GET TOGETHER- HIS PROMISES F0R HIS CHILDREN
Isa 54:1-3 “Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the LORD.”Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes .For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited. Heb 8:6 ¶ But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. (NKJV)
Praise the Lord that in Hebrews we are told that we as born-again believers in Jesus Christ have a new and better covenant than the Old Covenant. On the other hand, I believe that scripture supports that we do inherit the promises of the Old Covenant and that they are absorbed into the New Covenant. The Apostle Paul wrote in 2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” With that said let’s look at some of them in Isaiah Chapter 54 that I believe that we as believers in Jesus Christ can grab and hold on to.
To be Barren in this day was to be looked down upon. God’s people had been in captivity in Babylon. When a people or a nation rebels against God it leads to judgment. God in His great love and mercy desires that His people repent of their sins and return to Him. When we do, we can expect God to have mercy upon us. We can also know that He is a God of restoration. Isaiah 53 is prophetic in pointing us and all who will believe to the Messiah Jesus Christ who came into the world to redeem lost humanity. I believe that the promises that were given in Isaiah 54 for God’s people at that time are for the believer in Christ today. Let’s look at some of them.
Our children will be taught by the Lord and they will have peace in their lives. Isa 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children. There may be times that the devil will try to get us to doubt this. But we must teach our children about the Lord. No matter what the circumstances look like by faith we have to believe that God will bring about this in their lives.
God will establish us in a right relationship with Him and with others. Isa 54:14 In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you. Through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, we are established in Him. 2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.(NKJV)
We will be far from fear and oppression. We don’t have to be afraid of Satan and the demonic forces hat serve him. He has given us the victory. He didn’t promise that those forces wouldn’t come against us. But He has promised us that for our sakes, because He loves us that they will not succeed. Remember this that when Jesus died on the cross that He defeated all of the powers of Hell! We are told in Col 2:14,15 “having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”
Time doesn’t permit me to write about all those promises in Isiah 54. But today I will leave you with this one. And no matter what Hell or life is bringing against you know that you can stand on God’s word and His faithfulness to you when the battle is raging. Isa 54:17 “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.”(NKJV)
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that in your death and resurrection that You have given us great promises. We thank You that You are faithful to what You have promised. We pray that our response to You will be one of faithfulness. May every person that reads this grow in confidence and faith and walk in the victory that You have provided for us.
In Jesus Name
Love you all! Your Friend/Kinfolk