“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto Me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.“
But you promised!
God cannot lie, He is bound to His Word, therefore He IS faithful to fulfill every last one IF YOU BELIEVE AND OBEY.
If you have the desire to live according to God’s will, the promises, and the power is there to back up each and every step you make.
That word IF has a lot of potential. However we often miss it when reading God’s Word. It’s used a lot in the Bible, especially in relation to the two-way street of God’s promises.
It’s not that God is unable or not listening or distancing Himself from us regarding His promises of protection, supply and healing, it’s just that we seem blind to that word if. In normal human relations an agreement almost always has “ifs” “ands” & “buts” included.
Grab those promises off the table, clutch them desperately to your chest guard them with your life, saying, “hey these are mine!”
how to live by faith
Next time you read God’s Word say the following to yourself:
“They were made for me, they’re mine. They’re exactly what I personally need, and they fit me like a glove, like a fine hand made suit that was tailored to my specific measurements. They fit every single situation that I’ll ever come up against in my life, and no one is going to convince me otherwise!”
Isaiah 55:1-4 is a beautiful promise of the fruit your soul shall reap if you come and eat freely of God’s Word. Your soul shall live it says, but between the lines it also says if you don’t your soul shall starve.
Surely you’ve noticed; the world is getting quite dark and confusing, it’s becoming more and more difficult to know what is up and what is down, who to trust and who to avoid. If you want your soul to live freely in this world of increasing woe then grab ahold of those promises in Isaiah and feed deeply of the wine and the milk. He will make an everlasting covenant with and you shall live in relative calm during the coming days of tribulation.
a two way street
I believe the promises in Isaiah 55:1-4 should be understood two ways.
It all boils down to belief and obedience.
God is laying out two tables before us. Both tables are ladened with milk and wine and no doubt honey too! It’s free….come eat all you can. But in eating of His soul food He has promised that He will bless you with all the food your physical body requires. Start now because these words will become particularly profound in the days ahead when living by faith will be our only option.
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