Jimmy DeYoung’s
Prophetic Prospective
Daily Devotional
October 31, 2007

Isaiah 45:18 – For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God
himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he
created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and
there is none else.

For further study – Isaiah 45:1-25

I hope you have some time to spend in this forty-fifth chapter of Isaiah.
This is an excellent chapter of God’s prophetic Word that reveals
prophetic events that will happen, some of them only 150 years after they
were given.

Other prophecies contained within the verses of this chapter will be
fulfilled in the future, certainly future from Isaiah’s day but also
future from today.

The chapter also confirms that God is the creator of all things which
gives Him the authority to reveal the future, the Creator can tell you
what His creation will face at a future date.

There is no way I can point out everything I would like for you to see in
this devotional for today. I’ll hit some "high points" but please spend
some good amount of time reaping a harvest of great truths from what I do
not cover.

I must bring to your attention the name "Cyrus", verse 1. This is the man,
Cyrus, the leader of the Medo-Persian Empire, that will allow Zerubabbel
and fifty thousand Jews to return to Jerusalem after the Babylonian

They return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple by permission of Cyrus and
with funding from Cyrus as well.

Isaiah pre-wrote history that was fulfilled 150 years after he penned the
prophecy, Isaiah 44:28 and 45:1-4. The record of the fulfillment of this
prophecy is found in Ezra 1 and 2.

Notice the verses that confirm that God created the heavens, the earth and
all that in them is, verses 7-8, 12 and 18. The Lord gives testimony to
"who He is" also in this chapter, verses 5-6, 21-22.

This is a message from the one and only true God, through His spokesman,
the Prophet Isaiah. God makes a commitment to save and give an everlasting
salvation to the Jewish people, verses 17, 22 and 25. This is a prophecy
that is yet to be fulfilled. Current events indicate we are in the process
of moving toward the fulfillment of that prophecy.

Let me conclude my thoughts with verse 19, what a blessing this chapter is
to the Jewish people, the "technical recipients" of these promises. It is
also a blessing to us who are Christians  who receive a "spiritual
blessing" from these truths.

But you know, of course, that the entire book of Isaiah, in fact, the
entire 66 books of the Bible are the spiritual "milk and meat" that we
need on a daily basis. That’s why the statement that God made about not
speaking in "secret" is so good.

We all have His Word available to us so that we can receive the blessings
from our time of reading and study of it. Dear Friend, join me as we
"feast" on the "Word of God".