On the land of my people will come up thorns and briers, Yes, on all the happy homes in the joyous city; Because the palaces will be forsaken, The bustling city will be deserted. The forts and towers will become lairs forever, A joy of wild donkeys, a pasture of flocks–Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, And the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, And the fruitful field is counted as a forest. Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, And righteousness remains in the fruitful field. (Isa 32:13-16 NKJ)
The land of ‘milk and honey’ was about to become a wilderness, with the inhabitants of the land taken captive. They had been warned not to forget that it was, “the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt with great power and an outstretched arm, Him you shall fear, Him you shall worship, and to Him, you shall offer sacrifice.” (2Ki 17:36 NKJ) They choose instead to trust their military might, finances, and they allowed religions that would take the people away from God. Nothing was going to change until the people cried out to God is repentance, sought after the God and a fresh outpouring of the Spirit of God.
In America, we can change administrations, but in reality, nothing will change until we turn back to God, and he, in turn, pours out his Spirit one more time on the earth.