AMERICA IN PROPHECY, PART 4,
BY DR. RICHARD BOOKER—-
In part two, I stated my belief that there are six possible reasons that could cause the demise of America as the leading superpower of the world. The first reason which I discussed is economic collapse. America has gone from the greatest creditor nation in the world to the greatest debtor nation. Even as I write this, our economy is collapsing under the weight of our greed and debt. Without our economic power, America will no longer be a superpower.
In part three, I discussed the moral collapse of America. Moral collapse proceeds economic collapse. To review my comments, our founding fathers stated that the American democracy was designed for a moral people and would not survive unless there was a Judeo-Christian moral consensus of the citizens.
Our form of government was meant to be self-governing. But without Judeo-Christian morals to guide us and restrain us, we cannot govern ourselves. Our lack of restraint leads to lawlessness which causes the federal and state governments to pass more and more laws to control our behavior. As the government intrudes into more areas of our lives by passing more laws, our democracy gives way to a dictatorship and we lose our freedoms. This is taking place before our very eyes. WAKE UP AMERICA!
Natural DisastersA third danger that could weaken America is “natural disasters.” Is it just the fact that we have the Weather Channel telling us more than we used to know, or is America experiencing more natural disasters than anytime in its history?
There are so many natural disasters in America that one of the most popular TV programs is called, “Storm Stories.” We see the devastation caused by fires in the West, tornadoes in the Midwest and hurricanes and flooding in the Southeast. And we are all wondering when the “Big One” is going to hit California. Now we have always had the weather to contend with but not like today. We are having severe weather conditions in places where we have never before had them. It seems that nature itself is attacking America.
The whole world witnessed the destruction of New Orleans caused by Katrina. Regardless of the positive spin from the politicians, New Orleans will never fully recover from Katrina. It was a disaster on a scale of “biblical proportions” and could easily happen again. The city of Houston, TX housed and fed over 250,000 refugees from New Orleans, and many of them are still unsettled.
Shortly after Kartina, Hurricane Rita headed towards Houston. I live in Houston. Once again, the world was watching as a million people from the Houston area desperately trying to get out of town were stuck on Interstate 45 with no gas, no food, no water, overheated cars, crying babies, etc. Rita was a huge hurricane heading directly to Houston. It looked as if Interstate 45, which was supposed to be the escape route, was going to be coffin as it was right in the path of Rita.
It was only the mercy of God that Rita, ever so slowly, at the last moment, had landfall just to the East of Houston. Houston was only a prayer away from untold destruction and the loss of thousands of lives. Houston is the fourth largest city in America. Our country could not survive if Houston had experienced the same destruction of New Orleans.
Rita was followed by Hurricane Ike which was one of the worst storms in US history. It almost destroyed Galveston, the entire Gulf Coast and caused major damage to the greater Houston area. The city and surrounding area looked like a war zone. The wind and rain were so frightening that my wife slept in the closet to keep from hearing the noise. We were without power for a week.
Is the increase in weather activity a warning of the perfect storm to come? What do you think?
Someone from New Orleans asked a well-known Christian leader the question, “Where was God? Why did He allow this to happen?” The person gave a very wise answer and said, “We expelled God from school. We voted Him of our political system. We dismissed Him from our judicial system. We told Him we didn’t want Him involved in our lives. And we wonder why He allowed this? God doesn’t go where He is not wanted.”
Dr. Richard Booker is a bestselling author and speaker and the Founder of Sounds of the Trumpet and the Institute for Hebraic-Christian Studies. He is a contributing editor for the Jerusalem Connection. To invite him to speak to your congregation or conference and to learn more about his work, see his web site at: www.rbooker.com. This is the first of six articles on America in Bible prophecy. The articles are excerpts from Dr. Booker’s new book, “The End of all Things is at Hand—are You Ready?” To get the full text, order this book directly from Dr. Booker’s web site at www.rbooker.com.