Tuesday’s Time

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the Days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah (Isaiah 1:1).

With these words, the wonderful book of Isaiah begins. But, what does this mean for you and for me? Isaiah wrote that he had received a vision from God, concerning things to happen in the future. The things of which Isaiah specifically wrote were of the future of Judah, which naturally included the future of Israel and the other nations about them.

One of the greatest lessons presented in the writings of Isaiah is the fact of the faithfulness of the word of God. Isaiah wrote some 30 years before the fall of Samaria, but the defeat of Israel happened just as foretold by God. He also warned of the fall of Judah, some 140 years before it happened, but Jerusalem was destroyed just as God forewarned. Isaiah foretold of the conception, birth, life and death of Jesus Christ and these prophecies were perfectly fulfilled, even though he wrote some 750 years before our Savior was born. Isaiah also foretold, by the power of God, of the Kingdom of God: how and where it would be established. Luke’s record in Acts 2 gives the fulfillment of this great event.

Again, the question may be asked: what do all these things have to do with our lives? The answer is simple: everything. God was absolutely correct in everything He told Isaiah. Every prophecy given by God, whose time has come for fulfillment, has been fulfilled.

Therefore, we know that the things yet to be fulfilled will be fulfilled. Christ has promised to return, He will return; judgement for all the world will come at the time chosen by God; both Heaven and Hell are real and both will be occupied. 

Through the faithfulness of God in the past, we know the faithfulness of God in the future.