Natural disasters exposing the shortcomings of America’s new god.

Economists are starting to see what prophetic insights have been warning about, the coming exhaustion of our government’s ability to fix our problems.

In June 2017, John Fenn, founder of Church Without Walls International, received the following warning from God about an economic collapse coming by September 2018 that would be far worse than the 2008 collapse of the housing market because the American people and especially investors would lose confidence in our government’s ability to fix our problems.

“If the Congress does not make right decisions in accordance with what they should be doing, the investors will lose faith in their ability to enact policies and there will be an economic collapse similar to 2008, but larger in scope because the one in 2008 was just bad policy and failing companies, but this involves the president and the Congress and a lack of confidence in the ability of the Congress to get his agenda through. The effect will be worldwide.” (see the complete post)

Congress making the “right decisions in accordance with what they should be doing” leaves a lot of room for interpretation, but I believe it refers to what our founders originally designed our government to be. They sought to limit the power and scope of the federal government in hopes of avoiding the tyranny they experienced in Europe. They wanted to avoid what we have today, a federal government that fixes everything for everyone with massive agencies meeting every need, solving every problem, and even paying for our basic necessities.

When natural disasters strike, America no longer cries out to God for help or considers our own responsibility to mobilize relief efforts because we expect and even demand prompt and total relief from our government. We have morphed from one nation under God to one nation under Washington DC, but God is now using natural disasters to expose the shortcomings of our new god as our problems are growing too big for our government to fix.

Although much of the Church remains blind to what is happening, secular economists are starting to see where this is going, as reported by Politico today:

“After years of austerity politics, it’s not clear that the government is adequately staffed or prepared to address the catastrophe on the Gulf Coast and whatever happens in Florida,” said Joe Brusuelas, chief economist at RSM US, a consultancy. “Priorities need to be set.”

Harvey and Irma could be a breaking point. At $556 billion, the Houston metropolitan area’s economy is bigger than Sweden’s. New Jersey could easily fit inside the region’s sprawling footprint, where Harvey dumped 34 trillion gallons of water, as much as the three costliest floods in Texas history combined. The Harvey response alone eventually could double the $136 billion in government aid spent after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans.

And as of Friday, an estimated $1.73 trillion worth of real estate was in the path of Irma’s hurricane-force winds, according to the University of Wisconsin’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies.

Even if the federal government opens its wallet, it’s not evident it has the long-term capacity for multiple mobilizations. On Friday, as President Donald Trump signed a bill approving more than $15 billion in storm aid, Hurricane Jose churned off the coast of Puerto Rico. In the West, wildfires blazed in Oregon, Washington, Montana and California. (Source: Politico)

America has lost sight of the God of our fathers, but the good news is He has not lost sight of us. He remains faithful to His promises to everyone who walks uprightly. No matter what storms come against us, Yahweh has promised to hear the cries of the righteous and deliver them out of all their troubles (Psalm 34:17, 34:19). He will make a way of escape for those who take refuge in Him (Psalm 37:40). When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the righteous have an everlasting foundation (Proverbs 10:25).

James Bailey

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ferrelli
ferrelli
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September 10, 2017 11:31 PM

This might make people feel better about donating to Samaritan’s Purse:
https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4423

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
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September 10, 2017 10:04 PM

I donated to Coach Dave at https://coachdavelive.com/

Joyce Maloy
Joyce Maloy
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September 11, 2017 2:37 AM

I donated to Convoy of hope
Through my Church

John E H
John E H
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September 10, 2017 6:26 PM

Sadhu Sundar Salvaraj had a prophecy he mentions in several on his conferences where he says something about the financial difficulty would start with an earthquake that takes out the Japanese stock exchange and the effect would go round the world.

The last two days this guy has been predicting a 7.1-8.1 quake or equivalent swarm in Japan. He apparently did predict the 8.1 in Mexico. Japan is around 35 min. in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqeTVgfeQH4

Ed H
Ed H
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September 11, 2017 12:38 AM

John,
He also has so cal on watch. High 5s to mid 6s.next few days. Was watching his live feed tonight and 3 hit that he had on his radar.

Matt NZ
Matt NZ
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September 11, 2017 12:29 AM

James, very important article http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-10/dear-president-trump-america-rude-awakening-january

IMF SDR distributed ledger goes live 1 Jan 2018

Flattop
Flattop
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September 10, 2017 5:49 PM

James Bailey: Samaritans purse and CBN (700 club) are deeply involved in Harvey, and are gearing up to enter Florida. After the earthquakes that your guests have spoken of occur, it will be up to us to help our neighbors. Sending money to help Harvey and Irma victims should be sent to those who we can rest assured will not line their own pockets.

Flattop
Flattop
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September 11, 2017 10:03 AM

Franklin Graham deserves salary. Because he is managing a relief agency does not mean he shouldn’t prosper. A good workman deserves his salary.

Perry Neese
Perry Neese
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September 12, 2017 4:23 PM

Susan, maybe you should go to work for a charity and take no salary, then you could at least THINK that you have a reason to judge brother Graham so harshly.

Perry Neese
Perry Neese
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September 13, 2017 10:31 PM

Susan, my suggestion has nothing to do with Franklin Graham’s charitable gifts or salary. I was just using the same logic that you imply. That is, if you really want to complain, then you have to one-up Brother Graham. That way you will feel more justified in your complaining. However, I don’t think Jesus will approve. Just trying to help you before you get into more trouble. Study Miriam, sister of Moses. Maybe you will understand.

Jas
Jas
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September 13, 2017 2:26 PM

Perry means you should go to work for a charity and take no salary, which shows that how righteous you are and you are really sacrificial to the Lord without getting paid. We encourage you to do that because Kingdom of God is in great need of workers.

Vicki
Vicki
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September 11, 2017 9:33 AM

I was in Rockport the last two weekends volunteering and just my observation: Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Blessing and Mercy Chefs are three charities that are having tremendous impact on people’s lives. They are helping to clean up, feed and give the hope of Jesus Christ to those who have lost everything. Other than setting up short term shelters, I didn’t see the Red Cross or FEMA doing much.

I am encouraged by all of the faith based charities and individual volunteers on the ground in the gulf. Neighbors are helping neighbors and people are not waiting for the government to solve their problems.

But as we’ve all been saying, the need for repentance and calling out to God is most important now.

Vicki
Vicki
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September 11, 2017 9:46 AM

And I should also mention John Hagee Ministries / Cornerstone Church – this is my church and we have been going down to Rockport every weekend to volunteer, share the gospel and bring much needed supplies.

Lisa
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September 11, 2017 12:11 PM

Bless you, Vicki. I have been very concerned about Rockport. I live in Kingwood, TX and we are dealing with our own devastation.

Vicki
Vicki
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September 11, 2017 12:41 PM

Lisa,
Yes, you definitely are. I’m praying that the light of Jesus is shining in the Houston area as it is in the Gulf. I haven’t been to your area yet to help, but please let me know if you need anything.

Lisa
Member
September 11, 2017 1:36 PM

We were one of the fortunate ones that didn’t flood. I have seen so much goodness come from this. People helping each other in ways I have never seen before. God makes all things good.

Kate Pruitt
Kate Pruitt
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September 10, 2017 9:38 PM

Are you sure Franklin Graham gets his salary from Samaritans purse?

kathy P
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September 11, 2017 8:36 AM

Obviously, give your support to where the Lord directs you to give. I believe Samaritans Purse is a great christian relief organization that has been given a 4 star rating and 96% rating. They not only help people in need but are able to share the gospel with the people they are helping….not many other organizations do that. I don’t begrudge Mr. Graham’s salary but I know other’s do. In the end, we all need to give where the Lord directs us. Blessings to you and your family.

Cobus Brits
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September 11, 2017 6:03 AM

What if he gives much to Gods work and keeps a little? Being a channel and not a dam? God gives lots to those he can trust with money.
King Dawid was one of the richest men who ever lived. Solomon was the richest by far.
Be careful not to judge.

Lynne NZ
Lynne NZ
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September 11, 2017 2:44 PM

Cobus, whatever Franklin Graham does with his money, he is taking a monstrous salary from donations. He is not creating a product or service and selling it on the open market and being blessed, he is taking it FROM the channel. He is the dam. The money was given by people who trusted it to go to help the poor and to help rescue efforts….not to line the pockets of one man.
In NZ, Samaritans Purse organize shoeboxes each year through the churches, for the poor children overseas and it is a really big thing. I will have nothing to do with them since I heard of an orphanage in India that was having to pay big money to buy them. This was told to an Indian friend of mine in NZ from the town it happened in India.
Be careful where you sow. Not all money given will reap a harvest. In days where we hope for the great transfer of wealth in order to be that channel for God’s work, we need to pray for the gifts of discernment and wisdom.
With love 🙂

Jodi S
Jodi S
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September 11, 2017 4:34 PM

I have not studied the balance sheet, but would be very cautious about judging any organization or any man who have brought thousands to Jesus and stood up to defend the cross. Agree with Cobus Brit as well. But what business is it of yours to whom the Lord blesses earthly wealth? Was not Lydia of Phillipi a wealthy business woman? Was not Nicodemus a wealthy business man? Were they followers of Jesus? Many other examples, including David and Solomon, both abundantly blessed by the Lord in a material sense. I know in my community extremely wealthy individuals who love Jesus “in spite of” massive material wealth. I have no idea what they do with their money. Judge not lest ye be judged — and if the Lord has, or might bless you with a great deal of wealth to use for his Kingdom, will you want those who see slandering or insinuating against how you use it, how you got it or why? You say “I have heard…” Yet, you are passing along hearsay. And even if the Indian man was correct, how do you know that it was not a corrupt orphanage system that was demanding payment for the shoe boxes? I am saddened by your willingness to slander, sister, and I say this not in judgment but in encouragement that we MUST resist easy slips of the feet and tongue, for they are what the enemy relishes at this treacherous time.

Lynne NZ
Lynne NZ
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September 11, 2017 9:30 PM

Ahhh, Jodi dear…you are comparing apples with oranges, Businessmen… to the head of a “Christian” charity. I have absolutely no problem with people having money when they have earned it…and especially when they are lovers of God and use it for His purposes and His Kingdom. But Franklin Graham is “earning” an incredibly generous amount of money from DONATIONS. Big, big difference. God is not blessing him, the donations are. I have a MASSIVE problem when pastors live a significantly higher grade than the people who donated in the first place to help those in need. I am the first one to agree that we should look after those who minister to us, but no-one needs that much money to live comfortably. He is getting paid more than any CEO secular humanitarian organisation …what does that say to the world? He gets more paid into his pension each year than most two income families earn. Any good deed that we do in this world and get paid for, we have already received our reward.
And yes…so far the report of the sale of shoeboxes is unconfirmed …although it’s being worked on, but if it’s true, and I believe from my source it is, it shows corruption or failure in the organisation – which does not surprise me.
Blessings!

Stella
Stella
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September 12, 2017 6:23 PM

Lynn NZ please be very careful how you judge, the same measure ………As for Susan, self righteousness is not for believers.

Cobus Brits
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September 11, 2017 3:32 PM

I do agree fully that discernment is necessary and not all ministries are good sowing grounds.

But what I am against is that wealthy pastors are automatically vilified. If they spend it laviously on themselves it is another matter but who knows how much they are plowing back into the Kingdom?

I was also once under the impression that pastors should have humble salaries and concentrate on preaching the Word but that is not scriptural. If a pastor live by biblical principles, he will also reap much if he sows much. Why can everybody become wealthy but not a pastor for some reason or the other? That is just regalistic and a form of socialism.

If it is a prosperity teacher and Me Gospel types sure, dont send them any money. Anybody else that preach the Word only – I would be very careful to criticize. If there is no insight of how they spend their monies one can easily judge wrongly.

I would also be very careful reading internet reports and take that as the gospel, second hand witnesses as well. It is at best dubious and worst plain lies and it definitely not where a christian takes their cues from.

If I do come across harsh it is not my intention and I dont want to come across as unkind. My greatest concern is that if something like this might offend easily, how will we cope if we suffer real tribulation?

Phillip
Phillip
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September 11, 2017 4:04 PM

If you do charity and show mercy your oil and wine and money will become less and your discomfort more.if you score out of showing mercy and charity something is wrong.parable of good Samaritan.if you get stinking rich when doing charity something seriously wrong.punt finish en klaar. Church people who are lovers of money one of the signs of the end times.

Phillip
Phillip
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September 12, 2017 1:23 AM

Church is a family thing not a business thing.God wants to be our Father not a business partner.Jesus died so we can call Him Father not partner.that’s the hart of the gospel.God wants to be close wants to be our Daddy.money love of money lots of money can be the most expensive trap at the end.Go away I never knew you….sad…..workers of unrighteousness.

Jas
Jas
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September 11, 2017 1:12 AM

That is really wrong. The salary amount is not a lot. He is worthy to get the salary. Servant of God should be treated nicely and supported.

Jas
Jas
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September 11, 2017 4:01 PM

I don’t think they see themselves as CEOs. They work hard for the Lord and God is their master. On the contrary, we should treat them as CEOs position and reward them as CEOs because they deserve to get paid as CEOs. Think about it. Can you do His position? Can you get trained as they got? Did you serve the Lord as faithful as they did?… They are intelligent persons too. If they wanted to get more money they didn’t need to choose to work for the Lord full-time. Shouldn’t we support them? Your thought is definitely not from the Lord.

Jas
Jas
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September 11, 2017 5:41 PM

He is not wealthy. His salary is not high. And also salary is based on location. I believe you are educated. You are professional as well. You are definitely to be a CEO. But that is not my point. You can be a CEO but you are not qualified to be a servant of God as him and other pastor. You cannot do as what he did as a faithful worker that God selected him and called him to do it.

Jas
Jas
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September 11, 2017 5:32 PM

I think you are self-righteous and proud. No, you cannot do as what he did. He did not do as a CEO of a charity. He did as a servant of God. We mean he deserves to get paid as the same as a CEO.

Jas
Jas
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September 11, 2017 5:46 PM

But once again he didn’t get paid as high as a CEO. He is not wealthy. And salary is based on location.

Lynne NZ
Lynne NZ
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September 11, 2017 9:32 PM

You go girl!!!

Stella
Stella
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September 12, 2017 6:15 PM

Please Susan it seems you are very bitter about Franklin Graham, I for one I think he deserves his pay because it does not come from what is donated for the poor. Let us be careful how we judge servants of God who work really hard rather than those who flout their ill gotten wealth from poor people’s tithing!

Jas
Jas
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September 12, 2017 10:47 PM

You did. We all feel that you are very bitter. It’s evil to attack a Christian organization for the Gospel and a faithful servant of God.

Lynne NZ
Lynne NZ
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September 13, 2017 11:31 AM

No Jas, we don’t “all feel”….

Jas
Jas
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September 13, 2017 8:23 PM

Susan, if you want to compare you should compare how many positions and jobs is he doing, What positions are they and what is he doing, how long has he been working in this field, what degree he got, what training he got, and how is his job’s performance, where is the income from and so on…everybody is different… don’t be so bitter because you don’t have and you are not qualified to be a faithful servant of God..

Sisterann
Sisterann
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September 22, 2017 7:49 PM

Look at the Simpsons and Hurricane Maria. Warning blasphemous
https://youtu.be/MMl678l9lAU

Sisterann
Sisterann
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September 21, 2017 8:43 AM

Eye opening video.
https://youtu.be/kJwe7ixpabM

Matt NZ
Matt NZ
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September 11, 2017 2:57 PM
Brother Steven
Brother Steven
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September 11, 2017 12:59 AM

It’s very difficult for me not to have a gloomy cynical expectation of a left wing; forever left wing Congress that can’t even perform simple righteous tasks’. What hope do we have but to expect the inevitable…..I know I Know-Pray, God can change things, ……but this word talks about Congress doing the right thing, and to that…..there is no hope in my heart, based on decades of past Congressional History.

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