Isaiah 59: Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear…. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth….. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
2000 years ago a prophet saw an injustice being paraded before the Jewish nation. The offender was a powerful and ruthless leader, one that had no qualms about killing anyone that interfered with his ambitions. To openly condemn such an offense could lead to instant imprisonment, even death. But God had prepared a prophet for that very time, one who had clear revelation of the righteousness and justice of God. Aware of the sin of the king spreading to the people, as had invariably happened in the past, John the Baptist condemned Herod for stealing his brother’s wife and was killed soon after his imprisonment. He was willing to stand against evil and be that voice in the wilderness against wickedness.
Throughout history, God has raised up prophets and voices to contend with the evil of the day. Christians who don’t compromise or pander to the mighty or wicked, but stand for righteousness, defending the helpless and supporting the poor and needy. In this day and age, in the Christian west, that voice has all but dried up. There are no Christian leaders that seem willing to contend with evil leadership and make a stand for what is right and just. Perhaps they are too busy making ministry to see what is taking place politically in the world at this time or perhaps they simply accept what the deceitful media declares to be fact.
There are terrible injustices taking place in the world at the hands of the so-called Christian West. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine, Syria, Yemen are all nations that have been attacked, destroyed and experienced horrific loss of life, under the pretense of freedom. Whistle-blowers exposing these evil acts are being murdered and persecuted. One in particular, Julian Assange, is now facing harsh repercussions for publishing information of western governments and leaders being engaged in horrific acts of crime, including murder.
The US is now attempting to pervert justice and bully other nations to get their hands on Assange. If they do, he could be detained indefinitely without trial for the evil act of revealing the truth. And yet we have the vice president of that nation confessing to be a Christian. Perhaps he is one of those Christians that murdered others for printing the Bible in English? Or one of those that burnt ‘heretics’ at the stake or one who uses his powers to sexually abuse children? What kind of Christian is he actually?
When church leaders gather around for smiles and photos in the White House, do any ask about the Syrian Christians that are been murdered by the terrorists that are being funded and supported by the US? Do any question why the US controlled nation of Afghanistan is shipping thousands of tons of heroin into the USA without restraint?
Are the perversions of democracy which allow banks and the rich to steal from the poor, not a convenient discussion? Are political bribes, secret trade deals and globalist agendas irrelevant to Christianity? Do these leaders justify and turn their eyes from the ongoing deaths of the innocent Arab youth in Israel? Has God become a respecter of persons that such lives are expedient to perpetuate such a heartless regime. The Orthodox Jews reject the Israeli Zionists and cry our because of their oppression, yet their voice is not heard by the so-called US Christian leadership??? The only Jews that seek to follow the Torah, are rejected by US Christians?
What the hell do they actually discuss with the president and vice president when they visit? Or are they just like the false prophets of Ahaz? “O Trump, O Pence.. great and mighty are thee, O chosen vessels of God. Do what is right in thine own sight”?
Where are the Spirit filled Christian leaders to condemn these travesties of justice? Has God not raised up any leaders of the faith for this time, to oppose these wicked actions? Perhaps the Christian leaders of this age have become too focused on building natural empires, of mammon, prestige and power… following after this world and too afraid to lose what they have accumulated?
Perhaps they do not understand what iniquity is – it is the absence of doing the right thing. An iniquitous church is a church that is no longer Spirit led, but led of the flesh. Are Christian leaders so carnal that they cannot perceive that every innocent life lost in the Middle East, by the actions of the governments of the West, will have a just recompense? That the next generations of those nations that facilitate and support such evil, will reap the actions of their forefathers? God is not mocked! Already the West is in moral, social and financial decline.
If the Christian leadership voices do not rise up in condemnation, God will raise up new leaders within the faith. They will speak out, they will stand for righteousness and they will condemn the wicked, whether they be they leaders of nations or not.
And they will defend people that speak the truth and expose lies and deceptions, such as Julian Assange – one of the few voices of truth in the world today. It should be the Christians who are the voices of truth, defending the defenseless… but it is not. The least Christians could do is support those that are doing what is expected of by God, those that are willing to sacrifice all they have to stand for truth.