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AMERICA! BE WARNED!

by J. Kirkpatrick

"Therefore hear now this, thou that are given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me: I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:" *** Isaiah 47:8

"How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow." *** Revelation 18:7

What revelation do these scriptures hold

for those who are living in the end of this age?

Could they be talking to the United States of America?

The word "America" comes from the Greek word AMERIMNOS which means "secure, without carefulness, free from anxiety and care". The root word MERMIMNA means "care and anxiety, through the idea of distraction".

AMERICA! BE WARNED!

"Woe to them that are at ease in Zion . . . " *** Amos 6:1

"Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare and gird sackcloth upon your loins." *** Isaiah 32:11

"Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.

Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come." *** Isaiah 32:9-10

Has this nation become as Moab?

"Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees..." *** Jeremiah 48:11

Has this nation become as the rich man in Luke, saying:

"Soul, thou hast much good laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry." *** Luke 12:19

Has the nation of America settled back on their lees,

because of their delicacies and distractions,

saying no harm shall come to me?

Five men of valour from the tribe of Dan went out to search for their inheritance. When they came to Laish they found the Zidonians.

"Then the five men departed, and came to Laish, and saw the people that were therein, how they dwelt care less, after the manner of the Zidonians, quiet and secure; and there was no magistrate in the land, that might put them to shame in any thing; and they were far from the Zidonians, and had no business with any man." *** Judges 18:7

We must become as the five valiant men of Dan who would have nothing to do with the Zidonians who dwell carelessly, quiet and secure.

"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." *** Revelation 18:4

Where are the magistrates?

Why are they not pointing out the shame of the Zidonians?

"Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.

They say still unto them that despise me, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace: and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you." *** Jeremiah 23:16-17

What will happen to a nation at ease?

"Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning." *** Revelation 18:8-9

Has this nation settled back on their lees saying,

"No harm shall come to us".

Has this nation hearkened to the false prophets uncertain sound. Be warned!

"For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?" *** I Corinthians 14:8

What battle? There is a false cry in the land trumpeting that before anything bad happens all Christians will be taken off the earth. America! Be warned!

"Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:" *** Isaiah 28:14

America, we have been lulled into a state of ease, carelessness and false peace. Be warned! There is a judgment coming upon this nation. Be prepared!

"...The Hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place." *** Isaiah 28:17

God is desiring for His people to come out of their state of ease. There is a protection for God's people during the coming judgment, but it is not in the false hope of escape. God exhorts:

"Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation (wrath) be overpast." *** Isaiah 26:20

There is a place of protection for God's people in the wrath. He has given us many examples of His protected place.

"As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed." *** Luke 17:26-30

"As it was in the days of Noah..." Noah was not taken off the earth. Noah was protected through the wrath.

"As it was in the days of Lot..." Lot was not taken off the earth. Lot was protected in the little city of Zoar, *** Genesis 19:20

Be warned America!

Come out of this lethargy of false security.

Today is the Day of Preparation.

"He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame." *** Proverbs 10:5

"O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity (idleness), and seek after leasing (falsehoods)?" *** Psalm 4:2

Arise and be counted among those who are preparing for the things that are coming upon the earth.

See the following publications:

"Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth" by David Wilkerson

"Mystery Babylon Relvealed"            "Jeremiah Speaks to America"

"In God We Trust"                           "Day of Preparation"

"Rapture False Hope"                       "Be Not Deceived"

                       by George & Jeannie Kirkpatrick


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