The Chaos Is Over

“Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins” (Isaiah 40:2).

Isaiah spoke prophetically to Isreal during their captivity in Babylon and declared their warfare ended and their inequities pardoned. The people were still in exile, yet he spoke of what the Lord was about to do, as a comfort them. “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God” (Isaiah 40:1). A voice cried in preparation for the Lord to level the uneven ground, to lift up the valleys and to bring down every mountain and hill. God was ready to reveal his glory to the world through his chosen people. Isaiah wanted a cry to go out about the greatness of God, his might as he was coming to bring a reward and recompense. God’s presence would restore peace where there was chaos and bring order where there was confusion.

Times of captivity were preceded by war and plunder, which led to people and resources being scattered. God’s restoration involved the gathering back of his people and the regaining order. Nehemiah’s rebuilding of the walls in Jerusalem created the boundaries which provided protection for the city. It also restored order and controlled the movement and flow of people and resources (Nehemiah 4). Zerubbabel also rebuilt the temple to restore worship in Isreal and the altars were also rebuilt to offer sacrifices unto God (Ezra 3). Elijah rebuilt the altar of the Lord on Mount Carmel which had been thrown down (1 Kings 18:30). We can assume that the altar was torn down by the prophets of Baal, in opposition to pure worship.

Paul spoke to the Corinthians about the importance of orderly worship unto God. “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints” (1 Corinthians 14:33). We can conclude that wherever there is disorder, chaos and confusion, that God is not the the creator or architect of those systems. The devils comes to steal, kill and destroy things that belong to the children of God. The devil uses chaos and confusion to rob people of their peace and blessings. Jesus came to give us life in abundance and like Jesus we speak to chaos and command, “Peace! Be still” (Mark 4:39).

We are no longer tolerating chaos in our spheres of influence. We command this spirit to cease from creating any further havoc and we speak the peace of Jesus Christ. Peace in our homes, peace in our communities, peace in the marketplace, peace over our children and marriages. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).


16 thoughts on “The Chaos Is Over

  1. You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. (Isa 26:3)

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