Here is an interesting short story from the Book of Isiah about a vineyard the bears repeating. To expedite the analogy we’re going to give away the ending first: “For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant …” (Isaiah 5:7). And now the short story:
Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. (Isaiah 5:1-2)
Here a people are planted and cultivated by God. He blesses the nation and removes obstacles so that the people flourish. He supplies them with all they need to prosper, and builds a tower strength and a hedge about them to protect them from their enemies. After all this one would expect the people to bring forth good things, such as obedience, thanksgiving, and honor towards the God. However, the people eventually forgot God. They turned so far away from Him that when He looked on them and should have found ‘good’ grapes He found, instead, ‘wild’ grapes.
But it’s worse than that. The word translated into ‘wild grapes’ actually means poisonous berries, and is derived from a word that can mean to corrupt and to putrefy. No doubt the people didn’t view themselves that way. In fact, they were probably very proud of themselves. History tells us they made music and danced and paraded in their corruption that had made them putrid.
As the story continues, God asks the rhetorical question what more could He have done? The answer is nothing, and judgement must follow:
And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. (Isaiah 5:5-6)
God removes the hedge of protection, the people are struck with a plague and diseases, the walls and buildings are broken down, and the nation is trodden down by oppressors. The weather, also, is brought against the people and the nation. Where there is rain, there is flooding, but where there is drought, there is no rain.
An old short story about God’s judgement of His nation and rebellious people, which actually took place as prophesied. Here’s the spoiler alert: If you don’t want to know what is about to happen to America, STOP READING HERE.
The above actually represents a pattern God can use to judge nations, and especially nations that fit the first part of the vineyard story. America is that nation, and the destruction of the World Trade Center towers seven years ago was a sign of God removing his protection. The walls have begun to fall.
America was founded by God fearing men. Form the moment the pilgrims set foot on this soil, they invoked His blessing, guidance, and dedication in prayers and compacts. And God exceedingly blessed America. Beyond measure. Today, we are a nation of wild grapes. The nation has turned away from God, and not only takes pride in its depravity, but invents laws to celebrate its corruption. The Supreme Court’s ruling this year that invented a constitutional right to two men to marry, and the draping of the White House in the colors of their cause has codified this nation as Sodom and Gomora before God, and we may expect a similar end.
President George Washington warned in his first inaugural address:
[T]he 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…. (source)
America has disregarded the warning of 9/11, and the rules of order Heaven ordained. Some of the following is likely to happen soon, and may start as early as this September:
+ Financial crisis – huge stock market crash, bank failures, dollar collapse.
+ Civil unrest – riots and looting, massive property destruction, marshal law.
+ Natural disasters – God may stop holding these back, or send them:
- Yellow Stone Caldera: Volcano devastates half the continent.
- Cascadia Subduction Zone: Earthquake and tsunami wipes the northwest.
- Madrid Fault: Earthquake splits America in half at the Mississippi River.
- Meteorite: Deep Impact destruction/tsunami.
+ Famine – supply chain broken, means of production gone.
+ Disease – hospitals destroyed, water supplied polluted, unburied corpses.
+ War – after a huge natural disaster America would be defenseless:
- China: Seize habitual land as colonies in return for worthless treasurys
- Japan: Retaliate for us being unable to protect them from China.
- Russia: Preemptive or counter strike due to inadvertent ICBM launch.
These events don’t have to happen, but our national trajectory indicates that one or more of them likely will.
One thing is for sure, it would be right on God’s time table for it to happen. The man who is an expert on this time table, and probably the first to discover its implications for Israel and America, is bestselling author Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. Cahn is a messianic Jew with a congregation in New Jersey. The reader is strongly encouraged to read his books: The Harbinger and The Shemitah. As I have used the vineyard in Isiah 5 to decode God’s judgement for America, Cahn uses Isiah 9 and much, much more to show how God shakes a nation to awaken them to repentance, and the signs of God’s judgement on a nation that continues to ignore Him.
If you cannot afford the books, or are having difficulty in reading, you can listen to the author read The Harbinger to you, and watch video presentations, for free on Youtube:
What we are seeing today is foreshadowing, and even more than foreshadowing. The weather is behaving erratically strange. Much of the country is experiencing the worst drought in history. other parts are experiencing disastrous flash flooding. For the first time in history America suffered a direct attack on the homeland on 9/11. American citizens are being raped and murdered by an oppressive, illegal alien crime wave.
Unemployment is actually closer to 23% than to the ‘official’ single digit rate, and there has been no economic recovery. And as of this week, China appears to have stated a major currency war. In essence, that means China will begin exporting even less expensive goods into America; flooding the market with inexpensive products that would destroy more of our domestic productivity, and bring about even more extensive unemployment.
The financial collapse has been in the works many year now, and this may be the snowflake that sets off the avalanche. Whatever the next event, America is going to be shook, and shook hard. It will have the appearance of being looted by a spoiler.