My Grace-Full Life

6.5.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: A Jump Start on Prophecy

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I am so intimidated by the book of Isaiah.
It’s full of poetry and prophecy—Two things I’m not good at understanding.
But I did have an AH-HA moment this morning as I was reading it.
Isaiah 25:9 says, “In that day they will say, ‘Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.’”
The opening line of the verse indicates that this is prophetic—“they WILL say” (emphasis mine).
The question that immediately crossed my mind—if the Lord has already said we WILL declare God, praise Him, credit Him for our salvation, identify Him as trustworthy, and be thankful (glad) in His salvation… then what are we waiting for?
Let’s put a pin in that point for a minute.
As I’ve stated dozens of times in the two years I’ve been writing MGFL, I’m not a theologian!
So forgive me if I trip through this, but I feel this verse is a close cousin to the prophecy that declares “every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Isaiah 45:23, Philippians 2:10-11, and Romans 14:11).
However, my assessment is that Isaiah 25:9 is written specifically for believers.
The other passages—the “cousins”—refer to every human being who ever lived…
Because even those who rejected Jesus will face Him in judgment.
It really jumped out at me that yes, we will be a part of that collective, every-human-being-will-declare-it group…
But we are destined to praise Him and give Him credit because that’s how we will spend eternity.
And there’s absolutely no need for us to wait.
We have every reason to start now because we have already declared that Jesus Christ is Lord!
We have declared Him Lord of our lives!
So let’s put Isaiah 25:9 into practice, starting this moment.
He has saved us!
Our eternity is secure because of Jesus!
Let’s praise Him!
Today, as you pray, thank God for ordaining written history in advance through these prophetic passages.
Thank Jesus for all He did for you.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you praise Him in every circumstance, putting the wheels in motion for an ongoing celebration of our Lord and Savior that will last forever and ever!

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