Listen to Me, O Yaaqob, and Yisrael, My called ones: I am He; I am the First, I also am the Last. Yes, My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and My right hand has spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together to execute My decrees. Assemble yourselves, all of you, and hear! Who among them—the gods and Chaldean astrologers has foretold these things?
Your Maker has loved him—Cyrus of Persia; he will do His pleasure and purpose on Babylon, and his arm will be against the Chaldeans. I, even I, have foretold it; yes, I have called him Cyrus; I have brought him, and your Maker shall make his way prosperous.
Come near to me and listen to this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it happened, I was there. And now your Maker and Master has sent His Spirit in and with me. Thus says your Maker, your Redeemer, the Set Apart One of Yisrael: I am your Maker your Master, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way that you should go.
Oh, that you had hearkened to My commandments! Then your peace and prosperity would have been like a flowing river, and your righteousness the holiness and purity of the nation like the abundant waves of the sea. Your offspring would have been like the sand, and your descendants like the offspring of the sea; their name would not be cut off or destroyed from before Me.
Go forth out of Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans! With a voice of singing declare, tell this, cause it to go forth even to the end of the earth; say, “Your Maker has redeemed His servant Yaaqob!” And they thirsted not when He led them through the deserts; He caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them; He split the rock also, and the waters gushed out. There is no peace, says your Maker, for the wicked.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:42 pm.