Taking America’s Temperature: Gay Activists Visiting White House Take Photos Flipping Off Reagan Portrait

If your child is looking ill, you most likely reach for the thermometer to qualify just how sick he or she is. If the temperature is only slightly elevated, then a little rest might suffice. However, if it is too high then a rush to the emergency room is needed.  A recent article on the Blaze is essentially giving us the temperature of America – and America is very ill. It is reported that “an attaché of important gay people from Philadelphia made a trip to Washington D.C. as invited guests of President Barack

Shameful Actions by Gay Activists in the White House

Shameful Actions by Gay Activists in the White House

Obama for the White House’s first-ever gay pride reception….some of them took advantage of photo opportunities to give the late President Ronald Reagan the middle finger.” I would argue that America’s temperature is not just slightly elevated, but is well over 105 degrees thereby deeming our temp in the critical-life threatening category.

A nation and even politicians will always have detractors, so I am not concerned that some people may not like certain presidents. However, I am very concerned that a gay activist party was actually held in the White House. That means that our highest leader, has completely sanctioned and endorsed such blatant sin.  I can only wonder how much more God will put up with such rebellion.

I am teaching through the book of Ezekiel  and quite frankly, the parallels between Judah and the US are scary. God lays all of Judah’s sins on the line for all to see. Idolatry, sexual perversion (including bestiality c.f. Ezek 23:20)  and abortion were rampant. Do we not also see such things happening right here in America, where we have enjoyed tremendous blessings? “For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.” (Ps 135:4 NKJV) If God was willing to chastise the people that he loved and had elected to be a special treasure above all the nations of the earth, what will He do to America, a nation that He has not specifically chosen? Here is what He says concerning his elect, Israel, His chosen people:

And He said to me, “Have you seen [this,] O son of man? Is it a trivial thing to the house of Judah to commit the abominations which they commit here? For they have filled the land with violence; then they have returned to provoke Me to anger. Indeed they put the branch to their nose. “Therefore I also will act in fury. My eye will not spare nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.” (Ezek 8:17-18 NKJV)

 


I encourage you to read the book of Ezekiel for you will not see a vindictive, wrathful God who can hardly wait to zap people that get out of line. Rather, you will see God’s heart on His sleeve. The people that He had chosen to be a special treasure to Himself, a prized possession, a lover, a friend, had turned their backs on the very one who had brought them to the land and had filled it with blessings. “He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them; and He brought you out of Egypt with His Presence, with His mighty power,” (Deut 4:37 NKJV) They were cheating on the one that loved them more than any other. God states “I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols…”  (Ezek 6:9 NKJV) God had done so much for them, like a lover who had crossed high mountains and fought savage beasts to be with the one he loves only to find that after the honeymoon, his cherished wife is enamored with another and no matter how many times he has tried to reconcile the cheating, she continues and even worsens. Yet, because she has a multitude of lovers, many children are borne to her and as a result, she kills them because they are inconvenient. This is what happened in the days of Judah – and it wasn’t just one group of people on the fringe, but from the highest leaders down to the average inhabitant, all had acted wickedly. “because of all the evil of the children of Israel and the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me to anger–they, their kings, their princes, their priests, their prophets, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And they have turned to Me the back, and not the face; though I taught them, rising up early and teaching [them,] yet they have not listened to receive instruction. (Jer 32:32-33 NKJV)

As if their adultery and idolatry were not enough, they even murdered their children: “they built the high places of Baal which [are] in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through [the fire] to Molech, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.’ (Jer 32:35 NKJV)

God took the murder of these children very personally by pointing out that the children were in fact His children. “Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. [Were] your [acts] of harlotry a small matter, that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through [the fire?]” (Ezek 16:21 NKJV)

We would like to imagine that American is more civilized than Judah because we don’t have shrines on every high hill nor do we sacrifice our children to Molech by burning them. Yet, all of these things and more happen right here in America and have been occurring for decades. I suspect that the time of America’s fall is near. America is the leading exporter of pornography. America is murdering approximately 800,000  to upwards of 1.2 million babies per year. Think about that – the ancient Judeans would have blushed to consider such a staggering number! That would have likely exceeded the total population of the entire country! America has murdered over 50 million babies since 1973. We are many times over more wicked than the nation of Judah. If God did not spare His elect, what will he do to us?

Will the end of America come like Sodom and Gomorrah? San Francisco has legalized public nudity and the city is one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world.Public Nudity in San Francisco

Provoking God with Public Nudity in San Francisco?

“The expressions on their faces give them away. They parade their sin around like Sodom; they don’t even try to hide it. How horrible it will be for them, because they have brought disaster on themselves!” (Isa 3:9 ISV)

The writing is on the wall for all to see: America is filled with idolatry, sexual perversion, murder of the unborn and open and blatant homosexuality endorsed by the highest leader of the land. Just like Judah, the message is clear: “Then it was so, after all your wickedness–‘Woe, woe to you!’ says the Lord GOD– “[that] you also built for yourself a shrine, and made a high place for yourself in every street. “You built your high places at the head of every road, and made your beauty to be abhorred. You offered yourself to everyone who passed by, and multiplied your acts of harlotry. (Ezek 16:23-25 NKJV).

America has a fatally-serious temperature. In fact, I believe that America will not recover from this yet there is hope for the individual. I believe the corruption has spread to every fiber of our society so much so that we are rarely shocked by what is happening. We do not see evil for what it is any more. Our response, ought to be to tell people the bad news and the good news. The bad news is that our society is evil through and through and that personal repentance is necessary. The good news is that God will forgive all who call upon him in truth. America will not, in my opinion, recover from this illness, but each person can still be made whole by coming to the Creator and asking for forgiveness.

Tell them, “As certainly as I’m alive and living,” declares the Lord God, “I receive no pleasure in the death of the wicked. Instead, my pleasure is that the wicked repent from their behavior and live. Turn back! Turn back, all of you, from your wicked behavior!”? (Ezek 33:11 ISV)

End Times Overview (Perplexity of the Nations)

 

 

Click here to download: Perplexity of the Nations PDF 2010

“For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.(Mark 13:8 NASB)

Phases of Labor

Key Events Ramping Up
to the Tribulation
(not complete list)

Rapid advancement toward the creation of a world currency (anticipating the mark of the beast)

Attempts to Divide Jerusalem (Zech 12:3, Daniel 9:27)

Greater frequency and intensity of natural disasters (like birth pangs Mark 13:8 )

World Currency
(and demise of US $)

Rep. Kanjorski Admitted The World Economy Was 20 Hours From Collapse On CSPAN     (Feb 16, 2009)

China Paper Urges New Currency Order After “Financial Tsunami”
Reuters Sep 17, 2008 www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSPEK4365020080917

The Chinese yuan is preparing to overtake the US dollar UK Telegraph 14 May 2009http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/5325805/Chinas-yuan-set-to-usurp-US-dollar-as-worlds-reserve-currency.html

China Buys $50 Billion SDRs of IMF    Wall St Journal Sept 3, 2009 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125194047261781873.html

UN wants new global currency to replace dollar

“The dollar should be replaced with a global currency, the United Nations…”     UK Telegraph Sept 7, 2009

“Scrap dollar as sole reserve currency: U.N. report” (Reuters) – June 29, 2010

Medvedev sees single currency dream in G8 coin gift

Attempts to
Divide Jerusalem
(and destroy Israel)

A Warning to Not
Divide Jerusalem

“And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. (Zechariah 12:3)

March 19 – Quartet Against Jerusalem

Quartet (US, UN, EU and Russia) meets in Moscow and calls on Israel to stop construction in East Jerusalem, freeze settlement construction and begin proximity talks with the Palestinians.

Bill Koenig http://www.watch.org/showart.php3?idx=129114&rtn=/index.html&showsubj=1&mcat=1

April 19-20 – Israel’s
Independence Day

Martin Indyk: “Netanyahu must choose: Obama or his right-wing Likud Party.” April 19-20, 2010

May 31 Turkey Flotilla

Greater frequency and intensity of
Natural Disasters

…Merely the Beginning
of Birth Pangs

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (Luke 21:25-26)

“The number of events have gone up very, very dramatically,”

Trends in natural disasters. (2005). In UNEP/GRID-Arendal Maps and Graphics Library. Retrieved 03:35, September 16, 2010 fromhttp://maps.grida.no/go/graphic/trends-in-natural-disasters.

Global Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters of
2010
January – Rio de Janeiro Mudslide
& Haiti’s 7.0 earthquake

February 27 – Chile’s 8.8 earthquake

March 20 – Iceland’s volcano erupted for first time in 200 years.

April 4, Qinghai, China 6.9 magnitude quake

April 20 – Gulf of Mexico oil spill

April 22-24, Southeastern U.S.

Tornadoes cut through the Southern United States over a few days, causing massive destruction in parts of Mississippi and Alabama. 10+ deaths. AP

May 10, U.S. southern Plains

Several tornadoes tore through the southern Plains, killing five people and injuring dozens. Storms moved through parts of Oklahoma and Kansas, dumping hail as big as softballs, leveling houses, flipping cars, and downing hundreds of power lines. AP

May 2010, Central Europe

Half a dozen countries – The Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Serbia – have been devasted by the worst flooding in decades. AP

May 28, Cotalo, Ecuador

Ecuadorean villagers fled their homes after the Andean nation’s “Throat of Fire” volcano erupted, AP

May 31 Guatemala Sinkhole

Sink hole 60 feet wide

200 feet deep

June 12, Langley, Ark

At least 18 people were killed …after the Little Missouri River engorged more than 20 feet in a matter of hours AP

June 14, Oklahoma City

thunderstorms dumped as much as 10 inches of rain […] killing at least one. AP

June 22, northern Brazil

– Torrential floods ripped through cities in northeastern Brazil, killing at least 50 people. AP

July 28 – August, Pakistan

By August the continued flooding had affected 20 million people and about one-fifth of Pakistan’s territory, AP

July 31-August  Russian Fires

Mozambique Food Riots

Protests over rising food prices that have left thirteen people dead enter the second day in capital Maputo

Sept. 4, New Zealand – powerful 7.1- tremor magnitude

estimated $2.9 billion in damage. David Alexander, Associated Press

Sept 8th Indonesian volcano erupts again; strongest yet

San Bruno, Calif., Sept 9, 2010

Are We Seeing Fulfillments of the
“Times and Seasons”??

Massive Solar Flare (CME) 2012-2014(?)

NASA Finds A Giant Breach in Earth’s Magnetic Field (2012-2014)

4 Total Lunar Eclipses 2014-2015 (per Mark Biltz)

Impending collapse of $ (before 2015?)

All Seeing Eye on back of $ to arrive 2012-2016 (Per Tom Horn)

Fig Tree (Matt 24:32-34) 1948 + 70/80 yrs = 2018/2028??

Our Hope

“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:28)

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Has God Said to Not Pray for America?

We are told in in I Thessalonians to “pray without ceasing” yet there are times when we are to cease from praying for certain people under certain circumstances. Three times in the book of Jeremiah God told Jeremiah to not pray for the people:

  • Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me; for I will not hear you. (Jeremiah 7:16)
  • So do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry out to Me because of their trouble. (Jeremiah 11:14)
  • Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for this people, for their good. (Jeremiah 14:11)

We might think that this was awfully cruel on God’s part – after all, what if they had wanted to repent? However, when we consider what they were doing then things come into focus:

Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? (Jeremiah 7:17)
The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven. And they pour out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke me to anger. (Jeremiah 7:18)

Ancient Abortion - Burning Image of Molech with baby

Lest we think that God destroyed them for merely making some cakes…and because the God of Israel is some kind of I-am-insecure-in-my-godhood kind of God consider the atrocities that they were doing in relation to this queen of heaven and the other gods that they were worshiping:

 

And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into my mind. (Jeremiah 7:31)

Because the people have forsaken me and have profaned this place by making offerings in it to other gods whom neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah have known; and because they have filled this place with the blood of innocents, and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind- (Jeremiah 19:4, 5)

God was patient with Judah giving them time to repent of their actions. He sent them prophets telling them to change their ways. Though there were brief moments of repentance, the nation continued in its rebellion and thirst for blood.

So, if that is what God did with His own people Israel, whom He had chosen to be the recipients of the Oracles of God, then what should we expect here in America where we have aborted millions and millions of babies? Do we really think that God is just going to pass us by? The question I wrestle with is how should I pray for America? When I see all of the disasters happening how should I pray? Can I really pray for mercy when we kill our own young in the womb! In the ancient world unwanted babies were given to false gods to be burned, something, we tell ourselves that we would never do. And yet, are we not

Baby at eight weeks

committing an even worse atrocity? We have gone far beyond what the ancients were doing …we have mastered the practice by making it respectable, and “about choice” – it has become convenient. Still, there is a precious life in the womb made in God’s image. We don’t burn the baby outside of the womb in the burning hot arms of Molech while the drums are beating but in the tranquility of a nice sterile operating room with a nurse telling the woman that it is OK because it is her body and she has the right to choose – all the while the baby

Baby Aborted in Second Trimester

inside her is being either sucked apart, pulled apart of burned with a saline solution! God cares about the preborn and to date there have been over 50 million according to Answers.com! “Abortion statistics are never specific, as the procedure is protected under the right to privacy laws. However, it has been estimated that 3,000 are done daily. If you multiply that by the number of years that aborion has been legal, you get a large number. If you’re curious, I guess you could multiply 3,000 x (years abortions has been legal) x 365 (to show the daysin those years) + 3,000 x a few days (for Leap Days).  If you’re not satisfied with this answer (I’m not), check this out. The Alan Gutmacher Institute, a leading proponent of abortion on demand, claims that there have been more than 50 million abortions in the U.S. since Roe Vs. Wade.”

So, the question remains: what is God going to do about America? Is our former righteousness sufficient? I think not. Even Israel and Judah’s elect status was not enough to save them from judgment. I believe that America will be judged in the very near future and it has perhaps already begun. People may still repent and be saved but I believe that the age of God’s blessing in America is at an end. If we look back to the days of Jeremiah, we might say that the Babylonians have already begun marching and will be here soon. Now is the time to get right with your Creator.