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All Flesh Shall See

October 14, 2018


All Flesh Shall See

Isaiah 40:3-4 prophesied the coming  of John the Baptist,  and we read the fulfillment  in Luke 3:4-6,  where it quotes the prophecy,

The voice  of one crying  in the wilderness,    
“Make ready the way  of the LORD,    
Make His paths straight.    
Every ravine  shall be filled up,    
And every mountain and hill  shall be brought low;    
And the crooked  shall become straight,    
And the rough roads smooth;    
And all flesh shall see  the salvation  of God.”

People all over this world have heard  of Jesus Christ — but that does not mean  they believe  that Jesus can give them  the gift  of forgiveness  and eternal life.     The majority  of people  still would rather try  to get to heaven  through their own efforts  and self-righteousness.     So,  it is one thing  to know  that Jesus existed,  and a totally different thing  to really know Jesus  as Lord and Savior.

There is only one way anyone  can have any sort  of comprehension  of the salvation of God  in Jesus Christ.     One needs to realize  that Jesus is God,  come in the flesh,  to suffer and die  to pay  for our sins.

Isaiah and Luke point out what happens  to people  as they come to Christ.     First, Isaiah said,  “Make ready the way  of the LORD,  make His paths straight.”     We need to straighten out our lives  and realize  the LORD will be our Judge.     We know what God calls good  and what He calls evil,  so out of respect  for God’s authority,  we are to get on the straight and narrow path  of His way of living.

Then,  Isaiah said,  “Every ravine  shall be filled up.”     That means  that everyone who feels low and downtrodden  because of their sins  will be given peace and joy  in knowing  that Jesus will wash away  all their sins.     They don’t have to worry  about their guilt any more.

Thirdly,  Isaiah said,  “And every mountain and hill  shall be brought low.”     That’s saying every self-righteous person  will have their sins pointed out  by the Savior  so that they will be brought down  by the reality  of their sins.     No matter how good  a person thinks he is,  we are all sinners  in great need  of repentance.     It is good  to realize our need  for repentance.

Fourth, Isaiah said, “And the crooked  shall become straight.”     Those who have lived crooked lives  will have the fear  of God instilled  in them,  when they learn  that they are headed  for hell.

Fifth, Isaiah said, “And the rough roads smooth.”     Those who face  all sorts of trials  and have fears and doubts  of all sorts  will be comforted  by knowing their Savior has come  to show them the way  of faith.

Last,  Isaiah said,  “And all flesh shall see  the salvation  of God.”     Yes,  the gospel is being spread  throughout the whole world.     People from all nations know  that we call Jesus our Lord and Savior.

How well they see  and understand  is partially up to us.     We need  to keep on sharing the gospel  so that they at least can learn  about their need  for repentance  and putting their faith  in the Son of God,  who has paid  for their sins.

Just knowing  that Jesus wants to get us  on the right path  to life  and that His ways are proven  to be good and right,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  only You  can straighten out my sinful ways  and lead me  in Your righteousness,  through faith,  hope,  and love.     Come into my heart  and help me  to live  for You.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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