The Book of Isaiah
Jerusalem, a City not Forsaken
Bible Study-ISA-Chapter 62
Isaiah 62:1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
Our Lord’s intersession for Israel and Jerusalem. Jerusalem has been trodden down by the Gentile nations for centuries. Rome, and her armies, destroyed the temple in 70 AD and it has never been rebuilt since.
The only remaining part of the Temple is the retaining wall that is known as the Wailing Wall, with the Dome of the Rock, the Muslim Mosque, being built atop the foundation in 691 AD.
What the world does not understand is that the city of Jerusalem is our Father’s most favorite place, not only on earth, but in the entire universe. Not only brought forth in this 62nd chapter of Isaiah but in Ezekiel, chapter 16 as well, and no man will ever extinguish that light of truth that shines from that city around the world.
Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
Father is going to rename this city but it won’t happen during our lifetime. It WILL happen after this dispensation is finally over and our Lord returns to that city, riding that magnificent white horse that we read of in Revelation:
Ref: Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Ref: Revelation 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Ref: Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Ref: Revelation 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. KJV
Even those souls that have overcome in this life will come with Him and THEY will be riding on white horses also.
Isaiah 62:3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
This diadem is a crown, a wedding crown, because Father will spiritually marry this city. That might seem strange to some but these words come from the Father.
✡ Diadem-- OT:6797 tsaniyph (tsaw-neef'); or tsanowph (tsaw-nofe'); or (feminine) tsaniyphah (tsaw-nee-faw'); from OT:6801; a head-dress (i.e. piece of cloth wrapped around): KJV - diadem, hood, mitre.
Isaiah 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
Father is going to rename Jerusalem, Hephzibah, and the land of Israel, Beulah.
Hephzibah means My delight in her and Beulah means married. How on earth can our Father show us His love for this city and this land any more clearer than this? He cannot.
I find it amazing that His chosen peoples never recognized our Lord as their Savior, nor, does it seem, could they keep control of the city of Jerusalem either. The Romans tried to destroy it and the Muslims have wanted to control it, even unto this day.
But that’s all going to fall by the wayside the instant that He places His feet on that mountain top and we find out in Ezekiel that there WILL be another Temple during the Millennium, so SOMETHING HAS to be removed from that ancient foundation and that SOMETHING will be the Dome of the Rock.
It would be preposterous to imagine our Father putting the Millennial Temple anywhere else other than on the original foundation.
And the new Jerusalem, of the eternity, is not going to be built by human hands, it’s going to be crafted by His hands and descend from heaven. No possible way could human beings build something as beautiful as what’s described in Revelation:
Ref: Revelation 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. KJV
Ref: Revelation 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. KJV
There, again, is the reference to the coming marriage.
Ref: Revelation 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,
Ref: Revelation 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; KJV
Isaiah 62:5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
And what a time that’s going to be. Don’t screw it up by going to bed with Satan BEFORE the wedding with our Father or there will be NO WEDDING WITH OUR FATHER. And you can make sure that never happens by having the seal of Almighty God in your forehead, your mind, your brain.
How do you do that? By understanding that the false messiah comes BEFORE the true Messiah. If you allow the seal of Satan to be implanted in your mind and not the seal of our Father, you will have wasted your entire life in these earthly bodies.
And your soul will perish in the Lake of Fire. It’s that important.
Isaiah 62:6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,
What is the purpose of a watchman? It’s to sound the alarm that the enemy is coming. Back in the times of the Old Testament, most cities had walls surrounding them for protection, and the watchmen walked atop those walls, always looking for that sign of dust on the horizon, that telltale sign that an army was headed their way.
But who is the enemy today? Spiritually speaking? It’s Satan/Antichrist. And it’s the job of His Elect to sound the alarm, tell the people that the time of his release from heaven by the archangel Michael is at hand. It’s very near.
And those of His Election are making a grave spiritual error if they DO NOT sound the alarm. Tell the people that the rapture theory is a hoax, set up by Satan himself. You WILL be here when Satan is released, if you are still alive and walking around, as St. Paul told us:
Ref: 1st Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
Ref: 1st Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. KJV
This word sleep is a synonym for die. It means that not all of us will die before Satan/Antichrist is released from heaven. Billions of us will still be going to work, picking the kids up after school and so on.
Isaiah 62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
And give him no rest. That means to remind our Father of His promises. It’s a figure of speech, of course, because you don’t remind the Creator of anything, but He tells us to do it, which illustrates, to Him, that we have indeed read this Letter that He sent to us and we understand the promises that He has made to us.
Till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. It seems that Jerusalem has been beaten up quite a bit by a lot of different people, kings and armies since it’s inception back in the 4th millennium BC, but that will all change on the Lord’s Day.
We can also read of this in Zephaniah:
Ref: Zephaniah 3:20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord. KJV
Father says to keep talking to Him about it. Remind Him.
You know what? Prayer is not just reciting some written set of words, put together by some man or woman. In fact, reciting words of others is doing exactly that: reciting words of others. He doesn’t like that. He wants to hear YOUR WORDS, coming from YOUR heart.
Most times, reciting some written prayer comes real close to chanting and He really does not like that:
Ref: Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. KJV
Ref: Matthew 6:8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. KJV
An exception to this, of course, would be reading the Lord’s Prayer, found in the following verses:
Ref: Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Ref: Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Ref: Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
Ref: Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Ref: Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. KJV
Isaiah 62:8 The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:
You planted it, you raised it, it’s yours to enjoy.
Over the years, Father allowed other nations to chastise Israel for their transgressions against Him, to put them into captivity, take them away from the land of their forefathers, and enjoy the fruits of their labors while doing so, but not after the Lord’s Day.
Isaiah 62:9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the Lord; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
Isaiah 62:10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
Go through the gates of this new city, Hephzibah, enter in and while doing so, clear out the big rocks from the road to make it easy for others, so they don’t trip and fall on them.
Lift up a standard for the people. That standard is ALWAYS Jesus Christ. Give praise and glory to Him.
Isaiah 62:11 Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
Thy salvation cometh. The Lord Jesus Christ cometh. That salvation is there for anyone that wants to participate in it. He paid an awesome price to be able to offer it to every soul ever created but it’s up to you.
Or has Satan’s world taken your backbone away and turned your knees to jelly?
Isaiah 62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken. KJV
The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord. Who are these people? Those that have overcome the temptations of this world and of Satan. Those that tried their best to please Him by following His Commandments. Those that loved Him enough to search for and acquire the seal of our Father and have it placed in their minds.
In the book of Ezekiel, chapters 40 through 48 deal exclusively with the Millennium period and the Temple therein. Much work went into describing the dimensions of this marvelous building that human hands HAVE NEVER and WILL NEVER touch.
But in the last verse of the last chapter, we find these words:
Ref: Ezekiel 48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there. KJV
The Lord is there. In the Hebrew, it’s written as:
✡ Lord--OT:3068 Yehovah (yeh-ho-vaw'); from OT:1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God:
✡ There--OT:8033 sham (shawm); a primitive particle [rather from the relative pronoun, OT:834]; there (transferring to time) then;
ften thither, or thence:
Yahaveh Shammah. God is there.
In that new city, Jerusalem. Are you going to be there?
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—6 December 2016—
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