Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen, that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he, before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
I, even I, am the LORD, and beside me there is no saviour.
I have declared, and have saved, and I shewed, when there was no strange god among you, therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
Yea, before the day was I AM HE, AND THERE IS NONE THAT CAN DELIVER OUT OF MY HAND, i WILL WORK AND WHO SHALL LET IT.
GOD had sent warning after warning hoping to persuade His Chosen people to repent and cry out to Him. Much like today, the people refused to obey His Righteous Decree and insisted on doing what seemed right in their own eyes, rejecting The Sovereign Lordship of the One who had called them out of obscurity and designated them to be His Own Possession and witnesses to the Nations of His Magnificent Glory!
The persistent disobedience and shameless dishonor of those whom The Creator and Sustainer had sanctified to Himself, provoked The Righteous Indignation of The Justifier to respond by releasing His Wrath upon them, driving them into a situation where they would recognize that their ONLY EFFECTIVE SAVIOR would be THE LORD HIMSELF! SOUND, UNCOMFORTABLY FAMILIAR? #ijs…
History reveals that ofttimes, Our Loving Father, refusing to allow anything or anyone to derail His Eternal Plan and Purpose for Humanity, will use adversity to goad His Beloved from rebellion, thru chastening wildernesses into submission!!
While God’s Righteous Judgement can not exempt us from enduring the discomforting conditions of tests, trials and tragedy, HE remains a Very Present Help! TRUST2KNO, even as we are challenged by the floods and fires of distress and disasters, God Promised, by His Unfailing Compassionate Loyalty and Committed Presence, that He will go with us, assuring that none of these things shall be able to consume us!
TRUTHBTOLD, we may claim to be sold out, however, not many of us will volunteer to suffer, except Jesus Christ! Nevertheless, we must understand that GOD uses our suffering to get our attention and force us back onto the right track, where we turn from trusting in our own resources to living by faith in God’s resources!
MY BROTHERS AND MY SISTERS, in this season of our lives, many hearts are perplexed with doubt and uncertainty and innumerable spirits are heavy-laden and burdened with fear, anxiety, grief and sorrow, yet in the midst of the shaking, our faith and trust must rest fixed and anchored in the ETERNAL HOPE that’s set before us in THE WORD OF GOD!
While weeping may endure for a moment, at GOD’S APPOINTED TIME, this too shall pass! WE SHALL NOT DIE, BUT WE SHALL LIVE TO SEE THE SALVATION OF Our LORD!
WE SHALL ENDURE THE CHASTENING; BE REDEEMED AND RESTORED! For who can stop HIS HAND FROM PERFORMING IT?
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praz!