On that day
It’s so good to read the book of Isaiah. I remember when I first read it, I marked almost every verse — everything was so strong! This book was written between 701-681 BC. It talks about what is occuring right now and what’s about to happen. Only God could have inspired it…
Check out this new phenomenon in the world today:
“And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, ‘we will eat our own food and wear our own apparel; Only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.”
This verse shows the independence of women, something that didn’t exist then. It also shows an anxiety and even desperation of belonging to a husband, even if that means, sharing him with six other wives. These women are financially independent, but so emotionally dependent. There’s just hardly any self-respect left. Attention is all they seek.
They’re prettier and smarter than ever and yet, they’re not fulfilled. Sure, they can say they don’t need men, but do their actions really prove otherwise? I don’t think so. Why do they dress with less clothing? Why are they all over the place these days? Why all the flirting and efforts to be so sexy? They want men, no matter the cost.
And so that day has come…
“In that day the Branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious; and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and appealing for those of Israel who have escaped. And it shall come to pass that he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy — everyone who is recorded among the living in Jerusalem. When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning…”
Only the Spirit of Justice, the Holy Spirit, can wash all the filth that has subjected women these days… they can be beautiful and successful, but they’re deteriorating inside. If they don’t recognize their spiritual state soon, they won’t even get to Zion, let alone stay in Jerusalem.
People are leaving their faith for any ridiculous reason. They leave Jerusalem as if it were just another town they’re passing through. And the majority of times, it’s solely because of ‘love’. What a humiliating love that is.
“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.”