[I received the following after praying for the United States on Mar. 3, 2008, asking for a wise and capable president, asking YHWH's mercy on us and confessing our sinful ways. Just before receiving it, YHWH warned me that the U.S. faces great danger. Then the message began to flow.]
The people entered a beautiful land. They reaped a harvest of bountiful fruit. They spread on the face of the land and drove out the former occupants, who practiced idolatry and thievery and are now called noble. They became numerous, and prosperous, and powerful. But they did not honor me in their power or in their wealth. They forgot that I gave them bounty. They have wandered far from me. Those who name me Lord and serve me faithfully are shunned and ridiculed as foolish.
Shall I withhold my bounty or my sword? Shall I bless or curse? The choice is yours, people of the beautiful land. Will you continue pollution and corruption or restore my house? Will you restore the land or be driven from it? Will you open your hearts to me or close them, as you lock your doors at night? Will fear overrun the land or peace, hope and love?
I am patient, I am gentle, but I am also hard. Will you try me? Beware you choose wisely, people of the beautiful land.
*YHWH or YHVH is the English representation of the four Hebrew letters that spell the name of the God of the Bible, the one true, living God worshipped by Jews and Christians. YHWH was the name by which he identified himself to Moses in Ex. 3:14. According to references that I've read, the exact pronunciation of YHWH's name was lost in antiquity. After much study, I prefer to pronounce the name "Yahu-wah" (the "h" being aspirated as in "hay", emphasis on the last syllable), but the generally accepted pronounciation in common English is "Yah-weh" or "Yah-way". Some translations of the Bible, such as the KJV and NASB, substitute "the LORD" for his name, following a practice begun before Jesus' birth.
YHWH revealed himself in various ways to the children of Israel in the Hebrew Bible, which Christians call the Old Testament. He also revealed himself in and through his son Jesus Christ and acts, among other ways, in and through Christians by the Holy Spirit. Because the word "God" is being used today to designate all kinds of human inventions, although accepted for centuries in English as a name for YHWH, I prefer to use the name that YHWH chose for himself rather than "God" or "the LORD" as I did in early versions of my writings. Please read The Name of the One True, Living God for a fuller discussion.
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