Prophecy of Isaiah – Isa 60:16-22 Thy People…Shall be All Righteous

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Isa 60:16-22 Thy People… Shall Be All Righteous

[Study Aired June 21, 2020]

Isa 60:16  Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
Isa 60:17  For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
Isa 60:18  Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
Isa 60:19  The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Isa 60:20  Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
Isa 60:21  Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Isa 60:22  A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

These are blessings which are flowing out upon the Lord’s elect now, in this age and in the ages to come.

Mar 10:28  Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
Mar 10:29  And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,
Mar 10:30  But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world [G165: ‘aion’, age] to come eternal life.
Mar 10:31  But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

In this chapter that “hundredfold” blessing “in this time… and in the age to come” continues to be enumerated:

Isa 60:16  Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
Isa 60:17  For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

“You shall… suck the milk of the Gentiles… and the breast of kings” is just another way of telling us:

Num 14:8  If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
Num 14:9  Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.

“For they are bread for us” inwardly, in this age, is speaking of the giants in our land… our lust-filled passions as well as our self-righteous false doctrines. We begin our struggles against these ‘giants’ in the same way Abraham began his journey from Ur of the Chaldeans. After the Lord told Abram to leave his father’s house and go to Canaan, what actually happened was what happens to us all. Instead of Abram himself packing up to leave Ur, Abram’s father, Terah, Abram’s “own flesh, (his] old man” took Abram out of Ur.

Gen 12:1  Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

Gen 11:31  And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

It is so with each one of us. The Lord uses the strength of our own flesh in His service.  Our own “old man” is used in the Lord’s service, because we all begin our walk with Christ as immature, self-righteous, carnal babes in Christ:

1Co 3:1  And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnaleven as unto babes in Christ.
1Co 3:2  I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
1Co 3:3  For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1Co 3:4  For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

The answer to Paul’s question at the beginning of our walk is, “Yes indeed, we “are yet carnal” and we are yet ‘sucking the milk of the Gentiles still within us and sucking the breasts of Gentile kings within us, but at least we have begun the process of leaving Ur of the Chaldeans, even if we are doing so on the strength of our self-righteous old man, ‘Terah’.”

Remember, “The kingdom of God is within you”:

Luk 17:20  And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Luk 17:21  Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

After a symbolic forty long years of severe trials and having every rebellion crushed within us, while we are yet in the wilderness, the carcass of our old man begins to die there in the wilderness within us.

If “the kingdom of God is within” [us], then so are the internal and surrounding enemies of that nation.  Waging war against those enemies, within and without, is what the scriptures call “war in the heavens” of our hearts and our minds:

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. [The word ‘places’ is added. The Greek for the word ‘high’ is G2032, epouranios, the heavens]

The “New Jerusalem, the mother of us all” is “the bride, the Lamb’s wife”, and she comes down to the earth “out of  heaven”, which is ‘who’ we are, and ‘heaven’ is ‘where’ we are:

2Co 11:2  For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Gal 4:26  But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Rev 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Rev 21:9  And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
Rev 21:10  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Rev 21:11  Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Rev 21:12  And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

Let’s look at verse 10 with the TVM numbers:

Rev 21:10  And he carried me awayG667 [G5656, aorist tense] in the spirit to a great and high mountain and shewedG1166 [G5656, aorist tense] me that great city the holyG40 Jerusalem, descendingG2597 [G5723] out of heaven from God,

Notice that the spirit has placed the “carried me away” and the “showed me” both in the aorist tense, but the “descending out of heaven from God” is in the present tense. The point being made is that we are at this very moment being absorbed into “Jerusalem above… the mother of us all”. Like Christ, we are, as the Lord explained to Nicodemus, both on this earth and simultaneously “in heaven”:

Joh 3:13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

That is how Paul can affirm that we are at this very moment “seated together… in Christ Jesus… in the heavens” even as we live on this earth:

Eph 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)
Eph 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Being at this very moment “in Christ Jesus… in the heavens…” all the blessings of this chapter are ours in “earnest”. They are all ours at this very moment in ‘down payment’ form.

“You shall know… the Lord… your Savior and your Redeemer…” (Isa 60:16) is actually a prophecy of the promised salvation we now know and we now have in down payment, in ‘earnest’, if we are in Christ and He is in us:

Joh 8:31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Joh 17:3  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of Godand it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

The next two verses are also ours, “now… [in] this present time” (Rom 8:18), as well as “the age to come” (Mar 10:30):

Isa 60:18  Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
Isa 60:19  The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Notice that the Lord’s people all have ‘walls and gates’ which they watch and guard with great zeal and passion to keep their enemies out of the house of God, ‘’the New Jerusalem’.

Rev 21:10  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Rev 21:11  Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Rev 21:12  And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:

When we are at long last given “Christ within [us]” to the extent that we are no longer “carnal babes in Christ” who are still operating on the strength of our self-righteous old man, then “violence shall no more be heard in [our] land… [our] wall will be called Salvation, and [our] gates Praise”, even now in this age, in down payment form:

Eph 1:14  Which is the earnest [G728: arrhabon, a pledge, part of the purchase…] of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
G728
ἀῤῥαβών
arrhabōn
ar-hrab-ohn’

Of Hebrew origin [H6162]; a pledge, that is, part of the purchase money or property given in advance as security for the rest: – earnest.

This is what Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego foreshadow in type. They are types of us:

1Co 10:6 Now these things became types of us, for us not to be lusters after evil things,

They knew that Nebuchadnezzar had no power but what was given him from above. When the king called them out of the fiery furnace, they were in type being raised up from the dead, typifying our own fiery walk with Christ, the resurrection of Christ, and our resurrection with Christ:

Rom 6:3  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom 6:5  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Rom 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Rom 6:7  For he that is dead is freed from sin.

“Know ye not” is in the present tense. “Buried… raised up… walk… are all in the aorist tense.

The Lord honored the faith of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego through a mighty deliverance out of that fiery furnace, just as Christ Himself was delivered from the grave after witnessing this truth to Pilate:

Joh 19:10  Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
Joh 19:11  Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

That is the faith which is foreshadowed by the faith of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

Dan 3:13  Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king.
Dan 3:14  Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
Dan 3:15  Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
Dan 3:16  Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
Dan 3:17  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
Dan 3:18  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Dan 3:19  Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
Dan 3:20  And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
Dan 3:21  Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Dan 3:22  Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Dan 3:23  And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
Dan 3:24  Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
Dan 3:25  He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

In type and shadow, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego experienced that blessed and holy, first resurrection. The only thing the flames of Nebuchadnezzar’s fiery furnace, typifying the trials of our faith, accomplished was the death of their enemies, typifying our old man, and the burning off of their bonds.  In type they had been resurrected to meet their husband in the air, and the second death, which “is the lake of fire”, had no power over [them, and it did] not hurt [them]”. In being “promoted” they were, in type, given to reign with Christ for a thousand years.

Dan 3:27  And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
Dan 3:28  Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
Dan 3:29  Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
Dan 3:30  Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.

Rev 2:10  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Rev 2:11  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

Rev 20:5  But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Rev 20:6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Verse 20 is also ours “now in this time [as well as] in the age to come” (Mar 10:30):

Isa 60:20  Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

That is how Christ describes who we are. In Him we are His bride, and His bride is the “New Jerusalem”:

2Co 11:2  For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Rev 3:12  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Rev 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

The Lord Himself adorns His own wife. The adornment which makes her so beautiful to Him is an obedient and humble spirit “in subjection to her own husband”:

1Pe 3:3  Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
1Pe 3:4  But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptibleeven the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1Pe 3:5  For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselvesbeing in subjection unto their own husbands:

Anyone who will not submit to their own husband, Christ, in this age will not rule with their husband in the next age. All who are raised up to rule with Christ in the next age will be only those who have submitted to His words and have His mind and His spirit and His righteousness. They will all know that their election had nothing to do with anything they might think they are of themselves, and therefore:

Isa 60:21  Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Isa 60:22  A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

“They shall inherit the land for ever” is in accord with the promise Christ has given us long before and long after the prophet, Isaiah. First, the holy spirit made that statement through King David in:

Psa 37:11  But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Many years after this prophecy here in Isaiah, the Lord Himself repeats what He had promised to King David in:

Mat 5:5  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

This prophecy has both a physical, dispensational application, and it also has a spiritual application which is in no way attached to the physical realm. The physical is always first:

1Co 15:46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

The Lord has an order in which He operates, and the natural always precedes the spiritual. If you do not know that order, then you do not yet know Him.

The inheritance of the earth was first understood by the Lord’s ancient people of Israel to be the inheritance of the “promised land [of] Canaan”. Later Christ revealed that “the words I speak are spirit” (Joh 6:63), and in time His disciples came to understand that being the “seed of Abraham”, along with all the promises to Abraham, had a spiritual application which completely nullified the promise of a physical ethnicity or a physical nationhood. This is a most hated doctrine which is branded by the daughters of the great harlot as “replacement theology”, but here are the authors of “replacement theology”:

Luk 4:24  And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
Luk 4:25  But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
Luk 4:26  But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a [Gentile] city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
Luk 4:27  And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the [Gentile] Syrian.
Luk 4:28  And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
Luk 4:29  And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
Luk 4:30  But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

The apostle John distances himself from the Jews in his gospel with the thrice repeated phrase:

Joh 5:1  After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

Joh 6:4  And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

Joh 7:2  Now the Jews’ feast of tabernacles was at hand.

The apostle Peter is next to nullify any advantage to physical pedigree:

Act 15:7  And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
Act 15:8  And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
Act 15:9  And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
Act 15:10  Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Act 15:11  But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

The apostle Paul is then inspired to make it clear beyond any doubt that all which now counts with God as “Abraham’s seed” is whether one is “in Christ”:

Gal 3:26  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

Gal 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Gal 3:28  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29  And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Eph 2:11  Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Eph 2:12  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Eph 2:13  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Eph 2:14  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Eph 2:15  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Eph 2:16  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

If ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” There are a few of your original “replacement theologians”.

If we are given to see and to believe those words, then these promises are ours:

Isa 60:20  Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

“The sun shall go no more down” because Christ in us is “the Sun of Righteousness”:

Mal 4:2  But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

“Neither shall the moon withdraw itself… [because] the Lord shall be [our] everlasting light… and the days of [our] mourning will be ended”. Those words are the earlier version of the same revelation found in the book which reveals that we are Jesus Christ:

Rev 21:23  And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Rev 21:24  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
Rev 21:25  And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
Rev 21:26  And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
Rev 21:27  And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Rev 22:5  And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

Here is how the CLV reads:

Rev 22:5 And night shall be no more, and they have no need of lamplight and sunlight, for the Lord God shall be illuminating them. And they shall be reigning for the eons of the eons.

“They shall be reigning for the eons of the eons” demonstrates that the New Jerusalem is indeed the Lord’s elect who are ruling with Him for the thousand-year reign, as well as judging angels in the lake of fire/second death, which is the great white throne judgment:

Rev 20:11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

All who live and reign with Christ for a thousand years “shall all be righteous, they [are those who] shall inherit the land, the earth… for ever and ever”.

Isa 60:21  Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Isa 60:22  A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

Those we judge and drag to Christ will be our children, fulfilling these promises:

Isa 54:1  Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
Isa 54:2  Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
Isa 54:3  For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

Gal 4:25  For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
Gal 4:26  But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
Gal 4:27  For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
Gal 4:28  Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.

“The Lord will hasten it in His time.”

That is our study for today. We will begin with chapter 61 next week. This is the chapter which informs us that we are all “anointed to preach good tidings unto the meek…”:

Isa 61:1  The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;<
Isa 61:2  To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
Isa 61:3  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Isa 61:4  And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
Isa 61:5  And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
Isa 61:6  But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
Isa 61:7  For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
Isa 61:8  For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Isa 61:9  And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.
Isa 61:10  I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Isa 61:11  For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

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