Thursday, December 5, 2019

From the Kitchen Table

Advent Day 3

In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning. Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy. There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.            Isaiah 4:2-6

In that day.  God works in terms of promises.  In that day Jesus would come as a beautiful and glorious savior, redeemer.  And the work of His love, life and labor would result in something of honor.  In Him we will find cleansing from everything that stains and shames.  God didn’t make us to live with stain and shame.  And He will cover us from the elements that stain and shame.  And He will do all this by His Spirit who will judges life and death.  Listen and live by His Spirit and He will save and separate us from all that stains and shames.  The promise of Christmas is the promise of Christ who lives and labors in us by His Spirit.  Listen and let the Holy Spirit work.

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