(Isiah 24:15 Quoted in Hebrew)
The latest TW News & Prophecy from LCG had the following:
Adultery Tarnishes Men of ValorMany were stunned when the highly respected U.S. General David Petraeus abruptly resigned as CIA Director, due to an extramarital affair. The general was considered an exceptional battlefield tactician during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where his leadership was praised both on and off the field. His decision to commit adultery after 37 years of marriage did not reflect the type of leadership one would expect from a dedicated four-star general of the United States. The affair not only destroyed his career, but threatens to pull down another high-ranking official, General John Allen, the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. “The adultery scandal that led to the downfall of David Petraeus as CIA director widened Tuesday as President Barack Obama put on hold his nomination of Marine Gen. John Allen as commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, one of the world’s top military posts” (Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2012). General Allen was involved with various e-mails, which may threaten his position, if the FBI investigation finds credible evidence against him. This scandal has not only tarnished the Pentagon and top national leaders in Washington; it has also hurt the reputation of every veteran, resident, and citizen of the United States. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach [disgrace] to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).The face of U.S. leadership and its respect globally is damaged due to a transgression against God’s command, “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14). When leaders make a decision, whether right or wrong, the people under their command feel the positive or negative results. Due to this scandal, the morale of troops on the ground in Afghanistan will be affected, citizens in the U.S. will question the authority of the military leadership, and nations around the globe will raise further questions concerning U.S. foreign policy. Some may question why this is happening, but God gives clear answers in the Bible for those who “connect the dots.” God told Isaiah long ago to prophecy to the nation of Israel, whose “whole head [leadership] is sick, and the whole heart faints. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it” (Isaiah 1:5-6). Isaiah warned that if Israel continued to sin, God would take away, “the mighty man and the man of war” (Isaiah 3:2). Unless they repent of their national sins such as adultery, and turn to God, the modern nations of Israel (including the U.S., Canada, Britain and Australia) will continue to lose their mighty men of valor, and God will continue to allow “the pride of [their] power” to be broken (Leviticus 26:19).
The USA has had sexual scandals throughout its history, and including at the highest levels. And, the recent goings on of its military leaders is a disgrace.
Of course, it is not just military and political leaders with such problems.
Because many do not wish to “retain God in their knowledge,” God has allowed many to do that which they should not:
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:20-32)
And notice that even approving of acts such approving immoral sexual relations, without participating, is condemned by God as worthy of death.
Perhaps the US military leaders do not care that the Bible teaches the following:
27 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Matthew 5:27-28)
8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation…(1 Timothy 2:8-9)
US promotion of pornography, including public ‘soft porn,’ makes its leadership more susceptible than perhaps they would have been otherwise.
The Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21) is coming. It will be the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7) and repentance is the answer.
The United States hopes that it can rely completely on its military strength, but that alone will not save it (cf. Daniel 11:39).
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in
LCG: Pornography, Who’s Tempting Whom? This is some information about the prevalence and dangers of pornography from the Living Church of God.
CG7 on Pornography This is an article excerpt from the Church of God, 7th Day-Denver about pornography.prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has information about what will happen to the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic, Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States–Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon’s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States–Amazon Kindle edition.)