Friday, December 30, 2011

Isaiah 58: 9-14

I believe that these next few years are important for the Body of Christ. I remember hearing someone say that God begins and ends with His people. As Believers we need to declare that God’s promises and Blessings are True, to see them come to fruition. Please join me in diligently praying to see God work wonders in our midst in the coming year.  I received an email from a friend and decided to share with you what I believe is a word to hear with those of you who may feel a special calling to pray for our country. The email from Suzanne is as follows with the verse listed.

            I don't know if you have heard the term "polished arrow," but I have learned that God sometimes has me use a scripture verse to pierce through and bring His will into a situation.  As the old year ends and a new year begins, I feel that He keeps telling me as an intercessor to use Isaiah 58: 9-14 as a polished arrow to break through and bring healing to our country.  I plan to pray this over our country and stand on its words of hope and power.  I have been meditating on each verse, and have read it in several bible editions.  In the verses He pledges things to us IF we do our part like " do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk" then He will do many things so that we will be used to "restore the breach." 

There is a huge "breach" growing in our country and as we all know a country divided against itself cannot stand.  The enemy of course loves this "breach," and will do everything in his power to increase it and to get the church involved in helping it to grow.   God is more than able to change ALL of this and use it for GOOD, and I know that is His heart's desire.  I know He wants our  "light to rise in the darkness, and our night to "become like the noonday" as He "guides us always."

       I'm sending this to some of my intercessor friends.  God has put this "call" upon me and I will be standing on this scripture through the coming year.  This may not be your call, but I ask you to seek Him as to whether it is something for you as well.

      Praying blessings on each of you and on our country in this coming new year and always!  Suzanne 

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 Then when you call, the Lord will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply.

“Remove the heavy yoke of oppression. Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors! 10 Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.
11 The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. 12 Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes. 13 “Keep the Sabbath day holy. Don’t pursue your own interests on that day, but enjoy the Sabbath and speak of it with delight as the Lord’s holy day. Honor the Sabbath in everything you do on that day, and don’t follow your own desires or talk idly. 14 Then the Lord will be your delight. I will give you great honor and satisfy you with the inheritance I promised to your ancestor Jacob. I, the Lord, have spoken!”
 Isaiah 58: 9-14 (NLT)