Faithful and committed
He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds. His fury will fall on his foes. He will pay them back even to the ends of the earth. In the west, people will respect the name of the Lord; in the east, they will glorify him. For he will come like a raging flood tide driven by the breath of the Lord. “The Redeemer will come to Jerusalem to buy back those in Israel who have turned from their sins,” says the Lord. “And this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children forever. I, the Lord, have spoken! Isaiah 59:18-21 NLT
Because of the uncertainties and the pressing issues in our time, it is easy to lose sight of who we are in Christ. There is a tendency to be so easily deceived with the enemy’s tactics thus preventing shining the light and the glory of God within. Instead of interceding and intervening with the gospel, we fail to call on people to repentance. We have been warned through His word. “Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve” (Proverbs 24:12). The only accepted response is repentance. The Lord’s sovereignty will be established and it will be irrepressible. When God returns, He will fulfill His covenant and those who turned away from their sin, will be protected. “My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you” (Isaiah 59:21). God wants us to make an impact by being the salt and light of the earth (Matthew 5:13-16). In order for us to not give-in to the ways of the enemy, He calls on us to “put on righteousness as his body armor and placed the helmet of salvation on his head” (Isaiah 59:17). We cannot take the enemy lightly and what is required of us is to remain faithful and committed to God. Let us not forget that the next generation is looking up to us, so let God’s praise not only be in our lips but be manifested in our lives. “Lord. “My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children forever” (Isaiah 59:21).