Rebuilding

Bible verse from the Gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16. Photo by Amandajm.

ISAIAH 9:10

This verse in the Bible has been talked about for quite some time since Michael Cahn’s book, “The Harbinger”, and subsequent movie, “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgement”, came out based upon the verse.

I’m not going to provide any kind of critique on the book other than to say I think Cahn’s timeline is off.

As with just about every single Bible verse, one has to put the verse into context to get the full breadth of what is being written. With that being said, here is Isaiah 9:1-17:

8 The Lord sent a word against Jacob, and it has fallen on Israel.
9 All the people will know Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria Who say in pride and arrogance of heart:
10 “The bricks have fallen down, But we will rebuild with hewn stones; the sycamores are cut down, but we will replace them with cedars.”
11 Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and spur his enemies on,
12 The Syrians before and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with an open mouth.

For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

13 For the people do not turn to Him who strikes them, nor do they seek the Lord of hosts.
14 Therefore the Lord will cut off head and tail from Israel, Palm branch and bulrush in one day.
15 The elder and honorable, he is the head; the prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.
16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed.
17 Therefore the Lord will have no joy in their young men, Nor have mercy on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is a hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly.

For all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

I really couldn’t say this verse is prophetic for America insomuch that it is a warning against any nation who would forget the Lord of hosts and turn back to their evil ways after He has given fair warning.

However, this verse could apply to this type of mindset in just about anything, could it not? Take the Republican Party, for instance. As many of us liberty lovers are want to say, “If we could just burn it down and rebuild it…” or perhaps about the country? “If we could just somehow rebuild the nation to what it once was…”. I do not believe either of these things can be rebuilt. Why? Because they would be rebuilt on a corrupt foundation. How can we rebuild a Republican Party that has not been fiscally responsible for decades? How can we rebuild a Republican Party that handed over it’s soul to it’s antithesis before it would hand a conservative a temporary nomination? How can a nation be rebuilt on the foundation that allowed abortion to become legal, sodomy to become mainstream, and willfully elect corrupt leaders? How can we rebuild a land whose churches have become nothing more than mouthpieces preaching a watered down religion for larger tithes and to support unworthy politicians?

They can’t be rebuilt, they must be reborn.

Like the battered wife syndrome or the attempts to finally get socialism to work, “THIS time it will work because I will make him better breakfast!” or “THIS time socialism will work because our people are smarter than those other dolts who tried before!”

Because the core of each argument is based upon rot, no growth or good can come from them. This nation needs to be reborn into the healing hands of the Lord, into the morality that breeds goodness. Do not weep for this nation as it is, for that is to weep for corruption. Pray for the rebirth as opposed to the rebuild, because only one can save and His hand is stretched out still.

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