Summary of passage: In that day, the Lord will punish and defeat the Devil. The Lord will prosper the vineyard (Israel) by watching over it, watering it, and guarding it day and night. As a result, Israel will blossom and fill the world with fruit. Jacob’s guilt will be atoned for and its sin removed through warfare and exile. Foreign god’s altars will be crushed. Jerusalem will be desolate until a trumpet sounds, calling all of God’s people and those exiled back to his holy mountain in Jerusalem to worship Him.
12) In that day the Lord will punish and defeat the Devil and consequently Israel’s enemies
13a) First Isaiah describes how the vineyard (Israel) was cared for and watched over by God but only yielded bad grapes. So God took away its hedge and destroyed it and made the vineyard a wasteland. Now, the Lord watches over the vineyard (Israel), waters it continually and guarded it day and night. Now, Israel will blossom and fill the world with fruit.
b) By warfare and exile, God drives Israel out and removes her sin. He crushes foreign gods’ altars. Jerusalem becomes desolate
c) To atone for Jacob’s guilt and remove their sin until the day when He gathers up the Israelites with a trumpet call to worship the Lord on the holy mountain in Jerusalem
14a) Exodus 19:10-13 A signal to the people God is ready for them
Leviticus 25:8-10 A signal or announcement of the Day of Atonement
Matthew 24:30-31 Angels come with a trumpet call announcing Jesus’s ascent into Heaven
1 Corinthians 15:52 At the last trumpet the dead will be raised imperishable and we all will be changed
1 Thessalonians 4:16 The Lord descends from Heaven with a trumpet call and the dead rise first
b) Personal Question. My answer: A fulfillment of the Lord’s promise to come again, bring Heaven to Earth, and raise us up again.
Conclusions: God has a plan no matter our daily hardships. He will prosper us and defeat the Enemy. In the end, we can expect ever-lasting life announced with a trumpet call. I’m not feeling very enthusiastic here. Same message. Same consequences. Same end results.
End note: I found another map today I’m posting, mainly for myself so I wouldn’t lose it.