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CHAPTER 64 Ju1. 8 
A Prayer for Revival
Oh that You would tear the heavens, that You would come down, that the mountains might quake at Your presence, 2as when fire kindles the brushwood, and the fire causes the waters to boil; to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! 3When You did awesome things which we didn’t look for, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence. 4For from of old men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen a God besides You, what God has prepared for him who waits for Him. 5You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember You in Your ways. Behold, You were angry, and we sinned. We have been in sin for a long time; and shall we be saved? 6For we have all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment: and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. 7There is none who calls on Your name, who stirs up himself to take hold of You; for You have hidden Your face from us, and have consumed us by means of our iniquities. 8But now, Yahweh, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and we all are the work of Your hand. 9Don’t be furious, Yahweh, neither remember iniquity forever: see, look, we beg You, we are all Your people. 10Your holy cities are become a wilderness, Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. 11Our holy and our beautiful house where our fathers praised You is burnt with fire; and all our pleasant places are laid waste. 12Will You refrain Yourself for these things, Yahweh? Will You hold Your peace, and afflict us very severely?


64:4 This is quoted in 1 Cor. 2:9; the things prepared for those who wait for God are the things of redemption and forgiveness in Christ. But Paul interprets “him who waits for Him” as “them that love Him”. To love God is in one sense to wait in patient faith for Him to act and send His Son to establish His Kingdom. But the waiting game is harder than it seems, because we expect immediate response from God, whereas the intention of His apparent inaction is to focus us instead upon the return of Christ and the coming of His Kingdom as the ultimate resolution of all things. Is. 64:4 says that only God alone knows these things He has prepared for us in Christ. But Paul says in 1 Cor. 2:10 that they are also known by us, through God's Spirit. So through our association with the one Spirit, the one Name of Yahweh, what is true of God Himself on a personal level becomes true of us. Such is the wonder of the way in which His fullness dwells in us. 
64:7- see on 51:17. The destruction of the wicked is “by means of [their] iniquities”; sin is its own judgment.