“On that day sing about a desirable vineyard. I am the LORD, who watches over it to water it regularly. So that no one disturbs it. I watch over it night and day …In days to come, Jacob will take root. Israel will blossom and bloom and fill the whole world with fruit” (Isaiah 27.3, 6).
The Jewish people have arguably been more oppressed than any other people group or nation. Still, even while scattered, they have been preserved as a distinct people belonging to God. Many of the ancient nations have come and gone but Israel remains. God’s purposes and promises toward Israel have yet to be fulfilled. She will blossom and bloom and fill the whole world with fruit.
A day will come when the Jewish people will see how the Law of Moses is a tutor charged with bringing them to Jesus Christ their Messiah. They will understand that the prophets spokes of Him. God will bring them health and healing. He will reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth (Jeremiah 33.6). They shall look on Him whom they have pierced and mourn. They shall turn to Jesus and be saved. God will give them a new heart and put a new spirit within them. “I will put My Spirit within you [Israel] and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them” (Ezekiel 36.27). As God promised, “Israel shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off” (Isaiah 55.13).
Israel will blossom and bloom and fill the whole world with fruit. There is yet coming a day when Israel will declare God’s glory among the Gentile nations. This is the objective of the church in our present day. We declare the glory of God among the nations of the world. We do this by lifting high the name of Jesus.
Father, be merciful and cause me to blossom and bloom even though I’m barren and blighted. Bring me to a place where I am abounding in the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of my God. Let the barren and blighted world see the grace and mercy of God through me. Let me shine brighter and brighter in this present day.