Thursday, August 5, 2010

A river of peace and prosperity

a river of peace and prosperity

That sounds a lot like what the US enjoyed from 1950 to 2007
a river of peace and prosperity
God makes it clear in Isaiah that His ideal for his children is just that...
a river of peace and prosperity

However, there are stern warnings, even in this, the last chapter of the book, for those who are against God...

Isaiah 66

12 This is what the Lord says:
“I will give Jerusalem a river of peace and prosperity.
The wealth of the nations will flow to her.
Her children will be nursed at her breasts,
carried in her arms, and held on her lap.
13 I will comfort you there in Jerusalem
as a mother comforts her child.”

14 When you see these things, your heart will rejoice.
You will flourish like the grass!
Everyone will see the Lord’s hand of blessing on his servants—
and his anger against his enemies.
15 See, the Lord is coming with fire,
and his swift chariots roar like a whirlwind.
He will bring punishment with the fury of his anger
and the flaming fire of his hot rebuke.
16 The Lord will punish the world by fire
and by his sword.
He will judge the earth,
and many will be killed by him.

Blessings?
Curses?

I would rather the former!

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