God says, “When I bring the Sword”

Why do I believe that God’s just judgment is coming on the United States? It says in Ezekiel 33:1-20, “When I bring the sword upon a land...”
Has He done so in the past? In Judges 2:11 it says, “Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals.” According to Brittanica.com, “Baal, god worshipped in many ancient Middle Eastern communities, especially Canaanites.” But what does Baal worship look like? According to Washington Monthly.com, 2008/12/22, “Ritualistic Baal worship, in sum, looked a little like this: Adults would gather around the altar of Baal. Infants would then be burned alive as a sacrificial offering to the deity.”
What was the result of this practice in Israel? Judges 2:13 says, “And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel. So, God delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.”
Let us understand this. Baal was worshiped in many ancient Middle Eastern communities. As Baal worshipers they killed babies. They lost their land to the Israelites. Then when Israel/Judah adopted Baal worship, they lost their land to their enemies. Deportation of the Northern Kingdom occurred in 721 BC. A series of displacements happened in Judah in 597, 586, and 582 BC.
In the “New World,” the Americas, the Incas, Mayans, and Aztecs lost their lands to invaders. These natives did their own human and infant sacrifices.
Now in the United States, for five decades, we have sacrificed babies on the altars of convenience, careers, selfishness, and hardheartedness. We have lost the point of view of babies as a treasured blessing of the Lord. We have adopted the point of view of babies as a burden and a nuisance. They are viewed as bringers of poverty. They are expensive, time consuming and heartbreaking. They are “Vipers in diapers” a Christian teacher once said.
Do we face similar judgments as the Israelites? Will God deliver us into the hands of our plunderers? (Chinese) Will God deliver us into the hands of our enemies? (Terrorists) Has He already begun this just Judgment? And were not the two most baby killing countries in the world hit hardest by the Covid crisis? The United States and China? It is time for all of us to repent and pray as King David in Psalm 51, and Daniel in Daniel 9:3-19. In my humble opinion, all of us need to pray.
Jim Freudenstein

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