Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

The Patience of God:  Come, let us Reason Together

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now,  and let us reason together,  saith the Lord:  though your sins be as scarlet,  they shall be as white as snow;  though they be red like crimson,  they shall be as wool.”

How patient the Lord is with us.

Talking to us, again and again.  

Sometimes, He deals with an individual for a long time before there is the rebuke or the chastening. 

Hebrews 12:5 “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children,    My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord,  nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him:”

And it is all to get us into the way of peace.    It is very dangerous to be out of fellowship with our Lord.   This world is under the influence of our Adversary, the devil.  Our only safe refuge, here, is next to Jesus.

Sometimes, He sends messages, or people to say what we are refusing to listen to, from Him.

( I knew a lady, who had asked for some tracts from me.  My ministry led me down that way, at that time.  And she was interested in reading some of them.

So I brought several and gave them to her.

I had not noticed, but on the top was one on gossiping.   I did not know she had this problem,  and paid no attention to her reaction when I gave them to her.

Latter, she came up to me and asked me if I had given that tract to her on purpose. 

I told her, No, I just brought some for you to read.

Well, she then told me that she was a gossip.   And that the Lord had been dealing with her about it—but she had been trying to ignore it.

I told her I did not know that and if I had offended her,  I was sorry;  but if the Lord had spoken to her, that was between her and Him.

Then she smiled, and said,   Yes, she would need to get it set right with Him.)

Sometimes, He makes us feel the darkness of our turning from Him;  giving little hints of His light,  if we would just return to Him.

However He deals with us;  He does it out of love for us.  

“Come, let us…”

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now,  and let us reason together,  saith the Lord:  though your sins be as scarlet,  they shall be as white as snow;  though they be red like crimson,  they shall be as wool.”

This is not one-sided;  it is the believer and their Lord sitting down and reasoning together.

This is a reality that must be of the Holy Spirit sinking deep within your soul.

It requires honesty, to sit still, and tell the Lord why you do not want to do what He tells you. 

What is more important then His Will? 

And as we are honest with Him,  He will show us the truth about the whole thing.   Hallelujah,  what a Savior.  (Isn’t wonderful that He is always saving us from all that would hurt us!)

We are totally dependent upon Him: His light, power, grace, mercy, peace, and joy.    

But He is Almighty.  The Creator and Sustainer of everything.  He is able to help us in all that we come into.  

He says, 

“Come, let us reason together…”

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