Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Joy of Restoration - Isaiah 29

Joy of Restoration

Isa 29:17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?

Lebanon was a place of unfruitful fields of trees which could stand for the many unsaved, that upon receiving Jesus as Lord, the Holy one of Israel, they would become a fruitful field of God's planting, for his glory. Perhaps as the trees planted of God in Isaiah 61.

Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Isa 29:18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

The people who were so proud will be humbled in that day, in the day of restoration, the LORD shall open eyes in that day and deaf ears shall hear the word of the LORD.

Isa 29:19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Restoration brings joy and out of sorrows comes rejoicing. The saved of God will rejoice In the Holy One of Israel. Who is the Holy One of Israel? A demon tells us in Matthew's gospel.

Mark 1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

Psa 33:1 Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
Psa 33:2 Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
Psa 33:3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise. Psa 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

Isa 29:20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
Isa 29:21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.

We know these who he is speaking of, we see their works and the trouble they bring. The antichrists and the mockers and accusers who lay a snare to bring God's people down and to steal the babes in the faith, thinking it sport to destroy the work of God. God will bring them down and they shall be cut off.

Isa 29:22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
Isa 29:23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.

Sanctify: sacred, holy, majestic, is the name of Jehovah; sanctify the holy one of Jacob, Jesus, and fear the God of Israel.

Isa 29:24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

When Jacob is restored and they see the truth. When God's people repent and seek the things of God, then families will be restored and all will glorify the Holy one of Israel and the God of Israel. Those who had a wrong spirit will come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn God's word and sound doctrine.

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