Glory be to God, we have seen another day! As I sat down to touch the keyboard, I had just finished speaking to the Lord about my concerns. I began to feel comforted, the Lord spoke reminding me that things that are out of my control, do not concern me!
We are coming out of the book of Matthew, what I learned from the journey is that somethings must happen, If you walk in it faithfully, you will see God. My fight is in my prayers and so are yours. Our faith in God to guide us, by his will, not ours.
If you are experiencing a fight that comes with confusion, anger, distress that’s not your fight. After the Lord told me it did not concern me, I sat down to work. We can not play with the enemy, when we have work to do for the Kingdom.
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My name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God, some of the ways that I serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog and prayer wall (If you have a request you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) I also serve as the founder of Journey in Praise Ministry http://www.journeyinpraise.wordpress.com . Another way that I serve is as one of the leaders in the Walk It Out group that can be found on Facebook and periscope. Okay let’s get into the word!
Isaiah Chapter 1
Judgement on immoral and idolatrous men
This is the vision is Isaiah about Israel and Judah, this happen during Uzziah’s reign
The Lord says to Isaiah, “I have taken care of my children and they rebelled against me. Even an ox and a donkey knows who they belong to. Yet Israel doesn’t know, my people do not understand.”
A sinful nation, Isaiah tells nus the Lord says a sinful nation is a people loaded with guilt, a group of evil doers. Children willing to walk into corruption they have turned against the Lord; They have rejected the Lord of Israel and turned their backs on him.
The Lord asks “Why should you be beaten anymore? Why do you continue to rebell. Your head is sick, your heart is weak from the sole of your foot to the top of your head, their is no soundness. only wounds and welts and open sores, not cleansed or bandaged or soothed with oil.
The Lord shows Isaiah how people were sinful. The sin has us willing to be beaten down in life, than give up our sinful nature. now yes this happen years ago but if we serve a consistent God why would he bother changing his system. when the people are no different now than then. So now we stand with open wounds, hurt scared, broken. Has anyone ever felt that way? Before we get to know Jesus everything feels like it’s just weighing down on us, on our spirit. That’s usually the point that some of us have to get, before we fully give it all up to God. Let’s continue!
Isaiah says the Lord said, the country is desolate. The cities are burned down by fire and the fields stripped by strangers right in front of you. The Daughter of Zion (Jerusalem) is left like a shelter in the vineyard, as a hut in a garden of cucumbers, as a city surrounded by devastation.
Isaiah goes on to say to the rulers of Jerusalem; “Hear the word of the Lord, listen to the Laws and instructions of God.” The Lord asks the people of Gomorrah;
what were their sacrifices to him?
The Lord says “I have had enough of your burnt offerings of rams and the fat of your well fed cattle and don’t enjoy the blood of bulls, lambs, or goats. When you come to me, who has required this from your hands, disturbing my court? Bring no more empty sacrifices, incense are horrible to me. The new moons, the sabbath, and the calling of assemblies, I can not endure wrongdoing and the sacred assembly meeting.
Your new moons and your appointed feast my soul hates. They have become a burden to me, and I’m tired of bearing them.
When you spread out your hands, I will hid my eyes from you; Even though you keep praying, I will not hear you, your hands are full of blood.
The Lord tells Israel to get clean, put aside their rebellion in front of Him, to stop doing evil things.
Through the prophet the Lord tells Jerusalem to learn to do good and seek justice. To send away oppressors, defend the fatherless and plead for the widow. “Come on and let us talk about this.” The lord says through the prophet. “Your sin is like scarlet. They shall be as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land, If you refuse to obey and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
Amen! The Lord is telling the people of Israel, you just don’t listen, even the animals listen, except you. The Lord is saying get it together, stop doing evil things, stop allowing yourselves to be used against me. If you refuse to obey, you will go down by that sword.
That takes me back to the book of Matthew, when Jesus was being arrested and one of his followers pulled a sword and Jesus said “Live by the sword, die by the sword. what you do will determine your end. Let’s continue!
The Lord says How does the faithful city become a Harlot? You were full of justice and righteousness, deep in it, but now your murders. The Lord says through the prophet “Your silver has become worthless, your wine diluted, your princes are rebellious and socialize with thieves, everyone loves bribes and follow after rewards. They are not willing to help the fatherless or the widows (single families)
The Lord says through the prophet;
I will rid myself of my adversaries, and take vengeance on my enemies, I will turn my hand against you and purge away your worthlessness, and take away all of your composites.
I will restore your leaders to the first way it was and then you will become a city of righteousness and faith.
Zion will be delivered. Her pentitant ones with righteousness, but rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those that deny God will die.
You will be ashamed because of sacred oaks, in which you have enjoyed.
You will be like an oaks with fading leaves, like a garden without water.
The strong man will become tinder and his work, as a spark; both will burn together with no one to quench the fire
This is just the beginning! Isaiah was used by God to deliver this message, and it was mighty. The Lord spoke about bringing Jesus to restore the relationships with the people (us) and Him, just to allow us to walk in righteousness again.
To break the stronghold of disobedience. If we do not obey good, everything we do will be the spark to a fire.
Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.