Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday 2-15-10

Isaiah 26:13-14

"13  O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
14  They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish."

As I read verse thirteen I thought of Romans 6:12 which says "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof." In the past years I had disobeyed God by letting sin reign or have dominion in my body. So while reading verse thirteen I can definitely agree with them that I have let "other lords beside thee have" dominion over me. However as we continue reading on we see that that these people were only going to make mention of God's name, that is they were only going to praise and lift up the true and only God of heaven. Likewise while sin has had dominion over me I am only going to praise and worship God. 

Verse fourteen is where it really gets exciting. It says six different times that these "lords" who have had dominion over them before "are dead", "shall not live", "are deceased", "shall not rise", "thou has destroyed them", and "made their memory to perish". This verse makes so perfectly clear that those "lords who had dominion" are nothing but a memory that is quickly fading. So applying this to my life then, sin is dead, sin shall not live, sin is deceased, sin shall not rise, God has destroyed sin, and God has made sins memory to perish! In other words if God is my Lord then sin is conquered by Christ's death on the cross (Romans 6:8-11)! 

Please pray for David Gates and his family. God laid them on my heart this morning, and throughout the day. They are currently finishing deputation and getting ready to leave for Egypt sometime this year. I know Mrs. Beth is pregnant and had been getting sick while they were traveling. Also whenever brother Gates sends me prayer requests he always asks me to pray for Joshua that he would get saved at a young age and that his life would be spent loving and serving God. Thank you for praying with me!

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,