Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tottering Empire - A Free Republic’s Impending Collapse

Joseph Herrin (11-06-2013)


















9-11 in Manhattan

Psalms 11:3
If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

In a previous post I wrote about the immediate decisions Christians are facing with the implementation of what has been deceitfully misnamed “the Affordable Care Act.” In this writing I will address the true purpose of this act and what it portends for America as a nation.

The moral foundation of America has been eroding for generations. Although many will not make the connection, the true reason for any nation’s collapse is moral degeneracy. Yahweh has given abundant testimony in the Scriptures to the fact that He will judge wicked nations and peoples. The historic account of the flood of Noah’s day, the fiery destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the Israelite wars against the Canaanites whose cup of iniquity had become full, and the judgments of God upon Israel and Judah, including their complete enslavement and the destruction of their once prosperous and peaceful nations, all provide poignant testimony that Yahweh will bring judgment upon those people and nations who give themselves over to unrestrained sin.

It is shamefully apparent that America is a nation of unrestrained sin. Gone are the days when it was considered normal and morally imperative for a young woman to be a virgin on her wedding day. Colleges and Universities have become little more than institutions of sexual promiscuity. Young people leave their homes and enter a culture of lust and sensuality where partying and sexual intercourse with multiple partners are customary. Indicative of the depth of depravity that pervades these government sanctioned institutions of “higher education” is a recent article about a new phone app that was developed and distributed by the University of Oregon. The app is called the “Sex Positive App” and is advertised at the University’s health center website.

http://healthcenter.uoregon.edu/Home/SexPositive.aspx

http://youtu.be/Xf1UUZfhEzg



The video above ends with the line, “Sex Positive now available on Android and the App Store from the University of Oregon health center, because college teaches you a lot of things.”

The app features two wheels that spin. Each wheel has names of various body parts and devices, such as “vibrator,” listed. When the two wheels quit spinning, the names of two body parts or objects will be aligned, suggesting a particular form of sexual activity. The user can access information below on Sexually Transmitted Infections related to those body parts, suggestions for Safer Sex Practices, and additional Communication and Advice. The app is being used by students as a source of suggestions for sexual experimentation and sexual play with their fellow university students.























http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykOGia7UB5Q




The app even includes a list of suggested pick-up lines under the heading “Obtaining consent is sexy!” These pick-up lines are obscene and crass, containing suggested statements that are not fitting to print. This is the “higher education” entire generations of young people are receiving at government sanctioned universities and colleges. The entire culture of America has been subverted until there is no longer any restraint upon sin. Transgressions that bring about the judgment of God are being actively promoted by the government and its societal institutions. One thing you will NOT find anywhere in this app is a recommendation for students to abstain from fornication, homosexuality, orgies, or any other form of sexual immorality.

I Peter 4:3-5
For the time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you...

The apostles warn Christians to not participate in the immorality of the society in which they live. Yet millions of Christian parents send their sons and daughters off to colleges and universities where they are daily tempted with the presence of sensuality, partying, and every form of lawlessness. They are subjected to peer pressure to engage in behavior that is unrighteous. They are castigated and their moral views belittled by immoral, anti-christian professors and staff members who are promoting a godless worldview.

Multitudes of Christian youth have fallen into gross sin while in such environments. Their parents could have done little worse had they sent their sons and daughters to dwell alone in Sodom or Gomorrah. The young people are left to fend for themselves in a culture that is hostile to all that is righteous and holy. Christian youth are being corrupted, and caught up in life destroying activities in an hour when the Lord is soon to return.

Romans 13:11-14
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
ESV

America did not arrive at such overt debauchery overnight. The erosion of morality has been patiently accomplished. Christians have been complicit in this deterioration of morality in their homes, their communities, and their nation. They have brought evil into their homes through the television. They have allowed their children to be unsupervised as they surfed the Internet, played video games that were violent, or obscene, and listened to immoral music. Parents have given themselves to a pursuit of mammon. Family times of devotion, Bible Study, and prayer have been abandoned. Churches themselves have become houses of entertainment and centers for the promotion of worldliness. Gone are the days of expository preaching of the Scriptures, and an advocacy of obedience to God and conformity to His holy character.

Forty years ago America made the murder of the unborn legal. This enabled men and women to engage in promiscuous sex without the consequence of raising children. This year the nation has reached moral ebbtide as homosexual marriage has been declared legal and those who do not wish to participate in that which Yahweh decries as an abomination are persecuted in their businesses and labeled as “haters,” “bigots,” and “intolerant” by society and government. We saw this occur this year when numerous politicians declared that Chick-fil-a was not welcome in their cities or states simply because the CEO said he believed that faithful, unions between one man and one woman are God’s design for marriage. The trend is well under way to persecute Christian belief and to make standing up for righteousness unacceptable in society. The following news item demonstrates the antipathy that exists toward Biblical morality. Candidate for lieutenant governor, Ralph Northam, refused to shake the hand of his republican opponent who happens to be a Christian minister. (Northam won the election yesterday over E.W. Jackson.)

Virginia’s top Democratic candidates Terry McAuliffe (running for governor) and Northam have portrayed themselves as pragmatic centrists who are happy to reach across the aisle. But this video shows Northam won’t even reach across his chair.

After a lively debate, at 6:30 in the video, Jackson—the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor—attempts to shake hands with Northam, who will not shake it and doesn’t even look Jackson in the eye.

At first, a viewer might give Northam the benefit of the doubt that somehow he doesn’t see the extended hand. But Jackson dispels that doubt by taking his outstretched hand to tap Northam on the arm and then re-extends his hand almost into Northam’s lap. Northam still refuses to take it.

This comes on the heels of the final debate topic: gay marriage. The candidates had just differed on expanding government-run healthcare through Medicaid, beginning at 4:09 in the video. Northam said he supports adding 400,000 Virginians to government-run and taxypayer-funded healthcare, while Jackson said it would bankrupt Virginia, so private-sector options must be developed instead.

At 5:29, Jackson—a former Marine and Harvard-educated lawyer who is also a Christian minister—said he welcomes in Virginia both those who believe in traditional marriage and those who support same-sex marriage but that Northam believes people who do not embrace gay marriage have no place in Virginia... Jackson adds that he believes that there is increasing intolerance of devout Christians on this issue and that Northam’s statements suggest anti-Christian bias.

While one would expect Northam to quickly say Jackson is completely misrepresenting his position, he does not deny Jackson’s claim. Instead Northam says that he supports gay marriage (using the poll-tested term “equality”) and then reasserts that he thinks all of Virginia should support gay marriage. 
 [Source:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/03/Civil-Rights-Leaders-React-to-VA-Dem-Lt-Gov-Candidate-Refusing-to-Shake-Opponent-s-Hand]

Politicians are beginning to go beyond promoting homosexual rights to demanding that all people acknowledge that homosexuality is right and proper. Christians are under pressure to capitulate. First they will be reproached as “haters” and “bigots.” The next step is to criminalize any public or private claim that homosexuality is deviant or immoral. This is the new face of the unfriendly and unapologetic government that promotes all that is unrighteous and despises everything that Yahweh esteems.

Christians should not wonder how the nation came to arrive at this condition. Yahweh has given the people of America the government they want and deserve. In her years of freedom and prosperity, the nation, including the majority in the churches, have spurned Yahweh’s will and desires. The church departed from a focus on raising up disciples of Christ who would share His holiness and place their focus on pleasing the Father. Instead, they gave themselves to a pursuit of selfishness. The prosperity gospel displaced the message of sin, righteousness, and judgment. Living a materially abundant life and receiving one’s good things now, replaced the message of self-denial and the call to “Come, take up your cross and follow Me.”

Christianity in America has lost its savor. It is salt without taste or preservative quality. American Christianity has become good for nothing but to be cast upon the dung pile, and this is what will now occur. The freedoms the church in America has enjoyed are drawing to an end. The prosperity of the people is being stripped away forcibly. The Affordable Care Act is a major step in bringing both of these goals to pass.

I have frequently cited the following Scripture that speaks of Yahweh’s judgment upon a people who have departed from righteousness.

Ezekiel 21:31
I shall pour out My indignation on you; I shall blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and I shall give you into the hand of brutal men, skilled in destruction.

Yahweh has given America into the hands of Barack Obama and company. They are skillfully and systematically destroying the nation’s freedoms and prosperity. Christians forward to me notes of alarm that advocate various forms of political resistance to turn back the tide of destruction. The destruction will not turn back. Yahweh has given the nation, and the church, time to repent and they would not. The nation clamors for greater depths of depravity. The people cast off all restraint, and the church is spiritually asleep.

I would share with you how close America is to the end, and how soon the church will be cast into an hour of testing. The Affordable Care Act is the capstone of a plan set in motion generations ago.  Recently, some have commented on the plan to transform America into a socialist state laid out by Cloward and Piven back in the 1960s. Obama has been following this plan, but he is not the first President to do so. Wikipedia provides the following information.

The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty".
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloward%E2%80%93Piven_strategy]

Note that the pretentious goal of ending poverty is a ruse, and the statement is no more accurate than calling the healthcare reform bill “the Affordable Care Act.” The words express the opposite of the truth. The Cloward-Piven strategy is actually a plan to guarantee universal poverty and to bring an end to the prosperity of the middle class. What Cloward and Piven sought was a “redistribution of income.” This is precisely what the Affordable Care Act accomplishes. It places an onerous burden upon a middle class that has already diminished remarkably in size. It holds forth the promise of providing affordable (often free) and comprehensive healthcare coverage to the poorer members of society. Yet, in actuality, the overall level of healthcare to be provided will be greatly diminished for all Americans. The Affordable Care Act will result in an impoverishment of the middle class without providing the excellent and universal healthcare promised. There will be rationing. There will be fewer doctors to choose from. Waiting times will increase drastically. The medical options will be severely limited. There will be a sharp fall-off in the quality of living for all Americans.

A decade ago, then President George W. Bush pushed through the Medicare Modernization Act which added Medicare Part D. This began government coverage for prescription drugs under the Medicare program. I remember very well at the time that the alarm that was being sounded in the news about government spending being out of control. The government was involved in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and deficit spending was skyrocketing. Amid all the news on the burgeoning government debt, the President and Congress passed one of the biggest expansions to government social programs in decades by including prescription drug coverage under Medicare. I remember thinking at the time how extremely reckless such an act was. The Republicans have traditionally been touted as being antagonistic to big government and expanded social programs, but the Republican president and Republican dominated Congress were acting contrary to their “perceived” type.

The typical American family who is deep in debt realize that it is folly to ignore the situation and take on an enormous additional debt that will never go away. Yet, the government does not operate in a fiscally responsible manner. Why? Because an agenda is being followed to transform a Republican form of government with a free market economy into a socialist/communist state. According to Cloward and Piven, this can best be accomplished by rapidly expanding social programs until the nation is overwhelmed. As people are discovering what Obamacare will cost them, they are becoming alarmed at how much more of their money will now be sent directly to the government, collected by the IRS.
















Recently, the nation was subjected to a media charade as the government was nearing its legal borrowing limit. Congress must approve the raising of debt limits. Some conservative Republicans, referred to as Tea Party members, wanted to rein in the bloated, irresponsible government spending. They wanted to de-fund Obamacare, which they see as an enormous expansion of government spending that simply cannot be afforded. What they said is true. The nation cannot afford the debt it already has, nor can it continue to pay for the enormous social programs, military, and other government programs that are in place. The Affordable Care Act is purposely designed to sink the ship of state that is already foundering.

The media, who are controlled by the same brutal men skilled in destruction that pull the strings of government, vilified the Tea Party members as reckless individuals who would destroy the nation to further their ideological agenda. The opposite is true. It was the Tea Party members who were seeking to fend off the demise of America, for they could see the writing on the wall. The Affordable Care Act would grievously undermine the remaining liberty of Americans, making them subjects of the state, and would at the same time destroy what prosperity remained to the middle class. It is a massive redistribution of income disguised as a healthcare program.

Lindsey Williams is a popular Internet personality who has been interviewed on many of the alternative news sites. He is a former chaplain for big oil companies in Alaska, and came to know some of the global “elite” while serving in Alaska. For years Lindsey Williams has been sharing about things which would occur before they happened, based upon the information he was receiving from some of his elite friends. I can attest to the validity of some of his claims, for I heard him share on a broadcast that oil, which at the time was selling for more than $100 a barrel, would fall to less than $50 a barrel in a short span of time. Nobody believed such a fall in oil prices was possible, yet the price fell just as he said.

The world system of finance and commerce is rigged. There are global powers that have unimaginable wealth and resources. They are following a carefully laid plan to bring about a New World Order. The New Order can only rise from the ashes of the old system.

















New Order of the Ages

In an interview that Lindsey Williams gave this week, he said that one of his elite sources told him that the final collapse of America’s economy, and the death of the dollar, will occur AFTER the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuhzDr-RSf4

I am leery of looking to members of a global elite as sources of information, for such persons must be servants of Satan. Nevertheless, I believe there is good reason to believe what Lindsey Williams is reporting here to be accurate. His counsel to purchase guns and gold is seriously misguided, but I believe Christians should be preparing themselves spiritually and physically (as God leads them) for the collapse which is looming ever closer.

Much lies on the interpretation of what it means for the Affordable Care Act to be fully implemented. The shortest interpretation in terms of time would infer that this implies when the Act officially becomes operative. For practical purposes, this is in January of 2014, just two months away. Another interpretation is that it refers to the time when people must have purchased their healthcare coverage through the government exchanges. This would bump the date back a few months until March or April of 2014. Yet, I do not know that it is accurate to state that Obamacare will be fully implemented by either of these dates. I suspect that the vast majority of Americans will NOT have registered with the exchanges by those dates. Many are abstaining as a form of protest. Many others are confused about what is required of them. Those who have attempted to register have found that the computer system is seriously flawed, and very few have been able to complete the enrollment process at this time.

I believe, however, that the government will make it their top priority to get the citizens of the nation onboard with the Obamacare program. This is a key component of the global elite’s plan to bring about the destruction of the old system the world has known, that a New World Order might arise. At the right moment, when people are firmly engaged with the government program, the economies of the world will collapse and a period of civil unrest and great upheaval will arrive. Governments will exert draconian powers to squash all resistance. Millions will die as old forms of government are suspended and martial law is declared. Out of the ashes will arise like a Phoenix that global government and world monetary system that has long been planned.

The rising of the New World Order was presaged at the London Olympics. The all-seeing eye image was everywhere, including in the design of the Olympic mascots. There were pyramids with lights emanating from the top of the pyramid in the design of the lighting system of the main Olympic stadium. There was even a Phoenix arising from the flames during the closing ceremony.


















People of God. The Affordable Care Act is the coup de grace. America’s fall is sure. It was no accident that the U.S. flag fell to the ground during one of the awards ceremonies at the London Olympics. America’s end as a constitutional republic and free market economy is near.

http://youtu.be/4bNAjgMLz0g



Right at the moment when the music got to the point when the words “our flag was still there” would have been sung, the flag fell to the ground. The music also stopped playing, reminding me of the lyrics of American Pie that speaks of “the day the music died.”

The signs of what is coming have been abundant. We have seen brother against brother in the 2012 Super Bowl as the head coaches of the opposing teams were siblings. The One World Trade Center is rising in Manhattan, to be occupied this coming year. Symbolically, this building is rising out of the ashes of that which preceded it. In 2008 Barack Obama ran for office on a platform that promised “Change.” His 2012 campaign held a subtle message about RUIN. He is one of Satan’s servants, skilled in destruction. Change is one promise he will fulfill. Barack Obama is America’s executioner. He is bringing the once proud nation to its knees.























The Change that is coming is RUIN. Many more signs could be cited, for Yahweh has not been stinting in announcing to His people that which lies at the door. America stands tottering. She will soon collapse. A nation of free people cannot stand when her moral foundation has been so thoroughly eroded. Yahweh does not change. He judged Sodom and Gomorrah, a people who began with far less light than America. His judgment will not tarry. Seek Him today to know what He would have you do that you might stand in the coming days.

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On a more upbeat note, here is a link to an article and short video of a young person who is demonstrating the strength of her convictions and fear of God.

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/11/06/Teen-Refuses-To-Run-In-Cross-County-Meet-After-Being-Given-the-Number-666

Heart4God Website: http://www.heart4god.ws    

Parables Blog: www.parablesblog.blogspot.com    

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Joseph Herrin
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2 comments:

jsmappy said...

Joseph,
I believe the end is very near. This whole "Computer Glitch" is a ruse. In fact, computer programmers have stated it would be relatively inexpensive to create this site and that by looking at some of the code it was never meant to function properly. They stated they spent $634M on it. 6+3+4=13. Thus, I am assuming an event is near, even at the door, that will devestate this nation to the core resulting in financial collapse and the end to all private insurance period. It is my personal opinion that event will be the nuking of the Gulf Floor. Whatever is coming, they gave us a "SIX" week window they know will never come about. I can't stop thinking about your 4th Quarter article from Feb 4th, 2013!!! Regardless, may we have peace that is in Christ.
(John 14:27)
In Christ,
James
Apple Valley, MN

gatesofthecity said...

Joseph, you wrote, "Christianity in America has lost its savor. It is salt without taste or preservative quality. American Christianity has become good for nothing but to be cast upon the dung pile, and this is what will now occur. The freedoms the church in America has enjoyed are drawing to an end. The prosperity of the people is being stripped away forcibly. The Affordable Care Act is a major step in bringing both of these goals to pass."

I too just wrote an article on my blog the Lord laid on my heart titled "Worthless salt crushed under foot by men" about how much of what is coming and will be viewed by many as persecution with actually be judgment against savor-less salt being thrown out to be trodden under foot of men.

This is not the wrath of persecution, rather judgment of God on those who have taken His name in vain. He will not hold them guiltless.

God will not be mocked...

William

http://gatesofthecity.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/worthless-salt-crushed-under-foot-by-men/