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Excerpted From, The Watchman’s Cry by Nathan Leal
If we could survey the general population of America and ask for their opinion on the present economic crisis, we would hear a lot of different theories. The theories would range from clueless, to very scientific exposés on the economy.
I am confident that God would rarely be mentioned and it would be no surprise because man’s nature is to deny God’s involvement in human affairs.
But in spite of all the opinions, I have a different announcement which holds true. What we are witnessing right now is the judgment of God.
The foolish heart of man will never realize or admit this.
How many people in today’s American population would admit that God is judging America? I am convinced that the number would be very small and very close to zero. The news media is not going to say it. Most pastors in today’s pulpits are certainly not going to say it. Nor are the preachers on your Christian TV!
Fortunately, there is a small remnant in the body of Christ that is awake to what is going on right now. Hopefully that is you. In addition to those that are awake, there are also others that are waking up.
Many of the people that are awake want to know what to expect in the days ahead.
The Blackslidden Church
One message that God has made very clear to me is this: today’s church is lukewarm, backslidden, and full of idolatry and coveting. As a result, our Heavenly Father has found it necessary to chastise her. The purpose of the chastisement is to cleanse. And brethren, even though we do not want to hear it, trials and tribulation have a way of purging us and bringing us back to God.
The Scriptures confirm this:
“… for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.” Isaiah 26:9
So how does God judge his people?
The Scriptures tell us that today’s body of Christ, the church, is the grafted branch of Israel.
1 Peter 2:9-10 says that “…we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation…” We are spiritual Israel.
If we wanted to know how God chastised Israel in the days of old, we need to look no further than the Scriptures of the Old Testament.
Israel went through several cycles of backsliding, judgment and repentance in her days before Christ. When they fell into idolatry, God would raise up prophets to warn them that judgment was approaching. Observing how God chastised Israel can give us a clearer picture of what we can expect in the days ahead.
Ezekiel 14:13 says, “son of man when the land sins against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out my hand upon it…”
I have often heard people say that God would not judge America because we have sent so many missionaries to other countries.
To which I counter by saying, ” but in America, we are also murdering 3,000 babies per day and homosexuality has become an accepted lifestyle. In addition to that, many of today’s pulpits are polluted with the doctrines of demons!”
As I read the previous verse, it does not say, “when the land sins, I will overlook it because they sent missionaries out into the world!” No, no brethren, a land that sins will result in the outstretched judging hand of God.
So this is where we are now. God’s judgment is sweeping across the land. But getting back to my original point, the Scriptures mention that God sends four categories of judgment upon a sinning nation and these four things are what I want to concentrate on in the remainder of this article.
“When I shall send upon them the evil arrows of famine, which shall be for their destruction, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread:
So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it.”
So based on the Scriptures let’s examine the four categories of judgment.
1. Famine – rampant starvation, difficulty in acquiring food
2. Evil beasts – wild animals eating people
3. Pestilence – disease
4. The sword – or war
Famine is tied to food, food is a commodity, and commodities are tied to money.
When God brings famine, he allows a perfect storm of economic crisis. This present downturn will not just be a recession that will go away in six months or a year, nor is it a typical cyclical downturn.
As you read this article, please keep in mind that God is allowing all of these things to happen.
Many sectors of the economy are failing right now and this is going to result in a situation that Americans never dreamed of – the money failing.
The habitual spending of the American consumer is going to grind to a halt. In the coming months, banks are going to cancel the credit cards of millions of Americans who are not expecting it. Several of the top banks (JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citigroup) have already announced that they are going to rein in the spending limits of millions of credit card customers.
How will this affect you? American credit card use is almost $4 trillion per year. The banks have already announced that that figure could be cut in half in the coming year. This is going to be a blow to the already weakened American economy by almost $2 trillion.
Next year, more Americans are going to lose their jobs, millions of them! And many of them have no clue that they will be unable to find a new job. Why? Because during a depression, there are no jobs!
In the past, when Americans have been laid off, they counted on their unemployment benefits to see them through. When their benefits ran out, they used their credit cards to survive and buy food. But in the coming year, millions of credit cards will be canceled.
In the near future, these same Americans may find themselves standing in line for food.
The next part of the judgment is the judgment of evil beasts.
Ancient Israel had to contend with wild animals and evil beasts during their day. God used these animals to punish Israel. The Scriptures chronicle many stories of people being devoured by lions, wild animals and dogs as a part of judgment.
Could God judge America now with evil beasts? I pondered this question recently and asked Him about it. My question was answered several days later. It all started when my wife showed me a story on the Internet.
The story was about an advertising campaign that was taking place in Washington DC. It was called the “Why Believe in God” ad campaign. It seems that a group of atheists paid for some ads to be placed on buses and billboards that said “Why Believe in God, Just be Good for Goodness sake!”
When I saw the story, I found myself having righteous anger against these atheists! I thought to myself, surely we are living in evil days.
My wife then showed me another story on the Internet. When I saw this story I was literally shocked! It turns out that there is an online dating service that has started an advertising campaign to attract people that want to have an affair. Their slogan is “Life is Short Have an Affair !”
I found myself asking God “What has happened to our country?”
Tired of Manna
And then He answered. He told me to look up Numbers chapter 11. I knew the story. This is when the children of Israel got tired of eating manna. But I looked it up and I read it.
Numbers 11:4 tells us:
“And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?”
God supplied the miracle of manna for the children of Israel. But they did not like it. I find it interesting that the Scriptures say that instead of manna, they lusted and wanted flesh to eat. In other words, they wanted to eat the meat of animals but they did not just “want” the meat / flesh, they lusted for it!. So they let this be known to Moses. The Bible says they actually cried about it!
Interesting huh folks? God supplied manna, but his children wanted the flesh. So what happened?
Numbers 11:18-20 says:
“And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? …Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days; But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils…”
Imagine that! They were going to get flesh alright! So much till it came out of their noses! At first the flesh might seem delightful but in the end it makes you sick and destroys you.
The Church Wants the Flesh
After reading this story, I began to understand what God was saying.
Today’s church is experiencing a famine for the Word of God. God wants to give his people manna, but they do not want it. They want to hear messages that reward and comfort their flesh and the preachers are happy to deliver them: prosperity, seeker sensitive, you are a champion, God wants to make you rich, etc.
The people do not want to hear about the deep things of God. They want their ears tickled with words that make their flesh feel good.
In addition to that, the pulpeteers of today have chosen to embrace sin and not cry out against it. The biblical duty of a pastor is to challenge the people to confront and overcome their sin. The office of an overseer is to present this “manna” to the people.
I heard Joel Osteen tell Larry King that he does not talk about homosexuality or sin because the people have their own Bibles and can figure it out themselves. Or in other words, he does not give them “manna” because it is not popular. So he instead feeds them sermons that appeal to their flesh.
So what happens when humans just want the flesh and deny the truth of God’s Holy Word? As God said in Numbers, “You will get the flesh till it comes out of your noses.”
This is what God is going to do in our land. He is going to allow this land to be overrun with carnality and the flesh. How is He going to do this?
After I read the passage of scripture in Numbers, God then led me to Revelation 18:2
“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”
Demons Loosed Upon the Land
After I read the above verse, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and revealed that the judgment of evil beasts is indeed upon America. He revealed that these evil beasts are actually demonic evil spirits that have been released upon this land. The book of Revelation describes demonic spirits as loathsome creatures; i.e. frogs or locusts, etc.
The previous verse in Revelation describes that Babylon is the habitation of devils and foul spirits and even equates them with unclean birds.
So to sum it up this is what God has revealed: as part of the fourfold judgment upon America, God is going to allow a new phase of demonic activity upon this country. The reason for this is because the people of God did not want his manna but instead they wanted the flesh.
So if it is the flesh that the people want, then it is the flesh that they are going to get. So prepare to see some of the most vile and carnal displays of the flesh in the days ahead. This judgment at first may seem benign, but it is going to be our worst nightmare.
New Phase Just Begun
God is able to restrain and hold back evil, but He also gives people free reign to accomplish his purpose. The Scriptures tell us that because the people did not want the truth but instead chose lies, God would send a strong delusion.
In addition to the delusion, God is going to allow the tormentors to come. These demonic entities are going to possess groups of people in America and carry out many vile acts against Christians.
In the past, evil carnality was restrained behind closed doors and whispers: but now people will be out in the open and celebrate their vile sin.
The Economy of Dark Souls
Prepare to see the economy of dark souls. “What’s that,” You ask? This will be the new “in your face” marketing of homosexuality, marital infidelity, abortion and other carnal activities that the media will openly advertise. Unfortunately, the participants of this economy will be souls that are lost and going to Hell.
This is the reason why we have seen the homosexual community become militant and violent against Christians. One group interrupted a church service and hurled condoms at Christians during the service! But this is only the beginning. Demonic spirits have now infected the homosexuals, they will no longer be quiet and reserved. They are infected.
Also prepare to see advertisements on TV that you never thought you would ever see This is the judgment of the flesh, so the sins of the flesh will be celebrated and paraded in your face. This explains the marketing campaigns that have recently been announced by the atheists. This also explains the website that advertises for those that want to have affairs and commit adultery.
Actors that used to entertain you with Hollywood movies have also been infected with these demons. They will take part in campaigns that mock and persecute Christians or even God. Just recently, the Hollywood actor Jack Black created a musical mockery that blasphemes Jesus and promotes homosexuality! Watch if you can stomach it
This judgment of evil beasts and demons should hopefully bring Christians to their knees. Hopefully, the people of God will sigh and cry as all of these things happen.
This judgment is going to be very dark brethren…
As you begin to observe these events in the news please keep in mind that there are two ways to respond. The normal Christian response will be to be angry… But the real response should be repentance to God because this demonic judgment is the result of the people of God rejecting his manna and instead wanting the flesh.
Indeed brethren the time of sorrows has begun. This beast judgment will indeed bring much sorrow into our lives.
The purpose of this proclamation is that God wants you to be warned in advance.
The third part of the judgment of God is pestilence. What is pestilence? A pestilence is a plague that kills many people with disease.
Which disease will it be? That part I do not know brethren. We have been warned by our leaders that the Asian bird flu will eventually reach the shores of America. They have said it is not a matter of “if” but a matter of “when.”
Aside from any naturally occurring diseases, a pestilence could occur through terrorism. A crazed lunatic could open up a vile of a dangerous virus in an airport. I do not know how it will happen but based on the fourfold judgment I expect something to happen in this category.
The final part of the fourfold judgment is the judgment of the sword. When Israel was judged with the sword, they got attacked by their enemies. When they were attacked, they lost. There was no victory, just defeat.
In America’s future, we are going to get attacked. This sword of defeat is coming. How it happens is another question.
Will it be through terrorism? Will it be through another country attacking us or will the attack come from within?
When ancient Israel got attacked, they were carried off as slaves. An equivalent of this would be if America came under martial law and we became slaves of the government. If this were to occur, then the attack would come from within.
I have had several prophetic dreams where martial law came to America. In my night visions I have seen soldiers in the streets of America. I saw this country under lockdown. I have seen the checkpoints and I have also seen foreign troops patrolling our streets.
So “how” the sword actually will come, I am not sure. But according to the fourfold judgment, the sword will arrive.
Brethren, I know that this is not an easy message to read. But it is a message that I had to deliver. I can hear many of you asking, “so what am I to do?”
Repent and hide yourself in God… it is our job to always be right with God. There is no more time to wait.
Renew your relationship with Christ brethren. Let us all return to our first love. Fill your lamps with the oil of God.
God bless you,