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Walking in the Light of the Lord

Isaiah 2:1-22, Andrew Love, January 14, 2018


Sermon Notes:

Introduction

  • v5
  • Do you ever get discouraged about the state of Christianity today?
    • 97% of the population that lives in darkness
  • We are looking at the Gospel in Isaiah
    • It was a difficult time to preach
    • Summary of the difficult time
  • 6:8-9,11
    • The call of Isaiah
    • The duration of his preaching
    • Preaching at hard and difficult times
  • God gave great hope and glimmers of glory
    • Visions: chapter 1
      • v18 - a tremendous promise
    • Visions: chapter 2-4
      • Drastic things are said
        • Jerusalem itself will be overtaken
      • Messages of hope:
        • 2:1-4
        • A vision of triumph and victory
    • Micah 4:1-3 repeats the same message from Isaiah 2:1-4
  • A tremendous contrast
    • v1-4 - the ideal Jerusalem
    • v6-14? - the present Jerusalem
      • Speaking of judgment
      • Reminds us of the final judgment spoken of in Revelation
      • Speaks of the day of Christ's return
      • v10, 19
  • This is the message that we need to hear today
    • Days of hope
    • The day of judgment
  • Overview: (v5 - Walk in the Light of the Lord)
    • Christ's Kingdom will be exalted
    • All nations will worship Him
    • One day peace and righteousness will reign

Christ's Kingdom will be exalted

  • v2
    • Some interpret this figuratively
      • Mountains - the place of worship
      • Little hills - false worship
    • Consider the parable of the Mustard Seed
      • E.g. Brazil, Nigeria, China
    • Do these words apply today?
      • In part yes
      • Not the whole
    • Some interpret this literally
      • That Jerusalem will be the centre of worship (physically)
    • Some interpret this before the coming of Christ
      • That there will be unprecedented blessing
  • What is your position?
  • The key is this:
    • There is coming a greater day
    • All will worship Christ
    • Not about debating the finer details but how we respond to this (v5)
    • All shall be humbled - v11-14
    • The wicked shall be punished
      • Explanation
    • God alone will be exalted
  • v5 - let us walk in the light of the Lord

All nations will worship Him

  • All nations will worship Him
    • v2 - all nations will flow to it
    • v3 - many people shall come ...
  • Speaking not of a few people but many
    • Started at Pentecost - just a beginning
    • One day all nations
  • Contrast
    • v2-3 - Jerusalem going to the temple
    • v6 - Jerusalem was going to the nations (and learning the ways of the Pagans)
      • Think of New Age and Eastern thinking
  • Jesus was not concerned with geographical location
    • God is Spirit
    • Those that worship must worship in spirit and truth
    • True worship is in the heart
    • One day all nations will worship like this
  • Let us give our hearts to worship God know
    • Trust in Jesus Christ's blood and righteousness

One day peace and righteousness will reign

  • v4 - a Righteous reign
    • Instruments of productivity and not war
    • Eden will be restored
    • The land will be cultivated
  • Is this figurative or literal?
    • Christ amongst His people
    • Reconciling men to God and one another
    • 4:2, 11:1-9, 65:17
    • A vision of glory and a time of peace
  • Walk in the light of the Lord
    • The Lord Jesus Christ brings light
    • We must walk in His righteousness
    • His message/good news liberates men and women
    • We have the full revelation of Jesus Christ
    • We have a glorious message

Closing Remarks

  • John 3:19-21
    • Are you walking in the Light?
    • Have you trusted in Jesus?


About Andrew Love: Pastor at Tabor Church


Sermon Passage:

Isaiah 2:1-22

1the word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 5O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD. 6Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers. 7Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots: 8Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: 9And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not. 10Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty. 11The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. 12For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: 13And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, 14And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, 15And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall, 16And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. 17And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. 18And the idols he shall utterly abolish. 19And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. 20In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; 21To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. 22Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of? (KJV)


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