Pastor Ron Roddey
"God Is Sovereign"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
From Isaiah Chapter 43
43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that
formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called
thee by thy name; thou art mine.
43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and
through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest
through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame
kindle upon thee.
43:3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I
gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
43:4 Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable,
and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people
for thy life.
43:5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east,
and gather thee from the west;
43:6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back:
bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him
for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
43:8 Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have
43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be
assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things?
let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let
them hear, and say, It is truth.
43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have
chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he:
before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
43:12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was
no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD,
that I am God.
43:13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can
deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
43:14 Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For
your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their
nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
43:15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
43:16 Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in
the mighty waters;
43:17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the
power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are
extinct, they are quenched as tow.
43:18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of
43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye
not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the
43:20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls:
because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to
give drink to my people, my chosen.
43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my