Hear the Word of the Lord; Ye Rulers of Sodom
The following Scriptures are serious warnings to the fleshly rulers today: "Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom (flesh kings): Give ear unto the law of our God, you people (congregation) of Gomorrah (who walk after the flesh)" (Isa. 1:10). "Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! saith the Lord... Ye have scattered My flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings" (Jer. 23:1,2). "I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in My name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? Yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; which think to cause My people to forget My name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers have forgotten My name for Baal" (Jer. 23:25-27). "How is the faithful city become an harlot! It was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. Thy silver is become dross, thy wine (the word of God) mixed with water (watered down); Thy princes (leaders) are rebellious, and companions of thieves: everyone loveth gifts, and followeth after reward (greed)" (Isa. 1:21-23). "For they shall be ashamed of the oaks (strong men after the flesh) which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen. And the strong shall be as tow (something thrown away as refuse).., and they shall both burn." (Isa. 1:29, 31) "Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made... For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up... And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day" (Isa. 2:8, 12, 17). "Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?... O My people, they which lead thee cause you to err, and destroy the way of thy paths" (Isa.2:22, 3:12).
"I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evil doers, THAT NONE DOTH RETURN FROM HIS WICKEDNESS. They are all of them unto me as Sodom and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah" (Jer. 23:14). "They still say unto them that despise Me, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you ( there will be no judgment for your sins)" (Jer. 23:17). "But if they had stood in My counsel, and had cause my people to hear My words, then they should have turned them from their evil ways, and from the evil of their doings" (Jer. 23:22). "Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see.., but perceive not" (Isa. 6:9). "For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed" (Isa. 9:16). "They have dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they have begotten strange (illegitimate) children" (Hos. 5:7). "Woe to them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed" (Isa. 10:1). "And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? To whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory?" (Isa 10:3). "For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely (selfish motives)" (Jer. 6:13). "I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? Every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle" (Jer. 8:6).