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His House Shall Be Established & Exalted

Isaiah 2:1-2 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord‘s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

This verse in Isaiah 2 presents a vision of hope and restoration, depicting a future where the house of the Lord is exalted, and all nations are drawn to it in peace. This passage quite often is interpreted as a prophecy of the Messianic age, a time of universal knowledge of God and an end to war and conflict.

The Vision of Peace and Righteousness

The great book of Isaiah is a composite of prophecies and writings attributed to the prophet Isaiah, who lived in the 8th century BCE. The second chapter begins with a vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem setting a tone of divine revelation.

Isaiah sees a future where the mountain of the Lord’s house becomes the focal point for all nations. This mountain, symbolic of God’s Presence and authority, is established as the highest of the mountains, a beacon drawing people from all corners of the earth.

The phrase “in the last days” infers and signifies a future period when God’s plan for humanity reaches its capacity and total fulfillment. The elevation of the Lord’s house above all other mountains serves as a metaphor for the Supremacy of God’s Kingdom and the ultimate gathering place for worship and instruction in His ways.

The vision extends to the nations, who willingly flow to this spiritual summit, seeking the wisdom and guidance of the God of Jacob. This is a profound reversal of the historical reality of Isaiah’s time, where Jerusalem was under constant threat from surrounding nations. Instead of conflict, there is a harmonious pilgrimage of diverse peoples, united in their desire to learn from the Lord and walk in His paths. A cohesive and general movement of surrender and proclamation and declaration of love and obedience to the LORD.

The Transformation of Weapons into Instruments of Peace

One of the most powerful images in this passage is the transformation of weapons into tools for cultivation: swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks. This symbolizes the end of war and the beginning of a peaceful era where resources are no longer squandered in conflict but invested in ultimately nurturing and sustaining life overall.

Thinking of Isaiah’s chapter two and meditating on this promise is rewarding and offers solace and comfort to the Christian’s who believe. Therefore, the culmination of humanity will be brought to their knees in worship and an assembly of those honoring the LORD will be vastly rewarded. This is reason for jubilation, and hope – knowing His love and His light remain victorious throughout history and eventually into eternity! Yes!

Dear Heavenly Father, we’re humbled by the vision of peace and unity presented in Isaiah’s prophecy. We yearn for the day when Your house will be exalted, and all nations will gather to seek Your face. Teach us Your ways, O Lord, so we may walk in Your paths and contribute to the fulfillment of this divine promise. May our hearts be transformed, turning instruments of strife into tools of peace, please guide us in Your truth, and lead us to the mountain of Your presence, in Jesus Precious name, Amen.”

About C D SWANSON

C D SWANSON is an Author and freelance writer, a contributor to various websites, a member of Faithwriters, and has a website. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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  1. I will read this chapter this week.. thanks cd

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