Yes, the world didn’t end on December 21, 2012, but that doesn’t mean that the U.S. isn’t doomed.
Joel C. Rosenberg is a modern prophet. In his latest book, Implosion: Can America Recover from its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time?, he outlines exactly what’s wrong with our country, why America is not mentioned in Bible Prophecy and what we need to do to save ourselves from imploding.
What’s interesting is that it he wrote it last year, 2011. It was published this year a few months ago. He wrote it before the election, before Superstorm Sandy, before all the fiscal cliff talks.
He goes into detailed explanations of what could go wrong and how we can avoid it, and after each, he comes to “The Bottom Line.”
Implosion – from implode – to collapse or cause to collapse violently inward – as opposed to an explosion which goes outward.
Here are some quotes – those “Bottom Lines” from the book that stood out for me:
“…the capacity for things [in America] to get worse is limitless” and that “Roman history suggests that the short happy life of the American republic may be coming to its end.” quoting Chalmers Johnson (page 24-25)
“For thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake all the nations…I am going to shake the heavens and the earth. I will overthrow the thrones of kingdoms and destroy the power of the kingdoms of the nations’” Haggai 2:6-7, 21-22. This is certainly coming true in the United States. We are being shaken physically, financially, socially, spiritually, politically, and in numerous other ways, and we can expect this to accelerate and intensify in the years ahead. (page 119)
Is American Ever Mentioned in the Bible?
The truth is, the United States of America simply is no where to be found in the Bible. (page 125)
“Will the Lord give us the time we need to make these changes [what is truly needed to not go off the fiscal cliff and get out of debt]–however difficult and painful they would be–or will He simply choose in His sovereignty to let America implode financially?” (page 126)
Are these the “Last Days?”
The Bible clearly indicates that there will be terrible wars and acts of terrorism and lawlessness in the last days. Could we see catastrophic wars or crippling terrorist attacks foisted upon the United States in the months and years ahead? Yes, this is very possible. (page 165)
“Weather historians who have studied the cycles of Atlantic hurricanes said such a massive storm so far north was long overdue. (Speaking of Irene)… If the pattern holds true, the northeaster U.S. can expect even stronger hurricanes soon.” (page 181)
“Imagine the economic implications of the Rapture…imagine what will happen when millions of American homeowners suddenly disappear, never to make another mortgage payment again. What will happen when millions of business owners are suddenly no longer around to pay their bills? Or pay their employees? Or continue delivering vital goods and services? What will happen to the federal government when millions of taxpayers are no longer providing Washington much-needed revenues?…when humanitarian relief organizations …and other charitable organizations that are run by and funded by believers in Jesus Christ stand empty?” (page 200-201) [reading that, and what follows makes me glad, I won't be left behind!]
The answer is the church, but there’s a “serious disconnect between who Americans say they are, what they say they believe, and how they are living.” (page 219)
God is Shaking Us
I’m going to cut to the chase or the “Bottom Line.” God is shaking us. He wants our attention. We are so involved in our greed, pride, vanity, (yes, the 7 Deadly Sins) that we may be in a hopeless state. As Joel C. Rosenberg puts it at the end, summarizing what needs to be done, if we don’t focus on what the “Constitution directs the federal government to do…,” we are doomed. After reading the list below, my first thought is it’s not going to happen. We’re too far gone. Not enough people read this before the election. Would it have made a difference? Is our country so controlled by the Devil that there’s not hope?
“Washington needs to make these basic principles its top priorities: (page 328)
- Protect the sanctity of innocent life from conception to natural death.
- Protect the traditional marriage between one man and one woman, the building block of human civilization.
- Protect the American people from all threats, both foreign and domestic, that would threaten our lives, liberties and property.
- Strengthen our military and care for our troops.
- Protect our borders and defend American sovereignty.
- Establish justice, protect our civil rights, punish criminals (especially violent ones), and appoint wise and sensible federal judges and Supreme Court justices who will uphold the Constitution, not legislate from the bench.
- Protect Americans’ freedom to save, invest, start small businesses, grow those businesses, create jobs, and provide for their families.
- Create the proper conditions for economic growth and innovation…
- Balance the federal budget by limiting the size and scope of government, cutting waste and duplication, returning key responsibilities back to the states, and reforming federal entitlement programs.
- Get out of debt.
- Maintain a sound and stable currency.
- And don’t make promises you can’t or won’t keep.”
So, what do you think? Do we have a chance? Does it look hopeless?
All, I say, is I’m glad my hope is in the Lord and that this world is not all there is. There is a beautiful place in heaven waiting for me and there can be for you too.
Soli Deo Gloria!
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