The Blessing of Israel

12 For this is what the Lord says:

“I will extend peace to her like a river,

and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream;

you will nurse and be carried on her arm

and dandled on her knees.

13 As a mother comforts her child,

so will I comfort you;

and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”

14 When you see this, your heart will rejoice

and you will flourish like grass;

the hand of the Lord will be made known to his servants,

but his fury will be shown to his foes.

15 See, the Lord is coming with fire,

and his chariots are like a whirlwind;

he will bring down his anger with fury,

and his rebuke with flames of fire.

16 For with fire and with his sword

the Lord will execute judgment on all people,

and many will be those slain by the Lord.

Isaiah 66:12-16

This portion is a continuation of the prophecy about the blessing of Israel.

Not only with the land be flourishing but the people will find comfort in God.

We see so often in Isaiah that God is not a distant God who watches from afar but He has definite interest in interacting with His people.

We also see a fire coming down.

Revelation 20 speaks of that last and final war after the 1000 year reign of Christ. Yet again, a rebellion forms on earth when Satan is released from his prison.

The war goes as follows:

They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. Revelation 20:9

But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.

The battles where God is fighting are not long and drawn out, they are quick and decisive.

And God will reign forever.

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