You Belong To Him!

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English: Isaiah; illustration from a Bible car...

English: Isaiah; illustration from a Bible card published by the Providence Lithograph Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

y David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

In Song of Solomon, the Lord says of his bride: “How fair and how pleasant art
thou, O love, for delights!” (Song of Solomon 7:6). Three of the Hebrew words
in this verse are synonymous: fair (meaning “precious”), pleasant (indicating
“pleasure”), and delights.

These words describe Jesus’ thoughts toward His bride as He beholds her. He
looks at her and says, “How beautiful, sweet and delightful you are. You are
precious to me, O love!” And in turn, the bride boasts, “I am my beloved’s, and
his desire is toward me” (verse 10). The meaning here is, “He runs after me with
delight. He chases me because I am so precious to him!”

These same thoughts are found throughout the Psalms. “The Lord taketh pleasure
in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy” (Psalm 147:11). “For
the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with
salvation” (149:4).
Now, I can try to convince you of God‘s delight in you by telling you, “You are
precious to the Lord!” Yet you may think, “Well, that’s a lovely thought. How
sweet.”

This truth is much more than a lovely thought, however. It is the very key to
your deliverance from every battle that rages in your soul. It is the secret to
entering into the rest God has promised you. And until you lay hold of
it—until it becomes a foundation of truth in your heart—you will not be
able to withstand what is ahead in this wicked time.

Isaiah had a revelation of God’s great delight in us. He prophesied to Israel
this word from the Lord:

“O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name;
thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and
through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the
fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee”
(Isaiah 43:1-2).

Isaiah was not talking about a literal flood or fire. He was talking about what
the people were going through spiritually and mentally. They were in captivity
at the time and their floods were trials, their fires were temptations, their
rivers were testings. It was all the devil’s attempt to destroy and overwhelm
God’s people.

Isaiah’s words were a message of pure mercy to Israel. They were in captivity
because of their own stupidity and foolishness and they deserved nothing. But
God sent them a weeping, brokenhearted prophet who said, “God wants me to
tell you that you belong to Him!”

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