Today’s Scripture Reading: Isaiah 1:21 through Isaiah 5:30
This is a vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house
will be the highest of all—
the most important place on earth.
It will be raised above the other hills,
and people from all over the world will stream there to worship.
People from many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of Jacob’s God.
There he will teach us his ways,
and we will walk in his paths.”
For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion;
his word will go out from Jerusalem.
The Lord will mediate between nations
and will settle international disputes.
They will hammer their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will no longer fight against nation,
nor train for war anymore. Come, descendants of Jacob,
let us walk in the light of the Lord! –Isaiah 2:1-5
In the prophecies of restoration which are prominent in Isaiah’s book, he was not specific as to the exact time they would be fulfilled.
He simply said …in the last days.
Other Bible passages make it clear that these predictions will be fulfilled in the Millennium, Christ’s 1,000-year reign on the earth. Because of God’s covenant promises to Abraham, Moses, and David, Isaiah knew that Israel will again be in the land and will again have a superior position among the nations. (The Bible Knowledge Commentary)
Can you imagine all the earth having…
- One God?
- One Temple/one church/one religion/one denomination?
- Everyone wanting to learn God’s ways and walk in them?
- Being taught by God Himself?
- The Lord settling disputes between nations?
- No more war?
- No need to plan, prepare, and train for war?
Ahhh…Sounds like heaven—
We are living in tough times.
Frankly, most of what I read in today’s scripture reminds me of today’s world.
Just like Isaiah we don’t know when Jesus will come back and get the church or when his 1000 year reign will begin but we can rest assured…
if God said it, it will come to pass.
But Isaiah did tell us what to do until that day comes–
Come, descendants of Jacob (yes, that’s you and me), let us walk in the light of the Lord!
Heavenly Father, help us to focus on You in these tough times. Holy Spirit, draw us close to you–to be able to walk in Your light we must be close to you. Help us to discern Your light from all the other imitations. We look forward to Your reign, but until that day, reign in our hearts Lord Jesus!
Amen and Amen!
© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 16: 19-20, 2 Chronicles 28: 26-27; Isaiah 13:1 through Isaiah 16:14