This morning in prayer the LORD spoke something into my heart that stuck. He said, “Let your yes be yes and your no be no.”
I immediately recalled the passage from James that says these exact words. I knew immediately in the moment when I heard these words that they were being directed towards the politics and the politicians of this nation.
It has become acceptable, even en vogue for a politician to say one thing and do another. As a matter of fact, many of the American people have come to expect this behavior. Yet in treating the American people and the world in this manner they are only demonstrating where their alliances lie. If I say “yes” and mean no or say “no” but mean yes that can be simply defined as a lie.
Jesus defined clearly the origination of liars and of lies when He said in description of Satan, “When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” Do not many say these exact words of politicians? Do they not laugh as they say, “You know they are lying because their lips are moving?”
The LORD wants a nation and a people whose yeses are yeses and their nos are nos. To say one thing in public and do something else in private is the description of another word, “hypocrite.”
I believe I am called to share this message at this specific time in light of the foreign leader who gave a speech on American soil yesterday. Just because someone showed up for this speech did not mean that they were in support of what he was saying. It did not mean that they support Israel. It did not mean that they are committed to keeping the spirit of Haman from rising again. In fact, it seemed to me that many stood up simply so they would not stand out. They went through the motions even as their hearts are turned against Israel.
I watched an interview with out President which was conducted following Netanyahu’s speech and his words would lead one to believe that they do in fact stand with Israel. I have one question regarding this statement. What do their actions say?
So on this day I hear the LORD declaring that we must have leaders whose yeses are yeses and their nos are nos. I also hear Him declaring that we as a people must do the same. Let us be lovers of and speakers of the truth. Let us not accept it any other way. What did Jesus say? “You will know the TRUTH and the TRUTH will set you free.”
As an aside I want to add that there was one particular statement that stood out in Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech. He declared that even if no one would stand with Israel, they would stand alone. That is where he is wrong.
I would advise the Prime Minister to draw upon the history of his nation to recall the words of Elisha, “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” The heavenly host stands with Israel even if not for their sake but for the LORD’s sake. His word will be fulfilled. His people will never be driven out of the land again.
I stand with Israel. I hope you do too.
~ Mitch Salmon
Mitch Salmon is a follower of Jesus Christ and proclaimer of the Good News – The Gospel of Christ Jesus!