Before the Doom of Jerusalem, Message to the People of God

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Prepared by:  Prophet Elmore Richmond Jr. under the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Below is a summary of the Word of God that must go forth at this time.  All of God’s people should take time out and study the following text and men and women of God should preach this text prior to March 17, 2003 or as soon as possible.

Before the Doom of Jerusalem

         Before the doom of Jerusalem, Judah was out of the counsel of God and God poured out the spirit of deep sleep and all were covered.  (Isaiah 29:9)

         Therefore the visions of all became as words of a book that were sealed. (Isaiah 29:11)

         The Lord said that the people drew near Him with their mouth and their lips, but their heart was removed from Him and their fear toward God was taught by the precept of men.  (Isaiah 29:13)

         Men sought deep in the dark to hide their counsel from God. (Isaiah 29:15)

         God called the people of Judah a rebellious children - For they took counsel but not of God - They were covered with a covering, but not of God’s Spirit - Thus they added sin to sin (Isaiah 30:1)

         God had Isaiah to write in a table, note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever.  That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord.  (Isaiah 30:9)

         These people did not want to hear the truth - They said to the prophets - see not - prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits.  (Isaiah 30:10)

         God said to them - “Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness and stay thereon:  Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.  (Isaiah 30:12-13)

Judah despised the word of God and Judah trusted in oppression and perverseness - these are the reasons for the doom of Jerusalem, under Judah.  Today, the United States finds itself in the same position as Judah.  However, unlike Judah, the United States is more like ancient Egypt, whereby other nations turn to the President of the United States for their strength and trust in the shadow of the United States.  For those nations, God is saying today, the strength of the President of the United States should be their shame, and the trust in shadow of the United States should be their confusion.  (Isaiah 30:2-3)

Blessed is the Nation whose God is Lord … (Psalm 33:12)

         For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. (Romans 15:4)

         God says His righteousness shall be forever.  (Isaiah 51:7)  This means that God applies the same standards regarding His righteousness today as He did 2500 years ago.

         God says if we hearkened to His commandments we would have peace as a river and righteousness as the waves of the sea.  (Isaiah 48:18)

         “In righteousness shalt thou be established; Thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear; and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.”  (Isaiah 54:14)

Is the United States of America trusting in Oppression and Perverseness? 

To answer this question you do not have to look deep, but, you must take an earnest look at some of our international policies.  When you take an earnest look you will conclude surely we trust in oppression and perverseness.  For example the sanctions on Iraq, North Korea, Cuba, as result of these sanctions, hundred of thousands have died.  We sold arms to Iran and Iraq.  We have used our CIA to create turmoil in other countries such as the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, and Iraq.  We killed thousands in Nicaragua and the list goes on.  Note:  One of the first actions we took to gain support on the war on terror was to remove sanctions from nations in the Mid East.  On a smaller scale, within the United States, sometimes we have racial riots; the root causes of these riots are oppression and perverseness. 

Conclusion:  The terrorism that America is experiencing is the fruit of America’s trust in oppression and perverseness and our failure to seek the counsel of God.  To end terrorism, we must seek the counsel of God and then we must address root causes.  War is not the answer.    

In Richmond’s most recent letter to President Bush, Richmond warned the President that God has removed the covering from around the United States military because the battlements are no longer the Lords.  The United States will suffer financially and consequently, the military will suffer in maintaining its quality of life and will experience much destruction by fire.  (God revealed this to Richmond in several visions, after these visions, the Holy Spirit had Richmond to visit, Jeremiah, Chapter 5.)

Can this destruction be prevented?  How should we respond?

Yes this can be prevented, for some prophecy is conditional.  2 Chronicles 7:14 states, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, 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.”

The Nineveh Response is a Good Model to follow

As recorded in Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were for our learning, …” Today we must learn from the King and the people of Nineveh.  The lessons are recorded in the book of Jonah, chapter 3.  When Jonah cried out to the people that Nineveh would be overthrown in forty days the people believed him.  The people humbled themselves.  And when the word of the Lord came to the King of Nineveh, the King arose from his throne, and laid his robe from him, and covered him with sack cloth and sat in ashes.  In other words, the king humbled himself.  (Jonah 3:4-6)

The king and the people of Nineveh repented.  When the king and the people humbled themselves, and turned from their evil, this caused God to repent.   Jonah 3:10 says, And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

Will the pride of the President of the United States lead us to destruction?

We must pray that Pride will not keep us from repenting from our plan for war on Iraq.  If we fail to repent, it will lead to a great destruction.  Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”  We must learn the lessons about the pride of Tyrus as recorded in Ezekiel 28 and Egypt’s pride and desolation as recorded in Ezekiel 29 - 31.  Let us take a look at the affects of pride as recorded in Psalm 10. 

Psalm 10 - (1) Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? Why hidest, thou thyself in times of trouble?  (2) The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.  (3) For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.  (4) The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God:  God is not in all his thoughts.  (5) His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.  (6) He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.  (7) His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.  (8) He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.  (9) He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den:  he doth wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.  (10) He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.  (11) He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.” 

Listen!  Reading this was very painful because I could see the President of the United States as I was reading these words.  What would be the affects of pride mixed with a despiteful heart?  In Ezekiel 25:15, God warns us about taking vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy for old hatred.  Ezekiel 25:17, God says, “And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.  Nevertheless, God have no pleasure at all that the wicked should die.  However the Lord’s desire is that the wicked turn from his wicked ways.  (Ezekiel 18:23)  Ezekiel 18:27 - 28 says, “Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.  Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.”

God wants the United States to do the following:  Thus said the Lord. “Recall your planes, ships, and My people.  Remove all unjust sanctions against countries around the world.  Rewrite your trade agreements to ensure that they are fair to the workers.  End your eagerness to shed innocent blood.  Seek out the bad fruit that have now ripened.  Apply just laws to all suspects that are still alive, that were involved in the planning and operation of the terrorism attack on America.  Do not prosecute the innocent.  Bad fruits that have not ripened, treat them with care, love, and understanding, because you helped created them.  Change your hearts and take on a new resolve to end oppression and perverseness.  Thus, you will end the terrorism in America if you turn to Me.  My Righteousness is forever.”

We must pray that the President of the United States and our leaders of this nation hear the word of God and adhere to His counsel.  (Note:  Several weeks ago while I prayed and lifted up the leaders in this nation, I was moved in the spirit.  As I continued to pray in an unknown tongue, I began to weep bitterly until my eyes were sore.  I asked God for the revelation - The Holy Spirit immediately lead me to Jeremiah, chapter 13.  As I begin to read Jeremiah Chapter 13, I began to weep again.  However, when I reached the seventeenth verse, I knew why I was weeping.  “But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the Lord’s flock is carried away captive.”)  Pray for the President and all the world’s leaders.  


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