And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
2 In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
5 And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.
6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
Public Domain KJV text from Wordproject.org
The judgment messages grow to be words of hope. Hope is powerful. It enables us to take the next step. It encourages us to hold on. Without hope, there is nothing to motivate us to move on. Hope is the little light at the end of the tunnel. It is the spark that delivers the energy to take one more stride.
The messianic prophetic messages do just that! They paint an image of God’s love and care for His lost children, showing that He will go to all extremes to bring them back home to live eternally with Him. It is also an image of his protection that reminds us of the exodus from Egyp-- the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night.
The last line of“Footprints in the Sand” (read the full poem) reveals this love, care, protection, and hope that the fulfillment of the messianic prophecies in Jesus provide for us.
“The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you only see one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.” “
Wayne A. Wasiczko
Retired Educator and Conference Auditor, Selah, Wshington USA (as of this writiing)