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Ignorant and Rebellious
A Rebellious Nation
Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!
For the Lord has spoken:
“I reared children and brought them up,
But they have rebelled against me.
The ox knows its master,
The donkey its owner’s manger,
But Israel does not know,
My people do not understand.”
One could rightly substitute America for the word Israel and do no harm to the charge against the insurrectionary nation.
Isaiah chapter one is worth reading again for the comparison of Israel and America is worth noting. This nation was founded by people whose faith was centered in Jehovah and not in one of the many foreign gods people are espoused to today.
As people are being welcomed to this country they bring with them false gods and deny the almighty his rightful place as King of Kings over this nation.
Isaiah 1:7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
Could this be the future of America? What we see happening in other countries may soon be happening here in America.
The event that occurred on September 11 may eventually be dwarfed by what may ensue.
Like Israel of old the people of this country will ignore GOD’S warnings and refuse to return to HIM. While we do not have a modern Isaiah the warnings being preached from some pulpits in America are as in Isaiah’s day being ignored.
Where is the nationwide revival? It doesn’t exist.
Should this country continue to accept the condition of spiritual malaise much of Isaiah chapter one will be manifested in America and that without remedy.
Words that are most frightening are, “And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear.”
Our nation is being programmed to resist the ways of rightness and reject the provider of righteousness.
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!”
Cole Porter wrote the lyrics to the song, “Anything goes” and it gave us a look at where we were in the forties; sorry to say we have moved way beyond that today and still, “Anything goes.”
If you have interest check out Billy’s sermon!