MAKE STRAIGHT THE WAY
Isaiah 40:3 “ A voice of one calling: ‘In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.'”*
The Scene: A straight** highway in the desert. **Straight, a Saxon root word, has many meanings: 1)reach, stretch, right; all words having to do with maturity. People, including those in the church, lack growth in spiritual maturity; 2)straight also refers to the word strait, which means narrow, used interchangeably with straight, according to Merriam-Webster 1828 edition; and 3) used as a math term meaning right, as in the word upright~~ that is, not deviating or going crooked, to the left or right.
Proverbs 4:27 “Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”
*John the Baptist in Matthew 3:2 said,”Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near. This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah.” John the Baptist is quoting what Isaiah had said some 700-plus years before John’s birth. Isaiah was a type and shadow of John the Baptist, who was to come. This is a call to holiness—to bring godly leadership to all levels of government in these United States of America.
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
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