Isaiah 24

The Temple Rock in Jerusalem is Mt. Zion!

Because of the importance of Israel and its people, and my personal love for The Land, I’m inviting you to join me through the key Old Testament book of Isaiah.  Each day I’m posting some simple thoughts about this complex prophet.

Isaiah 24

The sad prophecy continues:

“Happy times have disappeared from the earth, and people shout in the streets, “We’re out of wine!”” (v11, CEV).

Why does that sound familiar? Jesus’ very first miracle:

“When the wine was all gone, Mary said to Jesus, “They don’t have any more wine.””  (John 2:3, CEV).

When they turned to Jesus — even though He told His mother that His time had not yet come — He turned water into wine! “Fruit of the vine” is a symbol in Jewish tradition of joy overflowing. It is a prayer of thanksgiving every Sabbath: “Praised are you, oh Lord our God, King of the Universe, who brings forth fruit from the vine.” The cry of the people, the cry of the bride and groom in Galilee, the cry of Jesus’ mother was the same: May happy times, joy filled times, return to The Land.

Do you think she knew? Do you wonder if Mary had heard the Isaiah 24:11 prophesy? Did she see the running out of wine at the wedding as a fulfillment of this passage? Did she say “They are out of wine” because she knew who Jesus was? Was she trying to “push along” the rule of the Almighty on Mt. Zion and usher in the revealing of the Glory of God?
Hmmm.

 

Back to the beautiful promise in Isaiah, the prophesy of what will ultimately occur after there is nothing left on earth: His glory will be fully revealed!

“The Lord All-Powerful will rule on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, where he will show its rulers His wonderful glory.” (v23, CEV).  He will show us His wonderful glory. He is showing us His wonderful glory. Every day! He will reign on Mount Zion in Jerusalem once again. He is reigning in the hearts of believers. Every day!

If you’re new to this journey through Isaiah, you can start here.

(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.