Now therefore what have I here,” declares the Lord, “seeing that my people are taken away for nothing? Their rulers wail,” declares the Lord, “and continually all the day my name is despised. 6 Therefore my people shall know my name. Therefore in that day they shall know that it is I who speak; here I am.”
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news,
who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation,
who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” 8 The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye to eye they see the return of the Lord to Zion.
9 Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people; he has redeemed Jerusalem. 10 The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. Isaiah 52:5-10
Once again, we find Israel, having provoked The Wrath of God against His Beloved, in the midst of hard times. Isaiah, God’s Prophet was tasked to speak to God’s Chosen some bad news as well as some good new! While there would be no immediate relief from their suffering the consequences of their sinful acts, nevertheless, Isaiah assures them that the day of celebrating salvation, deliverance and restoration would surely come! For those who still question God’s Ways must remember that Justice is as much a part of God’s Sovereign Holiness as Mercy!
This would not be the first nor last time that God would use a nation, even more wicked than His own, to goad His people to repentance! Nonetheless, The God of Israel would once again prove to the “superpowers” of this world that these Babylonians were no more of a threat to The Kingdom of Heaven than Egypt or Assyria!
According to Ecclesiastes 1:9 “There is nothing new under the sun. That which hath been is that which shall be, And that which hath been done is that which shall be done.! In other words, the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Granted, it may look like God’s eyes are blind to the deceitful shenanigans of our wicked oppressors and that He has turned His ear away from those who blaspheme His Name, giving our enemies the upper hand, shaking the very core of our belief and leaving us desperate for hope! However, Isaiah’s words still ring truth to 21st Century saints, faced with daily intimidating challenges to our faith and threatening our aspirations for joy and peace!
But, it doesn’t matter if the fat lady’s singing or not, hold on to The Rock, bcuz it ain’t over yet! TRUTHBTOLD, absolutely nothing is hidden from The Omnipresent Eye of our Creator nor can anything ever happen to take our Omniscient LORD by surprise!
“Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils. ” Psalm 18:15
Beloved, GOD STILL SPEAKS 2 HIS OWN! “TAKE COMFORT AND LET YOUR HEARTS BE ENCOURAGED! “
TRUST2KNO, EVERYTHING IS FALLING RIGHT IN PLACE! THE GLORY OF GOD WILL BE REVEALED! HE SHALL MAKE BARE HIS HOLY ARM 2 THE EYES OF ALL NATIONS AND ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF OUR GOD!
ETERNAL TRUTHS! THY GOD REINS 4EVER!
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