“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”
Isaiah 41:10 NKJV
The folly of power
With each passing day, there seems to be a new challenge that appeared on the horizon, promising to bring great tumult and calamity to those who are in its path. With each new trouble, there are many who step up and seek to provide the solution to the problem. This is the nature of humanity, to think that we have the power to fix things.
There are great mantras that have been bandied about here in America, as self professed “great leaders”, have proclaimed their grand plans to “the war on poverty,” the Green New Deal,” “Make America Great Again”, or “Build Back Better.” In reality all such efforts will ultimately fail, for future destruction has been ordained by God.
If one truly believes in the Genesis account of creation, we know that when Adam and Eve fell in the garden, all creation fell with them. Death and sin entered the world. Everything died.
Accordingly, even great nations rise and fall, with no exception. None have survived with the power that they once knew, and many have ceased to exist. America itself will not defy the curse of sin, and its end will be quick and loud, likely ushered in by an atomic bomb. Before that, it will implode, as the nation is hopelessly divided, making its nuking an act of mercy.
In light of all the destruction surrounding us, we can still find the joy of the Lord. As I prepared the meme for my local church, I happened on Isaiah forty one and verse ten. It was a much needed reminder, bringing great relief.
Ask I have started many times, grave changes are coming into our world, and the things that we have looked to as power, will be rendered useless, for what is to come has its base in the supernatural, and our best efforts are but natural.
We will feel a powerlessness that we hav never known, for even as we search for solutions, new problems and variances of problems will emerge casting our best efforts aside. The inevitable is unstoppable, as the Lord is working our His grand plan, that will ultimate Make The Earth Great Again.
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.”
Revelation 21:1 NKJV
Brothers and sisters, let us not be consumed with fear and worry, for if we know the Lord, we know the end of the story. Instead of fear, let us rejoice, for the Lord God has given us Hs promises and an advanced working in His word. Let us be faithful to remind ourselves of what is to come.
I admit to you that the Lord has given me great advantage, as I have lived life on the sharp edge of the razor for years, precariously balanced, danger on both sides, and the promise of being severed in two should I fall.
But the Lord has held me up, and shielded my from the cruel edge. In my darkest moments, He has been there. I will never forget when He brought to my heart and mind Joshua one nine:
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.””
Joshua 1:9 NKJV
My people, let us rest in the Lord, being wise as we should be for the lord has given us a mind in which to be prepared, but let us not be fearful. Let us also go out into the world with a renewed sense of urgency, for we know that the time is short.
As this age gives way to the next, we have but a pocket of time to go out and tell the world about Jesus, about this great salvation that is the only way to live in these perilous times. The world is struggling.
The Lord has given me the opportunity to do a lot of waiting in hospital lobbies as I have a multitude of appointments. During those times I have the opportunity to listen to those that pass by. There is a lot of pain out there.
Through the Gospel there is a promise of deliverance, perhaps not from problems and pain, but certainly through it. It also offers the only resistance to the fall, for in the end, only Jesus will reign, and all other powers will fall, for all that they do is folly.
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah”
Psalms 46:1-3 NKJV
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Oh, how wonderful and comforting is Isaiah 41:10. Thank you, Bernie.