be visited and delivered by the Lord of hosts..."
The Lord of hosts, Jehovah, can deliver us--in an instant-- from all our enemies. The question is "who are our enemies?" We see in this chapter that there are outward enemies and inward enemies, as well.
The greatest enemy is not wine...for being drunk with wine is only a symptom of a deeper problem. Nor is our greatest problem with those who seek to make war against us. Our greatest enemy is our spiritual blindness, our spiritual deafness...unwillingness to read, hear (obey) the Word of God.
Isaiah 29:13 "And so the Lord says, "These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far away."
This is a call for us to examine ourselves: 2 Corinthians 13:5 "Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!"
The enemy is the sin that lives in us...that's why we are blind, deaf and poor. The only way to deal with sin, to be delivered from it...is to confess it to the LORD and repent...and in that day--deaf people will hear words read from a book, and blind people will see through the gloom and darkness. Those who are poor will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 29:18,19
The phrase "Holy One of Israel" is the Hebrew word "Yisra'el and is translated "God prevails." When we confess/repent from our sins, God will prevail in our hearts...we will be forgiven. We will be delivered from our blindness, deafness and our spiritual poverty and not only will we be changed, restored...but look what will happen around us:
"Those in error will then believe the truth, and those who constantly complain will accept instruction." Isaiah 29:24
Standing in Him,