|Isaiah 59 |
1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor his ear so dull that it cannot hear.
2 But your iniquities have separated you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he will not hear.
3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered wickedness.
4 No one calls for justice, nor plead for truth; they trust in vanity and speak lies; they conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.
5 They hatch adders' eggs, and weave the spider's web; he who eats of their eggs dies, and when one is crushed a viper is hatched.
6 Their webs will not become garments, nor will they cover themselves with their works; their works are works of iniquity, and acts of violence are in their hands.
7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
8 They do not know the way of peace, and there is no justice in their paths. They have made them into crooked paths; whoever goes in them shall not know peace.
9 Therefore justice is far from us, nor does righteousness overtake us; we wait for light, but see only darkness; we wait for a bright light, but we walk about in darkness.
10 We grope for the wall like the blind, we grope as if we had no eyes; we stumble at noon day as if it were night; among the strong, we are like dead men.1 [The heart of every man is evil until it is purified when the light arises in his heart so that he sees by the light of God, seeing what God would have him do and say for all his words to speak and actions to do. Until the light arises, a man walks as a blind man, or a man in the dark; he bounces off walls, trying this, and trying that; ever failing, ever hitting walls, ever stumbling, falling into ditches. Without God, we are unable to make right decisions; the best we can do is to choose the least evil alternative, which is still evil. From the Word of the Lord within: "All sin is darkness. He who seeks not to hear my voice gropes in the dark. Walking in the light is to be guided through life by God; walking in darkness is making your own decisions as to what to do and say. Unless the Lord guides you, you have no chance."]
11 We all roar like bears and mourn sadly like doves; we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them:
13 We transgress and lie against the LORD, and depart from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and speaking words of falsehood from the heart.
14 And justice is turned away backward, and righteousness stands far off; for truth has fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
15 Yes, truth fails; and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. And the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.
16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore his own arm brought salvation for him; and his righteousness sustained him.
17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and salvation as a helmet upon his head; and he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, he will repay, fury to his adversaries, repayment to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense.
19 So they shall fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.
20 "And the Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression [sin] in Jacob," says the LORD.
21 "As for me, this is my covenant with them," says the LORD; "My spirit that is on you, and my words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed's seed," says the LORD, "from from this time forward and forever."
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1 we wait for light, but see only darkness; we wait for a bright light, but we walk about in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, we grope as if we had no eyes; we stumble at noon day as if it were night; among the strong, we are like dead men. Until a man has been purified and the light arises in his heart, so that he sees with the eyes of God, seeing only what is virtuous and ordered by God, a man walks as a blind man, or a man in the dark. He bounces off walls, trying this, and trying that; ever failing, ever hitting walls, ever stumbling, falling into ditches. Without God, we are unable to make right decisions; the best we can do is to choose the least evil alternative, which is still evil.
From the Word of the Lord within, "He who seeks not to hear my voice gropes in the dark. Walking in the light is to be guided through life by God; walking in darkness is making your own decisions as to what to do and say. Unless the Lord guides you, you have no chance."
Regarding those who come to this web site and refuse its message, the Word of the Lord within said, "They refuse and continue to grope in the dark."
Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overcome you, because he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. John 12:35
The light of the body is the eye [spiritual eye]. If therefore your eye is single, your whole body will be full of light.
But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Mat 6:22-23
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. [Him is Jesus, the life and the light of men.]
The light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. [But men in their darkness do not understand.] John 1:4-5
I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12
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