ISAIAH 40:1-5; 9-11
“Comfort, comfort my people,” says your God. 2 “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the Lord has punished her twice over for all her sins.”
3 Listen! It’s the voice of someone shouting, “Clear the way through the wilderness for the Lord! Make a straight highway through the wastelandfor our God!
4 Fill in the valleys, and level the mountains and hills. Straighten the curves, and smooth out the rough places.
5 Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. The Lord has spoken!”
9 O Zion, messenger of good news, shout from the mountaintops! Shout it louder, O Jerusalem. Shout, and do not be afraid. Tell the towns of Judah, “Your God is coming!”
10 Yes, the Sovereign Lord is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.
11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.
GOD - MASTER BUILDER
GENESIS 1 - GOD CREATED HEAVEN AND EARTH FROM NOTHING
HEBREWS 11:10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
REVELATION 21:15-21 - BUILDER OF THE PERFECT CITY, NEW JERUSALEM
LUKE 1 - THE STORY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
ISAIAH 40 - THE FORTELLING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
I PETER 1:20 - REVELATION 13:8
(ISAIAH 40) GOD’S PLAN FOR REDEMPTION FOR US
2 PETER 8:8-9; 15 But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. 9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
15And remember, our Lord’s patience gives people time to be saved. This is what our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you with the wisdom God gave him