Isaiah 9:2-7 – “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them. 3 You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; they will be glad in Your presence as with the gladness of harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 4 For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian. 5 For every boot of the booted warrior in the battle tumult, and cloak rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire. 6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.” NASU
I am fully aware that this is a prophecy concerning the Messiah. However, as I was in bed the other night, the Spirit of God kept nudging me to read Isaiah 9 and in that reading, I felt that I would see a truth that was liberating. Immediately, as I began to read verse two I knew what the liberating truth and message were. It was not only our Hope in Jesus our Messiah but for was a Promise that America can expect providing we look to the Light from our present state of darkness.
At the risk of losing some because I am going to make a statement regarding the state of America – DARKNESS. I am convinced that much of America is walking in darkness and needs a great light. In many ways, our beloved nation has become a Dark Land with our rejection of biblical standards and allowing politicians and activist to push us away from biblical principles into modernism and secular humanism. We have allowed our society to be intimidated by political correctness and demanded that some violate their core convictions to accommodate people who do not believe as they. It is a violation of all things rational and constitutional to demand that the rights of one transcend another. It is a violation of sanity to demand that a person is forced to serve and participate in an event that is anathema to their faith. Yet, that is where we are in America today. That, in my view, suggests that we are living in the “Last Days” and in “Perilous Times” where men have become lovers of self, more than lovers of God. We have allowed the unholy to be deemed as normal. That is a state of darkness that prevents one from seeing the purposes and plan of God.
This text declares that the Light of God is going to shine and all who will reach out and receive the truth of that light will SEE. The Light of God’s Truth and Love breaks yokes and removes scales from eyes that have formerly been blind. The Promise is that God will MULTIPLY the nation, INCREASE the gladness and cause people to become Glad to be in the Presence of God and Desire to be in His Presence. The Economic, Social, Moral, Political, and Spiritual harvest will be incredible IF we run to the Light and allow the Light to shine upon us and guide our footsteps. The Promise is that God will break the yoke of bondage and lift that burden from our shoulders. THAT IS A RESTORED NATION.
I am taking this message of the ministry and government of the Messiah and applying it loosely to the condition of America today. I have contended for some time that the only hope for America and the world is GOD or Divine Intervention. I believe that we are in the beginnings of an incredible revival, renewal, and restoration. I believe that while evil men wax worse and worse, the Grace of God will flow mightily and although everything that can be shaken will be shaken and out of that shaking will come forth THE TRUE CHURCH, the Body of Christ.
Yes, I am longing for the Return of our Lord and the establishment of His eternal kingdom. But, until that time comes, we live in this present world and should be seeking God’s outpouring and the renewal and restoration of our nation and society. Happy is the nation whose God is the LORD. There is no limitation to God’s Blessings if we will submit ourselves to His Rule and Reign. If will return to Him, He will return to us.
Therefore, I call upon everyone to examine their own hearts and repent where needed. I call upon every believer to begin to repent for the nation and pray with expectation for the Wind of the Holy Spirit to Blow and the Rain of Revival fall on this land.
God bless you as you enjoy this wonderful day in Him!