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Newsletter #363 - January 2009
Dr. Arnold Murray,DRE
@2009 SeN
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Exhalt Him
Our Father deserves to be exhalted. If you want His
blessings, you need to exhalt Him. He wants His children
to follow Him. Let's begin our study in Isaiah.
Isaiah 2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw
concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come
to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the
LORD'S house shall be established in the top' of the
mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all
nations shall flow unto it.
The King of kings and Lord of lords will rule in
Jerusalem for one thousand years. During the millennium
all people will exhalt Him. Every knee will bow.
Isaiah 2:3 And many people shall go and say, "Come
ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to
the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us
of His ways, and we will walk in His paths:" for out of
Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD
from Jerusalem.
Jesus is the Living Word. He teaches us the way
and the path we should walk, if we want God's blessings.
Isaiah 2:4 And He shall judge among the nations, and
shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their
swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks:
nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall
they leam war any more.
This sets a time. Jesus has returned, and the second
advent has begun. Jesus will be in charge.
Isaiah 2:5 a house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk
in the light of the LORD._
When the house of Jacob' is mentioned, we are
talking about all twelve tribes. This is written to you. You
can reflect the light of the Lord now. He is in you.
Isaiah 2:6 Therefore Thou hast forsaken Thy people the
house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the
east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they
please themselves in the children of strangers.
You won't please God by picking up the religions of
the heathen nations of the world. In fact, many who claim
to be Christians are teaching false doctrine. Blessings and
peace of mind belong to those that stay loyal to Him.
Isaiah 2:7 Their land also is full of silver and gold,
neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is
also full of horses, neither is there any end of their
chariots: 51 Their land also is full of idols; they worship
the worK of their own hands, that which their own fingers
have made:
An idol is anything you place before God. To some
own hands. A church building isn't important. Whether the
congregation is being taught the truth so they won't be
deceived by antichrist is important.
Isaiah 2:9 And the mean man boweth down, and the
great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.
1!2 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear
of the LORD, and fer the glory of His
What is your rock? I hope you are on the rock of
Jesus Christ. There is a great shaking coming. The rock
of Jesus Christ can't be shaken.
going to deceive you, if you are
Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man
the haughtiness of men shall be
LORD alone shall be exalted in
Again, every knee will bow,
exhalted on the Lord's day, that is
I hope you don't wait until then
False religions are not
on the rock of Jesus.
shall be humbled, and
bowed down, and the
that day.
and the Lord will be
to say the millennium.
to exhalt Him.
Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be
upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every
one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
The Lord's day will be a day of reckoning. Thank God.
A little chastisement will do the proud some good.
Isajah 2:13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are
high and lifted up, and upon al/ the oaks of Bashan, li
And upon al/ the high mountains, and upon all the hills
that are lifted up, 12 And upon every high tower, and upon
every fenced wall, 1§. And upon all the ships of Tarshish,
and upon aI/ pleasant pictures.
Those liken themselves to these great things have
a rude awakening coming. Nothing is greater than God.
Isaiah 2:17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed
down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low:
and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
It is written, and it shall come to pass. That is the
day we look forward to. If you want God's blessings in
your life, don't wait until that day to exhalt Him. Tum on
to Chapter 5:9 with me.
Isaiah 5:9 "In Mine ears" said the LORD of hosts, "Of a
truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair,
without inhabitant.
In a time of rising foreclosures resulting in many empty
houses, you want to be,ure and exhalt Him. You want
to follow I lis ways, so ."ou can steer clear of trouble.
Isaiah 5:10 Yea, 10m aces of vineyard shaff yield ,
bath, and the seed of ::n homer shall yield an ephnh. j
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This Scripture is describing hard times. It is saying
you won't get a tenth of what you put into something
back at harvest time, or pay day. Be sure to exhalt Him
so He can bless you.
Isaiah 5:11 Woe unto them that n'se up early in the
morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue
until night, till wine inflame them!
What a shame. Drunks allow the spirits from the
bottle to enter into them rather than the Spirit of God.
They start the day with a drink, and they don't stop.
Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the'viol, the tabret, and
pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not
the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of
His hands.
All that some want to do is party. They completely
forget about their Father, and His ways. He isn't happy.
Isaiah 5:13 Therefore My People are gone into captivity,
because they have no knowledge: and their honourable
men are famished, and their multitude dried up with
thirst. H Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened
her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their
multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall
descend into it.
Do you feel sorry for them? I don't. Everyone has
a choice. God's judgement of you on judgement day, good
or) bad, can't be attributed to anyone but you.
Isaiah 5:15 And the mean man shall be brought down,
and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes
of the lofty shall be humbled. ~ But the LORD of hosts
shall be exalted in judgment, and GOD That is holy shall
be sanctified in righteousness.
Don't wait until the millennium to exhalt the Lord. Life
can be so much better, if you will exhalt Him today. How
do you exhalt Him. Tell Him you love Him. That is what
your Father wants from you. Return His love.
Isaiah 5:17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner,
and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
Allow God to feed you with wisdom. Knowledge of
Him will allow you to be successful and prosperous in
life. His wisdom brings blessings, even while others endure
hard times. Let's go to Chapter 12.
Isaiah 12:1 And in that day thou shalt say, no LORD,
I will praise Thee: though Thou wast angry with me,
Thine anger is tumed away, and Thou comfortedst me.
This is a wonderful position to be in with your
Father. How do you get there? Repent! There very well
may be chastisement. But kiss the paddle, and say, "Thank
you Father". Then do your best not to mess up again.
Isaiah 12:2 Behold, GOD is my salvation; I will trust, and
not be afraid: for THE LORD JEHOVAH is my strength
and my song; he also is become my salvation.
YHVH deserves to be exhalted. He takes care of
business. He takes care of you. And if you are willing,
He can use you to help His other children fmd salvation.
Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out
of the wells of salvation. R
When you partake of His Word, you are drinking the
living water, Jesus Christ. He is the Word. It is a deep
well that never goes dry. Drink in His wisdom, and it
will sustain you and your family, even in hard times.
Isaiah 12:4 And in that day shall ye say, "Praise the
LORD, call upon His name, declare His doings among
the people, make mention that His name is exalted.
Exhalt His Sacred Name YHVHl Thank Him for His
many blessings. Thank Him for your salvation.
Isaiah 12:5 Sing unto the LORD; for He hath done
excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
His excellent ways are known throughout the uni­
verse. Praise Him.
Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout. thou inhabitant of Zion:
for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. '"
Here we have a set time. When the Holy One of Israel
is in the "midst of thee", judgement day has passed and
some of us enter the eternity. Exhalt Him, If you want
to be there. Tum with me to Chapter 30:18.
Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait. that He
may be graCious unto you, and therpfore will He be
exalted, that He may have mercy U f ) C ' ~ you: for the
LORD is a God of judgment· blessed areal! they that
wait for Him.
You must exhalt Him before His mercy and blessings
come your way. He is your Father, and God deserves to
be exhalted. Some people don't even talk to God. They
wonder why they aren't ever blessed. If you ignore God,
why should He bless you? Exhalt Him, and be blessed.
Isaiah 30:19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at
Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: He will be very
gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when He shall
hear it, He will answer thee.
God hears your prayers today. He gives you what
you are praying for, when it is in your best interest.
Trust Father enough to realize He knows what tomorrow
brings. So leave your prayers in His hands and His will.
Isaiah 30:20 And though the LORD give you the bread
of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy
teachers be removed into a comer any more, but thine
eyes shall see thy teachers:
The Master Teacher, Jesus Christ, will be here on
earth on the Lord's day. He and the elect will reign and
teach throughout the millennium (Rev. 20:4).
Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind
thee, saying, "This is the way, walk ye in it, n when ye
tum to the right hand, and when ye tum to the left.
God takes care of His own. You are one of His own,
if you exhalt Him. That means that you love Him, and
follow His ways. That means you have time for Him, and
talk with Him regularly. When you get into trouble and
don't know which way to go, He will guide you in the
right direction. Exhalt Him!

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