Recently, a friend of mine posted this comment on Facebook:
“He opened Pandora’s Box through his bumbling “negotiations” and guess who is going to suffer the consequences?” (In reference to the Secretary of State John Kerry’s answer before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.) John Kerry recently conceded that Iran “may use weapons that it will acquire as a result of restrictions being lifted under the nuclear agrmeent to kill Americans and Israelis.”
Here is my reply to her comment:
“Last week I woke up one morning with this thought in my mind: Do not open a door that you cannot close.
Interesting, this image of a Pandora’s box!
It could certainly apply to any of us on the spiritual level, but when it happens with enough people in the nation, this is the result when at every level of society, men and women have tampered with the eternal laws of a just God and reaped what they have sown for more than half a century.
Some grievous offenses:
1. In 1963, the Supreme Court ordered official prayer and Bible reading out of public school.
2. In 1969, in New York City, a door was opened during the riot at the StoneWall Inn, a homosexual bar, now the White House is lit with the rainbow flag.
3. In 1973, the Roe versus Wade door was opened, now we are eating the fruit of that tree with the horrific display of the disgusting, repulsive display of the doctor discussing nonchalantly abortion procedures and filthy lucre during lunch without any sign of understanding of the gravity of the crimes committed againstGod and the babies.
4. Later, the removal of the Ten Commandments a door was opened; some people might say it was shut; now a statue of Satan is erected in a public place.
Doors in heaven will open from which the judgment of God will come. In Revelation 9:2 a door to the pit is opened and demonic creatures come out. Only the Lord Jesus can open doors that no one can shut and shut doors that no one can open.
“I will entrust him with your authority, And he will become a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Then I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder, When he opens no one will shut, When he shuts no one will open” (Isaiah 22:21b-22).
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: He who is holy, who is true, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens” (Revelation 3:7).
In the Old Testament, the LORD told us not to make alliances which are not His.
“Woe to the obstinate children,” declares the LORD, “to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin” (Isaiah 30:1).
Connecting the Dots
In reference to the homosexual riots at the STONE WALL INN I find it interesting that Solomon had this to say about it in Ecclesiates 10:8:
“He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.” What a coincidence!
The LORD throughout history has given us limits for our protection and well being. In spite of these warnings and God’s patience and mercy, in less than a century almost all the boundary stones have been removed.
Talking about “STONE WALLS”
Commentary Ecclesiastes 10:8 from Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible: He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it…This and the three following clauses are proverbial expressions, teaching men to be wise and cautious, lest by their conduct they bring mischief upon themselves; as it often is, the one that digs a pit for another, falls into it himself, as the wise man’s father before him had observed, psalm 7:15; as kings that lay snares for their people, and subjects that plot against their sovereign; or courtiers that form schemes for the rain of those that are in their way; or any man that devises mischief against another, frequently so it is, that the same befalls them; as Haman, who prepared a gallows for Mordecai, was hanged on it himself; and whoso breaketh an hedge a serpent shall bite him; which often lies hid in fences, in old walls, and rotten hedges (s), Amos 5:19; so he that breaks down the hedges and fences of kingdoms and commonwealths, and breaks through the fundamental laws of a civil constitution, and especially that transgresses the laws of God, moral or civil, may expect to smart for it.
Jarchi interprets this hedge of the sayings of their wise men, which those that transgress shall suffer death by the hand of heaven: but it would be much better to apply it to the doctrines contained in the Word of God, which are a hedge and fence to the church of God, and whoever transgress them will suffer for it; see 2 John 1:8. The Targum, by the “serpent” understands an ungodly king, who bites like a serpent, into whose hands such transgressors shall be delivered: and some have thought of the old serpent the devil, as Alshech, who deceived Adam and Eve. (s) Nicander apud Bochart. Hierozoic. par. 1. l. 1. c. 4. Colossians 26.
Several thousands of years of experience are not enough to remove the evil and the foolishness from the heart of man.
What’s to be done?
In the meantime, while waiting for the Lord to come and take us home, we can warn people from the soon coming Tribulation judgments that are going to engulf the earth and proclaim that the only solution to our problem is the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ, the door to the kingdom and the One who has the key and opens the door to let us in.
When the time was right, Noah entered the ark and the Lord God shut the door.
Something to ponder.