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A Storm Against a Wall

28 Apr

Hello again!

This is what God gave me today in his word:

O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. For you have made the city a heap, the fortified city a ruin; the foreigners’ palace is a city no more; it will never be rebuilt. Therefore strong peoples will glorify you; cities of ruthless nations will fear you. For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall, (Isa 25:1-4)

There is a reason we should praise God… His name is Jesus! He has saved us from “the ruthless cities” and is protecting us from the Devil even now… In fact, not only has he saved us from the Devil; he has left his “city” in ruin! … Let’s look at this in full; We should praise God, why? Because when we were poor and needy Jesus came and destroyed the fortified city and the foreigners’ palace. But even though his city is in ruin, the “foreigner” is still determined to try to destroy us, but God has set up a “wall” to protect us. There isn’t much more to it:

“But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head” (Psalm 3:3)

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart” (Psalm 91:4)

Not only that; but lets look at the next two verses in Isaiah:

like heat in a dry place. You subdue the noise of the foreigners; as heat by the shade of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless is put down. On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. (Isa 25:5-6)

Let’s look at this as well:

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil;  my cup over-flows. (Psalm 23:5)

It doesn’t matter who we are or what we’ve done; God can come and save you and me!

“If you can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us. And Jesus said unto him, “If I can? All things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out, and said, “I believe; help my unbelief.” (Mark 9:22-24)

Jesus is everything. He is the one who saves us from. And gives us the faith to believe; and once we believe, he heals us.  Once we are healed, he protects us. Thank you Lord!

You are loved!

Joshua Cleveland

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Posted by on April 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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