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The Promises of Consolation Isaiah 40 Isaiah 1-39 Gods Impending Judgments Tyre Sidon Assyria Babylon Moab Philistia Damascus Cush Egypt The Nations.

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2 The Promises of Consolation Isaiah 40

3 Isaiah 1-39 Gods Impending Judgments Tyre Sidon Assyria Babylon Moab Philistia Damascus Cush Egypt The Nations Judah Jerusalem

4 3 Promises of God for Consolation in Troubled Times 1. The promise of deliverance

5 The Promise of Deliverance V Consequences of her sin are sure and decisive V But then deliverance will come V not in man to accomplish this but God CAN do this

6 3 Promises of God for Consolation in Troubled Times 1. The promise of deliverance 2. The promise of Good News

7 The Promise of Good News V. 9- Behold your God is a message of Good News V He comes with power, reward, tenderness, and compassion

8 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 ESV) …for he has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. So we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me? (Hebrews 13:5-6 ESV)

9 Hard for the faithful to understand? V. 12- Five demonstrations of supernatural power V No one can give wisdom to God V The effort of nations are even useless V The god of mans imagination is stupid V impressive leaders wither, blow away It is not in man to bring this forth But God CAN do it

10 3 Promises of God for Consolation in Troubled Times 1. The promise of deliverance 2. The promise of Good News 3. The promise of enduring strength

11 The promise of enduring strength V.26- God calls out the starry host by name, misses none. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31 ESV)

12 The promise of enduring strength V.26- God calls out the starry host by name, misses none. V.28- Do not ascribe to God OUR weaknesses, i.e., Weakness Weariness Limited understanding

13 The promise of enduring strength V.26- God calls out the starry host by name, misses none. V.28- Do not ascribe to God OUR weaknesses V Even the best of men wear down, tire… but the servant of God is renewed ! It is not in man to resist loneliness, weariness and confusion, but God CAN bring us through these trials

14 The promise of consolation from God has not changed He still promises deliverance The good news of reward and compassion And enduring strength to bring us through the trials of life


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