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Summary: Is it possible that an ancient Scripture holds a mystery that reveals America’s future? I believe the answer is “yes.” I believe that the mystery lies behind everything from 9/11, to the War on Terror, to the crash of Wall Street and the global economy,

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The Final Countdown Has Began Series (Four Parts)

“Nine Alarms That Have Went Unheard” 1 of 4 Based upon Jonathan Cahn’s book & messages: “The Harbinger”

February 12, 2012 Chester First Baptist Church, Chester, Illinois Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker

Introduction:

A Is it possible that an ancient Scripture holds a mystery that reveals America’s future? I believe the answer is “yes.”

1 I believe that the mystery lies behind everything from 9/11, to the War on Terror, to the crash of Wall Street and the global economy, to the Great Recession and more.

a I believe that the mystery has even been confirmed in the words & actions of our nations leaders, including the president of the United States.

b I believe it is possible that this mystery contains a prophetic word/message/warning to America from God . . . a word of warning of national judgement.

2 Over the next four weeks I will be teaching a series of messages entitled, “The Final Countdown Has Began.”

a We’ll start today with “Nine Alarms That Have Went Unheard”, which will set up the next two Sundays messages; “Holy Ground Zero” and “The Reasons Why The Dollar Died.”

b On March 4, I’ll conclude this series with what promises to be one of the most controversial messages I have preached in my ministry, “Things To Look For in 2012 and Beyond.”

aa Show video (w/o sound) : “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLNtDqDpxzI&feature=related”

bb Read Revelation 6.7-8 during the video.

cc I believe the imminent return of the Lord’s Coming is nearer than it has ever been.

c On March 4, I will show you two unedited videos, that I and other students of bible prophecy believe, could actually be one of the major satanic players during the tribulation.

B The mystery is found in Isaiah 9.10.

1 The text describes a time in Ancient Israel’s history when that mighty nation, whose foundation had been set upon God, had distanced themselves from Him and the covenant that had been established between them and the Great I Am.

a In 731 B.C., Israel was in a state of deep apostasy.

aa They had grown complacent, then confused.

bb Gradually going from apathy, antipathy, then enmity—going against the God that they had once loved, worshiped, adored.

cc Eventually persecuting those who stayed with God and even forbidding the use of His name in public places.

b In 731/732 B.C., God lifted His hedge of protection that He had placed around Israel, allowing an attack from a foreign enemy.

aa The attack was brief, limited in scope, but something on this scale had not happened in Israel before.

bb Only the coasts of the land of Israel were touched (the heartland of Israel wasn’t touched) during these attacks and suddenly Israel lost its sense of security.

cc The attack was allowed in order to bring Israel back to God.

2 Instead of returning to God Israel became more defiant by declaring their intentions to rebuild & respond in defiance to the attack in Isaiah 9.10.


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