Isaiah Chapter 3
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Introduction: Isaiah switches topics from the warnings of chastisement to the nation of Israel to prophecy about the latter days. Isaiah approaches the subject of the last days and specifically that of the Day of the Lord. Both millennial blessings, as well as God‘s judgment upon Israel, are in view in this chapter.
Isa 2:1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
Isa 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
Isa 2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
The prophet identifies himself, his purpose and the nature of his prophecy. He makes clear the focus of this portion of his ministry. It was directed toward Judah and Jerusalem. Judah, of course, was the southern kingdom of Israel and Jerusalem was its capital city.
In verse 2, Isaiah looks forward to the last days. The phrase “last days” refers to the Day of the Lord and is eschatological. though some of the succeeding prophecy may have application to the judgment of Judah by way of the Assyrians and Babylonians. The greater scope is that ‘day’ when Jesus Christ seizes the reins of human government to establish His kingdom on this earth.
In that day, Jerusalem will be exalted above all cities. It is here referred to as “the mountain of the LORD’S house.” The exaltation likely is not only in its prominence above other cities, but physically as well. Come the Millennium, the very topography of Israel will be radically altered with Jerusalem being literally lifted. In that day, all nations shall flow unto it. Jerusalem will become the capital city of the earth and all nations will stream thereto in worship and for political purposes. The Lord will be Lord over all the earth.
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