Most Christians are aware of the amazing prophecy of Jesus the Messiah in Isaiah 53. Isaiah 54 lists promises and blessings for those who believe HERE. This article is about a promise God made to believers in Isaiah 54:9 that most Christians are oblivious to.
“This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth” Isaiah 54:9a ESV
God starts Isaiah 54:9 by reminding us that he keeps His promises. Then he goes on to swear to a new promise in the second half of the verse.
“so I have SWORN that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you.” Isaiah 54:9b ESV
God SWORE to not be angry with or even rebuke believers. Yet sadly many believers do not believe the sworn unconditional promises to believers from God in Isaiah 54. The sole reason they have a difficult time believing God, is because they are focused on their sin instead of His Righteousness. Read HERE and HERE.
The reason that God makes the promises in Isaiah 54 is specifically because He is not looking at our self-righteous which is like filthy rags (Isa 64:6). He sees us established in HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS. The righteousness Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek first.
“In righteousness you shall be established…” Isaiah 54:10a.
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, AND THEIR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS OF ME, SAITH THE LORD. Isaiah54:17 KJV
The key is “their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” When God looks at a born again believer, he sees us in the inherited righteousness of Christ and no longer in the inherited sin nature of Adam. (Rom 5:12-21) Jesus has saved us from the curse we inherited from Adam.
God makes a bold promise to us comparing it to the end of the world.
“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the LORD,who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10 In other words, it would be easier for the earth to depart than for God’s love and peace to be removed from you.
He also promises that He is not the cause of our strife, problems, as some claim:
“If anyone stirs up, strife, it is not from me…” Isaiah 54:14a.
God is not angry with you Christian. If you think he is, you are in unbelief, you have been deceived by the accuser of the brethren who only comes to kill, steal and destroy. If you sense God is angry with you and he is convicting you of sin, you are hearing the enemy and not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has come to convict believers of their righteousness HERE. God is for you and not against you, but if you remain in unbelief, you will live this life as though it were not true
Your right standing with God is not of your own doing, it is of the Lord. You inherited Adams fallen nature at birth without the need to commit even one sin. (Rom 5:12-21). When you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ you were born again and inherited His Righteous nature without the need to commit even one righteous act. Only Way to be Righteous
If you want to stop sin and become more like Jesus, start by no longer walking in the flesh, elevating your faults in your mind over God’s gift of righteousness. Walk in the spirit by focusing on God’s love and complete forgiveness of your past, present and future sins. Focus on who you are in Christ. If you establish your thoughts upon His love, forgiveness and righteousness, God promises you will be transformed into the image of Christ.
Dive in to an ocean of God’s love for you today. What do you have to lose Christian?