God’s Own Testimony About Himself

The weighty testimony of God, by God, is Isaiah at chapter 41:  21-24:

“Present your case,” says the Lord.
    “Set forth your arguments,” says Jacob’s King.
22 “Tell us, you idols,
    what is going to happen.
Tell us what the former things were,
    so that we may consider them
    and know their final outcome.
Or declare to us the things to come,
23     tell us what the future holds,
    so we may know that you are gods.
Do something, whether good or bad,
    so that we will be dismayed and filled with fear.
24 But you are less than nothing
    and your works are utterly worthless;
    whoever chooses you is detestable.” (NIV)

Verses 22 and 23 explain Idols are unable to tell history in advance.  God further laughs and scoffs at those who carve idols, then burn the remaining wood to roast their meals. Again as in Isaiah 41 God reassures Israel which becomes the greater need as the end from the beginning told only by God comes to be, before our eyes as he has said, long in advance.

Cain killed his brother, God sentenced him to a wandering in the earth.  So Cain dug foundations and built a city in protest.  The next foundation we find come after the flood.  Nimrod built the tower at Babel and challenged God.

Jesus came and with full knowledge some had him killed.

A few hundred years ago a centuries long scheme was begun to prepare to do away with his now billions of disciples through a one world religion and global government and economy.  They plan to gather together and stop Jesus from taking his place in Jerusalem as King.

Isaiah 44:

The carpenter measures with a line
    and makes an outline with a marker;
he roughs it out with chisels
    and marks it with compasses.
He shapes it in human form,
    human form in all its glory,
    that it may dwell in a shrine.
14 He cut down cedars,
    or perhaps took a cypress or oak.
He let it grow among the trees of the forest,
    or planted a pine, and the rain made it grow.
15 It is used as fuel for burning;
    some of it he takes and warms himself,
    he kindles a fire and bakes bread.
But he also fashions a god and worships it;
    he makes an idol and bows down to it.
16 Half of the wood he burns in the fire;
    over it he prepares his meal,
    he roasts his meat and eats his fill.
He also warms himself and says,
    “Ah! I am warm; I see the fire.”
17 From the rest he makes a god, his idol;
    he bows down to it and worships.
He prays to it and says,
    “Save me! You are my god!”
18 They know nothing, they understand nothing;
    their eyes are plastered over so they cannot see,
    and their minds closed so they cannot understand.
19 No one stops to think,
    no one has the knowledge or understanding to say,
“Half of it I used for fuel;
    I even baked bread over its coals,
    I roasted meat and I ate.
Shall I make a detestable thing from what is left?
    Shall I bow down to a block of wood?”
20 Such a person feeds on ashes; a deluded heart misleads him;
    he cannot save himself, or say,
    “Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?”

21 “Remember these things, Jacob,
    for you, Israel, are my servant.
I have made you, you are my servant;
    Israel, I will not forget you.
22 I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
    your sins like the morning mist.
Return to me,
    for I have redeemed you.”

23 Sing for joy, you heavens, for the Lord has done this;
    shout aloud, you earth beneath.
Burst into song, you mountains,
    you forests and all your trees,
for the Lord has redeemed Jacob,
    he displays his glory in Israel.

Jerusalem to Be Inhabited

24 “This is what the Lord says—
    your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb:

I am the Lord,
    the Maker of all things,
    who stretches out the heavens,
    who spreads out the earth by myself,
25 who foils the signs of false prophets
    and makes fools of diviners,
who overthrows the learning of the wise
    and turns it into nonsense,
26 who carries out the words of his servants
    and fulfills the predictions of his messengers,

who says of Jerusalem, ‘It shall be inhabited,’
    of the towns of Judah, ‘They shall be rebuilt,’
    and of their ruins, ‘I will restore them,’
27 who says to the watery deep, ‘Be dry,
    and I will dry up your streams,’
28 who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd
    and will accomplish all that I please;
he will say of Jerusalem, “Let it be rebuilt,”
    and of the temple, “Let its foundations be laid.”’ (NIV)

This Cyrus, by the way, was here predicted, in Isaiah 100 years before his birth Cyrus the Great of Persia indeed ordered Jerusalem rebuilt and the temple also.  A clay Baton containing the prophesied command of Cyrus was found in Iran as explained in Wikipedia.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrus_the_Great

Jesus said in Matthew 24:  “This gospel will be preached in the entire world as a witness.  Then the end will come.  We give you Mystery Babylon

Chris Queen 2/21/2016  Please hit the Follow Key above and to the right for future updates.  Please leave your valued comments here below.  The things God spoke end from the beginning are laid out with detail in my books Misquoting Logic and Misquoting Calculus by Chris Queen BSME on Amazon and the rest.

 

 

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