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There is no doubt that the Day of Judgment is a coming reality for everyone. Jesus Himself warned us.

“Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment” (John 5:28–29). 1

Jesus was reiterating what was prophesied in the Old Testament, spoken to Daniel, the prophet.

“And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:1b–2).

However, the Lord has rendered judgment for millennia upon those nations and people whom He deems it just and necessary. In the Old Testament, He brought judgment upon enemies to His people, Israel. In the New Testament, He judged people while they were still living, taking their lives (Acts 5:1-10, 12:21-23). Thus, His judgment occurs in the present hour and as it will before His throne in the heavenly kingdom

I am convinced that this present-hour judgment is now in process in the United States. The primary reason I state this is because of an experience I had with Him about five years ago. The sense of His impending judgment was so strong that it swept over me and caused me to weep. There were no details. No visions. No words from Him. Just an overwhelming spiritual knowledge of a just catastrophe that was at the door. However, my position is not based simply on feelings or a spiritual experience a person may or not give credence to. I understand that. I’ve had my fill of false prophets.

When I refer to God’s judgment upon the United States at this time, I am not necessarily talking about earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, and floods. Those may indeed be a function of His judgment, but they happen everywhere, all the time. Jesus made it clear that such things happen to everyone.

No, I’m talking about the Lord withdrawing His hand of restraint before Jesus comes and that Day of Judgment.

“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:7).

The United States is on a fast downhill slide to become a nation in which lawless people—those that ignore God’s moral laws—are now a majority. This became evident in 1973 when our Supreme Court ruled in the Roe v. Wade decision that it was no longer illegal to kill helpless babies. We have voted to elect candidates who support this murderous law. Then, in 2015, the Supreme Court legalized homosexual marriages in the Obergefell v. Hodges decision. Both are declared sinful in God’s moral law (1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; Romans 1:26-27; Leviticus 18:22).

Concerning the last Scripture reference in that list, Leviticus 18:22, it is enlightening to read the verses that follow concerning the sexual sins: “Do not make yourselves unclean by any of these things, for by all these the nations I am driving out before you have become unclean, and the land became unclean, so that I punished its iniquity, and the land vomited out its inhabitants” (Leviticus 18:24–25).

The Lord punished the nations that He drove out before Israel as they entered the Promised Land because they were “unclean” and iniquitous. The land was made so sick by these sins that it “vomited out its inhabitants.”

I believe the Lord is saying to the people of the United States, “You once believed in Me. I blessed you and raised you up. But now you have rejected Me. This is what you have chosen. Here. You will now see the results of that rejection.”

Please pray for this nation. It is a startling and sad truth that it may take tribulation to bring the United States to a place of repentance. After all this sin, we still think highly of ourselves. We instead should be pitied. It may very well take some hard rain to cause us to change our minds that we are in desperate need of the Lord, our Savior and Creator.

1All Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

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