Are The Warnings Over for America - Storms Raging, Fires Brewing, Flooding Filling, Earthquakes Shaking and Much More
The wickedness of America has merited Gods warnings for a long time. The warnings come through those who preach and teach His whole word verse by verse, popular or unpopular. One such person is Franklin Graham.
“The most critical thing you can do is pray, pray, pray. The intercession of God’s people is crucial if we are to see a return to the Biblical faith of our fathers, the faith that has guided and sustained our country for so long.” –Franklin Graham
He went to all 50 states proclaiming the Gospel and asking us to pray for our nation so that we may repent and turn from our wicked ways. What wicked ways?
America slowly turned her back on God by:
- Taking prayer out of schools
- Taking the bible out of schools
- Creating a rule about church and state
- Churches watering down the Gospel
- Allowing sin to be seen as good
- Passing laws that go against God's word
- Killing babies
Unfortunately it doesn't stop there. Step by step what was once censored because it was seen as immoral and indecent in movies, music and t.v. shows no longer exists. We slander and mock God's name and His holiness. As a whole God has been ask to leave America. Is the Church any different? Are you a professing Christian but you walk, stand, and sit listening to the ungodly (Psalm 1). Have you mistaken long suffering, patience, mercy, and kindness from God as weakness?
On August 21, 2017 a solar eclipse went across America which has not happened in 99 years. Many pastors warned that possible judgment would come after this solar eclipse.
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Anne Graham, among others, warned about judgment coming to America after the solar eclipse. What did she say concerning this:
The sun will be turned to darkness…before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Joel 2:31
A few years ago I was teaching through the book of Joel when the ancient words of his prophecy came up off the page. I knew with hair-raising certainty that God’s severe judgment was coming on America! I have taught Joel several times since. Each time has served to confirm with deep conviction that God is warning America of impending disaster and destruction.... read more
The most significant eclipse happened when Jesus was paying the price for the sins of mankind.
Luke 23:44 NAB It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon 45 because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. 46 Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last.
God is long suffering and wishes for no one to perish, that is His wish!
Psalm 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
This does not mean God will allow people or a nation to continue to turn from Him with no response from Him. The sins of America are great and by God's word judgment comes. We have dug our own pit!
Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
What does this look like, well the first week after the solar eclipse this occurred and many events are on going (take note that in over 10 years all hurricanes were a category of 3 and below).
- U.S. Has Gone a Record 142 Months Without a Major Hurricane Strike
- Harvey May Become First U.S. Category 3 Hurricane Landfall in Almost 12 Years; Hurricane Warnings for the Texas Coast
- Extremely dangerous Category 5 Hurricane "Irma" closing in on Leeward Islands
- Hurricane Irma is so strong it's registering on devices designed to detect earthquakes
- Intense earthquake swarm shaking Southeast Idaho
- Texas has never seen an event like this, could be the worst flooding disaster in US history
- Lolo Peak fire grows to 32 328 acres, burns two homes, kills one - Montana
Right now the North West is completely on fire, Yellowstone is having earthquakes and currently we have another hurricane, Irma, making its way to Florida as a Category 5 and possibly a new record for a category 6. These are but a few of the things occurring. God will escalate events.
What Does Judgment Mean
In Genesis 1-2 God created the universe, all on planet Earth, and people. In Genesis 1:31, God looked at all He had made and declared it was very good. The world was godly good. It was peaceful, calm, orderly, and produced godly fruit.
In Genesis 2:5-7 we learn there was no rain at this time. The ground was watered by a mist. Why was there no rain, "the Lord God had not caused it to rain yet". This is our first glimpse that God controls the weather and all events on the earth. Genesis 3 the calmness, peacefulness, and order was lost. Rebellion against God brought sin, unholiness, into all people and chaos began.
The curses that God pronounced that day are still in effect today.
Job 37:1-13 and Psalm 148:6-8 tell us God controls the weather and verse 13 of Job says, He guides to accomplish His commands upon them.
What are His commands:
- Water the earth
- Show His love
The storms of judgment are also the storms of love to a perverse and stubborn people. The question is not is God talking but are you going to listen. God will not tolerate the dividing of Israel, taking of Jerusalem, nations steeped in immorality, killing the innocent, worshipping false gods, teaching children good is evil and evil is good, and it goes on.
Is God surprised
Acts 17:24 ESV The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place,
No, God is Sovereign over all including nations.
Having determined means- "it means here, that God hath marked out, or designated in His purpose, their future abodes".
Times before appointed- "means that God had, in his plan, fixed the times when each country should be settled; the time of the location, the rise, the properity, and the fall of each nation". (Barnes Note on the New Testament, StudyLight.org)
God is the Sovereign of all things. He has a plan and no one is able to stop His plan (Job 42:2). God commands all things including this cursed world we live in and on.
America plays no important role in scripture. She doesn't save the day and has no hero status. God is speaking to America and the world through all the events that are happening. He is warning judgment is coming and not just any judgment but the great and terrible day of the Lord (Joel 2:30-32)
Why is God sending so many warnings
His punishment is hard but accomplishes much in those who hearts are seeking the Truth. Mixed in His judgment is His great love and rich mercy because He wishes for none to perish.
2 Peter 3:9 ESV The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you,not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
God wishes but not everyone will accept they are sinful and unacceptable to God except through faith in Jesus Christ which can not be earned but is a free gift by God's grace (Ephesians 2:8-9)
What does God want
Ezekiel 33:10 ESV “And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, Thus have you said: ‘Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we rot away because of them. How then can we live?’ 11 Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?
This invitation is not just for Israel but for..
Matthew 11:28 ESV Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Jesus is asking you to come.