The Glorious New Day
1. Vs.1 “Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned, and God’s glory now streams from you! Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but God arises upon you and the brightness of his glory appears over you! 3 Nations will be attracted to your radiant light and kings to the sunrise-glory of your new day.
Mat 5:14 “Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop?
vs.4 Lift up your eyes higher! Look all around you and believe, for your sons are returning from far away and your daughters are being tenderly carried home.
Watch as they all gather together, eager to come back to you!
Luk 11: 9-10 So it is with your prayers. Ask and you’ll receive. Seek and you’ll discover. Knock on heaven’s door, and it will one day open for you. Every persistent person will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he needs. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door.
vs.5 “Then you will understand and be radiant. Your heart will be thrilled and swell with joy. The fullness of the sea will flow to you and the wealth of the nations will be transferred to you! 6 Caravans of camels will cover your land, young camels loaded with goods from Midian and Ephah. All the wealthy merchants from Sheba will come, bearing gold and frankincense
Act 1:8 But I promise you this—the Holy Spirit will come upon you and you will be filled with power. And you will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces—even to the remotest places on earth!”
3. Vs. 6 and singing the praises of Yahweh!
Psa 115:17 (17-18) Dead people cannot praise the Lord, but we can! Those who sink to the silence of the grave can no longer give glory to God, but we can! So let’s praise the Lord! Let’s begin now and let it go on until eternity is done. Hallelujah, and praise the Lord! 7 All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you, and the rams of Nebaioth will be yours, as acceptable sacrifices on my altar, and I will adorn with more glory my glorious temple. 8 “Who are these who soar like clouds flying like doves into their portals?
9 Indeed, the distant islands eagerly look for me, with their large ships leading the way. They are bringing Zion’s children from afar. They come with offerings of silver and gold to honor the name of Yahweh, your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you! Zion’s Restoration 10 “Foreigners will rebuild your walls and their kings will serve you. Even though I punished you in my anger,
I will restore you in my gracious favor and show you my tender compassion.
John 4:23 (23-24) From here on, worshiping the Father will not be a matter of the right place but with the right heart. For God is a Spirit, and he longs to have sincere worshipers who worship and adore him in the realm of the Spirit and in truth.”
4. Vs11 Your gateways will always remain wide open around the clock to let in the procession of kings bringing their constant stream of the riches of the nations. New Legacy
Psa 46:1 God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble—more than enough and always available whenever I need you.
12 The nation or kingdom that refuses to serve you will perish and be utterly ruined
13 Lebanon’s glory will be yours. The cypress, fir, and pine will come to you to beautify the site of my holy place. And I will glorify the place where I rest my feet. 14 The descendants of your oppressors will come bowing low before you, and all who hated you will bow down at your feet. They will call you The Beautiful City of Yahweh, Glorious Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Psalm 46:10 Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth.
Titus 2:13 For we continue to look forward to the joyful fulfillment of our hope in the dawning splendor of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus, the Anointed One.