Thursday, August 07, 2014

The King will reign in righteousness

There is coming a day when the Lord is going to right the wrongs in this world. 

He sees the employee that gets away with stealing and then gets promoted. He sees the children who are beaten and molested every day. He hears the cries of the victims of cancer and genetic diseases.  He hears the cry of the blood coming from the ground from aborted children. 

He sees the corruption in our government. He hears the cries for help from victims of human trafficking. He hears the pleadings of the persecuted church. He knows about
the broken treaties and the blood on the land. He will right every wrong one day. 

The prophet Isaiah predicted that one Day there would be a King who would reign in righteousness and with justice (Isa. 32:1). Isaiah uses the pairing of the two words righteousness and justice throughout his prophecy to point to a description of the Messiah (Isa. 1:27; 5:7, 16; 9:7; 11:4; 16:5; 26:7-9). Isaiah's point? This King is Himself the Messiah. 

This King will do away with life's unfairness (Isa. 32:2-8), and Israel, the people of God, will see at last what they have not been able to see for centuries (Isa. 6:9). They will see the truth that Yeshua is indeed the Messiah who was to come (Isa. 32:3; 29:18; 35:3-6; 2 Corinthians 3:15-18). 

Why have they not been able to see? Paul explains it to us,  
"I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: 'The deliverer will come from Zion;/ He will turn godlessness away from Jacob.And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins.' As far as the gospel is concerned, they are enemies for your sake; but as far as election is concerned, they are loved on account of the patriarchs, for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable" (Romans 11:25-29).  
Therefore God will even make right the hardness of the Jews and bring them to faith in the Messiah. Isaiah saw this truth. Paul saw it. Do you see it? Do you see Him, this King who will reign in Righteousness?