When Does God Bring Judgment Upon a Nation?
                                                                   (Excerpt from: A New Kind of Prophet)

"Son of man, if a country sins against Me by committing unfaithfulness, and I stretch out My hand against it,
destroy its supply of bread, send famine against it, and cut off from it both man and beast, even though
these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job were in its midst, by their own righteousness they could only deliver
themselves, declares the Lord God."  (Ezekiel 14:13-14)

These are indeed the last days, the final hours of man's existence upon the earth.  The living God, the God who
hung the sun, moon, and stars; the God who fashioned man with His own hands and breathed into him His own
breath; the God who once destroyed the entire earth with water because of its wickedness, the God who loved
man so much that He, Himself became the sacrificial lamb to atone for sin; the God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is making a final plea to His people to turn from their
wicked ways.

The event of September 11, 2001 was not just a warning to the people of the United States of America, but it
was more so a warning to a people who once called themselves a nation of followers of Jesus Christ.

What has history revealed in regard to those nations whose people within it have turned their backs on the
living God?  From God's abidance with the nation of Israel until today, nations that once knew and aboded by
the commandments of God, then later turned their backs on those commandments, were surely always
defeated in battle or suffered some other calamity.  This was demonstrated over and over again by
descendants to the throne of David as recorded in the book of II Chronicles; descendants who refused to walk
in the counsel of God as their father David had.

When does God bring judgement upon a nation?  God brings judgement upon a nation when His people in that
nation rebel against Him.  But, God also brings judgement upon a nation that persecutes his people.  God's
judgement will come upon these United States if the people of God who reside in it do not turn from their
wicked ways.

A passage of scripture often quoted is:

"...and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn
from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
(II Chronicles 7:14)

But seldom do you hear the rest of the scripture; the part that tells what would happen if God's people do not
turn from their wickedness.

God not only promises, but also gives a warning in this oracle to Solomon.  He promises that if His people
walked according to God's command like Solomon's father David did, then his royal throne would be
established; never lacking a man from David's bloodline to be ruler in Israel.  But, Solomon is also warned that
if he turned away and forsook God's commandments and began to worship other gods, then he would be
uprooted from the land and become a byword, a taunt among the nations.  The oracle continues in this manner.

"As for this house, which was exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, 'Why has the
Lord one thus to this land and to this house?' And they will say, "Because they forsook the Lord, the God of
their fathers, who brought them from the land of Egypt, and they adopted other gods and worshipped them
and served the, therefore He has brought all this adversity on them."  (II Chronicles 7:21-22)

This will be America's fate and the fate of any nation first rooted in the commandments of God, then dared to
turn their back on Him.