Prophet spoke: God wondered that there was no intercessor

isiah prophecy messiahThis is the good news today.

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,
That it cannot save;
Nor His ear heavy,
That it cannot hear. (Isaiah 59:1)

Prophet Isaiah prophesied during the reigns of king Uzziah and  king of Judah (Isaiah 1:1). He began his ministry in the 740s BC, until Manasseh, and prophesied for as long as 64 years. What the prophet had spoken then is still relevant today. Many of his prophecies have come true in history. The rest of the prophecies will also come true. This message speaks not just to the Israel biologically linked to Abraham. This message speaks to all. A positive promise is spoken at the end. Heed the promise which will surely come to pass.

Here is what the Lord spoke through prophet Isaiah in chapter 59 (Quoted in parts) today.

But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
And your sins have hidden His face from you,
So that He will not hear.
For your hands are defiled with blood,
And your fingers with iniquity;
Your lips have spoken lies,
Your tongue has muttered perversity.

No one calls for justice,
Nor does any plead for truth.
They trust in empty words and speak lies;
They conceive evil and bring forth iniquity.

Therefore justice is far from us,
Nor does righteousness overtake us;
We look for light, but there is darkness!
For brightness, but we walk in blackness!
10 We grope for the wall like the blind,
And we grope as if we had no eyes;
We stumble at noonday as at twilight;
We are as dead men in desolate places.

15 So truth fails,
And he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.

The Redeemer of Zion

Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him
That there was no justice.

16 He saw that there was no man,
And wondered that there was no intercessor;
Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him;
And His own righteousness, it sustained Him.

20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion,
And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,”
Says the Lord.

21 As for Me,” says the Lord, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the Lord, “from this time and forevermore.”