John S. Torell - May 29,
I have been warning people for some time about the
judgments of God that are taking place in America. This is not a popular
message, but when we study the nation of Israel as recorded in the Old
Testament, we repeatedly find that God sent judgments in order for them to
repent and turn from their sins. God used wars, occupation by other nations,
drought and other natural catastrophes to get their attention. In the end the
people of Israel failed to heed God’s warning and around 750 B.C. the ten
northern tribes were taken into captivity and removed from the land. The tribes
of Judah and Benjamin did not take heed and some 150 years later God sent the
Babylonians who carried them away into captivity.
In the last
few years we have seen selective judgments on America from one coast to the
other. Most severe has been the affliction of the Bible belt states because the
greatest revivals occurred in these states and there is a church on almost every
corner. But the people have forsaken the faith of their fathers and gone a
whoring after idols and the south is dotted with casinos, whorehouses and drug
abuse. Most of the pastors, elders and deacons in the south are Freemasons and
United States has been hit with devastating fires which burned thousands of
homes and destroyed much forest land.
spill in the Gulf of Mexico was an accident but God allowed it to happen to wake
the people up from their wickedness. New Orleans is a sin city just like Las
Vegas or San Francisco and I don’t think it was an accident that the hurricane
Katrina wiped out much of that city. Then hurricane Rita hit Texas hard as a
wakeup call for the people in that state. Florida has been hit with huge fires
and hurricanes but no one is turning to God en masse.
floods have hit the states on the east coast and the Mississippi river is
currently overflowing its banks and all that people can talk about is
rebuilding; there is not mention of repentance.
the tornadoes which have hammered the south, midwest and now New England. There
is a steady stream of death and destruction from one town to another. Barack
Obama flies from one disaster zone to the other and only talks about rebuilding.
the American pastors? Why aren’t the denominational leaders standing up and
calling America to repentance? Why aren’t the Christian magazines calling for
repentance? Why is there no word from the wealthy television evangelists and the
answer is that repentance must begin with me and you. In our church, we are
asking God to forgive the people in America and send the gift of repentance so
that they can repent because no one can repent unless the Holy Spirit moves upon
“No man can come to me, except the Father
which hath sent me draw him: and
I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:44)
“And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that
no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.”
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is
expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not
come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come,
he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my
Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is
judged.” (John 16:7-11)
judgments will continue and increase in severity until we repent as a nation or
are destroyed like the people of Israel. America’s preachers need to wake up and
begin calling upon people to repent!
There is a
place in the Book of Revelation that should make you weep when one third of the
world population has been killed and the rest of the people did not repent.
“And the four angels were
loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for
to slay the third part of men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were
two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw
the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of
fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the
heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.
By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke,
and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths. For their power is
in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and
had heads, and with them they do hurt. And the rest of the men which were not
killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they
should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone,
and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of
their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their
willing to seek the Lord and start interceding for our nation?
willing to talk to pastors in your area to begin preaching repentance?
waiting, what will you do?
From the Desk
of John S. Torell