Wednesday, 27th July 2022
Rev Daniel Xi An Poon
Section One V1-13 Everything is from Jehovah
V1-3 ‘Thus says the Lord to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held—To subdue nations before him and loose the armour of kings, to open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut: ‘I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.’ Only when we are connected with God, then we can receive salvation and we can be protected. Do not see the world bigger than our God.
V11-13 ‘Thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: “Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons; and concerning the work of My hands, you command Me. I have made the earth, and created man on it. I—My hands—stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded. I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways; he shall build My city and let My exiles go free, not for price nor reward,” Says the Lord of hosts.’ God has prepared the place for His beloved, those He has chosen and set apart. It’s not because of how good we are but only because He wants to save us and has compassion on us.
Section Two V14-19 Only by the Salvation of Jehovah
V14 ‘Thus says the Lord: The labor of Egypt and merchandise of Cush and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over to you, and they shall be yours; they shall walk behind you, they shall come over in chains; and they shall bow down to you. They will make supplication to you, saying, ‘Surely God is in you, and there is no other; there is no other God.’ Only God is our salvation, we must rely on Him, seek Him earnestly, and see that nothing in this world compares with God.
V15-17 ‘Truly You are God, who hide Yourself, o God of Israel, the Saviour! They shall be ashamed and also disgraced, all of them; they shall go in confusion together, who are makers of idols. But Israel shall be saved by the Lord with an everlasting salvation; you shall not be ashamed or disgraced forever and ever.’ God created the Heaven and Earth, only He is the salvation. When we are willing to accept the salvation of Jehovah, then we will never be put to shame. We are the followers of God, He will raise us up and show the world that He is the only true God.
V18 ‘For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord, and there is no other.’ God does not come to destroy the world but to make it flourish. We must know the will of God, we are the ones, who are destroying the earth because we do not look after it. But God’s Will for us and for the earth is always good.
V19 ‘I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, seek Me in vain; I, the Lord, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.’ We must be connected with God because only He knows what the world will be like. Only He is our Salvation.
Section Three V20-25 Must Look Upon Jehovah
V20 ‘Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you who have escaped from the nations. They have no knowledge, who carry the wood of their carved image, and pray to a god that cannot save.’ We are the captive ones, who have escaped to God; when we come, we must see the One True God. All the idols and false gods cannot help us.
V22-23 ‘Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself; the word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath.’ Be willing to look upon Him, even though we are scattered, we will be saved. He is our God and there is no other.
V24-25 ‘He shall say, surely in the Lord I have righteousness and strength. To Him men shall come, and all shall be ashamed who are incensed against Him. In the Lord all the descendants of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.’ God is beginning and He is the end, do we believe in His Power? When we are connected with God, then nothing else will matter. Do we really connect to God and to our authority? When we do not connect, then we cannot receive nutrition from above. Everything is from God, He is our only salvation, therefore only the nutrition from Him can help us grow and live a glorious life for God.
As we enter the stage of the Upper Room, we must be connected with above, then we can receive the strength and blessings from God.
以赛亚书 45 – 要连接耶和华