Chapter 9

Donald Trump Will Fight His Way Back

From the book America Under Attack
By Gerald Flurry

The devil has successfully used the radical left to attack America. 2 Kings 14:26-27 show there are people working to blot out the name of Israel—and many of them are inside America. This alone helps us understand the seriousness of America’s affliction today.

But God says in verse 27 that He “saved them by the hand of Jeroboam.” Today, Donald Trump is fulfilling the role of an end-time “Jeroboam.” God sent President Trump specifically to deal with that evil and actually save America temporarily. This happened during Donald Trump’s first presidential term.

But that is not the end of the story. Mr. Trump has been pushed out of office, and now the affliction is worse than ever!

You have to realize that God is invested in this Trump presidency. God Himself sent Mr. Trump to keep the name of Israel from being blotted out because of satanically led people. And the work He has for this end-time Jeroboam is not complete.

I do not know exactly how it will happen, but this prophecy, in conjunction with Amos 7, foretells that Donald Trump is going to regain the presidency.

The Reason for God’s Anger

Let’s study the pivotal prophecy in Amos 7.

It is extremely important that you understand the context of verses 1-6. These verses are tied directly to verses 7-17. All these verses lead us into the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord, which are concluded by the Second Coming of Jesus Christ! So this is all happening in the end of the last hour of the end time. Christ said when He was on Earth that we should know when these events are “at the doors” (Matthew 24:33).

In Amos 7, God is ferociously angry and ready to send the end-time nations of Israel into World War iii. He is about to allow them to experience the consequences of their mountainous, terrible sins and to be destroyed, enslaved and slaughtered!

I believe verses 1-6 of Amos 7 reveal something spectacular about God’s thinking at this very moment. They surely show how eager our God of love is to get this end-time horror over with!

We are in the outer edge of the storm that will usher in the Second Coming of Christ. God is intensely excited for that time of happiness and unparalleled joy that is about to saturate this Earth! I hope you think about this as you read the first six verses and then the rest of Amos 7.

In verses 1-3, God showed Amos a vision of violent destruction—a horde of locusts about to ravage the land. But Amos spoke up, and God changed His mind. That is astounding!

Then it happened a second time: “Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord God called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part” (verse 4). This is a prophetic vision of a devouring nuclear fire! “Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. The Lord repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the Lord God” (verses 5-6). Again God relented.

Notice this important thing, without which we cannot understand this passage: God did not say why He was so fiercely wrathful. The context provides the answer.

Starting in verse 7 is a crucial end-time prophecy about Jeroboam. It describes a time when Jeroboam—Donald Trump—is in power. But the first 6 verses of the chapter are talking about the time when the man in power is Antiochus.

What makes God angry here is the work of an Antiochus!

The evil of this man is deplorable and infuriating. What he is doing to this country makes me sick and very angry. And if that is the way so many of us feel, how do you suppose God feels about it? God says that “the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint” in America and the other end-time nations that descended from ancient Israel (Isaiah 1:5). These nations have received immense blessings and honor. Yet in the superpower of Israel, America, Satan himself is ruling through his man! Everything he does is aimed at destruction! He is “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” in the most diabolical ways!

Now he and his fellow leftists are not even disguising themselves as angels of light—they are being much more open and blatant because they have so much power. Yet still most people are asleep!

The country we live in is not what it used to be. When America was at its peak, and even as recently as Presidents Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush, it would not have been true to say that “Jacob”—mainly the United States—“is small.” The nation still held prestige and power, and it is still the superpower of Israel. Yet when Barack Obama is in control, we are powerless! He and those he leads are doing Satan’s work! There is nothing so terrifying. This man has the weight of the big corporations, Hollywood, academia and the media behind him, and he and his people will do anything they can get away with. Jacob really is “small”—powerless!

How could God not be upset by this?

Remember, it was “by reason of transgression”—the sins of the people—that this Antiochus was even able to attain rule (Daniel 8:12). And even with his destructive actions so overt, those with the power to stop him are too faint-hearted and weak, and millions of Americans enthusiastically support him!

Our people were given birthright blessings because of the great Abraham, the father of the faithful, who obeyed and was willing to sacrifice even his own son for God! Sadly, they have turned their backs on God and are following the devil.

The disaster spoken of in Amos 7:1-2 is the first presidential term of Barack Obama. Verse 4 describes his second presidential term. And now you can add to that his third term in which he is the puppet master of the Biden regime. This terribly upsets God! Obama has too much power, and God is going to have to do something. He has already started to act. God will not let him blot out the name of Israel!

God’s Final Warning

There are three visions here, starting in verses 1, 4 and 7 of Amos 7, which all describe God “showing” Amos something. The two visions in verses 1-6 flow right into the vision of verses 7-17.

But just before verse 7, you could insert 2 Kings 14:26-28: “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. Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?” That gives you the whole context.

God already used President Trump once to save this nation from what Antiochus was doing. Now Obama, through Joe Biden, has returned with a vengeance. But the rest of this prophecy in Amos 7 shows that will not last.

When Amos saw those first two visions, he pleaded with God for mercy. Verses 2 and 3 in the Moffatt translation read, “As they devoured all the green growth, I cried, ‘Have mercy, Lord, have mercy! How can Jacob recover?—he has so little.’” And God changed His mind: “Then the Eternal did relent, the Eternal said, ‘This shall not be’” (Moffatt). The same thing appears in verse 6: “[T]he Eternal said, ‘This shall not be.’”

But verse 8 is a different story: “The Eternal said to me, ‘Amos, what do you see?’ ‘A plumb-line,’ I replied. The Eternal said, ‘With a plumb-line I test my people; never again will I pardon them’” (Moffatt). This is God talking! He essentially tells Amos, Don’t talk to me about this again!—referring back to verses 3 and 6. This message today, prophesied in the book of Amos, is God’s last warning. He has warned the Americans and other descendants of ancient Israel several times to try to wake them up, but they have ignored those warnings. So, He says, I’ll warn one last time!

This is prophesying of the time just ahead of us. This will be the last time God passes by, so He is clearing the way for His Church to finalize this last warning. When America falls, a horrific chain reaction will unfold. God knew this and showed this terrifying future to Amos. He heard Amos’s plea for mercy—twice. This flows right into verses 7-10; it is part of the same vision. God shows Amos a plummet and says He will measure one more time and give one last warning. After that He would never give them another warning, and He told Amos not to even ask Him again to change His mind.

We are in the last time God will pass by the people of Israel before they are destroyed! This is a time of extreme urgency!

Notice: This is in the context of an end-time Jeroboam (verse 9). It is during the time of Jeroboam that God says, “I will not again pass by them any more” (verse 8). God passes by for the last time to show three end-time nations of Israel—the United States, Britain and the Jewish nation—how to solve their problems and to warn them of the consequences of their failure to do so.

This prophecy means that, somehow, President Trump will soon recover his presidency. A stolen election, and a presidency, will be recovered. We will see Mr. Trump back in power soon. That will be positive, for a little while. Things will quickly improve in some ways—but only briefly; the curses will remain.

When that happens, Americans will be down to their last time to repent.

God’s message through Amos and other prophetic books in the Bible, and now through the Trumpet, the Key of David and our other means, is about to go out for the last time before the destruction comes. If people don’t repent, God will not pass by and warn any more! America will face the consequences of our sins! Yet in the end, as we will see, even that bad news will make people come to know God.

What Amos 7 Does Not Say

Amos 7 prophesies about end-time Israel, which is today, most prominently, the United States superpower. It is clearly about the very end of the nation. It shows that at that time, Jeroboam is not only in power, but he is wielding kingly authority.

These verses describe the Prophet Amos’s message from God to King Jeroboam. They also describe God’s message today, which we will soon send to the modern Jeroboam!

If you read through this prophecy, there appears to be no break in Jeroboam’s reign. It doesn’t describe his presidency being lost and then somehow being restored. Why is that?

Because in God’s view, Donald Trump never lost the presidency! By keeping the flow about Jeroboam going in this prophecy, it seems God is showing us that the election was stolen! He looks on Mr. Trump as still being the rightful president of the United States!

Democrats spent all four years of President Trump’s tenure trying to bring him down, and in the election, they finally succeeded. Politicians and the media did their best to cover it up. But God saw it all. He is the only one who knows precisely what happened.

Many millions of Americans believe, as I do, that the election was stolen. That view has far more weight if that’s the way God Himself sees it! What the Amos 7 prophecy doesn’t say could speak volumes about the worst act of treason of all: stealing the election.

The radical left has a track record of cheating, stealing and lying. Anyone who acts that way shows that their father is the devil! (John 8:44). America’s Constitution was never intended to work for such people. It was made for a moral and religious people—not people who lie, cheat, steal and commit violence as a way of life. They don’t believe in God, the Constitution or America.

One thing is certain: God is going to bring Mr. Trump back. It’s just a matter of when. If He didn’t, the name of Israel would essentially be blotted out!

With radicals in power, how could anyone complete God’s work of delivering the warnings of Amos to America and its leaders? When the devil is motivating people, God’s work is their chief target! Already God had to intervene and stop the evil that was happening, or the name of Israel would have been blotted out—and God’s work is at the heart of that name of Israel.

Look at how leftists are now using their power in the media, technology companies and social media to silence anyone who disagrees with them. They are clamping down on free speech and trampling the supreme law of the land!

Our forefathers had to die to secure our freedom of speech and freedom of religion!

What kind of people are we dealing with? Those who are now in charge stole the election. Those criminals are fighting against the living God! You can be sure God will not let that stand. God’s warning message is going to get out there. God will not let them blot out this work nor our message because we have a job to do. God opens doors that nobody can shut, and He will shut them when they need to be shut. So we will put it in God’s hands and simply trust Him.

God knows the election was stolen, so He must have a plan to take care of it. God is about to do some massive exposing of that treasonous theft and of the other brazen crimes being committed today.

The Affliction Intensifies

In Amos 7:8, God says He is giving the nation its final warning. Then verse 9 describes a time of desolation, wasting and the sword. God forewarns that He Himself “will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.” That is a major intensifying of the picture in verse 8.

I believe there is, in fact, a pause in the events between verses 8 and 9, and that we are in this prophesied pause now—after the election coup that stole the presidency from Mr. Trump but before he returns to power.

Look around today: This country is in a catastrophe! Radicals are destroying the nation, foolishly thinking that somehow they will be able to control these ruinous, anarchic forces they are unleashing. And this trouble is certain to lead to worse trouble.

“[T]he sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,” verse 9 says. The word sanctuaries is interesting; it refers to false churches that God will allow to be destroyed. But it could also mean something more. Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon defines the word as “asylum,” which is a place of protection, especially for those pursued by the law; or an institution for the destitute. The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament states, “Metaphorically, the word is used to refer to a place of refuge ….” In the modern nations of Israel, it could be describing sanctuary cities. It could portray our sanctuary nation, where our leaders allow anyone and everyone to flow across the border. Many are looking for a better life, but others are violent members of gangs or cartels and smugglers bringing drugs, slaves and thousands of destitute people here. How can this “sanctuary nation” policy not tear this nation apart? Our leaders do not even screen them. Yet they insist that the nation spend billions and billions of dollars to manage this problem they are causing, even when we have $30 trillion in debt that we can never repay—debt that will explode in our faces at any time! This is fiscal, political and intellectual insanity. Some authorities believe America’s debt is our greatest national security problem.

Recognize what is really happening in this land. God says He will rise against the house of Jeroboam with a sword. This means the terrible state we are in now is about to get worse! After the radicals have catastrophically weakened this country, the result will not be what they expect. They won’t even have the opportunity to build the new system they imagine: A sword—foreign attack—is coming! They have weakened the country for other nations to destroy it!

We must remember, too, that the rest of the country has many sins as well. It is not just those on the left.

God will bring President Trump back for one reason: to keep Satan and his political Antiochus from blotting out the very name of Israel.

Another detail in 2 Kings 14 gives us insight into what is happening during the pause in Trump’s rule, between his first term and his restoration to power.

‘Warred’ to ‘Recover’

2 Kings 14:26-27 describe the bitter affliction in America and how God “saved them by the hand of Jeroboam.” As I said, this was fulfilled, at least in part, during President Trump’s first term.

The next verse begins a new paragraph, as you can see in the King James Version: “Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?” (verse 28). This verse marks a new development. It happens after God uses Jeroboam to save Israel.

This verse shows that the end-time Jeroboam has to wage war to recover his presidency. After using the word saved in verse 27, it uses another, even stronger word: warred. Jeroboam has to war to recover something.

In ancient Israel, King Jeroboam ii reigned 41 years, but many Bible chronologists believe the first 12 years of his reign were a coregency with his father, Joash, when he warred against Syria. Often, what happened anciently is not exactly the same as what is prophesied to happen in the end time. Yet there is also some kind of warring or fighting in this end time. The fact that the verse about warring comes after the verse about saving indicates that the end-time Jeroboam wages “war” after he has already saved Israel once. There are several different ways in which God could use Jeroboam to war today.

Gesenius’ Lexicon says the word “warred” means “to fight, to war.” The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament says that warring “occurs 171 times, pertain[ing] to God’s role in Israel’s wars.” That would apply in this case, because God has commissioned Mr. Trump to save Israel. Consider how different this word is from “saved” in verse 27. Mr. Trump did not have to war to save Israel during his first term—though he did have to fight to expose all the fraudulent investigations, impeachments and other treasonous actions. There are different ways “war” could apply, but the indication is that regaining office may take considerable fighting. Donald Trump will have to fight for it. It doesn’t have to involve military action, but it certainly could.

Verse 28 of 2 Kings 14 strongly indicates that Mr. Trump recovers his presidency by some kind of warring—this strongly indicates more than just voting! It seems certain to me that this will happen before the next presidential election in 2024—unless there would be some kind of warring and voting combined. But 2 Kings 14:28 does not even hint of an election.

There is going to be some kind of war to recover something. If God says President Trump is going to “recover” something, then it will be recovered. Amos 7 also shows that war will be successful. And what could he recover, if not the stolen election?

This all must happen because of a miracle from God! And that should be obvious to everybody when it happens, if they are honest.

Helping Judah

2 Kings 14:28 states that Jeroboam recovered Damascus and Hamath. The Soncino commentary states that Damascus was once ruled by King David, and that the king of Hamath paid tribute to David and became part of his son Solomon’s kingdom (2 Samuel 8:9-10; 1 Kings 8:65). So the indication is that Jeroboam reclaimed something to help Judah.

Here is how the New International Version translates 2 Kings 14:28: “As for the other events of Jeroboam’s reign, all he did, and his military achievements, including how he recovered for Israel both Damascus and Hamath, which had belonged to Judah, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?” The Ferrar-Fenton translation reads, “For the other affairs of Jerabam, and all that he did, how he warred, and how he recaptured Damascus and Khamath of Judah to Israel, they are recorded in the history of events of the days of the kings of Israel.”

When Barack Obama was president, he was terribly unmerciful to the Jewish nation of Israel. But in President Trump’s first term, he saved the Jewish nation of Israel (biblical Judah) from much of Obama’s tyranny. He supported Israel in many ways, including scrapping the Iran deal, moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, and helping Israel sign the “Abraham Accords” with Arab nations in the region. Columnist Lee Smith described the alliance between Israel and the Gulf states as “an impediment to the dream of a reempowered, nuclear-armed Iran backed by the United States, which was Obama’s main foreign-policy aim—and an affront to peace processors convinced of their own never-ending importance. The Biden administration apparently aims to sink the accords by penalizing Israel and its peace partners for getting too close, and returning the Palestinians to center stage—in order to prepare the ground for reentering the Iran deal” (Tablet, March 21, 2021).

Note that: “Obama’s main foreign-policy aim” was to align America with Iran—Israel’s enemy, America’s enemy and the world’s number one terrorist-sponsoring nation! For America to support Iran makes no sense, unless you realize that America’s leader is trying to blot out the name of Israel. And now, that policy is back! Biden is empowering Iran so it can soon obtain nuclear weapons.

From the time of Joe Biden’s inauguration, I predicted that we would have more Palestinian terrorist attacks because of the change in leadership. That is exactly what began to happen. Anybody should be able to recognize why!

God is wrathful about this. If this continues, it will end very badly! You see how important it is that somebody “recover” something.

There is also a connection here to God’s work. Isaiah 40:9 shows that God’s Church in this end time has a message that must be delivered to “the cities of Judah”: “Behold your God!” Much of that message revolves around our archaeological discoveries, led by the late Dr. Eilat Mazar. We have supported archaeology projects in Jerusalem for the past 50 years, and we even had the privilege to help uncover King David’s palace! Now God’s Church possesses the new throne of David (request a free copy of my book The New Throne of David). This work has a vitally important message that the Jews need to hear as a witness in this end time!

Satan knows this. He and his Antiochus are working fiercely to blot out our message, which is the ultimate expression of “the name of Israel.”

It appears Mr. Trump may have to recover some of Judah’s freedom for God’s Church to even be able to deliver God’s message to the cities of Judah.

A Change in Antiochus

The end of Jeroboam’s life and reign are recorded in 2 Kings 14:29: “And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the kings of Israel; and Zachariah his son reigned in his stead.” This too indicates a restoration to the presidency for Donald Trump. He will recover power, but not for long. That is when the rest of Amos 7 will be fulfilled.

Notice something else implied in this chapter.

God commissions His prophet to issue a very tough warning message: “And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword” (Amos 7:9). This message will provoke a confrontation: “Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying …” (verse 10).

This verse introduces a religious leader named Amaziah. Who is this? It is actually another Antiochus—the one who infiltrated God’s own Church![1]

What happened to the political Antiochus? There is a definite shift here that suggests a major change in America. We are entering into a different era. The earlier verses prophesied of the Antiochus in the nation, who is fighting to destroy Jeroboam, then suddenly we have another Antiochus who is fighting to try to help Jeroboam survive. Thus we see that Satan forsakes one of his Antiochus types and jumps to another!

From Amos 7:7 on, we see no hint of the political Antiochus (Barack Obama). Will God remove him when Jeroboam “wars”? Will that be the end of the political Antiochus’s real power? God does not say definitely, but I believe Amos 7 strongly indicates it. There are certain to be some big changes.

God’s Church battled a spiritual Antiochus who took power and used it to almost blot out the Church. Now we have been battling the political Antiochus as he attacks America. Then suddenly we have to battle the spiritual Antiochus in God’s Church again, and this time he has some kind of connection to the reempowered Jeroboam.

What does this spiritual Antiochus say? “Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words” (verse 10). What a statement! The message from God’s faithful people, part of which you are reading right now, will reach a point that the people cannot bear it and want it stopped!

Amid all these terrible events, there is a Church with a powerful message exposing everything, and in such a way that the people cannot bear it!

In verse 11, Amaziah says, “For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword [that’s not true; Amos said God would rise against the house of Jeroboam with a sword], and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.” Other prophecies show that there will be a fierce trade war that will keep mounting until one third of our people are dead or starving; then will come a nuclear attack, which will kill another third. After two thirds of the people are dead, the final third will be led away captive. Those truths are hard for people to bear! But we have been prophesying this for over 75 years. Now we are very close to its fulfillment.

Prophecy shows that Satan, after attacking spiritual Israel (the Church) with an Antiochus, then physical Israel (America in particular) with a political Antiochus, will use a third Antiochus, a dictator over a mighty foreign empire, to war against and kill millions, especially within spiritual Israel and physical Israel. This man is rising right now in Europe. With the Catholic Church, he will help resurrect the Holy Roman Empire. As it has done repeatedly throughout history, this empire will kill and kill, especially Americans and other descendants of Israel—and especially lukewarm people in God’s Church who turned away from Him. They will kill God’s people and believe they are doing God’s work! (see John 16:2).

Amaziah’s message continues: “Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court” (Amos 7:12-13). Here is a king with a chapel and a court. He is in charge, with kingly authority! Everything seems to be going well for him. God is going to give him the power to save Israel until this message of warning is finished.

But with that power, this man will actually authorize the banishment of God’s people—an end-time Amos-type work—from the country and exile them to Israel, the Jewish nation in the Middle East!

This aligns with other prophecies that God’s people will be sent to a place of safety, protected by God during the time of “great tribulation” (Matthew 24:21) that destroys America and Britain. This will be a challenging time for God’s people, but we know the end result is also prophesied, and we are excited. Who wouldn’t want to live at the time when these wicked governments of men finally fall and Jesus Christ returns, as He promised, to take over the governance of all mankind? What a time to be alive!

Right now, the big question regarding fulfilled prophecy is how Donald Trump will regain power. America is in the throes of an Antiochus regime that is rapidly driving the nation toward radicalism, socialism, amorality, class division, civil war and outright destruction. In 2 Kings 14:26, America’s affliction is very bitter, and the nation has no helper!

But God’s prophecies are sure. And Jeroboam’s clash with God’s Church in Amos 7 is clear. This has not happened yet; therefore, President Trump must regain office one way or another. The biggest indicator in the Bible that this will occur is the end-time prophecy of Amos 7. We are now in the time frame of this prophetic chapter.

A Time of Extreme Urgency

Right now, there is a great focus on whether Donald Trump will return to office. Prophecy shows that he will. The bigger issue is what will happen after Trump regains power. He will stop the blotting out of the name of Israel. But this nation is very far from God! And Jeroboam and everyone else need a powerful warning and a call to repentance.

God says He will pass by one last time! People will either receive this message now and repent, or God will plunge them into the Great Tribulation.

Amos “warned the people that the supreme moment of their success was but the prelude to their doom” (Soncino commentary). This is what we are looking at when Donald Trump resumes the presidency. It will actually be a prelude to America’s doom!

President Trump’s return will “save America” briefly. But he will have to hear God’s message and realize that God saved America through him—and that he and this nation must repent, believe and obey. Otherwise, America will be destroyed.

Even his own house God will destroy by the sword! Conditions in America may improve for a short time. But its ultimate end is destruction. Our people are going to face the wrath of God until they repent!

Amos 7:7-17 show that our time is very limited. What is going to happen in the coming months?

This is one of the strongest, most urgent warnings in the Bible!

That is what God’s Church is here to provide, as loudly and clearly as we can. If the American people do not heed God’s warning, they will suffer the consequences. But the good news is that this coming mass-scale violence is not just God’s wrath—it is also His correction. That severe correction is what it will take for God to reach people, and humble them, in preparation for the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His Kingdom on Earth!

Prophecy by Jesus Christ and elsewhere in the Bible clearly states that even those who die having never known the one true God will later be resurrected, to learn the consequences of sin, to repent and to finally know their God.

“Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit” (verse 14). Amos had no formal seminary or college training. God simply gave him a job. Even without “credentials,” God used this man.

Here is what he said to Amaziah: “Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac. Therefore thus saith the Lord; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land” (verses 16-17). Amos had a very different view from Amaziah: He knew this was a message from God! And this Amaziah, who is also the religious Antiochus, is a man whom those in God’s Church have faced before. We know who he is, just as we know that Barack Obama is the political Antiochus.

“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord” (Amos 8:11). How will this famine of the word come about? God’s Church will be forced to leave. No one will be here to deliver the message anymore. When this faithful remnant of God’s people leaves the country and is taken to a place of safety, God’s message will cease, except what we do from there. The nations of Israel have had over 75 years to heed this message, but soon they will not be able to even find it.

Verse 14 talks about people who “shall fall, and never rise up again.” This is talking about God’s people—those who turned from God and refuse to repent—who will lose their eternal lives.

The great majority of Christians are not true Christians. That is why Christianity today is so self-contradicting, divided and weak. It is not biblical Christianity at all! That is part of God’s warning to America and its (rightful) leader: More than 99 percent of Christians are deceived!

But some few have known God. Some of them will surely read this book. Your physical and spiritual lives are on the line.

Remember This Message

“In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old” (Amos 9:11). This is a prophecy of God’s end-time Church, built by Herbert W. Armstrong, destroyed by an Antiochus after his death, then raised up again through a faithful remnant. The story of how God “raise[d] up his ruins” is told in our free book Raising the Ruins.

It is this work that God puts in the middle of these climactic end-time events—“in the midst of my people Israel” (Amos 7:8). His people must be at the center telling the world what is happening and what it all means. This book is an important part of that.

We have a limited time to complete this work. God is showing us that we are drawing extremely close to the end. When God has passed by Israel for the last time, He will take His faithful remnant to a place of safety. If anyone is going to join them in that place of protection, this is their last chance—or they will face the fate of the house of Jeroboam!

Look at the context for Amos 7. “The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel …. And he said, The Lord will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem …” (Amos 1:1-2). Who is going to be that voice? Which people will utter God’s voice from spiritual Jerusalem? God has given us this message—we must proclaim it!

This nation and the world must be warned! Verse 2 concludes, “… and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.” The Anchor Bible says the subject here is a cosmic holocaust—a nuclear holocaust! God is about to send nuclear fire (see also verses 4, 7, 10, 12, 14; 2:2, 5).

The division in America is a sign of and a trigger for horrible times striking Americans and people from all nations. Our drastic rebellion against God is leading to drastic punishment. God is allowing us to see the results of worshiping our own will and, knowingly or unknowingly, following Satan. Our only hope is not in a political party or a man—even Jeroboam—but in God. And to truly have hope in God, you must not only believe in Him but also repent toward Him, submit to Him, and obey His law.

That is the lesson of history, the lesson of our nation’s bitter affliction, and the lesson of these powerful, shocking, certain Bible prophecies.

As world conditions deteriorate and you see these dire prophecies fulfilled, remember this message. Even in a blistering message like Amos’s, there is good news: This world racing to its destruction is a prophesied sign not only of the hopelessness of human nature itself but also of the arrival of a new world!

Yes, there are grim prophecies ahead, but they all lead to the return of Jesus Christ! The prophecy of Daniel 8 culminates in verse 25: “… he [the European Antiochus] shall also stand up against the Prince of princes [Christ Himself]; but he shall be broken without hand.” Christ will smash all this evil and establish the rule of God on Earth! Revelation 12:9 and 12 say Satan has been cast down and he is full of wrath because he knows his time is short. That means the devil knows Jesus Christ is about to return to dethrone him and bring men the peace, joy and happiness they ought to have. How encouraging!

If you acknowledge your sins and turn to God, He will lead you to repentance, forgive you, correct and guide you, protect you spiritually and even protect you physically from the imminent, catastrophic Tribulation (verse 14). You will then help Jesus Christ reestablish God’s government on Earth to end all this rebellion and deceit, and end all the suffering and death.

Contemplate the wonderful conclusion God gives us in Amos 9:13-15: “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.

This world does not know God—but they are about to get to know Him. They will finally have their chance to come out of deception, to repent and to grow spiritually until they achieve their incredible God-given potential. God will resurrect from the dead those who have already died and will die when these terrible prophecies come to pass; they will live again—under God’s government.

Ultimately, even the bad news is good news. God is preparing the way for Israel and then the whole world to know Him! Soon, everyone will be educated in God’s ways and blessed for their obedience.

Most people will never encounter God’s message until the return of Jesus Christ or until that future resurrection beyond.

You have God’s message in your hands right now.

Today is your day. Today is the time for you to repent and obey God. You have the unparalleled opportunity to give yourself to God, to give to His work, and to give to this world. Making that historic decision will affect your whole life, and so many more, now and for eternity.

Respond to God. Repent toward God. He will use your life to help lift America and the whole world out of crisis.

[1] This is explained in Appendix A: “Prophetic Duality.”

Continue Reading: Chapter A: Prophetic Duality