PRIDE AND ARROGANCE

This is the problem with Trump and those Christians who are committed to electing him…

On September eleventh, 2001, Senator John Edwards, responding to the attack on the World Trade Center, stood and read from the book of Isaiah. On September 12th, 2001, the day after the attack, Tom Daschle, the Senate Majority Leader, giving the official response of the American people, repeated Mr. Edwards words as he read Isaiah 9:10 to the world and into the Congressional Record.

“10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”

They had no idea of the curse they were calling over our head. Yes, this response is part of a curse, and in reading it, they called for and demanded that the Judgment of Almighty God be brought against the United States of America.

This is Isaiah 9:10 in context from the HCSB version of the Bible.

8 The Lord sent a message against Jacob;
it came against Israel.
9 All the people—
Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria—will know it.
They will say with pride and arrogance:
10 “The bricks have fallen,
but we will rebuild with cut stones;
the sycamores have been cut down,
but we will replace them with cedars.”
11 The Lord has raised up Rezin’s adversaries against him
and stirred up his enemies.
12 Aram from the east and Philistia from the west
have consumed Israel with open mouths.
In all this, His anger is not removed,
and His hand is still raised to strike.
13 The people did not turn to Him who struck them;
they did not seek the Lord of Hosts.
14 So the Lord cut off Israel’s head and tail,
palm branch and reed in a single day.

The situation in Scripture was this: Israel was deep in sin. God allowed an enemy to cross the border and inflict damage, similar to what we suffered on 9/11, bad but not fatal. The people should have fallen on their faces before God, repented of their sin and begged forgiveness and restoration. Instead, they said, “with pride and arrogance:”

10 “The bricks have fallen,
but we will rebuild with cut stones;
the sycamores have been cut down,
but we will replace them with cedars.”

God responded to their pride and arrogance:

14 So the Lord cut off Israel’s head and tail,
palm branch and reed in a single day.

God totally and completely destroyed Israel, in a single day!

Speaking of the United States of America and calling her Babylon, John prophecies:

Revelation 18: 9 The kings of the earth who have committed sexual immorality and lived luxuriously with her will weep and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her burning. 10 They will stand far off in fear of her torment, saying:
Woe, woe, the great city,
Babylon, the mighty city!
For in a single hour
your judgment has come.

This judgment is due because, following 9/11, Americans, who should have fallen on their faces in humility, shook their fists in the face of God and with pride and arrogance declared:

“The bricks have fallen,
but we will rebuild with cut stones;
the sycamores have been cut down,
but we will replace them with cedars.”

This is the problem with Trump and those Christians who are committed to electing him; Trump is the epitome of pride and arrogance and he is appealing to the pride and arrogance of the American people. With no humility and no repentance, in absolute pride and arrogance, he promises to “make America great again”. He is setting himself and this nation up for the great fall prophesied in Scripture. At the height of his arrogance, just as he has installed a sense of pride into a godless and sinful people, he will fall and take America with him.

The tragedy is that all of the Christians who have fallen at his feet will fall with him.

The dross is burning off and the tares are being gathered and bound to be thrown into the fire… Now is the hour of separation.

“Come out from among her, My people! Save your lives, each of you, from the LORD’s burning anger.” Jeremiah 51:45

 

David…

 

Author: davidrice1951

I am a vile sinner. I have been a soldier and a sailor. I have been a student and a teacher. I taught English in Mexico. I started and taught in a Bible College in Venezuela. I am married to Cathy, a beautiful lady from Guyana. We have two children, Christopher and Amanda. I am saved by Grace, washed in the Blood and filled with the Spirit. I love Jesus, my wife, my kids and you...

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