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One God, One Nation Under God

KJB Daily DevotionFollowing Jesus Through Every
Chapter

Date: Monday, August 01, 2016
Chapters: Isaiah 42-45
Message: One God, One Nation Under God

Hello
My Friend,

There are three forms of Israel, the county of
Israel, the children of Israel (Jacob), and the nation of Israel. The
country, once Canaan, was personally given to the children of Israel
for an inheritance, whom He had chosen to be His people to not only
prove to the world that He is the only living God and Creator of all,
but that He never goes back on His promises. He uses the nation of
Israel (the saved) to prove that Jew and Gentile alike are united
under the same God, by which today we are joined with through Jesus
Christ. When we receive Jesus Christ as our Saviour, we are become
part of the nation of Israel, therefore we are children of God, and
of Israel, and Abraham too.

For ye are
all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you
as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is
neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is
neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if
ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to
the promise.
” - Galatians 3:26-29.
Religions all over the world claim they know God, they follow all
sorts of rules, do all these rituals, pray, read some spiritual book,
and even cry out to Him, but all of those works will do nothing if we
do not know Him. To know God we need to be redeemed (forgiven of our
sins), no amount works will get His attention unless we have made an
atonement for our sins. Jews and Gentiles (those not of the children
of Israel) alike have been told of heaven and hell and that one, and
only Saviour could redeem them. Through Isaiah, God has a message for
Jew and Gentile alike.

Behold my
servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I
have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the
Gentiles. I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold
thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the
people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring
out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out
of the prison house. I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory
will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I
declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. Sing unto the
LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go
down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the
inhabitants thereof.
” - Isaiah 42:1,6-10.
and my glory will I not give to another,
You want to get on God’s bad side? Start worshiping another god as
if you are worshiping Him. By the way, unless you are worshiping the
one and only living God that is written in the Old and New Testaments
you are worshiping a false god. Also, unless you know Jesus Christ
personally as your Saviour you do not know God.

He that
believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that
believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the
record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God
hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that
hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not
life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name
of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and
that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
” - I
John 5:10-13.
Through Isaiah, God reminds Israel that He created them and they
are His people, but if you read carefully you will see that He was
not only talking about the children of Israel here, but the nation of
Israel as well.

For I am
the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt
for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious
in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee:
therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. Fear
not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and
gather thee from the west; But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob;
but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel. Thou hast not brought me
the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured
me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an
offering, nor wearied thee with incense. Thou hast bought me no sweet
cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy
sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast
wearied me with thine iniquities. I, even I, am he that blotteth out
thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.
Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou
mayest be justified.
” - Isaiah 43:3-5,22-26.
but thou hast made me to serve with thy
sins,
” Many Jews make the mistake of believing that because
they are Jews they are automatically saved. This is false, we all
face judgment, and God confirms this. We are not saved by race,
religion, or works, we are saved by atonement, and today, it is the
shed blood of the Lord, Jesus Christ, who gave His life for all who
believe in Him. Blood was always necessary for atonement, Jesus made
it permanent.

But Christ
being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and
more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of
this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his
own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained
eternal redemption for us. And as it is appointed unto men once to
die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear
the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the
second time without sin unto salvation.
” - Hebrews
9:11,12,17,18.
God used Israel to be a witness that the most stiffnecked,
hardhearted, people can turn their fate around when they trust the
only living God. The same is true for the Christian today, we are not
saved by our works, but by believing in our Saviour, our God, our
King, our LORD, Jesus Christ. We are witnesses also, that Christ can
turn our fate around, and not only that, but bless us tremendously
when we trust Him and let Him be our King and Lord of our lives.
Those who reject Christ reject God, and are not different than the
Jews who reject Him, they are their own witnesses.

Thus saith
the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am
the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. They
that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable
things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see
not, nor know; that they may be ashamed. They have not known nor
understood: for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and
their hearts, that they cannot understand. And none considereth in
his heart, neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I
have burned part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked bread upon
the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and eaten it: and shall I
make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall down to the
stock of a tree? He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned
him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a
lie in my right hand? Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou
art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel,
thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
” - Isaiah
44:6,9,18-21.
for he hath shut their eyes,
Ever wonder why some people are just oblivious to the truths of God?
It is because God closes their eyes to it, which is why we pray for
God to open their eyes. Remember the Pharaoh of Egypt when Moses
tried to get him to set the Jews free, God hardened his heart until
He was ready to let them go. God is always in control, and while He
does not mess with our free will, He does harden hearts that have no
intention of receiving Him, but will use anyone to get willing hearts
to see He is the only God.

I am the
LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded
thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the
rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I
am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create
darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these
things. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour
down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth
salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have
created it. Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the
potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say
to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no
hands? Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for
I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is
gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That
unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. In the LORD
shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

- Isaiah 45:5-9,22,23,25.
In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel
be justified,
” God is talking about all the spiritual seed
of Israel, whether Jew or Gentile, we are all the offspring of God
through Jesus Christ, making us one seed, one nation of Israel. “The
Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and
joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we
may be also glorified together.
” - Romans 8:16,17.

Jesus Christ Magnified:
Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel,
and his redeemer the LORD of hosts;
” - Isaiah
44:6a.

Today's Prayer:
God, In a world full of false religion it is comforting to know that
no religion or race is necessary to save me from my sins. You alone,
came here in the form of Your Son, Jesus Christ to redeem all who
believe in and receive Him, as their Saviour permanently, and that is
enough for me. I am one of Yours because I believe in Your Son, and
while I know nothing I do on this earth can save me, I do want to
live me life through Your Son as a way to thank You for making such a
great sacrifice. Lord, let me be a godly witness for all to see Your
Son in me. In Jesus' name. Amen.

God Bless You, I am
praying for you,
Christina

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