"Sin the Cause of the Breach [1-14]."
"Salvation. Yehovah's Work [15-21]."
This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location is provided by http://www.theseason.org
Remember that the Word "Isaiah" in the Hebrew means "God (Ah's) salvation. In this chapter we are going to take a close look at God's plan of salvation. In the past three chapters, God has shown His disgust at those that would lie about His Word, but here we will see Him reasoning with the people. After this chapter God will tell us of the restoration that will take place after His coming.
Isaiah 59:1 "Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:"
God is reassuring you that if you are serving Him, and you call out to Him, He will hear you. "The Lord's hand is not shortened" would be better translated, "the Lord's hand is not weak". Our Heavenly Father can save and He knows exactly what He is doing, even though it may be confusion to us. Then if you need help and are in His Will, meaning you have repented of your sins, be sure He is going to help you find the path.
Isaiah 59:2 "But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear."
We are living in the final generation, and you don't know the difference between the true God and a false one, our heanvenly Father is not going to hear you. We are living in the generation that Jesus warned us about in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21, the generation of the fig tree, and we were instructed to learn that parable that we would not be deceived. We were warned that the false christ, Satan would be coming first before the true Christ Messiah. If in your mind you have been taught and hold the idea that this first christ is your god, and you are going to fly away with him, then you have chosen the wrong one. God's Word makes it very clear that when you do follow Satan in ignorance, our Father will not listen to anything that you have to say.
Those very acts that you commit in serving Satan the false christ, in trying to draw others to him and accept the false christ as the true Christ will separate you from God. It will place a barrier between you and the face of our Heavenly Father. Jesus warned you before He even started teaching of the things that would fall on the final generation in Mark 13:5.
Mark 13:5 "And Jesus answering them began to say, "take heed lest any man deceive you."
Mark 13:6 "For many shall come in My name, saying, `I am Christ;' and shall deceive many."
Many shall come saying that they are a preacher of Christ, and yet they are a deceiver, because the christ that they are preaching will lead their flocks right into Satan's camp. They couldn't help you if they wanted to.
God is not saying that He separated Himself from you, but that your sins and iniquities have hid the truths of God's Word from your eyes and ears. It is because of what you do that hides the face of God from you, and causes God not to hear your voice. When you worship other things and false doctrines and traditions, you cause His face to be hid from you.
Isaiah 59:3 "For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness."
Most of the time people do what they do with good intentions in their minds. They have been taught what is right or wrong according to some standard, whether it is the family traditions or that of some religious organization. What they do with their mind, and the words that they speak are lies and against God, but they do not know it in their mind. The things that they do and the places they go are against the will of God, but mom and pop and their grandparents taught them that it was right through their traditions.
When you speak in support of things like the rapture doctrine, your tongue is muttering perverseness or wickedness, because it is leading others to believe something that will condemn that person's soul. Many people are doing what they think is right because their family and pastor have told them so, yet their traditions go against God's Word and draw a barrier between them and the face of God. When you draw others into a lie, leaving them looking for the wrong christ, (the Antichrist), your hands are defiled with the blood that Jesus shed on the cross. That is the taking the "mark of the beast in your right hand."
Revelation 13:16 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:"
You receive the mark of the beast who is Satan in your right hand when you do the work and service that will draw others to Satan, when he comes in his role as the "instead of Christ". When you allow yourself to believe a lie in your mind, and that lie convinces you that the first christ to come is the true Messiah, then you have taken the "mark of the beast in your forehead". It is through your false doctrines and traditions that brings you into the believing of a lie, because you are not taking the Word of God, but what man utters as being more important then God's Word itself.
Revelation 13:17 "And that no man might buy or sell save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
Revelation 13:18 "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score and six."
Wisdom is knowledge and all wisdom comes from God, and from that knowledge comes the understanding of the counting of the number of the beast, the man and what then number 666 represents. Counting is not like counting 1-2-3... and so on, but is the enumerating over a long period of time who Satan's children [the Kenites] are, what they have done, and what they shall do in our generation. When you know that, you will have the wisdom, knowledge and understanding to refrain from taking that number when Satan, who is the "man" returns to earth with his locust army of fallen angels. We discussed those smooth stones in Isaiah 57:6, and God warned us of them. It would be good to go back and review the verses for an understanding.
When you study God's Word do you seek the truth from what others have interpreted it to mean? Or do you look up the meaning for yourself? When a man says that a verse means a certain thing, do you check him out? Or accept his teaching blindly? This is how you take the risk of allowing wickedness to slip into your worship of almighty God. When you go to a church, what is taught there? Is it the Word of God or some so-called revelation that the pastor formed from his quarterlies? The good churches teach all of the Word of God, chapter by chapter and verse by verse.
Isaiah 59:4 "None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity."
This is pointing to the final generation, and it seems that in that generation there is no one that calls for those things that are right, according to God's Word. The religious world doesn't care what is the truth, for they put all their efforts in their false traditions and doctrines that are empty. Vanity is emptiness. The word "iniquity" as used in the Hebrew manuscripts is "`aven", and is the same word used for vanity; it is "emptiness". When you are peddling false doctrines and traditions, in God's eyes it is as if you have done nothing. In fact, it is to conceive mischief against Him.
In the word "vanity" as it is used in this verse, in the Hebrew text it is "toho", the same as used in Genesis 1:2, and it means to completely make void or ruin. It is used to describe the condition that this earth was left in at the close of the first earth age, at Satan's overthrow and rebellion. The selection of God's Words shows us how unhappy God is with those that follow the traditions of men.
There is only one way that this barrier between God and those that are cut off from God can be removed and that is by his repentance for his sins to the Father in Jesus name, and his getting back in to the Word of God and following God's Ways. God is pleased with you when you listen to Him through His Word, and when you do, you have the strength of God through His arm.
Isaiah 59:5 "They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper."
When you go against God and His word, what you are producing is "cockatrice' eggs", and that is snake eggs. The web that is woven is a web of lies and falsehoods. What this is saying is that when you are following traditions that go against the Word of God, you are not helping yourself, nor are you helping others, for you are dealing with snake poison. Satan is the serpent, and his lies and the traditions that come from his children are the poison that will produce the eggs that causes spiritual death. Satan was given the name of "serpent" after the role that he played in the garden of Eden.
When you are running your life within the web of lies of Satan, and you do not have the seal of God in your forehead, which is to say God's truth in your mind, it is like living your life in a den of snakes. Sooner or later you will be crushed by the poison of the viper. The longer time goes by with you in that den of iniquity, the more snake eggs will be breaking out, and all the while the spiders are winding their webs in the corner, trying to catch you. This is how God is explaining your situation when you continue to wallow around in the mire of false doctrine and man's traditions. When you are Biblically illiterate, this is the kind of world that you live in. It is an analogy that is true.
Isaiah 59:6 "Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands."
Christians are supposed to have on the gospel armor as their garment. God is telling us that when you continue in those webs, that is the garment that you will weave for yourself. Remember what the garment is that we will be wearing at the marriage supper at the end of this earth age of the flesh?
Revelation 19:8 "And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for a fine linen is the righteousness of saints."
Revelation 19:9 "And he saith unto me, "Write, `Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.' " And He saith unto me, "These are the true sayings of God."
The fine linen that we will wear in heaven is made up of the works and acts that we have done for the Father, and in Jesus name while living here in the flesh in this earth age.
So if their works are "works of iniquity" they are worthless. It is up to you as to what value any of your works will be, and if you are willing to lift any barrier between yourself and God. If your works are those of iniquity, then whatever works you do is as if they had never been done. Many times people think in their minds that they are doing good, yet they are doing harm to those that will listen to them. The webs of iniquity that are weaved are the traditions of men that go against the Word of God. How many times have you heard said, "we believe in our church that...", or "my mom said...,"? and what they say is entirely against what is written in the Bible. Those are the webs that are woven to trap the unbeliever. Friend, it is what God says that is important.
Isaiah 59:7 "Their feet run to evil and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths."
Those that are deep in traditions leave a trail behind them of confusion, delusion and deception. "Innocent blood" is someone that just doesn't know any better. Today most of the so-called Christian churches go out and try to convert innocent people into believing in their traditions rather then teaching them the Word of God and His Ways. The teach the do's and don'ts of their religious orders, and seek to place bonds and webs on those innocent souls to where they have been blinded from the true love of God. They have placed Satan in the role of God, and made God to appear as Satan's role is.
Not only is there these spiritual webs being spun before our youth today, but it seems that even the people in authoritive positions have turned their back on the physical traps of this generation. Many youth and adults also are being drawn into drugs and other sorts of activities that would destroy their lives, and cook their brains for the sake of making a buck, and destroy the minds and souls of their family, friends and neighbors. Our enemy is not across the sea but living amongst us, and pretending to be something that they are not. Those that think that they are getting away with something here on earth; God has their number and they shall be held accountable for every one of their acts. Those that leave a trail of this iniquity behind them are building a coffin for themselves that will take them right into the lake of fire.
Isaiah 59:8 "The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace."
Every time you make a decision to do something or say something, you are making a judgment on that matter. We are supposed to be able to help others to avoid the dangers that we have seen for ourselves. God is saying that those that do not know the "way of peace", simply do not have "good judgment". Another way of saying that one has "good judgment" is to say that he has common sense. God is telling you that when you go into those crooked paths of those who weave webs on your own accord, that you will never know the peace that God has to offer you. Common sense on the other hand will steer you clear of woven traps.
If however, you do not heed common sense (God's approach) and you find yourself in a web that you have woven for yourself, and you then desire to rid yourself from it, that is the time to call out for the hand of God! As it is written in verse one, with repentance call upon God, in the name of Jesus Christ, and He will save you and put you on the right path.
So basically, in the first eight verses of this chapter, God has shown us the web that we can weave for ourselves and how it is possible to incriminate ourselves to the point where there is no hope for us. However in the next verse we will see that God has left a way to escape from that life, through confession and turning to Him.
Isaiah 59:9 "Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness."
There is only one place to find the light and that is from the prince of the Light, who is Jesus Christ. When you determine that you will follow Him in repentance, then you will become a lampstand for the light, Jesus Christ. You then can break that obscurity and the darkness with light and the blessed hope that only comes from His Word. That is how you get good common sense with good judgment. God is preparing an army right here on earth that will be victorious when Satan comes to earth, and you will either be in that army, or you will be in Satan's one world system.
On the day that Satan arrives on this earth at the sixth trumpet, you will either be sealed with the truth of God in your mind [forehead], or you will not. If you are, you will not find Satan and all his deceiving tricks desirable, for they will be an abomination to you. If you are not, God will turn you over to Satan and his angels to do with you as they please. This is God giving instructions to Satan and the fallen angels just prior to the coming to earth for the great deception [tribulation].
Revelation 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
Revelation 9:5 "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man."
Remember that Jesus told us in Matthew 24:22 that this time would be shortened for the elect's sake. "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." Friend, the "elect" are those with the seal of God, which is the Word of God in their mind with understanding. Every last one of the elect will be part of the army that will stand against Satan during that five month period. We know of the Kenites and the lies that they have planted into the minds of those that chose to follow after man's traditions.
Isaiah 59:10 "We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men."
This word "grope" as it is used here in Isaiah, is # 1659 in Strong's Hebrew dictionary, and this the only time it is used in the entire bible in this form. It means to reach out and feel like you are blind; so there can be no doubt that this verse is talking about the spiritually blind here. This verse is talking about those people that are spiritually illiterate, and completely blind to the Word of God.
One that is physically blind usually develops the use of the other senses he has to compensate for the loss of his sight. God is telling us that this is not the case with someone that is spiritually blind, for they are simply helpless, and groping in their dark for some sense of direction and stability when there is none for them. Their in the web of the snakes pit and they don't know if they are lying in the bottom of it, or hanging on the wall of his pit, spiritually speaking. There are many poor, miserable, biblically illiterate people in the world today.
The only way to come out of that blindness is when you have a true repentive heart for the sins that you have committed. Included in your confession is not just your seeking forgiveness of others, but the forgiveness of yourself. When you come to the Father and ask forgiveness in Jesus name you have true peace of mind, it is required that you forgive yourself also, and put those sins and ways behind you. When you can do that for yourself, then you will have the freedom that our Father is giving you in Christ.
Isaiah 59:11 "We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off."
In comparison, when a bear roars it grumbles, and when they have nothing to say of their condition, they sit around and coo and whine like a pair of doves. This is how those that have not turned to our Heavenly Father for forgiveness treat themselves. They are either grumbling about things that is out of their control, or they are whining about how bad the world is treating them. When they look around for justice, and relief from the situation that they are in, they can see no way out. Why? Because they are blind in their biblical illiteracy, and spiritually groping for something to hang on to. How familiar are you with God's Word? Do you have the spiritual sense to know where to turn when things and events seem to get out of control for you?
Man's traditions give them a false sense of security, and rob them from the comfort that can only come God's hand. Their traditions are teaching them to rely on their own feelings and emotions, and when those things are void of God's teachings, they are grasping at emptiness and a false sense of security. Friend, it doesn't matter how deep in sin you are, our Heavenly Father is waiting with out stretched arms for your calling out to Him in repentance. Then He is willing to take you back to Him, and reveal Himself to you.
Isaiah 59:12 "For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;"
This is the first step in coming to Christ. You must stop and take a look at yourself, and where you are spiritually. Look at the things that you are doing that are transgressions against the Word of God. Before you can be saved, you have to know that you're lost, and before you can ask forgiveness for any sin, you have to know that the transgression you committed is sin. Sin is anything that goes against God in thought, word and deed, and all of those things have to be realized in your mind that you have committed them, and that they were committed against our Heavenly Father.
We all fall short of the Word of God, but this is addressed to those that don't even know what the Word of God is. They don't even know that our Heavenly Father has thoughts towards them, for they are so blind spiritually that they don't even know how to help themselves. We can't put those transgressions [sins] aside because they are with us, and when we do wrong, we know it as we commit those sins. When a person lies and steals, they know when they do it that it is sin and against God's Word. To do murder and all the other things that goes against God's Word, the person that commits those acts knows it is sin and wrong and they do it. So what this verse is telling you is that to come to our Father, you first must understand in your mind that all of those things are sin, and that you have committed those acts. It is admitting to yourself that you have done them and that you stand guilty berfore God and it is the starting place, the first step.
Isaiah 59:13 "In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood."
Once you know that you have sinned, you have a choice to make, to confess it, or to continue in that sin. At this point you have to be very careful of the words that come from the mind of a man, rather then the Word of God. When you seek to depart from those wicked ways of the world, there are all sorts of men that will tell you what to do. They will give you instructions, and systems that if you do this or that, or say this or that you will be forgiven of your sins. If that person telling you the way to Christ is "Biblically illiterate", then he doesn't know any more then the sinner of the way to find God's peace. So what this verse is telling us is that when we know we have departed from His ways, we are to watch out who we seek out for help.
This is concerning those things where man cannot help himself by the use of common sense. When any man or woman says anything about God or His Word, and it is contrary to what is written in the Scriptures, then that man is a liar. He is speaking from his own evil mind and we are to look out for him. That is why if one seeks help to come to salvation, and what is being told them doesn't align with God's Word, it is speaking oppression and a revolt against God. The only way that we have to judge anyone as to whether their words are from God, or created in the mind of a man is whether those things align with the Word of God.
Isaiah 59:14 "And judgment is truned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter."
When "truth is fallen in the street" means that there is no way that anything good can happen there. When the things that men and woman are saying is completely backwards, and the things that are good according to God's Word are scorned, while evil is praised there can be no justice. This is true today. If the street is not allowed to have the truth of God's Word in it, then equity will not be in anything that takes place on that street. The only thing that remains are the serpents eggs and the web that snares those that are on that street. Nothing good will ever come out of that situation.
Isaiah 59:15 "Yea. truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no judgment."
This is saying that "If truth is missing" from that street, and you decide that you want to leave that street, if you are not careful it is almost an impossibility. When you take part in those evil things, and then want to be forgiven of those things, the people will mock you and laugh at you, and not take you seriously. God does not like it when this happens to one of His own that truly seeks repentance, and the streets around that person do not take his choice to depart and seek God seriously. This is why that when someone touches you, after you have repented and sought forgiveness of those around you, God will bring down his judgment upon them. When the people on the street say and do something to harm one of God's saved, they will pay for it. When the truth of God's Word is void in an area, there is nothing good that will ever come of that place until someone takes a stand, and brings the Word to light.
Sin is not to be confessed to the streets nor to the people but to the Father. This is the second step in your coming to our Heavenly Father.
Isaiah 59:16 "And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore His arm brought salvation unto Him; and His righteousness, it sustained Him."
Of course this looks forward to the time when our intercessor does come to earth to end this earth age. However, until that time comes, you still have that intecessor in Jesus Christ through the blood of Christ, and He therefore brings salvation to you when you seek forgiveness of the Father in Jesus name. Our right to approach the throne of God, is the name of Jesus, for when we say "in Jesus Name" we are saying that we believe that He is the Son of God, and the we accept Jesus' blood for the redemption of all of our sins. We recognize that Jesus' blood is sufficient to cover all of our sins, and we are using that as our authority to approach the throne of God.
Then after you are right with God, and ask for the truth, He will send you the understanding that you need to follow His ways. It may be through the tools of using His Word, or even a teacher that can give you personal instruction. However, by whatever means, God will allow the understanding of His Word to be made known in your heart.
Isaiah 59:17 "For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon His head; and He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke."
Does this sound familiar to you from Ephesians 6:10-20? God is asking you, do you really want to have the protection of His armor on, and do you thirst for the truth of His Word? If you do, then you are talking about putting on the gospel armor of God, that will make you able to stand in the time when Satan is on this earth trying and testing the souls that are on the earth.
Isaiah 59:18 "According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompence to His enemies; to the islands He will repay recompence."
God will never reward you short for the works and deeds that you do for Him. God is saying that whatever judgment that comes upon you, it is set by what you have done in the first place. If you seek to do right to others and to God, then God will see to it that you will receive the breaks and be rewarded for those things. If you seek to do mischievious deeds to your adversaries, then God is going to allow them to get back at you for those things. Remember that getting even and taking vengeance out on other is left for God to handle, and not you.
Romans 12:18 "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men."
Romans 12:19 "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."
Romans 12:20 "Therfore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head."
The purpose of our lives is to draw attention to our Savior Jesus Christ, and God knows the thoughts and intents of each persons heart. By an act committed against you, your actions may draw that person to Christ, in which you will be well rewarded. If there is vengeance to be given out, God is the best judge, and He knows exactly how it should be done, and to the exact degree. When you do it God's Way, He will send you blessings, however, when you act and try to take the place that God has reserved for Himself, then you will only see trouble and discontent.
Isaiah 59:19 "So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him."
Of course this is talking about a certain time, when Satan shall come upon the earth and the people of the earth will be taken by the flood of lies that shall come over them.
Revelation 12:15 "And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood."
The enemy of Isaiah 59:19 is Satan and his army of fallen angels, and the flood that they shall bring with them is their authority to deceive the people of the earth that do not have the seal of God in their minds [foreheads]. Satan is coming after the woman, who is the "elect of God", [those with the seal in their foreheads], and that have known all of God's Word in their minds so that they would not be deceived.
Revelation 12:16 "And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth."
God is going to provide the way in that day for you to escape the traps and lying deceit that Satan and his system lays for God's elect. Isaiah is promising us that when that day shall come, "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him." Friend, with God on your side, you and God make a majority, for God controls all that shall take place on that day. You are the one that brings the standard that shall be presented on that day. That is the sole purpose of God's elect in that day.
Mark 13:11 "But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost."
Revelation 12:17 "And the dragon was swroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
Are you going to have the testimony of Jesus Christ on your lips in that moment? Are you going to allow the Holy Spirit of God to speak through you? Because it needs to be understood that your refusal to allow the Holy Spirit to speak through you, in fact, is the one sin that will never be forgiven, it is the unforgiven sin that can only be committed by one of God's elect at the time when Satan is on earth playing the role of instead of Christ, or "the Antichrist". It is the "unforgivable sin".
Isaiah 59:20 "And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord."
The "Redeemer" is our "Kinsman Redeemer" our closest relative, who is Jesus Christ, is the only one that could pay the price to redeem your soul. This time that our Lord Jesus Christ returns to Zion is at the sounding of the seventh and last trumpet. The time we are living in today is an exciting time to live, for the events dealing with both the sixth and the seventh trumpet will be carried out before our eyes in person. We will be given the opportunity to be used as a standard before the enemy, to say the words that the Spirit of God plants within our minds, and we will also see that flood of flies that will come pouring out of Satan's mouth to deceive the world.
Isaiah 59:21 " "As for me, this is my covenant with them," saith the Lord; "my Spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in they mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's" saith the Lord, "from henceforth and for ever."
Friend, if you know the Lord Jesus Christ and are one of God's elect, sealed in your mind the truths of our generation, and ready to be that standard for Him, then this covenant is made by God to you.
That Covenant or promise that we can count on states that God's Spirit, the Holy Spirit, will be upon [in] you, and at the time when you are called up, the Spirit of God will actually place the words within your mouth that you are to speak. Have you caught on yet? Jesus gave these words to Isaiah some six hundred years before He spoke them to his disciples in Mark 13:11, as we read above. This is directed to the time when Satan is here on earth, and you, as one of God's elect will be expected to speak on behalf of the true Christ.
Should you worry about what they shall say or do to you? Absolutely not, for God will be controlling everything that is going to take place, and He made a covenant to you, and you can count on it and be reminded every time you look at a rainbow. The rainbow is a sign for all of God's covenants. God's Word and promises are something that you do not want to be illiterate over. God is promising you here that His Word will be with you for an eternity, and the sooner you get started in the understanding of His Word, the better you will be.
There are many benefits in knowing God's Word, for it leads you in the paths and ways that you can walk and find sucess. It gives you peace of mind, and allows you to know how to get along with those around you. However it also allows you to know ahead of time how things will be in our generation, and how the end of this earth age shall take place. But more important is gives us the comfort of knowing that God has a special eye watching over you, and taking care of you, even when things seem to be going wrong. That is the time we turn our problems over to Christ, and take His yoke upon us, and allow Him to carry our burdens that we find that we cannot handle.
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