Isaiah 60:19 to Isaiah 61 by Pastor Don Moore

Monday, January 17, 2011

Isaiah 60:19 to Isaiah 61 by Pastor Don Moore

Isaiah was written 600-700 years before Christ.

Isaiah 60:19-20  The sun shall no longer be your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; but the LORD will be to you an everlasting light,  and your God your glory.  Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light,  and the days of your mourning shall be ended.

You can get a revelation of Jesus Christ. You don’t always need to experience the pain, suffering, deep hurt, and have a catharsis to be healed.  Healing can occur with a revelation of Jesus Christ.

The human psyche buries stuff and lets it stay buried until the person is emotionally prepared to handle the stuff.  When we put ourselves in the care of Christ, he is the master healer for all problems.  When Christ and the Holy Spirit picks up the problem, it can be brought up and finished forever.  We don’t have to wait until we die to have every tear wiped away.  We can get over the problem now.  The hurt is still there, but we can function and get on with our lives very well.  With prayer, the presence of God and the power of the Holy Spirit we can let deep hurts go.

Sometimes a slave loves his chains, and we are not loosed because we are used to the pain, hurt, and bitterness.  In the presence of the Lord is fullness.

Revelation 21:4-7  And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”  And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.  He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.

Nothing can stay hidden; all will be revealed.  The days of mourning will be ended, no matter the problem.  Even if it is not resolved until the end, you need to keep fighting the problem and not give up.  If you give up you love your sin more than the Lord.  If we keep forgiving even if the hurt is still there, we are diametrically opposed to the work of the devil.  Keep fighting the addictions all the way to the grave and beyond and you are truly the child of the Lord.

Who is the real drunkard?  The one who doesn’t fight.  Keep fighting the fight of faith.  It is a progressive improvement.  It is  a heart thing.

Paul wrote about this problem in Romans Chapter 7.

Romans 7:15-25  For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good.  But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find.  For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.  I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good.  For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man.  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.  O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?  I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Isaiah 60:21-22  Also your people shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time.

This is prophetic – he will do it.  Hasten its time.  It is talking about prophetic time which proceeds chronos time.  Prophetic time does not necessarily line up with chronos time.  God never gives a specific time, day or month.  God could give a day, but instead He tells us the season and time and He brings it forth in His time.  It is the perfect time, but it doesn’t necessarily line up with expected time.

With the birth of Jesus, God gave a sign, the Virgin conceived and bore a son and it shall be in the day…  The sign is always accompanied with other signs.

The year 2012 has some prophesying the end times.  When the time of the prophesied end does not arrive on a specific date as expected, many people will fall out of faith.  They have been talked into believing that the world will end just because the Mayan calendar ran out.  Because of man’s expectations and date setting, anticipation grows toward the day.  The are also speaking some of the potential disasters into existence, for example financial disaster could occur because people are speaking about possible market crashing.

They are speaking it into existence like it says in Mark 11:22-24  So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.  Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

According to Scripture financial calamity will be the beginning of the wrath of satan and the Day of the Lord.

When we get to these dates and the expected end does not occur, people will fall away from the churches and groups making these false teachings.  They will pay less heed to the true prophecies in the Word of God.

God did not set a specific date for us because He knows the nature of man. God takes the wisdom of man and turns it to foolishness.

We are going to see signs and wonders in the sky in 2013, 2014, and 2015 when all the eclipses line up on Jewish Feast days.  That is the sign we need to watch for, signs in the Heavens.

Those believing the apostasy will be violently snatched from the situation and pulled out of faith from the Church.

God will snatch believers from the earth before the Day of the Lord.  People say that the word “rapture” is not mentioned in the Bible.  We may be doing a disservice in calling it the rapture instead of calling it what the Bible calls it – The Blessed Hope.

When the Blessed Hope occurs the enemy, the devil, will put forth the lie that those who were taken were removed because they were evil, when the exact opposite is true.

Jesus asked a question, when He comes will He find faith?  The parables speak of separating believers from unbelievers. The Church is supposed to be full of faith.  People will fall away from the church when they attach their faith to bad theology.

1 John 2:18-21  Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us.  But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.  I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

We need to be full of the Spirit so we see what those who only see the circumstances can’t see. We don’t need to be afraid.  We can trust God’s Word.

Where’s your faith?

What is your attitude when we go into the test?

Isaiah 60:22  A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time.

When God’s prophetic time is perfected, He will fulfill His perfect will.  God will announce this, and we will see His glory at the conclusion.

Isaiah 60:21 Also your people shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of My planting; the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.

God’s going to do it. He plants it, and will fulfill it in His time. God’s glory, everlasting light.

As believers we must recognize that we have it. That God’s putting something on the table beyond our comprehension. He’s not doing it where we are. We have to release our grip.  People want to hold on to something that they have, or believe a prophetic announcement that is untrue.  The message can be lost.  God is birthing a new thing.

When a baby is born the baby is locked up for nine months, given fluid, oxygen and care, and it is comfortable in the womb.  Then the labor pains come and the baby is forced down the birth canal, it is painful, uncomfortable for baby and mother.  Once the baby is born, the mother forgets all the pain for the pleasure of holding the child. And the baby is born into something new, far removed from the womb.

Our faith has to say that what we have here is ugly, but with faith God is birthing something so beautiful and beyond our comprehension, so we need to wait for it.  We don’t know if we are in the eighth  or ninth month.

Come quickly Lord Jesus, get your kids out of here. God is promising something beyond our comprehension, something that eye has not seen or ear has not heard.

Hebrews 12:25-29 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.”  Now this,“Yet once more,” indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.  Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.

For encouragement we read Isaiah 61 out loud, for the promise to come. I will let you look it up. We will be going over it verse by verse in a later post.

Have a blessed night.

Heather

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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