A number of times I have been asked why America does not appear in the Book of Revelation. There doesn’t appear to be any nation coming to the Jews rescue. However, some believe the U.S. will not have the will or the ability to assist Israel in its defense.
As an investment advisor I spend much time reading or listening to financial news. I am normally optimistic and generally listen to those who are positive vs. those who preach gloom and doom. We elect leaders who promise that they will bring positive change and a growing economy. In most part, we believe that no matter which party is in power there will always be opportunity.
I have gone through a number of recessions and my hope that better times would arrive shortly kept me thinking positive. During those recessions there were always those who would tell us: but these times are different. When it was all over there was nothing different. The fact was, because of fear, many failed to take advantage of some tremendously low values in real estate, the stock market and other areas. Many of those who invested at the bottom and took large risks have done very well.
As Americans we just believe in ourselves and as a country we can manage through, no matter with what we are faced. But this one time it appears to be different. Within a few short years our debt could equal 90% of our gross domestic product (GDP). The scary part is, most of our political leaders do not seem to have the will to do anything about it. Those who do I am not sure have the answer in correcting the debt and deficit situation.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost dearly. Medicare, with the description drug benefit, social security and Medicaid’s future costs. The union’s demands for high wages and benefits that cannot be paid for in the future will cause many retirement dreams to be burst. We have states that are facing bankruptcy with economies greater than Greece, Ireland or Spain. We are faced with the problems European nations are creating worldwide.
Never before in my lifetime have there been those within, hoping that the United States would go into bankruptcy and that the world would be better off without us. When America is no longer able to help defend other nations around the globe they believe this would be a better world. As a bankrupt country we would not have the means to really defend ourselves. That would make all nations more equal. Starvation and pain must be shared equally.
I read the above information all the time. Most of it I do not agree with and here is the reason why. God’s plan for the end times is that He alone will save Israel and the world so that no one will have any doubt.
II Thessalonians 2:9 – 12 – “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.”
Are we as Americans living through a time when God has sent a powerful delusion that we will believe all of the lies that we are being told; lies that make us reject the truth?”
Revelation 19:13 – 15 – “He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God. The armies of heaven, dressed in the finest of pure white linen, followed him on white horses. From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress.” NLT
God will not need any nation in the end times to do what He plans to do. I believe this is why America is not found in the Book of Revelation. I do not think the end of time is just around the corner but I believe it is getting much closer. I do not believe the U.S. is going into bankruptcy. I believe these past few months have been an excellent time to invest. I believe the American people will demand that our government take the necessary steps to get people back to work and our economy continuing to grow. I don’t believe God is pleased with us but I still feel there is a chance for a spiritual revival in America. All it takes is prayer!
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