Witness Him Now
I can hear a song rising. Its notes are clear and true. Listen. Can you hear it, too?
In that Day, everyone in the land of Judah (that's us) will sing this song:
Our city is strong!
We are surrounded by the walls of God's salvation.
Open the gates to all who are righteous;
allow the faithful to enter.
You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in You,
all whose thoughts are fixed on You!
Trust in the LORD always,
for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.
He humbles the proud
and brings down the arrogant city.
He brings it down to the dust.
The poor and oppressed trample it underfoot,
and the needy walk all over it.
But for those who are righteous,
the way is not steep and rough (thank you Jesus!),
You are a God who does what is right,
and You smooth out the path ahead of them.
LORD, we show our trust in You by obeying Your laws;
our heart's desire is to glorify Your name.
In the night I search for You;
in the morning I earnestly seek You.
FOR ONLY WHEN YOU COME TO JUDGE THE EARTH
WILL PEOPLE LEARN WHAT IS RIGHT.
Your kindness to the wicked
does not make them do good.
Although others do right, the wicked keep doing wrong,
and take no notice of the LORD's majesty.
O LORD, they pay no attention to Your upraised fist.
Show them Your eagerness to defend Your people.
Then they will be ashamed.
Let Your fire consume Your enemies.
LORD, You will grant us peace;
all we have accomplished is really from You.
O LORD our God, others have ruled us,
but You alone are the One we worship.
Those we served before are dead and gone.
Their departed spirits will never return!
You attacked them and destroyed them,
and they are long forgotten.
O LORD, You have made us great.
You have extended our borders,
and we give You the glory!
If your heart is singing this song, you are part of the redeemed, the remnant, the Bride. You are making yourself ready. If your heart is not singing this song, but you want to, face Jesus with your heart wide open and ask Him to teach you the words. Ask Him to teach you the tune. Ask Him to do for you what you cannot do for yourself. Let Him surround you with walls of salvation. Let Him make your city strong!
Blessings, my friends. May we all learn how to sing the song of the redeemed in this hour. It is a beautiful, beautiful song that fills the whole earth with God's glory!
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."