But now thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you O Israel: Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are mine. Isaiah 43:1 NKJV
Behold I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth, Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness, And rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 NKJV
God comforted Israel. He revealed Himself as God in the heavens above and on the earth below. He wanted Israel to know He created them to live in relationship with Him.
God told the Israelites, “You are Mine, Fear not I have redeemed you.” The Children of Israel fell short of the call to be a special people holy and set apart for God. The Lord rescued them. He brought them back into His will and blessing.
God is speaking these same words to you today. Do Not Be Fearful. God has redeemed you. He has called you by your name. Jesus is doing new things in the lives of people who are called by His name today.
God tells not to be fearful because our world is full of danger. The fast pace of life, increasing knowledge and continuously evolving technology produce fears that were unknown to our ancestors. Jesus is neither surprised nor perplexed by them.
Walk in humility before Jesus. Live out loud. Be bold as you journey through this world.
Jesus will make a road for you through the wilderness of doubt and unbelief. Jesus will make rivers of living water well up within the dry places of your heart!
The God who hung the stars in the night sky and calls them all by name has given you His name. You bear the name of Christ because the stamp of His image and likeness is on you!
In biblical times names were significant. They revealed a person’s character. They represented heritage and family history. They could even be prophetic.
Jacob did not change His name to Israel God did. Jesus will give you a new name in eternity.
To those who overcome this world God will give a precious white stone. On it will be a new name that no one knows. It will be a name so special it can only be revealed to people who know the love of Christ!
Do not be deceived. It was Almighty God who created you and formed you. Do not be afraid of anyone or anything. Jesus bought you back from the kingdom of darkness. Jesus knows the name He will give you because you are His. Jesus loves you!
Jesus is doing a new thing in your life even now. Ask the Lord to reveal it to you!
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