The judgments of God are organic. That is, they do not operate in a mechanical way, as though dispensed from a vending machine. But they do operate in predictable ways, ways that we should be able to anticipate. We understand seedtime and harvest, and so we should also be aware that it is not possible for a nation to plant a vast crop of Canadian thistle in order to harvest a magnificent crop of barley. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7). One of the reactions to judgment is always surprise, when there is absolutely no good reason for the surprise. That’s what we planted, isn’t it?
Don’t think to plant black damnation with the idea that you will be able to fill up your barns with bright sunshine. And while we have not yet seen the finality of our particular grim harvest, it is certainly true that all our planting is almost all done.
But not only is the crop predictable, so is the astonishment of the unbelieving mind at the appearance of the crop. The pride of man thinks that the way he has managed thus far is the way he will manage into the future. But the judgments of God are designed particularly for the proud and lofty.
“For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, And upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low” (Is. 2:12).
What on earth makes us think that God has been influenced by our doctrines of secularism? Why do we believe that He who slapped down the Assyrians for their cruelty would think twice because He is dealing with Americans now? Well, Americans like to fancy themselves a kind and generous people. As proof of this someone might offer the fact that we have kept a ruling class in power, crammed full of bloodthirsty ghouls, and have done this for approaching half a century. We don’t just let Planned Parenthood “harvest the cals,” using the spine to reel them out, we pay them to do it. And so I guess if we can call that women’s health care, we can call ourselves kind and generous.
“Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, Cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, To lay the land desolate: And he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it” (Is. 13:9).
And when the sinners are destroyed out the land, no one is more astonished about it than they are. This is how judgments work in the Bible — all of them, in fact. A judgment prepared for is a judgment averted. A judgment that falls is therefore a judgment that no one is prepared for. God’s cataclysms never come at a good time.
“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” (2 Pet. 3:3–4).
“For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark” (Matt. 24:38).
“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night” (1 Thess. 5:2).
They hear what we are saying, which is what enables them to mock. They take their own daily and yearly routines as the baseline of all human history. They had weddings last year, and so they will have them next year, and they will add glorified sodomy to our collective nuptials. No matter how much we change everything, nothing will change! The night approaches, time to turn in, and we are all quite assured of the fact that it will be the kind of night into which no thief may come. We have decreed it. The judicial stupor that God has struck us with is interpreted by us as a quiet slumber and so may not be interrupted.
One of the more glaring indications of this mindset is that the homosexual revolt against God’s creation order has taken on the rainbow as their great symbol. The rainbow is the covenant seal of God’s promise that He will never again use water when He judges our great iniquity and wickedness. And so homosexuals clamber up onto the parade float, their bodies well-oiled, rainbow feather boas wrapped around their necks, in order to wiggle their fannies at God. And why? Because He promised that the next round of judgments would be with fire. Crikey.
“For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men” (2 Pet. 3:5–7).
In the previous post I mentioned in passing that the hacked release of the CMP video was heroic. But one person in the commments took issue with the lawbreaking involved — there was an injunction against releasing the video. I am tempted to say that we should keep our perspective here, but what I really mean is that we should try to gain some perspective. Given what we are talking about, and what the videos manifestly reveal, being concerned about such an injunction at such a time is like Japheth in an SUV running late for the ark, and failing to come to a complete stop at the intersections.