Tag Archive: merchants


It always seemed to me that the slogan ‘God Bless America’ was very arrogant.  Are we indeed demanding that God bless us, or an I misinterpreting that in some way?  How about we change it a bit and start saying ‘America Bless God’ instead?  If we bless Him, His blessing upon us will likely follow.

This arrogant attitude, and self-delusion is also seen in the assertion that we are ‘a Christian nation’.  Oh really?  Please explain your position, because I don’t see any evidence of it when I ‘inspect the fruit’ of America over the last decade or so.

We seem to believe that we are entitled to some unconditional, eternal blessing of God . . . because many of our early settlers were Christians . . . ?  We seem to have the belief that God is wedded to us, until death do us part.  Well . . . that day is fast approaching.

Scripture tells us of a nation, with a similar attitude–and of her demise in the latter days:

‘And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. . .

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong [is] the Lord God who judgeth her.’   (Revelation 18:2-3, 7-8)

 

”Therefore hear now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:  But these two [things] shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me.

Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, [which] thou shalt not know.’  (Isaiah 47:8-11)

 

The hoofbeats of judgment are approaching.

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Crying Statue Of Liberty

“Many casualties,
piles of dead,
bodies without number,
people stumbling over the corpses—

all because of the wanton lust of a harlot,
alluring, the mistress of sorceries,
who enslaved nations by her prostitution

and peoples by her witchcraft.” Nahum 3: 3-4

Never enough.  More, more, more . . . ‘he who dies with the most toys wins’ . . . gotta ‘keep up with the Joneses’ . . .

24/7  Television, advertising . . . commercials every 10 minutes . . . full page ads . . . subliminal messages? . . . billboards . . . flyers . . . coupons . . . ‘gotta have it’ . . . ‘just charge it’ . . . buy, buy, buy!

Where can we put our factories, to pay our workers the lowest wages? . . . How can we avoid paying taxes . . . avoid environmental regulations . . . avoid worker safety regulations?  How can we ‘maximize our bottom line’?

Work for me, and buy my stuff!  Gotta dress the part . . . be like us . . .

Toxic waste, deformed babies, death rates skyrocket, rivers contaminated, soil poisoned, groundwater ruined . . .

Gotta have it . . . gotta exploit your oil reserves . . . your minerals . . . your natural resources . . . You need this dam . . . this bridge . . . these roads . . . we’ll loan you the money . . . low interest rates . . . you hire us to do the construction . . . We’ll give you a better life . . . we’ll meddle in your affairs . . . we’ll decide who your leaders should be . . . who will submit the best to us . . . who will be our puppet . . . We’ll do it for your good . . . you’ll have a better standard of living . . . you can be happy . . . buy, buy, buy . . . be like us . . . mortgage your future . . . surrender your sovereignty . . . you’re gonna be so happy . . .

“One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me,

“Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters.

With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.””     Revelation 17: 1-2

The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.””    Revelation 17: 18

New York, New York . . .

“You have increased the number of your merchants till they are more than the stars of the sky,
but like locusts they strip the land
and then fly away.”    Nahum 3: 16

Bhopal India . . .. Three Mile Island . . .Love Canal . . .

Clearcut . . . strip mine . . . increased runoff . . . erode the farmland . . . deadly flooding . . .

Poison the land . . . poison the water . . . deny, deny, deny . . . find a loophole and fly away . . . free . . . too big to punish . . . too big to fail . . .

Super seeds . . . pour on the fertilizer . . . pour on the pesticides . . . deplete the soil . . . divert the water . . . contaminate runoff . . .  poisoned water downstream . . . cancer . . . death . . . deformities . . .

“Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!”    Rev. 18: 1

“For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.””    Rev. 18:3

““When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her. Terrified at her torment, they will stand far off and cry:

“ ‘Woe! Woe, O great city,
O Babylon, city of power!
In one hour your doom has come!’

The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes any more– cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones and pearls . . .

The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn and cry out:

“ ‘Woe! Woe, O great city,
dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet,
and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!
In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!’ ”   Revelation 18: 9-17

“Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said:

“With such violence
the great city of Babylon will be thrown down,
never to be found again  . . .

Your merchants were the world’s great men.
By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.
In her was found the blood of prophets and of the saints,
and of all who have been killed on the earth.””   Rev. 18: 21-24

Haliburton . . . Cheney . . . Searle Pharmaceuticals . . . Rumsfeld . . . Carlyle Group . . . Enron . . . Alcoa . . . Bush . . . Rockefeller . . . Monsanto . . . Clinton . . . I.G. Farben . . . Goldman Sachs . . .

Are all our politicians businessmen?

“Nothing can heal your wound;
your injury is fatal.
Everyone who hears the news about you
claps his hands at your fall,
for who has not felt
your endless cruelty?”   Nahum 3: 19

UPDATE 10/17/12:

https://dontbefooled666.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/i-sit-as-a-queen/

New re-discovery in Queens, NY.