Pastor Ralph Byma
There is a New Day Dawning
The Darkness Turns to Light
Isaiah 8:19-21 (NIV)
Israel had turned completely away from God. They took up practices of the cultures around them – immorality, child sacrifices, consulting mediums and spiritists instead of seeking God for His instruction. They became enraged at God; living in distress, loneliness and darkness. Why would anyone consult and trust in these dark things instead of consulting the Living God, their Lord who enabled them to be delivered?
Never the less, in spite of their rebellion God provided a new way. A light, instead of darkness in spite of the foolishness of the people. Isaiah 9:6-7 “ For unto to us a child is born, to us a son is given,and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom,establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.”