The Lord is Sounding the Alarm to The United States: Your Country is Bankrupt Because of its Greed, and it’s Not Going to Get Any Better!

“I have given messengers to sound the alarm!  Whoever hears the sound of the alarm and does not take warning, if evil comes and overwhelms you, you will be responsible for the consequences. You heard the sound of the alarm, but did not take warning; you will be responsible for the consequences. But those who take warning will save their lives.

“You will not be able to excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For I know what is in every heart, and I see you.  I will reward all people accordingly, as their actions deserve.

“Understand your fearful responsibility to Me, and be persuaded by My words of warning!

“It is a terrible thing to incur divine penalties for disobeying Me!

“Be careful and guard against all kinds of greed. Your life will not measured by how much you own.

“There are idols in your life – things you love more than Me!  Nothing should take the place of Me in your life!  Separate yourself from anything that comes between you and Me!

“The love of money causes all kinds of evil. Many people have left the path of what is right and good because they wanted to get more money, but it only leads to much sorrow.

“A word of warning to you who are arrogant and rich: You’ll need buckets for your tears when the crash comes upon you! Your money is corrupt and your greedy luxuries are like a cancer, destroying your life from within. You’ve thought you were piling up wealth. What you’ve been piling up is evidence against yourselves, making it obvious that you deserve My judgment!

“All the workers you’ve exploited and cheated cry out for justice! The groans of the workers you have used and abused are like a roaring in My ears!

“Because you have trusted in your wealth and skill, you will lose your freedom. It is time for Me to judge you, because everyone is greedy for money.

“Because you run roughshod over the poor, stealing their money through taxes and unfair rent, you will lose the luxury homes you have built.  I know precisely the extent of your violations, the enormity of your sins.  You take bribes right and left and kick the poor when they’re down.

“The more you have prospered, the more you have sinned against Me.  I will punish you for what you have done. I will repay you for the wrong you have done. It will be same with the buyer and the seller, the lender and the borrower, the creditor and the debtor – all of you will lose everything.

“Your judgment day is here. The bottom has dropped out of buying and selling.  It will never be the same again.  Don’t fantasize an upturn in the market.  Your country is bankrupt because of its sins, and it’s not going to get any better.

“You have taken unfair interest and profits, making profit from your neighbors by extortion.  I will beat My fists at the dishonest profit which you have made. Will your heart be able to endure, or will your hands remain strong, in the days when I shall deal with you?

“Did you expect me to overlook the obscene wealth you’ve piled up by cheating and fraud?  Did you think I would tolerate your shady deals and shifty scheming?  I’m tired of the violent rich bullying their way with bluffs and lies. I’m fed up!  Beginning now, you’re finished!  You will pay for your sins down to your last cent!  No matter how much you get, it will never be enough!  No matter how hard you work, you’ll have nothing to show for it!  You have lived by the standards of the world, a decadent lifestyle, enslaved to her fashions.  I will force you into bankruptcy. Your way of life will be laughed at. Your lives will be derided as futile and fake.

“Your money and riches will not be able to save you in the time of My anger. It will not satisfy your hunger or fill your stomachs, because it caused you to fall into sin.

“I will destroy your food supply. You will ration your food by weight, and though you have food to eat, you will not be satisfied. You will eat your food with trembling and sip your water in despair.

“This is what I say: Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another. Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and the poor. And do not scheme against each other.

“Your nation has been infiltrated by wicked and unscrupulous men. They set traps for the unsuspecting.  Their victims are innocent men and women. Their houses are stuffed with ill-gotten gain. Pretentious and powerful and rich, they have no conscience. Right and wrong mean nothing to them. They stand for nothing, and stand up for no one, exploiting the poor. Do you think I’ll stand by and do nothing about this?  Don’t you think I’ll take serious measures against a people like this?

“This is My message: Attend to matters of justice! Set things right between people. Rescue victims from their exploiters. Don’t take advantage of the homeless, the orphans, or widows.

“If anyone in your country becomes too poor to support themselves, help them to live among you. Do not charge them any interest on money you loan to them. Help the poor live among you. Don’t lend them money for interest, and don’t try to make a profit from the food they buy.

“Lend to those in need without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for I am kind and compassionate.

“Be fair to the poor, save the needy, and punish those who hurt them.

“When a land has sinned against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of food, send famine on it, and cause many people to perish.  I will take away everything your nation needs.

“I have looked for justice, but all I have seen is oppression; for righteousness, but all I’ve heard is the poor and needy crying for help.

“I have sent you My warning, so do something about it!  Change the way you’ve been living! Change your behavior!  Maybe I will reconsider the disaster I have threatened for your nation.

“Change your lives and do what is right!  Then I will allow your nation to survive. You must change your lives and do what is right! Be fair to each other. You must stop oppressing the weak, the poor and the elderly!

“Behold, I have put before you the way of life and the way of death.  Start each day by dealing with justice. Rescue victims from their exploiters.  Prevent the fire of my anger – for once it starts, it can’t be put out!

“This is the type of behavior I’m looking for: Break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, stop oppression, cancel debts.  Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from those who need your help.

“I have heard a great outcry from the people in your land. There are those who have said, “We have mortgaged our lands and houses, that we might have enough money to eat.”  There are also those who have said, “We have borrowed money to pay the taxes on our lands and homes. Our children will inherit great debt and become like slaves.”

“I became very angry when I heard their outcry and these words. And so I bring an accusation against your financial leaders and those who are rich:  You have been charging your countrymen too much interest!  You have been taking their land and their homes!  What you are doing is not right!  Restore to them, even this day, their foreclosed lands and homes – and repay the interest you charged when you lent them money!

“Your politicians have been like wolves prowling and killing, taking whatever they want. Your preachers have covered up for the politicians by pretending to have received visions and special revelations. They say, “This is what God says…” when I haven’t said so much as one word!

“Extortion has been rife, robbery has been epidemic, the poor and needy have been abused, and foreigners have been kicked around at will, with no access to justice.

“And so I have been searching for those who will see the need and answer the call.  Who will stand up for the poor and oppressed?  Yes, it will cost time, energy and possessions. Immediate results are not likely to be seen.  You may have to wait many years to see positive results.  But it is the only way your nation will survive!

“Be the opposite of the neglect I have outlined!  Make doing what is just and right your priority, so that your nation may avoid destruction!

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Karl Steven Keene; March 5, 2009; Moorhead, MN

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Because She Has Perpetrated Social Injustices, the United States Will Continue to Experience Social and Political Upheaval. There Will Be an Increase in Military Conflicts, Natural Disasters & Economic Crisis. All of This is Just the Beginning of Sad Times for Her and Her People. God Will Avenge the Poor and Oppressed!

“Because she has perpetrated social injustices, the United States will continue to experience social and political upheaval.  There will be an increase in military conflicts, natural disasters and economic crisis.  All of this is just the beginning of sad times for her and her people.

“Your leaders lied to you. For some time they told you, ‘There’s no problem; everything’s just fine,’ when things were not fine at all. But now things have begun to collapse and they have been exposed for the liars they were.

“Your nation has used oppression, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy. You have wrongfully oppressed foreign peoples.

“Your businesses take unfair interest and profits, and extortion is commonplace.  Behold, therefore, I will beat My fists at the dishonest profit which you have made.  I will deal with you!  I will beat My fists together, and I will cause My fury to rest upon you!

“I will use up My anger against you. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken. After I have carried out My anger against you, then you will know how strongly I feel about your sins.

“I will turn My hand against you, and thoroughly purge away your dross.

“I will come to you and judge you. I will be quick to testify against those who have cheated workers of their pay, who have taken advantage of the weak, and who have been unfair to foreigners.

“Listen to Me, those of you who are arrogant and rich:  You will need buckets for your tears when the economic crash comes upon you.  Your greed has been like a cancer, destroying your life from within. You have thought you were piling up wealth, but what you’ve piled up is evidence against your sinful greed.  I have heard the cries of the workers you’ve exploited and cheated, and I will avenge them!

“Your nation has been infiltrated by wicked and unscrupulous men, whose victims are innocent men and women.  Their houses are stuffed with ill-gotten gain.  Pretentious, powerful and rich, they have no conscience. Right and wrong mean nothing to them.  They stand for nothing, and stand up for no one! They exploit the poor and vulnerable.  Do you think I will stand by and do nothing? I will punish this nation because of their sins!

“With your wisdom and your understanding you have gained great riches for yourself, gathering gold and silver into your treasuries. By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches. You have become proud and arrogant because of your riches.  Therefore I will bring a foreign people against you, the cruelest from the nations.  They will bring you down from your self-made pedestal.

“When I give the signal against this country, your homes will be taken away – all you own, because everyone has been after the dishonest dollar – greedy for gain.

“How terrible will it be for you who have built beautiful homes while cheating those who built them, not paying them what was fair!  Your forefathers did what was right and treated people fairly, and things went well with them. But all you think about is yourself, taking advantage of the weak, pushing people around and bullying your victims. Doom will come upon you!

“If you lend money to anyone, you are not to charge them interest!

“If anyone in your country becomes too poor to support themselves, help them to live. Do not charge them any interest on money you loan to them. Help the poor who live among you. Don’t lend them money for interest, and don’t try to make a profit from the food they buy.

“You shall not charge interest to your countrymen – no interest on anything that may be loaned.

“I have heard a great outcry from among your people.  There are some who have said, “We have mortgaged our lands and houses, that we might have enough money to eat.”  There are also those who have said, “We have borrowed money to pay for the taxes on our lands and houses. Our children will inherit great debt and become like slaves.”

“I became very angry when I heard their outcry and these words. And so I bring an accusation against your financial leaders and those who are rich:  You have been charging your countrymen too much interest!  You have been taking their land and homes!  What you are doing is not right!  Restore to them, even this day, their foreclosed lands and homes – and repay the interest you charged when you lent them money!

“Because of the moans of the helpless and because the poor are being hurt, I will now rise up and give them the help they want.

“Those who consider the poor will be blessed. I will deliver them in time of trouble. I will preserve them and keep them alive. They will be blessed on the earth; and I will not deliver them to the will of their enemies.”

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Karl Steven Keene; February 15, 2009; Moorhead, MN

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God Will Take Away the Things The People of the United States Love the Most in Order to Humble Them and Bring Them to Repentance.

“You’ve had plenty of everything, but you have not served the Lord your God with joy and a pure heart, so you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you. You will be hungry, thirsty, naked, and poor, and the Lord will put a load on you until He has destroyed you. The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand, a nation of fierce countenance, which does not respect the elderly nor show favor to the young.

“Behold, I will bring a nation against you from afar, says the Lord. It is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you do not know, nor can you understand. Their quiver is like an open tomb; they are all mighty men.  They shall eat up your harvest and your bread, which your sons and daughters should eat. They shall destroy your fortified cities, in which you trust.

“I will drop you to last place among nations, to the bottom of the heap. You will be kicked around and despised.  You think you’re so great – strutting across the stage of history, acting like no one can defeat you. You think you’re invulnerable, above all problems.  Well, you’re headed for a fall. I will bring you crashing to the ground.

“I am against you, says the Lord Almighty. I will strip away your false veneer and expose you on the world stage. I’ll let the nations get their fill of the ugly truth of who you really are and have been all along. Everyone who sees you will gag and say, what on earth did we ever see in her?

Have you not brought this on yourself, in that you have forsaken the Lord your God? Your own wickedness will correct you, and your backslidings will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and that you do not fear Me.

“Your own conduct and actions have brought this upon you. Your punishment will be bitter, it will pierce you to the heart!

“Look, the decree is written out in front of Me: I will not stand silent; I will repay you in full! Yes, I will repay you – both for your own sins and for those of your ancestors, says the Lord. I will pay you back in full!

“Everyone will give up on you. All of your fair-weather friends will desert you without giving you a second thought.  I will deliver you a knockout blow, a punishment you will never forget, because of the enormity of your guilt, the endless list of your sins.

“Why all of this self-pity?  Why do you complain about your problems? You deserve all of this, and more!  I’ve done all of this to you and will do more, because of the enormity of your guilt and the endless list of your sins.

“Why should you complain when you are punished for your sins? Instead, you should test and examine your ways and turn back to the Lord. You should lift your hearts and hands to God in heaven and say, “We have sinned and rebelled”.

“With one stroke I will take away the things you love the most.

“In punishment for your sins, I will give away everything you have acquired – your wealth and your treasures, giving it away for nothing.  You will become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of ridicule among all the people of the world. I will make you slaves to your enemies.

“You will become an object of ridicule among all the people of the world.

“I will punish you with war, hunger, and terrible diseases. I will make you hated by all the nations of the earth. The people will curse you and will use you as a shameful example. This is because you have not listened to My message. I have sent My message to you again and again through My servants, the prophets, but you have not listened, says the Lord.

“This people has a defiant and rebellious heart; they have revolted and departed. They do not say in their heart, “Let us now fear the Lord our God, who gives us rain, leading to bountiful harvests.” Your iniquities will turn these things away, and your sins will withhold good from you.

“You have grown fat, you are sleek; yet you surpass the deeds of the wicked; you do not plead the cause of the fatherless; and although you prosper, you do not defend the right of the needy. Shall I not punish you for these things?’ says the Lord. ‘Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?’

“Do you expect Me to overlook the obscene wealth you’ve piled up by cheating and fraud?  Did you think I would tolerate your shady deals and shifty scheming? I’m tired of the violent rich bullying their way with bluffs and lies! I’m fed up! Beginning now, you’re finished! You will pay for your sins down to your last cent.  No matter how much you get, it will never be enough. You will have hollow stomachs and empty hearts.  No matter how hard you work, you’ll have nothing to show for it. You will have bankrupt lives and wasted souls. You have lived by the standards of the world – a decadent lifestyle, slaves to fashion and materialism. I will force you into bankruptcy. Your way of life will be laughed at, like a tasteless joke. Your lives will be derided as futile and fake.

“I have called, but you have refused to listen; I’ve held out My hand, but you have paid no attention. You have not followed My advice and have not listened when I have attempted to correct you. So I will laugh when you are in trouble. I will make fun of you when disaster strikes you, when disaster comes over you like a storm, when trouble strikes you like a whirlwind, when pain and trouble overwhelm you. Then you will call to Me, but I will not answer. You will look for Me, but you will not find Me. It is all because you have rejected knowledge and chose to not respect the Lord.  You have not accepted My advice, and you have rejected My correction, so you will get what you deserve. Fools die because they refuse to listen; they are destroyed because they do not care. But those who listen to Me will live in safety and be at peace, without fear of injury.

“This is what I have said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.’ But you have refused to pay attention. You have stubbornly turned your backs and stopped up your ears. You have made your hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to My law or to the words that I have sent by My Spirit through the prophets. So I, the Lord Almighty, am very angry.

“The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it. “Now therefore, thus says the Lord: “Behold, I am fashioning a disaster and devising a plan against you. Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.”

“Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in your land in peace and prosperity. Thoroughly amend your ways and your doings! Execute justice and fairness towards each other. Do not oppress and exploit foreigners, the weak or the vulnerable. Stop all warfare and bloodshed!  Do not walk after other gods to your hurt. Then I will cause you to dwell in your land in peace and prosperity.

“Attend to matters of justice. Set things right between people. Rescue victims from their exploiters. Don’t take advantage of the homeless, the fatherless or widows. Stop your warfare and bloodshed!

“Now change your lives, start doing good and obey the Lord your God! Then I will change My mind and not bring on you the disaster I have warned you about.

“Wash yourselves and make yourselves clean. Stop doing the evil things I see you do. Stop doing wrong. Learn to do good. Seek justice. Punish those who hurt and oppress others. Help the weak and oppressed.
Stand up for the rights of the needy. Come, let us reason together. Though your sins are like scarlet, they can be as white as snow. Though your sins are deep red, they can be white like wool. If you become willing and obey Me, you will enjoy all that your land has to offer. But if you refuse to obey and if you turn against Me, you will be destroyed by your enemies.

“See that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey Me.”

“You must return to Me, bringing these words with you: ‘Materialism will no longer be our God.”  Perhaps I will relent of the evil I have planned for you.”

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Karl Steven Keene; February 13, 2009; Moorhead, MN

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A Prophetic Message for Israel: Stop Shedding Innocent Blood, That It May Go Well With You!

“By the power of the Spirit of God, and in the name of justice and all that is right, I will now proclaim the sin and transgression of Israel.  I will not hold back, I will sound it aloud!

“Indeed, Israel is full of strife, and she strikes with a fist of wickedness.  Her hatred and wrath have stirred her to violence.  Justice is turned back, and righteousness is far away.

“Thus says the Lord: “Execute justice and righteousness, and stop oppressing others.  Do no wrong and do no violence to foreigners, helpless children, or women. Stop shedding innocent blood!”

“Hear the word of the Lord, all you of Israel!  Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Execute justice. Do not oppress the foreigner, helpless children, or women – and stop shedding innocent blood.  Then I will cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.”

“You slay grieving women and foreigners, and you murder helpless children, yet you say, ‘The Lord does not see, nor does the God of Israel understand.’

“You shall not pollute the land where you are, for blood defiles the land, and no atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.

“So you shall put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, if you wish to do what is right in the sight of the Lord.

“Put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with you.

“I desire mercy!

“Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.  Cease to do evil, learn to do good!  Speak out against those who oppress helpless children and women!

“O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be safe!

“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.  It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

“Repay no one evil for evil.  If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.  Do not avenge yourselves.  If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink.  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

“You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

“Thus says the Lord.”

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Karl Steven Keene; January 3, 2009; Moorhead, MN

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This One Has Been Counted Worthy (A Prophetic Message for the United States)

“This one has been counted worthy.  He will be a branch that will bring people together.  He will rule in a way that promotes peace, reconciliation and tranquility.  He will rule with wisdom and harmony.  The fruit of his reign shall be excellent and appealing throughout the earth.  He shall take righteous action on behalf of the poor and meek throughout the earth.  He will be a wise and just ruler.

“I chose a man from a people considered by some to be weak, base and despised.  I did so to shame and humble those who thought they were better – to demonstrate that all people are considered equal and competent in My eyes – that My grace and mercy belong to all people, not just some.

“The one that I have chosen understands that a nation’s greatness does not come from its armies or might, but by its demonstration of mercy and justice to all people.

“Up until now the law has been powerless, and justice has not gone forth.  It is because the wicked have been in power, and they have prevented the righteous from succeeding.  But, no more!  Behold, I will work a work in your days – one that you would not have believed possible before!  Justice will prevail, and those who have plundered and worked iniquity shall come to nothing!  The humble will increase their joy, and the  poor shall rejoice, because the terrible ones are no longer in power.

“Yes, be strong and do not fear!  Do not be filled with worry or doubt!  I am near!  I know all about your concerns, and I hear your cries!  I will preserve your nation for as long as you seek My face – for long as you seek to follow what is just and right!

“The nations of the world will consider your nation great, wise, and understanding when they see you following what is just and right.  They will see My hand of blessing upon you, and they will say, “What great nation is there that has God so near to it”, and “What great nation is there that has such righteous laws and statutes?”

“Only take heed to yourselves, and do not return to your pride, selfishness, and oppression.  Seek peace and justice, keeping them as your priorities.  Do not forget that your strength lies in these things, and it will be well with you.

“I, the Lord, have spoken.”

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Karl Steven Keene; November 8, 2008; Moorhead, MN

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Your Time of Gloating is Coming to an End (A Prophetic Message for the United States of America)

“The Sovereign LORD never does anything without revealing his plan to His servants, the prophets. When a lion roars, who can keep from being afraid? When the Sovereign LORD speaks, who can keep from proclaiming His message?  The prophet who has a dream should tell others about it. And he who has God’s message should speak God’s message faithfully.  God’s message burns in my heart and bones, and I cannot keep silent.  I have so much to say, that I can’t keep quiet.  I am so full that I will burst if I don’t speak out!

“Woe to you who have been complacent because of your wealth and your exalted position.  Your time for gloating is coming to an end!

“The love of money has caused all kinds of trouble. Some people have wanted money so much that they have surrendered their values of right and wrong, causing themselves and others much pain.

“You rich people should cry and weep! Terrible things are going to happen to you, and it has only just begun! Your savings will be eaten up, and your losses will be evidence that you have done wrong.  You have thought only of filling your own stomachs and having a good time. But now you will lose it all.

“In the same way that you have exalted yourselves and lived luxuriously, in the same way you will know torment and sorrow.

“You have gained riches for yourselves, gathering gold and silver into your treasuries.  By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches, causing you to be prideful and arrogant.  Therefore I will bring you down; your pride will be humbled.

“Your riches and possessions will not be able to save you on the day that I show My anger, says the Lord.

“The day is near when buying and selling will have no more meaning. No business-person will live long enough to get back what they have lost.

“Your love of riches is what led you into great sin, so now your net worth will not even be enough to buy the food you need.

“I will give foreigners everything you own, in order to punish you for your sins.

“Without warning, those you owe will demand payment. Then you will become a frightened victim. You have plundered and taken advantage of nations everywhere on earth, even going to war against some and murdering their people. Now those who survived will be as cruel to you.

The people of your nation will be trembling with fright. They will say, “This crisis is like a fire burning out of control! Can any of us survive?”

“You can only survive if you say and do what is right. Stop using your power to cheat the poor and stop accepting bribes. Stop joining with those who are planning wars or do other evil things. Then you will be safe. You will be as secure as if in a strong fortress. You will have food to eat and water to drink.

“Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, I am now rising up to take action, says the LORD; I will give them the freedom and safety they long for. I will punish their oppressors!

“Your only hope is this:  You must see that justice is done, and you must show kindness and mercy to one another. You must stop oppressing widows, orphans, foreigners who live among you, or anyone else in need; and you must stop planning ways of harming or taking advantage of one another.

“I know how terrible your sins are and how many crimes you have committed. You persecute good people, take bribes, and prevent the poor from getting justice in the courts. Make it your aim to do what is right, not what is evil. Hate what is evil, love what is right, and see that justice prevails in the courts. Perhaps the LORD will be merciful to the people of this nation.

“The LORD says: It isn’t too late. You can still return to Me with all your heart. Start showing that you really are sorry for your wrong behavior. Turn back to me with broken hearts. I am merciful, kind, and caring. I don’t easily lose My temper, and I don’t like to punish. Perhaps I will change My mind and treat you with mercy.

“I’ll tell you what it really means to worship the LORD. Release those you have unjustly imprisoned! Free those who you have abused and tortured without cause! Stop your military occupations and oppression of people in other nations! Stop oppressing the poor people in your own nation! Share your food with everyone who is hungry; share your homes with the poor and homeless. Give clothing to those in need, and stop turning your eyes away from the needs of your fellow human beings.

“A truly good person is righteous and honest. He doesn’t charge interest when lending money. He refuses to do anything evil; he is fair to everyone. He doesn’t cheat or rob anyone. He returns what a borrower gives him as security; and he feeds the hungry and gives clothing to the naked.

“Listen to this, you lovers of riches and materialism: You have thought you were safe and secure. You thought that you would never suffer the loss of your riches and property. But in a moment, in a single day, you will lose your riches and property. You felt sure of yourself in your evil; you thought that no one could see you. Your wisdom and knowledge led you astray, and you said to yourself, there is no one else quite like me. But now disaster will come upon you, and none of your financial magic can stop it. Ruin will come on you suddenly— ruin you never dreamed of! You will be powerless, in spite of the advice you get. Your advisers will leave you and go their own way, and no one will be left to save you.

“The LORD says,  I will humble everyone who is proud and punish everyone who is arrogant and cruel.

“These are the things that the Lord has spoken. He will bring it to pass.  He has purposed; He will also do it.”

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Karl Steven Keene; October 10, 2008; Moorhead, MN

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A Great Panic from the Lord Will Come Upon the United States!

“I will give you hunger in all of your cities, and lack of food throughout your land, because you have turned away from Me.

“Surely you are a poor and foolish people, for you do not know My ways or recognize the reasons why I will judge you.

“When a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it.  I will cut off its supply of food and send famine upon it.

“When I cut off your supply of food, it will take ten women coming together with all they have to bake enough bread to fill only one oven.  And even then, each of them will return to their own homes with just a small and measured portion of what was baked. You will eat, but not be satisfied.

“Heed My rod! I have appointed it!  Your homes are full of riches you have obtained through deceit!  You have exploited the poor through dishonest business practices!  You have been deceitful in your business dealings! Therefore I will strike at you and make you desolate because of your sins.  You shall eat, but not be satisfied; hunger shall be in your midst.  You will try to set something aside for later, but you will not be able to do so.

“I will surely cut off your supply of food. As you eat and drink you will be filled with anxiety and dread.  You will be dismayed as you watch one another waste away in hunger.

“Yes, you will tremble with anxiety and dread as you eat and drink, because of the violent people roaming your land looking for food and water.

“I say to you: “Execute true justice! Show compassion and mercy to one another!  Do not oppress the elderly, the poor, or the foreigner in your land. Stop planning evil in your heart against others.

“You are a nation that does not obey My voice, nor do you receive correction. Your people believe lies because they no longer value the truth.

“Your leaders hate justice and twist the truth! They accept bribes to make dishonest decisions, and they are unfair to those who cannot afford to pay them.

“Deep distress will come to those who have obtained riches and large homes by dishonest means – those who have become prosperous by withholding fair wages from their employees will know great distress.

“Do you think you are better than others because you live in big, fancy homes? I’ll tell you who has high esteem in My eyes – it is those who are just, fair and who do what is right!  It will go well for those who have decided to help the poor and needy.  If you do this, it shows that you understand My ways and know My character.  Yet, here’s what I see: Your eyes are only focused on getting more and more for yourselves at the expense of others.

“Therefore I will judge you, each one of you, according to your ways.  Repent and turn from all of your wrongdoing so that iniquity will not be your ruin.

“Hear this now, you who have spent all your time and energy pursuing pleasure – you who think you are better than anyone else – and who think you will be safe from all trouble; in a moment, in one day, great loss shall come upon you.  You thought you could get away with your deceitful and greedy practices – that no one could see you. You thought you were wiser than anyone else.  Therefore evil shall come upon you,
and you will not see it coming.  Trouble will come upon you, and there will be nothing you can do to prevent it.

“Your nation is surrounded by oceans, has many rivers and great treasures, but your time is up, and you will be repaid in full for all of your covetousness.

“Come, I will show you the judgment of the great sinful nation who sits in the midst of many oceans, with whom the rulers of the nations joined in committing great sin – and whose people were made drunk with her sinful desires.  In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure she will be given torment and sorrow.

“Traders from all around the world will weep and mourn because trading will come to a standstill. In one hour, great riches will come to nothing.

“Your wisdom and skill made you rich.  Your clever business deals kept making you profits.  You have believed that you were wiser than anyone else.  You’ve been busy buying and selling, and this has led you to sin.  Your pride and arrogance have made you act foolishly.  As a result, you will be reduced to nothing.  The nations that have come to know and respect you will be terrified, afraid that they will share your fate.

“It shall come to pass in that day that a great panic from the Lord will be upon you.  When I punish you, the nations of the earth will know that I am God.

“The nations will sink down in the pit which they have made.  The wicked will be trapped by their own deeds.  I will make certain that justice is carried out, and everyone will know Me.

“I will arise!  I will not allow evil people to prevail!  The nations will be judged, and they will discover just how weak they are.”

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Karl Steven Keene; September 17, 2008; Moorhead, MN
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The Lord’s Word to the People of This Nation: “Execute Justice and Righteousness! Deliver the Oppressed Out of the Hand of the Oppressor! Do No Wrong and Do No Violence to the Stranger, the Fatherless or the Innocent.”

August 16, 2014

 

With the recent racial tensions in the United States regarding immigration (most notably the outcry against the influx of children trying to escape gangs and violence in Honduras and El Salvador) and the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager (by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO), the Holy Spirit gave me this following prophetic warning for the United States:

The Lord’s Word to the People of This Nation: “Execute Justice and Righteousness! Deliver the Oppressed Out of the Hand of the Oppressor! Do No Wrong and Do No Violence to the Stranger, the Fatherless or the Innocent.”

 

“When an alarm sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the Lord caused it?  Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to His servants the prophets.

“The secret of the Lord is with those who hold Him in awe, and He shows them His plans.

“The one who has stood in the counsel of the Lord, and has perceived and heard My word; the one who has marked My word and heard it; the prophet who has a dream, let him tell the dream; and he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.

“The instant I speak concerning a nation, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it, if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it. And the instant I speak concerning a nation, to build and to plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with which I said I would benefit it. “Now therefore, speak to the people of this nation, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Behold, I am fashioning a disaster and devising a plan against you. Return now everyone from your evil ways, and make your ways and your doings good.’

“If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly,  if you do not oppress the foreigner or the fatherless, or shed innocent blood in this place, then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your ancestors for ever and ever.

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Execute justice and righteousness, and deliver the oppressed out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the innocent.’

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion to everyone. Do not oppress the fatherless, the alien or the poor. Do not plan evil in your heart against another.’

“So you, my son, I have made you a watchman over this nation; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me.’

“I have set you as a watchman over this nation. Never hold your peace day or night; you who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent.’

“In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor.  You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against your neighbor, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.”

 “You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

“Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a false witness. You must not do wrong just because everyone else is doing it. If you are a witness in court, you must not ruin a fair trial. You must not tell lies just because everyone else is. If a poor person is in court, you must not oppose him just because he is poor.  You must not be unfair to a poor person when he is in court. Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not find an innocent or honest person guilty. You must not accept money from a person who wants you to lie in court, because such money will not let you see what is right. Such money makes good people tell lies. You must not mistreat a foreigner, for this is a nation of immigrants.

“How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked? Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked.

“What makes a nation great? Because it is just and fair in all its dealings. That is why God blesses it.  They see to it that justice and help are given the poor and the needy and all goes well for them. This is how a nation lives close to God. But you! You are full of selfish greed and all dishonesty! You murder the innocent, oppress the poor, and reign with ruthlessness.

“When you judge, be fair to everyone; don’t act as if one person is more important than another, and don’t be afraid of anyone, for final judgment rests with Me.

“It is not good to take sides when you are the judge. Don’t tell the wicked that they are innocent;  people will curse you, and nations will hate you. But things will go well if you punish the guilty, and you will receive rich blessings.

“Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent – the Lord detests them both.

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter; who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent.

“I am not pleased with the wicked; I cannot abide with those who do evil. The boastful will not stand in My sight. I hate all those who do evil. I will destroy liars; and those who kill and trick others.

“Plant good seeds of righteousness and you will reap a crop of My love. Plow the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time for you to repent and to turn back to the Lord, that he may come and shower salvation upon you.

“Oh, come back to God. Live by the principles of love and justice. Put your faith in God.

“Return to the Lord your God, because your sins have made you fall. Come back to the Lord and say these words to Him: “Take away all our sin and kindly receive us, and we will do what is right.”

“It isn’t too late. You can still return to Me with all your heart.  Change your life, not just your clothes. Return to the Lord your God, for I am gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love,
and I relent from sending calamity.

“The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking; He rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins.

“The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart. God will not reject a heart that is broken and sorry for sin.

“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.  Let the wicked forsake their evil ways, and the unrighteous people their unrighteous thoughts; let them return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on them; and He will abundantly pardon.”

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Karl Steven Keene; August 16, 2014; Moorhead, MN

Here are the Scriptures this message is based on:

  • Amos 3;6-7
  • Psalm 25:14
  • Jeremiah 23:18,28
  • Jeremiah 18:7-11               
  • Jeremiah 7:5-7
  • Jeremiah 22:3
  • Zechariah 7:9-10
  • Ezekiel 33:7
  • Isaiah 62:6
  • Ezekiel 3:17
  • Lev. 19:11,13,15,17-19
  • Deuteronomy 16:19
  • Exodus 23:1-3,6-9
  • Psalm 82:2-4
  • Jeremiah 22:15-17
  • Deuteronomy 1:17
  • Proverbs 24:23-25
  • Proverbs 17:15
  • Isaiah 5:20, 23
  • Psalm 5:4-6
  • Hosea 10:12
  • Hosea 12:6
  • Hosea 14:1-2
  • Joel 2:12-13
  • Psalm 34:18
  • Psalm  51:17
  • Isaiah 55:6-7

 

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The Lord Has Pronounced Great Disaster Against the United States Because too Many Follow the Dictates of Their Own Evil Hearts and Do Not Listen to Him!

“The people of this country have sinned against Me by not following My ways. I will use My power against them. I will cut off their supply of food and send a time of hunger, causing many to perish.

“America – you who live by many waters and are rich in treasures, your end has come, the time for you to be cut off.

“Doom will come upon those who build fine homes for themselves, but who cheat their workers and don’t pay them fairly for their work.

“Those of you who are rich and arrogant will need buckets for your tears when the crash comes upon you. Your money is corrupt and your greedy luxuries are a like a cancer in your gut, destroying your life from within. You’ve thought you were piling up wealth, but what you’ve been piling up is evidence against yourselves that you deserve My judgment.  All the workers you’ve exploited and cheated cry out for justice! The groans of the workers you have used and abused are like a roaring in My ears!

“Here is how you are to behave: Don’t cheat your employees – especially those who are poor and needy!  Don’t withhold their pay even one day, because they are poor and need the money. You shall not charge interest – interest on money or food or anything that is lent out at interest.

“I have heard a great outcry from the people in your land. There are those who have said, “We have mortgaged our lands and houses, that we might have enough money to eat.”  There are also those who have said, “We have borrowed money to pay the taxes on our lands and homes. Our children will inherit great debt and become like slaves.”

“I became very angry when I heard their outcry and these words. And so I bring an accusation against your financial leaders and those who are rich:  You have been charging your countrymen too much interest!  You have been taking their land and their homes!  What you are doing is not right!  Restore to them, even this day, their foreclosed lands and homes – and repay the interest you charged when you lent them money!

“Because I have seen the poor being oppressed, and because I have heard the needy sighing for help, I will rise up to rescue them, as they have been longing for Me to do.

“I have heard the desire of the humble!  I will bring justice for the oppressed!  People in your land will no longer get away with oppressing others.

“How terrible it will be for your nation – a nation that has become rich by doing wrong.

“Your nation has been in error to think that it was safe and secure from all harm. Suddenly, your creditors will take action. They will turn on you and take all that you have, while you stand trembling and helpless. Because you have plundered many nations; now they will plunder you.

“‘I am dropping you to last place among nations, to the bottom of the heap. You will be kicked around.  You thought you were so great – strutting across the stage of history, acting like king of the world.  You thought you were above all trouble, didn’t you?  Well, you’re headed for a fall.  I will bring you crashing to the ground!

“With your wisdom and your understanding you have gained riches for yourself, gathering gold and silver into your treasuries. By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches. But your heart has become lifted up because of your riches.  As a result, I will bring a foreign people against you, the cruelest from the nations.  They will destroy all that your wisdom has built, and they will dishonor your greatness.

“I will punish your nation for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, and will lay low the haughtiness of those who have acted in terrible ways.

“There are loan racketeers and extortionists everywhere! They never even think of Me and my commands! Therefore, I will beat My fists at the dishonest profit which they have made!  Behold, with one stroke, I will take away the things they desire the most!

“I will soon stop the sound of joy and gladness in your land. This will happen during your lifetime.

“Why have I pronounced all this great disaster against your land?  It is because too many follow the dictates of their own evil hearts, and no one listens to Me!

“I  have sent My servants the prophets to you over and over again, but you have not listened or paid any attention to them. Those prophets have said, “Stop your evil ways. Stop doing what is wrong so you can live in this land.”  But you would not listen to Me. Instead, you have made Me furious by continuing to make materialism your god!

“This is what I told you: ‘Obey Me! Do everything as I say, and all will be well!’  But your people would not listen to Me. You have kept doing whatever you wanted, following the stubborn desires of your own evil hearts. You have gone backward instead of forward!

“This is a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord, nor receive correction. Truth has all but perished, and is rarely even spoken of.

“I have called and you have refused. You have not regarded My words of warning.  You have disdained all of My counsel, and would have none of My rebuke.  So I will laugh when you are in trouble. I will make fun when disaster strikes you, when disaster sweeps over you like a storm. Then you will call to Me, but I will not answer. You will look for Me, but you will not find Me. Because you rejected knowledge and did not choose to respect the Lord, because you did not accept My advice and rejected My correction, you will get what you deserve.  Fools will die because they have refused to listen to Me; they will be destroyed because they did not care.  But those who listen to Me will live in safety and be at peace, without fear of injury.

“Even now, if you quit your evil ways, I will allow you to continue living in this land. But I will be merciful only if you stop your evil thoughts and deeds and start treating each other with justice; only if you stop exploiting foreigners, orphans, and widows; only if you stop your wars; and only if you stop harming yourselves by being slaves to materialism.

“Now therefore, I say to you: Consider your ways! Take a good, hard look at your life. Think it over. Take a good look at the way you’ve been living, and reorder your lives according to My ways.

“I implore you: Be reconciled to Me!”

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Karl Steven Keene; March 7, 2009; Moorhead, MN

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A DESPERATE CRY for REVIVAL in 2008

I received the following article in an e-mail today. I think it is very much worth passing along:

A DESPERATE CRY for REVIVAL in 2008
by J. Lee Grady.
 
Never in my 15 years at Charisma have I known a time of such intense spiritual turbulence. God is shaking everything that can be shaken, including our Christian colleges, our megachurches and our most prominent ministries.

At a time when a U.S. senator is investigating the financial practices of six well-known preachers, I sense that God has taken out His holy plumb line to conduct His own detailed
inspection of every church and ministry in this country. He wants to unleash a nationwide revival, but He must bring His correction first.

These are desperate times that require desperate measures. That is why I have joined with the Awakening America Alliance to call for a solemn 21-day fast that runs from January 1-21. Here’s a list of the things I’m praying for during the next three weeks:

1.  The fear of God. Holiness was so tangible among early Christians that false prophets were blinded and greedy liars fell over dead. As a result of God’s judgment on Ananias and Sapphira, “great fear came over the whole church” (Acts 5:11, NASB).

Where is this sense of “shock and awe” today? How can Christians be so cavalier about divorce or so flippant about adultery? How can television preachers sleep at night after robbing God’s people with manipulative fundraising appeals?

We celebrate His mercy but ignore His severity. We need a thunderclap from heaven and a display of Elijah’s fire to remind a wayward church that God will not be mocked.

2.   Integrity and purity in the church. Our movement hit rock-bottom in October when charismatic pastor Donnie Earl Paulk of Atlanta announced to his stunned congregation that a DNA test had proved he is not the nephew of Bishop Earl Paulk but is in fact his son. That such unspeakable depravity was permitted to thrive for decades at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit is an indictment against the elder Paulk and all leaders who refused to challenge his behavior when they first learned about it years ago.

This and other recent religious scandals have so tarnished our credibility that we have become a curious freak show. Many unbelievers now associate ministers with wife-swapping, wife-beating, no-fault divorce, gay affairs and $10,000-a-night hotel rooms. We need a Holy Ghost housecleaning.

3.   A return to evangelism. In the 1970s we were less sophisticated but so much more zealous for Jesus. We handed out tracts and witnessed to everyone. Sharing our faith was the priority. Yet most people in churches today have never led anyone to Christ.

We are no longer contagious. Spirit-filled believers spend more time chasing “financial breakthroughs” than lost souls. We have rejected sacrifice and compassion and embraced a counterfeit gospel that produces bored, selfish spectators.

4. Godly leadership. As we head into an election season it’s obvious that our nation is facing a leadership crisis. But this leadership vacuum is not just in the political arena. Many of our spiritual fathers have disappointed us, either by their own moral failures or by their refusal to confront sin.

I pray that God does not give us the president we deserve in 2008. If we cry out for mercy, perhaps He will upset the current slate of candidates and put someone in the White House who can model Christian integrity. May He also give us spiritual shepherds who care more for the flock than for the crowd’s applause.

5.   A national spiritual awakening. There were seasons in America’s past when sinners became so convicted of their sins that they collapsed under the weight of their guilt. During the days of revivalists George Whitefield and Charles Finney, huge waves of
conversions led to a widespread transformation of society. Drunks became sober, prison inmates sang hymns, stingy business owners stopped oppressing their workers, atheists surrendered their unbelief and rebellious children returned to faith.

Can such a movement happen again? It must or our country will descend into its darkest hour. I urge you to join me in this solemn fast. Pray with desperation for the five topics outlined here. We can’t settle for anything less than a heavenly visitation.

~ J. Lee Grady is editor of Charisma.

You can see this article at it’s original source: http://www.charismanews.com/

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