Woe to us! Another political election is nearing! As if we do not hear enough lies and disinformation from the news media already, now it is amplified by all the political maneuvering of Democrats and Republicans as they try to tell the most believable lies to the people to get their votes – lies which history proves they have no intention of keeping!
For example, immigration is portrayed as caring for poor Hispanic immigrants just looking for work when the closer truth is they are looking for a government handout. For every one worker there are a dozen welfare leaches (free medical care, free schooling, free social security benefits, etc.). The truth for the Democrats is they represent potential voters and the promise of eliminating the Republican Party as any kind of future rival. For the Republicans, they represent cheap work for the big business Republican mega-donors who care more about their pocketbooks than they do about the country. For those with socialist communistic values, like Barak Obama, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, they represent a source of social unrest to further their agenda of bringing this country down. The real truth is, few really care about the individual immigrant or they would tell them to obey civil law and God’s law – “If a man will not work, let him not eat” or “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”
The Al Sharpton’s and Jesse Jackson’s of this country have made an industry of portraying illegals and blacks as downtrodden, such as the Ferguson “Gentle Giant”, by the powerful and rich when the truth is – they were often just law breakers! This inevitably is shown to be a Republican fault for being racist. But, the truth is – it was Republicans that fought and died in the Civil War to eliminate slavery in this country while Democrats fought to maintain it. And it was Republicans who passed the Civil Rights Bill, while Democrats fought against it! Yet somehow the socialistic news media always seems to paint it as the conservative Republican’s fault.
The Bible, which is the word of God, forecasts this as happening–
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. – Isaiah 59:4
“So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.” – Isaiah 59:15
So how was this condition allowed? I believe there are several answers to this question:
- We have left the standard of truth and can no longer recognize it.“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17) The Common Law, upon which our laws used to be based relied heavily on the law handed down by God to Moses, but we have gradually forsaken and denied it and we have certainly expunged any influence Jesus had in our country’s public life.
- Our Churches were given the responsibility to purvey truth but they have failed, resulting in the gradual loss of freedom in our country. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) Contrary to current socialistic thought, our freedom did not come because of our intellect or other abilities but solely through our faith in Jesus who is the truth. Forsake Him and you forsake freedom!
- Many of our Churches have followed the script of politicians and lied to their members about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23,24) God desires those who will worship Him in Spirit and truth. He is not interested in having politicians speak from His pulpits promising welfare to those who vote for them! He is not interested in pseudo pastors giving His people a message to make them comfortable when they are living in sin! He desires His Spirit to have full access to His people and He wants His word, all of it, preached because that is the only truth that will set His people free! True worship is more than singing, dancing, or waving your hands around – it is obeying God.
- The public schools and many Churches have taught for several generations that the government is our provider, when God says differently – “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. (Deuteronomy 8:18) They have confused God’s charity with government welfare. If you really want to know the difference read the story of Joseph in Egypt. God used government handouts to enslave the people of Egypt. That is always the way of welfare, it will enslave you in the end! On the other hand, the Hebrew people who trusted in God, were not enslaved! They received God’s charity.
We are entering the time when truth and justice will have eternal consequences for your life. The great deceiver of the ages is about to emerge on the scene and the spirit that drives him is already at work and those who do not love the truth will face eternal consequences –
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. … That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:10, 12
The false church is here, delighting in her fornication (adultery with the world) and it is not telling the truth of what it takes to follow Jesus the Messiah –
“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” – 1 John 2:4
God has given us the way to salvation, but we must choose to take it – repentance and obedience to His commandments. In true repentance, the shed blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God, will cleanse us but then we must walk in obedience – repenting every time we fail.