Pastor Tim Romero
Isaiah 42:6–9 (ESV): 6 "I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, 7 to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon,from the prison those who sit in darkness. 8 I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols. 9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them."
God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him (Jn 3:17). Jesus Christ is the only hope for all mankind. Put your faith in Jesus and keep your faith in Jesus.
God's promise to Israel and all the world was a Messiah who would come to save. He would provide righteousness for those who would put their faith in Him and He would make them new. The blind would be given sight, the lame would be healed, the dead would be raised, the prisoner set free. That is why Jesus said to John the Baptist in his most vulnerable moment while imprisoned in Herod's dungeon awaiting his execution "go tell John...the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hears, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them (Lk 7:22)." Jesus is the promised Messiah!
Sadly, many of the Jews are still awaiting their Messiah to come. He will come again but not to save. He will come to institute righteousness on earth. He is coming with a sword. His first appearing was to save, His second appearing is to judge the world. If you are not in right relationship with Jesus, today would be the perfect time to place your trust in Him. He must be the Lord of your life if you have any hope of being rescued from your sin. Ask Jesus to cleanse you of your sin and to become the Lord of your life. Give Him full control and He will wash your sins away and make you righteous before the Father. It's not so much a matter of you knowing Him but the bigger question is does He know you? Put your full trust in Him. He is coming soon and you don't want to see Him face to face outside of the right relationship with Him, amen?
Father, we thank You for speaking the truth to us always. Forgive us for rejecting Your Word at times. You told us what the Messiah would do when He came and Jesus Himself even quoted those things to John the Baptist. Jesus is our Messiah and Savior. We put all our faith and hope in Him today. We look to no other. Fill us and help us to endure to the end we pray in Jesus name, amen!