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Isaiah 14:26

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 26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth; and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.'1

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1 There is no lasting satisfaction. You get one thing you want, and you immediately start wanting something else. This is earth school — learning the emptiness of lust for possessions, pleasures, power, wealth, etc., until we decide to look beyond the visible for happiness. Perhaps you can relate to the false joy of Christmas — after the presents are opened, after the big dinner, after the music has stopped — how many times have you felt let down, empty, almost desperate for another fix — go for a walk, take a ride, visit somebody, have a drink — anything to fill the void that you can rarely identify? For worldly joy is transitory, while godly joy is permanent. From George Fox's Letter 245.

So hear his voice, everyone of you, that speaks from heaven, whose voice shakes the earth, and not the earth only, but the heavens also. The heaven imports joy: so all the false joys, the lifted-up joys, or exalted joys, and joys in vain glory, and joys in the world, of any outward thing or creature, and men or women; his voice that speaks from heaven shakes the earth and the heavens; and these must be shaken and removed, both the heavens and the earth; before that does appear that can never be shaken, the noble, royal seed, elect and precious, before the world began. Being heirs of him, come to inherit him; in him you shall know that which cannot be shaken, and there is the true joy, in that which is from everlasting to everlasting, who is the beginning and ending; here are not any either lifted up or fallen down to despair.

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