Today’s Reading: Isaiah 45-46
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Key Verse: Isaiah 45:22
Look to Me, and be saved,
All you ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
God’s credentials for making such a statement as we read in our key verse are clearly presented here. (1) God revealed the name of Cyrus, the king of Persia (Iran), before he was born, who would restore the slaves from Babylon (Iraq) to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple and the walls of Jerusalem after he had conquered Babylon. Only God knows the future! Back up to Isaiah 44:25. God “frustrates the signs of the babblers, and drives the diviners mad!” Thus God says, “Look unto Me and be saved!” (2) He reveals His right to say those Words by His creation and maintenance of nature (Isaiah 45:8b), “I, the Lord, do all these things.” Our key verse is repeated for emphasis in 45:22, “Look to Me and be saved…” As we continue to read Isaiah, we will come across dozens of personal pronouns such as He, Him, Whom, etc. Only one Name can be exchanged for those pronouns. Read Hebrews 2:9-10!
This emphasis is continued in Isaiah 46:9-10, “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.'”
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, the message to “Look…and be saved” must be shared with the entire world. I pray for wisdom, vision, determination and opportunity to tell people everywhere how to be saved!!! In the Name of the One who lived, died, and rose from the dead to provide salvation, I pray. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I take personally the commission of Jesus to believers to “Go into all the world (ends of the earth) and preach the Gospel (Good News) to every creature.” There have always been missionaries willing to risk health, life, material possessions, everything! I ask myself, “Could I have done more to support these people?” I answer, “Yes!” I’m determined more than ever to pray, give, and even go! Crossroads, the sponsor of my blog, is literally reaching to the ends of the earth as I type this. Check out some of the ways Crossroads Christian Communications is making God’s message available around the world and expressing His love in very practical ways (click here). My wife and I are committed to supporting these kinds of efforts, as well as many other initiatives, for as long as we live, and if Jesus does not return before our passing, through our Last Will and Testament!
Yours for telling everyone to “Look…and be saved!!!”
And we can claim God’s assurance: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine” (Isaiah 43:1). We can pray with David, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you” (Psalm 56:3). And our peace in perilous times will be a powerful witness to a fearful culture.
Praying for millions more to ‘come to the cross’ today and raise our children to know our heavenly Father and Jesus’ stories.
Oh amen, Lynda! Such beautiful words and yes, we pray for millions more to come to Jesus, and know and claim Him. Amen!!
Amen Lynda D!
What blessed assurance we have from our
Heavenly Father. To God be the Glory forever, Amen!
Amen to today’s scripture, prayer, message and beautiful photo. Thank You God for being with us. We are encouraged by You and You alone! Please hold me in your prayers today, saints. I need your love.
“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9 ESV
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Am praying for you dear Beverlee Kay whatever the issue may be. God will take care of you as He and we love you so much and so grateful for your posts. I sometimes share your posts with other fellow Christians.
Beautiful picture ! Praying for you Beverlee. Asking Jesus to minister to you in the way that He knows you need it. Blessings, health, & encouragement. Thanks for the music link. Blessings on all who present this blog and on all who benefit from it.
Thank you Doreen. Your prayers have already helped me, this morning, dear sister-in-Christ!
Father God, thank You for all your care. Everything belongs to You – You made it all, including salvation and righteousness. We pray that You are honoured and exalted in all the earth, and that your Word goes out freely, clearly and powerfully to all people everywhere.
We also lift up all your children, and ask that You help each one in their specific needs, Lord. As You were perfected in your sufferings, dear Lord Jesus, so may You work all things for good in the lives of all your saints. Thank You for not despising even the things we think of as worthless. We praise You, Lord God. In Jesus’s great name, amen
Amen to your beautiful prayer Rob, today, and every day. God bless you!
Dear Beverlee, I am asking the Lord to take away the things that are bothering you this morning. You are loved by Him and by all of us. Jesus knows your every need and He will see you though whatever is concerning you dear friend. Eleanor M.
Yes, beautiful words today and bowed my head to pray for you Beverlee that the Lord will meet your needs and know that you are loved. Give us strength dear Lord to meet every challenge and spread your Word. Am going to a funeral shortly and went to one last Friday. Blessings to all.
Let’s also pray for these Iranians who lost their loved ones. I heard one man say on the news tonight that he did not want to live any longer. Jesus can give them a reason for living. Let’s pray. Glad you are feeling better Beverlee.
Dear Beverlee Kay,
I am sending you my love and heart-felt thanks today! ( just reading yesterday”s post)
Your wisdom and insight is an inspiration to me.
Also I always knew I could get on to U-tube because of your links!..:)
May God bless you and keep you, and may you feel HIS love and strength in a special way!
With love and gratitude,