My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
To begin, I want to again mention my take on the two, contrasting women in Proverbs. There is the upright woman and the wicked woman. I believe that we can apply the characteristics of these women to other entities that are commonly represented as women within scripture, those being actual women either at an individual level or as a gender collectively, a nation, and the Christian church.
That being said, we could interpret this passage in many ways.
The thoughts that are foremost in my mind when reading this concern a takeover of the United States by ungodly women and their social movements—of which we see on the rise today, along with our Christian nation who is deceived by such social movements among other forms of antichristian corruption—of which we also see on the rise today.
With this in mind, consider the ways of the strange woman.
She is a smooth talker. Her words are sweet and palatable. However, for all her seeming to be good, her ending is “bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.” Her path leads to death.
We see so much of this today in our nation.
So many of our people are deceived by smooth talking. So many are deceived by lies and plots of destruction that are wrapped up in a guise of love. So many are divided against one another in unproductive ways through movements rooted in false accusations and slander, thereby the truly wicked are hidden in plain sight while we fight one another.
Those who would destroy our nation speak as if they love the poor, the minorities, the oppressed within the evils of Capitalism, and portray a sort of philanthropic persona that makes any who oppose seem to be hateful and unconcerned about the wellbeing of others.
What lies behind her veil of deceit?
The truth of the matter is utter disregard for the wellbeing of others. The truth of the matter is desire for control, to overthrow the remnants of goodness in our nation so that a new order can be established. The truth of the matter is coverup for mass-scale crimes of robbery, slavery, and murder. The truth of the matter is some of the greatest forms of hypocrisy, gaslighting, and projection ever to exist in this world.
There are many caught up in these movements who are very compassionate, humanitarians who see the evils of the opposition—and there are many problems to see.
Our nation is not spotless. Our economy is upheld by slavery in other parts of the world. There is great abuse of power in large corporations, and our medical system and educational system are wrought with problematic issues. Our nation is filled with ungodliness. Our media oozes fornication of all varieties, encourages violence, selfishness, destroys any semblance of good family life, and glamorizes all that is unholy.
However, it is not what is wrong with our nation that they try to destroy. Though they do stand against some forms of injustice, that is a mere cloak for what is really happening. What is really being destroyed is the remaining good in our nation, along with what remains of our Christian values. The values we did not properly uphold.
Time to be blunt. If we follow Marxist ideologies, or any form of Socialism or Communism, our way of life as a Christian nation will perish. Maybe it should. Though their means are evil, and we should not support them, we know that God is behind all things. Maybe the goodness that remains in our nation is no longer sufficient for God to keep our nation in-tact. Why would that be?
As mentioned in recent articles, the most important matter to consider is the Christian body. How is she? What evils does she perform for which God would chastise us and allow us to be overtaken by an enemy?
Our Christian body is filled with smooth and deadly talkers who soften the teachings of Jesus to make Christianity more palatable to a wicked generation. How sweet it is. How deadly. Many within the Christian body are in support of ungodly social movements. Many within the body seek worldly prosperity instead of prosperity in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Many within the body praise certain sins, such as fornication of all varieties—and she commits fornication with the evil powers of our nation as they line her purse with all manner of ungodly riches and popularity. Big-time television ministries and large mega-churches are a good example, however there is a trickle-down effect that is corrupting small-time ministries as well.
Though the evil powers of our nation once loved her and used her for their gain, have they not turned on her as it is written in Revelation? (See Revelation 17) They have begun to, and as mentioned a moment ago, any form of Communism will directly oppose any form of Christianity. Their teachings do not align with the teachings of Jesus whatsoever.
This softening of the Christian way removes the solid rock of Christ right out from under us and leads many straight to their death as we are corrupted by the very forces that will turn on us and destroy us. Hasn’t this happened before? Did this happen with Israel and Egypt, or was it the Assyrians or Babylonians? Someone refresh my memory please—and refresh yours too.
Our Christian body is also filled with sharp, divisive matters as mentioned recently. The sword of legalism is killing us. Divide and conquer, and use the Word of God to do so. Is this acceptable? No. Is it God’s will? Yes. Is this for our good ultimately? Yes. Should individuals come out of this? Yes. Why? We are doing just as the Northern and Southern tribes of Israel did long ago—and we will be conquered by the “Assyrians” and “Babylonians”—eventually welcoming that king of Babylon and the Great Whore of Mystery Babylon who will overtake any goodness that remains in our mainstream Christian nation.
Is this not God’s will? Is this not written? I know many do not understand scripture in general, much less Revelation. God sends us teachers and others to guide us, if we will listen.
As difficult as these times and the times to come might be, we can take comfort in knowing that God has ordained all of this. His word will be fulfilled, and all things are working together for our good. We will see the destruction wrought by a foolish nation and an unfaithful church, and as a result many will come out of their delusion and turn more fully to Jesus in truth.
If we genuinely love Jesus, though He chastises us as sons, we will find peace and consolation during His chastisement towards this ungodly nation and unfaithful church. Those who are not of us are uprooted, and our faith will shine all the brighter amidst persecution. Jesus will be glorified, and we who overcome and remain faithful to the end will be saved. As it is also written. He will raise us from the dead and all our enemies will see.
Our time to “come out of her my people” is already at hand in a sense of the meaning. Though the final application of the end times might be distant (or not, only the Father knows), we are always living in the last days. Even Paul the apostle wrote in those terms, “in these last days.”
We only have this life, and the matters we see now are nothing new—especially for our Christian body. We are always on our journey out and away from Christian corruption as we seek the Holy Land in spirit.
So, let us seek. Let us seek Jesus above all else, and when the veil is ripped away (I speak of the coming of antichrist and also the revealing of all the hidden wickedness in this world currently guised as goodness), the Lord of all the earth will keep us. Though we might suffer and die, we will live.
What about myself? I am not educated enough in matters of social ideologies, politics, and economics to speak out against these movements effectively, but there are many who are. I am thankful for their voices. However, as a Christian, I can be “simple concerning evil and wise in will doing” with the help of the Lord. There are certain things taking place that are simply wrong, regardless of the cause or supposed justification. I can say they are wrong, and I will not say otherwise.
However, that is not my calling. My calling is to edify the church so that we might better stand in this time and in the future—but a building that has much rot must be in part demolished. So, there is that too, and I don’t expect to be well received even though I love all of you, and greater and greater is my love for the church as Christ works in me.
All praise and glory to Jesus alone for continuing to work on such a heart as mine, and praise to Jesus alone for His wisdom, peace, and strength that He generously shares with all who seek Him with a sincere heart. Praise to Jesus for His mercy and His blood that was shed so that we can be forgiven of our unfaithfulness to His ways, but I also know there is a limit. There will be a time when there is “time no longer.” Until then, I work, if it is His will. I write this not to boast, but to make my intent clear.