LCG: What if We Can’t Afford the Military?

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American and British Aircraft Carriers Training Together


While the world markets in the past week or so have been somewhat positive towards the US dollar, what will happen if the USA and Britain continue their patterns of debt accumulation?

In a commentary late last night titled Sudden Destruction, LCG’s Wyatt Ciesielka wrote:

Is it possible that the United States and Britain could become so economically weak that we would no longer be able to afford the military equipment needed for our very defense? Could a time come when our factories are controlled by hostile nations and are used to produce weaponry for our enemies? Would you believe that these prophecies are already starting to come true?…

America became the “Arsenal of Democracy.”

Sadly, a time is prophesied when the USA, Canada, Britain and other long-time allies will no longer be able to answer such a call.  And, that time may be sooner than you realize.

On August 20th, 2008, Britain’s reported, “The Ministry of Defense may be forced to sell some or all of its 88 Eurofighters to other countries like Japan, South Africa or India because of its estimated £2 billion budget deficit.”  Economic weakness precedes military weakness.  Could the very military hardware that Britain can no longer afford be used against it one day?

It is a travesty to see the once mighty United Kingdom unable to afford the advanced, new military hardware it has ordered!  But, is the USA better off?  Will a future President be able to mobilize the “Arsenal of Democracy” to rescue our allies, as Roosevelt once did?

US manufacturers are facing their worst crisis in modern history and – stated bluntly – may not survive.  “The downturn in the American auto industry is rapidly becoming a full-blown fight for survival among Detroit’s big automakers” (New York Times, August 2, 2008).  Ford and General Motors recently reported stunning quarterly losses of $8.7 billion and $15.5 billion respectively.  Ford has already mortgaged almost all of its assets, and GM is burning through its cash reserves at a rate of $1 billion per month! Both manufacturers are closing plants and selling subsidiaries to foreign purchasers.

Unless the US, Britain, and other descendants of ancient Israel repent, Bible prophecy tells us that modern Israel’s strength will fail and we will be faced with “sudden” destruction (Isaiah 30:12-13).  During this time, our allies will forsake us (Jeremiah 30:14) and we will be too economically and militarily weak to withstand aggression.  Could these 88 Eurofighters that Britain can’t afford be used one day against Britain and her allies?  Will we have the military, or the industry to respond?  Will our factories even be US-owned at that time?

Let’s briefly look at Isaiah 30:12-13:

12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel:

“Because you despise this word, And trust in oppression and perversity, And rely on them,  13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you Like a breach ready to fall, A bulge in a high wall, Whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant.

Of course, more and more, the USA is trusting in policies that encourage perversity. While there is oppression in the USA (especially racial), the Hebrew word for it can also be translated “unjust gain”,  This can include not just the historical exploitation of of various peoples, but can probably also include the fact that the US economy for the past few decades has been benefiting from the gains of foreigners loaning money to it.

And as I have reported many times before, Habakkuk 2:7, which is consistent with Isaiah 30:12-13, also teaches what Wyatt Ciesielka  titled as Sudden Destruction:

7 Will not your creditors rise up suddenly? Will they not awaken who oppress you? And you will become their booty.

Several documented articles of possibly related interest may include:

End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? There is a Mayan calendar prediction for change in 2012. 2012 changes were also centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans (the Hindu Indians may have some for the next decade as well). Do these Mayan/Hindu/Hopi prophecies have any value? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012?
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory.
Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?

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