Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? – Psalm 94:16
Jeremiah 5:30-31–A Horrible Thing Is Committed In The Land; And My Prophets Prophesy Falsely – READ thru the very end of this post [find out what the horrible thing is]—
When you quit protesting against sin you become a part of it. Isaiah 58:1
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Silence in the face of evil is itself evil
Godly men will be persecuted; evil men will deceive and be deceived—2 Timothy 3:10-13
Bonhoeffer belonged to a faction…he no longer shared and a church whose preaching he found stultifying and dull–and a pervasive loneliness overtook him
“You have said, ‘It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out His requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty? But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly the evildoers prosper, and even those who challenge God escape.’” – Malachi 3:14-15.
Dealing with the root cause of the poor
THE WASTEFUL AND HORRIBLE THING:
11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against Me, saith the Lord.
12 They have belied the Lord, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine:
13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.
THE CONSEQUENCES–especially from verse 13 (immediately above–not speaking against evil):
Jeremiah 5:14-19; 28-29
14 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the Lord: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say.
16 Their quiver is as an open sepulcher, they are all mighty men.
17 And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedest, with the sword.
18 Nevertheless in those days, saith the Lord, I will not make a full end with you.
19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the Lord our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.
28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. [See Isaiah 1:21-23; 24-25—THE CAUSE OF THE FATHERLESS [MEANS DOWNTRODDEN OR LONELY–NEEDY] IS: “YOUR SILVER HAS BECOME DROSS, YOUR WINE MIXED WITH WATER [WATER IS A EUPHEMISM FOR THE HEBREW WORDS: URINE OR SEMEN]—TODAY IT IS THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND THE BANKING SYSTEM ISSUING FIAT CURRENCY AND FIAT FRACTIONAL RESERVE CREDIT OUT OF THIN AIR (COUNTERFEITING) AND NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THIS.].
29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?