- Day 79 -
Perfect Peace for Those Who Trust in You
“In that day this song will be sung…“Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter, the one that remains faithful. The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You. Trust in YAHveh forever, for in YAHveh, we have an everlasting Rock. For He has brought low those who dwell on high…He lays it low to the ground, He casts it to the dust. …The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level. Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O YAHveh, we have waited for You eagerly…” (Isaiah 26:1-5,7-8).
When YAHveh’s (the LORD’s) judgments of terror, pit, and dread as a pandemic overtake the earth, the righteous will be waiting for Him and glorifying His name. They will make His name known to others while they have perfect peace because their minds are stayed on Him. It is not ISIS, it is not Ebola, it is not this person or that nation doing this. The day of YAHveh will be like a person who goes for a walk in the forest and sees a roaring lion, and runs from that lion only to see a huge growling bear, then run in terror from that bear to run into the house, lock the door, and lean with exhaustion and relief on the wall, only to see a poisonous viper ready to bite (see Amos 5:18-29). That is where we are, the day of YAHveh is upon us, terror and pit on every side. YAHveh (the LORD) will bring desolation and destruction of this earth, so the righteous will have what He promised, a home of righteousness. “Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O YAHveh, we have waited for You eagerly.”
“Messiah…will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him” (Hebrews 9:28). He is our hope. He is our pearl of exceedingly great price that we sold everything else for. We are solely sold out to Him who is our exceedingly great reward, and by faith we believe all of His promises. When we see the sovereign promise to destroy the face of this earth and all of its wicked inhabitants, in that too, we will be joyful. Blessings come to the righteous as the curse falls on the wicked. That is why YAHveh (the LORD) says, “Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done” (Isaiah 3:10-11 NIV). “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). YAHshua (Jesus), in essence, is saying, “Be of good cheer, My beloved, I am doing this for you.”
As we start to see these things it time for us to go into our rooms and start seeking Him alone−with all our hearts. As we wait on Him He will reward us. He will get us prepared, ready and able to stand in these days and endure to the end and be saved. No one knows the day or hour or how long our enduring and waiting will be.