A prophetic word in that day
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IN THAT DAY – a Prophetic Word
This phrase “In that day” occurs repeatedly in Isaiah Chapter 10 , 11 and 12 . A Messianic prophecy about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and the remnant of Israel. Let us read the text:
📌 “In That Day” – the Root of Jesse (Jesus Christ) will stand as a banner for the peoples.. ✒️ 11:10
📌 “In That Day” – the remnant of Israel (Redeemed One) will truly rely on the Lord.. ✒️ 10: 20
📌 “In That Day” – their burden (Remnant) will be lifted.. and the yoke (sins of slavery) will be broken. ✒️ 10: 27
📌 “In That Day” – the Lord will reach out his hand a Second Time to Reclaim the remnant that is left… (Second Coming of Christ). ✒️ 11:11
📌 “In That Day” – you (Isaiah) will say, “I will praise you, O Lord.. and you have comforted me..”. ✒️ 12:1
📌 ” In That Day” – you (Isaiah) will tell the people Give thanks to the Lord ; call on his name ; testify what He has done ; Sing to the Lord ; exalt His name.. ” (Worship) . ✒️ 12:4-6
📝 In today’s reading passage (Isaiah 12) Isaiah points the people of Israel to a time of deliverance after their punishment. He tells the people to rejoice and praise God for his salvation because their suffering would not last forever.
Isaiah directed the people to worship God not as an obligation but as a glorious privilege and opportunity 🙌
📌 Today people feel pressured to worship God as a duty. Some responsibilities: prayer – fasting, reading/studying Bible, Christian testimony, church attendance and giving are regarded as duties and obligations. As we progress in our faith journey, these so called duties and obligations would become a privilege 🙌
📝 Isaiah gives us a blue print of worship (12: 4-6)
🔖 Call the name of the Lord
🔖 Exalt His name
🔖 Give Him thanks
🔖 Testify His deeds/blessing
🔖 Sing praises to the Lord
💞 Beloved Church, Isaiah 12 is a call to Steward our Worship:
1️⃣ How do you view your Christian responsibilities – A Duty, Obligation or Privilege?
2️⃣ What motivates your participation in worship?
3️⃣ Is there any way in which you might need to modify your view of worship?
The Bible says:
📝 “… worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness” ✒️ 1Chron 16:29
📝 “God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth” ✒️ John 4:24
🙏 O Lord, help me to view worshipping and serving you as a privilege and an opportunity. Amen 🛐
Glory to God 🙌
✍🏻 Mark Boje
Arunachal Pradesh, India 🇮🇳
This chapter deals with the destruction of Babylon, whom God once used to discipline His people.
But before doing so, God is sending out a warning through the prophet Isaiah, vs 1. The Lord Himself, who commands armies is mustering forces for battle, vs 3,4. Isaiah is supposed to raise a signal flag, shout to them, wave his hand, so the forces might enter the gates of the princes to bring in this destruction, vs 2.
The whole earth is going to be judged, vs 5,13. People will wail as the judgment comes, vs 6.
Hearts will faint, hands will fall limp and panic, cramps, pain and fear will be experienced by those on whom it falls, vs 8! For it will be a day of cruelty, savage, raging anger that will be directed to destroy the earth and sinners, vs 9, 12. The stars, sun and moon will not give out their light, vs 10. It will bring an end to the pride of the insolent and the arrogance of tyrants, vs 11. Fear, death, robbery, rape and cruelty will be the trademark of these times, vs 14-16.
God is going to use the Medes, who are ruthless and care nothing for silver or good to accomplish this task, vs 17,18. Babylon will be judged for its pride just as Sodom and Gomorrah was and be left desolate, being made a resting place for wild animals, vs 19-22. Just because God doesn’t punish sin immediately, does not mean that judgment will never come. On the contrary, it means that God is giving those people time to repent!
And, if they don’t do so within that time frame, then judgment will be merciless towards them! God will always warn us before sending His judgment, however the warning may not be directly from Him, but indirectly through His Word, or through some sickness, or some situation, or person etc.
It is for us to be sensitive to His Spirit and honest about our sin and be willing to turn from the same wholeheartedly, no matter who or what the source may be to warn us!
Let us examine ourselves to see if any of the sins of of Babylon, as mentioned in this chapter are found in us, and if so, let us wholeheartedly repent of the same!