Today’s Bible Reading is – 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it. Isaiah 25:8 (KJV)
I posted KJV because it is easier to connect the wording to the New Testament quote – 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:53-55 (KJV)
Wait a minute? That was Isaiah 26:19’s quote too: actually the quote is of both Old Testament verses… do you think God is trying to tell us how much he loves us and that He wants us to live peaceful lives of faithful work because we believe and treasure the promises He has given to us. You will find the “Wipe away all tears” fulfilled in the prophecy of the Book of Revelation.
17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Revelation 7:17 (KJV)
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. Revelation 21:3-7 (KJV)
I am reminded daily of the fallen nature of mankind: the media seems to focus on it completely and then they would deny it if we referenced their stories as proof. They pass 10 good stories of people doing good things so they can point out an evil act that proves an imaginary point in their own thinking and they can sensationalize and capitalize on the rottenness of mankind. They did the Newsboys “We Believe” and Jeremy Camp’s “Overcome” in Worship Sunday and I hated SO MUCH that I didn’t get to play those songs with my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. There are certain songs that I get into, and those 2 songs get me fired up because of what they say… “We Believe” and through Jesus we have “Overcome” and are overcome. Folks the plowman has passed the reaper because the One that sowed the seeds of faith in our hearts has defeated the reaper that treads on our lives and accuses and kills. Our Spirits in us are alive again and testify that God’s Word is true so let us live like it and tell others about Him.
13 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. 14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. 15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God. Amos 9:13-15 (KJV)
Good Day and Godspeed!