There's A Better Day Coming!
Isaiah 33 begins with Sennacherib and the
Assyrian invaders, who were bent upon the destruction of
You shall see Christ as he is! "Thine eyes shall see the King in his beauty" (v. 17). You will see God in human flesh upon his throne. Then, as never before, you will see who he is, what he has done and why he has done it. Seeing him, you shall be fully satisfied.
You will see the land that now appears to be so far off. Your eyes "shall behold the land that is very far off" (v. 17). The land of promise, the land of bliss, the land of righteousness, the land of heavenly glory, you will see. You will see all the glory of Immanuel's land, and possess it!
You will meditate upon your earthly troubles and view them with delight, exalting in triumph over all your present enemies (vv. 18-19). Heaven will be all the more glorious because of the deliverances of grace as they are seen from the other side!
God's church will be as secure as it is
glorious (vv. 20-23). The city of
Sorrow shall be no more! In that day, when your eyes behold your King in the land of everlasting bliss, there will be no more sickness, no more sorrow, no more death, because there will be no more sin (v. 24). Our sins are so fully forgiven that we shall suffer no harm, no loss, no sorrow because of them in eternity!