Isaiah 30:15-18

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: 

“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. 16 You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’ Therefore you will flee! You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’ Therefore your pursuers will be swift! 17 A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill.” 18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. 

Blessed are all who wait for him! 

“Blessed are all who wait for Him!”

Do not be moved by what you see and hear, but be moved by the Spirit of the Lord.  Many of us are looking to our means of escape and survival in this hour.  We are operating out of the fear of what we see around us and not out of the Spirit and mind of God.  Listen to what the Lord says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”  This is God’s word to us in this hour if we are listening with the ears of the Spirit, but as the Lord says, many will not listen.  Many will grow frightened and anxious and flee on the horses of their own means and devices.  Many will flee when threatened, but those who are left behind, those who are hearing by the Spirit and are not moved by what they see will find their salvation.  There will be the remnant that is like the flagpole on the mountain and the banner on the hill.  They remain as a standard of the faithfulness of God.  Yet God is still gracious to His people and arises to show them compassion.  

The adversities that we face in this natural realm are unsettling to our souls.  We are not unlike Elijah’s servant who beheld the multitude of the armies that surrounded the city where they were.  He didn’t see a way out.  There seemed to be no escape.  2 Kings 6: 15-19 reads, “When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” the servant asked. 16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”  The same is true in this hour as we face these difficult times.  We cry out what shall we do?  The Lord is saying, ““In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” Let us be the voice of repentance for our nation and the abominations that have come to dwell among us in our society.  Let us be the voice of intercession and prayer that rises to Father.  You are His righteousness in the earth.  He is jealous over you with an everlasting jealousy.  Do not be turned from who you are and what you know of Him.  We serve a God of strength, virtue and justice, but often His justice is not fully executed until the fullness of iniquity has filled the cup.  Hold fast your faithfulness and don’t allow the spirit of fear to grip your hearts.  Fear God only and know that He is your sure foundation and your everlasting salvation.  

Let us in quietness and trust discern the voice of the Holy Spirit and only move as our true Lord and Shepherd leads us.  He has given His angels charge over us and His protection is as a wall of fire around us.  Be still and know that He alone is God. “Blessed are all who wait for Him!”



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