Shasta Way Christian Church
Are you Thirsty?
The Promises of God in Isaiah 55 are reminiscent of what Jesus says in Matthew and on John, but Isaiah has a slightly different focus that complements Jesus words. In fact Jesus' statements on Hungering and Thirsty assume that we know this passage in Isaiah 55. Let's explore together...
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  • Shasta Way Christian Church
    5835 Shasta Way, Klamath Falls, OR 97603, USA
    Sunday 5:00 AM
God through Isaiah is calling on us to seek Him. He is using an invitation, to have us follow Him, come to Him to have our deepest needs met.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

A man cannot satisfy his hunger for food for his entire life by eating just one meal.
To be totally satisfied physically and spiritually man must feed himself daily; food and water for the flesh, the Word of God for the soul.
“When you have nothing left but God, you become aware that God is enough.”

We live with significant frustration
We often are Unfilled, unsatisfied, unable to take another step
We need help
2. Seek Him, Find Him, Understand Him
Hebrews 11:6 ... he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Jeremiah 29:13... You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord

Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
Romans 13:11 And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; leave Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
We see the power of God’s Word to transform a person’s life.
From spiritual barrenness and death (Titus 3:3 “we were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.”), to spiritual abundance and life (“may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10).

God’s Word can transform lives that people consider worthless and hopeless.
Are We Thirsty for His Promises?

Isaiah 55:12-13 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.”
Why did God send His Word?

To reveal Himself. Why did God go to the trouble of making Himself known through the Bible? “God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him...” Acts 17:27, NIV.

To bring us to faith in Him. “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17, NIV. Some have been converted by simply reading the Bible for themselves.

To bring us eternal life. “And this is what he promised us--even eternal life.” 1 John 2:25

To transform us. That is what these verses are talking about, transformation. Turning a dry, lifeless land into a land that buds and flourishes. “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2, NIV.
To be hungry is not enough; I must be really starving to know what is in God’s heart towards me. When the Prodigal Son was hungry he went to feed upon husks, but when he was starving he turned to his Father.