An Appalling And Horrible Thing

Here are some quick thoughts on a Bible verse that caught my attention.

The verse is Jeremiah 5:30-31:

An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely and the priest rule at their direction.  My people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?

When I read those two verses something inside my head told me to remember them.

When I read it my thoughts do not go to the ancient temples and courts of Israel.  My thoughts go to the modern temples and courts of Washington DC.

I thought how once again I have come across ancient Biblical prophesies that are applicable today.

An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land:

The land could be the United States and the appalling and horrible thing is the corruption of a government that has become too big for itself, a government that sees itself as a “god” to its people.

The prophets who prophesy falsely are all the government leaders who have made their “service” to this country a career for their own profit and gain.  Their prophesies are meant to serve the enrichment of their coffers just like the ancient false prophets.

The priests who rule at the false prophets directions, well that’s the media that spreads the prophesy’s of the government prophets.

My people love to have it so….

No one wants to hear how they need to work harder to achieve their success.   No one wants to hear sometimes in life you’re dealt a bad hand and have to play it.

What we want to hear is we’re victims, we’re oppressed,  and we shouldn’t have to work so hard for so little.  We want to hear we deserve something for nothing.

The prophets in DC feed the priest these lies.  The priests broadcast them to the people.  The people eat it up.

But where will we be when it comes to an end?  Everything comes to an end.  That’s a truth the DC prophets will not tell you.

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