But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin. Hear this, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of Israel, who despise justice and distort all that is right; who build Zion with bloodshed, and Jerusalem with wickedness. Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they look for the LORD’s support and say, “Is not the LORD among us? No disaster will come upon us.” Micah 3:8-11 NIV
In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. All the nations may walk in the name of their gods, but we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.Micah 4:1-3, 5 NIV
How quickly we seem to forget The Word of The Lord through the Prophets of Old
How soon we remember when brought to our knees by the evil that lurks
Reigning, abounding in the hearts of those who will not learn from history.
There is nothing new under the sun, nothing unknown to God, nothing He cannot see
Before we think–anything–He knows it; whatever we mutter He hears
For He knows our thoughts from afar, He knows what’s in our hearts
And from the abundance of whatever lies within, the mouth speaks for all to hear.
If we think we can fool God, we do not know God; nor can we fool man for long
For whatever is hidden shall be exposed–for all the world to see,
By those with a heart and desire to serve The One True God–His messengers.
Waffling like a wave on the sea, roiling back and forth, revealing instability,
Promoting fear and hate and bigotry, trying to make nothing be something,
And ignoring what is–the reality of truth versus the delusion of lies,
Fed from within and believed by those who can see through the smokescreen,
The emperor has no clothes and the dictator no power, just gruff and anger.
But all hope is not destroyed, though there be many who try to kill it,
When we learn to trust in The Lord and live His Word, Hope remains
Love turns the tide for all who were in despair for fear and hate cannot abide,
In the nooks and crannies where love will thrive and joy survives.
No matter what things look like–God is yet in the business of taking care
Of His children, everywhere–no matter their skin tone or beliefs, their gender
Or economic status–He is One God–Who Created All, without Him, Nothing would exist.
Though there are some who will persist–hate rules the day and evil in others,
Projection–allowing things from within to color what we see in others,
And Delusion makes us believe our own lies to the point where we cannot see truth,
But truth and love will save the day, when we learn to do things God’s way.