Isaiah1:7 “Your country is a desolation; Your cities are consumed with fire; your soil – right before your eyes-foreigners are devouring it, and it’s a desolation-a very overthrow by foreigners”.
Daniel11:23 “And they who make the people wise, will impart understanding to the many…” 12:10 “And many shall purify themselves and be made white and refined, but the lawless will (continue to)act lawlessly and none of the lawless shall understand – but they who make wise shall understand.”
Amos 3:7 “Surely my Lord Yahweh will do nothing EXCEPT HE HAVE DISCLOSED HIS SECRET UNTO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS”.
The word Irishmen of the title is not meant to be literally interpreted or understood, rather, it is the well known nature or character of Irishmen that is meant. The Irish are known to be of strong temperament, fiercely independent, and very protective of their kin and kindred. Caste speaks of a special group of individuals who can be identified by the nature described above, who are described in the Bible passages above as wise ones and prophets.
Most professing christianity doesn’t believe that prophets are “for today”. If they do, he has to fit in with their theology which says, in short,” the Bible is the final word of God and God doesn’t speak to men today like he did in ancient times because we have the Bible”, or,” If there are prophets, he has to speak and adhere to the literal words in the book – not adding or taking away therefrom,” or “Jesus and the apostles were the final prophets”, and “once the canon of scripture was completed it became the final authoritative word and we need no other”, therefore, “anyone who claims to be a prophet is a liar and of the devil”.
A prophet’s words may be heard or read by a varied and diverse people. Some may be professing christians, others may be agnostics, even athiests, or some who have no opinion either way. Even though many will hear or see his words, only a few will actually heed and do, and the latter only the remnant will do. Those who heed and do identify themselves as called and chosen, hence the remnant.
Jesus initially had many followers in his earthly sojourn, but as time went on his words seemed to be those of a deranged person – someone who was mentally defective, saying such things as,”destroy this temple and in 3 days I will raise it up!”, or, “except you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you have no life in you”, and many other such “wacko” things. Eventually he was left with only the 12 and as he said, even one of those was a devil. These were representative of the remnant who have been given eyes to see and ears to hear. The rest; ie, the multitudes, were dull of hearing and blinded.
Thus it is in this present evil age – the age of the filling up of evil or lawlessness. It is somewhat amazing that we have laws piled upon laws in this country and their books of rules and regulations are amazingly thick, heavy and ponderous, and no one can understand them, and those who sign them and pass them into law have never read them, and how ironic it is that at this time in it’s history, this government and many of the people ARE THE MOST LAWLESS THAT HAS EVER EXISTED ON THE PLANET! The people before the flood and Sodom and Gomorrah are nothing compared to this ungodly rebellious people!
The reason for this is of course because the adversary, who is running this show behind the scenes’ time is short. He’s been kicked out so to speak, and can’t appear in God’s presence as he did during Job’s time. Because of Jesus’ overcoming and resurrection, the former has had the door slammed in his face, or to put it in a more humorous vein, “don’t let the door hit you in the fanny on the way out!” For those who need Bible proof of this, except for the humor, read Rev. 12:9.
For those who are of the religious, pharasaical bent who don’t believe prophets are for today and believe they already know all there is to know, like their ancient relatives did, will go off into great tribulation which is the great trial being sent to try all them who dwell on the earth, and who stop their ears like Stephens stoners, against TRUTH.
To be continued….