Zephaniah chapter one and verse fifteen.
15. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a
day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and
gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness.
16. A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities,
and against the high towers.
17. And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk
like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord:
and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as
18. Neither their silver or their gold shall be able to deliver
them in the day of the Lord's wrath; but the whole land shall
be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even
a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
Praise the Lord. Hallelujah. In the day of wrath. Say, "The
day of wrath." Praise the Lord.
Judgment has hit the church already. The examples of many
ministers that fell, fallen in the pulpit... Many have died. So
much sin has already hit the church. So judgment's already
started in the house of God.
Now judgment has hit the world. The world is where the
sinners are, the heathens, the ones who does not believe in
God. I'm not saying that has hit... It rains on the just and the
unjust. But believe me, it rains on the unjust. And judgment
don't hit just the just. It hits the unjust. So now in the United
States we know that judgment has hit the United States.
Now the Lord was speaking to me as I was praying today,
"Wrath is coming." After judgement comes wrath. Now
judgment's already hit the church. Now judgment hits the
world. Now wrath is about to hit the church.
Wrath is about to hit the church. So now it's time to put on
the fear of the Lord. Destruction is here. There's no more
peace. It's time to wake up. It's time to get alert. It's time to
put away all this foolishness. It's time to put on the whole
armor of God.
Did you see the military going out? They're ready to go over
to start war. Do you see the young men scared? They don't
know their destiny now. It's time to pray.
When God spoke to me today and said, "Wrath," I said,
"Lord, wrath." I said, "What is that? What's going to
Said, "Tornado. The church is going to be like a tornado, a
whirlwind." Who's going to be caught up with Jesus? The
righteous, the holy ones, the pure in heart. The ones that are
going to be destroyed are the wicked ones, the backbiters, the
jealousy, the envy and the strife, the maliciousness.
It's time out from playing church. It's time to be real
Christians. It's time out trying to be a millionaire. It's time
out trying to have your own ministry. It's time out for all this
foolishness. It's time to put on the whole armor of God.
See, when wrath come into the house, there's death going to
be coming into the house. There's financial destruction going
to hit your house. Famine in the land. When God said He's
going to send down His wrath on the church, we better go
under cover and seek the Father's face.
In John nine, thirty-one, we know that the Lord said now we
know that God heareth not what? Sinners. He doesn't who?
Now why is the whole United States now saying, "Let's
pray"? They have to repent first so God can hear their cry.
See, they can't say, "God bless America." They can't say,
"Well, let's pray," without having a repentant heart, a pure
heart of repentance, not, "Let's go kill them. Let's go destroy
what they did to us." No, no. They must have a repentant
heart so God can have mercy on them, on us.
But in Proverbs one, twenty-six says, "I also will laugh at
their calamity, and I will mock them when fear cometh."
The world is saying, "Why is this happening? God wouldn't
do such a thing like that." Oh yes, He will. He will let
judgment come. Because see, you know America is the
number one of exporting pornography. America, home of the
free, fornication, adultery, homosexuality is heavy in America
like Sodom and Gomorrah. Heavy sin. Hidden sin.
Wickednesses in high places.
The world trade center is in a high place. I call it the cream of
the crop, the educators, the financial analysts, the stock
market. Do you know, once they were destroyed, we don't
know the knowledge that was gone. Doctors degrees. Bodies
just decomposed. It's like the Word said, like dust. Can't
even find the bones.
Can you imagine not knowing what would happen today
when destruction hit those people? How many lives was not
right with God? Now I'm not saying there was not any in that
building that were saved. But how many was right, right
standing with the Lord?
See, we got that secret sin, that hidden sin that kind of creep
up under our skirts. And nobody can really see it. But when
you walk sometime it smells in God's nostrils. See, that
hidden sin that the people in that building had may have led
them straight to hell.
Did you notice God let it be known all over the world? He let
us see another plane hit on national TV to let you know
judgment is here.
But now we know hearts are hardened. They say, "Pray," last
week. Now this week they got hate shirts. There's no
difference. Evil is evil.
So the Lord said, "I also will laugh at their calamity, and I
will mock when the fear cometh." God is laughing, like,
when you say there's no longer God, when you say, "Who is
Jesus?" now you see what can happen to your nation.
When you put on your money, "In God We Trust," do you
really trust in Him? Are you talking about me or you talking
about the wealth that you're going to keep? See, your silver
and gold can't do nothing for you right now. Your doctor's
degree can't do nothing for you right now. The little lady that
you wouldn't hire because you thought you were all that can't
do you nothing right now.
See, it's wickedness in high places, maliciousness, backbiting
in the offices, sexual immorality in the office, secretaries with
the boss, adultery. See, you cologne ain't going to make you
over. Your seductiveness walking in the office is not going to
get you over. See, all that faded last week in those buildings.
See, that should have woke up the whole America industry.
Perversion. But everybody's saying, "Oh, how could that
have happened?" Calamity will come suddenly.
Proverbs one, twenty-seven says, "When your fear cometh as
desolation, your destruction cometh as whirlwind." Say,
See, when things come in your life, it's going to come like a
whirlwind when you least expect it. You see, the prophets
has warned you. The apostles have warned you. The
evangelists have warned you. The pastors and the teachers
and five-fold has already warned you.
Now the Lord is saying, "I'm going to send My destruction."
See, my Father will send warning. But if we won't heed to
the warning, we will be destroyed.
"I just want to do it one more time, Lord. Nobody's going to
know. Pastor Chris and Pastor Adrienne, they might tell me
this, but I'm going to do it one more time. I'm not going to
worry about it this time. I take a shower. Nobody going to
know. I got my spray. Nobody's going to know. I could put
my Shower to Shower on. Nobody's going to know."
You can puff it up. You can wash it up. You can soak it up.
But you still can't give it up. See, you can't give up your sin.
You're mashing it down. You're spraying it. But it's still
stinking in the Lord's nostrils.
See, tonight destruction is knocking at your door. Judgment's
already happened. Now the wrath of God is on it's way. So
you better clean it up.
In Proverbs one, twenty-eight says, "And then they shall call
upon Me, but I will not hear them. They shall seek me early,
but they shall not find Me."
See, when you already know that you're supposed to seek
Him, when you already know you're supposed to pray, it's
too late. The missile already been shot. They already mashed
the buttons in your life. "It's too late to repent, because I'm
not going to hear you. You can get up at two o'clock. You're
not going to find Me."
You can sob and cry and whine and cry and cry and kick, and
still is not going to hear you. You don't believe me. It's in
Proverbs one, twenty-eight. Proverbs one, twenty-nine said,
"They hate knowledge and did not choose the fear of the
The ones in New York, Washington, "My job get me over. I
got the two-story house. I got the summer home. My
children's in private school. I have the best designer clothes
money can buy." They hated the knowledge of God.
Let's think back. Before this happened, two weeks prior, a
movie star, a singer named Leah was burned up. Is God
giving us a similitude of what's happening? Fire. Won't be
water, but fire. Won't be water, but fire.
How could it happen to a twenty-one year old who was just so
young and... They're crying and weeping and whining. But
what movie was she producing? Her family taught about the
Lord. She was a Christian. She used to be with the Lord.
What side did she step on?
See, you can only walk on the edge for just a little while. See,
destruction will come when you least expect it. Straight and
narrow is the way.
Matthew twenty-four, four says,
4. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no
man (what?) deceive you.
There's some people deceiving you. There's some people
telling you, "Don't worry about it. Everything will be alright.
You know, war and rumors of war. Girl, you got it. Got
I was at the baseball, the football field. This thing will shut
me... It just bothered me. Because I see the soldiers here in
Columbus. I see their faces. I see them with their young,
beautiful wives. I see them with their little babies. They
don't know. I feel them.
You got to stop worrying about you and stop worrying about,
"Well, it's not affected me. And my family is fine. And I got
it... We just want to pay our bills."
What? Who cares about the bills when the missile's coming?
Who cares about the girlfriend and the boyfriend? Who cares
about your big mansion? Who cares about your ministry?
When the missiles come, it's over.
Saying, "Well, pastor..." Putting the fear of the Lord. See,
you don't know what's going to happen. Think about what
the Lord said. It won't be water, but fire. What's the missile
but fire. Burn up. Burn.
5. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ;
and shall deceive many.
I'm in Matthew twenty-four.
6. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye
be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the
end is not yet.
6. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars...
See, when you start hearing about some wars and rumors, you
need to wake up. You need to stop putting on your makeup
but wake up. You need to stop looking at Glamour Magazine,
and read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. You need to stop
looking at the wedding books, the baby showers and read
Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
6. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye
be not troubled...
See, people are troubled when they're not sure of their
salvation. They're worried because they're scared that
something's going to happen. But when He says it's your
time, it's your time. Absent from the body is being in present
with the Lord.
See, some of you think I'm going to see, "I'm going to see my
marriage day." Some of you think, "I'm going to see
graduation." Some of you young children think you're going
to see a lot of things when you get older. See, God didn't tell
us it's going to be later. He didn't tell us it's going to be now.
But destruction is already hit United States of America.
See, I told my husband, I said, "You know, we're going to
Boston again." And I said, "You think we're supposed to go?
He said, "I'm praying. But remember the prophecies." He
said, "We're going to go all over the world preaching the
Gospel of Jesus Christ."
We can't worry about what they going to do when we get on
the plane. Because I know and he knows that we got angels
all watching all around us. "Fear not. I am with thee." See,
it's not as glamorous no more.
See, you thought, "I want to go to Boston. I want to go with
you, pastor." But I see now they say, "Oh, I'm glad I didn't
go." See, you want to go with the generals. You want to
hang around with the generals. But there's bullets with the
generals. There's missiles with the generals. There's knives
and enemies all around the general. See, you better have your
whole armor on, because destruction is knocking at the door.
6. ...for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not
7. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and
earthquakes, in divers places.
Let's talk about nation. Greek word says in the English
version, "ethnic." Ethnic groups. Africa, same people,
different tribes. But they're fighting among each other, the
same ethnic groups with different beliefs. They're fighting
because of differences.
But come to America. The different ethnic groups among
here, if this tribal warfare happens here in America,
destruction will be everywhere. Blacks against blacks.
Whites against whites. Indians against Indians. Could you
imagine the destruction that would happen here? That's
called tribal warfare, meaning families against families, ethnic
And when He said, "Nation shall rise against nation," He's
talking about ethnic groups right here among each other.
Tribal warfare is a deep thing.
Who's standing in the gap? Who's making up the hedge for
your ethnic group? Who's keeping harmony among your
people? The old Christians are fighting against Christians.
The Baptists can't even worship with the Catholics. The
Pentecostals can't work with the Pentecostals. The
nondenominations can't even work with the
Where's the church? Who is the church? All I see, "I want to
be a millionaire. I want to make my own CD. I want to be a
You got to get it right. See, we got to get it right. God looks
at the heart. He don't look at me. God looks at the spirit. He
don't look at me.