Jeremiah 20: 1 - 4: Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things. Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD. And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, The LORD hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magormissabib. For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.
Pashur was enraged at the words of the prophet Jeremiah and consequently smote him. Jeremiah responded under inspiration and called Pashur by a new name: “Magormissabib”, which means in Hebrew, “terror”.
“Pashur” means in Hebrew, “freedom” and “prosperity”; this once free and prosperous man would be vexed by the terror of the coming Babylonian onslaught.
What is a vision; Chicago, Illinois; April 8, 1956
Mr Arganbright wants me after June, and them to go into Germany, back down into South Africa, and through there, but something’s holding me to America. And all the others seems to be the same way, and I believe that America is going to get her last call this year. That’s right. I’d be daresn’t... Look here at the tapes down here. They might be played twenty years from today.
America rejected its revival in 1956; it rejected Brother Branham’s message. America is declining morally; it is becoming a Police State (no longer free) and is the world’s most indebted nation.
Terrorism rose to the world stage during the 1970’s and especially since the 911 attacks; these are adversaries being raised up against America and the entire world because of its backslidden condition, just as adversaries were raised up against Israel’s King Solomon after he turned to idolatry.
1 Kings 11: 14: And the LORD stirred up an adversary unto Solomon, Hadad the Edomite: he was of the king’s seed in Edom.
1 Kings 11: 23: And God stirred him up another adversary, Rezon the son of Eliadah, which fled from his lord Hadadezer king of Zobah:
1 Kings 11: 26: And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon’s servant, whose mother’s name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the king.