Prophecies of Isaiah, Pt 4

August 14, 2017 at 8:14 AM 2 comments

Last time with Part 3, we highlighted Isaiah 11, which discusses aspects of the Millennial Kingdom, with Jesus ruling as King with perfect righteousness and peace throughout the world. Isaiah 11 refers to Him as the “root of Jesse,” connecting Him with the Davidic line of Kings over Israel.

For this article, we’re going to go backwards in Isaiah to part of chapter 2 to highlight other aspects of the coming Millennial Kingdom that the prophet Isaiah says will occur in the “latter days.” Jeremiah concurs and also highlights aspects of this Kingdom that we may get to in another post.

The phrase “latter days” almost always refers to the time nearing the end of this current age in which we are living. Because we do not know God’s specific time-table related to certain events (i.e. the Rapture, the start of the Tribulation, the physical return of Jesus, etc.), it is impossible to know exactly when things will occur.

While we know that certain events prophesied in Scripture must occur prior to our Lord’s physical return (which effectively ends the Tribulation and brings this age to a close), we do not know exactly when these events will start. Our Lord has provided a good deal of information through the Word so that we can discern the times and seasons.

We also have a good understanding of the chronology of events that lead up to the very last portion of this current age prior to its close. Yet, it is important to understand that we cannot say for certain when the Rapture will happen or when the Tribulation will begin or other events connected. We simply know that certain events are scheduled to occur and have not done so yet because the timing involved.

The latter days spoken of often in Scripture, are times in which I believe we are living now. In fact, it seems clear that these “latter days” begin with the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. From that point to today, we have been living in “latter” or “last” days before aspects of prophetic discourse finds fulfillment. Several thousand years ago, the prophet Isaiah spoke of the days in which we now live, but he also included the coming Millennial Kingdom over which Jesus will reign.

In effect, even though Jesus’ physical return brings a close to this current age while ushering in a new or Messianic age, Isaiah still saw the Millennial Kingdom as part of this current age. This doesn’t mean that Isaiah made a mistake. It simply means he understood things as he saw them through his own vantage point.

1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

2 It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it,

3 and many peoples shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

4 He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. (Isaiah 2:1-4 ESV)

The prophet is describing a time that is yet future – after Jesus physically returns to this earth and sets up His Kingdom – when Jerusalem (and all Israel) will be exalted; given its rightful place in the world, something that was intended for them from the beginning of their creation but they would not.

Notice also from the above text that the geography in that area will change after the Lord returns so that the “mountain” of the Lord will be the highest mountain and will be seen for miles (v. 2). Notice all nations will “flow” to it. For what purpose? For the sole purpose of worshiping the Lord there.

This has never happened in all of history to this point and will not happen until Jesus returns to this world as rightful Owner and Ruler. The entire section of Scripture above highlights not only some of the geographic changes that will occur just after Jesus returns to this earth, but the overall tone of society as well.

Unless you’re living under a rock or in a deep cave, you’re very much aware of the travail that is occurring throughout global society. Violent protests seem to be all the rage. The battle lines are drawn.

Recently, one group – reportedly “nationalist” in origins – came head to head with AntiFa, who allegedly threw soda cans filled with cement, bags with feces and urine, and also used pepper spray on unsuspecting protesters. All too often these things turn violent because of a fascist leftist group that comes solely to engage physically against people whose viewpoint they disagree. This will always lead to violence.

For the past decade we’ve seen the inception and growth of too many violent groups who ignore the law, rarely if ever get permits to protest in an area and peaceful protesting is the furthest thing from their hearts and minds. Their goal is to effectively shut down any opposing voice and using violence appears to be their normal M.O. They label opposing opinions “hate,” which they believe gives them the right to assault those who people who “hate.” It doesn’t, but that’s the way they think.

Much of what undergirds society today is built solidly upon lies, bandied about often with much of the media colluding with other fascist leftists to ensure that their lies take hold. As an example, what is termed “nationalist” today is taken to mean “neo-Nazi” whereas not long ago being nationalistic was simply being patriotic.

At any rate, there is nothing in society that indicates things will get better any time soon. In fact, there is much in Scripture that says things will continue to worsen as the end of this age approaches. We can readily expect this continued downward spiral. This is why the contrast between today’s society and society as it will look during the physical reign of Jesus is so starkly different. We read the above passage from Isaiah 2 and we marvel. It is hard to imagine and because of that people are tempted to understand that text allegorically, not literally.

Can the average person easily imagine a world that has no war? People actually taking their instruments of warfare and convert and reuse them for implements of farming? Imagine a world ruled by one Ruler who is benevolent, fair, and so perfect in righteousness that He never makes a mistake in His judgment but always judges fairly and correctly, not based on what He sees or hears but on what He knows?

It seems that the Utopian dream of many is exactly this but they have gone every which way they can to bring it about rather than seeking and waiting on God to do it. Most people seek their own way and elevate Self.

When Jesus returns, sets up His Kingdom and reigns over the entire world, the tone throughout global society will be forever changed. There will be no BLM, AntiFa, Neo-Nazis, or other fascist left groups seeking to exploit society through emotional virtue as opposed to clear-cut knowledge and actual facts. In fact, political markers and categories will be gone. People will either do things Jesus’ way or will suffer the consequences with immediacy.

Will the coming Millennial Kingdom be perfect? For all intents and purposes, yes. But notice verse 4, which tells us that Jesus will decide disputes between nations and people. He will be the Judge and His judgments will hold. This implies that problems may come to the fore from time to time between individual nations and people as well.

As we’ve mentioned previously, this will occur because people will still have the sin nature. Even though Satan is sequestered in the Pit for the duration of the Millennial Kingdom (1,000 years), and will not have the ability to tempt people directly, the sin nature will still exist and tend to cause problems. This is why Jesus will rule with a rod of iron and will get the job done by doing so.

Folks, as things continue to darken with the world moving toward its appointed judgment with God, it will appear that on many levels, the world will become crazier with the average person being unable to think critically. Most people today simply spout talking points that they learned from some talking head. Rarely do people reason well today. When they are caught in their lies, they simply attack or attempt to character assassinate someone. For many today, truth is a delusion.

We need to walk through this life with care. While it is fine to have political opinions based on actual facts/truth, it doesn’t really pay to be politically motivated in today’s society. The lines are being drawn in an attempt to bring everyone’s views out into the open in order to segregate and overcome.

The best thing we Christians can do is continue to submit ourselves to the One who loves us and gave Himself for us in order that His will might be done in and through us. Pray for our president. Pray also for those in Congress, many of whom appear to be sold out to special interest groups. But ultimately, pray that each and every Christian will be submissive to the Father’s will so that the Gospel of Jesus will spread throughout the land. Will this mean a change in the world’s system? No, not at all. It will mean that more enter into the Kingdom of Heaven when their time on earth is done.

Until we meet again, may the Lord open your eyes to show you how blessed you are in Him!

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2 Comments

  • 1. rutnerh  |  August 14, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    Thanks for your excellent exposition on Isaiah’s prophecy regarding the future Millennial Kingdom under King Jesus in Is 2;1-4. In contrast our pro Islamic and Bible illiterate fools in the UN have ignored its full pro Jewish context preceding v. 4 claiming “Its full message, from Isaiah 2:4, reads: ”They shall beat their swords into plowshares. And their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation. Neither shall they learn war any more.” ….falsely implying that “peace” is an achievable UN objective in our times. This inscription in 8 inch letters dating to the 1950s which I have seen is found on the Isaiah Wall in the small R Bunche park across the street from the UN building. The anti-Jewish UN thus ignores the full context of Isaiah’ prophecy magnifying Jesus and the prominence of the Jews and Israel among nations in the End Times.

    • 2. modres  |  August 14, 2017 at 12:23 PM

      Yes, it’s amazing isn’t it when considering that both the failed/defunct League of Nations and the failed UN were set up to allegedly gain world peace. The whole thing is a sham, a boondoggle to governments and unnecessary taxation to us “peasants.”

      You are 100% correct as well regarding the future of this planet. True, lasting peace will only be achieved AND maintained by the Presence of our Eternal King, Savior, and Messiah, Jesus. God has allowed humanity to try and fail for millenia to gain and keep world peace. It will be something only God Himself in Christ can accomplish. Along with you, I look forward to that glorious day!


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