IDOK DEVOTION FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2009
I don’t know the reason I have read these passages over and over. I don’t know why I am sharing it with you, I just am.
Isaiah 11 begins with a prophesy that Jesus is coming. And my source (The Reese Chronological Bible) tells me Isaiah 11 was penned about 713 BC. As to timing only, that would be like you and I picking up a book written in the year 1296 and reading about an event that took place today. Can you imagine how Isaiah felt when he was penning these words? Do you think he wondered when, LORD, when?
1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,
And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.
2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
And continuing on with Isaiah 11, the Millennium Reign of Jesus is foretold. Verse 9 says: For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. Oh I long for that day! And then we get to Chapter 12, A Hymn of Praise, and it says.
1 And in that day you will say:
“ O LORD, I will praise You;
Though You were angry with me,
Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me.
2 Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
‘ For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song;
He also has become my salvation.’”
Yes, His anger has been turned away; turned away because I have looked to The BRANCH of David and He has become my salvation and yours too. And the praise goes on. Then we come to Chapter 13 and a proclamation is given, a proclamation of war to come; war with effects that you and I have not seen. War so severe that the atmosphere is so dirtied (10) . . . the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be darkened in its going forth, and the moon will not cause its light to shine. Why does this happen? Because man is depraved and thoroughly wicked and ABBA has no choice and this He says: 11 “I will punish the world for its evil, And the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
As Isaiah may have said, ‘when, LORD, when’; maybe we are saying that too. And the chapter goes on describing the wickedness of the people in that future time and verse 18 causes me to think today’s people are already beginning to practice the ways described by Isaiah; maybe we are seeing a prelude. Does not this remind you of abortion? 18 . . . And they will have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye will not spare children. As I said, I don’t know the reason for this particular message, it just is.
Praise Reports and Prayer Requests
ABBA LORD, I have read this and read it and now have given it here, please do as You will with it in the hearts of our IDOKs and Readers wherever they may be. I know from Your Word that You desire for all to come to repentance so that You may withhold judgment. I know too that if repentance does not come that You have no choice, You must invoke the penalty. For You to fail to execute judgment, You would fail to be God; thank You that that can never happen. ABBA, I know so little but what I do know and as shallow as this is, I appreciate You. I am grateful and glad that You are You. I applaud You for Your Justice. I applaud You for Your Righteousness. I realize You do not need my applause but I need to give it. You are worthy and I am glad.
I dare not close this time without interceding for these whose names are written here. Most of them we believe have come to a saving knowledge and have personally accepted Your Salvation, but there are some that we think from their own ‘testimony’ that they have not and we pray that they will yet be saved. We pray that we IDOKs would be moved with compassion and anointed by You, Holy Spirit, to demonstrate and speak Your Gospel to these. We pray for our IDOK Troops for their safety and well being and safe passage home to families and friends. We pray for Israel, for the hearts of people to be turned to them, to aid and support them. We pray for this Administration that You will have mercy and shake and correct it. We pray for mercy and grace upon the people of America that You will call and we Your Saints will answer and that You will raise up Missionaries here in America and that lost souls will be saved. And I pray for others listed here who desire to be healed, that You will heal them. And what ever need is represented here, I pray in Your Name LORD that it be met. Amen and amen.
A Specific Unspoken.
Unspoken Requests – situations so close you can only speak to Father about.
Children and/or Grandchildren about whom Moms (& Dads) are concerned that their salvation profession may not be true.
Vicki and Bob. Brady and Chloe. Patti and family. Joyce, John & children. Sean. Susan R. Kay B. Louise. Sparky S. Rusty & Romney. Johnny McK and family. Katie H. Amber Johns. Joe-Ann. McCarver Family. Vickie and Family. Dennis and Lisa J. Jack. Melanie and Jay M. Susanne M. Alice T. Elaine W and Family. Joni and Todd. Roy and Julee. Glenn R and his family. Holly. Donald 2. Ed G. Debra B. Jon E. Brian. Donald 1. Loyce McM. DeLois. Mollie B. Marzelle. KC. Neolle T. Mary F. MH and J. Caleb and his family – Rob, Vaughn, Whitaker and Donoghue. Dora. Mattie. Jarrod. Brenda and her family. Joshua A. Kim T and her parents. Martha McC. Tamra and Family. Rachel and family. Joe and Rose. Darlene’s Sister, Leona. Tammy B and Family. Jackie K. Brian T. Ricky M. Linda and Family. Joe. Michael H. Linda W. Debbie W. Natalie. Jacqueline and Sons (River and Jackson). Sandra. Dot B. Julia O. Ann C. Stan and Jowanna and Family Mary.. Susan D. Melissa and daughters. Jason A and his mother. Wayne B. Melinda H. Brennan and his family. Joshua. Heather and Brandon. Darlene and Torkel. W C and family. Maggie and Family. Katelyn (H) J Lloyd. Janet and Steve. Bay and family. Bill and Judy. Doug. Larry and Claudia and family. Callie. Ruth. Cynthia. Allyson and Glyn and family. Brittney and Kersten and family. Sheila and Andy. Carrie and Rachel and Jacob and family. Chuck. Helen and Dan and family. Jen and Larry and family. Mollie and family. Andrew and Daughters.
Shay and Emma’s Kids (orphanage in Zambia) Ministry
Ryan, Sarah, Josh & Caleb Bedenkop – missionaries in Arizona.
The Ministry of IDOK
The Peace of Israel.
Revival in America.
IDOKs Military Families.
IDOKs Troops (foreign soil) – Ethan. Christopher. Raul. Robert. Billy. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Brant W. Christopher R. Joshua M. Brent. Justin G. Michael K. Bay N. T. Palin. Bobby G. (added 12/16/08) Tommy T. Kyle N(3/09). Jessica D. (4/09) Sgt. Vince Barrientos (5/2009) Bill H. (added 9/24/09)
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Brandon B.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Lee. George. Travis N. Hawk. Justin G. Tommy W.
Injured: Lukas S. (11/30/08) Matt P. (added 9/24/09)
Military at home, specifically those emotional-spirit wounds that only God and Time can heal – Adam M. Captain Tran. Josh. John L. Drew. Richard M.
As I post this it is 57°F and clear in Al Asad, IQ (Airport) and the time is 5:16 AM AST on September 30, 2009.