“This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” “The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore” (Isa. 2:3-4).
The above Scriptures continues to show up and reverberate in my spirit. The same prophetic revelation was given in Micah 4:1. The Lord gave Isaiah a prophetic word concerning the mountain of the Lord that has not be fulfilled yet to prepare and warn people for this time. Prophetic revelation brings understanding, wisdom, and insight into the purposes of God so that we can understand what He is doing and can follow Him with clarity.
In these last days, it is crucial for us to see things from God’s perspective and not man’s. As human beings, we have a tendency to see things from an earthly perspective, while God sees things from a heavenly perspective. He sees the beginning from the end.
Preach the Word!
The calling of the Gentiles and the preaching of the gospel was foretold in Isaiah 2. The mountain of the Lord will one day be the center of blessing and peace to all the nations (Isa. 2: 1-4). Christ will set up his authority among all nations, giving laws to them. He will do what no other can do. Convincing man’s consciences, changing their hearts, and re-ordering their lives.
As believers, we are to strengthen one another until that day. We are to be taught by the Word and Spirit. Jesus says, “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life” (Jn. 6:63).
Christ promotes peace, as well as holiness among the brethren. Regardless of what others do, we are to walk in the light of this peace. Shalom! When true religion flourishes, many will delight in going up to the house of the Lord, and encourage others to come with them.
The Bible also cautions that, “a time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching.” Men’s ears will be itching to hear a word that lines up with their desires and suit their own passions. They will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. ( 2 Timothy 4:3-4). I call them spin doctors. They put a spin on the word with just enough flavor that it sounds like the truth, but it has no power to effect change.
The preaching of the gospel is not about having things. God is not displeased when we have things. The nice house, nice car, money in the bank. But it displeases Him when we put our trust in and depend upon them, as if we could not be safe, and easy, and happy without them. Christians are blessed to be a blessing. This is a part of our heritage in the Lord.
We are not called to follow man. We are called to follow Christ alone! “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man” (Ps. 118:8). We have been forewarned of these times. Let’s not close our ears to the truth and believe nothing but fables, myths, and supposed revelation. Let’s not despise the truth of God’s Word!
We, the Church, are the agents of change.
All Scripture is taken from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.