Graham-Kamondo-Morris Family Bible Study – “They That Wait”

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Opening Prayer

I opened the study with Prayer.

Introduction

Today’s lesson comes from the 365 Seeds of Promise devotional series that I have spent years writing.

Memory Verse

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Song of The Day

Listen to “They That Wait” by Fred Hammond.

Bible Basis

AugustBookRead FromRead ToDevotional
8thIsaiahChapter 38Chapter 42They That Wait

Memory Verses

The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.  Isaiah 38:20

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Isaiah 40:1

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.  Isaiah 40:8

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. Isaiah 42:1

Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. Isaiah 42:9

Key people

Here is a list of key people found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Hezekiah. The 8th-century BC Israelite prophet after whom the Book of Isaiah is named.

Today’s Devotional Reading: Isaiah 38 – 42

Isaiah 38 Amplified Version (AMP)
Isaiah 39 Amplified Version (AMP)
Isaiah 40 Amplified Version (AMP)
Isaiah 41 Amplified Version (AMP)
Isaiah 42 Amplified Version (AMP)


365 Seeds of Promise Reflection

The enemy is full of mockery, pushing you to fall between a rock and a hard place. Wait, I say, upon the Lord.

IT IS WRITTEN

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Satan is desirous to sift us as wheat and does make effort to twist our words and ever require that we give an account of failure, that we may hear it of our own mouths – for we are the creation of our Heavenly Father, made in His image with power of the tongue.

Thus he (Satan) wants you to speak contrary to your faith, against the promises of the book of life, that he may reward with you the confinement of his dead letters. He calls out to those who have no understanding, that they will repeat with their dead tongues, the curse that he wants you to believe.

This is not new; he has been speaking evil of the good since the beginning of time – even tempting Jesus in the wilderness. But the Lord used the power of the Word. And what He has spoken can not be untrue. When the Lord said is, “IT IS WRITTEN,” no evil could cross examine it.

The enemy bolsters the bold and the blasphemous, that they dare to injure the Lord’s anointed. Remember, “Jesus loves the little children.” Do not forget that they may be weak as children, but HE IS STRONG! The Lord is Strong! His strength is perfect when ours is gone. And God will not always stand by while the enemy preys on the weak.

IT IS WRITTEN

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Isaiah 40:29

There is a movement at any sign of progress, to punish the redeemed AGAIN, in the name of justice. But the guilty stand with the battle-axe. God is not pleased. He has pronounced judgment already. And they that hold the banner still for recompense shall be met with that mete.

But the redeemed of the Lord shall not be held under the banner of condemnation. For the loved of Him are chastised of Him – and after that – there is redemption. The world must cease to hold the Lord’s beloved under foot, because He has accepted them – regardless of what the world thinks about it. The Lord knows the heart of man and woman and child.

IT IS WRITTEN

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’S hand double for all her sins. Isaiah 40:2

But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:15

IT IS WRITTEN (ISAIAH 41:8-13)

8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. 9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. 10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. 11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. 12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. 13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

When you walk in the way of righteousness, you will not be invisible. A city on a hill can not be hid. That is why the enemy wants to make an example of you – because He knows there is an audience. In the name of Jesus, Satan, the Lord rebuke you: STAND DOWN.

IT IS WRITTEN (Isaiah 42:6-7)

6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness,

and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

AND AGAIN IT IS WRITTEN (I CHRONICLES 16:15-22)

15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; 17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, 18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; 19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it. 20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people; 21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, 22 Saying,

Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

ISAIAH 38:1-6

1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.

2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,

3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. 4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying, 5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. 6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.

Today’s Commentary

My son and I took time to go through the lesson together today before I went to work. While I was reading the lesson aloud for us to hear the Word with our natural ears, it struck my spirt so strongly. I was trying to read while my voice was cracking and tears were welling up. Waiting on the LORD is sometimes difficult because we may not hear from Him everyday. We may wonder whether or not He has dispatched angels to work on our behalf. We may feel that we are not getting a prayer through. But, they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength throughout the time of patience while God is setting up every the turn around in the situation so that He can accomplish His WORD:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28


References

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