Posted by: cindybythesea | September 9, 2012

America, one road; two paths – *Up-dated

In 1893, from the lofty heights of Pike’s Peak, Colorado thirty-three year old Katherine Lee Bates penned these words:

“O beautiful for spacious skies.  For amber waves of grain. For purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain. America! America! God shed his grace on thee. And, crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!”

America, the beautiful! America, the good!

And with some of the richest resources on the planet found within the confines of her  shores, America has not only been blessed, but, blessed abundantly. Yes, it is more than apparent that when God looked down upon this young nation, he looked upon her with favor.

But, in 1893 – the same year that the words to America, the Beautiful were penned something changed.  America the blessed became America the greedy And, in 1893, the covetous eye of the United States fell upon the South Pacific islands of Hawaii, where, American businessman were becoming fabulously rich exporting pineapple and sugar from the many plantations being developed there.  And, with the encouragement and help of these same businessmen, in spite of the heartfelt plea from the Hawaiian Queen for the intervention of President Grover Cleveland and the American people to come to their aid, the Monarchy was successfully overthrown and the islands were illegally annexed to the United States as a territory on January 17, of that very same year.

We can never really divorce ourselves from our history. For some reason, we Americans think we can proceed through life without any rear view mirrors. The past is “past”, we say, “forget about it already!”  But, this is not the way it is with God.  God remembers!

America has never been perfect, not even from the start, (we have the slave trade to prove that) but, even with all our flaws, America was a country, where the Bible was revered and where, people for the most part thanked God for the many blessings that had been bestowed upon them. But something changed and I believe that something was 1893. The year the American government (representative of the people) was no longer satisfied with what God had provided for them with in these shores.

Just a few short months before Katherine Lee Bates would write her famous poem, the American government saw an opportunity to seize what appeared to them to be a treasure ripe for the taking in the South Pacific. And, with the help of evil men stole from the Monarchy what was rightfully theirs.  An especially egregious act, when you consider that the Hawaiian Monarchy had responded to the gospel message and had declared Hawaii to be a Christian nation, a nation to be governed from within the frame-work of the ten commandments and of the Bible. A tragedy, when you consider the 50th state little resembles the vision the Queen had for her people and the islands of Hawaii.  (For more of this, see my previous post – Echoes of a Paradise Lost – part II – https://cindybythesea.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/echoes-of-paradise-lost-part-ii/

I bring this up because on inauguration day next year (January 20, 2013) it will have been almost 12o years to the day that the Hawaiian Islands were illegally annexed as a territory to the United States on January 17, 1893.  An interesting number, when you consider that the number 120 is Biblically significant and is often used in association with a divinely appointed time of probation”.

In 1922, Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville had this to say about America.

“In the end, the state of the Union comes down to the character of the people. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there. In the fertile fields and boundless prairies, and it was not there. In her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits, aflame with righteousness, did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

But, is America good, if, ever we were?  Have the past 120 years brought us closer to or farther from our Creator? Have we used the bounty so generously bestowed upon us since the turn of the last century to bless others or to curse them?  It can’t be both ways. One road, two paths.  And, if we’re honest, we know, which path we’ve chosen.

The sobering truth (in spite, of all the political hype) is that we are no longer at a crossroads as a nation, (that train left a long time ago – about 120 years ago) – we are at the end of the trail. But, most are too blind to see it.  Choosing Obama or Romney (or anyone else for that matter) is not going to change anything. We have squandered the blessings given to us and frankly, it is too late.

There remains nothing more for the people of God to do than what they have always have been called to do –  “to preach the gospel and to go and make disciples in Jesus name,” while there is still time. 

And, leave, (as the Bible implores) this crumbling world system behind. 

“Come out of her, my people so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues, for her sins are piled up to heaven and God has remembered her crimes ….”

Yes, God has remembered. The stolen Monarchy, the aborted babies, the pornography, the child abuse, the divorces and the adultery, the lying, the stealing, the cheating, the drug use, and, on and on and on it goes …….. the majority of which has taken place in the days since the turn of the last century – 120 years. But, God has determined, it will come to an end.

“And, the angel cried out with a mighty voice!

Fallen, fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird. For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries”

“Woe, Woe, O great city dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin”    Revelation 18: 2,3, 16 & 17.

* For more on America as end-times Babylon, check out this fine article by my friend Carlos at Chozeh and Nabiy titled:  The Colors Worn and Adorned by the Harlot of Revelation. Shockingly, his research proves they are red, white and blue!   http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/the-colors-worn-and-adorned-by-the-harlot-of-revelation/

And, as always,

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee”  Psalm 122:6  Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!  Cindy

*For those of you who may not have already caught this in the comments section, my daughter Kristin made the astute observation that the Jehovah Witness First National Convention was held in 1893 and the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City was dedicated in 1893 of that same year.  Astounding, when you consider that if Mitt Romney should win the election, it would be an exact 120 years from the date of these events that a Mormon would be sitting in the White House. The implications are immense, when you consider their (Mormon) history, doctrine and political aspirations. More on this in a future blog.

1893
Growth: First “national assembly” attracts 360 people (Jehovah’s Witnesses In The Divine Purpose, p. 33).  http://www.watchman.org/articles/jehovahs-witnesses/new-light-on-watchtower-history/

“President Woodruff dedicated the (Salt Lake) temple of April 6, 1893 exactly 40 years after the cornerstone had been laid.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_Temple

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Responses

  1. Cindy, I really look forward to your articles. Your insight and passion are a blessing to me and I am sure to many others, who like me
    seldom or never post a comment.

    GOD Bless You with every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus!

    Dan in Louisiana

    [Aloha Dan! It’s a pleasure to hear from you and I thank you so much for taking the time to write-it is greatly appreciated. May the Lord bless you and keep you in these last days! C]

  2. It sounds to me as though the poem was really penned for worship of America. Asherah. After looking at the history of her (Kathrine Lee Bates) beginnings it is very likely that there was hidden meaning and intent to direct adoration and worship away from The Almighty.
    I tend to agree that it is that America’s “goodness” may have been a work of deception. Especially after researching many “denominations” (demonizations)? The enemy very cleverly has woven into the fabric of America, One nation after god sounds different than, A nation after the One True God.

    [You’re right Jeff, the word “God” in and of itself is very generic and can mean many different things to different people depending on who you talk to – always, best to define, who and what you mean, when you say – God. Is it the God of the Bible or someone else? Good question! Blessings and thanks for writing! C]

  3. EXCELLENT post sistah! God bless ya!

    Another similar composition by an Oahu brother, you’ll appeciate-

    A Challenge to Christians in Hawaii
    By Leon Siu
    http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/HAWAII/leonsiu/Biblical%20View%20Text.htm

    What you wrote here, about that “120 yr probation time” coincides exactly with the queen’s proclamation…

    Best explained, as I posted on a christian site years ago, that you just brought into real time!

    Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 4:34 PM
    Subject: queens letter

    “Americans need to pray for forgiveness for keeping a blind eye to what’s going on in their name and what’s happening to their country….Does anyone know the difference between journalism and propaganda?….the gov’t is being hijacked right under your noses….there’s serious evidence that 9/11 was an inside job…the stage is set for the fall of america, and the empowerment of the UN….on the way to a new world order….just as Sadddam was their pawn…so is Bush being set up for a fall….gotta see the agenda behind the propaganda!…..true journalism is non-bias…who, what ,when, where, etc……..propaganda’s got an agenda…..
    Anyone else here see that?……

    Don’t get me wrong….even as a hawaiian national…I love america, the land of my heritage and birthrite…and the principal of it’s foundation…..that’s why I care…as I do for His absolute truth……careful to discern the truth from the lies……

    the Holy Spirit really grabbed me with this letter from the intelligent christian hawaiian queen’s letter to the christians of america…..after you read this , concider the promise “what we bind on earth will be bound in heaven and loose on earth will be loosed in heaven”…..regarding Ahab’s curse….

    “Oh, honest americans, as Christians, hear me for my down-trodden people! Their form of government is as dear to them as yours is precious to you . Quite as warmly as you love your country’s they love theirs…do not covet the little vineyard of Naboth’s [ 1 Kings:21 ] , so far from your shores ,lest the punishment of Ahab fall upon you, if not in your day then that of your children, for be not decieved,’God is not mocked’.The people to whom your fathers told of the living God, taught to call ‘Father’, and whom the sons now seek to despoil and destroy, are crying aloud to Him in their time of trouble;and He will keep His promise, and will listen to the voices of His hawaiian children lamenting for their homes.
    It is for them that I would give my last drop of blood; it is for that I would spend, nay, am spending, everything belonging to me. Will it be in vain? It is for the american people and their representatives in congress to answer these questions. As they deal with me and my people, kindly, generously, and justly, so may the Great Ruler of all nations deal with the grand and glorious nation of the United States of America.”………………………….. ……………………………Queen Liliuokalan’s petition for Christian american truth and justice …. Mighty king Ahab was bummed that Naboth would’nt sell or trade away the kuleana, so Queen Jeezebel,with authority of Ahab’s seal, had Naboth eliminated [genocide ?],causing a curse from God on Ahab’s decendants

    [Thanks Jim! It’s great hearing from you and I really appreciate you re-posting the Queens’s letter as there are few who are aware of what really happened in Hawaii. May God forgive us for the sin of covetousness that led to the events that happened in 1893 and for all the other sins (National and individual) that we are guilty of right now. Thankfully, we have a God of mercy, who is willing to forgive, if we but, ask! Blessings and much aloha from my island to yours! C]

    • From that Leon Siu link-

      “Hawaii Constitution, 1840

      It is our design to regulate our kingdom according to the above principles and thus seek the greatest prosperity both of all the chiefs and all the people of these Hawaiian Islands. But we are aware that we cannot ourselves alone accomplish such an object – God must be our aid, for it is His province alone to give perfect protection and prosperity.

      Wherefore we first present our supplication to Him, that he will guide us to right measures and sustain us in our work.

      It is therefore our fixed decree,

      I. That no law shall be enacted which is at variance with the word of the Lord Jehovah, or at variance with the general spirit of His word. All laws of the Islands shall be in consistency with the general spirit of God’s law.

      II. All men of every religion shall be protected in worshipping Jehovah, and serving Him, according to their own understanding, but no man shall ever be punished for neglect of God unless he injures his neighbor, or bring evil on the kingdom.

      Choose You This Day Whom You Will Serve …

      A grievous wrong was committed in the overthrow of Queen Lili‘uokalani in 1893. It was a crime against the Queen, a crime against the nation, a crime against the people of Hawaii and more importantly, a crime against God. The residual effect of this unresolved crime has been pain and suffering for the people of Hawaii in the form of economic bondage, cultural dissociation and dispossession of land — like orphans and refugees.

      What should be done to rectify and reconcile the initial wrong and those that subsequently followed? This is a matter of national policy. This is a godly matter. Only God can heal this hurt; only God can fix this mess. The participation of Godly men and women will be crucial.

      Know the facts, fill your mind with the precepts and laws of God, commit to being led by the Holy Spirit, so that you may discern the truth and make honest decisions based on biblical principles. Choose you this day whom you will serve.”

  4. A prophetic word at the same time from another “Cindy”……Cynthia through Carlos at Chozeh and Nabiy, which parallels the same prophetic word as your post. I will also include the original link from her blog.

    http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/urgent-prophetic-word-for-a-sleeping-america/

    http://thetrumpetsound.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/a-prophetic-vision-americas-destruction-at-hand/

  5. Hi Mom~ I just read your awesome post and I really agree with what you said, and I wanted to also comment on the yr 1893. I dont know what your take is on this but I thought these 2 facts might be something worth mentioning.
    In 1893, the Mormon’s Salt Lake Temple was dedicated after completion,
    also in 1893 the Jehova Witnesses have thier first “national assembly” attracting 360 people.

    Not only was our nation greedy and wrong for over taking Hawaii in 1893, but 2 of the worlds biggest false religions were spreading and growing at that same time.

    What do you think about that?

    [Wow! Good catch Kristin! From what you have discovered, it appears that 1893 was a pivotal year indeed! Consider this – if Romney, should win the election that would put him in the White House exactly 120 years after these events. Much more I could say about that but, will save it for a future blog. Thanks for your encouragement and your great work! Love you dearly! Mom]

  6. If you go back, the Jehovah witnesses and the mormons and several “evangelical” denominations have a common thread. William Miller, Charles Taze Russell and Joseph Smith were all Freemason’s.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Miller_%28preacher%29

    http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Jehovah%20Witnesse/jw.htm

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormonism_and_Freemasonry

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1893

    It is my belief that the underlying infrastructure that still remains mostly secret has already undermined the authority of individual’s who, because of the cross have been restored because the atonement. Have through the deception of freemasonry been blinded and distracted by the “American/Babylonian/Roman System”.

    False beliefs, or Syncretism have blinded the American church and she has been fornicating with worlds system.


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