Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Women Please Listen - Isa 32:9

Women Please Listen

Isa 32:9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.

Speaking to the women of Jerusalem who are at ease and self indulgent, not seeking God; Rise up! Hear my voice; give ear to my speech, this is important. What does God have to do to get their attention?

Isa 32:10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.

God warns his people. God loves the women, that is why he is warning them. I have many women friends that are precious sisters in the Lord. In my growth, it was the old Grandmothers of the church who spoke encouragment to me. Women are sensitive and express their feelings. It was two women who anointed the feet of Jesus with oil and tears and one wiped his feet with her hair. It was Mary Magdalene, who had demons cast from her by Jesus, that loved him so much that she was the first to be sent with the good news that Jesus lives, he is risen. Now the LORD is warning them of years of failed crops. They were careless in not being prepared, not seeking the LORD. Prosperity does that to us all, if we have all we need of material things, we often let our guard down, the enemy tempts and we are not aware. Rise up women, the LORD is speaking to you.

Isa 32:11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.

You careless ones, repent, humble yourself before the LORD; you should be troubled, you should be convicted of sins, repent and seek the LORD.

Isa 32:12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.

Lament for the teats or breasts; could mean their would be little milk from the cows or to feed the babies. Lament for the pleasant fields of grain and hay for the animals and be sorrowful for the lack of fruit and vegetables.

Teats; shad, also refers to the breast and is a masculine word, which could lead us to the verse in Luke.

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, Godbe merciful to me a sinner.

Put on sackcloth and beat your breast for the trouble and sorrow that shall come.

Isa 32:13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:

The enemy will come in and trample down the good things of the land of my people; crops and buildings. The weeds and thorns cover the city, the curse of Adam. This time probably refers to the Romans who would destroy Jerusalem after the time of the rejection of Jesus, their Messiah. A people that turns from the Lord, leaves no other way to God, but to allow correction; first through natural disasters and then from enemy nations that are allowed to destroy, because they refused God as their covering. We are about to this point in our own country. Repent America, men and women, for what is coming. Seek God now and his grace.

Isa 32:14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
Isa 32:15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.

Desolation and foreign nations and gods will be in Jerusalem until Jesus Christ returns in his glory, removing evil and restoring the earth.

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
Rom 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

Men and women need to hear this and rise up; put away the unfruitful things, pray, be humble before the Lord. Arise and go out sharing the gospel in a darkened nation. Awake from idleness and repent; receive Jesus as Lord and follow him!

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