Sequestration looming: What are the ramifications?

“I will break the pride of your power” (Leviticus 26:19)


The box that the US Congress and the Obama Administrationfirst put themselves into, then delayed, known as “sequestration” is currently supposed to be effective midnight tonight.  Here is a report about some of its possible ramifications:

February 28, 2013

Tomorrow, barring a last-minute Washington miracle, President Obama will officially order the highly-anticipated, much-dreaded “sequestration” – an across-the-board set of budget cuts totaling $1.2 trillion from defense and non-defense spending over the course of the next ten years. The administration has been vehement in its calls for Congress to find a way to avert the legally-mandated package: The cuts, Mr. Obama says, will result in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs, crippling losses for the nation’s public education system, defense cuts that would leave the country unprepared for future military engagements, and a number of day-to-day inconveniences, like long lines at the airport and the shuttering of some public parks.

As sequestration officially becomes law of the land, however, its impacts won’t immediately be clear: Despite warnings of an economic turndown, cuts for 2013 will be rolled out over the next several months, triggering a government slowdown that will hit different agencies with various degrees of speed and impact as time goes on…

“The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) now calculates that sequestration will require an annual reduction of roughly 5 percent for nondefense programs and roughly 8 percent for defense programs,” according to one fact sheet. “However, given that these cuts must be achieved over only seven months instead of 12, the effective percentage reductions will be approximately 9 percent for nondefense programs and 13 percent for defense programs. These large and arbitrary cuts will have severe impacts across the government.”

The purpose of sequestration is to reduce the increase of the projected spending deficits for the US government.  The cuts were supposed to be so painful that both Republicans and Democrats would simply have to come up with a better debt reduction plan–but such a plan was not be agreed to.  For both the Obama Administration and the House Republicans, political considerations are major factors in how they have, and now are, handling this matter.

Yet, even with sequestration or some last minute deal, the total US federal debt will grow.

This expected debt growth is more dangerous than most imagine, and will ultimately lead to the elimination of the USA per various biblical prophecies, such as those in Habukkuk 2 (see Habakkuk: His message is for us now).

Barack Obama has claimed, correctly, that there will be short-term economic costs to many if he cannot delay spending cuts. He has suggested that his plan contains modest reforms, is balanced, etc. Yet from what I have seen, the plans that are likely to be implemented all increase the total debt for the USA.  House Republicans basically are complaining that Barack Obama does not really wish to cut government spending, but wants to increase taxes and grow the government.

One ramification that I wish to touch on has to do with the military.  The USA has already cut the size of its army and looks like it may need to make further cuts, while the Secretary of the Navy admits that the cuts will reduce the USA Navy’s ability to do its job (see Pentagon concerned about additional looming defense cuts–prophetic ramifications?).  And US President Obama says that they will have a “dire impact” on national security.  The USA, while still the nation with the “strongest fortresses” (cf. Daniel 11:39) is getting weaker, relatively, to several other military forces in the world.  The reality is that as it gets more in debt and changes its national priorities, the USA will not be in the position to be THE superpower of the world.

In terms of military spending, USA Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has warned about the dangers of the cuts as “doomsday” (‘Doomsday’ Defense Cuts) and “unthinkable” (Panetta Weighs Unthinkable Defense Cuts) and yet they may well happen.  Currently, as reported above, the defense cuts seem to be the largest spending cuts related to sequestration.  These cuts may help the stage for the military takeover of the USA that the Bible prophesies in Daniel 11:39.

While the Republicans and Democrats have used this as a major partisan fight, the reality is that the rest of the world is also watching and is very disturbed by all of this.  The Europeans and others are realizing that the USA is losing its position of world leadership–and when it does, this will be the final “time of the Gentiles” that the Bible warns of (Ezekiel 30:2-3; Luke 21:23-24; Revelation 11:2).

Notice that the Bible shows that the power with the strongest fortresses will be taken over, and that the world will marvel at the military ability of a power that it did not expect to be able to do that:

39 Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain…the king of the North (Daniel 11:39,40)

3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him? (Revelation 13:3-4)

Spending cuts and reduction in size of the military of the USA will make, what now seems impossible, feasible.  According to Bible prophecy, it will come to pass.

And even though some in the world and the USA are starting to notice this, the time will come when the creditors of the USA will rise up quickly and the USA will be taken over (Habakkuk 2:6-8). But the final takeover will not happen until after Barack Obama’s second presidential term ends–but perhaps not too long thereafter–yet the stage is being set right now.

To learn more, please check out the following articles:

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