Isaiah 6:11-13 Isaiah’s message was to tell the people their hearts were hardened, the ears dulled, and that there was no hope for them. How long? Until the cities were ruined and the land forsaken.
Too late? What do people do if God lifts his hand of protection from them, when they are no longer blessed because of the faith of their fathers? 1. The last phrase in the chapter says, “so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.” There will always be a remnant of God’s people. 2. Judgment of a nation does not prevent individuals from accepting God. Consider Noah and Rahab. 3. Hezekiah’s revival happened after this pronouncement by Isaiah.
Even though some of our politicians say we are no longer “a Christian nation,” we remember that God calls the shots. He has not as yet declared his hands off us! We are still a people of influence who make the devil mad. It is not too late for revival in America. And every day individuals are choosing Jesus. Whosoever will may come. However, we must heed the warnings and read the signs that show Jesus’s soon return. It should not be a time of compromise and lethargy. We Christians still hold the key: “If my people humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and heal their land.”
As Joel Rosenberg says in All Israel News last week, “The clock is ticking.” I.e., we only have so much time left before Father says, “That’s enough.” We must repent as a nation and return to Him soon, before it IS too late.
Just read Genesis 38, called a Sordid Affair in the devotional. Phew, that chapter is rated X! So no matter, our God is a Redeemer and HE redeemed Judah after Judah realized how wrong it was to sleep with a temple prostitute who was his former daughter-in-law. He deceived her and then…..Phew what a story!
There are a lot of those gruesome stories in the Bible. They say to us, “If I carried them through this stuff, I can carry you.”