Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
YEHOVAH God's Final Warning to America!
This article is written by Don McAlvany, and is taken from the April 1999 issue of the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor. It contains a sober, urgent warning for America and its citizens. Ignore it at your personal peril.
by Don McAlvany
"You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. Nor shall you mate with any beast to defile yourself with it. . . Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled which I am casting out before you. For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants" (Lev.18:22-25).
"He turneth rivers into a wilderness and the watersprings into dry ground, a fruitful land into barrenness for the wickedness of them that dwell therein" ( Psalm 107:33-34).
Since the mid-1980s, America has been severely warned by God that as a nation we are on a collision course with Him. The Bible records the total destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah as an example of what happens to a nation that practices open sexual immorality, but especially homosexuality. "They [Sodom and Gomorrah] are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire" (Jude 7). God is extremely merciful and long-suffering. He will warn and warn before judgment, but if a nation will not turn from open homosexuality and the shedding of the blood of innocent children, He promises that He will judge that nation.
A careful study of the events surrounding many of these disasters reveals that they occurred in connection with abortion and/or homosexual-related events.
It appears to this writer that the Lord has given us a number of clear warnings. The following examples strongly suggest that America has already been clearly warned by God about shedding the blood of innocent children in the womb and practicing open homosexuality. These warnings would seem to indicate that America is on a collision course with the God of the Bible and awesome judgment may be immediately ahead.
[NOTE: The information in this article on the physical disasters hitting America and their possible connection with various abortion and gay rights activities comes from an excellent book by John McTeman (co-founder of COPS FOR CHRIST) entitled God's Final Warning To America. To order the book, call Southwest Radio Church at 1-800-652-1144 or 405789-1222 or FAX 405-789-2589. Cost: $25.00 including S&H.]
AMERICA: A NATION THAT HAS REJECTED GOD
"I will pronounce my judgments on my people because of their wickedness in forsaking me" (Jeremiah 1:16a).
"For with fire and his sword, the Lord will execute judgment upon all men, and many will be those slain by the Lord" ( Isaiah 66:16).
"For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil" (Ecclesiastes 12:14).
"The Lord takes his place in court; he rises to judge the people. The Lord enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of the people" (Isaiah 33:13-14). "For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God. . ." (I Peter 4:17).
On June 17, 1963, the United States Supreme Court issued the final decision that forbade Bible reading and prayer in the public schools. Bible reading and prayer had been a part of America's schools since the beginning of the country. The prayer the Court objected to follows: Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country.
God had honored prayer by giving America, up to 1963, the finest educational system in the world. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores were the highest ever. America prior to 1963 had a violent crime rate below the national population growth rate. The divorce rate was dropping steadily from the 1940s and the teenage premarital sex rate was unchanged. By the 1990s, the bogus separation of church and state was fully established and everything to do with God had been removed from the public schools and most govemmental institutions.
When the Supreme Court rejected God and His Word immediate judgment did not appear to fall. It appeared nothing happened and the country continued on. At first the consequences of rejecting God were not felt or seen, but 36 years later it is clear that in 1963 the blessings of God were removed from America. Looking back to 1963, it is clear that awesome judgment began to fall on America. The year 1963 literally became the transition year between God's blessings and judgment. For the nation that honors God the Bible states: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,and the people He hath chosen for His own inheritance. Psalm 33:12. For the nation that rejects God the Bible States: "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God" (Psalm 9:7).
In 1963, the three greatest problems in school were talking, gum chewing and noise. By the 1990s the three greatest problems in the public schools were rape, robbery and assault. The SAT scores have literally plummeted since the very year of 1963. Prior to 1963, serial killers and mass murders were almost unheard of. Today they both occur with frightening regularity, and America is becoming an increasingly violent nation. America's cities have become like those of a third world nation. Sexual diseases have skyrocketed along with pre-marital sexual relations among our teenagers.
Since 1963 every statistic showing a social problem has risen dramatically while the statistics for things that are good have dropped. America is literally being turned into hell as the Bible states would happen to all the nations that reject God. More police will not prevent crime. More money will not improve the school system. More taxes will not solve the nation's problems. America needs national repentance for rejecting God and allowing such acts as abortion, adultery, drugs, promiscuity, homosexuality and pornography to become the order of the day. The nation needs to turn to the Lord Jesus Christ, and repent and be healed.
AMERICA: THE VOICE OF THY CHILDREN'S BLOOD CRIETH UNTO ME FROM THE GROUND
On January 22, 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned all state laws that protected children in the womb and then legalized the killing of children throughout the entire pregnancy. The aborting of babies was actually made a constitutional right by the Court. Today in America, there are doctors who specialize in killing fullterm babies in the womb. America aborts a reported 1.6 million babies a year which means after 26 years over 40 million children have been killed in the womb.
Many abortions are not reported, so the real figure is probably higher. The figure is so large that it has become meaningless. Abortion is so ingrained in America that politicians, including the president, actually run for office proclaiming their pro-abortion position, and the people still elect them.
Although America has turned its back on defending children in the womb, each child killed was special to God. "Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is His reward" (Psalm 127:3). God sends children as a blessing, but Americans literally throw His children by the millions in the garbage (or, like the Nazis, use the bodies of these innocent victims for medical experimentation). The Lord has clearly warned in the Bible that His judgment will fall on any nation that kills its children.
The Bible says that the killing of babies angers the Lord, who in turn judges (or punishes) such a nation. "Therefore, I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it" (Leviticus 18:25). "Therefore I poured My fury on them for the blood they had shed on the land" (Ezekiel 36:18). God literally hates the shedding of innocent blood. "This does the Lord hate . . . hands that shed innocent blood" (Proverbs 6:16-17. The shed blood of the innocent cries out to God -- "The blood crieth unto Me from the ground" (Genesis 4:10).
On January 22, 1973 when killing babies in the womb was legalized, judgment from God did not appear inunediately. There was no apparent reaction from the Lord. Just as after the decision to ban prayer in schools, the country continued on. However, looking back to 1973, things began to deteriorate rapidly in America. The judgment that began in 1963 for rejecting God was intensified in 1973. "The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God" (Psalm 9:7).
The blessings of God that began to be removed in 1963 were fully removed in 1973. From 1960 until 1973 the people in poverty in America dramatically fell from 40 million to 22 million. The year with the lowest number of people in poverty was 1973. After 1973 the poverty rate has increased to the point that now over 34 million Americans are in poverty. The year 1973 was literally the dividing line between decreasing poverty and increasing poverty. It is clear that something happened 'in 1973.
The Index of Social Health uses 16 criteria for tracing the social condition of America. These criteria include: child abuse, teen suicide, health insurance coverage, weekly earnings, high school dropout rate, drug abuse, homicides, infant mortality (not including abortion) and others. The highest rating which indicates a healthy social condition was 79.4 in 1972. The rating started dropping in 1973 and continued to drop every year until 1990 when it fell to 42. The very year that America legalized killing of babies in the womb was when the terrible social deterioration started that is now at crisis levels in the 1990s.
The current social condition of America can be traced directly back to 1973 when the Lord's anger fell on America. The nation was immediately judged in 1973. It just took some years for the judgment to become apparent. Federal government statistics disclose that since 1973, almost 40 million Americans have been injured by acts of crime.
Since 1982 violent crime has increased 24%. America is being consumed by violence. The violence against the innocent unborn in the womb has now spread throughout the entire society. As a society we have a preoccupation with violence and death. The popular movies of our day certainly reflect it. Any form of bloodshed always leads to more bloodshed. Note how we are now moving from abortion to euthanasia. Germany, in the 1930s, saw a similar escalation in its culture of death, until life became so cheap that the horror of the death camps became a reality.
The Bible refers to this as bloodshed touching bloodshed. It almost seems every aborted baby (i.e., over 40 million) is matched by one American falling victim to a violent crime. The current violence level in America may well be judgment from God on the nation for the violence in the womb. The Bible very clearly states that for killing children God will give that nation what it deserves. "Therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity on it" (Leviticus 18:25). The violence in the womb appears to be matched by violence in the streets and cities. America is getting what it deserves.
The violence in America is the just reward for the violence in the womb. How can Americans expect God to bless the nation with peace, when legally His children are slaughtered in the womb with the sanction of the government and the people? An attitude of disrespect and violence against all life has now gripped America, just as it did in the 1930s in Nazi Germany. The violence in Germany first started in the womb via abortion.
[NOTE: And now pro-life demonstrators are being imprisoned and having their property seized by the govemment for the new federal crime of praying in front of an abortion clinic, while the government protects the doctors who are dismembering the babies inside. Isaiah 5:20 says, "beware when men call good evil and evil good."]
EXAMPLES OF THE WARNINGS/ JUDGMENTS:
1. OCTOBER 17, 1989 -- A 7.1 magnitude earthquake, the fifth most powerful this century to hit America, struck near San Francisco. This quake struck during a World Series game and was broadcast live to the nation. Millions watched as the earthquake shook San Francisco. Although the earthquake was extremely strong, miraculously, very few people died. Just two days before this earthquake, on October 15, 1989, a huge pro-abortion rally took place in San Francisco. The newspapers reported the crowd reached up to 50,000. The center of the rally was City Hall where many proabortion politicians addressed the crowd.
Two days later, the awesome earthquake struck and shook the city to its foundation. Ironically, the newspapers reported that City Hall (which was the center of the pro-abortion rally) was shaken so terribly that people fled the building screaming in terror.
Could this have been a powerful warning that the killing of children in the womb has America on a collision course with God.
2. APRIL 25, 1992 -- During a fierce counter-protest in Buffalo against Operation Rescue, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, the sixth most powerful this century, struck northern California. Operation Rescue is a nonviolent Christian organization that uses peaceful means to block abortion centers. The counterprotest was led by homosexuals and lesbians who chanted such phrases as, God is a lesbian, God is a dyke. Also during the 10 days of Operation Rescue, the jury in California was deliberating the verdict of the police officers for beating Rodney King.
The Operation Rescue protest ended on April 29, 1992, with fierce opposition from pro-abortionists and homosexuals. That very same day, the jury made its decision and Los Angeles went up in flames. The sixth and eleventh greatest earthquakes this century plus the worst rioting since the Civil War took place during this 10-day protest to save the lives of the innocent unborn. Was the Lord again sending a series of warnings?
3. JUNE 28, 1992 -- Hundreds of thousands of homosexuals and their supporters attended national Gay Pride Day parades across America. The last Sunday in June has been designated as Gay Pride Day. Almost all the major cities hold parades celebrating homosexuality. Hundreds of thousands turn out to march and support the homosexuals.
On the very morning of Gay Pride Day, the fourth and ninth most powerful earthquakes this century hit Southern California. These quakes were so powerful, that their effects were felt as far away as Idaho. The Los Angeles Times actually reported that the marchers had to brave the earthquakes to get to the Gay Pride Day parade.
The fourth most powerful quake was 7.6 magnitude and was called the Landers quake because it occurred near Landers, California. The Landers quake was the most powerful earthquake in the world during 1992. The second quake was 6.5 magnitude. Both of the earthquakes were in remote areas, so California was spared from great loss of life and extensive damage. These quakes were dangerously close to the San Andreas' fault line.
If an earthquake occurred on this fault, it could devastate California.
Scientists studying the Landers quake were astonished by its impact on the entire Western region of the nation. The March 1993 issue of Earth Magazine contained an article titled, Lessons From Landers. This article documented how bizarre and powerful this earthquake really was. One geologist said in the article, I think the Landers event will go down in history as one of the most important earthquakes from a scientific standpoint. The scientists found that the Landers quake was bizarre. They reported, Landers was not only powerful -- it was bizarre. In most earthquakes, the land tears along a single fault. But not this quake -- the rupture hopscotched from fault to fault, growing more powerful with each successive jump.
The scientists reported the strange phenomenon that immediately following the Landers quake -- a swarm of smaller quakes jolted the entire West. The Landers quake triggered smaller quakes in Northern California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and even 750 miles away in Yellowstone National Park. Small earthquakes were detected, minutes after the Landers quake, under Lassen Peak and Mount Shasta, both in Northern California. Both of these mountains are volcanoes. A magnitude 5.5 quake struck in southern Nevada. The scientists reported that, In the past most scientists would have scoffed at suggestions that one quake could trigger activity at such great distances.
One scientist stated, So many areas became active as if someone had flicked on a switch. Tremors started in regions hundreds of miles away from Southern California mere seconds after the Landers quake. This was the first time scientists ever detected that an earthquake set off other quakes hundreds of miles away! The scientists had no explanation for the distant earthquake triggering phenomenon of the Landers quake. The Landers quake was unique. This is why the Landers quake was said to go down in history as the most important ever, from a scientific standpoint.
What a powerfully clear warning from God! During the very morning of Gay Pride Day, two powerful earthquakes literally shook the entire West Coast of America. Ironically the very next day, the Supreme Court handed down the Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision which failed to overturn the legalization of abortion. Is it possible that one earthquake was for Gay Pride Day and the second was for the Supreme Court decision? Was the Lord again sending us warnings?
A major earthquake hit Southern California on April 23, 1992 -- the day the Supreme Court heard the Planned Parenthood v. Casey case. Just two months later, the very day before the decision, the fourth and ninth most powerful earthquakes this century hit Southem California. Could there be a clear spiritual connection between the quakes and the Supreme Court's involvement in this abortion case?
It is extremely noteworthy that scientists who study earthquakes believe the earthquakes on April 23 and June 28, 1992 were connected. The Los Angeles Times reported this connection in a January 20, 1994 article titled, Scientists Ponder Northward Concentration of Quakes. In this article scientists were quoted as saying, Frequent aftershocks following the magnitude 6.3 Joshua Tree quake of April 23, 1992 migrated in a northwestern direction and appeared to some scientists to have triggered the much larger 7.6 Landers quake of June 28, 1992. The earthquakes appear connected, and the earthquake on April 23 actually set up the powerful quake on June 28. Could all this be a coincidence?
These earthquakes were both physically connected. Could they have been spiritually connected as well? They were linked together and occurred almost the very same day the Supreme Court heard arguments and then failed to overturn legalized abortion. The timing and connection of these earthquakes could be an awesome warning judgment from God! God's mercy is shown in the Landers quake. It occurred in an isolated area with very little damage and loss of life. An earthquake of this power in a heavily populated area would have caused tremendous damage. This earthquake seemed to showcase the Lord's awesome power and timing. The quake was on the very morning of Gay Pride Day, and the Bible states God will shake nations that practice open homosexuality.
America could have been seriously crippled on the morning of Gay Pride Day, June 28, 1992, with the Landers quake. This quake could have triggered the San Andreas fault and destroyed California. Those quakes that were triggered hundreds of miles away could have been 7.0 in power and destroyed huge sections of the West. More powerful quakes might have triggered the volcanoes to erupt. Tle entire Western section of the nation could have been decimated on the very morning of Gay Pride Day.
Think of all the roads and bridges that would have been destroyed; the water aqueducts; the electric grids; the gas and oil pipelines; the railways; the food production; and industry. How would the injured be helped? The destruction would have thrown the nation into a tailspin. The Lord in His mercy sent a warning. The Landers earthquake by itself was enough of a warning from God that awesome judgment is ahead. America has been warned!
4. GAY PRIDE DAY 1993 brought monumental judgment from God. During the entire Spring of 1993, heavy rains fell on the Midwest. As Gay Pride Day approached, June 27, 1993, the rains increased until the newspapers reported that on June 27, 1993, the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers overflowed their banks like a bathtub full of water. The Great Flood of 1993, the worst in American history, started on Gay Pride Day.
5. JANUARY 17, 1994 -- The Los Angeles area was rocked by a powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake. The quake was centered in Northridge, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles. This powerful quake caused an estimated $30-50 billion in damage and caused widespread destruction. God was again very merciful because the loss of life was very low. This quake occurred one day after Sanctity of Life Sunday and five days before the 21st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion. Sanctity of Life Sunday was started in 1984 and occurs the Sunday before the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. On January 16, 1994 over 50,000 churches in America were praying to end abortion.
Over 310,000 babies are aborted every year in California; however, the majority are aborted in Southern California making this area one of the abortion centers of the nation. The epicenter of the quake was Northridge which is also the pornograhy center of America. Over 80% of all pornography is made in Northridge. The earthquake severely damaged the pornography industry in Northridge, as the entire pornography center was within five miles of the epicenter. One day after Sanctity of Life Sunday and five days before the anniversary to legalize abortion, the pornography and abortion centers of America were rocked by a powerful earthquake! Are the warnings escalating?
[NOTE: To put these disasters into perspective, six of the top 11 earthquakes to hit America this century have occurred on or very near to major abortion and/or homosexual related events. Five of the earthquakes have been since April 1992! The Lord has been very merciful because most of the quakes were centered in remote areas, or if the quake hit a populated area not many lives were lost. Neveftheless, they serve as awesome warnings!]
6. MARCH 1994 -- In March, several hundred members of Operation Rescue attempted to save babies from being aborted in Birmingham, Alabama. The event, called Holy Week Passion For Life, took place between March and April 3. This event was totally non-violent; however, approximately 200 demonstrators were arrested for praying on the sidewalk in front of the abortion centers. No arrests were made for violence. The militant pro-abortion supporters, including homosexuals and lesbians, were present as clinic defenders, to insure the abortion centers stayed open. They wanted to insure that the babies would continue to killed. The lesbians and homosexuals made up a large percent of the clinic defenders.
The homosexuals and lesbians, while they were guarding the doors to the abortion centers, made profane statements against the Lord. A group of ministers from various religious backgrounds and denominations held a news conference to voice their support for the Emergency Coalition for Choice. This coalition was organized to insure the abortion centers were kept open during the protest. On March 27, two days after Holy Week Passion For Life began, a series of violent and destructive thunderstorms and powerful tornadoes roared across Alabama and then the South, causing death and awesome destruction.
The storms then spread to Georgia and North and South Carolina, killing dozens of people. A spokesman for the National Weather Service in Birmingham described the tornadoes as, Some of the worst ones I've seen, some of the worst ones this century. The tomadoes were characterized as F4, which means the winds were between 207 and 260 m.p.h. These are awesome tomadoes. It is interesting to note that the tornadoes destroyed three churches.
USA Today printed a map of the areas hit by the storm with the heading, Route of Killer Storm. The map illustrated the tornadoes first touched down in North-central Alabama, the Birmingham area, and then spread to the other states. That some of the worst tornadoes this century touched down near Birmingham during an attempt to save the lives of innocent babies in the womb, while pro-abortion and gay rights activists were screaming obscenities against God and the pro-life protestors, and the goveniment agents were keeping the abortuaries open, appears to have been much more than just a coincidence.
7. AUGUST-OCTOBER 1995 -- The year turned out to be a record for the most hurricanes and tropical storms. The 1995 hurricane season was the second busiest in 125 years of recordkeeping. There were 19 named storms for that year. Although there were 19 storms, only two hit the United States. Hurricane Erin hit the Florida panhandle on August 3, while Hurricane Opal also hit the Florida panhandle on October 4.
The timing of these two hurricanes hitting the country appears to have been closely connected to abortion-related issues. In late July and early August pro-life Congressmen tried to prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving $193 million in federal funds. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion organization in the United States. It has abortion centers throughout the United States, and these centers are responsible for killing more than 120,000 babies every year. The battle to block the funding obtained national significance and was reported by the national media.
On August 2, the battle was lost, and the funding for Planned Parenthood was approved. On this same day, Tropical Storm Erin tore through central Florida and entered into the Gulf of Mexico. The storm gained strength over the Gulf and developed into a hurricane. Hurricane Erin turned north, and on August 3, it slammed into the Florida panhandle. On Saturday, September 30, 1995, Hurricane Opal entered the Gulf of Mexico and headed in a very slow easterly direction. Opal was classified as a Category 3 in power. The course of this hurricane was parallel to the United States, but headed directly toward Mexico.
On October 2, around 11:00 a.m. (EST) the hurricane suddenly changed direction. The storm made a sharp 90 degree turn; began to strengthen in intensity; accelerated in speed and headed directly at the Florida panhandle. It was as if an unseen force just pulled this powerful hurricane off course toward the United States. Hurricane Opal hit on October 5, very near the same location as Erin.
What is truly amazing is that on October 2, the Supreme Court of the United States made a pro-abortion ruling. The Court refused to hear a challenge to the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE) law. The FACE law was created to limit pro-life protests at the abortion centers and has become a powerful tool against peaceful pro-life protesters. The law was challenged as being unconstitutional. The Court refused to hear the challenge and let the law stay intact. This became a major pro-abortion victory.
Although Hurricane Opal hit the United States three days after the Supreme Court's decision, the hurricane actually changed course about the time of the decision, accelerated and headed directly at the United States. Opal was a large, powerful storm that pounded 126 miles of the Florida coast. It hit with winds of 140 mph and caused $3 billion in damage. Opal became the third most destructive hurricane to hit the United States.
8. MARCH 1997 -- On 2/25/97, the Senate passed legislation to release $385 million overseas into 100 countries for family planning. Pro-life forces in the senate tried to stop the release of the funds because some of the money would be used for abortion. The Clinton Administration backed this release of funds and pushed the date of release of the funds to March 1.
On March 1, 1997, President Clinton signed the legislation into law, and the money was released. On the very next day, March 2, powerful tornadoes roared across Texas into Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. The storm stalled over Ohio and torrential rains fell over Ohio causing record flooding on the Ohio River.
The tornadoes were so powerful, they were compared to the Palm Sunday storms of March 27-28, 1994. This storm in 1994 also hit directly during an abortion-related event. The storm that hit Arkansas was so powerful that Governor Huckabee described the damage as of apocalyptic proportions. The tornadoes actually destroyed the small town of Arkadelphia, AR. Police Chief Bob Johnson said one tornado was 10 blocks wide. Arkansas Emergency Services reported, These types of casualty figures are pretty much unprecedented here. It's a major disaster.
The storm caused record flooding along the Ohio River. The town of Falmouth, KY was nearly totally destroyed by the flooding. The flooding along the Ohio lasted for several weeks causing extensive damage. This was identified as one which occurs every 500 years.
What is truly ironic is that President Clinton signed the legislation on March 1, which released the famil planning money overseas. The very next day he signed disaster declaration legislation for nine counties in his own home state!
9. JUNE 1998 -- The first weekend in June has become Gay Days at Disney World in Orlando Florida. Starting in 1991, tens of thousands of homosexuals gather the first weekend in June at Disney World. The 1998 event started June 3 and ran through June 7. The month of June has also been designated as Gay Awareness Month. The last Sunday of June has become Gay Pride Day.
The President of the United States sent a letter of congratulations for the Gay and Lesbian Pride Celebration, 1998 at Disney World. In the letter the President stated:
Our ideals and our history hold that the rights guaranteed us as Americans are inalienable. They are embedded in our Constitution and amplified over time by our courts and legislature, and I am bound by oath of office and the burden of history to reaffirm them. . . And we stand to lose when any person is denied or forced out of a job because of sexual orientation.
The President was saying that homosexuality was a Constitutional right! A review of the Gay Days '98 schedule of events was amazing! On June 3 from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. was an event titled, Who's Your Daddy? The description of the event follows: A Leather, Latex and Bondage Party . . . Featuring live flogging and spanking, dominatrix, masters and slaves. . . plus live piercing. Sponsored by Absolute Leather, B.D/SM Group of Florida. There were two events called Seductive Dancing. There were male strippers and female impersonators. Gay Days ended on June 7 with a Sunday Gospel Brunch from 10:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. and an event titled S.I.N. Tonight, Repent Tomorrow! The President of the United States sent a letter of congratulations for events like this!
On May 30, 1998, Operation Rescue began a weeklong prayer vigil and intercession in Orlando. They prayed in front of the city's abortion centers; they exposed child pornography being sold at Barnes and Noble Bookstores; and they prayed in front of Disney World as the homosexuals entered. The City of Orlando flew the homosexual flag (the rainbow) on the flag poles around City Hall. The flags remained up for the entire month of June. The Christians went to City Hall and warned that the month-long flying of the homosexual flag would offend and anger God. They were ignored. In fact, Operations Rescue received very little support from the churches in Florida. Operation Rescue ended the prayer vigil on June 6 at approximately 2:30 p.m.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on June 6, fires erupted northeast, east and southeast of Orlando and burned eastward, away from the city. There had been wildfires burning since May 25 (one week before Gay Month in Florida). These fires had been controlled and didn't receive national attention. At the very time Operation Rescue closed in prayer on June 6, the fires began to burn out of control and did so for the rest of Florida's Gay Month. For the rest of June, fires burned all over Florida, but especially northeast of Orlando. In total, there were over 2,100 fires and 500,000 acres burned. With all the fires only 300 houses were destroyed with no loss of life. The fires and draught caused over $1 billion damage in crop loss.
Gay Days ended at Disney World on June 7 with a Gospel Brunch. On June 7, Florida Governor Lawton Chiles declared a state of emergency because of the fires and mobilized the National Guard. The fires were burning totally out of control, the very day that Gay Days ended. President Clinton issued a letter of congratulations to the homosexuals for Gay Days and then just 12 days after it ended, he declared Florida a disaster area for the release of federal assistance. What irony!
The fires closed 130 miles of I-95, and 40,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes. A draught settled over Florida and huge amounts of crops were lost. The danger from the fires was so real that the governor even requested the citizens pray and ask God for rain. At the very height of the danger, when the fires could have merged into an unstoppable wall of fire miles long, the rains came. The state was spared and on July 7, the people were allowed to go back home.
On June 30, the Federal District Court in Miami halted the enforcement of the state law banning the partial-birth abortion technique. This was at the height of the fire. This federal injunction occurred in conjunction with the worst fires in the state's history.
What an awesome warning to the State of Florida and the entire nation. Operation Rescue warned Orlando and Disney World of the dangers of open homosexuality and killing babies in the womb. They were rejected by Orlando. They were ignored by the entire state, but they warned of the possible judgment to come. Operation Rescue closed in prayer, and thus began the worst fires in the state's history. People that were too busy or did not care about the 100,000 homosexuals gathering in Orlando, and the city flying the Gay flag were now, a few days later, pleading with God for rain. They were fleeing their homes in panic as the fires threatened entire cities. This all occurred during Gay Month and while the homosexual flag was flying over one of the state's largest cities.
From this disaster, it could be concluded that America is moving very close to dramatic judgment from God. God's warning judgments are coming to an end. The fires exploding right after Operation Rescue warned of judgment appear to have been no coincidence. The fires seem to have been a strong warning to Florida and the nation of the coming judgment for open and bold homosexuality and the killing of children in the womb.
CONCLUSION -- God's judgment is not a popular topic among most people, even among most Christians. The Church in America today shares in the responsibility for the decline in this once great land. Americans have become fat, dumb, lazy, apathetic, and complacent, in part due to being spoiled by 50 years of nearly uninterrupted prosperity since the end of World War II. Many can no longer discern the difference between good and evil, nor do they in any way take a stand against evil. Jesus said in Matthew 5:13: "Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? It is henceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."
God's judgment against America may have already begun. This judgment may indeed include the Christian church. The great tragedy is that there seems to be a growing blindness over the eyes of so many Americans, even American Christians. This is often accompanied by an escapist mentality that says we will be raptured before anything bad happens. . . . [T]hat belief did not help millions of Chinese Christians who were taught the rapture over 50 years ago. Mao Tse Tung and his successors have still made life a living hell for the Chinese since then. We can have similar persecution and horrors in America in coming years -- before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
God's judgment can take many forms, such as natural disasters and economic woes, as well as wicked, evil political leadership. God sometimes gives a country the political leaders it deserves and judges a country with them (i.e., like Ahab and Jezebel and perhaps the Clinton Administration). Oppressive governments will take the people's freedom away, including those of Christians.
Could the Socialist Police State and New World Order emerging in America and globally be part of God's judgment against adisobedient, decadent generation, including the Christian church?
[NOTE: For readers who are skeptical that the God of heaven can still get angry or judge men, the following example may be instructive. About 15 years ago, Samora Machel, the ruthless Communist dictator of Mozambique, gave a speech in which he shouted that there was no God, that he was god; and as he shook his fist at the God he said wasn't there, he screamed at the God who was there that If you are God, kill me! Twenty minutes later he boarded a Russian Tupolov transport plane with 20 Soviet advisors, it took off in a thunderstorm, was hit by lightning, and Machel and all on board were killed instantly in the crash that followed. God had heard his challenge and answered the man who would be god.
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COMMENT: This article certainly should help wake up many sleeply, lethargic, spiritually inebriated "Christians" who have sunken into a spiritual stupor and have forgotten Yeshua the Messiah's admonition to "Watch, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man" (Luke 21:36).
As I write this brief comment, and publish Don McAlvany's excellent article, two or more weird teenage thugs just massacred 12 students and a coach at Columbine High School in a suburb of Denver, Colorado. The media has ben deploring the episode, and interviewing victims, and sensationalizing the story. But the media has been flagrantly dishonest and deceitful in its coverage of the story. For the truth is, the facts show that these two young men were members of a group called The Trenchcoat Mafia Homosexuals. Bet you didn't know that, did you? The media has covered it up! Completely swept it under the rug! Surely, YEHOVAH God's wrath is going to burn hot against this nation and the "New World Order" very soon!
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