From: Revival School (Andrew Strom)
NOTE from Mario Liu: On 16 October 2008 I was in a prayer
meeting with Robert Holmes, and Kurt Pfanstiel, who was visiting
us from the USA. Robert shared with us a vision he has recently
received. Robert had a vision of Alexander the Great standing
victorious in the middle of USA.
We discussed about Robert’s vision in some details. Alexander
the Great in the vision was a foreign looking man. He was
surrounded by many US citizens, who seemed to welcome
Alexander as their leader. I asked Robert whether there were any
signs of violence and Robert said no.
I remembered God has given similar visions before about
Alexander the Great conquering USA and we did not understand
God’s meaning then. Now that God repeated this vision, I felt that
there is significance in this and asked God for more revelations,
such as which country is conquering USA, who is Alexander etc.
But God did not give us any clear revelations apart from saying
that “Alexander took Babylon without bloodshed.”
After the US election, Robert recognised that the Alexander he
saw was Obama. Then God revealed more information. These
revelations are enclosed below… We need to pray.
THE END of EMPIRE AMERICA
-by Robert I Holmes.
This article will cover a range of issues which have been brewing
for six to twelve months in my heart. History will judge America as
an empire. That empire is coming to an end. The election of Barak
Obama is a significant prophetic event, marking the sunset of that
empire, and the rising of other powers in the earth who represent
ancient powers and civilisations. These ideas have consequences
for believers living both in the US and the countries who rely on her
(like Australia). But to address those things, I need to go back
Standing in Upstate New York in 2000, I had a conversation with
the Lord which I shall never forget. The Lord asked me “How long
does an empire last?” to which I asked, “Am I standing in an
empire?” [it did not occur to me that I was standing in the Empire
State!] Rather than answering me directly, He said, “All empires
come to an end”. I pondered this for a moment. What empire?
Was this country coming to an end? Then He asked a third
question: “How do people position themselves as an empire nears
its eventual end?” The implications of his line of thought were clear.
America had become an empire, had influenced the world, but was
now nearing the end of her reign as a sovereign super power. God
wanted his people to know, their day in the sun is ending; the
sunset is coming. He wanted them to make preparations and
What is an Empire?
The concept of an American Empire was first popularized in the
aftermath of the Spanish-American War of 1898 (during which it
took control of the Philippines and other Pacific island nations).
America rates as an empire not only because of her global
sovereignty but because of her super power status.
She is actually the world’s first “hyper power”. Hubert Vedrine, the
French Foreign Minister stated in July 2003 that, “The United
States of America today predominates on the economic, monetary,
technological and in the cultural arena in terms of power and
influence it is not comparable to anything known in modern history –
in short the US is a hyper puissance [hyper power]”. (1)
In 1999, as I prepared to travel to the US on ministry, the Lord gave
me a very unusual prophetic word. He said that, “In the days of
Babylon, when her walls stood wide and her leaders stood tall, her
defences were strong and her campaigns victorious, Alexander the
Great came and defeated her. In the same way, my Alexander will
stand in the very midst of the United States of America”.
The phrase “in the same way” indicates that America’s walls are
wide, her leaders stand tall, her defences are strong, her
campaigns until now have been victorious. But a man like
Alexander – someone God refers to as “my Alexander” will stand
in her midst, victorious and defeat her. Alexander the Great, a
Mediterranean Greek, defeated Darius the Mede in 331BC at the
Battle of Gaugamela, and the gates of Babylon swung open to him
(when he was just 25 years old). He stood in the midst of the
courtyard declaring himself king. He then spent considerable time
and effort trying to restore Babylon to its former glory.
As I prayed in preparation for going to the US two weeks ago on
ministry again, I had a vision of a map of America from high above.
There, almost in the centre of it was a marketplace. I zoomed
down toward the marketplace, and saw a man standing there. I
recognised by the Spirit that it was Alexander the Great, standing
in a dusty, sandstone area, sword lifted high, victorious.
I believe that God’s “Alexander” is Barak Obama. He has now
stood in the middle of America, and declared his victory speech in
Grant Park in Chicago. There, he prophetically declared, “Change
has come to America,” (6). Yes indeed, it has. Barak, apart from
having the appearance of a Middle Eastern or African man, is also
very young and inexperienced. Barak Obama has not even had a
full year in his senate position. I do not question the right of a 47
year old to rule a nation, but his inexperience is not reduced by his
amazing oratory skill. “Your sons will take the place of your fathers;
you will make them princes throughout [in all] the earth,” (Psalm 45:16 NIV).
He represents the end of empire America as we know it, and the
opening of a new regime, one which, like Alexander, represents a
conflagration of old powers: European, Middle Eastern and Asian.
He will try to restore America’s glory, but in doing so relegate her
to second position on the global scene.
Chinese communist armies may well stand ready to invade the US,
but she is extremely well guarded. Muslim extremists are surely
planning further self-destructive attacks on US soil, but she is well
prepared. It is certain that European economies seek to outflank
the US, but given the present economic collapse, their hopes fall
with the US.
There remains one great enemy the US has no protection against
at all: themselves. It is to ourselves we must look. The society we
have created, the environment we have destroyed, the economy
we have overtaxed, the people we have abandoned, the poor we
have ignored, the sin we have run toward, the morals we have
abandoned. These things must change.
– Arrogance and greed are their own poison.
– Pride brings its own inevitable fall.
– Moral corruption is its own debilitating cancer.
America Is In the Cycle
In a substantial review of empires, Salem Kirban concluded that
“world dominating civilizations progress through the following fairly
well defined sequence of stages” (7):
– Spiritual faith/ revival;
– Courage/ war;
– Liberty for the people;
– Prosperity/ abundance/ wealth;
– Complacency/ apathy;
– Dependency/ debt;
– Moral corruption/ addiction;
It does not take an historian or a scholar to see that America has
traversed her way through this very cycle of life, and finds herself in
the dependency/debt and moral corruption/ addiction stages.
National debt stands at 10,639,613,228,421 today (that’s ten point
six trillion and rising). It is the most indebted nation on earth. Debt
stands at 70% of GDP. And to whom is that money owed? The US
government itself owns about 43% of it. The next largest holder is
the US Federal Reserve, and after that: Japan, China, Britain and
Oil countries of the Middle East (who together hold 29%, which is
more than private sector Americans). About 66% of the debt
owned by foreign nations is held by banks of other countries, in
particular the central banks of Japan and China. (8)
Recall the prophetic words about the end of an empire, preparing
for the days to come, and the appearance of an Alexander figure –
the era of America’s dominance is closing. Barak will oversee the
increase of influence of foreign powers in the US: the power of
ancient nations and forces. Specifically: European, Middle Eastern
and Asian. The everyday mortgages of middle income Americans
are owned by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which in turn are
heavily indebted to Japan, China and Middle Eastern oil states.
This situation will only get more and more entwined. America
stands a very real exposure to risk should foreign banks stop
buying Treasury securities or start selling them heavily.
This risk was addressed in a recent report issued by the Bank of
International Settlements which stated, “Foreign investors in U.S.
dollar assets have seen big losses measured in dollars, and still
bigger ones measured in their own currency. While unlikely, a
sudden rush for the exits cannot be ruled out completely.” (9). One
economic analyst, Nouriel Roubini keenly observes, “The US has
squandered its uni-polar moment, the decline of the American
Empire – as the US was a global empire – has started… We are
indeed slowly moving towards a multi-polar world where there will
be a balance of Great Powers rather than the hegemony of a single
Change of Government, But No Change of Heart
There will be a change of president in the White House in January,
2009. The US president is moving from Republican to Democrat,
but that does nothing to change the heart of the nation. The rise of
a Black leader does nothing to address the moral malady she is in.
Obama is not the nation’s savior. The nation is already deep in the
throes of a national depression which will last between 2-10 years,
it is the most indebted nation in history, and no man can rescue
such a situation.
If Kirban is right, and if this word is true, the nation will bring
herself undone. She will decay, and implode – and then bondage
must come. As Irish philosopher Edmund Burke once said,
“Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and
appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within,
the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal
constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be
free. Their passions forge their fetters,” (11). Our passions must
necessarily forge external fetters to govern us. Famine, strife,
martial law, war, invasion and poverty ensue.
God calls Barak Obama “my Alexander”. His standing in the midst
of America, victorious, was a prophetic announcement that change
indeed has come to America. The American Empire is coming to
an end. There is a global shift from a single super power to the rise
of other powers in the earth. These ideas have consequences for
believers living both in the US and the countries who rely on her.
Our world is getting set to change!
Now God asks, “How will you position yourself as the empire
nears its eventual end?”
~This article has been slightly abridged for space. To read the
entire piece, please go to- http://www.stormharvest.com.au
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