Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Take Heed, Be Quiet, Fear Not, Neither Be Fainthearted
Isa 7:1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
Isa 7:2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
Isa 7:3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field;
Isa 7:4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.
Isa 7:5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
Isa 7:6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:
Isa 7:7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.
Isa 7:8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.
Isa 7:9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.
And say unto him, take heed, and be quiet,.... Or "keep" thyself, not within the city, and from fighting with his enemies, but from unbelief, fear, and dread; or, as the Septuagint version, "keep" thyself, "that thou mayest be quiet" (a); be easy, still, and silent, and see the salvation of God: the Jewish writers interpret the first word of resting and settling, as wine upon the lees: see Jer_48:11,
fear not; this explains the former:
neither be fainthearted; or "let thy heart soft" (b), and melt like wax, through dread and diffidence:
If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established - There is considerable variety in the interpretation of these words, though the general sense is evident. The Chaldee renders them, ‘If ye will not believe the words of the prophet, ye shall not remain.’ It is probable that Ahaz, who was greatly alarmed, and who trembled at the formidable power of Syria and Israel united, received the annunciation of the prophet with much distrust. He was anxious about the means of defense, but did not trust in the promise of God by the prophet. Isaiah, therefore, assures him, that if he did not believe him; if he did not put confidence in God, and his promises, he should not be protected from Syria and Ephraim.
They would come and destroy his kingdom. ‘You have no occasion,’ is the language of the prophet, ‘to fear. God has resolved to protect you, and no portion of your land shall be taken by your enemies. Nevertheless, in order that you may obtain deliverance, you must believe his promise, and put your confidence in him, and not in the aid of the Assyrians. If you do this, your mind shall be calm, peaceful, and happy. But if you do “not” do this; if you rely on the aid of Assyria, you shall be troubled, alarmed, unsuccessful, and bring ruin upon yourself and nation.’ This, therefore, is an exhortation to confide solely in the promises of God, and is one of the instances constantly occurring in the Old Testament and the New, showing, that by faith or confidence in God only, can the mind he preserved calm when in the midst of dangers.
Isa 7:4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted...........
Hebrew Take Heed Strong's:
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.: - beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep (-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch (-man).
Hebrew be Quiet BDB:
1) to be quiet, be tranquil, be at peace, be quiet, rest, lie still, be undisturbed
1a1) to be quiet, be undisturbed
1a1a) to be at peace (of land)
1a2) to be quiet, be inactive
1b1) to show quietness
1b1a) quietness, display of quietness (substantive)
1b2) to quiet, be quiet
1b3) to cause quietness, pacify, allay
Hebrew be Fainthearted Strong's:
A primitive root; to soften (intransitively or transitively), used figuratively: - (be) faint ([-hearted]), mollify, (be, make) soft (-er), be tender.
From H3823; the heart (as the most interior organ); used also like H3820: - + bethink themselves, breast, comfortably, courage, ([faint], [tender-] heart([-ed]), midst, mind, X unawares, understanding.
Now that you see the words and the true meaning, I will give the message I was given.
Many are in fear, are faint hearted, are anxious about the tomorrow.
One herbal point, Blue vervain can be used for fear, dread concerning the what could happens tomorrow, and all the tomorrows ahead., odd thing this amazing blue vervain.
More than an herb, this is a call for all reading this to take heed to yourself, by prayer, study of the bible, standing on the lords promises in the bible. Waiting in patience till the answer comes, and believing, even when the healing does not come.
Think, what is it that is making you a person of fear, a lack of faith, being fainthearted ready to call it quits? There is something that is the catalyst to all of this, the antidote is to heed the word.
I like what Barnes said, this is an exhortation;
Exhortation to confide solely in the promises of God, and is one of the instances constantly occurring in the Old Testament and the New, showing, that by faith or confidence in God only, can the mind he preserved calm when in the midst of dangers.
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Our hope beloved is not in a man, Church, a system, nothing but Jesus Christ the lord of Lords.
Never turn back to the bondage of Egypt as very soon all will become much worse .
There are coming many events very soon, we all must be looking to Jesus, praying to be more like Jesus, praying for more of the presence of Jesus.
This takes time, commitment and hard work, by hard work I do not mean works but killing our flesh man , and that is hard, but you can do it. If you just pray and read the bible, get in the prayer closet sooner or later you will get your own direct word concerning what to do, and what not to do, what your calling is, ad what it is not.
This can only come by spending quality time in prayer and the word. The antidote is not hard, but the flesh wars against the spirit man and that is our biggest battle, not the devil.
The lord loves you, He is just waiting on many to come to him and talk to him, in prayer you need not use theological words or grand words it is simple,. Profound communication as we talk to God, understand when you do this , the lord will talk back. Prayer is not a dialog , but monologue remember that, remember God still speaks. If we only train ourselves to take heed and follow our lords words we will have peace, even in the biggest storm in our life. It works,. I know it, I have done it , and beloved I lie not,. It honestly works, do not run away for prayer and the word, in this crucial,hour in history it is time to have child like faith and run to our ABA Father in Jesus name.