God said this Word ‘consternation’ to me – He said ‘look it up’ –
As believers in Jesus we are not meant to be in a state of consternation; however we will all suffer from consternation because we are human beings with human failings but because we believe in Jesus He overcomes all our human failings for us.
The following verses are all the verses I found with the word consternation in them.
They can all rev you up & put you into a state of consternation unless you read & study them in the Light of Jesus & be guided by the Holy Spirit.
I pray the Prince of Peace Who is Jesus Himself give you understanding & peace as you read on.
Make an uproar and be broken in pieces, O you peoples [rage, raise the war cry, do your worst, and be utterly dismayed]! Give ear, all you [our enemies] of far countries. Gird yourselves [for war], and be thrown into consternation! Gird yourselves, and be [utterly] dismayed!
Cry aloud [in consternation], O Daughter of Gallim! Hearken, O Laishah! [Answer her] O you poor Anathoth!
The nations shall see [God’s deliverance] and be ashamed of all their might [which cannot be compared to His]. They shall lay their hands upon their mouths in consternation; their ears shall be deaf.
Then they went out [and] fled from the tomb, for trembling and bewilderment and consternation had seized them. And they said nothing about it to anyone, for they were held by alarm and fear.
And they recognized him as the man who usually sat [begging] for alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement (bewilderment, consternation) over what had occurred to him.
See in Acts people were alarmed or in a state of consternation when they saw that man miraculously healed – as believers we should not be alarmed or in a state of consternation when we see miracles of healing – it is for the unbeliever to be put in a state of consternation or shock to see miraculous healing to convict them about Who God really is – that is Jesus.
Consternation has its place but that place is for the unbeliever.
See the two Marys & Salome alarmed & in a state of consternation after they discover the empty tomb & the Angel speaks to them – naturally they are alarmed & in a state of consternation & they can hardly believe what they have seen & heard & they don’t tell of it straight away – but this is not the Way for believers – when we really believe we can expect & appreciate that these sorts of things are going to happen where God’s presence is practiced in Jesus name – the dead will live again – Angels will be seen – Angels will talk to people.
In Micah when the nations see God’s power at the Messiah’s coming they will be amazed & in a state of consternation & people will put their hand over their mouths & say ‘Oh my God’ but they will realise why they have said this all their lives without really saying it to the One Who IS their God – because they will see that Jesus really IS their God. The Word says that they shall be deaf – deaf to God I guess – but again it is not for the believer – believers believe Jesus is coming at any time & believe that they will see Him coming on a cloud & that they will know Him & He will know them because they look like Him & believers are prepared because believers are immersing themselves in God’s Word & living His Word – right?
In the NIV version Isaiah 8:9 reads-
Raise the war cry, you nations, and be shattered!
Listen, all you distant lands.
Prepare for battle, and be shattered!
Prepare for battle, and be shattered!
NIV uses the word shattered – & the little study blurb for this verse reads – ‘nations … be shattered. Just as Aram & Israel would be shattered(7:7-9), so Assyria & Babylon would eventually fall’
It is not for believers to be shattered by the signs of the times – when we believers see earthquakes & famines & people coming up against us – look what Jesus tells us in Luke 21 ‘There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.’
It is so not for the believer to be in a state of consternation about these signs which we are seeing all over the world & Jesus says further on after saying about the earthquakes & stuff to happen – ‘But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.’
See right there? He will give us the Words that no one can deny is from God!
In Isaiah 10 the NIV study blurb reads :’Poor Anathoth. Jeremiah’s hometown(see Jer 1:1) The Hebrew for “poor” sounds like the word “Anathoth” thus a wordplay ‘
The word that sticks out in my mind here is “poor” – you know what? we who are in Christ are not poor – we are rich – enriched with God’s power & love favor & blessing – there is no room there is no place for consternation when you truly believe that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God Who takes away all the sins of the world & gives to those that call upon His name Jesus true Life on earth & eternal Life in Heaven forever. Consternation is not for the believer & I pray that all those Christians that are prone to fear mongering within the Body of Christ see this, be ashamed, repent & hear Him again clearly & get back on track with the true message of God. Consternation is for the unbelieving nations of the world.
I pray for all the nations Lord that everyone on earth will have the opportunity to see & accept You Jesus as their Lord & Saviour – You are the Way & the Truth & the Life & no one comes to the Father except through You! I pray for the nations Lord – I’ve not done that before but I feel led to do it Today as I write this – please Lord miracles of returning to You – miracles of nations returning to You- thank You Father that You hear & respect my prayer – in Jesus I pray & I know I have already received what I have asked for –
love from Heather xo