Gems 2015 — October 13 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 52-54

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

October 13 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 52-54

Food for Thought: Is. 53; 54:14, 17

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord! Isaiah meticulously spells out this heritage in great detail, and it is well worth it to take the time to read it aloud, attentively, taking the time to absorb the significance of each component and benefit, receiving it in the depths of your spirit.

Lest anyone conclude that this scripture only applies to the Old Testament believers, or only to Israel, or only “figuratively,” let us see the application of this heritage as it relates to Jesus Christ and the New Testament believers. The gift of righteousness provided by the Lord (Is. 52:17) through Jesus is explained in Romans 5:17: “For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.” For further confirmation that the Lord has given us righteousness and made us the righteousness of God through Jesus, notice II Corinthians 5:21: “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

The God-given righteousness is what places us in position to receive the heritage which comes with many, many advantages, as Isaiah lists. In addition to the salvation of our souls, our healing is included. Healing of our soul, heart, mind, and body. This provision of healing is confirmed in I Peter 2:24: “who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” So with the same amount of faith that it takes to be saved from sin, one could also receive the healing that Jesus provided when He sacrificed His body on our behalf.

The heritage of the Lord is so complete that it covers every need that we could possibly have. So it would be to our benefit to read it often, perhaps daily, and profess with our mouths in faith our receptivity to every detail of it as it applies to our lives. As we put the Word to work on our behalf, we will see the great things of the heritage of the Lord take place in our life.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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13 Responses to Gems 2015 — October 13 Scripture Selection: Isaiah 52-54

  1. I. Lou Minotti says:

    JSue, you just quoted 2 Cor. 5:21–my life verse from Scripture. “God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

    Most Christians fail to realize who they really are. Eph. 1 & 2 likewise use the phrase “in Him” repeatedly. Once we grasp our eternal position “IN HIM” (and which can never be lost), we will always try to live up to it. Good stuff, sister in the Lord. Thanks for the reminder.

      • jsue says:

        Lou, the Lord is spreading this revelation like wild fire across His Church. I have heard more teachings/preachings of His grace, righteousness, and who we are in Christ than ever and from multiple ministers. And as for your prayer request for Michelle and her family, count on it. I declare the promise of I Peter 2:24 be manifested in her greatly and that she be strengthened in the power of His might. I also pray for divine provision for their every need.

        • I. Lou Minotti says:

          Thank you JSue, James, Alfred A. and any other Suyt’s reader for your prayer support. Our Lord hears!

          Since this entire family has already “returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of [their] souls” (1 Pet. 2:25), a blessed outcome is expected. Our prayers will be heard!

          But let me share a blessing with you folks. The following recordings are from Dr. Renny Showers, a solid Bible teacher. Take your pick–it’s all good–but I recommend his 7-part series on God’s angels, and how He uses them to bless and protect (and chasten, if necessary) His kids.

          Lord bless, and thank you all again.
          ~Louie

        • I. Lou Minotti says:

          Silly me, I forgot to post the link! Here goes:

          http://voicesforchrist.org/speakers/ShowersRenald.html

  2. I. Lou Minotti says:

    If I can ask the good Christian folks at suyts space for a favor. We learned a few months ago that a close family member was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She has held up well after her lymphnodes were removed, but now faces iodine treatments where she is separated from those she loves and wants to provide for. A good Christian lady, as are her husband and sons on a very hard-working farm. And she’s not one to whine.

    The iodine treatments are more painful, life-disrupting and life-threatening than the initial surgery.

    Please pray for Michelle, Jim and the boys, if you will.

    Thanks,
    ~Louie

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