Our God Reigns: The Chorus of the Redeemed Priests Sung for the Life of the World
March 24, 2019 Preacher: Series: The Passion of Christ in Isaiah 52, 53, and 61
Scripture: Isaiah 52:7–12
Key Truth: God reigns victorious granting us peace, happiness, and salvation in our deliverance from sin and death for the life of the world.
Have you experienced the feeling of exile?
Have you ever been cut off from all that’s good?
What did you do or would you do to get out of exile?
Our God Reigns: The Chorus of the Redeemed Sung for the Life of the World:
“The Lord’s salvation is not just directed to Zion and Jerusalem but it also concerns the whole world….Like a warrior who pulls back his upper garment so that he may fight more easily, so the Lord is ready to demonstrate his might in redeeming his people.”
Allan Harman, Isaiah: A Covenant to be Kept for the Sake of the Church
What impact does God’s present reign in Christ have on your life?
Are you enjoying the benefits of peace, happiness, and salvation as a result of His reign?
Who are you sharing this with?
A New Exodus: God’s Deliverance of His Priests for the Life of the World:
“They will go out with dignity and decorum, like priests in procession (12a). But the real glory of this exodus, as of the first, will be the presence of God with them. He will go before and behind, guiding and protecting them every step of the way (12b).”
Barry G. Webb, The Message of Isaiah: On Eagles’ Wings
What good things of God did you bring out of the exile of your former life to be able to show and tell others of His love and goodness?
Isaiah 52:7-12 teaches us that God reigns victorious:
- granting us peace, happiness, and salvation for the life of the world
- deliverance from sin and death to serve as priests for the life of the world
“As wonderful as creation was, and as true as divine providence is, it is redemption that is earth’s great song. For without redemption, creation and providence are ultimately abortive. The world is caught in the bondage of sin and destruction: creation is fatally marred and providence makes the bondage only bearable. But if it is possible to be delivered from human sin and its effects, then creation may yet see its children and providence may yet lead us to the Father’s house. That is cause for joy, not for humans alone but for the whole cosmos.”
John N. Oswalt, The Book of Isaiah: Chapters 40-66
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