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Is God Using The Marxists & Muslims to Judge America & The World Before He Judges Them in Ezekiel 38?

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I’m gonna speak to you tonight on the topic of Marxists, Muslims, Mayhem, Mercy and Martyrs. Turn with me, if you would, to the little book of Nahum, if you can find that little book of Nahum. Tonight we are just going to look at a couple verses in this little book of Nahum and then we’re going to move around to Deuteronomy and Leviticus and Romans.

Nahum 1:11. From you comes forth one who plots evil against the Lord, a wicked counselor.

The story is 150 years after Jonah shows up in Nineveh to tell the people to repent. Most of you know the story of Jonah and that he did not want to go and to tell the people of Nineveh to repent. Jonah felt they deserved destruction. But don’t we all deserve God’s wrath? But through faith and repentance, the righteous life of Christ is imputed or credited to our account, and thus we have moved from judgement into life.

We all know the story of Jonah and the giant fish. He did not want to go. But he finally goes and he preaches that the people of Nineveh should repent before God judges them. And many of them and their leaders indeed did repent.

But it’s now 150 years later and here is the prophet Nahum. And he’s here not to say repent, but he’s here to say, ‘God is going to judge your nation.’ The decision has already been made. Isn’t it interesting that we see in the scripture that God warns again and again and again before He brings judgement? I have to wonder how many times has America been warned again and again and again.

So 150 years after Jonah, Nahum shows up saying it is time for God to judge you. He declares the soon impending judgment of God. It is all laid out in this little book with great accuracy. And we could spend literally several one hour sessions breaking down how God’s judgement was going to occur. However, the major point I want to bring forth tonight is how God used the Assyrians to judge Israel and then yet God turned around and judged the Assyrians.

Today, Nineveh is what you would know as modern day Mosul in northern Iraq. It sits in northern Iraq by the Tigris River. And is Mosul in the news today? Absolutely. Nineveh was the capital of Assyria. And in about 724 BC Assyria conquered Israel and took many of the Israelites into captivity. Over and over again the Israelites fall into the Babylonian religions–the worship of Baal and Ashtoreth. This Babylonian religious system really starts in Genesis 10 and Genesis 11, where we see Nimrod–who is becoming mighty on the earth–and he builds many cities of which include Babel, the home of the tower of Babel.

I have a book out there in the resource hall about this. It’s called The Coming Religious Reich. The word ‘Reich’ means Empire or Kingdom. The coming religious reich really started there in Genesis 10 and 1l in Babylon, and I believe it’s going right back there as described in Revelation 17 and chapter 18. There will be, once again, a one world government in Babylon. Babylon is approximately fifty-eight miles south of Baghdad.

The children of Israel fall again and again into this Babylonian religion and God calls them to repent. And God says, ‘if you’ll repent I’ll bless you once again, but if you don’t, I will bring seven times harsher judgement upon you.’ When it comes to Israel it is the same warning and judgement over and over again. Finally, after many warnings, God allows, in about 724 BC, the Assyrians to conquer Israel and take the Israelites into captivity in Assyria.

Again, isn’t it interesting how our gracious God warns about the impending judgment? Today we don’t have modern day prophets. We don’t have modern day apostles. But we do have people that have the gift of prophecy–if we mean one that speaks forth truth. Your pastor is not a prophet in that he is not getting extra biblical revelation. Jude 3 says that the Word of God was once for all delivered to the saints. Deuteronomy, Proverbs, and Revelation forbid us from adding to the Word of God or taking away from the Word of God. So we don’t have prophets or apostles getting extra biblical revelation today. However, we do have people who have the gift of speaking forth truth or the gift of prophecy. If you’re a pastor here tonight, then perhaps you have the gift of prophecy in that you speak forth truth–not foretelling–but forth-telling.

I believe we have many people in America that in one sense have been prophets in that they are forth telling the truth of God’s word that says, this is what happens to a nation when you deny God over and over and over again. When you suppress the truth in unrighteousness, eventually, this is what happens. And so I think there have been many opportunities for Americans to repent and they have yet hardened their hearts. Sadly, I believe God has already turned America over.

You may say, well, wait a minute Brannon, how’s that consistent with this election we just had in November of 2016 that saw the election of Donald Trump? If God is judging America why didn’t God allow Hillary Clinton to win? Well, I’m gonna get to that. Can God be judging our country while He is also giving a reprieve or some protection to the church? I think they can both be true and not be contradictory.

Here in this little book of Nahum it says that one reason God is now judging this nation of Assyria is because, as it says there in verse 11, “from you comes one who plots evil against the Lord. A wicked counselor.”

In the original language, “wicked counselor” literally would mean a counselor of Baal. Baal is another name for Satan. Thus it means a demonically controlled, demonically inspired leader.

You see, God allowed the Assyrians to conquer Israel in order to punish Israel. The Bible says that whom He loves He chastens, and He loves the Jewish people. God has tried to bring them back again and again. And if you understand eschatology correctly, I believe we understand the whole reason for the tribulation will be for God to get the attention of the Jews whom He loves and to use the tribulation to bring them back to Himself.

Well, He’s doing this here in one sense. He’s using this little tribulation if you will, to get their attention. And He uses Assyria. The capital is Nineveh and their leaders were brutal people. In fact, it was prophetically told by the prophet Nahum that parts of the government buildings, that reveal the extent of brutality of the Assyrians, would be hidden for a period of time. But now gigantic stone pictures from their government buildings called reliefs are available for all the world to see.

The gigantic stones are engraved with stories and history and horrors. These reliefs are available for you to see online, or you can go to the British museum and see them in person. And these reliefs in stone tell the brutality of the Assyrians. I’m talking about brutality so great, having just come from dinner, you would not want to hear about it. But I’m talking about incredible cruelty. Skinning people alive. These reliefs detail people being beheaded. The reliefs detail extreme savagery. It was as though they came up with or plotted ways to be evil.

Nahum 1:11 tells us that the evil that was being done by its leader was of a demonic nature by a wicked counselor under the demonic control of Baal or Satan. And even though God used Assyria to judge the nation of Israel, eventually God had enough when they began to plot evil against the Lord.

My friends, evil is one thing. But when people start to plot evil against God, that’s a tipping point for national judgement.

I believe America is now in a place of plotting evil against the Lord and inventing ways to take part in evil. I think of stories such as sex change operations for four and five year old children. The numerous genders that are now celebrated. The entire LGBTQ agenda and celebration.  Consider the sex education curriculum in the schools that is just flat out pornographic. I wrote about the pornographic sex education curriculum in my first book that came out in 1993. Even in 1993, the sex education course that I documented in that first book of mine were so pornographic in nature that I could not read it to you in a public setting or over the radio.

America and many nations of the world seem to be finding ways to invent evil against God, which is one of the tipping points for national and eventually global judgment. And that’s what happened to Assyria. They began to plot evil against God and that was a tipping point. And so God, who used this nation of Assyria to bring judgement on Israel, judges Assyria.

150 years earlier Jonah showed up in Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, and preached repentance. But now, the Prophet Nahum shows up and he says that repentance is not an option because God is about to destroy your nation.

My friends, one of the ways God judges a nation is they are invaded by aliens. And I’m not talking about the ones from outer space. Today in America we have an invasion of illegal aliens and we see what it’s doing to our country and our economy and our laws. We also see through various initiatives and organizations that Muslims are organizing to elect Muslims to local political offices.

Now go back with me, if you would, to Nahum. God used the nation of Assyria to bring judgement on Israel. Then God brought judgment on Assyria as we see in this little book of Nahum.

God turned His attention to judging Assyria for their leaders who plotted evil against God. Remember, ‘wicked counselor’ means literally ‘counselor of Baal, a satanic nature in their leadership.’

Look at Nahum 3:19. Nahum 3:19. The prophet says to them, “your injury, your national injury, has no healing. Your wound is severe. There is no healing for this.”

There’s no solution. God’s decided to judge. You’re gonna be judged.

Just as God used Assyria to judge Israel, I believe God today is using the Marxists and the Muslims to judge America. Not only America but the nations of the world. Yet just as God used the Assyrians to judge Israel, God eventually judged the Assyrians. And I believe eventually just as God is using the Marxists and Muslims to judge America, eventually God will judge the Marxists and the Muslims. You see how this works?

Look in Ezekiel 38 and what do you see? I see a long list of nations that form a coalition to come against Israel and it is a coalition of Marxists and Muslims working together.

I believe this Ezekiel 38 coalition of Marxists and Muslims is already being formed. Consider Russia and Putin. Putin is an old KGB agent and he is building a coalition with the Muslims. The demographics show that a huge chunk of Russia is now made up of Muslims. In fact, in the next few years, 50 percent of the military in Russia will be made up of Muslims.

So we see the Marxist and Muslim coalition is forming. We see those nations listed in Ezekiel 38 such as Turkey and Iran and Syria ever present in their calls for the destruction of Israel.

So finally, after God has used the Marxists and the Muslims to judge America, and in many respects the whole world, eventually God will turn and judge them. I believe God will declare that enough is enough. God used them to judge and now God is going to judge them.

When God decides to judge a nation there’s nothing people can do to stop that divine wrath of God. However lets look at how Christians can use it to further the gospel. 

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