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BONDED TOGETHER WITH HIM

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 40:30-31).

The term “wait upon” is translated from the Hebrew word ‘qavah,’ signifying to “gather” or to “bind together” perhaps by twisting. It’s comparable to twisting ropes together to form one braided rope. Contextually, therefore, “wait upon” might not be the most accurate choice of words in translating what the prophet Isaiah said in that verse. 

For example, when you read the creation story in Genesis 1:9, the same Hebrew word ‘qavah’ is used when God commanded the water below the sky to come together in one place so that the land will appear: “And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.”

Also, in Jeremiah 3:17, where the Scriptures emphasized the idea of people being united or bonded together, the same word is used: “At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD, and all the nations shall be gathered unto it….”

So, when Isaiah 40:31 speaks of those who “wait upon the LORD,” a more accurate understanding would be those who are “gathered together” or those who are “bonded together” with the Lord; they shall renew their strength. What does this tell us in the light of the New Testament?

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:17, “…he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” Now, you can understand why the Holy Spirit has come to live in you; you and the Holy Spirit have become one in that rich fellowship. It’s a “bonding together” as it were. 

We’ve been brought into oneness with divinity; it’s an inseparable union. We’re in Him, and He is in us. Glory to God! This is the reason we can enjoy rich fellowship with Him in prayer—praying in tongues—and be reinvigorated through and through. We’ve been brought into a communion, a place of relationship, a oneness of spirit. Hallelujah! 

You ought to enjoy that fellowship every day; it’s not something you go into and come out of, for you’re in Him, and He’s in you.

Confession/Prayer

Dear Father, thank you for my inseparable oneness with you, which gives me the privilege and awesome blessing of constant fellowship with you. As a result of this deep communion, I’m strengthened, energized and continually afire to serve you, live for you and fulfil your purpose for my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

1-year bible reading plan

Luke 12:49-59; Judges 10-11

2-year bible reading plan

Romans 9:14-25; Psalm 118

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