Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Isaiah-Chapter 62

Isa 62.1-12 is a continuation of the previous chapter and a prophecy of the return of the Shekinah and Israel’s glorious future. There will also be Rosh Ha Shanah concepts.

v 1…For Zion’s sake I (Yehovah through Isaiah) will not keep silent (Heb 112.22), and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet (he is not satisfied yet-Jerusalem is also called “Yerushalayim Shell Zahav” or Jerusalem of Gold, based on the golden crowns brides wore and the color of the walls), until righteousness goes forth like brightness (through the darkness), and her salvation like a torch (Hebrew “lapid” and a term for the Messiah) that is burning (Yeshua will be like a lamp that burns to destroy all evil and darkness-2 Thes 2.8).

v 2…And all the nations will see your righteousness (as defined by the Torah; innocence and justice of the false charges against Israel), and all kings your glory (admiration), and you will be called by a new name (signifying a marriage-Jer 23.5-6, 33.15-16; Isa 4.1; a change of status), which the mouth of the Lord will designate.

v 3…You will also be a crown (a bride wore a crown) of beauty in the land of the Lord (because of what Yehovah has done in regards of her election, redemption and salvation), and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

v 4…It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken” (by your husband), nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”; but you will be called, “My delight is in her” (“hephzibah”-King Hezekiah’s wife’s name-2 Kings 21.1. Hezekiah was seen as a type of the Messiah and this alludes to the bride of Messiah), and your land, “Married” (“Beulah”). For the Lord delights in you (Jerusalem) and to him your land will be married (“tibael”).

v 5…For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons will marry you (be in the possession of Israel); and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you (is intimate again with her).

v 6…On your walls, O Jerusalem) I have appointed watchman (prophets and teachers who look out for danger); all day and all night they will never keep silent (in prayer, teaching the Torah, etc). You who remind the Lord (to finish his work) take no rest for yourselves (cease speaking).

v 7…And give him no rest (wrestle like Jacob dis) until he establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth (a blssing for all mankind).

v 8…The Lord has sworn by his right hand (lifting it up to take an oath-Deut 32.40; Ezek 20.5, 15) and by his strong arm (his own power and might), “I will never again give your grain as food for your enemies; nor will foreigners drink your new wine, for which you have labored” (Israel will no longer be overrun by enemies again).”

v 9…But those who garner it (gather it) will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary (Hebrew “kadshi” and related to “kedusha” meaning the Temple, which was called the Beit Mikdash or “House of Kedusha”).

v 10…Go through, go through the gates (referring to the exodus of people coming out of the gates of the cities of their captivity, meaning come out of Babylon; part of the Rosh Ha Shanah liturgy meaning “repent”); clear the way for the peoples (as the first to come out, clearing the way for the others as they come out of captivity; like Elijah and Yochanon Ha Matvil did. Think of the “Elijah” to come who is the “voice” we have mentioned in Isa 40. Another name for this eschatological character is the “Poretz” or “breachmaker”-Gen 38.30-37; Mal 3.1-5; Matt 11.10; John 10.3; Psa 24); build up, build up the highway; remove the stones (obstacles to repentance), lift up a standard (Messiah-Isa 11.10, 131.2) over the peoples (so they can know where to go. Elijah and Yochanon were kindred spirits, cut out of the same cloth. They were the breachmakers who removed the stones that blocked the sheep from entering into the pasture, or the Kingdom of Yehovah, with the Lord at their head-Mic 2.12-13. Lifting up a standard is an allusion to the crucifixion of Yeshua in John 3.14-15. These verses allude to teshuvah, or repentance, removing the stones that make our walk harder so that we can ready for the Lord to lead us into the kingdom).

v 11…Behold (see, take note of), the Lord (Yehovah) has proclaimed (the Basar) to the end of the earth (Matt 28.18-20; Rom 10.18), say to the daughter of Zion (the little towns around Jerusalem, like Bethlehem), “Lo, your salvation comes (Hebrew “yeshuacha”-salvation is personified in Yeshua the Messiah); behold his reward is with him, and his recompense before him (Rev 22.12; Isa 40.10, 49.4).”

v 12…And they will call them (or they shall be called), “The holy people (those with a kedusha), the redeemed of the Lord”; and you (Israel, the Kahal) will be called , “Sought out (or sought for as being valuable), a city not forsaken (in good condition and taken care of. Here we see “city” is seen as the people, like in Jer 1.18 and Rev 21.2-19. The people, bride and city are synonymous terms and seen in conjunction with the Shekinah with the redeemed).”

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