Bible In One Year-Day 301 (Tuesday, October 28, 2014)
Commentary: Isaiah 49-52. The greatest thing that can happen to a man is to know purpose. The greatest discovery is to find the course of life. The greatest breakthrough is to discover God’s thought. And the most satisfying position is to be established as a glory for the Lord.
Isaiah 49:5 “… yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.”
No one escaped into this world without an assignment and no one was given the grace to exist without being formed into the shape (spiritually) that depicts and reflects purpose. Also, virtues that will make that purpose to be are always embedded into everyone that manifests into this world.
Isaiah 49:2 “And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;”
God has sent us into the world for a purpose, i.e. with a divine errand. And when you come with a divine errand, you are a servant of God for as long as you continue in the assignment and remain the spiritual object He has made you. The man who invented a motor vehicle had a thought. This thought is what manifests as a vehicle. For as long as we have the vehicle as a vehicle, it remains the inventor’s glory. The glory is abandoned or removed if it is changed to a boat; it has become another person’s thought and the glory shifts. In this view, for as long as a man continues in God’s purpose and remain as God’s thought, he is glorious in His eyes and He will continue to strengthen and maintain such person.
The making of God’s thought into man is His glory. He wants people to see His work in and through man so that He can be glorified. If man now decides to abandon God’s thought for another, he loses the glory because God’s thought has been removed.
Isaiah 49:3 “And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”
God cannot be happy for His thought to be given to another. There is nothing created that can suggest a better thought than that of God.
Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
God’s thought is a package, though hidden at the beginning; it becomes glaringly clearer as it matures. It is unseen at the beginning, but becomes clearly seen and realized at the end. Only Him knows the fullness of His thought and only Him plans the course for it.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
The reason people lose God’s glory is because they have shifted away from God’s thought and opted for another course through sin.
Beloved, you are God’s thought and you can only be glorious in His eyes and be strengthened if you remain in the center of His thought. This is the reason for Christ’s manifestation in this world; to destroy Satan’s thought and restore man to the original.
John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
1 John 3:8 “He that committeth sin is of the demon; for the demon sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the demon.”
Sin is horrible; it removes God’s glory and reduces man. It changes the nature of man and takes him way from his rightful position. We need to run away from sin.
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Isaiah53-56. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries