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-by Andrew Strom.

Complacency. Apathy. -These are the greatest downfalls of the
'lukewarm' church. "We are increased with goods, and have need
of nothing," as the Scripture so rightly says.

So what does God do with a country like America today? -A
country that has historically been a "Land of Revivals" but is now
addicted to "consumerism" en masse. A country that for the first
time since the Great Depression now has a NEGATIVE savings
rate - because its people are so enamoured with owning "things" -
even if they can't afford them. A country whose people are indebted
to their eyeballs and beyond - so they can keep up the lifestyle of
ease to which they have grown accustomed.

What does God do with an America that has grown too fat to pray?

Is anybody "desperate" any more? Where are those who cry to
God from their gut - from the bottom of their heart? Where are the
agonies and tears? Has America forgotten what kind of prayer it
takes to obtain an Awakening? If we can't pray like that any more,
then surely all is lost?

But just how 'desperate' are things really, you ask? Things aren't
so terrible, surely?

Well, the fact is that this nation's sin right now is utterly
unmatched in her entire history. Has there ever been a generation
of Americans that has killed 40 million babies in just 30 years?
No, such a thing is UNPRECEDENTED. And has there ever been
an American generation that has not only CELEBRATED homo-
sexuality - but actually helped broadcast and spread it around
the earth? No, such a thing has never been seen before. Forty
years ago it would have been undreamt-of.

(-God reserves for these particular types of sin the term,
"Abominations" - and historically any nation practicing them has
been utterly destroyed).

Has there ever been an American generation that has addicted the
whole earth to soft porn and violence the way that Hollywood
has done in the last 40 years? No, again this is UNPRECEDENTED
in history. (The center of the worldwide pornography industry is
located just outside Los Angeles).

Has there ever been an American generation whose preachers
go on satellite television and teach other leaders in 'Revival'
countries how to "milk" the sheep for money, and grow rich at
the expense of the poor? No, I tell you, America has NEVER
done this before. Our TV preachers are now actually being used
by the devil to corrupt true moves of God all over the globe. (Go to
Nigeria, Ghana, Brazil and see what I mean. American "Prosperity"
is everywhere - and still spreading).

At this very moment America is hanging in the balances. God is
making up His mind what to do with her. And yet still complacency
rules. -Still no "desperate" prayer. Apathy covers us like a blanket.
Will you sleepwalk your way to destruction, America?

Years ago a famous preacher commented that if God did not
judge America, then He would have to apologise to Sodom and
Gomorrah. I am not sure that it was true then, but I certainly
believe it is true now. We are at the crisis point.

In the last 40 years, in every way we have become the most sick,
selfish, greedy, corrupt, sin-addicted generation that America has
ever produced. And now judgment hangs over the land like a sword.

Where are those who "sigh and cry" at the abominations in the
land? Where are those like righteous Lot whose soul was "tortured"
day after day by all that he saw and heard? Are there none who
will cry to God with strong weeping and tears?

Let me make some predictions at this point, so I can be clear
about what this country is facing:

(1) Firstly, I believe it is IMPOSSIBLE to avoid Judgment. This
nation may have Revival in the midst of judgments - but this is now
the best it can hope for. In fact, without judgments it is doubtful
that Revival is even possible. -People are simply too complacent.
They need a SHOCK even to begin to pray.

(2) Expect a great economic crash - and expect it SOON. Without
this, how will this nation get its eyes off its great god, Money?

(3) Expect further CALAMITY. This nation is "running red lights"
one after the other. -That is what 9-11 and Katrina were. Things
are going to get much much worse before this is over. Expect
something to hit the West Coast - and expect it to be BAD.

It is dificult for me to put into words the crisis we are in at this
moment, and the judgments that await this nation if there is no
repentance. God is looking for sackcloth and ashes. He is looking
for those who "sigh and cry". Will you be one of these, my friend?

The hour is late. The need is urgent. Who will respond?

If you want to be someone who prays like this, there are some
things that we have recently put in place to help you enter in to
this kind of praying. Please go to our website - -
and download the "Agonizing Prayer" audio clips on the right-hand
side. Or join us on the Friday night Phone-Hookup prayer meetings -
where we cry out to God together for mercy and outpouring.

The time has come to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, my friends. The
need is desperate - will you respond?

Our website again-

God bless you all.

Andrew Strom.

 2006/12/14 14:41Profile

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Nottingham, England

 Re: "AMERICA in THE BALANCES" - Andrew Strom - COMMENTS??

I don't live in America, but I can see not only the moral landslide of the the nation, but of the church too. England, and the West, isn't too far behind.

Concerning finance, I read that Iran has rejected the American dollar in favour of the euro, because of the weakness of the dollar.

Whatever will happen, if it turns people God-ward, it will be worth it.

If the Twin Towers and Katrina didn't do it, what will?

The world seems to have won the church.

But, thank God, there is always a remnant, those who have not bowed the knee to baal.

Prayer, urgent prayer is needed. We can't wait for everyone to get excited about prayer, that could take forever. But, one by one, then two's, three's etc, the army of God, in prayer, will grow.

God wants and deserves glory.

He will get it, one way or another.

God bless.

 2006/12/14 15:32Profile

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 Re: "AMERICA in THE BALANCES" - Andrew Strom - COMMENTS??

At this very moment America is hanging in the balances. God is making up His mind what to do with her. And yet still complacency rules

Even if the ground were suddenly ripped from beneath our feet, i wonder, would this be enough to shock and break the spell? In the book of Revelations, after a series of plagues, the citizens of the world still refused to give up their idols of gold and silver, still refused to repent of their deeds and give God glory.

The aftermath of hurricane Katrina saw a complete breakdown in the system. And i think some of us remember the stories and the images we saw on tv. People were in panick and that region was engulfed in mayhem. Could this be a microcosm of what a larger catastrophe would look like? Do you believe we are facing the equivalence of several storms smacking the shores of the US in rapid succession? I pray God no, but all indicators seem to suggest just that. :-(

Psalm 119:105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

As the world grows bleaker and darker, how much more vital it is to be firmly grounded in the Word.

**came across this at youtube.
[url=]Death of the Dollar[/url]

its roughly 10 minutes, picture quality shabby, yet full of substance. The jist, the dollar is backed by, well, a promise, and the rest of the world no longer believes in this promise. Countries are dumping the dollar in favor of diversifying - the effects, we'll just have to wait and see.

 2006/12/14 17:07Profile

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Philadelphia PA

 Re: "AMERICA in THE BALANCES" - Andrew Strom - COMMENTS??

Well, the fact is that this nation's sin right now is utterly unmatched in her entire history.

Gird yourselves,
and lament,
ye priests:
ye ministers of the altar:
lie all night
in sackcloth,
ye ministers of my God:
for the meat offering
and the drink offering
is withholden
from the house of
your God.

Joel 1:13

[b][color=000000]And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.[/color][/b] Exodus 33:15-16

[b][color=000000] And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured,

and many evils
and troubles
shall befall them;

so that they will say in that day,

Are not these evils come upon us,
because our God
is not among us?

And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.[/color][/b]
Deuteronomy 31:16-18

Christopher Joel Dandrow

 2006/12/14 19:12Profile

Joined: 2006/8/24
Posts: 98


Amen to the Joel quote.

How there should be weeping.

BTW - I would appreciate prayer for our site
"" which has been hacked for about
the sixth time in a year.

-Andrew Strom.

 2006/12/18 23:12Profile

Joined: 2004/10/13
Posts: 2132


hacked for about
the sixth time in a year.

Are you using windows server 2000? If so you might want to run apache in the 2000 environment, that'll help some. Also will pray.


 2006/12/19 7:51Profile

Joined: 2004/7/29
Posts: 711


hacked for about
the sixth time in a year.

Sorry ot hear that Andrew, I called you yesterday to tell you the sad news, your wife told me you probably already knew about it.

It is Probably all that damage we were doing to the devil through prayer these last couple of weeks.:-)


Jam 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Jam 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
Jam 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Jam 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

I will be in prayer for you and the site.

You should also find someway to upgrade your site with the latest Php Security.

God bless!


 2006/12/19 11:07Profile

Joined: 2006/9/28
Posts: 192
Washington DC area


I recall an email I received from Michael Boldea's ministry []Hand of Help[/url] last year and it simply said "Tell your congregation the warnings of judgment are over."

I sensed the same thing and believe it's at the door.

Romans 13:11-12, “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”

It's time for us to wake up, Lord wake me up out my slumber...

Ed Pugh

 2006/12/19 17:01Profile

Joined: 2006/8/24
Posts: 98


Yes - someone told me about that this weekend.

It is an hour for prayer alright!


 2006/12/19 21:29Profile

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 Re: "AMERICA in THE BALANCES" - Andrew Strom - COMMENTS??

bro Strom
a most timely article. of late this is what our Lord has been impressing on me. He said not to ask for mercy because His hand will not be stayed. judgment is indeed at our door and so let those of us who will, REPENT, REPENT, REPENT OR DIE!!!

Farai Bamu

 2006/12/19 23:19Profile

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