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fathers of America were not perfect in their ways, but they feared and
revered Me, trusting in Me to see them through all things. So I blessed
them and gave them the land and all the wealth of it, causing the cattle
and the crops to prosper, and causing their number to increase throughout
the land. And as they prospered and grew, the further their hearts went
from Me, because they began to trust in themselves and in their own ways.
So they went through droughts and wars and numerous calamities until they
remembered to turn to Me for help. They would repent and give their hearts
over to Me, and the blessings and the peace would return. But each time
they would go back to their own ways and forget Me, having an outward form
of righteousness but inwardly being filled with death.
And now you
have reached a point where you do not even believe in Me. Do you not know
that your troubles stem from your own ways and your own wisdom? Have you
not the faintest memory of Me? For I have not turned from you, but you
from Me. I ask you, "Why would you leave Me?" And yet if you
will return I will forgive you and cause peace and prosperity to return to
your land. For there is no peace in your land. People walk in fear; they
jump at shadows; they are lost in the confusion of their minds. Would you
have peace? Would you have order and understanding instead of confusion?
Then you must return to Me. I am merciful and forgiving, showing loving-kindness
to all those who call on My name.
A storm comes
to your land to wipe it away, and you with it. There is very little time
before it hits. Would you scoff and laugh, saying that surely this will
never happen? Will you laugh when they put the gun to your head? Or when
they kill the ones you love? Or when they put you into slavery? Will you
laugh then? For I come to you before the storm, giving these words of
warning, that you might be saved out of the storm. For I will save you out
of this storm, all those who call on My name will I save.