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Do we sinners really want Christ to come down from heaven in judgment? Yes—for He will not remember our sins forever!

BibleGateway: Isaiah 64:1-9

ESV Text: Isaiah 64:1-9

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     1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence. 2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence! 3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence. 4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. 5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.

     6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. 7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. 8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. 9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.(KJV)

Hymn: WS 705:
Come, O Long-Expected Jesus

1. Come, O long expected Jesus, 
Born to set Your people free; 
From our sins and fears release us; 
By Your death on Calvary. 

2. Born your people to deliver; 
Born a child and yet a King! 
Born to reign in us forever, 
Now Your gracious kingdom bring. 

3. By your own eternal Spirit 
Rule in all our hearts alone; 
By your all sufficient merit 
Raise us to your glorious throne.