HEPHZIBAH! DESOLATE NO MORE!
“Thou shalt no more be termed forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. Isaiah 62:4
HOPE FOR TODAY:
Do you sometimes feel forsaken? Alone? Forgotten? Here we find God’s promise to a now returned, formerly backslidden Israel who had turned away from God to worship and serve another, that in returning to him they will never feel this way again! God begins by focusing on this transformation by giving Israel a wonderful nickname called Hephzibah.
Hephzibah means “I delight in her” and “guarded one”. So let’s dispel the Devils lie right now! Since you have accepted Jesus, turned from your old ways, and have placed your love upon God, you are now protected, guarded, and are walking with Jesus every day. This supports God’s promise to us, as we read,
“Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name, He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.” Psalm 91:14, 15
THE TRUTH IS…
Not only are we loved, guarded, and protected, because we have set our love upon Jesus, but God takes delight in us, so much so that he has called our land “Beulah” This term, “Beulah” means married. We are now married to God, in a delightful relationship to him that offers great joy, provision, promise, and protection. Never to be forsaken, “Thou shalt no more be termed forsaken”
So take away Alone, take away forsaken, and take away forgotten, and the lie of the devil is gone! He is so weak! Now we live and move and have our being in the “Truth”
Jesus is that way, that truth, and that life. Now we are married unto him, “Hephzibah” “guarded and protected” is our nickname, and “Beulah Land”, or “married to Jesus” is where we live!
God’s Love For You!