Tag: Messiah

The Messiah Of Geza

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In Isaiah 11 it’s written, “There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse…” But the word in Hebrew for “stem” is “geza.” “Geza” actually means “a stump” a “cut down tree or plant.” This Scripture is prophesying that Messiah will come forth as a twig growing out of a cut off tree stump. Thus Messiah would spring up from the broken, cut off stump of the throne and line of David.

If you look at the lives of those who are born again, you can always find some sort of tree trunk; an old life cut down, and yet out of which comes forth the life of Messiah. The life of Messiah comes forth in the cutting down of our pride, our plans, our hopes, our dreams, our happiness, our security, and all the rest of the old life. That is when Messiah’s life begins to grow. Remember that. Even now, when you see hopes, comforts, plans, securities, and dreams cut down in your life, don’t despair. For in Messiah, from every cut-down trunk, will come forth a shoot of something far better.

Today’s Mission – Today, give God your broken hopes and dreams. And surrender your current plans and desires to His will and allow Him to grow something better.

by Jonathan Cahn

Messiah In Tears

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

The Hebrew word Immanuel or in English Immanuel is actually a sentence: Im means ‘with,’ anu means ‘us,’ and El means ‘God’. God is with us. Messiah’s name is not just a name, it’s a Hebrew sentence. Whatever He did in His life, He was ‘God is with us’ doing it. In John 11 it says, “Messiah, wept.” Messiah in sorrow and tears was Immanuel in sorrow and tears. That spells out a message— “God is with us in sorrow and tears.”

Having God in your life doesn’t mean you’ll be exempt from sorrow and tears, but it means you’ll never be alone. God will be with you in all things, at all times. Even when you feel far from His presence, His presence is never far. For God is with you in your sorrows and tears. Even in your deepest pain, He will be just as much there as He ever was, and even more so. You will find that if you look, He is there as Immanuel weeping with you and loving you, just beyond your tears.

Today’s Mission – Spend time in the presence of God today. Be still and know that He is with you in all things.

by Jonathan Cahn