Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and note it on a scroll, that it may be for time to come,forever and ever: That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of the Lord; Who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us right things; Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits. Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.” Isaiah 30:8-11 NKJV
I just read this verse and thought to myself, this is still relevant and happening to the world that we live in today, even after being wrote centuries ago.
In earlier verses in this chapter the prophet Isaiah inspired by God is writing about Egypt, and if you didn’t know, Egypt for a long time in the past was the dominant & powerful nation. They were idolaters, openly rebellious toward the God of Israel & His Word, His Commandments and disrespected Him through their daily actions, go look it up.
Now we live in a time where rebellion is so common, so natural and is accepted. Yes ACCEPTED. How you may ask?
Well the obvious acts of rebellion such as treason, rebel wars in different countries, stealing, drug abuse, murdering, extremist groups and the list goes on are still looked down upon. The less obvious acts like lying, hatred, fornication, idolatry, envy, adultery, selfish ambition, sorcery, gossiping, homosexuality and the list goes on are daily being accepted more and more.
In my opinion there is one nation in particular which is like the “Egypt of the past” today. Majority of the things they do has an influence on the rest of the world and the majority of the things are rebellious act toward God.
Verse 10 is the most shocking & upsetting verse because believers all over the world today have chosen to attend churches that have rebellious Seers(Pastor) and Prophets who indeed preach only for personal gain & to gain numbers for their church.
They don’t preach the Word of God in its entirety, but only preach about prosperity, love, joy etc… things that sound good in believers ears and make them feel good but they forget to preach about sin, demons, hell, the end times and rebellion in its different ways & forms.
They prophesy only for their personal gain, the deceive many and even cause many to suffer in different areas of their lives. You have heard the many stories that have happened in years gone past i’m sure. Its because of society and false prophets/pastors that so many believers will end up in hell and not heaven.
They end up compromising their faith daily, they believe that they can sincerely be on the Lord side but still have the traits of a child of the devil. We cannot serve two masters, isn’t this obvious? They justify themselves by saying I go to fellowship during the week and church on Sunday, I give offerings, I have a position in my church, but this is not enough…
STOP COMPROMISING, STOP REBELLING AGAINST GOD
WHO’S SIDE ARE YOU REALLY ON? WHO’S VOICE ARE YOU OBEYING MORE, GOD OR satan? IS THE CHURCH YOUR GOING TO REALLY A CHURCH OF GOD OR A PLACE OF THE devil?
Take a few moments & THINK about this, PLEASE!
For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. Matthew 24:5
Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness! Matthew 7:22-23
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