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Summary: ENTRANCE INTO ETERNAL LIFE

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PEACE

OBSERVATION:

ISAIAH SPOKE GOD’S MESSAGE TO JUDAH, THE SOUTHERN KINGDOM, FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS. HE WARNED JUDAH OF A COMING JUDGMENT BECAUSE THEY HAD REJECTED HIM. HE ASSURED THEM GOD WAS IN CONTROL OF ALL NATIONS. HE WARNED JUDAH ASSYRIA WOULD BE A CONSTANT THREAT. ISAIAH EMPHASIZED THEIR HOPE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM COMES FROM GOD.

INTERPRETATION:

ISAIAH 57:1-2 (NKJV) THE RIGHTEOUS PERISHES, AND NO MAN TAKES IT TO HEART; MERCIFUL MEN ARE TAKEN AWAY, WHILE NO ONE CONSIDERS THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS TAKEN AWAY FROM EVIL. HE SHALL ENTER INTO PEACE; THEY SHALL REST IN THEIR BEDS, EACH ONE WALKING IN HIS UPRIGHTNESS.

POINTS TO PONDER:

THE ADVENT OF CHRIST FOCUSES ON PEACE. LUKE 2:14 (NKJV) GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOODWILL TOWARD MEN. CHRIST FULFILLED THIS ANNUNCIATION BY HIS BIRTH, DEATH AND RESURRECTION.

MANY GODLY BELIEVERS HAVE SUFFERED MARTYRDOM THROUGH THE YEARS. THE GOOD NEWS IS THEIR FUTURE HOME IS ETERNITY WITH GOD IN HEAVEN. THIS REALITY DOES NOT APPLY TO UNBELIEVERS. READ REVELATION 20: 11-15 (THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT).

WHETHER DEAD OR ALIVE A TRUE BELIEVER’S DESTINY IS ASSURED! THEIR BEDS OF PEACE CONTRASTS THAT OF THE UNBELIEVER WHO LIVES IN DELUSION. A COMFORTING REALITY IS THE TRUE CHURCH (TRUE BELIEVERS) ARE REMOVED FROM EARTH BEFORE CHRIST’S SECOND COMING. THEY WILL EXPERIENCE TOTAL PEACE!

APPLICATION:

A BELIEVER’S DEATH MEANS ENTRANCE INTO ETERNAL PEACE!


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