Israel the Lord's Vineyard
Isaiah 5:7 -
For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment [lawfulness / order], but behold oppression [bloodshed]; for righteousness, but behold a cry [cry of distress].
In the Bible there are many prophesies about Israel which are not fulfilled in the Jewish people and people list them as unfulfilled prophesies. The tribes have disintegrated yet there are some have hope or believe that there will be a new order among the Jews and they will once again be segregated into the 12 tribes.
If people set down to understand, like in this scripture Judah was part of Israel is lifted up but scriptures state to God all His children are equal in His eyes, the only thing that differentiates them is their calling. Among the tribes there was no calling, callings came only with Jesus Christ Who was the Word made flesh, the manifestation of the Word.
Like I put before in my old posts most parts of the Old Testament the Israel spoken of is a spiritual level of growth and those who exercise full authority in the Lord. It is the top level of spiritual growth and the reason Jesus came to make us. This level is also put as Zion and the sons of Zion are called sons of God. At this level we are fully protected and invincible in the Lord. Like we read of Jesus, none could harm Him unless it was allowed by the Father. This is the level that man (Adam) started with until sin came into him. For a child of God the level starts with Egypt and some of the in between stages are Jerusalem and Judah. Children of God who are lost in this world are called inhabitants of Egypt. Those who pursue peace with God by reconciling with Him are called inhabitants of Jerusalem and those in whom the glory of God starts to be seen are called dwellers of Judah.
In today's message the Lord is telling us most of His people either dwell in Egypt or Jerusalem and among the very few that are of Judah; among them too He finds disappointment. He looks for order and see people becoming calamity to evil, He looks for people glowing in His righteousness and see them crying in despair. There are more fallings at this level than the calamities happening in the world. The people at this level are struggling unimaginably. At one moment they demonstrate the glory of God and at the next moment they are desperately struggling in small things. They are neither in nor out.
The Lord is telling us He is very disappointed with those who are supposed to show the world Who He is. The world does not know Him because these people are failing Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we pray for those who are called to lead. Lord, strengthen them; hold them up in your grace, may your favor be upon them. Let them be the lighthouses that shine always and guide your people in all weathers. Help more and more to dwell in Judah of whom Jesus is their Lion (righteousness)...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
Psalms 69:35 - For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
Psalms 78:68 - But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.
Isaiah 40:9 - O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
Zechariah 9:13 - When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
Acts 9:15 - But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
Romans 9:6 - Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
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