Morning Light – April 4th, 2017 – Isaiah 57:  The High and Lofty Place in God

Isaiah 47 Today: [Isaiah 57] The High and Lofty Place in God. In today’s chapter Isaiah condemns the godlessness of the people and declares that their idolatrous ways will bring them to destruction, regardless of their refusals to accept the consequences of their actions. We can look around us and see throughout all levels of society that men and institutions of government mock and scorn the salvation that you and I hold dear. The world believes it doesn’t matter what they believe or how they live because in their view they are accountable to none but their own sinful tendencies. … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – April 4th, 2017 – Isaiah 56:  Keeping God’s Judgments, Remembering the Sabbath

Isaiah 56 Today: [Isaiah 56] Keeping God’s Judgments, Remembering the Sabbath. In this chapter, Isaiah calls on us to keep the judgments of the Lord and to honor God’s justice. What does that mean to us as New Testament believers? God has not called us to adapt our lives to some stylized pseudo-Jewish culture in order to please Him. Many have done this in spite of repeated warnings by the apostles themselves against adopting Jewish philosophy outside the liberty of Christ. We are called to keep God’s Sabbath and that has nothing to do with a day or the week … (click link or title to continue)

The Establishing Ministry of the Apostle

The Establishing Ministry of the Apostle Apostle Don Matison and Prophet Russ Walden minister in a prophetic small group in Branson, Missouri. The subject is “The Establishing Ministry of the Apostle”.

Morning Light – March 31st, 2017 – Isaiah 55:  Go Out with Joy, be Led Forth with Peace

Morning Light – Isaiah 55 Today: [Isaiah 55] Go Out with Joy, be Led Forth with Peace. In chapter 55 of Isaiah God speaks to us in the midst of life’s situation, promising to abundantly pardon and show mercy to us. The promise is that He will quench us when we are thirsty and feed us when we are hungry with the resource of His word. We are promised that we can buy without money and attain without price what this word’s currency cannot appropriate. Though many of the circumstances of life we face are brought about by our own … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 30, 2017 – Isaiah 54:  No Weapon Formed Against You

Morning Light – Isaiah 54 Today: [Isaiah 54] No Weapon Formed Against You. In chapter 54 of Isaiah the prophet calls upon us to break out in rejoicing because our judgments are passed and the clemency of God in Christ is now poured out in our behalf. We are encouraged in our thinking to enlarge the place of our habitation and to spare not the expectation of increase and blessing because we are now recipients of the mercies of God in Christ. Because of the shed blood of Calvary, not one weapon of the enemy, however cunningly devised will have … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 29th, 2017 – Isaiah 53:  Who Has Believed the Report?

Morning Light – Isaiah 53 Today: [Isaiah 53] Who Has Believed the Report? In this chapter, we find for the first time no mention of contemporary events to those Isaiah is writing to. Chapter 53 is purely a Messianic declaration speaking of the suffering of Jesus and the rejection of the Messiah in behalf of all mankind. There is no other sacrifice or substitute we can bring to God other than our faith and our surrender to the one who bled and died in our behalf as Isaiah, speaking by the Holy Spirit so poignantly testifies to in our chapter … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 28th, 2017 – Isaiah 52:  The Real Jerusalem

Morning Light – Isaiah 52 Today: [Isaiah 52] The Real Jerusalem. In chapter 52 Isaiah calls upon the city of Zion and Jerusalem to put on her beautiful garments. As New Testament believers, we understand that Hebrews 12 teaches us that the church is the Jerusalem from above just as the actual city of Jerusalem is established upon the earth. The garments of the church speak of the new birth experience for us. Other religions call for their followers to adopt philosophy and ritual but our faith is not based on religious culture but upon living and vital personal experience … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 27th, 2017 – Isaiah 51:  The Apocalyptic Character of Isaiah

Morning Light – Isaiah 51 Today: [Isaiah 51] The Apocalyptic Character of Isaiah. In chapter 51 Isaiah speaks to those who follow after righteousness and calls them to look to the rock from whence they are hewn. For the Old Testament saint this would only apply according to verse 2 to Abraham and Sarah. For the New Testament believer however Abraham and Sarah are not the foundation of our faith – but rather Christ Himself. Therefore modern Jews and current day Christians read this passage completely differently. For the Jews they look for a Messiah who has yet to appear, … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – March 24th, 2017 – Isaiah 50:  Where Does Suffering Originate?

Morning Light – Isaiah 50 Today: [Isaiah 50] Where Does Suffering Originate? In this chapter the Father speaks through Isaiah against accusations of unfairness. Do you ever feel that God is being unfair to you? Have you felt that what you are going through is unjustified and that the responsibility to act lies with God now to make things different? That is the complaint of those that Isaiah is speaking to in this chapter. We are often quick to overlook things in our life that need to change and be different. We want to blame God rather than have a … (click link or title to continue)