The encirclement of doom!

Fred R. Coulter—March 2, 2024

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Today we're living in a fantasy world, and about everything that goes on is 'make believe' reality. And now it's overloaded with all kinds of Satanism and sex, Sodom and Gomorrah stupidity:

  • at the highest levels in the government
  • in the education
  • in everything around us

Now to top it off, we've got something else that we need to look at:

Here's a report which says: Has Google Created an A.I. Frankenstein?

A.I. has been the input of the left, meaning everything is according to the way that men, under the inspiration of Satan, want it.

It cannot make any moral decisions on what is right and what is wrong. One example that they've given this report is: What about a pedophile? A pedophile is one who has an attraction for a younger individual!

  • it cannot declare what sin is
  • it cannot say what is right and wrong

Yet, everything is going to be based on A.I. in the future.

There's one thing they're worried about with the economics, which is more and more of the brokerage houses who deal in stocks and bonds and everything like that on a financial basis are relying on A.I. to tell them when to buy and when to sell.

One of the big concerns that some are expressing with that is what if the information that the A.I. has is wrong and there starts a big sell-off? Will they be able to stop it before the market crashes? A.I. cannot tell what is right, cannot tell what is wrong!

It only responds to what has been put in it by Google and by all the leftist cult possible. So, watch out for the financial things.

I've got a financial report here called The Hat Trick Letter, and I get it every month. There's a great deal of anxiety over the financial situation worldwide. Two reasons:

  • economy in America looks like it's heading for a recession
  • economy in Japan is about ready to collapse

So, that means that will jeopardize the BRICS initiative. If you know anything about the BRICS, that's Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

Plus, they've added on six other nations; all of their currencies are weak. The dollar is weak, and eventually it's going to get back to that gold and silver is the only basis for true monetary stability and value of goods and services, and value of labor and buying and selling.

But everything today, if you have any money in your pocket, it's printed money. The only value attached to it is what people accept as the value. Used to be long ago that you could take a $20 bill down to the bank and you could get one ounce of gold. That was before the Federal Reserve.

To show you how everything has deteriorated, in 1974 Pres. Richard Nixon to America off the gold standard, which it was $40 to the ounce by that time, because even the US dollar at that time was so valueless that many of the trade trading nations wanted to be paid back in gold. They would bring the US dollars in and demand gold at $40 an ounce.

Well, Nixon to us off the gold standard and made the petrodollar, which became the international trading dollar of all nations.

The value of the dollar has gone down, down, down, down because the amount of debt that we have in the trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars. We have a history lesson for us in what is called the Weimar Republic in Germany in the 1930s.

They had a runaway inflation to where the workers had to go home two or three times a day with whatever paper money they had and give it to their wife to go down to the store to buy a loaf of bread or to buy other food before it cost more.

Now we're all experiencing some type of inflation. Guess what a 500-pound calf sold at auction this week? $2,000! So, watch the price of beef go out of sight.

Now then, I want to tell you about something that looks down the road about six months. Six months before the crash in 1929, all of the big wealthy people who controlled most of the money on Wall Street cashed out when the market was high.

Bernard Baruch took all of his money and put it into silver. After the crash he became a billionaire because now with all the silver, the silver became worth so much more. Same way with gold.

Gold has been held between $1,800 and $2,000 an ounce for a couple of years. Now, that's an artificial holding. But just this week, it broke over the $2,000 an ounce mark and was pushing toward $2,100.

Why did that happen? Well, here's a hint: Now, listen to the names of these top wealthy people in the world who know in advance what's going to happen.

So here's the headline: The Great Cashout—Jeff Bezos, Leon Black, Jamie Dimon, and the Walton family have now sold a combined $11 billion in company stock this month—some for the first time ever in their personal holding of company stock this month. Some for the first time.

That tells us that somewhere down the road, something big is going to break loose. So, be prepared.

How many times have I told all the brethren over and over and over again, prepare for the calamity way ahead of time? Because when the calamity hits, everybody's going to run out to try and do something, and everything's going to be in chaos!

That's why I've said you've got to have some gold, you've got to have some silver, you've got to have some cash.

You can't do this unless you do it a little bit at a time as you go along. So, now we're looking at the possibility that this fall gold could climb way over $2,000 and probably come in close to $3,000.

Now, you couple that with all the debt, all the you take all the bank debt, you take all the corporate debt, you take all the federal debt that we have, and we're well over $100 trillion in debt.

How is that going to be paid? It won't! There will be a default and there will be a depression, and there will be tough times coming. That's important for us to understand. God wants us to know that we better be prepared for the tough times before they arrive. And when they do arrive, we keep our heads down and don't get in the way of all the things that are going to be taking place.

I want to add this to it. Here's a book. I just got it hot off the press; it's called Blood Money by Peter Schweitzer.

Now, he and his staff are excellent researchers and they have shown and proven in this book. I just got it yesterday and I read the preface and the first chapter. It tells us that China… As I have said for years and some people haven't believed me because they don't pay attention to things. I've said this because of that report. I said it before the report came out. It was the speech of a Chinese general in 2003, 30 page report that we have online at

I'm sure that a lot of you have read it and I'm sure that a lot of you have not read it. You need to read that report every single word. Today there's so much information coming in that people are just wanting a summary! They get no details! Well, here are the details.

Bottom line is, I'll give you a summary: China has infiltrated for the past 20 years by various means to take America down through drugs, through entertainment and through things like we have now today, the Democrat Party and China owns the entire Democrat Party.

The invasion of all of those coming across the southern border has been facilitated by China and the Roman Catholic Church and in America, the non-governmental organizations. I have a report of what it was like in Tucson with the Catholic Church.

Oh, we're here to help. Oh, we want to help all of these immigrants. We're such nice people.

No! The Catholic Church has sought to destroy America from the day we won our independence. The British and the Catholics were behind the War of 1812. The British and the Catholics were providing the funds and ammunition for the Confederacy in the Civil War. All of the NGOs in America, over 4,000 of them, all Catholic and maybe some others included, get money directly from the government.

Now they're proposing debit cards to give to all the aliens to put them in hotels that are so expensive that Americans can't afford it. To say nothing of the immigrant crime. So, we're going to study again The Truth and Power of God's Word #3, because God tells us and holds all of us as elders and all the leaders in government, if they would listen, to forewarn the people that trouble is coming.

The trouble that is coming, as we will see from the Word of God, is because people have rejected God, forgotten God, eliminated Him from any details in their lives and accepting all of the lies of Satan and all the things that He has to offer, which lead to death and destruction, Sodom and Gomorrah and drug overdosing and killing.

Look at the state of the nation. Everyone is hoping that Donald Trump will be able to change things. If he makes it in as president, will he avoid being assassinated? And if he is president, how much will he be able to get done when he has all of these satanic people in every branch of government, every level of society and education and entertainment against him?

So, with this sale of these stocks by these men, this is a portent of what's going to happen probably in the fall.

I need to mention about The Christian Passover book. We're getting this reprinted, and if you need more copies, please immediately notify us by e-mail, by letter or by phone, so we can have everything shipped right from the printer directly to you.

This book is probably the most important book to have after the Bible, because without the true Passover, the true Christian Passover, on the day and in the manner in which Jesus said it should be observed:

  • have no part with Christ
  • have no part with God the Father

because with the New Covenant we are in covenant with God!

As I explained last time, that covenant is sealed with the blood of Jesus Christ, and we are baptized and conjoined to His crucifixion in a covenant pledge.

Now, understand this: there's one other thing connected with being buried and immersed in water is this. You have also pledged two things:

  • your unfailing loyalty to God the Father in Jesus Christ
  • as in every covenant, if you do not perform what is said, you will die

So, you have pledged your future death in the event that you reject God!

Now, let's look at the words of God that people don't like to lo at, because they're very difficult to read, and people do not understand the love of God on the one hand, or the severity of God on the other hand. They do not understand the Truth and Power of the Word of God. They don't look back at the history and see what God has done to every nation. Look at all the rise and fall of all nations and empires down through history, and they all follow the pattern when they reach a certain point of corruption. They are eliminated, and that happened to the children of Israel, the ten tribes of Israel, the northern part of the tribes. The first wave being carried off into captivity was in 732B.C. The final conquering was in 722B.C.

Ezekiel covers that and also covers prophecies concerning Jerusalem and ties in with Jeremiah, and prophecies concerning them at that time. Prophecy repeated again in 70A.D. with the destruction of the temple. Prophecies repeated again down through history whenever Israel departed from God and lost the morality that they needed to have.

Jeremiah 16:5: "For thus says the LORD, 'Do not enter into the house of mourning; do not go to weep nor moan over them. For I have taken away My peace from this people,' says the LORD…"

When God says something, it is so. Notice how He emphasizes it:

"…even loving kindness and mercies" (v 5). So, there comes a time when mercy is taken away and we're right at the point right now!

Verse 9: "For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I will cause the voice of mirth to cease out of this place before your eyes, and in your days…'"

So here is a special message to Jeremiah that when he sees all of this evil coming, 'don't get upset because it's going to happen.'

We know that he also talks about restoration later on, but that's for another time.

Verse 9: "For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I will cause the voice of mirth to cease out of this place before your eyes, and in your days, the voice of gladness, and the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. And it shall come to pass, when you declare to this people all these words, and they shall say to you…'" (vs 9-10).

This is what they will do. Oh, why do you preach all of these hateful words? Why don't you tell us about the love of God? They like to say that the love of God is unconditional!

That's one of the greatest lies there ever was! It's totally conditional! What did Jesus say? He said, 'If you love Me….' That's conditional!

Deuteronomy 30:15: "Behold, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil… [v 19]: Therefore, choose life…"

Then he also showed that if you do not, then troubles will come upon you, and that's where we are today. So, here's what they said back then:

Jeremiah 16:10: "…'Why has the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? Or what is our iniquity, or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?'"

People don't know because they're never told in the churches they go to today. They're just told, 'Well, you tell God to come into your life.' That's the reverse of what God says. God says, 'I will bring you into my life IF you repent and love Me and keep My commandments."

Here's the answer, v 11: "Then you shall say to them, 'Because your fathers have forsaken Me,' says the LORD, 'and have walked after other gods, and have served them…'"

Isn't that exactly what we're doing today? We have many gods, even the temple of Satan. We have all the gods:

  • of sports
  • of money
  • of government
  • of entertainment.

We have all of these gods because whatever occupies your mind, your thought, and your time is your god.

"…and have served them, and have worshiped them, and have forsaken Me, and have not kept My Law" (v 11). There are two things to Law:

  • IF you reject the Law of God and do not keep it, you are under Law

meaning you're going to suffer the penalty of Law, which God has pronounced. They love to say we're under grace, but under grace can only be

  • that when you're under the grace of God, you are within Law

meaning you are keeping the laws and commandments of God!

If you want to know how valuable that is and how much it has to be in our hearts and our minds and how to live, you study the entire Psa. 119. That will exalt the Law of God the way it should be. Psa. 19 tells us that the Law of God is perfect.

Every way of a man and a woman, organization, government, church, whatever, that goes their own way, they're forsaking God!

"…and have forsaken Me, and have not kept My Law. And you have done worse than your fathers…" (vs 11-12).

What we have today? Following along in Sodom and Gomorrah, openly in the public, transgenderism, where parents can't even keep their own children if a girl said, 'Well, I want to become a boy. If you don't let me do it, I'll report you to the authorities!'

In California they'll take her away, take her to the hospital, give her all of the drugs, give the operation, destroy her life! Yes, we have done worse than the fathers!

"…for, behold, you walk each one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, without hearkening to Me" (v12

What does it tell us in the Proverbs? Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; whichwill end up in death because it's not right with God. So, here's what God says that he will do. Now let's put this in the past tense.

  • Did God do this to the Jews? In the days of Jeremiah!
  • Did He do it to them again in 70A.D. and destroy the temple?
  • Didn't they reject Jesus Christ and say, 'Let His blood be upon us and our children'?

God took him up on that, didn't he?

Verse 13: "Even I will cast you out of this land into a land that you do not know, neither you nor your fathers; and there you shall serve other gods day and night; where I will not show you favor. 'Therefore, behold, the days come,' says the LORD, 'that it shall no more be said….'" (vs 13-14).

Now then it goes into how He's going to bring them out of captivity.

Let's also understand this. Remember what it says about the eyes of God? Jesus is controlling the seven eyes of God, which go to and fro throughout the whole earth, finding those who were seeking Him.

Verse 17: "For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is their iniquity hidden from My eyes." He knows!

Now we're going to see a little bit later how much does God know? How much can He know? Let's put it another way: Is there anything secret that anyone can do that God doesn't know? Not one!

Verse 18: "But first I will repay double for their iniquity and their sin because they have defiled My land, they have filled My inheritance with the dead bodies of their abominable things"—all of the abortions and everything that takes place there!

Let's look at what God told Jeremiah. How close are we to this kind of thing today? Probably pretty close! You see, but we have to warn everyone within the Church and as many as out there in the world who will hear before it happens.

Jeremiah 15:1: "Then the LORD said to me, 'Though Moses and Samuel stood before Me..."

What did Moses do? Moses pleaded with God to not destroy the children of Israel after the golden calf thing!  Moses pleaded for Aaron that He would not kill him.

What did Samuel do for the children of Israel? He stood in a breach to show them God's way! So, he says,

"'…Though Moses and Samuel stood before Me, My soul could not be toward this people. Cast them out of My sight, and let them go out'" (v 1).

Verse 2: "'And it will be, if they say to you, "Where shall we go?" 'Then you shall tell them, "Thus says the LORD, 'Those who are for death, to death; and those for the sword, to the sword; and those for the famine, to the famine; and those for the captivity, to the captivity.'" 'And I will appoint over them four kinds of destroyers,' says the LORD; 'the sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the earth to devour and destroy. And I will make them a horror to all kingdoms of the earth because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, for what he did in Jerusalem'" (vs 2-4).

Verse 6: "You have forsaken Me,' says the LORD; 'you have gone backward; therefore, I will stretch out My hand against you, and destroy you; I am weary with repenting.'"

Why is that so? Because it's not from the heart and it's not true.

Let's see what God tells us in Ezek. 12. Ezekiel had one of the toughest ministries as a prophet. He had to do many different things to show the children of Israel and also to prophesy ahead of time about what was going to come to Jerusalem and Judah.

Ezekiel 12:21: "And the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Son of man, what is this proverb that you have concerning the land of Israel, saying: "The days are prolonged and every vision shall fail"?'" (vs 21-22).

We have that today, don't we? 'You don't have to worry about the Old Testament. It's all been fulfilled.' NO! It's all going to be fulfilled in our day. It is verified by what Jesus said and by the book of Revelation. It's going to be for us today in the end-time. We don't know how many years we have ahead, but how many ever it is, it's shorter than it's ever been, right?

Verse 23: "Therefore, tell them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, 'I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.' But say to them, 'The days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision.'"

That's the Truth and Power of the Word of God! Not one word will fail.

Verse 24: "'For there shall never again be any vain vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. For I, the LORD, will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall be done. It shall no more be delayed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and will do it,' says the Lord GOD" (vs 24-25).

Now, that's something! That's the power of the Word of God. Now, look what's happening in America. Look what's happening in the world. Why is everything coming apart and all mixed up? Because though there are people who say, 'We need to repent,' they never tell you to repent and keep the commandments of God"!

They never tell you that God will never accept this vain repenting. I hear people tell me, 'Oh well, this Protestant minister says we need to repent.' Really?

  • How about starting with himself?
  • How about someone like Joel Osteen? Kenny Copeland? Jim Baker?

All frauds!

Some of them can speak very sincere. Some of them can sound so very lovely, and there are many others like them. But God says, 'It shall be done. It shall not be delayed.'

Verse 25: "'…It shall no more be delayed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and will do it,' says the Lord GOD." And the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Son of man, behold, the house of Israel says, "The vision that he sees is for many days to come…"'" (vs 25-27).

They don't understand there are dualities to the prophecies.

  • the immediate future ahead, the extended future down through time
  • the repetition of it in cycles down through time
  • the end-time fulfillment is we are looking at it today

"'…and he prophesies of the times that are far off.' Therefore, say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD… [so here's God's answer] …'There shall none of my words be delayed any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done,' says the Lord GOD." (vs 27-28).

  • Where does one begin?
  • How does this come about?

People want to know!

  • Why do people do the things that they do?
  • Why do people leave God?
  • Why do they prefer all of these things?

Then when calamity happens because of sin, they say, 'Well, why would you speak against us?'

Ezekiel 14:1: "And some of the elders of Israel came to me and sat before me."

These are the leaders, the teachers, the important people, important business people, all taken off in captivity by the Assyrians in the first invasion in 732B.C., and they were taken to the area north of Iran.

Verse 2: "And the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Son of man…'" (vs 2-3).

Genesis 6:5—Why did God bring the Flood? "And the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."

  • we don't know how much that Enoch warned them
  • we don't know how much Noah warned them over and over again before he started building the ark

No one believed him, just like Jesus said. Then we're going to have a repeat this time. Jesus says, 'As it was in the days that Noah, so shall it be in the days before the coming of the Son of man.'

They were eating, they were drinking, they were planting, they were building until the day that Noah entered the ark. Remember, they went into the ark seven days before the rain started. Then when it started, the heavens burst open and the fountains of the deep broke loose, and the waters covered the entire earth.

Was the Word of God fulfilled, as He said? Yes, it was!

Ezekiel 14:3: "Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts…"

  • What is your idol?
  • What is the idol of the people today?
  • Is it all on sex?
  • Is it in sports?
  • Is it in music?
  • Is it in archaeology?
  • Is it in philosophy?
  • Is it teaching?
  • Is it government?
  • Is it religion?
  • Is it that you are a preacher supposedly of Christ, but are not?

"…and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their faces…." (v 3).

Loaded down with sin within and without and all around! So, God says, because of that:

"…Should I at all be inquired of by them?" (v 3).

They come, but they're not coming in repentance. They didn't come to Ezekiel and say:

O Ezekiel, we're in this captivity and you're here with us. we want to be right with God because we know that we sinned against God. We want to repent of our sins. And you intercede  for us with God and we'll obey what you say.

No! They came to God with their idols and expected God to recognize them, because of who they were. So, God says:

Verse 4: "Therefore, speak to them, and say to them, "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Every man of the house of Israel…"

Every man or woman; the whole population, even look at it within the Churches of God.

"…who sets up his idols in his heart, and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and comes to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him according to the multitude of his idols" (v 4).

Think about that! Look at all that's going on today. Look at the fulfillment of the prophecy that 'the stranger shall rise up high above you, and you shall be brought down very low.'

  • Is that not facing us right today, right before our eyes?
  • What are they doing?
  • they're eating our food.
  • they're taking our houses
  • they're taking our schools
  • they are killing
  • they are looting
  • they are robbing

all because this nation—the religious leaders, the political leaders, the educational leaders—have all forsaken God!

Not even to acknowledge God, and those today who acknowledge God are run out of town virtually. He says:

"…I the LORD will answer him according to the multitude of his idols, so that I may take the house of Israel in their own heart because they have deserted Me for their idols—all of them" (vs 4-5). Now in the midst of it today:

  • What did Jesus say?
  • What did he say?

Luke 18:8: "…when the Son of man comes, shall He find the true faith… [true faith] …on the earth?"

How few there are. Just exactly as Jesus said!

Ezekiel 14:6: "Therefore, say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Repent… [true repentance from the heart] …turn yourselves from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations."'"

Don't we have a lot of them? Our whole entertainment industry is an abomination to God. A lot of our sports industry is an abomination to God. How about our business practices, our government practices? All the abominations!

Verse 7: "For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger who lives in Israel, who separates himself from Me and sets up his idols in his heart, and puts the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and comes to a prophet to ask of him concerning Me; I the LORD will answer him Myself. And I will set My face against that man…" (vs 7-8)

How many people want? The face of God against them!

Verse 12: "The Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Son of man, when a land sins against Me by trespassing grievously, and I stretch out My hand on it, and break the staff of its bread, and send famine on it, and will cut off man and beast from it, and though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver only their own lives by their righteousness,' says the Lord GOD" (vs 12-14). Not their sons, not their daughters!

Verse 15: "'If I cause wild beasts to come through the land, and they spoil it and it becomes desolate, so that no one may pass through because of the beasts, though these three men were in its midst, as I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters. They only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate. Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, "Sword, go through the land"; so that I cut off man and beast from it; though these three men were in it, as I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters…'" (vs 15-18).

Those things are going to be done. Let's see what else God says He's going to do.

Ezekiel 6:11: "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'Strike with your hand and stamp with your foot, and say, "Alas, for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel!…."'"

We have many. The greatest one is abortion! The next greatest is rejecting the Truth of God! The next greatest is all of the pastors and ministers and priests who should preach the Word of God. Distort it and don't tell the truth; then all the sexual abominations all the transgender that we have, all of the things that are there.

"…Alas, for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! For they shall fall by the sword, and by the famine, and by the plague" (v 11).

Watch and see! New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, beware with all the immigrants that are there. You can expect the plague to come. Then he says:

Verse 12: "He who is afar off shall die of the plague; and he who is near shall fall by the sword; and he who remains and is under siege shall die by the famine. Thus I will fulfill My fury upon them."

Now why would God do all of this? People look at that like I started out. Why does God say all these evil things? Because they don't understand the very purpose of God's creation of humankind!

They don't realize the greatness of God's Plan, but it starts out with the simplicity of loving God and keeping His commandments.

But what have we done? We turned everything upside down and call good evil and evil good and turn our backs on the Word of God and cast it behind us!

Verse 13: "Then… [because they wouldn't do it willingly God is going to bring these things] …you shall know that I am the LORD, when their dead shall be among their idols all around their altars, on every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the places where they offered sweet incense to all their idols. And I will stretch out My hand on them and make the land desolate, yea, even more desolate and waste than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all the places where they live; and they shall know that I am the LORD'" (vs 13-14). Quite a thing!

We need to understand the Truth and the Power of God's Word, because it's going to happen. We can look around and we can say, 'I don't see it, yet.' We'll pay attention because it's coming!

Isaiah 57:3: "But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, you seed of the adulterer and the harlot."

  • Is that what we have today? The whole entertainment world, the whole thing with this youth, where 30% say that they're homosexual!
  • Is that not an abomination before God multiplied millions of times? Yes!

Verse 4: "Against whom are you making sport? Against whom do you make a wide mouth and draw out the tongue? Are you not children of transgression, a lying seed, being inflamed with idols under every green tree, killing the little children in the valleys under the clefts of the rocks? Among the smooth stones of the stream is your portion; they, even they, are your lot; even to them you have poured a drink offering, you have offered a grain offering. Should I relent over these?" (vs 4-6). No! Not going to!

I encourage you to read the whole book of Jeremiah and understand that that's the Word of God that's going to take place!

Jeremiah 7:23: "Make a chain; for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence…. [every city in America] …And I will bring the worst of the heathen… [Is that happening? Do we have immigrant crime?] … and they shall possess their houses. I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their Holy places shall be defiled" (vs 23-24). That's what we're looking at!

Verse 25: "Terror comes; and they shall seek peace, but there shall be none…. [Sounds like the evening news] …Disaster shall come upon disaster, and rumor shall be upon rumor. And they shall seek a vision from the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and wisdom from the elders. The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with despair, and the hands of the people of the land shall tremble. I will do to them according to their way, and according to their uncleanness I will judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD" (vs 25-27). That's why all of that is coming!

Now, let's come back here to the first part of Ezek. 7and let's see what it says, because it's going to come to this! We will see it. We have so many people, and we have so many things in such a fragile economy, just cut off the electricity. Everything ceases, right? Everything ceases! Now, you may have something with a battery, and if you don't have a generator at home to regenerate it, when the battery goes down, that's over.

I learned that recently, like I said, one evening, sitting there at home and everything went off. So, I thought, well, my computer has a battery. So, I went over and turned it on and there was no Internet. I picked up the phone and there was no dial tone. Now, thankfully, that only occurred for about 40 minutes. But that tells you how fragile we are.

Like Russell Kemp gave in his message Today!, every one of us, every human being, has an appointment with death. It'll come! As God views it, what will it be like?

So here's what God says to the land of Israel. This is all twelve tribes. It will come in different ways to different one of the twelve tribes, but it will come.

Ezekiel 7:1: "Moreover, the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'And also you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to the land of Israel, "An end!…."'" (vs 1-2).

There's coming an end to the peace, an end to all of the things that we have. An end!

"…The end has come upon the four corners of the land. Now the end has come upon you, and I will send My anger upon you and will judge you according to your ways, and will lay upon you all your abominations" (vs 2-3).

Now that to the land of Israel. We'll see in Jer. 9 that those in the Church who moan and groan for the sins of Israel will be spared. God will put a mark on us because we moan and groan for all the sins.

But notice what he says here, v 4: "And My eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity…" Why?

  • they didn't have pity
  • they didn't have mercy
  • they didn't come to God

"…But I will repay your ways upon you, and your abominations shall be in your midst; and you shall know that I am the LORD" (v 4)

Notice how bad it's going to get. What did Jesus say in Matt. 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21? That the days will be so bad, worse than at any time from the creation of the world!

Verse 5: "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'An evil: Behold, an unheard of evil has come!'"

So the warning has to go out before this comes, because if we don't warn them before it comes, then God holds us responsible. How far this message will go? I don't know. But it has to be said, and it has to be preached, and it has to be known.

Verse 6: "An end has come, the end has come! It awakes against you; behold, it has come."

Notice v 7, this is really tough to take, but this is what is going to happen. Not only here in America, not only in Israel, but in the whole world when you understand how powerful the return of Christ is going to be.

  • Does He not say in Isaiah that 'every mountain is going to be laid low and every valley shall be exalted'? Think about what that's going to be!
  • Does He not say that 'He's going to shake the heavens and shake the earth'?
  • Does He not say that 'the heavens are going to rip open and the sign of the Son of Man will be seen'? Yes, He does. So the end is coming!

Verse 7: "The encirclement of doom has come unto you, O dwellers of the land. The time has come, the day of tumult is near, and not a joyful shouting upon the mountains. And I will soon pour out My fury upon you, and fulfill My anger upon you. And I will judge you according to your ways, and will repay you for all your abominations" (vs 7-8).

Now notice what he says, and keep in mind that the solution will come with the second resurrection, but everybody is going to learn you never defy God.

Verse 9: "And My eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity; I will repay you according to your ways and your abominations that are in your midst. And you shall know that I am the LORD who strikes. Behold the day! Behold, it has come; the encirclement of doom has gone out; the rod has blossomed; arrogance has budded. Violence has risen up into a rod of wickedness. None of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of their riches; nor shall there be wailing for them. The time has come; the day has arrived…." (vs 9-12).

That day is just ahead of us. How far? We don't know! If it's 2 years, if it's 3 years, if it's 5 years, if it's 7 years, remember these prophecies were given to Jerusalem over 100 years before they occurred!

Ezekiel was that early in bringing it. Then when Jeremiah was raised up by God, they had 40 years left. But nevertheless, the Truth and Power of the Word of God is always sure, will always happen.

Give you one more example.

  • What happened to the Worldwide Church of God when they decided to become like the world?
  • Where is it today?

Only the few righteous who left make up the true Church of God, everywhere they are! Everywhere there are those who are truly repentant and have the Spirit of God, regardless of where it is in the world, what country they are, what race they are from, matters not who their father and mother were, IF they belong to God, they are His! We're the ones, all combined together wherever it is in the world, who represent the remnant of the Truth of God in the days before the return of Christ. And that day will come!

Scriptural References:

  • Jeremiah 16:5, 9-10
  • Deuteronomy 30:15, 19
  • Jeremiah 16:10-14, 17-18
  • Jeremiah 15:1-4, 6
  • Ezekiel 12:21-28
  • Ezekiel 14:1-3
  • Genesis 6:5
  • Ezekiel 14:3-5
  • Luke 18:8
  • Ezekiel 14:6-8, 12-18
  • Ezekiel 6:11-14
  • Isaiah 57:3-6
  • Jeremiah 7:23-27; 1-12

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Psalm 119; 19
  • Jeremiah 9
  • Matthew 24
  • Mark 13
  • Luke 21

Also referenced:

  • Blood Money by Peter Schweitzer.
  • The Christian Passover by Fred R. Coulter {}

Message: Today! by Russell Kemp

Transcribed: 3/6/24

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