Friday, September 28, 2018

JESUS Is Our REDEEMER(=HE Paid our debt)

Isaiah 59:1-21 NIV

Sin, Confession and Redemption

1 Surely The Arm of The LORD Is Not Too Short To Save,
nor HIS Ear Too Dull To Hear.

2But your iniquities have separated
you from your GOD;
your sins have hidden HIS Face from you,
so that HE Will Not Hear.

3For your hands are stained with blood,
your fingers with guilt.
Your lips have spoken falsely,
and your tongue mutters wicked things.
4No one calls for justice;
no one pleads a case with integrity.
They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies;
they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.
5They hatch the eggs of vipers
and spin a spider’s web.
Whoever eats their eggs will die,
and when one is broken, an adder is hatched.
6Their cobwebs are useless for clothing;
they cannot cover themselves with what they make.
Their deeds are evil deeds,
and acts of violence are in their hands.
7Their feet rush into sin;
they are swift to shed innocent blood.
They pursue evil schemes;
acts of violence mark their ways.
8The way of peace they do not know;
there is no justice in their paths.
They have turned them into crooked roads;
no one who walks along them will know peace.
9So justice is far from us,
and righteousness does not reach us.
We look for light, but all is darkness;
for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
10Like the blind we grope along the wall,
feeling our way like people without eyes.
At midday we stumble as if it were twilight;
among the strong, we are like the dead.
11We all growl like bears;
we moan mournfully like doves.
We look for justice, but find none;
for deliverance, but it is far away.
12For our offenses are many in Your Sight,
and our sins testify against us.
Our offenses are ever with us,
and we acknowledge our iniquities:
13rebellion and treachery against The LORD,
turning our backs on our GOD,
inciting revolt and oppression,
uttering lies our hearts have conceived.
14So justice is driven back,
and righteousness stands at a distance;
truth has stumbled in the streets,
honesty cannot enter.
15Truth is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
The LORD Looked and Was Displeased
that there was no justice.

16 HE Saw that there was no one,

HE Was Appalled that there was no one to intervene;

So HIS OWN Arm Achieved Salvation for HIM,

and HIS OWN Righteousness Sustained HIM.

17 HE Put On Righteousness as HIS Breastplate,

and The Helmet of Salvation on HIS Head;

HE Put on the garments of vengeance

and Wrapped HIMSELF in zeal as in a cloak.

18According to what they have done,
so Will HE Repay
Wrath to His enemies
and Retribution to His foes;
HE Will Repay the islands their due.
19From the west, people will fear The Name of The LORD,
and from the rising of the sun, they will revere His Glory.
For HE Will Come like a pent-up flood
that The Breath of The LORD Drives along.a

20The REDEEMER Will Come To Zion,

Goel - Kinsman Redeemer) 

to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,”

Declares The LORD.

21“As For ME, This Is MY Covenant With 


Says The LORD.

MY SPIRIT, WHO Is On you, Will Not 

Depart from you, and MY WORDS that I 

Have Put in your mouth Will always Be on 

your lips, on the lips of your children and 

on the lips of their descendants—from 

this time on and forever,” 

Says The LORD.

The foregoing elegant chapter contained a severe reproof of the Jews, in particular for their hypocrisy in pretending to make them accepted with GOD by fasting and outward humiliation without true repentance; while they still continued to oppress the poor, and indulge their own passions and vices; with great promises however of GOD's Favor on condition of their reformation.

This chapter contains a more general reproof of their wickedness, bloodshed, violence, falsehood, injustice of the Jews, Isaiah 59:1-8 After this they are represented confessing their sins, and deploring the unhappy consequences of them, Isaiah 59:9-15.

On this act of humiliation GOD, ever ready to pardon the penitent, Promises that HE Will Have Mercy on them; that The REDEEMER Will Come, Mighty To Save; and that HE Will Deliver HIS people, Subdue HIS enemies and Establish a New and Everlasting Covenant, Isaiah 59:16-21.



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