The American Wisdom Series

"The Creator of the Universe tells us what the number one problem facing America is!"

We learned in chapter one of Micah that the LORD is going to come forth out of His place, and come down, and tread upon the high places (churches) of the earth, and He informs us through Micah of His reasons for doing so!

Let us read and understand what those reasons are from the letter He wrote to us by the hands of His prophet.

Micah 1:3 For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

When He does come down and tread upon the high places (churches) of the land, it shall be an awesome sight, for as the name Micah declares, "Who is like Yah?" And who can stand against His will?

Answer: No one!

Therefore as it is written, every knee shall bow at the name of Jesus (Phil. 2:10).

Micah 1:4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.

These are descriptive figures of speech graphically illustrating how powerful our Father is and that when He "treads" the nations (mountains) and the people, they shall be helpless before Him.

"The mountains shall melt under Him as wax before the fire and flow into the valleys like water running down a steep hill."

"Who is like Yahveh?"

The next verse gives us the reason for His wrath to come:

Micah 1:5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem?

Let's look at the Hebrew definitions of "transgression" and "sin".

transgression = Ltpesha€peh'-shah Strong's #6588 From H6586; a revolt (national, moral or religious):—rebellion, sin, transgression, trespassive H6586 Ltpasha€paw-shah'

A primitive root (rather identical with H6585 through the idea of expansion); to break away (from just authority), that is, trespass, apostatize, quarrel:— offend, rebel, revolt, transgress (-ion, -or).

The authority our people break away from is the Word of God which they forsake by neglecting to study it and do it.

sin = Sh— chatta�ah,khat-tawth'Strong's #2403 From H2398; an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender:—punishment (of sin), purifying (-fication for sin), sin (-ner, offering).

Political analysts often take polls, especially around election times, and ask the question, "What is the number one problem facing America today?"

Of course they then skew the results by "steering" the thought process and limiting the choices with a follow-up question like "Is it campaign finance reform or crime in the streets of our cities?"

Well, we just read from the Creator of the Universe what the number one problem facing America is!

So the next time you are polled with the question regarding our number one problem tell the pollster it is the "sin of Samaria"!

Of course because the "sin of Samaria" IS in fact the number one problem in America the pollster will have no idea what you are talking about.

The sin of America is spiritual adultery, which is apostasy, which is IDOLATRY!

It is the profanation of the high places which should be Beth-els, "houses of God" where the Word of God is taught, but which are instead Beth-avens, "houses of emptiness", because even though they call themselves Christian they are void of His Word.

You see, all the pestilences and social ills we have in our country are simply manifestations of the root cause, which is the lack of proper spiritual nutrition, the lack of "daily bread" from the table of the Lord.

Jesus Christ said in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 that in the last days there would be famine in the land and Amos documents that He was speaking spiritually of that "daily bread" which comes from the Bread of Life, the Word of God.

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: [12] And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

Now you don't think a Christian church would do anything like that, do you?

We are now going to go to the Book of 1 Kings and spend some time in understanding the sin of Samaria.

It is "eternally" important for one to "see" what it is!

In 1 Kings chapter 12 we are given a graphic illustration to place a picture of idolatry in our minds along with the evil motives behind the greatest of all crimes, apostasy.

We pick up the account where Jeroboam the king of Israel is concerned that if the people do as God commands them and they go to worship in the house of  the LORD in Jerusalem, that they will return to the house of David and get rid of him.

And he is RIGHT on!

This holds true even to this day, for if our people did according to God's Word and held our politicians, our teachers, and our preachers accountable for what they do and teach then we would get rid of the crooks and the teachers of humanism and the false shepherds who prophesy out of their own hearts instead of out of the Word of God.

1 Kings 12:27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

We are now going to see that Jeroboam would rather substitute religion, an idolatrous form of worship, in the place of doing according to the Word of God for fear of losing control over his congregation.

Now you don't think a Christian church would do anything like that, do you?

If you don't think so then you are not only deceived but you are naive as well.

Not only would the churches teach men traditions and ritualisms instead of God's Word but they would and do hide the truth from their people for fear of being killed, i.e. from fear of being forsaken and ignored out of existence.

You see, if a person reads and understands God's Word then they will come to the understanding that there is only one mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5), and that is Jesus Christ our Savior and High Priest.

Therefore, we can go directly to the throne of God, entering into the Holy of Holies, and we do not need some preacher or priest nor do we need to dial an 800 number nor do we need to pledge $30 a month to some rip-off artist in a $500 suit who claims to be an "anointed one".

Here is something you may not know, thanks to the churches.

The translators of the King James Bible wrote two letters in their introductory to their work.

The first one, which you can read in most any King James Bible, they wrote to King James himself praising him for authorizing and commissioning the translation, which properly interpreted means "Thanks for the funding!" (I jest... sort of.)

The second letter was written to YOU, the English reader, giving you the behind the scenes look into the mechanics of their work and the criticism and buffeting they endured from guess who?

That's right, the religious community!

Of course you cannot read this letter in most any King James Bible because the publishers at the behest of the religious community have removed it from your eyes because it exposes them to the light of truth!

Here is just one excerpt from that "Translators to the Reader":


Now the Church of Rome would seem at the length to bear a motherly affection towards her children, and to allow them the Scriptures in their mother tongue: but indeed it is a gift, not deserving to be called a gift, an unprofitable gift: they must first get a License in writing before they may use them, and to get that, they must approve themselves to their Confessor, that is, to be such as are, if not frozen in the dregs, yet soured with the leaven of their superstition.

Did you get that?

In 1611 in order for a person to gain access to God's Word and read it, they first had to get a License (which properly interpreted means "Pay a Fee"!) and show themselves worthy to the hierarchy of the church (which means you had better have a really good reason to want to read the scriptures).

Howbeit, it seemed too much to Clement the Eighth that there should be any License granted to have them in the vulgar tongue, and therefore he overruleth and frustrateth the grant of Pius the Fourth. So much are they afraid of the light of the Scripture, (Lucifugae Scripturarum, as Tertulian speaketh) that they will not trust the people with it, no not as it is set forth by their own sworn men, no not with the License of their own Bishops and Inquisitors.

We already told you why churches don't want you to read and study the truth of God's Word.

Now get this next sentence!

Yea, so unwilling they are to communicate the Scriptures to the people's understanding in any sort, that they are not ashamed to confess, that we forced them to translate it into English against their wills.

The church did not want the people to have free access to the Scriptures!

What were they afraid of?


This seemeth to argue a bad cause, or a bad conscience, or both. Sure we are, that it is not he that hath good gold, that is afraid to bring it to the touchstone, but he that hath the counterfeit; neither is it the true man that shunneth the light, but the malefactor, lest his deeds should be reproved [John 3:20]: neither is it the plain dealing Merchant that is unwilling to have the weights, or the meteyard brought in place, but he that useth deceit. But we will let them alone for this fault, and return to translation.

Do you think that the churches today have their OWN unordained feast days or Christian Holidays?

Kings 12:28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Jeroboam listened to the words and advice of his counselors instead of listening to the Word of God through His prophets. Well, there is nothing new under the sun, is there? Then he actually told the people that since it was a long road to Jerusalem it was therefore too much for them to obey God and do as He commands. That's pretty much what our people are told today: It is too much for you to study the Word of God! So just come to church every Sunday (or Saturday) and sing praises and say "Hallelujah! Amen!" and God will like that and your faithful attendance out of your willing heart to do as we tell you will count for being a good Christian. Oh foolish virgin! Do not believe that LIE! You do as your Father commands and "fill your lamp with oil" and show yourself approved unto Him by studying His word, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Tim. 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

[29] And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.

Beth-el means "House of God" and Dan means "Judge". And so it came to pass that man has profaned His sanctuary and His justice.

[30] And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan. [31] And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.

In other words he built a big house of worship, yes... a CHURCH, and placed unlearned priests (paid hirelings) which were NOT of the sons of Levi, which means they were NOT ORDAINED OF GOD! In other words he started a denomination and trained his own priests! Are you beginning to "see" what the sin is?  You see, many of today's priests and preachers who claim to be representatives of Christ are also not ordained of God. They are seminary graduates from the schools of men and are placed in the churches as paid hirelings. Thus are our people deceived by those "Christian" ministers. Here are Christ's own words:

Mark 13:5-6 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: [6] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

Of course your preacher could not possibly be among the majority of the Christian preachers of our day that Christ is referring to here, could he (or she)? Surely he or she is a really nice person who is sincere and would not purposely deceive people. Could it not be that he or she is also blinded by the traditions of men and so we have the blind leading the blind by perpetuating the sin of Samaria, which is man's religious worship set up in place of teaching God's Word chapter by chapter, line by line, and verse by verse as it is written.

Now "take heed" to what else Jeroboam did.

1 Kings 12:32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.

He set up his own feast day (holiday) for his denomination and church which he called the "House of God". I'm sorry, any student of God's Word knows there is no feast of Israel in the eighth month! It was Jeroboam who ordained the feast in the 8th month, NOT GOD! The next verse documents that he made it up! And he had his own priests to conduct church services. Of course the people thought they were going to the House of God served by ordained ministers. I mean it was called Bethel, was it not? Therefore, any church today who calls itself Christian must be Christian, right?

[33] So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised of his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel: and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.

Do you think that the churches today have their OWN unordained feast days or Christian Holidays? Well, have you checked them out to see if God ordained them or man? Why don't you start with Easter (Ishtar's day) and document where that is ordained in the Word of God. (Hint: The word "Easter" is NOT in the New Testament manuscripts!) And then check out those sexual fertility symbols of Ishtar's eggs and quick-like-a-bunny rabbits. (That is if you wish to see a perfect example of our people going to churches that man has established and following the traditions man has ordained instead of doing according to the Word of God.) Hopefully you are beginning to "see" the "sin of Samaria"? It is Churchianity posing as Christianity! Enough has now been said but take it upon yourself to read 2 Kings chapter 13 and learn more about the "sin of Samaria" and especially about the "groves" in Samaria where the "fertility rites" of Ishtar (also called Astarte) the goddess of love took place.

2 Kings 13:6 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)

The "grove" is where our easter originates which our people blindly and vainly keep in the name of Christianity.

2 Kings 13:6 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)

Again, the sins of the house of Jeroboam were the false religion and idolatrous practices all done in the name of God! Thus they teach the worship of a false god (guess who), which is a violation of the 1st commandment, by setting up idolatrous churches and "images" and "rituals", a violation of the 2nd commandment, and they do this foolishness which reaps His wrath all in His name (like He ordained it which He did not), which is taking the name of the Lord thy God in vain, which is a violation of the 3rd commandment! (Don't tell me someone told you the 3rd commandment just meant not to swear using God's name. Of course this you should not do, but it is not to be compared to the great apostasy of teaching His children the emptiness (vanity) of man's religions and calling it Christian, i.e. by His name. Woe to the false shepherds who take His name in vain! It is all for NOTHING! Matthew 15:9 "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.)

Now check out "grove" (2 Kings 13:6) worship in a Bible Dictionary. The "grove" is where our Easter originates which our people blindly and vainly keep in the name of Christianity.

grove =  ˆL ˆL �asherah �asheyrah ash-ay-raw', ash-ay-raw' Strong's #842

From H833; happy; asherah (or Astarte) a Phoenician goddess; also an image of the same:—grove. Compare H6253.

I know it offends some but the fact is that there is nothing Christian about Easter, nothing at all! Have you never read the scriptures? We are to keep the high day of Christianity ordained of God in His Word, which is the Passover of our Lord.

Again, it is because of the "transgression of Jacob" which is "Samaria", i.e. the sin of Samaria, that makes our Father so angry. He is soon going to put a stop to it and destroy churchianity and idoltratous worship in His vineyard when He comes forth out of His place and treads upon the high places of the land.

Micah 1:6 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.

The churches and religious systems of this nation are coming down. They will be leveled and plowed under like a field overturned and ready for planting. The Lord will come down out of His place (vs. 3) and will tear down the walls (stones) of the high places and expose her very foundations. The false priests, the hirelings, have built up a false sense of security with their traditions like the Rapture Theory and have whitewashed the truth of God's Word with their traditions of men. Read all of Ezekiel 13 and see what our Father has against the prophets of Israel that He did NOT send!

Ezekiel 13:2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; [3] Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

These foolish prophets have not "seen" the visions of the prophets like Micah and Joel and Daniel that the sons and daughters "see" in these last days (Acts 2:17). They do and teach their own thing!

{4] O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. [5] Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.

They have not taught our people the Word of God and have left them defenseless and believing a lie that they are going to be "raptured" and escape the great tribulation. Woe to those foolish prophets!

[6] They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. [7] Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?

If you think God speaks to these foxes and tells them "this and that", like someone out there in TV land has a swollen left elbow, then you will probably believe just about anything they tell you about God's Word, without even checking them out. God help you! Micah just told us that our Father is going to level Samaria right to the ground, i.e. discover the foundations thereof. He says the same thing through Ezekiel:

Ezekiel 13:14 So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

And all her idols shall be laid desolate and the wealth she gained from being the whore she is and seducing God's children will be returned.

Micah 1:7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.

So far this is not a pretty picture, is it? Well it is not intended to be so, for our Father wants His children to know how angry he is with their "playing church" while forsaking His Word! They are nothing but a bunch of spiritual harlots and the pestilences in our immoral and unjust society are all one needs to observe to document it.

So ready or not, like it or not, or know it or not, He is soon coming to tread upon the high places of the land!

It is best that you read Ezekiel chapter 23; study and rightly divide it to show yourself approved unto the Lord.
2 Timothy 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
All of it; both Testaments, Old and New! Else how will you be able to tell the difference between what is Holy and what is profane, i.e. Satan when he comes to earth first and stands in the temple claiming to be Christ. Do you want Jesus, when He actually returns to find you worshiping Satan?
If your church isn't teaching you that Satan comes first, WHAT GOOD IS IT!

Will Jesus say this to you when He returns?
Matthew 24:19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
He wasn't talking about women who are physically pregnant. He was talking about us, both men and women, ;.,p'being WHORES and spiritually sleeping with Satan,   000.

++ ku890believing he is the Christ, and becoming spiritually impregnated!Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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