From the inaugural speech of George Washington on the first meeting of the joint congress.
” Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station, it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge.. . .there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained;”
You notice he connects our success as a nation and our prosperity to the continuance of obedience to the great principles of God’s law and submission to his direction. So much for those who in the name of American Freedoms are removing God from our courts, schools and public places. The very first meeting of the U.S. congress both houses and the new president took place in St. Paul Chapel and the entire government kneeled before God and asked for his mercy and direction and swore to be a light to other nations through his power and love. Where is that leadership now? And do you have any idea where exactly this all took place? I’ll give you a hint…Not in Washington D.C.
The answer to the Question, ‘Do you know where this took place’ is New York city, at Ground Zero, the place where our constitution and Government was consecrated and dedicated to God and from which would grow the most powerful nation ever on earth, and at the standing monument of our prosperity and world power the world trade center. And in a single hour at that very spot where it all began, it fell, it fell and has not recovered, because we deviated from our foundation on God.
I remember watching the New on 9-11 when the first tower had been struck and saw the live picture when the second tower was struck. The spirit stirred in me and I began to quote Rev 18, Fallen Fallen is Babylon the great. And who was it that dealt this blow to America? It was Islam. But isn’t that a religion of peace? Aren’t they also Monotheists and believe in the one God? Yes they are monotheists but they do not believe in YHVH the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. They believe in the god Allah, and the call of Islam is to destroy the God of the Christians and the Jews and all the believers in YHVH who will not renounce him and worship Allah.
The Religion that worships Allah is called Islam and has nothing to do with peace. “Islam ” means “submission and Surrender”. It actually is understood as ‘submit or die.’ Allah is another disguised character of Lucifer the one who competes with YHVH to be the one God and who desires worship from mankind. Pastor Randy Orris made an interesting connection in his book, ‘A shepherds Guide to The Great Tribulation’ Chapter 18. It concerns Daniels incredible prophecies concerning the last days. Look at Daniel 9:11.
 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
Pastor Orris points out that where it says God poured a CURSE upon Israel for their sin, the Hebrew word for this curse is “Alah.” Perhaps we have a prophetic indication of what the false religion of the Antichrist will be or will grow out of, perhaps a melding of Islam and apostate Christianity.
When you watch the news you often hear misinformation about things and that is true of Islam. Even our government has tried to separate Radical Islamists from mainstream Islamists. IT is a LIE. All Islam is the same and calls for the end to YHVH and his people. You will see that these Islamic warriors often wear a headband with Arabic writing on it. It says “Allah Hu Ackbah” which the News folks tell you means “God is Great” however it is more than that. It really says Allah is greater than all other Gods. It is a proclamation that Allah is a greater god than YHVH. If you have a chance to look at one of these headbands it is interesting that in the script in which it is written, the number 666 appears in it in Greek. Perhaps this is only a coincidence but then maybe in Johns vision that is where he saw what appeared to be the number of his name. In Daniel 9:11 the curse of Alah is given to Israel because of her sin and for turning their face away from God.
The United States is not Israel, but it is a nation that was founded upon the principles of God and his law, and was sworn as an oath by our first president and the joint houses of congress on the very spot where God allowed Islam to become a curse to us as well. Because we have turned our faces away from God.
There is a point coming when this demon god Allah will have control of much of the world and will forge a peace agreement through his servant the Antichrist, again another ploy to enslave men. One feature of this strangle hold he will have is the mark of the beast, an identification mark in ones forehead or hand which is received to prove your loyalty and faith in the demon god Allah. Without this mark you will not be able to buy or sell. I suspect employment will also be connected to having this mark.
Most Christians today say, “Well, we don’t really have to worry about that mark of the beast, because that comes after the Antichrist comes and that is after the pre-tribulation rapture, so we will not be here.” They reason, that mark or Identification they are asked to take can’t be the mark of the beast because the rapture hasn’t happened yet! Oh my dear Christian friends, WAKE UP! Why do you think the Lord warns us over and over again not to take the mark if we were not going to have it before us as a choice??? You must not take any mark even if approved by your government under a new world peace or any other supposed justification. To do so if a written divorce from YHVH, Turning your face away from YHVH and Yeshua, trusting in Allah rather than Abba and the cross of Yeshua.
Yeshua and the Apostles including Paul and John in the revelation show that the church is not removed until, AFTER the great tribulation, after the Sun and Moon are darkened, when Yeshua comes in the air to administer His Wrath upon the unrighteous. Paul said, don’t think that the Rapture has already come, because first there must be a great Apostasy and also the Man of Sin (Antichrist) will come.
Each one of us may very well have to make a choice in the near future, to take the mark or die: Remember, Islam, Submit- surrender or DIE! Those who manage to escape this decision will suffer terrible hardships during the tribulation. Not all will die. But has your pastor prepared you for this coming time or has he promised you a ride on the Rapture Bus?
We are already living in what Yeshua called “the beginning of Sorrows” the days that immediately precede the 7 year peace agreement and the revelation of the Antichrist. Are you ready to live by faith, survive by your faith? Are you ready to stand with Yeshua when it costs you or your loved ones your lives?
In the end we know the Lord will be victorious. And we want to be there on that side where His is. Here is what Paul said about that time when we are gathered into the time of rest that God provides.
2 Thes 1::  Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;  And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,  In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:  Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;  When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe
Because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
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