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Monday, September 26, 2011

Presentation Ministries: THE CIRCLE OF FIRE


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God will turn our mourning into joy; He will console and gladden us after our sorrows. —Jeremiah 31:13

When we have sinned, we have been defeated, debased, and exiled, and our lives are in ruins. After years of degradation, we can hardly conceive of anything but further devastation.

Maybe our life has been one mess after another. Nevertheless, the Lord promises us: "I will be for [you] an encircling wall of fire, says the Lord, and I will be the Glory in [your] midst" (Zechariah 2:9). The Lord is going to protect you and even surround you with His fiery presence. No longer are you going to be marauded, trampled, used, and abused. Your future is to live in God's glory and not in sin, slavery, defeat, shame, and self-hatred.

Therefore, "sing and rejoice...See, I am coming to dwell among you, says the Lord" (Zechariah 2:14). "Fear not, you shall not be put to shame; you need not blush, for you shall not be disgraced. The shame of your youth you shall forget" (Isaiah 54:4). "No more shall men call you 'Forsaken,' or your land 'Desolate,' but you shall be called 'My Delight,' and your land 'Espoused.' For the Lord delights in you" (Isaiah 62:4). Alleluia! Thank You, Jesus!

 

Prayer: Father, thank You for hope, healing, and new life.

Promise: "He, who scattered, now gathers together, He guards us as a shepherd his flock." —Jeremiah 31:10

Praise: God delivers us from years of living in shame and guilt.