Isa 2:6 LORD, you have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob, because they are filled with Eastern influences. They are fortunetellers like the Philistines, and they make deals with foreigners.
LORD, you have abandoned your people, the descendants of Jacob, Isaiah now addresses God Himself, where he had spoken to the Israelites in Vv 1-5.
You have abandonned : forsaken (KJV) Withdrawn your protection and given them over to calamites and judgment.
because they are filled with Eastern influences. They are full of the superstitutions from the East. They had been completely taken over by myths and lies from the East (margin has – more than the East). Their land was fillled with that which of antiquity which originated in the astrology, fortune – telling and soothsayers of Arabia, Persia and Chaldea.
Dan 2:1 During the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, he had some dreams. He was troubled, but he stayed asleep.
Dan 2:2 The king sent for the magicians, psychics, sorcerers, and astrologers so that they could tell him what he had dreamed. So they came to the king.
Deu 18:9 When you come to the land that the LORD your God is giving you, never learn the disgusting practices of those nations.
Deu 18:10 You must never sacrifice your sons or daughters by burning them alive, practice black magic, be a fortuneteller, witch, or sorcerer,
Deu 18:11 cast spells, ask ghosts or spirits for help, or consult the dead.
Deu 18:12 Whoever does these things is disgusting to the LORD.
They are fortunetellers like the Philistines, and they make deals with foreigners. (and with soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the brood of aliens.)(Jewish Publication Society Bible)
-they clasp hands with foreigners or they make deals with foreigners.
This could have been that they had married foreign wives which was prohibited or they had entered into forbidden alliances – military/matrimonial or even commercial.
For a people who had been instructed to keep themselves separated unto God and separate from foreign pagan influences they had now become a mixed race.
Even in the New Testament, Christians are instructed not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. We are instructed to”come out from among them and to touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you.”
You cannot dabble in witchcraft, sorcery and pagan practices and expect to have the blessing of God upon your land.
Canadian Woman Upset After Church Revokes Membership Over Unrepentant Lesbianism.
On Oct. 30, she received a letter from Deacon Chairman Tim Wagner, who advised that because she had repeatedly rejected the counsel of others and had chosen to live in disobedience to the Bible, the church would have to exercise biblical church discipline and revoke her membership status until she repents.
“It was brought to our attention that you have chosen to live in disobedience to the Scriptures, specifically disregarding the warning of 1 Corinthians 6:9, in spite of repeated efforts by other believers in your life, including other Calvary leadership and finally our pastoral staff,” the letter stated.
“Kim, we are exercising our responsibilities to follow the biblical instructions toward the goal of your repentance and full restoration to your walk with Christ and His Church fellowship (1 Corinthians 5:4-5),” it continued. “It is a very serious matter to remove a member for discipline as you will note in the 1 Corinthians 5:5 text, and our hearts are broken over it.”
The correspondence urged Mills once more to heed the Holy Spirit and to turn away from sin.