SUMMARY: The branch
OVERVIEW: Isaiah describes the coming kingdom and future restoration of Jerusalem.
BIG IDEA: Jesus will establish a new kingdom that will be a shelter and refuge for all.
KEY VERSE: Isaiah 4:5 (Isaiah to Israel)
Then the Lord will provide shade for Mount Zion and all who assemble there. He will provide a canopy of cloud during the day and smoke and flaming fire at night, covering the glorious land.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
The pain and evil in the world will continue. There will be mourning, loss, and agony. But not forever! A day is coming when I fully establish my kingdom on earth, and my presence will be seen and experienced by all. My kingdom will be a shelter and a refuge, providing shade from the heat and comfort from the storms. Jesus will make all things holy. He will forgive sins and wipe away and wash bloodstains and shame from the past.
That day is coming in its fulfillment, but it has already begun. Jesus is here and is making all things beautiful. There is no need for you to hide your head in shame or tremble with fear. Instead, Jesus will lift your head and give you value. He will equip you to be a difference-maker and enable you to serve others, and I will use all things from your life to bring me glory. I will redeem your past. Receive my forgiveness and help others know my love and forgiveness are available to them as well.
Don’t wait for Jesus’ return to make an impact. God wants to do his kingdom work through you now. So ask for forgiveness of your sin and vision for your day and follow his leadership today.
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