A. Brother
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            “The Lord spoke to me with His strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people.”  --Isaiah 8:11

            “I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob.  I will put my trust in Him.”  --Isaiah 8:17

            “To the law and to the testimony!  If they do not speak according to this Word, they have no light of dawn.”  --Isaiah 8:20

          As Isaiah brought the Word of God, so we must bring it.  As the prophets didn’t follow men, but God alone, so we must follow God and the Lord Jesus, no matter whether it means going with the crowd, or not.

          We believe and obey the Word of God, not men.  The “house of Jacob” represents the churches in our affluent, uncaring, unloving society today.  The Lord is hiding His face from our religiosity, our blatant disregard for His Word, our disobedience and apostasy.  He can’t stand our constant worship meetings, which reflect none of His glory, because obedience to His Word is absent.
          If we don’t LIVE the Word of God, and that means the Truth as revealed in all of Scripture, we don’t walk in the light as He is in the light.  –1 John 1:6
            If we don’t LIVE according to the Word of God--and that means being substantially obedient to the Word of God--we don’t have a testimony that speaks the life of God to people.  We have no light of dawn, the Word says.
          To claim Christ means obedience to Christ in this world.  God will not bear our disobedience any longer.  Discipline is coming, brothers.

          We wait on the Lord, and put our trust in Him alone!


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