Continued 5
 

Interpretation: 88-1821

by Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D.

Liberty Torch

 

 

Summary
 
 

 

The Broken Tree

If it were not for the fact that lovers of the truth have read the end of the book - the Bible - this vision could be very unsettling. But, thank God, Christians know they win. I personally had mixed feelings as the Spirit gave me utterance. On the one hand, it is pervaded with an aura of death, the death of a nation and nationalism, and on the other hand, it speaks of a new beginning. The only comfort Christians have is knowing that when internationalism begins its rule of law, it will be short-lived. "...(A)nd when he (the Antichrist) cometh, he must continue a short space" [Revelation 17:10]. The pervasive gloom derived from the swirling dark tornadic activity over the White House, the tree severed from its source of life, a cemetery monument, and a mausoleum-like temple to greed. They symbolized the death of an era - the end of an age. The terror of thinking about the U.S. stripped and spoiled of her prosperity, blessings, and virility to shield freedom of speech and the "open door" is mediated for the Philadelphian Christian who knows he/she is going "to be kept from the hour of temptation (global government) that shall come upon all the world to try them that dwell upon the earth" [Revelation 3:10]. We believe that God has sent this vision to the church in America as a warning that He is already in the process of judging the United States. As watchmen upon the wall, we must warn of the danger ahead by "telling it like it is" and "letting the chips fall where they may." I like George Bush, and it pains me to have to report that he was the "point man" in America - one of his "thousand points of light" - in the changeover to global government. Nevertheless, when God has spoken, one dare not speak otherwise.

  Since the Lord Himself said "My hand did this," the broken tree can only imply that the United States is "cut off" as God's client nation and is running on inertia. The term "cut off" is used 194 times in Scripture to denote being cut off from the source of life. Since God alone is the source of life, it means that He has chosen to abandon whatever is "cut off" - usually those who abandon Him. However, there is one notable exception that proves the point that being "cut off" means severed from the life-giving source of God.
"My Hand Did This"
  The 53rd chapter of Isaiah tells about Jesus' first mission to earth when He came to die on a cross for the sins of the world. "...(H)e was cut off out of the land of the living, for the transgression of my people was he stricken (or abandoned)" [53:8]. Jesus had to be abandoned by His Father in order to die because He did nothing to bring on the pangs of death. Yet Jesus never abandoned the Father. That's the notable exception.

America Abandon by God

Given that "cut off" means abandoned by God, we can deduce that since God did the shearing off of the tree, the felled tree demonstrates He is displeased by America's choice to abandon Him. "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof" [Proverbs 18:21]. The power of the tongue implies that what we say reflects our heart motivations and hence our choices [cp Deuteronomy 30:19]. By implication, choosing to follow the path of internationalism instead of following the path of our national forefathers, the United States has chosen her fate - death through abandonment by God. Distancing ourselves from economic interdependence with the international bankers of the world and reliance upon God to preserve and protect us is the only way to avoid a global government that is ruled by the moneyed elite symbolized by the bank in the vision. Without God's favor, we are in a heap of trouble, we are at the mercy of Lucifer, the devil, and that's no mercy at all. Passage of the World Trade Organization [WTO] in the early years of the 1990s has broken the protective veil of isolationism as the guardian of America's strength. No longer is she able to look to her Congress to cure her ills because she is yoked to the bondage of economic alliances and political entanglements of multinational corporations that only a World Court can arbitrate and a UN peacekeeping force can enforce.

The Numeral 8

It was suggested that the number 88 and 1821 demarcated the boundaries of the "little strength" of the Philadelphian Church of Revelation chapter 3, which is depicted by the United State's supremacy of rule in the Western Hemisphere. Fascinatingly, her sovereignty in guarding the Philadelphian "open door" began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the drawing up of the Constitution of the United States. The years of her reign were denoted by the numerals 88 with the first two digits of the year missing ["-88"] because the numbers stood for more than one year - 1788 and 1988. They were also prophetic of new beginnings: 1) a new beginning in 1821 for the separation of peoples under the political ideology of nationalism and secured with the Monroe Doctrine's mandate, and 2) a new beginning toward globalization of the world, toward a "new world order" with the United States' George Bush leading the march. Hear the words of a high ranking U.S. government official who is considered an expert on the UN.

 

 
 
 
"George Bush is perhaps the most prominent insider ever to have attained the position of president. In addition to belonging to the Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale University, he has served as a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1977 to 1979 and is listed by the Trilateral Commission as a 'Former Member in Public Service.'" 20

In addition to the above, he has served as head of the important posts of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and United States' Ambassador to the UN.

As an aside, I believe it was because of Mr. Bush's efforts to push America into the New World Order to fulfill the UN vision of the super wealthy to rule the world, that Bill Clinton defeated him given Clinton's questionable activity and behavior in Arkansas. While acting in the behalf of America George Bush has turned America's backside to God's ordained Constitution of the United States, which is based upon His moral laws as outlined in the Bible. Having renounced God's governmental design of nationalism, America was on her way to eating the fruit of her choice as per Proverbs 18:21 - death. Notice the numbers in this verse in Proverbs - 1821. Could this be a coincidence? If so, God is just full of flukes! 21 In the Old Testament era when Israel rejected God as her monarch and wanted to be like other nations having the physical presence of a king, a visible, tangible ruler. God permitted it but told them that they would rue the day they wanted a human being as their head instead of Him. In dismay God said, "Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee; for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them" [1 Samuel 8:7]. He proceeded to enumerate all the ills that would come upon them for choosing men to rule over them instead of God. It happened, and the famous King Solomon was the first one to oppress [1 Kings 12:14].

 

 

Resurgence of Humanism as the Beginning of the End

At the Tower of Babel in the new beginning of the postdiluvian civilization, men began to assert their human ingenuity. God had to temporarily freeze their progress in technological skill in order to save mankind and to finish forming a family that would inherit His creation and rule with Him in subjugation to His authority. He did this by scattering people and establishing nationalistic boundaries with language barriers. With the advent of the Age of Enlightenment and advancement in technology, the language walls have been tumbling down. Not only are the linguistic and physical walls being razed, but spiritual walls are also being demolished between the differing domains of religion.

Although the "open door" has been swinging all during the 19th and 20th centuries, God has been faithful in delaying internationalism's assertiveness. With its "little strength" the door has remained open. However, George Bush shut it with his "new world order" initiative. When he announced America would participate in a new order, he effectively exchanged the U.S.'s Constitution for the World's Constitution drafted by the WCPA 22 for the Federation of the Earth. The door of heavenly light was closed and Jesus is now on the outside of the Laodicean door knocking to be let in. Thankfully, it is not locked yet, but we have been riding on inertia ever since abandoning God.

In case you do not know, the WCPA was founded in 1959 in Colorado near Denver and has been working in secret ever since to build a New World Order with a constitutional foundation. Without a doubt the directors of this undertaking are the directors of the bank in the vision who control the wealth of the world. They have envisioned a world split into ten regions, which will be an interim structural arrangement for the purpose of slowly getting people accustomed to their globalistic plan. Note the similarity with biblical prophecy.

  Rev 17:12-13
 

12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

 

 

The End of the End

 

 

In concert with the WCPA is The Club of Rome, founded in April of 1968. It began when the leaders from ten different countries were invited to meet in Rome to begin the Herculean task of regionalizing and unifying the entire world as envisioned by the WCPA. The ten-political/economic areas were initially referred to as "kingdoms" in the original documents. They were later changed to "regions" so that the public would not know the true nature of their ambitions. The organization's schemers claim to have the solutions for world peace and prosperity. Yet, their solutions always seem to promote the concept of world government at the expense of national sovereignty." 23 In time, however, these ten kings will submit to the rulership of one man, a fierce king who will greatly oppress Christians and Jews first and then the peoples of the world [Revelation 7:9,14].

  Dan 7:23-25
 

23 ...The fourth beast shall ... be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

The world planners knew that people would not give their consent to be ruled by a handful of men who call themselves "world servers," so, a softer approach to gain control of men had to be devised. This is where the "save the planet" ideology comes in. Environmental issues have been crafted as the way they take over and rule. Gorbachev's Green Cross International's Earth Charter, et al, will be the ten commandment principles upon which the new World Constitution will be implemented in order to change times and laws. We are told they must be changed for the good of the planet.

 

Spiritual Babylon

Since the behavior of men is driven by spiritual undercurrents, it has been necessary to include a spiritual element in the mix in order to give a base upon which the New World Order will sit and to promote its acceptance. The Interfaith Movement is the vehicle bringing together all faiths under one umbrella and will one day soon show no tolerance to any faith's declaration of exclusivity to the gates of heaven. At that point the closed door will be locked. This Movement is the counterfeit bride of the Antichrist riding on his back, yet she will be devoured by him after he gains control of the reins of global government [Revelation 17] at which time he will set himself up as god and attempt to abolish all other gods. So much for tolerance!

Economic Babylon

It was proposed that the bank in the vision was a temple where the gods of materialism gathered. Buying and selling goods is the worship in this religious system. Idols of all kinds were noticed by Jeannette on the newly issued money indicating that the woman in the basket had been carried back to her temple base in Babylon as per Zechariah's prophecy. Considering that ancient Babylon in Iraq has been rebuilt and modernized with numerous high rise buildings and around a couple of million people residing there, it is possible that the headquarters of the Antichrist might turn out to be there. The only thing in this vision that speaks to that issue, however, is the refined lettering on the newly issued money. It was pointed out that refinement meant the entire Babylonian mystery has been updated by satan.

Rainbow Colors

Iridescent colors on the lettering on the stone as well as the money and the bank's vault door signified the pervasive push for multicultural education. The Global Village concept has been promoted directly from the White House by Hillary Clinton and this ideology will be the means for accomplishment of global occupation by the bankers.

Cuneiform The Key

The cuneiform writing was "the key" to the interpretation of the vision revealing the place of origin of the bank to be ancient Babylonia. Consequently, the purpose of the bank was discovered to be a depository of the planet's economic resources, and the culmination of the devil's drive to death. The stone monument with its cartouche shape and writing was found to support this interpretation because cartouches were used as tributes to the supreme ruler of a land. Being on a tombstone-like monument suggests the inability of the endtime ruler to successfully accomplish his objective of controlling all peoples. His grandiose plot to force people to worship him and usurp Jesus' right to rule the world is too much for even satan, his sponsor, to handle.

In Sum

The handwriting is presently on the wall of the White House with its message of coming judgment because of her choice to support the ten commandments of men instead of the Ten Commandments of God. We have seen how financial profitability symbolized by the bank is the overriding trend in the coming global government. Its "practical bookkeeping" system connects it with the dismantled Tower of Babel and revives humanism, where man is the measure of all things, as the New Age worldview where God is not only not wanted but also not required. The bank is the temple of the New World Order with corporate interdependence undergirding the structure and even superceding national conflicts leading to sanctions imposed by the United Nations. As someone has said, "It's the economy stupid!" The sign advertising the bank, being a tombstone marker, signified that the plans of the world changers will not work. Their desire to save the Biosphere without the help of the God of the Bible who created it, will not be successful but will eventuate in a catastrophe of colossal proportions as per the book of Revelation.

 

THe White House Connection

The connection between the White House and the bank has been established as a coming changeover from national sovereignty to global sovereignty. Lest the reader doubt the authenticity of this interpretation, I am presenting to you for your consideration portions of a speech given on the floor of the Senate on December 15, 1987 and found in the Congressional Records of the United States. The Senator was Jesse Helms of North Carolina, the original home of Masonry in the U.S. and himself a Mason.

This campaign against the American people - against traditional American culture and values - is systematic psychological warfare. It is orchestrated by a vast array of interests comprising not only the Eastern establishment but also the radical left. Among this group we find the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the money center banks and multinational corporations, the media, the educational establishment, the entertainment industry, and the large tax-exempt foundations.

Mr. President, a careful examination of what is happening behind the scenes reveals that all of these interests are working in concert with the masters of the Kremlin in order to create what some refer to as a new world order. Private organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Trilateral Commission, the Dartmouth Conference, the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the Atlantic Institute, and the Bilderberger Group serve to disseminate and to coordinate the plans for this so-called new world order in powerful business, financial, academic, and official circles...

The psychological campaign that I am describing, as I have said, is the work of groups within the Eastern establishment, that amorphous amalgam of wealth and social connections whose power resides in its control over our financial system and over a large portion of our industrial sector. The principal instrument of this control over the American economy and money is the Federal Reserve System. The policies of the industrial sectors, primarily the multinational corporations, are influenced by the money center banks through debt financing and through the large blocks of stock controlled by the trust departments of the money center banks.

Anyone familiar with American history, and particularly American economic history, cannot fail to notice the control over the Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency which Wall Street seems to exercise...

The influence of establishment insiders over our foreign policy has become a fact of life in our time. This pervasive influence runs contrary to the real long-term national security of our Nation. It is an influence which, if unchecked, could ultimately subvert our constitutional order.

The viewpoint of the establishment today is called globalism. Not so long ago, this viewpoint was called the "one-world" view by its critics. The phrase is no longer fashionable among sophisticates; yet, the phrase "one-world" is still apt because nothing has changed in the minds and actions of those promoting policies consistent with its fundamental tenets.

Mr. President, in the globalist point of view, nation-states and national boundaries do not count for anything. Political philosophies and political principles seem to become simply relative. Indeed, even constitutions are irrelevant to the exercise of power. Liberty and tyranny are viewed as neither necessarily good nor evil, and certainly not a component of policy.

In this point of view, the activities of international financial and industrial forces should be oriented to bringing this one-world design - with a convergence of the Soviet and American systems as its centerpiece - into being...All that matters to this club is the maximization of profits resulting from the practice of what can be described as finance capitalism, a system which rests upon the twin pillars of debt and monopoly. This isn't real capitalism. It is the road to economic concentration and to political slavery. 24

Interestingly, I had asked the Lord for confirmation that the interpretation was true, and oddly this speech by Senator Jesse Helms came to my attention after the interpretation to the vision had been written. Could Senator Helms have unwittingly and preemptively delivered America's ominous epitaph in this solemn warning to the people of the United States? In my mind, this speech confirms the vision as well as its interpretation as a prophetic utterance from our Lord.

 

Root of America as the Bastion of Freedom

It was suggested that the USA was God's client nation depicting the Philadelphian era of the church in Revelation 3:7-13. The era began in 1776. That was the year that two world changing events surfaced. In Europe a satanically inspired plot crafted by a small handful of men met in secret in Bavaria, Germany in the month of May to inaugurate a scheme to take control of the world. Their plot was subsequently discovered and their nefarious plans exposed, which delayed satan's tactics for a while. Looking at it from a distance, the Age of Enlightenment c.1800 revived satan's halted plan which originally began at the Tower of Babel. The devil has used man's inflated ego to become "little gods," in crafting humanism as the method by which he would eventually displace worship of the Almighty God to himself.

Because created beings with free will have a reluctance to yield to their Creator's will, it has been necessary for our Maker to curb men's potential in order to prevent total chaos and keep them from self-destructing. Men were originally created to have dominion over God's handiwork, and for this reason, they were given the potential to rule with great power and authority. In disobedience to God's will, Adam lost control of His Father's plush estate and was "cut off" from being trustee of His assets. Ever since the Garden of Eden incident, Satan has conspired to use man's restricted potential to re-establish his fallen spiritual kingdom. Lucifer, which means "light bearer" in Latin, is in the business of "enlightening" men for the purpose of helping them unshackle their bound potential in order to gain access to his stolen goods. In educating humans about their inherent capacities and prodding them on to conquer the unknown limits of their potential, men have been seduced into building satan's kingdom for him. They have chosen to ignore God's truth as outlined in the Bible and to walk the way of the world. Humanism, therefore, will be the ultimate cause of the end of civilization as we know it, the reason God has to recreate the cosmos. It will work.

The second event in 1776 was God's counter-plan to arrest satan's conspiracy to be worshipped. God will delay the devil's plans until the appointed time, in order to finish raising up His family. The Declaration of Independence by the colonies of the United States on July 4th was the vehicle God chose to put to a standstill the devil's plot. It has worked.

 

Point Men in a Shadow Government

In representing the Republic of the United States, the tree was standing between the White House in Washington D.C. and the World Bank. It was protecting the U.S. from the rule of law of the international bankers who own half the world's wealth and want the rest. Ever since 1919 when the Council on Foreign Relations [CFR] was formed, after the colossal failure of the League of Nations, we have had a shadow government. Due to the U.S. Congress' alertness in assessing the League's potential to undermine American freedoms, it failed. Vigilance is the price of freedom. Yet vigilance cannot see in the shadows, therefore, God has repeatedly interdicted in our affairs and acted in a timely fashion to preserve us from subversion within. With God's help Congress has faithfully guarded United States citizens from enslavement to a world system that wants to strip her of her wealth, prosperity, and the favor of God. But her ability to remain free has diminished in proportion to the shadow government's ability to place their "point men" in the proper positions in government in Washington. Her choice to abandon God as her protectorate and seek political alliance with globalists has sealed her doom and will be the cause of her demise in God's own timing. A nation is blessed or cursed by its leader because he or she represents the nation's constituency and speaks for them whether for good or evil, and whatever decisions are made under his or her watch effects the whole populace. If a President declares war, the whole nation is at war. If a halt is declared, the nation is at peace. All the people suffer under a dictatorial tyrant whereas they are blessed under a benevolent monarch. It has been suggested that President Bush was the "point man" for the shadow government in America.

"If the hidden forces were to have any hope of establishing a one-world government, they would first have to gain control of the United States, and use its economic influence to lead the rest of the nations into the new order.

Only America, with its vast resources, was capable of putting the final pieces for a global system into place. It was the New York based international banks and American computer companies who made this automation and centralization of global banking possible; and it was our telecommunications companies who built the satellites needed to enforce a system of global government.

Only America was capable of producing the economic wealth necessary for the super-capitalists to buy up the world. Many countries and foreign merchants have become rich off of the enormous wealth of the United States, becoming loyal allies of the establishment that made this possible. As a result of this wealth, English has been the world's business language, and the U.S. dollar is the closest thing to a world currency.

A one-world government could not be accomplished through a perceived dictatorship. In order to be accepted, the New World Order would have to ride in on the back of what appeared to be a trusted democracy. America filled this description, being viewed as the world's greatest bastion of freedom - the last great hope of mankind..." 25

 

 

The "point men" in America are so numerous now that it is virtually impossible to know who they are. Our only hope to delay this utopian dream of the international power brokers is God. It only takes a few to quicken our Father's compassionate nature. We are riding on the heels of His love for America even now, and He has deferred judgment. He alone knows the limits of our stay of execution.

Lest anyone doubt the seriousness of the threat of global government and the extent of our seduction, let me remind you of the Y2K deception. It is gross error to think that we were spared economic and technological disaster because Christians prayed for God's mercy. The prayers probably helped a little but looking back now, "Europe, which is the richest continent on earth, did very little to prepare for Y2K. What was the result? Nothing! Russia, the world's largest country, did virtually nothing to prepare [for she had no money for it]. The impoverished African continent had no chance to do anything and what happened? Y2K had no effect. Isn't the result sufficient proof to expose the deception?" 26 [Parenthesis mine] Seduction through deception is the hallmark of a satanic subterfuge. Everything satan does is trickery based upon lies. The Y2K fiasco synchronized the USA's computer complexes so that they would be ready for the devil's day when he would be in control of the only populace who could give him trouble, Christian Americans. When the true church, the bride of Christ with the restraining Holy Spirit within her, is taken out of the way, then satan, with his computer satellites orchestrated to be able to lock in within a few feet to any spot on the face of the globe, has the means by which he thinks he can control the world. He won't. It will be a catastrophe on the way to happen. Nevertheless, Y2K has served its purpose.

 

 
Addendum
 
The United States of America in Prophecy
 

Isa 18
18:1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:

[Woe is always a word of warning about coming judgment. Wherever this land is the Holy Spirit is passing judgment upon it. We are told it is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia, the farthermost known civilization in Israel's day. Ethiopia is south of Egypt, indicating that it is not in the direction of Israel. Since other nations have emblems of birds with extended wings producing large shadows besides the United State's, we must look further to pinpoint the people upon whom the Spirit is pronouncing judgment.]

2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled!

[Prior to the age of flight, ambassadors from most nations traveled to their country of appointment by way of land. They either walked or were carried by animals. Can we determine where these ambassadors are going? Since Israel is germane to all prophecy in Scripture we can assume they are envoys to her. These reciprocal ambassadors travel to and from their destinations by way of boats {bulrushes} primarily, until "swift messengers" began traveling by air. The ambassadors are sent to a nation, not a continent and the nation is spoken of as broad {scattered} and highly developed {peeled}. There is no area in the U.S. that has not been "peeled" or stripped "spoiling" what's there.

The preamble to our Constitution begins with "We, the people..." demonstrating that although this nation is made up of many ethnic groups, the people have sovereignly governed it from its beginning through the electoral system. The Spirit also indicates that these people in the aggregate are awesomely resourceful, terrible, from their very inception. It is my belief that it is because the Almighty God, the Holy One of Israel has been her God for 200 years.

"Meted out" means measured and truly every square inch of the U.S. has been surveyed; and "trodden down" denotes the high volume of traffic of all sorts. Drive on any freeway and you can get the picture. America's greatness is tied to her economic blessings. Rivers are abundant and ideally dispersed. Areas void of a significant river are very few. Truly, shipping via rivers is what has made this nation great because commerce by water enhances the bottom line in profits. However, in so doing, America's land surface has been "spoiled." One definition of spoiled is to impair the value of something, i.e., to ruin. Another is to do harm to the character or nature of something. In line with this prophecy, America's pristine beauty has indeed been spoiled and cleaning up the environment from extensive pollution has been a burdensome task. 27]

3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

[Notice that the pronouns in this prophecy refer to a masculine person blowing the trumpet. Keep in mind that everything in a prophetic utterance has meaning even though we might not understand it at present. Be patient. In due time, we shall know (all things) even as we are known [1 Corinthians 13:12]. When referring to countries in writing, the feminine gender is usually applied. Yet, the common symbol of America is a man - Uncle Sam. Is that a coincidence? Everyone agrees that when Uncle Sam speaks, people listen - "hear ye." America has been one of the strongest nations on earth since she was established and people know it; therefore, the American ensign (flag) among the world of nations has always commanded attention - "see ye."

The military buildup of President Reagan's watch was the main ingredient that broke up the USSR. The latter just could not keep up economically with the U.S. The USSR could hardly meet the basic needs of her people all the while she was building her military arsenal. This inevitably made the U.S. the strongest nation on earth at the breakup of the Soviet Union, which is why people have taken note when she speaks. The U.S. will continue to make a difference in the world until the UN finishes cutting its teeth and gets enough revenue via taxation authority to maintain her military "peacekeeping" army. Until this happens America is still riding on the inertia built up during the cold war years. Without God on her side, her virility will eventually be squeezed out by internationalism.]

4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

 

 

[This verse tells us God is quietly sitting back in His easy chair watching until it's the right time to strike judgment. Like Psalm 2:4,5 explains, God is laughing in the heavens at the plots and schemes of men because He will soon have their maneuverings ridiculed with failure when He decides to exert His wrath and speak to them in His "sore displeasure." "Like a clear heat upon herbs" signifies God is contemplating how He will dispense judgment because herbs require dew and not hot heat from the sun. On the other hand, crops in the harvest don't want dew because it might cause them to mold or mildew. Both reinforce the coming judgment. But notice that He is taking His time, resting while He watches mankind's commercial enterprises get bigger and bigger before He makes His move. Remember the bigger the giant, the harder he falls.]

5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.

[Now comes the prophetic judgment. Afore the harvest means that the produce never came to complete ripeness, the harvest never materialized. The crops were lost because they were cut off prior to maturity of the fruit. Pruning is done after the harvest is brought in, not while the bud is still on the vine. This designates that the U.S. will be judged at the height of her prowess and economic prosperity. But notice that the pronoun "he" refers to someone other than God who does the pruning and that God is resting in heaven contemplating when He will send His "battle axe" to do the pruning. Babylon was termed in the Old Testament God's battle axe whom He sent to punish the Jews when they would not repent from their backslidden condition [Jeremiah 51:20]. Since the last World Empire is called Babylon in Revelation 14:8 and 18:10 among other places, it is no wonder that God associates the last part of this vision with Babylon. Babylon figured large in God's disciplinary plans for His client nation of Israel in the Old Testament, and the revived Babylonian idolatrous system will also participate in His discipline of His client nation of the USA.

6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

[A few Bible teachers believe that "they shall be left together" speaks of a remnant that comes through the devastating judgment. I am inclined to agree with them. Perhaps it is because I do not like to have to report about American's demise as a nation, and this is a consolation of a sorts - especially for the few people who make it through the Tribulation. In other words, there is hope that some Americans will survive to become the sheep who repopulate the Millennium. According to this verse, however, the people who get killed will not even be buried because there will be such a colossal devastation of judgment.]

7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.

[The phrase "in that time" is what gives the impression that this passage is referring to the United States of America. It is the phrase used repeatedly in Scripture to reference God's judgment in the Tribulation, which is nigh at hand today and not in Isaiah's day. Since Prophecy often has dual applications, a close one and a far one, I believe this is the case. Many Bible expositors say this prophecy is about the Assyrian Army's defeat in the invasion of Israel. This could be the near view. The Assyrians decimated the ten northern tribes of Israel, but they met their end when the Angel of the Lord by Himself killed 185,000 soldiers destroying their army [Isaiah 37:36]. All but a handful were left for the birds of prey and animals to feast on for the winter. On the other hand, the prophecy also fits the land of the United States and could be a warning of her coming judgment. Her rejection of the love of the truth, Bible principles, is rejection of the means by which she became great.

After the Tribulation is over and the Millennium begins, all nations that survive will be required to bring a present unto the Lord in Jerusalem according to Zechariah 14:17,18. The nations that do not will be punished by receiving no rain on their land. According to this verse, the people terrible from the beginning hitherto, from a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled will bring a present. The vision alludes to this by virtue of the fact that the trunk of the tree was left intact in the ground. Its roots did not pull it out. From this, I take it that she will survive the coming judgment via a baptism of fire but will never recover her elevated position in the world again. This place is reserved for God's wife on earth, the Jews.]

 

 
Hope Springs Eternal

Jeannette has not received this vision to judge America herself nor have I received its interpretation for that purpose. The above passage of Scripture is God's judgment on the land beyond Ethiopia. I believe that this land is a reference to the United States of America. The details are graphically illustrative of our history. Being holy and just, God cannot allow sin to go unpunished without repentance. Because there is a spiritual revival sweeping across the land even in the workplace, God is staying judgment. At the same time there is also a deepening of flagrant sin be it on the Internet, television, printed matter, or in government. While the light is getting brighter, the dark is getting darker, and God's threshold of the tolerance of sin is known only to Him. All we can do is report what we have been given and the Word of God to which it applies. It is the reader's responsibility to decide whether or not the burden will come to fruition in his/her lifetime, or at a later date. I hope that enough people will start repenting and praying for America and the judgment stayed, as was the case with Ninevah. [Read the book of Jonah.] If Israel did not escape God's wrath on her sins after repeated warnings and became dispersed and unprotected by Him, America can expect no difference because one of the strongest of teachings in the Bible is that God is no respecter of persons. Is there hope?

Rom 11:20-24

20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.

24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

In verse 20 above we are warned by analogy about becoming prideful that we Americans as God's chosen client nation for 200 years have been prospered beyond comprehension. God chose Israel to be the vessel through which He would reveal Himself to the world before the Messiah came. He needed a sanctified vessel in which He could deposit His written Word and through whom the living Word could come. He raised up the nation of Israel for that purpose. Americans must realize that they were likewise a chosen nation through which God would evangelize the world. The application is that if God spared not the natural branches, (Israel), He certainly won't spare grafted in wild branches (America) if they become prideful, fruitless, or produce sour grapes [verse 21].

In verse 22 we witness God's Holiness and Sovereignty. No one is exempted from His sovereign commands and requirements. God is the summun bonum of goodness. Without God's favor, which is available to all, the opposite of goodness obtains. If we abandon God, we are "cut off" from the source of light and life. Hence, there is no hope of recovering. When we take our last breath, we are either in touch with God's life or we are still cut off and hence lost forever because once the line is severed at the point of the first known sin, steps must be taken to repair the life line. Have you taken those steps and received Jesus who is that lifeline? (T)he promise of life...is in Christ Jesus" according to the Bible [2 Timothy 1:1].

  1 John 5:11-12
 

11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

Praise God for verse 23 in Romans 11. This is the place we receive hope that America's destiny can be changed. By sharing in Israel's blessings through Jesus [Galatians 3:29], the implication is that we do have hope. "If they (Israel and Christians) abide not still in unbelief (abandoning God and His truth as the ultimate authority and not men), they shall be grafted in; for God is able to graff them in again." Wow, what a promise. Pardon my enthusiasm but I've been waiting to get to this place in writing. There is hope because even though we are "cut off" now, the door is not locked yet, and God is able to graft us back into His program as His client nation. He can set the tree back upon its stump in the same manner Jesus placed the soldier's ear back on his head after Peter unwisely and impulsively cut it off.

"The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect" [Psalms 33:10]. This is a promise we can use in prayer. With it we can pray God's Word, which He watches over to perform [Jeremiah 1:12]. He watches over it to see that it doesn't go unfulfilled. But it all depends upon the people of the United States. We must humble ourselves and repent and turn from our wicked ways [2 Chronicles 7:14]. Then God will hear and perform His Word in Psalms 33:10. Ask the Father to place a burden on your heart to intercede for the United States if you don't have one, for without her influence the "new world order" is assured. Only God is able to prevent wars, or stop an economic collapse, or thwart a depression of the magnitude it takes to set up a system of global government. His mercy is beyond comprehension whenever people run to Him. Like the prodigal son, when His children run to Him, He responds and runs to meet them. Throughout the Scriptures, we are taught that God responds in like kind to people's behavior. Whoever honors God, He honors; whoever despises Him, He despises.

  Matt 10:32-33
 

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

Having abandoned God's Ten Commandments in the public forums of the United States means that God is about ready to abandon us. Nevertheless, God is ready at all times to run to meet us when we run to Him. All He wants is repentance and acknowledgment that He is God. Because He is so good and long-suffering, let's do our part in staving off judgment. Nineveh repented and it preserved them for 150 more years. We can have more years too if we take heed to God's Word and love its truth. So, there is hope - until the "set time...when the fullness of the time is come" [Psalms 102:13; Daniel 11:27,29,35 with Galatians 4:4]. Remember that Jesus loves you and so do we at White Stones Ministries.

 

Proverbs 16:7

 

The Earth

21 For her foolish decision to follow the bankers instead of God, America received a man as President in 1992 who has openly revealed to the world the depths of depravity of the men who rule us. Unfortunately, President Clinton is not the exception; he is rather the rule. Charisma is notwithstanding with God. He looks on the hearts of men and their love for the truth. Truth is not relative as some men would have us believe, and is not found in overt action, but is tied to the motivations of men and is only found in Scripture. Men's approximations to the truth change as science progresses, but God's Word never changes [Malachi 3:6; Matthew 24:35]. (In)

22 WCPA is the World Constitution and Parliament Association. (for)

23 Kah Ibid, p.40 (In)

24 Ibid, p.48,49 (Interestingly)

25 Ibid p.63,64 (The)

26 Midnight Call, June 2000, p.52 (Parenthesis)

27 This prophecy passage has been abstracted in part from World War III and the Destiny of America by Charles Taylor, pp.77-84. (3)

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