Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil.
Who put darkness for light
and light for darkness.
Who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20
Isaiah was a Hebrew prophet that lived in Israel in 800BC. He proclaimed to be the prophet of warning from God to a Godless people. The warning was that the Israelite’s had to have an awakening, a turning back from their evil ways to God, or God would not protect them from the Assyrians. The “evil ways” were not terribly different from what is happening in America and for that matter the Western World. There was a worship of riches over God, a broken value system that honored perversions and falsehoods over the word of the Lord, and a turning away from all that which is righteous. People there still honored empty ceremonies of sacrifice to their God, but did not live a Godly life. The rulers of Northern Israel were evil and treacherous, and had no use for their own creator.
The Israelite’s did not listen to Isaiah, and the Assyrians conquered and destroyed Northern Israel, and scattered the 10 tribes (considered the lost tribes) all over their Empire, and they were absorbed into the greater Assyrian Society, and then Northern Israel was repopulated by Assyrians. This is not only a bible story, but an accurate historical account. The moral is once a nation turns away from the one true God, they are no longer under his protection.
In America today, Christianity and Judaism are under attack. Church and Temple attendance is down, and the moral code in our country is gravitating to honor possessions rather than God. Our elected officials are making executive orders and passing laws that go directly against the rule of God. Late term abortions, and honoring those who would mutilate their bodies in a feeble attempt to change their sex is now being codified. Teaching our children that there are over 64 different genders in public schools is a common practice. Denigrating the white race, and teaching about toxic masculinity is the order of the day in our schools. Our President and the Democrat Party inviting Central Americans to traverse over 1000 miles through a dangerous Mexico to enter our country illegally, with many of them abused and assaulted by cartels is now commonplace. Politicians robbing generations of Americans of their wealth with uncontrolled borrowing in the name of “social justice” is the order of the day. Worshiping the environment over God is the political rule. Valuing money over God is common practice. Broken families are now a norm.
Like Israel in 800 B.C., we have turned away from our creator. We also have a similar problem, and that is our enemies see that we now are weak in our path, and they are willing and able to take advantage of us losing our way. Vladimir Putin is openly making fun of our weak and cognitively declining President. He is now massing troops on the Ukraine border, and likely will attack any day. China’s trade delegation openly disparaged our country when discussing issues with our new Secretary of State and his team. China and Russia are doing joint military training exercises, and both countries are now allied with Iran, another enemy and the #1 sponsor of terror in the world. All 3 of these countries have a vested interest in our destruction. We are in a bad place, with no moral center, and with incompetent leadership devoid of any real spiritual substance.
We need a Great Awakening, and we need one fast! We need to find our way back to God, back to a life of righteousness! We have done this here before, and we need to do it again. If we do not, Isaiah may have been not only talking about the Northern tribes of Israel, but about us, the former “Shining City on the hill”.