Exhortation Isa 45:9 Woe1945 unto him that striveth7378 with854 his Maker!3335 Let the potsherd2789 strive with854 the potsherds2789 of the earth.127 Shall the clay2563 say559 to him that fashioneth3335 it, What4100 makest6213 thou? or thy work,6467 He hath no369 hands?3027 Isa 45:10 Woe1945 unto him that saith559 unto his father,1 What4100 begettest3205 thou? or to the woman,802 What4100 hast thou brought forth?2342 FOLLOW HIM : IT IS A TERRIBLE MISTAKE TO TRY TO BE ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT GOD CREATED YOU TO BE- DON’T KICK AGAINST THE GOADS BUT INSTEAD LET HIM GUIDE YOUR STEPS Isa 45:11 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 the Holy One6918 of Israel,3478 and his Maker,3335 Ask7592 me of things to come857 concerning5921 my sons,1121 and concerning5921 the work6467 of my hands3027 command6680 ye me. Isa 45:12 I595 have made6213 the earth,776 and created1254 man120 upon5921 it: I,589 even my hands,3027 have stretched out5186 the heavens,8064 and all3605 their host6635 have I commanded.6680 Isa 45:13 I595 have raised him up5782 in righteousness,6664 and I will direct3474 all3605 his ways:1870 he1931 shall build1129 my city,5892 and he shall let go7971 my captives,1546 not3808 for price4242 nor3808 reward,7810 saith559 the LORD3068 of hosts.6635 ASK HIM - HE WILL RAISE YOU UP, ASK HIM HE WILL DIRECT YOU, ASK HIM HE WILL CAUSE YOU TO BUILD SOMETHING OF ETERNAL CONSEQUENCE , ASK HIM HE WILL USE YOU TO SET CAPTIVES FREE- ASK HIM Isa 45:22 Look6437 unto413 me, and be ye saved,3467 all3605 the ends657 of the earth:776 for3588 I589 am God,410 and there is none369 else.5750 LOOK UNTO HIM AND BE SAVED 2Co 3:18 But1161 we2249 all,3956 with open343 face4383 beholding as in a glass2734 the3588 glory1391 of the Lord,2962 are changed3339 into the3588 same846 image1504 from575 glory1391 to1519 glory,1391 even as2509 by575 the Spirit4151 of the Lord.2962 LOOK UNTO HIM AND BE CHANGED- THE MORE WE SEE OF HIM THE MORE OF HIM WE WILL SEE IN OURSELVES! Isa 46:3 Hearken8085 unto413 me, O house1004 of Jacob,3290 and all3605 the remnant7611 of the house1004 of Israel,3478 which are borne6006 by me from4480 the belly,990 which are carried5375 from4480 the womb:7356 Isa 46:4 And even to5704 your old age2209 I589 am he;1931 and even to5704 hoar hairs7872 will I589 carry5445 you: I589 have made,6213 and I589 will bear;5375 even I589 will carry,5445 and will deliver4422 you. HEAR HIM- FROM CONCEPTION TO DEATH -WE ARE MADE BY HIM - WE ARE CARRIED BY HIM- WE ARE DELIVERED BY HIM ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIFE- YOU FOUND YOURSELF IN CAPTIVITY BUT I CARRIED YOU TO FREEDOM- HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH YOU BRINGING YOU TO THE PLACE WHERE YOU CALLED OUT TO BE SET FREE- THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES WERE A TOOL - A STONE IN THE ROAD THAT BRINGS YOU TO HIM! Isa 46:6 They lavish2107 gold2091 out of the bag,4480, 3599 and weigh8254 silver3701 in the balance,7070 and hire7936 a goldsmith;6884 and he maketh6213 it a god:410 they fall down,5456 yea,637 they worship.7812 Isa 46:7 They bear5375 him upon5921 the shoulder,3802 they carry5445 him, and set5117 him in his place,8478 and he standeth;5975 from his place4480, 4725 shall he not3808 remove:4185 yea,637 one shall cry6817 unto413 him, yet can he not3808 answer,6030 nor3808 save3467 him out of his trouble.4480, 6869 Isa 46:8 Remember2142 this,2063 and show yourselves men:377 bring it again7725 to5921 mind,3820 O ye transgressors.6586 PEOPLE HAVE A NATURAL TENDENCY TO ELEVATE EARTHLY THINGS TO THE POSITION OF AN IDOL IN THEIR LIVES- SOME BOW TO RICHES, SOME BOW TO POWER, SOME BOW TO LUST- IN THE END NONE OF THESE THINGS CAN SATISFY OR REALLY HELP US- IF WE HAVE EYES THAT SEE NOTHING ON THIS EARTH CAN REALLY COMPETE WITH THE GLORY OF OUR GOD! Isa 46:9 Remember2142 the former things7223 of old:4480, 5769 for3588 I595 am God,410 and there is none369 else;5750 I am God,430 and there is none657 like me,3644 Isa 46:10 Declaring5046 the end319 from the beginning,4480, 7225 and from ancient times4480, 6924 the things that834 are not3808 yet done,6213 saying,559 My counsel6098 shall stand,6965 and I will do6213 all3605 my pleasure:2656 KEEP YOUR MIND AND HEART FIXED ON GOD- HE KNOWS THE BEGINNING FROM THE END- HE IS NOT TAKEN BACK OR SURPRISED BY ANY OF YOUR PROBLEMS! Isa 48:1 Hear8085 ye this,2063 O house1004 of Jacob,3290 which are called7121 by the name8034 of Israel,3478 and are come forth3318 out of the waters4480, 4325 of Judah,3063 which swear7650 by the name8034 of the LORD,3068 and make mention2142 of the God430 of Israel,3478 but not3808 in truth,571 nor3808 in righteousness.6666 Isa 48:2 For3588 they call themselves7121 of the holy6944 city,4480, 5892 and stay themselves5564 upon5921 the God430 of Israel;3478 The LORD3068 of hosts6635 is his name.8034 THE RIGHT MOVES- THE RIGHT NAME - THE RIGHT WORDS- THE WRONG HEART- THIS WILL NEVER BE ACCEPTABLE TO THE LORD OUR GOD- BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF AND COME TO GOD WITH ANY FLAWS, WEAKNESSES AND SHORTCOMINGS - HE WILL PROVIDE WHAT YOU LACK 2Co 12:9 And2532 he said2046 unto me,3427 My3450 grace5485 is sufficient714 for thee:4671 for1063 my3450 strength1411 is made perfect5048 in1722 weakness.769 Most gladly2236 therefore3767 will I rather3123 glory2744 in1722 my3450 infirmities,769 that2443 the3588 power1411 of Christ5547 may rest1981 upon1909 me.1691 Isa 48:17 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 thy Redeemer,1350 the Holy One6918 of Israel;3478 I589 am the Lord3068 thy God430 which teacheth3925 thee to profit,3276 which leadeth1869 thee by the way1870 that thou shouldest go.1980 I WILL TEACH THEE TO PROFIT- LITERALLY TO ASCEND AND TO BE MADE VALUABLE AND USEFUL - I WILL LEAD YOU IN THE WAY YOU SHOULD GO Isa 48:18 O that3863 thou hadst hearkened7181 to my commandments!4687 then had thy peace7965 been1961 as a river,5104 and thy righteousness6666 as the waves1530 of the sea:3220 OH THAT YOU WOULD LISTEN- THAT YOU WOULD FOLLOW- THIS IS THE HEART OF A FATHER - ONE WHO LONGS TO POUR OUT PEACE LIKE A RIVER IN YOUR LIFE- HEAR HIS WORD- HEAR HIS HEART ! Isa 48:20 Go ye forth3318 of Babylon,4480, 894 flee1272 ye from the Chaldeans,4480, 3778 with a voice6963 of singing7440 declare5046 ye, tell8085 this,2063 utter3318 it even to5704 the end7097 of the earth;776 say559 ye, The LORD3068 hath redeemed1350 his servant5650 Jacob.3290 IT IS TIME TO GO FORTH FROM CAPTIVITY- HEAR HIS WORD AND DECLARE HIS TESTIMONY AS YOU LEAVE BEHIND THE CHAINS OF EARTHLY BONDAGE Isa 48:21 And they thirsted6770 not3808 when he led1980 them through the deserts:2723 he caused the waters4325 to flow5140 out of the rock4480, 6697 for them: he cleaved1234 the rock6697 also, and the waters4325 gushed out.2100 THOUGH HE LEADS YOU THROUGH A DRY PLACE YOU WILL NOT THIRST- YOU WILL NOT LACK- GOD YOUR FATHER KNOWS YOUR NEEDS AND HAS ALREADY PLANNED PROVISION BEFORE YOU ASK! Isa 49:1 Listen,8085 O isles,339 unto413 me; and hearken,7181 ye people,3816 from far;4480, 7350 The LORD3068 hath called7121 me from the womb;4480, 990 from the bowels4480, 4578 of my mother517 hath he made mention2142 of my name.8034 Isa 49:2 And he hath made7760 my mouth6310 like a sharp2299 sword;2719 in the shadow6738 of his hand3027 hath he hid2244 me, and made7760 me a polished1305 shaft;2671 in his quiver827 hath he hid5641 me; Isa 49:3 And said559 unto me, Thou859 art my servant,5650 O Israel,3478 in whom834 I will be glorified.6286 Isa 49:4 Then I589 said,559 I have labored3021 in vain,7385 I have spent3615 my strength3581 for naught,8414 and in vain:1892 yet surely403 my judgment4941 is with854 the LORD,3068 and my work6468 with854 my God.430 HE HAS CALLED US BY NAME , HE HAS PLACED IN US THE ABILITIES , HE HAS TAUGHT OUR HEART- NOW IT IS TOME FOR US TO STOP LABORING IN VAIN- TO STOP STRIVING IN OUR OWN PURSUITS FOR HE IS OUR GREAT REWARD AND WE ARE AN ARROW DESTINED FOR THE KING’S TARGET!