A Review of Isaiah 52 by Keith E Gardner Always using the King James Bible
In verse 1 we see the elect of God are taken to heaven as the second clause in the verse reads “for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and unclean”: Ephesians 5:5.
Verse 2 is an interesting verse in which we read “shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion”.The bands of our necks are our earthly bodies tying us to our present existence.Our Lord God will break these bands on Judgment Day when He will resurrect our spiritual bodies and bring us to heaven in soul and heavenly body: 1 Corinthians 15:51-54.
We have sold ourselves for nothing our Lord GOD says as He makes reference to the indiscretion of Adam and Eve in the garden.However, He will redeem all who are to be redeemed without money for He had redeemed us before the foundation of the world: Ephesians 1:4-5.
In verse 4 we see the LORD speaking of the abuse of His people by the Assyrian.We can know the LORD is not speaking in the physical but the metaphorical sense simply because Assyrians did not live in Egypt and He says His people sojourned in Egypt.From this we can know the LORD is speaks of Satan’s abuse of His who are temporarily under the dominion of Satan.We can also know this reference is a reference to the people of the LORD throughout all time as we are all in Assyria abused by the Assyrian until the LORD calls and chooses us: Isaiah 10:5-7.
Before the LORD grants us salvation we live as our earthly conditions dictate.We do not know the God of the Bible just as many faiths today and in times past knew their gods but, they do not and did not know the one true God: Isaiah 44:8-9.So we are the people of God but, we don’t know who we are so we live in darkness until we are called and chosen.
In verse 6 the LORD is telling us His people will know Him.By the end the LORD will make all of His to know Him; to know His will: Isaiah 66:19-24.Although these verses of Isaiah may be difficult to comprehend please notice the last clause of verse 19 as it says “and they shall declare my glory among the gentiles”.As our Godhead view the world there are only two types of people in it: Jew and Gentile.This clause is telling us the Jews who are saved will take His word to the Gentiles who are not, at that time, saved.By verse 22 we can know Judgment Day has begun for we will look upon the carcasses of those who transgressed the LORD.
Verse 7 speaks of the LORD and the gift of salvation given unto all who are elect of God.
The watchmen are all those elect of God and we will sing praises to the LORD for we will see the LORD, the new heaven and the new earth: Revelation 21:1-3.All these things will come to pass for the elect of God on day one of the judgment.
All of us who were or are lost but have been or will be called and chosen are, before we are saved, the “waste places” of Jerusalem: Isaiah 51:3.
In verse 10 we see our Lord GOD has made bare His holy arm.This means the LORD will make all of His elect known to the world.This He will do on Judgment Day via the resurrection of all His elect; both those dead and those who live: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17.Our Lord GOD will give all of His elect their new spiritual bodies and this will be the wakeup call the world cannot ignore or explain away.It will also be too late for mercy as Judgment Day will have begun.
The LORD is telling His elect “be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD”.This, once again, is telling His elect that although we are in this world we are not to be a part of it.We must carry ourselves, as much as possible, in a way worthy of our calling as we are vessels of the LORD: 1 Thessalonians 4:4.
In verses 12 and 13 we see the Lord GOD speaking of Himself as the “rereward” given to all of His elect.This is because the elect of God will do the will of the LORD in this life for however long and in whatever way He commands us.For this we are earning a reward with the LORD.Then, when He comes on day one of Judgment Day, He will be our “rereward” as He will take us all to the new heaven and the new earth and then judge our rewards: 1 Corinthians 3:13-15.
Verse 14 opens with the astonishment of the non-elect as they view those elect of God in our new spiritual bodies.Our new spiritual bodies will differ markedly from our present forms, even still we will be clearly recognizable to those who knew us in this life: 1 Corinthians 15:51-53.
In verse 15 we see our Lord GOD will sprinkle many peoples, but not all, with His elect.As we know there are places in this world the true gospel will never reach.This includes places in the most remote areas of many countries where the true gospel will simply never be heard.These people will perish quickly during the judgment but they will still be judged.For every man has the law of the LORD written on his heart, Romans 2:14-15, however these people will only have that much: Romans 10:13-15.In the remainder of the verse the LORD is giving us the conclusion of the matter.For all men will see the resurrection and ascension of the elect of God ending all debate while all those who followed their own gospels will stand astonished.