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PROPHECY: Why Lord? Why Are You So Angry With America?
April 26, 2004

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Jeremiah Chapter 14
8 O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, WHY shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?
9 WHY shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not.
10 Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
11 Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.

Most people are not aware that the book of Jeremiah is not laid out in Chronological order.

Careful study reveals this chapter…chapter 14, as the first place where Jeremiah was told that he was not to pray for the people of Judah. James Ussher, the Arbishop, placed the date for this revelation as 602 B.C., in the 27th year of the ministry of Jeremiah.

The backdrop for receipt of this word was a drought induced famine. No rain was falling. Every bit of ground was parched as verse 4 of this same chapter indicates. No rain meant one thing to these people: God had a controversy with them. Jeremiah knew the scriptures that gave this as a heralding sign of doom: Deuteronomy 28, or 2 Chonicles 7:13. Drought was once of three signs listed there, along with devouring locusts, or pestilence. The people were told that when they saw one of these three things, they had better 1) HUMBLE THEMSELVES, 2) PRAY, 3) SEEK GODS FACE, and 4) TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS.

If the people refused to do all four of these things, God would keep His promise to empty their land of its’ inhabitants.

Jeremiah was quite shocked when God told him not to pray for his people for the very first time. Look at his words:

Jeremiah Chapter 14
13 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place.
14 Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
15 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.
16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.

Early in the history of America, our forefathers believed these same things. Historians such as Peter Marshall have documented that whenever the early settlers encountered times of drought, or famine, or pestilence, they regarded that it was an omen from God: God had a controversy with them. They declared times of national fasting and prayer in response to such things.

Oh, but we have become so sophisticated. We have invented a “mother nature”. We now ascribe these things to random occurrence. Nevertheless, let God be true and every man a liar. God’s word still stands, and God has said in more than one place that He is no respecter of persons.

One thing may be concluded from this: God is a God who works through the establishment of precedent. What God has done in the past for one country, He will do for another country in the future. Our legal system, with its’ reliance upon established legal precedents according to case history, is based upon this principle. God moves upon precedents that He has established by His words, and by His previous actions.

Many in America cannot understand why God would send hundreds of prophets to proclaim that He is wroth with America. Hundreds have gone forth, proclaiming that God is preparing to move in America. America will vomit out its’ inhabitants, and many do not understand. Do not our other prophets and our TV ministers tell us that all is well? Do they not say that we are proclaiming the light of Christ around the world, and God will bless us? Do we not have Christian churches on every corner? How or why would God be angry with America at all?

The answer to these questions is legal precedent. God has lain down certain precedents. Do these things, the Lord says, and I will do what I have said in my word.

Many years ago, just after God sent me as His prophet, I was inquiring of Him, just as Jeremiah did. I simply didn’t fully understand why my nation was in such trouble with Him. I received a very clear answer. God explained it to me. Since my ministry call preceded the start of my internet ministry, certain things God has revealed to me have not yet been published on my websites.

Yesterday, I was asked by a friend if I could explain this on my websites: why is God so wroth with us? Why will God turn us over to invading armies? Why is God not giving us favor in our military campaigns? Why is our economy struggling? Why is drought gripping more than 50% of our nation? Why are pestilences such as AIDS spreading? Why is God going to allow many of our cities to be burned up in nuclear fire? Why is crime increasing? Why are our children committing suicide in record numbers?

I searched my website, and realized that I had never written down the revelation the Lord gave me. It is quite clear. It is undeniable. It is a one word answer.

2 Kings Chapter 17
9 And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.
10 And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:
11 And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger:
12 For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.
13 Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets.
14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God.
15 And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.
16 And they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

God was very patient with the Northern 10 tribe Kingdom of Israel. Elijah the prophet was sent to them, and proclaimed a 3 ˝ year drought during the days of King Ahab. Signs from heaven were seen. Great miracles continued to be performed in the ministry of Elisha. Then, God sent the interceding prophet Amos, during whose ministry a great earthquake struck the kingdom. Surely, these things should have been enough to warn the people, but they did not have ears to hear, and the land vomited out its’ inhabitants, as the Assyrians came forth and carried the Israelites away as captives to the ends of the Earth.

You can see, in the verses above, that God had many controversies with these people. Their hearts were far from Him in many ways, but when we reach 17:17, we see the LAST STRAW in view: abortion.

These people had given over their children to human sacrifice. These were babies, who were being thrown into the fire, in worship of a so called God named Molech.

Now, human nature tells you very quickly that any mother who loved her baby would not sacrifice her baby unto any God, but these women were doing it. Why?

They didn’t want these babies. Some were unmarried, and it was too difficult to support their babies. Some did not want the inherent restrictions of their lifestyles that come with the rearing of children. These babies were certainly inconvenient for them. And so, they decided upon the perfect solution. It was a legal solution, and it was a societally sanctioned solution: they would sacrifice their children by tossing them into the fire, in an act of worship. Verse 17 says THIS was what provoked the Lord to anger.

The abortion tally in America, in 2004, stands at approximately 60 million by some estimates. That represents 2 million human sacrifices to the God of convenience and pleasure, every year, since 1972.

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of women were protesting in Washington D.C. against what they view as restrictions on their right to choose. They are angry that our President has taken tiny baby steps to roll back this abomination. They want to make sure that they are allowed to continue with their licentious lifestyles. They want no restrictions to be placed upon this sacrifice of the unborn. They even protest the recent actions of our government that outlawed a practice of baby killing known as partial birth abortion. For this restriction on their right to kill, they are angry.

Yes, our society has a right to choose. God has given us our volitional right. We can decide our fate as a nation.

I know this: If America would repent, and return to God, then God would relent of sending all these calamities that He has announced through prophets like me. But, this repentance cannot be with words alone. We cannot continue to sacrifice 2 million unborn children per year, and expect God to relent. We have a choice to make as a society. Our future hangs in the balance.

We do have a right to choose.

It appears obvious to me that, barring a shocking public turnaround that has only been seen in the city of Ninevah, more than three thousand years ago, our nation will choose to follow in the footsteps of Israel, as the prophet described in 2 Kings 17 above. The choices Israel made had consequences. They first chose, and then God acted.

God has sent hundreds of prophets to America. Those consequences have been clearly outlined for any who have ears to hear.

This is a partial listing of consequences:
1) Increasingly terrible terrorist attacks will come against our military, and against our cities. These attacks will include the use of nuclear weapons. We will be unsuccessful in our military campaigns.
2) Asteroids/Comet fragments will fall near coastal areas, inundating large sections of our coastlines
3) Natural disasters, such as earthquakes and volcanoes, will extract a terrible toll
4) Finally, America will be invaded and occupied by foreign powers. It will be unimaginably terrible to be alive, and to be an American, in those days

God does not want to do these things, but He is BOUND by previous legal precedent. What He did to Israel, under the same circumstances, He must do to America. He cannot do otherwise.

You descendents of Ishmael: Arabs, give ear to me. Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, listen to me good! Mexicans and Cubans, pay attention! You Persians, do not close your ears! Yes, you Canadians too, give an ear! You Japanese, be careful! Chavez, are you listening? You others who will be tempted to pile on and join the feast of blood, are you awake?

The Lord sees your private plans and intentions. He sees the temptations that are upon you. He knows and has revealed your plans to aid in the downfall of America.

Yes, you will be doing the bidding of the Lord as you invade this land, but are you without sin? Wherewith do you cast the first stone, and think you will be blameless? Ah, you are mistaken and troubled indeed, says the Lord, for as your pour out trouble upon America, it will be repaid to you double.

Repent, I say, you nations of the Earth who will devour America: Repent. Turn from your wickedness, that the fierce anger of the Lord will turn from you. For by the same precedent that I will use to empty America, I will empty you out too, says the Lord.

Stephen L. Bening

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