Friday, December 29, 2023


The book of Isaiah chapter 55 verses 3 - 4 says this;

Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live.

I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.

See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples.

This passage, written to those who would believe in the promise of salvation of the Lord, advises them to incline their ear towards God to hear the message of life.

The message is of an eternal covenant that the Lord makes with those who put their  trust in Him and the covenant is through the promise made to king David whose throne was going to be established as the throne for the One to come as ruler and commander.

Those marshalled under the covenant of the  kingship of the promised One will be endowed with the splendor of their God and the whole world will be blessed through them.

As Isaiah chapter 55 verse 5 says;

Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.”

There is a limited time during which the covenant may be joined and there are conditions to fulfill in order to join the covenant as spelled out in Isaiah chapter 55 verses  6 - 7;

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts.

Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.



Thursday, December 28, 2023


The book of Isaiah chapter 54 verses 3 - 4 says this;

For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.

“Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.

You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.

This verse captures the reassurance that the Lord our God gives to His bride.

He lets her know that  he will increase in descendants will disposess  the kingdoms of the earth that are controlled  by the powers and rulers in high places.

He also assures her that the times that she lost her way and suffered defeats and humiliation would fade from memory and she would permanently be favored by her Husband.

These who are part of God's bride are those who walk in faith and in the Spirit of God. They are the ones who sought the One who saved them from darkness and who then loved their God through travails and griefs until the day of His appearing and He restored her to Himself.

As Isaiah chapter 54 verse 9 says;

“To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again.



Wednesday, December 27, 2023


The book of Isaiah chapter 34 verses 1 - 2 says this;

Come near, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples!

Let the earth hear, and all that is in it,  the world, and all that comes out of it!

The Lord is angry with all nations; his wrath is on all their armies.

He will totally destroy them, he will give them over to slaughter.

The judgement of God upon the peoples of the earth and all the nations will be heralded to alert everyone of the coming destruction.

They are warned that the Lord is angry with the nations and that His wrath is aimed at their military might to render them defenceless.

The Lord will then bring absolute destruction upon them from which they will not recover.

The spiritual kingdoms that had hithertofore governed the territories of the nations, after the entire geo-political order on earth has been destroyed by the Lord, will now be dismantled and all the powers, authorities and rulers in high places will dry up and fall to the earth like dead foliage. As Isaiah chapter 34 verse 4 says;

All the stars in the sky will be dissolved and the heavens rolled up like a scroll; all the starry host will fall like withered leaves from the vine,  like shriveled figs from the fig tree.



Tuesday, December 26, 2023


The book of Isaiah chapter 13 verse 7 says this;

Because of this, all hands will go limp, every heart will melt with fear.

Continuing with the judgement that shall fall upon Babylon because of their arrogance and rebellion against God, this verse details the physiological and psychological responses that the Babylonians would suffer when they witness the catastrophic events that are brought upon them.

First, all the people, great and small, in the face of the unimaginable phenomena occurring around them, will lose all their strength and their hands will just hang helplessly at their side. They will be unable to muster any physical reaction to the scene that will play out before them.

Second, fear will completely engulf every person observing the oncoming disasters which will cause them to lose the ability to form cogent thoughts and responses to what they are seeing.

The judgement of God is fearsome.


Monday, December 25, 2023


The book of Isaiah chapter 12 13 verse 13 6 says this;

Wail, for the day of the Lord is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

This verse captures the dread that will envelope everything when the day of the Lord arrives.

Witnesses of that day will cry uncontrollably for they will see the destruction of all the works of darkness that the civilization of Babylon had built.

Terror and agony will afflict those who hoped in the splendor and marvels of Babylon only to see her struck down to nothing before their eyes.

The day of the Lord will bring the schemes and plots of the kingdom of darkness to an abrupt halt and all her cities will be rendered permanently uninhabitable.

The day of the Lord is a fearsome and awesome day. 


Sunday, December 24, 2023


The book of Isaiah chapter 11 verse 2 says this;

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—

This verse, speaking of the Messiah who was foretold, details the nature of His spiritual endowment.

The Messiah would first have the Spirit of the LORD rest upon Him which was fulfilled when the Holy Spirit rested upon the Lord Jesus Christ after His baptism in the River Jordan.

The Spirit of the Lord, working in the Lord Jesus Christ, would express the Spirit of Wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and might, the Spirit of Knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

The ministry of the Lord Jesus would demonstrate all these manifestations of the Spirit of the Lord from the great  miracles that were performed to the teaching that conveyed great wisdom and knowledge.

And by the Spirit, the Lord Jesus, in the Spirit of the fear of the Lord, maintained a life of absolute obedience before His father.

Such was the expression of the Spirit of God through the life of the Lord Jesus.




The book of Isaiah chapter 19 verses 4 - 5 says this;

I will hand the Egyptians over to the power of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them,” declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.

The waters of the river will dry up, and the riverbed will be parched and dry.

The spiritual kingdom of Egypt is a system of authority established by deception, political oppression, tyranical control over its subjects and ultimately, total enslavement.

This system, modeled by pharonic Egypt's marginalization and enslavement of the children of Israel, works to gain control of God's people in order to reduce their numbers and influence. This type of system inflames racial and cultural animosity and then works to eradicate disfavored groups of people.

In contemporary times, this pattern is repeated on a global scale in order to subjugate populations that were formerly free.

Against this back drop, the Lord, in Isaiah chapter 19, intervenes to save His people from oppression and bondage like He did when His people were being held captive in the land of Egypt.

Like in the land of Egypt, multiple avenues of intervention will be used to loosen the grip of spiritual Egypt over God's people.

Verses 4 and 5 describe two paticular conditions that spiritual Egypt will suffer.

Firstly, as the Egyptians struggle to gain dominance, they will find themselves under the rule of a cruel and brutal master.

The people of kingdom of Egypt will lose heart under the violent and harsh rulership of their new king and they will have to endure the same cruelty and harshness they inflicted on God's people.

Concurrently, the supplies of water needed to quench the thirst of their arid land will dry up and they will be parched by the judgement of a drought that will completely drain their main river.

In the end, Egypt's efforts will add up to nothing and God's people will be set free.