HIDE THYSELF AS IT WERE FOR A LITTLE MOMENT
This brief message is taken from the Book of prophet Isaiah. This day, the earth is living out this prophecy in a way that has never happened to this generation. Isaiah 26 is a chapter of scripture for us today and verse 20 of it is about the first time, mankind is helplessly confined to his house and is forced to obey several rules even inside his own house. This scripture reads, “Come my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.” Before the Lord gave this prophetic instruction; verse 3 -4 states, “Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusted thee. Trust ye in the Lord forever; for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.”
Before we hide, away in our chamber, let us hear what Daniel the prophet said in a situation that was worrisome to him. Daniel 9:3-10, starting at verse 8-10, “O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. To the Lord our God belongeth mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him: Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.”
Daniel as you can recollect from the scriptures never engaged in any recorded sinful acts; yet in time like we have today, he did what you can find in verse 3-6, “And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandment. We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments; neither have we harkened unto thy servants the prophets.”
As you can see Daniel did not claim that he did not sin but in his prayer he said, “We have sinned and made his confession.” None of us can claim to be holier than Daniel, this period of our stay on earth calls for our total return and submission to God. Judgment is in the Land, but Daniel had given us a way to approach the situation. Many are beginning to pray and have forgotten to confess. Many of us have turned our backs on God for several reasons which are beginning to steer us in our confused faces. Many of us have been needed by the Lord in the harvest fields but we turned him down for what we think is more lucrative or of better societal acceptance, of the pride of life. Whichever, the hour has come and we must answer dead or alive.
Let us forget the Corona virus for a moment. Let us get our priorities right, Daniel first examined himself and all of the Jews and started confessing, saying “We have sinned”. And he remembered that the Lord was the great and dreadful God. Have you seen or imagined God in that light; as the dreadful God? Also Hebrews 12:29 reads, “For our God is a consuming fire.” Let us turn to God in the manner Daniel did, you may be righteous but your neighbor or friend or family member is not; Daniel prayed saying, “We have sinned.” He engaged in fasting with his prayer. What we are faced with today calls for fasting and prayer and confession.
Armed with these we turn to prophet Isaiah 26:20, the Lord is calling his people who are aware of the dangers, like Daniel, saying, “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers (not run or come into the church house), and shut thy doors about thee (it is personal, a moment to think things over with God, after following the Daniel process): hide thyself as it were for a little moment ( give time to God, talk to Him and allow Him to reply, that is why you shut your doors, Remember Matt.6:6); until the indignation be over past (indignation is a kind of anger caused by mistreatment).” Man has mistreated God in every imaginable way; but for sure God has the Master Plan of the world and not man. God does as it pleases Him. Man was created for God and not God for man. Even though some men think they are God. This is the time to go into your chambers and shut your doors as it were for a moment.
In doing this you must convince yourself of Isaiah 26:3-4, “Thou wilt, keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee (when you are in your chambers and your doors are shut, you better keep to the Daniel’s process and keep your meditations on the Lord) because he trusteth in thee (you expect perfect peace because you mind and confidence is upon the Lord).
This message is to help keep us awake, prepared, focused, not distracted (by everything in the media), because this is no time to sleep in your closed chambers. After this indignation if you really took advantage of been shut in; your will have known what to do when your doors come open and you have perfect peace, trusting the Lord. A revival will burst forth. Be ready, have your strategies through prayer and fasting. Persecution will accompany this revival. Many at this time are confused but those that know their God will do exploits. Be ready to join in this revival. If you are hot remain hot, if you are cold heat up, but do not be found lukewarm, when this indignation is past.
Remember in an hour you think not Jesus Christ will sound the trumpet. Right now whatever you have acquired on earth cannot be guaranteed. We are virtually living in a police state in the world today. The man of sin is rising, also the false prophet. The agents that will work with them and for them are taking positions; even false Jews that will betray their nation are coming up. Every nation has people who have given themselves up to work with satan and the antichrist and the false prophet. Men of science, technology, military, finance, politics and religion are falling into positions. Remember, to come out of Babylon before you are trapped.
Do not forget to be ready to participate in this revival that will burst forth soon. We are getting ready because the world does not need our faith here. But we shall go for the highway and hedges, to witness to them because it is late now. Soon when they go to buy the bridegroom will come and those who are ready went in and the door was shut, because on earth will be another kind of indignation but we are shut in with Jesus Christ for the marriage super. Remember the foolish virgins went to buy oil. Now in your chamber shut your door study not read your bible and the scroll writings that you may store enough oil and help give the cry at midnight. Matthew 25:1-10, when the cry was made those that were asleep woke up and some lights went out but some were still burning. Some went to buy oil and did not enter.
Be ready for this revival, the devil will fight it after this pandemic, because he thought the lights were all out but to his surprise, he the devil will see the kinds of light he never saw before, because Jesus Christ will be in the center of it all. Amen. Be ready for this revival, Be ready for this revival. Make yourself ready, have your lamp with enough oil, Matt.25:4 states, “ But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.”
Those that gave the cry and were not asleep what were they doing and what amount of oil did they have. The bride, they had their oil and were faithful and loyal. BE READY FOR THIS REVIVAL.
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