I awakened very early in the dawn of this rainy morning and I knew the Spirit was urging me to get downstairs to my "Secret Place" and listen for His Voice. I knew He had something to tell me. I believe it was not just for me, but for all of us who are in dismay at the depravity, hatred and perversion of this world; all of us who tremble at the mounting tensions and violence in the Land of Israel. Here is what the Lord spoke to me this morning:
"Take your focus off earthly rulers. I bring princes to naught and reduce the rulers of this world to NOTHING. No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, then I blow on them and they wither and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff!" (Isa. 40:23-24).
It really is a re-focusing that we need. The news plunges us into discouragement and hopelessness. Those of us who stand with Israel watch the ancient battle between Jacob and Esau flare up again toward the threat of a devastating war and though we know it is written, we grieve for the people. There is NOT an earthly ruler whom we can trust; but there is One coming who will turn this world right-side up and make all things new! We can continue to bring good tidings to Jerusalem! The Spirit took me to these passages also this morning, and it was as if He was giving me urgent, impassioned instruction: Lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid! Say to the towns of Judah, 'Here is your God! See the Sovereign LORD comes with power and His arm rules for Him. See, His reward is with Him and His recompense accompanies Him!" (Isaiah 40:6-10)
Lift up your voices with a shout, brothers and sisters in Messiah! Bring good tidings to Jerusalem and to the ends of the earth! His recompense accompanies Him - HE will rule in justice and righteousness! (Yes, justice will be restored, even though it does not exist in this present world). Our coming King will also be our Chief Justice! He will reduce the rulers of this world to nothing! He will bring forth justice for truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth! (Isa. 42:3-4)
The LORD says to Israel, "You, Israel are My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham, My friend. Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I AM your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; and those who strive with you shall perish. Those who war against you shall be as nothing. For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you!' (Isa. 41:8-10).
My friends, the message from the LORD this morning is clear. It's time for us to re-focus and to establish our hearts upon all these wondrous promises in His Word.
A small post script:
Encouraged by the Lord, I have revamped and updated my old youtube channel and hope that perhaps you will take the time to visit there, and to pass on the link to others in your life. It is filled with many audio and video teachings from the past, which are still as fresh manna because they were all given to me by the Spirit! There are also several Power Point slides of my songs with lyrics for congregations and there is no charge for any of this! Click on this link or go to youtube and search for Doorkeeper Ministries. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqhSYsSOHNWiHyN1UCmeBzg
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Kelly Ferrari Mills