I have had a burden in my spirit since Saturday, September 29, 2018 after watching a video posted by Jennifer LeClaire. The video contained a prophetic warning by Lester Sumrall about things that would occur in the United States of America. What saddens me is that he outlined seven things that would befall the USA. These seven things would cause the nation to do what Israel did in departing from Yahweh, the Lord their God.
These are the sins of the nation that God told him in the 1950s, while he was a missionary in Manila, Philippines. At the time they seemed far fetched.
- America will depart from its historic faith.
- America will endorse pagan religions. Just like the children of Israel turned to the worship of the gods of other nations. So will the USA turn from its God. There will be a tremendous rise of Islamic worship in the nation.
- America will endorse doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1). People will turn from the simplicity of the faith. Apostate doctrines will invade the church.
- They will worship Satan. People will engage in rituals and human sacrifices.
- A spirit of rebellion will disrupt the social structure of the nation. Rebellion and anarchy will be among the youth. They will protest in the streets. Wives will rebel against their husbands and will leave the home. Husbands will leave their wives and family. People will live a gay lifestyle that is free from restraints.
- America will have a tremendous change in its morals. Homosexuality will become acceptable (Romans 1:25). Gays will march openly on the streets. Children will be encouraged to have sex. Condoms will be given to students in school.
- Bestiality will become similar to homosexuality. People will burn with unnatural carnal desire for animals. God warned against this in Leviticus 20 verses 15 and 16.
If a man mates with an animal, he shall surely be put to death, and you shall kill the animal.
~ Leviticus 20:15-16
Ray of Hope
Sadly most of this prophesy is fulfilled. Scripture has consistently shown that every time the people turned from Yahweh to worshiped the gods of the other nations and participate in their ways they were oppressed by their enemies. If they did not repent they would eventually be sieged and carried into captivity. We may not think that is possible now. The prolonged period of peace, sophisticated intelligence systems and stockpile of armories have lulled us into a false sense of security. Trust in the arm of man, has lead us to believe that the United States military might will save it from being besieged by its enemies. Do not be fooled. Empires rise and empires fall. No nation reigns supreme forever.
Scripture consistently shows us that every time a nation turns from its God He raises up a prophet to warn them. The warning is not meant to condemn but to stir the conscience of the people and provide a ray of hope. An opportunity for redemption. Once Israel abandoned Baal and Ashtoreth worship and the other strange gods and returned to their God He saved them from their enemy (see Psalm 106:34-48 below).
Although Dr Sumrall’s warnings of the decadence that will descend on the society were grim there is hope. God promised that he would pour out His spirit in the nation. That means in the midst of gross darkness many souls will be saved. The greatest revival will occur in the nation.
Partner with the Lord
You may be reading this and saying well that does not apply to my country. Really?!! How many of these deadly sins are present in your country? We must not simply be bystanders as the nations perish.
Every saint has the power to shift a nation from destruction. God did not just give the power to prophets and evangelists or a select few. All of us carry the power of the Almighty God in us. We have also been given the power of prayer to move mountains. We must cry out to the Lord with a sincere heart for the salvation of the people.
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
~ Mark 11:23-24
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
– 1 Timothy 2:8
Abraham prayed for Sodom and Gomorrah when the Lord revealed their imminent destruction (Genesis 18:16-33). Moses prayed for the people when God threatened to destroy them in the wilderness (see Deuteronomy 9:13-14; Exodus 32:12-14). Elijah prayed for the hearts of the people to be turned to the Living God and in so doing challenged the prophets of Baal and the false prophets in the nation (1 Kings 18). Our Lord Jesus Christ prayed for the salvation of all believers, offered himself as a living sacrifice for our atonement for our sins and commissioned us to evangelise world (John 17:20-23, Mark 16:15-18). So that whoever believed in Him and confesses Him as Lord and Savior may be saved (Romans 10:8-10).
36 And it came to pass, at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that I have done all these things at Your word. 37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.”
~ 1 Kings 18:36-37
It is not the desire of God that we be destroyed. Please think about the people around you. Your salvation may be secure but think about others. We are called to evangelize a sick and dying world. For evangelism to be effective, we must intercede for the people. We must pray for souls.
America and the world needs to be turned back to God. Those who do not know him and have never heard of Him need to be awakened to the truth that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Salvation is through Him only.
We must commit to continuous prayer for our leaders, our neighbors and other nations. Please make a commitment to pray.
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.
– 1 Timothy 2:1-3
34 They did not destroy the peoples,
Concerning whom the Lord had commanded them,
35 But they mingled with the Gentiles
And learned their works;
36 They served their idols,
Which became a snare to them.
37 They even sacrificed their sons
And their daughters to demons,
38 And shed innocent blood,
The blood of their sons and daughters,
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
And the land was polluted with blood.
39 Thus they were defiled by their own works,
And played the harlot by their own deeds.
40 Therefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against His people,
So that He abhorred His own inheritance.
41 And He gave them into the hand of the Gentiles,
And those who hated them ruled over them.
42 Their enemies also oppressed them,
And they were brought into subjection under their hand.
43 Many times He delivered them;
But they rebelled in their counsel,
And were brought low for their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless He regarded their affliction,
When He heard their cry;
45 And for their sake He remembered His covenant,
And relented according to the multitude of His mercies.
46 He also made them to be pitied
By all those who carried them away captive.
47 Save us, O Lord our God,
And gather us from among the Gentiles,
To give thanks to Your holy name,
To triumph in Your praise.
48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel
From everlasting to everlasting!
And let all the people say, “Amen!”
Praise the Lord!
~ Psalm 106:34-48
They forsook the Lord and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. 14 And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel. So He delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies. 15 Wherever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for calamity, as the Lord had said, and as the Lord had sworn to them. And they were greatly distressed.
16 Nevertheless, the Lord raised up judges who delivered them out of the hand of those who plundered them. 17 Yet they would not listen to their judges, but they played the harlot with other gods, and bowed down to them. They turned quickly from the way in which their fathers walked, in obeying the commandments of the Lord; they did not do so. 18 And when the Lord raised up judges for them, the Lord was with the judge and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge; for the Lord was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who oppressed them and harassed them. 19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they reverted and behaved more corruptly than their fathers, by following other gods, to serve them and bow down to them. They did not cease from their own doings nor from their stubborn way.
20 Then the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel; and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and has not heeded My voice, 21 I also will no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Joshua left when he died, 22 so that through them I may test Israel, whether they will keep the ways of the Lord, to walk in them as their fathers kept them, or not.” 23 Therefore the Lord left those nations, without driving them out immediately; nor did He deliver them into the hand of Joshua.
~ Judges 2:13-23
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