Hi, God’s word for me today is in Isaiah 45:13 which says, “I will raise up Cyrus in my Righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the Lord Almighty.”
What, who is “Cyrus” and how is he going to rebuild God’s city or set the exiles free, and even if he did, don’t you think that at least he would get some kind of payment for it, like a reward, right? Well in the Bible it has a little “b” beside the word Cyrus and it says that in Hebrew it means “him”, so God is saying that He will raise Him up in righteousness. That still doesnn’t make sense, “I will raise up him in my righteousness” who is this “him”? It’s Jesus, Jesus was raised up in righteousness and He was perfect, He set “the exiles” free, us we are (were) the exiles, He set us free, we are sinners, and we, unless we are perfect (which we can’t be and we aren’t), we are going to die spiritually because of our sins, but Jesus died for our sins, thank you Jesus.
Jesus saved us from our sins, we are now free, but we can’t just keep sinning, we have the Holy Spirit in us, and He is making us more and more like Jesus, of course we can’t be perfect, we still stumble, but we don’t have habitual sins.
Jesus was on top of the hill with two criminals at His side, and He spread out His arms and He won the battle He saved us, thank you so much Jesus.
Are you trusting that Jesus loved you so much that He died for your sins on the cross,?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.