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(With the present flooding conditions that are now going on in the southern parts of the USA, Corpus Christi & Houston Texas and other areas thereby—as of this day of 8/30/2017, the headlines are now saying this is the worst it has ever been in this area; stating that 30 to 40 thousand homes are flooded, with an estimated 30 or more now dead, not counting or estimating those that will be affected by the rains and rising waters from Hurricane Harvey! Then there are those in Texas and other states that are still to be affected in the days ahead. As the editor for TCOGMSO, NOT meaning TO BE HEARTLESS OR COLD about this present catastrophe, but I want to remind people that this is sadly very serious and is a disastrous situation for many because of some ancient Biblical prophecy for our time and place as a nation. These sorrows are increasing in this nation because of the sinfulness and godless society we find ourselves in today. Many warnings of various kinds are on this web-site, so do not hesitate to browse the site for more information on Biblical prophecy. This article was originally written for the people of the nation as a warning and this is a new and updated reminding introduction for this older article, written several years ago. It is still a witnessing warning reminder that this particular warning has gone out and is still available for those who even now would heed. Please read or continue to listen and reflect on this as you search the Scriptures given within.)
The older and occasionally updated article starts now:
Once again, (2015) according to the latest news reports, there are many American homes being (threatened or) destroyed by fires in one state while other homes and city streets are being flooded in another state. This is becoming the normal trend (year by year) and disaster after disaster is on the increase. (In 8/4/15—the news reported that for wildfires, the western USA is the worst it has ever been, with 60 wildfires burning simultaneously in various areas and up to 7,000 homes in danger. The flooding across the USA is also worse this year than in previous years.) This is a combination of prophesies working together to erode away the strength and economy of the USA, as prophesied, because of the unrepentant evil ways being on the increase. Jesus Christ said this was going to come and now it is here; Matt 24:7-8 (NKJ) "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 "All these are the beginning of sorrows.” (When many other passages of Scriptures are considered along with these Words from Christ, as I am doing here, it becomes clear that the devastating weather related catastrophes now occurring are fulfilling Biblical prophecy. We are now several years into this phase of the prophecy and are passing through the “beginning” of sorrows into far worse conditions to come.)
It is almost sad to say, for the American and British people, as well as other Israelite descendants around the world; but the prophesied sorrows will increase, not let up. However, we have to get through these things in order for the Kingdom of God to be set up. These worsening weather trends year by year are just part of the beginning of sorrows. But then once again, I remind you that I have been saying that here on this website for as long as this web site has been here!** As each recent year has passed the sorrows have increased for much of the world, but especially for the USA. Others have warned of this same thing coming for much longer than I have. It does not matter how many or how few are listening — the witness has gone out about this and it is now becoming reality, but it is still going out as conditions worsen and will continue until God shows His servants otherwise. (See Matt.24:14 for an example) (** Show the above statement applies to this author/editor and on a previous website (of 7 years) as well as this present one. This article first appeared on the previous website, but this new website is designed to continue those same warnings, as well as continue the preaching of the Gospel of the coming Kingdom of God and its many connecting details.)
These wild fires (2015) and weather related disasters have been steadily on the increase for the last several years and things are about to launch into a more severe stage, as noted above. Having a certain time frame for all of this is indicated in the Bible, by God revealing to the world that His protection is being removed from the USA. The pride of our power is being broken little by little, and by the events of 9/11/01 and other things since, that should be evident. By 9/11/15 we will have seen two consecutive “seven year segments” pass (simply by using these dates) and by then the American economy and the world will be in far greater peril than it is today, but the leadership in this country has paid no attention to this country’s greatest threat. That threat is coming because God has promised to punish this nation for its disobedience, if there is no repentance! One set of “sevens” multiplied a day for a year, as seen in the prophecy of Lev.26 had already been fulfilled long ago, when America came into its blessings of greatness. Those blessings had been withheld for past disobedience by ancient Israel, but was released after 2520 years. We are now heading down the same path of disobedience to God and destructive immorality as ancient Israel did, before they went back into captivity.
If you do not understand any of this, then please download and read the Booklet written by Raymond F. McNair, titled “America & Britain in Prophecy” found in the booklets section. I recommend that you down load that immediately, because in a few weeks it will no longer be available, as this site will be shutting down. (Editorial note: That site was the old site which was shut down in Oct of 2014 and this new site (TCOGMSO) has been established to continue some of the older material that is still useful for today. (See ABOUT for more on that.) The booklet mentioned is once again made available for download on this site, along with this article and many more pieces of older material as well as the new.)
Notice one more time, what this prophecy proclaims; Lev 26:15-18 “and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant,”--- (This ancient Israel did and finally went into captivity. They also experienced what is recorded in the next two verses, but only preliminarily before going into captivity, which will come again in far greater force.)
16 I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. (This did happen to Israel before their final captivity and being lost sight of by the rest of the world. They even lost their own identity.) 17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.” (These verses were dual and would also apply to their future descendants, the US & Britain)
18 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.” (And the use of the word “more” here expands this out, using the normal 360 day Hebrew calendar, multiplied by 7, which ends up being 2,520 years and that ended around the early 1800’s.—see the booklet for more on this.)
God has already blessed these countries because of His promise to Abraham and we in the USA have grown great by those blessing only! The same thing applies today as it did for ancient Israel. God through Moses stated; Deut. 4:5-8 "Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess. 6 "Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.' 7 "For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the LORD our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him? 8 "And what great nation is there that has such statutes and righteous judgments as are in all this law which I set before you this day?”
The Word of God, the Bible has been available in this country to anyone who wants one, and those Laws are recorded there for all to see. It is the president’s responsibility, as well as many other politicians working together, to lead this country into obedience, not away from it! Surly they can all afford a Bible to read up on how to do this.
When America, after many years of those great blessings, continued to ignore the Living God and His Commandments, even by its religious institutions and churches; leaders passing laws in the 70’s that allowed the murder of its innocent children through abortion, the nation began to really go downhill. Before long evolution was given more credence than creation, open prayers in schools were beginning to be questioned and the Commandments were not allowed, then they were also removed from public facilities altogether.
God was being mocked and pushed aside. Homosexuality was beginning to be openly tolerated and now we have come further down into the cesspool of immorality by bringing these same sex marriages into equality with God ordained and sanctioned ones. We now also have a president who has approved of them—giving them equal status in the eyes of man’s law in many states. (Editorial, added on June 28, 2015; the US Supreme Court ruling of June 26, 2015 has now made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.) The balance of good and decent people who looked to God for guidance in their lives (even those who are deceived by false religion) has tipped the scales to be a minority and now MORE of the promised punishments are coming. Ezekiel prophesied of this same time frame and what is coming because of these national and individual sins.
Ezek.7:5-12 (NKJ) "Thus says the Lord GOD: 'A disaster, a singular disaster; behold, it has come! (We are several years now past the beginning of terrorisms felt in this country, and then the 9/11 incident that drew Americans into war fighting this plague, which was a major disaster on American soil.) 6 An end has come, the end has come; it has dawned for you; behold, it has come! (We are now in the end time generation and there is no turning back the clock!) 7 Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land; the time has come, a day of trouble is near, (See Jer.30:7) and not of rejoicing in the mountains. 8 Now upon you I will soon pour out My fury, (remember this, as we will see it again from another passage) and spend My anger upon you; I will judge you according to your ways, and I will repay you for all your abominations. 9 'My eye will not spare, nor will I have pity; I will repay you according to your ways, and your abominations will be in your midst. (And they certainly are today!) Then you shall know that I am the LORD who strikes. 10 'Behold, the day! Behold, it has come! Doom has gone out; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded. 11 Violence has risen up into a rod of wickedness; none of them shall remain, none of their multitude, none of them; nor shall there be wailing for them. 12 The time has come, the day draws near. 'Let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn, for wrath is on their whole multitude.”
It is a sad thing that humanity as a whole cannot see what is coming until it has already begun to happen and it is too late to avoid it. Does this also happen to some in the COG and will they be caught off guard? God is about to unleash on these birthright countries far worse than it has yet seen and as the next few years roll by, the sorrows will continue to increase as God allows the punishments to ratchet up. The very fact that we are being drawn back into the Middle East once again and are spending even more of our resources on war will not bode well for the USA. Things developing on the world scene right now are setting the stage for the rise of the king of the south and the king of the north to come on the scene. The USA will soon be no more, as it will be attacked and taken over by a foreign power, just as the Bible has prophesied. (See the above booklet link for more)
But the witness has gone out about these things to this country for decades and it continues. It started with HWA during World War 2. The prophet Jeremiah warned Israel repeatedly but they would not listen and it is no different today. One of his prophecies is for our world today. Jer.30:4-7 Now these are the words that the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah. 5 "For thus says the LORD: 'We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. 6 Ask now, and see, whether a man is ever in labor with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labor, and all faces turned pale? 7 Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.”
This is the time of great tribulation and it is fast approaching because the nations do not hear the words of the Living God, who still works through the scattered COG and those who are zealous to proclaim the truth in an ever-darkening world. The world is filling up with evil and time is becoming short. Now let us go back to Lev 26: and read verses 21-24; 'Then, if you walk contrary to Me, (Which we as a nation have been doing for years) and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins.” (have we been witnessing these and not known it?)
22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate.” (Will this begin to happen on a far larger scale now that much of the forests and habitat of these “wild beasts” is being burned up or flooded out? Will gas finally become too high priced for many to be able to afford to drive?) 23 'And if by these things you are not reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me,24 then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins.” One of these is dealing with the amount of plagues and the other could very well be the time frame—they could be happening together—God knows how He is going to bring this about, but it is coming.)
There will be famines and war, worse disease epidemics, as the time of sorrows increase. The worst time in human history is coming and there is not a sign of any national repentance in sight, so it will come, but the last seven years will be the most devastating, which may not be that far off.
Lev 26:27-28 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me, 28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; (Remember this from Ezekiel’s prophecy?) and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.”
This last time frame could also be the fulfilling of Daniels” last or 70th week, a seven year time frame that will begin with a treaty or “covenant” with many in the middle east; so it is wise to be looking into these things and trying our best to draw as close to God as possible in what time is left.
The sad thing is that during this same time frame the majority of the COG is becoming more and more laid back and lukewarm. Truths are being watered down and false doctrines are coming back in under a different package—but they are still false. Many that do not repent in time will also be going through the tribulation. It is another sad note that for many years now those people who have had so much of the truth revealed to them, have also succumbed to enough spiritual blindness they cannot see that the COG has also been ignoring the counsel of Jesus Christ for decades. (Rev.3:18) However, even today with all that is going on, some are still very much in slumber (Matt.25:1-13) and will be caught off guard.
Several in the ministry and other true servants of God have hoped that as these increasing sorrows kept coming, many in the COG would wake up, but that does not seem to be the case. It appears from Scripture that as many as half of the surviving COG, which is very small in comparison to even what it used to be, will be shut out of the coming wedding ceremony and the Kingdom of God as first fruits. Many today are even being deceived on where that is going to be and are buying into subtle parts of the old rapture theory once again, along with other very watered down points of truth.
It is clear by these things and more that many have let down in their research and study of the many truths of Scripture. Some can no longer even recognize or discern/distinguish truth from error and righteousness from un-righteousness. The defining lines are being blurred and this is happening even in some of these COG groups and organizations because we are in the time of Laodicea. Those who do this are following the ideas and doctrines of men more than the truths of the Bible. Many may think they are seeking first the kingdom and His righteousness (Matt.6:33—which is based on keeping the Commandments—Ps.119:172) but still choose to unwittingly break the Commandments for their own pleasures. Some, when simply deciding some physical thing is more important than obeying God, have set wrong priorities that may affect others. We have to watch our own selves and our Spiritual relationship very closely (Luke 21:36) or we can find ourselves caught up in these increasing sorrows without the help and protection from God that we will need in these coming times of trial, yet ahead. May God guide and strengthen us all in the coming days ahead, for troubles and sorrows are sure to increase, as we approach the return of Christ. Satan is sure to stir up his wrath as the world goes into the great tribulation! (Rev.12:12) Thank God His kingdom will come soon after, as Christ intervenes and cuts short those days; (Matt.24:22) the world will finally know peace! (Isa.11:6-9 & Rev.20:4-5) It is in the best interests of us all, especially in the COG, to study our Bibles and pray more each day, as more terrible times approach with these increasing sorrows.
(Editor for TCOGMSO)