One of the marvelous mysteries of the Bible is its ability to provide multiple applications from one passage. Isaiah 59 is primarily directed at Israel but has obvious overtones toward any nation that forgets God. Under present political circumstances, it seems salient to first consider the effects before examining the cause. “Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men” (Isaiah 59:9-10).
The Democratic impeachment inquiry proceedings are being held in secret, closed-door, subterranean cavities of shadowy sabotage. The light of due process has been extinguished in favor of placating the demons of darkness. The explanation of Scripture transcends all others: “and this is the condemnation, that light (speaking of Jesus Christ) is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God” (John 3:19-21). The Dems know that an appropriate amount of sunshine would kill the bacteria they continue to juggle in their nefarious test tubes. The message is clear…anyone who avoids light - spiritual, political, physical or psychological - has a problem with their deeds. We are reminded that the first act of creation was the formation of light. “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from darkness” (Genesis 1:3,4). Those who prefer darkness are usually up to no good. Cockroaches come to mind!
Darkness has been the historical enemy of truth and justice: “None calleth for justice, or any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey; and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgement” (Isaiah 59:4,14,15). When truth and justice have been sacrificed upon the altar of political expediency, those who seek to do the right thing, individually or for others, become a sought after prey. The hunter’s quiver hosts arrows of slander, lies, deceit, trickery and chicanery. The chosen shaft is determined by ultimate perceived damage.
Although the symptoms are almost endless, it’s imperative to uncover the root cause of this insanity. God immediately puts His finger (the same one that wrote the Ten Commandments – Exodus 31:18) on the problem. “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2). The first indictment leveled is their appetite for violence: “Their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their path” (Isaiah 59:6b, 7).
The Left has long perpetuated violence against the unborn, supposing that God remains ambivalent. Attitudes that create sanctuary cities deliberately justify rape and murder when the guilty are illegal residents. And most recently, the Dems whine and moan about the pullout of our troops in the Middle East. They have long been the party opposed to “endless wars.” But when action is initiated by Donald Trump to bring our people home, hypocrisy demands they remain in harm’s way. To be sure, the Democratic Party is more than willing to tolerate violence if it serves their political ambitions. By necessity, truth and justice suffer when brutality, terrorism, bloodshed, destructiveness, and murder become an accepted part of society’s fabric. It would be fascinating to watch the media go spastic if the Republicans began to refer to the Dems as “the party of violence.” Let the facts speak for themselves.
Lies multiplied require revolt (impeachment): “..In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood” (Isaiah 59:13). A search of the universe could not render a better running commentary on “the swamp” than the one found in Isaiah 59.
Lest we give up hope, the first verse of the chapter introduces a positive possibility: “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear.” The Lord is simply waiting to see if His people continue to allow truth to fall in the street!