Thursday, 8th September
Rev Daniel Xi An Poon
Section One V1-4 Everything is About Jehovah
What is in our hearts? We must learn from the Word of God, do not doubt and convict ourselves for sins for righteousness and for judgement. God values everyone of His people, who He has called. We need to understand the principles of the Heaven, not our own principles and not our own values. Do we believe everything is about the Lord?
V1 ‘Thus says the Lord: Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?’ What do we value? The heart of God or the sinful desires of this world?
V2 ‘For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist, says the Lord. “But on this one will I look: on him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.’ We need God to watch over us and to care for us. But we tend to focus on what we have to do instead of what God wants us to do. God is talking to us continuously so we must listen. We are His sheep and therefore He cares for us and calls us to turn back to Him. The Bible teaches us to be servants, to walk the way of Heaven, not our own ways.
V4 ‘So will I choose their delusions, and bring their fears on them; because, when I called, no one answered, when I spoke they did not hear; but they did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight.’ Those who are not truthful will at the end experience hardship and be frightened. Because they use our own ways trying to please God and please people, but what God wants is those who are willing to listen to Him.
Section Two V5-14 Listen to the Word of Jehovah
V5 ‘Hear the word of the Lord, you who tremble at His word: Your brethren who hated you, who cast you out for My name’s sake, said, let the Lord be glorified, that we may see your joy. But they shall be ashamed.’ Listen to the Word of God is not just listen to what He said then follow, but to really listen and understand everything He reveals to us. This is the end times and we must see what He is doing. God does not want us to keep on ‘doing’ but to stop and listen. Then we can see what’s wrong with this world.
V10-11 ‘Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you who love her; rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn for her; that you may feed and be satisfied with the consolation of her bosom, that you may drink deeply and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.’ God wants us to rejoice in Him, to love Him and to find satisfaction in Him. Do not stay in a ‘doing’ mode, do not stay in the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. God is with us and we are His servants. We must have the right attitude to listen and to follow. We must have attentive ears and understanding hearts. God is with us to the end but are we willing to follow Him?
Section Three V15-24 Jehovah will Repay
V15 ‘For behold, the Lord will come with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire.’ We thought our ways are better than the Lord’s ways. God knows our hearts and He knows when we are walking astray. He will destroy all that do not belong in His Kingdom, and when we don’t return, we will fall with those fading away.
V16 ‘For by fire and by His sword the Lord will judge all flesh; and the slain of the Lord shall be many.’ God will repay and He will restore. What God says will come to pass, do we believe in His Words? God will choose people to come forward to be His Levites, do not let our old ways or old thinking stop us being chosen by God. He is doing a new thing, which has never happened in the past.
Be willing to let go, to have thirst for the new heaven and earth. God will repay, if we are prideful and rebellious then God’s judgement will come upon us. He will lift up all those who listen to Him and who follow the principles of the Lord.
以赛亚书 66 – 天国的法则
V14 这就是神的仆人 – 听主人的话。愿我们有能听的耳朵，有谦卑忍耐的心。