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.
Isaiah would not be silent and Jesus did not keep quiet to appease the Pharisees and true men of God will not keep silent until holiness has come to the earth. They will cry out and teach the true gospel of warning, repentance and salvation through zeal to live by every Word of God, until all humanity sincerely repents and turns to God Almighty!
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.
All the earth will rejoice when they see the majesty of Christ on his throne in Jerusalem.
Hephzibah literally means, “My delight is in her.” In 2 Kings 21:1, Hephzibah is the name of King Hezekiah’s wife. The name Hephzibah or Hafzibah expresses a very clear idea. Since the same root hafz means “guarding” or “taking care of,” all words from this root suggest the idea of “safeguarding,” and therefore the name Hephzibah means not only someone who evokes delight, but also “one who is guarded,” a “protected one,” a married bride under the protection of her husband.
Beulah means “married.”
This is a prophecy of Jerusalem that she will no more be desolated but she shall be the city of the Great King of kings. Jerusalem will be glorious in the millennial kingdom [and beyond for all eternity] and Christ will delight in Jerusalem and in God’s people.
62:3 Thou [Jerusalem] shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. 62:4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land [The people will be brought back, planted and planted in the promised land forever more.] shall be married. 62:5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin [the two are united as one for life], so shall thy sons marry thee [The descendants of Israel will be married to Christ in the New Covenant forever more.]: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
The physical people of Israel and the resurrected elect of God will come to Jerusalem with Messiah and they will build her gloriously and Messiah will build the Ezekiel Temple to which all nations shall flow. Ultimately the New Jerusalem will come down from heaven to sit in the same location and God’s chosen resurrected first fruits will dwell in the New Jerusalem.
The Mission of the Watchman
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, 62:7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
God has sent HIS watchmen and they will never hold their peace in proclaiming the whole Word of God.
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 [grain] to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: 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.
When Christ comes Jerusalem shall be placed under the protection of the Creator forever more!
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 [remove all obstacles]; lift up a standard for the people.
Israel and Judah will be taught sincere repentance and they will learn to live by every Word of God. They will return to their land and they will dwell in all Palestine after the Day of the Lord. The Standard [Banner, Nisi] of God will be lifted up in Jerusalem and all the sincerely repentant shall flow unto Messiah to learn the Word of God the Father!
62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world [God’s Word will be declared to the whole world], Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
Salvation will come to Jerusalem and the repentant will have the sacrifice of redemption applied to them! Christ’s work as the Father’s reconciling High Priest is to save all humanity and bring them into the Family of God [the YHVH family of Elohim].
The repentant who are redeemed and zealous for every Word of God, shall be called HOLY to GOD: And ultimately the city Jerusalem will be replaced by a New Eternal Jerusalem never to be forsaken (Rev 21).
62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou [Jerusalem] shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
When Europe attacks Asia and the Asians come up against Europe, Turkey and the Middle East; this terrible war will be the beginning of deliverance for Israel and humanity, culminating in the coming of Messiah the Christ.
Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom [modern Turkey], with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Jesus Christ will bring the armies of the Asia against Turkey, Europe and their Jordanian, Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese and Arab allies.
63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? 63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
Early in the third year of the now rising New Europe, Europe will attack Asia; and the Asian armies will counter-attack against Europe and her allies, sweeping through the Middle East.
63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold [in the tribulation there are none who will deliver Israel, therefore God intervenes]: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. 63:6 And I will tread down the [the desolaters of the New Europe with their Psalm 83 allies] people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
The mercy of Jesus Christ towards his repentant people.
63:7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses. 63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
The heart of Christ sorrows over the affliction of his people when they begin to repent and seek God, and he will deliver them just as he did mighty deeds to deliver Israel out from Egypt in ancient times.
63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
Jesus Christ will correct the sinful among his people; both physical and today’s wayward Spiritual Ekklesia who today vex and quench God’s Holy Spirit.
63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
Today’s wayward Spiritual Ekklesia as well as physical Judah will be corrected with the sword of the latter day Babylon the Great (the New Europe) and her allies, Turkey and the nations of Psalm 83; and Israel will be corrected with famine, disease, economic collapse and natural disasters.
Then when the latter day nations of the tribes of Israel [America, the British peoples, the Scandinavian peoples and the Low Countries as well as the Jewish State] begin to repent and seek God, Messiah will remember the days of old and how he delivered Moses and called Israel out from bondage in Egypt, and he will deliver his latter day people who are sincerely repenting and turning to seek God.
63:11 Then he [God will remember his promise to deliver repentant people.] remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him? 63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name? 63:13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble? 63:14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
Then God will deliver today’s sincerely repentant wayward Spiritual Ekklesia and the repenting people of Judah and Israel, and finally the whole earth.
63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained? 63:16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
Those of today’s Spiritual Ekklesia who are called by the name of the Eternal and repent of sin to zealously learn and live by every Word of God, will inherit Jerusalem to be with Christ the Holy One, and a once again united physical Israel/Judah will return to their promised land.
63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. 63:18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
63:19 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them [the unrepentant wicked]; they were not called by thy name.
The God Being who later gave up his God-hood to become flesh as Jesus Christ was the Husband and King of Israel, he was never in that kind of Covenant relationship with other nations.
Isaiah 64:1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, 64:2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence! 64:3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
Oh, that Messiah the Christ would come quickly to deliver humanity from the bondage of Satan, wickedness, and sin, death and the grave!
Oh, that he would destroy the destroyers the true spiritual enemy, and deliver his beloved people when they sincerely repent!
The resurrected chosen will sing the song of Moses at the wedding of the Lamb of God in heaven (Rev 15), and when they come to the earth the people of Israel/Judah will receive their Mighty Deliverer into Jerusalem with much Shouting of Great Joy! The day of our longing will come and our joy will be filled to the full! Then all humanity will sincerely repent and they will be spiritually grafted into Israel and will also be saved!
64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Those who acknowledge their sin and sincerely repent in contrition before God to learn and live by every Word of God; will be delivered into eternal godly righteousness and filled with unspeakable joy! Our Mighty One will save us; but the unrepentant wicked shall not be delivered from the fury of Jesus Christ!
Christ is wroth with the unrepentant sinful and he is full of tender mercies for his beloved repentant who have put on the righteousness of the whole Word of God!
64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
A prayer of repentance for the Babylonian Captivity correction of Judah, as an allegory of our repentance in the tribulation of this latter day
64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. 64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. 64:9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
64:10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. 64:11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
64:12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?
Likewise during the coming 42 month great tribulation very many will sincerely repent and cry out: Save us Oh Lord for we repent and call upon you!