Eternal life, Joy and Victory

21
Jan

Isaiah 25:8-“He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

Isaiah, prophecies the coming of Lord Jesus. We have heard and understood the Gospel of Christ. ‘The veil of sin the Lord has destroyed, by the light of His Gospel shining in the world, and the power of his Spirit that opens men’s eyes to receive it.’ We stand by our faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that in Him we have life eternal at the right hand of God; in Jesus we have conquered sin, death, sorrow and ill health. We are truly saved by a Saviour, the Only Way to eternal life in Heaven.
Will we die on earth? Yes.
Will we have sorrow on earth? Yes.
Will we hear rebuke, reproach and scorn from other people especially regarding our spiritual life and relationship with Jesus saying, “Where is now their God?”  Definitely, yes!
Will we be disgraced by people from all the earth? Yes.
But:
For our death on earth, Jesus has promised us a place in Heaven.
For our sorrow on earth, He is our Immanuel (God with us). There is the Gospel which strengthens and makes glad the heart, and is fit for those who are under convictions of sin, and mourn for it.
For our rebuke, reproach and scorn from others, Jesus will make us the first and not the last; Jesus will turn our nights of sorrow into mornings of gladness. Jesus has brought us the victory! Hitherto the people of God have been scorned and persecuted, but the time will come when persecution shall cease, the true religion shall everywhere prevail, the church shall have rest, and its triumphs shall spread everywhere on the earth.
For our disgrace in front of people, Jesus will make us successful in the presence of our enemies.

How are we sure about this?
“For the Lord hath spoken it. “Therefore we ought to doubt it not, though it may seem incredible to us. “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.” (2 cor 1:20)
“And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”(Isa 25:9)

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