How Strong A Declaration…
The further into the Book of Isiah I travel the strong the declarations become. The prophecies are becoming quiet clear and the words describing God and coming Messiah couldn’t be any more descriptive. What a beautiful picture God is painting for those with eyes to see and ears to hear. Breathtaking and awe inspiring.
Fox hole prayers are strong declarations. The only problem is when the prevailing winds shifts direction and the trouble passes, well, the declarations blow away as well. There is no need to make a change, as we promised during our time of need, arising from bending knees, we shake ourselves off and down the path we head, giving little, if any, thought to what has just happened during our moment of crisis.
When the bottom races upwards to crash the party the fox hole prayers end and real prayers take their place. The “old god” (sin, addiction, pornography, eating, gambling, etc, etc. etc) dies. When the bottom arrives and lives are destroyed there is little question that something has to change. It could be a word, it could be brick to the forehead or it could be the moment everything is gone. Whenever the moment arrives, there is little doubt the bottom has arrived.
The fact is that most
alcoholics [sinners], for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink [sin]. Our so called will power becomes practically nonexistent. We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago. We are without defense…. Source
It is at this moment, those that remain in this world, realize everything must change.
As Isiah begins to describe more and more the coming of Christ, who and what He is, it becomes all the more clear, to those with eyes to see and ears to hear, that everything is about to change and those willing to change will receive the greatest gift known to mankind. All the rest…well…
Isiah 46 NKJV
1 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops;
Their idols were on the beasts and on the cattle.
Your carriages were heavily loaded,
A burden to the weary beast.
2 They stoop, they bow down together;
They could not deliver the burden,
But have themselves gone into captivity.
3 “Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,
And all the remnant of the house of Israel,
Who have been upheld by Me from birth,
Who have been carried from the womb:
4 Even to your old age, I am He,
And even to gray hairs I will carry you!
I have made, and I will bear;
Even I will carry, and will deliver you.
5 “To whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal
And compare Me, that we should be alike?