August 25, 2020 – Psalm 65:17-18

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness.”  Isaiah 65:17-18.

Isaiah is the prophet who lived 700 years before Christ. In Isaiah 53, he wrote about the coming of Jesus. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed.  Isaiah 53:4-5.

The Apostle John, exiled on the Isle of Patmos, saw visions of the new Jerusalem.  He wrote, Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  Revelations 21:1-2. 

Dear Father in Heaven, help me to believe the truth of Isaiah and John concerning the glory that is to be at the second coming of Jesus to gather God’s people. Help me to live a forgiven life here on earth and see God singing songs of Joy over His People. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”  Revelations 21:12-13.

“I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.” Isaiah 65:19.