Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God. —Isaiah 66:9
The process of fetal development is fascinating. As the weeks turn to months the mother’s stomach muscles expand to adjust to the growth pattern of the infant. When the final stage arrives, the baby shifts, moving its head downward into the birth position. The beginning of delivery is heralded by labor pains and allows time to prepare for proper birth.
Through the prophet Isaiah, God declared the mother of Zion gave birth without labor pains. What is God trying to say through this analogy?
God is the author of life and the giver to birth. What God impregnates (or begins) He will not abort. This passage is alluding to revival. God birthed it at Pentecost. What He has started He will surely finish. Nothing can stop this great move in the final hours of these last days. Get ready to be delivered into the pearly gates!
Jesus, keep me from aborting Your new creation
in my life. Birth in me Your newness
and create in me a new mind
and heart this day. Amen.