The coming of the Ransomed to Zion
Isaiah 35:10 -
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 35 talks of the second coming of Christ (who was ransomed for our sins) and this chapter is like Songs of Solomon written with lots of symbolization. This chapter gives a good idea of how things would be when this world will cease to exist with the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the verse before Isaiah states leaving for the redeemed, none will walk. This means even though the unredeemed will exist at that time they will be serving their death. Bible says all those who are not redeemed by the Lord will be put in the Lake of Fire on Judgment Day, the Lake described also as Lake of Sulphur would be worse than Hell. The suffering between them is like a teacher beating with a ruler and spy being tortured by the military. The people in Hell suffer their sins (never dying worms / fire within) and those in the Lake of Fire suffer for rejecting the Word of God even after knowing the Lord.
One of the main reasons people do not take God seriously is because they are ignorant of what lies behind the curtain of their natural death.
Here the term 'Zion' is not referred to a place but to the people. If we see when David became King he called Jerusalem as Zion which means fortified city even though there were no walls around the city. It was Solomon who built walls around Jerusalem. Also if we read the Jebusites (meaning of the threshing stone - symbolizing Satan and the fallen Angels), the lame and blind were not allowed in the city and were slain. Similarly those among humans (Believers) who do not know the Truth and those unwilling to walk in the way of the Lord would not enter Heaven.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, this world may seem wonderful to many but the world awaiting us is beyond imagination. Lord, it is beyond the imagination of man or impossible to come in his heart the things You have set for is in Heaven. Lord, we thank You for finding us worthy to dwell in your presence in the glorious place called Heaven...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
John 1:12 - But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
2 Samuel 5:6-8
6 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem to the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spoke to David, saying, Except you take away the blind and the lame, you shall not come in here: thinking, David cannot come in here.
7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
8 And David said on that day, Whoever gets up to the gutter, and smites the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. Why they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.
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