|What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #1728 Only Those Who Believe, See.
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
The Prophet Isaiah records God's words with such fervor that one needs to carefully heed every first, second, and third person pronoun. “My servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high” (Isaiah 52:13). Dr. Luke records in his Acts of the Apostles that a newly ordained deacon, Philip, found an Ethiopian eunuch who was confused by these pronouns (Acts 8:34). When he got it straight he got born-again! So it behooves us to read carefully. God's inerrant word has no misplaced, dangling or squinting modifiers. None. Zip. Notta. “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?” That man, it says in Isaiah 53, will see this soon-to-be exalted servant, the Christ (Hebrew - Messiah), grow up as a tender plant (vr2). That man will see him despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief (vr3). That man, the believer, to whom the arm of the LORD is revealed, will see him carry our sorrow, see him wounded for our transgressions, see him bruised for our iniquity (vr4-5). Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson won't see it. Bill Nye the Science Guy won't see it. Bill Maher the atheist comedian won't see it. That trio of frogs (Rev 16:13) say Bible believers are child abusers when they teach God's Holy Word as truth! Isaiah, however, carefully uses the first-person plural pronoun when he records, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all” (vr6). Evangelist Loren Dawson used to say, “If you go in under the first all and come out under the second all you will be born-again.” It is just that simple, Neil.
An Essay for week #28 Jul 9, 2017
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