This is what the LORD strong and mighty says to those barefoot and in captivity.
“Wake up, wake up! Pull on your boots, Zion! Dress up in your Sunday best, Jerusalem, holy city! Those who want no part of God have been CULLED out. They won’t be coming along. Brush off the dust and get to your feet, captive Jerusalem! Throw off your chains, captive daughter of Zion!”
This is what the LORD strong and mighty says to those held captive by chains of doubt and fear! You are NOT forsaken! You are NOT alone!
“Again, the Master, GOD, says, “Early on, my people went to Egypt and lived, strangers in the land. At the other end, Assyria oppressed them. And now, what have I here?” GOD ’s Decree. “My people are hauled off again for no reason at all. TYRANTS on the warpath, whooping it up, and day after day, incessantly, my reputation blackened.
Now it’s time that my people KNOW who I am, what I’m made of—yes, that I have something to say.
“ HERE I AM!” GOD says, “You were sold for nothing. You’re being bought back for nothing.”
This is what the LORD strong and mighty says to the downtrodden and hopeless. To the angry. To the lost. To the wandering who have lost their way.
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger bringing GOOD NEWS!”
Oh yes! Breaking News! Breaking News! Breaking News! All is well!
“YOUR GOD REIGNS!”
“Voices! Listen! Your scouts are shouting, thunderclap shouts, shouting in joyful unison. They see with their own eyes GOD coming back to Zion. Break into song! Boom it out, ruins of Jerusalem: “GOD has comforted his people! He’s redeemed Jerusalem!
“GOD HAS ROLLED UP HIS SLEEVES. All the nations can see his holy, muscled arm. Everyone, from one end of the earth to the other, sees him at work, doing his salvation work.” Isaiah 52
This is what the LORD strong and mighty says to those who are weak and weary. To those who are impatient. To those who think all is lost and we have lost.
“GOD is leading you OUT of here, and the GOD of Israel is also your rearguard.” Isaiah 52
OUR GOD! He is the leader of the pack. He is large and in charge. He is the GREAT I AM. He is here in America and it is a beautiful thing. He is winnowing out. He is culling. He is separating. He is revealing. Oh yes. He is surely here. Do NOT doubt the LORD your God! All is well. He Reigns!
So be it! In Jesus name.