ISAIAH & JEREMIAH
|This is Saturday. I have an early Men's meeting and so here are a few thoughts:|
1) HEAVEN- Isaiah 64:4 "For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him." Isn't this like: 1 Corinthians 2:9 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." God has so many wonderful things in store for us in Heaven, but the most wonderful is not the things... it is the person... Jesus! He will be our treasure in Heaven!
Isaiah 65:17 "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind."
2) KNOWLEDGE BEFORE FORMATION- Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." Before God formed us... He knew us! Knowledge before Formation! This simply means God knew what He was doing then... and He knows what He is doing now. He knows the situations... before He forms the characters in the situations!
3) WITHHOLDEN- Our sins withhold many blessings from us. Blessings that God wants to pour out upon us. Here are some verses that show this truth: Isaiah 59:1-2 "Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear." Jeremiah 5:25 "Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you."
Oh let us not live in such a way that our blessings are withholden from us!
Well, I have many more I would love to write about, but time is gone for today! Have a great day today and remember... tomorrow is Sunday!! Yeah! Pastor Mike Mutchler