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Friday, July 31, 2020

God-purpose-revival[1]Isaiah 57:15

Revival

For thus says he who is high and exalted, living eternally, whose name is the Holy One: On high I dwell, and in holiness, and with the crushed and dejected in spirit, to revive the spirits of the dejected, to revive the hearts of the crushed. 

We are accustomed to thinking of the high and exalted as above all who are weary and disheartened from the stress of their labor.  We usually think of rulers as those who set themselves apart from the common masses.  Our societies today reflect this thinking. Isaiah conveys comforting words from the One who is Lord of all to those who are afflicted.

God says: Isaiah tells you that I live on high and this is true; yet I dwell with you.  I raise you up to live in me.  Isaiah also tells you that I live with you who are crushed and weary; and this is also true.  My favorite dwelling is with those who have no hope.  Do you see the inversion that I bring to you?  I live with those who are rejected and lowly, and raise them up.  I revive those who have a darkened spirit.  I live through those with a tired heart. My shoulders are broad and my spirit willing; my heart encompasses the universe; I am eternal.  And it is to this eternity, this holiness, this revival that I carry you.  Allow me to heal all that weighs you down.

This is no false promise.  God always reverses what we humans see as the natural order and God wants to transform weary hearts into hearts afire with eternal love.


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Image from: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/thabitianyabwile/2013/07/23/are-you-the-kind-of-person-god-uses-for-revival/ 

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