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Monday, June 29 2015
Isaiah 11: The Declaration Of Repentance
"Many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the House of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His Ways, and we will walk in His Paths"
The present-day world has become as morally vile and corrupt as in the time of Noah just before the Flood (see Why Did The Flood Happen?). The decay and iniquity (see the Fact Finder question below to understand what those words actually mean) have now reached the sewer-level point where the spirit of villainy has infected so many people that they are regarded as "normal" - while those who live a natural and common-sense life (whether they are "religious" or not) are regarded as irksome outlaws - soon to be hunted and persecuted by increasingly-aggressive predatory liberals (see Which Way Is Right And Left?).
That observation of today was also seen and documented by the prophets of long ago. Notice carefully the next Flood, of fire, that is coming - for exactly the same reason that the first one, of water, immersed the planet.
"3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." (2 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV)
The good news however ("Gospel" means good news; see What Gospel Did Jesus Preach?) is that what is truly good is going to prevail and that the millions of people who have been deceived into living degenerate lives will have the opportunity to turn away from the self-destructive misery that they inflicted upon themselves. By then, the vast majority will themselves want to - after the painful lessons that they have inflicted upon themselves, by themselves.
It will be a time in which the entire world will proclaim a declaration of repentance. By then, they will have suffered enough from those who have deceived them, and will joyously make themselves truly free from the filth of mind and body. Some have already done so. Notice also that even in ancient times, foolish, self-destructive behavior was made "legal" ("All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any" verse 12 below), but not everyone fell for, or into, it.
"6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." (1 Corinthians 6:9-12 KJV)
The prophets of long ago also saw and documented that unstoppable reality - including Isaiah with his famous "They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea."
"2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Isaiah 2:2-4 KJV)
The Messiah will accomplish the liberation from Satanic liberalism (see Satan's Fall: From Conservative To Liberal) upon His return. By then, humanity will joyously know what is truly good and right by means of "the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD."
"11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; 11:3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
This Day In History, June 29
1149: During the Second Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy), the Syrian army of Nur ad-Din Zangi defeated the Crusader army of Raymond of Antioch (see also Damascus In History And Prophecy).
1194: Sverre became King of Norway.
1438: Albrecht II ("the Bear") was crowned king of Bohemia after being crowned king of Hungary and Germany earlier in the year (see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1529: The Second Treaty of Barcelona, a peace settlement between Emperor Charles V and Pope Clement VII which made the Spanish Habsburgs dominant in Italy.
1613: The original Globe Theater in London burned down during the first performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII.
1644: Charles I of England defeated a Parliamentarian army at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge.
1807: During the Russo-Turkish War, Admiral Dmitry Senyavin defeated the Ottoman fleet at the Battle of Athos (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire).
1855: The Daily Telegraph was first published in London.
1880: France annexed Tahiti.
1925: King George V opened Canada House in Trafalgar Square in London. Canada House is the official building for Canada's High Commissioner and staff in Britain.
1937: Joseph Armand Bombardier patented the Bombardier snowmobile.
1943: Germany began to withdraw its U-Boats from the North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe.
1946: In response to murders and bombings by Jewish resistance in "Palestine" (see Where Is Palestine?), including the June 17 blowing up of 10 of the 11 bridges connecting the land of Israel to surrounding nations, the British conducted dawn raids and arrested over 2,700 Jews. The incident was later used as the pretext for the "Zionist" bombing of the King David Hotel a little over 3 weeks later. See A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate, A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism and A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace to understand why Britain was given to control much of the Middle East at that time, and how their presence there permitted the people of Judah (who once again failed to recognize their deliverer) to fulfill the prophecy about their return to the land of Israel.
1966: U.S. planes bombed Hanoi and Haiphong for the first time in the Vietnam War - which was actually a civil war between the Vietnamese people whose nation had been divided into "North" and "South" by France in the 1940s when it regarded the country as their colonial property. When the French were driven out at the start of the civil war, the U.S. replaced the French. When the U.S. abandoned the war in the early 1970s, the "North" defeated the "South" and restored Vietnam to the single nation that it had been for centuries (Vietnam existed as a nation long before either France or the U.S.) before foreign interference divided their nation.
1967: Israel (see Israel In History and Prophecy: Israel Of Judah) removed barricades to re-unify Jerusalem.
1974: Isabel Peron was sworn in as President of Argentina, taking over from her husband Juan Peron who became ill.
1995: A department store in Seoul collapsed, killing 502 people in South Korea's worst peacetime disaster.
2002: South Korean and North Korean naval forces engaged in a brief firefight. Six South Korean sailors were killed and a North Korean vessel was sunk.
2006: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay prisoners in military tribunals (often using evidence and confessions that were obtained through torture e.g. waterboarding) violated U.S. and international law. The trials continued anyway, as they did under Barak Obama, who had pledged to close the U.S. base/prison camp in communist Cuba, but never did. The Guantanamo Bay prison also inadvertently set the standard for how U.S. prisoners of war may be treated by other nations who regard themselves above the long-established laws of war.