Tripping through innocent blood and massacres

In the year 2021 we are witnessing millions of lives snuffed out by a virus. Alongside this there are civilian homicides, many of which are multiple fatality events using guns designed for the battlefield. It is not likely that we are going to see American or Chinese weapons of war turned into farm implements, providing food for earth’s billions.The prophets’ vision seems more likely to be realized by Israel and Russia and her allies.

Instructions and Warnings

That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance, and [so] blood be upon thee. Deut. 19:10

[If] ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Jer. 7:6

Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place. Jer. 22:3

Wise Reflections

And shed innocent blood, [even] the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. Ps. 106:38

A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, Prov. 6:17

Cases and Convictions

Moreover Manasseh [king of Judah] shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD. 2Kgs. 21:16

And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon. 2Kgs. 24:4

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction [are] in their paths. Isa. 59:7

But thine eyes and thine heart [are] not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do [it]. Jer. 22:17

Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence [against] the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. Joel. 3:19

Then he said to me, “The guilt of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of blood, and the city full of injustice. For they say, ‘The LORD has forsaken the land, and the LORD does not see.’ Ezekiel. 9:9

The global expectation from three prophets

Isaiah says, He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Chapter 2 verse 4)
Joel says, ​Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, “I am a warrior.” |(chapter 3 verse 10)
Micah says, He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore; (chapter 4 verse 3)

Let the bloodthirsty continue their rampage in the name of national and personal self-defence, but a constitutional right to bear arms cannot be justified when innocent people, children in school included, lose their lives at an alarming rate. For the impenitent there is only rage and anguish. What goes around comes around! What the Scriptures say about the mighty generals and the engine of their wealth must be soberly considered