Their Foot Shall Slide in Due Time
By David J. Stewart
“To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.” —Deuteronomy 32:35
I recently read Jonathan Edwards’ (1703-1758) powerful sermon, SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD. Although I had read his sermon numerous times before, I had never given much attention to the particular Scripture he chose for his sermon—Deuteronomy 32:35, the phrase… “Their foot shall slide in due time.” That’s an interesting statement God made… “Their foot shall slide in due time.” And so it shall be!
I couldn’t help but think of all the evil in society today, people’s indifference towards wickedness, and how morally bankrupt the United States has become. Woe unto America! America is a sin-loving nation. The very fact that Las Vegas is promoted as "sin city" is blatant evidence of America's love for sin. God bless America? In your dreams! Pray Not For This People! Our foot shall slide as a nation in due time.
Everywhere we turn, Godless heathens are prospering in today’s society. It is disturbing to say the least. King David was also frustrated by the “prosperity of the wicked”…
“For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked… Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. Surely thou didst set them in SLIPPERY PLACES: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors” (Psalm 73:3,17-19).
With the Lord’s help, David eventually realized that the prosperity of the wicked is only temporal and that their day of reckoning will come “in a moment!” Notice that David said God has placed the wicked in “SLIPPERY PLACES.” THEIR FOOT SHALL SLIDE IN DUE TIME just as God said in Deuteronomy 32:35!!! The days of the wicked are numbered, then their doom and destruction.
The Bible proclaims in Ecclesiastes 3:1,17… “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven… God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.” In due season, God will judge the wicked. They will cease from their evil ways. There won't be anymore casino gambling, houses of sin, dirty bookstores, brothels, night clubs or taverns. God will punish them according to their works, casting the unsaved into the Lake of Fire forever (Revelation 20:11-15). Their foot shall slide in due time.
God will execute justice! God will also judge the righteous (2nd Corinthians 5:10; Romans 12:19; 14:12; 1st Thessalonians 4:6). No one is going to get away with anything. “Their foot shall slide in due time.”
"There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up" (Proverb 30:13)
The arrogance and confidence of the wicked shall cease...
"The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day ... 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 he shall be brought low ... And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled" (Isaiah 2:11,12; 5:15).
The immorality will stop. The lascivious filth of Country Music Television will end. There's not a bigger bunch of hypocrites than Country music artists. “Their foot shall slide in due time.”
Madonna, Elton John, Miley Cyrus, Toby Keith, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey, Faith Hill, Gene Simmons, Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, George W. Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Marsha Stevens, Hugh Hefner, the Olsen twins, Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger, Carrie Underwood, Beyonce Knowles, Robert Schuller, the Pope, Barack Hussein Obama, and thousands more wicked influential people and power figures… “Their foot shall slide in due time.”
The rebellion of the American feminist will end. Judgment will be swift and severe. God will judge every wife who divorces her husband. Divorce is a horrible sin which God hates... “Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD” (Jeremiah 3:20). Divorce is a sin that perpetuates for a lifetime. Woe unto those rebellious wives who divorce. “Their foot shall slide in due time.”
The whorish lifestyle of Hollywood will stop. The fornicating and adultery will come to a sudden end. “Beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit” (Jude 1:17-19). The pleasures of sin can only last so long until death and judgment overtake the wicked. “Their foot shall slide in due time.”
May I say to every woman who has had an abortion, and to every abortion provider, and to every abortion doctor, and to every Supreme Court judge who sinfully ruled in favor of abortion, and to every person involved in any capacity with protecting abortion rights… God said, “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13). The shedding of innocent blood will one day cease. The cries from the grave of innocent aborted children will be avenged... “What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground” (Genesis 4:10). The arrogance of the wicked judge will be no more. The haughtiness of the insane feminist will be gone. “Their foot shall slide in due time.”
Hell awaits the wicked. Repeatedly the Bible warns that God will punish Christ-rejecters with a vengeance… “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction…” (2nd Thessalonians 1:8,9). Yet, skeptics today attempt to explain away Scriptures which plainly teach the imminent judgment, hellfire and eternal damnation of the wicked. Woe unto the unbelieving Modernist.
The foot of those who corrupt the Bible shall slide. The warning from God's Word is clear for those who corrupt and pervert the holy Bible... “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you” (Deuteronomy 4:2). It is a horrible sin to alter the Word of God. Numerous publishers, such as Zondervan, have sold their souls to Satan to make a buck and are leading the way in Bible corrupting, "...which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction" (2nd Peter 3:16). “Their foot shall slide in due time.”
Truly, if we were to receive immediately from God what we all deserve, the ground would open up and swallow us whole into the fires of Hell. The average American today is saturated with sinful arrogant pride, extremely thin-skinned and so easily offended. We are living in a society of big babies and spoiled brats. Walt Disney's concept of a “princess” is more resemblant of a spoiled brat. Walt Disney is influencing young girls to dance and dress worldly, as found in the Godless nightclubs. Miley Cyrus (aka, Hannah Montana) is a disgrace upon America, the epitome of everything that a young girl SHOULDN'T become. Hannah Montana is arrogant, worldly, sassy, sensual, rebellious, immodestly clothed, disrespectful, imprudent and Godless. Woe unto the Cyrus family. “Their foot shall slide in due time.”
The blatant wickedness and horrendous crimes being perpetrated by The White House administration (Democrat and Republican alike) will come to a sudden end when the Lord returns. Woe unto America for invading Iraq! America as a whole is responsible for what OUR leaders do in OUR name and with OUR money. It is OUR business! God's Law forbids bearing false witness against our neighbors in Iraq (Exodus 20:16), killing the innocent in Iraq (Exodus 20:13) and stealing Iraq's oil (Exodus 20:15). We are guilty on all counts! Yet, America's apostate churches support OUR troops in their ongoing escapade to kill, conquer and steal from the Iraqi people. Where is justice? What if it were China invading America on the basis of lies, killing our fathers and sons who fight to defend America, and then steal our natural resources? Would we still support the troops??? Why do America's churches support tyranny? I love America and hate Communism as much as anybody; but what we've done in Iraq is evil. Our loyalty must first and foremost be to God and His Word.
Interestingly, the Bible likens the life we live with our feet. In Romans 10:15 we are told, “And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” What a precious Scripture. For those who reject Jesus as their Christ and live in wickedness, God has set their feet in “slippery places”... “For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked… Surely thou didst set them in SLIPPERY PLACES: thou castedst them down into destruction” (Psalm 73:3,18). Are your feet beautiful in the eyes of God, or are they set upon slippery places?
Proverb 1:16 states, “For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.” Proverb 4:26 admonishes, “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.” Psalm 119:105 proclaims... “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Our foot cannot slide from a slippery place if we are standing upon the Word of God.
Although God is a vengeful God; He is also a holy and merciful God, willing to pardon those who sincerely acknowledge their guilt of sin and believe upon the Lord Jesus to be forgiven. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus came into the world to save sinners (1st Timothy 1:15); but the rich and self-righteous arrogantly reject Him (Matthew 9:12). There is NO salvation apart from the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6). Salvation is of the Lord (Acts 4:10-12; 10:43).
“For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked… Surely thou didst set them in SLIPPERY PLACES: thou castedst them down into destruction. How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors” (Psalm 73:3,18,19).
"Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it" (ISAIAH 5:15) ...
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