The entire book of Isaiah pivoted away from doom and gloom at Isaiah 40:1-2. Get ready for life and growth.
"Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins." Isaiah 40:1-2.
The promised end of warfare and peace would come. But not until Isaiah 53, do we know how that would happen. The result of the Good News proclaimed in chap. 53, calls for uncontrolled joy in chap. 54.
There are three major transitions:
1) From barrenness to fruitfulness. "Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband.” Isaiah 54: 1 and Galatians 4:24-27.
2) Alienation to reconciliation.
The Redeemer under Mosaic Law had to be a kinsman. Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he [Christ] himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, Hebrews 2:14
3) Insecurity to Security, based on spiritual reformation.
“and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.” Genesis 22:18. Other relevant passages: Galatians 3, Mathew 5, Ruth chapters 1-4 on the kinsman Redeemer.
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