The Kingdom of God is Counterintuitive, Part One

BY PGF
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Isaiah 32 is, generally, part of the prophesy continued from Chapter 31, that’s about the defeat of the dreaded Syrian army. We’ll not bore you with regurgitating a history lesson, and there are much more qualified to bring one at any rate. we’ll do the necessity of instruction by application, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” – Romans 15:4

The chapter is in three parts. The first marvelously Messianic, and the last is the works of God by His own, who live in peace and prosperity by effecting righteousness. The middle part is the problem; similarly, America is dying, the vintage is failing, and evil has taken root for rejecting the God of her founding.

We’ll look at the middle part first since this would seem to be the pressing matter for America and Western Civilization. The American Church hates God; therefore, the works of righteousness are not being done.

Everywhere Jesus went, He stirred up trouble, speaking truth and being salt and light by showing forth the righteousness of Holy Father God. There are only those few who won’t sit down, won’t shut up, won’t deny the commands of God. The rest have succumbed to the new religion living for the world, its kings, systems, and riches.

“5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. 6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.” – Isaiah 32:5-6

The term liberal here means charitable, which is the proper definition. Still, today’s liberal has the wicked charity of demanding we be stolen from under grievous taxation so the “liberal” can “give” to the needy. A churl was defined as a man and then redefined for commoner or lowest form of freeman. At any rate, the money is drying up. The American Church greedily accepted the social welfare state to keep the alms to themselves. Before the liberal in America became a communist after the takeover of central banking, the church of Jesus Christ took great care of the needy. The problem falls squarely on the church, as verse 6 points out, all utter error against the Almighty. So those that once gave became vile in the eyes of the Lord (Verse 5), and commoners no longer had a bountiful existence.

Perhaps for a few years still, but it used to be that the lowest freeman could hang out a shingle and reach far above his station if he were able and of good report among his patrons. That was the American dream. The American Dream gone wrong is handing that duty to make prosperous the commoner to the government; that’s communism 101.

Verse 6 above gives the first glimpses of the famine; the food and drink will fail. Perhaps God by Isaiah is making spiritual application, but rejecting God’s Law will lead to actual famines. The once free market to buy in America is changing. The very well-to-do must pre-order items, and the rest of us, well, if the shelf is bare, we do without, knowing the price will be 20 to 50 percent higher when (if) the items return to the shelves. In verse six, the hearts of the men have turned to villainy, iniquity, and hypocrisy because they have rejected the mercies of God; they no longer work the works of God because they know Him not.

“7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. 8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.”

In verse 7, God blames the men for the problems that are coming labeling them all workers of iniquity, but notes, in verse 8, how those of a good heart toward their neighbor shall be remembered by the Lord God. It’s important to note that in America, all of this is rolling downhill from the money changer’s implementation of debt-based central banking 100 years ago. Both tacit and open acceptance by the American Church of usury banking is a root cause of evil abounding in the land as it has chosen Caesar over salt, light, and righteousness to rebuke all sin.

Isaiah then shifts to lament what will become of them by pointing to their womenfolk. This freight-train-load of trouble barreling down the track at an alarming rate is headed straight to every town in America. The women then were dependent on the men. We don’t have this problem now; the women are every bit as empowered as the men, and in increasing numbers, they are the men, so crises are averted. Well, maybe that won’t help, in fact, hmm? Never mind. Joking aside, do note the trend from liberated, to empowered, to killing babies, to career gal (IRS tax slave), to not knowing if they have a vagina or a penis. How many know that encouraging women to enter the workforce is designed to get them on the tax plantation? Under the curse of sin in the Garden, the woman has her own four-fold curse; why would she seek to add the afflictions of the man by trying to be like him; she knows not the God of creation.

“9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech. 10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come. 11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins. 12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine. 13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: 14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks” – Isaiah 32:9-14

Isaiah points out that the days of careless living are over, warning them that their comfort and ease are ending. Today we see the problem unfolding gradually; now, the train whistle blows, and few hear. The fields and vines will be bare; the children will have no suck due to the women’s want. So grueling will the situation be in verse 13 that the ground will be left fallow returning to the wilderness. Of course, restoring the “balance of nature” by moving everyone into hives, owning nothing, and eating bugs is all part of the plan under the New Agenda. We could point to the curse of the man Adam.

Read Genesis 3:17-19, given here in part: “…cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread…”

The curse includes hard work with thorns and thistles, in being fed and having to eat off the land instead of the pleasant and bountiful supply of the Lord God in the comfort and ease of the Garden. God reminds us of the results of the fall into sin that happened. Like a dog, America returns to its vomit.

As best as we can recon, joy will leave the houses, and sorrows are coming to America. And the once fertile lands are returned to the wild animals and wandering flocks. The picture is that of desolation, scorn, mournfulness, and want.

We’ll point out that no special revelation of God’s plan is being made. We’re simply looking at His word and warning any who will listen. History and recent events come into sharper focus when seen through God’s word. God’s given all the instruction we need to know the coming of His judgments in forsaking His laws. But know too that He is a gracious, loving, and forgiving God. Great mercies will be found in the hardships that may be approaching. America will come to understand that the debt-based money changers communist regime are no god at all; He will not be mocked.

“3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; 4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.” – Leviticus 26:3-5 (Read the whole chapter)

Strange are those that accept God would bless them but deny the curses of a heart of hardness or failing to keep His statutes as a people. They admit the curse of sin and the need for salvation from the wrath of God, but how can they claim personal sin under the curse of the Garden and deny that God removes blessings as He chastens disobedience personally and nationally?

Though this question is one of logic, the problem rests in your heart. It’s a part of the new religion, and it’ll cost you your civilization. The new faith must be destroyed. All famines start as spiritual famines.

Also, read Amos chapter 6, which has excellent detail about removing blessings for national sin and disobedience.

Don’t forget, perhaps even the more so, to give all glory to God no matter the days ahead, for He is God, and we are not. Examples from Habakkuk and Job.

“17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” Habakkuk 3:17-18.

“21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. 22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” – Job 1:21-22

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