Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Manasseh-Trouble Ahead But God Will Help Them

By Mary Vee
Isaiah 40-66


From the Journals of Isaiah



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I walked the streets of Jerusalem and Judah telling the people what was to come.

God would not put up with Manasseh and the people Judah's decisions to worship idols. He would not put up with disrespect to His laws.

The people will be taken away and will become slaves in another country.

But, God is also a loving God. Who, after their time of punishment, will restore the people of Judah to their homes. 

Jerusalem will be rebuilt and He has decided to use Cyrus as the tool to make it happen.

When the people cry out, ready to say they are sorry, God will listen.

He does not keep His words secret. He wants the people of Jerusalem to know in advance what will happen so they cannot say their idols and their worship of their idols brought the punishment and their forgiveness. He will not yield His glory to another.

God will prove Himself as the one who created the heavens, the one who is our protector, the one who will send a Messiah to help us.

Babylon will be cruel and for this Babylon will suffer.

Seventy years will pass, but the Lord will not forget those in exile. Then all mankind will know that the Lord is our Savior, our Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

Come all of you who are thirsty. Come to the waters and you who have no money, come buy and eat...the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel will give you great things.

The Lord has revealed Himself to those who did not ask for Him. He was found by those who did not seek Him. To a nation that did not call on His name He said, "Here am I, Here am I." All day long He holds out His hands to us, a stubborn group of people.

He called to us but we did not answer. He spoke, but we did not listen.

If we want to be the person God honors we must be humble and really sorry for the things we have done wrong then honor His Words.

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1. Why did the prophet Isaiah walk the streets of Jerusalem and Judah?
2. What will happen to the people?
3. But God is also a ____________ God and will _______ their cry.
4. What will Babylon do?
5. What will happen to them?
6. What does God want us to be like?

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