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"But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."
Messiah is promised specifically to the Jewish people, yet His mission is global in nature. Because He is the quintessential Israelite, the following passage applies both to Him and to His nation. As such, it tells us that the Messiah will be the Light to the nations, and it shows us how He will display this light.
Isaiah 42:5-7 declares: “Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it, “I am the LORD, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, and I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations, to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon and those who dwell in darkness from the prison.“ (NASB) In short, Messiah Jesus is the zenith of the everlasting covenant between God and Israel, and He is in the business of setting captives free. This is how He is the Light to the nations.
As believers, our calling is strikingly similar. First, we are an integral part of fulfilling God’s covenant with Abraham since we represent “all the families of the earth” that would be blessed in him (Genesis 12:3). Second, we, too, are called to proclaim liberty to those held captive to sin. Let us follow in our Lord’s footsteps, reflecting His light in a dark and dying world.
Praised be the Light to the nations, Keeper of covenant and liberator of captives!
Please pray for everyone involved in Freedom appointments.
Thank you once more for praying for SFM all over the world. ""You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." (IBID)
Peace and blessing,
Set Free Ministries
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Grand Rapids, MI 49548 US
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