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A Sanctuary for Evil and a Prison for Righteousness

Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective

by Elinor Montgomery

September 8, 2015

America needs an injection of the Joshua message on possessing the Land and, along with it, an injection of the message delivered by Moses about losing the Land in accursedness. For this great land of America under God has been reduced to a refuge for evil and a jail for righteousness.

In the short period of a few months we have seen how far away from the justice of God America has moved under the extreme, left-of-center liberalism of the Obama administration, with the events surrounding two young women, one, Kate Steinle and the other, Kim Davis.

In the city of San Francisco, Kate, a beautiful, bright, intelligent young woman, was shot dead at the hands of a 5-times, convicted felon who had just been released from prison in the sanctuary city for criminals. He had been given special rights to walk the streets of a city in a so-called land that puts its trust in God, free to commit evil acts against the citizens of the land.

At the same time, freedom for Kate, a law-abiding young citizen, was denied to her, which would have allowed her to walk the same streets in safety, something, which only law enforcement can provide. The law for sanctuary cities favors the felon, but it does not favor its citizens. Her death was the result of potential killers being given the judicial right to roam the same streets, which are considered to be under the protection of law enforcement.

In another part of the country, in the state of Kentucky, Kim Davis, in the line of carrying out her duties as a Rowan County clerk and presiding county officer, refused to issue a marriage license to two people of the same sex because of her faith and trust in God’s Law in a land where His Law rules. To the believer, the blessing of keeping the covenant in God’s moral Law is tantamount to receiving the blessing of life. To reject it brings death in the curse leading to it.

Something has gone terribly wrong in a country under God (in God we trust), with a so-called justice system, which was founded on the belief that the Bible is truth, when its judiciary will jail a young woman for her righteousness in upholding God’s plan for marriage and her determination to stand on the Word of truth, when the courts refuse to do so. This same young woman unfalteringly accepted a corrupted court’s decision to jail her, rather than embrace some ill-conceived, man-made plan for changing the nature of marriage according to man’s own thinking. She refused to dishonor God under an indictment from unelected judges to do so. How wisely this young woman chose!

Let us look at the words of Joshua when Israel failed to win the battle of Ai in their quest to possess the land!

“O Lord, what shall I say when Israel turns its back before its enemies? For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it, and surround us, and cut off our name from the earth. Then what will You do for Your great name?” So the Lord said to Joshua: “Get up! Why do you lie thus on your face? Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they have become doomed to destruction. Neither will I be with you anymore, unless you destroy the accursed from among you (Joshua 7:8-12).”

Many of us have fallen on our faces, praying for the nation America for having embraced the accursed things, but few of us, as so-called believers in Christ, have actually taken a stand against its evil corruption. Most call themselves Christians, but then go on to live lives far from the truth of God’s Word of which Jesus said that He was the Word made flesh.

Much to Kim’s credit, she did as the apostles often were required to do, when sent off to be imprisoned. However, the difference between her and them is that she is considered to be in a land where all are guaranteed religious freedoms to enact their faith, whether or not within the work place or outside of it. Because of her knowledge of biblical truth, she understands the lesson of God to the world when He brought the fire of judgment down upon Sodom, where the sin of homosexuality was at the heart of the city’s problem. She determined she would not be like Lot’s wife but rather like Lot. She would stay well away from supporting the sin of Sodom, and refuse to look back on the choice she made.

Now, let us take a minute from our busy schedules, which seem so important at the moment, and look back to what Moses promised, not only for Israel in the way of cursing, but also to America in the latter days. We are looking at these two nations as being the target of the same old, same old, tyranny of the Babylonian system of empires. God is looking for the shining light of His witnesses to the truth about sin, and there is none to be found within the evil, which permeates these two lands flawed by religion.

Listen to the words of Moses and the promised curse for disobedience and unfaithfulness in keeping God’s laws in the land, an act, which the evildoers are trying to force upon Kim Davis. Make no mistake! It is an attack from the goats on the left, a group, which has no understanding in the darkness of their spiritual blindness. They do not understand their position of being to the left, on the wrong side of the cross, which leads to their hatred of righteousness and the stand taken by the people of righteousness, on the right side. Lend your hearts and lend your ears to the words of Moses, perhaps one of the closest men to God, who ever lived, being in a face to face relationship with Him!

“But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country. Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out. The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me.

The Lord will make the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess. The Lord will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish.

And your heavens which are over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you shall be iron. The Lord will change the rain of your land to powder and dust; from the heaven it shall come down on you until you are destroyed.

The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them; and you shall become troublesome to all the kingdoms of the earth. Your carcasses shall be food for all the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and no one shall frighten them away.

The Lord will strike you with the boils of Egypt, with tumors, with the scab, and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed. The Lord will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of heart. And you shall grope at noonday, as a blind man gropes in darkness; you shall not prosper in your ways; you shall be only oppressed and plundered continually, and no one shall save you.

You shall betroth a wife, but another man shall lie with her; you shall build a house, but you shall not dwell in it; you shall plant a vineyard, but shall not gather its grapes.

Your ox shall be slaughtered before your eyes, but you shall not eat of it; your donkey shall be violently taken away from before you, and shall not be restored to you; your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and you shall have no one to rescue them. Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look and fail with longing for them all day long; and there shall be no strength in your hand. A nation whom you have not known shall eat the fruit of your land and the produce of your labor, and you shall be only oppressed and crushed continually. So you shall be driven mad because of the sight which your eyes see.

The Lord will strike you in the knees and on the legs with severe boils which cannot be healed, and from the sole of your foot to the top of your head. The Lord will bring you and the king whom you set over you to a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serve other gods – wood and stone. And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword among all nations where the Lord will drive you.

You shall carry much seed out to the field and gather but little in, for the locust shall consume it. You shall plant vineyards and tend them, but you shall neither drink of the wine nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them. You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olives shall drop off. You shall beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours; for they shall go into captivity. Locusts shall consume all your trees and the produce of your land.

The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. And they shall be upon you for a sign and a wonder, and on your descendants forever. Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of all things; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you.

The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand, a nation of fierce countenance, which does not respect the elderly nor show favor to the young. And they shall eat the increase of your livestock and the produce of your land, until you are destroyed; they shall not leave you grain or new wine or oil, or the increase of your cattle or the offspring of your flocks, until they have destroyed you. They shall besiege you at all your gates until your high and fortified walls, in which you trust, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you at all your gates throughout all your land which the Lord your God has given you.

You shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and your daughters whom the Lord your God has given you, in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you. The man among you who is sensitive and very refined will be hostile toward his brother, toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the rest of his children whom he leaves behind, so that he will not give any of them the flesh of his children whom he will eat, because he has nothing left in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates.

The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and sensitivity, will refuse to the husband of her bosom, and to her son and her daughter, her placenta which comes out from between her feet, and her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of all things in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates.

If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD, then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues – great and prolonged plagues – and serious and prolonged sicknesses. Moreover He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed.

You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God. And it shall be, that just as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess.

Then the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known – wood and stone. And among those nations you shall find no rest, nor shall the sole of your foot have a resting place; but there the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and anguish of soul. Your life shall hang in doubt before you; you shall fear day and night, and have no assurance of life.

In the morning you shall say, ‘Oh, that it were evening!’ And at evening you shall say, ‘Oh, that it were morning!’ because of the fear which terrifies your heart, and because of the sight which your eyes see. And the Lord will take you back to Egypt in ships, by the way of which I said to you, ‘You shall never see it again.’ And there you shall be offered for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.”

These are the words of the covenant which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He made with them in Horeb.

Now Moses called all Israel and said to them: “You have seen all that the Lord did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land – the great trials which your eyes have seen, the signs, and those great wonders. Yet the Lord has not given you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear, to this very day.

And I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet; you have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or similar drink; that you may know that I am the Lord your God. And when you came to this place, Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan came out against us to battle, and we conquered them. We took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh. Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.

All of you stand today before the Lord your God: your leaders and your tribes and your elders and your officers, all the men of Israel, your little ones and your wives – also the stranger who is in your camp, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water – that you may enter into covenant with the Lord your God, and into His oath, which the Lord your God makes with you today, that He may establish you today as a people for Himself, and that He may be God to you, just as He has spoken to you, and just as He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

I make this covenant and this oath, not with you alone, but also with him who stands here with us today before the Lord our God, as well as with him who is not here with us today (for you know that we dwelt in the land of Egypt and that we came through the nations which you passed by, and you saw their abominations and their idols which were among them – wood and stone and silver and gold); so that there may not be among you man or woman or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations, and that there may not be among you a root bearing bitterness or wormwood; and so it may not happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall have peace, even though I walk in the imagination of my heart’ – as though the drunkard could be included with the sober.

The Lord would not spare him; for then the anger of the Lord and His jealousy would burn against that man, and every curse that is written in this book would settle on him, and the Lord would blot out his name from under heaven. And the Lord would separate him from all the tribes of Israel for adversity, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this Book of the Law, so that the coming generation of your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a far land, would say, when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses which the Lord has laid on it: ‘The whole land is brimstone, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger and His wrath.’

All nations would say, ‘Why has the Lord done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?’ Then men would say: ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt; for they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods that they did not know and that He had not given to them. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book. And the Lord uprooted them from their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.’

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law (Deuteronomy 28:15 to Deuteronomy 29:29).”

America, I plead with you. Wake up before the gavel of judgment comes down! This is the picture of what is sure to come and all your comfortable pews and relaxing sofas will disappear. From the Titanic to WWI, from WWI to WWII and from WWII to this day, as we sit on the brink of WWIII, God has been blowing the trumpet to signal that the Day of Judgment is now at hand. The hands of the clock have nearly reached midnight.

Perhaps we are seeing a ray of hope in the trumpet call of Trump, in the heart of Carson, in the wisdom of Fiorina and in the unwillingness of Cruz to not just cruise along with Washington. Surely, the nation has an opportunity to once again rid itself of lies and cursedness. It all boils down to one thing. Will the hearts of the American people remain a sanctuary for evil and a place of hatred for the righteous or will they become a sanctuary for righteousness and a place of hatred for evil, which is coming against the goodness of the Lord God?