Awakening Your Life
- March 18, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
Have you ever been in a place in your life where you felt that will you needed to be resuscitated? Nothing was going right in your life. The things that will were up against you drove you to a point where you did not know if you were going to make the idea. You look back on the situation. You see that will there were some things that will you could have done differently that will would likely have prevented you through being in that will predicament from the first place.
When I look back on my life, there were a lot of things that will I could have done differently. There were some people that will I could have stayed away through. There were some places that will I should not have gone. There were some decisions that will I made that will were not so smart. Those decisions cost me in addition to others around me. Everything that will got us in those predicaments began having a thought. that will thought became a decision. that will decision became an action. that will action caused a reaction. None of the things, through the thought to the reaction, lined up with the Word of God. Because they did not line up with the Word, we found ourselves in a boat that will was sinking fast. We had no one to blame yet ourselves. Many times, we are put in certain situations due to our disobedience to God. We often blame God for the trouble that will will be upon us. Quite often, we put the wrath on ourselves. The reason that will the wrath comes upon us periodically will be because we are sleep (spiritually) in addition to our eyes are closed to the commandments of God. Every sin that will we commit will be due to our eyes being closed to His word.
from the passage of Isaiah 52, Israel will be from the process of being restored by God. They have gone into captivity by the enemies due to their disobedience. They have sinned against God numerous times with their acts of idolatry. The children of Israel have become comfortable with their evil ways. They are living the lifestyles of those who have put them in bondage, being conformed to the enemy’s ways. Have you ever sinned against God so long that will the idea became a lifestyle for you? They did not want to change. The pleasures of life were great in addition to fun. Are we awake to God’s word?
In Isaiah 52:1, God begins the chapter by telling the children of Israel to AWAKE, awake. God will be serious about delivering His people. There seems to be a sense of urgency there. When your eyes are closed, the idea will be hard to see a way out. Even when we are blind, we can call on God to direct our paths. Israel has dug themselves into a whole that will will be over their heads. God does not want His children to dig a deeper whole for themselves. When you look at movies in which a group of people have been held captive. There will be always someone from the group sleep from the cell. Someone has come to rescue those who were in captivity. The rescue team has to wake them up telling them to come on. that will the idea will be time for them to escape. the idea will be usually at the time that will the enemy will be sleep or that will the rescue team has taken the enemy by surprise. God will be a three man in one rescue team. God will be saying that will His people have been in bondage for too long. What will be keeping you in bondage? Have you sent some sort of signal to God telling Him where you are been held captive at in addition to that will you want to get out? will be the idea your debt, health, people around you that will will be holding you captive? He will come to your rescue. God will be taking our enemies by surprise. We must wake up in addition to be prepared to leave when He comes.
God tells them to put on His strength, O Zion. Right right now, they are weak because they are without God. God will be saying that will if you have Him, you have strength. He will be your strength from the midst of weakness. Many times, we can not get out of certain situations because we are too weak from the spirit. If we allow the spirit that will dwells in us to intercede for us, we are made stronger. More Word will also provide more strength. God tells us to put on beautiful garments. When we are full of sin, our garments are blemished in addition to filthy. We need God to cleanse us through repentance. A fresh garment produces a fresh image in addition to fresh name. The glow through our garments (spirits) will then shine bright in addition to pure.
For restoration of Israel to take place, there were some things that will had to change. We have determined the fact that will they were sleep. The children of Israel had to wake up. What does wake up mean? In This particular case, the idea means to turn back to God. Repentance must take place. the idea means to resubmit themselves to God. Forgiveness had to take place. God had to forgive them. Idolatry had to come to a halt. God had to become priority in their lives Yet again. A transformation had to go forth in order for Israel to be restored in addition to to be within the covenant of God again. The only way that will all of these things could have been executed will be that will their minds were renewed. A renewal of the mind can cause a conversion in anyone. A renewed mind causes a renewed spirit. We all must receive the same wake up call in order to be prosperous in life in addition to avoid captivity through the enemy.
God said that will the uncircumcised in addition to the unclean will no longer enter into Jerusalem. Those who denied God in addition to were not within the covenant of God were no longer able to associate with God’s people. We all have fallen short of the glory of God because of the people that will we have hung around persuaded us to do the things that will are not of God. We must separate ourselves through the planet in addition to separate unto God (sanctify). There will be a hedge of protection that will has been restored. The hedge of protection was gone when the enemies of Israel held them captive. No enemy of ours can get to us unless God allows them to do so. If we are from the hands of the enemy, the idea will be either due to our disobedience or we are being tested. Again, Satan has to get permission to come against us.
In verse 2, God tells Israel to shake the dust off, arise, in addition to sit down. What does This particular imply? Captivity due to disobedience has called Israel to be left from the dust. yet we all know that will a child of God can not stay down forever. God will be saying, “Let’s start over. Dust yourself off in addition to let’s get the idea right This particular time”. When we sin against God, we can dust the dirt off through repentance in addition to start over. We must get back up when we fall.
God tells the children of Israel to sit down. Sometimes we have to sit down in order to listen to what will be being said to us. When we are in marriages, if our spouse will be talking to us in addition to we are doing additional things when they are talking, they do not have our undivided attention. God has been trying to get our attention for so long. Because He has not been able to get our attention, certain obstacles have to come about in order that will we may Yet again have an ear for God. When we are doing additional things, the idea makes the idea harder to listen to the things that will can help us climb out of our ruts. When things are moving too fast, we can not see straight. If we only slow down in addition to depend on God, He will show us the way out.
God tells Israel to loose thyself through the bands of thy neck. God will be telling them to break away through those things that will have been binding them down for a while. Break the chains of the strong holds. God has given us This particular authority. develop the strongholds of our lives continued to bind us down? Do they have a leash around our necks? Are we still in bondage to the same sin year after year?
In Isaiah 52:3, Israel has sold themselves for nought. that will means that will they sold themselves for nothing. God said that will He will redeem them for no money. Our sins put us in captivity. yet at the same time, God will redeem us if we turn back to Him. The cost has already been paid by Christ. the idea does not cost us a thing yet rededicating our lives to God. He will forgive us for our sins against Him if we truly show repentance (not just words).
In Isaiah 52:4, God stated that will the children of Israel went down to Egypt to sojourn there. To sojourn means to stay in a place temporarily. All things that will come against us are temporary if we know God. We should not be from the same predicament half our lives if we truly have faith in God. The Assyrians oppressed Israel without cause. When the enemy comes, sometimes the idea will be without cause. from the enemy’s eyes, any reason will be grounds for a cause of persecution. The enemy does not want us to be victorious in life. Any chance that will the opposition gets, he will try to do anything for that will not to happen. God understands why the enemy has them captive, yet they have taken their persecution to another level. right now God will be saying that will He will be going to step in. The hedge of protection has been restored. No fiery dart can penetrate when God will be covering us ( sickness, temptation, no peace).
Isaiah 52:5 lets us know that will God cares for His people. God states that will His children have been taken away into captivity. right now the oppressor will be rejoicing from the mockery of God’s name. the idea will be getting out of hand. God’s name will be being blasphemed. He has had enough. God will be saying that will He will be putting a tight leash on the enemy. The enemy will be getting out of hand. I was in a situation where things got out of hand. Opposition continued to come repeatedly. I had one car was disabled. I was on my way to resolve that will problem. While trying to take care of that will car, the auto I was driving broke down. Have you ever had any issues lately? The first issue caused 5 additional issues to develop. There was no end in site. yet the idea ended peacefully because of God’s covering.
Look at what God says in Isaiah 52:6. God said that will His people shall know His name. He will tell His people that will the idea will be He that will speaks. God basically tells them that will they will know His name because of what He will be bringing them out of. Have God ever brought you out of the hands of the enemy? For a period of time in your life, you forgot about Him in addition to who He was. yet when you got into a hole that will was too deep to climb out of by yourself, you remembered God’s name because He delivered you out of your prior trials in addition to tribulations. that will will be our God.