-For Zion and Jerusalem’s sake, the LORD will not keep silent nor quiet until her righteousness goes forth (Messianic prophecy). The nations will be able to see His righteousness as a bright torch that is burning the evil away from this wicked world, which had been controlled by the enemy. Kings will see His glory and be called by a new name (righteous, saved). Only the LORD can designate this kind of new name upon individuals and cultures. This is beautiful in the sight of God. No longer will there be the name “forsaken” or “desolate,” when the Messiah creates His Kingdom in the heart and soul of His redeemed in the land. The new name will be called, “My delight is her” and “married” for the LORD delights in His bride rejoicing over her with celebration (Isaiah 62:1-5).
-Jerusalem has been appointed watchmen to remind the LORD of His covenant promise and obligation to establish His righteousness, which will make Jerusalem a praise in the earth (again this is Messianic prophecy that would come true). Victory over the enemy is predicted, which should be interpreted as having spiritual as well as physical implications in the here and now as well as the eschaton. Those who garner His righteousness will eat in the Kingdom of God and praise the LORD. They will drink of it in the courts of His sanctuary. This highway to the Kingdom will be built up as more and more people of the earth go through the gates of His salvation. “His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him (this is for those who deny Him, the Messiah). And they will call them, ‘The holy people, the redeemed of the LORD’ and you will be called, ‘Sought out, a city not forsaken (Isaiah 62:6-12).’” *Application* Jerusalem, otherwise known as Zion, is the place where Christ suffered and died, was buried, and rose from the grave to give the world an opportunity to trust in Him for eternal salvation and entrance into the Kingdom of God. This is the thrust of this prophetic chapter of comfort, and a plea for us to accept the blessed message of our Redeemer.
Verse to Memorize: Isaiah 62:12