A phrasical sermon
“Therefore will the LORD Wait”
Isaiah 30:18, “And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him.” Jesus waits and sometimes men and women should wait too. In talking about waiting on God and on God waiting let us understand time and eternity. God is from everlasting to everlasting. Therefore God is always waiting in eternity past, eternity present, and eternity future. What is time to Jesus? God is always waiting and always working.
In understanding God waiting consider these verses from the Bible: Psalms 90:2, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.” Daniel 4:34, “I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured Him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation.”
Isaiah 30:18, “And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you.” Mortal man is eager always with his hands. Not that hands are unnecessary for hands were meant to touch. For with his hands man will work and in working do. But mortal man needs to learn, “that therefore will the LORD wait.”
Grace is what good things God gives freely through Jesus Christ. And what God gives is always good such as the forgiveness of sins or the way of a man with a maid in marriage. Sometimes God waits on giving something to mankind so that He can be gracious unto us. For example, God waited after Adam and Eve sinned and fell from grace. God waited several thousand years before sending His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins.
Isaiah chapter 29:1-6 says, “Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! Add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices. Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel. And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee. And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out off the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly. Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder.”
Woe! O we the people of
Yet, therefore will the LORD wait that He may be gracious unto thee. All that fight against her shall be as a dream of a night vision. I have a dream. I have a dream of righteousness a dream of the way of man with a maid in marriage whose pleasure is holiness unto the LORD Jesus Christ. I have a dream of the majesty of Jesus Christ and the knowledge of the Word of God. As a dream of a night vision add ye year to year.
Isaiah 30:18, “And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him.” When God waits God is still doing a gospel work in this world. The gospel of Jesus Christ must go forth. There are many souls lost in sin. There is much to learn about God waiting because God is waiting to send His only begotten Son Jesus to return to this earth and gather together all the believers in the twinkling of an eye.
In understanding Isaiah 30:18 notice that waiting and exaltation go together. And also notice that grace, mercy and judgment go together. In this world today there are many Christians who are waiting, waiting on the return of Christ and waiting on the judgment of God because of the suffering, violence, and murder caused to them and their children. God is a God of judgment and God loves judgment. When God brings judgment against those whom have done so cruelly to His children He does so with majesty and with a godly jealousy. Therefore it is much better to understanding God’s waiting before seeing the judgment of God upon this world.
Isaiah 30:18, “And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him.”
In thinking about God waiting what should be thought about is grace. Why does God not answer some prayers immediately? Why does God not always give justice immediately? Why does God not always restore to Christians that which we have lost in this life? Whenever something does not happen that you desire and that you beseech from Christ it is because God is waiting. And Christ waits so that He can offer salvation by grace through faith in Him. When God waits it means that He gives time, more time unto men. When God does not wait it means, “yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly. Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts.”
Isaiah 29:9-10, “Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.”
To not wait on the LORD is to turn away from the truth. And to turn away from the truth is to become drunken. A drunk person is out of their senses and out of control of themselves. A drunk person makes foolish decisions. A drunk person does crazy things. Drunk people tend to fall into great whoredom and violence. To turn away from the truth of the Word of God is to be like a drunk person.
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Isaiah 29:14, “Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder.” In talking about satellites, in talking about chains of sound, and in talking about the forgiveness of sins and eternal life in Jesus Christ God has answered me in the secret place of thunder. Behold! The name of the LORD cometh from afar.
The gospel of Jesus Christ, the judgment of God, and the grace of God given unto men in this age of grace is always a marvelous work and a wonder. Consider the words marvelous and wonder. Marvelous things without number. Thy love to me was wonderful O, Jesus King of Kings. His name shall be called wonderful. Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him till the indignation be accomplished.
The world is at rest and is quiet. The world is moving and stirring. God is waiting. When the LORD Jesus Christ waits Jesus is both working and resting at the same time. The wheels of God are spinning. This is law and grace. 69. Turn, turn ye face to face! The way of a man with a maid is increasing in this world by the grace of Jesus Christ.
In talking about God waiting and God working the Bible says concerning wheels: Ezekiel , “Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.” Ezekiel 10:13, “As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel.”
A wheel is something that turns just like the wheel of a car spin and turn. Not only does a wheel turn but a will turns too. Cars have wheels and man has a will and God has a will. In a way it is like the concept of the force in Star Wars. A long long time ago in the beginning of the world God created man and gave him a free will, God gave man liberty. O! yes, the wheels of God are spinning and the will of man is turning this world. This is the will of God.
There is permissive will and there is predestined will. Sometimes Christians are waiting on the will of God. But waiting or not the will of God is always at work in this world. Who invented the wheel? God did.
As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel. Behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder. We the people, waiting and exaltation; waiting for exaltation; waiting for the LORD Jesus Christ to be exalted.
As a dream of a night vision the wheels of God are spinning and the LORD Jesus Christ shall be glorified and the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ shall go forth into this world.
Isaiah 29:16, “Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay.” God is the potter and we are the clay. In otherword’s regardless of what happens in this world, regardless of the plans that men make or the wars that men make or the turmoil’s and persecutions that men may cause you the their turning of things upside down and your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potters’s clay because God is the potter and we are the clay.
Ezekiel 21:26-27, “Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it him.”
Exalt her that was low and abase him that is her. Exalt her, exalt liberty and grace in this world and exalt the gospel of Jesus Christ. Waiting and exaltation: we the people of this world wait and exalt her.
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry as a dream of a night vision. Woe! Break forth into singing. The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a man with a maid I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder.
Our prayer and our sincere desire towards Christ is that liberty and freedom shall increase to all the world and all the nations of the world so that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly in these last days and last years of the age of grace.
Therefore, Behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ loved us. Jesus Christ loves us. Looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life? Eternal life…Eternal life in him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
Therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you. Blessed are all they that wait for Him. I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people: add ye year to year by the power of God through faith. Add ye year to year; Add yea day to day glory, and majesty, dominion, and power in the name of Jesus Christ. Break forth into singing and exalt her, liberty, exalt her. My name is William E. Night and to me liberty is the name Emma Hewitt in this world. Turn from your sins to Jesus Christ.
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