08.15.2003 A Nation Unraveling

While sitting in a prophecy conference on August 15, 2003, the Lord gave me an open vision.   It was while the keynote speaker was talking, but nothing was being said concerning what I saw in the vision.  This is what I saw:

The Vision:

I saw an American flag waving from a flag pole.  It was tattered and the fabric was unraveling much like this photo.

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When I saw this, it was as if God zoomed in on the flag itself, so close that I could see the long, loose, individual threads blowing in the wind, and I could see WHY it was unraveling.   Each long thread was not just wavy because of the wind, it formed numbers and words.  Each one formed the date and the law that went into effect that: legalized abortion, took prayer out of school etc. It grieved me to see it, but more than that, I sensed how it grieved Him.  The freedom and liberty that this flag represented is unraveling and is in shambles.  The prophetic nature of this vision was what was to come.  Since that vision in 2003, what has happened to the fabric of this nation over the course of the six years that followed would be something I could not have imagined.  I could only see the future through this vision–that the nation was truly unraveling.

I heard Perry Stone explain it something like this: When sin becomes the LAW of the nation—God’s judgment will be upon that nation.  I truly believe that revival will only come to this nation after God literally brings her to her knees through judgment. And because we have already witnessed and experienced multiple events that was His judgment on this nation, with the majority of the nation–yes, many Christian’s as well– failing to recognize it for what it was and why it happened, then it would suffice to say that even more severe judgment from God will still be met by many who will stiffen their necks against God and refuse to repent and turn to Him.  One such judgment–an event still etched in the minds of anyone who witnessed it or its aftermath–was 911.  I’m thankful that God showed me His judgment coming upon this nation the morning before it happened.  All I could do was pray for mercy–and truly–mercy was given.  But what is so sad is that still to this day, so many people–again, so many Christian’s–don’t have a clue that it was indeed God’s judgment on this nation.  (You can read this in the o9.10.2001 post) Instead of repenting–the leaders of our nation and many of its citizens shook their prideful fist in the air and decreed, “The bricks have fallen but we will rebuild bigger and stronger!”  They had no clue that the Scripture they were quoting–Isaiah 9:10 (the date of my dream)–was what Israel defiantly decreed before God when God brought judgment on Israel for her sin.

Take a close look at this flag and envision each thread spelling out the date and the LAW that has called right, wrong–and wrong, right.  If you will read the first chapter of Romans, you will see that God is very specific about those who change the truth of God into a lie.  God also spoke of this through the prophet Isaiah:

Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Over many years, God’s people, in a spirit of apathy and apostasy, sat safe and silent behind their closed doors while a very few–sometimes only one person–dictated to our government what the laws of  this nation would be.  One by one, God’s law–which is TRUTH–the laws that this nation was established on–the laws that have been the very fabric of this nation–were thrown down and replaced with LIES of PERVERSION and HUMANISM. What started slow and steadily with a few determined and ungodly men and women, has with each victory, emboldened what has now become a very loud and powerful voice in the land–a voice that intimidates the majority with political correctness, civil rights and cries of discrimination–a voice that has positioned itself in politics through powerful lobbyists.  Though some of God’s people have been jolted awake, they have awakened to a living nightmare, and found their best efforts to put the unraveling nation back together again–impossible.  It has been stated by seasoned politicians and lawyers, that once an idea becomes a law, it is almost impossible to ever overturn that law.  This is why it is vital that these ungodly ideas never become part of the nations fabric.  This is why it is vital that Christians wake up and stand up–not just the few–but the masses of those who claim the name of Christ.  But how so, when so many of the very ones who claim His name, not only condone, but have themselves called darkness, light and light, darkness as they have made these ungodly laws part of their own denominations creed.

I want to share one other revelation that the Lord gave me concerning this prophetic vision.  I’ve shared in many of my other writings how God has confirmed over and over to me that more serious than the sins of perversion, violence and greed is the sin of our government against the nation of Israel.  I truly believe that the only reason this nation has been shown such remarkable mercy in the face of it ‘s turning it’s back on God, is because of the mercy this nation has shown through the years to the Jews and the nation of Israel.  The Lord brought this vision back to my mind as I watched a video link that I received via email from a brother in the Lord last week, on August 19, 2009.  I watched Congressman Randy Forbes as he stood on the US House floor, quoting  statements made by the president of the United States, Barack Obama, while addressing foreign and Muslim nations.  Rep. Forbes then asked, “Did America ever consider itself a Judeo-Christian nation?” and “If America was once a Judeo-Christian nation, when did it cease to be?” He followed up his inquiries by stating, “Those Judeo-Christian principles are so interwoven in a tapestry of freedom and liberty, that to begin to unravel one, is to unravel the other.” When I heard this statement, I again saw the flag.

By seeing this again, and having to search my journals for when it was given to me, I could not help but notice that here I was looking at this vision again, the same week of the year that I was seeing it for the first time six years earlier.  (The number SIX represents man, and the sin of man.)  Many things have happened over these past six years since seeing this prophetic vision–things that have indeed unraveled this nation–but just what has happened in the past six months has Old Glory torn apart.  As I looked at the date of the vision again–August 15th–I immediately saw the connection to Israel.  It was on August 15, 2005 (3 years to the day after the vision) that Israel’s Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, through the pressure of  several past U.S. administrations, and at the time, strong-arming by President George W. Bush in order to advance his Road Map peace plan for the Middle East, that Israel began to forcefully evict its own citizens from their land–land they had owned and invested their lives and livelihoods for the past thirty years or more.  But most importantly,  covenant land that belongs to GOD!  This pressure from the U.S. to coerce Israel into giving up land for some pseudo peace that did not, and will never, materialize, but instead, emboldened Hamas even more to do violence against Israel.  Since this forced eviction–this DISENGAGEMENT of Israeli’s from the settlements in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank of Jordan in 2005, multiplied thousands of Kassam rockets have rained down upon Israel’s citizens for the past four years.  And what does GOD have to say about those who side with Israel’s enemies and who disinherit His people by parting the land?

Joel 3:1-2 (KJV)
1 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

For those of you who still doubt that God will execute judgment on those who do this, I’ve taken the time to put together a time line of events and confirming anniversaries in order to bring to light what has happened to the man who conceived and executed Israel’s DISENGAGEMENT, what has come of this unholy sacrifice, and in part, what happens to other nations who were instrumental in bringing this about.  The events taking place on the very anniversaries of the actions is not coincidence, but are undeniable confirmation.  I will not go into great detail, but will try to give it to you in a nutshell.

Israel’s Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, a military hero who ran for that office on a platform vowing to never give up land for peace, is the man who broke that vow and is responsible for evicting thousands of his own people–people who believed in and trusted him–from their homes, farms, synagogues, and businesses in order to pacify U.S. and other world leaders, as well as Israel’s enemies.  Watch the dates.  Also, note that since the Bible is a mathematical masterpiece of a God–a Sovereign God of order–who knows the end from the beginning–where numbers relate to events, I will show the association by each number represented.

  • August 15, 2003,  MY VISION–America is unraveling
  • August 15, 2005, Israel’s Disengagement began two years to the day later.  (2=DIVISION)
  • December 18, 2003, Prime Minister Sharon announces DISENGAGEMENT plan.  (12=GOVERNMENT & 18=BONDAGE)
  • December 18, 2005–2 years to the day Ariel Sharon announces the DISENGAGEMENT,  Sharon suffers a mild stroke (I believe a warning).  (12=GOVERNMENT & 18= BONDAGE)
  • August 23, 2005, The last Israeli was removed from the settlements. (23=DEATH) Though they did not die physically–they had everything but their lives taken from them.  They lived in temporary tents, small government provided trailers, hotel rooms, and with family or friends–and many of these are STILL displaced 4 years later!  Sound familiar?
  • August 23, 2005, Hurricane Katrina was born. (23=DEATH) (The parallel of this storm to what happened to Israel is almost unbelievable, but for America, God’s judgment was severe.  It was the worst ‘natural disaster” in American history.  Thousands died, hundreds of thousands lost everything, and it cost the nation hundreds of billions. Israel was forced to desecrate the graves of their loved ones, even their recently buried children from suicide bomb attacks, by digging them up when they had to leave the land.  Katrina’s storm surge caused hundreds of graves to unearth and caskets floated across the land.)
  • January 4, 2006 On the eve of a scheduled surgery to protect the Prime Minister from having another stroke, Sharon suffers a massive cerebral hemorrhage that almost kills him.  He has been comatose for the past 3 years.  (What began on the 18th was completed 18 days later.  18=BONDAGE.  Sharon was removed from power over Israel and has been in BONDAGE–a prisoner in his own body ever since.)
    January 4, 2009, (3 years to the day of Sharon’s massive stroke that took him from power and all but killed him)  Due to the Palestinians truce-violating and four-year daily rocket attacks on innocent Israeli citizens, Israel goes into offensive mode to defend herself through Operation Cast Lead.  They are in a full-blown war with Gaza, proving ultimately that P.M. Sharon’s Disengagement and the U.S. “land for peace” Road Map was a complete failure.  Evicting God’s people from God’s land and giving it to His enemies, and the price it cost Ariel Sharon was all for nothing.  (4=World & It’s People)
  • June 19, 2008 — December 19, 2008 Israel/Gaza 6-month truce. (19=FAITH).  Israel acted in good faith and offered a continued cease-fire on Dec. 13, 2008 , but Hamas refused and continued its aggressive assault– firing more rockets against innocent civilians in Southern Israel. (13=DEPRAVITY & REBELLION) (Notice the correlation of Dec 18th events and the end of the truce on Dec 19–again confirming the futility of “land for peace”.)
  • December 27, 2008, Israel’s surprise attack named, Operation Cast Lead.  (Only 8 days after the official end of the truce…though Hamas resumed firing rockets into Israel a month before the truce deadline.)
  • January 17, 2009, (17=VICTORY) After Israel’s surprise attack on Hamas and the military victory of Operation Cast Lead, Israel declares a unilateral ceasefire.
  • UPDATE: January 11, 2014 Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is pronounced dead. (11=Judgment & Disorder)  Ariel Sharon was comatose for eight years since his stroke on January 4, 2006.  (8=New Beginning)

Did you see them?  Did you see all the anniversaries?

Now you see why MAN can never undo what has been done.  Can you see through what America, other nations, and Israel’s leaders have done in touching the Covenant Land of God, what God’s response will be?  So is there no hope?  I will leave you with God’s Word.

2 Chronicles 7:12-14 (KJV)
12 And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. 13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

HE WHO IS TRUTH is the ONLY WAY and our ONLY HOPE.

UPDATE  08.28.2009

You know, though I experience it in my daily life, I never cease to be amazed at how God does things.  I never fail to be touched deeply by His love and faithfulness–especially in what some would consider the small stuff.  Only three days after posting this vision, I receive an email from a 3rd party–a cousins friend wrote it and sent it to him and he to me–not some forward that had made the rounds from some stranger–asking all to fly their flags on this 8th anniversary of 9/11.   This guy doesn’t know me and I’m sure has never heard of this website, therefore, I was very encouraged and intrigued at how God so quickly confirmed my posting this vision to the site as I read this statement in Mr. Pennington’s email:

“Our American flag is the fabric of our country…”

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