America the Police State: Pt. 2 Resistance is Futile


America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

 –1st Chorus of America the Beautiful

 

Note: Please read Part One in this series before beginning this article. There is pertinent information in the first article that will provide a backdrop for Part Two. Thanks!

What has Happened to America the Beautiful?

My parents and grandparents have told me that America is a much different nation than it used to be. They meant this mostly in the negative, even having grown up during the hateful and violent periods of the Jim Crow south and the Civil Rights era. As a black American, it thrills me to hear stories of how my grandparents successfully raised seven children (two natural-born, five foster children). They owned a home, cars, were well fed and clothed and possessed many luxuries all on my Grandfather’s salary as an autoworker, porter, taxi driver, and janitor (not all at once). They tell of wonderful times when their whole neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA was like one big happy family. It was a time when everyone knew one another and shared their lives together. Children were allowed to go into their neighbor’s homes without any fear. Their lives were simple. They enjoyed a high quality of life and had everything they needed. They were not chasing the American dream, it just happened through honest hard work and perseverance.

My grandmother passed away five years ago. We laid my grandfather to rest this past summer at age 87. It was the end of a wonderful era and I learned much about my family’s history and shared in the nostalgia of years passed.

In 2008, my grandparent’s home was partially destroyed in a fire that completely engulfed their neighbor and dear friend’s home. This pillar in the community was their neighbor for over forty years before she was killed in the fire along with her oldest son. My grandfather was forced to move in with my Aunt across town as a result. While in town for my Grandfather’s funeral this summer, I saw the remains of their house that encompassed so many wonderful memories for the first time since the tragic fire. It was very painful to witness. But, it was even more painful to see the condition of this once proud and well-kept neighborhood.

While traveling through and speaking to some old residents that I remembered from my childhood, I was appalled to see that most of the homes are in complete shambles. Others have long been abandoned or foreclosed. Still, others are nothing but crack houses and hangouts for delinquents and criminals. There is a look of despair and hopelessness upon the faces of the residents still trying to make an honest living. Gang violence ravaged the moral fabric of the community and it is not safe to walk the streets at night. Homes in the area have sold for less than $10,000 and the median income in 2008 was just $23,998.

Sadly, this scenario has been replicated in hundreds of cities across America and it is part of the reason many have taken to the streets in protest. America is in dire straits. The American Dream has become a self-inflicted nightmare. The pursuit of money has become the preeminent goal of many of the country’s citizens. The damage from this relentless pursuit of riches has been devastating to the poor and working class. The rich have pierced themselves with many sorrows, though outwardly they may appear happy.

America Is Falling

The psyche of the nation has shifted from the Protestant Ethic of hard work, high moral standards and kindness to others to the base mantra of “show me the money.” Its companies have sought to maximize profit by shipping jobs overseas and hiring illegal workers to keep from paying livable wages to its once prosperous middle class. Its wealth has dramatically shifted upwards into the hands of a very small percentage of the population. Its morals have gone down the gutter in becoming the world’s largest producer and exporter of pornography and a host of other evils. It has fallen from being a beacon of light to the rest of the world and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird (Revelation 18:2)! Whether you acknowledge it or not, America has been weighed in the balances, and found wanting (Daniel 5:27). This is largely because the majority of self-identified Christians in this nation have slowly turned away from God, never really knew Him, or have entertained falsehoods causing them to sin.

According to a 2008 research study by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 78% of Americans identified themselves as Christians. This number was divided between Protestant, Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Orthodox, and other Christian groups. While you may say to yourself, “Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and Catholics are not Christians,” in the eyes of much of the world they see no major difference.

I mention these statistics so that you can see that a majority of Americans identify themselves as Christians, though these numbers are dwindling. America is not a “Christian” nation, but its culture, traditions, laws, morals and values have been shaped by Christian principles. Though the country bears a blighted history with the bloodguilt of millions of Native Americans and the brutal institution of African slavery, it has also been largely blessed and favored as a nation. At times, it has done much good around the world. As the lyrics to America the Beautiful state, “God shed his grace on thee.” However, America, like ancient Israel has made a fatal mistake. Like the Israelites whom God covenanted with and promised blessings conditional upon obedience, America has believed that it could continue in God’s good graces, while living in increasing wantonness. The ancient nation of Israel was judged repeatedly and ultimately destroyed in 70 A.D. because the people refused to repent of their wickedness.

Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
Proverbs 14:34
 He makes nations great, and destroys them; He enlarges nations, and guides them.
Job 12:23

It is God who exalts nations when they (by and large) live according to His principles. It is also God who destroys nations when they refuse to abide by His laws and misrepresent His name to others. This is why this article is subtitled, “Resistance is Futile.” The course for America has been set and no amount of protesting will change it. Unless there is widespread repentance, Americans are resisting God to no avail.

In order to truly understand the situation America finds itself in, we need to look at the course of human history through the light of God’s revealed word. With the threat of complete economic collapse, martial law and attacks from other nations, we must be able to discern why all of this is taking place.

Indeed, we are at the precipice of a huge turning point in human history. The Book of Daniel reveals many prophetic statements about the time we are now living in. The writing is on the wall for America, much like it was for the Babylonian Kingdom under Belshazzar around 580 B.C. While the king was celebrating a feast with his royal court and concubines, there appeared a hand that wrote a mysterious inscription on the wall. When none of the king’s advisors and soothsayers could decipher the meaning, Daniel was called to give the interpretation based on his reputation as a wise man of God.

25And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. 26This is the interpretation of each word. MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; 27TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; 28 PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”
Daniel 5:25-28

Isn’t it interesting to see that the United States is chomping at the bit to start a war with Iran, the ancient kingdom of the Medes and Persians mentioned in Daniel?

I believe this situation played out during the Presidential elections of 2008. When Barack Obama become the 44th President of the United States on his deceptive platform of hope and change, many people in America experienced a euphoric high as they celebrated with their newly crowned king. The spirit of idolatry was in full view as Obama was dubbed a Savior. As a black American, it moved me a little to see the election of the country’s first black President, but deep down inside I knew that his promises were empty. The inscription of MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN had already been written in the White House, the halls of Congress, the chambers of the Supreme Court, the offices of Wall Street, the corridors of the Pentagon and the sanctuaries of America’s churches. The destruction of the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001 was the first sign that this process of judgment had begun, but American pride blocked the way of true repentance. America has been led down a path of deliberate deception ever since.

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:18

Please take a look at the following videos discussing the events of 9/11 and prophecy. Even if you do not agree with the conclusions, they present some good food for thought.


Judgment Begins with God’s Own People

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
1 Peter 4:17

Do you realize that God has been judging the church in America for quite some time? Though it may appear that much of the American church is prosperous, victorious and in need of nothing, there is a different reality beneath the surface. Please pay close attention to the following passage of scripture,

9The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (NKJV)

Here is the same passage in the modernized New Living Translation.

9This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. 10He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. 11So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. 12Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (NLT)

 

Did you notice the highlighted phrases? The reason for the apostasy taking place amongst American Christians is because God has sent false prophets to deceive them because they did not love the truth! Do you think these things happen by accident? If so, then you might not really believe that God is sovereign over all creation and is in control of every situation. The Prosperity/Word of Faith Movement, the Toronto Blessing and Vineyard Movement, and the Lakeland Revival are just a few of the false winds of doctrine that have swept away many to their doom over the past twenty years. There are many lying spirits and wolves in sheep’s clothing in these movements preying upon the willingness of Christians to entertain falsehood. Many do not realize that barking like dogs, shaking uncontrollably, frothing at the mouth over money, and being “slain in the spirit” come from doctrines of demons. Because they refused to love God and obey His revealed truth they have received their judgment. We are not to seek after signs, wonders, and miracles. When we do, we open ourselves up to deception. This is God’s way of separating the sheep from the goats as the end of the age rapidly approaches.

If you think this scenario sounds strange or too far-fetched, I encourage you to read I Kings 22. It describes another situation when God sent lying spirits in the mouth of 400 prophets to deceive Ahab, the wicked King of Israel. Because Ahab listened to the 400 lying prophets and not the true prophet of God (Micaiah), he was killed on the battlefield. The point is this: when God’s people do not obey Him and place idols before Him, He often causes them to be deceived to their own detriment. The apostasy described by Paul in 2 Thessalonians is nothing more than the story of Ahab repeated on a larger scale for a disobedient people!

If you do not believe the people of God are listening to lying spirits please watch the following videos and see for yourself.


Still not convinced? How about this?



In the third video, around the 4:30 mark, did you notice the man saying that people began breaking out of the chains of self restraint? Is this not contradictory to what the scriptures state about the fruit of the spirit? One of the marks of someone who is walking in the spirit of God is self-control. This man is confessing that the spirit in these manifestations is helping them to cast off self-control. This spirit takes over their muscles, bodies and minds. You be the judge of what spirit this man is talking about.

A long time ago, as a young, immature Christian I was involved in things like this. While in college, a group of friends and I began telling our unsaved friends about the power of God. Well, they asked to see a demonstration of this power. We told them if we prayed for them they would feel the power. They obliged us and we began “praying in tongues” as loud as we possibly could right in my dorm room. The young man we prayed over began to sway and finally collapsed appearing to have fainted. My unsaved friends were stunned. Suddenly, one of them spoke the following words, loud and clear, “you brothers are witches!” It took a couple years before I realized the weight and truth of this statement. What we were practicing is akin to witchcraft. I am so thankful God delivered me from the whole false signs and wonders movement before it was too late.


But What Will You Do When The End Comes?

So, if judgment begins first with those who are followers of Christ and preachers of his gospel, what will happen to those who are on the outside of a relationship with God? First, we must realize that God is a gracious Father who disciplines those he loves. His judgments are meant to correct us, not mete out vengeful punishments. When those judgments are ignored, they become more severe in the attempt to humble us and make us realize the error of our ways. So, why would God be allowing such terrible things to happen in the United States of America? Consider the following passages of scripture and try to imagine them being said of America instead of Israel.

23But my people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned away and abandoned me. 24They do not say from the heart, ‘Let us live in awe of the Lord our God, for he gives us rain each spring and fall, assuring us of a harvest when the time is right.’ 25Your wickedness has deprived you of these wonderful blessings. Your sin has robbed you of all these good things. 26“Among my people are wicked men who lie in wait for victims like a hunter hiding in a blind. They continually set traps to catch people27Like a cage filled with birds, their homes are filled with evil plots. And now they are great and rich. 28They are fat and sleek, and there is no limit to their wicked deeds.    They refuse to provide justice to orphans and deny the rights of the poor. 29Should I not punish them for this?” says the Lord. “Should I not avenge myself against such a nation? 30A horrible and shocking thing has happened in this land— 31the prophets give false prophecies, and the priests rule with an iron hand. Worse yet, my people like it that wayBUT WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN THE END COMES?
Jeremiah 5:23-31

47You did not walk in their ways nor act according to their abominations; but, as if that were too little, you became more corrupt than they in all your ways. 48“As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “neither your sister Sodom nor her daughters have done as you and your daughters have done. 49Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. 50And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit. 51“Samaria did not commit half of your sins; but you have multiplied your abominations more than they, and have justified your sisters by all the abominations which you have done. 52You who judged your sisters, bear your own shame also, because the sins which you committed were more abominable than theirs; they are more righteous than you. Yes, be disgraced also, and bear your own shame, because you justified your sisters.
Ezekiel 16: 47-52

1The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the Lord GOD concerning Edom (We have heard a report from the LORD, And a messenger has been sent among the nations, saying, “Arise, and let us rise up against her for battle”): 2“ Behold, I will make you small among the nations; You shall be greatly despised. 3The pride of your heart has deceived you, You who dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; You who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to the ground?’4 Though you ascend as high as the eagle, And though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down,” says the LORD.
Obadiah 1-4

For the day of the LORD upon all the nations is near; As you have done, it shall be done to you; Your reprisal shall return upon your own head.
Obadiah 15

But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him.
Daniel 5:20


Here are some of the specific reasons that America is under judgment from the passages above.

America is stubborn, rebellious and has turned away and abandoned God.  (Jeremiah 5:23)

America is being deprived of its former blessings because of its sin and. wickedness (Jeremiah 5:25)

America is full of wicked people who have set traps for those less fortunate at home and abroad. (Jeremiah 5:26)

American is replete with evil schemes and scams to fleece other people so that it can remain rich. (Jeremiah 5:27)

America is fat with its own success and gleaming with pride in its own accomplishments as if God had no part in it. (Jeremiah 5:28)

America is complete in its wickedness and knows no limit to its evil deeds. (Jeremiah 5:28)

America denies justice to the poor and needy and does not take care of its less fortunate citizens and children. (Jeremiah 5:28)

America is being punished for neglecting the poor and the blood of innocent people around the world shall be avenged by God. (Jeremiah 5:29)

American ministers teach lies to the people and rule over them like kings and the people love it that way. (Jeremiah 5:30)

America berates other nations for their evil deeds not realizing it is even more corrupt than they are. (Ezekiel 16:47)

America is even more wicked than Sodom that was destroyed for its fullness of pride, sloth and greed and because it refused to help the poor and promoted the abomination of homosexuality. (Ezekiel 16:49-50)

America is losing its stature among the nations and is greatly hated because of its exceeding pride in oppressing others to maintain its good standing. (Obadiah 2)

America refuses to recognize that it is the hand of God that blessed it throughout its history and takes more pride in its national symbols like the stars and stripes and the eagle. (Obadiah 3-4)

America does not realize that God has determined to bring it down and no amount of protesting, bailouts, or campaigning will change its course. (Obadiah 4)

America is now reaping what it has sowed in other nations around the world and will receive its just due. (Obadiah 15)

America’s heart has been lifted up and the minds of the people are hardened with pride. As a result, America’s place as the preeminent nation will be removed and all of its former glory shall be destroyed. (Daniel 5:20)

America is in a wretched state because God has willed it to be so! There is no way that America can continue its course as a brutal tyrant to the rest of the world without justice. When “Christians” such as Pat Robertson and John Hagee have called for the murder and bombing of foreign leaders and countries and the people cheer them on they have blasphemed the way of truth. No matter how vicious a dictator is or how wicked people may seem in other countries, we, as Christ’s followers are called to love our enemies and to bless those who curse us. We have been called to be peacemakers, not makers of pieces to destroy our enemies. To follow any other course of action is anti-Christ! And that is just what American has become, a nation full of anti-Christs. Pre-emptive strikes against other nations have become the doctrine of the Christian church. If you think I’m off base, hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.


Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”
John 18:36

John Hagee is willing to go to war with Iran to prevent an attack on Israel. He is intent on defending a nation/religion that does not even acknowledge Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. Hagee is deceived about Israel as are most Zionist Christians. Israel has innocent blood on its hands just like America. While we should love and accept any Jew/Israelite that has come to Christ as our beloved brother in the faith, we should not blindly support the nation of Israel. Remember, God has no earthly kingdom. It is not Israel and it is not the U.S. John Hagee is right that there will be attacks on America, but his reasons are flawed and his theology is tainted with American hubris.

“The biggest cheerleaders for the unprovoked, unconstitutional, pre-emptive attack and invasion of Iraq were evangelical Christians. Ditto for the war in Afghanistan, the bombing of Libya, the attacks in Yemen, etc. Who is calling for the bombing of Iran? Evangelical Christians. Who cheers for sending more and more troops all over the world to maim and kill more and more people (including innocents)? Evangelical Christians. Shoot (pun intended)! Most evangelical Christians didn’t even bat an eye when the federal government sent military and police personnel to murder American citizens, including old men, women, and children–Christian old men, women, and children, no less–outside Waco, Texas.”
Chuck Baldwin, Are Evangelical Christians Warmongers?

When “Christian” America joins the bloodthirsty political and military leaders of this nation to invade foreign lands, change their regimes in America’s favor, place horrid economic sanctions on the people, strip the countries of their resources and wealth, destroy their infrastructure through targeted bombing, and then loan them money that they can’t possibly pay back, God’s wrath is kindled and destruction is near!


The country is at its wits end blaming everyone from the President, Congress, bankers, the Illuminati, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergs, The Rothschilds, Wall Street, Zionists, Freemasons, homosexuals, illegal immigrants, Muslims, terrorists, corporations, the Federal Reserve, Republicans, Democrats, to the Tea Party for its ills. The bottom line is this, God has searched the hearts of his people and found them to be wicked. So wicked, that all the warnings of the past decade have gone unheeded and the ultimate judgment of destruction must take place. It is God who has put it in the minds and hearts of America’s leaders (remember God hardening Pharoah’s heart?) and puppet masters to bankrupt the nation and construct the architecture of a Police State as a form of judgment. Lying spirits have been operating in government officials and its puppet media for years and the people of America, like the Israelites of old, love to have it so! It was a lying spirit that told George Bush God wanted him to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq that has gotten us into this quagmire of endless warfare. Remember, God pronounces woes to those who substitute good for evil and  evil for good.

I will reiterate, it is too late to protest. Too much evil has been done with America’s name on it to turn back now. America must reap what it has sown in other nations around the world. The only reason there is now a “resistance” movement in America is because it is becoming evident that the leaders of this country and the powers they are beholden to are up to no good. Only because people’s wallets are being greatly affected is there a loud outcry.

The light in America’s eye has now become darkness, and how great is that darkness! America has been held captive by the spirit of Babylon (confusion). America believes it has outsmarted God in building new towers of Babel to establish its global empire. It is rushing headlong into even more wars of aggression to subdue other nations and further bully its enemies to fall in line. But, it is prophesied in the book of Revelation that Babylon will fall.

Another foreign leader has been assassinated with the approval of Evangelical Christians. The Evangelical church has hitched its wagon to the political and economic powers of Babylon and has become the woman riding the beast who is drunk with blood of the saints. Everywhere America has tread recently, true Christianity is being trampled upon. It will happen here too. The time has come for America to receive its comeuppance and it will not be a pretty sight.

The time is now. The door is closing. We are past the beginning stages (birth pangs) of the warnings in Matthew 24 and have entered the time very close to great tribulation when the world is united under one global power. But first, Babylon will be destroyed. Do you now know who Babylon is?

America, how will you feel if a foreign country assassinates one of our Presidents? How will you react if America is invaded and bombed by another country for our resources and infrastructure? What will you do if innocent Americans are killed by foreign troops invading our land? What will you think if a nuclear weapon is detonated in one or more American cities? You might say, “this could never happen in America,” but think again because the scriptures indicate this is exactly what will happen. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man (or nation) sows, that he will also reap.

I know this was lengthy, but also very important. Thanks for your attentiveness and may you be blessed with understanding, peace and direction from the Lord in this trying time. Part 3 of this series will examine the imminent threat of WWIII and what it means for America and the rest of the globe. Until then, read about Babylon’s destruction from Revelation chapter 18 and watch this short video.

Revelation 18

The Fall of Babylon the Great

1After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. 2And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! 3For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”

4And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’ 8Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.

The World Mourns Babylon’s Fall

9“The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, 10standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’

11“And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore: 12merchandise of gold and silver, precious stones and pearls, fine linen and purple, silk and scarlet, every kind of citron wood, every kind of object of ivory, every kind of object of most precious wood, bronze, iron, and marble; 13and cinnamon and incense, fragrant oil and frankincense, wine and oil, fine flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and bodies and souls of men. 14The fruit that your soul longed for has gone from you, and all the things which are rich and splendid have gone from you, and you shall find them no more at all. 15The merchants of these things, who became rich by her, will stand at a distance for fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls! 17For in one hour such great riches came to nothing.’ Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance 18and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, ‘What is like this great city?’

19“They threw dust on their heads and cried out, weeping and wailing, and saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city, in which all who had ships on the sea became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.’ 20“Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!”

Finality of Babylon’s Fall

21Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. 22The sound of harpists, musicians, flutists, and trumpeters shall not be heard in you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore, and the sound of a millstone shall not be heard in you anymore. 23The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. 24And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”

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