Isaiah 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
“That I may PLANT the heavens, and LAY THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH”? What is THAT? Had God not already planted the heavens and already laid the foundations of the earth? Of course He had, but this is something different. This is when He says to Zion, “Thou art my people.” THAT is when the NEW heavens and NEW earth would be planted.
Isaiah 51:4 ¶Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust. 6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
This was when the old would vanish away because it had waxed old. Remember this below?
Hebrews 8:13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
And look at this:
Psalms 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
All of WHO was going to perish? All of the physical earth and all of the heavens? What sense would that make? No, all of the PEOPLE of the OLD covenent.
Ps 102:27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. 28 The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.
The children of thy servants shall continue, and their SEED shall be established before thee? What does this mean? It means that AFTER the old heavens and earth have vanished away, STILL people will be born and raised and live for God on earth. There is no “seed” in heaven. So this CANNOT be talking about the end of time. And it is repeated here:
Hebrews 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
And we could, of course, add to this the rest of the quote from Psalms: “The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.” There is just no way to make this say anything different. God was going to remove the Jews as His chosen people, finish up His covenant with them, fold them up like a vesture, and have a new covenant with both Jew and Gentile here on this earth.
Back to Isaiah 51:
7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.
They would be folded up like a garment (vesture) but God would give salvation from generation to generation. Generation to generation is NOT heaven, where there IS no generation to generation, again unless we want to redefine that word for yet a second time.
Is 51:9 ¶Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?10 Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over? 11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.12 I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; 13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor? 14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name. 16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
This is not talking about the physical earth and heaven. He put His words in their mouth that He might plant the heavens and lay the foundations of the earth and say to Zion, “Thou art my people.” It’s spiritual, it’s spiritual, it’s spiritual. We have to get that through our heads.
Is 51:17 ¶Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out. 18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
Isaiah 52:7 ¶How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! 8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. 10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
And then comes chapter 53, which is possibly the most beautiful chapter of the whole Bible. We know, of course, that that is all about Jesus. And then:
Isaiah 54:1 ¶Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 60:3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.Isaiah 60:5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
And this is why there is no more sea in Revelation. The sea (the Gentiles) are now a part of God’s people.
Revelation 21:1 ¶And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Remember, the new heavens and new earth was just the new order of things, when God’s seed would go on from generation to generation, so it is on this earth.
Isaiah 60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.
What is this saying? That the Gentiles will bring people into heaven? No, this is talking about the church. We KNOW that. We have ALWAYS known it but, sadly, we didn’t put the puzzle pieces together.
Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
But let’s go back to chapter 60 of Isaiah. I think we know this is talking about the coming of the church or kingdom. And look at it. Really LOOK at it and understand what it is saying.
Isaiah 60:1 ¶Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD. 7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? 9 ¶Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee. 10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. 12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. 14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee; and all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. [remember, we have COME to Mt. Zion and we have COME to the city of God!] 15 ¶Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. [again, many generations, so this can’t be heaven]16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. 17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. 19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. [no more crying, and this is NOT heaven] 21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified. [the people are righteous–no more sinners] 22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
This is NOT talking about the end of time. We KNOW that. It is talking about the glorious body of Christ, wherein is no need of the sun, where no night is, where mourning is gone and there is no more crying.
Isaiah 65:19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
This is another beautiful chapter of Isaiah:
Isaiah 65:1 ¶I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name. 2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;
6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.
God was going to take vengeance on the Jews.
9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not. 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: 14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name: When would His servants be called by another name? WHEN HE SLEW THE JEWS! The DOJ came and we see in Revelation that we got a new name. John the Baptist and Jesus came to the JEWS preaching the exact same thing. But we’re so vain, we probably think their words are about us.
Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. Revelation 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
THAT is the name of the heavenly Jerusalem. That is the name of God’s city. And we are in it!
But back to Isaiah 62:
17 ¶For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
Again, we have always said that this is in the church. We said that because we were trying to prove that the church was the kingdom and that the kingdom had actually come. But it is coming back to bite us in the butt because if it IS the church, then there is NO MORE CRYING in the church and NO MORE NIGHT and NO MORE THIRST.
THESE were the prophecies to the JEWS. Did God fulfill these promises to them or not? If He did, then our tears have been wiped away and there’s no more crying, no more hungering, no more thirsting, and no more night. If He didn’t, again, we have to deal with the thought that GOD did not keep His covenant with the Jews and didn’t fulfill the promises He made to them. Which will it be?
I know nobody will probably deal with any of this. Someone might come back saying I’m misinterpreting it or mixing it up or twisting it. But no one will explain how I am doing that or tell me what all these passages really do mean. Maybe someone will say that SPIRITUALLY these things have happened but WE are waiting for the BEST–when they happen PHYSICALLY, making the spiritual come before the physical, which is backward, and making the physical more important than the spiritual. But it won’t matter what anyone says. Isaiah prophesied of all of this to be in the church. And it is. The new heavens and new earth are here and we are living in them. The only reason we don’t see it is that we are just like the Jews, expecting and waiting for something physical. So we deny that it’s happened and keep on waiting, just like they do. We’re like babies getting a toy and saying, “Is that all? Is there a bigger toy in there?” Or worse, somebody gives us a beautiful expensive toy and all we want to do is play with the box.