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Summary: God has sent divine judgement upon ancient Israel because they had abandoned their Godly foundation in which their nation had been founded.The Judgement was meant to awaken Israel to return to their foundation, Godly heritage but instead of repenting they

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“The Final Countdown Has Started” Series

The Real Reasons the Dollar Died 3 of 4

(Based upon Jonathan Cahn’s book “The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret of America’s Future”)

February 26, 2012 Chester’s FBC Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker

Introduction:

A God has sent divine judgement upon ancient Israel because they had abandoned their Godly foundation in which their nation had been founded.

1 God had sent prophet after prophet but His message through their voice had fallen upon deaf hears and hardened hearts.

a He lifted the hedge that was around Israel and allowed the Assyrian Empire to strike hard, fast. (Limited, short in duration)

b The Judgement was meant to awaken Israel to return to their foundation, Godly heritage but instead of repenting they responded in defiance.

aa Is. 9.10

bb We will come back bigger, taller, stronger. We will rebuild/recover & they defiantly did!

c Israel vow to come back stronger and that seemed to work for a period of time.

aa Cleared away the ruins, construction and the sight of the nation rebuilding itself brought the sense of national resurgence. Illusion.

bb Their response was defiance (hewned stones/gazit stone, Cedar/Erez Tree)

cc By vowing in Is. 9.10, they were setting the nation up for future calamities/disasters.

d Their stronger, higher walls were meant to protect the nation from further injury & prevent another attack.

2 Divine anger will not cease until its purposes are accomplished (If Israel resisted one expression of anger, another must be found.)

a Is. 9.11, The nation is shaken again because it didn’t wake up the first time.

b Their root problem was never addressed. (Money, Military, Political...Spiritual!)

aa The attack/raising of the hedge was intended for “ . . . the people . . . to turn back to Him . . . “ Isa. 9.13.

bb You can’t solve a problem by dealing with the symptoms . . . its manifestations. (Must deal with the cause that lies hidden beneath the surface & their root problem was Spiritual)

c A spiritual problem can only be solved by a spiritual solution (Apart from that, every other solution will end up producing another crisis!)

aa It’s the Isaiah 9.10 Effect

bb The attempt of a nation to defy the course of its judgement, apart from repentance, will, instead, set in motion a chain of events to bring about the very calamity it sought to avert.

cc The defiant vow to rebuild/replant brought the warnings to pass . . . also put into play the second part of God’s judgement.

dd The Isaiah 9.10 Effect must be born out of the nations response to the first calamity.

B Seven years after 9/11 the American economy collapsed, triggering a global economic implosion (more on this later) and it all goes back to the hedge being lifted on September 11, 2001.

1 The economic collapse was birthed out of the calamities of 9/11.

a For six days after 9/11 the NYSE was closed, when it reopened the following Monday (September 17, 2001) Wall Street suffered it’s largest point crash in its history up to that time, lost 7% of its value.


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