“O storm-battered city, troubled and desolate! I will rebuild you with precious jewels and make your foundations from lapis lazuli. I will make your towers of sparkling rubies, your gates of shining gems, and your walls of precious stones. I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace.” (Isaiah 54:11-14 NLT)
Hello family, we are concluding our journey through Isaiah 54. If you are just joining us please go back and read morning coffee 4/23/15 and 4/24/15 so you can get the full message.
Read Isaiah 54:11-17
God has told Israel that he will end their punishment. He has given them His word letting them know that His promises will happen and now He is letting Israel know the benefits they will reap if they serve Him alone. God disciplines us to get our attention so we will turn back to Him. He is saying “Come here! I will restore your brokenness, I will lift you up again! You will be mighty! Yes, challenges will come but you will not be destroyed by them! As long as you serve me!”
“I have created the blacksmith who fans the coals beneath the forge and makes the weapons of destruction. And I have created the armies that destroy. But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!” (Isaiah 54:16-17 NLT) Do you want these benefits? Then stay on the path God set you on! Don’t send yourself back into another dry season! God is showing His mercy don’t take it for granted!
Much Love & God Bless
Music to Listen to: Jason Upton – In the silence