Staring Into The American Abyss
FROM THE MAY 2018 TRUMPET PRINT EDITION with additions by Stephen Newdell
America’s government has never been so awash in scandal. Fresh stories of allegations, accusations and investigations are coming so fast that many Americans are tuning out most of it.
But the drama unfolding in Washington today is something you cannot afford to ignore.
We are witnessing a government—and a nation—on the verge of collapse! In fact, all this shocking behavior from government officials and the national press shows that the nation only narrowly averted the destruction of the fundamental nature of the constitutional republic! And it will prove to be only a temporary deliverance.
On Oct. 21, 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice presented a vile, deceitful dossier to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (fisa) court. The 35-page report was compiled by British former MI-6 intelligence agent Christopher Steele and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. It was to be used as opposition research, to smear and slander her political opponent. The dossier accused Donald Trump of escapades with Russian prostitutes, among other things. Not one bit of the dossier was verified, yet United States law enforcement agencies used it to obtain approval to spy on Trump campaign staff member Carter Page. That opened the door for spying on everyone surrounding Mr. Trump.
On Jan. 5, 2017, outgoing President Barack Obama and his team held a crucial meeting with top federal law enforcement officials including then fbi director James Comey, National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. “The officials in the meeting would need to figure out how the investigation [of Carter Page and the Trump campaign] could continue despite the fact that its central focus, Trump, was about to be sworn in as president,” wrote Andrew McCarthy for National Review on February 15.
Think about that! These officials, led by Obama, were trying to figure out how to continue an investigation on the next sitting president, who would be their own boss! And it was based on a deceitful premise—what was essentially political propaganda!
McCarthy continued: “Obama had incredibly claimed that he never intervened in cases under investigation by the Justice Department and fbi. He was emphatic in an April 2016 interview with Fox’s Chris Wallace: ‘I do not talk to the attorney general about pending investigations. I do not talk to fbi directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line and always have maintained it.’”
That was an egregious lie! President Obama was deeply involved in investigations. He had lobbied on national television for Hillary Clinton not to be indicted and possibly even sent to jail before the 2016 election. That was a signal to his law enforcement cronies to leave her alone. Later, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Comey even changed the wording of a document to call the “investigation” into her criminal activity just a “matter,” surely at the president’s request.
This article continued, “Obama officials claimed to adhere to a book that forbade consultations between political leaders and investigators. But here they were consulting”—during that January 5 meeting. And what were they consulting about? How to keep the investigation of Donald Trump going even after he became president!
Mr. Trump was set to be briefed on the Steele dossier the next day, January 6. As McCarthy wrote, it is almost certain that Comey only described a sliver of that report to the president-elect—the embarrassing sexual allegations—so Mr. Trump would allow the investigation to continue and to clear his name. Comey must have left out the part about collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians because there is no way Mr. Trump would have approved an investigation that considered him a criminal suspect! “The main purpose of counterintelligence operations is to keep the president informed; but when it came to the incoming president, law enforcement leaders treated the Russia investigation like a criminal probe in which Trump was a suspect,” McCarthy wrote (emphasis his).
The drama unfolding in Washington is something you cannot afford to ignore. We are witnessing a government—and a nation—on the verge of collapse.
“Since Trump would have the power to shut down the investigation, the trick was to avoid making him feel threatened by it. Therefore, the strategy was to withhold information that illustrated Trump’s centrality to the investigation, assure him that he was not a suspect, and gently admonish him about the need to respect law enforcement’s independence (on pain of being accused of obstruction)” (ibid).
Comey told Mr. Trump in private that he wasn’t under investigation. Mr. Trump wanted Comey to relay that message to the public, but he wouldn’t—because it was a lie! So Mr. Trump fired him.
It is the president’s right to receive a full briefing of all ongoing investigations! If corrupt agents can withhold vital intelligence from the president, and even spy on him, what can they do to you?
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines treason as “the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state ….” You don’t have to know a lot about government to know that attempting to remove a lawfully elected president from office using unverified propaganda is treason of the highest level! Corrupt law enforcement officials, led by Barack Obama and with the help of Hillary Clinton, conspired to overthrow the government of the United States! If that is not treason, then what is it?
Where Is The Lawbreaking Proof?
The entire Trump-Russia investigation is based on a hoax. Robert Mueller’s team has been searching for evidence of collusion for nearly a year and has found nothing.
But what has been revealed is a tremendous amount of lawbreaking by bureaucrats in intelligence and law enforcement! The previous president filled America’s law enforcement agencies with treasonous agents. He led what is known as the “deep state.” Something diabolical was going on until Mr. Trump was elected—and it is still going on behind the scenes during his presidency.
We are getting a hard look at just what the radical left is willing to do in order to seize power and stay in power.
And the media aided and abetted the whole process! The more stories that come out, the clearer this ugly reality becomes.
This is corruption on a deep level—so deep that most people won’t even believe it!
For the present Few Years, “Older White Men” (as Obama called us) are the cause of the problem to the socialist left. We “troublesome old men” are asking them to uphold the law! They hate us for it!)
They want a communist government in Washington DC. Their aim, indeed the aim of the “New World Order” and all those who make up the developing mysterious Babylon is a one world government, one world banking and financial system, and one world religion under Satan. This is not a “conspiracy theory.” It’s well understood. Before he was murdered, Malachi Martin exposed many of the dark and terrible secrets in the Vatican, including Satanic ceremonies.
Malachi Martin (1921 – 1999) was an Irish Catholic priest and writer about the Catholic Church. Originally ordained as a Jesuit priest, he became Professor of Palaeography at the Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Institute.
The Vatican working with rising dictators in Europe will lead the world to complete chaos and disaster out of which will rise their “New World Order.” Of course the top Vatican officials intend to benefit from this. The one world religion will be theirs!
WHY does the world hate the “cult” churches so? Because they preach keeping God’s Laws and Ways and only God’s Gospel and God’s Holy Days. The mainline churches housed under the now enlarging ecumenical council preach or promote something else entirely, which you may call a different Christ and a different gospel! See Father Martin’s titles here: https://www.google.com.ph/search?q=Malachi+Martin+books&oq=Malachi+Martin+books&aqs=chrome..69i57.5985j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Wind Swept House and The Keys To This Blood will leave you in shock!
Before the election, just about everyone believed Hillary Clinton would be the next President. If she had won, none of this corruption would have come to light!
We are getting a hard look at just what the radical left is willing to do in order to seize power and stay in power. They have no respect for the rule of law! They believe they are above the law. It is no exaggeration to say that such contempt for the nation’s founding principles is a threat to the republic!
Leftist radicals hate the Constitution. Barack Obama has stated explicitly that it is an outdated document and criticized it for being “a charter of negative liberties.” Liberals in academia, the media and in government don’t believe governing officials should be restricted by the limitations imposed by the Constitution. America’s founders imposed those restrictions to prevent tyranny!
Our Constitution makes America different from any nation in the world. The protections afforded by the Constitution have allowed God to bless this nation tremendously. They prevent a dictator from seizing control of the nation’s unmatched resources—resources that God gave in order to fulfill promises He made to the patriarch Abraham. We urge you to request this free book The United States and Britain in Prophecy for the marvelous proof behind that statement. America is a modern descendant of the biblical nation of Israel.
You need to understand the real reasons why America has been the greatest nation in history. No man can “make America great again”—certainly not if he does not realize — it was God who made it great, and is ignorant about why He did so!
God has blessed America like no other nation. And the devil wants to destroy America like no other nation! As Mr. Flurry prove in his free booklet America Under Attack, Satan is marshaling every tool and weapon he can to wreck this nation, and he is having alarming success!
This evil spiritual power is influencing the radical left! Most Republicans don’t realize they are dealing with people who are absolutely committed to destroying the government of The United States of America!
Liberals in academia, the media and in government don’t believe governing officials should be restricted by the limitations imposed by the Constitution. America’s founders imposed those restrictions to prevent tyranny!
The thinking behind the radical Democrats is exposed when you look at their handling of another issue: gun control. Every time there is a school shooting, even before any facts about the situation come out, they immediately begin pushing for gun bans. After the most recent shooting, they funded student groups and encouraged students to revolt against authorities. They don’t just want to raise the buying age or to restrict the sale of a few types of guns; they want to eliminate all guns. They hate the Second Amendment and want to destroy the Constitution.
They want a revolution! They want the free ability to arrest masses of people with impunity and without resistance. If they can get the guns off the streets, history proves that is what will happen!
Their aggressive attack on the rule of law is chopping at the pillars of our nation!
Had Hillary Clinton been elected, the destructive trends that unfolded during the Obama presidency would have continued unchecked, and they surely would have intensified. Many people—including Mr. Flurry and me—believe it would have meant an end to our constitutional republic!
Mr. Obama is not doing this accidentally. He and Hillary were both studying Communist Revolution theory and practice in Chicago. They both lived immoral lifestyles. They both are convinced they will benefit eternally by subverting the USA. They body are doing as “their handlers” tell them to do!
All of this is happening because most of American society has turned their back and is forsaking/abandoning/leaving/renouncing God! If you want to help save this nation Go Back To God, and God’s Ways as explained on these web pages and in your Bible. Then advise many others to do the same. This will not make you popular, but at least you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re right and are doing God’s will and work.
Donald Trump is a man with serious problems. But God chose him to lead this nations for God’s own good reasons, and we must respect that and respect the law of the land. The radical left is relentlessly waging war against the president and leading this country to its destruction! It was only Mr. Trump’s election that prevented even worse troubles from bringing this nation down even more quickly.
There is an event in the history of ancient Israel that closely parallels what is happening in America today.
King Jeroboam II
After the reigns of King David and King Solomon, 10 of the 12 tribes of Israel broke away from Judah and formed a separate kingdom called Israel. Their rebellion against the throne of David, inspired by their first king, Jeroboam, proved to be a catastrophic mistake. Israel never had a righteous king again, and as a result, it suffered continual curses and, some 200 years later, conquest and captivity.
This history is recorded in the book of 2 Kings, which is part of a section of Scripture called the former prophets: the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. These books contain history—but they are called prophets because this history is also prophecy—mostly for the end time.
Let’s consider what 2 Kings, Chapter 14 records about one of Israel’s last kings before its fall—a man by the same name as the first ruler of the northern kingdom: “In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned forty and one years. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin” (verses 23-24).
King Jeroboam ii was not a righteous man—he did evil, and committed the same sins against God and the throne of David that the first Jeroboam had. Nevertheless, the Bible records something remarkable: God actually used this unrighteous king to help the nation!
Pay close attention here: “He [Jeroboam ii] restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the Lord God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah …” (verse 25).
Jonah is well known for his warning to Nineveh. But before that, Jonah prophesied that Israel would expand its power, regain cities that had been lost to Syria, and become quite prosperous. And this prophecy was fulfilled under Jeroboam ii: Israel became more powerful than at any time since the days of Solomon!
Israel was still in a sinful state. The general public was doing acts God called “detestable.” There are few words strong in the Bible than “detestable.”
Jeroboam ii followed in the same rebellious traditions of the past. So it wasn’t because of the repentance or righteousness of the Israelites and their king that it experienced this resurgence. Why, then, did God bless the nation in ways not seen since Solomon? “For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash” (verses 26-27).
Israel was in bitter affliction—on the verge of collapse! If God had not intervened, then the devil’s plan to blot out the name of Israel would have prevailed!
But God granted mercy when Israel really didn’t deserve it. Rather than sending Israel into captivity at that time, God used this king to save Israel and give them one more age of prosperity before Assyrian conquest.
God saved Israel—“by the hand of” King Jeroboam ii.
Despite the curses Israel was under, and despite Jeroboam’s personal wickedness and the sins of the nation, Jeroboam ended up reigning for 41 long years! He was the longest-reigning king in the history of the Northern Kingdom. While most other kings died by intrigue or betrayal, Jeroboam’s reign did not suffer from such violence and curses. The nation experienced a period of relative strength and stability, even prosperity.
This resurgence was not because of any personal greatness or leadership skill by Jeroboam. It was because God took pity on Israel in its affliction. It was because God did not want the name of Israel blotted out. It was because God saved Israel!
That resurgence was temporary. Not long after, Israel was conquered and its people dispersed in captivity to the Assyrians who enslaved them and abused them badly.
This prophetic history is especially relevant today.
A Modern Jeroboam
In a February 1978 article, the Plain Truth explained, “During the long and peaceful reign of Jeroboam ii … the house of Israel had been lulled into a false sense of security. National borders had been extended to their maximum, and the country was basking in comparative opulence and prosperity. Religious activity and ceremony was at a peak, and the people had come to believe that God was benignly smiling down upon them.
“Into this scene of national self-satisfaction stepped the Prophet Amos. His indicting message was something less than popular, and he was met with immediate opposition from the religious and political elements of his nation. He was even accused of conspiracy and disloyalty to the royal house.”
This confrontation between prophet and king is described in Amos 7. This is an explicitly prophetic book, and those ancient events are only a type of, or an example of end-time events—as is so often the case with prophetic duality in the Bible.
In our April 2017 issue, I published an article titled “Who Is the Modern-Day Jeroboam?” In it I showed how America is now in the Amos 7 prophetic time frame—a time when God will deliver one last warning through His messenger (verse 8).
The U.S. is the most prominent and powerful of the nations descended from ancient Israel. And this prophecy shows that it will be ruled by a modern-day “Jeroboam.”
“Who is Jeroboam?” I wrote. “Who is this specific man that Amos prophesies will be ruling the superpower of Israel when the final warning ends?”
In 2016, Gerald Flurry published a follow-up booklet to America Under Attack, called Great Again. (This was before Donald Trump released a book by the same title.) After coming to understand the specific application of the Amos 7 prophecy to our time now, I inserted “Who Is the Modern-Day Jeroboam?” as a new chapter and republished Great Again. I encourage you to download a free copy of this booklet, at the link given. You need to see the proof of how events right now are setting up the specific fulfillment of this crucial prophecy in Amos!
It is fascinating to view this prophecy—which I have been proclaiming since right after the last presidential election—in the context of 2 Kings about King Jeroboam ii. As Great Again makes clear, his name points right back to the sins of the original Jeroboam, and 2 Kings 14:24 explicitly states that he was guilty of the same sins. But there is the additional context of God actually using this man to save the nation temporarily!
For eight years under President Obama, the forces of the radical left were on the march, virtually unchecked. Even Republican leaders caved in, and that was after they had taken control of Congress and had a lot of power to stop the president!
Donald Trump has proved himself willing to take a stand where others have not. It is quite something to behold him resisting these anti-American forces! He has inspired a few other leaders to challenge the radical left and help expose it for what it is.
When you compare what this president is doing to what his predecessor did, there has been a clear change in direction, one that will slow the speed at which America is being pulled apart. He is not destroying or rewriting the Constitution as the previous president did. He has passed tax cuts that will help many American families. He has rolled back the universal health-care mandate and removed regulations that were hurting American businesses. The stock market has broken new records. We are seeing what Mr. Flurry wrote in Great Again, that after President Trump took office, “Conditions in America may improve for a short time.”
When you compare what this president is doing to what his predecessor did, there has been a clear change in direction, one that will slow the speed at which America is being pulled apart.
The president also has a very strong relationship with religious leaders, and has strongly defended religious groups. He is speaking publicly about how good and strong and even righteous America is—although the truth is that America today is none of those things. He is inspiring confidence in a lot of people about this nation’s future.
What we are seeing is actually a modern-day fulfillment of what happened in ancient Israel under Jeroboam ii. A bit of a resurgence, some renewed prosperity, a swell of religious activity—but not true religion—with the blessing of the “king.” (The Amos 7 prophecy gives more detail about this aspect of Jeroboam’s rule. Mr. Flurry explains it in Great Again.) It is a time of people being lulled into a false sense of security and a sense that God is with them. And meanwhile, the character of the leader is deeply flawed, and the sins of the people remain great and are growing worse.
It is critical that we realize why this resurgence! God Himself is pushing back against the Satan-inspired forces that would have destroyed this nation! He is exposing those forces so we can see them clearly. And He is using a man to save the superpower of prophetic Israel, the United States—temporarily.
Yet as in ancient times, this is only a temporary resurgence. Look at what happened anciently, and you recognize that the short-term gain in the nation was followed by extremely strong correction!
The Trouble With Socialism is that eventually you run out of someone else’s money!
The more welfare recipients the U.S. develops the stronger will be that voting block in future. These welfare recipients, including masses of undocumented aliens, will vote to maintain the socialists in power so that they can continue to be supported while not working. The U.S. is essentially bankrupt now and this situation cannot be supported very much longer!
A Warning Rejected
Today there are several men similar in their inclination to the Prophet Amos. They warn about God’s impending judgment! But most Americans won’t even begin to listen to God. They don’t read the Bible and don’t want to. They are so busy enjoying their sinful lifestyles, they wouldn’t think of leaving it and seeking “repentance” and a “mythical Jesus.”
To repent means to turn back, go the way back to upright sinless behavior as God instructs us. It is what God wants and I can assure you, this website has several articles written by men of various scientific disciplines proving that God is real and Jesus was here, and is by no means a mythical character!
Even those who are “professing Christians” feel that things are good because of the favor they have with the “king.” They refuse to be corrected and to heed the warning.
Amos 7:10-12 tell us that a modern-day Jeroboam is going to give strong impetus for God’s people to leave the USA, because “the land is not able to bear all his [the Prophet Amos’s] words”!
Jeroboam ii was the last king of Israel to receive a direct warning from God’s prophets. He rejected God’s correction. After his reign, there were six more evil, mostly short-lived kings—men who came to power through murder or other ignoble means. They allied with Syria to fight off a rising threat from Assyria, the next dominant regional power (just as Amos had prophesied). In the end, they ended up paying tribute to Assyria, then ultimately being conquered and led away captive by the Assyrians.
A similar nightmare fate awaits America! Dozens of biblical prophecies warn of this truth!
God will make America great again! But the Bible shows that He will do so only after hard correction.
Read Great Again to understand just how urgent this warning is. https://www.thetrumpet.com/literature/books_and_booklets/2898
Read The United States and Britain in Prophecy to see what is about to happen to America. God is giving these warnings in an effort to save people from that fate. He is saving this nation temporarily—extending mercy for a short while before the punishment is carried out. Use this opportunity to prove this truth, heed the warning, and accept God’s offer of protection to you!
Most of this article was printed in The Trumpet Magazine, and was written by Gerald Flurry at www.thetrumpet.com