Romans 11: 8
Just as it is written:
“God has given them a spirit of stupor,
Eyes that they should not see
And ears that they should not hear,
To this very day.”
The prophet Isaiah spoke to Israel during a time of crisis. Israel had witnessed God’s consistent deliverance from the enemy, yet just as consistently refused to acknowledge His hand. As a result God blinded their prophets and seers. God used Isaiah to plead, challenge and exhort the people to open their eyes and hearts.
For the Lord has poured out on you
The spirit of deep sleep,
And has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets;
And He has covered your heads, namely, the seers.
Before Isaiah, Moses also pleaded with Israel to recognize God’s hand as Shepherd, Father, Provider and Protector.
Yet the Lord has not given you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear, to this very day.
PRAY FOR THE SALVATION OF ISRAEL.