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 Isaiah 54-A Word For the Church

The Lord just gave me this a moment ago while I was in my room reading my bible. I just opened my bible and it was Isaiah 54 and it made my heart leap.


Isaiah 54

1Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

2Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;

3For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

4Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

5For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

6For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

7For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

8In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

9For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

10For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

11O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.

12And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.

13And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

14In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

15Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

16Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

17No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

 2008/7/27 16:07
Koheleth
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 Re: Isaiah 54

A beautiful text, especially for those of us who are feeling a bit "barren" today. I am going to read it over again at lunch time. May the Lord bless all with a timely word.

 2008/7/28 11:39Profile









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Koheleth wrote:
A beautiful text, especially for those of us who are feeling a bit "barren" today. I am going to read it over again at lunch time. May the Lord bless all with a timely word.



Amen, this is the word I got for the church in it's present state for those who are seeking true revival!

 2008/7/28 12:05
KingJimmy
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The passage is even more beautiful when you consider it was written to Jewish exiles who suffered the horrible devastations of the Babylonian armies. Consider what such a word would've meant to those who had lost loved ones due to death and exile.


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Jimmy H

 2008/7/28 13:31Profile
Koheleth
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Yes, most precious. It means the same to us when we are in exile and have lost loved ones spiritually.

 2008/7/28 14:17Profile
Christinyou
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This is for His Body the Church;

Ephesians 3:14-21 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Colossians 1:24-29 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

In Christ, more glory for The Body of Christ, than Isaiah 54, which is for the glory of Israel.

In Christ: Phillip


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 2008/7/28 14:36Profile
Koheleth
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 Re: Isaiah 54

Hi Phillip!

I didn't quite follow the idea of your post and its relation to our discussion of the wonderful word of God in Isaiah 54, but welcome aboard. Just like with the Scriptures you quoted, it is such a delight when God speaks to us through any of his words. Yes, Paul authored both of those letters you quoted from and we agree with him that all of the Scriptures are profitable and all were written for our instruction and blessing. You are right that Isaiah 54 is for "the glory of Israel", which the Bible gives us as another title of God. I believe this thread is just a demonstration to God of our real delight in a timely word from him. I know Isaiah 54 was that for me the other day. The Lord bless you all!

 2008/7/30 0:29Profile
ChrisJD
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Hi everyone.


I think that this passage is made refrence to regarding the Church in Galatians 4:26-27.


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Christopher Joel Dandrow

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Also this verse; Galatians 5
1Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

This is a spiritual picture. Amen!

 2008/8/2 14:55





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