Victory Vitamin Blog – Isaiah 35:5-6

“Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.  Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy.”

Isaiah 35:5–6 NIV

Advent is a time to prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth and a time to check our preparation for Christ’s return on the Last Day.  Faith in Christ makes us ready for that day and that faith clings to some pretty awesome promises from God regarding how we will spend eternity.  Isaiah foretold that when the Messiah came the blind would see, the lame would walk, and the mute would speak.  All those things happened when Jesus performed His miracles.  These things, and others will happen again on the day of Christ’s return to earth.  The Bible talks about the resurrection of the dead.  When our bodies rise on that day, they will be perfected and glorified.  No aches or pains.  No sickness, disease, or injury.  Our bodies will be perfect they way they were before Adam and Eve disobeyed God and sinned.  Jesus’ death and resurrection earned forgiveness and eternal life for us, and we will spend eternity in the presence of God with bodies that are incapable of decay.  Just a few of the big changes that await us when Christ returns.  If you ask me, He can’t come too soon!

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for December 15, 2019 – Isaiah 35:6-10

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for December 15, 2019 – Isaiah 35:6-10

Advent is a time of hope.  Our hope is a certainty through faith in Christ.  The end result of that hope is described in the book of Isaiah where BIG changes are described.  We will experience those changes when Christ returns and that certainty gives us confidence and peace right now! Find out more this Sunday, December 15 at 9 a.m. Worship!

Victory Vitamin Blog – Isaiah 11:6

“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.”

-Isaiah 11:6 NIV

Isaiah is using a metaphor from nature here.  He’s talking about natural predators and prey and how they will one day coexist peacefully.  Clearly when that “little child” comes along, things will be different.  Very different.   The little child is of course, Jesus.  His first coming in Bethlehem was unassuming.  His second coming will usher in an eternity of peace and comfort for all who trust in Him.  In nature we see selfishness and violence.  Wolves eating defenseless sheep, lions killing calves for food.  We see it in humans as well.  Selfishness and violence.  When Christ returns to earth things will be different.  Very different.  We will enjoy the kind of peace described by Isaiah in our own lives.  There will be no danger, no sickness, no violence or fear.  Jesus’ death and resurrection earned eternal peace by defeating evil and death.  Enjoy peace right now, knowing that one day we will enjoy the peace we’ve only dreamed of.