"For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain." (Isaiah 66:22)
Isaiah is the Bible within the Bible. With the sixty six chapters, we see that our God is the God of history and He holds time in His hands.The new heavens and the new earth is on the anvil. This present earth will be dissolved by fire soon. Prophet Isaiah was given a glimpse of all what the future would hold for this planet and mankind as a whole. God's specific focus would be on His nation - Israel. Prophet Daniel talks about the abomination of desolation where the future temple would be desecrated by the end time dictator we commonly know as "Antichrist". He would set his own image that talks of boastful things in the Most Holy Place. Things contrary to the law of God would happen in the temple as they would eat the abominable things in the sanctuary. God would come down with fire and with His chariots like a whirlwind and take revenge on all the nations that were behind this.
The great tribulation would scatter the Jews but the Lord shall gather them all from the nations and Israel will once again be in the center of God's agenda. They will declare the glory of God to the nations and all would be brought under the reign of the Lord Jesus. In the new heavens and new earth that the Lord shall make, the seed and the name of those who served God would remain. This great book of Isaiah ends with the description of hell where the ultimate end of the wicked would be. Our Lord Jesus referred this scripture as He described hell. It would be a place of eternal torment where their worms that feed on their flesh shall not die, and the fire shall not be quenched. This book of Isaiah ends with this description and we in no way can deny the existence of hell. May we live with an eternal perspective pleasing Him in all ways.
For further reading: Mark 9:42-49, 2 Thess 1:6-10
P.S: As we conclude the devotions on this blessed Book of the Prophet Isaiah, I trust it was a blessing to your spiritual growth. May we continue to live for His glory with an eternal perspective in mind.
Our God is the God of History and He is still in control.
For the Glorious Word,
Pastor Ashley Benjamin
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