The Double Portion of Judgment

by | Jul 17, 2008

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I said I would post a second witness to the collapse of America, having sent out the previous post on the two Miss USA contestants falling for the past two years during the evening gown part of the competition for Miss Universe. I have been struck by the double witness of many such events, and aside from the understanding that is found in looking at Joseph’s interpretation of the dreams of Pharaoh, which were duplicated, I believe there is also a secondary meaning.

After the events of 9-11-2001 I wrote of the symbolism of the events of that day. The Pentagon being struck once spoke of a partial destruction of America’s military power, but the World Trade Towers both being hit and being leveled to the ground spoke of a total collapse of America’s economy.

A few months later this symbolism was repeated in the story of Jessica Lynch. She broke her left arm, which is symbolic of defense, for in ancient times the shield was carried on the left arm. This spoke of America’s inability to shield herself from attacks, though she would still have the capacity to strike back. At the same time, Jessica Lynch had both of her legs broken. This was a parallel to the events of 9-11 for America’s economy is what gives her standing in the world. All the pictures of Jessica Lynch immediately after her rescue showed her lying prone, even as America will be made to prostrate herself before the world. Of course this symbolism was recently echoed in the two Miss USA contestants falling onto their backsides in the eyes of all the world.

In this it is seen that when a symbol is repeated twice that it speaks of a much greater judgment falling than when it is observed only once. There is precedence for this in Scripture as well. Elisha commanded King Joash to take a bundle of arrows and strike the ground. Joash struck the ground three times and stopped. Elisha was angry, telling him he should have struck five or six times, for them Aram would have been destroyed completely, but now only a lesser judgment would occur.

As God continues to send multiple witnesses of what is coming to America, it is understood that the judgment will be very severe, even a double portion of judgment due to the sins of the nation and the church within her borders. God will repay a people who have called themselves a Christians nation double for all her sins.

Isaiah 40:2
“Speak kindly to Jerusalem; and call out to her, that her warfare has ended, that her iniquity has been removed, that she has received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.”

This double judgment has been observed in many ways. After Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, just prior to her hosting the annual debauchery known as Southern Decadence, she was followed by Hurricane Rita which flooded the city a second time. Katrina means “purity” and she made final landfall at the mouth of the Pearl River. Pearls stand for purity throughout Scripture. Rita amazingly means “Pearl” and therefore provided a double witness to God’s judgment upon a nation that boasts about her decadence. Much severer things are to come, for the nation has continued on a course of sensual wickedness since these judgments struck in 2005. There was actually a third witness in 2005 as Hurricane Wilma struck later and canceled two more debauched festivals, one in Key West, and one in the area of Cancun, Mexico.

The year before there were four hurricanes to make landfall on America, all of which struck Florida. These hurricanes followed hard on the heels of America’s invasion of Iraq and provided a testimony of judgment against America’s unrighteous pursuit of oil. Three countries had multi-billion development contracts legally arranged with Saddam Hussein for the development of the world’s largest undeveloped oil reserves. America canceled these contracts as soon as she invaded Iraq and set-up a puppet government. Each of the hurricanes in 2004 was a reference to one of those countries whose contracts were canceled, and each one struck at America’s oil resources in the Gulf of Mexico causing great damage.

The first was Charlie, which is a symbol of China, being a nickname of the Chinese relating back to the very popular series of books of movies on the Chinese detective Charlie Chan. The second and fourth were Frances and Jeanne, both of which are French names, and Frances even means “Frenchman.” The last was Ivan, which did the greatest damage, striking the USA three times. Ivan is a name closely associated to Russia, whose famous rulers included Ivan the Great and Ivan the Terrible.

All of this repetition of signs speaks of the great degree of judgment that is looming for America. What is coming will not be local in scope, nor temporary. It will be widespread and completely devastating. America will fall, and will never again ascend to the status she held as a world leader.

In the writing “Freemasonry, the Spirit of Babylon” it was revealed how America as a nation is presently the seat of political Babylon in the world. Babylon is the last place the world was united as one, for it was at Babel that God descended and observing the unity of mankind, He confused their languages and scattered them throughout the earth. America is the location of the United Nations, the present attempt to unite the nations back into one world government. This is a work of Babylon. America also occupies Iraq, which is the location of the ancient city and nation of Babylon, whose ruins still exist there.

God has judged the various manifestations of Babylon down through the ages, and He will do so again. Babylon was a land of many idols, a land of great merchandising and wealth, a place of tremendous power. All of these things typify America in this hour. Consider the following passage from revelation that speaks of God judging Babylon. This judgment speaks of what is coming to America, though I do not believe America to be the final manifestation of Babylon. But like all manifestations of Babylon, she must be judged by God. As you read this passage, discern how well it describes America and note also that it speaks of paying her DOUBLE for her sins. Many witnesses have been given to America in duplicate, and I believe this is an indication of the double portion of judgment coming to her.

Revelation 18:2-20
“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! And she has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird. For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.”

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her. To the degree that she glorified herself and lived sensuously, to the same degree give her torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as a queen and I am not a widow, and will never see mourning.’ For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.”

“And the kings of the earth, who committed acts of immorality and lived sensuously with her, will weep and lament over her when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying,’ Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more; cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet, and every kind of citron wood and every article of ivory and every article made from very costly wood and bronze and iron and marble, and cinnamon and spice and incense and perfume and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine flour and wheat and cattle and sheep, and cargoes of horses and chariots and slaves and human lives. And the fruit you long for has gone from you, and all things that were luxurious and splendid have passed away from you and men will no longer find them.”

“The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand at a distance because of the fear of her torment, weeping and mourning, saying,’ Woe, woe, the great city, she who was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls; for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!’ And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance, and were crying out as they saw the smoke of her burning, saying,’ What city is like the great city?’ And they threw dust on their heads and were crying out, weeping and mourning, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had ships at sea became rich by her wealth, for in one hour she has been laid waste!’ Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her.”

I would like to mention another witness that has caught my attention. It is associated with COLLAPSE and has been repeated numerous times in the past year. This is the collapse of construction cranes, two of which collapsed in Manhattan, the location of the United Nations, as well as the financial heart of America. These collapses were as unusual as the Miss USA contestants falling. They were unlooked for, and unusual. After the first one collapsed, steps were taken to insure that it would not happen again, yet just two months later another major crane collapse occurred in Manhattan.

There were many symbolic details of these events. The apartment of the man who was in charge of New York City’s emergency response forces during 9-11 was completely demolished in one of the collapses. The same company was involved in both incidents, New York Cranes. New York is the Empire State, and construction cranes are a symbol of economic growth and prosperity. These cranes were employed in raising up new high rise buildings, and the message that comes forth from their collapse is that America’s exaltation and growth will come to a sudden end. She will no longer be able to elevate herself among the nations. She will be brought low, and unable to lift herself again.

Witnesses at the collapse of the first crane on March 17, 2008 reported the following:

A piece of steel fell and sheared off one of the ties holding it to the building, causing the structure to detach and topple, said Stephen Kaplan, an owner of the Reliance Construction Group.

“It was an absolute freak accident,” he said Saturday. “All the piece of steel had to do was fall slightly left or right, and nothing would have happened.”

Regarding this incident, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared, “”Do I think that you should worry if there’s a crane across the street? No,” the mayor said. “This is such a rare thing that I don’t think we should worry about it.” Yet just two months later another crane collapsed in Manhattan resulting in further destruction and loss of life.

Crane collapses, generally rare, have been very frequent in the past year, and I believe they provide another witness of the coming collapse of America. Cranes across the USA, from New York City to Miami to Dallas have been collapsing and making headlines. Having observed America’s relation to Babylon, and the double portion of judgment prophesied, it is equally significant when we read the following:

Isaiah 21:9
And one answered and said, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the images of her gods are shattered on the ground.”

The two towers have fallen.

The two beauty queens have fallen.

Two cranes have collapsed in Manhattan.

“Fallen, fallen is Babylon.” May those who have ears to hear, hear what the Spirit is testifying.

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