God’s Judgment on America Unveiled?

Publisher’s Note

    Several weeks ago a friend of mine sent me an email with a link to a short film and said that “I HAD TO WATCH THIS FILM.” So, out of curiosity, I clicked on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW6roFN7NAE and watched it. The film blew me away. The first thing I did was to start checking the facts presented in the film. I could find no errors. The next thing I did was to contact the film maker, Pastor Carl Gallups. As a result, Pastor Gallups graciously agreed to send me his script notes and several still shots from the film and gave me permission to print them. The following is the actual narrative from his film entitled Astounding Revelation – God’s Judgment on America – Revealed!  I highly recommend that everyone view this film. The link once again is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW6roFN7NAE.

    May God have mercy on us and may the people of America wake-up, repent and turn back to God!!!

 

Astounding Revelation – God’s Judgment on America – Revealed!

By Pastor Carl Gallups

 

    God brought His first terrible judgment on His newly formed nation of Israel - through the Assyrians - now known as modern day Arab people - now overwhelmingly Muslim. He brought His judgment on the Northern Kingdom of Israel with an incursion into the land. The Assyrians caused astounding devastation upon Israel but were not able to topple it. Not until Israel responded in pride and arrogance and refused to turn back to God with its heart. Some time later God allowed the Assyrians, Arab people, to overrun - devastate and carry off into captivity the people of Israel. The 10 Tribes of the North were gone and lost.

    In Isaiah 9 we hear God’s strange words of judgment upon Israel... “The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel. And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, ‘The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.’” (Isaiah 9:8-10 KJV)

    As the rest of this chapter is read, it becomes apparent that this is clearly a passage of JUDGMENT!

    On September 11, 2001 - America suffered its worst incursion onto its mainland by an enemy. They were Arabs - Muslim terrorists. They did not succeed in toppling the nation...but they set it on its heels...what happened next and what is still happening - with most of America not even knowing or caring - is nothing short of astounding and ominous!

    The 8 harbingers of judgment pronounced on Israel - are identically pronounced on the U.S.A. and have been acted out by our nation’s leaders...THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

1. The Fallen Bricks

    There has been no event that has touched the United States and the world more indomitably than the attacks of September 11th, 2001. As the images of the smoke, dust and death gorged the airwaves, the descriptions of devastation penetrated every media source. Fire, smoke, dust, ashes. The bricks of Ground Zero in Manhattan were reduced to ash, with little more than dust and metal to recover.

 

2. We Will Build

    In A Joint Response of the Nation on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., representing the Congress and the nation and by authority as Majority Leader, Senator Tom Daschle addressed the world. Recorded in the Federal Register, are the words of Senator Daschle for the Joint Resolution of Condemnation for the attacks the morning of September 12th, 2001. Listen to some of his words:

    “Mr. President...there is only the smallest measure of inspiration that can be taken from this devastation. But there is a passage in the Bible, from Isaiah, that I think speaks to all of us at times such as this: ‘The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.’ That is what we will do. We will rebuild and we will recover.”

    HE CHOSE GOD’S WORDS OF JUDGEMENT AS THE U.S. GOVERNMENTS WORDS TO ITS OWN PEOPLE!

 

3. Bigger and Better

    And then there is the arrogance of defiance. On the day of the 911 tragedy, Rudy Guiliani, the Mayor of New York City, punctuated the resolve of the city. HE SAID - “We will rebuild: We’re going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The skyline will be made whole again.”

 

4. The Hewn Stone

    “We will rebuild with HEWN Stone” in other words - not with brick but with Granite - quarried from the Earth.

    The first stone to be used in the construction of the 1,176 ft. Freedom Tower was hewn from New York granite and lowered by crane in a ceremony on July 4, 2004. Governor George Pataki of New York presided:

    “Today is indeed, a momentous day. Today we take 20 tons of Adirondack granite - the bedrock of our State - and place it as the foundation, the bedrock of a new symbol of American strength and confidence. Today, we lay the cornerstone for a new symbol of this city and this country and of our resolve in the face of terror. Today we build the Freedom Tower.”

 

5. And Then There is a Spirit of Defiance
    Repeatedly Scripture records defiance as the highest insult against the Most High God. Senator John Kerry in his statement before the United States Senate on September 12, 2001 remarked:

    “…And I believe one of the first things we should commit to - with federal help that underscores our nation’s purpose – is to rebuild the towers of the World Trade Center and show the world we are not afraid - we are defiant.”

    On the day the cornerstone was laid, then New York Governor, George Pataki again insisted:

    “Today, we, the heirs of that revolutionary spirit of defiance, lay this cornerstone.”

 

6. The Sycamore, The Buttonwood

    “The Sycamore is cut down....” The Bible records the sycamore tree as being a sign of judgment. It even says that in Egypt the sycamore tree was struck down as a sign of judgment. On September 11th, a freak event happened in the devastation: a steel beam from the North Tower was hurled from the sky. As the Tower fell, it [the beam] went through the air and struck down an object: it was a tree.

    The next day [when] the people returned to Ground Zero, they found a tree lying on the ground, pierced by the beam from the fallen Tower. There, at Ground Zero was a sycamore tree – struck down.
    And strangely, eerily, the people made a display of it, not realizing what it was a Biblical sign of judgment. A sculptor was commissioned to make a cast of it. He poured metal into the cast: he cast it into bronze, the Biblical metal of judgment…an image of the fallen sycamore to be displayed on Wall Street.

 

7. The Cedar, The Arez

    But there is another sign of God’s impending judgment...the cedar tree or the Arez tree. the sycamores are fallen but we will put cedars in their place...”

    Two years after September 11th, a strange site was seen on Ground Zero. A crane was lowering an object…the object was being lowered into a place where there had been a hole in the ground. The object was being laid into the place where the fallen sycamore tree had been struck down. It would have been natural to replace the sycamore tree with a sycamore tree, but the object lowered into the hole was an Arez tree, a conifer tree, the same as the cedar of Lebanon.

 

8. Three Years to the Day

    After the events of September 11th, the Democratic candidate for Vice President was John Edwards. He was speaking in Washington D.C. at a gathering. It was September 11th, 2004 - the third anniversary of the devastation. And since it was a prayer breakfast he chose a Scripture which he linked to the events of September 11th. These are HIS words on September 11th, 2004. Listen:

    “Today, on this day of remembrance and mourning, we have the Lord’s Word: ‘The bricks have fallen, but we will build - with dressed stones: The sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place….’ Each time that bell tolls it calls us to a greater purpose. To never forget: it calls us to always remember that when we walk together this day that the cedars will rise and the stones will go up.”

    DID HE KNOW – THOSE WERE THE LORD’S WORDS OF JUDGMENT TO A NATION THAT IS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE BY THE LORD’S OWN HAND?

 

One Final Astounding Note

    On April 30th, 1789 - on that day, the government of the United States of America - the House, the Senate and the President - all gathered in the nation’s first Capital together, it was the Inauguration of George Washington. It was the nation’s Dedication Day.

    After the address, Washington, and all the other officials, the Senators, the House of Representatives, the Vice President, all left the place of Inauguration, traveled on foot to a small church, a chapel. They went inside for two hours and they prayed, they committed, they consecrated this nation into God’s hands. The entire government was kneeling before God.

    Where was America’s ground of consecration? Where was America dedicated to God? The first Inauguration did not take place in Washington D.C. [Not] Washington at all - or Philadelphia. The first Capital of the United States was New York City…declared so on September 13, 1788 by the U.S. Constitutional Convention. In 1790 the Capitol was moved to Philadelphia. It was in New York City where America began as a nation. It was there where the nation was started – [it was there] that the warning of the judgment of God was given.

    America, on the day of its birth as a nation, was dedicated to God at the corner of a plot of land now known by a more ominous name...“Ground Zero.” Ground Zero is the ‘mystery place’ of American history. It was right there at the corner of Ground Zero that our nation’s first government prayed and it was there where God spoke again...

    What happens next and probably soon - will depend upon whether America is willing to repent and turn back to God.

    

Pastor Carl Gallups, a former Florida law enforcement officer for 10 years, is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. Since 1987 he has been the Senior Pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, Florida. In addition to his pastoral duties he authors a weekly newspaper column entitled Ask the Preacher for the Santa Rosa Press Gazette, hosts three weekly talk radio programs on WEBY 1330 AM in North West Florida, and is currently co-authoring a book on the incompatibility of Freemasonry and Christianity which is due to be released around December of 2009. Pastor Gallups is also the producer of 17 DVD documentary films (Ichthus Films) that have been distributed by the thousands worldwide, which cover a variety of subjects including God and Country, Evolution-Creation, Prophecy, and Apologetics. For more information about Pastor Gallups visit www.hickoryhammockbaptist.org. For information about Ichthus Films visit www.hickoryhammockbaptist.org/dvdindex.html. To view the film from which the above narrative was taken visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW6roFN7NAE. There is also a YouTube link (http://www.youtube.com/ppsimmons) with over 90 other mini films which can be viewed.