Friday, September 11, 2015

SEPTEMBER 11 "A PROPHECY EVEN I CAN UNDERSTAND!"

Sometimes it's easy to think these "prophet guys" are just rambling on about....who knows what? We have to get out a Matthew Henry Commentary just to find out what it is they're actually speaking/writing about. Well, in the midst of our reading today, in Isaiah, there's something even the simplest of us, can understand.You don't have to be a theologian to have read and understand that Isaiah is talking about Jesus. "Unto us a child is born and He shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" and if you notice, a little before that text, Isaiah also mentions "Galilee, by the sea" this we know would be where Jesus would launch his ministry and we know "Micah the prophet"  prophesied the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. It is hard to believe how many Jews today, and at that time, that failed to see the prophecies, through their own Jewish Prophets, that Jesus was truly the Messiah they had been waiting for, longing for!
It just goes to prove, if you don't want to see something, no matter how obvious the evidence and/or facts may be, you won't. How many heated arguments have you had with people who just failed to see the truth, whether that was about the Gospel or any other issue; you presented facts & evidence, but they, in their stubborn hearts, refused to see. The evidence is there, for all Jews to see, they, out of their religious pride and stubbornness hearts choose not to see it. The evidence of our changed lives, by Christ, is evident to all to see, especially our family and old friends, they just choose not to see it, because it's as obvious as our reading today. What we can learn today is that it is not the bible that's the problem, it's not our witness, that's the problem, the problem and/or issue, is the hearts of those on the receiving end. Until something changes in their hearts, your best, cleverly crafted arguments, will only fall on deaf ears and blind eyes. "Forever seeing, they will not see and forever hearing, they will not hear".