Friday, November 10, 2017, 6:38 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “God Be with You till We Meet Again.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Isaiah 2 (Quoting select vv. NASB). Influences from the East (vv. 5-8) Come, house of Jacob, and let us walk in the light of the Lord. For You have abandoned Your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are filled with influences from the east, And they are soothsayers like the Philistines, And they strike bargains with the children of foreigners. Their land has also been filled with silver and gold And there is no end to their treasures; Their land has also been filled with horses And there is no end to their chariots. Their land has also been filled with idols; They worship the work of their hands, That which their fingers have made. This morning, the Lord directed me to read a few news articles. One was about a supposed US-China trade package, and the other was a news article about Trump talking tough on trade in Vietnam. Purportedly, our president, Donald Trump, was in attendance at the “Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit” in Vietnam. And, he had some words to say while he was there. I believe the Lord also led me to read this passage of scripture in Isaiah 2, and that he has a message from this passage for the church in America, and maybe for the world, too, with regard to what the US government and these other world governments are actually doing and deciding when they gather together. The church, at large, in the USA, is married to the US government, i.e. they partnered with the government via the 501c3 not-for-profit tax exempt status by incorporating as a business under the headship of the government. And, God is not pleased, because he forbids his church from partnering (being unequally yoked together) with the ungodly (unbelievers). Also, by partnering with the government, a large part of the church turned God’s house (the body of Christ) into a marketplace (a business), which God also forbids, and which Jesus spoke harshly against. And, this partnership places the US government in the position as head over the church, superseding Christ, so this is placing another god before the One and Only God. In Revelation 18 we read about a voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” I believe God is saying this to his church here in America with regard to her partnership with the US government, and that he is saying this to individual believers in Christ, calling them to remove themselves from partnering with the government by removing themselves from institutional churches which partner with the US government, for if they don’t, they will share in her sins and in her punishment. So, why do I believe this? Well, since 2004 the Lord Jesus (God) has been teaching (showing) me what is going on in my nation and in our world and how this relates to prophecy of scripture regarding these last days before Christ returns. What he has been showing me is that our government is not our real government. Instead, there is a shadow government of the Elite, wealthy and powerful of the world who is the de facto government of these United States, and our government leaders are just puppets in their hands. The Lord has also been opening my eyes to see that there is, thus, no right and left, but Republican and Democrat are just two sides of the same whole, and that our news media is owned and operated by the Elite, so they report what the Elite wants us (and the world) to believe, but most of it is fake or partially fake (created in the minds of humans). Also, the USA was created to bring about this rule of the beast (Rev. 13), which is a global one-world order, which is evidenced by our national seal. And, the beast is now rising and is conquering nations, peoples and Christians, too. They are overtaking sovereign nations, are confiscating their natural resources, lands, etc., are killing their people, and are faking uprisings and terrorist activities, etc., so that they can go into these nations to take them over, and now including within the USA, too, and our leaders are party to this. So, when they tell us that America is first, that is a lie. The New World Order is first and foremost, and our nation will be sacrificed just like all the other nations of the world in order to bring about this rule of the beast and its one-world government and religion. And, the majority of the church is partnering with this evil government which is serving Satan. So, when our government leaders tell us all the stuff they tell us about what they are doing inside our nation and in other countries, and with these trade agreements, or whatever else they are trying to convince us they are doing, most, if not all of it is a pack of lies. What they are doing is forging this New World Order, period. And, what that means is that we are going to lose our sovereignty and our human rights and the freedom to worship God as we now can, and that the beast is going to come after us Christians here in America, too, to destroy us. He has already been doing this via deception, but it will be militarily, too, as Christians in other nations have already been experiencing. So, what they are plotting is not for our good, but for our demise. President Trump is not our savior! Only Jesus Christ is! And The Lord Alone (vv. 9-11) So the common man has been humbled And the man of importance has been abased, But do not forgive them. Enter the rock and hide in the dust From the terror of the Lord and from the splendor of His majesty. The proud look of man will be abased And the loftiness of man will be humbled, And the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. So, God has a judgment in store for the USA, and for the world, but I believe the Lord is showing me, in particular, the USA right now, with regard to the institutional church which has partnered with this evil government. And, these words spoken here in this passage of scripture are a warning to our nation that God intends to judge the church here and the government for all its crimes against humanity, but that, as a result of this judgment, the Lord alone will be exalted when all is said and done. Idols will Vanish (vv. 18-22) But the idols will completely vanish. Men will go into caves of the rocks And into holes of the ground Before the terror of the Lord And the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble. In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats Their idols of silver and their idols of gold, Which they made for themselves to worship, In order to go into the caverns of the rocks and the clefts of the cliffs Before the terror of the Lord and the splendor of His majesty, When He arises to make the earth tremble. Stop regarding man, whose breath of life is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed? Another result of this coming judgment, I believe, is that the idols of this nation and its institutional churches are going to vanish and that people in this nation will realize that their idols cannot save them, and that they serve them no valuable purpose, and so they will discard them. Partly this will be because they are running for their lives and they can’t take the stuff with them, but I can’t help but believe, and I believe scripture teaches this, that through this judgment God is going to revive people’s hearts, and thus they will willingly, in many cases, forsake their idols and they will turn their hearts back to God, and he will be exalted in their lives. So, the message here is that we, as the people of God, should stop placing our trust in human beings, and we should stop putting people up on pedestals and looking to them to save us. Trump is not our savior, and neither is the US government or our military. We can’t trust the lot of them or our media, for they are all part of this beast which is taking over the world one nation and one government at a time. And, they are working hard in the USA to pit us one against the other, too, so we should not let them! So, stop believing them and put your trust solely in God; in Christ Jesus! For, he is our ONLY hope! God Be with You till We Meet Again Jeremiah E. Rankin, William G. Tomer God be with you till we meet again; by his counsels guide, uphold you, with his sheep securely fold you; God be with you till we meet again. God be with you till we meet again; neath his wings securely hide you, daily manna still provide you; God be with you till we meet again. God be with you till we meet again; when life's perils thick confound you, put his arms unfailing round you; God be with you till we meet again. God be with you till we meet again; keep love's banner floating o'er you, smite death's threatening wave before you; God be with you till we meet again. Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus' feet; till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again.