THE WRITING ON THE WALL
I already know that most will ignore this message or scorn or mock it. I am not writing anything new. There have been watchmen on the wall calling for America to repent for over 50 years. David Wilkerson, D.L Moody, Billy Graham, and many other contenders for The Faith. People don't want to know the truth. How do I know? Because it has been proven over and over through out the existence of mankind, people don't want to hear the truth. They would rather live their lives as if they will continue on forever, unchallenged. All people want to here today are "kumbaya" messages and the prosperity gospel. Most people only want to talk about the love of God. Most like to skip, ignore, and disbelieve the numerous parts of the Bible that clearly talk about God's wrath and absolute hatred of sin and His coming Judgement. Why I am repeating a message that is hated and ignored and has been and is being repeated by many others? Because I am to follow God, and not man. God calls all His people to WAKE UP! and the commission is not over, Jesus commanded His true followers to go out into the world and tell THE WHOLE GOSPEL. The writing IS on the wall for America and the world. "MENE, MENE, TEKEL...MENE-God has numbered the days of the United States reign and will bring it to an end; TEKEL-The United States have been weighed on the scales and found wanting". Destruction is on the horizon. The age of grace is quickly coming to an end. I know the Bible is true. I just have to turn on the TV, read the newspapers to see the predictions of the Bible made over 3000 years ago have come and the rest are coming true before my very eyes.
What prompted this blog post was yesterday, I was reading the news stories, so many stories that prove we are in the 'birth pains' Jesus warned His people about in Matthew chapter 24, but a few stood out. The first story, According to the World Health Organization, 25% of pregnancies in the world end in abortion; that 56 million babies were killed by abortion between 2010-2014. 56 million innocent baby's blood is crying up to God! Bloodguiltiness is upon all the nations who shed innocent blood. This is just one indictment against the US and the world.
Another story was interesting about the poisoned river Ganges in India. According the reporter this river is one of the largest in the world, but it is now on the brink of extinction. It is polluted with human waste and toxic chemicals from man made machines. What really stood out to me was a portion of the article about how the Hindu's worship this river, a quote from the article,"Hindus revere the Ganges as a god, They believe she came down from heaven to Earth, and that bathing in her waters can wash away sins." The only thing that can wash away mankind's sin is the shed blood of Jesus Christ! I am not surprised that India is currently having the worst drought and heat wave than they ever have. The issue of pollution is happening all around the world, you can't breathe in China, you can't swim in Rio, unless you don't mind getting any number of diseases. In fact according to the World Health Organization pollution is every country around the world. The Bible tells us that when innocent blood is shed it pollutes the land, the whole world is guilty of killing all those babies, the whole earth is polluted.
Another story that caught my eye, was about the epidemic of opiate use related deaths in America. According to statistics, someone in America dies every 19 minutes from an opiod related drug over dose. Every 19 minutes someone loses their life to get high. The very chilling fact is this phenomenon is only in the United States. The United states is known to have not the largest population in the world but the US is the biggest abuser of all drugs and alcohol in the entire earth. There are millions of Americans who are not contributing to society but instead are addicted to either drugs, alcohol or both and the lifestyle that comes with being an addict in no way contributes to society other than keeping jails/prisons and hospitals overflowing. Why is that in America where we have every luxuries, more freedoms, more opportunities, but millions of people use drugs/alcohol to escape from what ever reality they believe they can't handle? Despite ALL the medical knowledge that is now available about how drugs work on the brain/body, millions still try and get addicted to mind altering drugs and alcohol. So knowledge obviously isn't really the answer to the problem.
My heart was very heavy after I read these articles, and as I thought about all the other sad and heart wrenching stories of murder, war, genocide, abuse, human trafficking, disease, pestilence, and killing of innocent blood, I said in my heart with tears, "How long oh Lord, Holy and True before you avenge the death of the babies and your saints on and all the vile abominations committed by those who dwell on the earth?" I said my prayers and went to bed. I woke up unexpectedly early the next morning, and a name came to my mind. I know it was from the Holy Spirit, the name was 'weeping prophet'. I sat up, thinking, the weeping prophet, who was that? I do study my Bible but for the life of me I could not remember which prophet was the weeping prophet, so I googled 'weeping prophet' and who popped up in the search was Jeremiah. I thought, "yes, now I remember." The google search had brought up verses in the middle of the book of Jeremiah, Chapter 31 verses 27-34, but I decided to start reading from chapter 1, I read through the first verses but my heart stopped when I got to verse 11 and started reading: "Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, "Jeremiah, what do you see?" And I said, "I see a branch of an almond tree."....And the Word of the Lord came to me the second time saying, "What do you see?" And I said, "I see a boiling pot, and it is facing away from the north." Then the Lord said to me:
"Out of the north calamity shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land. For behold, I am calling
all the families of the kingdoms of the the north,"Says the Lord;
"They shall come and each one set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, Against all the cities of Judah. I will utter My judgments against them concerning all their wickedness, because they have forsaken Me, burned incense to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands" 11-16
The pronouncements did not stop there. On through chapter 2, starting at verse 7,
"I brought you into a bountiful country, to eat its fruit and its goodness, But when you entered, you defiled My land and made My heritage an abomination. The priests did not say, 'Where is the Lord?' And those who handle the law did not know me; The rulers have transgressed against Me; The prophets prophesied by Baal, And walked after things that do not profit."
This is America! The nation started out by Christians trying to escape oppression and to have the right to worship God freely, but it did not take long for the evils of slavery and the murder of the Indians to stain the land with innocent blood. But goodness tried to over come the evils, but the evil seed was laid and now it has hatched. Our rulers have passed laws contrary to God's law:
1. They have legalized abortion- "..Do Not kill the innocent and righteous" Exodus 23:7
2. They have legalized same sex marriage and 'common law' relationships-" "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. IT IS AN ABOMINATION." Leviticus 18:22; "Therefore God also gave them up to their uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie...for this reason God gave them up to VILE passions, for even their women exchanged the natural use for what is AGAINST NATURE. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is SHAMEFUL." Romans 1:26-28
3. The preachers today prophesy and live falsely and God's laws and truth are no longer in the school systems, the entertainment industry, or the government-"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filling with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgement of God, that those who practice such things are DESERVING OF DEATH, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them." Romans 1:28-32
4. The pride of the flesh, the pride of life and lust of the eyes are the moral values of most Americans today.
God is getting ready to pull back His restrainer, and just like in Jeremiahs day, God once again is giving His people time/mercy to return to Him, by giving His warning message through people like me and the others with the same message REPENT!. God promises to heal its backsliding if this nation will repent, humble itself and return to God, but if not He comes quickly and NONE will stand or prevail against the True and ALL Powerful and ALL Mighty Wrath of God!
There is going to be a Day of Judgment, and God will judge everyone who has ever lived, His wrath is going to poured out on all the wicked and ungodly. The Good News is Believing in Jesus saves us from the righteous wrath of God. But that is not all, He gives us a new heart and mind NOW, and we receive some of His blessing from heaven NOW and are equipped to be able to live a life that is holy and acceptable to Him NOW.
1. Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is real, He lived and died and rose from the grave.
2. Believe that you are a sinner, repent-turn from your sins and realize and accept you need Jesus.
3. Confess that Jesus is your Lord and God
4. Find a local Bible preaching church that does obey the commandment for water baptism for the remission of your sins and to identify yourself with Christ.
This is just the first step to a lifelong journey of growing in truth and love with the God who created this earth and everything in it, including every human being that has ever lived.
Bible verses related to this post: Matthew 24; Deuteronomy 19:10; Numbers 35:33; Romans Chapter 1, Exodus;
resources: www.bbc.com/news; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_polluted_cities_in_the_world_by_particulate_matter_concentration
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Erica Harris is a God Gifted Christian Coach, Counselor, providing insights and truths from the Word of God, The Bible.