Transforming Glory

In the millennium, When Jesus Reigns as King over the earth, and when He shepherds all that are His – those that He has saved from bondage and from darkness – they will feed like a flock in the pathways/roads and in the hills of the desert. Isaiah says,

"That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places." [Isa 49:9]

Jesus brings such restoration to the earth that we will be able to feed in places which under the present circumstances wouldn’t be possible. Jesus is going to change the deserts. Earlier in his book, Isaiah writes,

"The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, and the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of The LORD, and the excellency of our God." [Isa 35:1-2]

Regarding the paths, The LORD gives us a promise,

"And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: and the ransomed of The LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away." [Isa 35:8-10]

"And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted." [Isa 49:11]

Jesus brings abundant restoration! He allows us to graze in places that used to be filled with lions or ravenous beasts, in places that used to be dry and dusty. The Lord Jesus changes these places into safe passageways that are holy unto Him, and places of green and richness and water.

This future promise, which will be fulfilled literally in the Millennial period, can be partly true right now! Jesus can take the dusty places of our hearts or the roads that the enemy still has rule over, and change them for His own glory and our good. It happens when we see Jesus’ glory. Isaiah said of the deserts, “they shall see the glory of The LORD.” When we search out and see Jesus’ glory in the scriptures, it will change our lives. It will transform these places from barrenness to fruitfulness.

CONCLUSION

We must search out and desire to see Jesus’ glory through His word, through the scriptures. It will transform our lives so that we can be more submitted to Jesus’ rule, so that our lives can be more wholly given to His control. Just as Moses, who after seeing just a portion of God’s glory, “made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. And he said, ‘if now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.” [Ex 34:8-9] and just like Isaiah, who saw God’s glory, and then said, “here am I; send me.” [Isa 6:8]

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