Promise of life…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

Comments, thoughts and reflections welcome.

Isaiah 26:11-21 

  O LORD, your hand is lifted up, but they do not see it. Let them see your zeal for your people, and be ashamed. Let the fire for your adversaries consume them.

O LORD, you will ordain peace for us, for you have indeed done for us all our works.

O LORD our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, but your name alone we bring to remembrance.

They are dead, they will not live; they are shades, they will not arise; to that end you have visited them with destruction and wiped out all remembrance of them.

But you have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation; you are glorified; you have enlarged all the borders of the land.

O LORD, in distress they sought you; they poured out a whispered prayer when your discipline was upon them.

Like a pregnant woman who writhes and cries out in her pangs when she is near to giving birth, so were we because of you, O LORD;

we were pregnant, we writhed, but we have given birth to wind. We have accomplished no deliverance in the earth, and the inhabitants of the world have not fallen.

  Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead.

Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.

For behold, the LORD is coming out from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it, and will no more cover its slain.

We in ourselves are powerless.

  “We have accomplished no deliverance in the earth, and the inhabitants of the world have not fallen. ” 

We will rise from death.

  ” Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! ” 

We can hide in our God’s protection.

”  Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by. ” 

Punishment is coming.

” For behold, the LORD is coming out from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and the earth will disclose the blood shed on it, and will no more cover its slain. ” 

Are we afraid?  No!  The believer knows who God is and what He does.  The believer knows who they are in Him; knows what He says of them.  The believer knows where to hide until the fury is passed.  He is our provider, our healer, our victor, our strength, our joy.

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