The book is back on the blog.
I have added the Prologue and Chapters 4, 5 & 6.
Please read the Prologue first before reading Chapters 4, 5 &6.
When God called me into His service that Sunday in1983, he gave me a text from His Word, Isaiah 42:1-9 to confirm His speaking into my life. I have taken this Word in faith as the calling for my life of service to Him and His people. Let me show you the text:
The Lord’s Servant
1 Here is my servant! I have made him strong. He is my chosen one;
I am pleased with him. I have given him my Spirit, and he will bring justice to the nations.
2 He won’t shout or yell or call out in the streets.
3 He won’t break off a bent reed or put out a dying flame,
but he will make sure that justice is done.
4 He won’t quit or give up until he brings justice
everywhere on earth, and people in foreign nations
long for his teaching.
5 I am the Lord God. I created the heavens
like an open tent above. I made the earth and everything
that grows on it. I am the source of life
for all who live on this earth, so listen to what I say.
6 I chose you to bring justice, and I am here at your side.
I selected you and sent you to bring light
and my promise of hope to the nations.
7 You will give sight to the blind; you will set prisoners free
from dark dungeons.
8 My name is the Lord! I won’t let idols or humans
share my glory and praise.
9 Everything has happened just as I said it would;
now I will announce what will happen next.
Any such Scripture is subjective to the one who receives it as an answer from God. Because this prophecy in Scripture refers to the Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour and the ultimate Servant! Yet in all humbleness this Word I accepted in faith as a confirmation of my calling into His ministry many years ago.
Through the years from 1983, many words in this Servant Song have been fulfilled in my life and ministry. I have written about it elsewhere on the blog. But there were specifics outstanding. Now it seems to me the whole of the Scripture, as it pertains to me by faith, is going in fulfillment. There is a closure implicated in the final fulfillment.
I have a deep sorrow for KSB. My heart breaks just thinking what might result from all of this. I am devastated for the harm that might come to the work of God that had been done in this world. I am crying before God for mercy and grace for all of us. The hardness of hearts and blindness of the spiritual eyes are most devastating in the work of God because it is the symptom of an elevated self, the deadly result of the enemy’s work among the people of God.
We wait upon God to “announce what will happen next” (v9).