The End Of America As We Used To Know It
Isaiah proclaimed a Messianic prophecy to Israel in Isaiah 9:6-7, “For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty Mighty One,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of Yahweh of hosts will perform this.”
Immediately after that Messianic message above, Isaiah prophesied against Israel in Isaiah 9:8-12, “Yahweh sent a word against Jacob,
And it has fallen on Israel.
9 All the people will know—
Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria—
Who say in pride and arrogance of heart:
10 “The bricks have fallen down,
But we will rebuild with hewn stones;
The sycamores are cut down,
But we will replace them with cedars.”
11 Therefore Yahweh shall set up
The adversaries of Rezin against him,
And spur his enemies on,
12 The Syrians before and the Philistines behind;
And they shall devour Israel with an open mouth.
For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still.”
Verse 10 is a vow of defiance spoken out by the leaders of Israel (the Northern 10 tribes) during the destructive raids by the Assyrians, which began 11 years before Israel (the Northern 10 tribes, with their capital in Samaria) was destroyed in 723 BCE. The story is told, beginning in 734 BCE, in 2 Chronicles 28:19-25, “For Yahweh brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel (Judah), for he had encouraged moral decline in Judah and had been continually unfaithful to Yahweh. 20Also Tiglath-Pileser (III) king of Assyria came to him and distressed him, and did not assist him. 21For Ahaz took part of the treasures from the house [Temple] of Yahweh, from the house of the king, and from the leaders, and he gave it to the king of Assyria; but he did not help him. 22Now in the time of his distress King Ahaz became increasingly unfaithful to Yahweh. This is that King Ahaz [President Obama?]. 23For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus which had defeated him, saying, “Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me.” But they were the ruin of him and of all Israel. 24So Ahaz gathered the articles of the house [Temple] of Yahweh, cut in pieces the articles of the house [Temple] of Yahweh, shut up the doors of the house [Temple] of Yahweh, and made for himself altars in every corner of Jerusalem. 25And in every single city of Judah he made high places to burn incense to other gods, and provoked to anger Yahweh Mighty One of his fathers.”
The sad tale continues in 732 BCE, in 2 Kings 15:29, “In the days of Pekah king of Israel, Tiglath-Pileser (III) king of Assyria came and took Ijon, Abel Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.” And it goes on in 2 Kings 16:7-9, “So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-Pileser (III) king of Assyria. . . 8And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house [Temple] of Yahweh, and in the treasuries of the king’s house, and sent it as a present to the king of Assyria. 9So the king of Assyria heeded him; for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus and took it, carried its people captive to Kir, and killed Rezin.” And continuing in 1 Chronicles 5:26, “So the Mighty One of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tiglath-Pileser (III) king of Assyria. He carried the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh into captivity. He took them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river of Gozan to this day.”
So what you say? What does this have to do with us, here in America, in the 21st century? For one thing, it took Assyria 11 years to destroy the Northern Kingdom of Israel, from 734 to 723 BCE. For another thing, we are now in our 11th year of the warning, sign, judgment of September 11, 2001. You want to get your hands on Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s book and DVD series called, The Harbinger, available here: http://www.theharbinger-jonathancahn.com Mr. Cahn details how America’s leaders voiced the exact same vow of defiance from Isaiah 9:10 that the ancient Israelite leaders voiced, during their destruction. Instead of recognizing the attacks against our country as warnings from Yahweh, our leaders exhibited the spirit of defiance that has gripped our nation and is leading to our very destruction, as I write this. Rabbi Cahn will help you understand 9/11 and the crash of 2008 like you’ve not understood those events before.
The New York Stock Exchange was shut down during the 9/11 attacks. It did not reopen until Monday, September 17, 2001. By the end of that day, the NYSE experienced its greatest point drop in its history, up to that point in time, losing 7% of its value. Guess what day on the Jewish calendar that was? Right, Elul 29, 2001, the LAST DAY of the 7th year of the Jewish Sabbatical year!! What happens on that day? The cancellation of all debts and credit. So what? Well, EXACTLY seven years later, on Elul 29, 2008, September 29, the Stock Market crashed again! Again losing 7% of its value. And the rest they say, is history in the making.
America did not heed the warning sign of 9/11. America did not heed the 2nd warning sign of Elul 29, 2008, the financial crash heard and felt round the world. Will we make it to a 3rd warning sign judgment on Elul 29, 2015? I don’t know. IF we make it to 2015, I think I would bet against America heeding any warning sign judgments of Yahweh and repenting. This nation is rotten from top to bottom. Yahweh has given us calculatedly repeated warning sign judgments in order for us to repent as a nation and turn back to Him. So far, we have not even begun to turn around as a whole nation.
Here’s the deal. There were very few prophetic voices sounding warnings against America BEFORE September 11, 2001. There are just as few voices today, voicing any warning trumpet sounds from the walls of this Nation. Yahweh has been attempting to get our attention as a Nation. We don’t just continue to not heed His warnings, but we continue to pass repressive and oppressive laws, kicking Yahweh further and further out of the public life of America. I pray for America every day. I pray for my children and my children’s children. If Yahweh wills, we will live to see the end of America.
Yahweh loves America and Americans, but if we DO NOT REPENT TODAY, there is no guarantee we will be here tomorrow. If we go to war against Iran, we may appear to whip them for a few hours or days or weeks, but read Daniel 8, that conflict will result in our total collapse, which will apparently end America completely. If Obama is our notable horn of Daniel 8, he is the last president of the United States of America. It looks like we’ll be divided up into 4 U.N. regions.
Now, do you want to know what is so fascinating to me about Yahweh sending warning sign judgments against America according to the modern Jewish calendar? The modern Jewish calendar is several years off from the calendar observed by the ancient Hebrews, even up to the days of Yeshua. Let’s read, Ezekiel 40:1, “In the twenty-fifth year of our captivity, at the beginning of the year [Hebrew: Rosh Hashana], on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after the city was captured, on the very same day the hand of Yahweh was upon me; and He took me there.” The only year when Rosh Hashana can occur on the 10th day of Tishri, the 7th month, is in the Jubilee Year! Every other year, Rosh Hashana is on Tishri 1. Ezekiel DEFINED a Jubilee year with this statement. According to the best scholars and biblical chronologists, this year HAD TO BE either 576, 575, or 574 BCE!!! BUT, according to the modern Jewish calendar, the one Yahweh seems to be using to time America’s judgment and fall, Ezekiel’s Jubilee would post in the year beginning on Yom Kippur in 577 or 570 BCE, two years that are completely outside of all the best scholarly research and chronology, to begin Sabbatical years, let alone a Jubilee! Personally, upon this discovery, I was dumbfounded, speechless, until . . .
Let’s turn to Romans 9:1-5, “I tell the truth in Messiah, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, 2that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. 3For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Messiah for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh, 4who are Israelites [modern Israel is Judah, Great Britain is Ephraim, America is Manasseh], to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law (Torah), the [worship, including ALL the biblical Feasts, Sabbaths, and Sabbatical Years] service of Yahweh, and the promises; 5of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Messiah came, who is over all, the eternally blessed Mighty One. Amen.” Paul is showing us that Yahweh has given great authority to his representatives on earth, the Israelites, to establish His order and worship on this planet. Under that Divine authority, the Jews established the modern Jewish calendar, used by Jews and many Messianic congregations around the world.
Yahweh seems to have confirmed His covenant with His people and seems to recognize the Jewish religious luni-solar calendar, just by what we see happening with the downfall of America (Manasseh), exactly according to the appointed times of the Sabbatical years. Jonathan Cahn’s book, The Harbinger, shocked my spirit. In fact, it plunged me into a deep depression for a couple days. The book is more than a wake up call. It’s a warning trumpet call from the watchman’s tower on the wall of America!! It’s a gut-wrenching ordeal to watch my beloved nation crumble before my eyes. There are a few voices on the radio, TV, and internet, calling America to repentance, but is anyone listening? I see no visible evidence of repentance in America, no great spiritual awakening. . . yet. But we always have hope in Yeshua. Turn your life over to Him today, before it’s too late. The day came in 723 BCE when it was TOO LATE FOR ISRAEL, the Assyrians destroyed them and carried the northern Israelites off the pages of history. The day came in the early 6th century BCE when it was TOO LATE FOR JUDAH, the Babylonians took them captive for 70 years! The day came again in 70 CE when it was TOO LATE FOR JUDAH AGAIN, the Romans crushed them, and then plowed up Jerusalem in 135 CE! A day of Judgment is coming for America, unless we repent, NOW!
In the eleventh year of warnings from 9/11,
Gene Benjamin II
February 4, 2012 CE