Awake, Awake, put on Strength

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Today’s morning message

Isaiah 51:9 Awake, awake put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon? 51:10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

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As I awaken each day, I don’t leave my bed until giving thanks to the Lord for blessing me with another day on this earth and protecting me during the night while I rest. A day I can gain more knowledge about God, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and with the help of the Holy Spirit get a little closer to my creator each and every day.

Todays message in from the book of Isaiah. The passage comes after God had completed his punishment of Jerusalem for not following the 10 commandments and the will of God. The message was delivered to a healing Jerusalem and Mt. Zion. The message that I received from these verses is God should not be made to look foolish. After all, God had gathered Moses to free the Israelis from slavery and liberated them from Pharaoh and the Egyptians. God’s efforts were rewarded by the Israelis sinning by worshipping false idols, lewd acts, and certainly not following God’s word.

“Awake, awake put on strength, O arm of the Lord; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old.” I read this to believe that as a child of God, I am being asked to put on strength, strength being the word of God which can only be found in the Bible. Put on my armor for the day to stave off sin, to prevent the Devil from entering into my life again. To wake up with the hopes of meeting someone who needs to be lifted, needs help, and I am put in their path to give that help. To wake up and be the head, not the tail. To wake up and be a billboard of goodness, of faithfulness, and a righteous child of God.

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Isaiah 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

I believe this verse is saying if you are redeemed/saved by the Lord, there should be thanks given to Lord by singing his praise and have everlasting joy in your mind, all day every day. The verse further says “they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.” I am thanking God every day for the gladness and joy in my life with prayer and meditation. I am thanking God everyday for peace and stress to leave my body and soul.

The book of Isaiah is a telling book. If you are seeking to be saved and have been lucky enough to have the Holy Spirit instilled in your heart, don’t go backwards. Don’t go back to the sinful life, don’t go back to the life of a non-believer. God is our forgiving father, but by being saved and then later reverting to the very sins that you were forgiven for is being blasphemous to the Lord our Savior. And that is not a good place to be in the eyes of the Lord. We can be forgiven for many sins, but I would not know where to begin if I made a mockery of God and his almighty forgiveness.

Ask the Holy Spirit to come into your heart. Repent for your sins. Gain knowledge of God, and Jesus Christ by reading the Bible. Meditate on the word of God. Be thankful and enjoy every day as if it is your last.

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