Will We Survive All The Bullets?
I believe the United States is in grave danger of becoming a third world nation or no nation at all. The U.S. was once mighty, proud, and strong, but today, I sadly report she is only one of the three - proud.
The fictional King Kong was mighty, strong, and proud and although I used an illustration of this giant primate before I want to do so again.
King Kong on top of the Empire State Building
The mighty King Kong who ruled the jungle on Skull Island was subdued by the jungles of New York City, and plummeted 102 stories to his death.
I was probably nine or ten years old when I sat in front of an 18” black and white Admiral Television set, on a Saturday afternoon, and watched the original 1933 movie, which was already a classic.
To truncate a movie review, I want to go to the scene near the end of the movie. Kong had been captured from Skull Island somewhere in the Indian Ocean. He was out of his element, his natural habitat. Although he had a pseudo type of freedom by his escape from his captors and climb up the top of the Empire State Building, his mind was still held captive by the beautiful movie star Ann. Apparently In an attempt to save Ann the massive Kong had climbed 102 stories to the top of the largest building in the United States at that time.
When Kong was on the Empire State Building planes began to encircle him, firing bullets; he took one to the neck. I remember he put his hand on his neck and looked at the blood on his hand; he looked at the biplanes and again at his own blood. He seemed not only hurt but confused. He looked around, he looked at the planes, and then at the scenes below. He took a few more bullets to the neck area and made a couple of desperate swipes at the biplanes before plunging to his death. Although he did manage to get one biplane he couldn't take any more bullets, there were just too many and he fell 102 stories to his death.
I distinctly remember fighting back tears as this giant ape, once a king, fell through the air and lay dead on the sidewalks of New York. He was in the wrong place – the Empire State Building - a pseudo Skull Island. He had focused on the wrong thing – the beautiful actress named Ann, but above all there were too many planes firing too many bullets. The classic line from the movie - “It wasn’t the planes that killed him, it was beauty that killed the beast” was not only a memorable line, but can be applicable to the United States today. Many parallels can be drawn between King Kong and the United States for just as Kong focused on the wrong things so has the United States and just as Kong had too many planes firing bullets at him to deal with, so does the United States. The question is: Will we survive all the bullets?
We have bullets in form of increasing gasoline, utility prices, and an ever threat of a major computer crash.
Then there is the ongoing threat of terrorism. Despite the many articles written on Islam, many still regard it as a benign and peaceful religion. The radical Muslim has been imbued over many years with incessant pernicious propaganda giving birth to blind obsequiousness resulting in an insatiable lust for violence, murder, and mayhem. Their ferocious behavior will continue to be unleashed especially on Jews and Christians, but also on anyone who will not convert to Islam, regardless of age or gender. They hate the West. When President Bush declared war on Iraq, he unknowingly declared war upon all of Islam. In the politically correct United States we are in such constant fear of offending someone that we have become blind to the very enemies that surround us.
Diseases will increase; both new ones and the old ones that we thought once eradicated
Severe climate change caused by both man and our own sun will continue to worsen. Our oceans are polluted as well as much of our fresh water supply. Our land has been poisoned by continuous use of insecticides and pesticides. There are an estimated 150 million used computers in back of offices, and garages just waiting to be dumped; many will end up in our landfills. Millions are already there, plus millions of old cell phones. Our technology may help destroy us because we don’t have the technology to fix the problem.
We will experience food shortages. The honey bees are dying at an alarming rate. Much of our food supply is laced with poisons, fecal matter and now being radiated and genetically engineered.
Our educational system is academically challenged and morally corrupt. Alternate life styles are condoned, drugs and alcohol are rampant, and heinous violence as demonstrated on a Monday morning April 16th in Virginia, are increasing at a staggering rate. Since February 2, 1996 there have been 41 school shootings in the United States, resulting in 109 murders and 150 being injured. If you include places like Germany, Scotland, Russia, etc. then one can only weep even more.
Our Welfare system is breaking apart and Social Security is broke and basically defunct.
Our troops are spread far too thin. Now Congress wants to take more monies from an already weakened military.
Our borders are a joke. We have the welcome mat laid out with an endless recording saying: “Ya’ll come”. If illegal aliens are not enough to drain our welfare, medical, and educational systems dry, there are terrorists crossing our borders. While they may not drain anything – they may just behead and blow us up.
We have political leaders who in my opinion are mentally ill, taking medication to appear somewhat normal and who have but one agenda and that is to destroy America. For a number of reasons the United States is hated by many nations; some of the reasons are justified and others not. In part by our own deeds we have earned such a reputation. Throughout history God has used the very enemies of Israel to bring them down so they would repent. Would He deal any differently with those who claim to confess His name?
Then you have the debauchery that seems to be ubiquitous. Our society has mutated over the past eighty years from a scrofulous society (morally tainted) to almost a reprobate society (wicked throughout and basically damned).
We have painted ourselves in a corner or should I say slithered up a high rise with the blood of innocent babies and the unwanted. We have traded truth for a lie even in our pulpits and now believe it’s what’s right for the individual, no matter the sexual life style. What about what is right period? I am convinced that there is no political leader that can lead us out of the mire we are drowning in, although the anti-messiah is waiting in the wings and will deceive many.
What makes our sins even more heinous than they are is that we are proud of them! Pride is the root sin of many other sins.
The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. Isaiah 2:11
America is surfeited with an abundance of things. Lucifer’s original sin was pride. He had power, intelligence, position, ability, and leadership, and these so-called attributes can be our downfall, if we are not controlled by the Holy Spirit of God.
Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars thence will I bring you down saith the LORD. Obadiah 4
God is going to bring us to our knees; He’s going to bring us down and He will use our very enemies to do it if necessary.
The Lord has allowed us to get to where we are. Where are we? We are on a high rise and the enemy is firing bullet after bullet at us. There are just so many planes firing so many bullets. Will we survive?
God Has Designated the Church
God has designated the Church to be the vanguard in our war with the enemy, but the Church as a whole has left her post and the Church itself has been filled with pride, vanity, and spurious teaching.
God most certainly will again use the Church to be a vital force in the great tribulation but there are a lot of spots and wrinkles that must be removed.
The French Statesman, Alexis de Tocqueville came to America well over 150 years ago seeking the secret to America’s greatness and said:
I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbor in her ample rivers; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good; America will cease to be great.
I believe the goodness in America began its decline in the 20’s and picked up steam in the 60’s and now the downward spiral is out of control. I question what words our French statesman would write today of America and her Church.
I won’t even address Catholicism at this time, but I ask that those the LORD leads to pray do so, so truth will be revealed to millions that are deceived!!! But I will address those who call themselves non-Catholic and especially Evangelicals, who are just as deceived in many ways if not more!!
A large number of Evangelicals have undergone a mutation in their thinking or lack thereof and thus have developed an insipid and shallow mind when it comes to indurate and sound Biblical teaching. Because many have never undergone a genuine transformation in their lives, only a religious experience, they have described the Christian life as trite, banal, and just plain dull. This way of thinking has caused them to substitute a pseudo- spiritual sensational excitement in its place; I call this “frenzy” theology or “Hollywood” theology. This theology is a result of a type of a nostrum, a panacea to excite people to come and see the big show. This theology has no meat, no substance, only a phantasmagoria set to the mood and tempo of the hour.
When we leave sound Biblical teaching for “frenzy” theology a dangerous change in direction occurs. We are following the pied piper of mania. When the infrastructure of sound biblical doctrine is transposed to
”Entertainment Tonight” then at best we have created a junior high pep rally mentality. Pep rally artillery or pep rally armor is of little value when it comes to battling the world, flesh, and the devil.
Don’t misunderstand; there is ample room for various degrees of what many call worship. Actually worship denotes service and that is full time. But I’m speaking in general, in more generic terms. I am making reference to the church service itself, from the time you walk in until the time you leave. When a church service solely entails a few gifted musicians, a good orator accompanied by the dimming or brightening of the lights, plus the mass hypnosis influence of the congregation, a counterfeit working of the Holy Spirit can be created. All this does is to usurp the working of the real Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit convicts, fills, and teaches but it’s done in order!
We say: “Come to our show” and for too many times that is just what it is, a show.
That is what a group of people wanted to see when they asked Yeshua to show them a sign. They wanted to see a show.
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher we want to see a sign from your.” But He answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. Matthew 12:38-41
My main purpose in having this newsletter ministry is to attempt to forewarn all those that will hear, so they can forearm themselves. I am fully cognizant of the fact that many will not heed any warning that I give; for many of the ones who do read this newsletter will dismiss it with an insouciant smile, shaking of the head and tossing it in the trash. Yet there are those who do read and the LORD manages to bless them in spite of my feeble efforts as a watchman and a communicator.
The Church as a whole must repent, beginning with the so-called leadership. What would happen if next Sunday or next Sabbath the pastors, priests, and all in leadership were to get in front and get on their knees and confess the sins they were so afraid of confessing?
Until the Church is all that she is supposed to be then our vanguard for battle is greatly compromised, rendered helpless, or debunked. Yet it’s the Church, without spot and wrinkle that will be used strategically now and even more as we enter into the great tribulation.
True believers are the Church and we must be equipped if we are going to be effective in our world. The believer needs to have acute hearing as never before. Usually God speaks to us through our spirits and His message gets into our minds, but too many of our minds are clogged up with all sorts of things, many of which are heinous and evil. We must take His word most seriously, stop the levity, get the leaven out of our lives, and continuously renew our minds. Some are trying to put the helmet of salvation on un-renewed minds and the armor on bodies that have never been washed in the blood. Will we survive all the bullets? Only by submitting, obeying and abiding in the Lord Jesus Christ!
Now may the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob bless you through His Son Yeshua.
In His Service,
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem