Isaiah 25

Today's Passage: Isaiah 25

Right on the heels of another judgment given to mankind, Isaiah gives this prophecy of restoration and salvation. This prophecy is so profound because not only does it point to the finished work of Jesus Christ, but it also points to his second coming and restoration. Both of these prophecies are backed by Isaiah’s words in verse 1.

“O LORD, you are my God;
I will exalt you; I will praise your name,
for you have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful, and sure.”


Isaiah writes of a coming Kingdom of the Lord that looks nothing like the kingdoms of the world. Powerful cities and kings will be leveled and humbled. The poor and needy will have refuge and protection. When this upside-down Kingdom comes, it will usher in salvation. Death itself will be defeated and dethroned!

This promised salvation is fulfilled in and through Jesus Christ. His earthly ministry reflected this upside-down kingdom we see in Isaiah. He rebuked the religious elite and the powerful, and instead, he embraced the poor, the needy, and the broken. He saved our souls and defeated death not by military conquest, but through his very own death.

This salvation is available to any and all who put their faith and trust in Jesus and accept his free gift of life. There’s nothing you can add to it or subtract from it - his salvation is whole and complete. BUT…there’s more to come!


Isaiah’s prophecy continues, “and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken.”

While Jesus’ salvation is immediate and complete for those who accept it through faith, his restoration is not yet finished. We still face trials, and struggles and we still wrestle with our own sins on a day-to-day basis. But take heart, Jesus is coming again, and when he returns He will fully and finally restore ALL things.

Revelation 21:4
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

What are we supposed to do in the meantime? God is using these hardships to sanctify us and glorify His name. Each and every trial is being used to refine our faith through fire. When we face suffering, persecution, or death, we have the opportunity to bear witness to our Living Hope! When we labor to put to death the sins that entangle us, we show the lost world that God’s grace is unending and life-changing.

So what?
Have you accepted Jesus’ free gift of salvation? He is willing and able to save to the uttermost!

Have you grown impatient on His future restoration? Maybe you feel like He’s forgotten about you, or that you’ll never get over this sin you’re struggling with. Remember and rejoice in Isaiah’s words, “This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation”

Written By: Joe Weaver

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