"And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied by Baal and caused My people Israel to err. Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they also strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns back from his wickedness. All of them are like Sodom to Me, and her inhabitants like Gomorrah. Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets: 'Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall; for from the prophets of Jerusalem profaneness has gone out into all the land.'" Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; they speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the LORD. They continually say to those who despise Me, 'The LORD has said, "You shall have peace" '; and to everyone who walks according to the imagination of his own heart, 'No evil shall come upon you.'" --- Jeremiah 23:13-17
President George Bush at times seems to want to wear the mantle of a prophet. Recently he stressed the fact that history will prove that we did the right thing (or rather read, ‘George Bush did the right thing.’) by getting deeply involved in Iraq.
On the President’s part there is clearly an unwillingness to face both the bog of quicksand in which we find ourselves deeply mired in Iraq and the real reason for this deplorable circumstance!
Furthermore, as the nation’s #1 elected leader he has shown no sense of alarm nor even a hint of concern over the ethical, moral, and spiritual corruption that has brought us to the very brink of national collapse!
History is much more likely to record the United States as a nation richly blessed by Almighty God at its beginning and during many decades following that miraculous beginning. But in the latter years of its existence will be the tragic record of increased chastisements and ultimate judgment at the hands of the God it professed to trust as inscribed on coins and currency. This will be solely due to the fact that the majority of its elected officials, religious leaders, and citizens adopted a very deadly mindset which said, “What is purported to be God’s special revelation to us (the holy Scriptures) really is not so and we don’t have to pay any serious attention to it! We alone are the arbiters of what is right and wrong and will personally determine how we live and relate to each other.”
Yes indeed -- something for every spiritually sensitive person to bear in mind -– Bush the “prophet” would have been very much at home among a group of which it was said a long time ago,
“Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and note it on a scroll, that it may be for time to come, forever and ever: that this is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of the LORD; who say to the seers, "Do not see," and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us right things; speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits. Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us." Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel: "Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perversity, and rely on them, therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, a bulge in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant.” And He shall break it like the breaking of the potter's vessel, which is broken in pieces; He shall not spare. So there shall not be found among its fragments a shard to take fire from the hearth, or to take water from the cistern." --- Isaiah 30:8-14
"I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings. --- Jeremiah 23:21,22