“The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.” Isaiah 50:4 NKJ
Isaiah reveals to us how he received messages from the Lord. Like every other human being when he took care of his health by eating and sleeping regularly. In the morning, when he was the most rested and refreshed, when he was the most sensitive to spiritual responses, he would get a “nudge” from the Lord. “Wake up, Isaiah, I have many things to tell you.”
Solomon wrote: “…when you awake, they (the words of God) will speak with you.” (Pr. 6:22) Jesus often challenged his disciples: “He who has an ear, let him hear.”
Waking up is the first step. Hearing from the Lord is the next step. This is why a consistent plan of daily devotions is so important and vital to spiritual health.
Isaiah tells us that the result of awakening and listening to the Lord, is the ability to say the right word to the right person in the right place at the right time. Eyes open from sleep, ears open to God and then your mouth will open to speak refreshing words to the languishing, weary followers of the Lord.
Eyes open, Ears open, Mouth open — that is a good sequence — for us as well as for Isaiah!
Isaiah goes on to say; “Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned, and Yahweh’s glory now streams from you! Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you and the brightness of his glory appears over you!” Isaiah 60:1-2TPT
When darkness blankets the earth…. glory appears over you! Wow! What a great thought!
We were created to bear his glory, Pauls says, “…Christ in you is the hope of Glory.”
“Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory. This mystery of Christ embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people and God wants everyone to know it.” Colossians 1:27 TPT
He wants everyone to know it…. That means that maybe we might need to believe it before they will know it.
Do we believe it?
Are we living in the expectation of His Glory being revealed in and through our lives in the midst of this darkness.
Listen during the Welsh Revival of 1904-1905 there were entire communities that were radically transformed and brought into the faith. I really believe God is desiring to do that even on a larger scale.
Now is the time to let “Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, ….. so don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things that you do will shine as light upon them and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven” (Matthew 6:14-16 TPT)
I believe that we, are being called to cultivate a Spirit-Led, Supernatural lifestyle. A life that would reveal the “heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people….”
Yes, He is awaking us …..
He awakens me morning by morning, He awakens my ear to hear as the learned.” Isaiah 50:4 NKJ