Our nation is coming into unprecedented times. Whether we choose to accept this or not is irrelevant. We do not control the tide which is coming and it will not be turned back. Once this wave washes over our land it will never be the same again.
The dollar will never be the same again.
American’s retirement accounts will never be the same again.
American’s bank accounts will never be the same again.
American’s stock portfolios will never be the same again.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. The freedoms which have been afforded to us will be largely removed. In fact many of our freedoms already are being stripped from us but most Americans are so engrossed in our microcosmic worlds that we have failed to see what is taking place outside our front doors. What we have fought and died for will be stripped from us without so much as a drop of blood being shed. Yet when these freedoms are removed, the bloodshed will begin.
For there to be a fire, there must first be a spark. The spark which will set this nation ablaze is financial. Yet our finances are not the root issue. The collapse which is upon us can be summed up in an ancient warning given to the people of Israel. Pay close attention to these words.
When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees… Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become PROUD and you will FORGET the Lord your God… You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth… (Deuteronomy 8:10-14, 17-18).
America, you have become a proud and stubborn nation. You no longer yield to the will of God. You have gone from seeking His face to disobedience, from disobedience to apathy and from apathy to outright forgetfulness. You deny that there even is a God and if it were proven that there is one, you snub your nose at Him. You say, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.”
The LORD says,
“Your beliefs are about to be put to the test. America, you will know that there is a God and you will know that I AM He. Will the proof of My existence be enough? Sadly, for most it will not be. Will the demonstration of My sovereignty and My glory be enough? Again, for most it will not be. You have become set in your ways. You have built your own thrones and have exalted yourselves. Your pride is a stench. Beware, for I am about to turn your arrogance into weeping and wailing. The idols to which you have bowed will become dust right before your eyes.”
We have all seen the images of men standing on the street corner holding a sign that reads, “Repent! The End is Near!” I know that in the past my first instinct has been to conclude that such persons have a screw loose. Yet on this day here I am holding up that same sign. Do I have a screw loose? That’s up to you to decide. Before you come to that decision allow me to tell you something. Regardless of how uncomfortable these words make you feel, it does not change the truth behind them. You can discard these words because of the fear you experience as you ponder them, but you cannot make them go away.
Often I hear people say, “I am saying this to inform you and not to promote fear.” Well, let me tell you, if you do not know Jesus as your LORD and Savior, you need to be afraid. If your hopes are in the size of your bank account, you need to be afraid. If your hopes are pinned on anything of this world, you need to be afraid. After Jesus’ powerful prophetic statement in Matthew 24 He goes on to say, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
This means your house will pass away. Your bank account will pass away. Everything you have will pass away and eventually you too will pass away. My question is this, have you put your faith in the one who will not pass away? If not, today is the day to lay down your pride. Today is the day to surrender all before the LORD Jesus. Repent and invite Him to be the LORD of your life. If you need someone to assist you or pray with you, PLEASE, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Now, for those of you who have placed your faith in Jesus, it’s time to prepare. I’m not saying it’s time to build your bunker and stockpile it with supplies (although if the LORD leads you to prepare in that way, you should). Our preparedness is not found primarily in our physical provisions but in our spiritual surrender. Maybe you’ve wandered away from the LORD and gotten lost in the world. Today is the day for you to lay down the shame and come home. Maybe you’ve grown weary in the waiting and have been asleep at the wheel. You need to wake up!
Jesus is waiting for you. He has a plan and a purpose for you. He has a mission for you in this hour. Don’t miss out on the blessing He has in store for you! “All of us together are Christ’s body, and each of us is a part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27). Do you get it? You are a part of the Body of Christ and you have been given a specific purpose. No matter what your gifts, your purpose is to live for Christ. It is to give glory to God. It is to be a bright light in this dark hour.
The LORD gave me a relevant prophetic word several months ago. He said that He was going to be erasing some lines and redrawing some others. The lines He will be erasing are those which divide His people. The various denominations and the petty arguments over individual doctrine will cease to exist. We will focus on our commonality in Christ, not our relatively inconsequential differences. The line which will become much more distinct is the one that separates the church from the world. Sunday Christians will soon be a thing of the past. There will be only two groups of people, those who hunger for God and those who do not.
There is one more thing you need to know. Those who don’t want anything to do with God will loath and despise His people.
There will be a remnant and God’s glory will be all over it. Whether or not you will be a part of it is your choice to make.
God bless you all.
In Christ, mitch
mitch salmon is a follower of Jesus Christ and proclaimer of the good news!
This article was first published on Facebook on 1 November 2013