Isaiah 3:9 – They Proclaim Their Sin

Gary W. Ritter

(Isaiah 1-3; Galatians 2)

The first several chapters of Isaiah read as if God could be speaking to us today.  God called Isaiah to proclaim Israel’s sin so as to awaken the people to their danger of imminent judgment.  He cared deeply for His children Israel, but they were indifferent.  By this time in their history, God’s Chosen People had perfected the art of turning away from Him.  They had mastered the means by which to anger God and bring His wrath upon themselves, and they never learned from it.  We’re all familiar with an analog wave sign that is like a series of mountains and valleys.  It rises and falls only to rise again and fall again, repeating this pattern indefinitely.  This is a picture of Israel and her relationship with Yahweh.

We have to ask, which came first?  Faith or failure?  Was it the top of the rise of the analog signal (faith) or was it the bottom (failure)?  Since this behavior of Israel was seemingly never-ending as to her repetitive behavior leading to this series of ups and downs in her existence, it probably doesn’t matter.  What we do know is that from a position of strength in believing and obeying God, she always turned from Him.  In choosing to reject Him and His mercy, Israel bought God’s anger and brought destruction upon herself.  When she realized her mistake, while wallowing in the pit of despair for having vexed the Lord, He would rescue her and place her on a high pedestal once more in His good graces.

By the time Isaiah prophesied to Judah, the nation had turned its back on God once more.  So deep were her sinful ways that Isaiah likened the city of Jerusalem to that of Sodom and Gomorrah, as we see in Isaiah 1:10:

Hear the word of the Lord,

    you rulers of Sodom!

Give ear to the teaching of our God,

    you people of Gomorrah!

We see this same analogy during the Tribulation when Israel’s sins have heaped up to such a disgusting level, and God’s wrath is pouring out.  Antichrist has come and Israel is all-in with who he is.  She has forsaken God and tuned out the Word of the two witnesses preaching 1,260 days in Jerusalem before Antichrist kills them.  And so Revelation 11:8 tells us:

… and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified.

What is it that Israel has done to raise God’s fury to such a level that He would declare Jerusalem on a par with the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah?  The prophet articulates many sins, but Isaiah 3:9 is a good example:

For the look on their faces bears witness against them;

    they proclaim their sin like Sodom;

    they do not hide it.

Woe to them!

    For they have brought evil on themselves.

Do you know what is the most “gay” city in the world?  It’s Tel Aviv.  So desperately do the secular Jews desire to be loved by the world that the people in this city have wholeheartedly embraced the sin that God disdains and calls an abomination.  Their “pride” is on full display; their parades flaunt this and are like poking a stick in God’s eye.

Look at how God laments about this behavior in Isaiah 3:12:

My people—infants are their oppressors,

    and women rule over them.

O my people, your guides mislead you

    and they have swallowed up the course of your paths.

But Israel didn’t listen then and they certainly aren’t hearing Yahweh voice His displeasure now.

The iniquities of Israel are no stranger to the rest of the world or to us in America.  As Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 1:9:

What has been is what will be,

    and what has been done is what will be done,

    and there is nothing new under the sun.

Sin, evil, and abomination aren’t limited to any one people or geographic area.  They are the hallmark of the human condition.  When God speaks through the prophet in Isaiah 3:16, He is describing that which has gone on for thousands of years and is rife today everywhere we look:

The Lord said:

Because the daughters of Zion are haughty

    and walk with outstretched necks,

    glancing wantonly with their eyes,

mincing along as they go,

    tinkling with their feet,

Pride in aberration has always been, and it will continue to be, until God finally destroys it.  Several times in Isaiah’s first three chapters he states that “in that day” God will act and things will change drastically.  Despite Israel’s rejection of the Lord, and notwithstanding the refusal of most of the world to revere and honor Him, He will redeem both.  He lifts up Israel at the time of the end and all peoples on the earth will rejoice.  Consider this famous verse of Isaiah 2:4:

He shall judge between the nations,

    and shall decide disputes for many peoples;

and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,

    and their spears into pruning hooks;

nation shall not lift up sword against nation,

    neither shall they learn war anymore.

Jesus will rule and reign personally when He sits on His throne in Jerusalem during His Millennial Kingdom.  Peace will come to mankind because of His direct intervention.  Wars will be a thing of the past; so will the abominable behavior that has infuriated God forever.

This encroaching darkness that personifies lawlessness around the globe will have its day during the Tribulation.  The wicked will cheer when God removes His people in the Rapture.  Why?   No longer will the evil ones have to hear those who follow Christ speak of sin.  They can transgress against the Lord all they want, clutching it to their breasts, and loving its forbidden pleasures for a season.  But that embrace of idolatry and sexual immorality, and all the other ways that people disgrace themselves in God’s presence, will end – horribly, I might add.

Knowing this, we who love the Lord need to seek Him even more in these treacherous days.  It’s easy to be discouraged by the words and actions of those around us, even by the afflictions we may suffer.  However, we must remember these troubles are light and temporary.  Think of the alternative!  Those who hate God will spend eternity in torment.  What is a little suffering on our part today?

As the song proclaims:

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Look full, in his wonderful face

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim

In the light of his glory and grace.

That is our hope because it’s God’s promise.  Let’s cling tight to this assurance and do all we can to remain faithful to the end.


[Author Note: Briefly, I want to set the stage for you as to the nature of most of my articles in this season.  Each year I read the Bible through completely at least once – that has been my practice since I came to the Lord in 2005.  I remain astounded at what God has done in my life because of that discipline!  Each day I read from both the Old and New Testaments.  I choose a verse from one of those passages and write my commentary and reflection based on that.  In the title of my article, you’ll see the verse I chose.  In addition, you’ll see the reading for that day if you’d like to follow along with greater context.]

Gary W. Ritter is a lay pastor, Bible teacher, and prolific author.  His Whirlwind Series comprises three books: Sow the Wind, Reap the Whirlwind, and There Is A Time.  These books are contained in the collected volume of the Whirlwind Omnibus.  Gary has been given the Christian Redemptive Fiction award for three novels: The Tattooed Cat, Alien Revelation, and for his collaboration with Terry James in writing The Minion Protocols, the third book in James’ Second Coming Chronicles.  Earlier this year Gary released a four-volume set of Awaken Bible Study Notes that comment verse-by-verse through Scripture from a Biblical prophetic lens.  He is currently editing a sequel to Alien Revelation called Alien Zombie Plague, which he plans to release later in the fall of 2021.  Recently, Gary wrote a novella for the new Kindle Vella platform.  That story is called Tribulation Rising: Seal Judgments – The Coming Apocalypse.  This seven-part short work can be found at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099Z462WD.  Each day this year Gary has been writing commentary and reflections based on his reading through the Bible in a year.  The intent in all his writings is to bring a strong Christian witness to what people read.  You can see all his books and blog articles and reach him at his website: www.GaryRitter.com or his Facebook Author page:  https://www.facebook.com/gritter3390.  You can also see his older video Bible teachings on his Gary Ritter YouTube channel – look for the fish symbol, and more recently on Rumble on his Awaken Bible Prophecy channel: https://rumble.com/c/c-783217.

US Flight Surgeon Demands Pentagon Ground Jabbed Pilots: PROOF that the Medical Community Knows that the Jabs are Toxic and People (like Pilots) are Suddenly Dying from Them

If this is not proof of the dangers of the Covid jabs, then I just don’t now what it will take for the glassy-eyed zombies to finally admit that the jabs are killing people – many people.

From aviationnewz.com

US Flight Surgeon Demands Pentagon Ground Jabbed Pilots


Whistleblower Flight Surgeon explains how dozens of healthy pilots have been plagued with severe adverse reactions from the experimental jab.

Claims three pilots diagnosed with pulmonary embolism put into ICU within 48 hours of taking shot at Ft. Hood.An Army flight surgeon is recommending that the Pentagon grounds all pilots who took the COVID shot due to their risk of cardiac episodes during flight and other documented adverse reactions.

flight surgeon demands pentagon ground jabbed pilots

Flight surgeon demands pentagon ground jabbed pilots

Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Long, a Brigade Surgeon for the 1st Aviation Brigade Ft. Rucker, explained in an affidavit drafted under the Military Whistleblower Protection Act how perfectly healthy pilots have been suffering a myriad of adverse side effects, including myocarditis.


“I personally observed the most physically fit female Soldier I have seen in over 20 years in the Army, go from Collegiate level athlete training for Ranger School, to being physically debilitated with cardiac problems, newly diagnosed pituitary brain tumor, thyroid dysfunction within weeks of getting vaccinated,” Long testified in the affidavit.

“Several military physicians have shared with me their firsthand experience with a significant increase in the number of young Soldiers with migraines, menstrual irregularities, cancer, suspected myocarditis and reporting cardiac symptoms after vaccination. Numerous Soldiers and DOD civilians have told me of how they were sick, bed-ridden, debilitated, and unable to work for days to weeks after vaccination. I have also recently reviewed three flight crew members’ medical records, all of which presented with both significant and aggressive systemic health issues.”

flight surgeon demands pentagon ground jabbed pilots

Flight surgeon demands pentagon ground jabbed pilots

Long then described how several service members at Fort Hood were injured and even killed shortly after taking the jab.

“Today I received word of one fatality and two ICU cases on Fort Hood; the deceased was an Army pilot who could have been flying at the time. All three pulmonary embolism events happened within 48 hours of their vaccination. I cannot attribute this result to anything other than the Covid 19 vaccines as the source of these events. Each person was in top physical condition before the inoculation and each suffered the event within 2 days post vaccination.”

“Correlation by itself does not equal causation, however, significant causal patterns do exist that raise correlation into a probable cause; and the burden to prove otherwise falls on the authorities such as the CDC, FDA, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. I find the illnesses, injuries and fatalities observed to be the proximate and causal effect of the Covid 19 vaccinations.”

Long then urged Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to ground all pilots who received the COVID injection. “In accordance with the foregoing, I hereby recommend to the Secretary of Defense that all pilots, crew and flight personnel in the military service who required hospitalization from injection or received any Covid 19 vaccination be grounded similarly for further dispositive assessment,” she said.

“I must and will therefore ground all active flight personnel who received the vaccinations until such time as the causation of these serious systemic health risks can be more fully and adequately assessed,” Long added.

Active-duty soldiers have about three months to get both doses of the COVID-19 injection or face a possible discharge from the force, the Army announced last week.

Many service members are nevertheless refusing to take the injection, and some already quit the military over its draconian vaccine mandates.

Active-duty soldiers have about three months to get both doses of the COVID-19 injection or face a possible discharge from the force, the Army announced last week.

Many service members are nevertheless refusing to take the injection, and some already quit the military over its draconian vaccine mandates. Source

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