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"America, America, awake out of your slumber; I will shake you, I will shake you with a shake that has never shaken you before."
You flaunted yourselves above the world; you flaunted yourselves above your neighbor and your neighbors: brother against brother, kingdom against kingdom, people against people, Christian against Christian in your ungodly attempt to self-glorify yourselves. Both in the church and throughout America your leaders religiously, politically and economically are vain, corrupt and amoral. You are fast losing the salt, the purity that has held you together; that has made you great, if not the greatest of all nations.
But, I will bring you down; like the wind brings down the tree, so I will bring you down.
You will not escape my wrath; for it is an expression of my love, my deep love that will do all it can to get your attention before my eternal wrath, to remove all those who do not and will not love thy neighbor, will fall.
Some say, many say, 'Oh, we will escape. It will not happen to us; for we are your elect; we are God's chosen.' But, I say, you have blinded yourselves with your own vanity. My elect are not the people, the church in America; but my elect are the people of the world that are called by my name and do my will on earth as it is done in heaven. Not people with a false tongue of divination of thy heart, but of divination of my will.
For you are a thankless, godless, amoral generation that has been raised by the philosophies of the heathen and I will challenge your philosophies till you hate me and my people. My people will not escape your wrath -- the wrath of the world as some falsely teach; for only the world's wrath will open their eyes clearly to what I am saying so they are prepared to meet me.
I am coming quickly for a people, a church without spot or wrinkle; a blood washed, blood soaked people who are really called Christian; not the hypocritical, self-righteous, self-taught, self-educated fool who propitiates his own dogma today.
I will tear down the haughty; the mighty religious leader in my kingdom, in my church who has deceived my people with your ever babbling rhetoric that has filled the pulpits across America. Instead of my church being one, you have become institutionalized where my true servants are not even welcomed because you're protecting your own man-made philosophies and your own selfish interests. You think the people are yours, but I tell you they are mine and your man-made denominational institutions will fail; for I am shaking and calling the very elect to follow me, not you. Awake, awake, oh Jerusalem; for the King of Glory is about to appear and only the true elect, the glorified elect, will live in that New Jerusalem that I am preparing.
America, your religious leaders are vain and corrupt; your church leaders are vain and corrupt; your political leaders are vain and corrupt; your relatives are vain and corrupt; your neighbors are vain and corrupt. A generation of heathen, those that appear to many as the elect -- my chosen, yet, I have not accepted them because I can see their heart. They are imitations of the genuine; a pearl in the rough.
But don't give up; for I will wash you and prepare you through the fire of my love, not the world's wrath, but my love. As a father chastens his children, so I will chasten you and tear down your sand castles, your delusions of grandeur, until you can see the kingdom again."
On December 24, 1995 at 0541hrs., Rev. Jonathan Hansen received this prophecy primarily for the people who call themselves "born again."
The Lord is saying that he will exhort the American people to look to him. He will cause an incident to happen in America so great so as to get their attention. This could possibly be through the weather, food, disease, economy (although it would have to be a much greater degree than we have yet experienced), etc., or nuclear war at a national level.
God is saying that the people of America are guilty of intense pride, intense self-exaltation and self-satisfaction. In all areas of life in America, including the Church, most of the people are filled with pleasing themselves. The leaders in America, even in the Church for the most part, are filled with self-glorification and self-attainment. Many of their leaders not only have a gluttonous appetite for glory and "the things of the world," but some are guilty of immorality and amorality. Many church leaders do not know right from wrong any longer. Many are guilty of lying, cheating, fornication and adultery. Because so many of the pastors have become amoral and are no longer either capable or bold enough to counsel truth, the American people are turned over to the philosophies of evil men and satanic spirits. The psychic, the philosopher, the professor, and even eastern religions take the place of the truth of Jesus Christ that should be taught fundamentally, doctrinally sound and without error. But the message is not popular with people of America, nor with many deceived pastors within the Church. So, the people of America turn to the lies of the cult and occult because a true servant of the Lord is not popular even within his own denomination. They dance to the fiddle of the majority who are intrigued by the psychics' predictions, but are deaf to the words and warnings of a true prophet. Thus, the people of America and members of the church are conned by false doctrine. They are inept to scripturally and spiritually deal with the deceptions, lies, lusts, lifestyles, values, behaviors, sins and spirits that are in our society and church.
God is saying that he will bring down (humble, shame) the American people, including many church leaders. Many people in America and members of churches feel immune from the catastrophes that have struck other countries such as war, famine, disease, persecution, etc. But, God is warning that the people, both in society and the Church, will not escape his dealings with them. There are hard times ahead for both the Church and people of America. Great trouble, plagues and persecution lie ahead. This is needed out of God's deep eternal love to give every opportunity for people to repent and prepare themselves for the coming of the Lord.
When there is a lack of righteousness and holiness in peoples' lives, they compromise. They are afraid to speak the truth to others. They lie and give excuses for their unfaithfulness by saying they do not want to hurt people's feelings. You can say it another way, but the truth is, their own relationship with God is lacking. In reality, they do not have the spiritual strength to obey the spirit; nor are they led by the Spirit, but by their own understanding, mentality and flesh. They find it difficult to give godly counsel because, according to his Word, they do not have an intimate relationship with the Author of Truth. Thus, they do not know what the truth is, or if they do, they do not have the spirit (strength) to do or say what he asks of them.
The majority of the Church in America lacks holiness and righteousness. God must and will prepare them for his return. For he will not allow his New Jerusalem to be polluted, corrupt, diseased, poverty stricken, ruled by the vain, immoral or amoral, again. Before his final judgment when people are sentenced to eternal separation or eternal life with him in the New Jerusalem, Jesus will give more opportunity for a change of heart. The American "born again Christian" will be chastened by the Lord and tried by the fire. God will force events to deal with their spiritually weak condition until the American Christian (true believer) will look to the Lord for their strength and call upon the Lord earnestly, not out of some mythical explanation or prayer. Through the changing events and new laws in society, the American believer will be forced of God to take his stand on spiritual and moral truths until they are hated and persecuted by society. The American Christian will not escape having to take his stand and position in the Lord!
Wrong doctrine taught by denominations and pastors will be exposed by time itself, by the Holy Spirit, by the Scriptures, which will finally be studied studiously by the elect instead of just accepted from the pulpit. Many large churches, denominations, church leaders and pastors will fall. They will be rejected both by society and by the believer, for their vain lifestyle and teaching of God's Word. Eventually all godly organized churches and ministries will be shut down as persecution of the true believer takes its full course. As believers have suffered in many countries throughout the world for their faith, so many will now suffer in America.
The Lord Jesus is warning the American Christians that he is preparing to return to earth. Before he returns, he will give more opportunities for both the unbeliever and believer to prepare for his coming. Great trouble will fall on America along with a major Crisis that will change the American lifestyle. He warns that the born again believer will also be challenged by the Lord through the change of events in American lifestyle, calamities and persecution. But through it all the true Church will become holy without spot or wrinkle and learn to trust in Jesus. Amen and amen!
Warning for 1998 - 2008
(Note: The dates 1998-2008 were a time of mercy and grace to give the warning and sound the alarm for people to repent or all will eventually come to pass. They are not a time range for everything to be fulfilled.)
During 1998 Pastor Hansen spoke in 40
cities in 30 states about the condition and future of America. The
following was in an advertisement in The Seattle Times on
December 26, 1997 regarding the United States of America.
Stock Market Collapse
On television Reverend Hansen warned concerning what was coming upon America and why. He read the Seattle Times advertisement then added the following items:
The 520 bridge will collapse
(This is a 1-mile long floating bridge across Lake Washington from
Seattle to Bellevue and Redmond where Microsoft and Nintendo America
On several radio stations Rev. Hansen warned concerning what was coming upon America:
Nuclear, biological and chemical terrorism in different cities
throughout America as well as several attacks.
New York, Chicago, New
Orleans, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles and Florida.
In remote areas there will be biological, chemical and nuclear
experimentation. In the Pacific
Northwest and Casper,
Wyoming there will be a nuclear incident.
There will also be chemical, biological, nuclear terrorism, and/or
attack on the U.S.
throughout the United
To avoid the above, there must be a mighty, genuine revival (repentance) as in Nineveh (Jonah 3:5-10). Or, a powerful spirit of prayer must arise that will result in the mercy and grace of God as Abraham interceded for Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:23-33).
(Note: The dates 1998-2008 were a time of mercy and grace to give the warning and sound the alarm for people to repent or all will eventually come to pass. They are not a time range for everything to be fulfilled.)
There is hope! If we meet the conditions of God (II Chronicles 7:14), he will hear our call, forgive us and heal the land! If we do not meet the conditions, judgment will fall and all of the prophecies will come to pass.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we the Church and people in America need to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in reality and practicality to avoid these events warned by the Lord from coming to pass. It is our sins that allow our enemies to hurt us.
God bless America, and may America look to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
~ Exhortation Regarding New Orleans ~
Rev. Jonathan Hansen and team were in New Orleans April 1 through April 10, 2000 for city-wide meetings. The billing for the meetings was "Sounding the Alarm to the Nations 2000 New Orleans", Prophet Hansen, who also acts as an Apostolic Advisor to many pastors throughout the world, as well as some in New Orleans, challenged the local church to truly be the Bride of Christ instead of being competitive businesses.
Rev. Hansen loves the local church but abhors sin in any church, whether it is the person, the underground church, a home church or the local organized churches. Prophet Hansen came against sin in the Pharisees (pastors) where they try to control the local church by twisting the Word of God in order to control the people and acquire their money to build their own little vanity kingdoms. He told the Bride of Christ that "it is time for a reformation where Jesus takes back the leadership of His church which has been usurped by many pastors." He challenged the pastors and the people to come against sin and work for the Kingdom of God and for the Bride of Christ. He thanked the pastors who attended and supported the meetings and asked God to bless them and their ministries as they continue to promote the Kingdom of God without prejudice.
Prophet Hansen exhorted the pastors and the people to come against the religious and immoral spirit of Mardi Gras. He encouraged pastors and churches to take back the morality of the city by "Sounding the Alarm" against sin and its consequences. Prophet Hansen declared that if a pastor was not willing to come against the spirit of Mardi Gras, homosexuality, and abortion, then that particular pastor needed to resign and let a man of faith lead the church back to God. Prophet Hansen called New Orleans a modern day "Sodom and Gomorrah", which was destroyed for the same sins that New Orleans condones and promotes of sodomy, homosexuality, lesbianism, abortion, and a spirit of Mardi Gras (one continual immoral party with laid back mentality; even wanting to rape the angels.)
Note: Rev. Hansen went to New Orleans three times prior to Katrina, warning of impending judgment, driving across the dikes mentioning that they could break. When President Bush stated that New Orleans was going to be rebuilt, Dr. Hansen said that the Lord said, "if New Orleans is rebuilt, I will destroy it again."
~ The 9/11 Prophecy ~
"Prior to the attack on New York, I spoke on a New York talk show, "Countdown", many different times warning New York of impending judgment. I flew to New York in March, 2001 personally and spoke daily on television for one week. I also held nightly revival meetings in the Brooklyn YWCA auditorium, strongly warning them that “New York would burn, skyscrapers would collapse, bridge(s) would fall", naming the bridges. I warned them with tears and groaning that "blood would flow down thousands of faces but still the city and nation would not repent but would rise up and say 'we shall rebuild, we shall avenge' and join together with false religions in prayers of blasphemy."
God warned that New York's Twin Towers would collapse, but people did not listen, and they still are not obeying the warnings of God. I went on to warn New York about how “after thousands died, God would continue to allow His judgments to continue until finally there would be such an onslaught that millions would die across America before, finally, a true revival would sweep across the land."
This attack is only the beginning of a continuation of attacks until finally millions will be buried. There will come a day when about every skyscraper will fall, bridges will collapse and New York will burn as a city."
"Friday, September 14, 2001, Dr. Larry Bates interviewed me on the Information Radio Network syndicated radio talk show, "Unraveling The New World Order". We talked about the terrorist attack on America and how the National Day of Prayer (9/14/2001) was attended and led by different politicians, as well as religious leaders. My heart cried out to God and my spirit was deeply troubled and grieved with the hypocrisy and utter blasphemy of it all. According to The New Lexicon Webster's Dictionary, the definition of the word blasphemy is "contemptuous or irreverent speech about God or things regarded as sacred". I called the ceremony that was going on across the United States carried by television "The Prayer of Blasphemy". Utterly immoral and amoral politicians, along with many different false religions, are piously going into a cathedral committing, in my discernment, a sacrilege with their words of prayer.
Church leaders were praying to "the God of Abraham and Mohammed". This is utter blasphemy! Islam denies the deity of Jesus Christ as God, and if Jesus Christ is left out of the Godhead, then that religion is serving a false God. All through the Bible God has condemned sharing His place with other gods and religions. This sin is called idolatry, and God sends judgment upon nations that worship other gods/religions.Joshua 24:19-20: "And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the Lord: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good."
On September 14, 2001, I was on two live talk shows, one for one hour and the other for two hours. I stated emphatically that while I was in prayer that very morning the Lord clearly spoke to me. "More attacks are coming, and finally there will be an attack that leaves 1,000 times more dead than the death count of this present disaster." Only this will finally get the attention of some people. Others will, as Revelation 16:21 predicts: "...blaspheme God because of the plague..." What we are seeing (and will continue to see) happen is that as these catastrophic events occur, they will cause the excuse needed to continue to form and usher in the New World Order and Religion.
God raised up three adversaries against King Solomon for committing the same sins of pride, self-reliance, immorality and outright idolatry in worshipping with other religions and gods as we in America are guilty of doing. Please read 1 Kings chapters 3-11. Chapter 11 tells us about the three adversaries that God raised up against King Solomon to tear his kingdom apart. All through the Bible one can find where God sent adversaries against His own people when they went into idolatry and immorality. We have missed the message from God to repent, and now millions will eventually die.
At 1152 hrs on February 12, 2009, I saw elephants running/trampling through green grass, fields, and corn crops. At 1223 hrs, as I was meditating on it, I could see elephants...a herd of elephants running down people purposely as they were on assignment. I believe the green grass and the fields with waist high wheat and barley blowing and the corn crops represent what is going to be released on America.
1. I believe the green grass represents the weather--water, sun, snow that will be turned against the USA.
2. I believe the fields with waist high wheat and barley represent our wealth--industry, imports, exports, housing equity, stocks and bonds, savings, banking, money markets, retail, wholesale business, etc., will fail.
3. I believe the corn crops represent the high buildings and sky scrapers; forests, mountains, and rivers, lakes, oceans. All will be effected. Many will be destroyed. Different cities across America will come under attack. Some by terrorists--some by other nations--some by earthquakes and volcanoes and meteorites.
4. Weather will turn against us--Wealth will be removed--much destruction is coming.
Only the church can stop the judgment and preserve America. Christians must become salt and light and obey Jesus' commission to be His ambassadors, and making disciples of the nation. If the church fails to confront evil, including governmental authority when it backs evil, then the church will be ruled.
On October 13, 2010 at 1111 hrs., Dr. Jonathan Hansen received this prophecy for Hawaiian Islands
Change is coming to the Hawaiian Islands. Not the change that Obama promised to destroy the power and sovereignty of the Republic of the United States of America, but a mighty spiritual change that will also manifest in the physical. Tidal Waves that Hawaii has never seen, dreamed about, or imagined is coming to Hawaii to tear down strongholds and stench and groves.
The people of Hawaii will know God is dealing and judging these islands and they will cry out to God for mercy and grace. As the tidal waves do devastating damage to man's empire, so spiritually will the people of God led by the Spirit do damage to the kingdom of darkness ushering in a season of light with the glory of God falling and manifesting itself in healings, miracles, signs and wonders, deliverance and true repentance, ushering in a glorious revival.
Warn the islands that judgment and devastation is coming before Jesus Returns but so is the most powerful manifestation of the living and true God that the church and islands have ever witnessed!
At approximately 0232hrs., on December 2, 2011, I awoke from a dream:
In the dream, I and others with me including, I believe, Dr. Mike Hyodo, a member of my staff, were being chased by the military. The uniforms of the people chasing us were not American. It seemed as if they were Russian or German in appearance, but could have been either a mixture of both or an entirely new uniform, as I could not positively classify it.
As we Christians were being hunted down, I told another believer to hold up this banner over our heads with an inscription on it with something like "WMI - Law - Enforcement" and then the inscription faded into a blotch of words running together. With this banner over our heads, the soldiers quit chasing us to arrest and imprison us and we and the world seemed to be at peace.
I awoke pondering the dream and within five minutes fell asleep and had another dream. In that dream the peace had broken and I and other Christians were being hunted down again. This time the persecution was much worse in intensity. I saw myself in a room warning other Church Leaders of what was about to happen to them.
Apostle John Kelly was chairing the meeting and I was speaking. I warned the leaders of both dreams how Christians were being persecuted. I warned them that now was the time to prepare as persecution such as the world has never seen is about to happen, that there will also be the power of God released upon his servants who finally now seek him with all their hearts due to the persecution and become as the Royal Priesthood of Melchizedek and the Sons of Issachar who understood the times. During this time, these servants of God will do great exploits. The supernatural manifestations of the true and living God will be evidenced to the world and the greatest revival since mankind began will be unleashed with signs and wonders, healing and salvation, but also, the greatest persecution of believers will be taking place with Christians being arrested, imprisoned and killed.
I exhorted the leaders in the room listening to my warnings not to fear because God's grace is sufficient and we will be able to go through this as the Apostles and other saints have done so before us with the empowerment of the Holy Spirit residing within us and the angels ministering and surrounding us. I exhorted them that nothing could touch us unless God allowed it and if God allowed it, then his grace would be with us to be imprisoned or ushered into eternal life.
Prepare, prepare, prepare...I came out of the second dreams approximately 0352hrs., pondered upon the dreams and went to my office at 0400hrs., and started typing them out onto paper.
Most of the two dreams described above are already clearly understood. Christians right now are being persecuted more in this present generation than all of the other generations combined. Right now, Christians around the world are being persecuted and killed. The entire world is being pressurized into changing their values in their national constitutions to include abortion, homosexuality and Islamic laws and courts.
The New World Order propaganda machine is spewing out evil words and laws to turn people against born again believers. They are turning the people in the world against what Christians believe in morality and Jesus Christ. They are demonizing Christians so the world looks at Christians as evil people who cause the problems in the world with their ancient beliefs of values and stubborn insistence that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ alone as their savior and God.
I believe as the spiritual deceivableness continues to increase in the world and America, persecution against Christians will continue to increase in every nation. Finally, without a tremendous revival of repentance with a national turning back to Jesus Christ, faithful Christians who refuse to compromise will become persecuted in America as they are around the world.
I believe the banner lifted up over our heads that stopped us from being hunted down with the words "WMI - Law - Enforcement" mean that we in WMI and other Christians that continue to preach the word of God and give the warnings of the Lord will be persecuted as leaders in nations continue to reject and remove the laws of God out of their society. As temporary peace and law comes back for a short time, persecution will stop for a very short time, but then, persecution will come back with a vengeance against the Church of Jesus Christ and against the people of Israel.
God's banner will protect his bride against the plagues of God as his wrath, which will be leveled against the ungodly. The Science of Judgment will run its course as God enforces his laws.
I believe that this planned created world economic crash to follow, or be in conjunction with, a limited, what would be classified as world war with nuclear weapons involved, is imminent. I believe arising from the ashes of these combined events that result in lawlessness, disease, drought, famine, civil unrest and millions of people dead will lead to a seven year peace treaty. There will be temporary peace for a very short time, but finally the peace treaty will be broken and unprecedented persecution will follow against born again Christians and billions of people dying from the plagues of God against those people who resist God and persecute his church.
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RADICAL LIBERAL POLITICS in America and the Nations
America's Christian Heritage & How We Have Become a Nation Facing Unprecedented Problems
The Fall of America and Her Destruction
ATTACK ON AMERICA!
The Decline of the American Culture - Part 1
Earrings and men and what they represent
The Decline of the American Culture - Part 2
Dress Codes for the 20th Century
History of America:
Exploration of the United States region was spurred after the voyage made by Christopher Columbus in 1492. John Cabot explored the coast in 1498. The first permanent settlement was founded in 1565 in Saint Augustine, Florida, by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. The first permanent English settlement was founded in 1607 at Jamestown, Virginia. The Pilgrims established Plymouth Colony in 1620, and the Puritans established the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630.
In 1638, Harvard, the first Ivy League school, was established. Harvard’s first presidents insisted that there could be no true knowledge or wisdom without Jesus Christ. Immigration to the colonies was fuled by the turmoil of the Puritan Revolution in England and the repression of the Huguenots in France. The colonies were subject to English mercantilism in the form of Navigation Acts begun in 1651 under Oliver Cromwell, which were a series of laws restricting the use of foreign ships for trade between Britain and its colonies.
By the late 17th century, small farms in the South were giving way to large plantations developed with imported slave labor. Also during this time, as the colonies grew, opposition to English control increased. The colonial assemblies clashed with the governors, especially regarding taxation.
As the 18th century progressed, colonial grievances were exacerbated. The British mercantile regulations impeded the development of the colonies. Higher education institutions flourished. Christians founded Yale in 1701. The College of New Jersey (now Princeton) was established from the impact of the First Great Awakening, which was sparked by Jonathan Edwards following his "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" sermon. George Whitfield, a minister from Britain, toured the colonies preaching. Thousands would flock to hear him speak. Dartmouth was established in 1754 with the intent to educate and reach Indian tribes with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The first president of King's College (now Columbia University) served as a missionary to America under the “Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts." The College of William and Mary was established by the Church of England.
After British and colonial forces combined to drive the French out of the Great Lakes region in the French and Indian War (1754-1760), the colonists had less need of British protection. However, the British began colonial reorganization under King George III, imposing the costs of their own defense on the colonists. The British Parliament eventually repealed the Townshend Acts, but retained the tea tax. The colonists tried to prevent the consignees from accepting taxed tea. It culminated with the Boston Tea Party. Three tea ships arrived in Boston and remained unloaded, but Gov. Thomas Hutchinson refused to let the ships leave without paying the duties. On December 16, 1773, a group of colonists led by Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and others, disguised themselves as Native Americans, boarded the ships, and threw the tea into the harbor.
The American Revolution resulted in the independence of the Thirteen Colonies: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was endorsed by Congress. On July 12, the drafting of the Articles of Confederation began. The document was signed by the thirteen original colonies establishing the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution. The formal ratification by all thirteen states was completed in 1781.
At the Constitutional Convention on May 25, 1787, delegates from the states met in Philadelphia. The Constitution created a national government with ample powers to rule, but limited by checks and balances to forestall tyranny. The concept of a strong Union was popularized by the Federalist Papers of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. On September 17, the Constitution was signed.
The first president was George Washington, who was elected unanimously in 1789. Alexander Hamilton formed the Federalist Party, which was the country's first political party. Their opponents formed the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson.
In 1796, the Federalists succeeded in electing John Adams to the presidency. The Revolution of 1800 swept the Federalists from power and Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801. Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
The U.S. and Britian fought the War of 1812, partly over the effects of restrictions on trade during the Napoleonic Wars. Also, sectional differences arose on issues including slavery, creating political discord. The Industrial Revolution was beginning in the North. In the South, the cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney increased the cotton industry, especially in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. In 1820, the Missouri Compromise temporarily resolved the issue of slavery in new states.
In 1823, the Monroe Doctrine, under President James Monroe, proclaimed U.S. opposition to European intervention or colonization in the American hemisphere.
In 1824, John Quincy Adams defeated Andrew Jackson in the presidential election. In 1828, Martin Van Buren formed the Democratic Party, and Jackson was elected as the party's first president. Jackson stood for economic individualism and opposed the existence of a central bank.
In the 1840 presidential election, the Whigs succeeded in electing William Henry Harrison. Expansion to the Pacific was proclaimed as the "manifest destiny" of the United States. From 1846-1848, the U.S. acquired vast tracts of land, including California and New Mexico, in the wake of the Mexican War.
In 1845, the annexation of the Republic of Texas was accomplished by President John Tyler. In 1848, the discovery of gold in California brought the rush of forty-niners. In 1853, the Gadsden Purchase gained territory in southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico.
In 1854, the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed the Missouri Compromise. Violence broke out between factions in Kansas and spurred the founding of the Republican Party by abolitionists. Southerners did not accept the end of slavery, upon which their system of life was largely based. The abolitionist movement was strong in the North.
In 1857, the Dred Scott Case denied the right of Congress to prohibit slavery in the territories. In 1859, John Brown attempted to start an armed slave revolt by raiding Harpers Ferry. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln, of the Republican Party, defeated three opponents to win the presidency.
Eleven southern states seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America under the leadership of Jefferson Davis. Seceding states attempted to take over federal property within their borders. The most notable was Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. It precipitated the Civil War (1861-1865), which resulted in victory for the North and the end of slavery in the states. On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free. In 1865, slavery was abolished by the 13th Amendment. On April 14, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
In 1867, the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia.
After the Civil War, problems of Reconstruction in the South remained. Military rule in parts of the South continued through the administration of Ulysses S. Grant. The election of 1876, won by Rutherford B. Hayes, brought the end of Reconstruction and the South's ability to enter national politics again.
In 1892, the Supreme Court formally declared the United States to be a Christian nation. In the case of Holy Trinity Church vs. United States, 143 U.S. 471, Justice David Brewer delivered the opinion of the court: "If we pass beyond these matters to a view of American life, as expressed by its laws, its business, its customs, and its society, we find every where a clear recognition of the same truth. Among other matters, note the following: the form of oath universally prevailing, concluding with an appeal to the Almighty; the custom of opening sessions of all deliberative bodies and most conventions with prayer; the prefatory words of all wills, "In the name of God, amen;" the laws respecting the observance of the Sabbath, with the general cessation of all secular business, and the closing of courts, legislatures, and other similar public assemblies on that day; the churches and church organizations which abound in every city, town, and hamlet; the multitude of charitable organizations existing every where under Christian auspices; the gigantic missionary associations, with general support, and aiming to establish Christian missions in every quarter of the globe. These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation. In the face of all these, shall it be believed that a Congress of the United States intended to make it a misdemeanor for a church of this country to contract for the services of a Christian minister residing in another nation?"
The remainder of the 19th century was marked by railroad building and the disappearance of the American frontier. The Industrial Revolution was in full swing with the discovery of mineral wealth and important technological innovations. An economy based on steel, oil, railroads, and machines rose to rank first in the world. Corporations formed by innovators such as Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and financiers like J. P. Morgan controlled vast resources. The rapid industrialization made America the world's largest, most productive, and most technically advanced nation. The era also saw the rise of the modern American city through the use of steel and electricity.
The vast wealth attained by corporate giants led to political discord. In 1890, the Sherman Antitrust Act was passed under President Benjamin Harrison. It prohibited certain business activities that federal government regulators deemed to be "anti-competitive". It required the federal government to investigate trusts.
In 1898, the U.S. annexed the Hawaiian Islands and also acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines following the Spanish-American War.
On September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo, New York. At age 42, Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated, making him the youngest president. In 1909, William Howard Taft became president.
In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt founded the Progressive Party and ran for reelection against William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Eugene Debs, of the Socialist Party of America. The presidency was won by Woodrow Wilson of the Democratic Party. The Federal Reserve System (1913) and the Federal Trade Commission (1914) were established during his presidency.
President Wilson attempted to keep the United States neutral at the outbreak of World War I. However, American interests were with the Allies and German submarine attacks provoked the U.S. to action. The U.S. entered the war on the side of the Allies on April 6, 1917, aiding the Allied victory.
In 1920, women were granted the right to vote under the 19th Amendment. The Prohibition era also began with the banning of sales and manufacturing of alcohol. It led to the rise of llegal drinking establishments and gangsters like Al Capone.
In 1929, the Great Depression began. In 1932, President Herbert Hoover was defeated in a landslide by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1933, He launched the "New Deal" recovery programs and Prohibition was ended. Roosevelt was re-elected in 1936 and 1940.
In September 1939, World War II broke out in Europe. The United States stayed out initially. In March 1941, lend-lease aid was extended to the British. In November, it was extended to the Russians. After Japan took over French Indochina in July, 1941, the U.S. government froze Japanese assets. On December 7, Japanese bombers attacked Pearl Harbor. The U.S. responded with a declaration of war.
After the death of Roosevelt in April, 1945, Harry S. Truman became President. The war in Europe ended when Germany surrendered on May 7. Truman went to the Potsdam Conference, where questions about the peacetime administration of Europe were addressed. On August 6, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On August 9, another one was dropped on Nagasaki. On August 15, Japan surrendered. On September 2, the war officially ended when Japan signed the instrument of surrender. On October 24, the U.S. became a charter member of the United Nations (UN).
Following World War II, the Cold War with the Soviet Union (USSR) began. In 1948, the U.S. played the leading role in forming the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Starting in 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy carried out a crusade against alleged communists. The campaign become known as McCarthyism.
In the Korean War (1950-1953) , U.S. forces played the chief role fighting the attack on South Korea by North Koreans and China. In 1952, Dwight D. Eisenhower became president. In 1954, racial segregation in schools was declared unconstitutional.
In 1959, Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th states of the Union.
In 1961, John F. Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon to become president. On April 17, the U.S. supported the Bay of Pigs Invation, a failed attempt by Cuban oppostion forces of Fidel Castro. In 1961, U.S. support troops arrived during the Vietnam War. In 1962, the U.S. blockaded Soviet military shipments to Cuba. It became known as the Cuban Missile Crisis.
On November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson became president. On January 8, 1964, President Johnson introduced the "War on Poverty" in his State of the Union address. On July 2, the Civil Rights Act was enacted.
In early 1965, the U.S. began air raids on North Vietnam. Opposition to the war increased with marches and demonstrations sometimes turning violent. Race riots also erupted. In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated.
In 1968, Richard M. Nixon narrowly defeated Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey in the presidential election. Nixon was inaugurated on January 20, 1969, and began a slow withdrawal of troops from Vietnam. On July 20, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the moon. The crewmen were Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Armstrong became the first to step on the lunar surface.
On May 4, 1970, four unarmed students were killed by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University. The students were protesting the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia.
In February 1972, President Nixon visited the People's Republic of China. In the following spring, Nixon made a trip to Moscow. Five men were arrested for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17. The Nixon administration attempted to cover-up its involvement. In November, Nixon was re-elected in a landslide.
On January 15, 1973, President Nixon ordered a cease-fire in Vietnam. On January 27, a ceasefire was formally signed, but only temporarily stopped the fighting. In October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with income tax evasion. Gerald R. Ford succeeded him.
On August 9, 1974, President Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal, becoming the country's first president to be driven from office under the threat of impeachment.
In December 1974, Nelson A. Rockefeller was sworn in as Vice President. It was the first time that neither the President nor Vice President were popularly elected. They were chosen under the terms of the 25th Amendment.
In 1976, Jimmy Carter narrowly won the presidential election. The day after being sworn in, President Carter pardoned thousands of draft evaders from the Vietnam War. In 1977, the Department of Energy was created, but soaring oil prices and increased foreign competition dealt a severe blow to American industry. On September 7, Carter signed the Panama Canal Treaty.
In 1978, President Cater mediated peace negotiations between Egypt and Israel at Camp David in Maryland. The talks led to the signing of a peace treaty in 1979, by Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin.
On November 4, 1979, a group of militants seized the U.S. embassy in Iran, taking hostages. The Iran Hostage Crisis was a blow to Carter's credibility as a leader. In 1980, a failed rescue attempt that killed eight Americans worsened the situation. In November, Ronald Reagan was elected president. On January 20, 1981, the hostages were released on the day Carter left office.
Reagan's deregulaton of the banking, airline, and other industries spurred economic activity. In 1984, the unemployment rate fell and the dollar was strong in foreign markets. With the economy recovering, President Reagan was re-elected in a landslide over Walter Mondale, who chose Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. She was the first woman to gain a major party's vice presidential nomination.
On January 28, 1986, the NASA Space Shuttle orbiter, Challenger, exploded 73 seconds into its flight, killing seven crew members.
In 1987, Reagan submitted the first trillion-dollar budget to Congress. On June 12, in a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall, Reagan challenged Soviet Union leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, to "tear down this wall." On October 19, the stock market crashed, falling a record 508 points in a single day, which became known as Black Monday.
In the 1988 presidential election, George H. W. Bush defeated Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis. In 1989, after a coup failed to oust Manuel Noriega, Bush ordered the invasion of Panama. Noriega was captured in early 1990 to stand trial for drug trafficking.
After Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990, Bush announced the commencement of Operation Desert Shield. In November, the United Nations Security Council approved the use of all necessary force to remove Iraq from Kuwait. Iraq was given January 15, 1991, as the deadline for withdrawal. The next night after the deadline, the U.S.-led coalition began Operation Desert Storm, beginning with air attacks on Baghdad. On February 27, President Bush declared a cease-fire after the Iraqi army was routed.
In April 1992, riots broke out in Los Angeles after the beating of Rodney King by police. More than 50 were people were killed and thousands were injured. Estimates in property damage was over $1 billion.
In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected president defeating George H.W. Bush and H. Ross Perot.
In 1992, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), was signed by the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It was ratified in 1993 and took effect January 1, 1994.
In April, 1995, a bomb exploded at the federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing over 160 people.
In November 1996, President Clinton defeated Bob Dole in the presidential election.
In 1998, a sex scandal broke out involving President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, a White House worker. On October 8, the House of Representatives voted 258-176 to authorize an open-ended impeachment inquiry. In January 1999, the impeachment trial began. On February 4, the Senate voted 70-30 against calling Lewinsky to testify in person. On February 12, President Clinton was acquitted.
In 2000, George W. Bush defeated Vice President Al Gore in a disputed presidential election over electoral votes in Florida. Votes in Florida were recounted. The issue ended up being fought in the courts. The U.S. Supreme Court eventually halted the process. Florida's electoral votes were won by Bush.
On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four planes, crashing two into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and the fourth crashed in Pennsylvania. President Bush demanded that the Taliban government in Afghanistan turn over Osama bin Laden, whose Al Qaeda group was behind the attacks. In October, air strikes and ground raids were launched against Afghanistan. On October 26, The USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law. By December, the Taliban government was ousted, but Bin Laden remained uncaptured.
In 2002, the U.S. became increasingly concerned about the alleged development and possession of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. U.S. officials called for the removal of Saddam Hussein. In November, Congress voted to authorize the use of military force against Iraq and to establish the Department of Homeland Security.
In February 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up as it returned to earth. Seven astronauts were killed. In March, ground forces invaded Iraq. In April, U.S. forces advanced into Baghdad.
In December 2003, the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) was finalized.
In January 2004, U.S. weapons inspectors reported that they failed to find any evidence that Iraq possessed biological or chemical weapons prior to being invaded. In July, the U.S. commission investigating the September 11 terror attacks criticized U.S. intelligence agencies for failings that contributed to the success of the attacks.
In November 2004, President Bush defeated John Kerry in the presidential election.
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans and caused destruction in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. It was the most expensive natural disaster in the nation's history. In September, Hurricane Rita struck.
In May 2006, Zacarias Moussaoui, the only man charged over the September 11 terror attacks, was sentenced to life in prison. In November elections, the Democrat Party won control of the Senate and House. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, resigned.
In 2007, President Bush announced a new Iraqi strategy increasing troops to strengthen security in Baghdad.
In October 2008, Congress passed a $700 billion financial institution bailout package called the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. In November, Barack Obama defeated John McCain to become the country's first black president.
In January 2009, the first Tea Party protest rally was held. In September, Congress passed a $787 billion stimulus package. In October, the administration announced the deficit was $1.4 trillion, which was nearly triple from the year before. In December, Obama announced that U.S. forces in Afghanistan would increase.
On March 23, 2010, Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) into law. In April, Russia and the U.S. signed the New START Treaty, which established lower levels for deployed nuclear warheads. In August, U.S. combat operations in Iraq officially ended.
In January 2011, Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot by Jared Lee Loughner in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed.
In September 2011, protesters took to the streets, marching under the slogan "Occupy Wall Street".
In June 2012, the Affordable Care Act was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision. During that summer, the country experienced the worst drought in decades.
In September 2012, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, was killed when armed men stormed the consulate in Benghazi. The Obama administration blamed a video mocking islam as being responsible for the attack.On November 6, Obama won reelection defeating Mitt Romney. On November 8, Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 counts and was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting incident in Tucson.
In December 2012, Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Prior to the school assault, Lanza had shot and killed his mother at home.
In January 2013, in response to the Newtown shootings, Barack Obama proposed gun-control measures, but the measures did not pass in Congress. In April, bomb blasts during the Boston Marathon killed three people. Islamic extremist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged after a manhunt in which his elder brother and suspected co-conspirator Tamerlan were killed.
In June 2013, former National Security Agency (NSA) employee, Edward Snowden, fled the country after revealing he leaked information on internet and telephone surveillance by U.S. intelligence.
On August 21, 2013, opposition groups in Syria accused the government of attacking rebel areas in Zamalka, Ain Tarma, and Erbeen with chemical weapons. The Syrian government denied it launched a chemical attack. President Obama said on August 27 that he was considering a limited strike in Syria. French president François Hollande and British prime minister David Cameron backed Obama's plan. On August 29, the British parliament voted down Cameron's request for authorization to attack Syria. On August 31, the Obama administration released an intelligence summary claiming evidence that the Syrian government ordered a chemical attack and President Obama said he would seek congressional approval for military action.
On September 4, 2013, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to authorize the use of military force in Syria. On September 9, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggested that a strike on Syria could be averted if President Bashar al-Assad agreed to hand over all chemical weapons. Russia and the U.S. reached an agreement that Syria must provide an inventory of its chemicals weapons or destroy them. On September 16, the United Nations (UN) confirmed in a report that the chemical agent sarin was used near Damascus.
On August 9, 2014, the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by Darren Wilson, a white policeman sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Shortly before the shooting, Brown had robbed a convenient store and Wilson was notified the robbery and suspect's description.
In September 2014, President Obama authorized airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and would work with allies to retake areas under ISIS control. Congress approved Obama's request to fund and train rebel groups in Syria. Over 130,000 mostly Kurdish refugees flooded into Turkey as ISIS militants seized large swaths of territory and unleashed attacks on the population.
On November 24, 2014, a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson. On March 4, 2015, the U. S. Department of Justice cleared Wilson of civil rights violations, finding that witnesses who corroborated his account were credible, and that according to the evidence, Wilson shot Michael Brown in self-defense.
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The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39