The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And 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. And many people shall go and say, Come 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. And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
There is a “classic” Christian song that comes to my mind this morning and it speaks about that time when the Lord will reign on this earth. Just a few words of it are: “There’s a great day coming, a great day coming; there’s a great day coming by and by.” Isaiah was writing of just such a day; he spoke of the “last days” when all of this will take place. It is a “day” that is unlike any other, but it will be a “great day.”
These days the Lord is not being exalted except by the faithful who love and worship Him. The world is going about its business as it was in the days of Noah and Lot and not giving God and His only begotten Son any notice except for material gain at Easter and Christmas. But there is a “great day coming” when the Lord will be exalted in all the earth and the nations will go to Him for the answers that they have sought for in all the wrong places. They will say, “Come and let us go up to the house of the Lord and He will teach us ways.”
He will judge the nations and rebuke many people. All the implements of war will be destroyed and all the military academies will be shut down for they will not learn war anymore. Can you imagine such a time? It is going to happen just as the Word of God says it will. War will be no more for Jesus will reign and there will be a thousand years of peace and blessing. Let us prepare our hearts for that “great day” that is coming for we shall rule and reign with Him. As Jesus said, “let not your heart be troubled” by the chaos of this world; just believe in Him and hold on to your faith. Friend, there is a “great day coming by and by.” The “by and by” may be sooner than we think. Amen and amen.