What Happens When Israel’s Rulers Transgress the Law?
Why we have problems in America or any Christian (or formerly Christian nation) is plainly stated in the Bible. As you read the Bible, when the Israelites first entered into Canaan land, there were a couple hundred years of vacillating between obedience and disobedience. When our ancestors were in disobedience, the enemy ruled over us. Then, after the death of Solomon, the kingdom was divided into two parts.
(2Ch 25:14) Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.
(2Ch 25:15) Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand?
The king refused to turn, so God brought war and trouble to the people.
(2Ch 28:1) Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father:
(2Ch 28:2) For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim.
(2Ch 28:3) Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
(2Ch 28:4) He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.
(2Ch 28:5) Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.
God, said in effect, that He delivered this disobedient king into the hands of the enemy. But who was slaughtered? The king? No, the people of Israel.
(2Ch 28:6) For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men; because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers.
It didn’t say that only those who were unrighteous were slain, nor was it just those who were cowards – as we read they were valiant men. They died because the king worshipped false gods. Now, think of today, our President and leaders in government are doing many, many things that are ungodly – things that we are not to do. This applies to other nations of Christendom, too.
(2Ch 28:8) And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.
We see that this brings great tribulation and great judgment upon the people.
We see that when the leader worships false gods it has an effect on the people. Now, don’t think that the President, Prime Minister or whomever, has to worship a stone idol, it also means having laws that are contrary to God’s laws, be it immigration, usury, or making any laws that are contrary to the Bible (and we have 1 million man-made laws). So, what the leader of the country does is very important.
Many Christians today think, well, I can live a Christian life in a heathen county and not be effected. Well, take a look at Israel in II Chronicles? Do you think that God has made an exception now? No!
Exposing false doctrine in the churches is good but those who follow it, including government leaders are, in effect, worshipping false gods. They might claim that they worship Jesus Christ, but if you compare their doctrines to those of the Bible, you’ll see that they do not. They are worshipping false gods under the guise of worshipping the true God.
Our government leaders have laws on economics, politics, foreign relations, warfare all based on their concept of religion – which is not Christian.
(2Ch 28:22) And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.
(2Ch 28:23) For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
The non-Christian things that our leaders are doing, their false religion – though they do not recognize it as such – is it brings ruin on our people.
We live under the New Covenant which is sealed by the blood of Christ, but we must look at the Old Covenant to see what we are to do when we disobey the Law and come under this Judgment.
(2Ch 21:5) Jehoram was thirty and two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
(2Ch 21:6) And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, like as did the house of Ahab: for he had the daughter of Ahab to wife: and he wrought that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD.
So, he walked after the manner of the kings of Israel.
Behold a great plague
(2Ch 21:11) Moreover he made high places in the mountains of Judah, and caused the inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit fornication, and compelled Judah thereto.
(2Ch 21:12) And there came a writing to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of David thy father, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father, nor in the ways of Asa king of Judah,
(2Ch 21:13) But hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring, like to the whoredoms of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father’s house, which were better than thyself:
(2Ch 21:14) Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:
(2Ch 21:15) And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.
Here we have the nation being smitten and even his own family.
What did the kings of Israel do that the King of Judah is doing? We read:
(1Ki 12:25) Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel.
(1Ki 12:26) And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
(1Ki 12:27) If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.
(1Ki 12:28) Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
(1Ki 12:29) And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
(1Ki 12:30) And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
He recognized that if the people actually went back to Jerusalem and worshipped the true God, then they would get inline with God’s Word and accept the ruler-ship of David’s throne over them. So, to prevent that, verse 28, the King made two calves of gold.
So, the King set up false gods for Israel to worship so he can retain control over them. This is very, very important if you want to know why we have problems today. If you examine the doctrines, the philosophy and the laws we have, this is so the leaders can retain control over us. They know that the ways of God. The New World Order people; the people in these secret societies, the people who like their current lifestyles know that they can only continue when the people are in disobedience.
In short, evil rulers know what to do to stay in power. I don’t mean just by force or other conventional means but by knowing the laws of God. They know that there is a God and that they can not break the power that He has, BUT they do know that by getting His People to rebel, the people are chastised. And when this happens, the evil rulers know that they are used by God to do the chastisement.
Explaining it in other words, one of the curses of God is that the people get in debt to the Lenders – but it’s the Lenders who make the money. God tells His people not to borrow money at interest, “The Borrower is a slave to the Lender.” And, “That thou shalt not lend on usury…” But if they do, they will suffer by it. The Money Changers want to make money by lending at usury; it’s easy money and they want to make their business on this. So, they know that God will use other people – the ‘stranger’ (which is themselves, the non-Israelites) – to be making the money.
The Edomites, as I call them, know that the Bible has rules of warfare – that is the very upper leaders know this. So, those who are in the arms business want to make ‘easy money’ and one way to do this is, to lie about the enemy, and to go half way across the world to go to war. This is NOT part of the rules of warfare in the Bible. But the Edomites know that if the people are told that ‘we should not have the church telling the State what to do,’ and, ‘that we are not under the Law,’ that they would get God’s People into disobedience; that His People will suffer and be casualties in the war. But THEY (God’s enemies) will be making the money. They make the money by selling arms and others make money by stealing the natural resources of the enemy nation. As you know God tells us that we shall not bear false witness and that we should not steal.
Back to the previous verses: Here the King set up false gods for the people to worship (breaking of the First Commandment) which puts the people into disobedience. This is exactly what the King wanted, so he can REMAIN in power. Think of our political leaders and what they do to remain in power!
Today we don’t have people worship stone or metal idols but we do have them break various laws of God. And when they do, we are punished but there is always some people (God’s enemies) that make the money and retain their power over the people.
In order to continue to make money and have power over the people the evil rulers need the people breaking the laws of God.
If we take the use of usury/interest, as an example, and if this was outlawed – which it should be under God’s laws – then the Banksters will not be able to make money this way. You also have millions of Christians who don’t want changes in the laws BECAUSE they make money via interest on their pensions and investments. This is not the way Yahweh, God wants us to make money. He calls this theft.
So, you can see how people will not want the nation to go back to biblical laws – including many Christians.
You can take abortion as another example. This is called murder by God, yet, there are people who make money off this – the abortion clinics. They would be out of business if this became illegal. Then, there would be those who sell the baby parts – some of which are used in cosmetics and even used in food. But that is another story.
Naturally, we are told other reasons that God’s laws should not be in use instead of the real reason, such as:
- God’s laws were done away with
- We should be a pluralistic society
- This is not a Christian nation
- We should have the will of the people decide (democracy)
- The Church should stay out of Politics
- It’s not politically correct
We are told every reason but the real one! The reason is, that if the people really knew the Bible, the Money Changers would be thrown out of the Temple.