When I wake up each morning, I generally spend 5 to 10 minutes reading the news. After that, I settle into my study. This summer, I studied the book of Ezekiel. More than a few times, I had the profound experience of reading an article or watching a news clip, then minutes later seeing virtually the same scene described by the Prophet Ezekiel in a book written more than 2,600 years ago.
The biblical book brims with prophecies describing in detail the events and scenes unfolding daily in Britain and America. Consider Ezekiel 7. This chapter prophesies the shocking destruction of the modern-day peoples of Israel—the nations of America and Britain.
Verses 5-7 read: “Disaster after disaster! Behold, it comes. An end has come, the end has come …. Your doom has come to you, O inhabitant of the land; the time has come, the day is near, a day of tumult …” (Revised Standard Version).
That’s precisely how many people feel about America and Britain right now. 2020 began terribly, with America’s president being impeached and Britain engaged in a messy divorce from the European Union. Since then, it has been “disaster after disaster.” Coronavirus has transformed both nations colossally, and in more ways than we yet realize; then Antifa and Black Lives Matter (blm) began torching cities, first Seattle and Portland, then Chicago, Kenosha and others. Meanwhile, uncontrolled fires scorched 1.2 million acres of land in California and a hurricane barreled into Louisiana. This isn’t even close to the full list of disasters hitting Britain and America.
“Behold, the day! Behold, it comes!” verse 10 says. “Your doom has come, injustice has blossomed, pride has budded” (rsv). Injustice means a “lack of fairness,” “corruption,” “tyranny,” “repression” and “intolerance.” All these terms describe facets of modern Britain and America, be it our governments’ ludicrous response to covid-19, the assault by the radical left on our nations’ Judeo-Christian history and traditions, the irrational hatred of President Donald Trump, or the Marxist solutions and policies championed by Antifa and blm and embraced by huge swathes of society. There’s no fairness and impartiality, no defense of truth, no respect for tradition, morality, law, government or authority.
You have to meditate a bit to appreciate verse 12: “The time has come, the day draws near. Let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn, for wrath is upon all their multitude” (rsv). The general state of America and Britain is becoming so grim and hopeless, there’s no point in getting too invested in the pursuit of material fortune. The stock market is roaring, interest rates are low. There is opportunity to gain material wealth. But it’s all about to come crashing down! Verse 19 says gold will become so worthless it will be cast in the streets.
Notice verse 14: “They have blown the trumpet and made all ready; but none goes to battle, for my wrath is upon all their multitude” (rsv). This prophetic scene resonates when watching footage of the riots and protests in America’s cities. These are scenes of chaos and anarchy—protesters firebombing government buildings, rioters beating innocent people in the streets—and there are often very few police to be found. When they are present, they are in a defensive position or in retreat. This isn’t the officers’ fault; they are simply obeying orders from political leaders who are afraid to go to battle.
Figuratively, this is happening all across Britain and America: The sirens warning about our imminent cultural annihilation and political, social and economic collapse are blaring. A small few, including Donald Trump and a few key members of his administration, and many valiant members of the National Guard and police, are ready and willing to intervene—but in too many cases, “none goeth to battle.”
“The sword is without, pestilence and famine are within; he that is in the field dies by the sword; and him that is in the city famine and pestilence devour” (verse 15; rsv). Again, no rational person can witness events in America and deny the prescience of this prophecy.
Mr. Flurry explains the term pestilence in his book Ezekiel—The End-Time Prophet: “So this pestilence could be a plague of violence or burning—not necessarily a physical disease at all! It can be defined as a plague of violence or rioting …. The pestilence, or plague of violence, will cause many health problems that lead to famine” (emphasis added). Daily it gets easier to recognize that America (and Britain) are on the path of Ezekiel 7!
When we study such biblical passages, the question we need to dig down into is this: How could events prophesied so long ago be fulfilled so exactly? Gerald Flurry first wrote his book on Ezekiel in 2002, almost 20 years ago. Ezekiel delivered his prophecies 2,600 years ago. The fact that these two men so long ago prophesied the exact scenes now unfolding in Britain and America ought to make more people think and reflect!
Only God could make such specific forecasts and then see that they are fulfilled. There is proof of God’s existence in the Kenosha riots!
To really understand this, you cannot just watch the news. You must also study the Word of God. You’ve read the headlines and seen the horrible footage. It’s time now to study what God revealed about today’s news thousands of years ago. Why not start with our book on Ezekiel? Request your free copy.