|Isaiah 29:10 |
10 For the LORD has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, the prophets; and has covered your rulers, the seers.1
1 The Lord has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes, the prophets; and has covered your rulers, the seers.’ This happened to the Jews, for when the virgin had a child — the Messiah, the Immanuel — when that sign occurred, at the exact time as prophesied by Gabriel in the Book of Daniel, they were asleep and covered in their understandings. (All of this Chapter's footnotes regarding the Jews are taken from George Fox's writing, A Mirror for the Jews). Just as Israel fell from truth, so has Christendom been so twisted from its origins that now it approves of sin, tolerates sin, assures guilt-free sin, and proclaims sin to be unconquerable. And so God has closed the eyes of those in Christendom because they had no love for the truth or God, preferring to perpetuate their selfish lifestyle over repentance to please God.