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Prophetic Restoration of a Nation and the Glory of God
In 1994, as a prophetic warning to the nation some seven years before the 9/11 attacks, Dr. David Franklin wrote “A Call to Righteousness: Impending Judgment.” Drawing conclusions from Ezekiel’s chapter 12 desolation, destruction, dispersion, despair and prophetic hope in chapter 14, he warns that:
(1) When a nation persists in violence, the Sovereign Lord confronts and holds responsible
(2) When a nation forgets God, He allows for times of repentance
(3) If repentance is ignored, God will expose and execute judgment on an unfaithful nation.
The book continues with a call for international righteousness (p. 10) and a critique of the debt-free myth proclaiming a time of economic shift (p. 11-12). Remember, this warning was written two decades before anyone in America had mentioned foreclosure, crises or global economic crises. But my favorite chapter still is the interpretation of Ezekiel’s vision of the departure of the Glory of God(p. 20-21).
911 was the execution of God’s judgment?
I could believe that.
Are you suggesting 911 was God’s judgment?
Right now there is a major economic firm predicting a soon to be credit card collapse. Saying it will be harder on the nation than 2008. according to them you won’t be able to withdraw at the ATM and even people who have money in the bank will not be able to access it. They say that trucks will not run, food and gas will not be available and even social security checks will not be cashable. At the same time they are not blaming this on God’s judgement but rather on man’s inability to manage and control such a large and complicated monetary system. It’s unthinkable and at the same time, stands to reason.
God does allow Judgment to come. But He always give good things first. When man doesn’t respond to his mercy. He allowsJudgement to come. God just removed His hand of protection to hold back. Because we didn’t listen to Him when He was protecting us and had Mercy. We use that as a time we’ve got it made and use it for our good instead of blessings God was giving. So He with holds His Hand and Judgment comes.
Does this deny God’s complete and sovereign control over the entire universe including “a large and complicated monetary system”?
No. God always has control. When we think we can manage better than God. Then let’s us see what we can do without God.
I hold to the idea of certain dispensations and that God has willingly relinquished control from Adam’s time forward. Right now He is pretty much leaving it up to humans and nature. What is going on now and what has gone on I would not want to blame on God.
Jim You don’t think that God providentially arranged the captivity of both Northern and Southern Kingdoms of Israel and the ultimate destruction of Jerusalem?
In the N T we read that God is no respector of persons.In the O T the non Jews were more wicked than the Jews were, so no I think they were overcome by sheer numbers and by a people who had weapons and organized armies.
Charles Page I believe He sees how they are denying Him. Making fun of Him. After He Died for them and us. I believe He thinks He feels that I have to let happen what I told them would happen. I think it’s unfolding now. Just like He said it would do. Think about it. They can pray to any god. Except the Living God. I heard on the news tonight that Mississippi had planed to play How great Thou Art. They would arrest them. I don’t know how long ago it happened. But they didn’t play it in that ball game. After the game was over. A few young started singing How Great Thou Art. Others ladies and men joined them. All across the Stadium wan the all people was rigging out. Now as far as I know. There nothing said if they want to pray at a certain time. And play songs in the band. When we don’t take our stand with God. Then we lose His Protective Hand. Then He Brings His , or allows His Word to Come to Pass.
oh, brother – God aint dead!
No but He may well be letting His creation see if they can make it on their own. After all we are supposed to be in charge in eternity and for all eternity.
Most Pentecostals astray from dispensationalism but give us your view. One never really knows until …
It’s a big subject and produces as many questions as answers. Give me a few hours and I’ll see if I can jel my thoughts down to FB space.
No way. He’s very much alive. And will be forever more. He will never have to die again.
Had the privilege of having him for a couple of classes in seminary – passionate dude