Saturday, September 8, 2012

New Israel

“But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen,The descendants of Abraham My friend.You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you,‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away:10  Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’" Isaiah 41.8-10

Only those who are born of the water and of the Spirit realize that such promises relate to them. It is that same Spirit who testifies within them. They are the New Israel raised by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Because of that, come what may, they withstand: they were chosen from the ends of the earth to make a difference in this evil world. There is nothing to fear when we live by faith.