commentary: Truth Has Fallen in the Streets
Given 21-Aug-21; Sermon #1612c; 12 minutes
Those alive today in the lands of Jacob's offspring would be hard pressed to remember a time when corruption and lying were as rampant as they are right now, when simultaneously, all three branches of government, the media, organized religion, education, Big Tech, Big Pharma, the Medical community and the military-industrial complex are all hell-bent on deceiving Jacob's offspring in order to subjugate them. The children of Jacob have reached a time in their culture when truth has perished and the legal system has turned justice aside, when, praising the wicked while at the same time persecuting the righteous and law abiding are common—all manifestations of the woke system of justice practiced by Jacob's offspring today (Isaiah 59:13-15). The times in which modern Israel lives increasingly resembles the times of Noah (Genesis 6:5), setting the stage for the Beast power to war against truth and righteousness.
Let's start off with a question. Can any of you ever remember a time when there has been so much confusion, corruption, and lying in our nation? I’ve been around for quite some time and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like what we’re going through in our country today!
Borrowing a phrase from Isaiah, “truth has fallen in the street.” Some may take this as a reference to religious truth, but I don’t. I think it is a reference to what we’re seeing right now in our nation. Where can you go to find objective truth? You certainly cannot go to the news media.
Just take, for example, the issue of wearing masks. Do they work or not? Some so-called experts talk out of both sides of their mouth. One time they'll say, "Well, masks don’t really work," then the next time they say, "They do! Yes, wear the masks!" Now they are saying, "Yes, wear your masks. Maybe you need to wear two!" And then they will come back and say, "They really don't work anyway." And now they are saying, "Be sure to get the vaccination and wear your masks." You see, there was a time when they said, "If you get vaccinated, you won't have to wear masks." Now they are saying, "Wear your masks! And get vaccinated!"
Now we see that a lot of the vaccinated people are getting sick with COVID again. And they are blaming it on who? On the unvaccinated. One congressperson even accused the unvaccinated as being murderers! And anyone who tries to speak against these people are cancelled out and they try to destroy their lives. They have the news media and Big Tech and Big Pharma and some rich and powerful people behind them, supporting them. You see, it’s really all about controlling people.
You’ve heard the joke concerning politicians—how do you know when a politician is lying? When his lips are moving. Don't misunderstand me; I don't want to group everyone together in this. There are some politicians probably that really try to speak the truth and do the right thing. But there is good majority of them that does not.
I remember as young boy, we had a saying when someone was lying (or we thought they were lying), we would go around chanting, “Liar, liar, pants on fire!” If that were the case, there would be a lot of people in Washington, DC, with their pants on fire right now! The whole place would be going up in smoke. If we took on the theme of Pinocchio—remember, every time he told a lie, his nose got bigger? Well, this administration would have to wear masks with holes in them so they slip them on their noses!
Let's see if we can fit this into the Scriptures:
Isaiah 59:14 Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; . . .
They condemn the innocent and they acquit the guilty. I've heard that sometimes police officers can’t even finish their reports before the criminals are let back on the street!
This just came to my mind; I heard this this week: This was a brilliant idea by somebody in New York, saying they figured out how to reduce the crime rate in New York City. "I know what we can do! We can just pay the criminals $1000!" Really? That sounds like a good idea! What would we do, take applications to see who the criminals are and where to send the paychecks? It's crazy. The first thing that came into my mind was Al Capone. Isn't that what the mafia did? Make people pay them so they wouldn't burn their business down or beat them up? You just can't make that stuff up.
Quoting Albert Barnes' commentary: "Justice is represented as standing at a distance from the city. Deterred by their sins, it would not enter. They prevented its approach, and it was unknown among them."
Isaiah 59:14 . . . For truth is fallen in the street, and equity [or, justice] cannot enter.
It seems as though this whole administration is so corrupt and they lie so much that they really believe their own lies! That’s why there is no justice! That is why equity or justice can't enter: because they just don’t mix.
Isaiah 59:15 So truth fails [it means “to be missing or lacking”] and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.. . .
That is, people of honesty, like Christians, like you and me. We can become lawful prey. They can destroy you if you don’t agree with them. If you choose not to take the vaccine, there are people in our government that want to force it on you—like you don't have a choice—by not allowing you to fly in a plane, or eat in a restaurant, or hold certain jobs. Some people have already been fired from their jobs for not getting vaccinated. Or, you won't be allowed to go to certain universities. There have been students who have not been allowed to go to certain universities unless they were vaccinated and they could prove it.
You know I think about this? It almost sounds like the mark of the beast. Remember what it says in Revelation, that those who refuse the mark won’t be able to buy or sell? Please, DO NOT misunderstand what I am saying. I am not saying this is the mark of the beast. I am bringing this out to show you how quickly this can happen to us and to this world—very quickly.
Isaiah 59:15 . . . Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice . . .
There was no compassion; do you see compassion from these politicians? I don't even see any compassion on the people over in Afghanistan. No mercy, no love for your neighbor, and there is certainly no righteousness, just iniquity, that is, lawlessness, corruption, lies, violence, and oppression. That is what we see.
Remember what Jesus said in Luke 17:26?
Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:
We know we are getting close to the time of the end. We know we are getting close to the time when Jesus Christ is going to return. I am not saying its going to be next week or next year or the year after or anything like that. I'm just saying that we are closer now than we have ever been. But in Genesis 6, how was it in the days of Noah?
Genesis 6:5-6 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth [seems like it is great now], and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. [That sounds like the way people are today, at least a good portion of them. Again, don't misunderstand me; I'm not trying to ground everybody into this. There are honestly good people out there—decent people. And not everyone in this administration is this way.] And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
I would say that He was totally displeased, and He is displeased with the way it is now.
I want to end this with a quote, one I gave several years ago. It is from a British author, back in the 1800s, named Dresden James. He said, "When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic."
It seems this administration is selling a well-packaged web of lies to the American people. I'm telling you, brethren. This is my opinion: The stage is being set! For truth has fallen in the street!