Truly, all over the world, America's power and prestige are being "broken." Millions of Americans are feeling a sense that America's government is "out of control"—that something truly awful is happening—that the nation will never be the same again.
Articles after articles now appear in magazines, newspapers and on the Internet, regarding the distrust of the United States government that increasing millions of Americans are feeling. There is a sense that America's government is "out of control"—that something truly awful is happening—that the nation will never be the same again. Many analysts have described the "two Americas." They analyze the division between different groups of people in the U.S.—and where this is leading. And a few analysts even note Jesus Christ's inspired statement, A "house divided against itself will not stand" (Matthew 12:25). In our present circumstances, how long will America stand?
Our world is certainly changing! I remember when, driving from Los Angeles to East Texas back in the 1950s and early 1960s, my wife and I stopped over a couple of times to see the sights in Juarez, Mexico—right across from El Paso, Texas. Right across the Rio Grande, we found Juarez fascinating and heard of an interesting restaurant—with accompanying Mexican music—that was clean and offered excellent food. It was a very enjoyable place to visit, and we always had a good time and felt perfectly safe.
Flash forward—Today, Juarez is a virtual murder capital of the world! Scores of people are routinely slaughtered there by the Mexican drug cartels. This is right on the American border! And thousands of migrant workers are rushing across the border into America each month from this area. As increasing numbers settle illegally, some bringing families and having children in the U.S., we hear more and more about a soon-coming "reconquista"—the reconquest of the American Southwest by peoples of Mexican and Native American descent, who believe this part of America has been "theirs" all along!
Another huge problem now looming just ahead is the massive financial crisis, which is affecting not only the U.S., but also much of the rest of the world. Yet it will affect America more dramatically than most other countries—for the U.S. has become the world's "biggest debtor"—and is printing money like crazy—creating trillions of dollars of "Monopoly money" backed up by essentially nothing! Other nations to whom America owes increasing hundreds of billions of dollars—especially China—are growing very concerned. They may at any time cut off their massive loans—which would bring down the dollar and the entire U.S. financial system almost overnight! As the eternal God tells us, "The borrower is servant to the lender" (Proverbs 22:7).
Long-time readers of Tomorrow's World understand that the U.S., the British-descended nations, and the democratic nations of northwestern Europe (along with Judah, the modern state of Israel), are the modern descendants of ancient Israel. Ominously, the Bible foretells that if the descendants of ancient Israel turn aside from God and His laws, "The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you" (Deuteronomy 28:43–45).
Truly, all over the world, America's power and prestige are being "broken." As we have noted many times, Scripture prophesies that if America turns away from God's commandments and His statutes (Leviticus 26:15–16), He would let the nation experience "terror"—or "terrorism," as it may be translated. Furthermore, as punishment for continued disobedience, God warns, "I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit" (vv. 19–20).
What have been the two primary symbols of America's power? Its overwhelming military strength and its unmatched national wealth. No other nation has matched the U.S. in those key areas of national pride and prestige. But now—unless there is national repentance—and a genuine turning to the God of the Bible, America's military power will be broken on the foreign battlefields—of Afghanistan and Iraq, and soon perhaps Iran and elsewhere—as the U.S. military is "spread too thin" and God's protective hand is removed because of mounting sins. Also, as vv. 19–20 point out, at this juncture a once-prosperous nation will begin to experience crop failures, food shortages and—still later—"plagues" or disease epidemics! All these national punishments, and others like them, will come upon the modern descendants of ancient Israel, because we have rejected God!
Our modern Western nations are increasingly disobedient against the laws and statutes of the Eternal God who made us and who gives us life and breath. Remember, the God of the Bible strictly commands, "Thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20:13, KJV). That same God also commands, "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination" (Leviticus 18:22). Yet today, because of the incessant onslaught of secular propaganda foisted upon them, millions of young people have been desensitized to right and wrong. They literally do not understand the difference between what the God of the Bible strictly commands and what "Hollywood" and its supporters promote. Their minds have been seared—so they do not grasp the enormity of sin, or what "sin" is even about. This is damnable!
Can we understand that more than 40 million young human beings have had their skulls crushed or their brains vacuumed out in the name of "reproductive rights"?
And now we behold the ludicrous spectacle of men "marrying" men! Such a perverted practice would have brought ridicule and total derision even a few decades ago. It would have been treated like the Pennsylvania farmer who literally came to a preacher with his donkey and asked the minister to "marry" him to his donkey! This was done, tongue-in-cheek, to show this farmer's utter disgust at the idea that a few homosexuals were, even many years ago, discussing the idea of men "marrying" men. Yet, today, our "educators" and "leaders" often act as if such perverted practices are absolutely "normal." And they are determined to make them seem "normal"—and will continue until the God of heaven intervenes and stops all of this by sending His Son back to this earth as King of kings!
May God help you to be an "overcomer"—to fulfill the purpose for which God has given you life and breath, and to be given eternal life in His soon-coming Kingdom. "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son" (Revelation 21:7). But may God help you not to be in the other category of those who laugh and sneer at God's word and literally "despise" the laws and ways of their Creator. For God says in the very next verse, "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death" (v. 8).'
May God help you, dear reader, to wake up before it is too late! May God help you to genuinely study your Bible as never before—and prove to yourself where Christ is working today and what you should be doing about it. If you have not already done so, contact the Regional Office nearest you (listed below on this page) to request your free copy of our stirring booklet, Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ's Return, detailing the major prophetic events that will soon come upon us. And, while you are at it, request our eye-opening and inspiring booklet, The Ten Commandments. This in-depth booklet will explain to you, in detail, the way of God that all of us should be living. These powerful booklets—sent absolutely free upon your request, like all our literature—will help you more fully understand what lies just ahead, and why.