Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Isaiah 62:11 - 'Look, your Savior is coming. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.'"
Read - Isaiah 62-63
These chapters speak of God’s deliverance of Israel over the eventual captivity (also foretold in Isaiah) of Babylon. Yet, they also strongly hint at a day of ultimate salvation for Israel through the Messiah (Jesus). With those hints, we hear some that speak of his first coming and others that speak with more finality of his second coming. Will we be ready for the judgement that comes to all the world?
Lord, You are coming again and I want to be prepared to meet You face to face.
Isaiah 62:11 could easily be seen as the ultimate Return of Christ spoken of in Revelation 1 and especially verse 7.
Isaiah 62:4 brings us to a great word picture of how being Mended by Christ brings us close to God. We become the ‘Bride of Christ’. Now, for those of us that are masculine, that may be a hard picture to grasp but just think about it. How does a Groom care for his bride? Protection, Tender Care, Sacrificial Love, Unending Devotion, Closeness…these are all ways that following Jesus brings us into an amazing relationship with God.