The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.
The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, but dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD.
Paul was told several times about his future. God did not want people to say Paul was uninformed. Later Paul wrote to Timothy saying he would like to join him, but "he would see how it goes with me." Jesus sent Paul on several journeys and when Paul got to Asia, the Holy Spirit sent him back.
Isaiah told us all about Jesus. And the Magi went to Herod to see this Child of God.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.[God is with us]
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
The government was upon the shoulders of Jesus - suffocation in crucifixion is caused by the placement of the shoulders upon the cross. God makes all things to work for Good and Jesus' Kingdom will have no end.
These Prophesies of Jesus come to pass. And when they are accomplished, people remember and understand.
Nations would seek the counsel of Jesse's descendant
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
or decide disputes by what his ears hear,
but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
decide with equity for the meek of the earth
Meek - not wanting to argue, to answer with dignity. Joshua was told not to lean to the right nor the left. This is called be strong and courageous. Joshua, in the power of the Holy Spirit, went far.
Now, Balaam was not very nice in 1600-1400 B.C. yet all he said about the Star of David and Jesus, we can well have our hearts warmed by today.
Numbers 24 c 1400 -1600 B.C.
5 Then he spoke his message:
“The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor,
the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly,
16 the prophecy of one who hears the words of God,
who has knowledge from the Most High,
who sees a vision from the Almighty,
who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:
17“I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near.
A star will come out of Jacob;
a scepter will rise out of Israel.
Isaiah was well recognized for being like Joshua. Isaiah had worked for 3 Kings of the line of David in Judah and finally with Hezekiah, the Assyrian Empire was going to fall back because the people of God were going to trust God.
What would happen when the Words of Balaam would be seen as parallel with the Words of Isaiah even if Balaam, son of Beor, was basically a self serving pagan. Balaam would have his words inscribed upon the walls of his birthplace in a cave in Deir Alla, Jordan. Called the Book of Balaam Inscription.
8th-century BC Kingdom of Judah -Isaiah, placed in Jordan.
Bringing the passages together would be Jesus, the One we would want to behold and see drawing this together, as Jesus does.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
To Isaiah, to Balaam, to Paul - You will is Your's. For Your Great Purpose. All things are made by You and Your Plan has the fullness of being united in Jesus Christ. Things in Heaven and things on earth.
In Great Thanksgiving, we have obtained an inheritance in Jesus. Let us work our lives according to the counsel of Father God, You Will in Your Words.
We will hope in Jesus to help participate in the Praise of Your Glory.
In Jesus, we know Your Words are truth. The Gospel is Your Salvation to us who believe. We are sealed with the promises of Your Word in the Holy Spirit.
We will not cease to give thanks for Jesus, knowing you pray with us as in John 16 and John 17.
Father please give us the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of You.
Having the eyes of our hearts enlightened, that we may know what is the hope to which He has called us,
Help us to see the riches of Your glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of Your power toward us who believe.
The way you have shown our fathers and forefathers according to the working of Your great might. And the multitudes and millions of people who saw Your work in Jesus Christ when HE rose from the dead. And now Jesus is seated at Your right hand in the heavenly places,
You are far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
All things of Heaven and earth are Yours.
To the praise of Your Glory, in victory we give those we love into Your blessing and into Your Hand. In beautiful hope, we give the People You have given us again to You. We lift up our Churches believing in Jesus and His Word, our work places, our state and Nation. May God Bless This Nation. And all the people of all nations calling upon Jesus. Amen.
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