“Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay
field to field, till there be no place, that they may
be placed alone in the midst of the earth!”Isaiah 5:8.
Does this verse pique your interest at all? Although
Isaiah is addressing the Southern Kingdom of Israel,
referred to as Judah, America should see a very
striking resemblance in regards to her own current
state of affairs in this and the following Scriptures.
Israel was used by God as an example for other nations
to follow, at this point in chapter 5 of Isaiah’s
writings the Northern Kingdom of Israel was probably
already gone, conquered by the Assyrians, and the
Southern Kingdom of Judah was on the fast track toward
becoming captives in Babylon.
They had set an example alright, but it was anything
but godly. The entire world once looked to America for
leadership. God’s hand was on America to be an example
to people of other nations on how to live godly lives.
Such should be the responsibility of prosperous
nations. But America, like Israel, began to fall from
God’s grace when she began to lead in a manner that is
diametrically opposed to the God of all creation. What
more can God do but speak woes – alas, the inevitable
has arrived on the shores of America as well as
everywhere in between, and learning from past history
has never been a strong point for Americans.
Is America in Bible
prophecy? The verse above speaks of those who have
greedily amassed land, houses, and much more
materialistic nonsense to themselves than they can
ever use. They are never satisfied, thus they become
inflamed with the desire to increase their holdings.
They’re like the drug addict who can never get enough
highs. America today has just such an attitude towards
abundance; we are the most materialistic nation on
earth. This gluttony of materialism has left us
deliriously seeking what we don’t need and can’t use.
Through all this extremely covetous existence the only
thing waning, and in many cases not sought after at
all is our love for Jesus and for our fellow man.
In this abundant land
of America, even many of our poorest families live
like kings when compared to the living conditions of
many people in other nations. I once read of a
diplomat from China who came to see for himself what
America was all about. He told those he traveled
America with that we (American’s) are a most
prosperous people. His quote went something like this
“There are nicer things and in greater abundance in
your garbage dumps than what most Chinese people
accumulate in a lifetime”.
“In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many
houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without
As God pours out His judgment on America it’s not hard
to see that this verse is now coming to pass just as
Isaiah prophesied would occur concerning Judah. The
RSV translates this verse thusly“The LORD of
hosts has sworn in my hearing: “Surely many houses
shall be desolate, large and beautiful houses, without
inhabitant.” Many of America’s once most
populated and productive cities are now nothing more
than cesspools of filth, as they become more and more
uninhabitable. Don’t believe me? Take a look at
Cleveland, Baltimore, and the Michigan cities of
Detroit and Flint to name but a few; these cities are
deteriorating waste lands. Many cities all over the US
are either currently filing for bankruptcy or
Detroit, once the
automotive manufacturing Mecca of the US, is now
rampant with crime. Right now you can buy a house in
Detroit for as little as $500.00 – that is if you want
to live in the middle of crime central USA. I read on
a blog recently that the city of Detroit will give
you a home just for keeping the weeds cut around the
house. The vacant lots, which are now quite numerous
in Detroit, have become dumping grounds for dead
bodies. Incredibly, many American cities are treading
on similar ground.
Reno, Nevada, a city
once bulging with visitors gambling away their hard
earned wages like drunken sailors, is now on the verge
of financial collapse. Homes and businesses have
remained vacant since the recession of 2008. There are
new subdivisions around Reno that are ghost towns“many houses
shall be desolate, large and beautiful houses, without
inhabitant”. This once admired and coveted city
has been turned upside down. Reno has now acquired a
new nickname. Once known as “Biggest Little City in
the World”, it is now known as “The Meth Capital of
America”. My friends, America is not becoming a more prosperous nation by any
stretch of the imagination, we’ve allowed ourselves to
be turned into a society of dummied down individuals
greedily awaiting our next government handout.
“Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and
the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.”Isaiah 5:10. If these scriptures hold a prophetic future for
America, and I believe they do, then what we see
occurring in America is very scary indeed. There will
be little in the way of fruits and vegetables produced
in our near future in accordance to the availability
of land mass. Famine will increase as crops begin to
produce far below their normal output. Could it be
that America’s crop lands will no longer feed the
national populous? When there’s not enough food to go
around watch what happens to a civilized nation.
America is currently the number one exporter of food
to other nations; what will happen in those foreign
lands when America’s food production becomes
insufficient even for Americans? The government may
use its fiat power of creating money to help farmers
and ranchers in the US stave off bankruptcy, but they
can’t create food out of thin air.
“Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that
they may follow strong drink; that continue until
night, till wine inflame them!”Isaiah 5:11.
Alcoholism, drug addiction, and crime are now
consuming the masses here in America. Many people just
want to stay high or drunk all the time. People who
ignore or turn away from their God have no hope so
they seek it from drugs and alcohol, and there are
always adverse consequences to those bad decisions,
not to mention they are never satisfied.
“And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and
wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the
work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of
his hands.”Isaiah 5:12. America has plenty of time for foolishness, all forms
of entertainment and lascivious lifestyles are
promoted yet we give no credence to what God has done,
or to what He is currently doing. Those who party
endlessly, seeking constant entertainment, will be
judged and all their laughter and amusement will
cease. Watch out America“For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.”Deuteronomy
4:24. God’s principles never change.
“Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because
they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are
famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.”Isaiah 5:13. America
was once the leader in promoting the gospel of Christ
around the world, but in more recent years has become
the world leader in promoting filth, such as
pornography, homosexuality, fully funded abortion on
demand, to name a few. Are not God’s children being
systematically forced to live in a very hellish form
of captivity right here in the good old US of A? There
will be a famine and a thirst for the knowledge of
God’s word, but that knowledge will become quite
elusive in America’s final days.
“Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her
mouth without measure: and their glory, and their
multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth,
shall descend into it.”Isaiah 5:14. We are a nation of people who rejoice in the pomp and
circumstances of our own depravity. Hell is awaiting
the multitudes of the foolish to come and join the
rest of the Christ rejecters. Hell was created for
Satan and the angels that rebelled with him, but it
has enlarged itself to accommodate the massive amount
of the foolish perishing.
“And the mean man shall be brought down, and the
mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty
shall be humbled: But the LORD of hosts shall be
exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be
sanctified in righteousness. Then shall the lambs feed
after their manner, and the waste places of the fat
ones shall strangers eat.”Isaiah 5:15-17.
As a nation, America will be humbled from the high and
mighty to the least of the least. Whether or not the
populous considers God relevant has no bearing on
God’s exaltedness. God will be exalted and His
righteous judgment will stand. God is holy and He will
be glorified. The mockers and scorners have cast their
lot with the devil.
“Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of
vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: “That
say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we
may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of
Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!”Isaiah 5:18-19. These two verses are very interesting in that they
describe and expose the perverse nature of a certain
segment of our society today. Who is it that
continually draws attention to themselves with wicked
cords of vanity? Their perverse and depraved nature is
always an open display as if there was no sin involved
at all. Can you not see in this verse the gay pride
parades flaunting themselves in front of their Creator
as though to say “We regard you not”? America, what
made you fall so low as to attempt to rub God’s nose
in your depravity? What arrogance, flaunting their
lascivious lifestyles and mocking God in their
haughtiness. America, where is your heart? God will
not be mocked. As God lifts His hand of protection
from the land and people who once promoted His
precepts with vigor, we shall see these arrogant and
evil people becoming more and more inflamed in their
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”Isaiah 5:20.
Does this verse not describe America in its current
state? Everything is upside down. What was once seen
as good and godly is now disparaged, and everything
that was once an aversion is now being promoted as
normal and acceptable. What sorrow shall befall
America as she continues to rejoice in her iniquity?
“Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the
flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as
rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust:
because they have cast away the law of the LORD of
hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of
Rejecting and despising God will only bring sorrow.
The Northern kingdom of Israel went through many evil
kings and lived many years rejecting their God. The
Southern kingdom of Judah, for the most part, did
likewise. Our God is patient and merciful. But
ultimately God’s patients wore thin and they were
punished for their iniquities. We can see this
occurring again today right here in America.
Prosperity has all but vanished from this once most
prosperous nation. There are now just a few who hold
the wealth and power of America in their hands.
According to this verse, nothing that is humanly
contrived and instituted will bring it back. God sees
America as rotten to the core as we’ve despised His
word and many have joined the ranks of the enemy.
America may well be in Bible prophecy and if so God is
warning of sudden, and severe judgment.
It’s not hard to see
that God’s anger is just as fierce and directed at
America today as it was against the Southern Kingdom
of Judah. America was founded on Judeo Christian
principles. The land of the free and the home of the
brave can be assured that God’s mighty hand of
judgment has arrived. What will become of America in these last days? What happened to
that Southern Kingdom of Judah?
Can we see America in
prophecy in Isaiah’s prophetic words? Certainly there
are many similarities between Israel’s downfall and
America’s. The Southern Kingdom of Judah and the
Northern Kingdom of Israel found out the hard way what
happens to those who turn their backs on God. There
are always horrible and very destructive consequences
to every bad decision. All the nations that have had
world prominence then embraced depravation as they
reached their zenith soon began a decent into
oblivion. Are we watching prophecy unfolding before
our eyes as America has reached her zenith and as she
now descends into some very unfavorable but
predictable twilight years? What an ending!
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