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August 9, 2016
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Giants in the Land - Wendy Wippel - http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=8287
Heads Up! Nephilim are everywhere. On The X-Files, three genetically deformed children turned out to be Nephilim. Multiple horror movies, TV Shows and video games have featured Nephilim as agents of destruction. And in the recent movie Noah, (Russell Crow), Nephilim were imprisoned by God in blocks of stone, but later freed for defending the ark. Nephilim are everywhere!
Everywhere, that is, except our pulpits.
And why is that?
What the Bible has to say about them, admittedly, is pretty sparse. In Genesis 6: we are told that;
"The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown." Genesis 6:43 (RSV)
And later (some time after the flood, when the Israelities were instructed to conquer the nation of Canaan) we read that when God sent a 12-man posse into Canaan to scout out the situation (one from each tribe) those scouts brought back this report:
"There we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim); and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them." Numbers 13:33 (RSV)
Some believe that the flood was intended to rid the earth of the Nephilim, a supposition ostensibly supported by the testimony of three witnesses.
First, the fact that the flood immediately follows the description of the Nephilim in Genesis 6.
There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. 5 Then the Lord[b] saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 So the Lord said,
"I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air.
Note that the arrival of the Nephilim seems to be connected with the increase in wickedness in men. The spiritual and physical "contamination" of the human population with Nephilim elements would seem to be substantial.
Second, because God goes on to then name a single family that will survive the planet's cleansing. Noah. And what he says about Noah is that he is Perfect in his Generations.
We know Noah's family wasn't perfect spiritually. We see their flaws up close and personal throughout the book of Genesis.
He was perfect in his generations.
Let's look at that in context so we really understand what that means.
Here's the passage:
These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Notice that the word generations is used twice by Moses in this KJV translation of the Bible and in other translations as well.
Some translations, however, translate the two instances of "generations" as two different words. And rightfully so, because in Hebrew they are actually two different words.
In "These are the generations of Noah", the word translated as generations is Towledah, which means descendants.
And when it says that Noah was perfect in his generations, the word "generations" is the Hebrew word Dore. Which the Hebrew Lexicon defines as a word that means a generation characterized by their sharing specific quality or condition.
Noah's family, apparently was the only one left that shared an important characteristic. That being that remained perfect in their gene- creation.
In addition to walking with God, they appear to be the only family whose genetic makeup- their DNA, remained uncontaminated.
So Noah's family was spared in order to repopulate the earth. With all the species, as we know.
Back to His promised destruction of what was:
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Genesis 6: 9-13 KJV
The passage confirms that all flesh had been corrupted and the earth was filled with violence.
The passage also specifically states that it had happened "through them" --which would specify possibly the Nephilim specifically, or at least the Nephilim as included in " all flesh", for they ostensibly would have had to have had or have taken on the form of flesh in some respect in order to make love to human women in a way that enabled the birth of half-human men.
So when God induced the springs of the deep to let loose in order to wash the world clean, it would seem that the cleansing involved not only the human population, but the illegal immigrants as well, the Nephilim.
Which brings me to the third witness to the premise that God intended the flood to eradicate the Nephilim too. The other passage that discusses the Nephilim is when Moses's scouts see Nephilim in the land of Canaan.
Admittedly, we don't know where those Nephilim they saw in Canaan came from. Hadn't they just gone extinct? Did some escape? Was there a second wave of immigrants while the earth was depopulated?
No answers in Genesis. And Siri didn't know. So we don't either.
But isn't it interesting that God also tells the nation of Israel in Joshua commanded the Israelites to "destroy all the inhabitants of the land" of Canaan? (Joshua 9:24)
A 1335 BC visit from Terminix that apparently finally got the job done?
But here's where it gets really interesting. Sex chromosomes in human women consist of two chromosomes called Y chromosomes. So each baby gets one of those two Y versions from their mom.
Human men have both an X and a Y.
The Nephilim, from Scripture, seemed to have contributed to their offspring only X chromosomes, as only male offspring are described.
Interestingly, however, when the process messes up in humans, as it does occasionally, unusual combinations consisting of three chromosomes instead of two can result, and one fairly common one, called Jacob's Syndrome is seen in male children, in which the child has two copies of the YY (male) chromosome, and only one X chromosome from the mom.
Such mismatched pairings are also seen when different species of animals are mated, like a horse and a donkey.
And, interestingly, Jacob's syndrome boys, who fortunately do not have any of the significant side effects that can accompany the presence of too many or too few chromosomes in a baby, they do have some abnormal characteristics.
So Genesis is kind of confirmed by mixed species genetics.
They are considerably taller than normal, and they also have bigger heads.
They are also more likely to be aggressive.
I'm just saying...
Next week- more about why we don' hear much about the Nephilim!
Israel's let-down: Putin-Erdogan hook-up with Iran - http://www.debka.com/article/25596/Israel's-let-down-Putin-Erdogan-hook-up-with-Iran
The talks between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Reccep Erdogen in St. Petersburg scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 9, are causing trepidation among Israel's policy-makers and military leaders. Their summit takes place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, concluding nine months of hostility between the two capitals that was sparked by Turkish jets shooting down a Russian SU-24 warplane over the Syrian border on Nov. 24, 2015.
The feud was put to rest on July 17 - two days after Erdogan suppressed the attempted military coup against his rule. The Turkish ruler decided there and then to exploit the episode to expand his strength and use it not only for a massive settling of accounts with his critics, but also as a springboard for parlaying his reconciliation with Moscow for a strategic pact with Russia.
In Israel, the worry is that while turning his back on the United States and NATO, Eerdogan will go all the way to bond with Russia to which Iran is also attached as a partner. Indeed, Erdogan has scheduled a trip to Tehran and a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani a few days after his talks with Putin.
The Turkish president's latest moves look like spawning another new Middle East bloc that would consist of Turkey, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Syria and indirectly the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist group.
This prospect would upend Israel's key policies for Turkey and Syria.
The Israeli détente with Ankara in recent months hinged on Turkey's continuing to maintain its close military and intelligence ties with the United States and its integration in an anti-Iran Sunni alliance in partnership with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan.
But the Putin-Erdogan meeting Tuesday threatens to throw American, Israeli and moderate Arab rulers' plans to the four winds. Turkey appears to have opted to line up with a Russian-Shiite front led by Tehran in preference to an anti-Iran Sunni alliance.
Therefore, the expanded military and intelligence cooperation which the Israeli-Turkish rapprochement was to have heralded will be low key at best for two reasons:
1. Israel will beware of sharing its military technology with Turkey lest it find its way to Iran. During the talks with Ankara for patching up their quarrel Israel was constantly on the lookout for indications that Turkey was prepared to break off its ties with Iran.
2. For the sake of keeping Iran and Hezbollah away from its borders, Israel entered into arrangements with Russia, some of them never published, at the start of Moscow's military intervention in Syria last September. Those arrangements included coordination of their air force operations over Syria.
Now, Israel finds itself suddenly up against a Russian-Turkish partnership aimed at strengthening Iranian domination of Syria - the exact reverse of the Netanyahu government's objective in resolving its dispute with Ankara and forging deals with Moscow.
Iran Is Ready to Attack Israel - Dr. Majid Rafizadeh - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/majid-rafizadeh/iran-is-ready-to-attack-i_b_11382198.html
The tension between Israel and Iran appears to be heightening. Hossein Salami, deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), recently said: "Hezbollah has 100,000 missiles that are ready to hit Israel to liberate the occupied Palestinian territories if the Zionist regime repeats its past mistakes."
He added: "Today, the grounds for the annihilation and collapse of the Zionist regime are [present] more than ever." Salami warned that if Israel made the "wrong move," it would come under attack.
A few weeks ago, a senior adviser to the IRGC's elite Quds Force, Ahmad Karimpour, said Iran could destroy Israel "in less than eight minutes" if Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei gave the order.
Rhetoric and Iran's Military Capabilities
There are several reasons why Iran's repeated anti-Israel statements may be pure rhetoric. They are most likely meant as a type of psychological warfare, because Iran cannot afford direct conflict with Israel.
Although Iran is larger geographically and in terms of population, its military capacity is inferior. Even regarding missile capabilities, which Iranian generals boast about, Israel's are greater in range and number.
What fundamentally changes the balance of power is Israel's nuclear capacity. It is widely believed to have some 200 nuclear warheads that can be used with intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as nuclear-armed submarines.
As such, Iran's policy toward Israel is to not strike first, as doing so would be suicidal for the ruling political establishment, whose main objective is to maintain power. It would be more effective to fight Israel via its Lebanese Shiite proxy Hezbollah.
Tehran's repeated boasting about IRGC capabilities is aimed at invoking nationalist sentiment among the public, because Iranian leaders know that the overwhelming majority of Iranians are dissatisfied with the hardliners and the political establishment.
Kazem, 29, PhD student majored in public health, pointed out "I would like to see a regime change in Iran, but I want Iran, ruled by any government even the current clergies, to be stronger than any country in the region including Israel. Iran should be the most powerful nation in the region militarily, technologically and economically as it was under Shah era or thousands of years of the Persian empire".
In addition, IRGC attempts to maintain and increase the budget allocated to it by showing that it is an indispensable and a must-have force to protect Iranians.
This method has been successful, as polls have repeatedly shown that many Iranians who oppose the political establishment still favor their country becoming a nuclear power or being more powerful than any other country in the region.
Finally, Khamenei and senior cadre of IRGC are appealing to the nationalistic sentiments of Iranians to win their votes by showing that IRGC is a must-have force to protect Iranians and project Iran's prowess. They are also recalibrating the domestic balance of power, making it clear that they are the final decision-makers. They are appealing to their hardline social base by showing it that they continue to prioritize the values of the 1979 revolution (such as opposing Israel and the US) over other issues, including national interests. And, they are sending a message that the nuclear agreement does not mean Iran would make fundamental changes in its socio-political and socio-economic policies.
Hillary Clinton's Health in Rapid Decline - Will She Even Make It to Election Day at This Rate? - By Michael Snyder - http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/hillary-clintons-health-in-rapid-decline-will-she-even-make-it-to-election-day-at-this-rate
Hillary Clinton's health is starting to become a major political issue, and there are many that believe that her health problems may force her to drop out before we even get to election day. On Sunday evening, the Drudge Report ran a photo of Hillary struggling to get up a set of stairs along with this headline: "2016: Hillary conquers the stairs". Well, it turns out that particular photo was about six months old, but it sparked a much deeper debate about Hillary Clinton's health. As you will see below, Clinton has been having seizures even while in public, she has been regularly having horrible coughing fits, she has a very large hole in her tongue that has not been explained, and she has been falling down way too often for a woman her age. No matter whether you are for her or against her, it should be apparent to everyone that this is a woman that has some very serious health issues.
Let's start with Clinton's very curious behavior during a recent campaign stop. When she suddenly froze up, she was rapidly approached by a large African-American man that appeared at first glance to be a Secret Service agent. The following comes from Gateway Pundit...
In a recent campaign stop in a Union Hall in front of a sparse crowd, at about the time when some liberal protesters began to protest, Hillary Clinton suddenly froze. She looked dazed and lost. Seeing this, a group of men rushed to assist the candidate on the stage. One man however gently pats the candidate's back and then says, "Keep Talking."
An expert on Secret Service tactics told TGP Secret Service agents would not touch a candidate in the manner that this individual did and especially Hillary Clinton. It has been widely reported on Hillary's disdain for the agents who work to protect her. The man who touches Hillary may be a member of Hillary's close staff - but he is NOT a Secret Service agent.
Since that time, it has been reported that the very large African-American gentleman that was initially reported to be a Secret Service agent is actually a doctor instead, and as you can see here it appears that he is carrying with him the kind of auto-injector that is commonly used to inject someone with Diazepam...
If you are not familiar with Diazepam, it was originally called Valium. Here is more on this particular drug from Wikipedia...
Diazepam, first marketed as Valium, is a medication of the benzodiazepine family that typically produces a calming effect. It is commonly used to treat a range of conditions including anxiety, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, muscle spasms, seizures, trouble sleeping, and restless legs syndrome. It may also be used to cause memory loss during certain medical procedures. It can be taken by mouth, inserted into the rectum, injected into muscle, or injected into a vein. When given into a vein, effects begin in one to five minutes and last up to an hour. By mouth, effects may take 40 minutes to begin.
It is quite noteworthy that this drug is often used to treat "seizures", because Clinton seems to be having them with frightening regularity these days. In this video, you can watch Clinton go into a seizure in public with a bunch of reporters around...
So why won't she just be honest about this? Well, because Trump would immediately pounce on the issue and that is the last thing she wants. She doesn't want voters questioning whether she has the physical capability to fulfill her duties as president. Wikipedia also says that those that are elderly "are more prone to adverse effects of diazepam, such as confusion, amnesia, ataxia, and hangover effects, as well as falls." As Susan Duclos has noted, Hillary Clinton has fallen and seriously hurt herself numerous times in recent years...
While the most recent image of Hillary Clinton unable to climb a short set of stairs without the help of two Secret Service agents has set the Internet abuzz after the Drudge Report headlined with the image while blaring "Hillary Conquers The Stairs," we note multiple examples over the years, which include but are not limited to Hillary falling in 2009 on her way to a White House meeting and fracturing her elbow, falling while entering a plane in 2011, Hillary falling asleep while attending an Obama speech in Myanmar in November 2012, just one month later she fell in her home which led to a concussion in December 2012 and subsequent blood clot on the brain, her coughing fits which go back years...... all pointing to a rapid physical decline.
At the top of this article I also mentioned the strange hole that has now appeared on her tongue. You can see a photo of it for yourself right here...
There is much speculation about what may or may not have caused it, and hopefully Clinton will come forward and tell us the truth soon so that all of the speculation can be laid to rest.
Meanwhile, Hillary's coughing fits have also been making headlines. If you don't know what I am talking about, Here is just one example...
Of course Hillary Clinton could never possibly match Donald Trump's energy level and immense workload, but at this point she has really cut back her schedule. As I write this article, she appears to only have one scheduled public rally between now and October 19th.
That seems quite odd for a candidate for president of the United States.
Could her health be a factor?
Of course many in the mainstream media are absolutely determined to try to destroy these "rumors". For example, the Washington Post just published a story entitled "Armed with junk science and old photos, critics question #HillarysHealth".
But these "rumors" are not going away. Every time Hillary Clinton has another coughing fit, another seizure or another disturbing fall, the alternative media is going to jump on it right away.
If Donald Trump was having these kinds of health issues, you can rest assured that the mainstream media would be all over it. As it is, they are running anti-Trump headlines 24 hours a day and we are still about three months away from the election. These are just a few of the anti-Trump headlines that I came across today...
-"Reagan Republican: Trump is the emperor with no clothes"
-"Khans blame Donald Trump for growing intolerance toward Muslims"
-"Anti-Trump Republicans call for GOP emergency meeting"
-"50 GOP officials: Trump would be 'most reckless President in American history'"
And one very honest New York Times reporter is actually admitting the anti-Trump bias that is out there in the press these days...
If you're a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation's worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?
According to Real Clear Politics, Hillary Clinton is leading in all of the recent major polls, and the mainstream media is going to continue to try to destroy Donald Trump.
But what happens if Hillary Clinton's health completely fails and she is ultimately unable to make it to election day?
What would the Democrats do?
I don't know what would happen in such a scenario, but we might soon find out...
My Review of "Rapture Ready...Or Not?"
Over the last 35 years, I have literally read hundreds of books on Bible Prophecy and End Time signs. I especially enjoy books on the Rapture, and I have read almost every Rapture-related book published. In all those years, devouring thousands of pages, and millions of words, I have not read a better book on the Rapture than, Rapture Ready...Or Not?
Terry James might be physically blind, but he is spiritually sharp and well discerning beyond most authors. In "Rapture Ready...Or Not?" Terry has nailed the pre-trib Rapture, and removed any doubt what so ever about the Church going through the Tribulation. With great insight and Godly discernment, Terry explains with simple, yet profound words, why and how that he has come to believe the ways he does about the Rapture, the Tribulation, and the End Times scenario. I think after reading "Rapture Ready...Or Not?" you too will believe as Terry does, and be Ready for the Rapture like never before! - Randy Thomas - Publisher / Editor - Prophecy Update
For more information and or to get your copy of "Rapture Ready...Or Not?" use this link: http://www.raptureready.com/terry/book35.html
Can Donald Trump Save America? - A Visible Picture of Our Doomed Nation is Worth a Thousand Words - David Pepe - http://www.theignorantfishermen.com/2016/08/a-visible-picture-of-our-doomed-nation.html
Can Donald Trump save America (View this post's title image above)? Well, that is the question that at least half of America is asking themselves and with blind delusional optimism many think that he can. Tragically, many today are beyond clueless to America's incurable ills that are at an EXPONENTIAL zenith. In these Americans minds, their delusional optimistic, no depth appraisals and ignorant evaluations have zero perspective of our nation's EXPONENTIAL growing depths of depravity, lawlessness, and societal ills that can NEVER be reversed or overturned! As the Titanic minutes before her doom so is our nation. My dear friends, even if George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and all our Founding Fathers were to come back today from the dead and run for political office; even they themselves could not stop the EXPONENTIAL rot of our nation, culture and society. We are FULLY past the point of no return! These great men of our past in this day would be demonized continually from the god of this world's lawless media and the lawless kool-aid drinking masses would take it all in and yell, crucify them! Away with them! No President but lawless Trump or ultra-lawless Hillary! Dear friends, we as a nation are in a death spiral and there is no stopping what's at hand!
To the unbelieving scoffers out there who disagree, let me ask you some brief simple questions and let me know what you think. America on the surface may seem salvageable but that is a delusion and illusion! Inside and underneath our nation is rotting and our societal foundations are ready to implode, Can Mr. Trump and an apostate Republican Party - who reject moral absolutes and social conservatism - save America from the legions of implanted 5th column Marxist Americans who are embedded and occupy our nation's three branches of government and our U.S. bureaucracy (national, state, local)? How can he when Trump himself and the new apostate Republican party despise moral absolutes and all their blessings (Prov. 14:34)? My dear delusional friends, can Donald Trump rescue our nation from our nation's lawless anti Founding Father politicians which are saturated into the very working of ALL political bureaucracies from Federal to local? How about from the lawless Media or from lawless and godless Hollywood and their EXPONENTIAL demonic national influence upon our nation's inhabitants (Prov. 14:34)? What about from our nation's godless music industry with its, "Do as thou wilt" 24/7/365 drum beat, which has brainwashed our youth and has emboldened them to reject a godly life of virtue based on the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God (Prov. 14:34)?
What about our nation's progressive "churches" who preach social justice, antisemitism, lawless tolerance, euphemistic hate, sodomy, pluralism and the outright rejection of Almighty God's ETERNAL established RIGHTEOUS moral absolutes (Psalm 14, Rom. 1:18-32)? What about from Russia and China's global militant communist rise or radical Islam's ingrained hatred and their global Jihad? What about illegal (lawless) immigration of lawless hordes who have zero desire to submit under our U.S. Constitution and hate our very nation? What about from the United Nations and their godless globalist designs that millions of Americans embrace? What about from our national 20 trillion dollars of U.S. debt or from the EXPONENTIAL consequences and national ravishing of godless immorality, which can NEVER be overturned and has ravished our nation's inhabitants psychologically, mentally and morally?
These HORRIFIC ills are already in supersonic motion moving as a 1000 ft. tsunami towards our national shore and how can one man or even a remnant of U.S. conservatives stop such a HORRIFIC tsunami?? These are just a few points of many that can be made to prove our point. My dear friends, it takes great blind faith of any individual to believe that one lawless man or even a lawless political party can stop and overturn our nation's EXPONENTIAL crisis and reverse our nation's supersonic death spiral. We are at the end and either you will receive these evil tidings or in great delusion receive the lie that it's not too late to save America. Like in Noah's days and in Jeremiah's days so are our days (Gen. 6, Jeremiah 1-16). Almighty Divine Judgment is now heavy on our nation and soon on the world as the Day of the Lord is at the door (Rev. 6-19)! But who will hear?!!
How can any society survive when moral absolutes are hated, scoffed at and demonized by both political parties? The answer is, "It will not!" Thus, we now see the final sad state and coming downfall of our once great and highly respected nation (Psalm 11:3, Prov. 14:3).
Many Conservatives these days are aligning themselves with the fiscal conservative while ignoring their social moral positions. These delusional dreamers are being deceived and are by no means stopping the bleeding of our nation by its abandonment of social-moral conservative absolutes. They are placing ALL their trust in a fallen man, a lawless apostate political party, the wrong lawless ideal and are feeding the fire for the demise of our nation, as prophetically predicted by our Founding Fathers.
Tragically, it will be this complete abandonment of social morals that will be America's final demise and my dear friend we are already there! This nation - due to her abandonment of moral absolutes and the soon coming Rapture of the body of Christ - will finally implode on herself, thus opening the door to the entrance of the Four Horsemen and the dreaded Day of the Lord (Rev. 6-19). My dear friends, it is absolutely crucial for all individuals to be sure that they personally know the Savior of this doomed and fallen world (John 1:12, 3:16-17, 1 John 5:10-13). This world is headed into the final showdown between lawlessness and RIGHTEOUSNESS. Between Lucifer the fallen angelic creature and the ETERNAL GOD and CREATOR of ALL that is in the heavens and the earth (Rev. 16:13-16).
My dear friends, the Kingdom of Heaven is TRULY at hand!
Daily Jot: The fulcrum of destruction and choosing our leaders - Bill Wilson - www.dailyjot.com
Proverbs 29:2 says, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn." Throughout the Bible, we see examples of where unrighteous rulers brought devastation upon their people. We see that God uses nations to judge Israel, and in their harshness and wickedness against Israel, God then allows for the destruction of those nations. It is in these examples where the citizens of America must take great pause and repent because the vast majority of its leaders, irrespective of political party, behave un-righteously. These leaders also are enabling the enemies of Jerusalem to organize and unite under faux-democracy. It may be the perfect storm for America.
Galatians 4 speaks of how Christians are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free. This is specifically dealing with those who follow the Messiah are not heirs of Ishmael, but are children of the promise--which is found in the line of Isaac, son of the "freewoman." Galatians 5:1 says, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith the Messiah has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Aside from the outright depravity permeating our American society, which is no small thing, America's leaders are taking our country--physically and spiritually--toward Ishmael, who is the father of Islam. Our leaders have rushed headlong into alliance with the most antichrist system known to the world.
Our tax money, to the tune of billions, has supported the establishment of Islam. So-called "democracies" have been set-up with Sharia Law constitutions using the financial and political assistance of the United States. In every case, from deposing the Shah of Iran to the Palestinian Authority to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Yeman, and Syria, leaders have used your tax money to institutionalize the very same nations named as coming against Jerusalem in the Day of the Lord. Zechariah 12:3 says, "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces..."
America's sinful nature combined with its leaders insistence of becoming "entangled" with the yoke of bondage through materially supporting the antichrist system of the bondwoman--Islam--can only result in destruction. Already, our economy is weak, our people are out of work, folks are losing their homes, families are broken, and the government is encroaching on every freedom. Judgment is brooding over America as a dark devouring cloud. How harsh it is with wicked leaders. How much more will it be because Americans, whose majority call themselves Christians, have been given the God ordained right to choose their leaders? We must choose our leaders wisely, understanding their actions and their words.
Daily Devotion: A Revival in Nineveh - Greg Laurie - www.harvest.org
The LORD gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: "Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are." -Jonah 1:1-2
You might say that Jonah was the original chicken of the sea. When God told him to go to Nineveh and preach, his response essentially was, "No way! These people are wicked. I don't want to go."
It's true the Ninevites were very cruel people. They were known for their savagery. In fact, when they would conquer a nation, they often would torture their prisoners before executing them and were known to burn boys and girls alive. They tortured others by tearing the skin from their bodies and leaving them to die in the scorching sun. Rather than hide this depravity, they celebrated it and proclaimed it. They even built monuments to their own cruelty.
Another reason for Jonah's reluctance was that Nineveh was the capital of Assyria, the enemy of Israel. Jonah, being a patriotic Israelite, thought this through and deduced that if he didn't go and preach to the Ninevites, God would judge them-and that would be one less enemy Israel would have to deal with.
But with a little extra persuasion, Jonah finally went and preached to the Ninevites-and it resulted in the largest spiritual awakening in all the Bible.
Unbeknownst to the people of Nineveh, their days were numbered. Assyria was the reigning superpower on the planet at this time, having ruled for 200 years. It required three days to circle metropolitan Nineveh, which had a population of about one million. That was a very large city for ancient times. But it would not be all that long until Babylon would come and overtake her. God was giving Nineveh one last chance.
If God could use someone like Jonah to bring about a revival in Nineveh, then certainly He could use someone like you or me to bring about a revival in our nation.
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