Chapters 60, 61 and 62 speak of blessing and salvation in
the Messiah’s kingdom.
This is the future glory of
Review of this topic in the book of Isaiah:
42:6; 49:6-7 – The Servant/Messiah teaches and ministers to the nations
Eight themes are repeated through out these chapters:
1) God will save his people
2) God will give light to his people
3) God will share his glory with his people
nations will be drawn to God though
nations will restore the children to
nations will bring their wealth to
In these three chapters we see:
1) The Servant (Messiah) appear again in 61:1-5 in the middle of these three chapters
Servant (Messiah) is the Warrior who sets his people free from
3) A prison that the people will be set free from in 61:1
Outline of chapter 60
1-3 The light rises on
4-9 the nations come to God
10-16 oppressors are punished and removed; oppressed are delivered and rewarded
17-22 exchange of old material for new
Read Psalms 87 – Gentiles are recorded in
Refers to the light of God shining on
The mention of “Glory” reminds us of a theophany of God or the appearing of God’s presence.
This is the return of the Lord. This is Ezekiel 43:1, 2
The nations, though, are in darkness.
The nations will be drawn to the people of
Isaiah is careful not to say the nations come to
After centuries of rejection, they are now sought out.
The nations will not come with out payment and offerings of gratitude.
Their hears “throb”. Throb is a word used for terror through out the OT, but here the awe causes a similar emotion but for a different reason.
The temple is adorned.
The doves that fly along like clouds refer to the sails of the ships.
The cargo of these ships:
b) offerings from the nations
Name of the Lord is the same thing as his nature and his character.
Usually foreigners destroyed the walls of
The Persians allowed Nehemiah to build the wall but they did not build it themselves.
These verses have not been fulfilled.
This is the triumphal procession of the wealth and of the kings that refused to submit.
They will be stripped of their wealth and power and destroyed.
See Isaiah 66:15-16 and 24
These verses catch the concept of this whole chapter.
These Verses (60:17-21)
Describe the City and the People of the City of
60:17 the material
60:18 the social conditions
60:19-20 the presence of God, the source of Light
60:21 the people now made righteous
The things used in daily life are referred to here.
The adequate things are replaced by the valuable things.
Here refers to the Millennium but is developed in Revelation 21-22 concerning the eternal state.
“all your people be righteous” refers to people who at one point not righteous but have been cleansed from sin and are now righteous in their nature.
Growth and production are always a part of God’s plan
Yahweh and his ways are to wait until it is time and then do the work quickly. He will wait and be patient, but when it is time he does not hold back.