|By Mike Shoesmith|
By now we're all familiar with the phrase "Red Line" regarding issues of international affairs. The Israeli PM used it on Iran. Obama used it on Syria. But does almighty God have a "Red Line?" And did America cross it this week?
A Tale of Two Cities
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going directly to Heaven, we were all going the other way."
Those are the opening lines from Charles Dickens' 1859 classic novel 'A Tale of Two Cities.' The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period.
Is America in a time, as described by Dickens, on the verge a great revolt?
Fast-forward to May 14/2013
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday 5/14/2013 that makes gay marriage legal come Aug. 1. This makes Minnesota the twelfth state of the union to legalize the abomination of same-sex marriage.
The number twelve is a biblical number which represents government. There were twelve sons of Jacob who later became known as Israel. These twelve sons became the heads of the twelve tribes of Israel.
There were twelve sons of Ishmael, or, twelve 'Princes' according to scripture.
There were twelve apostles.
Was this, the twelfth state to 'legalize' (as though a state could undo an edict from God) same-sex 'marriage' the red-line for God? Is judgment on America imminent?
A sign from God?
On the very same day Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage, a clear violation of biblical marriage, two bald eagles locked together by their talons in a midair battle crash-landed onto a runway at a northeastern Minnesota airport.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer Randy Hanzal says the adult eagles couldn't separate Sunday before slamming into the tarmac at the Duluth International Airport.
Hanzal tried to take the birds to a Duluth wildlife rehabilitation center. He covered them with blankets and jackets on the back of his pickup and held them down with webbing straps. En route, Hanzal says, he heard a ruckus and saw one bird jump out and fly away. Read the story here.
Was this a prophetic sign from God? America is split in two. Conservatives and Liberals with the bourgeois middle class asleep on the table. We are two eagles locked in an epic battle. Is the Lord showing us that America has now crashed on the proverbial landing strip?
A government employee took the two eagles, strapped them down, and began transporting them to a government shelter when one of them escaped. One of the eagles broke free and flew away while the other went into captivity for 'rehabilitation.' Which one was it? Which eagle managed to fly away? Liberalism or Conservatism?
America in Bible prophecy.
It doesn't take a doctorate in theology to see America clearly mentioned in Bible prophecy. Even its very founding is laid out to bear in the ancient text.
Four nations are mentioned by Daniel according to their animal symbols. The Bear, which is clearly Russia. The Leopard, which is Germany (more on that in a moment). The Lion, which is Great Britain. And The Eagle, which is America. The Bible says the Lion (Britain) had wings of an Eagle. The wings were plucked off, flew to their own land and grew into a powerful nation. Isn't that exactly how America was formed?
Those nations are once again mentioned in the Book of Revelation as an aggregate 'beast.' It is a three-headed one-world government. Why only three heads? Because one of them doesn't make the transition into this new age. Only the Bear, Leopard, and Lion are mentioned. The Eagle is gone.
This three-headed beast, scripture tells us, had a healed wound on one of its heads. When the Berlin wall came down many of the newspapers around the world were seen with the headline 'Germany's wound has been healed.' The whole world rejoiced at this event. I remember it clearly. In 1989 the wall began to be pulled down and gradually, over the course of a year, the Leopard's wound was healed. Germany is one of the heads of the three-headed beast. The leopard tank was birthed in Germany and is still manufactured there. The family name 'Leopard' can be traced back to Germany and Germany is the defacto head of the Euro-governed nations.
The Lion (Great Britain) does not use the Euro as its currency and remains financially autonomous.
Many, including myself, have speculated that perhaps America is not mentioned as part of this new world order, this one world government because Americans will rebel against it. And there is no doubt this could still happen. However with the spreading of Liberal policies in America and rampant disregard for traditional conservatism and Judeo-Christian values it looks more and more likely that America will perish, and that from within.
Whatever happens, know this. There is a plain message from God to the inhabitants of planet earth. It is timeless and it is urgent. Be saved. Be adopted out of this world's system and into God's family. Because the "endtime" is not coming, the "endtime" is now.