reply to post by jdmmade
Darkness grips the apple of God's eye as a means to avoid and end. Are we surprised that the kidnapper holds a nation captive, with a knife to its
throat, as it hides from God in the last corner it can find? Keep this in mind: Your father's grandfathers' 70 generations ago could have read about
this day from the pages of scripture. Nothing about the Day of the Lord should surprise us unless God fails to fulfill His word. Otherwise, God is
doing what He said He would do. He draws the future into the past for us to see. Who else could accomplish this?
1 “Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob,
you who are called by the name of Israel
and come from the line of Judah,
you who take oaths in the name of the LORD
and invoke the God of Israel—
but not in truth or righteousness—
2 you who call yourselves citizens of the holy city
and claim to rely on the God of Israel—
the LORD Almighty is his name:
3 I foretold the former things long ago,
my mouth announced them and I made them known;
then suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.
He charges Israel to shake off Babylon (The Word System) and serve Him only. He foretells it ahead. This is the charge to all of us in the world.
Seek God and come out of the darkness that calls evil good and good evil. "Who foretold of these things", God asks. The commentator on the video is
only twisting the image of what God is doing for His people and the world. The same evil that clutches this world into poverty is the same evil God
will remove. All eyes will see this glory. God, as He states, will not yield this to another. He will accomplish it personally. Which side do you
stand on? As for me and my house, we stand with God.
14 “Come together, all of you, and listen:
Which of the idols has foretold these things?
The LORD’s chosen ally
will carry out his purpose against Babylon;
his arm will be against the Babylonians.
15 I, even I, have spoken;
yes, I have called him.
I will bring him,
and he will succeed in his mission.
16 “Come near me and listen to this:
“From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret;
at the time it happens, I am there.”
And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me,
endowed with his Spirit.
17 This is what the LORD says—
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the LORD your God,
who teaches you what is best for you,
who directs you in the way you should go.
18 If only you had paid attention to my commands,
your peace would have been like a river,
your well-being like the waves of the sea.
19 Your descendants would have been like the sand,
your children like its numberless grains;
their name would never be blotted out
nor destroyed from before me.”
20 Leave Babylon,
flee from the Babylonians!
Announce this with shouts of joy
and proclaim it.
Send it out to the ends of the earth;
say, “The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob.”
21 They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts;
he made water flow for them from the rock;
he split the rock
and water gushed out.
22 “There is no peace,” says the LORD, “for the wicked.”
God accomplished this with Cyrus and will accomplish it again by His will. Cyrus was not a Godly man, yet he accomplished God's will. God is
sovereign. If God chooses, an army could be raised form the stones on the ground.
And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for
Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
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