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LORD [Yahovah] hath mingled [macak] a
perverse [`av`eh] spirit [ruwach] in the midst [qereb]
thereof: and they have caused Egypt [Mitsrayim]
to err [ta`ah] in every work [ma`aseh] thereof, as a drunken [shikkowr] man staggereth [ta`ah] in
his vomit [qe']. KJV-Interlinear
14 The Lord
has mixed within her a spirit of distortion; They have led Egypt astray in all
that it does, As a drunken man staggers in his vomit. NASB
The word for mingle, ‘macak,’ means to mix something, such as a drug or alcohol, in to a food or a drink in order to make the food or drink, more intoxicating, more hallucinogenic, more powerful, more commanding in the minds of those who consume it. And this is what is meant here by the Lord mingling in, a perverse spirit.
The spirit of perverseness is all of the non-truthful ideas and philosophies, and opinions that exist in the world, and generally are promoted by national leaders, celebrities, and certainly the common folks who fall for the false ideas.
Since bible doctrine is the source and foundation of all truth, then the absence of truth yields all perverseness and screwball and weirdness of ideas and false beliefs.
And when people choose to reject truth, then God in His graciousness, allows them to believe whatever they want to believe, even if those ideas are wrong.
This by their own free will, people lead themselves astray. God never forces anyone in the wrong direction.
This is further described by the drunken person who staggers in their own vomit. And this is not someone who has had only a couple of drinks, but someone who has been filthy drunk, stinking drunk continually during their life. They have no clue as to their own nature or situation. They do not even know that they have puked and are wallowing in their own vomit. That is how far away from reality that people can get, when they ignore, are indifferent to, or reject bible doctrine.
Do not study bible doctrine, and you’ll never learn it and eventually you will never realize how far down you have fallen in life.
And as long as you continue in your pretense or indifference or active rejection, God will permit you to keep on falling further and further into the pit of delusion, until your life is very much a sober symbol of a drunk wallowing in his vomit. Pleasant thought for tonight's dreams, don’t you think?
And, just as a drunk cannot make a decent or sober decision, then so too, the person without doctrine cannot discern or see life as it really is. They will thus destroy their own life and nation.
But then, all nations that are led by naïve leaders, and supported by naïve citizens, will end up, sooner or later, in absolute ruin.
And this prophecy paints the picture of just how bad it will get during those final years of history, and more important, why.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.