11 Indeed the Lord has proclaimed To the end of the world: “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Surely your salvation is coming; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.’ ”
12 And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.
I have been paying attention to prophecies that have days and times assigned to them. For when God assigns a day and a time to a prophecy that means that it is on His calendar as a day that is going to happen and the clock is ticking toward that date. This passage has a specific date attached to it. “the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the world…” This is a specific day on God’s calendar. It is coming. And though we don’t know when, God does and is directing all things toward it.
At that time God’s salvation is coming, His reward to the faithful is with Him and all of His work will be before Him. No thing and no one will avoid this day. It is a day of salvation to all of God’s people. His people will be called “The Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord, Sought Out, and A City Not Forsaken.” When you consider how the nation of Israel has gone back and forth from captivity, this is a powerful prophecy.
As Gentile Christians, we can over-lay the work of Christ and the purifying of our hearts through His blood on top of the teachings of God’s chosen people and know that we too, His redeemed from all ages, will be a part of his glorious day. All of us who have suffered reproach for the name of Christ will be welcomed into this glorious and eternal city of God.
Whatever happens in the world today, and a lot is happening, God is preparing for a day when He will reign on this world in His power and in His righteousness. We will be a part of that world. Amen.
I watched a BBC news report on the island of Tortola in the chain of islands below the Dominican Republic. There is not a home on the island that wasn’t hit by Hurricane Irma. They are without food and water. They have little hope of rebuilding because the government doesn’t have enough money to rebuild. One woman, while holding on to a tree to keep from being blown around by the wind, had her baby pulled from her arm never to see him again. In the light of Hurricane Jose, they were trying to evacuate the whole island. The stories of devastation abound. Do pray for these dear people to find hope and peace in very difficult situations.
I will be back at Sunrise Assisted Living today for the first time in a month. I am looking forward to seeing our friends there.
Have a great day in the Lord,