The era leading up to Judah’s Babylonian captivity was overwhelmingly corrupt. There were many warning signs that typified their downward spiral. If we study them, we can see the same things happening in our world today. Isaiah pointed out a lot of the warning signs by God’s direction and offered Judah several opportunities to repent, just as God does for people in our time. In Isaiah 28, the prophet exposed the operations of the rulers of Jerusalem, who were the same type of globalist rulers and fake Zionists operating today–
Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at 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:
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
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. …
For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it. …
Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth. Isaiah 28:14-18, 20, 22
When a society is declining, it is marked by rulers who make agreements with death and hell, falsely believing such agreements will preserve their power and their lives. They then use lies and falsehoods as cover for their actions. All of this speaks to the fact a good number of rulers in Isaiah’s day were Luciferian, just as they are today, since they embraced death, hell, and clandestine activities. Is it any wonder today we see the promotion of abortion, euthanasia, drugs, socialist/anarchist violence, etc.–the culture of death?
Deathly, hellish agreements promoting lies and other things God hates are the methods of fake Zionists even today. But people who lack discernment and/or a relationship with the Lord make the mistake of buying into the lie that the actions of fake Zionists justifies hatred for all Jews when it doesn’t. So God in v. 16 above gives his remedy to fake Zionism and false attempts to preserve society. The true Zion and true remedies are based on the tried and sure precious cornerstone who is the Saviour of the world–the Lord Jesus Christ.
According to v. 17, God distributes his judgments on people when he measures them against his plumb line. His judgments expose the lies and those who hide behind them. When he unleashes his judgment, the Lord vetoes and tears down any and all deathly and hellish agreements. Those who get caught up in such agreements discover they have imagined a vain thing against the Lord and against his Anointed. They end up getting crushed in some way. The covering they believe is big enough to protect them ends up falling way short (v. 20).
Considering all of that, Isaiah by the Holy Spirit urged all mockers (i.e. anyone who rejects God, his word, and his people) to turn away from mocking (v. 22). At the end of v. 22 comes a prophetic warning why. This chapter, while focused on Judah’s failings, also has worldwide implications in that God ties it all to the fact he will bring a “consumption,” or final judgment, on the whole earth one day. It could come sooner than we think.