For they call themselves [citizens] of the holy city and depend on the Almighty Creator of Israel–the Master of hosts is His name.
I have declared from the beginning the former things [which happened in times past to Israel]; they went forth from My mouth and I made them known; then suddenly I did them, and they came to pass [says the Master].
Because I knew that you were obstinate, and your neck was an iron sinew and your brow was brass,
Therefore I have declared things to come to you from of old; before they came to pass I announced them to you, so that you could not say, My idol has done them, and my graven image and my molten image have commanded them.
You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve] which you have not known.
They are created now [called into being by the prophetic word], and not long ago; and before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, Behold, I knew them!
Yes, you have never heard, yes, you have never known; yes, from of old your ear has not been opened. For I, the Master, knew that you, O house of Israel, dealt very treacherously; you were called a transgressor and a rebel [in revolt] from your birth.
For My name’s sake I defer My anger, and for the sake of My praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off.
Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried and chosen you in the furnace of affliction.
For My own sake, for My own sake, I do it [I refrain and do not utterly destroy you]; for why should I permit My name to be polluted and profaned [which it would be if the Master completely destroyed His chosen people]? And I will not give My glory to another [by permitting the worshipers of idols to triumph over you]. End of quote.
Those Words Apply To Me Verbatim, But! …
Friday, August 21, 2020 at 12:33 pm.
Such thing did not occur to me at all! I always thought those words to be for them not for me.
- And of course, in my former Christian circle it was considered those words were for the ‘bad’ Jews.
That’s The Way Of The Human Nature …
Friday, August 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm.