Monday, October 2, 2017

The Vegas Massacre Marks a New Chapter for America

In my previous post, I showed how the world is experiencing birth pains like a woman in labor, and The Contractions Are Coming Closer Together, as the Lord Jesus Christ is about to return. In that article I covered the hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which came in rapid succession on August 30th, September 11th, and September 26th, immediately following the Great American Solar Eclipse of August 21st. Only days later, on October 1st, our nation experienced its most deadly massacre in history, which happened in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle from a high-rise hotel on a crowd of 22,000 people attending a country music concert across the street, killing 59 people and injuring over 500.

This was a truly terrifying event for those who were present and a most disturbing one for those who watched it unfold on video. It was a night of terror and pandemonium when chaos began to reign. Satan entered into that shooter and possessed him to commit mass murder on helpless victims. But it is not an isolated incident. It is a very significant event in the overall context of the current state of the nation. In fact, it marks a major turning point in our nation's history. We are now in a new chapter. A new era has begun, which will not be one of greatness, but of sadness, because evil has been unleashed in America. From here on out, many more sorrows will follow, as the devil is loosed to do evil and judgments continue to be poured out.

I would like to offer my heartfelt, sincere condolences to all the victims' families and the surviving victims who have been wounded.  We mourn with them and have lifted them in prayer to the Lord.

This is not something to be taken lightly. Souls are perishing every day, and going to hell. This does not make the heart of God glad. It is very sad to see souls pouring into hell like sand by the thousands. That is something the Lord has to witness every day. And only He knows which of those who died in the Vegas massacre on Sunday, October 1st, were ready to meet Him. He takes no pleasure in the death of even one person who died in Vegas.

As the apostle Peter said, "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance." (2 Pe 3:9, NIV).

It is only by the grace of God that more people were not killed and injured that night, considering that the gunman continued to rain down hundreds of bullets on automatic fire over a period of nine to eleven minutes.

America on the Brink of a Historic Moment
An African pastor named Ian Ndlovu had a prophetic dream about America, which he testified about publicly on September 27th at a prophetic service, in which he said this: "The Holy Spirit says, 'America is on the brink of a historic moment in their life as a nation.'" His dream was very sad and tearful. He said that we must watch and pray for America, because the enemy is planning evil for this nation.

You may watch the video below.

Make America Godly Again
Then Dr. Michael Brown spoke about the Vegas massacre as a signal for this nation to repent. He said that is is not time to Make America Great Again, which has come to be known as MAGA for short. It is time to make America godly again. He called the nation to repentance that we would all cry out to God, grieving and asking God for forgiveness for our own sins and the sins of this nation.

You can watch that video below (WARNING -- DISTURBING CONTENT. NOT FOR CHILDREN):

As I said, this tragic event marks the beginning of a new period for this nation, a time of sorrows when many tears will be shed. It will only get worse from here.

Woe Unto America. Great Evil Has Arrived. 
Finally I want to share with you an article called The Vegas Massacre – Woe Unto America – Evil has arrived, by a watchman named Nathan Leal. In it he says, "It is the work of rotted souls; of seared ones infected by the cockatrice. It is spiritual wickedness in real time. To those who wonder why? It is because evil has been released into the USA. America has turned a corner and her future harvest will be tears that are plentiful...God’s Word is true, and His Word reveals that we are in the end times. It also proclaims that in the end times, great evil would be unleashed. This is the true message – MAGA has not arrived. Nor has American greatness. Instead, Babylon is rising with a capstone that blinds, and a blade that is going to shed much blood...Evil has been released over America and tragedy is now following."

Leal continues, "Ladies and gentlemen, America’s best days are not ahead. Instead, judgment is here. It is the four fold judgment. And one of the judgments is the release of evil. Evil my friends! It is the beast judgment. And it will be ruthless...Lamentations is here and is going to spread throughout the land. This is the beginning folks. Big changes are coming. Oppression is coming."

In his closing remarks, Leal states:

"…It is our charge to repent...MAGA is a lie. The morgue in Las Vegas proves it. Evil has made an entrance. And its trickle will soon become a stampede. Woe onto America. The October surprise is here. Great evil arrived October 2, 2017. The massacre in Vegas will likely result in huge changes. Prepare to see a new chapter in America. My friends, darkness and sorrow is here... Hell's arrival has commenced and it is our job to find God’s protection...It is time to rend our hearts."

For the complete text of Leal's warning, please read the full article at the link above.

Where Has God's Protection Gone? 
I am reminded of the time when the Israelites were exploring the promised land and ten spies gave a bad report, saying the Israelites could not go up and take the country, because there were giants there in the land of Canaan. But Joshua and Caleb spoke to the congregation and told them the land was a good land, and IF the Lord was pleased with them, He would bring them into the land and give it to them. The two men said, "Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.” (Num 14:9, NIV).

Joshua and Caleb were right. The protection of the Canaanites was gone, even though they had superiority over the Israelites in the natural, because they were evil people. And the Lord was pleased with the Israelites, so He was with them. As a result, the Lord brought them into the land, gave their enemies into the hands of His people, and destroyed them before the Israelites. Joshua reminded them of this at the end of his life that the Lord had done these things for them (Josh 24:8).

But Joshua warned the people, "If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, He will turn and bring disaster on you and make an end of you, after he has been good to you.” (Josh 24:20, NIV). The same holds true for any people, including America. God has blessed this nation. However, if we forsake the Lord as a people and serve foreign gods, He will turn and bring disaster on us and make an end of us, after He has been good to us. If we have become a wicked nation, then our protection is gone.

Joshua was right, because after his death and the death of the elders who outlived him, the Israelites did forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, which led to great disaster for them. "Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals. They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the Lord’s anger because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. In his anger against Israel the Lord gave them into the hands of raiders who plundered them. He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist. Whenever Israel went out to fight, the hand of the Lord was against them to defeat them, just as he had sworn to them. They were in great distress." (Judg 2:10-15, NIV).

During that period, the Israelites did not drive out there enemies from the land the Lord brought them into. So the Lord said that He would no longer drive out their enemies, but He left them there to be traps for them and so their gods would be snares to them. Therefore, the Israelites lived among their enemies, made covenants with them and intermarried with them, prostituted themselves to other gods and worshiped them. Therefore, the Lord, in His anger gave them over into the hands of their enemies to be defeated.

This same pattern continued during the era of Eli the priest. He did not discipline his wicked sons, who were also priests, and they did evil in the sight of God. Therefore, the Israelites were defeated in battle, the ark of the covenant was taken from them by their enemies, Eli's sons were killed, and when Eli heard of this, he fell over backwards off his chair, broke his neck and died. His daughter-in-law was giving birth to a child when she heard this news, and she uttered these last words right before she died: "She named the boy Ichabod, saying, 'The Glory has departed from Israel'--because of the capture of the ark of God and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband." (1 Sam 4:21, NIV).

She was right, and dark times followed. Although there were some positive changes later under King David, idolatry returned once again under Solomon, who loved many foreign women. "As [he] grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. He followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites. So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the Lord; he did not follow the Lord completely, as David his father had done." (1 King 11:4-6, NIV).

Although some reforms came through later kings, idolatry continued to be a problem in Israel, despite warnings from many prophets, until a number of Israelites from the Northern Kingdom were finally carried off into captivity in Assyria, and then later the rest of the Jews in the Kingdom of Judah were taken into captivity into Babylon. The kingdom fell as a result of idolatry. It all happened just as Joshua and the prophets predicted.

This is what has happened to America today. That is why our protection as a nation is gone, and the glory has departed, which is why these disasters and tragedies are happening. And that is why we are receiving these disturbing messages from people like the three I have quoted in this article.

Putting it All Together
Brethren in Christ, unfortunately, I believe all of these people are right. Just look at the amazing consistency in the message brought forth from those I have mentioned in this post. To recap, Ian Ndlovu prophesied four days before this incident that America was on the brink of a historic moment as a nation, and that the enemy was planning evil for it. Meanwhile, brother Leal is warning that judgment is here, and ruthless evil has been released in this nation that will cause much oppression and bloodshed. He said that big changes are coming and tragedy will follow. He said we need to prepare to see a new chapter in America, and he called us to repentance. Likewise Dr. Brown also called this nation to repentance in the midst of this tragedy, and said it is not time to make this nation great again (MAGA) but to return to godliness. Let's do that and let it begin with you and me.

"Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity." (Joel 2:13, NIV).

"Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you." (Jas 4:7-10)

Attribution notice: Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Other Scriptures from NIV where noted. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Author's note: You must take responsibility for your own actions. Nobody knows the day or the hour, and in no way am I date setting. This is only to provide you with information, so that you can make your own decisions, for which you will be accountable to God.

I also encourage you to read The Contractions Are Coming Closer TogetherUrgent End Time Warning from the Lord, The Coming Wrath of God, Prophetic End Time Warnings from Little Children, Repent and Flee the Coming WrathGrieve and Lament for the Church, Repentance That Leads to Life, The 311 MomentGod Gives Little Girl Revelation of Christ's Return, Rapture Revelation Given to Sister Claire AndounRapture Revelation to Angelica ZambranoRapture Revelation to James AgboolaRapture Revelation to Angelica Zambrano, Sequence of Signs Preceding the Coming of ChristThe Rise of AntichristsPeace, Safety, and the Thief in the Night, and The Timing of the Rapture, as well as The Messiah Is Coming.  You may also visit our Signs of the Times Directory, and access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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