America – Prevail or Be Defeated Against Its Enemies in the Next Conflict or War?

Victory or Defeat?

“But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the Lord burned against the people of Israel.” -Josh 1:1 (ESV)

I don’t claim to be fortune teller and I don’t claim to be a prophet but I do know what it says in God’s word – the Bible. In these last days before the Lord’s return, there are certainly to be wars that will engulf the whole world including the US. According to Bible Prophecy, wars are here now and will only increase in frequency and intensity in the days ahead. They will be dreadful and terrible wars never seen before claiming many lives. America, a once Godly nation, will not be exempt from these wars. Based on America’s rapid decline in societal and moral Biblical standards in past decades and how things are progressing now, how well do you think we will do against our enemies if war/s broke out or we were attacked? We did pretty good in WWI and WWII – America prevailed but since then not so good – namely the Korean War and the Vietnam conflict. But why?

Before we get to this let me describe what happened in an account written down for us in the Old Testament – namely the book of Joshua, Chapter 7. The Israelites had been successful in their victories for the previous seven years just recently defeating Jericho for their entrance in the promised land of Canaan. They were instructed by God not to take any of the spoils of Jericho for themselves, instead all the gold, silver, bronze and iron were to be holy before the Lord and were to be brought into the Lord’s treasury – Josh 6:19. One person disobeyed these instructions (or ban) and it’s this violation or sin we want to talk about today.

Israel was Defeated by Ai

Joshua and the Israelites were to conquer the town of Ai next and the scouts said they would only need 3000 men to defeat them. So they went up against Ai and were attacked and some killed by the Ai army. They were chased out of town, if you will. As a result of this defeat, the hearts of the Israelites melted and became as water. Once Joshua heard this he was distraught, tore his clothes and fell down before the Ark and complained to the Lord. The Lord said, Get up, you have sin in your camp.

The Lord said that Israel had sinned: “and they have transgressed my covenant that I commanded them; they have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen and lied and put them among their own belongings” -Josh 7:11 (ESV).

“Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.” -Josh 7:12 (KJV)

As the verse above states Israel would no longer prevail against their enemies until things were made right.  There was sin in their camp! You can read what was done to remedy the situation in the rest of the chapter. Today, we want to focus on the sin of rebellion, of disobedience, of clear rejection of God’s commands, decree, and position they were to take concerning Jericho.

For this rebellion of God’s word, Israel would not have God with them, protecting them from their enemies until their sin was discovered, acknowledged and confessed. God would not protect them in future conflicts – that was significant!

America Has Much Sin in Its Camp – They Have Transgressed MANY of the Lord’s Covenants, Laws and Traditions

Let’s bring this down home to America in the here and now. America has been blessed mightily by God since its beginning. For the past many decades we have turned away from God and allowed the sins of rejection, rebellion, idolatry, wickedness, evil, fornication to take root in our camp. We have shunned God and have welcomed evil.

Abortion still takes place even with our new president. Porn is still going strong. Idolatry widely practiced. Rejection of God and His Son is still gaining national traction as I write this. We have much, much sin in our camp – yes, here in America. We have moved the boundary stones (Prov 22:28; Job 24:1-12) of God’s tradition of marriage out of His alignment. We have welcomed and embraced sexual immorality on a national level. We have also infected our military with gross and immoral sexual sins. We have shed high-level military conservative leaders. Therefore, we have degraded our fighting capability by our sin and rebellion of God’s ways. Our military is sickly and weak and even some top generals have said we would have a tough time against our enemies (here and here). Most of our military machinery is broken with little funds to repair. America is not ready for a fight. America does not have God on our side anymore!

So let me ask you how well do you think we will fare in the next war we are involved in? I think, without God with us – before, behind and on our flanks, we will fail! And fail big time! We have sinned before Him with little or no national repentance. Even now with our new president and his new cabinet, only after just 3 weeks have mega problems developing. Protests, riots, etc plague our nation now. Why? No God. No God is voiced, or proclaimed from the White House. The optics of sitting in an [evil] ecumenical church service or surrounded by false teachers/preachers of the Gospel doesn’t get it!

America Needs to Repent, Get the Sin Out and Get Back to Almighty God

America needs to return to God and it must start with our Joshua! Our President must lead this nation back to God now – in prayer, in confession of sin and in repentance (2 Chron 7:14). If this doesn’t happen America will be beaten and perhaps destroyed the next time our enemies come against us. Folks, this is Biblical fact and we must come to grips with it. Almighty God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8). He will do in the future what He’s done in the past (Ecc 1:9). 

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. ” -Psa 9:17 (KJV)

It’s time for this nation including all of us Christians and our Christian churches to get right with God. Confess our sin, repent of it by amending our ways. Turn away from worldly entanglements, cares, concerns and focus on God and His Son Yeshua HaMashiach – Jesus Christ. If we keep going down the same wide road of Godlessness dressed in the optics of Godliness, we will face the consequences and friends the outcomes may be horrific and startling. God is our Protector, God is our Lord, God is our refuge and we must acknowledge Him in our land and before the nations. We must get the sin out of our land. Amen and amen.

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

GLORY TO GOD!

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Is The United States On A Road To Becoming Ungovernable?

The following article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. His articles are spot on and his relentless research gives us a glimpse of what clearly may happen in the days ahead. (Used by permission)

Is The United States On A Road To Becoming Ungovernable?

By Michael Snyder, June 2018

For a long time I have observed the rancor in modern American political discourse, and I have become concerned about where all of this anger and frustration is taking us.  In order for any society to function, there must be some form of government.  And in order for government to function, a certain percentage of the population has to be willing to submit to the authority of that government.  For example, there will always be a few tax protesters out there that refuse to pay their taxes, but if every single American suddenly decided to stop paying taxes our system of taxation would collapse overnight.  Sure, the government could prosecute thousands of us, but if that crackdown still didn’t motivate people to start paying their taxes there is not much that could be done.  The only reason any form of government works is because enough people buy into the narrative that the government is legitimate and should be respected.  Here in the United States, fewer and fewer people are buying into that narrative.

The Pew Research CenterGallup, and NPR have all run polls that show that faith in government is near all-time lows in the United States.  A lot of us have been let down so many times, and most of us simply do not “believe in America” like we once did.  Yes, we may still believe in “the people” or “the values” that the nation was founded upon, but at our core we just do not have faith in our governmental institutions.

But simply being disillusioned is not going to be enough to make us ungovernable.  Generations of Americans have complained about government, but they have always gone along with the system.  Unfortunately, things are changing in a fundamental way.  Instead of just complaining about government, Americans are being trained to think of government as the enemy.  We certainly witnessed a great deal of this under Barack Obama, and without a doubt Obama was absolutely terrible, but now under Donald Trump things have gone to an entirely new level.

We literally have millions of people in this country that truly believe that President Trump is the moral equivalent of Adolf Hitler and that the Republican Party is a bunch of fascists.  Of course some conservatives have been saying similar things about Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Democrats for years.  But with Trump we are witnessing something that we have never seen before.  The mainstream media is actually pounding the drumbeats of hatred for our president day after day, and when you say something long enough and loud enough some people are going to believe you.

If you truly believe that someone is just like Adolf Hitler, the logical response would be to do whatever is necessary to end the tyranny.  And this is precisely what we have seen from Antifa – their open embrace of violence is justified in their eyes because of the “enemy” that they are fighting.

And it isn’t just Trump that the left is targeting.  Just this week a deranged man in Ohio was arrested for threatening U.S. Congressman Brian Mast

A Stuart man was arrested Tuesday after a federal complaint states he threatened U.S. Rep. Brian Mast’s children over the Trump administration’s child-separation immigration policy.

Laurence Key called Mast’s Washington office Monday and said, “I’m going to find the congressman’s kids and kill them,” an intern who took the call told the FBI, according to a federal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. “If you are going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids.”

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Fear God and Flee from Evil!

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

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Why America’s Trade War With China Will Be Absolutely Crippling For The U.S. Economy

The following article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. His articles are spot on and his relentless research gives us a glimpse of what clearly may happen in the days ahead. I challenge you to read his article below carefully and then consider exactly what he is saying. Then turn to your Bible and consider how Bible Prophecy is a warning to the clear and present danger America and the rest of the world is facing right now. The days ahead will present many problems and heartaches for the people of earth; if you have not prepared in your heart, mind and soul in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then in your troubles you may not find any comfort. (Used by permission)

Why America’s Trade War With China Will Be Absolutely Crippling For The U.S. Economy

By Michael Snyder, on June 2018

Can the global financial system handle a full-blown trade war between the two largest economies on the entire planet?  We have never seen anything like this happen in the modern age, and this is creating a tremendous amount of uncertainty for the financial markets.  Yes, something had to be done, and I have been writing about this for years.  China has been stealing our intellectual property, manipulating currency rates and slapping high tariffs on American goods.  We simply could not allow China to continue to take advantage of us, but now we are so dependent on the Chinese that a trade war with them is going to inevitably produce a great deal of pain.  We are all going to wish that another way could have been found to resolve this crisis, because in the short-term this is definitely going to hurt the U.S. economy.  And if President Trump chooses to press forward with trade wars against Europe, Canada and Mexico at the same time as well, the pain for our economy is going to be off the charts.

Most Americans didn’t even notice, but Donald Trump fired a shot that was very clearly heard all the way over in China on Friday when he slapped a tariff of 25 percent on 50 billion dollars worth of Chinese products

China accused the United States of firing the first shot on Friday when the White House said that it would impose tariffs of 25% on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods.

The announcement confirms a threat first made by President Donald Trump in March and follows months of trade talks between the two sides. A truce was announced in May, but it proved short-lived.

“The United States has kept changing its mind and now launched a trade war,” China’s Commerce Ministry said in a statement.

The Chinese retaliated almost immediately by slapping a 25 percent tariff on 50 billion dollars worth of our goods

China will slap hefty tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for President Trump’s decision to levy duties on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports.

Beijing will impose an additional 25 percent tariff on a total of 659 U.S. imports worth about $50 billion, according to a statement on the country’s Ministry of Finance website.

The first batch of tariffs will hit 545 U.S. products worth about $34 billion, including agricultural products, such as soybeans, corn and wheat, automobiles, beef, pork and seafood, and will start July 6.

President Trump took the weekend to think about it, and on Monday he decided to raised the stakes much higher.

If the Chinese really do go ahead with their tariffs, the Trump administration is going to hit them with a 10 percent tariff on another 200 billion dollars worth of their goods.  The following is from Trump’s official statement

This latest action by China clearly indicates its determination to keep the United States at a permanent and unfair disadvantage, which is reflected in our massive $376 billion trade imbalance in goods. This is unacceptable. Further action must be taken to encourage China to change its unfair practices, open its market to United States goods, and accept a more balanced trade relationship with the United States.

Therefore, today, I directed the United States Trade Representative to identify $200 billion worth of Chinese goods for additional tariffs at a rate of 10 percent. After the legal process is complete, these tariffs will go into effect if China refuses to change its practices, and also if it insists on going forward with the new tariffs that it has recently announced. If China increases its tariffs yet again, we will meet that action by pursuing additional tariffs on another $200 billion of goods. The trade relationship between the United States and China must be much more equitable.

If China does not match each round of tariffs they will look weak, and if Trump does not keep raising the ante every time China matches him then he will look weak.

So where will this end?

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Fear God and Flee from Evil!

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)