Keep Crying October 5

Isaiah 40:3-5

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Isaiah prophesied this about 686 years before the birth of John The Baptist. John had a mission to tell people that the first advent of Christ was approaching.

The symbolism attached to this prophecy is awe-inspiring. The wilderness is a dry place, referring to people who have not learned the trueness of God’s word.

A highway symbolizes a straight path from your heart to God. Through the desert and through the dry times in your life. There are times in a Christian’s life where we can ascend to the mountain tops in praise, and then there are times where it feels like you are in a desert place, a dryness from God. I’ve been there, and you constantly wonder what you have done wrong; the answer is probably nothing.

Next is the valley, and you look at Christians that have ascended to the mountain top in their ministry, and you wonder, ‘why can’t I ever make it to the mountain top?’

It’s through humbleness that we reach the mountain top. That’s why you were in the dry place. God can position you to attain the humility required to climb the summit for the Lord.

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

Here’s a twist:

  • Unsaved people who have exalted themselves will be made low.

  • The crooked person will be made whole.

  • Their rough edges will be smoothed over for the Lord.

I have known some of the Toughest people that have gotten saved, and then, that hard inner shell is softened just like a soft-shell blue crab from Louisiana.

How does this happen? We all have a little of John the Baptist in us, sharing the gospel with others and praying for our loved ones. Your prayers prepare a way in the wilderness for God to reach those loved ones.

Like I have said for years, “Your prayers matter.”

He is: Elohim Shama

The God Who Hears

Blessing’s

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