“I will go before you and level the exalted places, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron, I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.” (Isaiah 45:2-3)
Isaiah prophesied that in 150 years from the time he wrote a king would arise by the name of Cyrus. He would defeat Babylon and restore God’s people to Judah. 2500 years later we know the prophecy came to pass as written. The Lord made this promise to comfort and encourage His people to trust in Him not only in the midst of great tribulation and suffering but at all times.
In our self-centered, media-saturated culture people seek comfort in predicting what will happen in the future. Economists…
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