God’s Promises Are True.

A Message From Agabus

“. . .so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
This chapter of the prophet Isaiah is filled with images and promises that excite and elate us. Yet he proclaimed them originally to a people who were had been defeated by the Babylonians. They had lost everything and were now going into exile far away from the Promised Land. To people undergoing such great suffering, the words would seem to be empty promises, like a dream compared to what they were actually experiencing. The words Isaiah prophesied the joy of those Jews who would return from exile some 70 years later. The exiles were urged not to look at what was happening and so be discouraged, but look to…

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