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Chapter 55
{Principle of Grace}
1 Ho, every one who thirsts,
come you to the waters.

And he who has no money;
come you, buy, and eat.

Yes, come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.

2 Why do you spend money
for that which is not bread?

And you labor
for that which satisfies not?

'Hear, listen and obey' {shama`}
diligently unto Me,
and eat you that which is good,
and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3 Incline your ear, and come unto Me.

Hear, and your soul shall live.

And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
even the sure mercies of David.

4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people,
a leader and commander to the people.

5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you know not,
and nations that knew not you
shall run unto you
because of Jehovah/God your 'Elohiym/Godhead,
and for the Holy One of Israel . . .
for He has glorified you.

6 Seek you Jehovah/God
while He may be found,
call you upon Him while He is near.

7 Let the wicked forsake his Way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts . . .
and let him return unto Jehovah/God,
and He will have mercy upon him.

And to our 'Elohiym/Godhead,
for He will abundantly pardon.

8 For My thoughts
are not your thoughts.

Neither are your Ways . . .
My Ways,
said Jehovah/God.

{Note: This may be the piviotal verse in the entire bible. God's Divine Viewpoint is different from human viewpoint. We need to learn how to live by His "Ways" by learning His "Thinking". When Jesus was born, "the Word was made flesh". That means that His thinking was pure Divine Viewpoint. We who believe in Him are to learn His thinking and follow His example of how to walk through life. See also Matthew 3:3.}

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are My Ways higher than your Ways,
and My Thoughts than your thoughts.

{Note: This is the reason why a believer MUST study, study, study - daily . . . consistently the Word of God. We must replace our thoughts (norms and standards in the conscience of our soul) with His thoughts. Then we can apply His divine viewpoint to experience and HE receives the glory! It is HIS THOUGHTS working through us - and we do so from our own free will.}

10 For as the rain comes down,
and the snow from heaven,
and returns not there,
but waters the earth,
and makes it bring forth and bud,
that it may give seed to the sower,
and bread to the eater . . . 11
so shall My Word
  {as of 96 AD, in final written form - the Bible}
be that goes forth out of My Mouth.

It shall not return unto Me void/empty.

But it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

12 For you shall go out with joy,
and be led forth with peace.

The mountains and the hills
shall break forth before you into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree,
and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree.

And it shall be to Jehovah/God for a name,
for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.