Friday, November 23, 2012

The Destruction of America (Babylon)-part 9

We know that many have said for years "America" is not in the bible.  Many theories have sprung up around this based on pure speculation.  Unfortunately most men have disregarded the Word of the Lord either through denial or ignorance and thus have nullified their own understanding of what is to come.

A number of proof articles have been written here and across the web showing that America is indeed end time Babylon-the nation.  Although Babylon is mentioned frequently she is destined to be cutoff in every way imaginable.  Consider this:

Isaiah 14:21 Prepare a place to slaughter his sons
for the sins of their forefathers;
they are not to rise to inherit the land
and cover the earth with their cities.
22“I will rise up against them,”
declares the Lord Almighty.
“I will cut off from Babylon her name and survivors,
her offspring and descendants,”
declares the Lord.
23“I will turn her into a place for owls
and into swampland;
I will sweep her with the broom of destruction,”
declares the Lord Almighty.

Babylon's name will be cutoff, thus you do not see America or any reference to one of the greatest end time nations on the planet.  The reference to this nation is Babylon, and it will be cutoff completely, destroyed without remembrance.

If America/Babylon were not to be cutoff, wouldn't the Lord write about all her end times exploits?  Surely she would be mentioned playing a part in the end of the end of days?  But her name, and her survivors, and her treasures and everything that makes her anything will be cutoff.  

Those who are still in denial face a vexing problem, that is if America is not end time Babylon, then why is she not mentioned?  Is the Lord shortsighted?  Is He not all knowing?  Is He not all powerful?  America is not mentioned because after she is swept with the broom of destruction then she cannot play a larger part in the end times for she is no more.  Even her name is cutoff....complete and utter destruction.

Another evidence for the destruction of America is no mention of her when Jerusalem is surrounded by armies just before her desolation.  Don't you find it odd that America neither stands for or against Jerusalem at this time?  Surely if America was the nation she is today, she would play some part in this drama?  But she does not.  Why not?  The broom of destruction has already swept her...

Another common objection to America=Babylon is "But look at all the good things Americans have done..."  Answer to that?  The Lord does not see things the way men see things.  His thoughts and His ways are NOT the ways of men.  Reasoning like men and applying the results to God Almighty will fail every time:

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher
than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD; they do not understand his plan,
he who gathers them like sheaves to the threshing floor.

The LORD knows the thoughts of man; he knows that they are futile.

The perfect and most frightening example of the difference in thought is here:

Matt 7:21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Look at the Lord's example, what is He saying?  Prophesy in His name and driving out demons and  performing many miracles are things religious people do...things church people do....It is a specific warning to a specific group of people:  the church.  But men reckon that doing all the "good" things Americans have done should earn them a pass in the eyes of the Lord.  Thus they cannot fathom that America could be Babylon.

Another stern warning embedded in Matt 7:21-23 is the warning to obey.  How many nominal Christians teach and preach that there is no need for faith, and no need for obedience?  These would be the "once saved always saved" (OSAS) who teach that a 5 second teary eyed confession at the alter is all a man needs to enter the gates of heaven.  The Lord makes it very clear that a 5 second confession, if not followed by obedience will earn a person this from the Lord:

23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Yes, we must obey.  It is not optional.  Yes, we must have faith.  It is not optional.  Yes, we must remain in Him, it is not optional.

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have
peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith

People always mention the "saved by grace" part and almost universally leave out the THROUGH FAITH part, to their own detriment.

What else is almost universally left out of todays Babylonian conversation?  REMAINING IN HIM.  People love the part where we get grafted into the vine, but they never seem to mention remaining there.  What does the Lord say?

John 151“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunesa so that it will be even more fruitful. 3You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
5“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love10If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love

Could the Lord say "remain in me" any more than He did?  Think He is trying to make a point?  And what is remaining tied to?  Obedience.  You won't hear that from your once saved always saved friends but that is right in our face from the Word of God.  We dismiss and disregard the Word at our own peril.

America is full of religious people, that is certain.  But is she full of the righteous?  To be fair, America likely has a large portion of the small percentage of the faithful remnant.  We know this because of the blessings she has received and still receives today.  Who can argue that America has been blessed up through this very day?  A little salt preserves alot of meat, a little light drives out alot of darkness.

This writer does not know times and dates but what if the escape from all (Luke 21:36) takes place moments before America burns.  Would that make sense in light of the stories of Noah and Lot?  Yes.  Would it make the words "escape from all" perfectly true?  Yes.  Who knows when things are going to happen.  A look outside the window at the world seems to indicate that things are now moving on fast forward.  History has shown this writer that during times like these we must be ready but we must especially be careful to maintain our patience, endurance and our calm.

Too many false alarms have been called in the past, we must not go up and down like a roller-coaster   What happens when Dec 21, 2012 passes as an ordinary day?  Did the Lord call out that day?  No, so to us its an ordinary day.  This season we live in does have signs though in the sun, moon and stares, distress of nations, war and rumors of war, shaking the earth, immorality and wickedness of every kind coming out openly in society because the light within men is fading.  Should we be watching and ready in times such as these?  Yes, and let us be patient.  Be ready, and be patient.  If we do these things then whenever the Lord arrives for us we can greet Him with a hug and a kiss and be able to say "Lord, we have been waiting for you!  Greetings Master!" Then we can fall down at His feet and worship Him for who He is, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Master of all Creation.

One last thought for today.  Obama, the King of Babylon is not officially crowned again until inauguration day in January.  I would expect to see signs around this time.  Let us be watching and remember to be patient.

May the grace and peace of God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.