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Monday, December 5, 2016

Singing to Those Who Cannot Sing

"We have to recognize that the prophecy is Jerusalem centric in order to understand all that the prophecy communicates." Samuel Whitfield 
 ...Prompted to view the amazing gift that is given in Isaiah 24. By the time we get to verse 13-16 we are in the midst of the tribulation..."13For thus it shall be in the midst of the earth among the nations, as when an olive tree is beaten, as at the gleaning when the grape harvest is done. 14They lift up their voices, they sing for joy; over the majesty of the Lord they shout from the west. 15Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord; in the coastlands of the sea, give glory to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. 16From the ends of the earth we hear songs of praise, of glory to the Righteous One. But I say, “I waste away, I waste away. Woe is me! For the traitors have betrayed, with betrayal the traitors have betrayed.” (Isaiah 24:13–16 ESV) Here we see the "singing" of the kingdom of priests who will speak and, with their laid down lives, demonstrate that the God of Israel reigns, even when it is darkest in Israel and it appears that He no longer reigns. The high call of the "ministry of reconciliation" is becoming more and more clear to me and it demands a people who see beyond this life, who trust beyond this life, who willingly follow the Lamb that was slain.

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