- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Questions about Bible Prophecy and the End Times
- Published on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 23:22
Isaiah 60seems undoubtedly to refer to the millennial glory of the saved nation of Israel. Verse 12 could not apply to the Eternal state. The passage—vv. 19 and 20, does not say there will be no sun or moon, but they will not be needed in “the city of the Lord, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel,” that is, in the rebuilt Jerusalem, as we see her described by the prophet Ezekiel. The glory of that city will not be her historical associations, nor her unparalleled situation, but the fact that the Lord will be there (Ezekiel 48:35). Indeed that will give her her new name, “Jehovah-Shammah.” (The Lord is there). Though no doubt the sun will continue to rise and set, and the moon to wax and wane over the millennial earth, the prophet says to Israel: “Thy sun shall no more go down,” that is, the Lord Jesus, reigning as their Messiah in their midst will not cease to lighten His city. He whose face shone as the sun on the Holy Mount, will never be eclipsed, and they will need no other light. As for Revelation 21: 23, 24, 25, it does definitely say “there will be no night there.” I believe the whole chapter from verse 9 to the end is a description of “the New Jerusalem,” in connection with the New Earth, which will only supersede “the first earth” at the close of the millennium.