Daily Bible Study

@just4him (128669)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
September 13, 2017 7:16am CST
Day 24 Isaiah 27 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. 2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine. 3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day. 4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. 5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me. 6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit. 7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? Or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him? 8 In measure, when it shoots forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stays his rough wind in the day of the east wind. 9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he makes all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up. 10 Yet the defensed city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof. 11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will show them no favor. 12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel. 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem. Peace is what everybody longs for. Justice and mercy, grace, and forgiveness also. Yet, what we long for and what we see are often two different matters. God told Isaiah he was going to take care of the serpent – Satan. He would destroy him in that day, the day of judgment. God also told Isaiah he would care for the red vineyard. He wouldn’t let anything harm it ever again. Israel is the vineyard. It is red with the blood of their Messiah, Jesus Christ. God will not allow any harm to come to his chosen people. Israel will become a mighty nation in the earth, her seed filling every nation. Yet, God will destroy the defensed city. He will cause it to be desolate, forsaken. Nothing will live there except animals who will feed off the trees. That defensed city is all those who rejected Jesus as Savior and Lord, all those who worshiped false gods. In that day, God would bring final judgment to them and they would have their place with the serpent, Satan. Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever. 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (KJV) In that day, the trumpet will sound, and all those who accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord will return to New Jerusalem, where Jesus will reign with all the saints, and peace will be upon the earth. Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. As Christians, you have much to look forward to when Jesus comes to judge the earth and all those who refused to acknowledge him as Savior and Lord. Your role in life is not over when you breathe your last and go to be with your Savior in heaven. You will be with him in the final battle, and you will live with him in New Jerusalem. You have nothing to fear from anyone ever again when God brings final judgment on all those who lived outside his love, law, and forgiveness. Your name is written in the Book of Life, and nothing will ever separate you from the love of God and Jesus Christ, his Son. In that day, you will sing the songs of heaven, and rejoice in God your Father and Jesus your Savior. Let’s pray: Father, let your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Let your glory fill the earth. Let me praise you and give you glory for you alone are righteous and holy, worthy of all my praise. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 13 September 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Raelove (17657)
• Saco, Maine
13 Sep 17
Amen...and might I add that I admire your dedication in posting these daily Bible studies. I'm Christian, and I long for the day when Christ's mission comes full circle. His kingdom is here now in those of us who choose to believe and will be made fully manifest when he comes from the east like "lightning." Thank you, Valerie.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Sep 17
I too long for that day. You're welcome. I'm glad the study blessed you.
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@Raelove (17657)
• Saco, Maine
13 Sep 17
@just4him It always does.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Sep 17
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@prashu228 (25514)
• India
13 Sep 17
His will is always best ..
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Sep 17
Yes it is.
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@franxav (5827)
13 Sep 17
May God' holy name be praised forever! I pray and hope, on account of Jesus' sacrifice, my name will be there in the book of life.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Sep 17
I'm sure it is if you claim Jesus as your Savior and Lord.