Isaiah 27 is about God’s victory over evil and the restoration of His people.
This passage begins with God defeating this creature called the Leviathan. The Leviathan is described as “the dragon that is in the sea”, and Revelation 12:7-9 gives a further description of the Leviathan and its defeat.
“Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the world.”
Satan is no match for God, and we can rejoice in the fact that we have already seen the defeat of Satan by Jesus’ death and resurrection. Praise God for His victory!
Secondly, God restores His people. In verses 2-3, God is the keeper of the vineyard. The imagery of the vineyard should remind us of the Garden of Eden, where God walked with His people in perfect harmony. One day there will be a return to the Garden and God will dwell with His people forever. The vineyard will have “the full fruit of the removal of his sin.” It will be a place of perfection where there is no sin and the dragon will not come into.
For us, this passage should cause us to be filled with joy. We know that God wins. He defeats the dragon and gathers His people in His vineyard. Let us rejoice as we look forward to our return to the Garden.
By: Brice Stockton — Student Ministry Apprentice