Isaiah 46:13 “I bring near My righteousness, it is not far off; and My salvation will not delay. And I will grant salvation in Zion, and My glory for Israel.”
Jesus has come, and will come again. As Hebrews 9:27-28 reveals, “…it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.”
Isaiah 17:7 says, “In that day man will have regard for his Maker, and his eyes will look to the Holy One of Israel.” Let’s choose to regard our Maker now, to honor Him in our thoughts and deeds- to keep our eyes fixed daily on Him; the Holy One of Israel.
There is a line from the song, From the Inside Out, that says, “Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades. Never-ending Your glory goes beyond all fame. And the cry of my heart is to bring You praise, from the inside out, Lord my soul cries out.”
In our culture, and in our hearts, we often seek our own glory and fame. But, in Isaiah 40:5 and in these verses we begin to see Who deserves the glory and Who will receive the glory. Jesus! I love how Revelations 21 lays out what will be found in the the new heaven and new earth. In the spectacular city, the new Jerusalem, will be beauty and majesty beyond compare, “And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. And the nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it” (Revelation 21:23-24).
Do you see this King of Glory? Do you know Him personally? There will come a time when every knee will bow and acknowledge that He is Who He says He is. Are you eagerly awaiting His return? “For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God” (1 Peter 1:20-21).