Is this expression used to convey a message for today's Christian Living or was this expression used to Jews in exile in Babylon?
Now, who are these trees that would clap their hands in joy and what does the field signifies here in the Old Testament - Isaiah 55:12.
Is this a message for the backsliders according to the Book of Isaiah?
One thing about the Bible, it is living and active. It is our job to rightly divide. Most prophecies in scripture, if not all, have at least two fulfillments. One for the time in which it was written, and one for a later time. As Christians, we are the Seed of Abraham, and promises to the Jews do apply to us. We just have to be careful to take it in its historical and grammatical context before applying it to today, or a future time, such as the Millenium.
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Could it instead be an expression of God's purpose and love for His children?
Isaiah 55 talks of those who are hungry for spiritual things and the fact that God can deliver anything we desire, so long as it is good.
Even the best of us can lose our way (backslide). John the Baptist backslid. Though he was the greatest among those born of earthly women, he had become a stumbling block to the mission of Jesus. He had lost his insight and his faith. He could not even remember that he was Elijah reborn of the flesh.
Verse 12 communicates to me the power of God's creation. Everything that comes out of His mouth is manifest. Follow in the ways of the Lord and everything you need will be taken care of. God knows of your needs before even you do. In a state of grace and gratitude, these things will be furnished you. The mountains and hills will sing and trees will clap in celebration of your coming, fulfilling your every need.
Great Lone77star, thank you and appreciate your Biblical insights . But John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod in regards to his new wife. And this John was the cousin of our Lord Jesus .. I would like to know more on this .. Truly, Godly wisdom and Revelations can be given to us by Holy Spirit and with The Power.
Jesus called John Elijah, but John denied it.
And if you are willing to accept it, he [J the B] is the Elijah who was to come.
The disciples asked him, ‘Why then do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?’ Jesus replied, ‘To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognise him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands.’
They asked him [J the B], ‘Then who are you? Are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are you the Prophet?’ He answered, ‘No.’
I am so sorry Lone77Star, i was addressing Dissappearingheads ..
Dear Disappearing head, thanks for your comment and appreciate your insights in here. Well, we ought not to forget how humbled John was When he stated that he was not worthy to untie his shoe strings, who will come after him(Jesus).. John, did not want to speak of his doing(baptism) here on earth but about His Savior Jesus.
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