Isa.66:8 — “Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be
born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.”
On May 14, 1948 Britain withdrew their mandate over Palestine and David
Ben-Gurion announced the formation of the new state of Israel, much to
the chagrin of the Arabs and other enemies of Israel, for a nation was
born in a day in spite of disappointments and delays and misinterpretations
of events for hundreds of years. After the prophecy was given millions of
people went to their graves never seeing Israel become a nation. But you
and I have seen it. Keep holding on to the word of the Lord. It does not fail.
Hab.2:3, Amp — “For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time It
hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail. Even though it delays,
wait [patiently] for it, Because it will certainly come; it will not delay.”
Would you buy a bird without a song or a dog without a bark? Then don’t “buy” anything from the devil or this world system that is less than what God has promised. If you went to a hospital to have a baby and they brought out a large doll and said, “This is your baby,” would you just simply accept it “because that’s the way things are, that’s just the way things worked out this time?” Would you accept just a picture of your paycheck because your boss talked you into believing that it is a reasonable facsimile thereof? No you wouldn’t because you know very well that it would not be the real thing and you could not spend it. Therefore, don’t settle for anything less than the full promise of God which you know full well (cf.Rom.4:18).
As the people of God assemble today, may hope arise within the hearts of the weary ones and may dreams be revived in the lives of the discouraged ones, and may they lift their hands and declare on clear voices that our God does not forget His covenant or His mercies to a thousand generations. “The LORD your God is a merciful God. He will not abandon you, destroy you, or forget the promise to your ancestors that he swore he would keep.” (Deut.4:31, GW)