Day 3 The Good News!
This is day three of a seven day series. To go back to the beginning, at day one, then please click here.
Please either listen to the three minute audio or read the notes below, or both at the same time!
Yesterday we explored the rise of the dark and infamous antichrist.
There is good news in the darkness though!
Psalm 27 describes the end-time Church dwelling in the presence of God, which is quite rightly the centre of our focus these days. Beautiful expressions of prayer and worship are being established throughout the world.
Psalm 27:1 ‘One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in the temple.’
Psalm 27 also describes God’s protection in the time of tribulation.
Psalm 27:5 ‘For in the day of trouble, He will keep me safe in His dwelling, He will hide me in the shelter of the tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.’
Psalm 27 then describes much vibrant rejoicing, even in the midst of this tribulation.
Psalm 27:6 ‘Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me, at His tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy, I will sing and make music to the Lord.’
Isaiah echoes this idea.
Isaiah 24 describes the effects of the tribulation upon the earth.
Isaiah 24:4 ‘The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the exalted of the earth languish. The earth is defiled by its people, they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth and its people must bear their guilt.’
Isaiah 24 also describes the spirit of rejoicing and worship that will fill this earth.
Isaiah 24:14 ‘They raise their voices, they shout for joy, from the west they acclaim the Lord’s majesty. Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord, exalt the name of the Lord, the god of Israel in the islands of the sea. From the ends of the earth we hear singing. Glory to the Righteous One.
Psalm 27 and Isaiah 24 both describe the darkness of the tribulation and the rejoicing of the Church converging. This will be no time for hiding under the bed in fear but rather it will be a time for standing strong and singing and praying our socks off!
In the West, we have the ever-increasing responsibility of devoting ourselves wholeheartedly to vibrant praise and intercessory prayer for Israel and the Church and for moving as a dynamic and spirit-filled miraculous witness to the troubled world around.
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