We have all felt like Isaiah at times in chapter 64. After 63 chapters of heartbroken judgment and Messianic hope, Isaiah is finally at his wit’s end and just asking God to come down from Heaven to earth right now in order to display his power and might, to take His rightful reign showing his wrath and grace over our iniquities, and restoring His holy cities and people. Again, we’ve all had those moments and times where we’ve wanted that same thing. Sometimes it’s after misplaced judgment (after all God really is the only judge) and other times it’s after great hope for a Savior in a situation or circumstance that needs salvation. We want God to make an unbelieving world believe again, to start his kingdom reign now as well.
The thing is, we’ve already received what Isaiah was wanting. In the most Messianic Old Testament book, this is one final cry for what we have already witnessed with Jesus Christ, God in man, the fulfilled Messiah coming to this earth to establish His reign over sin, Satan and death through the cross and to give Holy Spirit led, power and life through the resurrection. As often as we still cry out “Come, Lord Jesus, Come” after tragic events on earth, let’s not forget that we have had Him in the first place and He hasn’t left with the keys being given to us the church in the Gospel message that brings heaven to this earth until the day that Isaiah nor Jesus knew Himself, when He’d return to make the new heavens and earth and get rid of sin once and for all. Until then, let’s keep on making the Gospel priority-one if we read this and want what Isaiah wanted.
By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor