O Root of Jesse,
who stand as a sign for the people,
kings stand silent in your presence,
whom the nations will worship:
come to set us free,
put it off no longer.
Isaiah 11:10 “And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; For the Gentiles shall seek Him, And His resting place shall be glorious
Romans 15:12 “There shall be a root of Jesse; And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles, In Him the Gentiles shall hope.”
This is the sign for our hope. There IS Someone who the nations WILL worship. Kings stand now and will stand silent in His Presence. There IS Someone we ask now to please come and set us free and delay no longer. We ought to think about that prayer though.
If we ask Him to come and set us free, putting it off no longer, do we condemn those who do not love Him to eternal separation? Ought we pray to God asking His continued patience so that more may come to Him and love Him? Yet we are weary in the thick of the battle called life, though it is a gift. We try not to despair. We try not to give in. We put on the armor of God and fight on a daily basis. But our arms grow weary and shake with the weight of our shield and sword from wielding them. Our legs tremble from the parry forward and the steps back in defense.
Yet we fight on. Why? Because we KNOW He will come. In fact has already come. He stands by our side. He fights alongside us. He provides the strength we need in the battle. He sends His angels to guard our backs.
But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5