The Roots of Prognostication

One who understands the flow of history and Scripture has a good shot at predicting what will happen in the near future.

If you would understand what is happening today and predict what will happen tomorrow, you must know and understand the past… All that will happen tomorrow will build out of what is happening today and what has happened in the past… Tomorrow does not and cannot stand alone.

One who understands the flow of history and Scripture has a good shot at predicting what will happen in the near future; it is the same story continued. One who understands neither history nor Scripture cannot possibly predict the events of tomorrow.

If you understand today as a continuation of a story that started the very day that Satan rebelled against the Most High God, you have gained wisdom. If you are able to place the events of today in the context of:

  1. The Garden of Eden,
  2. The fall of man,
  3. The Days of Noah,
  4. The Flood,
  5. The Plain of Shinar,
  6. The Tower of Babel,
  7. The separation of Mankind by tribe, tongue, and nation,
  8. The rise of Egypt,
  9. The succession of empires: Greece, Rome, The Roman Church, The Ottoman Empire, England, The United States, The Nazis, and The Soviet Union, among others.
  10. The desperate and endless attempts of Satan to undo the chaos of Babel,
  11. The rise of the New World Order, One Government, One Religion, One Currency, One Leader…

If you can see the events of today as a continuation of that story, predicting the events of tomorrow with a high degree of accuracy is fairly simple. If you were writing the story, (not your story, this story) what would happen next? What can be done in the next days, weeks and months that will lead the world into the Kingdom of the Beast or the New World Order. Whatever happens next will be calculated to move mankind in that direction… You can count on it… AND it will not be all that different from the story as it has unfolded up to this point…

Think about it…



No, there never was a certain man who went down to Jericho and no, there was never a Good Samaritan…

“It will rain in Florida next July. I am not a prophet and I am not speaking for God, but based on solid meteorological data and several decades of personal experience, I can confidently predict that rain will fall in Florida next July.”

David A. Rice

If I were to post that on Facebook today, someone would reply: “You are a false prophet. I was in Orlando yesterday and it never rained!”

Let’s look at that.

  1. I said that I am not a prophet and that I am not speaking for God. How can I be a “False Prophet”?
  2. I said in Florida. No, it did not rain in Orlando yesterday, but it did rain in Tallahassee, Tampa, Fort Myers, Key West, and Miami.
  3. I said, “next July”. Yesterday was September 18th of this year.

Perhaps this is why I feel so strongly driven to defend Jonathon Cahn… I suffer the same kind of judgment and receive the same kind of comments that he does… It hurts me, and I would assume that he is not without feeling.

If you are interested, we need to speak of Literary Devices, specifically:

  1. Parables
  2. Prognostication
  3. Prophecy


No, there never was a certain man who went down to Jericho and no, there was never a Good Samaritan. I hate to burst your bubble, but that was a parable and parables are, by definition, “a fictional story with a moral”. In Cahn’s books, the fellow called “I” is a fictional character; he does not exist in real life. The man called “The Prophet” is a fictional character; he does not exist in real life. The story is fiction, it is a parable. Yet uneducated and uninformed Christians, never reading the introduction, assume that “I” is Jonathon Cahn and “The Prophet” is his “spirit guide” Yes, more than one person has so commented. A Parable is, again, by definition, a fictional story.


Prognostication is using known facts, history, current events, and in the case of the Christian, the Scriptures to produce a reasonable prediction of future events. It is not prophecy. The doctor looks at the tumor in a man’s lung and gives the prognosis, “You have between six months and a year to live.” Is this a prophecy? No, it is prognostication. Having studied much and having had hundreds of cases just like this, the doctor knows that, overall, men with that kind and size of cancer, generally speaking, with few exceptions, die between six months and a year after a similar diagnosis. The probability is that that man will die in that period of time. Could he die in three months? Yes. Could he live eighteen months? Of course, that is the nature of a prognosis. In his books, Cahn gives facts. You can fact check those facts… I have. Then, based on those facts, Cahn, using words like “I think” and “I believe” prognosticates… He gives a “prognosis”. As a matter of fact, he repeatedly states that these are not prophecies, and nothing has to happen. Despite repeated statements that he is not a prophet, Christians still line up to call him a “False Prophet”. I have suffered similar abuse.


A Prophet speaks for God. Prophecies begin with phrases like: “Thus saith the Lord…” or “God says that…” or “God told me…” Are there false prophets? Absolutely. One who comes to mind has, in five years, given more than 100 different dates for the Rapture… He has said things like, “God told me that the Rapture will be next Thursday at 3 PM Jerusalem time.” Every time he is wrong, he comes up with a new date. That is a false prophet. If someone, not only does not say that what he is speaking is the Word of the Lord, but repeatedly, and loudly, and clearly states that his prediction is not prophecy and that it is not the Word of the Lord, that person cannot be a false prophet and only the most ignorant and hateful of make believe, pretend, wannabe “Christians” would accuse him of such. Yet both Jonathon Cahn and I have been repeatedly labeled as “false prophets”, this in spite of the fact that both of us have loudly proclaimed that our prognostications are NOT prophecy and that we are NOT prophets and that it does NOT have to happen the way we are predicting. If one is not a prophet, he cannot be a false prophet… Duh!

Literary devices abound… You need to be aware of them and able to identify them. This requires study and, shudder, careful thought.

Think about it…

If you read this far, comment using the word “Device”.


America, Babylon, and Israel

Is America Babylon or Israel? Books have been written in support of each of those theses. I would say that both are accurate. The following is from my book, LUCIFER’S QUEST, UNDOING BABEL.


The Connection:

I would be remiss if I failed to mention Israel, like the United States of America, chose the curse and not the blessing.

While speaking about America we must pay attention to the connection of America with Israel and the Jews. Jonathan Cahn, a well-known Rabbi and teacher, has written several books on this subject. I don’t want to repeat his work, but the subject must be addressed. The shear amount of negative garbage on social media concerning this good Rabbi is enough to tell me he is doing something right. I highly recommend his work.

Two Camps:

I find people divided into two camps regarding the America-Israel connection. Some insist that because of the Babylonian connection there can be no connection of America to Israel. Others in the opposite camp insist that America is Israel and therefore cannot be Babylon.

I sit between the camps and insist that while America is indeed the Babylon of the End-Times, America does have a strong and historic connection to Israel and the Jews. As a matter of fact, America’s eventual destruction is aimed at both the Babylonian connection and the Israeli connection.


The first connection between the United States and Israel comes through Christopher Columbus. You probably know that, “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” But there is more to the story.

Early in 1492 Boabdil, the last of the Moorish rulers, surrendered the keys of Granada. Columbus was a personal eyewitness to this surrender. The long war against the Moors had ended and now the energies of the kingdom could be directed outward. The Prior to the Dominican convent of La Rábida, Father Juan Perez, the confessor of the queen was impressed by Columbus. Perez spoke to the Queen, and she influenced the king.

These are the first words written in the diary of Christopher Columbus:

“In the same month in which their Majesties [Ferdinand and Isabella] issued the edict that all Jews should be driven out of the kingdom and its territories, in the same month they gave me the order to undertake with sufficient men my expedition of discovery to the Indies.”

So begins Christopher Columbus’s diary.

The expulsion Columbus refers to in his diary was a cataclysmic event in 1492. On July 30, 1492 the entire Jewish community, some 200,000 people, were expelled from Spain. The year 1492 has been almost as important to Jewish history as in American history.[1]

In the last days of the expulsion, rumors spread throughout Spain that the fleeing refugees had swallowed gold and diamonds, and many Jews were knifed to death by brigands hoping to find treasures in their stomachs. In some instances, Spanish ship Captains charged Jewish passengers exorbitant sums then dumped them overboard in the middle of the ocean. Thousands of Jews died while trying to reach safety.

1492 was an earth-shaking year:

  • The Jewish community in Spain was the largest in the world.
  • Islam was beaten, and Catholicism reigned supreme.
  • Father Juan Perez got Columbus in front of the King.
  • The Jews were given thirty days to convert or leave Spain.
  • The Government confiscated all the wealth and property of the Jews.
  • The King used the money from the Jews to finance the voyage of Columbus.
  • Columbus discovered America.
  • America would become the next safe-haven and home for the Jews.


The second connection between America and Israel is found in the fact that the majority of the first European immigrants to settle in the New World were born again, Bible believing Christians. These Christians, according to Scripture, had been grafted onto the vine and were spiritual descendants of Abraham. These Pilgrims even called the place, “New Israel,” and tried to make Hebrew the official language of their colony.


The third connection between the United States and Israel is that George Washington connected the United States to Israel on the day of the nation’s founding. Although he himself was a Deist and not a Christian, Washington stood in a tiny church in New York City and led the first Congress in prayer and vows to God and dedicates the nation to the God of Abraham. That little church building in New York City, where those solemn vows were made, still stands today. It survived the attacks of 9/11, and remains standing; standing at Ground Zero, as a testimony of those vows.

America, like Israel, was founded on the Word of God and dedicated to the God of the Word. Like Israel, we have broken our vows and we have rebelled against God and his Word. Like Israel, we have sinned. Like Israel, we kill our children, offering them to Baal on the altar of convenience. We recoil in horror at the thought that the Israelites would throw their babies into the fire, but we officially sanction allowing babies to be partially born and allowing an abortionist to insert a needle into their heads, suck out their brains and collapse their skulls. This act is a right sanctified and guaranteed by the Government of the United States.


The fourth connection between America and Israel is that both countries are connected through a scripture in the old testament, 2 Chronicles 7:14. No verse, in all of Scripture, has been quoted more and claimed by more Christians for America more than this single verse.

[If] My people who are called by My name shall humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2Chronicles7:14.)

What American Christian has not heard this verse ad nauseum?

Let us here do what almost no one ever does, let us look at this verse in context.

12 Then the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. (NASB)

This is at the dedication of Solomon’s Temple in Israel. God says that He has heard their prayer and that He has accepted that place as a place of sacrifice.

Next, God makes a statement that would shock and sicken many American Christians, and pastors, should they ever read it. In a religious environment where all good things are credited to God, and everything bad attributed to the Devil, this verse should leave many Christians with their heads under their pillow, trembling…

13 If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people,

Then comes the verse American Christians have claimed as their own…

14 and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

May I note that with few exceptions, Christians in America who love to quote this verse have never humbled themselves, or sought Gods Face, or turned from their wicked ways…

Then it is followed by a passage in which God makes an acceptance speech:

15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. 16 For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. 17 As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, even to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep My statutes and My ordinances, 18 then I will establish your royal throne as I covenanted with your father David, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to be ruler in Israel.’ (NASB)

The American Christian loves this kind of passage… They underline all the “Forevers”, and the “Nevers”, and never even see the “If.”

How many times have I been emphatically reminded that God said FOREVER, when the passage starts with the awesome little word “IF”?

Go back in this short passage and note first, the words like “forever” and “perpetually” and then go back and carefully read the “IF” clause…

Next comes the part that no modern preacher in his right mind would ever read from the pulpit or preach on:

19 “But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them, 20 then I will uproot you from My land which I have given you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples. 21 As for this house, which was exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’ 22 And they will say, ‘Because they forsook the Lord, the God of their fathers who brought them from the land of Egypt, and they adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has brought all this adversity on them.’” (NASB)

I would be remiss if I failed to mention that Israel, like America, chose the curse and not the blessing. If you would like to understand what will soon befall America, you have only to look at what happened to Israel when they committed the same sins.

Israel had become so evil that when Jeremiah tried to pray for them, God said:

’Then the Lord said to me, “Even though Moses and Samuel were to stand before Me, My heart would not be with this people; send them away from My presence and let them go! 2 And it shall be that when they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you are to tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord:
“Those destined for death, to death;
And those destined for the sword, to the sword;
And those destined for famine, to famine;
And those destined for captivity, to captivity.”’  Jeremiah 15:1 (NASB)
Then, on or about the 10th of Av, 587 BC, Jeremiah walked the Streets of Jerusalem.
In Lamentations chapter 2, we read:
20 See, O Lord, and look!
With whom have You dealt thus?
Should women eat their offspring,
The little ones who were born healthy?
Should priest and prophet be slain
In the sanctuary of the Lord?
21 On the ground in the streets
Lie young and old;
My virgins and my young men
Have fallen by the sword.
You have slain them in the day of Your anger,
You have slaughtered, not sparing.
22 You called as in the day of an appointed feast
My terrors on every side;
And there was no one who escaped or survived
In the day of the Lord’s anger.
Those whom I bore and reared,
My enemy annihilated them. (NASB)
Then the Prophet looks at the survivors and cries:
13 How shall I admonish you?
To what shall I compare you,
O daughter of Jerusalem?
To what shall I liken you as I comfort you,
O virgin daughter of Zion?
For your ruin is as vast as the sea;
Who can heal you?
14 Your prophets have seen for you
False and foolish visions;
And they have not exposed your iniquity
So as to restore you from captivity,
But they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.
15 All who pass along the way
Clap their hands in derision at you;
They hiss and shake their heads
At the daughter of Jerusalem,
“Is this the city of which they said,
‘The perfection of beauty,
A joy to all the earth’?” (NASB)
Did you get that?
14 Your prophets have seen for you
False and foolish visions;
And they have not exposed your iniquity
So as to restore you from captivity,
But they have seen for you false and misleading oracles. (NASB)
This is the America of today. This next Sunday, all across America, Pastors will look out on their congregations and assure their flocks that God is in control and everything is going to work out well…
Yes, God is in control and He will fulfill his Word!
He will send
“Those destined for death, to death;
And those destined for the sword, to the sword;
And those destined for famine, to famine;
And those destined for captivity, to captivity.”’

Should women eat their offspring,
The little ones who were born healthy?

This is the America of today. This next Sunday, all across America, Pastors will look out on their congregations and assure their flocks that God is in control and everything is going to work out well…

America, like Israel before her, has earned the curse and worked towards her own destruction.  When the Republic dies, a New World Order will arise.


Rebuilding the Tower

America’s connection to Babylon is almost as old as her connection to Israel. The connection dates to the earliest days of the first colonies. It was not long after the first colonies rose out of the American wilderness that the Vatican, and especially the Society of Jesus, began to see the potential of the New World. There was business to be done and wealth to be gained. Certainly, the Catholic Church must have a hand in its growth!

The Catholic Church, they were certain, should rule the world, but there was a problem on the new continent: America was peopled by those who had been persecuted by the Catholic Church. America was Protestant to the core. A Catholic priest would have been like a fish out of water in the Colonies! The question arose, “How does the Church of Rome control a distinctly anticatholic, protestant people and their land?”

The Roman Church, by combining the best of paganism with the outward form and the vocabulary of Christianity, had become Lucifer’s latest great hope for bringing in the New World Order that would unite mankind under a single government, with a single flag and a single language. The Pope would serve as the new messiah and king of the Kingdom with the Vatican as capital and Latin as its language… This had been the plan from before Lucifer ever visited with Constantine, giving him a dream and a flag.

The Inquisition was going well in most of the world, including South America, but North America was a problem. The answer was to be found in secret societies.

There was a secret society known as The Knights Templar. Early in the twelfth century, nine knights took a vow to protect pilgrims traveling through the Holy Land. More knights joined the cause and the organization grew. They gained fame, power, and wealth, as their influence spread.

Another secret society were the Rosicrucians. Said to have been founded by Christian Rosenkranz in the 15th century, this society is regarded as one of the oldest societies. The Rosicrucian’s ultimate objective as a group is the “universal reformation of mankind.” To them, this meant turning the world to occultism. The Rosicrucian’s official symbol is a rose on a cross.

With the Rosicrucians, being openly occultic, and any of The Knights Templar still surviving being super consecrated Catholics, neither group was likely to make inroad into North American society.  What was needed was a new “Protestant” secret society. It would be the Jesuits who would start an organization for the Protestants and make certain that the Pope himself would forbid Catholics to join the group.

The first Grand Masonic Lodge was founded in 1717 in London, England, the nation from which most immigrants were arriving in America. The British had a “Christian” heritage and culture. What better way to slip in to America than to arrive using “Christian” language?

Since the secret nature of the Masons has allowed them to paint a very different public portrait of themselves than truth would permit, I must begin by using one of their most famous members, Albert Pike, to introduce them,

Every Masonic Lodge is a Temple of religion; and its teachings are instructions in religion. (Morals and Dogma page 213)

All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabbalah and return to it: everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of all the Illuminati… is borrowed from the Kabbalah; all the Masonic associations owe to it their Secrets and their Symbols.  (Morals and Dogma, pg 744,)

Masonry, like all the religions, all Mysteries, Hermeticism, and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve to be mislead… So Masonry jealously conceals its secrets, and intentionally leads conceited interpreters astray.  (Morals and Dogma Pages 104-105) Albert Pike[2]

It is interesting that in Hebrew, there is no word for Babylon, only Babel. Nebuchadnezzar was the King of Babel, the King of Confusion.

“God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” 1 Corinthians 14:33 (NASB) This scripture is true, but it is limited to inside the churches of the Saints. The word Babel means confusion or disorder. Outside the church, in the world, God is the creator and author of confusion. He did it at Babel.

Before the confusion, God’s testimony concerning mankind was, “nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.” God’s answer to this threat was confusion, Babel.

I am convinced that next to the Cross of Christ, Babel was the largest single blow ever dealt to Lucifer and his cause. Separated into tongues, tribes, and nations, by the hand of God, mankind was no longer able to accomplish anything. Man became extremely limited by this division and they still are.

There have been a long string of attempts by Lucifer to undo Babel. The first was Egypt, followed by Greece, Rome, Germany, Great Britain and many others. It is an interesting journey to travel through history and to trace the journey from kingdom to kingdom but that is beyond the scope of this book.

Having mentioned Egypt, I will mention that under Greece, most of the world was briefly united with a common language and under Rome, that same group was united through military force.

That power, while perhaps shared in a small part by Russia and China, is the property of the United States of America. Representative Ron Paul of Texas told that the United States, as a nation, has military bases in more than 130 nations.[3] No country on earth comes even close to this number. the United States is the undisputed champion of the world. In political clout, military force, commerce, and in a multitude of other areas.

This is just a small part of America’s story. America’s story goes back to ancient Egypt.

Bear with me through a bit of Egyptian folklore…

There is a story about a weird little family of gods. These gods existed, but the stories that surround them have been greatly exaggerated. It is a perverted story about Osiris, Set, (not Seth) and Isis, who were brother and sister gods.

Osiris and Isis, brother and sister, fell in love and married. They were both brother and sister and then husband and wife. Before they could have sex and make a little baby god, the evil brother Set, became jealous and killed Osiris. He cut Osiris into fourteen pieces and spread his parts all over Egypt.

Isis was distraught. Still a virgin, she had no heir. Desperate, she set out across Egypt and gathered up all the parts of her brother/husband and found all except one. His penis was missing. It had been thrown in the Nile and had been eaten by a fish.

Isis sewed together all thirteen of the parts she had found. Osiris, of course, was still dead but at least he looked like himself. Nonetheless, he had no penis and could not make a baby for her. Not to be undone, Isis made a magic dildo, attached it as if it were his penis, and impregnated herself.

Isis gave birth to a baby boy whom she named Horus. Horus was, according to Isis, the reincarnation of her brother/husband Osiris. Thus, he was her son, her brother, and her husband. Then, when Horus was just twelve years old, Isis married him and took him to her bed.

Being the Chief Goddess and the Wife of the Chief God, Isis became the Queen of Heaven when her life on earth was done. Horus was both god and the son of god. This is how Isis became the Virgin Mother of God, a title she retains today, although she has been baptized as Mary, Queen of Heaven and Mother of God.

All the pieces of the story Lucifer overheard in Heaven were accomplished, albeit in a perverted and twisted manner.

“The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to spite Me. (God)” Jeremiah 7:18

Thirteen into one is what you need to notice in this story.  The Egyptians took the story of Nimrod, gave him an Egyptian name, embellished the details, and gave it a distinctly Egyptian twist. There are extrabiblical stories of Nimrod, that speak of his wife, Semiramis, who outlived him, married their son, and continued as Queen in Babylon long after his death. This connects him to the Egyptian account of Osiris.

As Scripture so clearly points out in the story of  Moses, the Egyptian Magicians were a powerful group of people. Although God won, it should be pointed out turning sticks into snakes on demand is a talent envied by modern magicians. Keep in mind, they had no time to prepare a stunt. Until Aaron threw down his staff, they had no idea what was going to happen.

Exodus 7:11 Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers, and the Egyptian magicians also did the same things by their secret arts: 12 Each one threw down his staff and it became a snake. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.


So, America is related to both Israel and Babylon. American History proves this. Current events and Bible prophecy point to our soon coming destruction as resulting from our failure both to live up to the vows made to the God of Israel and our proclivity to mimic Babylon.

[1] “Modern Jewish History: The Spanish Expulsion.” Suleyman,

[2] [Pike, Albert]. Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry: Prepared for the Supreme Council of the Thirty-Third Degree for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States and Published by Its Authority.: Esoteric Book, for Scottish Rite Use Only; to Be Returned upon Withdrawal of Death of Recipient. 1950.

[3] “Ron Paul Says U.S. Has Military Personnel in 130 Nations and 900 Overseas Bases.” @Politifact,


“‘Because they lead my people astray, saying, “peace,” when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth. When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, “Where is the whitewash you covered it with?”


There have always been false prophets… They always preach blessing, prosperity, peace, safety and security, they always smile, never say anything negative and they always get good offerings… They are known for selling God’s blessings, miracles and healings for a price. They are the first to die and they die the cruelest deaths imaginable when the hammer falls and they, and their followers always end up in Hell…

Real prophets say nasty things, prophecy doom and gloom, and always call for repentance and righteousness. They could starve on the offerings they receive, they are poor, dirty, live solitary lives, often in the wilderness, they are hated and despised. They live through the Judgment and they and those who listen to them, go to Heaven when they die.

I wonder, which kind of Prophet should I be?

Ezekiel 13:

3 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing! 4 Your prophets, Israel, are like jackals among ruins. 5 You have not gone up to the breaches in the wall to repair it for the people of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the Lord. 6 Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. Even though the Lord has not sent them, they say, “The Lord declares,” and expect him to fulfill their words. 7 Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, “The Lord declares,” though I have not spoken?

8 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because of your false words and lying visions, I am against you, declares the Sovereign Lord. 9 My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.

10 “‘Because they lead my people astray, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, 11 therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth. 12 When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, “Where is the whitewash you covered it with?”

13 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury. 14 I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare. When it falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the Lord. 15 So I will pour out my wrath against the wall and against those who covered it with whitewash. I will say to you, “The wall is gone and so are those who whitewashed it, 16 those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw visions of peace for her when there was no peace, declares the Sovereign Lord.”’

Think about it…