“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2)

The significance of this verse is the singular declaration that there is no salvation apart from God. Once this is conviction is truly beheld it eliminates the delusional notion of any possible deliverance by the systems, structures and methodologies of this world. This is the incessant and unceasing message of every true ancient and modern prophet. Isaiah envisions a coming day when God’s people will finally “get it,” and abandon their trust in human and earthly alliances for their sense of well-being. Sadly, that day has not come. Just a cursory glance at the social media accounts of many professing believers reveals they have not yet abandoned their dependency upon earthly means for their desired ends; even perpetuating a false hope among their “followers” through an unceasing stream of angry, bitter, and divisive posts and tweets. It’s really something to behold.

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