-While the LORD certainly supports the fact that He is able to defend and save His people, the point is verified that His people’s iniquities have made a temporary separation between the two parties resulting in God hiding His face from them so that He does not hear. The blood on their hands is because of iniquity, falsehood (lies, deceit), wickedness, violence, devastation, destruction, injustice, and evil as listed (Isaiah 59:1-8). This maelstrom of defiance is why there is no justice, righteousness, light, brightness, and clear paths for salvation in the land. Sins, transgressions, iniquities, and denying the LORD testify against the people of God and they are aware of it. They have turned away from their God by “speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words (Isaiah 59:9-13).” But when all seemed lost, God broke in and declared His righteousness would come as an Intercessor to bring salvation through the Anointed Messiah (Isaiah 59:16). This One will put on the breastplate of righteousness, the helmet of salvation, the garments of just vengeance, and wrap Himself with zeal (ardour-feelings of great love and intensity, jealous passion) as a mantle (Ephesians 6:11-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:5-9). He will destroy the enemies of God in His wrath and recompense so they will fear the Name of the LORD from the coastlands in the west. His glory from the rising sun “will come like a rushing stream and like the wind which the LORD drives. ‘A Redeemer will come to Zion and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,’ declares the LORD (Isaiah 59:17-20).” God then reestablishes His holy covenant with His people by His Spirit upon them and His Words, which He has put in their mouth by the prophetic. This will continue through their offspring and on down their offspring’s line “from now and forever (Isaiah 59:21).” *Application* God is never done with His chosen people no matter how disappointed or angry He gets with them. As Gentiles we can take a vested interest in the Kingdom and partake eternally, but we should never subscribe to any kind of replacement theology (let the reader understand).
Verses to Memorize: Isaiah 59:1, 16