Isaiah the prophet had a unique ministry. He warned Israel that their idolatry, iniquity, and rebellion would cause them to be destroyed. Then he prophesied that Israel would be restored, returned to their land, and be comforted. Isaiah 61 tells how God plans to comfort Israel.
We will study what the Messiah will do, what God’s people will do, and the everlasting covenant.
Today we will study ‘The everlasting covenant” from verses 8-11.
The everlasting covenant (8-11)
a) The heart behind the covenant (8)
8 For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
b) The covenant brings prominent blessing (9)
9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed.
c) The covenant brings salvation and righteousness (10-11)
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. 11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
PARTIALLY FULFILLED IN LUKE
BLESSINGS FOR ISRAEL AND GENTILE BELIEVERS
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001