Treason in America and Britain

Many spies in Britain’s intelligence-gathering services helped President Obama spy on American citizens and frame Donald Trump for a crime he did not commit. Why do such a diabolical thing?

Are America’s elections free and fair? I am writing this about two months before the United States holds its 2020 presidential election, and a lot of evidence is exposing efforts to rig the election. This is a serious crime that undermines our constitutional republic!

Many politicians, press and media personalities dismiss accusations that the Democrats are trying to steal the election. But more and more evidence proves that they tried to steal the election in 2016. To believe they wouldn’t do so again is folly.

A lot of truth is also coming out showing how Britain was involved in this effort.

You have heard of the “Steele dossier”—a series of memos that falsely accused Donald Trump of escapades with Russian prostitutes and criminal links to the Russian government. It was authored by former British MI6 intelligence agent Christopher Steele. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign paid him $168,000 to produce it.

Not one bit of that dossier was verified. It is filled with lies! Yet Steele shared his dossier with former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove, who allegedly advised him to contact the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation about it.

The Steele dossier set off the Crossfire Hurricane investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia, which started a 22-month Special Counsel investigation led by former fbi Director Robert Mueller. Yet investigators couldn’t find any evidence of wrongdoing by Mr. Trump and his campaign. That is because Steele never had any such evidence. He did not collect any factual information—only rumors from Ukrainian attorney Igor Danchenko, who had relied on hearsay from drinking buddies in Russia. Steele presented these rumors from Danchenko’s anonymous sources as if they came from high-level Kremlin insiders.

In fact, the only high-level foreign spies working to disrupt America’s 2016 presidential election that we know of were British.

In his book Ball of Collusion, investigative journalist Andrew McCarthy explains that London was actually “the nerve center of Russia-gate.” Aside from Danchenko’s Russian drinking buddies, almost all the key players in the effort to convince the public that Donald Trump colluded with Russia were American and British government officials who desperately wanted Hillary Clinton to win the election.

Britain’s intelligence-gathering services, MI6 and the Government Communications Headquarters (gchq), were working together with President Obama’s Central Intelligence Agency, fbi and National Security Agency to spy on American citizens and frame Donald Trump for a crime he did not commit. Why would these intelligence officials do such a diabolical thing?

To understand, you must know what the Bible reveals about ancient Israel and its modern-day descendants—and the evil spirit whose goal is to blot out the name of Israel.

Modern-Day Israel

America and Britain have an important shared history—history that goes back to Bible times!

Most people today falsely assume that all 12 tribes of ancient Israel are Jewish. But ancient Israel actually split into two nations after the death of King Solomon (1 Kings 12). Two southern tribes, headquartered in Jerusalem, followed King David’s grandson Rehoboam. They became the kingdom of Judah. But 10 northern tribes, headquartered in Samaria, followed a new king named Jeroboam. These tribes became the kingdom of Israel.

In his book The United States and Britain in Prophecy, the late Herbert W. Armstrong explained how the Assyrian Empire took the northern kingdom of Israel captive. These captives later settled in northwestern Europe. The Israelite tribe of Manasseh became the United States, while the ancient Israelite tribe of Ephraim became the British Commonwealth. This astonishing truth means that—while end-time prophecies about Judah are about the Jewish state in the Middle East, as many Christians understand—end-time prophecies about Israel are about the U.S. and Great Britain.

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One specific prophecy speaks of an effort to blot out the very name Israel. It shows that the only thing that prevented their success was God’s intervention.

Christopher Steele did not collect any factual information—only rumors based on hearsay.

This prophecy has come to pass in recent years. More and more evidence shows an attack on America that, shamefully, came from within both America and Britain.

Foremost among the people attacking America and Britain is one who was president for eight years, and did untold damage while in that office.

Anti-American, Anti-British

Shortly after he was inaugurated in 2009, President Barack Obama removed a bust of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill from the Oval Office. He didn’t do it inconspicuously. He did it publicly, because he wanted to send a message to anybody who loved the British Empire. He hates that Empire!

As a teenager Barack Obama was mentored by the card-carrying Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis, who also harbored a special hatred for Winston Churchill. Davis said, “[T]he only people Churchill gives a rap about are the white people of the British Empire.” He accused Churchill of wanting America to join him in bludgeoning “all other countries into submission.” Those are monstrous lies! They show terrible contempt for probably the greatest world leader of the 20th century, and really for all that the British once stood for.

During his presidency, Mr. Obama tried to weaken Britain by preventing it from leaving the European Union. He told Britain that if it left the EU, it would go to the “back of the queue” for trade deals with the U.S. He did not want Britain to be a great leader among nations—he wanted Britain to be a vassal state to a German-led European superstate!

Shockingly, these anti-British views are apparently shared by many in Britain’s intelligence community. Christopher Steele has said the British only voted for Brexit because of Russian meddling. For some reason, he cannot seem to understand why a British citizen would want to be free of EU control. Former MI6 Chief Sir John Sawers said Brexit was the result of a “political nervous breakdown” in Britain. He said former Prime Minister David Cameron was “unwise” to even allow a Brexit referendum in the first place. He believes the British people should have no say—they should just submit to the dictates of government technocrats like him!

Nobody voted for Mr. Sawers, but people like him consider themselves the only ones qualified to govern. They think they are destined to rule the world, and cannot fathom that citizens might want something different. So when people vote the “wrong” way, these elites accuse them of having a “nervous breakdown” or of being manipulated by Russia. That is the height of arrogance!

Even before he was elected president, Donald Trump supported Brexit, saying Britain would be “better off” without the EU. So it’s safe to say the British technocrats who opposed Brexit also opposed Mr. Trump.

Is this why President Obama used London as “the nerve center of Russia-gate”?

In my booklet America Under Attack (free upon request), I explain how President Obama is a type of the ancient Seleucid King Antiochus Epiphanes. Antiochus was never meant to be king. He gained control of the Seleucid Empire by pretending to be someone he was not. Daniel 11:21 says he obtained rule through lies and flatteries before attacking the people of ancient Judah, slaughtering them, and desecrating the temple in Jerusalem with an idol bearing his likeness.

President Obama also came to power through lies and flatteries, and he spent eight years attacking the moral values and constitutional principles of America, Britain and the Jewish state. He started his presidency by insulting Churchill and the British Empire. And he ended his presidency by colluding with British agents who wanted to undermine everything the British Empire stood for by betraying the British people to a German-led superstate. He had a lot of help from the mainstream media and the intelligence communities in both the United States and Britain. Some powerful people in Britain want to bring down America so they can ally with Germany instead!

Aerial of GCHQ in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
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The NSA has given Britain’s GCHQ full access to its computers. That means GCHQ can spy on American citizens, even though Congress is unable to investigate GCHQ.

Spy Traps

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano was temporarily pulled off the air in 2017 after he claimed British intelligence officials spied on Donald Trump for President Obama. Napolitano noted that the nsa has 24/7 access to the mainframe computers of all telecom providers in the nation, so all President Obama would have had to do to access transcripts of Donald Trump’s phone calls was ask the nsa for those transcripts. However, if President Obama made such a request—even under the guise of protecting national security—a record of the request would exist where Congress could find it if they were to investigate the president for corruption.

To spy on Donald Trump without leaving fingerprints, Obama would need Britain’s help. The nsa has given Britain’s gchq full access to its computers. That means gchq can spy on American citizens, even though Congress is unable to investigate gchq. Three intelligence sources told Napolitano that President Obama asked gchq to spy on Donald Trump for him. gchq denies these accusations, and Napolitano cannot prove these claims without exposing and endangering his sources.

Whether or not President Obama used gchq to get transcripts of Donald Trump’s phone calls, Britain’s intelligence community did help the Obama administration spy on the Trump campaign in other ways.

Even before the Clinton presidential campaign hired Steele in May 2016, a mysterious Maltese scholar named Joseph Mifsud met with Trump campaign foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulos in London and told him that the Russian government had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. Former fbi Director James Comey accused Mifsud of being a Russian agent and a link between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin—but there is evidence he was actually an agent of the British government setting a “spy trap” for Papadopoulos.

Two months after he met Mifsud in Rome, Papadopoulos met Australia’s high commissioner Alexander Downer at a Kensington wine bar in London. Papadopoulos repeated what Mifsud had told him. Downer passed on the information to his U.S. counterpart Elizabeth Dibble, and the fbi used it as one of their reasons to launch the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Yet it appears this meeting was another set-up. Downer was a devoted Clinton supporter who helped the Australian government give a $25 million donation to the Clinton Foundation. He had also been on the advisory board of Hakluyt, a shadowy security firm set up by former MI6 agents.

So both Mifsud and Downer, who reported Papadopoulos to the U.S. government for talking to Mifsud, had close links with British intelligence agencies. And Downer was not the only affiliate of Hakluyt involved in this story.

Stefan Halper

It was around the time Downer met with Papadopoulos in London that the Clinton campaign hired Christopher Steele to produce his dossier. The dossier alleged that Trump campaign foreign-policy adviser Carter Page secretly met with Russian oligarch Igor Sechin and a senior Kremlin Internal Affairs official. (It failed to mention that Page was a cia agent gathering intelligence for the U.S. government.) Steele passed his dossier on to Sir Richard Dearlove, a former MI6 colleague. Dearlove told Steele to work with the British government to share this information with the fbi. And Dearlove may have passed Steele’s information on to other key players.

Besides mentoring Christopher Steele, Richard Dearlove was a friend of Cambridge University academic Stefan Halper—an American with close connections to MI6, Hakluyt and the cia. Only a week after Steele gave his dossier to the fbi, Halper went out of his way to meet Carter Page at a Cambridge symposium. The symposium’s organizer, political analyst Steven Schrage, said Halper was only interested in meeting Page after Dearlove arrived toward the end of the conference. In an article titled “The Spies Who Hijacked America,” Schrage recounted how, after Dearlove arrived, Halper almost became desperate to meet Page.

Halper was trying to work his way into Mr. Trump’s inner circle, and he developed a relationship with Page. But he realized that Page wasn’t particularly bright, and he wasn’t getting very far. So then he turned his attention to Papadopoulos. He met with him on Sept. 13, 2016. Though he acted like a friend, he was really an fbi informant for the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. He wanted to take down the Trump campaign from within.

Political commentator Rush Limbaugh has talked extensively about Halper. “Stefan Halper hoped to be part of the Trump foreign policy advisory team, and I guarantee you if that had happened, he’d have been on the phone with people he knows in Russia, and those phone calls would have been wiretapped in cooperation with the fbi, and he would have been talking to Russians about Hillary’s e-mails, whatever it took,” he noted earlier this year. “It’s amazing that didn’t happen. Because this is the kind of thing they were trying with any number of people, not just Stefan Halper. They were trying to get people hired. When they couldn’t do that, they tried to get people like George Papadopoulos to do those kinds of things while they were observing and surveilling—and that bombed out. We don’t know how close we came!” (May 15).

The intelligence coup against Donald Trump was so well planned that Rush Limbaugh is amazed it did not work!

Richard Dearlove
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Richard Dearlove told Steele to work with the British government to share this information with the FBI.

It appears Papadopoulos somehow began to realize that Halper couldn’t be trusted. On Jan. 16, 2017, Stefan Halper—perhaps the greatest threat to the Trump presidency—disappeared from the news. I don’t know exactly what happened, but it seems Papadopoulos saw through him and realized what he was trying to do. Or perhaps God personally stopped him to save the presidency and the country! (Over the past few decades, many significant events have occurred on or around January 16. Request my free booklet January 16: God’s Miracle Day to learn why this calendar date is so important.)

It is amazing how much of this plot has become known to the public. People like Christopher Steele, Richard Dearlove, Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer and Stefan Halper all had close connections to British intelligence. Congress cannot investigate these people like it can investigate Americans. But we still know an astonishing amount of detail about what happened.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton surely do not want us to know what they were conspiring to do before, during and after the 2016 presidential election to undermine American democracy. But I believe God made sure this information was exposed!

Still, considering the dangers to our nation, it is appalling how little interest the press and the public have in it!

High Treason

After the Wall Street Journal exposed Christopher Steele as the author of the dossier on Jan. 11, 2017, Fusion gps cofounder Glenn Simpson started telling people he hired Steele on Hillary Clinton’s behalf because he was an “extremely well-regarded” former “lead Russianist at MI6.” But all this “lead Russianist” did was ask a Ukrainian attorney living in Washington, D.C., if he had heard any good rumors. Simpson probably could have done that himself. So, it seems the real reason Simpson hired Steele was for his MI6 connections.

It was Steele’s relationship with Sir Richard Dearlove that enabled the fbi to recruit Halper as a mole. And it was likely Steele’s connections with British intelligence that got Robert Hannigan, the head of the UK’s gchq, involved in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

According to Andrew McCarthy, Hannigan flew to Washington, D.C., sometime during the summer of 2016. He considered his mission so sensitive that he had to personally transfer intelligence to cia Director John Brennan. Hannigan’s direct U.S. counterpart was nsa Director Mike Rodgers, but Brennan was the driving force behind the Obama administration’s investigation into the Trump campaign, as well as Obama’s spy czar. So Hannigan met with him instead. And three sources told Andrew Napolitano that Hannigan’s department was spying on Donald Trump.

You don’t have to connect many dots to infer what Hannigan and Brennan discussed.

When you trace all the strands back to their source, you find President Obama was using John Brennan to orchestrate a treasonous plot against Donald Trump! In America, the plot involved the cia, the nsa and the fbi. In Britain, it also involved gchq and a network of former MI6 spies! Brennan has done a lot of his dirty work from Britain!

Powerful people in both countries are heavily involved in this conspiracy! And they have done all they could to hide this and obscure it. They are lawless. They lie and deceive—and it seems most people don’t value their freedoms enough to care!

These two supposedly “free” countries are destroying their own freedom. Young Americans and Britons are buried in the graves in America, Britain, France and other places around the world—heroes who fought for freedom. Winston Churchill’s spirit was to defy tyranny and defend freedom without wavering, even if that meant “each one of us lies choking in his own blood upon the ground.” Yet the principles and freedoms they made the ultimate sacrifice for are being scorned, attacked and destroyed by evil people who act like they are moral authorities. Americans and British people today have lost that spirit. Our freedom is being stolen!

Why? The ultimate reason is that we have forsaken God! That has made our peoples vulnerable to the devil.

Satanic Attack

Over the ages, God has had to defend the nations of Israel from many Satan-inspired tyrants, like Adolf Hitler, Kaiser Wilhelm and Napoleon Bonaparte. One such Satan-inspired tyrant that most people forget about was King Hazael. In the days of the Prophet Elisha, Hazael attacked the kingdom of Israel and almost destroyed it.

2 Kings 13:3-7 say, And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael, all their days. And Jehoahaz besought the Lord, and the Lord hearkened unto him: for he saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them. (And the Lord gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime. Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.) Neither did he leave of the people to Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, and ten thousand footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them, and had made them like the dust by threshing.” This passage reveals that the Syrian attack was so devastating that Israel lived in tents for the first time since Joshua’s conquest of the Promised Land.

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Yet God did not allow Hazael and Benhadad to crush Israel completely. Verse 5 says “the Lord gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out from under the hand of the Syrians.” 2 Kings 14:26-27 reveal who this savior was: “For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash.” This says if God did not send them a savior, Israel would have been blotted out!

Stefan Halper was trying to work his way into Mr. Trump’s inner circle. He wanted to take down the Trump campaign from within.

It is important to understand the prophetic principle of duality in these verses. The book of Kings is one of the former prophets—prophecy for this end time primarily. (I explain this in my free book The Former Prophets.) Today we are seeing a repetition of what happened anciently when God saved Israel. God is saving America from the brink of destruction temporarily, to give people one last chance to repent.

The trouble is, far too few people are paying attention and are even aware of how close America and Britain came to being blotted out!

In my booklet America Under Attack (free upon request), I describe how the Obama administration ignored America’s Constitution, ruled by executive order, put more restrictions on guns among the populace, and armed his own government agencies to the teeth with guns and ammunition. Elsewhere I have written about the Obama administration’s massive nsa surveillance of American citizens. The evidence proves that the Obama administration was building a “turn-key” totalitarian dictatorship, where all he had to do was turn the key once he was ready. Since he was not ready, he used his “deep state” allies in America and Britain to try to rig the election.

Insight on America’s Racial Division

On September 14, Rush Limbaugh made some remarks with powerful insight that every American should understand. “One of the things that I don’t think gets enough comments—and it didn’t at the time—is the racial division created in this country by Obama and the Obama administration,” he said. “And it was done purposefully. And it was a strategic part of implementing whatever aspect of the Obama agenda.” Limbaugh is absolutely right about this, and time has shown it to be true.

Limbaugh continued: “There were a lot of white Americans who are not racists; they’re not bigots; they don’t even know what white supremacy means, and this white privilege stuff. All they knew was they’re sick and tired of being called racist just because they’re white. They’re sick and tired of the country’s being labeled as racist. So they couldn’t wait to vote for Obama. They didn’t care if Obama was a Communist, a Marxist, or whatever he was. He was black, and so they were going to vote for him. The reason they were going to vote for him was so it could be proven that they were not racist and that the country isn’t racist. … They thought the fastest way to disprove those allegations was for America to elect an African-American president. Most powerful job in the world. And that’s what happened: America, with the support of untold millions of white voters, elected the first African-American president. … [He] could not have been elected with black-only votes. The first African-American president needed millions of white votes, and he got them.” Millions of people believed electing a black man would prove how much progress America has made with race relations. Not that it is perfect, but this should have eradicated the false idea that this nation is irredeemably racist.

The trouble is, leftists will never accept that assertion. In fact, they sought to use Mr. Obama’s election to divide the country even more!

How? “Very simple,” Limbaugh explained. “Any Obama proposal that was not universally agreed to and accepted by everybody was said to be racist.” So, whenever people criticized something President Obama did—even the very people who voted for him—they were labeled racist! “It was impermissible to criticize him; it was impermissible to criticize his policies. Imagine, folks, to not be able to criticize the president of the United States, the most powerful man in the country—to not be able, using the First Amendment, to criticize policies. You have to shut up, otherwise you’re a racist.” That was the plan, and leftists pushed it as hard as they could.

This diabolical strategy created even more racial division in America. And that is exactly what the left wanted! As a result, after eight years of an Obama presidency, our nation’s race problems are far worse! And that division is what led to Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

Those millions of white voters were trying to help end racial strife in this country. “They were trying to show that there isn’t racism in America—not like the left has claimed,” Limbaugh said. “They’d already made Oprah Winfrey the most popular and wealthy television performer in America. There were countless African-American athletes that were among the wealthiest athletes in America. And yet that didn’t matter. The charge still came that there was white supremacy, that there was white privilege, and that there was blatant racism everywhere. … After America going to that length to prove it’s not racist, look at what is being said about America today: that it is racist and it is bigoted, that there is white supremacy, that there is white privilege. And it’s worse than ever. We need reparations.”

Nobody can disprove this powerful insight! It is an unusually profound understanding of American politics today.

“So what went wrong?” Limbaugh asked. “After electing the first African-American, now it’s worse than ever in America. How do you explain that? … You know, it’s no small thing for a bunch of white people to band together to elect somebody on the basis of race so as to show that they’re not racists; that’s a big, big thing. And now it counts for nothing? … Now it’s almost as though it never happened? Now America is a worse racist nation than it’s ever been since the Civil War?”

Rush is an American patriot, but he cannot explain that. It is unparalleled evil in American politics!

You can explain that only if you understand Bible prophecy. Yet Americans are dangerously ignorant of the Bible. They don’t know the Bible and they don’t know God!

Only God can reveal why this is happening in America. And He has done so. He has fully explained these evils in some mind-shattering Bible prophecies! (You can read about them in our free booklets America Under Attack and Great Again.) God is full of wrath because of our sins!

We have been explaining why this is happening for over 70 years—and it will grow far worse very quickly if we don’t heed God’s warning!

Many Americans are praying for God to save America. He has done that—temporarily. But that is only so He can give America and the world one final warning.

The people of America do not know God. And to this point, we don’t want to know God, or so it seems! God has explained explicitly what is happening—but this nation has turned its back on God and His Bible.

Jesus Christ’s return is “at the door”! He is going to save us in spite of our sins. However, that won’t happen until we have experienced the worst suffering ever on Earth!

Will you let God show you what is happening? And why it is happening? God is giving you a life-and-death choice. He wants you to choose life!

Final Warning

The situation in America and Britain is worse than most think. The people fighting the Trump administration are not just leftists, not just radical leftists, not just Marxists. They are inspired by the spirit of Satan!

God had to intervene in America and Britain like He intervened in ancient Israel, saving these nations by the hand of an end-time type of King Jeroboam ii. A Satan-inspired man tried to blot out America, Britain and Israel, so God had to raise up President Trump to save these nations—temporarily. That is why the radical left is trying to destroy the Trump presidency through spying, through the Mueller investigation, through the Ukraine phone call impeachment, through the news media, through coronavirus politics, through the national debt, through violence in the cities, through any means possible.

But the worst threat is the wickedness within us that Satan is using to fatally weaken our nation!

Anciently the Israelites refused to repent of their sins even after God miraculously saved them. God sent them two prophets during the reign of King Jeroboam ii. First He sent Jonah the son of Amittai. Later He sent Amos, a herdsman from the kingdom of Judah. The prophecies of Amos are some of the strongest in the Bible, as I explain in my article “Who Is the Modern-Day Jeroboam?”). Israel crossed a line when King Jeroboam ii rejected Amos’s warning and allowed an ungodly priest named Amaziah to exile him back to Judah.

But God sent Israel one more prophet after Jeroboam’s death. Hosea was the last prophet before the Assyrian Empire took the Israelites away captive. Hosea often singled out the tribe of Ephraim for condemnation, since it was the lead tribe of the northern kingdom. But many of his prophecies also apply to Manasseh.

“I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled. They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the Lord” (Hosea 5:3-4). This is a prophecy for the descendants of ancient Israel, particularly the British, who descended from Ephraim. Their ancestors knew God, but it says that modern Israel has forgotten God!

And what does Hosea say will happen because of Ephraim’s and Manasseh’s sin if they refuse to repent!

“And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity [lawlessness]; Judah also shall fall with them” (verse 5). This is a prophecy about the United States, Britain and the Jewish state being destroyed. Are our sins serious? Is forgetting God serious? Is the division that radical leftists are causing serious?

Hosea says, “They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the Lord; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them. They have dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions” (verses 6-7). It will only take one month for modern-day Assyrians to invade and conquer the United States, Britain and the Jewish state! By the time the invaders get here, civil war will already have destroyed much of the country. We see this time of war being stirred up by treacherous radicals already.

“Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be” (verse 9). God is getting out His prophetic warning message! This message is the most important warning you will ever hear!

“Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness. When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound” (verses 12-13). The American and British peoples will be like a garment hanging in a closet that looks good, but once you take it out, it falls apart because it is completely moth-eaten. These nations that seem so strong will fall in only one month! They are completely sick, and that will finally be made plain.

But will they listen to God? Hosea prophesies that, shamefully, they will turn instead to Assyria—their greatest enemy in two world wars: modern-day Germany!

Committing sin and forgetting God brings catastrophic destruction! America and Britain need to learn from this history. Those who do not will be conquered by the German-led superstate that Britain’s intelligence services seemingly want to join willingly.

The good news is that when God sends this grievous punishment, it will finally cause them to acknowledge their offence, and seek God’s face (verse 15).

So much of this suffering could be avoided if only individuals would learn from ancient Israel’s mistake and heed God’s message today!