You know… the dude who would always fall down a cliff (you’d think he’d learn to stay away from those, but no). And as he fell he’d miraculously find some root randomly sticking out of the cliff wall (because I guess often trees have, like, 200 feet roots) to hang on to… but then he’d start to slip… and slip… and he’d always say, “Can’t. Hold. On. Much. Longeeeeeeeeer!”
That’s us, America.
Lately I’ve been reading, well, a lot of things, but one of the books I’m reading is W. Cleon Skousen’s The Cleansing of America. Hold on to your socks, friends, this book is amazing! Way better than any Cliff Hanger story, to be sure, but with a similar premise. Here are a few tidbits from the beginning of the book.
“The social disintegration that has taken place in America during the last half of the twentieth century is characteristic of TWENTY-TWO earlier civilizations THAT ARE NOW EXTINCT.” [That’s my emphasis, there.]
“The prophets of the past who saw our day in vision warned that if a hostile Gentile culture erupted in America, it would not be endured for long. Think of this generation already aborting 40 million babies. This culture of depravity is being perpetuated by leaders and teachers who are corrupting millions of youth.
It is clear that we are approaching the time when God’s cup of wrath and indignation might overflow at any time, just as the prophets predicted.”
“The eye of prophecy pointed to a time when the Gentiles would treat the ideals of the gospel with utter contempt and thereby lose their inheritance in America. Jesus Christ foresaw the very things which are happening today and said:
‘At that day when the Gentiles shall sin against my gospel, and shall reject the fullness of my gospel, and shall be lifted up in the pride of their hearts above all nations, and above all the people of the whole earth, and shall be filled with all manner of lyings, and of deceits, and of mischeifs, and all manner of hypocrisy, and murders, and priestcrafts, and whoredoms, and of secret abominations; and if they shall do all those things, and shall reject the fullness of my gospel, behold, saith the Father, I will bring the fullness of my gospel from among them.’
This last phrase, ‘I will bring the fullness of my gospel from among them,’ has always meant removing God’s people and especially the missionaries from among them. Once God has gathered out His people from the midst of the wicked, God’s cleansing will be imminent.”
The last part of this reminds me of one of my favorite visions, the Cardston Vision, which was received by Sols Caurdisto in 1921. She ends her description of her vision with these words, “I saw the inspired call sent forth to all the church, to gather to the refuges of Zion. I saw the stream of your people quietly moving in the direction of their refuge. I saw your people moving more quickly and in larger numbers until all the stragglers were housed. I saw the wireless message flashed from Zion’s refuge to Zion’s refuge in their several places that all was well with them, and then the darkness of chaos closed around the boundaries of your people, and the last days of tribulation had begun.” You can read her full vision here.
Of course, these are just a few pieces of the puzzle, but each piece blatantly declares, “Can’t. Hold. On. Much. Longeeeeeer!” You’d think that knowing many civilizations have fallen before us we’d learn to stay away from the cliff. No. We dive off that beast and mock every one who warns us that we might fall. Wake up, guys. Back away from the edge. I’m not saying it because I’m old fashioned, I’m saying it because I can clearly see the truth is you’re jumping into danger. We can’t do anything at this point to stop the fall of our Nation, but we can all take care as best as we can to turn to God and ultimately ensure our own safety.