The Ensign of God the Father


William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - The F...

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) – The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ (1880) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse” Were the words used by Isaiah the prophet of God marking the six day of God’s work before the end, or Shabbat comes. In that day, the day of the birth of the Son of Jesse was the sign of God gathering His people from the four corners of the earth. Jesus often said, “I am the way the truth and the life” He was the light of God, God’s sign and hope for both eternal life and the re-gathering of the nation Israel.

God would also gather unto Him a remnant of the Gentile nations, “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.” (Isaiah 11:10 KJV)

God has included every man from every nation to be a part of this great revival of His kingdom, those who accept His son would become a citizen through the gift and selection of the Holy Ghost. Jesus being God’s son was the beginning of God’s plan to fulfill and bring to pass the blessing He had placed upon His people Israel. Today we are in those last days, filled with power to bring the gospel and message of salvation and the fulfillment of God’s promises to the World, that those who believe that Jesus is God’s Messiah sent to redeem us might become a son of God.

The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give you peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them. (Numbers 6:24-27 KJV)

At the arrival of Jesus Christ we have entered the final days of the work of God our Father. Although the world seems to be falling apart around us, it should not come to us as a surprise, rather we are to rejoice in the work and commission of God our father, knowing that our rest draws near. We should rejoice because He has in Christ blessed us, and have lifted up His face upon us, and have been gracious to us, and has lifted up His countenance  upon us, and have through His resurrection given us His peace.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. (Isaiah 11:11 KJV)

This is evident today, Israel is now a nation, a people being gathered from out of every nation in fulfillment of God’s word. Jesus once said to the nation, “: You are the light of the word” this is in keeping with the prophesy of Isaiah that Israel would be an ensign to the nations. Jesus being the son of God is the fulfillment and power of God’s word who came in the world to execute the will of God on earth through His people. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. (Isaiah 11:12 KJV)

Seeing that these things are true according to scripture, we are to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ who died and rose again making out of two nations one new man in himself through the power of His Spirit.

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  1. Hamath is today known as Hamah in Syria a city not too far from Homs in Syria
  2. Pathros was a place located in Ancient Egypt. It is mentioned in the Bible, in the Book of Jeremiah, chapter 44:1 and 15
  3. Elam was an ancient civilization centered in the far west and southwest of modern-day Iran, stretching from the lowlands of what is now Khuzestan and Ilam Province, as well as a small part of southern Iraq.
  4. Shinar is a biblical geographical locale of uncertain boundaries in Mesopotamia. The name may be a corruption of Hebrew Shene neharot, Hebrew Shene arim, or Akkadian Sumeru. Iraq
  5. Cush is — Ethiopia– Cush was, according to the Bible, the eldest son of Ham, brother of Mizraim, Canaan and the father of the Biblical characters Nimrod, and Raamah, mentioned in the “Table of Nations” in the Genesis 10:6 and I Chronicles 1:8
  6. islands of the sea – Have to do with ten scattered people around the rest of the world.
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