“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Isaiah 35, “Joy Of The Redeemed”

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“Holy Is The Lamb,” Trey McLaughlin

“Joy Of The Redeemed,” Isaiah 35:1) The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall Rejoice, and blossom as the rose.  2) It shall blossom abundantly, and Rejoice even with Joy and singing:  the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall See The Glory Of The Lord, And The Excellency Of Our God.  3) Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.  Job 4:3, 4; Hebrews 12:12.  4) Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not:  Behold, Your God Will Come With A Recompence (Vengeance and Retribution); He Will Come And Save You.  

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1, wilderness … desert:  The Spirit Of God Will Make The Earth Fruitful Again (32;15).  v2,  The Glory Of The Lord would be seen in the return of the captives from Babylon (40:5).  v3, Strengthen the feeble hands:  This Phrase is cited in Hebrews 12:12.  v4, Save You:  When The Lord Comes He Will Offer Salvation (see Luke 19:10).

Quest Study Bible – v1-2, “What did blossoms in the desert mean?”  The land once devastated by the enemy would again become vibrant and beautiful, much as a desert busts into life with plants and flowers following a rare rainfall.  Isaiah may have had some of the areas of Judah in mind, when he wrote this, such as the regions to the east.  It is also possible that the metaphor pictured the time of the Jews Returning From Exile.  The Ultimate Fulfillment Will Be When Christ Comes Again.  v4, “When Will God Come?”    Isiah doesn’t pinpoint an exact time, But Whenever God Comes, He’s Involved In Both Vengeance (Judgment) And Salvation.  Again, The Ultimate Fulfillment Of These Words Will Be Realized Only When The Messianic Kingdom Is Established.  God Not Only Saves His People From Physical Enemies, He Delivers Them From Their Greatest Enemy—SIN.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v1-4, Judea was prosperous in the days of Hezekiah, but The Kingdom Of Christ Is The Great Subject Intended.  Converting Grace Makes The Soul That  Was A Wilderness, To Rejoice With Joy And Singing, And To Blossom Abundantly.  The feeble and faint-hearted are encouraged.  This Is The Design Of The Gospel.  Fear Is Weakening; The More We Strive Against It, The Stronger We Are, Both For Doing And Suffering; And He That Says To Us, Be Strong, Has Laid Help For Us Upon One Who Is Mighty.  Assurance Is Given Of The Approach Of Messiah, To Take Vengeance On The Powers Of Darkness, To Recompense With Abundant Comforts Those That Mourn In Zion; HE WILL COME AND SAVE.  He Will Come Again At The End Of Time, To Punish Those That Have Troubled His People; And To Give Those That Were Troubled Such Rest As Will Be A Full Reward For All Their Troubles.   Amen.  

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