Good day People of GOD.
Today we will be looking at Isaiah 41: 21 , which shows that you can reason with GOD by reminding HIM of HIS Word, and holding HIM to HIS Promises.
‘Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.’
What is GOD saying here? HE is saying that you should tell HIM why HE has to do something in your life. There is no doubt that GOD knows what we want before we ask (Matthew 6: 8). And before we call, HE has already answered; while we are still speaking, HE has already heard (Isaiah 65: 24). But GOD honours HIS Word above HIS Awesome Name (Psalm 138: 2). Thus, when you pray using the Word of GOD, it’s like backing GOD into a corner; or putting HIM in a strait jacket. You actually put HIS Integrity on the line.
Moreover, GOD says, ‘Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool’ (Isaiah 1: 8).
When GOD says yes, nobody can say no. but, GOD can change HIS Mind. Let’s take the story of Hezekiah’s illness in 2 Kings 20. Hezekiah was ill and at the point of death. GOD told Isaiah to go and tell him that he was going to die and won’t recover. Instead of Hezekiah moaning and preparing for his prophesied death, he turned to the wall immediately and prayed to GOD. He told GOD to remember how faithful he had been, and the good things he had done in the past. He even wept as he prayed (verses 1-3). Before Isaiah had left, GOD spoke to him again and told him to tell Hezekiah that HE will heal him and add 15 years to his life. Wow!! From being told he will die to being told he will live 15 more years! And GOD said HE will defend the city for HIS Sake and the sake of HIS Servant David (verses 4-6). What did Hezekiah do here? HE put before Awesome GOD why he should live longer. He didn’t grumble or whine. He was not rude. He simply forth the credible reasons why he should live longer. And our GOD is a Faithful and Reasonable GOD. Probably, GOD was only testing him to see how he reacted. And see how he got 15 years extra to live!
Accordingly, whenever there are challenges, it is not the end of the world. There is always hope. Rather than grumble and whine, and make GOD unhappy, remind HIM of HIS Awesome Word; what HE has promised, and see HIM perform HIS Word in your life. GOD honours HIS Word above HIS Holy Name- the Name of JESUS. It is not enough to just pray using the Name of JESUS; you must pray using the Word of GOD, and reminding HIM of HIS Promises.
May the LORD bless the study of HIS Word in JESUS’ Name!
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AmataDei Ifeoluwa Oluyeju (Love)
© May 2016
Pretoria, South Africa