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Isaiah 35:1-7

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 1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.

 2 It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellence of our God.

 3 Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees.

 4 Say to those who are of a fearful heart, "Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God he will come and save you."

 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.1

 6 Then the lame man shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing; for waters shall break out in the wilderness, and streams in the desert.

 7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water; in the habitation where dragons once lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

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1 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Clearly this is a spiritual occurrence. To reach salvation, a man must spend time in the dry wilderness, mostly deaf, mostly blind. When the Lord appears in a man's heart, the dry wilderness is replaced by fountains of living waters that spring from a man's inner being. A man's spirit will then be able to clearly see in the Light of God and clearly hear the Word within his heart.

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