Isaiah 66:13 - As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
Another of those scriptures, which people take a part of, therefore do not see the effect very time. Get this in your system almost all promises in the Bible come with a condition which need to be fulfilled. Read the promise and roundabout it, you will find the condition. Even the free gift of salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ come with a condition which is - we need to believe in Him. Therefore even though salvation is available for all, but only those who believe in Him will be saved.
In the above scripture, the comforting like that of a mother to her child is promised by the Lord only if we dwell in Jerusalem. The Word is not referring to the place Jerusalem but the spiritual state Jerusalem. The Hebrew word 'Jerusalem' means 'teaching of peace'. Dwelling in Jerusalem means - only when we are pursuing peace with God and with the people of God, will we be comforted by the Father like a mother comforts her child.
So, if you are heart broken, depressed or desperate and need comforting, go to Jerusalem for the Lord is waiting there to comfort you.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, Jerusalem is where your people dwell and where You comfort them. I am down and broken hearted, Lord; and in desperate need. You are my Father and my Mother and I cry out to You for comfort. Lord, show me the way to Jerusalem so that I too can be comforted by You. I ask this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
|The Word of God was given free to us, therefore we should also share it freely with others.
(All rights are with God)