It is with mixed emotions that I write this post at the death of a great servant of Jesus Christ, Ravi Zacharias. His eloquence, impeccable logic and love for men took him to places that few Christians could go. Many groups, although they did not always agree with his faith, welcomed him, because of his personal qualities and diplomacy when sharing his Christian apologetics. I highly recommend this short talk that Ravi shared with a few American Christian leaders on September 13, 2016, titled “The Beauty of Truth.” Ravi’s talk starts shortly after 5 minutes. The earth has lost a valiant, kind, humble man and heaven gained a choice servant. May the work Jesus Christ, well-exemplified by Ravi Zacharias, live on.
As we approach a time of drastic change in our world, a reckoning in judgment, the Lord again tells us what is coming, because seeds of iniquity have ripened, such, that the judgment can no longer be abated. Terry Bennett, a lesser known man, was the Lord’s chosen vessel for this purpose. He was visited by the angel Gabriel, in December 2001, and was told about a twenty-eight year period starting in 2001, broken into segments of seven years each. The purpose was to call America to repentance, and, if they do not, judgment would come.
The first seven years 2001-07 was our response to the 9/11 attack, then 2008-14 dealt with economic hardship, the next seven years 2015-21 added governmental/political strife, and the last seven years 2022-28 emerged a controlling religious power. Each seven year period was further broken down into three and a half year segments. The purpose was to warn us, life will change as we know it, and not for the better. Notice how the increasing levels of judgment follow the pattern that the Lord gave Israel at the beginning of their corporate covenant (Leviticus 26). Four times additional judgments were described to occur each seven years, if they did not repent. Gabriel visited Terry in 2001, after our initial warning from 9/11, so America also has four warnings in seven year increments.
It is clear that the first three warnings have come true. 9/11 brought an assault by foreign powers on American soil. Then there was a global economic recession, starting in 2008, because of the bursting of the US housing bubble. Many banks around the world had invested in securities tied to US real estate, and when prices plummeted, financial institutions were significantly damaged. Without getting too technical, suffice it to say that Wall Street banking practices ran amuck, and the unraveling of their greedy doings ended in banking reform and more regulation to ensure that risky practices were reined in.
But the impact still reverberated around the world. The 2008 financial crisis is considered by many economists to be the worst since the 1930s Great Depression. It resulted in the threat of total collapse of large financial institutions, downturns in stock markets, and national government bailout of banks. In many areas, the housing market also suffered, resulting in evictions, foreclosures and prolonged unemployment. The crisis played a significant role in the failure of businesses, declines in consumer wealth, estimated in trillions of US dollars, and a downturn in economic activity, resulting in a global recession and the European sovereign-debt crisis.
Gabriel specifically said to watch Greece, Italy, France and Spain. These countries experienced the greater tumult from the crisis, and their economic struggles continue today. Greece’s extreme government debt crisis emerged late 2009, and then a similar crisis became apparent in Italy in 2011. Greece is struggling to recover, even after two distinct billion plus euro bailout appropriations, implementation of austerity measures, privatization of government assets, and other structural reforms. Italy is an even greater concern, as their debt is six times that of Greece and they are way too large to be bailed out.
Aside from the corporate corruption, based on the evil seed of greed, that started this global crisis, what other characteristics of man’s governmental systems are preventing a return to healthy functioning? Some answer can be found in a closer inspection of Greece. Takis Pappas—an associate professor of comparative politics at the University of Macedonia—published a work that focuses on the comparative study of populism in Greece.  The essence of what Pappas revealed is that Greek culture accepts that people are entitled to receive things that they do not work to achieve, and to bend the law when it suits them. They are even willing to be purchased for the continuance of these benefits. I would characterize this primarily as evil seeds of slothfulness and greed. These sins allow Satan to bind men in silken cords, as they give over their freedoms for ease, physical comforts, and lusts of the flesh. Such moral decay brings about the eventual downfall of a society, as these things are unsustainable. God did not create men to alone consume, but to assist Him in dominion, labor, love to increase.
France did not have the degree of economic turmoil that Greece and Italy did, but there is a brooding underlying tension that brings protestors to the streets, and this shows no sign of waning. Spain’s problems, also emerging in 2008, reached the threat of bankruptcy. Their crisis was generated by long-term loans, the residential building market crash, including the bankruptcy of major companies, and a particularly severe increase in unemployment, which rose to 29.16% by April 2013, the highest in Europe. Some housing developments resemble ghost towns. For instance, the town of Valdeluz was constructed for 30,000 people, but had a population of only 700 people in 2011. Spain experienced significant civil unrest. Alarmingly, some openly resorted to violent measures, in protest to the present conditions and in support of a resurgence of Fascism and Nazism.  Clearly these evil seeds, characterized by inciting violence and hate, have not been uprooted and are still growing.
Then in 2015, as never before, we began to see political strife in America. The President of the United States Donald Trump has been treated with great disdain and the approval process of Supreme Court Justice Bret Kavanaugh ran amuck. Political discourse is disgraceful and quality people are distancing themselves, as they want no part of such degrading behavior. While others, with no restraint, gain places of power to further propagate their own agendas. By so doing, America’s hard-fought-for freedoms are threatened, as more and more governmental controls are enacted, all in the name of social justice, but, in truth, are meant to control the masses for personal gain of wealth and power of a few.
As an example, look at the Federal Reserve Bank. We think deposits up to a certain amount are guaranteed by the federal government, because it says FDIC, but this is not the government. The Federal Reserve Bank is privately owned by the Rothschild’s. On June 4, 1963, a Presidential decree by John F. Kennedy, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Rothschild Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. This would have eventually put them out of business and returned the Constitutional power to create and issue money to the people.
The Federal Reserve Bank, even to the most financially sophisticated, is an engine that has created private wealth that is unimaginable. It has enabled an imperial elite to manipulate our economy for its own agenda and enlisted the government as its enforcer. It controls the times, dictates business, affects our homes and practically everything in which we are interested.
So what happened to Executive Order 11110, which gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury? More than $4 billion in United States Notes were brought into circulation in $2 and $5 denominations. $10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated, but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963. These United States Notes were taken out of circulation and only Federal Reserve Notes exist today. I believe his assignation was to stop what he was doing in removing the control of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Such powers will squeeze us more and more, if men do not repent and turn to the Lord. We know the source of a thing by understanding a fundamental difference between Satan and God. God rules by giving power and freedom to His children, while Satan rules of taking power and freedom from men. One is love, the other is coercion. One is based on sacrifice for others, and the other greed for self. If we continue on the path we are on, it will lead to increased controls and a religious system that eradicates freedom as we know it today.
We see religious control emerging in the removal of prayer from public schools, tax dollar funding of abortions, businesses forced to serve LGBTQIA. If you are not familiar with this acronym, it stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual (or allies). Look at Great Britain’s 2019 Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) law that includes teaching children to tolerate LGBT practices. It becomes mandatory in October 2020. Parents will no longer be able to remove their child from the classes. Some Jewish, Christian and Muslim groups are challenging it, but, most likely to no avail. This religious power is Satan’s bride, the great whore riding the beast (Revelation 17). We can see its beginning in such laws. This is what the angel Gabriel told Terry would come next, starting in 2022, if we do not repent.
Man’s governing, without God, is really Satan’s ruling, and it always brings turmoil, suffering, violence, and removal of our freedoms. In it evil seeds grow and take deep root, causing eventual widespread totalitarianism. Only when God is allowed place, can Satan be constrained, and prosperity continue. Sadly, since the 1960’s, first world nations have turned away from God, and this has allowed evil to rapidly advance. In America, a nation formed in covenant with God by her founding fathers, we now see removal of Him from public places, legalized killing of unborn children, violation of His law on marriage being between one man and one woman. In these, we have rejected God’s sovereignty. Therefore, He is removing His grace and protection and greater judgment will come. Let America hear God’s warning and repent.
 Pappas, Takis S, “Why Greece Failed,” April 16, 2013, http://www.opendemocracy.net/takis-s-pappas/why-greece-failed
 “El desempleo en España supera el 27% (Unemployment in Spain over 27%)”. Russia Today. 25 April 2013
 Patnaude Art, “Fall in Spain’s House Prices Steepens”. Wall Street Journal. (14 December 2012).
 Cala, Andres, “Franco-Fascism on the March in Spain: Is the Government doing Enough?”, October 11, 2013, http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2013/1011/Franco-fascism-on-the-march-in-Spain-Is-the-government-doing-enough
 Lambert, Bryan, “JFK Killed After trying to shut down Rothchild’s (US) Federal Reserve in 1963,” https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/jfk-killed-after-trying-shut-down-rothschilds-us-1963-bryan/
“I had been reading various things about the establishment of Zion and as my thoughts were on this, I was praying about it- more just a talking to the Lord about Zion and asking if I would be able to have any part in the building of Zion in these last days. This was on the evening of December 1, 1992. In answer to my questions, I received the following”
‘Margaret, I would that all my people-all those who sincerely seek me and seek to serve me- would take part in the establishing of my Zion, that Zion might be that place of refuge to which my children can be gathered as the storm clouds gather and the storm rages throughout this land; my cleansing storm. The hearts of my people are far from me. The hearts of my people are weighed and burdened by the cares of this world. Each heart, I call to come to be healed in me that each might be freed from worldliness and made whole in me. Only then can I use my people to establish my Zion in these last days before I come with vengeance to cleanse my land of the wickedness which ascends as a great stink to heaven.
Oh, my people, how they founder in the wickedness of the world, I hardly know my church anymore, shich calls itself mine, for it is so polluted and filled with the world that in name only is it mine. Yes, there are those whose hearts still turn ever to me, but many of these are so weak and broken and filled with frear that they behold my face only dimly and have lost the understanding and the belief of who I, their God, really am. They have forgotten, in their weakness, the power of God. My Will, will be done. Naught can hinder it, but oh my people, my sick, sick people. They walk about saying they are mine, patting themselves on the back, and turning up their noses at those who are not of their membership, never realizing that many of these souls they regard as lost or inferior to them, know me better than they do. They are steeped in unbelief as they point the finger of accustion at others and accuse them of the ill which they themselves bear deep in their hearts and souls. Much healing, much cleansing is needed. Wolves have come in and scattered my flock. My people, my people, my poor sick and lost sheep have grown deaf to the sound of the Shepherd’s voice for they no longer desire above all else to hear me and obey. They want comfort and ease and I have called them to battle; to put on the armor of battle to fight a war for me that must be fought. Will my angels alone make up the ranks? Will my people cling to their worldly ease and desert me at the last hour? Awake! Oh children of Zion. Gird on the armor of righteousness and join the ranks of my army that I might use you in the fulfilling of my purposes; in the establishing of my kingdom on earth. Would ye build my Zion? Would ye swell in my Zion? Come out of your comfort, believe, and arm yourselves for this great battle against the wickedness that would devour you before it is too late and you are eaten up and no longer my sheep.’
After receiving the above, I spent the next two days wondering and praying about what I was supposed to do with this message. I knew it was meant for me, but it also seemed apparently to be mean for others. On the eveing of December 3, 1992, I received the following as my answer:
‘Margaret, the message I gave you is a message my people have heard before, but they heed it not for no one believes it means them. They all believe I speak of some other member of their congregation. When wil my people look withing themselves and see the shattered, sick condition of their own hearts and souls and know I speak to them- to each one, not to the one who sits beside them, whose faults they can so readily see?
Give this message to my people. If only one looks within to see I speak to him, then I have not spoken in vain. And the angels in heaven will rejoice over even one who comes weeping before me to be made whole that I might use even that one to help establish my Zion. Fear not to do as I say for if tthis is rejected by all, it is me, their God, they yet reject again, not you.’
Margaret Smith, Columbia Falls
(Printed in Zion’s Advocate September 1993)
Elder Jim Crawford shared the following message recently at several small mid-west branches, where he was invited to speak. Jim told me about receiving this late March or early April 2019. His sermon was recorded at Keosauqua, Iowa and the words below were transcribed from this. After Jim sat down Elder Dave Drummond confirmed that this message was from the Lord.
7 April 2019 ~ Keosauqua, Iowa
Thus saith the Lord God Almighty, the Holy One of Israel, the Great I Am, the Only Begotten. I sent my servant Samuel the Lamanite to the Nephites, to share what would happen upon this land when I was born, and when I died upon the cross. And, when I died upon the cross, this land was [a] torrent, the ruff places were made smooth, smooth places were made ruff, there were mountains where there were valleys, and valleys where there were mountains, and cities were sunken into the water.
I sent my servant James this morning to tell you what will happen within the next two years. Because, as when I died upon the cross there was great destruction, there will be great destruction upon this land within the next two years. There will be a volcano rise up in Nevada. The San Andreas fault and the New Madrid fault will cause a great destruction. There will be many mountains where there are valleys. There will be valleys where there are mountains. When our enemies across the seas see what has happen to this land, they will come across, and they will attack, and they will kill men, women and children with no remorse.
I share this with you this morning that my people might know what to do to prepare for this. And what you have just done this morning is part of that preparation (sacrament). For not only do you remember that which I have done, and that which I have said, the covenants that you make, that you repent of the things that are happening in your life; that you can take upon you the name of Jesus Christ; that you serve him and him only, and not Babylon, and not the things that pull you away from doing my will; that you serve me with all your heart, might, mind, and strength. You need to learn to do that now, you need to learn to depend on me. For when the destruction comes there will be less time to do it. I would gather my people in, but only those who are willing to serve. Follow after me. Do my will. Repent of your sins and glorify me in everything you do.
I want to share this also with you, because I know all of you are not members of the church. I feel led by the spirit to say, if you haven’t come to someone in authority and made a covenant in baptism in the communion of laying on of hands to receive the Holy Ghost, you need to search that out and do so. Time is short and the problems will be great. I will protect my people, who are willing to serve me. I will be here.
I know many of you have testimonies of God leading you in directions, and you need to grab hold of those testimonies and you need to remember that God does lead you, and not depend on any man, or any person to direct your ways, but depend only on your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For he loves each one here, but he will respond in accordance with how you respond and depend on him. Lift up your hearts to him, be guided and directed in all things. Be willing to do whatever the Lord would have you do. Don’t even question, but trust in faith, doubting nothing. If you want to know any question, remember what is written in James 1.5-7, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering, for he that wavereth is as a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think he shall receive anything of the Lord.”