SHARING RECENT THOUGHTS. A hopeful point that I shared on Austin Thomas’s Feb. 14th blog radio show was that evil contains the seed of its own destruction.
A caller spoke about karma dealing with the Powers. In response, I quoted Proverbs, “The perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.” And then added verse 11:19, “As righteousness tends to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death.” Then Liberty Lisa, the other host along with Austin, quoted a favorite verse of mine, “Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.”
When God sent some warning signs to wake Israel up to their upcoming judgment (unless they repented), they defiantly said they would ignore these harbingers and continue living as they wanted. Their defiant words were Isaiah 9:10. Stradling their defiant words…Isaiah 9:8,11 “The Lord send a word…upon Israel…[Isaiah 9:10’s words of defiance]…therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries…and join…enemies together” [against Israel]. Verse 9:11 in this context is God’s response to their arrogance. So speaking of arrogance, after the 9-11 attack, a number of our politicians quoted Isaiah 9:10 as if mocking God. For instance, just after the 9-11 attack Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle publicly addressed the world what America’s response to 9-11 would be. He quoted Israel’s arrogant defiance of God in verse 9:10!! (Hey, thanks guys for using our tax dollars to bring judgment on us.) A messianic rabbi named Cahn, (which name comes from the Hebrew word for priest), has described how God sent 9 harbingers (signs to alarm) people that judgment was coming to Israel after they had forgotten Israel. His book The Harbinger has become a best seller.
Perhaps you saw the latest evidence of how this nation has turned their back on God: The Univ. of Missouri, located at Columbia, a medical research/hospital center, will now recognize the 8 wiccan ritual days, and give students those days off. This kind of thing has been going on for decades. As you noticed the new $1 coins no longer have “In God we trust”. God is a title for YHWH. America no longer even wants to associate itself with the authority of God. As defiant children get spanked, America has earned its spanking. And when a nation is judged, the entire nation gets judged…have no illusions. Ouch! It hurts just to think about it.