Monday, May 21, 2012

Today's Ancient Sermon

Over 2,800 years old, & the Holy Spirit speaks it just as powerfully today through the pages of Scripture as He did through Isaiah then: “For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God Who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), ‘I am the LORD, and there is none else. I have not spoken in secret, in some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, “Seek Me in a waste place”; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, declaring things that are upright. Gather yourselves and come; draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; they have no knowledge, who carry about their wooden idol and pray to a god who cannot save. Declare and set forth your case; indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me, a righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me. Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself, the word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness and will not turn back, that to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance [Philippians 2:10]. They will say of Me, “Only in the LORD are righteousness and strength.” Men will come to Him, and all who were angry at Him will be put to shame. In the LORD all the offspring of Israel will be justified and will glory’” (Isaiah 45:18-25).

He alone is God & is right.
Leave the gods of the works of your hands & come to Him in repentance.
Bow before His Son & confess Jesus as Lord (45:23//Philippians 2:10).
Enjoy His righteousness & glory forever.

The ancient Gospel is still Good News today!

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