God's Coming Judgment
on the United States
Or, God Does Care About Sin and Righteousness
in a Nation
"Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people"
DOES SCRIPTURE MENTION THE FATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA? "Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers,
children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the
Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward" (Isaiah 1:4). Yes,
America is mentioned in Scripture as certainly as the names of the godly are written
in the Word of God. "And whosoever was not found written in the Book Of Life
was cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:15).
In offering a promised benefit to all, the surest possible way for God to include
you, is to address the benefit to "whosoever will"-- "let him take
the water of life freely" (Revelation 22:17). When you volunteer yourself as
a willing recipient-- "Here am I; send me" (Isaiah 6:8), then you uncontestably
qualify to receive the benefit. "If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat
the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword:
for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it" (Isaiah 1:19-20). Of course, only
Someone With Unlimited Resources-- "according to His riches in Glory by Christ
Jesus" (Philippians 4:19)-- could afford to make your claim so sure, and still
have enough left for any other eager volunteers.
In a similar fashion, the United States of America is a nation of "whosoever
wills" that has turned its back on God. "The wicked shall be turned into
hell, and all the nations that forget God" (Psalm 9:17). When the Divine Judge
of America has determined that not enough righteousness exists in the people of America,
then the Judgment must be executed against the nation. "And the LORD said, Because
the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I
will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry
of it, which is come unto Me; and if not, I will know" (Genesis 18:20-21).
America has led the world in teaching the culture of materialism, self-seeking, and
self-love. "For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's"
(Philippians 2:21). America has cunningly guided the world in spiritual fornication.
"For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and
the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of
the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies" (Revelation
18:3). The question is not if God will judge the United States of America,
only when. "Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting"
Many of the Saints have cried out to God to spare the United States of America, just
as Abraham interceded to Jehovah for the righteous in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
"And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with
the wicked?" (Genesis 18:23). Beginning with the possibility of 50 righteous
found within the city (18:24), Abraham persuaded the LORD to hold back the prophesied
destruction, if as few as 10 righteous could be found (18:32). After all, "That
be far from Thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked:
and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from Thee: Shall not
the Judge of all the earth do right?" (Genesis 18:25).
God has been pleased with those who haved begged for revival and the sparing of America,
even as He was pleased with Abraham's intercession. "And the Scripture was fulfilled
which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness:
and he was called the Friend of God" (James 2:23). Still, Sodom and Gomorrah
were destroyed, but Lot was spared. God will likewise judge the United States of
America, and deliver the Godly by the Pre-Tribulational Rapture of the Church. "And
delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous
man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day
to day with their unlawful deeds;) The LORD knoweth how to deliver the Godly out
of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished"
(2 Peter 2:7-9).
When the god of materialism stalks the United States of America, the LORD Jesus Christ
is no longer honoured before the world as the Source and Power of America's Greatness.
"Ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I
be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith the LORD GOD, I will not
be enquired of by you" (Ezekiel 20:31). God's people understand that He will
no longer hear the petition to prevent America's execution. The sins of the United
States of America "have reached unto Heaven, and God hath remembered
her iniquities" (Revelation 18:5).
America's existence as a nation has been a blessing of God's Providence. "Proclaim
liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" (Leviticus
25:10). It has been no accident that the United States of America has experienced
an abundance that has attracted the attention of the world. "Blessed
is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own
inheritance" (Psalm 33:12). Only God can make a nation rich. "The blessing
of the LORD, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it" (Proverbs 10:22).
At one time, the United States of America had a leader, President Abraham Lincoln,
who understood the justice of Almighty God. The closing words of his second inaugural
address of March 4,1865, demonstrate his faith in the Living God, as the American
Civil War was only a month from its conclusion. "Fondly do we hope, fervently
do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills
that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's 250 years of unrequited
toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn by the lash be paid by another
drawn by the sword, as was said 3,000 years ago, so still it must be said: The judgments
of the LORD are true and righteous altogether [Psalm 19:9]." 133 years have
changed America into a nation that cannot even pay lip service to the justice of
Almighty God. "How are the mighty fallen!" (2 Samuel 1:19).
God commands America to repent. "If My people, which are called by My Name,
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land"
(2 Chronicles 7:14). However, God has a limit to how long He will tolerate
the arrogance of America's sin. "The LORD said, My Spirit shall not always strive
with man" (Genesis 6:3).
God would spare America, if only the professed Christians of the land would repent.
"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). The stubborn confidence of the professed Church in the
power of its own hands has brought God's curse upon it. "Thus saith the LORD;
Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart
departeth from the LORD" (Jeremiah 17:5).
America's churches have lost their pilgrim character. "Dearly beloved, I beseech
you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the
soul" (1Peter 2:11). At home in the world, is the unfortunate description of
the churches of America. "Woe to them that are at ease in Zion" (Amos 6:1).
Without a clear-cut separation from sin and the world, America's churches
have lost their distinctive platform to call the nation to repentance. Her ministers
and leaders have brought great reproach upon the Name of God in front of the unconverted.
"Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they
have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference
between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and
I am profaned among them" (Ezekiel 22:26).
America's church members have imitated the immoral character of the pulpit. "Like
people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their
doings" (Hosea 4:9). The sin of the pulpit has emboldened the people to new
levels of debauchery. "Who knowing the Judgment of God, that they which commit
such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them
that do them" (Romans 1:32). So low have the American churches descended, that
the LORD Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23), stands outside,
knocking on the door for admission. "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear My Voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will
sup with him, and he with Me" (Revelation 3:20).
No longer is it a question of nationwide repentance or churchwide repentance, but
individual repentance. "And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned
against Heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son"
(Luke 15:21). Attempting to rescue America is no longer an option. "Save
yourselves from this untoward generation" (Acts 2:40). Individual repentance
and faith is all that remains. "When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith
on the earth?" (Luke 18:8).
Only the truly "peculiar" are marked to participate in the Pre-Tribulational
Rapture of the Church. "Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from
all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous
of good works" (Titus 2:14). By God's grace, He will preserve for Himself a
holy people. "Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O Thou my God, save Thy servant
that trusteth in Thee" (Psalm 86:2).
American Christians, like their brethren scattered throughout the world, need to
be clinging to the Promises until our Saviour comes for us. The Promises make us
holy like our Master, and enable us to escape. "Whereby are given unto us Exceeding
Great And Precious Promises: that by These ye might be partakers of the Divine Nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust" (2Peter 1:4).
Especially now, those who are truly watching and waiting for their LORD are
a Little Flock. However, "Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good
pleasure to give you the Kingdom" (Luke 12:32).
The remnant of True Believers in America are sure of God's grace to make a way to
escape from the coming wrath. "And now for a little space grace hath been shewed
from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape" (Ezra 9:8). Christians
in the United States of America, like all Christians who are watching and praying,
are more than glad to reach out for the Promised Rapture as a way of escape
from the coming Tribulation. "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may
be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand
before the Son of man" (Luke 21:36).
The Pre-Tribulational Rapture of the Church is like a lifeboat launched from a sinking
Titanic. "Looking for that Blessed Hope, and the glorious appearing of the great
God and our Saviour Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13). The LORD Jesus is our Lifeboat
Of Hope, delivering us from the wrath to come. "And to wait for His Son from
Heaven, Whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the
wrath to come" (1Thessalonians 1:10).
In the end, the United States of America will not be saved. America will worship
the Antichrist with the rest of the world. "And all that dwell upon the earth
shall worship him, whose names are not written in the Book Of Life of the Lamb slain
from the foundation of the world" (Revelation 13:8). If America has ever symbolized
good or right, then the very rocks of this once blessed land would cry out for joy
to find an American Christian "worthy to escape all these things that shall
come to pass" (Luke 21:36) at the Pre-Tribulational Rapture of the Church. And,
the joy of every American Christian is the joy of meeting the LORD in the air along
with the brethren of all nations.
"Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present
you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy" (Jude