God commanded to build His house to portray Jerusalem so it could be used as a sign and a warning that physical and spiritual Israel, as Mr. Gerald Flurry has prophesied, have indeed reached the point of no return. President Barack Hussein Obama was elected president on November 2008 while the IRON BARS were raised on PCG grounds on that same month and year. Is this in any way connected? Could it be that Mr. Obama would indeed fulfill a prophecy? Well, that specific prophecy is directly tied in to Ezekiel 4! And we can prove it here!
Again, here is what Mr. Flurry wrote in The Philadelphia Trumpet about what most likely the SIEGE OF AMERICA by its own President! (Read also his booklet, America Under Attack)
The White House is neck-deep in scandals. Virtually all of them have to do with the government trying to control people and to take more power for itself. Look at the growing list of just the recent scandals: President Obama deciding to ignore laws he does not like, choosing not to deport illegal immigrants who would have been allowed to stay in the country if Congress had passed the “Dream Act.” The FBI admitting it uses surveillance drones over U.S. soil. The powerful Internal Revenue Service targeting the president’s enemies, mostly conservative and pro-Israel groups, to suppress their political involvement before the election. The Justice Department secretly seizing the records of more than 20 Associated Press phone lines in what was called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion”— while the attorney general claimed to know nothing about it. The Justice Department illegally monitoring the phone lines and e-mails of Fox News reporter James Rosen. The National Security Agency conducting illegal, covert surveillance programs in violation of the Fourth Amendment, keeping phone and Internet records of millions of Americans with the full cooperation of nine major Internet companies. The revelations just keep coming…
In June, we learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) has a secret data warehouse in Utah, a “billion-dollar epicenter” where it can store massive amounts of information. And the phone records, e-mails and other digital communications the government has been tracking include yours. Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, YouTube, AOL, Skype and Apple have handed over all kinds of information about you, and claimed that they were forced to do so. The Associated Press reported that this revelation “illustrates how aggressively personal information is being congregated and analyzed” (June 13)…
Why all the secrecy? Washington claims it needs all this information for America’s war against terrorism. …William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the NSA, was asked where the surveillance data was heading. He said: “It’s really a turn-key situation, where it can be turned quickly and become a totalitarian state pretty quickly. The capacity to do that is being set up” (emphasis mine). That is a chilling statement—it gets to the heart of the issue! Look at the potential power the government already has. Fox News’s Bob Beckel, a Democrat, said the NSA data mining “is strikingly close to authoritarian rule that has no place in this country and no place certainly under our Constitution.” Herbert Meyer served as an intelligence specialist in the Reagan administration, as special assistant to the CIA director and vice chairman on the National Intelligence Council. This man has compared the actions of this administration to what the Nazis did under Adolf Hitler. (He didn’t say these officials are like the Nazis, but that they are going about their plan the same way the Nazis did.) Even the Germans have severely criticized President Obama for this NSA program! Some critics say he’s acting like the Gestapo. The NSA is amassing enormous power. If it ignores the laws of the land, it can get practically anything it wants. Imagine what a tyrannical government could do with all that information…
There is a spiritual dimension to what is happening, and you cannot understand these events unless you recognize that. (pp. 1, 36; From the Editor, August 2013, The Philadelphia Trumpet)
For emphasis, as Mr. Flurry wrote,
“There is a spiritual dimension to what is happening, and you cannot understand these events unless you recognize that.”
Do you recognize the SPIRITUAL DIMENSION to this?
To better understand that spiritual dimension, let us discuss point by point how Mr. Flurry described what Mr. Obama has done so far to America and its constituents:
- “the government trying to control people and to take more power for itself.”
- “secretly seizing the records …for …war against terrorism …”
- “is strikingly close to authoritarian rule”
- “compared the actions of this administration to what the Nazis did under Adolf Hitler.”
- “he’s acting like the Gestapo”
- “amassing enormous power”
- “a tyrannical government”
Compare those listed above against what has transpired inside the Philadelphia Church of God – it is the direct fulfillment of the Ezekiel 4 siege! It is the irrefutable proof that indeed there is a SIEGE even inside God’s own Church! – That that SIEGE has to happen first inside the Philadelphia Church of God before it can become a SIGN to America. (Ezek. 4:3).
Now, here’s the question: Do the lay members inside the Philadelphia Church of God have experienced an exact spiritual counterpart of the above listed descriptions? Let us consider further:
President Obama’s Sweeping New Powers
July 11, 2013
One year ago, U.S. President Barack Obama voted himself sweeping new powers over American citizens’ private communications.
On July 6 last year, U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order giving the White House unprecedented control to interfere with the private communications of U.S. citizens.
Draconian in both the nature of its language and the apparent intent of its application, the executive order grants powers hugely in excess of any contemplated by America’s Founding Fathers when they established the nation’s Constitution.
Couched in syntax that excuses the order as being in the interests of national security, Section 1 states that as a matter of policy, “The federal government must have the ability to communicate at all times and under all circumstances to carry out its most critical and time sensitive missions. … Such communications must be possible under all circumstances to ensure national security.…The views of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and the public must inform the development of national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications policies, programs and capabilities”
Commenting on the new executive order, the Electronic Privacy Information Center observes, “The White House has released a new executive order seeking to ensure the continuity of government communications during a national emergency. The executive order grants new powers to the Department of Homeland Security, including the ability to collect certain public communications information. Under the executive order the White House has also granted the department the authority to seize private facilities when necessary, effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications” (July 11).
What does this mean?
– “effectively shutting down or limiting civilian communications.”
Is this not the same as the NO CONTACT POLICY that was implemented FIRST to the people inside the Philadelphia Church of God? As prophesied in Ezekiel 4:3“Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel.”
Remember that the IRON WALL – the NO CONTACT POLICY was first set up inside the Philadelphia Church of God during the Ezekiel 4 siege, and this has become the SIGN to America! Notice the every detail that Mr. Obama employed in besieging America – he has his own secret counsel, his way of government administration is comparable to a tyrannical, totalitarian government which is like what the Nazis did under Adolf Hitler, he’s been acting like the Gestapo amassing enormous power unto himself. Sounds familiar? Has this happened inside God’s own Church during the last end Ezekiel 4 siege? No one can deny the direct parallelism of what is happening in America and the Philadelphia Church of God because it is God’s own prophecy being fulfilled before our very own eyes!
Can you clearly see that SIGN which God gave to the house of Israel? If you can see the Ezekiel 4 siege then that means the fulfillment of the next prophecy written in Ezekiel chapter 5 is just around the corner – even at the doors!
President Obama could even be the physical counterpart of the foolish shepherd of Zechariah 11:16-17 (For proof, read America Under Attack). Remember that there is a spiritual counterpart to this foolish shepherd inside the Philadelphia Church of God.
“For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.”
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