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FALSE REFUGES! (1 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
I want to speak to you today on FALSE REFUGES, refuges
of lies as mentioned in Isaiah 28:17. "We have made
LIES our refuge, and under FALSEHOOD have we hid
ourselves. The warning comes from God.
You know, a lying refuge or false refuge is something
people trust in that will fail them in their hour of
danger. A false refuge. Israel was trusting in false
refuges in the days of Isaiah. God by His Holy Spirit
spoke by the prophet to the people, and we read in
verse 14, "Wherefore, hear the Word of the Lord, ye
scornful men, that rule this people which is in
So these words come from God directly. "Because ye
have said, We have made a covenant with death, and
with hell are we in agreement. When the overflowing
scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us,
for we have made lies our refuge and under falsehood
have we hid ourselves."
(That is what THEY said.) Then GOD speaks. "Therefore
saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a
foundation a Stone, a tried Stone, a precious
Cornerstone, a sure Foundation. He that believeth
shall not make haste."
Then God says also, "Judgment also will I lay to the
line, and righteousness to the plummet, and the hail
shall sweep away the refuge of lies and the waters
shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant
with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement
with hell shall not stand. When the overflowing
scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden
down by it."
Notice what THEY said. Then notice what GOD said. I
call your attention to verse 17. "The hail shall sweep
away the refuge of lies and waters shall overflow the
It is like people who hide in a cave on the edge of
the river, and then the river overflows and sweeps
into the cave and the people are drowned. A lying
refuge, then, is something people trust in that will
fail them in their ...
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