Tuesday, June 30 2015
Isaiah 12: Testaments Of Timeless Truth
"The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my Salvation"
Statements such as "The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my Salvation" and "The LORD shall reign for ever and ever" are regarded by many people as exclusively "New Testament." But those statements were made by Moses at the time of the Exodus (see also The Baptism Psalms Of Moses). They aren't just "Old" Testament or "New" Testament - they are Testaments of timeless Truth that existed before humans were created (see The LORD God Our Saviour and When Did The Ten Commandments Begin?).
"15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying,
I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
15:4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
15:5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
15:6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
15:7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
15:8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
15:9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
15:10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
15:11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
15:12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
15:13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.
15:14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
15:15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
15:16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
15:17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established.
15:18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever." (Exodus 15:1-18 KJV)
King David (see also The Prophecy Of King David's Messianic Throne) sang the same victory song with the same timeless Truth: "The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour" (see What Is Jesus Going To Do In Zion?).
"22:1 And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:
22:2 And he said,
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
22:3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
22:4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
22:5 When the waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;
22:6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;
22:7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.
22:8 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.
22:9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
22:10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet.
22:11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind.
22:12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
22:13 Through the brightness before him were coals of fire kindled.
22:14 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.
22:15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.
22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
22:17 He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;
22:18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
22:19 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
22:20 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
22:21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
22:22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
22:23 For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
22:24 I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.
22:25 Therefore the LORD hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight.
22:26 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
22:27 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.
22:28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.
22:29 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
22:30 For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.
22:31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
22:32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?" (2 Samuel 22:1-32 KJV)
The LORD's prophets (see Israel In History and Prophecy: The Prophets) were sent to warn the people of the timeless Truth that they were forsaking. It didn't begin with them, nor did it end with their refusal to continue in the right way (see Which Way Is Right And Left? and Strait And Straight). The prophets also consistently described the joyous world that is coming, when "in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth."
"12:1 And in that day thou shalt say,
O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
12:4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
12:5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
12:6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee." (Isaiah 12:1-6 KJV)
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This Day In History, June 30
350: Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad), was defeated and killed by the forces of Magnentius.
1097: The Crusaders (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy) defeated the Turks at Dorylaeum.
1422: The Battle of Arbedo between the forces of the duke of Milan and the Swiss cantons.
1520: Montezuma II, the last Aztec emperor, was killed during the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
1548: The Augsburg Interim, a temporary doctrinal agreement between German Catholics and Protestants, proclaimed in May 1548 at The Diet of Augsburg, became Imperial Law (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1643: The Battle of Adwalton Moor (also called Atherton Moor) in the English Civil War took place. The Royalists under the Earl of Newcastle defeated the Parliamentarians.
1690: In the War of the Grand Alliance, a combined British and Dutch fleet fought the French at the Battle of Beachy Head.
1859: Watched by 25,000 people, Charles Blondin walked across Niagara Falls from the United States to Canada on a tightrope.
1886: The first transcontinental train trip across Canada began from Montreal.
1894: London's Tower Bridge across the River Thames was officially opened.
1894: Korea declared independence from China.
1908: The "Tunguska Event" - an explosion equivalent to a 10 megaton hydrogen bomb erupted in the sky above the Tunguska River in central Siberia. With a great roar, the shock wave flattened trees over an area of several thousand square kilometers. No one was killed in the uninhabited area, although a man standing 40 miles away was knocked down unconscious by the shock wave. Seismometers around the world recorded it. The event is believed to have been caused by a comet or asteroid that shattered and exploded about 5 miles above the earth's surface.
1963: Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was enthroned as Pope Paul VI.
1971: The three crew members of the Soviet spacecraft Soyuz II died on re-entry due to a drop in air pressure. They had just set a space endurance record of 570 hours, 22 minutes.
1974: Mrs. Alberta King and a church deacon were slain by a gunman in Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church where her son, the assassinated civil rights leader Martin Luther King, once preached.
1984: John Turner was sworn in as Canada's 17th Prime Minister.
1990: East and West Germany merged their economies, with the East adopting the Deutschemark as its currency.
1994: Following months of negotiations to ensure protection for Jerusalem's Roman Catholic shrines (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad), the decision was reached to exchange ambassadors between Israel and the Vatican (see The Temple Vessel Prophecies Today, A History Of Jerusalem: Abomination Of Desolation and What Is The Mark Of The Beast?).
1997: Britain ended 156 years of colonial rule in Hong Kong by turning control of the colony (it was the 68th colony that Britain relinquished in the 20th century alone) over to communist China. Six hours after the handover, China sent in 4,000 troops by ship, helicopter and armored vehicles.