Satan seeks to destroy and kill the followers of Christ Jesus the same as he seeks to kill and destroy the Jewish Nation. There is only one reason for that; Israel gave birth to Jesus Christ, and those who follow Jesus Christ recognize His authority over Satan. The bottom line is that Satan seeks to sabotage God’s plan of redemption by sabotaging what Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross. What is happening to faith in God and belief in Jesus Christ as his Son? Even in our world today, even in the United States Congress, there are terrible remarks against the existence of Israel. Corresponding to that, there is an all out assault against the freedom of speech relating to our testimony of what Jesus Christ can do for us at the Cross. I said this because in today’s scripture text, a portion says; “Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.” If they are scornful towards Jerusalem, then you know they are scornful towards followers of Jesus Christ, they are the demonic forces working in the world on behalf of Satan and the anti-Christ!
“Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.” John 15:20
“Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:” The scornful ones are willing to die in their war against God, His Son Jesus Christ, Israel, and the followers of Jesus Christ, which puts them in opposition to the Holy Spirit. We see that constantly in today’s world where suicide bombers and suicidal attackers murder those who abide in Christ and those people of Israel. They do it in the name of Jihad, in the name of Allah! They have made a covenant with death and have made an agreement with hell.
There is an overflowing scourge passing over the globe, the Jihadists are instruments of the New World Order’s agenda for global domination. They insist that the modern god of knowledge and computer technology dominate. Those are components of the 666, the mark-of-the-beast! They feel invincible being convinced that no evil will approach them! “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:4 They hide themselves in fake news, lies, and all sorts of falsehoods.
“Therefore thus says the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.” The only “Great Society,” the only “New World Order,” the only foundation that is suitable to build on is through Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We must accept the Holy Spirit, which fills this world with goodness, joyfulness, faithfulness, love, unity, hope, eternal life, and much, much more. Jesus Christ puts our sin into remission so that the Holy Spirit can manifest within our spirit and soul. That is God’s plan of redemption, this world will pass away with earthquakes and fervent heat, but God has a New Heaven and New Earth waiting for all those who accept that Salvation through what Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross.
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22
“Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.” Isaiah 28:14-16 (KJV)