His Permanent Purpose
OCTOBER 2, 2020

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord.
Isaiah 54:17

Matthew 16:18 (nkjv)18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

Isaiah 53 is one of the most theologically important chapters in the Old Testament. It contains the portrait of the Servant of the Lord—the coming Messiah who would suffer on behalf of His people. The Servant—revealed eventually as Jesus Christ—saw that many would be opposed to Him (Isaiah 50:8-9). Yet He also saw that He would be vindicated by God: “Surely the Lord God will help Me” (verse 9).

Interestingly, after the Servant’s presentation in Isaiah 53, He is never referred to again in the singular. Rather, it is His “seed” (Isaiah 53:10), His spiritual offspring, who take center stage. It is “the heritage of the servants of the Lord” that “no weapon formed against [them] shall prosper” (Isaiah 54:17). God’s purposes for His people will never be resisted or cancelled (Isaiah 55:10-11).

If God has called you for a purpose, know this: Nothing will prosper against you and God’s purpose for your life. Neither the Servant, nor His servants, can be defeated.

The work which His goodness began, the arm of His strength will complete.

Augustus M. Toplady
David Jeremiah

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