For the Iniquity of America is Not Yet Complete
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By Al Baker - Posted at Banner of Truth:
‘Then in the fourth generation they will return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.’
— Genesis 15:16
We find in Genesis 15 that Yahweh Elohim reaffirms His covenant with Abram (Genesis 12:1-3), saying that He will be Abram’s shield and great reward. He would have a son and his descendants would be as the stars of the heavens. Yahweh proves His faithfulness by having a flaming torch and smoking oven pass between the pieces of the animals Abram had cut. Yahweh was symbolically cutting a covenant with Abram.
In the midst of this transaction Yahweh promises that Abram’s offspring would be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years in a foreign land, but that in the fourth generation (four hundred years) His people would return to the land of Canaan. It would take that long because the iniquity of the Amorites was not yet complete.
What does this mean? Who were the Amorites? The Amorites were a pagan people living in what is now called Syria and Palestine. They worshipped false gods. Every individual or nation is stirring up wrath for the day of the wrath and revelation of the righteous judgement of God who will render to every man according to his deeds (Romans 2:5,6). In other words, the longer a person or nation lives in rebellion and rejects the overtures of grace by the Mighty One, the greater his judgement will be. They will suffer punishment away from the presence of the Lord and the glory of His power (2 Thessalonians 1:8,9). In due time the Amorites’ wickedness would increase to the place where Yahweh would pour out His wrath on them and the nation of Israel would dispossess their land. God’s patience with the Amorites finally ran out some four hundred years later when Israel attacked Sihon, King of the Amorites, when he would not allow them to pass through his land into the Promised Land. Yahweh also gave Og, King of Bashan, into the hands of Israel (Numbers 21:21-35).
Question – in light of the three thousand abortions performed every day in America, that is nearly four in ten pregnancies ending in abortion1, in light of America reworking the definition of marriage, something no nation in the history of the world has done, in light of the ‘queering’ of America2 being orchestrated at this present time, and because we continue very deliberately to move toward socialism and a one world government,3 why has God not yet judged and destroyed us?