Witness Him Now
Trust the Plan: 6. God Himself will search for us, find us, rescue us, redeem us, restore us, bless us, and make us glorious forever.
I know that life has been tough for many. Even though we belong to God, things have happened that have left us lost and weak. Hopeless. Defenseless. That will not happen anymore. In the coming days, you will see and hear and understand. I want you to soak in the promises. See them. Speak them. Declare them. Sing them. Pray them. Praise God for them. And watch God work. He is leaving the 99 to go after the one.
"For this is what the Sovereign LORD says, I Myself will search and find My sheep. I will be like a shepherd looking for His scattered flock. I will find My sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day. I will bring them back home to their own land of Israel from among peoples and nations. I will feed them on the mountains of Israel and by the rivers and in all the places where people live. Yes, I will give them good pastureland on the high hills of Israel. There they will lie down in pleasant places and feed in the lush pastures of the hills. I Myself will tend My sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign LORD. I will search for My lost ones who strayed away, and I will bring them safely home again. I will bandage the injured and strengthen the weak. But I will destroy those who are fat and powerful. I will feed them, yes - feed them justice!"
"And as for you, My flock, this is what the Sovereign LORD says to His people: I will judge between one animal of the flock and another, separating the sheep from the goats. Isn't it enough for you to keep the best of the pastures for yourselves? Must you also trample down the rest? Isn't it enough for you to drink clear water for yourselves? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet? Why must My flock eat what you have trampled down and drink water you have fouled?
"Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will surely judge between the fat sheep and the scrawny sheep (this is in the church). For you fat sheep pushed and butted and crowded My sick and hungry flock until you scattered them in distant lands. So I will rescue My flock, and they will no longer be abused. I will judge between one animal of the flock and another. And I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David (Jesus). He will feed them and be a shepherd to them. And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David will be a prince among My people. I, the LORD, have spoken!"
"I will make a covenant of peace with My people and drive away the dangerous animals from the land (anxieties, fears, insecurities ). Then they will be able to camp safely in the wildest places and sleep in the woods without fear. I will bless My people and their homes around My holy hill. And in the proper season I will send the showers they need. There will be showers of blessing. The orchards and fields of My people will yield bumper crops (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control), and everyone will live in safety. When I have broken their chains of slavery and rescued them from those who enslaved them, then they will know that I am the LORD. They will no longer be prey for other nations, and wild animals will no longer devour them. They will live in safety, and no one will frighten them."
"And I will make their land famous for its crops, so My people will never again suffer from famines or the insults of foreign nations. In this way, they will know that I, the LORD their God, am with them. And they will know that they, the people of Israel, are My people, says the Sovereign LORD. You are my flock, the sheep of My pasture. You are My people, and I am you God. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!" (Ezekiel 34:11-31)
OK. So this is God's plan, and HE is going to do it all. When He does, we will know it. We will live in peace and safety. Nothing will frighten us. We will no longer be prey for other nations. We will experience all of the blessings of God. He knows that life has not been fair. He knows it. But this is His plan. He will make all things right, and like Job, we will know Him in ways we never dreamed possible.
"For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will take you back. In a burst of anger I turned My face away for a little while. But with everlasting love I will have compassion on you," says the LORD, your Redeemer.
"Just as I swore in the time of Noah that I would never again let a flood cover the earth, so now I swear that I will never again be angry and punish you. For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then My faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken." says the LORD, who has mercy on you.
"O storm-battered city, troubled and desolate! I will rebuild you with precious jewels and make your foundations from lapis lazuli. I will make your towers of sparkling rubies, your gates of shining gems, and your walls of precious stones. I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace. You will be secure under a government that is just and fair. Your enemies will stay far away. You will live in peace, and terror will not come near. If any nation comes to fight you, it is not because I sent them. Whoever attacks you will go down in defeat."
"I have created the blacksmith who fans the coals beneath the forge and makes the weapons of destruction. And I have created the armies that destroy. But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from Me. I, the LORD, have spoken!" (Isaiah 54:9-17)
God's faithful love will rebuild us. He will rebuild us with precious stones and sparkling rubies. We will live in peace. Terror will not come near. We will all live under a government (our heart) that is just and fair. Eternal blessings will be ours. The curse will not come near because whoever comes to fight us (principalities and powers) will not be sent from God. God created this destroying army, but it will not come near us any longer. In the coming days we will understand. We will silence every voice in our head that rises to accuse us, that is our vindication. Then God will send us His glory.
"The glory of Lebanon will be yours - the forests of cypress, fir, and pine - to beautify My sanctuary. My Temple (that's us) will be glorious! The descendants of your tormentors will come and bow before you. Those who despised you will kiss your feet. They will call you the City of the LORD, and Zion of the Holy One of Israel."
"Though you were once despised and hated, with no one traveling through you, I will make you beautiful forever, a joy to all generations. Powerful kings and mighty nations will satisfy your every need, as though you were a child nursing at the breast of a queen. You will know at last that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel."
"I will exchange your bronze for gold, your iron for silver, your wood for bronze and your stones for iron. I will make peace your leader and righteousness your ruler. Violence will disappear from your land; the desolation and destruction of war will end. Salvation will surround you like city walls, and praise will be on the lips of all who enter there." (Read this again!)
"No longer will you need the sun to shine by day, nor the moon to give its light by night, for the LORD your God will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun will never set; your moon will not go down. For the LORD will be your everlasting light. Your days of mourning will come to an end. All your people will be righteous. They will possess their land forever, for I will plant them there with My own hands in order to bring Myself glory. The smallest family will become an thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. AT THE RIGHT TIME, I, THE LORD, WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN." (Isaiah 60:13-32)
I know that most of the other posts that I posted on TRUST THE PLAN have been hard words. But God's plan is big and it is good. This is going to be the result. Peace. Righteousness. Salvation. Light. Bright light. Glory. Safety. Beauty forever. This will all be the LORD's work, and it will be our inheritance. Trust it. Trust Him. This is God's big, good plan. In the coming days we will all understand.
The scripture says, "May you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."