A New Name (Isaiah 62)

A New Name (Isaiah 62)

Isaiah 62

I. A new name given (62:1-2)

    A. The importance of evangelism (1 Timothy 2:3-4; 2 Peter 3:9; 2 Timothy 4:2)
    B. The new name = Christians (Acts 11:26)

II. The marriage relationship (62:3-5)

    A. Crown of glory = victory over evil (1 John 5:4; Romans 8:37; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57)
    B. Diadem = God’s royal family (Ephesians 3:14-15; 1 Peter 2:9)
    C. Hephzibah = “My delight is in her”; Beulah = “Married” (Ephesians 5:23-28; 2 Corinthians 11:2)

III. The watchmen and God’s protection (62:6-9)

    A. The watchmen are godly saints who guard the truth (1 Peter 5:8; Philippian 1:17; 1 Timothy 4:1-6; 6:10; Acts 20:28; Jude 3; Ephesians 4:11-12)
    B. Continual prayer (Luke 11:5-14; 18:1-8; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
    C. God’s oath (Hebrews 6:13)

IV. “Surely your salvation is coming” (62:10-12)

    A. Evangelism includes: preparing the way, building the highway, removing obstacles, lifting the banner
    B. Worldwide proclamation (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16)
    C. Four identifications

      1. The Holy People (Ephesians 2:21; 5:27)
      2. The Redeemed of the Lord (Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Acts 20:28)
      3. Sought Out (Luke 19:10)
      4. A City Not Forsaken (Hebrews 13:5; 2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

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