Lesson 7
Isaiah 25:1-12

Henry Mahan

Most of the prophecies concerning our Lord Jesus, written by Isaiah, have to do with His coming to earth in the flesh to redeem His people. However, this chapter seems to fit His victorious and triumphant return and the glory which shall be ours eternally (Jn. 14: 1-3; Acts 1: 9).

(Vs. 1) "O Lord, thou art my God." O, Jehovah (Saviour-God), thou art my God, not by creation only, but by covenant grace. Whatever others may say and do, I answer with Thomas, "My Lord and my God."

"I will exalt thee." How can such a worm exalt and glorify God? God is WHO He is and WHERE He is, and He is glorified in Himself. We can exalt God by (1) ascribing all glory and deity to Him, (2) by attributing the whole of salvation to Him, and (3) by believing His word and bowing before His Son, our Lord.

"I will praise Thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things." Read the final words of David's prayer in Psa. 72: 17-19. He has done wonderful things (1) in creation and the universe, (2) in providence and purpose, (3) in redemption and salvation, and (4) in things yet to behold (II Pet. 3: 13-14).

"Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth." The covenant, counsel, and purpose of God in Christ Jesus are all done in truth and righteousness and will be faithfully performed (Acts 15:18; Isa. 46: 9-11; Psa. 85: 10-11).

(Vs. 2-3) When our Lord returns, He will fulfill His promises and purpose concerning His people (Jn. 6: 37-49). But He will also destroy all who oppose Him, no matter how many nor how strong (II Pet. 3: 10; Rev. 19: 11-16). There will be only two reactions to His glorious return.

(Vs. 4) Is not this a fulfillment of Isa. 61: 1-2?

(Vs. 5) But He will bring down THE STRANGERS! Those who by their evil works, will, and ways are strangers to God,to the gospel, and to godliness and grace, He will bring down, as the sun parches the dry earth, until not one blade is left standing.

If we will not hide IN Him, we surely will not be able to hide FROM Him. The scripture describes the Lord Jesus as "Him with whom we have to do" (Heb. 4: 13).

(Vs. 6-8) Here is the good news!

(Vs. 9)
(Vs. 10-12) Then it shall be in that day that everything and everyone who has not glorified Him shall be reduced to nothing (Rev. 21: 27).

Henry Mahan
Ashland, Ky.