[QTVOTD] The new Jerusalem…

“And it shall be that before they call I will answer; and while they are yet speaking I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy Mount [Zion], says the Lord.” Isaiah 65:24-25 ->me: The thought in these verses is oneness. 1) Oneness with the Lord, as he anticipates their needs and because they are in such harmony with His will, the words they use join themselves to Him for immediate action. 2) Harmony prevails throughout creation, as Eden is brought back, old opposing foes are gone (wolf), fears removed (lamb), and natures changed (lion … eat straw). There is a point in the new creation where nothing changes: the curse upon sin still stands…The Lord is still the Holy God.   These pictures in Isaiah of the new Jerusalem and the experience it will be for its inhabitants gives so much hope. Lord, can you just take me there now? I am so done with the evil and wicked world we live in…but my purpose is clear -> build His kingdom while I am here on earth and don’t stop until He takes me home.

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