Good morning all!
Father, we know that You alone hold all the power in this life and none can change Your plans. Thank You Lord for choosing us and orchestrating a life worthy of all honor and praise, let us be the instruments You use to create the greatest masterpiece ever composed, Amen. Do you have any issues today? Too early to tell yet? Ha! We probably can’t count how many times we’ve said asked that question or heard it, right? What’s the issue?
Isa 22:22 KJV – And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
The house of David will bear the responsibility of this power; and this key will open a door that nobody can shut; it will also shut a door that nobody can open.
Isa 22:23 KJV – And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.
And He will be a strong nail that hangs in a sure place; and this nail will be just like a beautiful throne that will honor His father’s house.
Isa 22:24 KJV – And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father’s house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.
And this nail will be strong enough to hold up all the generations and THE issue, and all the cups, small, medium and large.
Isa 22:25 KJV – In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
In the same day the Lord cuts down the other nail that was in the sure place, He removed the nail for a the better Nail and the burden that was hanging on it was also removed: this is a promise from God.
I think what we’re learning to understand with God is, it’s not so much about “the issues” we face but more importantly how we’re going to handle them.
Psa 68:20 KJV – He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death. What do you know the issues BELONG to God…not us. You know He’s not speaking of an actual death, what issue do I have once I die? I’m dead…zero issues. So, what death is God speaking about?
Rom 8:6 KJV – For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. The Greek translation for the word “minded” means the ability to feel…feelings. Where do all the issues of life come from…our feelings. Of course we all have feelings, the answer is not to let them control how you live life, instead we should control them and let the spirit of Christ rule us in the moment. How does Christ rule your moment?
Pro 25:28 KJV – He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. When my feelings rule the moment I’m just like a broken down city, I have no walls protecting the city of Jerusalem…the city of Peace…the place where God dwells. You know the city isn’t actually broke, right? What is? Your relationships. This is the message that God gave the church through Isaiah, the chapter opens with the vision of the burden. And what was the burden? Issues in life. We look at the issues in our life and we climb up on our roof and cry, we tell anyone who will listen to us talk about the issue, the injustice, the problems we gotta fix. Your vision…how you perceive your life…is a burden. Now, my bible says that Jesus is the Door so you know He went to Calvary to open the door…the door to life. And what door did He shut? Death…carnally minded…our feelings ruling the moments. Did you notice there is a nail in a sure place? There’s only one SURE place to God…the kingdom of heaven…a life of faith…I know you can’t see it but it’s the surest thing you and I have today. Did you see what hangs on that nail? “The issue”. Okay, so what seems to be your issue this morning? Whatever it is, God wants you to put it on that nail. What else goes on it? The offspring. Who might that be?
Act 17:28 KJV – For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. This is a real powerful passage of scripture (give it a look today, you won’t be disappointed), are you alive today? Are you moving? Congratulations WE are the offspring of God! We’re all hanging on this nail? What’s the nail?
Mat 22:39 KJV – And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. The nail is LOVE…the greatest commandment…Love God and Love everyone else. You see when I truly love you, I take “the issue” and hang it on the nail…I choose to look at my love for you instead of the issue…the burden of the valley of the vision. I guess that’s why we walk by faith and not by sight…our issues in life. We also have 3 different sizes of cups/bowls on these nails, they represent every relationship we have in life big or small they all go on the nail (they didn’t have cabinets in those days it went on nails). When we place those cups on the wrong nail…feelings…you know what happens to them? They fall and break just like that broken down city…you noticing a pattern with God? I pray whatever issues we have today we place it on the nail in the sure place, it’s the only way to get rid of the burden of your vision and see the glory of God…we are His offspring!
Point to Ponder
What’s your life hanging on today? Gal 3:13 KJV – Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Don’t hang it on a tree…it’s not good for anyone.
Let’s all choose His nail, In Him Phil
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