God rebuilds things better
33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.
34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
God is symbolized by light. The word in Hebrew also means vision or plans. Our God is a God of vision. He says in His Word He has plans for us and His plans are good.
God does not make mistakes but yet we see things going wrong, we see evil flourishing. The Word says God has allowed evil but has set a limit to it. He does not let evil to exceed beyond a point that it consumes His people. When He finds evil exceeding beyond a point He rebukes it, destroys it like He did Himself to the tower of Babble or the city of Jericho. God allows evil so as to refine His people, He desires them to reject evil and overcome it so that it would not affect them forever.
The Word of God says our God rides on chariots of glory. He moves from glory to glory and we being a part of Him, He requires of us to progress as He progresses. That is what today's message says. It says even the ruins He makes into a beautiful place like Paradise when He sojourns His people there. But before He changes the place He changes the people from inside out. He also states He protects not only His people but also the dwelling place of His people, which means all that is required for the survival of His people.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are a God who's wisdom is without limits. You dwell alone the edges of time, time is not a factor for You. Lord, You are ever building and as your glory increases so do those connected to You also increase in You. Lord, we thank You for finding us worthy to be part of You and to build us and be glorified in You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
Psalms 104:1-9 [expounded]
1 Bless the LORD, O my [life / creature]. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with [glory] and majesty.
2 Who coverest with [plans / vision] as with a [raiment]< 08008>: who stretchest out the [lofty] like a [grieve]:
3 Who layeth the [happening] of his [dwelling place] in the [understanding]: who maketh [glory] his [progress]: who [liveth] upon the [edges] of [time]:
4 Who maketh his [messenger, representative] [sweet scent]; his [servants] a [instruments for rapid purification]:
5 Laid the foundations of the [nations], it should not be removed for ever.
6 Thou coveredst it with [abyss < root word > murmur] as a [put on] <03830>: the [corrupt understanding] stood above the [Truth].
7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy [roar] they hasted away.
8 They [ascend] the [Truth]; they [descend] by the [divide / become pieces] unto the place which thou hast [appointed] for them.
9 Thou hast set a [limit] that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the [nations].
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