For they are a rebellious people, lying children, children unwilling to hear the instruction of the LORD; who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions, leave the way, turn aside from the path, let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.” —Isaiah 30:9-11

             When people are in rebellion against our Lord they:

  • Are liars
  • Unwilling to hear God’s Word
  • Don’t want God’s spokesmen to communicate
  • Want to hear “smooth things”
  • Want to hear about illusions
  • Leave the way
  • Turn aside from the path
  • Don’t want to hear about the Holy One

Sounds like today, but this was written about 2700 years ago. Some things do not change with the human race.   People are always in rebellion against God because they want to do what they want to do, not what He desires of them to do. Liars are always at work. There are so many in our culture and world that lie to get their own way. These people may put on a veneer of religiosity, but they do not want to hear God’s Word. They do not want to listen to God’s spokespeople. What they do want to hear are “smooth things.” Things that do not bother them and it does not matter that what they hear are illusions.   They want a feel good message that is far from the way of the Lord because they have turned off His path to follow their own. They do not want to hear about the Holy One of God, Jesus (Luke 1:35).

A people like this will only head in a downward spiral into deeper darkness.   It is what they have chosen and what they desire. The satanically motivated and manipulated will of man is imprisoned by the devil himself to do his will whether they know it or not (II Timothy 2:26). They need to come to their senses, think right about who Jesus is and trust Him to be able to escape the devil’s snares. Otherwise they will face eternal doom. Brother and sister let us keep faithful to God’s Word and encourage others to do the same. Let us be faithful to the very last breath of our lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYZw0dfLmLk&t=4s

Dear Father I thank You for freeing me from the devil’s snare and drawing me to Jesus. Thank You for Your loving compassion and patience.   May I now live a life that is pleasing to You by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son, Jesus.   May this be so! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYZw0dfLmLk&t=4s

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