Saturday, July 7, 2012
America, Europe: Judgment & Revival By Paul McGuire
AMERICA, EUROPE: JUDGMENT & REVIVAL
By PAUL McGUIRE
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17
On July 4, 2012, my wife and I were reminiscing about when we were dating in Manhattan, in New York City on July 4, 1976. While we were walking around the Eastside and the Westside, we were watching magnificent ships and sailboats from all over the world. There was the Parade of Tall Ships in New York Harbor for Bicentennial Celebration, July 4, 1976. It was a celebration of freedom. Today, those freedoms are about to be eclipsed.
On July 4, 2012, we are reading the Book Joshua, where God defeated the enemies of Israel and gave them the Promised Land. God warned Joshua to tell the people that they had to obey God’s Word and they could not worship idols.
“Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:6-9
The key to their success was to be courageous, fearless and to meditate in God’s Word day and night. As long as they did this, God gave them victory over their enemies. As I was reading this, I was reflecting upon America. America was never a perfect nation. The Pilgrims and Puritan’s, who founded our nation, obeyed the Word of God and despite their imperfections, God has blessed this nation, like no other nation on earth. However, with deep sadness, I would have to say that the majority of the church, with the exception of a faithful Remnant, has turned its back on God and His Word. Instead we have turned to the false prophets of secular humanism, moral relativism, socialism and the apostasy. False prophets, false prophecy and false doctrine have eroded the power of the church, as it did with Israel in the Old Testament. In every single scientific survey, there is no difference between the behavior of Christians and non-Christians, in the areas of sexuality, ethics and worldview. In both, America, Europe and other nations, the root problem is not which political party is in power. The root problem is that we have rejected God’s Word, His Holiness and the power of His Spirit for psychological/motivational techniques, New Age teachings and humanism dressed in Christian words.
In addition, with few exceptions, we elevate those Christian leaders who “tickle our ears,” and make us feel good in our sins, while the true prophetic voices are called extreme and controversial.
My wife and I began to read Deuteronomy 28, which was the Covenant God made with Moses and the children of Israel, that Joshua read to the people before they went into battle. In Deuteronomy 28:1-14, we read about the blessings that would come upon Israel if they obeyed the Word of God and did not follow idols.
“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.” Deuteronomy 28:-1-2
When God’s people read and obey the Word of God, there is a long list of blessings that covers the economy, physical health, societal stability, protection from enemies and every single aspect of society. Although, America is not Israel, nations and individuals that meet these requirements are usually blessed by God.
Conversely, beginning with Deuteronomy 28:14-15, there is a long list of curses that come upon the nation and people who worship idols and disobey God’s Word.
“And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:”
The economic, political, cultural, military and social problems that are being faced by America, Europe and other nations have a common origin. They are all directly connected to a rejection and disobedience of the Word of God. As a result, there is great spiritual darkness upon the land of America, Europe and the nations of the world.
Historically all these problems began from the moment we began to allow God to be thrown out of the schools and our society. Although, Christians today love to shake their heads in dismay and claim that they did not know it was happening. The reality is that the powerful forces and groups like the Illuminati, the Fabian Socialists, John Dewey, Rockefeller, the Council on Foreign Relations and numerous other groups, announced their intentions, and plans to radically transform America and the rest of the world into a godless New World Order publicly! From the beginning, it has been and is an “Open Conspiracy,” with enormous amounts of documentation all out in the open. Simply look on the back of a U.S. dollar and see the occult pyramid with the all-seeing eye of Lucifer of Horus and the words in Latin, Novus Ordo Seclorum, which means New World Order. Read the published statements of John Dewey, the founder of
modern public education and one of the key signers of the Humanist Manifesto I. In the Illuminati Manifesto, the Communist Manifesto and the Humanist Manifesto I, II and III, the plan to radically transform our society is openly stated.
Many Christians and Christian leaders deliberately chose to ignore those public documents from credible sources. If you pretend that you do not know what is happening, then you can deceive yourself into thinking that you are not responsible for what is happening. This is why we produced the "Moon into Blood" DVD and the 3-DVD series, "Are You Ready?" - to inform people about what is coming,
This is what happened in Nazi, Germany when the church pretended that it did not know what was happening to the Jews during the Holocaust. God is holy, just and omniscient. He sees right through the collective falsehood and denial. God is also the Judge of the Universe and every believer will stand before the judgment seat of Christ, where according to the Bible, he or she will give a full account of their lives. Although, the believer is saved by faith and through faith, each of us is still accountable before a Holy God and there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.” I Corinthians 3:11-15
After reading Deuteronomy 28, I felt led by the Lord to come before Him and repent of my own sins. In addition, as intercessors we came before the Lord and repented of the sins of the church and our nation and asked that the blood of Jesus Christ would cleanse us of all sin.
While we were doing this, I found myself to be choked up with emotion and deep genuine grieving over my sins and the sins of the nation. As I was interceding for the nation and asking the Lord to forgive us, I sensed the Spirit of the Lord moving in a powerful way. There was divine significance in our remembrance of July 4, 1976 and the intercessory prayer, we were now praying on July 4, 2012. In my spirit, it was as if I could see millions of people in deep spiritual darkness from the west coast to the east coast of America. The people, who were the in spiritual darkness, were the people of God. However, as we interceded I could see their faces. Countless millions of them begin to be illuminated with the golden hue of color that comes with the sun rise.
The color of the illumination was not from natural light. From the east coast to west coast and across Europe along with the other nations, I realized that as the people of God began to repent, that they were being bathed in the light of the glory of God. It was like looking at a mighty spiritual army, upon which the light and glory of God was being poured out. Then I was aware that they were being set on fire by the power of God and that they began to rise in prayer. I was watching a Great Awakening take place that swept across America, Europe and other nations of the earth.
None of this interfered or conflicted with the prophetic scriptures. It did not alter the course of Bible prophecy. This Great Awakening was a temporal act of God’s grace, which was directly connected to genuine Biblical repentance. By the grace of God, a momentary reprieve was taking place. It seemed as if a horrific judgment was about to be poured out on America, Europe and the other nations at a level that there are no words to describe. Yet, through repentance and intercession this judgment was being held back. Again, the precision of God’s prophetic timetable was not altered; every jot and tittle remained in perfect synchronization with His written Word.
But, the Lord was pouring out His Spirit, supplying supernatural resources, guidance, wisdom and favor to those among His people, who were aligned with His will. God was making a divine separation between those people who desired to live pure and holy lives and whose hearts were set on fire and those who merely wanted to “play church.” Those who embraced a passion to win souls through evangelism and to communicate His Word, God was supernaturally blessing, so that this last days soul harvest could be completed.
I felt infused with the power of God and a great sense of purpose was re-ignited in my heart. I was filled with a very sane, yet sense of supernatural boldness. I knew what part I was to play in God’s end time harvest and that was to continue distributing the “Are You Ready?” and “Moon into Blood,” DVD’s and launch the film and television outreaches we are planning. In Acts Chapter 2:17-21, Peter quotes from the prophet Joel:
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Join us in bringing in this end time harvest!
Listen to Paul McGuire starting in about 13 minutes into the beginning of Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/mcguire-paul/57674