Saturday, August 8, 2015

Literally...called by name!



“Thus says the LORD to His anointed, To Cyrus...That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.”- Isaiah 45:1,3

Cyrus the Great was prophesied about and called by name over a hundred years prior to his birth by the God of Heaven...named by name to be God Almighty's instrument in the plan of redemption!!! 

What a time of revelation this must have been...to reflect upon his life could he now see the incredible favor upon his head by the God in Heaven? This divine hand of protection over him, this trail of grace and mercy following his steps, this unexplained way of escape from dangers and harm...

What glory is due to His name when we look back and reflect on our own lives.  Can we see the Sovereign and mighty hand of protection overshadowing every footstep.  Can we see where divine guidance and heavenly provision paved the way to the throne of grace? Escaping dangers and hurts due to relentless mercy.  Then we arrived at the throne only to be welcomed and anointed with favor from the King of kings-because we too were called by name! 

Thank you Lord Jesus for choosing us, rescuing, delivering and redeeming our lives! Every fault and failure now preserved for Your Kingdom's use! 

Now Jesus, we call You by name-Oh King of glory- to give You praise!

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