Jerry Edmon Ministries

The Fall of America

By Jerry Edmon on November 20, 2011 3 Comments

It is easy to assume that America is unstoppable and beyond the reach of decay or collapse. I cannot help but look back through history at other empires that seemed invincible. Nations who elevated themselves to heights unimaginable and only after a time fell into the depths of obscurity. One day they held the title of Super power and the next they were gone. Whatever happened to the Assyrian Empire or the Babylonian Empire or the Roman Empire? You can find the fragments of what is left of them in museums. The Babylonian Empire totally conquered the Middle East, and the armies of Nebuchadnezzar were unstoppable. For 500 years the Roman Empire dominated the world and the thought of their demise was inconceivable. World War II saw the rise of the Third Reich across Europe and North Africa. Hitler's ambitions included conquest of the entire world, but he failed, and Allied armies pummeled Germany into a heap. And what of Britain, France, Prussia, Austria-Hungary and Russia? All super powers in their own right and time.

Now they are only remembered in that light in our history books.

Why do nations decline and fall? I think there is a common thread found in the pages of our history. Unfortunately it appears that we aren’t learning from those lessons. America is going down the same road. Like a series of dominoes, one leads to another and the chain reaction spreads like wild fire. The first domino is seen in a nation's moral condition which is the foundation for all that it becomes. The morality of a nation springs out of it spirituality. The weaker they are morally the weaker their character. All failure branches out from that. As these nations began to grow, they became obsessed with self. They became more liberal in their attitudes and began to compromise their core values. Their need for entertainment caused them to build coliseums where they tortured people in unimaginable ways simply for entertainment. Search it out.  Luxury, superstition, a preoccupation with self. A party spirit. No restraint. A lack of sound moral judgment". Another domino falls and then another. Cultures come and go but that never changes. Although they try, mankind cannot resist the indulgence of their own fate. We are immersed in the addiction of self and we cannot keep from it.  Anyone for a trip to the museum?

In his book “The tenth generation”  George Mendenhall told of Dometrice, Captain of Rome, who said, “As long as they have bread and a circus, they will fall”. Doesn’t that sound like America with our sense of entitlement coupled with unrestrained need for entertainment and distractions. We are consumed by it. Our conditions worsen as liberalism spreads through our nation. Their obstinacy, over indulgence and hatred for all things Godly makes me afraid that our nation is in a downhill slide. The dominoes began to fall. Rome, Babylon, as we do what they did, we will become what they became and we suffer what they suffered.

In short, our future is predictable because the common denominator among the nations who have fallen before us, is, and has always been, greed, pride and moral impurity. These are heart issues. These are the things that have eroded our ethics and poisoned our sense of values. They cannot help but take us where we don’t want to go.

God is the only one who can change the heart. If our nation does not find God, then there is no hope. We cannot fix ourselves, but we can turn to God. We must shake ourselves and find our moral and spiritual compass.

Is it possible that the United States could be reduced to ashes like so many great nations that have gone before us? I am afraid we are already down the road on that. We must repent and turn our direction.

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Mindy Wood

December 13, 2011 at 9:55pm | Permalink

Oh yes it is possible and I think many prophets see what you do. Listening to David Wilkerson, Leonard Ravehill, Paul Washer and a few others and you can hear them speak what many of God's people feel and sense is happening now. Thanks for posting. Things like this help us remember to be "sober" and "discern between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error" in a time when frivolity and drunkeness is found under the skirts of the church.

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Kris KeyZ

August 27, 2012 at 8:56am | Permalink

Our History is very Important. With knowledge of our history it takes the fear out of whats really going to happen in the future. Easier for some, maybe harder for others, but we all must repent, follow Gods simple directions, and pray for each other. Understanding the Kingdoms messages is our history. "Our Father which art in Heaven. Hollow be thy name, Thy Kingdom Come." Heaven will come to earth and God will have the Power and the Glory Forever!

Love you Pastor Edmon.

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Constance Wilson

August 27, 2012 at 11:12am | Permalink

We have to remember that we are sojourners passing through and that Heaven is our home. While we are on this earth we are suppose to make deciples of men and sometimes circumstances cause us to get our eyes off the goal and cause us to look else where. I had a vision a couple of years ago that spoke volumes to me. I saw a terrible storm at sea and the waves were to terrrible I knew no ship could withstand this storm. All of a sudden I see a small sailing craft come into view and I thought the waves would crush the ship, but then all of a sudden I saw Jesus come into view, He was in the vessel all the time and I saw Him walk calmly to the helm of the ship and put His hand on the wheel. He then said to me, "I am not telling this storm to cease, neither am I going around it, we are headed right into the middle of it and your only safe place is next to me." End of vision.

I believe that if you look through history that a nation never seeks God until they are oppressed. (stupid, but true)God is allowing this to come to pass to once again set a Nation free of a principality and power that has ruled far too long. Pride and arrogance will be our downfall, but Mercy and Grace will be our salvation. The Lord is only looking for a few good men! A Gideon army is arising! I see hope coming from afar with victory in His Wings. We are not a dome and groom people, but a mighty army to be reckoned with. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Isaiah 61, The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor, He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are captive. Great darkenss will cover the face of the earth, but my glory will rise upon YOU. That's us people. A servent is not above His master, if Jesus was persecuted, so will we be. So lets get with the program and do what we were called to do. Love people, and see the enemy defeated on this earth. Signs, wonders, and miracles follow us because we follow Him.

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