“For our transgressions are multiplied before You O Lord, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know and recognize them as: Rebelling against and denying the Lord, turning away from following our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving in and muttering and moaning from the heart words of falsehood.
Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands far off; for truth has fallen in the street (the city’s forum), and uprightness cannot enter the courts of justice. Yes, truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. And the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.
And He saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor [no one to intervene on behalf of truth and right]; therefore His own arm brought Him victory, and His own righteousness sustained Him. For the Lord put on righteousness as a breastplate and salvation as a helmet upon His head; He put on garments of vengeance for clothing and was clad with zeal and furious divine jealousy as a cloak.
According as their deeds deserve, so will He repay wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; on the foreign islands and coast lands He will make compensation. So [as the result of the Messiah’s intervention] they shall reverently fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun.
When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives.” (Isaiah 59:12-19)
The first part of these scriptures read like today’s newspaper headlines. Injustice and unfairness and hypocrisy are everywhere you look. I almost dread looking at what will be in my Facebook news feed! “Justice is turned away backwards.” A young drug addicted mother was arrested for doing drugs while pregnant. The law she broke was “assault” on a fetus. Yet if she wasn’t on drugs and made the choice at nine months pregnant to go get a late-term abortion, that’s perfectly fine. How “backwards” is that? Day after day, we see the utter nonsense in the courts of America.
The scriptures say “Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands far off; for truth has fallen in the street (the city’s forum), and uprightness cannot enter the courts of justice. Yes, truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. And the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.” This scripture describes our current courts and government here in America. Uprightness cannot enter the courts of justice these days. But look, “And the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.” He looks to His people but sees that they too are rebelling against Him and turning to injustice. Only a remnant remain standing with Him.
If God can’t find anyone to stand for righteousness, He will do it Himself! “Therefore His own arm brought Him victory, and His own righteousness sustained Him. For the Lord put on righteousness as a breastplate and salvation as a helmet upon His head; He put on garments of vengeance for clothing and was clad with zeal and furious divine jealousy as a cloak.”
To the people of God, all seems lost in America. Those of us who are standing with the Lord, the Bible and the Blood of Jesus are facing persecution, real persecution on several fronts. The religious freedom for Christians is being ripped from us while other religions can say and do whatever they please. The inequality of this is galling. Our own government is trying to force us to accept as law things that are contrary to our basic beliefs, while other religions who have the same objections are exempt and are not prosecuted. But the Lord is watching all this, and He is displeased at the injustice He sees.
Those who are shaking their fists and thumbing their noses at the Most High are going to find out how very wrong they are. Those who once followed Him but have denied Him will follow in Peter’s footsteps to weep bitterly. But to those who love Him, who are watching and waiting for His appearing, we will not be disappointed. Yes, very dark times are coming to this nation because of the sins and iniquities–namely 58 million murdered human beings and counting. The blood of the innocents has filled the cup of wrath and now the redefining of marriage is the final nail in the coffin.
The storm clouds are gathering for judgment on this nation. Every nation that has turned away from God has been destroyed. This nation is no different. We have evil people running this country. People who hate freedom and hate democracy and want total control of everyone and everything. We are the proverbial frogs in the skillet of water that is slowly being boiled. No one will realize it until it is too late. Once freedom is gone, its gone.
But for the people of God, there is so much hope! We can rejoice because though the enemy is coming in like a flood, our God is raising the standard against him! Our Messiah is intervening for us! In spite of it all, His Name will be glorified in this nation. When the dust settles the whole world will know that OUR GOD REIGNS!