Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes:the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. Isaiah 29:10

Israel lies asleep. All attempts to wake her have failed. Like sleeping beauty, only the kiss of the Prince will wake her. Until that day, not even the UN can wake her up.

Some say she will never awaken. Some say the church has taken her place forever. The one nation that God has chosen will not always sleep. But while she sleeps, a wonderful work is being accomplished. A church is being called out. From all kinds of people.

The first church council, in the fifteenth chapter of Acts, explains it all.

Sam Cook, the singer, sang a song, "It's Just a Matter of Time." And so it is, for you and for me. And then, the Bride will be ready.

The church does not include everyone. She is the Bride. The Son does not marry everyone. She is so special!

God has a plan for all. Right now the light is on us. Am I taking any credit for being so special? I am thanking Him for treating me so. I sure don't feel special at all. But part of the mystery of God is who He chooses. Am I greater than other men? Was Israel the greatest of nations? No, to both questions.

What can He form of clay? As the great potter, He can make what he desires. He can make me out of clay, and he can lift up Israel when it is time. And He will.

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Daniel 12:2

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