Friday, August 19, 2016

A Gentile Deliverer

Isa 44:28  who says of Cyrus, 'He is my shepherd, and he shall fulfill all my purpose'; saying of Jerusalem, 'She shall be built,' and of the temple, 'Your foundation shall be laid.'" 

This prophecy of Cyrus a shepherd, a leader who will fulfill all my (God's) purpose. He will speak to restore Jerusalem and the temple. This prophecy was given two hundred years before Cyrus was born. Jeremiah prophesied of a 70 year exile for the Jews. When the leader was in power he read the prophesies and was obedient to the LORD.

Ezr 1:1  In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing: 

Ezr 1:2  "Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 
Ezr 1:3  Whoever is among you of all his people, may his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and rebuild the house of the LORD, the God of Israel—he is the God who is in Jerusalem. 

Will Donald Trump be another Cyrus? Or is it too late for America as many believe? The LORD hears the prayers of his people. For many in the nation their willful wrongdoing has shut their eyes and ears to God's truth. If Trump is elected he will continue to need our prayers. The LORD knows his plans for the future. America has turned from God in many ways. If the worse comes it no doubt is God's judgement for turning away from him. We look to Jesus and not our own thoughts. May the LORD's will be done.
Salvation is for all who will come to Jesus.

Joh 3:16  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Joh 3:17  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Joh 3:18  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

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