Monthly Archives: October 2014

Ears to Hear, Eyes to See

Hi everyone,

 
Some food for thought. He that hath an ear to hear!

 

 

We look all around us and see darkness. We talk about all of the horrific things we see and hear in the news and it is very easy to become discouraged and only see the negative effects of all that is going on. But God! Be encouraged child of God. Regardless of what it looks like to us..He..is still in charge, He has a plan, We have a purpose, He knows all.

Yes, if we look at things with our natural eyes and accept everything we see as settled fact we will be overwhelmed but I want you to be encouraged to press forward in Him today and pray, pray, pray!
Our Bible Teachers used to say that the Bible was as up to date as today’s News Paper. And you know what? Although that was said over 50 years ago, the truth of it still rings in my heart today. The Word of God gives a glimpse into what is happening now and will happen in the future in the world around us if only we “have eyes to see” and “ears to hear”.
Don’t get caught up in the day to day downer information that comes your way or the cares of life that you are experiencing. Know that He is in charge and His light shines in the darkness so that you can see where you are going. But it is not just for you it is so that your light can be a beacon that beckons others to be drawn to the weighty light of His presence in you.
Please be encouraged to spend time in prayer and fasting and reading His Word and being built up in your most Holy faith.

 Isa 60:2,3

2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

The word used for (the)darkness in Strong’s is :   from 2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness:–dark(-ness), night, obscurity.

The word used for (gross} darkness is: probably from 6201; gloom (as of a lowering sky):–(gross, thick) dark (cloud, -ness).

but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

arise:  a primitive root; properly, to irradiate (or shoot forth beams), i.e. to rise (as the sun); specifically, to appear (as a symptom of leprosy):–arise, rise (up), as soon as it is up.

His glory:  rarely kabod {kaw-bode’}; from 3513; properly, weight, but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness:–glorious(-ly), glory, honour(-able).

Now let’s read verse 3.
 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
thy light: from 215; illumination or (concrete) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.):–bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun.

brightness: from 5050; brilliancy (literally or figuratively):–bright(-ness), light, (clear) shining. a primitive root; to glitter; causatively, to illuminate:–(en-)lighten, (cause to) shine.
rising: from 2224; a rising of light:—rising.

Yes, we see the darkness. Some may feel the darkness. But know that just as the Gentiles will come to our light we must come to His light. We must ask Him fill us with His Light, Hope, Joy, Strength and flow through us to beckon others to partake of the Light that lives within.

Please read and re-read this portion of the Word and with the original meanings of the words presented to us give some thought to what the Lord may be saying to you! Be encouraged, be blessed and know there are wonderful yet to be accomplished in and through His Church.

Blessings,
Alice