Hearts crying out…

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Isaiah 15

This makes for pretty difficult reading because there are so many place names we have never heard of and because it is a crescendo of horror climaxing in Dibon becoming Dimon (to echo the Hebrew word for blood dam)!

The place names aren’t in a logical order moving north to south, east to west – they are dotted around erratically. A great cry is going up from everywhere – people are trying to escape in the high places. There’s wailing everywhere.

It’s a n echo of what Paul writes in Eph2:25 of life before God’s grace captured our hearts and rescued us. “We were without hope and without God in the world.” There’s no gloating here – Isaiah’s heart cries out for Moab in v5.

We need to be crying out to God for our nation

  • 7.6 Million children aborted since 1967
  • Right to die arguments raging again
  • 170 people needing a food parcel in King’s Lynn last month
  • A soldier beheaded by a Islamic extremist on the streets of London
  • Web pornography inspiring a paedophile to murder April Jones

Romans 1 tells us that God gives people over to what they desire – if we desire a godless nation, we get one.

Let’s echo Isaiah “My heart cries out!” We want an outpouring of God to sweep our nation with grace not destruction. There’s a cloud as small as man’s hand breaking of South Wales and I hear Sussex. Let’s call on God for a move of God to save our nation!

Prayer meeting this Sunday 6.30pm at 25 South Wootton Lane – don’t miss it. What if it turns out to be like Acts 4:31?



Andy planted the Gateway Church in Sept 2007. He and Janet love to gather different nations together to grow in Christ while eating good food! He also helps to shape and serve a couple of Relational Mission's church plants in mainland Europe. Andy and Janet run regularly, largely to offset the hospitality eating! He also runs a popular WordPress plugin Church Admin