The U.S. and Isaiah 1

Posted on May 25, 2021

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By David Ettinger

No Return
I have written several times about how I see the United States as having reached the point of no return.

I am convinced there will be no national repentance in America, though, of course, many individuals will bend the knee to the Lord Jesus Christ. And no, 2 Chronicles 7:14 is not applicable. (Read my blog, “Why 2 Chronicles 7:14 Doesn’t Apply Today.”)

And though I know many of you pray for a national revival, be realistic. Do you really think the satanic-paved road we are traveling on is going to become less frequented? Do you really think the transgender movement will slow down? Do you really think our socialist politicians will suddenly see the light? Do you really think Hollywood and the rest of our perverse culture will do a moral 180 and seek to glorify God rather than abhor him?

Really now, be reasonable.

But yes, individuals WILL be saved, and we still need to pray. We still need to pray for our political leaders to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus. In short, no matter what is happening around us, we must strive to be lights in this ever-darkening world.

But national revival – no way. The U.S. has past the point of no return and judgment draws ever closer.

Isaiah Nails It
If you want an amazingly accurate description of America circa 2021, read the very beginning of the Book of Isaiah. Right at the start – in Chapter 1, verses 2-6 – we have America in a nutshell.

Of course, Isaiah is talking about ancient Israel; this is not a prophecy about America. Though many people believe so, there is no evidence that the United States is referred to anywhere in Scripture, though there may be one exception.

That exception is Zechariah 14:2: “For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be taken, the houses plundered, the women raped, and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be eliminated from the city.” I see the U.S. as one of those nations which will go to war with Israel at the end of the age.

But back to Isaiah 1:2-5; here it is:

Listen, heavens, and hear, earth;
For the Lord has spoken:
“Sons I have raised and brought up,
But they have revolted against Me.
An ox knows its owner,
And a donkey its master’s manger,
But Israel [America] does not know,
My people do not understand.”

Oh, sinful nation,
People weighed down with guilt,
Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who act corruptly!
They have abandoned the Lord,
They have despised the Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away from Him.

Where will you be stricken again,
As you continue in your rebellion?
The entire head is sick
And the entire heart is faint.

Yes, Isaiah was describing ancient Israel, but oh my how it sounds like the U.S.!

What say you?