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 God is going to allow our cities to be destroyed for the very reason that they are festering sores on the earth’s face to begin with – and that reason is SIN! Our cities are full of sin. Of course, all this could be avoided.
Speaking to the United States, the British peoples and the democracies of Northwest Europe, God warns:
“For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor; if ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: then will I cause you to dwell in this place, and in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and
ever” (Jer 7:5-7).
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Yes, if we as a people would even now QUIT SINNING and turn to God, our land and cities could be spared from catastrophes shortly to come. If we were willing to cooperate with God, He would make our cities decent places in which to live – without having to suffer the ravages of war. But human beings refuse to do this. (Jer 7:8-10, 28; 8:5-6; 9:5-6, 8).
Yes, it is because of SIN that God is going to punish us and destroy our cities. Whole chapters and books of the Bible are devoted to warning us of this sobering REAL fact.
Notice Ezekiel’s dire prediction:
“In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste... And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the Lord that smiteth... The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him... They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord... Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence. Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses... And ye shall know that I am the Lord: for ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgments, but have done after the manners of the heathen that are around about you... They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and drink their water with astonishment, that her land may be desolate from all that is therein, because of the violence of all them that dwell therein. And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate, and ye shall know that I am the Lord” (Ezek. 6:6 and 7:9, 15, 19, 23, 24; and 11:12 and 12:19, 20).
What a terrible time of destruction that will be. But thankfully the story doesn’t end here!

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