Days from now a total solar eclipse will cross the entirety of the contiguous United States. This eclipse appears to be filled with prophetic meaning, which I wrote about several weeks ago. I noticed that the first major city it crosses is Salem, Oregon, but lo and behold it was recently discovered that this eclipse actually crosses seven towns in the United States called Salem – seven.
Salem was the original biblical name for Jerusalem (Genesis 14:18, Hebrews 7:1-2) and to this day it is the shortened version of the name (Psalm 76:2).
Next month the world will witness what could very well be the Great Sign of Revelation 12, which portrays a woman in labor. Micah 5:3 indicates that this sign signals God’s attention returning to Israel – in other words the Age of Grace or the Church Age is coming to a close because the rapture of God’s children is imminent (Isaiah 26:17-21, 66:7-11, John 14:2-3, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 5:3-4, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, Revelation 3:10, 12:5). Is it then any wonder that an eclipse over the most powerful and prosperous Gentile nation on earth is pointing back to Jerusalem and Israel? This may be the passing of the prophetic baton, as it were.
Though it is a definite minority, the United States still has the largest population of Bible-believing Christians on earth and if the rapture occurs soon the country will be economically and militarily decimated while Middle Eastern, Asian, and some countries in Europe will be left largely unscathed. Could the sudden destruction spoken of in 1 Thessalonians 5:3, which is tied to a woman in labor, actually point to the rapture itself? Or perhaps when God’s children are gone, America’s enemies will quickly seize the opportunity to attack while she is in a weakened state.
Why would God allow such incredible destruction to come to America first rather than other countries?
I would argue it is because she is a country intimately acquainted with the Gospel and yet has nationally rejected it. She is filled with Believers yet she is also filled with hypocrites who fill pews and disregard God’s Word from cover to cover. No country in the history of the world has been inundated with as much preaching and teaching from God’s Word as has the United States. The country has a church on every street corner and a Bible in every hotel room and in almost every house, yet despite all of that the nation as a whole has sidelined and maligned God’s children and God Himself.
From the greatest Christian country has come some of the world’s greatest evils. Her scientists and philosophers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries taught the world that mankind’s existence was not derived from the Creator God, but from a meaningless transition from slime to ape to man. And then she did her very best to popularize Social Darwinism and eugenics. Her leaders and Christian shepherds mistrusted God and doubted his Word, so they embraced liberal forms of textual criticism, which treat the Bible not like a God-breathed book of truth, but as a largely inaccurate compendium of religious fables and allegory.
America was once a great shining light. A city on a hill. She preached the Gospel to every nation and became the greatest force for evangelism the world has ever known. Yet in the end, she rejected the very message she preached.
Her government has almost entirely removed God from the public square while legalizing child murder across the nation. And her government has promulgated and subsidized abortion all around the world. Hitler’s empire came crashing down after 30 million people lost their lives at his hands. At America’s hands nearly 60 million have been murdered and probably many more times that number around the world have been murdered with her blood money and the cyclical reversal of the Mexico City Policy.
She has used free speech not to protect differing political opinions, but to protect and advance obscenity – something the Founding Fathers never intended. She is the greatest exporter of filth and pornography the world has ever known. The whole world has committed adultery because of her. And in 2015 she made herself Sodom. Since then she has only sunk lower as her political and religious leaders have begun abusing children en masse – telling them they can be something they are not. Boys becoming girls and girls becoming boys. Right has become wrong and wrong has become right (Isaiah 5:20). And through her globalist enterprise she pushes her ungodly conduct on the world.
She now seeks to break free of all moral and religious restraint whatsoever. A government free of God with legal child murder, pornography, and sodomy were not enough to satiate her horrid lusts. Homosexual marriage was not good enough either. Neither was state-sponsored transgenderism. Now in cahoots with other western countries she seeks for trans-speciesism, acceptance of pedophilia, bestiality, and worse.
She has proudly placed idols where once God was honored:
Compare to the Empire State Building and other key buildings in downtown New York in 1956:
Harbingers have appeared at her symbols of power as a timely warning of impending judgment. The symbol of her economic power was destroyed on September 11, 2001:
And on that same day the center of her military power crumbled:
People turned back to God for a time. Millions of irreligious people flocked to churches across the nation to hear a word from the LORD. But it was a repentance inch deep and short-lived. Rather than turn back to God, lawlessness and apostasy only increased across the country.
On August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Virginia and the D.C. area. The Washington Monument, the tallest stone structure in the world, was severely damaged and large cracks formed near the top:
The Washington National Cathedral was also severely damaged:
Last year news broke that black slime was spreading over various national monuments in Washington, D.C. The National Park Service was at a loss, not knowing how to remove the bacterial biofilm. The black substance has spread on both the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials:
Then on August 11th of this year, torrential rains damaged George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, washing away 100 feet of wall and destroying the path to the tomb of America’s first president.
America is crumbling both physically and spiritually. She has turned her back on God. And God is the ultimate Gentleman – He will not force Himself on her. Soon He will take His children away to a place of safety and leave the country to reap what she has sown. The Restrainer still remains on earth preserving some semblance of normalcy, but will soon be removed (2 Thessalonians 2:7-9). America, you wanted a world without God. You wanted to be your own god. You wanted to go your own way. Well you’re about to get what you wanted and you’ll soon discover what it means to lose God’s blessing and protection.
On Monday, August 21st, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire country right through its middle. It’s the first time a total solar eclipse has crossed only the United States since the nation was founded in 1776. Could this be a signal that her time is coming to an end?
In Daniel 5 we learn that the Babylonian king Belshazzar, son of Nebuchadnezzar, defiled holy artifacts that belonged to the LORD. As the king and his nobles feasted in the midst of the defilement a hand appeared and wrote the following on the wall of his royal palace:
Belshazzar summoned the Prophet Daniel who interpreted the meaning:
‘You, Belshazzar, his son, have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven. You had the goblets from his temple brought to you, and you and your nobles, your wives and your concubines drank wine from them. You praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or understand. But you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your life and all your ways. Therefore he sent the hand that wrote the inscription.
This is the inscription that was written:
mene, mene, tekel, parsin
Here is what these words mean:
Mene: God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
Peres: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.’
Then at Belshazzar’s command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom.
That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, was slain, and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.
Belshazzar had time in his life to turn back, but once the writing was on the wall it was too late. There was no more time. The Babylonian Empire came to an end and the Persian Empire rose in its place. Is this Monday’s solar eclipse America’s handwriting on the wall? Is it any wonder that in the very year the Great Sign occurs on or one day after the Feast of Trumpets, Trump/Pence become President and Vice President while promising to build a wall? Friends, the writing is on the wall. Again I say: the writing is on the wall!
In Psalm 19:1-4 we learn that God uses the sky itself to communicate to us. He uses the sun, moon, and stars for signs (Genesis 1:14). This solar eclipse is highly unusual for so many reasons and it occurs just 33 days before what may very well be the Great Sign.
I would argue that there may no longer be time left for national repentance. One of the towns that the path of totality crosses is Ravenna, Nebraska, which is named after the town in Italy where Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon. It’s where we get the terms “crossing the Rubicon” and “the die is cast”, because Julius Caesar uttered the latter words as he led his army across the aforementioned river in 49 BC (alea iacta est). They mean the same thing: past the point of no return. There’s now no turning back.
Yet there is still time, a very short time, for you to turn back to God. Remove your faith in America and place it in the One who controls her destiny. Repent and believe the Good News.
Credit to Brad from Revelation 12 Daily for encouraging me to write this message and to Janie who woke up with the aforementioned verses on her heart.