A simple scan of current events, a gander at the online or TV news will leave you reeling in disbelief. Never before have newsmen and reporters been so highly lauded for the work they do. Yet in the end it is like the adage; water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink.
The nature of news reporting has significantly changed in the last decade. Now news people are laden with opinions and are undertaking causes. The old Cronkite “And that’s the way it is” has become “that’s the way I see it” and is followed by more analysis and debate throughout the night and day - day after day - ad infinitum.
Discussing the call on my life to prophetic utterance with a friend I was forced to conclude that my message would be at the bottom of a list, a long list, of names of those people Americans take time to listen to. Only when events begin to unfold does my name warrant moving up the list. Every time the President proposes some new “change” for America or when some new attack on our citizens takes place do people take notice of anything I have said; my own website fluctuates on that basis.
I have foretold of an economic collapse for over three decades now and some have listened and even a few have responded by altering the way they accumulate and use their wealth. Yet it is more likely that people will listen to Dr. Nouriel Roubini. Sometimes referred to as “Dr. Doom” Nouriel is a world renowned economist whose latest book “Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance” promises to make the best seller list. The short version of Mr. Roubini’s message is exactly the same as mine. The U.S. economy is coming down to a spectacular crash; the 1929 fall will look easy by comparison.
I’m OK with Dr. Doom’s conclusions because I realize that in some strange way we are on the same page. Christ said “For he that is not against us is on our part.” (Mk 9:40) The only real difference is that my message at times is followed by a miracle. What miracle you say? This one; “Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.” (Lk 15:10) Nothing can be done to avert what is about to transpire so all that remains how each person responds to it. Turning to God is transcendent and dwarfs the value of gold.
The suicides, ruined lives and insanity that followed the Stock Market crash of 1929 were much publicized. The stories of those who survived and re-established not just another fortune but an entirely different basis for life, are not so well known, they are the miracles. They are what Christ was referring to when he said “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Lk 12:15)
The humblest expositor of the scripture is a hundred times less likely to be heard than an economist, psychiatrist, politician and a thousand other experts in their respective fields. Isn’t it appropriate that God chooses dumbbells, farmers, fishermen and the general off-scouring of the world to produce a message that for some will determine their entire future destiny?
No wonder the Apostle Paul anointed in God’s Spirit was forced to say “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.” (1Cor 1:26, 27)
Watching as Americans fly from one expert to the other trying to glean some insight into future events and their meaning, is disconcerting. The general picture that emerges is also pretty much a cause for concern. Politicians, pundits, economists and other experts think that prophets are dabbling in the realm of the ethereal where nothing can be known for certain. They are placed in the same category as those who have sighted UFO’s, debate the authenticity of religious icons or are known to have occasional psychic powers worthy of a mention but ultimately are placed only a bit higher than a freak show attraction.
Those who are Biblically grounded and quote only what is already cited in scripture are not given much more credence than the rest. The world laughs while the prophets weep. Even though the prophets will have what might be called “the last laugh” they find nothing humorous about the loss of precious human souls.
When Roe V. Wade slipped into our law during a lapse in judicial sanity many voices were raised to decry and condemn the ruling. Now millions of voices are being raised to match the staggering fifty million abortions we now have to our credit.
When Hollywood started to depict people partially dressed and using an occasional expletive in a movie a few voices of warning were heard. Now opening scenes of a movie may show people copulating and violence, gore and torture are as common as sprinkles on our ice cream. A million voices are being raised in unison against it. Go figure! Perhaps there are more prophets out there than even they (the prophets) know.
Unfortunately there are many more false prophets in the arena than true. The reason this is true is simple. False prophets seek only friendship with man, their predictions favor men because they fear man or more accurately they fear not being accepted by man. True prophets fear God, who has strictly warned that you can’t make stuff up and put God’s name to it.
Prophecy from any kind of revelation is not given to titillate or excite the hearer but rather it is given literally to save lives, inform and prepare. The accuracy of Old Testament prophecies are part of what the science of biblical apologetics (proofs) uses to establish the veracity and trustworthiness of the scriptures. One such prophecy from Daniel that marks a fourth edict made specifically by the Persian King Artaxerxes and goes up to the death of Christ on the cross is so accurate that biblical naysayers are forced to ignore it completely or; bend their knees and admit that the Bible is in every way the words of a Living God and not the aimless meandering of a bunch of overly religious zealots.
I have watched year by year as things I have foretold have come to pass and yet I could summarize everything I have personally received in three simple but distinct sentences.
1. America’s economy will collapse
2. Christ will return shortly after our economic collapse. How soon after? I don’t have a clue but I can safely say it is not generation after generation. More like less than a decade.
3. People in America and worldwide will not believe and will be unprepared for the most part.
The most important aspect of true prophecy is to bring the conscience of a nation to God. No generation in history has been so willing to deny God as this one. Pushing God away, according to the bible’s prophecies is exactly what causes him to show up. When we have finally rid ourselves of every connection to God and if we actually succeed at removing every clear proof of our biblical foundations as a nation, we will be, only days or minutes away from his appearing.
In a radio address on April 27, 1950 former President Herbert Hoover concluded his speech with this amazing, intuitive and perhaps even prophetic statement.
“The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from these teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.”
If only one tenth as much time was spent on these necessities as is spent on our economy, spending and taxes we would continue for generations as the richest nation in the history of the world. While we debate the economy we are drifting from the source of wealth and angering the wealth giver with deep and ever darker immoralities, perversions and base behaviors. What good prophecy can a prophet give in answer or to justify the aforementioned behavior? If you hear one; don’t believe it!
“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” (Dt. 8:18)
Copyright ©2010 Rev. Michael Bresciani