[SW162] 11/21/2014 message notes by Sister Susan J. Wynn ©2014
“Prepare To Be Filled”
Text: Isaiah 54
IF you have done Isaiah 52:11 and IF you have agreed with God your need for Isaiah 53, then prepare to be filled! Then you will be more than a conqueror over the Enemy of your soul!
Enlarge what? The place of your tent. You are a tent for the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 5:2, 2 Peter 1:13-14). To be filled with God, you must make room! His promise: If you run in the way of His commandments, He will enlarge your heart (Psalm 119:32).
The key to ALL His promises? Obedience, which happens when you love Him.
Open wide to the Lord (2Corinthians 6:13)! You are restrained by your own affections, He says through the Apostle Paul.
Stretch out what? Your faith in your faithful God!
God is limitless, but we have placed our own limits on Him. We say we must carry around this old, rebellious nature and its sin, but He says, “Cast it off! Believe Me!” (Ephesians 4:23-24).
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through a Word of God. Who will believe His report? To that one, the arm of the Lord will be revealed!
But beware of those who are teaching you because many have whittled Him down to their size, and made Him in their own image, so there is no longer a report to believe!
Lengthen your cords, that which holds the tent together. Lengthen your view of His love (Ephesians 3:14-19), and He will fill you up! Paul’s prayer is for the Ephesian believers, beloved, that they may be filled up!
He will lead you with bonds of love, and lift off your yoke of slavery to sin:
Hosea 11:4 I led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love,
And I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws;
And I bent down and fed them
Strengthen what? Your pegs. The pegs are what make the tent immovable, even when buffeted by wind and weather.
Strengthen that which makes you steadfast, even amidst the buffeting of Satan’s messengers (2Corinthians 12:7).
We must cry out with King David,
Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Steadfast (3559 and 1476, Hebrew and Greek) to be erect, appointed, fixed, prepared, established, and standing, immovable!!
1Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
Then Verse 3 will be your reward:
You will possess Enemy territory and
You will restore what the Enemy has destroyed!