Tuesday, March 24 2009
Key verse: V2 “In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely (honouring) for them that are escaped (survivors) of Israel.”
This passage is the shortest chapter but it summarizes the book of Isaiah on prophecies or the events to come, namely, the Great Tribulation and the Millennial Kingdom.
1. The Great Tribulation
V1 “And in that day 7 women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach (shame).”
This verse speaks of the Great Tribulation, the period immediately after the rapture or Christ’s return when Christians shall be gathered into heaven with Christ. Those who are left behind are the unbelievers and many are women because most men have died in wars before the rapture. It will be a sad day for them as women outnumber the men and many women are willing to support themselves just to get married to take away their shame.
2. The Millennium Kingdom
V2-4 “In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, ... When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, ...”
The Millennium Kingdom will come after the Great Tribulation and it shall be established in the new holy city of Jerusalem in Israel. During this period, the Devil is bound a thousand years and hence, there is peace on earth.
Revelation 20:2 “And he (the angel) laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,”
Presently, Israel is in turmoil and in constant danger of attacks by her neighbors. However, in the Millennium Kingdom, without the Devil’s wicked and evil influence, the world shall have peace and Israel shall be a glorious and holy city of God.
3. Glory Of Christ
V5-6 “And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, ... all the glory shall be a defence ... And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow ...”
The glory of Christ shall not only be upon His tabernacle but also upon every house in the Millennium Kingdom and we shall reign together with Christ. What a glorious Kingdom it shall be!
2 Timothy 2:12 “If we suffer, we shall also reign with Him (Christ): ...”
Revelation 5:10 “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”
Food for Thought
Are you Ready to Reign with Christ?