Isaiah 2:1-5 – A Glimpse Into the Future

Read Isaiah 2:1-5

Isaiah speaks again a message from God about what he sees concerning Judah and Jerusalem specifically. “In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house will be the highest of all—the most important place on earth.” We know that Jerusalem is a high point in the region. The temple was built on Mt. Moriah and would be visible to the people. I have not traveled myself to Israel, but I know that as of today the temple is not standing in all its glory as it once was. Are we to assume that this vision has already taken place?

Revelation 21 is thought to be the fulfillment of this prophecy. God brings forth a new Jerusalem “descending out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God and sparkled like a precious stone—like jasper as clear as crystal.” It will be a place of beauty and people from all over the world will go there to worship God. Our text today says people from many nations will come. This had to be strange for the people Isaiah was speaking to. Jerusalem was their city. Why would other nations come there?

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