“Oh taste and see that the Lord is Good; Blessed is the man that trusts in Him” Psalm 34:8
God’s invitation is open to all to come and taste and see that He is good. He invites us to come to His banqueting table just as we are and to feast. The Lord says that it is free to come and to partake of all His goodness. Jesus has paid the price for us. Other things in this life will not satisfy us but His love, grace, mercy and goodness are more than enough to satisfy our very souls. His banner over us is love.
The truth is that God is good. Jesus is good. The Holy Spirit is good. All good things come from God above and He is good. We declare that truth today. Anything which teaches or tells us otherwise is a lie. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are good. The fruit of the Holy Spirit is good. Anything which is not good is not of God. The fruit which is not good is not of Him.
I believe that the Lord is saying in this season, Come and see that I am good. I am a good, good, God. I give good gifts to my children. Come and ask of me so that I might pour My gifts into you for the benefit of others. My Spirit living and breathing through you by the power of My resurrected son, Jesus – the very breath of God. I bring life and truth. I am speaking in the season to bring the dry bones to life. As the prophet spoke to the dry bones so I am sending out My Word amongst My children to proclaim that this is the day of the Lord. Rejoice and be glad in it. Speak to the dry places and tell them to become fruitful in the name of the Lord – that there may be rivers of living water that will flow in the deserts. Speak to the barren places and command them to bring forth fruit. Whatever fruit has already withered on the vine then let it die, but I am bringing a refreshing wind says the Lord which will revive those of My children who need refreshing. Come and taste and see that the Lord is good. If you will seek Him with all your heart then He will not disappoint you. Come says the Lord. Come. The invitation is there. If you choose to ignore it then you will not reap the benefits of My presence or My goodness says the Lord. Oh taste and see that the Lord is Good. Trust in Him and be blessed as you come in and as you go out.
Isaiah 55 New King James Version (NKJV)
An Invitation to Abundant Life
55 “Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
2 Why do you [a]spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance.
3 Incline your ear, and come to Me.
Hear, and your soul shall live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—
The sure mercies of David.
4 Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people,
A leader and commander for the people.
5 Surely you shall call a nation you do not know,
And nations who do not know you shall run to you,
Because of the Lord your God,
And the Holy One of Israel;
For He has glorified you.”
6 Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
7 Let the [b]wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me [c]void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
12 “For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,
And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;
And it shall be to the Lord for a name,
For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”