The Virgin Birth of the United
by George Kirkpatrick
Vital Words to the Body of Christ
Freely We Have Received, Freely We Give
Many of God's mysteries are revealed through types and shadows once we begin to understand and look for them in His holy Word. The all-wise Solomon informs us:
"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." Ecclesiastes 1:9
Therefore, we know what God has done in the past is what we can look forward to in the present, and also in the future. The prophet Malachi reveals:
"For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." Malachi 3:6
In his letter to the Hebrews, Paul tells us:
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." Hebrews 13:8
God never changes. He will deal with us, and with the nations, as He did with the ancients.
A type is something that has the same character as the model. A shadow is the image of the real thing that is revealed by the light of God. So as we seek His revealed truths in His Word, we must recognize the different types and shadows to get a clear picture of what He is bringing to the light of our understanding.
The prophet Ezekiel gives us a clear picture of the United States and the organized church - - - and He uses Jerusalem as the type of what the United States has become.
"Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations." Ezekiel 16:2
Using Jerusalem as an example, God points out the abominations we are witnessing in modern day America:
"And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all." Ezekiel 16:4
Ezekiel writes about the nativity (or the birth) of the United States of America. All who know how the United States was born, realize it was God who birthed this nation.
Who can doubt this, when even a bunch of farmers and business men who were ill-clothed, ill-fed, and untrained were able to defeat Great Britain, the greatest country on earth. The British Empire was spread over the whole earth. Their troops were properly trained and abundantly supplied. Yet God wrought the victory for the Continental Army.
Ezekiel records, ". . . the umbilical cord was not cut . . .", or God continued to be the supply line for this infant, fledgling nation.
When this nation was founded it had no Bill of Rights or Constitution. All it had was the Declaration of Independence. It had nothing to govern itself by, nothing they could depend on for their protection but God. In reality, it had no government, only an idea given to them by God.
"None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the loathing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born." Ezekiel 16:5
This nation was cast out in the open field. It had no neighbors it could depend on. No eye pitied them or had compassion on this new nation.
Ezekiel writes of the " . . . loathing of thy person . . .". Not every one agreed with their separating themselves from the British Empire. Many still desired to be part of England. If England had been successful in putting down the rebellion, Benedict Arnold would have been a hero, and they would have hanged George Washington. There were some in this new nation who came strongly against its new government.
"And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live." Ezekiel 16:6
When God passed by and saw this nation polluted in its own blood, He declared, ". . . Live! . . . Yea, Live! . . .". Much blood was shed to bring about the birth of these United States, and it was God who gave it life.
"I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou was naked and bare." Ezekiel 16:7
God caused this nation to prosper and multiply. In less than seventy years, the thirteen original colonies had expanded from the East Coast to California. With the gold rush of 1848, this nation had come of age.
The United States is a female nation. As Ezekiel declared, " . . . thy breasts were fashioned and thy hair is grown . . .", or this nation had become a mature woman.
But this nation was still " . . . naked and bare . . .". There was a vast area of this nation that yet had to be populated. All the plains states were still naked and bare.
"Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread My skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord God, and thou becamest Mine." Ezekiel 16:8
When God viewed this nation, He looked on it with love. God lovingly spread His skirt over this nation to protect it in its infancy. His skirt was His robe. This nation was under God's protection from the beginning.
God also entered into a covenant with this nation. That covenant was the Bill of Rights and the Constitution - - - where all men are created equal. We became one nation under God - - - and as long as this nation followed God as He stated, we would belong to Him, and we would be under His protection.
"Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away thy blood from thee, and I anointed thee with oil." Ezekiel 16:9
This nation, as it began to develop, was washed in the water of God's Word. The nation's wounds were healed as God's life giving water of His Word touched every aspect of the peoples' lives. God's Word was taught in the homes, in the schools, and was the basis for all legal matters. The church became the center of the community and society. The court system was founded on God's Word, and the Ten Commandments was displayed in every court of the land. God's Word was also inscribed on government buildings. From the beginning of this nation, God anointed it with the oil of His Holy Spirit.
"I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck. And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine lenen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom. And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty: for it was perfect through My comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord God." Ezekiel 16:10-14
God prospered this nation above every nation on the earth. It's fertile farm land fed the nation. Its rivers promoted trade all over the nation. Its abundant wild life and its mineral weath made this the richest nation on earth. We were truly the quen of nations, and as Ezekiel stated, ". . . thy renown went forth among the heathen." This nation became an evangelistic nation, not only carrying God's Word to the heathen, but the ideals of freedom and a new way of government headed by God. When Jesus appeared to John on the Isle of Patmos, He revealed who this nation was who was arrayed in fine clothing:
"And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the earth." Revelation 17:4-5
Although The United States was birthed and protected by God, it has, in our day become Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots, an abomination in the earth. This is exactly what Ezekiel declared:
"But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was." Ezekiel 16:15
A harlot uses her beauty to attract her lovers. Ezekiel declares this is because of their renown. The word renown means "reputation, fame, and glory." The United States has exported her adulterous way of life all over the earth. She has done this with her movies which always show off her glory and opulence. She attracts her lovers with her fine clothes, rich foods, and her life of ease. All who witness these displays desire her - - - and she pours out her fornications on everyone that passes by.
"And of thy garments thou didst take, and deckedst thy high places with divers colours, and playedst the harlot thereupon: the like things shall not come, neither shall it be so." Ezekiel 16:16
Ezekiel declares they took her garments or her outward appearance and decked the high places with them. The Old Testament tells us the high places were where the people went to practice their false religions. This very graphically describes the modern church systems who have built their high places (churches) and decked them with their finest, to allure the world into their lair to become their lovers. This is the harlot church system who believe God accepts them because of their bigness and opulent way of life. But the Lord has spoken, ". . . IT SHALL NOT BE SO . . .".
"Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of My gold and of My silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them," Ezekiel 16:17
There are those who have taken God's blessing He has bestowed upon this nation, and have turned it to their own wealth, and their own kingdoms. These men are looked up to and admired, no matter how they acquired their wealth, or how many they have hurt to get what they have. They forget God and only think of themselves.
How far this nation has gone away from God. It has become a nation where lying, cheating, and stealing has become the norm, and is accepted by many in our society. We see this with the politicians who will say anything to be elected and re-elected - - - and yet, these are honored and looked up to as role models for our youth.
"And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set Mine oil and Mine incense before them." Ezekiel 16:18
Fine clothes, expensive suits, and shining shoes now adorn the pulpits. Ezekiel states, " . . . thou hast set Mine oil and Mine incense before them." The people have given praise and worship that belongs to God before these who are guilty of everything God says is an abomination unto Him.
"My meat also which I gave thee, fine flour, and oil, and honey wherewith I fed thee, thou hast even set it before them for a sweet savour: and thus it was, saith the Lord God." Ezekiel 16:19
Those who run for public office and those who stand in the pulpits of the harlot church system demand the highest salaries. They eat at the finest restaurants, and they do all these things at the peoples' expense. In this same group we must include many of the sports stars with their tatooed bodies and their godless way of life. All this happens while the common people struggle to put food on their tables, heat their homes, and keep clothes on their children.
"Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter? That thou hast slain My children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?" Ezekiel 16:20-21
God speaks of the government taking our sons and daughters to fight their political wars. These have been sacrificed, so the government can continue their whoredoms with their foreign lovers. As Ezekiel states, they have caused God's heritage to pass through the fire to be killed or maimed for life. In ancient days, they sacrificed their children to appease their god, Molock. Today, the children are sacrificed to appease the politicians in their quest for world domination - - - and they will get in bed with anyone to accomplish their ultimate goal - - - and that is enslavement of the people.
The voice of freedom has always been the enemy of governments down through the ages. Their only purpose is to keep the people in bondage through treats, intimidations, or elimination.
"And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and was polluted in thy blood. And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, Woe! Woe unto Thee! Saith the Lord God;" Ezekiel 16:22-23
Ezekiel reminds us of the meager beginning of this nation, and that it was God who had brought it to birth and protected it with his covering, and blessed it abundantly. But now, because of all her wickedness, God says, Woe! Woe unto her! Woe is a pronouncement of dread and judgment. One thing for sure - - - we can depend on God's judgment upon this sinful nation.
"That thou hast also built unto thee an eminent place, and hast made thee an high place in every street. Thou hast built thy high place at every head of the way, and hast made thy beauty to be abhorred, and hast opened thy feet to every one that passed by, and multiplied thy whoredoms." Ezekiel 16:24- 25
The church system has built their eminent places at the head of the way. There is a church on every corner. These have become high places, the places where many worship their false religions. These opulent palaces the church systems have built with all their beauty are an abhorance to God. These places are constructed to lure the world with its wealth and importance. These have become the churchs' lovers.
Ezekiel states the church has opened her feet to everyone who passes by to commit her whoredoms with all who enter into her. These have forgotten the admonition of Paul to the church at Corinth, which itself was a very worldly church:
"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." II Corinthians 6:17
God's people are admonished to come out from among those who practice their whoredoms in the church system, and become a separated people. Ezekiel continues:
"Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke Me to anger." Ezekiel 16:26
Again, Ezekiel informs us the church system has committed fornication with the Egyptians, her neighbors. Egypt is a type of the world. The church system has not separated herself from those who are great of flesh. The church is to be a place of Spiritual excellence, but it has become a fleshly, high place where they are taught more about the wiles of the devil, then they are taught the overcoming power of God in their lives.
It becomes plain, both the United States and the church system have become harlots. Jesus called the United States the Great Whore. And the church which is supposed to be the pure bride of Christ, has chosen other lovers, and have become the harlot church system.
"In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire; but as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!" Ezekiel 16:31-32
The United States, with all the churches and high places, has not acted like other harlots (prostitutes) because this nation scorns hire, or the United States is not paid for her harlotry. Instead, they are like a wife that commits adultery with strangers instead of her husband. Ezekiel continues:
"They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom." Ezekiel 16:33
Those who hire prostitutes give the whore gifts and money, but the United States gives gifts to their lovers, trying to buy their favor, and they have given billions to those from whom they are trying to buy their love. Jesus revealed to John on the Isle of Patmos, the ultimate end of this nation's whoredoms:
"And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast until the words of God shall be fulfilled." Revelation 17:16-17
Her lovers hate the whore and make fun of her foolishness. God says she will be burned with firen, and she will become as she was in the beginning - - - naked and bare. The fire God will use to judge the United States is nuclear. Peter reveals this terrible judgment:
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." II Peter 3:10
God will recompense upon her head what she is guilty of. Of all the nations who possess nuclear weapons, the United States is the only nation guilty of using it against an innocent population. Ezekiel continues:
"And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary." Ezekiel 16:34
The United States is contrary to all other whores. The word contrary means "to be opposite." When other nations give money, they expect something in return. When the United States pay their lovers, they demand nothing in return. This makes them contrary to all other whores, and none follow the United States any more. In the past, she was allied with many nations. Today she stands alone.
"Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the Lord: Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness." Ezekiel 16:35-37
God is going to gather all her lovers together, and expose how naked the United States has become. First, her lovers know the United States is broke. God's devouring sword is upon her treasures. The United States has gone from the richest nation to the biggest debtor nation on earth. This happened in less than thirty years. The dollar has become worthless, and many nations refuse the dollor in foreign trade.
Secondly, her lovers also know this nation's volunteer army has to depend on the National Guard because there are not enough youth volunteering to fill the quotas. The National Guard must replace those who retire, are killed, and maimed, and are unable to return to the many battle fronts this nation is maintaining.
Because of the wars, the armories are rapidly being depleted of supplies, and the equipment needed to maintain the army is obsolete, worn out, or otherwise unavailable. There is no longer any will to defend this country. And, be assured, her lovers are not ignorant of these depletions. Truly her nakedness has been exposed to her enemies.
"Thus saith the Lord God; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them." Ezekiel 16:36
Her filthiness has been poured out. All forms of vile entertainment have emerged in this last day. Indeed, sin is waxing worse and worse. There are no decent movies made any more. The music that fills the sound waves is not fit to listen to. Rock and roll, rap, even country music is filled with ludeness and sex. The churches also are filled with Christian rock and fleshly overtones.
This nation's nakedness has truly been exposed through her fornication and her idols. These idols are an abomination to our God. What are these abominations? This nation has made sex their god. All advertisements have sexual overtones. We must use the right after shave, not to soothe the skin, but to attract the woman. The same is true with toothpaste, hair dressings, etc.
Sex education is taught in the schools at an early age, and if the girl gets caught, than abortion is the accepted solution. Abortion is one of the worst abominations before our God.
Homosexualism and lesbianism are taught in the schools, even at pre-teen levels as an acceptable alternate life style. But this too is a gross abomination before our God. Paul addressed this abomination in his letter to the Romans:
"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:24-32
Paul makes it very clear that those who practice homosexuality and lesbianism are turned over to a reprobate mind and commit all the other abominations listed in these verses. Because of these things, they are worthy of death - - - and God is their judge.
The world accepts lying, cheating, and stealing as just another way to gather wealth. All these are abominations to our God. The church system has used some of these same tactics to get money for their building programs, or to satisfy the lusts of their leaders. Ezekiel warned:
"And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy." Ezekiel 16:38
In the Old Testament, when a woman committed adultery, she was stoned, and put to death. In the Old Testament, an adulterous way of life was not tolerated. God has promised the same judgment upon the United States. They, too, will not escape blood (wars and death) in God's fury (His anger) because He is a jealous God. Moses warns:
"For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you, lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth." Deuteronomy 6:15
God was a jealous God toward Israel, and He is a jealous God toward the United States. When Israel broke their covenant with God, He destroyed their nation and they were forced into captivity. Can the United States expect anything less? Ezekiel continues:
"And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare." Ezekiel 16:39
God has promised He is going to gather all her lovers together against the United States, Ezekiel 16:37, and He is going to give the United States into the hand of her lovers, and they are going to throw down all her eminent, high places where the people have practiced their false religions.
God is trying to reveal to all who will hear, what He is going to do to the faithless, church system, those who call themselves Christian, but are Christian in name only, and have no relationship with God. These will not be under God's protection when His wrath is poured out. Paul described these "name only Christians" in his second letter to Timothy:
"Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." II Timothy 3:5
Those who do not have a close relationship with God will be stripped of their religious clothing. A Christian's clothing is the righteousness of God, but these have exchanged their robe of righteousness for strange apparel. Paul speaks of those whose clothing is not acceptable before God:
"For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." Romans 10:3
God will allow these lukewarm Christians to be stripped, and they will stand naked and bare before Him. God reveals what He will do to the great whore:
"They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords. And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women: and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shall give no hire any more. So will I make My fury toward thee to rest, and My jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry." Ezekiel 16:40-42
What God speaks, He speaks to the church and also to the United States. God is going to bring a company (an assembly) against the United States, and they will be victorious over her. All her lovers are going to burn, ravage, and destroy her. These are the same things God revealed concerning the great whore, mystery Babylon to John on the Isle of Patmos:
"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. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies." Revelation 18:2-3
Ezekiel foretold the fall of mystery Babylon, and God judged her for all her fornications. As Jesus declared, all the earth has been made rich by the abundance of her expensive way of life. The same is true of the church. The prosperity message has caused the church to get their eyes off God's righteousness and onto the things of the world, desiring the things of the world God has warned them to get out of our life.
As stated before, Israel was to stone the harlot, so her way of life would not be an influence to them. Today illicit sex has become the way of life in this nation. There is no shame on those who break God's marital laws and their perverted way of life. Many have said, "If God does not judge this nation, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah." What is accepted as normal in this nation was unheard of sixty years ago. How far this nation has fallen away from God and His righteousness! Ezekiel declares the situation in the United States very clearly:
"As I live, saith the lord God, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy." Ezekiel 16:48-49
Ezekiel refers to Sodom as the sister of the United States. The daughters are the church system. We know why God judged Sodom, but what were Sodom's other iniquities? She was guilty of pride. The United States is the most prideful nation on earth. Again, we must look at the words of Jesus to John:
"How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow." Revelation 18:7
The United States believes the rest of the world should live by the standards they have set. What else was Sodom guilty of? Like Sodom, the United States is guilty of fullness of bread. Obesity has become a very serious health problem. This is especially true in the children. Those who are overweight have many health problems. One of the main reasons for this, is the third iniquity, and that is the abundance of idleness. No longer do people have to do physical labor to make a living. Ninety-four percent of the people who live in the cities are no longer responsible for raising their own food. Few people even have a garden to grow part of their food. Television and computers have kept the children from any kind of activity.
Men and women, too, make their living, sitting at a desk using their computer. They come home mentally fatigued and fail to participate in any physical activity. They are entertained by the television and they become overweight and out of shape.
Ezekiel made the same observation of the daughters (the church), and further stated, ". . . neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy." The only time the church has an outreach to the poor and needy is at Christmas, when they take their box of food around to those in need, as if this will sustain them the rest of the year.
There is very little outreach from the church to the poor. Therefore the poor must look to the government to meet their needs. They look to the church system for nothing. Instead of the church system drawing these in to be Spiritually fed, they are turned away because they cannot support the church's opulent way of life. Can God's judgment be far off?
"Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but hast fretted Me in all these things; behold, therefore, I also will recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord God: and thou shalt not commit this lewdness above all thine abominations." Ezekiel 16:43
When God's judgment is complete upon this nation, it will look back at its beginning and remember how God had taken them from an open field, and made them a great nation. There will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth when they realize God has brought upon their heads exactly what they deserve.
They committed all their lewdness and abominations, not caring that they had fretted their God. The word fretted means "to anger, to be disquieted, to perturb, and to enrage." God's anger is truly enraged against this godless, sinful nation that has totally legislated Him out of their lives. Looking back at Ezekiel 16, we learned:
"And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut," Ezekiel 16:4
When God birthed this nation, the umbilical cord was not cut. This nation drew its nourishment from God. Today we know this is not true. This nation no longer looks to God for His blessing. They have become self-sufficient and self-reliant. So when did all this become the norm in this nation?
This nation was victorious in two world wars. During this time they cried out to God for His help. Up until the time of these two world wars, God and the church was the center of this nation's society. Even those who did not claim God or go to church had a certain morality. But since the time this nation was attacked at Pearl Harbor, they began to change. It was during the second world war that God's umbilical cord was cut. All the able-bodied men were taken in the draft to fight the war.
Those who were not able to fight were used in military supply facilities or in office work. The women were taken out of the home to work in the shops and factories, in ship building, and in ammunition plants. "Rosie the Riveter" became the national heroine and poster queen. Over night, this changed the home life, the economy, and the American way of life. Children came home to an empty house, and their diet changed from healthy home-cooked meals to soda pop, cookies, and TV dinners.
During the war the atom was split, and opened the way for the nuclear hell the world faces today. To end the war, the United States justified itself to release this nuclear hell on an innocent population - - - not only once, but twice. The effects of this action are still being felt today by those unsuspecting victims.
After the war, the housewives, those who were still married to their original husbands, remained in the work force. Two paychecks in the household became the American way of life. The people began to move out of the cities to urban areas. There were two cars and two paychecks. Families now had more money than ever before - - - and peace was assumed. Who would dare to attack a nation who could retaliate with such a horrible weapon at their disposal?
The second world war ended what was called "The Great Depression" - - - and America was on the move. A new dimension was added to the American way of life. Debt was accepted by the people - - - and deficit spending was accepted as the way for the government to assure a prosperous economy.
Then this nation became engaged in what was called "The Cold War" with their former ally, Russia. This was a time of great fear for Americans. Spending on armament was at an all time high, and the threat of a nuclear exchange was on everyone's mind. Fear began to grip the people. They built bomb shelters, and stocked them with food and water against the threat of an `army'less war on everyone's mind.
Children were drilled in what to do in case of a nuclear attack. ICBM missiles were built by Russia and the United States. Then came the Korean War "or the Korean Police Action" as it was called. This was the first time in its history that the United States engaged itself in an armed conflict where they had not been attacked.
Then came the Viet Nam, Cambodia, Granada, and Panama conflicts; and recently the Afghanistan and Iraq actions. These were nothing but political wars. Many young men fled to Canada and elsewhere to keep from being killed in these useless, political actions.
The nation began to legislate against God. The atheists took prayer out of schools. The Supreme Court legalized the murder of the innocent (abortions). With this action, this nation had forgotten the admonition God made to Manasseh, king of Israel:
"And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon." II Kings 24:4
God will not pardon (forgive) the shedding of innocent blood. This nation is guilty of over fifty million innocent deaths by abortion.
This nation continued to legislate against God. Nativity scenes were removed from public places. The Ten Commandments were removed from public buildings, including the class rooms. Christmas became "x-mas." Homosexuals and lesbians became an alternate way of life. Gay marriage which had been banded, has now become law in certain states. People living together without marriage is now acceptable, and no shame is attached to these abominations to God.
Long hair, earrings, and necklaces for men is the common occurrence. Men and women mark their bodies with tattoos, which are an abomination to God. God admonished Israel:
"Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord." Leviticus 19:28
Sports stars and many women also look like the tattooed lady in the circus. Women began to replace men in every aspect of life. There are women police officers, women soldiers, and corporate heads of large companies. Women stand in the pulpits and in high government positions, usurping authority over men. Now they even want to become President of this once great nation.
The list of abominations in the United States is almost endless, but God has warned this nation through the pen of Ezekiel:
"Behold, therefore I have stretched out My hand over thee, and have diminished thine ordinary food, and delivered thee unto the will of them that hate thee, the daughters of the Philistines, which are ashamed of thy lewd way." Ezekiel 16:27
God has stretched out His hand and has diminished her ordinary food. God is about to break the food chain in this nation. And he will also deliver this nation into the hand that hates its existence.
"How weak is thine heart, saith the lord God, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whoreish woman;" Ezekiel 16:30
God asks, "How weak is her heart?" Truly, men's hearts are failing them for fear as they see what is coming upon this nation. Financial collapse is eminent. This nation is being attacked on all sides by her enemies - - - not to mention the multitude of natural disasters. God has brought this nation to her knees.
But this nation will not repent. Instead they will harden their hearts and curse God because of the calamities they have brought upon themselves. This nation, which God blessed above every nation on earth, is about to fall - - - and who can be blamed? The people, the church, and the leaders of this nation have all turned their backs on God - - - and they are about to receive their just due.
But God still has a people who have not bowed their knee to all the godlessness this nation is guilty of. God will spare these in his coming judgment.
Rejoice and praise the Lord! The victory is ours! And the spoils go to those who have remained true to God and His Word. These will not be turned away, but will be glorified during God's wrath. The overcomers who are faithful will inherit all things, when as Jesus revealed to John:
". . . the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever." Revelation 11:15b
Praise the Lord for His mercy and grace throughout eternity!
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