Apostle Sergio Enríquez.
We have talked about the parallelism of the Bible (66 books) with the book of Isaiah (66 chapters). There is evidence to confirm this. These are some examples:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen 1:1)
“Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth.” (Isaiah 1:2)
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight!’”
“A voice is calling,
‘Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.’” (Isaiah 40:3)
“‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says, ‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind.’”
“For I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring.” (Isaiah 44:3)
This book is addressed to Romans, which are Gentile.
This chapter is addressed to Cyrus, a Gentile.
Revelation 12 presents a supernatural birth, when a woman is giving birth and a dragon stands before her.
This chapter also shows a supernatural birth.
These similarities cannot be a coincidence. The first book of the Bible is related to genetics, the source. The beginning of the book of Matthew (the 40thbook of the Bible, and the 1stbook of the New Testament) shows genetics, the genealogy of Jesus. Genesis is the genetics of the Bible, and Matthew is the genetics of the New Testament. This means that, since everything is in genetics, Isaiah 40 (parallel to the 40thbook) shows God’s plan and the return of Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 40:31 (NASB)says,
“Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.”
These five aspects are outstanding:
- gain new
- mount up
- run and not get tired
- walk and not become weary
We are waiting for the coming of the Lord and should wait anxiously. This should be our greatest hope.
Jude 1:21 (NASB)says, “Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiouslyfor the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.”
Hebrews 9:28 (NASB)says, “So Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerlyawait Him.”
Philippians 3:20 (NASB)says, “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerlywait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
We have a hope, and we relate this with everything we see. We have seen that the cultural and religious face of the world is changing, and there are some facts that show that the world will be Islamic (Muslim) in a few years. If the world will be Islamic in about 20 years, this means it will be antichristian and led by the antichrist. If this is true, the Church should have disappeared by that time.
The Lord is coming soon. We should be waiting anxiously.
1 Corinthians 1:7 (NASB) states, “So that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerlythe revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
We want to see the Lord, and in the meantime, we should look and long for the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:23 (NASB)says, “And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerlyfor our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.”
Paul tells this to everyone: Hebrews, Philippians, Corinthians, and Romans, and we are among them. We must wait for the Lord. “For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay.” (Hebrews 10:37)
We should also gain new strength, a new mind, a new bow, etc. Since “there is nothing new under the sun”, we should get away from under the sun and place ourselves under coverage, as there are many new things under coverage. Strength decreases when seeing the wickedness of the world, but we will gain new strength if we wait for the Lord.
Matthew 11:28 (NASB)says, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”
In Isaiah 40:31, the original word used for “tired” is “YAGA” (3021). This same word appears in the following verses:
Job 9:29 (NASB)says, “I am accounted wicked, why then should I toil in vain?”
This means that if we stop being wicked, we won’t get tired. For example, we have read in the Bible that the wicked is a person who borrows and does not pay back, or a person who is cruel with animals.
Psalms 6:6 (NASB)states, “I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears.”
We will be in the race of life, but if we wait for the Lord, we won’t complain or cry anymore. We won’t become weary.
Proverbs 23:4 (NASB)says, “Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, cease from your consideration of it.”
Let’s remember that the Bible says that blessings will come upon us and overtake us, and if we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, all these things will be added to us. If we do this, we won’t weary ourselves looking forward to gain wealth.
Ecclesiastes 10:15 (NASB)says, “The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.”
This is the “city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” (Hebrews 11:10) A fool can be, for example, a workaholic. Psalm 127:2 (NASB) says, “It is vain for you to rise up early, to retire late, to eat the bread of painful labors; for He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.”
Lamentations 5:5 (NASB) says, “Our pursuers are at our necks; We are worn out, there is no rest for us.”
There is a promise that if we wait anxiously for the Lord, we won’t get tired. Our pursuers won’t be able to be at our necks. Isaiah 41:12 (NASB) says, “You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.”
We are waiting anxiously for the Lord. In the end, this is the purpose of the Gospel. There will be an extraordinary situation not related to religiosity. If we fall in love with the coming of the Lord, our surroundings will change. We long to see the Lamb. This exceeds everything that we could be suffering. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18) May God rekindle our love for Him and His coming, and that love never diminishes!