This is our last Sunday in Isaiah. Our text is Isaiah 65:17-25 and the topic is the New Heavens and New Earth. Our worship will focus on looking forward to the wonder of what his is preparing and celebrating his rescue from this fallen world.
Don’t You Want To Thank Someone for This? I would really, really like to do a music video for this, but I haven’t had the visual resources I want or the time. I considered doing a ‘quick’ version, but decided that would diffuse my commitment to doing it right. So the link is to a non-motion non-lyric version that is the only copy of this on Youtube. It does have the lyrics in the comments.
Isaiah 65:17-25 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. 18But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; For behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness. 19I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.
20No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed. 21They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them. 24Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.
25The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the LORD.
Isaiah 25:6-9 On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. 7And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. 8He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. 9It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have trusted in him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have trusted in him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
Heavenly Hymn Medley. This medley includes verses from:
In the Sweet By and By
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
When We All Get to Heaven
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Fairest Lord Jesus
Joy To The World a classical version
It is Well with My Soul