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BONDED TOGETHER WITH HIM

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024

BONDED TOGETHER WITH HIM – Pastor Chris

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:30-31).

‭The term “wait upon” is translated from the Hebrew word ‘qâvâh’, signifying to “gather” or to “bind together” perhaps by twisting. It’s comparable to twisting ropes together to form one braided rope. Contextually, therefore, “wait upon” might not be the most accurate choice of words in translating what the prophet Isaiah said in that verse.

For example, when you read the creation story in Genesis 1:9, the same Hebrew word ‘qâvâh’ is used when God commanded the water below the sky to come together in one place so that the land will appear: “And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be GATHERED TOGETHER unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.”

Also, in Jeremiah 3:17, where the Scriptures emphasized the idea of people being united or bonded together, the same word is used: “At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD, and all the nations shall be GATHERED unto it….”

So, when Isaiah 40:31 speaks of those who “wait upon the LORD”, a more accurate understanding would be those who are “gathered together” or those who are “bonded together” with the Lord; they shall renew their strength. What does this tell us in the light of the New Testament?

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:17, “…he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” Now, you can understand why the Holy Spirit has come to live in you; you and the Holy Spirit have become one in that rich fellowship. It’s a “bonding together” as it were.

We’ve been brought into oneness with divinity; it’s an inseparable union. We’re in Him, and He is in us. Glory to God! This is the reason we can enjoy rich fellowship with Him in prayer—praying in tongues—and be reinvigorated through and through. We’ve been brought into a communion, a place of relationship, a oneness of spirit. Hallelujah!

You ought to enjoy that fellowship every day; it’s not something you go into and come out of, for you’re in Him, and He’s in you.

          PRAYER

Dear Father, thank you for my inseparable oneness with you, which gives me the privilege and awesome blessing of constant fellowship with you. As a result of this deep communion, I’m strengthened, energized and continually afire to serve you, live for you and fulfil your purpose for my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:
1 Corinthians 1:9
God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13
For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Ephesians 5:30
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Romans 8:11
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 12:49-59 & Judges 10-11

2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Romans 9:14-25 & Psalm 118

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