God Will Make a Way
September 16, 2007
INTRODUCTION: Isaiah 43, records God's past, present and future deliverances of Israel. In (vv. 16, 17), He reminds them of how, in the past, He had delivered them from Egyptian bondage: "Thus saith the Lord, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;  Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow."
Then in (vs. 14), God looks to the present, concerning Israel's captivity in Babylon. He already had it in His plan to destroy the Babylonians, who had taken them captive: "Thus saith the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships." History tells us that God sent the Persians and Medes, under King Cyrus, to conquer Babylon and liberate His people, Israel. Can we see how God always makes a way?
So we see examples of How God delivered His people in the past and in the present, but now, in (vs. 19), we have something new: "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." This promise reaches forth to the Kingdom blessing, when Israel will be in the land, never again to be removed. Isaiah 62:3-4 declares, "Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.  Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married."
In (vv. 5, 6), He reassures them, "Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;  I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bri ...
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