|Isaiah 42:6-7 |
6 "I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand; I will keep you and give you for a covenant to the people, for a light to the Gentiles,1
7 To open the blind eyes, to deliver the prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness imprisoned.2
2 To open the blind eyes, to deliver the prisoners from the prison, those who sit in darkness imprisoned. The Lord is speaking of prisoners of sin, people captive to sin, slaves to sin; people walking in darkness without the Light of God that sit in the prison of the whole earth in darkness. There is so much darkness, they are blind. This is the promise of the gospel, which all the false Christian sects deny is even possible — to become servant and prisoner of the Lord instead of a slave to sin and prisoner of Satan, to be freed from sin, to be brought out of darkness to light; and this is the exact message Paul was told to preach:
I am sending you to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may thus receive forgiveness and release from their sins and a place and portion among those who are consecrated and purified by faith in Me. Acts 26:17-18.
Compare Paul's gospel to the doctrine of demons, in which the ministers of the deficit sects tell their members that they are righteous, even while they are still sinning, sin being wickedness.
He that says to the wicked, 'You are righteous;' him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him. Pro 24:24
All the pastors and ministers shall be cursed, who lied, saying that with belief in Jesus, you are righteous while still locked in sin.
In effect, the ministers of today tell their members: don't seek, don't obey, don't fear, don't strive — saying there is no need because of grace, your supposed license for immorality and excuse for remaining in sin.
Yet Paul instructed ministers thus: "Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of everyone, so that the rest also may fear." 1 Tim 5:20.
Paul also pleaded for repentance: remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.
And scripture plainly and clearly states that if you are still sinning, you have no inheritance in the kingdom of God or Christ.
It is no wonder Babylon has confused billions to remain blind to the gospel of Christ. Look at the Net Bible's appalling footnotes to this verse:
YET GOD SAYS IN ISAIAH 42:6 AND 49:7, THAT HE IS GIVING CHRIST, (the New Covenant of Light), AS A COVENANT TO THE PEOPLE, (the preserved of Israel and to the Gentiles...to the ends of the earth), not "to political prisoners or victims of social injustice;" the new covenant is announced by the gospel, and the translators are totally blind to darkness vs. light, the bondage of sin, sin vs. righteousness, the basic message of Christ to all people, and the mystery of the gospel:
I have come into the world for judgment, that the blind might see; and that those who see might be made blind. John 9:39
Truly, the Lord has made blind those who are promoting and support the false gospel of instant salvation just by believing in Jesus and/or water baptism; they have been made blind to the true gospel.
For the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, so that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine in them. 2 Cor 4:4
The light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:5
But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Mat 6:23
Who among you fears the LORD? Who obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light, trust in the name of the LORD, and stay [his mind] upon his God. Isa 50:10
And pray for me, that utterance [of the word of God] may be given [by the Spirit] to me when I begin to speak — to confidently make known the mystery of the gospel, Eph 6:19
The merchants of Babylon, (those, who from their carnal minds and evil imaginations, erroneously interpret the scriptures and make a living doing so), do not understand that all men are in a cursed, fallen nature — in bondage, (slaves), to sin — walking in darkness, cutoff from walking in the light of God that would guide them in words and deeds of righteousness — blind to what is rightousness, blind to what is light, blind to what is the gospel, and blind to what is the truth; they do not understand that every man has in them the spirit of Satan, a carnal mind that is enmity with God, and an evil imagination thinking evil thoughts continually, all which must be destroyed, killed, mortified, and crucified so that man can come out of darkness to walk and see by the light; and this must occur while man still lives on the earth so that when he dies, he is fit for the company of heaven.
From the Word of the Lord within:
The in-print Bibles have been translated by blind guides, leading billions of readers into the ditch and then to Hell; but thank God that There is Hope for All Men and Women.