I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING…
Last evening I was frustrated within. The frustration came from desperately desiring to hear #DivineDirection, concerning matters dear to my heart. I have been STANDING on Gods Promises for my family, my friends (even some seeming foes) and Ministry. Asking Abba, where am I going wrong, what am I missing? So I made this post…
Only when I made the post, I was only speaking out loud. BUT, when I opened FaceBook this morning, I was met with so much more than I knew how to respond. So I began to meditate on the words spoken (comments) and went on to post on something dear to my heart; ISRAEL & Her People.
AFTER, making the post for a dear friend, I went back to my post to decern what Abba was speaking to me given through my Apostle, in Isaiah 49.
AMAZINGLY, the two coincided (What I heard). You see as I read Isaiah 49, Abba said… (Vs 1-7, my take)
Verse 1 – Pay Attention, I’ve called you from the womb.
Verses 2&3 – I’ve hidden you, as My Servant, whom I WILL show My Glory.
Verse 4 – Has been my complaint/ frustration.
Verse 5&6 – HIS RESPONSE… He says, “It is too trivial a thing that You should be My Servant. To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; (what??? ISRAEL) I will also make You a light to the nations. That My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
Verse 7 – Abba says He has chosen us! (Say What, Me!?!)
Verse 8-13 – (with Tears now Flowing)
8 This is what the Lord says, “In a favorable time I have #answered You, And in a day of salvation I have #helped You; And I will #keep watch over You and give You for a #covenant of the people, To #restore the land [from its present state of ruin] and to #apportion and #give as inheritances the deserted hereditary lands,
9 Saying to those who are bound and captured, ‘Go forth,’And to those who are in [spiritual] darkness, ‘Show yourselves [come into the light of the Savior].’ They will feed along the roads [on which they travel], And their pastures will be on all the bare heights.
10 “They will not hunger or thirst, Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down; For He who has compassion on them will lead them, And He will guide them to springs of water.
11 “And I will make all My mountains a roadway, And My highways will be raised.
12 “In fact, these will come from far away; And, lo, these shall come from the north and from the west, And these from the land of [f]Aswan (southern Egypt).”
13 Shout for joy, O heavens, and rejoice, O earth, And break forth into singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people, And will have compassion on His afflicted.
BUT… IT’S THE REST OF THIS CHAPTER THAT PULLS IT ALL TOGETHER, FOR ME!!
********Promise to Zion*********
14 But Zion (Jerusalem in captivity) said, “The Lord has abandoned me,And my Lord has forgotten me.”
15 [The Lord answered] “Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.
16 “Indeed, I have inscribed [a picture of] you on the palms of My hands; Your city walls [Zion] are continually before Me.
17 “Your builders hurry; Your destroyers and devastators Will go away from you.
18 “Lift up your eyes and look around [at the returning exiles]; All these gather together and they come to you [to rebuild you]. As I live,” declares the Lord, “You [Zion] will indeed clothe yourself with all of them as jewels and tie them on as a bride.
19 “For your ruins and desolate places and your land [once the scene] of destruction— Certainly now [in the coming years] will be too cramped for the inhabitants, And those who once engulfed you will be far away.
20 “The children of your bereavement [those born in captivity] will yet say in your ears, ‘The place is too cramped for me’; Make room for me that I may live here.
21 “Then [Zion], you will say in your heart, ‘Who has borne me these children, Since I have been bereaved of my children And am barren, an exile and a wanderer? And who has reared these? Indeed, I was left alone; From where then did these children come?’”
22 This is what the Lord God says, “Listen carefully, I will lift up My hand to the [Gentile] nations And set up My banner to the peoples; And they will bring your #sons in the fold of their garments, And your #daughters will be carried on their shoulders.
23 “Kings will be your attendants, And their princesses your nurses. They will bow down to you with their faces to the earth And lick the dust of your feet; And you shall know [with an understanding based on personal experience] that I am the Lord; For they shall not be put to shame who wait and hope expectantly for Me.
24 “Can the spoils of war be taken from the mighty man, Or the captives of a tyrant be rescued?”
25 Indeed, this is what the Lord says, “Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away, And the tyrant’s spoils of war will be rescued; For I will contend with your opponent, And I will save your children.
26 “I will make those who oppress you consume their own flesh [in mutually destructive wars] And they will become drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine; And all mankind will know [with a knowledge grounded in personal experience] that I, the Lord, am your Savior And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”
ISAIAH 49 WAS EXACTLY WHAT I SO DESPERATELY NEEDED TO HEAR (Right NOW Word) FROM MY LORD & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST!!!
I say all of that to say, continue in obedience, for it is there that you receive VICTORY #UNCHNED!!!
1 Samuel 15:22 – And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, TO OBEY IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE, and to hearken than the fat of rams.