Signs of the times

" have polluted the land
With your harlotries and your wickedness.
Therefore the showers have been withheld,
And there has been no latter rain.
You have had a harlot’s forehead;
You refuse to be ashamed....


The people will be oppressed,

Every one by another and every one by his neighbor;

The child will be insolent toward the elder,

And the base toward the honorable....

Because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord....

For they have brought evil upon themselves....

As for My people, children are their oppressors,

And women rule over them.

O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err,

And destroy the way of your paths."

Says the Lord God of hosts...."

“Because the daughters of Zion are haughty,
And walk with outstretched necks and wanton eyes
Walking and mincing as they go....
Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab
The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion....

"In that day the Lord will take away the finery:
The jingling anklets, the scarves, and the crescents;
The pendants, the bracelets, and the veils....
The perfume boxes, the charms, and the rings;
The nose jewels, the festal apparel, and the mantles....
Instead of a sweet smell there will be a stench....
And branding instead of beauty....

Isaiah 3:2-3, 5-12, 16-24

God doesn't change. Nor does human nature. We, like Israel, tend to forget that God (not clever people) is the One who has built out nation and freed the people from fear of famine and cruel death. When His people rebelled against Him in Old Testament days, He eventually withdrew His protection over the land and allowed cruel leaders and man's capricious nature to reign. When we today ignore His ways. He once again withdraws His protection and turns us over to the natural consequences built into His creation. [See 1 Corinthians 10-1-13]  Many may then recognize their need and appreciate His wise, loving and sovereign  care for His people.  [See America's Spiritual Slide]   

Compare the first line in the above Scripture with today's consensus process and the pressure to inform on each other.  See Using Teen Violence to Justify Government Control