Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Divine Jealousy and Redemption

"...When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives]." Isaiah 59:19

If you have read my last couple of posts, then you are aware of the trial that I have been overcoming as of late. After my first, returning post, my wonderful friend Lisa from over at Bombastic Bandicoot, left me this scripture in a comment.

Words cannot say how it ministered to me. I felt lead to look up this scripture and as I read I began to feel the Holy Spirit do a work of redeeming love in me. As I read this verse and those surrounding it, I became even more aware of God's love for me.

I became aware of His anger toward the enemy who tries to torment those who have turned from evil. Those who are clothed in His righteousness. This is why He gave us Jesus. This is why He gave us One who loves us beyond measure and paid the price of His life so that we may be free!

In verse 17 it says "furious divine jealousy" this gives new meaning to me about God being a jealous God. He is jealous over us, so much so, that the one who tries to hurt us and torment us in this life, will certainly not go unpunished. The punishment that awaits Satan, is God defending me, defending you...so the next time you go through a trial remember that the lies and deception of the enemy in our lives do not go unnoticed, no the Lord sees every tear.

But, even greater yet, we do not have to wait until this time of justice to be free! Jesus has come and is with us now, the TRUTH will set us free. As we focus on our Father and His love for us poured out through Jesus, we can walk in the freedom He purchased on our behalf.

Most of us are aware of the freedom we have in our spirits, but this same work of freedom will continually be brought to life in our minds, wills and emotions as we look to Jesus and ask Him to show us how to walk in the freedom and truth that is our blood bought right to walk in.

He gave us His righteousness and looks at us as though we have never done even one thing wrong. He will write His ways on our hearts and place His desires in our innermost being, and He has given us this same promise for our children.

The tricks of the enemy do not go unnoticed by our great and glorious God. How faithful is He to use ALL things together for good, for those who love Him. How beautiful and powerful His grace is that says

"come and walk with me, look to me and rely on me and I will be the AWESOME power that rolls through the high and low places you walk in. Relax and rest, let me carry you, I've got you covered!"

Our efforts could never be enough. Our efforts of trying to withstand the attacks of the enemy are foolish, only grace is sufficient. The beautiful free grace that comes when we lay down our own efforts and trust in the power of the one who already saw fit to arrange not only our freedom, but also our justification!

"Yes, truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. And the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice. And He saw that there was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor [no one to intervene on behalf of truth and right]; therefore His own arm brought Him victory, and His own righteousness [having the Spirit without measure] sustained Him. For [the Lord] put on righteousness as a breastplate or coat of mail, and salvation as a helmet upon His head; He put on garments of vengeance for clothing and was clad with zeal [and furious divine jealousy] as a cloak. According as their deeds deserve, so will He repay wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; on the foreign islands and coastlands He will make compensation. So [as the result of the Messiah's intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives]. He shall come as a Redeemer to Zion and to those in Jacob (Israel) who turn from transgression, says the Lord. As for Me, this is My covenant or league with them, says the Lord: My Spirit, Who is upon you [and Who writes the law of God inwardly on the heart], and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your [true, spiritual] children, or out of the mouths of your children's children, says the Lord, from henceforth and forever." Isaiah 59:15-21

I don't know about you, but knowing that the enemy's tricks will not go unpunished...leaves me with a satisfaction in my heart. Justice is served. Similar to what we would feel at one's killer, rapist, or kidnapper being brought to justice...


19 comments:

RCUBEs said...

We can't save ourselves. Redemption only comes from Him and I'm glad that we have a God Who loves us and wants us saved. God bless. Hope you're feeling better. No! You are healed [physically]. In Jesus' Name.

Lisa said...

I am so honored to have been a vessel of the Lord Daveda -- truly I am. And I'm so glad He's working through YOU to help so many others!!

Stop by my blog again when you get the chance. I posted an award for you yesterday, but didn't tell you. Oops. "O)

Hugs,
Lisa

Andrea said...

I am thankful GOD goes before us to fight our battles....they are NOT ours, but HIS!
Blessings, andrea

Angela said...

Most of us are aware of the freedom we have in our spirits, but this same work of freedom will continually be brought to life in our minds, wills and emotions as we look to Jesus and ask Him to show us how to walk in the freedom and truth that is our blood bought right to walk in.


This spoke GREATLY to my spirit....and is exactly what I am at right now...show us how to walk in that freedom and truth..amen amen amen sis.

jhazmyn said...

Its an exciting realisation, that we serve a God who stands in the place of victory for our sake

Debbie said...

Amen and amen! We all need reminding at times that God is on our side and His justice will prevail.

Blessings,
Debbie

christy rose said...

He is jealous for me! And my enemy will not get by with his tactics of trying to destroy me! I will be vindicated! That does make me feel really loved!

Irritable Mother said...

"He is jealous over us, so much so, that the one who tries to hurt us and torment us in this life, will certainly not go unpunished."
Ah, yes!
And the last time I was here, I believe you were talking about jealousy and I mentioned that I pray for Oprah whenever I see or hear that word. Praying today that she will come to understand and love this jealousness of our great God!

chili pepper said...

Hi, Daveda.

I hope to touch on some ways to ease hubby into healthy bread next week... time permitting and the good Lord willing!

Hugs,

kat

Warren Baldwin said...

You are right, alone we cannot resist the enemy's attacks, we need the armor of the Spirit.

Don't know what all your attacks are (I know some physical pain), but I hope you are feeling strengthened by God's presence, His Word, and your friends in blogland.

Deborah Ann said...

God's love has a mysterious shyness, doesn't it? If He tried to show us this love all at once, it would be too much to bear. Instead we get glimpses here and there, in proper portions to fully digest. God is so good!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Yeah and Amen!

Reminds me of this:

"He is jealous for me
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy
When all of a sudden
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
And I realise just how beautiful You are
And how great Your affections are for me"
~David Crowder

David C Brown said...

Paul says to the Corinthians, "For I am jealous as to you with a jealousy which is of God; for I have espoused you unto one man, to present you a chaste virgin to Christ". So we can have such feelings for God's people. It is a form of love.

Julie said...

So true friend, so very true....

Thanks for stopping by the blog and your sweet words! I always appreciate your visits and words!

Have a blessed weekend!

simplydave said...

Hi Daveda.
Greetings from the northeast of Scotland.
Came across your blog yesterday and was pleased to see you recommend, 'Destined to Reign'.
The fellowship I am in has been studying this book chapter by chapter, on a weekly basis, and we are at the last chapter now. It has been such a blessing for all of us.

It is so good to see someone else share the message of grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

chili pepper said...

Hi, Daveda.

I hope you are having a great Wednesday. Please be sure to stop by today for answers to your questions, comments and suggestions to your comment from last weeks healthy eating post... and a little challenge for you.

Hugs,

Kat

Debbie said...

I love this - "Most of us are aware of the freedom we have in our spirits, but this same work of freedom will continually be brought to life in our minds, wills and emotions as we look to Jesus and ask Him to show us how to walk in the freedom and truth that is our blood bought right to walk in."

To walk in the freedom and truth that Jesus purchased for us! Amen!!

Hugs,
Debbie

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sanjeet said...

We all need reminding at times that God is on our side and His justice will prevail.
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