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Isaiah's prophecy was first directed to
Just as surely as many of the prophecies were fulfilled in ancient history, we can also expect that the Messiah Jesus will return as Christ the King. As The Mighty God (Jesus Christ), The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (9:6), He will give eternal life to both Jews and Gentiles who have received Him as Lord of their lives.
Jesus has imparted His indwelling Holy Spirit into every believer and assured us: Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them (spirits of Antichrist): because greater is He that is in you, than he (Satan) that is in the world (I John 4:4). We need not live in slavery to Satan and our fleshly passions; we can be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles (schemes, trickery) of the Devil (Ephesians 6:10-11).
We are slaves to what we allow to control us, including our thoughts and conduct. From the beginning, all are slaves to sin because we descended from Adam (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12). However, our Creator, through Christ, has given us free will to choose. Once we choose to obey Him, we no longer remain slaves to sin. God's Word provides a simple revealing test: Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart. . . . Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness (Romans 6:16-18).
By Eliakim, master of Hezekiah's household (Isaiah 22:20-22; also II Kings 18:18, 19:2); what was said of him is true of Christ who is also Master over the household of faith. Christ . . . a Son over His own house; whose house are we (Hebrews 3:6; Galatians 6:10).
22:2 stirs =b> full of shoutings; 23:13 raised up =b> destroyed; 24:7 mourneth =b> laments; 24:15 fires =b> dawning light; 24:19 clean dissolved =b> split open; 24:23 ancients =b> elders; 26:7 weigh =b> make smooth and straight, prepare.
Pray for Government Official: Rep. Michael Doyle (PA) · Country:
Memory Verse for the Week: Psalms 23:6