Woe to Jerusalem 29 1Woe to Ariel,[E] Ariel, the city where David camped! Continue year after year; let the festivals recur. 2I will oppress Ariel, and there will be mourning and crying, and she will be to Me like an Ariel.[F] 3I will camp in a circle around you; I will besiege you with earth ramps, and I will set up my siege towers against you. 4You will be brought down; you will speak from the ground, and your words will come from low in the dust. Your voice will be like that of a spirit from the ground; your speech will whisper from the dust.   5Your many foes[G] will be like fine dust, and many of the ruthless, like blowing chaff. Then suddenly, in an instant, 6you will be visited by the Lord of Hosts with thunder, earthquake, and loud noise, storm, tempest, and a flame of consuming fire. 7All the many nations going out to battle against Ariel— all the attackers, the siege works against her, and those who oppress her— will then be like a dream, a vision in the night. 8It will be like a hungry one who dreams he is eating, then wakes and is still hungry; and like a thirsty one who dreams he is drinking, then wakes and is still thirsty, longing for water. So it will be for all the many nations who go to battle against Mount Zion.   9Stop and be astonished; blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunk,[H] but not with wine; they stagger,[I] but not with beer. 10For the Lord has poured out on you an overwhelming urge to[J] sleep; He has shut your eyes—the prophets, and covered your heads—the seers.   11For you the entire vision will be like the words of a sealed document. If it is given to one who can read and he is asked to read it,[K] he will say, “I can’t read it, because it is sealed.” 12And if the document is given to one who cannot read and he is asked to read it,[L] he will say, “I can’t read.” 13The Lord said:   Because these people approach Me with their mouths to honor Me with lip-service[M] yet their hearts are far from Me, and their worship consists of man-made rules learned by rote— 14therefore I will again confound these people with wonder after wonder. The wisdom of their wise men will vanish, and the understanding of the perceptive will be hidden.   15Woe to those who go to great lengths to hide their plans from the Lord. They do their works in darkness, and say, “Who sees us? Who knows us?” 16You have turned things around, as if the potter were the same as the clay. How can what is made say about its maker, “He didn’t make me”? How can what is formed say about the one who formed it, “He doesn’t understand what he’s doing”?     17Isn’t it true that in just a little while Lebanon will become an orchard, and the orchard will seem like a forest? 18On that day the deaf will hear the words of a document, and out of a deep darkness the eyes of the blind will see. 19The humble will have joy after joy in the Lord, and the poor people will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. 20For the ruthless one will vanish, the scorner will disappear, and all those who lie in wait with evil intent will be killed— 21those who, with their speech, accuse a person of wrongdoing, who set a trap at the gate for the mediator, and without cause deprive the righteous of justice.   22Therefore, the Lord who redeemed Abraham says this about the house of Jacob:   Jacob will no longer be ashamed and his face will no longer be pale. 23For when he sees his children, the work of My hands within his nation, they will honor My name, they will honor the Holy One of Jacob and stand in awe of the God of Israel. 24Those who are confused will gain understanding, and those who grumble will accept instruction.
Rose Chin
Second hand relationship with God...
Second hand relationship with God...
Stacey Conroy
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouthand honor me with their lips,but their hearts are far from me.Their worship ... Read More
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouthand honor me with their lips,but their hearts are far from me.Their worship of meis made up only of rules taught by men. Therefore once more I will astound these peoplewith wonder upon wonder;the wisdom of the wise will perish,the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish.” Isaiah 29:13-14 | NIV84 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:26-41 | NIV84 The wonder of assignment: It is beyond me The wonder of resource: The Holy Spirit and His Power Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. Exodus 40:34 | NIV84 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,for in you my soul takes refuge.I will take refuge in the shadow of your wingsuntil the disaster has passed. Psalms 57:1 | NIV84 Because you are my help,I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you;your right hand upholds me. Psalms 63:7-8 | NIV84 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most Highwill rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.” Psalms 91:1-2 | NIV84 The wonder of a miracle: by investing myself in Him By following “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1:17-18 | NIV84 By trusting Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:8-10 | NIV84 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12-13 | NIV84 By waiting Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation;he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalms 62:5-6 | NIV84 Under God's shadow is where everything comes to light While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and enveloped them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves, and told no one at that time what they had seen. Luke 9:34-36 | NIV84 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 | NIV84
In word only... Out of the abundance of the HEART the mouth speaks... Not the abundance of your MIND/soul... Pray in the Spirit, ask in ... Read More
In word only... Out of the abundance of the HEART the mouth speaks... Not the abundance of your MIND/soul... Pray in the Spirit, ask in the spirit, give in the spirit... Be spirit led in thoughts, words and deeds.
Parker Qunnie
Also see Psalm 78:36-37
Also see Psalm 78:36-37
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