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When Jesus Comes

Isaiah 40:1-10

Today we focus on a word from God through the Prophet Isaiah to Judah. Isaiah’s assignment from the throne room of heaven is to call the nation of Judah back to God and to tell of God’s salvation through the Messiah. In other words, Isaiah is prophesying or foretelling the coming of the One who would be called Jesus. He is charged with delivering this message at a time in the life of Judah where all they know and have known is pain and misery.

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The setting is one where the Jews have been in continuous captivity and now find themselves with some time to go before they are restored. But the good news is that they will be restored. So Isaiah is helping to prepare the way for the coming of the Christ, by telling the nation of Judah as we see in verse 1 “Comfort, comfort my people,” says the Lord. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and that her sins are pardoned. Yes, the Lord has punished her in full for her sins.” They have been pardoned but they still have some time to go before they are restored.

God desires that His people understand that He has made a way for us to go from ruin to restoration from pain to praise, from doubting to dancing even though it hasn’t happened yet. Delayed does not mean not coming. God wants to use your life, your mess, your stuff, everything about you to help prepare the way for Jesus to come into someone’s life. There are sometimes that we will find ourselves in places where “can’t nobody” but God comfort us, it’s also in that place that while He’s comforting you He’s helping you to be in position to help prepare the way and not be in the way.

Don’t let the enemy hold you in a place that God has already released you from. The enemy is anybody who is not preparing the way for your release but ensuring that you remain captive. They’re not preparing the way, they’re just in the way.

Don’t let the enemy hold in you in a place that God has already released you from.

Don’t let your situation cause you to be in the way.

Tell somebody about Jesus and all He’s done for you.

Tell somebody there is therefore now no condemnation.

Tell somebody that His blood cleanses as white as snow.

Tell somebody that He is a just God.

Tell somebody He didn’t even spare His only Son.

Tell somebody He’s using me to help prepare the way for the coming of the Lord.

God desires to use us and all of our stuff to help prepare the way – help somebody else get ready for Jesus to come into their life.

Scripture Of The Day: “And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” – Isaiah 40:5

Pastor Marvin MossPastor Marvin Moss is senior pastor of Cascade United Methodist Church, located in Atlanta, Georgia. Pastor Moss is extremely active within the Atlanta community, and serves on the Board of Trustees at Gammon Theological Seminary. For more information about Pastor Moss, log onto http://www.cascadeumc.org.

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