The Hand Of The Lord

Isaiah 14 was stirring in my heart today. This Chapter is one of the most profound chapters of the Old Testament that scans eons, both past and future. 

Many are looking to see Gods Hand move on earth. Many are looking for the next move of God. Many are wondering what Gods Will is for their life, their church, their city, their nations and even His Will for The Entire Earth!

There is no need to wonder, no need to fret, no need to seek endlessly where His Spirit will settle next. His Will is well defined. His Plan is well laid out from Genesis to Revelation. 

The following two verses are so powerfully for those seeking, so definite, for those wondering. So final in their legal statement of Gods Will.

26 This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth,
And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.

Please read the following verses and allow a The Holy Spirit move powerfully in your heart and soul!

(This photo was taken with my phone, no photoshop. I was praying and walking at work 5 or so years ago, looked up and saw this)

Isaiah 14:24-27 (NKJV)

24 The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying,
“Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass,
And as I have purposed, so it shall stand:
25 That I will break the Assyrian in My land,
And on My mountains tread him underfoot.
Then his yoke shall be removed from them,
And his burden removed from their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth,
And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.
27 For the Lord of hosts has purposed,
And who will annul it?
His hand is stretched out,
And who will turn it back?”

Luke 4:18-19 (NKJV)

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

Luke 7:18-23 (NKJV)

18 Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 19 And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus, saying, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”

20 When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’” 21 And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.

22 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. 23 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

Acts 10:34-46 (NKJV)

34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all— 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. 

40 Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. 43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. 

45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.

1 John 3:8 (NKJV)

8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV)

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Just a bonus to stir The Faith that comes with KNOWING that The Lords Will is tied to our answered prayers.

This verse has been on my heart for some time. So I decided to check it out in different translations.

So wonderful to read different ways of saying the same thing. Many miss out on the fullness of scripture because of the legalistic way they view it. Just read some of these, and allow them to inspire faith in your heart. We serve a faithful God that answers our prayers mightily!!!

The first two are my favorite versions!

Psalm 65:5
Good News Translation (GNT)

You answer us by giving us victory,
and you do wonderful things to save us.
People all over the world
and across the distant seas trust in you.

Psalm 65:5
Amplified Bible (AMP)

By fearful and glorious things [that terrify the wicked but make the godly sing praises] do You answer us in righteousness (rightness and justice), O God of our salvation, You Who are the confidence and hope of all the ends of the earth and of those far off on the seas;

Psalm 65:5
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

O God of our salvation, thou wilt [a]answer us with fearful signs in thy righteousness, O thou the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are far off in the Sea.

Psalm 65:5
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance,
O God of our salvation;
you are the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas.

Psalm 65:5
Expanded Bible (EXB)

You answer us in amazing ways with ·vindication [victory; righteousness], God our ·Savior [Victor].
People ·everywhere on [of all the ends of] the earth
and ·beyond the sea [the farthest seas] ·trust [have confidence in] you.

Psalm 65:5
New Living Translation (NLT)

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds,
O God our savior.
You are the hope of everyone on earth,
even those who sail on distant seas.

Psalm 65:5
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

You answer us with awe-inspiring acts done in righteousness,
O God, our savior,
the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the most distant sea,



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