Leaning on the arm of flesh has proven to be far from beneficial. Therefore, God's word warns and teaches us to put our trust in the Lord.
Nations have forsaken God's Word and have become seekers of sin and evil; lustfully indulging in all kinds of available evil through books, magazines, T.V. and Internet. They have made their own "laws", altogether fading out God Almighty from their lives. Sin is piling up high and the stench thereof is reaching the nostrils of God. The wages of sin is death.
On top of this, social activities, TV watching and the flood of weekly news/advertising papers may occupy many a household, which will in due time replace the reading of God's word.
Nevertheless, the Lord is patient with the people, and we will praise Him for His mercies bestowed upon us. But we need to actively surrender to God and make an effort to follow after His will. All them that seek Him will be blessed.
The Lord will come down in fury, at the designated time by Him, to bring justice to them that twist His commandments; who do not pay attention to His word, nor repent of their sins.
* The infliction of His rod will be accompanied with the victory song of the redeemed, while God continues the battle with force.
* Here, Tophet is referred to as a place of eternal punishment. It was a symbol of burnt human sacrifices; the Valley of Slaughter, which was outside of Jerusalem. Thus, outside the City of God is a place of refuse; a place of torment prepared for God's enemy; a deep trench of brimstone and consuming fire stirred up by God's righteous indignation.
The punishment and the wrath of God, as described in Isaiah and Revelation, will be upon the ungodly and scorners.
Even so, through persecution and tribulation the follower of Christ has to endure till the end. Let us walk carefully and seek the Lord with all of our hearts, while obeying His word. For the day of His appearance is nearing.
Copyright © Dr.Trudy Veerman, 1996-2014. All Rights Reserved
Comments on the above writing: by Dr. Stephen Hopper.
The clarification of Isaiah Chapter 30 is a very vivid picture of the times and the blind path that the people of the earth are walking. All of your writings are beautiful, but I can see the needful instruction and direction that is coming forth within your writings such as this one.
Too long has the world been coddled by long winded speeches and devious writings of love covers a continuing sinful lifestyle and that punishment is just a fantasy. The continued teaching of the false church system, mixing man's doctrine with God's Word, has lead to a complete lack of knowledge of the truth, just as evil wants it, for they seek to misdirect until the lie becomes the truth.
Noise alone has long been a tactic to confuse one's mind and to help center it on the purposes of others. The Word of God, under the shadow of evil intent, has been corrupted by so many in one book after another, under the guise of self-help books to help one better understand His Word. They say: "You don't need to read the Bible, it's confusing, read my Bible made easy."
Then there is the damage done by the self-centered noisy evangelist on T.V. seeking only money and glory for himself. Each time one falls, it allows evil the chance to show that the Christian world and lifestyle is a lie, and nothing but a fraud! This is how the world, especially the young, see us.
The constant use of sound, images and words to slowly allow the entrance of evil and it's doctrine into the every day world of all mankind. At the same time, philosophies of false doctors of various religious and academic backgrounds trying to take away the miracles of the Divine by explaining them as natural causes.
The constant and accelerated work of the anti-christian bringing their cause forth loudly, thus shouting the tune to mask the intention. The children of today celebrate the darkness and run from the light.
We should be constantly in Holy Prayer for God's direction and not be afraid to write as we are inspired, for the end is not just near but upon us. The truth speaks from your work and also reaches out to the reader.
May God continue to Bless you and guide you as you seek through Him to reach out to a dying world. A page like you have just written, has power given by God upon it, and it will help bring understanding to those who will accept it.
Let the name of the Lord be glorified. AMEN!