May 2, 2019

Today you should read: Isaiah 64

We have all felt like Isaiah at times in chapter 64. After 63 chapters of heartbroken judgment and Messianic hope, Isaiah is finally at his wit’s end and just asking God to come down from Heaven to earth right now in order to display his power and might, to take His rightful reign showing his wrath and grace over our iniquities, and restoring His holy cities and people. Again, we’ve all had those moments and times where we’ve wanted that same thing. Sometimes it’s after misplaced judgment (after all God really is the only judge) and other times it’s after great hope for a Savior in a situation or circumstance that needs salvation. We want God to make an unbelieving world believe again, to start his kingdom reign now as well.

The thing is, we’ve already received what Isaiah was wanting. In the most Messianic Old Testament book, this is one final cry for what we have already witnessed with Jesus Christ, God in man, the fulfilled Messiah coming to this earth to establish His reign over sin, Satan and death through the cross and to give Holy Spirit led, power and life through the resurrection. As often as we still cry out “Come, Lord Jesus, Come” after tragic events on earth, let’s not forget that we have had Him in the first place and He hasn’t left with the keys being given to us the church in the Gospel message that brings heaven to this earth until the day that Isaiah nor Jesus knew Himself, when He’d return to make the new heavens and earth and get rid of sin once and for all. Until then, let’s keep on making the Gospel priority-one if we read this and want what Isaiah wanted.

By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor

Author: Center Point Church

A multi-campus church in central Kentucky. Our mission is to take everyone we meet one step closer to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

One thought on “May 2, 2019”

  1. Good word today Erik. When I read the attached passage it made me think of our culture in America in 2019. Our country, and world, are in desperate need of the Gospel. We have our work cut out for us.

    5b. For we are not godly.
    We are constant sinners;
    how can people like us be saved?
    6 We are all infected and impure with sin.
    When we display our righteous deeds,
    they are nothing but filthy rags.
    Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall,
    and our sins sweep us away like the wind.
    7 Yet no one calls on your name
    or pleads with you for mercy.
    Therefore, you have turned away from us
    and turned us over[c] to our sins.

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