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Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but God offers every believer an unfailing hope, a hope that promises it will not disappoint, a hope that is sure to satisfy through Jesus Christ. This message will help deliver you into that wonderful hope which makes you a tree of life to others. 52 minutes.
A healthy church must worship rightly and live generously.
Last week we talked about God being offended by wicked nations and the judgment that is coming to them. In Isaiah 25, Isaiah talks about what will happen after the judgment. There is coming a day when Jesus will rule over this world from Jerusalem, and eventually from the holy city (the New Jerusalem) on a new earth. There is much we don’t understand about those times, but some things are very clear. I. God will provide abundantly for us A. Where will He rule from? 1. This mountain (Is. 25:6, 10a) 2. Mt. Zion – Jerusalem (Psalm 2:6-8; Quoted Heb. 5:5) B. We will have plenty to eat and drink (Is. 25:6) 1. Choice pieces of food - marrow 2. An abundance of wines – well-refined C. God will destroy the veil that is between God and men (Is. 25:7) 1. The covering cast over all people 2. The veil over all nations (II Cor. 3:14, 15; 4:3, 4) D. He will swallow up death forever (Is. 25:8; I Cor. 15:54) E. He will comfort His people (Is. 25:8, Rev. 21:4) 1. Wipe away their tears 2. Take away the rebuke of His people II. God’s people will be glad (Is. 25:9) A. Our hope was in Him 1. We have waited for Him (Rom. 8:22, II Cor. 5:4) 2. He will save us B. We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation III. The enemies of God’s people will be destroyed (Is. 25:10-12) A. Moab will be trampled in that day – like straw under foot B. God will stretch out His hand like a swimmer does C. God will bring them down 1. Their pride 2. The trickery of their hands 3. Their fortresses 4. God will bring it all down into the dust Isaiah 26 says that in that day God’s people will revel in the strength of the city of God (Is. 26:1). Salvation will be its wall and bulwarks. Righteous nations will go in and out of that holy city (Is. 26:2). Then Isaiah seems to pause and tell us the impact that having this knowledge should have on us. We will be kept in perfect peace if 1) Our minds are fixed on Him. 2) Because we trust in Him (Is. 26:3). Then for emphasis He reiterates, Trust in the Lord forever (Is. 26:4).
The Christian has been given the greatest of gifts – “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” And this changes everything!
It seems we’ve entered into what seems like a new day of public rage and hopeless despair. What should be the Christian attitude toward the state of our world? How should you engage with those who differ from your beliefs? This message taken from the book of Daniel sheds insight into how we can meaningfully impact our despairing world.
In this sermon, we learn that God’s word is sufficient for any circumstance. As two believers on the road to Emmaus struggled with fear, doubt, and uncertainty, Jesus turned their attention to scripture to strengthen their faith. Like them, rather than understanding our lives by our experiences we are to see the world around us by means of God’s word and by the hope that we have in Christ.
Obediently sharing an indescribable, irrepressible, priceless, glad-making gift with as many that will receive it (Him!). This is to God's credit. 56 minutes