There’s a famous quote from one of Sir Walter Scott’s poems – Marmion – that says, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when at first we practice to deceive!” How true this is today! All you need to do is observe all the violence, destruction, and demonic behavior that’s been going on for months in the US and you’ll see how out of control people are. But, it’s about to change – watch and see!
There’s also another expression that fits the times we’re living in. It comes from the 1930s mystery radio program called The Shadow: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men! And it’s quite evident what evil there is lurking in men’s hearts as you look around at the chaos that’s taking place in many cities.
So, what does God’s Word have to say?
Ecclesiastes 8:8b (AMP) 8 … neither will wickedness deliver those who are its possessors and given to it.
Ecclesiastes 8:13 (KJV) 13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
Here we see that these perpetrators are on dangerous ground. Heretofore the “President Bashers” have gotten away with too much and the Church is fed up with it. They had better straighten up and fly right or they’re going to reap exactly what they’ve been sowing.
Galatians 6:7 (KJV) 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
It’s the same with the governors, mayors, and rioters who have rebelled at the Word of God. Pay day is coming and none too soon. We as the Church must be vigilant in keeping watch and praying righteous Holy Spirit prayers to protect our country and our President.
Then there was Ananias and Sapphira [see Acts 5:1-11]. They could have kept the money they received for selling their possession. It was their choice. Where they missed is that they lied to the Holy Spirit. They wanted to look like “big” givers without really giving what they purported to do. God always sees what’s going on in people’s hearts. It’s always a heart issue with God.
Matthew 10:26 (KJV) 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Hebrews 4:13 (KJV) 13 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.
Nobody’s going to get away with anything because everything that’s hidden will be revealed in time.
And then there’s Eccl.8:11:
Ecclesiastes 8:11 (KJV) 11 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.
We’re seeing this today. The rioters and looters and those causing violence are not being subjected to lawful consequences and they keep doing their evil work. But the end is near and they will reap what they have been sowing!
Ecclesiastes 10:12b (KJV) 12 . . . but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
Philippians 1:28 (KJV) 28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
Philippians 1:28 (AMP) 28 And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.