I am issuing a stronger prophetic warning than I ever have. I wrote in VISIONS OF THE COMING DAYS in 2011 that the U.S. was not yet under wrath. I differentiated judgment from wrath by saying that judgment is the pressure brought to bear by a loving and patient God to separate right from wrong and good from evil. When judgment fails to produce that result – when repentance does not come – wrath falls as God’s last resort to remedy the greater destruction wickedness brings. I said in 2011 that we were perhaps three quarters of the way through the season of judgment. I am now saying that the cup of the Lord’s wrath is nearly full.

I prophesied in 2015 that we would see a level and depth of corruption exposed in the U.S. government that would rock the nation. We’re seeing it now on both sides of the political aisle and there is more to come. Many of those surrounding President Trump have come under indictment, although the Mueller report has absolved him of collusion with the Russians and finds insufficient evidence for obstruction of justice. Crimes are surfacing from the last presidential administration that have yet to be prosecuted. Sexual immorality has accelerated in both quantity and perversity culture-wide – and even in the church – until it permeates nearly every television show and movie production in reflection of the condition of the culture these are meant to entertain. It is, of course, presented as normal, natural and good.

Our president, for all the good he has done, continues to speak foolishly, hurling insults at his enemies, feeding division and hatred in spite of scriptural admonitions to the contrary. Proverbs 12:18 “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Another would be Proverbs 15:2 “The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly.” Or, Proverbs 16:7 “When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” I find myself deeply troubled when Christians defend this set of obvious flaws and attack those who call for prayer for change in the president’s character. Ungodly actions can never produce godly results and ought never to be justified or defended. The nation is being torn apart, and the president’s rhetoric tends to feed it.

Too many have made an idolatry of patriotism. Love of country must never be elevated to the level of becoming an element of our faith. To do so is a form of idolatry, and yet, great numbers of evangelical and charismatic Christians like myself have unwittingly engaged in this form of idol worship. Although founded on Christian principles, America is neither divine nor the salvation of the world. Government is neither our hope nor our king. Jesus alone carries those things for us.

As if 60 million aborted babies since 1973 weren’t enough, states are now legalizing third trimester abortions as well as withholding medical treatment for babies that survive abortion procedures. Children can be murdered even during labor and delivery. God destroyed Israel and took the people into the Babylonian exile for the sacrifice of their children to Baal/Molech. He’ll do it again for an unrepentant culture that has been repeatedly warned concerning sacrificing its children on the altar of our self-focus. Trust me when I say that as we have devalued life in the womb, forced euthanasia of the aged will eventually follow. I’ve not said much about abortion for a number of years, but recently the burden of the Lord’s wrath has built up in my heart until it has become an urgent matter. Wrath is coming.

That doesn’t even begin to address the issue of resurgent racism and racial violence we have seen. Idolatry will always produce hatred because it is authored by the author of hate. There is no excuse for it under any circumstances. In the gospel there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, but only sons and daughters of the living God.

I can’t say that I see a turning any time soon. The culture – our society – has made a firm decision as to what it will be. Wrath is now imminent. We yet have time for repentance, awakening and preparation as God’s people, and we can pray for an extension to give more time to wake up and prepare, but it won’t be a long one.

The season of the fulfillment of Isaiah 60 is nearly upon us and we must make ourselves ready. “Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But the Lord will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising” (60:1-3).

A great outpouring of the Holy Spirit is coming. In the midst of judgment and the gathering darkness, our destiny is to shine. It’s the hour of our greatest blessing, a time of victory for us who believe. Governments will seek us out for solutions, just as Pharaoh sought out Joseph and Nebuchadnezzar sought out Daniel. The verses that follow Isaiah 60:1-3 promise that people will stream to the light they see in God’s people as His favor is poured out. Sin never works. It makes promises it can’t keep and only destroys. Damaged and hurting people need to see lighthouses shining in the darkness, exhibiting the Father’s love, Jesus’ compassion and the power of the Holy Spirit for healing and restoration. A great harvest of souls will be gathered in. It’s time to get our house in order. The hour is both late and urgent.

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  1. cantuluisguadalupe@gmail.com Cantu

    I agree with you that president is it perfect but he is the tool God is going to use to clean corruption he is in transition as the rest of us but we should pray for unity not spread it more and if you follow Q he often ask for prayers so yeah government under Trump is already looking for us to do our part

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  2. Tamar Hares-Rasler

    “Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem; See now and know; And seek in her open places If you can find a man, If there is anyone who executes judgment, Who seeks the truth, And I will pardon her. Though they say, ‘ As the Lord lives,’ Surely they swear falsely.” O Lord , are not Your eyes on the truth? You have stricken them, But they have not grieved; You have consumed them, But they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to return. Therefore I said, “Surely these are poor. They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the Lord , The judgment of their God. I will go to the great men and speak to them, For they have known the way of the Lord , The judgment of their God.” But these have altogether broken the yoke And burst the bonds. Therefore a lion from the forest shall slay them, A wolf of the deserts shall destroy them; A leopard will watch over their cities. Everyone who goes out from there shall be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions are many; Their backslidings have increased. “How shall I pardon you for this? Your children have forsaken Me And sworn by those that are not gods. When I had fed them to the full, Then they committed adultery And assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses. They were like well-fed lusty stallions; Every one neighed after his neighbor’s wife. Shall I not punish them for these things? ” says the Lord . “And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this? “Go up on her walls and destroy, But do not make a complete end. Take away her branches, For they are not the Lord ’s. For the house of Israel and the house of Judah Have dealt very treacherously with Me,” says the Lord . They have lied about the Lord , And said, “ It is not He. Neither will evil come upon us, Nor shall we see sword or famine. And the prophets become wind, For the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them.” Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: “Because you speak this word, Behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire, And this people wood, And it shall devour them. Behold, I will bring a nation against you from afar, O house of Israel,” says the Lord . “It is a mighty nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation whose language you do not know, Nor can you understand what they say. Their quiver is like an open tomb; They are all mighty men. And they shall eat up your harvest and your bread, Which your sons and daughters should eat. They shall eat up your flocks and your herds; They shall eat up your vines and your fig trees; They shall destroy your fortified cities, In which you trust, with the sword. “Nevertheless in those days,” says the Lord , “I will not make a complete end of you. And it will be when you say, ‘Why does the Lord our God do all these things to us?’ then you shall answer them, ‘Just as you have forsaken Me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve aliens in a land that is not yours.’ “Declare this in the house of Jacob And proclaim it in Judah, saying, ‘Hear this now, O foolish people, Without understanding, Who have eyes and see not, And who have ears and hear not: Do you not fear Me?’ says the Lord . ‘Will you not tremble at My presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And though its waves toss to and fro, Yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it. But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; They have revolted and departed. They do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear the Lord our God, Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.” Your iniquities have turned these things away, And your sins have withheld good from you. ‘For among My people are found wicked men; They lie in wait as one who sets snares; They set a trap; They catch men. As a cage is full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have become great and grown rich. They have grown fat, they are sleek; Yes, they surpass the deeds of the wicked; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the fatherless; Yet they prosper, And the right of the needy they do not defend. Shall I not punish them for these things? ’ says the Lord . ‘Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?’ “An astonishing and horrible thing Has been committed in the land: The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own power; And My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?” ~Jeremiah 5:1‭-‬31

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