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God's final call to this nation won't be a judgment of chastisement; it will be a judgment of wrath.

Like Israel the apple of his eye, who had forsaken him time and time again, God came to this conclusion. (Amo 8:1  Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. Amo 8:2  And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them anymore.)

Basket of summer fruit; the apple of his eye had gone sour. God had done all he could to bring Israel to repentance, that basket of fruit was symbolic, Indicating Israel was ripe for His final judgment of wrath. God would no longer send  judgments of Chastisement but a judgment of wrath. He would no longer look pass their sins as a nation, they would pay for them.

Many think judgment is a angry God hurting people for his own pleasure. What many take as wrath is no more than chastisement, that is to spank a child. God not only spanks us individually but as a nation.

God does this out of love, not pleasure: (Heb 12:5  And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: Heb 12:6  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. Heb 12:7  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?)

If we refuse His Chastisement: (Heb 12:8  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Heb 12:9  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? Heb 12:10  For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Heb 12:11  Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.)

Here we have His judgment turned into wrath: (Amo 4:2  The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.)

God swearing by his own holiness, that the day was coming that Israel; who had brought God to such anger would answer for their sins, so will the body of Christ in America answer for our sinful ways if we don't repent, I pray it is not to late. 

Here are some of the reason's God had enough of the continued sins of the apple of his eye, "Israel" He had sent judgments of chastisements time and time again: (Amo 2:6  Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes; Amo 2:7  That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name: Amo 2:8  And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.)

(1) Taking bribes for court decesions;

(2) Abusing the poor;

(3) Uncleanness;

(4) Idolatry.

God warned them, a day of wrath was coming; Israel like a fish in a lake would be yanked out of their cozy lifestyle and scattered among the nations.

Did God all at once decide to do this, no. Whom He loves He sends judgments of chastisements. Here is proof He tried time and time again to get them to repent and turn back to Him. He sent famine: (Amo 4:6  And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.)

He sent thirst: (Amo 4:7  And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered. Amo 4:8  So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.)

He destroyed their fruit trees and gardens: (Amo 4:9  I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.)

He even sent some of the plagues of Egypt upon them: (Amo 4:10  I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.)

God even destroyed some of the more sinful as he did to Sodom and Gomorrah: (Amo 4:11  I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.)

Here we have five judgments of chastisements God brought upon the children of Isreal, was it because he was mad and just wanted to hate on them? We know better than that, five times he proclaims, " yet have ye not returned unto me. " 

Gods judgments of chastisement are in effort to bring back to him, a nation that He loves, a nation of people He does not wish to see in eternal punishment.

What God says next none of us want to ever hear: (Amo 4:12  Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.)

When God says this, it is no longer a judgment of chastisement but a judgment of wrath. In closing he lets us know who he is, and why he can do what he wants: He is God Almighty: (Amo 4:13  For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.)

What about those who do repent, or are not guilty of the sins of a nation, will God pour his wrath on them as well? Not in the same degree, but they do suffer the loss of their nation . (Jer 24:1  The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. Jer 24:2  One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad. Jer 24:3  Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. Jer 24:4  Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jer 24:5  Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good. Jer 24:6  For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up. Jer 24:7  And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart. Jer 24:8  And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt: Jer 24:9  And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them. Jer 24:10  And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.)

That being said; brings me to why I am writing this or speaking this to you. As many of you know. God has me going throughout the State of New Mexico carrying a cross wrapped in the colors of our American flag.  Preaching repentance to all who will hear, I have been calling this nations body of Christ to repentance since 2015.

It does not matter what denomination or none denomination you belong to, God is calling us all to repentance Sinner and Saint alike. Judgments of chastisements have come and gone, why? God loves this nation: (Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.) It is to get our attention, it is to bring us back to God in true repentance.

We live in a day and age you can't tell a sinner from a saint, we dress like them, we act like them, we talk like them, we even live like them, is anyone in a pulpit preaching this: (2Co 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 2Co 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.) Our churches have become social clubs, instead of Monday night prayer meetings, we have Monday night Football meetings. Churches are installing bars into their fellowship halls. Repentance is a curse word, it is taboo.

I have wondered and prayed as to what God has called me to do, has it made any difference at all. God knows why He has me out there on the streets of New Mexico, he knows why he wants me in every little place I have been, he knows why He wants people to see that cross.

God hears my prayers over every little town, village, community, City, sometime even in places where I don't see a soul. He knows the ones I have warned, He knows, the ones I have prayed for, He knows the ones that have help me along my way, He knows, yet sometimes I wonder is it doing any good.

Will this nation go under, because of the wickedness in the body of Christ? Yes we the body of Christ has given our authority over this nation to sinful people in high places, what is really sad many have joined them.

Our nation needs a spiritual awakening among those who believe from the pulpit to the pews. Those who have never received the transformation power of the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord, yet call themselves Christians.  Bing a new creature in Christ Jesus is not something you get by simply believing, it happens to those who not only believe but truly repent.

The rest who are truly born again, who are living there best in the truth of grace, now is not the time to hide, now is the time to truly let your lights shine.

I am concerned my efforts and the efforts of others, who are calling this nation to repentance both in the church and outside the church, are to say the least frustrating. Yet little by little I see a breach in the forces of evil. That is why I will continue, though I received disturbing words from our God.

God does not speak to me like this as much as I would like, but on the morning of 8-7-2017 He did whisper to me as I slept, it was frightening to say the least. Do you remember what God said in: (Amo 4:12  Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.)

After he had tried and tried to correct His children with judgments of chastisements, what were the words he used? (Yet have ye not returned unto me.) God has done the same to this nation.

This is the words God gave me 8-7-2017 around 3:00 am : (Incline thy ear and prepare thy heart to meet thy God. Before the great and notable day of the Lord.)

He made clear to me except we the body of Christ repent across this nation, we will face His wrath, not another judgment of chastisement. When; I have no clue, I do no He is not refer'ing to  the great judgment day, the day of His wrath upon all the world, this wrath will be America who have gone the way of Baal, who worship another God, who serve another Christ.

I know this, I want to finish my walk throughout the State of New Mexico by the end of 2017. I hear His warning if it is for me alone I gladly accept His warning, but I know it is for us all. (America Prepare To Meet Thy God.)

Is it not time for us the body of Christ in America to wash our robes? We can even change the mind of God in this I believe if we would all turn back to God and the truth of his word, in true repentnace.

God help us all. God bless.

Pastor Gary.