“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” (Eccl. 8:11)
The truth of this verse stands as such not only to men and women who disobey without any fear of punishment, but as well as for small children and animals. If your dog has a propensity to growl at people, you can rest assured that if you do not teach them that, in most cases, this is inappropriate behavior, you can rest assured that sooner or later they will bite someone.
If you do the inverse of Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” then when they are, generally and loosely speaking, mature adults, they will have nothing to depart from. The wisest person in the ways of the world on this earth is a fool in the eyes of the Lord.
I am quite sure that you have noticed that in many nations crime is running rampant, and even many of the worst of those who commit these unlawful acts are rarely given more than a verbal reprimand. Evil is not just being called good my friends; it is being rewarded.
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” (Prov. 29:2)
There are still some people who believe their vote still counts. I wish they would hear the truth. There are those who believe that things will get better, I wish they knew the Scriptures and what they reveal about the days we find ourselves in. But most will not.
“Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.” (Prov. 11:4)
Yet they are doing just that, accumulating wealth as never before. If not in financial wherewithal, then in overly stocked pantries, in nations where it is legal, and I will presume in many where it is not, they are obtaining weapons and ammunition, preparing to kill who, I cannot say.
The rule of Rome is returning, and there will be no protection from it, no hiding, no safe place.
“But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.” (John 19:15) The echo of those words can be heard today in many hallways where the people who have been placed in authority by the Lord walk every day.
Justice is not executed upon those who hold power, who have great wealth or status, they are completely free from the boundaries of the law. And they are learning much from their father. The problem is they do not know John 8:44. “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44) And so the lack of punishment upon them emboldens them, they are, in their minds, as gods.
I will mention this again, for it bears repeating, to build back better means that first everything must be destroyed, and our adversary is exceptionally good at that. Did he whisper in Cain’s ear, in Nimrod’s, in Ahab’s and Jezebel’s? In the ear of Judas Iscariot? Even the most inept thief understands that there are no consequences if he is not caught.
Those who have been born-again can see quite clearly not only what is happening, but what is approaching, we are the messengers.
“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” (Gal. 4:16)
Little children, adults, even your pet realizes when they have done wrong, they just do not want you to correct them.
The Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, this is your only weapon, you must wield it in wisdom. But even then, most will not listen.
“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Heb. 4:13)
The Lord sees, the question is, does He see you doing something about it?