Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Same Story

Isaiah 1 :1Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.
9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Over and over again we see the same theme. The majority doing whatever they want and a remnant left. Matt 7:14 tells us that the gate is small and the path narrow that lead to life and only a FEW will find it. Here in Isaiah, we see a VERY SMALL REMNANT spared. This is our wake up call.

There is an escape coming for a few people who are found worthy of it. Things are going from bad to worse here on earth. The world is struggling mightily to find some 'good news' amid all the doom and gloom of whats happening around us. Things are about to get MUCH WORSE. We have the privilege of knowing whats going to happen in advance. The problem with most people today is their attention stays in the wrong place. Trying to find good news in this world is great, except when it keeps you from looking to the Creator. Whether times are good or bad, HE should be the source of our joy and happiness. One of the many reasons I have rejected this world, and proven the word of the Lord to be true is, everything this world has to offer is meaningless. All the joys and pleasures people chase after are mists and dreams, when people are able to catch up with all the things they've chased in this world, they are satisfied for FLEETING MOMENTS, then they want something else to satisfy them. At what point do people wake up and realize that this world was NEVER MEANT TO SATISFY YOU. Those who finally "get it" begin looking in another place for their joy. We are hoping for a different kingdom, one not of this world, THAT ACTUALLY SATISFIES.

Isaiah 55 :2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

The fat cat bankers and rich people of today are on borrowed time. Those who are first today, will be last VERY SOON. They have been first for a season, but they will be last ETERNALLY. It's for this reason that I laugh at the rich of this world. They don't 'get it' but they are about to, in a most unpleasant way.

The world as you knew it is on life support, when things around you seem the most NORMAL is when you should be watching the most. The Lord is coming back for us during a time of eating, drinking, marrying, planting, and building. He's coming back on a day LIKE TODAY. This world sings a lullaby to people to put them to sleep, the Lord wants you to wake up. When you have no reason whatsoever to believe that the master will show up, he's likely to show up. Time is short. grace and peace