Hello John and Doves,
This is an excellent interview on The Prophecy Watchers with Gary Stearman interviewing David Reagan.
I've added my notes below if you want the 'Cliff' notes, but I encourage to listen to what David has to say about where he thinks our nation is right now in terms of what he has seen take place over and over in the Bible with nations that do not repent.
His outline of the three steps before destruction is very enlightening - I see clearly that this is happening with the 'depraved mines/insanity' going on in America right now.
Gary and David start off talking about 'the biblical worldview' and what it means. They talk about American prophets and modern voices that are speaking out today.
The prophets of Israel were sent by G-d to Israel to warn them - if you don't repent G-d will allow a foreign nation to come in and wipe you out. G-d warned them over and over with prophet after prophet. G-d did the same thing with Judah.
G-d doesn't pour out his wrath without warning - He sends His prophets, if they don't listen to prophetic voices, if they don't listen He sends remedial judgments calling to repentance, if they keep shaking their fist He'll move them from judgment to destruction.
Today prophetic voices are calling America to repentance and people are scoffing and laughing; He has blessed this nation and the nation has turned against Him - it violates His word and shakes it's fist at Him.
Several pastors in America still have hope - they say 'yes, it's bad, yes, it's terrible, but because of the great revivals of the past, we would grew cold but there would be revival, we would grow cold, there would be revival' - - however, it's different this time - we are now in open rebellion of G-d, shaking our fists at G-d!
In 2 Timothy 3:1-5 "This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come." http://biblehub.com/2_timothy/3-1.htm
In Greek 'halipas', perilous, means insane.
"This know also that in the last days insane times shall come for many shall be".... lovers of their own selves, lovers of money, covetous, boasters, proud, abusive, blasphemers,.disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy (they will consider nothing sacred), without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of good, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, haters of good, merciless, slanderers, their words will be cruel, violent, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of G-d., they will act religious, but they will reject G-d. (These are the various translations found on biblehub.)
This is the time in which we now live - society is disintegrating before our own eyes. As Christians we are looking for the Lord moment by moment. G-d deals with nations and He is dealing with America - we are rebelling and refusing to repent!
David Reagan said that based on how G-d deals with nations - when a nation rebels and refuses to repent, G-d will step back and lower 'the hedge of protection' and first, when He does this, is there is a sexual revolution (60s); if the nation still doesn't repent, G-d lowers 'the hedge of protection' a second time, this allows evil to multiply (homosexual plague - 70s, 80s and continues to today); and if the nation refuses to repent still, He steps back a third time and' lowers the hedge of protection' and delivers the nation to a depraved mine.
David believes we are at this third step right now where G-d is pouring out His wrath, indirectly, by lowering that hedge of protection and allowing evil to multiply and we are in that depraved mine state. He gives the examples: NYC says there are 51 different genders and employees will be fired if they don't recognize them.
He sees this pattern in the Bible and sees we are following this pattern and we are heading towards destruction. He says there is tremendous hope for individuals, may not be so much for America. That hope is Jesus Christ.
And now is the time to come to Christ.-