In this post we are going to continue on a thought that was presented in our previous teaching; namely "the desolate heritages". Isa. 49:8
From our previous post we learned that it is Yahshua's desire that we receive new wine in new bottles. New truths or truths that are new to us are to be contained in new bottles or the new heart that Yahshua promised in Eze.36:26,27.
These new truths may not, at first be comfortable to our current understanding; but as lovers of truth we will search them out (like the Bereans to see if these things are so.
Now the text of Scripture under consideration states thus:
Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
This is a beautiful promise! Obviously some saints have been praying for help, and what is YHVH'S answer....I will give thee for a covenant of the people......to inherit the desolate heritages.
Obviously the question is what is it of YHVH that is desolate and it should be also an heritage? Is it possible that major truths of YHVH's word have been left desolate? and none but a very small number inherit them?
Is it possible that the vast majority of the christian world is missing out on some new wine....which is to be deposited in new bottles?
And is it possible that most say "No man also having drunk old [wine] straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better." ? Lk.5:39
Is it possible that the desolate heritages are the same as:
Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways [from] the ancient paths, to walk in paths, [in] a way not cast up; (Jer.18:15) (?)
If so, what are they? What beautiful truths are as yet undiscovered to most of the christian world? Has not YHVH promised to give us
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. (Isa. 61:1) and
And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. (Isa.61:2)
Did not Messiah say that we are like a city set on a hill? Why then are the cities wasted and are in need of repair?
And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. (Isa.58:12)
Shalom all and Ahava in Yahshua.