These two words whirled in me last night. A message of rejoicing for His children. As a mother is in birth pangs, stressed and troubled, it is soon forgotten when the baby is born. The baby is the millennium on earth, its restoration by Jesus’ hands. A righteous, just and clean earth.
Brothers and Sisters, we are in birth pangs. The baby is soon to be born. Rejoice during the birth pangs–whatever the symptoms. Keep your eyes on the newborn.
Read Isaiah 26:16-21
6 Lord, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord.
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.