Malachi 4:5-6 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Dreadful day of the Lord is the time of vengeance or great tribulation. Elijah is identified as one of the witnesses before this time. God says if something doesn’t happen to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, I will smite the earth with a curse. In the Torah, in Leviticus and Deuteronomy 28, is called the blessing and curse of the Law, based on whether you obey or disobey the law. Deuteronomy 28:1, 15 “And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:… But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:” One of the curses is that our enemies will rise up above us.
We have a problem today that many in
Americathink we are not under the law or the Ten Commandments. Really, then why can you still find all the commandments in the New Testament? Why then are we still warned about covetousness and adultery and all the other things written of in the Ten Commandments if they have no meaning or don’t apply to us today? The difference is that of the spirit verses the letter of the law, and that we have the Holy Spirit to help us by dwelling in us, that we might keep God’s commandments, something which they did not have in the Old Testament times. We have the power of the Spirit to walk according to the Word and not continually sin. We have the Love walk of the New Testament which begins when we are filled with the love of God by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). “…the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
First we need to understand that there were two parts to the law. There was the ceremonial part of the law and then the moral part of the law. It was the ceremonial part of the law that was fulfilled by Christ, who was the Passover Lamb of Exodus. Jesus was a type of Passover Lamb given in Exodus 12, a type of the Red Heifer in Exodus 19, the Brazen Serpent hanging on the pole according to Numbers. Christ fulfilled the ceremonial services and symbols and types in the Old Testament that pointed to Him. He shed His own blood, becoming the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world so that animal sacrifices are no longer necessary. John 1:29 “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” Hebrews 9:16 “…but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” 10:1-4 “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.” 10:11-12 “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;” The ceremonial sacrifices of the law were done away with by Christ’s sacrificial death in our place, as our substitute.
But the moral aspects of the Law were never done away with or changed. God said that man should not lie with a man, meaning carnally or to have sexual relations, that a man should not lie with his daughter, etc. All those moral laws or statutes of God, are still in affect. God has never changed because His nature and character has never changed. God does not now accept homosexual relationships just because Jesus died and we are under grace.
Now, the judgments for those sins have changed. In the Old Testament if you committed adultery, you were stoned to death. You didn’t get another chance. There was no grace or forgiveness. Under the New Covenant you can repent and be covered by grace and mercy. There is where the great change comes in. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the laws when broken, not from the demand that we keep the laws of God. Now there is repentance and restoration, as the prodigal son. The penalty for breaking them is different because today we are under grace and so we do not have immediate penalty of death, as with many sins in the Old Testament, yet punishment for sin is sure. God is holy and no sin will enter His presence. Those whose sins are not covered by the blood of Jesus, who have not placed their personal faith in the finished works of
Calvary and turned from their rebellion against God and disobedience to His Word to obey from the heart, will end up in an eternal damnation. God will judge sin and He said, “be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).
Americais a special country and nation. There are only two nations in history that can claim the exact same patterns, and that is ancient Israeland America.
Israelcrossed the red sea to get to their Promised Land; our forefathers crossed the sea to get their promised land in the New World.
· The children of
Israelhad 13 tribes counting Levi, who no inheritance of land and Americaoriginally had 13 colonies.
· In the time of Rehoboam,
Israelwas divided between the Northern and Southern kingdoms and was divided between the North and the South. America
· The shot that was heard around the world that started the Revolutionary war happened on Passover.
Columbus discovered land in the New World on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles.
That list could go on and on. The patterns and the spiritual patterns of
Israeland are spiritually linked. The spiritual patterns of ancient America Israelare the patterns of the founding of the . Our documents, The Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights if looked at carefully will be shown to be carved out and formulated by men who believed in the Bible and from the Bible. Those documents, even according to President Truman were based upon the Torah and the Prophet Isaiah and the Four Gospels. The Word of God formed our nation. United States of America
Yes, some other nations, like
Amsterdam are more wicked than we are. How can that be and that God judge us more than them? Because where little is known little is required and where much is known, much is required. And Amsterdam was never a nation in covenant with God. Those individuals over there don’t have the foundation we have here, the churches, bible schools and Christian books and laws, so God is longsuffering toward them because of their ignorance. God is more longsuffering to other nations that have not received the gospel, until they do, but is different. Here much is know and much is required. America Sodom had no churches, no Christian preachers, Bibles, or Christian TV and they were destroyed from the face of the earth. How much more should Americabe accountable to God because of the revelation of truth that was given to this nation and the blessing of God given to this nation?
Matthew and Luke said, as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the time of Jesus return. If you want to know something about the clues of the time of
Lot and Noah and God’s judgment and His return, you have to understand the Hebrew from which they came.
From Adam to Noah is 10 generations. From Adam to the flood was 1656-1658 years. From the fall, 1656 years later the flood waters covered the earth. In 1600 years the earth (man upon the earth whom God had created pure and in His image and likeness) had became so corrupt that God destroyed it.
Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth. From Shem to Abraham is again ten generations. You would think that after the flood things would have been a bit different because of the story of what God had done to those who were wicked before the flood. But Ten generations later is
Lot’s day and there are four cities in the plains so eat up with sexual immorality that God destroyed them.
How long is Ten Generations? Psalms speaks of a generation of unbelief as forty years, speaking of His being grieved with the Children of Israel in the Wilderness for forty years. Forty is also considered the time of testing. Ten of those 40 year generations would be 400 years. Why is 400 years important?
God told Abraham that his seed would be captive in
for 400 years or four generations. In that day, men lived to be 100 years up. Isaac didn’t marry until he was 40. From Adam till Noah, they had their first children when they were hundreds of years old. Egypt
In the year 1607 A.D. the first colony of
was dedicated to God and a cross was put in the sand to dedicate the land to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2007, America completes a 400 year cycle. That year, 2007-2008 is the most critical prophetic cycle for America is the greatest since we were founded as a nation. Also, prophetically it will be important because it will be again, 40 years, from the time that America Jerusalem was established as the united capitol of . Both of these cycles converge in the 2007-2008 time period. Again, Israel Americaand are linked in prophecy and prophetic cycles. Israel
There are many sins we commit, but here are the two great national sins which will lead us to judgment. The first is the shedding of innocent blood, abortion, and the second is homosexuality, or same-sex relations, especially same-sex marriage.
The shedding of innocent blood curses the land and same-sex relations and immorality curses the cities. God said two things happened in the shedding of innocent blood in the Old Testament. If you had done so accidentally, unintentionally, there were seven cities set up where that person that had shed innocent blood innocently could run to and be protected.
However, there was another law about the shedding of blood that went like this (to put into a simple common story). Say there are two cities, ten miles apart. All of a sudden one morning, the people wake up to find a dead man at their city gate and they don’t know who it is. The men and the elders from the city that found the dead man, must take a basin of water and a heifer and go to the closest city and stand in front of the elders of that city, cut the heifer’s head off and wash their hands over the slain heifer and say, “we are innocent of this man’s blood.” God said, do this that it may go well with you in the land. Deuteronomy 21:1-9 “And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley: And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it. Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people
Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of 's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.” The elders of that city where the innocent is slain have to go to the closest city, take a heifer and basin, cut of the heifers head and wash their hands in the basin. If they didn’t their land would come under a curse to devastate the land. Israel
When Pilot stands at the trial of Jesus and the crowd is yelling, “crucify him”, what does he say? This man is innocent, speaking of Jesus. He says he is just and innocent, the same phrase used in Deuteronomy 21:9. Yet, even though Pilot sys he is innocent, they still yell, “crucify him”. Matthew 27:24 “When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.” You won’t understand what Pilot was doing without understanding Deuteronomy 21. Pilot asked for a basin of water, he doesn’t have time to go get a heifer and kill it, but he then washes his hands before the religious leaders and said, I am innocent of this man’s blood. He is saying don’t hold me accountable, I am not responsible for his blood. The next thing they say is, “His blood be on us, and on our children” Us is the generation standing there and their children is next generation. (Matthew 27:25). They knew the Law of Moses and what Pilot was doing, saying I don’t want his blood on me. He was doing what is supposed to be done when an innocent man is slain, knowing that Christ is about to be killed. When they said “His blood be on us, and on our children” that meant that the
land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem would come under a curse from God. Nowhere in the New Testament did Jesus curse Jerusalem or the people for the crucifixion of Jesus. If anyone would have been cursed by God it would have been the Romans who carried out the crucifixion. That is a Roman church heresy that has been passed down for generations. When Jesus looked at the crowd around Him on the cross, we must remember what He said in Luke 23:34. “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” He doesn’t hold it against them. He cannot die and tell us to forgive others their trespasses if He won’t forgive. That is why He died, so that our sins might be forgiven, as he showed mercy to the thief on the cross who repented.
Based on the law of Deuteronomy 21:1-9 it is the land and the city came under a curse. “If one be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath slain him: Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain: And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke; And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer's neck there in the valley: And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried: And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley: And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it. Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people
Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of 's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them. So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.” Israel
Matthew 23:35-37 “That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” Upon them would come the blood of Abel, killed by Cain some 4000 years ago to Zechariah, killed at the temple. All the innocent blood would come upon that generation. A generation later, 40 years later Jerusalem was ransacked, the city destroyed and burnt to the ground and the temple burnt to the ground and the people taken captive and they lost the temple, The city and the land for generations because they took upon themselves the law of shedding innocent blood.
You can read how Manasseh offered children to Molech in worship of that idol. God sent judgment by the Babylonians because of this sin of shedding innocent blood. This law is all through the Bible. When Judas sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. When he said, I have shed innocent blood and returned the money, they took the blood money and bought a field. Matthew 27:4-10 “Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.”
Acts 1:18-19 “Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at
Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue,” The name meant the field of the man’s blood. Judas then committed suicide in Matthew 27:5. Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
One rabbi said, when there has been the shedding of innocent blood, the way to redeem the land is by sacrifice. We see when Noah built an altar in Genesis 8:20-21 God said he wouldn’t destroy the earth again by flood. David built an altar in 2 Samuel 24:25 and God spared the people. In Exodus 12:21-23 the sacrifice kept the destroyer out. He said what happens, the reason
was reestablished in 1948 was because of the seven year holocaust. In that holocaust, the Nazi’s burnt the bodies of the Jewish people and that was the ultimate sacrifice and God then said, no more, you will not destroy them or keep their land. That is heavy! Israel
How does it affect
? Legal abortion since 1973, innocent blood has been shed. The life or soul is in the blood. When that blood hits the floor, it cries out to God. Genesis 4:9-10. “And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.” It is plural. When Cain killed Abel, he killed all his descendants. When you kill an unborn baby, you are killing more than them. That has cursed the land in America America.
When Mel Gibson did “The Passion” movie, the Jews thought the movie would cause anti-Semitism. Yet we can only show them where the High Priest Caiphas said, that Jesus must die for the sins of the people. John 11:49-51 “And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;” Caiphas knew it and helped set up the plan that Jesus would die for our sins.
Next, the Jews were never cursed. They would say, yes, but what about the holocaust, we got blamed for it. Paul said, “I wish that I could be cursed for my kindred
’s sake.” There is a difference between being blinded spiritually and being under a cursed. What was cursed is the land. “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, (innocent blood), how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. “Forty years later, Israel Jerusalem was destroyed, the people taken captive and lost control of the land for over 1900 years. It was not the people that were cursed, because God had a covenant with them and divorced them, but it was the land that was cursed until the Jews began to return to their homeland in 1948. Now, according to prophecy, it is blossoming like a rose and is very fruitful.
Example of this: In
“Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” Jericho, there is the Hotel of Jericho, a mound where a city used to be. There is half a clay jar embedded in old bricks that were once part of the wall of the city. Excavation found infant baby bones in that jar. Archeologists believed that the Canaanites had a custom of offering babies to their gods and then putting their bones into jars that were put into the city walls to protect the city. Now, Joshua conquered 31 cities, Jericho was the only one in which the walls of the city fell. Why? Why did God do it that way and decide to take down the walls of the city? Because there were the bones of innocent babies (which were the shedding of innocent blood) in the city walls. So God decided that city would not be taken by horses or storming the gates or any other means used to take other cities, but just told them to march around it and He would make the walls of the city fall down. This story isn’t’ in the Bible for a nice little Bible story for our children to hear in Sunday School. The New Testament tells us that those things that happened in the Old Testament were written for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world will come. 1 Corinthians 10:11
The shedding of innocent blood curses the land.
has aborted more babies than have been killed in all wars that our troops have fought in. Look at what has happened to our land; we are divided into three parts, the East coast, the West coast and the Mid-West. When you look at the West coast, you will see earth quakes, fires and mudslides. When you look at the Mid-West there is drought, fire and tornadoes. When you look at the East coast there are rainstorms, hail, floods and hurricanes. Break that down and it is earth, wind and fire that God uses to bring about judgment upon a land that is cursed. America
When you go back to the Word of God and look at the curses for breaking His covenant, it says the heavens will become brass meaning there will be no rain. So we are having droughts. In the
Midwest they are having a drought that could become as the 1929 great depression dust bowl. Why do you think fires and earthquakes break out? One man saw a tree just explode and catch fire without a reason or cause that he could see. The games are over! Who do we want over us to take us into the next four years that are so crucial and critical to our history and survival as a nation? A man who believes in God and asks for the prayer of God’s people and for wisdom from God, or an immoral death loving abortionist who is in bed with the homosexual and wants to legalize same-sex marriages and with it God’s judgment and destruction of American cities.
Let us consider same-sex relations. In
you are free to do whatever you want to do as long as it doesn’t break the law or interfere with another person’s life. That is what we are taught. Yet, the laws of this land for 200 years called homosexuality a sin and marriage only that between a man and a woman. The question is, how does God feel about it? America
The only true inspired Word of God is the Bible. No other book has such accurate prophecies. Yet there are books of history in Hebrew being translated just today. There is for instance a book called Jasher in the KJV mentioned in Joshua 10:13 and 2 Samuel 1:18. This book was actually written in Hebrew and translated in 1840 in
. It is not inspired like the Bible, even if the original scroll, we can’t add it to the Bible because we have all that God intended for us to have as holy writ. Yet from an historical perspective, it fills in some of the blanks. England
It tells how Cain killed Abel, how he took a plow of metal and smashed it on the head of Abel between the eyes and that is why God made him wear a mark on his forehead, between his eyes.
In Jasher it says that when the flood concluded, Noah had three sons. Then Noah planted a vineyard and got drunk, kind of stupid, but maybe you would too if you had been cooped up for 120 days in that ark with all those animals. Ham went in and saw his father’s nakedness. Some Rabbi’s saw that saw, is to see as if to have a desire to have a physical relationship with. That is what made the brother’s so mad and they covered their father. We have always heard that Noah put a curse upon Ham. That is not in the Bible.
Canaan was cursed. “Cursed be Canaan” (Genesis 9:25). The reason Ham was not cursed, was because God had previously blessed them to repopulate the earth.
So, why did God curse
Canaan? Genesis 9:20-25 “And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be.” Ham saw his father’s nakedness and Ham had four son’s and yet only one of them was cursed. Actually that is a terrible incorrect teaching and misconception? Nowhere does it say that Noah cursed Ham, but he cursed on of Ham’s four sons, Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren Canaan. Why? Because Noah knew or saw something in his personality that showed there would be problems down the road with his children. Jasher says that Canaan had four sons and he gave their names as, Sodom, Ghomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim. Genesis 10:6 “And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.” Cannan settled in the land of Israel and it was called Canaan and there they build cities in the land that would one day be called . Israel
The sons of Canaan built 11 cities, four in the plains of
Israelat the southern part of the dead sea, which became totally immersed in sexual perversion and immorality. That is why Noah said, cursed be Canaan. We don’t know what he saw, but it was Canaan’s son’s… Genesis 14:1-2 “And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations; That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.” Notice the fifth city listed, Zoar.
Jasher 10:24-26 “And the children of
Canaan also built themselves cities, and they called their cities after their names, eleven cities and others without number. And four men from the family of Ham went to the land of the plain; these are the names of the four men, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim. And these men built themselves four cities after their own names” Canaan is cursed because he and his descendents became the first homosexuals in biblical record. Ezekiel 16:49-50 is their sins. “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister .” Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good
Then go to Genesis 19:1-5 “And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of
Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto.” To know there is the same as God used in Genesis 4:1, 25 concerning Adam knowing Eve, resulting in their children and is sexual relations. Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them
Jasher 19:3 “And by desire of their four judges the people of Sodom and Gomorrah had beds erected in the streets of the cities, and if a man came to these places they laid hold of him and brought him to one of their beds, and by force made him to lie in them.” The judges were saying its okay to be gay and put beds in the streets and to lie a man in it and do whatever you want with that man. Others did not want to go to those cities because they would rob people and assault them homosexually. It was all about a corrupt judicial system.
In Daniel 9:3-19 when he prays the prayer of repentance he repents for the judges that passed laws and made decisions contrary to the laws of God. Today we have judges that are saying “it’s okay for men to marry men” bypassing the constitution, state laws and everything that is right and passing their own laws. We have judges saying you can’t pray in public, you can’t mention the name Jesus in public and you can’t have the Ten Commandments displayed in public. Christians should be rising up and getting these men removed from office. Why? If we keep going the way of
Sodom and Gomorrah, we will have the same judgments they had, which was fire, smoke and buildings falling. Think of that and 9/11. That happened because God’s hedge was lifted (Ecclesiastes 10:8) from Americabecause of our sins. No one wants to face the facts of history and the Bible that says if we keep breaking God’s laws we will keep paying the price. Deuteronomy 19:10 “That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.” Look at the droughts, the hurricanes, the tornadoes, the floods, the fires. If we allow homosexuality to stand, we will see smoke and fire in the cities and building collapsing in the streets.
Genesis 18:32 “And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.” Only the righteous people of God, in covenant with God can restrain the judgment from coming. Many terrorist groups and attacks have been stopped but they don’t get a lot of publicity.
When God sent judgment to
Sodom and Ghomorrah, he also destroyed the other two cities, Admah and Zeboiim. The only city of those five in Genesis 14 not being destroyed was Zoar. There are five cities listed as cities in the plains, Zoar just up the mountain. They were built there because of five springs of water that watered them like the Garden of Eden.
Lot fled to Zoar. Why did he flee to Zoar and why was Zoar spared when the other four were destroyed? This is called selective judgment. According to this historical book of Jasher, there was a judge in each of these four cities that were destroyed, that passed a law that it was okay for the men of the cities to put a bed in the City Street and stretch out a stranger on it (for homosexual sex). There is an entire chapter in that book that says it was the fault of the four judges that these cities went into the sexual immorality they did. Zoar was too small to have a judge and so it was spared from the judgment because nobody in that city passed immoral, ungodly laws. Simply put, homosexuality will curse our cities and bring God’s judgment against them, just as it did then; especially those that accept homosexual (same-sex) marriage.
Today we have judges sitting on benches that are not interpreting the law according the constitution, but activist judges making their own laws against God. The Supreme Court that took prayer and Bible reading out of school; legalized abortion and are on the verge of legalizing homosexual marriages are not supreme, but wicked and are bringing judgment to this nation. But there is one who is supreme, who is high in the heavens, sitting upon the throne of the universe, whose eternal law and commandments you are legislating against and who will judge you for your wickedness. He will NOT hold these judges guiltless or those who do those things which bring His judgment.
Satan has an agenda that is strange. Satan doesn’t want to be exposed because then he can be dealt with by God’s people.
In 1 Chronicles 21:1 “And Satan stood up against
Israel, and provoked David to number .” Why? What was behind this? Satan provoked David to number Israel Israel, because in chapter 20, David’s men had wiped out the giants on the earth, the ones Satan had used in Genesis 6 to corrupt the imaginations of mankind, to keep the children of out of the Promised Land. They were the seed of Satan and David and his men killed them all, first Goliath, then all his brothers. When David took out the seed of Satan, he went after David and Israel Israel.
Revelation 12:12 “Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” So David sent men to number
Israeland the prophet told him he had sinned and he was given three options and David threw himself to the mercy of God. 2 Samuel 24:12-15 “Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me. And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man. So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israelfrom the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to .” But as a result, 70,000 men died by the sword of the angel of the lord. Just think what it would be for such a disaster for Beersheba seventy thousand men to loose so many men in a war, yet this little nation of a few million, lost 70,000 in a day. What happened? America
When they came out of Egyptian bondage there were 600,000 men plus women and children. The book of Numbers is a numbering of the tribes of
. They were numbered again when they came out of Babylonian captivity and Moses even numbered certain groups, so what was the big deal here? Why was David plagued for it? Exodus 30:12-14 “When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them. This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD. Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.” Israel
When you number the children, they shall give a ransom for their soul that their be no plague. That was the law! David was supposed to collect a half-shekel of silver for each numbered for the tabernacle. By counting the people without collecting the offering, he was breaking the law of God and saying that redemption doesn’t cost anything.
1 Chronicles 21:16-25 “And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the LORD stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of
, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces. And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued. Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the LORD in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the name of the LORD… Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the LORD: thou shalt grant it me for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from the people. And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give thee the oxen also for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meat offering; I give it all. And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is thine for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings without cost. So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.” David would not accept the land and oxen for the sacrifice God demanded without cost because he had already made the mistake of numbering the people without the redemption price being paid. Israel
When David paid the 600 sheckles of Gold, he paid the redemption price for the 70,000 dead men that had been killed and the angel of the Lord put his sword away.
The plan of Satan was to provoke a decision on earth that would make God angry in heaven and released God’s judgment on His people. He provoked David to get David to break God’s law so that God would be forced to send judgment.
It’s the Balaam strategy. Balak, the king of
Moabwanted to curse , so he hired the prophet Balaam, whose words were so powerful that when he spoke, blessing and cursed, they happened. But every time Balaam went upon the mountain and saw the people of God, and made sacrifice, he couldn’t curse the people of God. Every time he opened his mouth, blessing would flow. Balak said curse them and when he opened his mouth, blessing flowed. Finally Balak said, I don’t understand and Balaam said, I can’t curse what God hath blessed. Numbers 23:8, 20 “How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed?... Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.” Why was this so? The answer was in the next verse. 23:21 “He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel :” But then Balaam told Balak what to do to get God to curse the people. They did accordingly and sent the beautiful women of their people to get God’s people to commit fornication with them. Numbers 25:1-3 “And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Israel And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Moab. Israeljoined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against .” Israel
Satan and his people have been working overtime to get
America’s judges to pass laws that are contrary to His Word so that God’s hand will be forced against . We are the leading Gentile nation promoting the gospel message, we are the leading nation providing food to the starving masses of the world, and we are the leading Gentile nation to assist the poor, the needy, the homeless and widows in times of national disasters. We are the leading Gentile nations to restrain evil dictators who would attempt to take out our nation and the world. America
Look at what they Word says about taking care of the poor, as only
has done worldwide. Proverbs 22:9 “He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.” Proverbs 28:27 “He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.” Proverbs 19:17 “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” Psalm 82:3-4 “Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.” America
One of the reasons we have been so blessed is because ever time there has been a national disaster, by earthquake or whatever, even in the countries of our enemies, like Iran or North Korea, we want to go and help them, to clothe them and to feed them. Where is the red cycle of communism when disaster hits? Where is all the money from
and the Muslim’s when disaster hits? Where are Saudi Arabia Franceand when disaster hits? A Germany plane with the American flag, or a Red Cross plane or a plane full of preachers and Christians brings the help they need. They may say they don’t like us, but when trouble comes, the world wants and needs us and they sure don’t turn down our help and aid. US
This year people are meeting in rooms and hotels hoping to change the course of our nation with hate crimes legislation which will make it illegal to say that homosexuality is sin. How can such claim to be Christian. If they can admit that if you have a woman in your house you are not married to and having sex, it is sin, then how come it isn’t sin if it’s another man? Hello, is anybody there! It is nothing but male prostitution, which is what the early church called it. If
Americagoes the way of Sodom, we will experience the judgments of Sodom. 2 Peter 2:6 “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;” Jude 7-8 “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.”
Where will it come from? When you go to the Law of God and He says, do my word, what is so wrong about living right and being a good person and getting married and having children the way God said too? What is bad about that? Leviticus 26:15-16 “And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.” If you despise my statutes, commandments, covenant, I will appoint over you terror… The first thing God appoints for turning away from Him by those He is in covenant with is terror. Again in Deuteronomy 32:25 “The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.” War outside the country and terror within! Is that not where we are today in
? Delivered up to the will of those who hate us! That is Ezekiel 16:27 “therefore I have stretched out my hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee.” America
Just as with
Israelin the days of Balaam, Satan couldn’t destroy them because they were blessed by God so Balaam told the enemies of God how to get God to curse His own people; today Satan has not been able to destroy because it too was blessed and protected by God. So Satan’s strategy is to push homosexual marriage and abortion to the extremes and force God to judge this nation and its cities. And it is mostly the fault of the church. We have been silent or on the wrong side of this issue for too long and unless God’s people wake up and stop voting those like Clinton and Kerry into office, those who have pushed abortion and homosexual marriage, as Senators Boxer, Kennedy, Clinton, Daschle and others with them, God’s judgment will surely come against us. America
How can a man with a towel on his head, sitting in a cave in
Afghanistando what he has done? How could 19 hijackers do what they did? Some of the hijackers where even on an FBI watch list! September 11 would never have happened except God’s protection was lifted for our Father to say this is what will happen if you keep going the way you are going.
We had a ranting raving liberal politician grab a microphone at one of his conventions and say he was sick of fundamentalist TV preachers trying to tell people what to do. Question, according to this mad liberal north-eastern politician, what is a fundamentalist? To them, if you believe that the Bible is the Word of God, you are a fundamentalist. If you believe that an unborn baby is not just a blob of tissue, you are a fundamentalist. If you believe that marriage belong between a man and a woman, you are a fundamentalist. If you believe that the earth is not your mother, then you’re a fundamentalist. If you believe that sin is wrong and men need to repent of sin, then by their definition, you are a fundamentalist. If you believe that Jesus is the Messiah and is coming again, you are a fundamentalist. If you believe you have the right to home school your children you are classified as a fundamentalist. If you believe the Ten Commandments still belongs in the court room, then you are a fundamentalist. If you believe that there is life after death, then you are a fundamentalist. This mad-dog politician from the North-East named Kerry is simply against those who believe all these issues, or in straight forward language, He is against all true Christians and against our God. He is anti-Christ! This stupid politician wants all of God’s people to just sit down and shut up and stay at home behind closed doors so he can fulfill his wicked agenda.
But when Paul was put in jail and beaten and then they wanted him to quietly leave without anyone knowing it, he said no, you didn’t beat me quietly and I’m not leaving quietly.
Why should 10% of the ultra-liberals in
control and rule the rest of the country? Why are we allowing 10% of the heathens to remove everything having to do with Christianity out of our society and from the public? It is time that we stood up and said we are tired of a handful of liberal activist judges making laws and cramming them down our throats as they have done for 40 years. It is time that we stood up and screamed about the media elite blasting the President just because he’s a Christian and saying he has no right to voice or speak anything relative to his faith. You do you lying, perverted, demonically inspired hypocrites. We need to tell these devils that we are tired of politicians from the north-east who get religion on election years. It’s time we tell them we are tired of paying to have a spotted owl protected and then paying to have a baby killed. It time we told them we are tired of trying to save the environment when the young people are destroying themselves and headed for hell in a hand basket. It’s time to say enough of these stupid women yelling that are pro-abortion saying they want control over their bodies and whether or not they have a baby, but can’t seem to control who they sleep with to get pregnant. It is time that we stand up and say we are tired of them and what they are doing to us. We let them take prayer out of school and do many other wicked things, as legalize abortion, but if we don’t stand up and fight for the moral and cultural foundation that we this society was created upon, it will be too late for anything but judgment. But things will only start changing for the better when America America’s preachers stand up and start preaching with fire against sin.
There will have to come that spirit of Elijah upon the believers to change the direction we are headed. The Bible says that John the Baptist came in the spirit of Elijah before Jesus came the first time and we need to see that again before He comes back the second time. There is more than the person Elijah, but something called the spirit of Elijah that the leaders of God’s people need to arise with; to turn this nation back to God. It is not his spirit, that of Elijah, but speaks of his anointing. This is not new age reincarnation we are talking about. Elijah called down fire and rain.
Mount Carmel there were 850 false prophets. Elijah challenged them and called down fire from heaven to consume his sacrifice and then he destroyed all those false prophets. Then he prayed seven times in the birth position with his head between his legs and breaks a draught. The church has been dry too long, just talking about the rain of the Holy Spirit, but we need to pray back the power of the Holy Spirit. You can be bold when the anointing is there, but when it isn’t there, all bets are off. Look at Elijah after all that happened and Jezebel threatened his life, he ran and hid and wanted to die. Where were the 7000 in Elijah’s day that hadn’t bowed to Baal? They were hiding in caves. That is what the believers are doing today.
The problem today is that the church is afraid of offending anybody and trying to be politically correct, but it is only the truth preached under the anointing that will break the yoke.
The homosexual have to know that we don’t hate them and are not preaching against them, however that bondage brought on by a seducing spirit will destroy them. They need to know that their lifestyle will keep them from peace with God and that they can be set free if they are tired of that lifestyle. If we go the way of ancient
Sodom, we will experience the same kind of judgment they did, fire, smoke and buildings collapsing and God will allow terror to come. There are 5000 terrorists in this country today, sleeper cells, just waiting for the word. Seven major attacks have already been stopped since 9/11/04 but most people don’t know it because it isn’t on the evening news. Thank God there are a few in high places in Washington who daily pray for protection and direction. Jesus died to set men free. The other option is destruction, whether by aids or some other horrible means. They need to know that we hate the sin, but love the sinner, as does God.
Many homosexuals are being told that what they are is normal and they can’t change. The problem is that they are being deceived by the people they hang around with. Many homosexuals want to change but are afraid to come for help because they believe the church will condemn them. They see the church as judgmental, proud and arrogant. We have to love them unconditionally. The church today is homo-sectual, people who only love others of their own kind.
We have to separate sin from the sinner and tell them that Jesus loves them and won’t condemn them, if they will come to Him and tell Him they want deliverance. Jesus said: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). What is the problem? John 5:40 “And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.”
There in no life in the homosexual lifestyle. No matter who has rejected you, Jesus won’t. There has been no society in history to legalize homosexual marriage and survive. Same-sex marriage and abortion will bring God’s judgment in the end. The only way to stop it is God’s people following 2 Chronicles 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.” Our land needs healing and this is the only way it can be healed.
The next four years in this nation will be the most important in our history. The time to stand up and be bold in love is now. No, we will not take up arms and make a rebellion, but if we will fast and pray, then things can change. American’s real problem is a father shortage; young men leaving a girl pregnant, older men leaving wives after many years and many more situations that leave children without a father. Men need the affirmation of a father and when they don’t have that father and they grow up under the authority of women, then they will turn to other men to affirm them and that is why the homosexual community is growing so fast. With women it is the same thing. If they are hurt or abused by a father, then they turn to other women. Many in bondage got into it because of their past that the enemy has used to pull them into it. The only way for them to be set free and delivered is by the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Remember Malachi 4:5-6. “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Our hope is with the young people that have seen it all and are tired and sick of it and they are turning back to God with a passion. This generation needs the Elijah anointing that they will stand up and be bold as a lion in their generation.
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