OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
Those that would assist others in their correspondence with God must not themselves be strangers to it for how can we expect that God should speak by us if we never heard him speaking to us, or that we should be accepted as the mouth of others to God if we never spoke to him heartily for ourselves?
The counsel of God concerning Isaiah’s mission. God is here brought in, after the manner of men, deliberating and advising with himself: Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?
God needs not either to be counselled by others or to consult with himself he knows what he will do, but thus he would show us that there is a counsel in his whole will, and teach us to consider our ways, and particularly that the sending forth of ministers is a work not to be done but upon mature deliberation.
Observe, (1) Who it is that is consulting. It is the Lord God in his glory, whom he saw upon the throne high and lifted up. It puts honour upon the ministry that, when God would send a prophet to speak in his name, he appeared in all the glories of the upper world.
Ministers are the ambassadors of the King of kings how to mean soever they are, he who sends them is great it is God in three persons (Who will go for us? as Genesis 1:26, Let us make man), Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
They all concur, as in the creating, so in the redeeming and governing of man. Ministers are ordained in the same name into which all Christians are baptized (2) What the consultation is: Whom shall I send? And who will go?
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
Father in heaven we have heard your warnings and are preparing for what is ahead. You Lord know our needs and requirements, We plead with you Father to bring into our lives your leadership skills, strengthen our determination, deepen our ability to discern, plan, and execute according to Your will Father. Identify our spiritual weapons and send through the Holy Spirit the knowledge to maintain and use our weapons effectively Lord. In all of this Lord, we pray in your name Yeshua, Amen and Amen
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
Those who rightly know God will set their love upon him. They by prayer constantly call upon him. His promise is, that he will in due time deliver the believer out of trouble, and in the meantime be with him in trouble.
The Lord will manage all his worldly concerns, and preserve his life on earth, so long as it shall be good for him. For encouragement in this, he looks unto Yeshua (Jesus). He shall live long enough; till he has done the work he was sent into this world for and is ready for heaven.
Who would wish to live a day longer than God has some work to do, either by him or upon him? A man may die young, yet be satisfied with living. But a wicked man is not satisfied even with long life. At length the believer’s conflict ends; he has done for ever with trouble, sin, and temptation.
“WHO WILL GO?”
Please remember these articles are the work of a humble servant of Yeshua doing His bidding as a Watchmen sounding the Trumpet to warn of impending danger within the Assembly. May our Father abundantly bless each one of you with wisdom and discernment to go forward as His “Modern Day Disciples.”
Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee, Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord Yeshua is everlasting strength. (Isaiah 26:3-4)