How Did you Miss it? (Isaiah 40-43)

Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
    his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
    and to him who has no might he increases strength.
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
    and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31

Question: “How many times, in your life, have you encountered these verses?”  For me,  this is a daily occurrence because I have these verses edged in a glass picture with an eagle flying in the back ground.  This picture sits on my office desk.  But sadly, I often take for granted the truth given by Isaiah.
Begining in chapter 40 Isaiah writes prophetically about what God is going to do in the life of Israel as well as in the life of all who come to know the Savior of Israel.  These chapters are more than prophecy, they are “Awe Moments” before God.
For those who can, tonight’s prayer service at First Baptist Jackson will be focused here as we reclaim what we have missed.  The service begins at 6 Pm.
For those who cannot be there, here is a small sample of what we will discover:
  • God offers us a present blessing in teaching us to have His peace, 40:1.

In Christ we are brought to a place of glorious peace, even when the storms rage, John 14:27.

  • God offers us a prophetic blessing in teaching us of the glorious importance of the Lord’s coming, 40:2-5.

Seven-hundred years after Isaiah’s prophecy, Jesus would come, John 1:5-9.  John the Baptist would announce His coming.  You and I celebrate His coming which means our salvation has come.  But we also turn our eyes to look to His Second-Coming which will be the moment when he will defeat all our enemies, 41:10-20.

  • God offers us a proven blessing in teaching us that His promises always come true, 40:6-8.

What God promises He also provides.  He alone has kept every promise He has made.  He will continue to forever keep His promises, I Peter 1:24.  Brothers and sisters, we can trust the Lord.

Oh how I pray that you come to know God as Isaiah presents God in these chapters.  Come and join us tonight if you can, to discover even more of what we have missed.

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