We Wait for You
- Isaiah 26:3-4,7 -
“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace [in perfect shalom], because he trusts in You. Trust [have faith] in YAHveh (The LORD) forever, for in Him, we have an everlasting Rock. …The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level” (Isaiah 26:3-4,7). Praise His name! YAHveh makes the way of His righteous ones smooth. “Yes, [YAHveh], walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts” (Isaiah 26:8 NIV). Is that the desire of your heart? Are you waiting for Him, or are you complaining like the scoffers that Peter warned about who say, “Where is the promise of His coming…all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation” (2 Peter 3:4). The righteous ones are to live by faith; if they shrink back and listen to the scoffers or their flesh, they won’t be waiting for Him. He is coming “to those who eagerly await Him” (Hebrews 9:28). YAHshua (Jesus) is not coming for those who are busy and happy indulging their flesh and luxuriating in the things of the world. He said He is coming for a people who have faith, and by faith they are proving they are waiting for Him by their righteous acts. They do all that He desires, investing their gifts, talents, and their very breath of life into His kingdom. YAHshua is coming for that group.
We wait, while we walk in obedience to His Torah, the very Torah that much of “Christianity” says X it out, it is null and void. So it is not just a matter of waiting. We wait while we walk in His ways, but we don’t walk in His ways unless we learn them. We don’t learn His ways if we are not taught them, and we are not taught them because many of the preachers, according to YAHshua, are senseless. They are like blind guides leading His people astray. They lead them into a broad pasture where there is no safety; it is a delusion. This is not the path that YAHshua speaks about in Matthew 7:14, “For the gate is small and the way narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” If they do not like the laws and Commandments of the Holy One of Israel, then they have fallen prey to anti-Semitism, which caused these laws to be obliterated in the first place.
So we wait, walking in Your Torah, walking in Your Commandments, and walking in Your laws, in Your precepts. We wait for Your name and Your renown, that others would know You, YAHshua, as the Holy One of Israel who says, “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17). It is the desire of our hearts that You be made known and magnified throughout this world, to receive all the praise, honor and glory due Your name.