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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Isaiah, Chapter 59, verse 19:
19 Those in the west shall fear the name of the LORD, and those in the east, his glory, Coming like a pent-up stream driven on by the breath of the LORD.

Chapter 59 of Isaiah is about the effects of sin and how it delays our salvation.  God is faithful because once we acknowledge the nature of our transgressions; God provides the divine intervention needed to save us.  The proud (those from the West) fear the name of the Lord for they in order to be saved must acknowledge Him as King of heaven and earth rather than themselves. On the other hand, those from the East must acknowledge his glory or His teachings on justice and mercy given to His disciples being careful to avoid complacency.
When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. ~ Isaiah 59:19 
Another version of the bible puts this verse differently; “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him”.  By comparing these two versions of the bible we can learn that the enemy to our spiritual progress may sometimes be our pride and complacency.

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1.      Jesus came with them to Gethsemane and He began to be saddened and exceedingly troubled. (Matt. 26:36-37)
2.      Then He said to them, "My soul is sad, even unto death. Wait here and watch with Me." (Matt. 6:38)
3.      And going forward a little, He fell on the ground and began to pray.  (Mark 14:35)
4.      "Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will but Thine be done." (Luke 22:42)
5.      And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven to strengthen Him.  (Luke 22:43)
6.      And falling into an agony He prayed the more earnestly. (Luke 22:43)
7.      And His sweat became as drops of blood running down upon the ground. (Luke 22:44)
8.      Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And He said, "Could you not, then, watch one hour with me?" (Matt. 26:40)
9.      "Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation." (Matt. 26:41)

10.  "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matt. 26:41)

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