The Word of the LORD for the United States of America as He gave it to me, Markita Smith, on July 19 and August 6, 2008.
Fallen is the great nation, with no one to help her up. Fallen like so many who came before her, because she has forsaken her God and forgotten her Founder. Therefore, hear the Word of the LORD:
“You strive for wealth, and you work for achievement. Seek the LORD who created wealth, seek Me who gives you the power to achieve. Make no more sacrifices to your god of mammon; revoke your covenant with the god of enterprise. Injustice flows from your courts, righteousness and truth are despised—all for the sake of a dollar—to store up more in your vaults. The poor are oppressed, and what little they have is lured away, so that you can build more mansions and stone buildings, so that you can plant more vineyards and fill yourselves with wine. You accept bribes and deprive the downtrodden of justice, and you silence the righteous man with threats of retribution.
“Seek that which is right, that you may live. Turn to God, and I will turn to you. Surely I will bless and not curse. I will be with you and protect all that concerns you, if you trust in Me. A day of judgment is coming, and you know it full well. But this day will not be a day to settle financial accounts, rather, a day to settle accounts of the soul. Your wealth will not get you acquitted, and your false religious assemblies will not prove your innocence. I am impressed by neither of them. Your man-king will not be allowed to speak for you, your idols will all be silenced on that day, even the heavenly hosts that you bow to in worship will not come to your defense when you stand before your God and King.
“Therefore, I say, awaken from your slumber. Shake yourselves out of complacency. Arouse yourselves to execute My will, for
there is no security apart from Me. No
nation to come before you has ever survived in defiance of Me. The
“In your pride you say, ‘There is no one like us; we cannot be moved.’ So, I will deliver you up in your pride to those who desire your destruction. I have given the command that your great houses be reduced to piles of rubble. Your lofty buildings and grand establishments will be broken into bits. Continue to rejoice in your conquests, keep boasting in your own strength. The day is coming when you will be oppressed by those who should not even be able to stand in your presence.
“Though you have been a great and mighty nation, I will make
you small and despised. In your pride
you have said, ‘Who can defeat Me, who can stand against Me?’ Like an eagle with broken wings, you will
fall from the heights to which you elevated yourself. The LORD
will bring you crashing down. The mighty
and wise men of standing will be destroyed, for their counsel has profited you
nothing. Your warriors and their
commanders will quake with fear, as the plight of
“I, Myself, will deliver My people. My light will shine forth from
“As for you leaders who speak in My Name: stop following an evil course. The nation is cursed and the people are
parched because you use your authority to bring glory to yourselves. Your hearts are adulterous, because, though
you have promised yourselves to Me, you are godless evildoers who defile My
sanctuaries with your presence. I will
cast you from My presence forever and bring My punishment crashing down upon
your heads for prophesying by demons and leading My people to lift up
idols. Money is an idol, flesh is an
idol, self-interest is an idol, and man is the worse idol of all. You draw them to worship you, yet they do not
even know who you are. In front of them
you are one way, but you are living a lie.
By the mere spirit of your sin, you encourage them to rebel against Me,
and you fortify the strongholds in their souls, leaving My people in a worse
condition than when you found them. I
wish that you were in
“To the prophets who prophesy lies in My Name: stop filling My people with false hopes. You say to those who hate Me, ‘You will live long and prosper. You will have peace.’ Yet there is no peace for the wicked. There is not life and prosperity, only death and destruction. Because your hearts have hardened toward Me, your minds can only construct words that oppose My will. Get a new heart and a new spirit. Then you will be able to test and approve My will, you will agree that My way is right. Do not run with messages that did not come from Me. The Day of the LORD is fast approaching; turn My people from their wicked ways. Prophesy truth that cuts and convicts, so that true healing may come. Otherwise, I will burst forth like a fire, and everything that offends Me will be burned up in the flames. Then, I will hold you accountable for your sins and those of My people that you did not address.
“Among you who call on My Name, I have indeed begun a separation. All across the land, people are walking away from the church, choosing to no longer fellowship with their brethren. As you grieve and mourn over them, know that I am doing a new work in them. I will give them hearts to know Me, and they will return to Me with all of their hearts. They will be My people, and I will be their God. Mourn not for them, but mourn for yourselves, you who remain in the assembly of believers. I will judge My people first, and, if the time was now, the Body would be consumed in My fire. I have sent warnings to you again and again, but you have not listened. My true prophets have cautioned you to turn from your corrupt and wicked ways, but you have paid no attention. If you put away your idols and worship Me with your whole hearts, how quickly would I bless you in the land that I have given to you, how soon would I prosper you in the work to which I have called you. Because you refuse to listen to Me, I will remove My presence from you and take My protection away from you. Your enemy will ravage you in full view of the nation, and your nation will be ravaged in full view of the world.
“As you have oppressed, you shall be oppressed. As you have judged, you shall be judged. Yet, when your punishment has found its
fulfillment, My hand will turn against your enemies. I will bring the weight of their sins
crashing down upon their heads. I will
repay them double for what they do to you and what they do to My people
The Word of the LORD
to His people
To His people
“I set great kings among you and exalted your nation on the
earth. Yet you turned to false gods and
worshipped Baal in your hearts. Now your
sins are cleverly disguised. You too run
after silver and raise up mammon in your hearts. But I am the LORD
your God, who brought you out of
“I will have compassion on you and draw you back unto Myself. I will plant you firmly in your own land, and
you will never again be moved. The
nations will carry you back to the land on their shoulders. Gentiles will join hands with you in worship
of Me. And the nations will become the
“When Messiah comes, He will bring low everyone who has
exalted himself in His presence. My Holy
One will cast down every starry host that ascended in the heavens. Men who have claimed to be gods will be
brought low. Kingdoms that have
oppressed, nations that ruled the world, they will all be humbled before
Him. Even in death they will find no
rest,” says the LORD Almighty, “for they
“On My holy mountain in
“The temples of idols will be destroyed in a day, and those
who served before them will mourn and lament.
The rebellious will cry out over their fallen gods; they will writhe in
pain as their covenants with the idols are broken and their lands are stricken
with famine. All of their vegetation
will disappear and their animals will collapse from hunger. To save their lives, the survivors will carry
their wealth on their backs and on desert caravans. They will load up tributes and sacrifices to
bring with them. As their last resort,
they will crawl humbly up to
“Yet some will continue idolatry in their nations, but they will seek their gods in vain. The rebellious will no longer have harvests in which to rejoice. The sounds of joy will be silenced in their lands. There will be no singing or music in the lands of idols, only mourners because the proud have been brought low. For three years, these nations will lament; for three years they will be bound to their gods. They will count the minutes like hours and the hours like days as they waste away in their stubbornness. Their survivors, after three years, will be few, but in their weakness, they will cry out to Me.
“A specific destiny awaits the neighbors of
“There will be shouts of joy in
“Their gods speak lies and offer no comfort, and their
leaders lead them astray into a bottomless pit.
I will judge the leaders of the world, all those who have failed to
shepherd My people. I will remove them
from their positions and appoint new leaders from among My people. I, Myself, will care for My flock. All the people of the world will be
shepherded by Me.
“Receive now My promise.
The time is near for your restoration.
I have opened doors among the Gentiles and appointed men to return you
to your land. Accept their gifts of
treasures stored in secret places. I now
call you out Jacob, out from among the nations.
For your sake, I have ordained men in high places to make a path for
your return. Do not question My ways or
My means of providing for you, but accept the help of these foreigners to
gather in all who have been scattered. I
have redeemed you with a ransom that no man can revoke. I offer to you everlasting salvation. Seek Me while I may be found and receive
truth from My mouth. I declared this
long ago, that I would gather you from the ends of the earth. All of the inhabitants of the world will bow
before Me and all will declare that I am God.
Yet you, My people
“I have cared for you since you were conceived as a people. Even now, I uphold you with My righteous right hand. There is none like Me in the heavens or the earth. Who can find My equal? While the world continues to worship gold and silver, idols made of stone and wood, I reveal Myself to you and call you back to Me. I have spoken the end from the beginning and made known to you what will come. What I have declared will stand; My word will accomplish its purpose. Be not rebellious at this hour; surrender your stubborn hearts to Me. I am drawing you near to Myself and offering My hand to save you.
“The idolatry of all of the nations will be exposed. I will uncover the impotence of their gods. I will avenge all of the oppression you have suffered at their hands, and I will punish your captors. When I disciplined you, they treated you unmercifully. When you tore off your bonds from Me, they put the yoke of slavery around your necks. But everything that has tried to exalt itself before Me will be leveled. When I send My destruction, they will not be able to defend against it. Their gods will be powerless to save them. Your end will not be like that. I have called you out and drawn you out from among them. Your end shall not be their end, so come out from among them, My people. Your God has paid for your redemption. Return to the land I set apart for Myself, so that you will not experience My wrath upon the nations.
“Sound the shofar in
“As the nations come together to battle against My people,
there I will be in the midst of them.
The LORD’s holy army will march in
from on high to defend you when you feel your hope is gone. I am jealous over
“Yet, I have a charge to bring against you as well. Should I come and find you sleeping? Should I come when there is no one to receive Me? Therefore, assemble yourselves before Me. Gather all of your people together in a holy fast. Bring your hearts to Me that I may circumcise them. Lay your flesh down before Me, not the flesh of animals. Anyone who has it in his heart to sacrifice an animal will be considered unclean. All who desire to wash their hands and outer garments will be like idolaters in My eyes. Come to Me in truth, with much weeping. Come to Me in repentance and humility. Call upon your LORD, and He will answer you. Say unto Me, ‘Forgive your people, O LORD. Turn us back to you. Remember your promises and your covenant with our fathers. Protect us from this great force against us. Let your Name not be defamed in the earth.’ Then I will arise and protect you. I will send My Holy One to cover over you, and you will no longer be ashamed. In that day, I will restore your grain, your wine will overflow, and you will have an abundance of oil in the land. I will push the northern army into the sea, and send devourers to remove all of the carcasses from the land. I will cleanse your hearts and heal your land in one, single act. On that day, you will turn to Me.
“When your hearts have been cleansed and I have given you fine linen to wear, I will send My Spirit to minister among you. You will feel Me in your hearts and know Me in your minds. There will be no need for inquiry or speculation, because I will be near to you. Before you utter a question, it will be answered. The years of silence will end, and you will hear the voice of your LORD, at all times, in all seasons. Young and old, male and female, all will hear from Me. You will be parched no more, and I will work wonders in your midst, miracles as of old. Then the nations will come and ask for judgments. They will cry out for decisions from My people. Messiah will lead you, but you will govern. It will be as I had first established: God will dwell with man and man will reign on earth.
“Away with your complacency and laziness in your faith. I am calling you to call upon Me and trust in My response. I will come and I will not tarry, but you must be ready for My arrival. You speak of the Day of the LORD with boasting; you revel in the hope of My salvation, but do you not know that I will come as a consuming fire. Everything that stands in opposition to Me will be destroyed. Pride stands in opposition to Me. Self-righteousness stands in opposition to Me. Pretentious religious assemblies stand in opposition to Me. If I find these among you when I come, you will be consumed in My fire. Righteousness will go out before Me. Justice will be at My side. Establish righteousness and justice before I come to you, so that the Day of the LORD will be a day of peace for you. Otherwise, you will be burned like useless chaff after winnowing the grain.
“See, your sin has been paid for; all your transgressions atoned. Accept redemption at My hand, and turn again to Me. Your Comforter comes to speak tenderly to you. My Spirit longs to commune with you. If you would turn to Me, you would receive restoration of all that has been stolen. I would pour back into you double for all that you have given away. The way for your return has been prepared. I have removed the barriers and cleared out the stones. Every mountain is leveled, every valley filled in. I will lead you like a faithful shepherd, if only you will respond to My voice. From the beginning, I have made it known to you. At creation, the truth was clear. Messiah will come to make every crocked road straight, to right every wrong done against My people. His appearance is like the first light of dawn, blazing ever brighter until the full light of day. He will strengthen you in your weariness and carry you when you are about to faint. Though you are in a desert place, I will make rivers flow out from you. Then the world will know that the God of Israel is the only God. All the peoples of the Earth will see My works among you and praise Me for them.”
The LORD has given me
an instructed tongue, that I might prophesy to His weary people. He has put His words in my mouth because He
desires for man to hear from Him. This
is the season for the Word of the LORD to
be fulfilled. It is His will that the
“They will fight against you on every side,” says the LORD, “but they will not overpower you, for I will grab hold of you. You are Mine. I will renew your hearts. My love for you will transform you. When you understand My sacrifice, you will receive the payment for your sins. But you cannot receive a price for something you are not willing to part with. You must acknowledge your sins to Me. Not until you confess, will you be able to receive forgiveness, restoration and wholeness into your hearts.
“You have sinned against Me and turned away from My ways. I set a path before you, and you treaded out your own trail. All of this disaster has come upon you because your hearts have become hard. You disobey Me and disregard My commands. I have set you in the earth to be My standard. Assume your role and take your place as leaders of all of My people. Stop hiding among yourselves, and minister to the nations! Who is it that has driven you from My path? Whom have you feared that you have turned from Me? I have made you into light, but you have let darkness overcome you. I set you as My force in the earth, but you have laid down to be trampled by man. Is the God of Israel like their gods? Am I unable to save? Why then have you defamed My Name among the uncircumcised and shown Me to be weak and foolish?
“But I will arise with power and might. The whole earth shall witness the glory of the LORD. Fear not, for you do not have to fight this battle. Only submit to My authority. Yield to My will and way for you. I am Lord over all the earth, and I have chosen you to make My Name great among the nations. I am highly exalted above all creation. When you lift Me up, My perfection will reveal all wickedness. By so doing, you will set the standard. Yet, refusal to go to the nations reveals your selfishness and causes you to forsake justice. If you harden yourselves against My message, I will not allow you to go unpunished. Receive atonement for your sins that you may be restored to Me. Trust in Me, and I will set you free.
“Messiah will come.
He will set up His kingdom on earth, and rule from
So I said, “O Sovereign LORD, who will believe this message? To whom can I give warning?”
The LORD replied to
me, “Walk the streets of
“Sound the trumpet in My land. Blow the shofar from the mountaintops. Declare to My people
“O My people, mourn and wail before Me as I mourned for My only Son who entered death within you. Yet death could not hold Him, and it is He that I will send to you. The Destroyer can not stand before Him. The Evil One quakes in His presence. The very one you have cowered before, he will be brought low before you. You will dance on his head and spit on his grave, as I remove all defilement and oppression from your land. He will be destroyed in fire, and you will be forever purged. The trickster who lured you into Baal worship, the one who manipulated Ephraim out of his birthright, this one will be destroyed forever. He drew you to the calf idols. He enticed you to ask for a king. He compared you with the nations and put envy in your hearts. But the LORD your God brought you back, time and time again. I have ransomed you from the grave. Death has no hold on you.
“I will come in to you like the sun in the east and shine My glory upon you. I will forgive all your sins and receive the fruit of your lips. Every idol you have lifted up in your hearts, you will cast down before Me. I will heal all of your unfaithfulness and turn My anger away from you. My perfect love will rain down upon you, and you will love me freely in your hearts. I will restore the olive tree I planted for Myself. Its roots will grow deep and it will blossom from My nourishment. Then all nations will sit under its shade, and I will make you fruitful. Then you will say to Me, ‘Our LORD, your ways are right. All your paths are righteous.’ You will be wise and discerning; understanding will live with you. No longer will anything make you stumble, and your perception will not be closed off.
“I will give you one righteous and holy Shepherd. One from the house of David, and He alone will rule over you. He will protect you from the cold at night and the heat by day, and you will have no reason to be afraid. All who are lost, He will fervently seek out. Not one of you from any tribe will be missing. In these days to come, you will no longer swear by the God who brought you out from Egypt, but you will swear by the LORD who gathered you from the four corners of the Earth, made you again into one people, with one Shepherd over you. There is no Shepherd like Him; He will teach you My ways and lead you into all understanding, and great will be your peace, to the end of all time,” says the LORD your God.