“Let The Church Say Amen,” Andre Crouch featuring Marvin Winans
Zion, historically, Zion was the rock out-cropping between two valleys in Jerusalem. Later, the Term came to mean the entire western ridge of early Jerusalem, and still later, to Jerusalem, itself (Psalm 126:1). This area was originally inhabited by the Jebusites (II Samuel 5:7), later becoming the City of David. Here David Consecrated his palace, acquired the threshing floor of Araunah (II Samuel 24:16), there erected an Altar, and there Solomon built HIS (GOD”S) TEMPLE. Spiritually, the Term applies to the City of David (I Chronicles 11;5), to The Church Of GOD (Isaiah 2:3; Hebrews 11:10; 12:22). And to The Heavenly City (Hebrews 12:22-24).
Standard – A Level of Acceptable Quality
“Zion’s New Name,” III, Isaiah 62:10) Go through, go through The Gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a Standard (A Level of Acceptable Quality) for the people. 11) Behold, THE LORD Hath Proclaimed Unto The End Of The World, Say Ye To The Daughter Of Zion, Behold, Thy SALVATION COMETH; Behold, HIS REWARD IS WITH HIM, And HIS WORK BEFORE HIM. 12) And They Shall Call Them, The Holy People, The Redeemed Of THE LORD: And thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v10, Gates probably refers to those in The “Holy Courts” (v. 9). The Prophet commanded the Worshipers of v. 9 to pass through The Gates in order to Praise THE LORD. Prepare the way means to encourage the people to come to THE TEMPLE For Worship (40:3, 4; 57:14). Stones refers to any impediment to Worship (57:14). Lift up a Banner (Standard) (5:26; 11:10) is an encouragement to all peoples To Worship GOD. v11, Proclaimed to the end of the world links this verse with “a Banner for the peoples” in v. 10. The verb say is plural, indicating that a number of people will declare this Announcement Of SALVATION to Jerusalem. v12, The pronoun they refers to the Gentiles (v. 2). The Holy People: For similar descriptions of The Redeemed, see 4:3; Exodus 19:6.
Quest Study Bible – v10, “Why build a road for the people?” Rebuilding the fallen City of Jerusalem Pictures SALVATION. The road repairs illustrates the Israelites’ return to Jerusalem, The Way That Leads To SALVATION. GOD WOULD MAKE HIS SALVATION AVAILABLE TO All OF HIS PEOPLE. Amen.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v10-12, ROOM WILL BE MADE FOR CHRIST’S SALVATION; ALL DIFFICULTIES SHALL BE REMOVED. HE BRINGS A REWARD OF COMFORT AND PEACE WITH HIM; But A Work Of Humiliation and Reformation (Is) Before HIM; And They (HIS CHURCH) Shall Be Called The HOLY People, And, The REDEEMED Of THE LORD. HOLINESS Puts Honor And Beauty Upon Any Place Or Person, Makes Them Admired, Beloved, And Sought After. Many Events May Have Been Part Fulfillment’s Of This, As Earnest (Truth) Of More Glorious Times Yet To Come. The Close Connection Between The Blessedness Of The Jews And Of The Gentiles, Runs Through The Scriptures. THE LORD JESUS WILL COMPLETE HIS WORK, AND HE NEVER WILL FORSAKE ONE WHOM HE HAS REDEEMED AND SANCTIFIED. Amen.