The King is Coming

The King Will Bring Universal Peace (Isaiah 9:6–7)

Isaiah described a Wonderful Counselor, a mighty God, an everlasting Father, and a Prince of Peace yet to come who will bear all the responsibility of governing and rendering perfect justice in every case. There will be no end to His reign upon the throne of David and over His kingdom. Every conflict will end in swift and fair judgment, and justice will prevail.

The King Will Renew This Fallen Creation (Isaiah 11:1–9)

A descendant of Jesse, David’s father, will come on the scene, and he will be filled with the Spirit of the Lord and will rule with supreme wisdom and understanding. His judgment will not be based on human instincts or perceptions but on righteousness. His weapons of judgment will be the rod of His mouth and the breath of His lips. He will wear righteousness and faithfulness like a belt. It will be a time of utter peace on the earth, when even wild animals will not consume each other and will be led about by a little child.

The King Will Bring Healing (Isaiah 35:5–6)

In this new kingdom, the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the lame will walk, and the dumb will sing. The desert will flow with water, the mountains will be no more, and the clouds will be rolled back.

The King Will Be Known by All (Jeremiah 31:34)

Everyone will know the Lord, from the least of them to the greatest. Their sins will be forgiven and remembered no more.

All Will Have Access to the King (Isaiah 2:2–3)

In the latter days, all nations will flow to the Lord’s dwelling place to learn of Him and walk in His paths. His law will go forth from Jerusalem.

All the Scattered and Lost Sheep Will Be Brought Home (Jeremiah 23:5–7)

The people of Israel will be scattered because of their disobedience, but the Lord will gather a remnant of His flock from all countries back to their own land. They will be fruitful and have every need met. They will no longer be afraid or dismayed or lacking. The Lord will raise up from David a King to reign and prosper and execute judgment and righteousness. His name will be called the Lord Our Righteousness.

The Gentiles Will Seek Him (Isaiah 11:10–16)

This descendant of David, King Jesus, will be as a banner to the people so that even Gentiles will seek Him. His resting place will be glorious.

The King Will Give Beauty for Ashes (Isaiah 61:1–11)

Isaiah declared that the Spirit of the Lord was upon him because the Lord had anointed him to proclaim good tidings to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and open the prison to those bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance, to comfort all who mourn, and to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness—that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

The King Will Rejoice over His Subjects (Isaiah 62:1–12)

In that day, Gentiles will realize that Israel is God’s chosen people, and all kings will recognize her glory. God will give Jerusalem a new name, a crown of glory, and a royal diadem. She will no longer be called forsaken or desolate but shall be called Hephzibah, and her land will be called Beulah. The Lord will rejoice over her as a bridegroom does over his bride. His people will be called the holy people, the redeemed of the Lord, and they will be sought out in a city not forsaken.

Jerusalem Will Be the City on the Hill (Micah 4:1–5:5)

The mountain of the Lord’s house will be established on the top of the mountains, and people shall flow into it. Many nations will come and say, “Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths for out of Zion the law shall go forth and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” The Lord will judge between many peoples and rebuke strong nations. Swords will be beaten into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks. War will be no more, and people will dwell in safety under their own fig trees. The Lord will gather His remnant and reign over them in Mount Zion.

The Whole Earth Will Be Filled with the King’s Glory (Psalm 72:1–20)

Men shall be blessed in Him, and all nations shall call Him blessed. David, the psalmist, cried out, “Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things! And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.”

We Will Finally Be Home (Isaiah 33:17–24)

When the King sets up His kingdom, we will see Him in His beauty. Our eyes will see Jerusalem, a quiet home, a tabernacle that will not be taken down. No stakes will be removed, nor cords broken, unlike the tabernacle that was moved with the people of Israel as they journeyed through the wilderness. The Lord will be our lawgiver, our judge, and our King. Those who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity. And the best for us is; “And we shall be priests of God and reign with Him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6) Halleluiah! S