Welcome to part 4 of our study on Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV)
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue, which rises against you in judgment, You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, Says the Lord.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
We looked at this section last time, but I want us to dig a bit deeper as we need to understand the depth of this part of the scripture.
Heritage we saw last time means some we have given to us, but when you look the Hebrew word up it means a lot more.
(Enhanced Strong’s Dictionary) naḥălâ to get as a possession, acquire, inherit, possess(Qal) to take possession, to have or get as a possession or property (fig.)to divide the land acquired.
This shows us something, we need to take that which has been given to us. Satan, the lier and theif, trys to rob us of the word of God, the promises, given to us, he will try to twist the situation and make you fall and then he will go to the Father and use legal (scriptual) evidence to bring a judgement against you.
A great example of this would be in the area of health, I have heard so many people talk up their sickness, like, “I’ve never felt so bad, the pain in my arm is killing me”. What’s happening here? A judgement is being made, if we said on the other hand, “this pain has no place in my body, the bible says in 1 Corinthians 3:16 I am the temple of God and the same Spirit that raise Jesus from the dead dwells in me!, so pain get out of this temple I resist you in the name of Jesus Christ and this is my testimony and the Blood of the Lamb is against YOU, now Go”!!!! Now that is a judgement written in the Word of God and Satan has no leg to stand on and must flee.
“But we’re just servants it’s says it in the scripture we are studying, I can’t speak like that can I?” And there we have another weapon formed against us, low self image.
(Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary) The “servant” was not a free man. He was subject to the will and command of his master. But one might willingly and lovingly submit to his master (Exod. 21:5), remaining in his service when he was not obliged to do so. Hence it is a very fitting description of the relationship of man to God., we see this with Joshua moses Servant, (sharat) which means, “servant; minister.” This word is most regularly translated “minister”; Josh. 1:1 is one example: “Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua, the son of Nun, Moses’ minister [sharat]…
So as servants of the Lord or ministers of the Lord, what are we to do? Take dominion in this world, establish Gods Word and Promises in our lives and those around us. We are Children of God’s Household adopted out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of light.
We’ll look at righteousness next time, Have an awesome month. Until next time be blessed.