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America Divided, Split, Cut, Fractured … and Fighting Itself: What are ‘some’ of the ‘things’ that will cause America to slide into ‘oblivion’ and ‘irrelevance’? Remember, Satan gives his (5) ANTICHIRST DOMINION OVER ALL NATIONS. (5) This includes the ‘United’ States.

Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries

Ten ‘10’ Denotes God’s divine ‘COMPLETENESS’ as to things on EARTH. In Revelation 10, he is opening up the ancient scrolls and ‘little book’ of prophecy that Daniel was told to ‘SEAL UP’ and not write of what was spoken. He was prophetically being told additional things that would transpire or occur ‘in the end of days’ and during the 7 year ‘tribulation.

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the ‘time of the end’: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the ‘time of the end’.

‘Time of the End’:

Revelation ‘10’ And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

2 And he had in his hand a ‘little book open’(NWN; Daniels ‘little book’ is now being opened by God’s Great Angel of Prophecy) and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven ‘7’ thunders uttered their voices.

(NWN; I ‘discern’ that these are seven ‘7’ other great prophecy angels who are ‘confirming’ that NOW IS THE TIME to OPEN DANIEL’S ‘END TIME’ Book of Future Prophecy.’)

4 And when the seven ‘7’ thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven ‘7’ thunders uttered, and write them not.

5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

(NWN; The Great Prophecy Angel is proclaiming the ‘LAST DAYS or END TIMES’ have come, in no uncertain terms, and that NOW IS THE TIME to reveal prophecy related TO the Last Days or End Times and Tribulation.)

7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh ‘7’ angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

(NWN; Seven ‘7’ denotes God’s divine completion to his plan or purpose for this ‘7th’ prophecy angel to commence and complete prophecy related to the Last Days and End Times. Think of the Great Prophecy Angel as a ‘General’ and the ‘7th’ prophecy angel as a Major or Colonel or someone of rank who has been given authority to physically ‘begin something or start something.’)

8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open (NWN; notice that the ‘little book’ is OPEN) in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

(NWN; the prophecy angel(s) are HANDING the little book to physically alive men on the earth. In essence, they are handing or ‘transferring’ the ‘little book of prophecy’ to physical men ALIVE on the EARTH during the ‘End Times’ or ‘Last Days.’ God conveys prophecy to Angels who in turn are ‘messengers’ of God’s prophecy to mortal men alive. Angels, throughout the past 6,000 years have been ‘messengers’ for God to mankind.)

9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

(NWN; this is a ‘discernment’ on my part. ‘Take it and eat it’ is a spiritual ‘consumption’ of understanding the End Times and God’s related prophecies to go along with ‘signs of the times.’ It takes ‘7’ knowledge, wisdom, obedience, humility, persistence, prayer and the Holy Spirit’ to work prophecy in man’kind. This is a great and wonderful thing, just like a ‘7’ course meal. However, once the prophecies are apparent ‘consumed and understood’ they will be prone to make one sick to the stomach because of what they foretell. Just like eating a ’7’ course meal will likely make you feel like you could explode. God’s UNFILTERD WRATH poured on evil man’kind who refuse Him, and refuse His Son Jesus Christ and His eternal offer of salvation. Seeing prophecy happen and unfold is a wonderful and miraculous thing. Understanding the implications of seeing prophecy unfold, leaves one’s stomach bitter and sour because of the ‘gastrointestinal storm’ that is coming. Pass-the-antacid-pills, please.)

10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

(NWN; the prophecy angel was prophesying what would happen to anyone who attempted to reveal what was in the ‘little book.’ This verse ‘confirms’ that what was prophesied, did in fact occur and was experienced by those given the task of being Watchmen. This also ‘suggests’ that some men are ‘willingly’ allowing themselves to be Watchmen because they consciously love prophecy (God’s Word) and are completely open and receptive to it.)

11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

(NWN; since this is verse ‘11’ it suggests a WARNING(S). The purpose of prophecy is to inform, proclaim and WARN. It suggests that the Watchmen who proclaim the Word of God, will have their ‘7’ words, letters, videos, blogs, sermons, articles and books proclaim God’s WILL to those during the End Times / Last Days and Tribulation period. God has ALWAYS used Holy Angels and physical men (Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Enoch, and others) to speak on behalf of God. He will do this also through the Tribulation via; 1. Prophecy revealed to mankind via his ‘little book’ to Watchmen, 2. The ‘two witnesses’, ‘lampstands’ or candles who proclaims God’s light to the world for the first 3.5 years of the tribulation, 3. The various Angel warnings given to men to NOT TAKE THE MARK of the BEAST and lastly, 4. The 144,000 Jewish Evangelists who have the ‘seal of God’ in their foreheads (and NOT the mark of the Beast) who proclaim Jesus Christ’s offer of Salvation ONE LAST TIME, before the 7 year tribulation ends.)

Acts 2:17-21 And it shall come to pass ‘in the last days’, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

Joel 2:28-29 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids ‘in those days’

‘7’ Paul Rolland, Night Watchman, Night Watchman Ministries;

Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and POWER was ‘GIVEN’ him (Prince, Beast, Antichrist) over ALL kindreds, and tongues, and NATIONS. (‘5’ ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH, INCLUDING THE ‘UNTIED’ STATES).

America (5) Divided, Split, Cut, or Fractured and Separated into FIVE ‘5’ Pieces:

Zechariah 12:3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Mark 3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

Mark 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

Luke 12:53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

The US Government has become politically divided and is in discord and disunity. The political division affecting and splitting America is a direct result of its efforts to ‘divide Jerusalem’ via the ‘Deal of the Century’ or the regional covenant of peace and security in the Middle East. Throughout scripture, God has made it abundantly clear that Jerusalem is the ‘apple of his eye’ and has his stamp of ownership on it … above all other cities on earth. God makes it adequately clear in Zechariah 12:3 that any nation that attempts to cut or divide up Jerusalem, will themselves be cut up or divided. As such, the US is cut or divided politically because of its leadership role in attempting to split God’s Holy City of earthly Jerusalem. Plain and simple.

OK. So it’s clear about the accelerating implosion of political unity in the US. Political discord will get worse and become angrier, antagonistic, confrontational, and hateful with little to no compromise, concession, agreement or unity. Contempt and distrust rules the day. Some would say this is already the case not only between Democrats and Republicans, but also within each party. Whether you believe the US being extremely divided is a result of God’s wrath for its role in dividing Jerusalem or not, it doesn’t matter. The fact remains that the US is becoming bitterly more and more divided. This division has also taken place in culture (LGBTQP+ social inclusiveness agenda), economics (income inequality), etc. The list can go on. America is divided on so many levels, not just politically.

Why is there no mention of the ‘United’ States in Bible Prophecy?

Prophetic Discernment: Seven (7) year ‘book-end’ solar eclipses, August 2017 to April 2024. God’s divine completion to His plan or purpose for the once powerful and great ‘United’ States. Seven (7) spirits affected; Financially, Politically, Militarily, Geographically, Geo-Politically, Spiritually and Socially. 2024 marks the ‘start’ of the final 3.5 years of the tribulation where God PERSONALLY and supernaturally protects Israel in Petra. No further need of the United States to be Israel’s ‘Big Brother’ watching over her and protecting her and giving her financial aid. By the start of 2024, the once ‘United’ States will have descended into anarchy, chaos, rebellion, the bottomless pit, despair, insolvency and strife. And irrelevancy, divide, confusion, bitterness, family against family and against its self, discord and despondency. For 70 (7) years, the United States was Israel’s ‘worldly’ protector and benefactor (1948-2018). For another last seven (7) years, August 2017 to April 2024, America’s ‘Divider in Chief’ and ‘Judas Divider’ spent three (3) intense and emphatic years (July 2017 through July 2020) planning and executing a ‘dividing, splitting, cutting or fracturing of Israel and Jerusalem. For the next and final last four (4) years, in equal parts, America steadily fell apart, literally and figuratively in every area of society. The American ‘millennium or empire’ lasted from 1620 to 2020. 400 years. America has been wandering ‘in the desert’ for 400 years and time has expired. 40(0) is a time or period of ‘trial or testing.’

Watchman Mr. Greg Laurie ‘All the More Urgent’ Monday, January 18, 2021

“This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11 NLT).

I think we could make a very good case for finding Russia in Bible prophecy. I think we could make a pretty good case for finding China in Bible prophecy. And we certainly could make an airtight case for finding Iran in Bible prophecy—and Israel as well. But we cannot find the United States of America.

How is it that the reigning superpower on the planet today doesn’t seem to be mentioned?

No one knows the answer, but let’s consider an option. What if the Rapture were to take America out of its lead role?

There are approximately 328.2 million people in the United States. For the sake of illustration, I’ll round that number to 300 million. I don’t know how many are followers of Christ, but I read recently that 65 percent of Americans identify as Christians.

To be very conservative, let’s say that 10 percent of the people in the United States of America are Christians. Now, imagine for a moment what would happen if 30 million people (or more) suddenly were to leave Planet Earth in the Rapture—people who work in industries, government, the military, and every area imaginable.

Do you think that would affect our nation?

Of course it would. Effectively, America would collapse overnight.

I don’t know the reason our nation isn’t mentioned in Bible prophecy, but I do know this: Jesus Christ is returning. The Bible says, “This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11 NLT).

If you’re a believer who’s living a compromised life, you need to repent and get right with God. And if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, then you’ve got to wake up and get right with God. Wake up. Jesus is coming. Are you ready?

America Divided, Split, Cut, Fractured … and Fighting Itself: What are ‘some’ of the ‘things’ that will cause America to slide into ‘oblivion’ and ‘irrelevance’? Remember, Satan gives his (5) ANTICHIRST DOMINION OVER ALL NATIONS. (5) This includes the ‘United’ States.

The Corruption In Washington D.C. Is Far Worse Than Most Americans Can Possibly Imagine

March 29, 2022 7:23 am by IWB Michael Snyder

Most Americans realize that there is corruption in Washington, but very few understand how deep it really goes.  If the general population really did grasp how corrupt our politicians have truly become, there would be endless protests in the streets of Washington starting tomorrow.  Unfortunately, most of us are still convinced that one of the major political parties will ultimately vanquish the other party and restore integrity to our system.  But what if both major political parties are rotten to the core?

From a very early age, we are trained to think in terms of “good guys” and “bad guys”.  Our stories, our movies, our television shows and even our video games feature “heroes” and “villains”, and we are taught to fully embrace those that are fighting for “good” and to passionately hate those that are doing “evil”.

But the real world doesn’t work that way.

Unfortunately, way too often there are no “good guys” in a real world scenario.  I can think of a number of prominent examples that are in the news right now.  Sometimes it is just “the bad guys” vs. “the bad guys”, and that is because evil has become extremely pervasive in our world in modern times.

On Thursday, an interview that John Lovell recently conducted with Congressman Madison Cawthorn was posted on YouTube, and it immediately sent shockwaves all over the nation.

In that interview, Cawthorn revealed that there is a tremendous amount of “sexual perversion” that goes on in Washington.  In fact, he says that he was actually invited to attend an orgy

‘The sexual perversion that goes on in Washington … being kind of a young guy in Washington where the average age is probably 60 or 70, I look at all these people – a lot of them who I’ve looked up to throughout my life … then all of a sudden you get invited to like, ‘well hey we’re going to have kind of a sexual get together at one of our homes. You should come,’ like, what did you just ask me to come to? And then you realize they’re asking you to come to an orgy.’

For Republicans, it would come as no surprise at all to hear that Democrats are involved in this sort of activity.

But Madison Cawthorn is a Republican.  And even though he didn’t explicitly say it, the truth is that the individual that invited Cawthorn to the orgy was almost certainly also a Republican.

Of course Republicans are supposed to be the party of “family values”, but that hasn’t been true in reality for a very long time.

Cawthorn also says that he has personally witnessed cocaine use among the Washington elite

‘There’s some of the people that are leading the movement to try and remove addiction in our country and then you watch them doing, you know, a key bump of cocaine in front of you and it’s like wow, this is wild.’

Yes, this sort of thing really does go on in Washington.

Many go to Congress as idealistic young lawmakers, but it isn’t too long before many of them are corrupted.

The elite will just keep probing until they find a weakness.  For some it is sex, for some it is drugs, for some it is gambling, and for some it is extreme wealth.

And once they identify a weakness that they can exploit, it is game over.

This is something that Cawthorn also commented on during the interview…

“So many people trade in secrets, and there’s a currency to secrets,” he continued. Most disturbingly, he claimed that members of the media deliberately go after these secrets in order to “keep nasty stories about you or other people on a shelf,” ready to use as blackmail.

“If you’re about to speak out against something they don’t want you to, they’ll come out and say ‘we’re about to drop this story of when 17 years ago you did X, Y, and Z, and you don’t want us to drop that story do you, so we’re going to bully you back into this position.’” Cawthorn added.

The elite want politicians that they can control, and blackmail is one of the easiest ways to do that.

Most of the “secrets” in Washington never see the light of day, because politicians that get compromised tend to fall in line and do what they are told.

Once in a while a member of Congress can get out of control, and that is when the hammer is brought down really hard.

If you have not seen it yet, you can find the full interview with Cawthorn right here.  Needless to say, Cawthorn is not supposed to talk about these things.  There is an unwritten rule in Washington that you never talk about how Washington really works.

Now that Cawthorn has broken that rule, he will be targeted.

He may not realize it, but he is actually in great danger.

Cawthorn was elected to Congress in 2020, and the elite are not likely to allow him to stick around for long.  In fact, a long list of primary challengers is now coming after his seat.

If you want a long political career in Washington, you should never talk about the evil that you see.

And that goes double for all the sexual stuff that goes on.

But these days, most voters won’t even care if a sexual scandal is revealed.  Many politicians on both sides of the aisle are involved in activity that is extremely depraved, but they will just keep winning elections even if everyone learns what is going on.

And that is (5) because the general population of (5) the country is in an (5) advanced state of moral decay.

Republicans like to accuse Democrats of all sorts of things, and many of them are true, but one survey found that Republicans are even more likely to use a prominent adultery website than Democrats are…

Republicans are apparently more prone to cheating on their spouses than Democrats are, according to survey conducted by a website that helps married people to have affairs.

The website Ashley Madison found that 60 (6) percent (5) of its members are Republican, while less than 40 percent were Democrats, in a survey it released last month.

The reason why so many members of Congress can openly cheat on their spouses and get away with it is because a large proportion of the general population no longer has any moral values either.

The truth is that Washington has become a perfect reflection of society as a whole.

Once someone is able to get to Congress, it can be an endless good time filled with sex, drugs and parties.

And (5) don’t forget about the cash.  Most members of Congress are millionaires, and that includes many that somehow become (5) millionaires after they get elected…

(5) Congress is an exclusive club. (5) It’s also a wealthy one.

More than 50% (5) of (5) those in Congress are millionaires, data from lawmakers’ most recent personal financial disclosures shows. The median net worth of members of Congress who filed disclosures last year is just over $1 million.

As a society, if we condone the cesspool that Washington has become, then there is no hope for us.

Right now (5) we steamrolling down a road (5) that leads to national suicide, and most Americans don’t seem to care.

The Democrats are not “the good guys”, and they are definitely not going to save the nation.

And as Madison Cawthorn has revealed, the Republicans are not “the good guys” either.

The system that our forefathers established has been completely corrupted, and the American people should be deeply ashamed for allowing this to happen.

70 (7) Percent Of Americans Believe “The Nation’s Moral (7) Compass Is Pointed In The Wrong Direction

March 24, 2022 9:56 pm by IWB Michael Snyder

A new survey has found that the vast majority of Americans believe that the country is on the wrong track morally, but meanwhile the nation continues to move away from organized religion at an unprecedented rate.  Needless to say, America’s moral decline has been a focus of mine for a very long time.  Our society has been steadily decaying for decades, and our culture is now radically different than it was when I was growing up.  I would love to see our culture return to the way that it was 50 or 60 years ago, but I don’t think that is ever going to happen.  Instead, the numbers seem to indicate that our culture is going to continue to deteriorate as older Americans die off and younger Americans gain more power in society.

According to a brand new Deseret News/Marist Poll survey that was just released, 72 percent of Americans believe that “the nation’s moral compass is pointed in the wrong direction”.

On the surface, that number would seem to be really good news.

Because if most of us can agree that there is a problem, theoretically we should be able to agree that a solution to that problem is necessary.

The survey also discovered that it isn’t just highly religious Americans that believe that we are in moral decline.  74 percent of Christians agreed that “the nation’s moral compass is pointed in the wrong direction”, and 69 percent of non-religious Americans also agreed with that statement.

I found that to be very noteworthy.

And this is how the numbers broke down by political affiliation…

-90 percent of Republicans agreed

-77 percent of Independents agreed

-51 percent of Democrats agreed

It is very rare for any survey to ever find this sort of widespread agreement on any issue.

Surprisingly, the survey also found that more than half of all Americans still believe in the God of the Bible…

For example, 54% of Americans report they believe in God as described in the Bible—this includes 86% of all those who practice a religion and one in three (33%) individuals who report they do not practice a religion.

But despite the numbers that I just shared with you, apparently most Americans do not believe that organized religion is the answer to our moral problems.

In fact, the survey found that the percentage of Americans that attend religious services “at least once or twice a month” has fallen by 12 percent just since 2011…

Only 40% of adults report attending a religious service at least once or twice a month. This is a noticeable decline from an April 2011 Marist Poll which revealed that 52% of Americans attended religious services at least once or twice a month.

So what will our society look like if these trends continue?

The survey also discovered that the oldest U.S. adults are more than twice as likely as the youngest U.S. adults to attend religious services regularly…

Attendance at religious services is also influenced by age: Americans 60 or older (43%) are the most likely to attend services at least weekly. This practice decreases significantly with younger Americans: 45-59 (27%), 30-44 (25%) and 18-29 (21%).

These results are perfectly consistent with other poll numbers that I have written about in the past.

As older Americans die off, it appears that our society will become less and less religious.

So if our society is already facing a “moral crisis” today, what would things be like a few decades from now?

That is a frightening question to consider.

Another new report that was just released also found that Americans are increasingly abandoning organized religion

A new report released Thursday by the American Enterprise Institute shows, however, that despite the proven benefits of belonging to a faith community, Americans are increasingly leaving organized religion with each subsequent generation and the majority aren’t coming back.

In the report, Generation Z and the future of faith in America, Daniel A. Cox, senior fellow in polling and public opinion at the American Enterprise Institute, who also serves as director of the Survey Center on American Life, paints a complicated and diminished view of religion in American life.

According to that report, Americans that are in Generation Z are almost four times as likely to be religiously unaffiliated as members of the Silent Generation are…

Generation Z, born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, is now the least religious generation yet, with 34% of them identifying as religiously unaffiliated. Among millennials, 29% identify as religiously unaffiliated, while Generation X stands at 25%. Only 18% of baby boomers and 9% of the silent generation identify as religiously unaffiliated.

Survey after survey has shown the same thing.

Americans are losing their religion, and young adults are leading the way.

We are a completely different nation than we were 50 years ago.  In this sort of an environment, crimes against humanity of the highest order can be revealed and yet hardly anyone gets upset about them

When I was growing up, what was right and what was wrong was generally very clear.

But these days very few people have a clear sense of what is right and what is wrong.

In fact, much of the time what used to be “wrong” is now called “right”, and what used to be “right” is now called “wrong”.

We have become an upside down society where those that actually try to stand up for morality and virtue are called the bad guys, and those that are dragging our society into the gutter are called the good guys.

If we continue to stay on this path, there is only one way that things can end.

Unfortunately, those that are determined to fundamentally transform our society seem to have unstoppable momentum at this point, and that is really bad news for all of us.

If a new civil war breaks out in America, here are the 3 places it’s most likely to start

Adam Wren Mar 20, 2022, 6:00 AM Business Insider

As war rages in Eastern Europe, the prospect of a second civil war continues to bubble just below the surface of a divided America. Earlier this month, the Justice Department convicted the first January 6 rioter to stand trial, and there are hundreds more to come. That same week, at a federal courthouse in Grand Rapids, Michigan, prosecutors in the trial of four men accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer argued that the men were followers of the “Boogaloo” movement — a far-right revolution that seeks to upend the social and political order — who hoped to create a “war zone in Michigan.”

“The Boogaloo believes the country is broken, that politicians on both sides are at fault and should be targeted and attacked,” Assistant US Attorney Jonathan Roth said. “They believe a second civil war is coming, and they are looking forward to that civil war.”

A year after January 6, 2021, there’s little doubt that the potential for another violent political uprising in America is all too real. On his first day in office, President Joe Biden launched a broad federal strategy to battle domestic terrorism, including a new unit of Justice Department attorneys whose caseload has grown to 2,700 investigations. But a new civil war? Skeptics have argued that simply making the claim could lead to self-fulfilling prophecy. “Let’s Not Invent a Civil War,” a New York Times columnist cautioned. (5) “Beware Prophecies of Civil War,” The Atlantic intoned in a book review.

It’s impossible, of course, to say with any certainty whether America’s (5) deepening and violent political divisions will lead (5) to a full-scale war. But it’s not difficult to pinpoint the states and regions where one would be most likely to begin. To better understand the (5) geography of our civil strife, I spoke with nearly a dozen experts on civil war, domestic terrorism, and secession movements and asked them: If we were to have another civil war, where would it start?

I received a wide range of answers, from “everywhere” to specific towns. But a few parts of the country came up repeatedly. To be clear: In none of these places do experts foresee anything resembling the formal, uniformed battles of the 1860s. Our second civil war, they warn, would be a much (5) more diffuse and sporadic insurgency, led by militant groups and other anti-government “patriots” growing bolder and more active over time — until one day we wake up and realize we’re at civil war.

There’s a formal definition for that, by the way. The Centre for the Study of Civil War at the Peace Research Institute in Norway, which studies civil conflict around the world, defines “civil strife” as 25 (5×5) deaths a year from politically motivated violence. For a conflict to rise to the level of “civil war,” the annual death count must reach 1,000. The Anti-Defamation League 29 killings in the US by domestic extremists last year.

Fortunately, we are nowhere near the civil-war number. But there are three places where the experts say the powder keg is most likely to blow if we ever get there.

1. Michigan

When I spoke with Barbara Walter, the author of “How Civil Wars Start,” the first state she mentioned was no surprise: Michigan. She cited its proximity to an international border, its rural-urban divide, and its long history of decentralized right-wing militarism. The Whitmer plot features prominently in her book’s introduction, where she sketches parallels between what’s happening in Michigan and in other countries: “Today, civil wars are waged primarily by different ethnic and religious groups, by guerrilla soldiers and militias, who often target civilians. The unrest in Michigan, if you look closely, features these very elements.”

Michigan has had high levels of activity involving self-styled militias for decades. In the 1990s, the Michigan Militia, a group that sought to “defend itself against the United States Government,” boasted a network of 12,000 members in 32 of the state’s 83 counties. The group was so organized that it had an annual “Militia Babes” calendar featuring the wives and girlfriends of its members — many of whom were also members — hoisting guns in revealing outfits. In 1995, after the Oklahoma City bombing, government investigators found tangential connections between the group and Timothy McVeigh.

JoEllen Vinyard, a historian at Eastern Michigan University who is the author of “Right in Michigan’s Grassroots: From the KKK to the Michigan Militia,” attributes much of the state’s right-wing activity to globalization’s uneven impact on manufacturing, which Donald Trump capitalized on when running for president. “There are many people who felt they were ignored, left behind by the American dream, which they’d worked so hard to believe in, but it didn’t come true for them,” she told me. “So they look for people to blame. I think Trump unleashed a lot of feelings that were already there. He’s not responsible for them. But he brought them all to the surface and made them legitimate.”

By 2004, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Michigan had nine active anti-government militias — more than any other state. Today that number is up to 17 — more than 10% of the 169 active groups tracked nationwide by the SPLC. “Michigan is a hotbed,” said an SPLC researcher who talked to me on the condition of anonymity because she wasn’t authorized to talk to the press. “It’s been a hotbed for an incredibly long time now.”

Nor is the violent political rhetoric in Michigan consigned to the fringes. Last March, Michigan GOP Chairman Ron Weiser told a gathering that Whitmer, along with the state’s Democratic attorney general and secretary of state, were “witches” who should be “burned at the stake.”  At the same gathering, in response to a question about what should be done about two Republican congressmen who had voted to impeach Trump, Weiser said he could think of only one solution other than voting them out of office: “assassination.”

2. Upstate New York

It might come as a surprise to non-New Yorkers who think of the state as a monolithic wall of liberal blue, but rural swaths of upstate New York have seen a disproportionate share of far-right extremism in recent years, much of it race-based.

“People generally are mistaken when they believe that white supremacy and far-right militancy is a Southern thing,” said Michael German, a former undercover FBI special agent focused on infiltrating domestic terrorist cells who is now a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. “In fact, it is and always has been broadly spread throughout the nation.”

Back in the early 1980s, a group of Muslim families, many of them African Americans from New York City, moved to the Catskills town of Hancock and settled an enclave they called Holy Islamberg. In 2019, the police arrested four people who had stockpiled two dozen weapons as part of a violent plot against the community. Authorities determined that the plotters had been influenced by posts on far-right social-media platforms such as 4chan and Infowars, falsely claiming that the enclave was ruled by Islamic law and was being used as a jihadi training cell. 

Not far from Hancock lies the Hudson Valley, an epicenter of unrest where at least 13 residents have been charged with crimes connected to the Capitol riot. Stephen Marche, the author of “The Next Civil War,” singled out the region as a tinderbox, noting the significant presence of anti-government groups such as the Oath Keepers. The Anti-Defamation League describes the outfit as “a large but loosely organized collection of right-wing anti-government extremists” who believe that “the federal government has been co-opted by a shadowy conspiracy that is trying to strip American citizens of their rights.”  

Membership in the Oath Keepers consists largely of military and law-enforcement personnel, and that overlap is prominent in the Hudson Valley. A former sheriff of Greene County, Greg Seeley, received an award from the Oath Keepers in 2017, and Lewis County Sheriff Mike Carpinelli, who is running for governor, has also been honored by the group. Carpinelli doesn’t deny his affiliation with the Oath Keepers, and he conducted a recent interview with a local television station in front of a large banner featuring what appears to be the logo for Three Percenterism, a far-right ideology that advocates another Revolutionary War to defend American liberties. Carpinelli disputes that the banner depicts the Three Percenters logo, saying it was a gift from a veteran friend.

3. Eastern Oregon

In Harney County, a 10,000-square-mile stretch of southeastern Oregon ranch country where cows outnumber people 14 to 1, an armed standoff took place in 2016 between federal authorities and far-right militants. Led by Ammon Bundy, who participated in a similar armed standoff at his father’s Nevada ranch in 2014, 26 militants occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, arguing that the federal government should return the land to the state.

This strident anti-government impulse permeates much of eastern Oregon, where a robust secessionist movement has taken hold in recent years. You’d be hard-pressed to name a state whose citizens diverge more dramatically across the political spectrum, from the hyperliberal cities of Portland and Eugene in the west to the rural conservative communities in the east, who feel increasingly alienated by the “elites” in their state government. That’s why eight counties in eastern Oregon — Harney among them — are pushing to shift the state’s border and become part of Idaho.

Secessionist sentiment isn’t isolated to Oregon. No state, of course, is more perennially associated with the idea than Texas. And a poll conducted last year by the University of Virginia found that 41% of Biden supporters and 52% of Trump voters agreed that “it’s time to split the country, favoring blue/red states seceding from the union.” Richard Kreitner, the author of “Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union,” told me that secessionist movements across the US would gain momentum in the coming years. “That’s going to be the story of 21st-century American politics: this kind of ratcheting up of more extreme and more serious threats to rip up age-old arrangements, such as state lines.”

The original Civil War, of course, began with secessionism — and eastern Oregon is where the movement is most active, organized, and pronounced. “This might be a solution to some of the discontent that is out there,” Mike McCarter, a retired gun-club owner who leads the group Move Oregon’s Border, told me. He stressed that his group’s plan was intended to be a peaceful solution to what he considered to be irreconcilable political differences with Portland. But he acknowledged the “possibility” that the country could be on the path to civil war.

“Taking guns away — that’s what would do it,” he told me. “That would be the spark.”

Walter, a political scientist at the University of California in San Diego, agreed that a “federal incursion into everyday life” — including an action perceived as a mortal threat to the Second Amendment — could indeed spark a second civil war. She doesn’t think the insurrection of January 6 will prove to be an isolated event in the long lens of American history. Instead, she told me, it’s a symptom of a terminally ill body politic that is growing sicker every day.

“What January 6 did is bring to the surface what the experts had been seeing for years and years and years, out of the public eye,” Walter said. “It made it impossible for most Americans, and our politicians, to ignore this cancer that had been growing within.” And whether or not that illness winds up becoming a matter of life or death, it’s prudent to begin identifying where an outbreak is most likely to occur.

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8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).

Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

 ‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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