Rebellious Nations Will Perish
by Dr. Ken Matto
(Isa 60:12 KJV) For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

One of the principles that God gives and demonstrates in Scripture is the way He deals with rebellious nations. The two nations that come to mind are Israel and Judah. Israel was the northern kingdom and Judah was the southern kingdom. These were separate nations but at one time they were one unified nation under the three previous kings: Saul, David, and Solomon. It was Solomonís idolatry and turning away from the true God that caused the Lord to split the nation into two separate nations. The northern kingdom comprised of ten tribes did not have one godly king on the throne. Israel had become so rebellious and corrupt that in 721 BC, God had sent the Assyrians against her and took Israel into captivity.
(Deu 4:27-28 KJV) And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. {28} And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. Once the northern kingdom was sent into Assyria, they were never heard from again as they assimilated into the countries that the Lord drove them into. The northern kingdom of Israel lasted 210 years as a nation, from 931 BC to 721 BC.

Then the next country which the Lord had dealt with was Judah. Judah, unlike Israel, had some times of reformation. Under some of the kings such as Asa and Jehoshaphat there was a return to the Lord as they removed the evil from the land. However, even though there were temporary times of triumph within Judah, nevertheless, she too went the way of the northern kingdom. The times of reformation were overshadowed by evil rulers who brought in the idolatry and the sins of the surrounding nations. Judah lasted until 586 BC and then God sent the Babylonians to take them away for a period of seventy years as punishment for their sins. Judah had lasted 345 years as a nation before they were taken to Babylon, 931 BC to 586 BC. Now the nation of Judah was revived and allowed to come back into the land because it was from the tribe of Judah that the Lord Jesus Christ would come. Judah was finally destroyed in 70 AD and her people dispersed throughout the nations. The nations of Judah and Israel were no longer needed by the Lord since their purpose was the bringing forth of the Lord Jesus Christ. God is no longer dealing with just one nation but He is dealing with His Elect throughout the entire world. The true chosen people of God are those who are chosen in Christ for salvation, and the race does not matter, Jew or Gentile, when the Lord saves them, they are both on equal footing at the cross.

As I thought about these two countries, I thought about our country. In eleven days, there is going to be an election in the USA for the presidency. Two candidates who are opposed in ideologies yet owned by the same globalists will be voted on to be the hand puppet of the Israelis and the Trilateral/CFR for the next four years, until 2008 when the Republicans will put up a dolt to run against Hillary who will be the next president. Her husband Bill, will then also be appointed to head the United Nations. This is why he moved to New York so he can be groomed by the globalists. Arnold Schwarzenegger became Governor of California after meeting with the Rothchilds and he has become the new front piece for the New World Order crowd. It is interesting that in his family history there were Nazis who served under Hitler. I think it is something that the ADL did not oppose his candidacy, yet they were busy attacking and deposing a Christian judge because of his display of the Ten Commandments and Judaized Christians sat back and bowed the knee. The ACLU is a puppet organization of the ADL. By the way, those who buy an NIV are supporting the anti-Christian agenda of the ADL because Rupert Murdoch, who owns Zondervan, is a member of the dinner committee of the ADL. Buy a Gnostic NIV and be a traitor to the cause of Christ.

Now why do I bring up this political agenda? The United States has been an official nation since 1776 when we declared our Independence from England. This means we are 228 years old. Of course you can say that we are really 397 years old with the settling of Jamestown in 1607. However, a country is born when it becomes independent of another ruling country so for all intents and purposes we say we are 228 years old. We saw that the northern kingdom of Israel went into captivity in 210 years and Judah in 345 years from formation. When the United States was founded in 1776, we were a Christian nation founded on Christian principles by a majority of Christians. This was a God fearing and God honoring nation when we started out. Every institution was bible based. This country honored God and He honored this country by making it prosper and grow. Even Rome took about 500 years to become the glory she was in the first century. The United States became a world power in about one hundred years. By the end of the nineteenth century, the USA was the most prosperous nation on Earth.

Something began to happen toward the end of the nineteenth century which began to chip away at the core belief system in this country. Liberality began to invade the universities, the churches were accepting evolution and were beginning to question the Bible and accusing it as being filled with myths. False Bible versions were starting to come into the church. In essence, America began to turn away from the God of the Bible. She was now beginning to follow the paths of ancient Israel and Judah. In the early part of the twentieth century, God began to answer the sinful follies of America. Like Judah and Israel, God protected them but because of their willful tendencies to go after other gods, God had to judge them. Now America, because of her sinful tendencies, God is beginning to judge her. Yet, we have a military might that is unmatched in this world. So then how is God judging America. Since most people do not engage in truth but feel they get truth from the media, they never hear the real judgments that are coming against America.

In 1913 the Federal Reserve was founded and in 1914 the IRS was founded for the sole purpose of being its collection agency. God had allowed a central bank to form in the USA because it seemed her prosperity was a leading factor in her departure from God and the Scriptures. Now because of an income tax and a bureaucracy in Washington gone mad, the national debt increases by 1.71 billion dollars EVERY DAY. Right after the Fed was formed, then they needed to find a way to get the government to borrow uncontrollably. What was the method? WAR!! In 1914, World WAR 1, in 1939 World War 2, in 1950 the Korean War, in 1954 the beginning of the Vietnam war, in 1990 the Gulf war, in 2003 the Iraq war which costs Americans $114 million dollars per day, and this list does not include all the skirmishes around the world that is well-funded by the New World Order Crowd. The United States Citizens are forced to pay over $300 Billion Dollars a year in interest to pay a fraudulent national debt. Does anyone not see that the reduction of a personís pay by about 30-40% is not a judgment from God? God has allowed these Babylonian moneychangers to rule America as a judgment.

Next is the attack on Christians which is coming from all parts of Society. As I mentioned the biggest Anti-Christ, Christian hating group in the country is the ADL backed ACLU. Their goal is to remove EVERY vestige of Christianity from the USA. Their goal is being accomplished, while the Judaized church in America jumps up and down in the pews every Sunday. The church in America has mocked God by rebelling against Him. They have removed His true word from the church and have replaced it with Gnostic Christ-hating versions. They have allowed Sodomites to be ordained. They have thrown out the fact that a person must be saved through Christ and have replaced it with works. Pelagianism is running rampant in the churches. Pelagianism is the belief that a person is godly enough to make a right or wrong decision because they have not been imputed with sin from the original sin of Adam. The charismatic movement has caused God to be mocked with their barking, satanic laughing, incoherent tongue speaking, demon possession theatrics, visions, etc. This is not true Christianity but is an attack on true Christianity because it causes people to wander away from the truths of Scripture. The Gospel of Grace is being displaced by works gospels thus removing the need for the cross of Christ. The concept of setting up the Jews as chosen people is foreign to Scripture and constitutes idolatry when all these pastors and teachers begin to start creating all these scenarios about the imposter nation of Israel. The modern nation of Israel has nothing to do with Biblical Christianity. It has become a worshipped icon in the church and will come under Godís judgment on the last day as the rest of the nations of the world.

The two main streams of American society is money and the church. God has allowed Satan to attack both entities with much success. As ancient Judah and Israel faced their captors, America is facing its captors. The problem is that the captors are right here at home and in our backyard. The American economy is in ruins because you cannot borrow your way to financial security and American Christianity is in ruins because you cannot displace the truths of scripture and expect Godís blessings. Yet, it seems that America is still a very strong nation and one to be politically feared. Now I have stated that America has been under both economic and spiritual attack since the early part of the twentieth century and I also mentioned that the American military is probably the most powerful in the entire world today. Why is that?

Now the reason that I wanted to present these political truths to you is because I want to annunciate one major principle which is still causing God to keep a protective hand on America. That major principle is this. That there is still a core of true Christians that are sending forth the Gospel into this world from America and until that job is complete, America will be protected by God from certain destruction. Now am I exaggerating? The answer is no. Remember back in the times of ancient Judah? When the godly king would remove the high places or anything else which caused the people to stumble, God honored those moves and strengthened the nation until they began to sin again. Read the account of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20. In the account of Abraham speaking with God concerning the impending destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, God would not destroy it if there were only ten righteous (Gen. 18:32).

I have heard ignorant Christians claim that America is strong because we have sided with Israel. Where was Israel in 1776? If anything God would add a judgment to us for siding with a nation that causes wholesale slaughter of the indigenous people in that region such as the Palestinians, among which are many true Born Again Christians. Do you think God is pleased when America and its churches unilaterally side with a country that is devoted to the murder and destruction of an entire race of people which contains many of Godís children? I think not. Christians in this country better start following Christ and put false teachers like Hal Lindsey, John Hagee, and other TBN blasphemers out of business.

The truth is this that if the core group of Christians which have their eye fixed on the glory of God moves off that goal, then we can expect an imminent downfall of this nation. Whenever we read the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, God is dealing with His people. His people being the blood bought Christians through the blood of Christ, whether in the Old Testament or New Testament. If Godís people begin to go wrong, that will incur the wrath of God on any nation, and that includes the USA. So when you go to the polls in eleven days, vote principle and not party. Your Christian testimony includes who you vote for and why. True Christians have never been in the majority so donít just go with the flow. It is a principle that can keep America strong till Jesus returns!

America is a nation which has much in common with ancient Israel and Judah. She was one nation but divided. America has two nations inside it. They are the Christian nation and there is the Anti-Christian nation. One holds to the God of the Bible, the other holds to Satan. One holds to the ideologies of truth and the other holds to the ideologies of Hell. America is suffering in another civil war but this one is a civil war of truth versus untruth. America is a nation divided but not just politics, that is the manifestation of the root source. The root source is the spiritual war being waged in America. Those who are saved will hold to the truths of Scripture and those who are unsaved will hold to the theories of Hell. This is the great war that we are engaged in. We are 228 years old, just about the time that empires fall.
(Josh 24:15 KJV) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.   (10/22/04)