Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
The Voice of One Crying in The Wilderness
July 11, 2008
“Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” says your God. “Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins (Isaiah 40:1-2).”
The prophet, Isaiah, has just made the leap in prophecy from a nation, which wanted a Messiah to build up her national image as a world power, to her final state of peace as a spiritual nation.
John the Baptist was the prophet God sent who cried out in the wilderness to make straight the way of the Lord. He did not say make way for the Messiah of Israel to come. He was saying make way for the real Joshua (formerly called Hoshea before undergoing a name change), the name meaning the Savior, the same meaning as that of the name of Jesus. For Joshua was the prophetic picture of Jesus leading His people into a spiritual kingdom.
Is Isaiah speaking of the first coming of Jesus or of His second coming? Prophetically speaking, he is pointing to both first and second coming, for it is a time when Jerusalem will have received double from the Lord’s hand for all her sins. That is to say, it is a time after which both the natural and the spiritual Jerusalem have sinned against their Lord and God.
The book of Revelation describes Jerusalem as being like Sodom and Egypt today. She has allowed herself to sink deeply into the sin of homosexuality and of the other ways of the world. The nation, Israel, walked away from God and joined the world and its gods as she became a lover of many of the cultic gods of the surrounding nations.
What is it Isaiah is telling us that the world continues to miss? The battle raging in Israel today is now a battle between religious sects, each wanting to claim that small parcel of land for itself. It was designated by God for His people, commanding them to rid the land of all the cultic people in it, along with all their goods and animals. Not one foreigner to Israel was to remain in the Land. Having not fully obeyed God’s word then, to this day she suffers the curse of multiculturalism.
In America, the same principles of God apply, but at the crossover from nation to a spiritual nation, the believers would come from out of all nations, to become one under His ruler-ship, as was Israel intended to be one nation under only His ruler-ship. America was a land under God and His truth, so that all immigrants coming into the land were to abide by His Laws and His ruler-ship. At Canada’s conception, it was made clear by law that this was not the nation for immigrants who could not accept these conditions, for God ruled over courtrooms and over the public square.
Likewise, the native nomadic people, already living in the land, needed to know the whole world belongs to God and not to any people other than those He chooses to bring into any land of His choosing. Crosses were planted for the Lord, as explorers crossed this country claiming it for God. The former inhabitants, rather than being driven out or marginalized, were to be integrated and receive the same benefits as any other person living under the rule of God.
The native Indians were free to continue in their pagan ways if they might choose to do so, but no country in covenant with God should ever consider honoring any form of paganism. Totem poles became Satan’s symbol and counterfeit of the crosses, by which he claimed his territorial rights. They are the source of a continuous curse on this country, as were the altars Solomon built to pagan gods in the land of Israel. And so the ongoing battle continues in America as to who has the territorial rights to the land, just as it does in Israel, where she failed to rid herself of multi-cultism.
A wise, supportive, but firm approach was needed in order to bring a native people into a godly society to dwell in a way to which they had not been accustomed. America has failed badly in her treatment of the native people, in fact, she needs to repent of her abusive and harsh treatment of them.
God had reserved this land for this time for His people to be the light of His liberty to a world chained in spiritual captivity to religious paganism. But what Isaiah is saying is that America has also failed, as the home of those enthroned in spiritual Jerusalem from where David’s line will rule and reign. This passage of Isaiah is about a light at the end of a long tunnel to victory in the Lord.
Certainly, it does not take a genius to see that the world’s battleground continually remains that of God’s little parcel of land called Israel. Three of the most vocal religious factions in the world, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism continue to battle over Jerusalem.
Christianity has chosen to join with Judaism in what it calls the Judeo-Christian relationship determined by their sharing of common values. Hence, Christianity is focusing more on relationships and a social gospel while the purpose of the true church is being ignored, which had its original focus on Jesus and the message of salvation.
Judaism was the religion of Israel, which was responsible for calling Jesus to trial in a face to face encounter with Pilate, with the Pharisees and Hebrew people calling for His death. Christianity today bows before Rome, as exemplified by millions bowing before what is called the holiness of a pope of Roman Catholicism, instead of bowing before the holiness of Jesus, the only One deemed worthy of being called holy.
It is time for another voice to begin crying once more in the wilderness before the second coming of the Lord. Only fools would race back to the nation, idolizing Jerusalem, when it was the city over which Jesus wept because she would not allow herself to be gathered to Him. The Hebrew people became stiff-necked on the subject, demanding that Barabbas, a thief and a murderer, be set free in place of Jesus.
God’s people, to this day, are accepting the lies of religion and inviting the religious cults into this nation in defiance of Him. Furthermore, they allow their children to be taught the doctrines of men, which discredit their Creator. Can there be any greater abomination before Him than that of teaching His little ones a theory called Evolution, which purports man evolved, instead of being created fully man by God?
Take a close look, America, at Israel, for God is going to allow this land to become a battleground, as well. He will do what is necessary to shake us free of our apathy.
Isaiah mocks our stupidity as God’s people who are becoming more and more blinded by religion every day. He asks the questions “Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. He brings the princes to nothing; He makes the judges of the earth useless (Isaiah 40:21-23).”
He goes on to say He will blow on them and they will wither as the whirlwind takes them away like stubble. Isaiah says that all the nations before Him were as nothing, and they were counted by Him as being less than nothing and worthless (see Isaiah 40:17).
So, what are we doing by allowing the United Nations to establish itself in God’s land of America? Notice the restrictions and controls this body of men, representing many cultic religions, is trying to exert now upon the nations. It wants to make it a crime for anyone to speak out in truth against religion, no matter what the origin of country. The aim is to destroy the liberty of God’s people, which is found in no other country.
Even our Canadian courts now condemn the one speaking truth and let the liar go scot-free as was the case with Svend Robinson, who proved himself to be a liar and a thief like Barabbas. He suffered no consequences for his crime, which was a major theft, as opposed to Ezra Levant, whose only crime was to speak honestly, from a journalistic point of view, only to face hate-crime charges before a kangaroo court.
The Isaiah Scrolls were found, intact, among the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in Israel in this past century. They showed that God’s Word remained true to the letter as written approximately 2,700 years ago by the prophet. This was another of the many signs God has given us of His power in our lives.
One only has to look at the sun in the heavens, if one could stand to do so without becoming blind, for God has put the picture of His Light in the heavens before us so that we might have some understanding about just exactly Who He is and who we are. Tell me, folks, have you ever heard of any NASA-planned trip to the sun? What kind of covering for man could this world provide, which could withstand the power of its burning?
As we look toward the burning of the sun, it is as though we are looking into the face of the Son, and who can withstand it and live? Such a one daring to approach Him would be consumed in an instant. You great scientists and philosophers who think yourselves wise, let us see you try to tackle this one and come out of it alive.
They are fools, who think they can walk in the territory of the Lord and challenge His supremacy. The world has gone mad as it rejects the truth to embrace religion, be it Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Communism, Secular Humanism, or any other kind of religion, which is the brainchild of Satan used to destroy man.
God chose to give the truth to Israel to record for mankind and to embrace for her own good. Likewise, America was given the truth, not religion, as the foundation of the nation. Foolish nation and foolish judges, you are as nothing before the Lord. Foolish scientists, how long did it take you to discover the world was round? Was it not nearly six millennia, before you knew what Isaiah knew in the spirit some 2200 plus years previous to man, with respect to the circular nature of the earth? Don’t take my word for it; the Dead Sea Scrolls verify it.
Oh you ever so ‘stuck-on-stupid’ rulers of America, take a close look at the state of Israel today as the central battleground of the Middle East, and understand why she is in the position she is, presently. She chose to be multicultural instead of listening to Joshua many centuries ago, who tried to warn her about the cults within her midst. Jesus wept over her but the bride will reject her and will refuse to join in her harlotry.
The world cannot be labeled the harlot, like the two sisters of Ezekiel, when it has never known the truth as they have known it. But America, as the younger sister, is much worse in her harlotry than the older one; she simply gives herself away instead of selling her wares. “Come, take our land,” she says, “scale our borders and build your temples in our country, for we are multicultural, don’t you know?”
Wake up, America, or else, like the other nations, you will be counted as nothing more than the dust, just as Isaiah said. Was the dust of the twin towers not enough of a warning to cause you to run for your life from the coming fire? It is time for a voice crying in the wilderness one more time to make straight the way for the Lord. For He is coming, and is coming soon, not as the little Lamb of God, but rather as the roaring Lion of Judah.