For this last little while I have been thinking about how much; how much time do I have left here. The number of funerals (memorial services) I have attended has increased over the last decade – it comes with the territory – aging.
Truth. I don’t know how much time I have. None of us know for certain. I know I don’t have as much left as I have spent. I know that for sure. I mean I am really confident I shall not still be walking this planet come 2086 — or will I? That is if I take in the account of the millennial reign of my JESUS! Wow! That puts a whole new perspective on this how much time do I have left!
. . . and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Just in case you want to read the whole of it, you may HERE.
Have you heard that writing out Scripture is important? I received a refresher of that truth just now so I am stopping in briefly to share with you.
There are many versions in which to read this verse but the TLV is the one I was writing out to remember.
Isaiah 54:17 Tree of Life Version (TLV) 17 No weapon formed against you will prosper
and you will condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of Adonai’s servants— their vindication is from Me.”
It is a declaration of Adonai. source
And as I wrote a light flashed on. Many of us in Christendom are well familiar with this promise No weapon formed against you will prosper and we want that so much. And it is a promise we can count on but there is a condition. It follows in the verse. Let me do all caps here so we don’t miss the importance. YOU WILL CONDEMN every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
So, who rises against us in judgment? No, He’s not speaking of you and me criticizing each other (not that that cannot be done constructively). Who accuses the brethren? (See Revelation 12:10) Of course, the Evil One and his hosts whisper or scream those nasty tongued lies to our minds daily. And when we don’t CONDEMN them immediately that weapon against us will surely form – that’s not DADDY GOD’s plan but it is His condition in the case of the enemy’s speech. It’s up to us to shut the liar up! And we do by simply condemning – that is recognizing that speech as a lie, reject it and in Father’s Spirit move on.
Please read the rest of the verse again. You don’t want to miss the words HERITAGE, VINDICATION, ME and DECLARATION. Let those words speak to you in the context in which they are given.
Until Next Time * * *