May 24, 2007 1:33pm CST
Isaiah 25 says, O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will praise Your Name; for You have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. For You have made the city a heap, the fortified city a ruin; the palace of aliens is a city no more, it will never be rebuilt. Therefore strong peoples will glorify You; cities of ruthless nations will fear You. For You have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress, a shelter from teh rainstorm and a shade from the heat. When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm, the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place, You subdued the heat with the shade of clouds; the song of the ruthless was stilled. On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich-food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. And He will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all the nations; He will swallow up death forever. Then the LORD God will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of His people He will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, so that He might save us. This is the LORD for Whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in His salvation. For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain.
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3 Jan 08
God is so powerful that even the rulers of heathen nations and those who fear not God will tremble before those who put their trust in HIM. We can fear no one as God is with us and will give us the strength to stand before the powers of the evil one. We know that when Christ returns in HIS glory, that we will be raised up to live in heavenly places in a mansion prepared for us. While others revel in despair, we revel in hope! Praise be to God for HIS infinite goodness and mercy!