Not being all that dumb, I know that not everything I say about the times we live in is popular. I referred to some likely reactions in my last post, but here is a question I’d like you to answer for yourself. What if the things that I, as well as some others have been openly warning about, really are true? Before you mouse your way to another site, or even if you continue reading through this post, take a minute to think about the question, and then answer it for yourself. It may be the very thing that determines the rest of your eternity. This is not an exaggeration, nor is its importance being overblown.
Here are some of the things that I’ve said lately. I have said that we are not only the terminal generation, but we are facing the culmination of man’s failed experiment at ruling the earth. I have said that the birth pangs that Jesus spoke of in the last days have now led to the breaking of the water. There is a “birth” about to happen. At this point, we have such a convergence of events unfolding, that the world cannot help but be permanently changed. Things that are happening aren’t normal, and the changes are not taking years now, but rather months. Among the controversial things I’ve said is that America is in deep trouble. This “trouble” is in many areas, specifically politically, socially, economically, philosophically, culturally, and spiritually—which in my opinion is the core of it all.
America has broken covenant with God, and it did so decades ago. God has sent many of His committed voices to sound the alarm. It often requires a person making a fool of themselves, but the message is pretty simple. Bow the knee before the one and only Almighty, and beg for forgiveness for our breaking covenant with Him. The word “repent” is not popular or cool today, but it is repentance that is required. The word “sin” is also not popular, and is even avoided in church. Yet, America has sinned greatly. America is not salvageable anymore, and I have a sobering post coming up within days to speak directly to this, but people still have a sliver of time to make the right decision. That sliver of time could end tonight though, so don’t waste time taking care of business!
I’m going to type out a prophetic statement made clear back in 1986. It was given by a man that pastors a church in Jerusalem, and is one of the small group of “prophets” that I believe is the real deal in today’s western world. Judge the words for yourself, and I would love to hear your comments. His name is Lance Lambert and here is what he said:
“It will not be long before there will come upon the world a time of unparalleled upheaval and turmoil. Do not fear for it is I the Lord who am shaking all things. I began this shaking with the first world war and I greatly increased it through the second world war. Since 1973 I have given it an even greater impetus. In the last stage, I plan to complete it with the shaking of the universe itself, with signs in sun and moon and stars. But before that point is reached, I will judge the nations and the time is near. It will not only be by war and civil war, by anarchy and terrorism, and by monetary collapses that I will judge the nations, but also by natural disasters: by earthquakes, by shortages and famines and by old and new plague diseases. I will also judge them by giving them over to their own ways, the lawlessness, to loveless selfishness, to delusion and to believing a lie; to false religion and an apostate church, even to a Christianity without me.
Do not fear when these things begin to happen, for I disclose these things to you before they commence in order that you might be prepared, and that in the day of trouble and of evil you may stand firm and overcome. For I purpose that you may become the means of encouraging and strengthening many who love me but who are weak. I desire that through you many may become strong in me, and that multitudes of others might find my salvation through you.
And hear this: Do not fear the power of the Kremlin, nor the power of the Islamic Revolution, for I plan to break both of them through Israel. I will bring down their pride and their arrogance, and shatter them because they have blasphemed my name. In that day I will avenge the blood of all the martyrs and of the innocent ones whom they have slaughtered. I will surely do this thing for they have thought that there was no one to judge them. But I have seen their ways and I have heard the cries of the oppressed and of the persecuted and I will break their power and make an end of them.
Be ye therefore prepared for when all this comes to pass, to you will be given the great opportunity to preach the Gospel freely to all nations. In the midst of all the turmoil and shaking, and at the heart of everything, is My Church. She is joined to Me in one Spirit and I have destined Her for the throne. You who are My beloved, whom I have redeemed and anointed – you are Mine! I will equip and empower you and you will rise up and do great things in My Name, even in the midst of darkness and evil. For I will reveal My power, and My grace and glory through you. Do not hold back nor question My ways with you, for in all My dealings with you I have always in mind that you should be part of My Bride and reign with Me. Do not forget that this requires discipline and training. So yield to Me that I might do a work in you in the time which is left, for I plan even during all this shaking, the Bride will make Herself ready.
For in the midst of these judgments multitudes upon multitudes will be saved from the nations. You will hardly know how to bring the harvest in, but my Spirit will equip you for the task. And to Israel, will I also turn in that day, and I will melt the hardening which has befallen her. I will turn their blindness into clear sight, and tear away the veil on their heart. Then shall they be redeemed with heart bursting joy, and it will become a fountain of new and resurrection life to the whole company of the redeemed.
Do not fear for these days, for I have purposed that you shall stand with Me and serve Me in them. Fear not, for I love you and I will protect you and equip you. I the Lord, will anoint you with a new anointing and you will work My works and fulfill My counsel. You shall stand before me, the Lord of the whole earth and serve Me with understanding and with power and you shall reign with Me during these days. Above all, I call you to be intercessors.” (delivered by Lance Lambert in Jerusalem 1986).
I have read this prophetic statement several times now and it unfolds a little more each time I do. When one looks at the detail given in the statements, it is pretty easy to see that we are quite a ways into its fulfillment.
I would now like to share a prophetic statement made by the late David Wilkerson, who was just tragically killed a few days ago in a car accident. This was an urgent letter that he felt he needed to get sent out on March 7, 2009. What he speaks of here is now very close to being fulfilled. Here is what he said:
“I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world.
AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE – EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US.
For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.
There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting—including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression. We are under God’s wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (verse 3)
God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.
The prophet Jeremiah pleaded with wicked Israel, ‘God is fashioning a calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh, turn back each of you from your evil way, and reform your ways and deeds. But they will say, It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.’ (Jeremiah 18:11-12).
In Psalms 11:6, David warns, “Upon the wicked he will rain snares (coals of fire)…fire…burning wind…will be the portion of their cup.” Why? David answered, Because the Lord is righteous” (vs. 7). This is a righteous judgment—just as in the judgments of Sodom and in Noah’s generation.
WHAT SHALL THE RIGHTEOUS DO? WHAT ABOUT GOD’S PEOPLE?
First, I give you a practical word I received for my own direction. If possible lay in store a thirty-day supply of non-perishable food, toiletries and other essentials. In major cities, grocery stores are emptied in an hour at the sign of an impending disaster.
As for our spiritual reaction, we have but two options. This is outlined in Psalm 11. We “flee like a bird to a mountain.” Or, as David says, “He fixed his eyes on the Lord on His throne in Heaven—his eyes beholding, his eyelids testing the sons of men” (verse 4). “In the Lord I take refuge” (vs. 1).
I will say to my soul: No need to run…no need to hide. This is God’s righteous work. I will behold our Lord on His throne, with His eye of tender, loving kindness watching over every step I take—trusting that He will deliver His people even through floods, fires, calamities, tests, trials of all kinds.
Note: I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is not far off. I have unburdened my soul to you. Do with the message as you choose. (David Wilkerson)
This is something that is very hard to do for those that really do hear from God. There are “prophets” all over the place, and it carries a prideful distinction to a phony. There are many churches that teach that there is no such thing as a prophet in our day, but that is not true. The Bible handily disproves this. Yet, religious pride is as prominent today as with the Scribes and Pharisees in Jesus day. Those that make the claim to be a “prophet” and even “apostle” are a dime a dozen, and most of them pay little or no price if they fail in what they are saying. In David Wilkerson’s case, it really matters. He has multiplied millions that are benefited by his organization’s extensive missions projects. He also has orphanages, massive food distribution projects all over the world, and of course his internationally known “Teen Challenge” program. He also is responsible for homes that are provided for unwed mothers, as well as other needs, and other projects. The list goes on and on. I know what this man has said is true. I have sometimes questioned some of the harshness in his earlier deliveries, but refuse to “touch God’s anointed”. I myself have felt the same urgency and have become increasingly vocal about it. This urgency became much stronger in my soul since 2008. Just because this huge event has not happened yet does not mean it was a false warning. From what I have been hearing from the Spirit of God, an unleashing of events has been escalating. We have been used to dealing with one event at a time, but we are now entering a time when there will be multiples of catastrophic events. Our nation will not be able to handle everything coming against it. God has physically backed off from His protection and shielding of this once, but no longer Godly nation.
Now I’d like to type out another prophetic statement made by Lance Lambert. This statement was delivered April 18, 2010. You might notice that this is two days before the Deepwater Horizon explosion. It was also just before the US took an unprecedented stance against the State of Israel at the UN. Is it “chance” that the events following this prophetic statement happened so quickly after the US purposely shoved Israel out into deep water but kept her life preserver in hand? Lance is located in Jerusalem. This is what God spoke to him on that date:
“Do not fear, neither be dismayed for that which is coming upon the face of the earth, for I am with you, says the Lord. Nevertheless I have a serious controversy with the nations. They are seeking to divide My Land, says the Lord, the very land that I covenanted to give to Abraham and to his seed after him through Isaac and Jacob, as an everlasting inheritance. This I will not allow without devastating judgment upon those nations who pursue this plan. I have arisen with intense and furious anger and will not back down until I have destroyed their well being. I will cause their economies to fail, and their financial systems to break down, and even their climate to fail them! I will turn them upside down and inside out and they will not know what has hit them, whether they be superpowers or not. For I am the only One, the Almighty God and besides me there is none to compare.
Do they believe that in their arrogance they can contradict and nullify covenants that I the Almighty have made? Do they believe that they can change what has gone forth from My mouth with impunity? It is My Word and My decree that has gone forth concerning the seed of Abraham. It will not be changed by men. I and I alone am Almighty. Do not fear!
For this reason a new and far more serious phase of judgment is commencing. Do not fear, it is I who is shaking all things. Remember that in Me you have peace but in the world tribulation. Trust Me! I am shaking all things so that which cannot be shaken may remain. When all your circumstances become abnormal, discover in Me your peace, your rest and your fulfillment.
In this phase the old and powerful nations will become as if they are third world super powers. They will no longer be super powers but countries such as India and China who will arise to take their place. A great company of the redeemed will come out of these countries. In all this change, do not fear.
I know your weakness and your tendency to fear, but do not be dismayed at these things. In the midst of all the shaking, this turmoil and strife, there are two peoples that lie at its heart, the true and Living Church and Israel. I will use these matters, these events, to purify one and to save the other! Do not fear. Above the storms, the shaking, and the conflict, I am the Everlasting and Almighty One. In Me you cannot be shaken; you can only lose what is not worth holding. “ (Lance Lambert, Jerusalem, April 18, 2010)
I’ll have to admit, reading this gives me the “willies”! I can see how these things are quickly coming about, particularly since the time of this prophetic statement. God was and is intricately involved with what Lance said, and God is now doing. The US is getting hit with one thing after another. The judgments don’t seem to take a break, nor will they! All politics aside, this administration has taken the coldest stance against our closest and most loyal ally Israel, of any since Israel became a nation in 1948. The consequences are becoming beyond serious.
There are several events coming up real soon, in fact within the month, which will put Israel into a very, very difficult position. Israel’s one former true ally America, is backing way off from its past friendship and backing. What is even worse is the undercutting that is going on behind the scenes. The dirty pool being used to try and corner Israel into capitulating to the will of America, THE superpower, is appalling. The general population doesn’t hear of these things though. For the most part, the media is owned and controlled by those that are implementing the New World Order. That’s not a conspiracy. The long and short of it, concerning Israel is this: America’s policies are sabotaging Israel’s ability to defend itself against a deadly array of enemies that she is surrounded by. They are facing a five-front war. God sees it all and is not going to ignore the trap that is being set for the “apple of His eye”. BEWARE AMERICA! The consequences are already on their way.
One of the things that the US had relentlessly been pressuring Israel about was to give up their sovereignty in Gaza and turn it over to the Palestinians, “lock, stock, and barrel”. This is what Ariel Sharon then did. Do you remember when Israel, in order to try and prove its peaceful intentions gave Gaza totally into the hands of the Palestinians? The Israeli army forcefully removed about 8,000 Israeli citizens from their homes and land, giving the entire infrastructure to the Palestinians—which then proceeded to trash everything, schools and all.
What is really an eye-opener when one examines the statistics, is the fact that the percentage of homes lost to Katrina in relation to the population of the US is nearly the same as the homes evacuated in Gaza, in relation to the total population of Israel. The 8,000 Israeli citizens affected were forcibly evicted by the army by command of Ariel Sharon, the prime minister of Israel at the time. These people had to leave everything, their homes, land, schools, established businesses, and all inventory not easily and quickly transported. Everything was handed over the Palestinians under intense pressure from the US. Coincidentally, the infrastructure left in tact by the Israeli’s was then trashed, rather than made use of! You say it is purely coincidence that these comparative statistics matched? Not so! Not when God is the bookkeeper! Incidentally, Ariel Sharon soon after had a massive stroke that left him in a deep coma which he has never come out of. Also coincidence? Hmmm…
America is in trouble because of its decision to break covenant with the God of our fathers who blessed this nation and made it the greatest nation this world has ever seen. God’s blessings and protection were because of the covenant America made to honor Him for Who He really is, the ONE and Only Almighty God. God blessed on purpose, and now He has purposely backed off from His protection and blessing due to the nation’s decision to go it on its own—pushing God out of our government, military, schools, culture, and belief system, and spiritual conscience.
As a result, our nation has fallen for a strong delusion, which has affected our ability to put people into position of authority and power over us that will benefit the citizenry. Its economical policies are leading to physical suicide. The military decisions being made are leaving us in a place where we will not be able to stem the tide of attacks from outside of our shores, as our own foundation has also rotted.
The worst of it all is that more and more churches are following the spirit of this age. What is being taught is not representative of the God of the Bible and the principles He intended for us to rule our lives by. Do make sure that you yourself are in line with the God who created you. You were created for a purpose, and only God can help you to fulfill that destiny. Find a quiet, private spot to connect with this loving God that was willing to pay the ultimate price for our eternity.
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A Really “Great” Post, Jake. Bravo
Spoken directly & honestly with bold anticipation. — I look forward to your coming ‘sobering’ post on America.