Did the Prophet Jeremiah See America’s Spoiler
by Carl Parnell
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Around 629 B. C., the Prophet Jeremiah delivered a message from the Lord God Jehovah to the House of Judah and the House of Israel. It was a message of judgment for their backsliding and their rebellion against Him. In Jeremiah 1: 16, the Lord said, “And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.” Unfortunately, God could be delivering the same message to the United States in the 21st century. America as a whole has forsaken the commandments of the Lord God Jehovah and also has openly rejected His guidance. Instead, America has turned to secular humanism, the worship of man’s abilities, to guide it through the 21st century and possibly for centuries to come.
However, as a result of following the principles of secular humanism, atheism has replaced America’s Judeo-Christian heritage that began with the founding of Jamestown in 1607. In fact, in Jeremiah 2: 7, the Lord said, “And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination.” In other words, the Founding Fathers founded a country that was rich in God’s bountiful blessings, but, as decades have passed, most of America’s leaders have changed from Christian statesmen to ungodly politicians. This is the reason God is sending His judgment on America in many different forms, from a recessive economy with a large national debt and a high rate of unemployment to a continuous warfare mentality that has resulted in wars and rumors of wars, losses of thousands of American lives, and an exorbitant military budget for over twenty years.
Therefore, the United States has done exactly what God stated about Israel and Judah in Jeremiah 2: 11. The Lord God Jehovah said, “Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.” Also, the Lord asked a very important question to the rebellious people of Israel and Judah in Jeremiah 2: 28. He said, “But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? Let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble.” Of course, America’s idol gods cannot deliver it from its problems, no more than the idol gods of God’s rebellious people of Israel and Judah. Unfortunately, the United States, based on its status as the most powerful nation in the world, does not think that it can be taken down, just as Israel and Judah felt during the time of Jeremiah. As recorded in Jeremiah 5:12, “They have belied the Lord, and said, It is not he: neither shall evil come upon us: neither shall we see the sword or famine.” However, America with all its power is no match against the supernatural hand of an Almighty God.
As a result, the United States might ask the same question and get the same answer that Israel and Judah did after they rebelled against a Holy God. According to Jeremiah 5: 19, “And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the Lord our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not your’s.” Also, in Jeremiah 6: 19, God reiterates what He would do to those nations and people that turn their back on Him. He said, “Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.” However, American citizens probably would not be taken captive to another nation. But, instead, the Lord God Jehovah might just use America’s new socialist-minded and godless humanist-minded leaders to imprison Americans within the confines of their own nation.
Needless to say, the signs of such a government takeover are everywhere, but most Americans just live their lives as if they are covered by a manmade protective bubble that cannot be burst. However, the Lord God Jehovah has the wherewith all to pop any such bubble, especially since too many Americans act as if God is Dead. As a result, God will keep His promise to send evil upon any nation that rejects Him and not hear such a nation’s prayer for help. Jeremiah 11: 11 states, “Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.” Also, in Jeremiah 6: 26b, the Lord reemphasizes this point when He said, “For the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.” Also, in Jeremiah 48:8, the Lord said, “And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the Lord hath spoken.” Of course, this spoiler could very well be the Angel of the Lord which God used to destroy His enemies. As stated in II Kings 19: 35, “And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.” Therefore, America’s leaders would only be able to overthrow the nation from within if God permits it to happen as a punishment to those Americans who chose to rebel against God and who chose to worship postmodern-day idols. Otherwise, no government leaders and no powerful military force would be able to defeat the Angel of the Lord.
Of course, America’s spoiler, as ordained of God, might very well be Al Qaeda. The three thousand men and women killed by Al Qaeda when the planes flew into the Twin Towers was possibly just a beginning of America’s miseries brought about by terrorism against the United States here and abroad. Also, the two Gulf Wars, the war in Afghanistan, and the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya are just an ongoing reminder that God might be using the ancestors of Ishmael to bring America to its knees in prayer and once again return to the worship of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This can be seen in the Word of the Lord to Jeremiah. God told Jeremiah that the kingdoms of the north would destroy Israel and Judah, which would be the Assyrians, who are known for their terror and cruelty. In Jeremiah 1: 14-16,
14 Then the Lord said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.
15 For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the Lord; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.
16 And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
Therefore, all the terror that America has today is basically from the northern regions of Southwest Asia, just as it was during the time of Jeremiah. Of course, these people have been used many times by God to get the attention of His followers who have rebelled against Him. God also used Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian king of the Chaldean Dynasty, to destroy Jerusalem and the First Temple and take most of the people of Israel into captivity in Babylon in 587 B.C. In fact, God Himself gave the rationale for the defeat of His Children in Jeremiah 32:27-36. In these scriptures, God said:
27 Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
28 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it:
29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger.
30 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, saith the Lord.
31 For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face,
32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
33 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.
34 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called by my name, to defile it.
35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
36 And now therefore thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence;
As a result, it is extremely possible that God is using the ancestors of these same people to terrorize America until it returns to its faithful worship of the Lord God Jehovah and His Son Jesus Christ. Then and only then would God relinquish the curses directed toward America for its sins against God, just as God did in Jeremiah 32: 37-42. It reads,
37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:
38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
42 For thus saith the Lord; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.
However, since America’s current administration does not fear God and Jesus Christ and believes that man is superior to God, it is understandable why its agenda is to turn America into a godless, secular humanist nation that might just be used by God to get Americans to bow down to the One and Only True and Living God again. As a result, the government must get the God of Christianity declared dead, have His followers persecuted, and then the government of the far-left would be able to turn America into a socialist state that would use fear and terror to gain control of the masses. Of course, this might very well be part of God’s curse on America because the government and the people have rebelled against Him. But, God has a word for His people who have lost their first love. In II Chronicles 7:14, it reads, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Also, as written in Jeremiah 3:14a, “Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you.” Next, in Jeremiah 4:14, the Lord said, “O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that you mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge with thee?” Then, since God wants His lost sheep to come home, just like the Prodigal Son, God would rescue all those who return to Him from the hand of the spoiler, regardless of who it might be.
Ultimately, God has a word for the arrogant, backsliding leaders of America if and when God ‘s people return to Him and the curse is removed. Some Biblical scriptures about pride and arrogance are:
Jeremiah 13: 9 Thus saith the Lord, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 48: 29-30 We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart. I know his wrath, saith the Lord; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.
1 Samuel 2:3 Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed..
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Isaiah 2:11 The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
Therefore, when the pride and arrogance of America’s leaders is replaced by humility and a desire to lead America like the Founding Fathers returns, then and only then America can once again return to its status as a God-fearing, Christian nation, instead of an amoral, atheistic, and socialist nation that is falling apart at the seams. This is the reason there is so much violence throughout the nation. When leaders of a nation strive to create a godless nation instead of a god-fearing nation, they will get what godliness brings to a nation. It brings a magnitude of hellish sins orchestrated by Satan to the streets of that nation, such as governmental corruption, abominable immorality, and unstoppable murders. If a nation is truly a godless, atheistic, and secular humanist nation, it would naturally have an increased amount of godless, atheistic, and secular humanist citizens. As a result, these citizens would be led by the demonic spirit, instead of God’s Holy Spirit, which would be reminiscent of the ancient city of Sodom and Gomorrah. Of course, this is exactly what is happening in America’s large metropolitan cities as well as in small communities. As stated in I Peter 5: 8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”
Ultimately, this is exactly what he is doing. Satan is going throughout the nation devouring innocent people at the hands of ungodly people who have rebelled against God’s Love, Mercy, and Grace. Unfortunately, though, the United States government has sanctioned this type of deviate and murderous behavior by the regular passage of anti-God and anti-Christ legislation.
As a result, God’s spoiler for America might simply be permitting Satan to run rampant throughout the nation creating deadly havoc wherever one of his disciples acts according to his dictates. Therefore, most likely the Prophet Jeremiah did not see who America’s spoiler would be in the twenty-first century. However, God has known America’s spoiler from the beginning of time. America’s spoiler then might just be mentioned in the New Testament in the Book of Romans. As stated in Romans 1:24-32,
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 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.
26 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:
27 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. 28 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;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 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.
Therefore, America’s spoiler would be the apostasy of a nation that once truly worshipped the Lord God Jehovah. But, once America as a nation turned its back on God, He gave that nation over to a reprobate mind. Of course, this is what many Americans and their leaders want; they want to be able to commit any sin that they desire without being held accountable for their evil deeds. However, even though God has permitted the sinful desires of a once godly nation, He will at some point in time send judgment on that same ungodly nation. Hence, America needs to expect judgment at any time. As stated in Romans 1: 18, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” Also, in Romans 2: 9, it reads, “Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile.” Then, in Romans 2:11, it reads, “For there is no respect of person with God.” As a result, since God destroyed mankind during the time of Noah, destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah during the time of Abraham and Lot, and destroyed Israel and Judah during the time of Jeremiah, it is inevitable and safe to assume that He would send tribulation and anguish to America.
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