603-588 B.C.

Isaiah 62)

1 For Zion's sake (&c. Not fulfilled, therefore, in the Gospel dispensation; for Zion is still trodden down of the nations [Luke 21:24]) will I not hold My peace (here we have Messiah's intercession for Israel), and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest (cp. vv.6,7), until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burns. (Many might think that God’s long suffering and patience goes forever. Well it doesn’t. He just gives everyone one a chance.)
2 And the nations shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be called by a new name (as Abraham was [Gen.17:5], and Jacob [Gen.32:28]), which the mouth of the Lord (Yehovah) shall expressly name (or, specify, and I might add, He has).
3 You shall also be a bridal crown of beauty (see 28:5) in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. (Do you stick to the real truth? Do you realize that you are royalty? When you absolutely have your eyes open, your ears can hear and you’re a servant of the living God.)
4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken (see 1:4); neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate (see 1:7. That is to say the desolation or desolator of Daniel the prophet when the false messiah stands in the temple claiming to be God): but you shall be called Hephzi-bah (= "my delight in her", Those that God is delighted in. Probably a reference to the important marriage of king Hezekiah with Hephzi-bah, which synchronized with this prophecy. See 2 Kings 21:1), and your land Beulah (= married): for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married. (In other words God has returned. That He is here. As it is written in Ezekiel chapter 16. And it was His favorite spot on the earth, even from the heavens.)
5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons own (or, possess) you: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. (Married to God and called the wife and the bride. The reason both terms are utilized in Revelation 19.)
6 I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem (You know what a watchman does? He watches for the true events to come to pass), which shall never hold their peace all the day and all the night: you all that remind of the Lord, keep not silence (You keep blowing that trumpet. You stay on guard. You stay on watch. You keep telling the truth. You say it over and over. You wake up those that are asleep),
7 And give Him no silence (as in v.6), till He establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. (It isn’t yet, but it is going to be some day.)

8 the Lord has sworn by His right hand (You can count on it friend. God has sworn by His right hand. This will come to pass but it hasn’t yet), and by the arm of His strength, “Surely I will no more give your corn to be food for your enemies (see Deut. 28:30,31, &c.); and the sons of the foreigner shall not drink your wine, for the which you have labored: (No more more NAFTA or world banks. No more one worldism whereby goods and monies are regulated by a one world system, but rather by our honest Father.)
9 But they that have gathered it in shall eat it (see Deut. 20:6; 28:30. Cp. Jer. 31:5), and praise the Lord (see Deut. 14:23,26; 16:11,14. See note on "shall not", 13:10); and they that have brought it together shall drink it in My set apart (holy) courts.” (In other words you’re the one that’s going to enjoy it. Or what have you done for God lately? It is your riches in heaven. Your works do go with you as it is reported in Revelation chapter 14.)
10 Go through, go through the gates (you go in); prepare you all the way of the People (in 40:3 the way is to be "prepared" for Messiah:here, for His People); cast up, cast up the highway (see 7:3); gather out the stones (In other words, kick the rocks out of the road and decipher the truth in such a way that a child can understand it to find his way into the kingdom of God. Make it easy for those to follow); lift up a standard for the People. (In other words lift up Christ and the standard, the word of God, and Christ the living word, and place it and keep it in sight of the people.)
11 Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the world (Heb. earth, ’eretz. Has that happened yet? No. We’re still in the 2nd earth age), “Say you all to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your salvation comes; behold, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.’ ” (His recompense is with Him. What has He said? For the good it’s good but for the bad unfortunately it’s bad. But you love Him, He forgives your shortcomings and utilizes you in His salvation plan.)
12 And they shall call them, The set apart people (see Ex. 3:5), The redeemed of the Lord: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken. (And also His people called out. Hey friend, is He calling you? Have you always known there was more to God’s word then you had been taught? Do your eyes see into the deeper truths?)

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