America and BAAL WORSHIP
The Problem With America And The Cause Of Its Eventual Downfall,...unless...
(Hosea 13:1 KJ) When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died.
A nation CAN OFFEND GOD.
The northern kingdom in Israel often called either Ephraim or Israel, did exactly that; Ephraim offended God. How so?
BY WORSHIPPING BAAL
By 1 Kings 16 the national religion of Israel was Baal worship. And by 2022 the national religion of America is Baal worship, i.e., the worship of false gods. God had the nation of Assyria come into the northern kingdom of Israel and take its inhabitants captive because of its kissing of the calves…(the man dressed in a long robe holds out his hand….and the deceived kiss it)….; will America suffer the same fate…?
Let us return to Sunday school America….shall we…..?
THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD
AND HE WILL NOT GIVE HIS GLORY UNTO ANOTHER:
(Isaiah 45:22 KJ) Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
(Isaiah 42:8 KJ) I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
(Isaiah 44:6 KJ) Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
….and beside me there is no God.
America, somewhere down that road, forgot God, and forgot that God is the only God. And there are always consequences to forgetting God…..MAJOR consequences. The Scriptures, the One's that God actually wrote and preserved, i.e., the King James, and not the ‘modern versions’, those books that the adversary of God wrote that say the word ‘Bible’ on the cover and that are being used in a church near you etc, (another soon coming ‘lesson’), declare: to whom much is given much is required. The Son of God Jesus Christ said:
(Luke 12:47,48 KJ) And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
(48) But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
What was America “given”?
America, unlike any other nation in history, except for Israel, was given the LIGHT of God's Holy Word. And the blessings which that Light gives are many and great, that is, until that Light is rejected. America said, fists clinched and raised up at God:
God, take a hike….we'll take it from here…..
The Light, i.e., God's Word, was understood by many of the nation's founders to be:
THE ABSOLUTE STANDARD, THE BASIS, BY WHICH ‘RIGHT’ AND ‘WRONG’ ARE KNOWN AND BY WHICH ALL ARE TO BE JUDGED.
That is, man, in and of himself, they clearly understood, cannot discern what is ‘right’ and what is ‘wrong’ apart from God the creator revealing it to them. Adam and Eve had to be told what they could eat and what they could NOT eat. How did the founders of America know that they were not the purveyors of truth? They believed what God said about the matter:
(John 17:17 KJ) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
(Jeremiah 10:23 KJ) O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
(Proverbs 20:24 KJ) Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
(Psalms 37:23 KJ) The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
But America's steps are directed by America now, and not by God. How do we know that?
(Matthew 7:16 KJ) Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
A whole lot of thorns and thistles going on in America now. Why is that?
(Psalms 9:17 KJ) The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
…and all the nations that forget God.
Has not America forgotten the Lord? Does not America worship false gods, collectively known as (Baal)? Did not God clearly say that those who forget God and worship false gods will be destroyed?
(Exodus 22:20 KJ) He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.
(Deuteronomy 17:2-5 KJ) If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant,
(3) And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;
(4) And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel:
(5) Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
Aaron said to his brother Moses after Moses came down Mt. Sinai having broke the law, i.e., those 10 commandments he had in his hands:
(Exodus 32:22,23 KJ) And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.
(23) For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
And to the Levites Moses said this concerning those who, being naked, had worshipped the golden calf:
(Exodus 32:27,28 KJ) And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.
(28) And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
Note: about three thousand men died that day. The punishment America, for worshipping false gods, is death.
(Proverbs 8:36 KJ) But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
And how many unborn babies are slaughtered in the womb daily in America?
We will say this again:
America, listen, understand, and let it sink way down into your ears:
If life is not precious and sacred in ALL its stages, it will not be precious and sacred in ANY of its stages.
Did not all of us just see this to be true in Texas, America?
And just exactly what is life?
(John 14:6 KJ) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
JESUS CHRIST, America, is God the Word and He is LIFE. But America, you have forsaken the Word of God. Not only that, you have, with your fists erected high up there at God, declared incessantly in your rejection of His righteousness, that you ‘despise’ Jesus Christ the Word and Son of God. And America, there are consequences for despising the Word of God:
(Proverbs 13:13 KJ) Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
How have you declared your hate for God America? You have declared to be ‘rights’ what God declares to be abomination:
Murder of unborn human beings
Sexual depravity: homosexuality, (Pride/ vile affections - Rom 1:26 KJ), transgenderism, lgbtq etc.
(Luke 16:15 KJ) And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
The ‘inclusion’ insisted upon, rather, demanded of others, at the point of swords, to be ‘accepting’ of those who engage in these vile abominations, is the insistence that those in America who want to obey and honor God drop their obedience to Him and join them in their rebellion against God. What does this acceptance of immorality and rebellion against God by America's people, government and corporations bring to America?
……from God and from each other
And what is this division now bringing to America?
(Matthew 12:25 KJ) And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
….SHALL NOT STAND
Thus the worship of false gods, i.e., the worship of anything or anyone other than Jehovah, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit will ultimately bring destruction to an individual or to a nation.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT WROTE AND PRESERVED THE WORD OF GOD
(Psalms 12:6,7 KJ) The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
(7) Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Remember the LIGHT we talked about earlier? That would be the Word of God the Holy Spirit wrote and preserved (Psalm 12:6,7; 2 Pet 1:20,21; 2 Tim 3:16 KJ). As stated earlier, America's churches have forsaken the Word and turned to what are called ‘modern versions’ …i.e., books that say the word Bible on the cover but that have added and removed God's Words within them. That is, they have taken the LIGHT (1 Cor 2:13 KJ) away from America, by which what is right and what is wrong are known. The punishment for doing that is eternal damnation:
(Revelation 22:18,19 KJ) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
(19) And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
….shall take away his part out of the BOOK of life
Watch how the modern “version” changes the word BOOK of life to TREE of life:
The ESV modern version:
And what does that very verse say will happen to those who take away from God's Words of the book of this prophecy?
Right…..”God shall take away his part out of the book of life,”
That means that the person who is doing that will go to hell forever. Churches are using this modern version and others in churches all across America. They have extinguished the Light so that America cannot see the truth:
(2 Timothy 4:3,4 KJ) For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
(4) And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
….”and shall be turned unto fables.”
Is this not America now? Has not America cut the bait of myths and reeled in the fish of lies believing that, for e.g., that abortion is a ‘right’ and that God is perfectly fine with homosexual sex/marriage? You have to deny a whole lot of Scripture to believe that satanic confusion.
But that is exactly what America has believed and has codified into her laws. What have been the consequences of murdering 60 million unborn human beings and also of homosexual sex in America?
Abortion kills an innocent human being and homosexuality does not produce life, in fact, it has in many cases killed the homosexuals from diseases passed on from the very act:
(Romans 1:26,27 KJ) For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
(27) And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
…receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet
Not only do they practice this abomination, but they take pleasure in others who commit it:
(Romans 1:31,32 KJ) Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
(32) Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
….are worthy of death,
There is a whole lot of American Idol kissing of the calves (Baal worship) going on in this nation that has forsaken the TRUTH of God's Word:
(Hosea 13:2 KJ) And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
Remember that “golden calf” (not referred to as ‘Baal’ yet by the Hebrews at that time) that Aaron made while his brother was up on Mt Sinai receiving the commandments from God? Notice what God said to Moses about how the Hebrews referred to that ‘one’ calf:
(Exodus 32:8 KJ) They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
….These be thy gods,
The first time we hear of ‘Baal’ (a false god of fertility, rain, nature etc.) worship in the Scriptures is after Moses and the Hebrews left Egypt and came to Moab (descendants of Lot, Abraham's nephew). Various localities had their own Baal (Lord) who frequently took took his name from the place to which he belonged. Sometimes the name Baal was affixed to a name of an individual god:
Bel Marduk (Babylon)
Baal Melqart (Tyre)
Baal Gad. (Palestine)
The worship of false gods (Baal/Baalim) was a problem for Israel (Hebrews) throughout the Old Testament Scriptures and will be a problem all the way to the Revelation of Jesus Christ (Hos 2:16,17 KJ). Balak the king of Moab wanted the diviner Baalam to curse Israel. Notice where Balak took Baalam so that he could see all the Israelites:
(Numbers 22:41 KJ) And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might see the utmost part of the people.
…the high places of Baal,
Israel had trouble with the false gods worship of Baal ever since. In the last 7 years before the Lord Jesus Christ returns, notice this Baal worship will infiltrate an Israeli church during this time:
(Revelation 2:14 KJ) But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
Notice what the teaching (doctrine) of Baalam is:
to eat things sacrificed unto idols,
and to commit fornication
Idolatry and fornication here are ‘spiritual’ issues. Sacrificing to idols is actually the sacrificing to devils:
(1 Corinthians 10:19,20 KJ) What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
(20) But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
And the ‘fornication’ here is the joining to and the worshipping of false gods, i.e., Baal worship, and departing from the Lord, something America has clearly and loudly done. It has to do with “departing from the Lord”, something Israel did over and over again against God:
(Hosea 1:2 KJ) The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.
The consequences that we discussed earlier in connection with people and nations departing from the Lord (spiritual adultery) were catastrophic for Israel. Israel suffered from the afflictions of other nations in the book of Judges, from the captivity of Assyria and Babylon, and eventually to being destroyed by the Romans and dispersed throughout the world, till May 14, 1948 when Israel became a nation again.
God is not into HIS creation worshipping false gods. This goes for all, including the red, white and blue.
Back to America and the great whoredom of her departing from the Lord, of worshipping of false gods, and of embracing murder and sexual abominations.
From Paul till now, God's operating principle towards His creation has been one of ‘Grace’: Paul said,
(Acts 20:24 KJ) But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Whereas Israel was and will be under God's ‘Law’ program after the rapture of the church, God is still offering His Grace towards all in the world. This is good news for America.
By turning back to God, the only God, Jehovah, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, and away from Baal worship (i.e., the worship of false gods etc), and by turning away individually and nationally from the evil embracing of what God calls sin, i.e., not right behavior, America can legitimately place their hope in the merciful and ‘long-suffering’ of God, that which is God's plan for his program to the world today, which would bring the Light back to America, which precedes the healing of America:
(1 Timothy 1:15,16 KJ) This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
(16) Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
In fact, this ‘longsuffering’ of God and His salvation that He desires for all, that Paul spoke of, was also spoke of by Peter:
(2 Peter 3:9,15 KJ) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
(15) And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
The reason America is still standing is entirely due to the grace, mercy and longsuffering of Almighty God.
It is time for America to individually and nationally, publically and politically, to return to the Lord God, to His Word the King James being taught in homes and in schools, and for all in America to stand for His Word and for what God says is RIGHT and against what God says is WRONG.
If it’s right call it right.
If it’s wrong call it wrong.
(Revelation 22:20,21 KJ) He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
(21) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.