believe to be a narrow-minded, hate-filled, and intolerant viewpoint.
Praise God! That means your conscience may still be intact.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. – Ps 111:10
Those with good understanding of God‘s Word will follow God’s commandments. Those who do not obey God and keep His commandments have a poor understanding of Scripture. If you understand God’s law and do not obey, you are accountable for your actions.
Rather than following God’s laws, many follow the laws of man.
I am not suggesting that you are “saved” by following God’s commandments or that you are condemned by not following them (that would be a salvation by “works”).
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. – Romans 3:20
But, I do believe there are consequences to our actions. There are blessings for us today when we follow His law and there are curses for us today when we don’t (Deuteronomy 28). Spend some time and read Deuteronomy 4 through 30. It explains the blessings we can expect when we follow God’s commands and the explicit curses that will befall us when we reject His commands. I’ve heard people ask, “If God is a loving God, why does He permit the suffering we see in our world today?” That question is answered in Deuteronomy.
God does NOT want to bring judgement on America, or anybody in the world for that matter. He has a better plan.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”- Jeremiah 29:11
I believe God inspired the founders of America as they set up this country we now call the United States of America. They enshrined their belief in God in the founding documents of America and strove to honor His word in our Constitution. The people were blessed and we witnessed the birth and growth of what was to become the greatest modern day country on the face of the earth. This sentiment was captured in the patriotic song written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1893, “America the Beautiful”.
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
Wake up Christians!
And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. – Romans 13:11
Things That Matter
There are some who might criticize some of my articles because they focus on issues of politics or modern culture. But, I say these are things that matter and have a spiritual dimension to them. Jeremiah recognized the link and was criticized for it. John the Baptist was not silenced by the politics and lost his head [Matthew 14]. Even Jesus stood up to the political powers of the day speaking truth to power, calling the political elite of His day a “brood of vipers.” [Matthew 12]
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. – James 1:27
Many of the political issues of our day are inextricably linked to our Christian faith. When we allow the dark forces of evil to prevail in our politics, we will suffer in our faith. We must stand firm on the Word of God and speak truth to power.
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:17-18
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
God tells us in Psalm 50 that He will not tolerate hypocrisy and will judge the wicked. There is a day of reckoning coming. When we are passively indifferent and remain silent about the evil in our society, we are in effect joining the wickedness and are as guilty as the perpetrators of the crime (see v. 18).
But to the wicked, God says: “What right have you to recite my laws or take my covenant on your lips? You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you. When you see a thief, you join with him; you throw in your lot with adulterers. You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit. You speak continually against your brother and slander your own mother’s son. These things you have done and I kept silent; you thought I was altogether like you. But I will rebuke you and accuse you to your face. [Psalm 50:16-21]
“Hypocrisy is wickedness, which God will judge. And it is too common, for those who declare the Lord’s statutes to others, to live in disobedience to them themselves. This delusion arises from the abuse of God’s long-suffering, and a wilful mistake of his character and the intention of his gospel. The sins of sinners will be fully proved on them in the judgment of the great day.” [Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary]
If consenting with or agreeing with the thief is wicked, how much more wicked is it to support and defend unbiblical laws?
Many churchgoers claim a form of religiosity or churchianity (their own cisterns), yet the Scripture is closed to them. They do not understand. For them, Christianity is just organized paganism. Look at many of the images, the rituals, the holidays of the church today. Paganism cloaked in Christianity.
It is time, indeed past time, for Christians to stand up and resist the satanic tyranny leading many to destruction. You must not remain silent any longer! Neutrality is synonymous with consent and will be judged by God. Wake Up!
There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart that you can’t take part! You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus — and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it — that unless you’re free the machine will be prevented from working at all.” – Mario Savio
God is Speaking to us Today through Bible Prophecy
If you have ears to hear and eyes to see, God is speaking to you through His prophets and the words contained in Bible Prophecy. He is calling out to His chosen people to be a holy remnant faithful to Him and His calling.
Just as God spoke to His people through the prophet Jeremiah in 608 BC, I believe His words are as relevant today as they were then…
Thus says the LORD, “If you will not listen to Me, to walk in My law which I have set before you, to listen to the words of My servants the prophets, whom I have been sending to you again and again, but you have not listened; then I will make this house like Shiloh, and this city I will make a curse to all the nations of the earth.” – Jeremiah 26:4-6
The rest is history, as they say.
Domination, destruction, and slavery.
And when the people ask, “Why has the Lord our God done all this to us?” you will tell them, “As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your own land, so now you will serve foreigners in a land not your own.” – Jeremiah 5:19
They did not hallow God’s name, His decrees and judgments. Instead, they allowed their community to become desecrated with foreign gods and dug their own cisterns in their own way. I believe we stand again at the precipice of God’s judgment today as the Church is once again being invaded by foreign gods and Christians are busy digging their own cisterns. The results, too, will be the same… domination, destruction, and slavery.
Or… we can choose God.
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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. [2 Chronicles 7:14]